Tuesday, December 31, 2013

C'est Magnifique Kit Club - January Guest Designer

Hi Everyone,

So excited to be invited as the Guest Designer for C'est Magnifique Kit Club for the month of January.  I have always admired these gorgeous kits and was in heaven creating with this month's delicious "The Height of Chic" kit which is perfect for my shabby chic scrapbooking style.

As well as the  main kit you are able to purchase flower, embellishment, and mixed media add ons, which of course I couldn't resist and had to have them all!!  Click on the blog link HERE to see all the gorgeous creations from the super talented Design Team and prepare to be inspired.  C'est Magnifique also have a monthly sketch challenge which will be posted on January 1st.   I will have several posts over the next week to share the Sketch Challenge as well as a few more projects.

Have a look at this gorgeous collection.

Kit Paper
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Birds
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Blues
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Chairs
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Mix
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Chic Mix
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Chic Chairs
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Chic Pinks
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Little Darlings
Kit Embellishments
Prima: Chalk Ink: Attic Dust
May Arts: Shear Ribbon with Ruffle Edge: Navy
Prima: Say it in Crystals Swirls: Black
American Crafts: Thickers: Hardcover Black
Prima: Odette: White
Prima: Serenade: Blue
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Enjoy the Journey Title
Maya Road: Granny's Wood Doilies
Prima: Shabby Chic Metal: Illume Treasures Candelabra/Chandelier
The flower add-on includes some beautiful flowers that are the perfect addition to the kit. Included are flowers from Manor House Creations and Prima.

Flower Add-on
Manor House Creations: Glitz: Mixed
Prima: Valentina
Manor House Creations: Ballerina: Classic Mix
Prima: Le Mia: Black/Grey
Manor House Creations: Shimmers: Snow
Manor House Creations: Ashlee: White/Blue

Embellishment Add-on
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Bohemian Butterflies
Heidi Swapp: Color Magic Frames
The Crafters Workshop: 6x6 Template: Mini Microbial
Prima: Junkyard Findings: Rose Heart Corners
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Gray
Dreaming in Color: Silks Acrylic Glaze: Azure
Maya Road: Ribbon Roses: Pink

The MMM kit is designed to be a mixed media kit that can stand alone. Additionally, it can be used with the monthly kit.

Mixed Media Kit Contents
Luminarte Primary Elements – Bolivian Blue
Luminarte Primary Elements – Chiffon Pink
Luminarte Primary Elements – Tahitian Blue
Silks – African Jade
Silks - Raspberry Wine
Silks Clear Acrylic Glazing Medium
Canvas Corp Stretched Canvas 5x7
Prima: Vintage Mechanicals: Flowers Medium
Prima: Mechanicals: Pendant
Prima: Sunrise Sunset: Mini Roses: Silver
Prima: Le Mia: Cotton Candy
Prima: Delight Collection: Tags & Tickets
Blue Fern Doily
*some embellishments are partial packages

 Here are a few of my creations made with this gorgeous kit!! Keep an eye out as I have more projects to share.

"So Lovely"

I was in heaven playing with the gorgeous January kit, as it is so beautifully feminine and perfect for my shabby chic style of scrapping. On my 1st LO I had some fun with the Luminarte products from mixed media kit to create a soft and pretty background. Once I figured out the placement of my photo, I adhered the wooden doilies and chipboard alpha letters for my title from the main Kit, and also the silver flowers from the Mixed Media kit, then I coated the embellishments and pp with gesso, leaving some of the pattern visible around the edges of the paper. Once dry, I stamped a few flower branches with the ink from the main Kit, then painted and splattered over the top with African Jade Glaze and Bolivian Blue pigment powder, thinned down with a little water. I also mixed the Bolivian Blue and Tahitian Blue Primary Elements powders to create a lovely blue-mauve colour, and highlighted with the Chiffon Pink.

Items used on this LO: January Kit, Flower Add On, Mixed Media Kit (Luminarte silks and primary elements)
Items from my stash: Pink glitter glass, Stampendous floral branch stamp, paper leaves, Martha Stewart pansy border punch, gesso.

"Remember This Moment"
Love these pics of my daughter and her partner at her Senior Formal and they were a perfect fit for the blue tones of the pp's in the Janaury Kit. Kept this fairly simple by softening the pp with some gesso, then overlaying with a couple of different stamped images.  I fussy cut a few elements from the pp, for the flower cluster to frame the photo and highlighted with a touch of glitter glass. I think you can tell I am loving glitter glass at the moment!!

Items used in this LO: January Kit, Embellishment Kit - resin corner, Luminarte Azurite silk paint.
Items from my stash: gesso, stamps, blue and silver glitter glass, Versamagic ink - night sky, Martha Stewart pansy border punch.
"Simple Moments"

This photo of Brittany inspired a pretty and pink LO, with touches of black.  I punched 4 12" strips from the white pp to create a border for the pink gingham paper, stenciled and stamped the background and to add a little twist to my paint splats I used some extra fine glitter glass. To create the glitter glass splats on the background, I mixed the clear glaze with some white pva glue that dries clear and thinned down with water. I then splattered the background with the medium and while it was wet I coated the splatters with extra fine glitter glass. I love to recycle, and found the black packaging from the Prima flowers was perfect to use as part of my title.

Items used on this LO: January Kit, Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On - pink rose trim. Mixed Media Kit - clear glaze, Chiffon Pink Primary Elements.
Items from my stash: Crafters Workshop stencil, paper doily, silk leaves, EK Success border punch, stamps, gesso, pink glitter glass, Lindy's Stamp Gang Saltwater Taffy mist, Tim Holtz black soot distress ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. wow wow wow , this is amazing ... such a glorious energy to your work , striking with a capital S....sigh and drool . cant stop looking at your beautiful works of art ... hope you enjoyed your xmas ... may 2014 bring you lots of joy, happiness and health ... big hugz and kisses to you x

  2. Wow, you have done such gorgeous lay-outs with this kit! I absolutely love the romantic and shabby chic feel to your pages! Big congrats on your GDT spot!
    I wish you a happy, healthy and creative 2014!

  3. This kit was so perfect for your style. These are heavenly! Thanks for being our GDT.

  4. I was about it say wow, wow, & wow....but you've already had heaps of wows...but anyway. WOOOOOW!!!!!! LOL......& I stand by my FB comment...that gingham one .....fave, new fave & FAVEST of faves!!!!!!

  5. Cathy, we loved having you as the guest designer for C'est Magnifique Kits this month! It was a joy to have you around and your layouts are awesome! I love all the beautiful detailing.