Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Joyful Heart" Mixed Media Layout for C'est Magnifique

I'm excited to share my first design team layout from the gorgeous C'est Magnifique November Kit featuring the Blue Fern Montage paper collection. 

My niece has such a joyful spirit and captivating smile. When I saw the "Joyful Heart" sentiment on the Bouquet paper along with the "Smile" Phrase Tags, I knew they were a perfect match for this photo. 

"Joyful Heart"
Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima

Tips and Techniques
There are so many beautiful elements in this kit! I've accented with black using the ribbon, Pebbles Phrase Tags, and Thickers Asterics from the Main Kit and a snippet of Eyelash Ribbon from the Mixed Media Kit. I've also scattered sequins from the Prima Ephemera pack in the Main Kit.

Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima
I've used a mix of flowers from the Main Kit, Flower Add On, and Mixed Media Kits. For the background, I've spritzed with mists from my stash and stamped lightly around this cluster. I've used the Main Kit cotton candy paint to create the rings and splatter along with black splatter with drawing ink from my stash. You can see just a bit of the stenciled flourish in the bottom corner. I used the Fleur de Lis Stencil from the Mixed Media Kit with light molding paste covered with Fran-tage Embossing Enamel. I adore how heating embossing powder on molding paste adds lovely texture. I've dry brushed white gesso from my stash across the dimensional elements and around the edge of my photo. 

Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima
More gorgeous flowers along with a Prima Stick Pin and one of the Prima die cuts from the Main Kit.

Mixed media layout by Tracey Sabella for C'est Magnifique, Blue Fern Montage, Prima
I pulled apart one of the Prima 3-D stickers to add a flower and let the sentiment extend out. To add a touch a bling and black, I added a single beaded dangle from the eyelash trim in the Mixed Media Kit

Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern Studio ~ Montage – Wisdom, Bouquet
American Crafts ~ Amy Tan Plus One Thickers Alpha Stickers, Black
American Crafts ~ Pebbles ~ Home-made, Phrase Tags
Petaloo ~ Textured Elements – Jeweled Flowers, Teal 
Prima ~ Ephemera - Epiphany #575885
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Humidor #578596
Prima ~ Vintage Trinkets – Metal Pins, Rosarian - #560065
C’est Magnifique ~ Paint – Cotton Candy 
Offray ~ Bold Check Ribbon, Black & White 

Petaloo ~ Textured Elements – Burlap Wild Sunflowers, Yellow
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Ligero #578619
Petaloo ~ Botanica Collection – Sugared Minis, Green

Manorhouse ~ Black Tea Roses
Prima ~ Cigar Box Secrets - Londsdale #578626
Prima ~3D Stickers - Epiphany #576257 
Momenta ~ Stencil (Fleur de Lis) BL-341
Prima ~ Art Ingredients Art Sugar – Charcoal
Expo ~ Beaded Eyelash Trim - Black
Brass Rose Charm
Dymo Label Maker with Black Tape
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquetex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Shabby White
Heidi swap ~ Color Shine – Primrose, Gold
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Midnight
Higgins ~ Waterproof Drawing Ink – Black 
Americana ~ Classic Stencil – Brocade & Berry Borders
Stampendous ~ Cling Rubber – Cling Dragonfly 
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Zapdots White ½ in. Round
Art Institute Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Darice Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Aw, your niece has a great smile! I love all the pretty details on your page, especially how you used the fleur de lis.

  2. Sooooooo gorgeous! I loveeeeee the flowers!!!!!!

  3. Super gorgeous!! Love all the details!

  4. Absolutely stunning debut.....LOOOVE that photo & you've done a superlative job scrapping it...the touches of black, especially the ribbon looks LOVELY:):))

  5. Really beautiful! Always lots to look at!

  6. Beautiful page Tracey and love the clean design! The blooms are perfect for that sunny and happy face! ;-)

  7. This is fabulous Tracey! I love the colours and that winning smile!

  8. WOW, Tracey! This is absolutely gorgeous! The photo is so wonderful and I love, love your title!!! Your layouts are always so beautiful and full of amazing details!

  9. Wow! Stunning Tracey! What a work of art!


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