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Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Special at C'est Magnifique!

Fourth of July Special at C'est Magnifique! Buy 4 or more items from the store and you will receive a special free gift chosen by Deonna the owner. The more you put in the cart the more amazing the special gift will be!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

C'est Magnifique July Sketch

I'm back today to share a summer display layout for my mantle. I made it using the fantastic July kit and the gorgeous kit sketch by C'est Magnifique. Everything on this layout (except the vintage ladies) is from the main kit and the flower add-on. So many gorgeous flowers (as usual) this month and the new Blue Fern papers are out of this world - so pretty. Deonna really put together a stellar kit for her first one as the new owner of the kit club.

I rotated the beautiful sketch like this...

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

Monday, June 30, 2014

5 July kit designs - C'est Magnifique

Here are a few designs I made with the STUNNING July kit from C'est Magnifique. This is the first kit release with the new CM owner. Deonna has really put together a glorious July kit (featuring the fantastic brand new Blue Fern papers). Each month I receive the main kit and the flower add-on and these kits are so packed that I can easily create 5-7 projects!

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My first layout features my favourite papers from the kit as well a a mixture of the gorgeous flowers in the main kit and from the flower add-on. I added a few doilies from my stash to soften around the photo but otherwise, all of the beautiful elements are in the kit. Gotta LOVE the pretty die cuts and crochet buttons!

Next is a layout using the fabulous teal and purple in the kit. I made the doily circle with plain cardstock and my MS circle punch (fantastic tool!). The details in these papers are so beautiful and make creating so easy!

There is such a great variety of fun embellishments and colours in the main kit to play with so I decided to make a few cards. On this first one I added a little heart doily from my stash.

My second card features more of the pretty die cut stickers and pretty papers.

For my third card, I decided to have some fun and make a double pinwheel. The embellishments in this kit are so fantastic for any type of project!

Here is a peek at the July main kit...

I just can't live without the monthly flower add-on!

STAY TUNED - I will be back tomorrow with one more project inspired by the kit sketch.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dusty Attic Journal

I created an altered Dusty Attic journal this month. The Dusty journal was already a beautiful deep rose colour so I just enhanced it by adding some pearl texture paste in a script stencil as well as sponging gesso through a damask stencil. Next, I sprayed the entire surface with 2 pink and red mists. The mists nicely pooled around the script giving it a great shadow effect.

I then primed my chipboard accents with gesso and sprayed them with white pearl mist -- brand new ornate crosses (cut the ends to create top left hinges), a divine diva, an elegant flourish and a mini word were used. Some of the pieces were then slightly inked with light pink. The diva bodice and mini word were simply given a generous coat of diamond dust for extra texture and sparkle.

Dusty Attic product used:
Dusty Journal - DA0950
Elegant flourish small - DA0878
Ornate Crosses - DA1083
Divine Divas - DA0657
Mini words pack #2 - DA0476

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!