Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happiness Is . . . November Sketch Challenge for C'est Magnifique

The first of the month is the reveal of our November C'est Magnifique Sketch Challenge. I have the layout I created based on this gorgeous sketch to share as well. 

First though, I'd like to share a sneak peek of my Once Upon A...Sketch layout featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard. This project us up on the Leaky Shed blog today, so I hope you'll hop over there to take a look HERE.

Sneak Peek

Now for today's post.

The November "Time After Time" C'est Magnifique Kit is jam packed with gorgeous papers and coordinating elements. I've tried to created some different looks, and today's layout is soft and romantic. Elizabeth and Andrew waited to share their first kiss until they were husband and wife. Here's one of those first precious moments.

"Happiness Is . . ."

To view more amazing inspiration by our talented design team
and to link up your project,
please stop by the C'est Magnifique blog HERE.

Tips and Techniques
These lovely pearled rose clusters by Prima come in the Flower Add-On. The Prima clock charm is part of the Main Kit in the Ephemera Pack.

Here's another view. I've added mixed media products from my stash including mists, microbeads, molding paste and inks. I've used the Ranger Liquid Pearl in a different way. Instead of creating pearls with them, I rubbed this medium across the raised molding paste to achieve a beautiful golden sheen across the page. 

There are lots of ephemera pieces and tags in the Main Kit and Magnifique Mixed Media kit. The key and butterfly are part of the Ephemera Pack. I painted mist like watercolor across the bird cage and butterfly on the ephemera tags. Adding that bit of color pulls my eye right in to this sweet photo. I've also used some cards I cut from the gorgeous Blue Fern Montage papers. 

The smaller of the two rose clusters in this package did not include any pearls. I'm also a bead artist, so I happened to have several matching pearls in my stash. I painted thin wire with white gesso and twisted it through the pearls just like it was done in the larger cluster. Also I pulled the cluster apart and reworked it for this corner.

Here's a side view. The white feathers are from my stash.

Product List

Main Kit
Blue Fern ~ Montage – Invitation
Blue Fern ~ Montage – Bouquet
Prima ~ Ephemera ~ Epiphany #575885

Flower Add On Kit
Prima ~ Winthrop Collection, Pearl #577698

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit
Crate Paper ~ Notes & Things – Journaling Cards #683542
Ranger ~ Liquid Pearls – Buttercup

Feathers, White
Pearl Beads, White
Beadies Mini Marbles, Clear
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads – White Gold
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso – Clear, White
Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Blush
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist – Vintage Pink
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink – Black, White
Ranger ~ Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
Prima ~ 6” Stencil – Flourish #564278
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive 
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liqued Glue
Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear

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~ Blessings ~


  1. This is such a beautiful moment for them, and you have captured the love and beauty in your layout so well... so very lovely... gorgeous layout from that amazing sketch..

  2. Hi Tracey. We have featured this romantic layout on the Blue Fern Studios blog today. We love how you have used paper from our Montage Collection. Beautiful!


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