Friday, January 31, 2014

C'est magnifique Guest designer for February

                                  I'm so excited to be invited as the Guest Designer for
                                      C'est Magnifique Kit Club for the month of February.
                                             I've been a fan of the gorgeous kits they create,
                                            and this month is I had the pleasure to create with 
                                            the exquisite Manor House paper range Believe.
                                          Also you can purchase flower embellishment and 
                                  mixed media add ons,I just had to have the flower add-ons.
                                                 C'est magnifique also have a monthly sketch challenge 
                                                   it will be posted in the 1st february.
                                              I will have a few posts in the coming week 
                                    to share the sketch challenge and some more projects 

It's always an exciting day for us when we finally get to show you our next kit.  We hope you have taken some time to see the sneak peeks from our design team.  If not, be sure to take a look below.  Our February Kit is titled "An Aura of Romance".  The paper in the February Kit is the "Believe" collection from Manor House Creations, an Australian manufacturer.  We think you will love the embellishments we have included in this kit.

                                              Here's a look at  the gorgeous kit

Kit Paper:
                                                 Manor House Creations: Believe: Frames
                                                    Manor House Creations: Believe: Lace
                                             Manor House Creations: Believe: Take a Chance
                                           Manor House Creations: Believe: Dreams Come True
                                                 Manor House Creations: Believe: Butterflies
                                                      Manor House Creations: Believe: Us Together
                                          Manor House Creations: Believe: Elements Cards
                                             Manor House Creations: Believe: Make Believe

Kit Embellishments:
                                  My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Alpha & Word Stickers
                                  My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Ephemera Pack
                                            Petaloo: Assorted Blossoms: Burgundy/Pink
                                                                  Prima: Bellas
                                              Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin: Window Decor
                                                   Deco Art: Snow Tex: Snow texture Medium
                                              Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Blue Fern Flourish
                                                            Wrights: Flat Heartdrop Lace

                                              Some close-ups

                                             Flower add-ons
Flower Add- on:
Manor House Creations: Letters from Paris
Petaloo: Fabric Flowers: Black
Petaloo: Berry Spray
Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima bengall Blooms: Mauve
Prima: Tatiana: White

Embellishment add-on

Embellishment Add-on:
                                                         Shimmerz Paints: Vibez; Pop Art Pink
                                   My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Pockets
               My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Chipboard Elements Pieces
                                                                  Prima: Resist Alphabet
                                               Prima: Finnabair: 12" Resist Canvas Borders 4
                                                    KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes: Iron Gate

Mixed Media 
                                                  Ranger: Distress Paint: Scattered Straw
                                                     Shimmerz: Magenta
                                                Shimmerz: Texturez; Gold Mine: 1/2 jar
                                                LuminArte: Twinkling H2O's: Pink Azalea
                                       Splash of Color: Viva Colour: Modeling Cream Dimensional Paint:                                                                                                   Pearl: 1/3 jar
                                  Clearsnap: Donna Salazar: Mixd Media Inx: CHOX: Pomegranate
                                                  Prima: Assorted Flowers
                                   Assorted Prima Paintables/Chalkboard Pocket Cards
                                     KaiserCraft: Texture Clear Stamp: Dictionary Meanings
                                            We R Memory Keepers: Albums Made Easy: 
                                          Captured: Die Cut Cards and Envelopes
                                 General Pencil Co.: All Surface Pencils: Black & White
                                        ColorBox: Art Screens: 6 x 6 Stencil: Mandala

                                          * Some embellishments are partial packages


On the first layout i choose to scrap
a vintage photo, which suited these gorgeous papers.
I first start with the punching some of the edges then tear the straight edges 
and ink them as a final touch.
As my style is lots of layering. I cut the Element, Frames and lace papers
and started layering including the black lace and the chippie,
firstly sealing the chippie with gesso and paint with distress paint.
finally adding some items from the ephemera pack. 
The flowers were from the main kit and the flower add-ons 

                                                      you can see the divine flowers
                                                              and the layering.


For this layout I wanted to make the focus the 
Prima berry spray, using an older photo which i photo shopped.
 and together with the paper flowers from the add-ons 
and the fussy cutting of the butterflies blended into the 
a great design.
On the background I started inking the script stamp then adding some texture 
with masking & misting of shades of  walnut gold.
Under the berry spry i added lots of different 
layers including lace, elements ephemera some flowers from the kit 
and handmade rolled flowers


Lizzyc said...

That kit looks awesome and love your layouts Lindy.. very pretty!

Nicole said...

I love all this embellissements, colors ...your 2 layouts are very pretty!!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

These are just beautiful...what FUN to be able to play with a kit like this!! Those flowers are YUM YUM!!! Love the colours you've put together, as well:):)

Bente Fagerberg said...

Wonderful pages my talented friend!! Big congrats on the GD stint!! :-)

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! Totally stunning layouts Lindy!! Congratulations on the GD post ... you've certainly rocked it!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Belated CONGRATULATIONS on your GDT spot Lindy! so well deserved! These are such wonderful pages! Leslie really knows how to put together scrummy kits! Are you settled in yet? So now Pip has left the old country for her new one in da US? did you get a chance to meet her when she was back home? Hugs,

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