Thursday, January 2, 2014

C'est Magnifique - January Sketch Challenge

Hi Ladies,
As Guest Designer for C'est Magnifique Kit Club this month, I decided to create one of my LO's using the beautiful sketch designed by Michele Singh for this month's Challenge.

Enjoy the Journey
Couldn't help but create another LO with one of Brittany's formal photos as the blue tones in the kit were a perfect match.

I altered the gingham pp by embossing and highlighting with Azurite silks to add some texture.  The Blue Fern chipboard title was carefully cut apart and altered with Viva white croco crackling.  Once dry I highlighted the edges with Azurite silks.
You can create different shades of  colour by mixing the paints and powders together and you can soften the colours by mixing in some white paint. The beautiful Blue Fern chipboard butterfly was altered by painting with Luminarte products from the mixed media kit and the edges were highlighted with silver microbeads.  To make the butterfly stand out from the blue background, I layered a white diecut butterfly underneath and topped the centre with a recycled pearl earring.

The Heidi Swapp frame, pretty Prima flowers and metal embellishment were highlighted with Luminarte products from the Mixed Media Kit.  I also used some of the Luminarte primary elements powders to create mists for my masked background.

Items used on this LO: January Kit, Mixed Media Kit - Luminarte silks and primary elements, Prima tag and metal embellishment, Embellishment Add On - Heidi Swapp frames, Luminarte Azurite Silk,  Flower Add On,
Items from my stash: silver microbeads, velvet leaves, Martha Stewart pansy and heart border punches, Prima poppies stencil, Kaisercraft stamp, gesso, Melissa Frances embossing folder, Memory Box b'fly die, Viva white Croco Crackling, recycled pearl and bling earrings, crochet doilies.

Challenge Details
The sketch challenge is open to everyone and you may use any supplies you have. You do not need to be a member of our kit club to participate. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and tell that you used the sketch. 

We will be awarding two prizes. The winners will be selected by a random draw. The first prize is this collection of paper, chipboard, and embellishments. The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping.

  Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to
create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also chose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!
You have the entire month of January to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1. You must be a follower of our blog. It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2. Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below. Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, January 31, 2014 (US time).
 Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!   Click on the link HERE to see the  gorgeous creations for the sketch from the Design Team.

I also have 2 shabby chic cards to share, one in pink tones and one in blue tones.

Items used on this LO: January Kit,  Embellishment Add On - Heidi Swapp frames, pink rose trim, Mixed Media Kit -  Prima tickets, Flower Add On,
Items from my stash: paper leaves, Martha Stewart punch, Prima and Kaisercraft stamps,Versamagic and Tim Holtz inks, gesso, recycled bling jewellery, paper doily, thread

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Stunning layout and cards. So much beauty to feast on.
    Wishing you all the best that 2014 has to offer.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Oh you create so beautifully and with such a feminine touch.. love the colors in your layout and your cards are so pretty too...

  3. Wow! These are just beautiful! Congrats on your guest designer spot! Happy New year!

  4. It's s uch a gorgeous and romantic lay-out! And I truly love both pretty cards!