Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kathy Bradley's February C'est Magnifique Enchanted Garden Kit projects

Gosh, it's already time to reveal my February Enchanted Garden kit from C'est Magnifique!  Just jump on this link and it will take you to see the gorgeous Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit and add-ons!

Personal stash - Beacon's 3 in 1 adhesive.  The photo was from 
Google free images.

For this layout, I used elements from the Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit and add-ons.  There are so many elements amongst the Main Kit, Mixed Media Kit, Embellishment Add-On and Flower Add-On - so much awesomeness to play with.

This page contains a photo of my Mom and my sister sitting in the backyard of our house.  I believe my sister was 5 months old or so and my Mom was 21.  I don't remember this house - as I came along 5 years later and we were living in a different home.

I used lots of the elements from the Authentique collection for the layering.  Again - I used elements from each of the kits.

Personal stash - Beacon's 3 in 1 adhesive and picture
was from Google free images.

My most favorite element on this page was that adorable bird's nest - it has little pearls for the eggs - and it's so sweet!  Again, lots of elements from each of the kits and add-ons!

Personal stash - Beacon's 3 in 1 and glue gun.

Well, if you look closely - it is a photo of my sister and I on Easter Sunday - I was 6 and she was 11.  And, please take note of the plates on our heads - or, really they are hats - but geez - mine does look like a plate with ribbons.  Anyway, each Easter, we would always have to have new dresses, gloves, shoes, Spring coats and hats.  We would go to Easter Sunday Mass and then to my Grandma's for a large Easter dinner with our family.  This photo was taken at our Grandmother's house - and the parakeet's name was Petey - who I remember being very cranky!

Personal stash - glue gun.  Photo from Google Free photos.

I saw this design on Pinerest and a few days later I saw that the design belonged to a page created by Robbie Herrington Heinrich and her blog is Just the Scrap.

I, again, used all the kits and add-ons from the February kit - that lace is just gorgeous!

Personal stash - hot glue gun.  Photo - Google Free photos.

There were so many gorgeous flowers in this kit - and I created a huge cluster around the photo of this pretty Gypsy lady!

My last 2 projects from the February kit are a tag and a pocket page, as shown below.

The tags were made with some of the scraps left from the pages. The pocket page was made from one whole sheet of paper cut to fit the 8 pockets.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Erin Reed's Februray's Kit Inspiration - Guest Designer

Erin here as a guest designer for the February C'est Magnifique Kit.  I am a military wife, a stay at home mom (my children give me wonderful inspiration to work with), 2 boys and 2 girls.  I was a teacher (high school science) before I stayed at home, and I love to craft!!  My first love is my family, they mean everything to me.  My second love is crafts in all forms including scrapbook layouts, art journals, cards, mixed media, altered items, home decor, and DIY. 

I would love for you check out my links below and follow me!!
This February kit is so amazing and full of such amazing goodies, perfect for those girly pages, or or Valentine's Day!!  I only used the main kit for my projects.  I did add some pink paint, white paint, white gesso, black ink, Mod Podge, kraft cardstock, black cardstock, black pen, pink pen, pink mist, a damask stencil, and a pink headband from my stash to complete the looks of the projects.

I started off making a cute little headband for my daughter.  She helped me open the box when it got delivered and she saw the 2 large purple/pink flowers and held it up in her hair and told me look pretty!  Cannot deny her that the flowers were just perfect for a headband, so why not!!

Here is a little video tutorial so you can see how I made this cute little floral headband!!

I then saw how many wonderful PL cut outs papers there were in the kit, and since I am not much of a PL scrapper I think of cards!!

Now I wanted to make some layouts, and there were so many pretty things to make with this awesome kit!!  But what picture....wait I just took some amazing pictures of my daughter in her new headband, perfect!!!  I played with the colors a bit in Photoshop and made this beautiful layout.

I had taken some picture of my daughter playing int he leaves in my backyard last month, and they were a perfect fit for the colors in this kit.  A layout match made in kit heaven!!

Thank you for looking at the projects I made using the amazing February Kit from C'est Magnifique.  Keep checking out the blog all month for more wonderful inspiration for the team.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

C'est Magnifique Mixed Media Techniques and Tutorials Challenge

Hello dear C´est Magnifique friends, it´s Evelyn here! Today it´s time to host our second Mixed Media Challenge!
How does it work and what are you asked to do?  Every month we will ask you to use a Mixed Media Technique, special art supplies, ......... well, stay curious, what we will bring you in future! We will show you a Technique Tutorial so you can easily imitate on your project.
And the best of all, it is an Anything Goes Challenge! That means you can create, whatever your heart desires - create a layout, canvas, card, altered project, OTP project, art journal page.......... whatever you want! Of course you can combine our challenges, you only have to follow the rules.
It´s really fun and easy, isn´t it? 
So let´s start!
  The theme for our second Mixed Media Challenge is really an easy one:

I´ve made a layout, where I show some variations of texture work for your background.

 Here are some step x step photos:

I did some more background work, but I´m sure, you will have many more ideas and I´m looking forward to seeing your projects!
So come and join in and first of all: Have fun!

Here are the rules, they are simple and will make your project enjoyable to create!
1. The challenge runs from February 4, 2016 and ends March 6, 2016 at midnight.
2. Create a project adding texture three different ways. You can create a layout, altered project, canvas, cards or  anything that inspires you using this technique.  
3.  When you are done, leave a comment on the C'est Magnifique Blog with a link to your blog sharing your C'est Magnifique background 3 ways Challenge projects. Please title the Blog Post as C'est Magnifique February Mixed Media Challenge.
4. Have Fun!  Can't wait to see your projects

Nadine's February Projects

Hello, everyone! Nadine here today sharing my projects using the February C'est Magnifique Kits.

My first layout "sweet" I used a cute photo of my daughter smelling a flower. The photo just seemed to go perfectly with the flower papers from the Kaisercraft Treasured Moment collection.

Here is a process video on this layout:

My next layout I had fun using some foil and a piece of a Hershey's Kiss packaging that I have been saving for awhile. The photo is of my daughter eating chocolate puppy that she got for Valentine's Day.

Next is a layout of my daughter and her cousins hanging out with a statue of a little girl reading a book. 

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!