Sunday, November 18, 2012

C'est Magnifique November kit

I have 2 things to blog about with regards to the November kit at C'est Magnifique Kits....

Firstly, I was one of the lucky WINNERS for the recent C'est Magnifique blog hop....winning myself one of the AMAZING November kits!!!  The kit is full of such beautiful papers & embellies...the papers being none other than 7 Dots Studio's "Domestic Goddess" and OMG these papers are simply stunning!  And I have to say, they are the best papers I have ever worked with for distressing!  The heaviness of the papers make distressing a breeze....none of that accidently slipping because the paper is too thin & you end up with a big rip right where you didn't want it {I distress with my scissors & this can happen quite frequently - yep, I have a distressing tool, but much prefer the blade of the scissors}...and the colours & patterns are to die for!!  Seeing the papers online is nothing compared to what they are like IRL & I'm so glad that I bought the extra paper add-on plus the embellie add on to go with the kit!

So I'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to Leslie @ C'est Magnifique kits for not only putting on a great blog hop, but for also generously giving 4 kits as prizes, one of which is now mine :)))

And secondly....of course I had to use the November kit for the November C'est Magnifique sketch, and here is what I came up with....

"Along the Garden Path"

I wasn't sure how it would look adding in some small hints of green, with the pinks & yellows of the kit, to help blend in with the colours of my photos...but I'm pretty happy with how it's all come together & think it looks a-ok.
 
 
Here is this months sketch
 
 
 
 
Now for a few close ups...
 
 
I've added a few pieces of 2crafty chipboard on my layout, that weren't part of the kit.....the first piece being the gorgeous 2crafty Wrought Iron scrolls that I have gesso'd then painted with Honey Dew glimmermist with a touch of distress ink added once everything was dry.
 
 
 
And a few scraps {of scraps} of 2crafty Chicken Wire Panel....with the same treatment as above.
 
 
 
Here in my smaller cluster I've used one of 2crafty's Tiny Henri's Frame, which I gesso'd then painted in Viva Pink glimmermist, dabbed with the Copper Acrylic Paint Dabber that came with the kit, then added a few splatters of Coffee Shop glimmermist .....plus there's another scrap piece of Chicken Wire in there as well. 
 
 
 
Title.....I love those Pink Paislee Wood Shop alphas that were in the kit!
 
 
 
And my main cluster of Manor House flowers & a Kaisercraft bloom added from my stash......& my journaling
 
 
Photos are from a trip to Mayfield Gardens at Oberon a few weeks ago. If anyone has ever thought of going to them, I can highly recommend going - it is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!! and well worth the trip.
 
 
That's all I have for now....thanks so much for dropping by!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend...what's left of it!  xx

13 comments:

Georgia Heald said...

Stunning work Linda!! Really love the hints green of green you have added, the misting, the layers, love it all!

Lynette said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love all the layers and all the texture.

Linda Langes said...

Congrats on the win Linda and this is another absolutely beautiful layout using your prize....so many gorgeous details and the colours are juuuussst right:)

Sandra said...

Congratulations on your win Linda, I'm envious but glad to see what you've created with the prize. Just beautiful.

Lizzy Hill said...

Wonderful LO...you lucky, lucky thing - what goes around comes around...I'm sure enjoying the goodies you sent me! Used the photo frame today...:):) LOVE how you use chippy - wish I could do it as well...love seeing your close ups, lets me really check out what you've done! TFS:):):)

Monique said...

Congratulations on the win Linda - and what a fantastic prize, of course, you've certainly done it justice!

Chantelle said...

so good to see your creations - love this page and the depth you've created - you are amazing with chipboard :) Have a lovely week!

Victoria Freze said...

Linda, that's really impressive! when I look at this layout I feel like I'm diving into that place... and I love the mixture of techniques and colors in it!

Di Garling said...

Another gorgeous layout Linda. Love it. Cheers Di xo

Keren Tamir said...

this is gorgeous LInda!! I love it so much!

Eila Sandberg said...

Congratulations on your win Linda!! What an awesome prize! Always love your fabulous photos and how you pick up a colour here and a colour there, creating total exquisite splendour. Like the deep redish-pink of the bushes. The soft touches of green and just a dip of yellow. This is such a gorgeous page, really is! xoxo

Erin Blegen said...

Linda, I'm SO glad you were one of the winners of this kit- you've done such beautiful work with it! I agree, I love the heaviness of the 7 Dots paper- and I too prefer scissor distressing :)
I absolutely adore your masking and mix of colors here- especially the green. Such a gorgeous project!!

xErin

Valerie said...

Hi Linda. Thanks for participating in the C'est Magnifique Kits sketch challenge. Your layout is one of our featured layouts! We love the way you have used the kit and your beautiful style. We hope you will participate again in December. Our new sketch has been posted.

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