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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

C'est Magnifique April Sketch

I'm back today to share my last project made with the beautiful April kit from C'est Magnifique kits. Everything except the title and small roses are in the main kit. What beautiful flowers, chipboard and resin butterflies in this amazing kit! The picture is of my hubby and I when we were dating.

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I used the wonderful kit sketch as inspiration (I just flipped it)...

Don't forget to enter your interpretation of this beautiful sketch for a chance to win a fantastic prize! See details on the C'est Magnifique blog.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

C'est Magnifique APRIL Kit Reveal!

Today is the design reveal for the April "A touch of refinement" kit. C'est Magnifique kits always has terrific kit and this one is no exception. The colours are so vintage and versatile this month! With the Riddersholm "Fall flea market" collection you can scrap boys, girls, couples, babies - anything works with these colours!

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Up first is a layout of my daughter when she was an infant. Heavy distressing, beautiful flowers plus a little cheesecloth from my stash adds a bit of texture to this shabby chic layout. The pretty resin butterfly is in the main kit (along with any more :)

Here is a picture of me (in the middle) with my cousins on New Year's Eve - over 30 years ago! This kit has such a great mix of flowers to complement the vintage colours of the papers. Some gorgeous chipboard in the embellishment add-on too! I inked the frame with the chalk ink from the main kit and then added crackle gloss over top. I also inked a doily from my stash to add texture to this layout.

Here is a casual shot of my hubby, back when we were dating. I used gesso and inked some corrugated cardboard with the pale blue chalk ink in the kit - again adding texture to my layout. I even placed some cardboard behind the wood pieces in the kit. A few "manly" flowers from the add-ons too.

Lastly for today, a folded 4"x4" kirigami gift box made with 2 of the kit papers and topped with embellishments from several of the add-ons this month. Here is a link to my TUTORIAL on how to make a kirigami box.

Here is a peek at the pretty main kit this month...

I think used all but one kind of the flowers (so far) from this beautiful add-on...

Don't forget to check out all of the C'est Magnifique designer creations today!  I will be back on April 1st with my sketch layout so stay tuned!