Saturday, September 29, 2012

GDT for Cest Magnifique Kit Club

I'm so excited to finally announce today my Guest Designer Position at Cest Magnifique Kit Club. I was thrilled when Leslie (the owner) asked me to design for her with the October Kit "Last Kiss of Summer" featuring an Australian Company Ruby Rock-it (such Yumminess)
I've been subscribing to Ces't Magnifique kits for quite sometime and I must say they are one of the best kits out there.
Here are some of the layouts I made with this kit. I will show you close-ups of these layouts throughout the month.

Each layout ended up being a different color.

"Follow your Dreams"

This is a picture of my kids in our recent trip to the eastern part of Canada. I tried to give this layout an ocean feel. I inked the flowers in a bluish-green color with Shimmerz ink. I also dabbed alcohol ink on the flourishes to make them greener.

For this layout I used the CSI/OUAS combination Challenge Case FIle #38

This is how I solved the case:
Evidence: Flowers, Branches, Misting
Testimony: Black Border around the photo

From the Main Kit:
Ruby Rock-It - Becalm
Ruby Rock-It - Repose
Prima: Rosarian Wood Clocks & Tickets
Prima: Tea Thyme Alpha Stickers
Wrights: Fan Eyelet

From the Flower Add-On:

Green Tara: Heirloom (spritzed blue)
Manor House Creations: Sublime - Aqua
Wild Orchid: Aster - Navy

From the Embellishment Add-On:

Prima: Spotlight Pastel
Want2Scrap: Frilly Flourish Swirl - Silver
Want2Scrap: Chipboard Sentiments - Dream

From my stash:
Cherry Lynn Designs Bakers Doily die-cut
Prima Fluid chalk ink: navy
Crafter’s Workshop template
Adirondack Alcohol ink: Green
Adirondack Acrylic dabber: Stream
Shimmerz ink: Blueberry Cobbler
Tattered Angels blue spray

I love this picture of my daughter lying like that. I used lots of cut-out roses to give this layout a girly feel!!
From the Main Kit:
Ruby Rock-It - Harmony
Prima: Eros Resin
Shimmerz: Bed of Roses
Prima: Bravo - Pink

From the Flower Add-On:

Manor House Creations: Darling

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Spotlight Pastel
American Crafts: Thickers - Forest – Vanilla

From my Stash:
Cherry Lynn Designs Baker’s doily die-cut and olive branch
Chalk ink: cocoa

This layout was my second pink layout of the set. I cut out lots of flowers out of the papers and spread them across the page. I felt that the pink Green Tara flower was too large for my layout, therefore I separated it in half and used just one flower across the whole layout. You can see the larger petals underneath and the smaller pink flower as the main focus of the flower cluster.

For this layout I used the Palette from the The Color Room #130

From the main kit:
Ruby Rock-It - Tranquil
Ruby Rock-It - Simplicity
Ruby Rock-It - Serenity
Ruby Rock-It - Unity
Ruby Rock-It - Repose
Prima: Eros Resin
Magnolia: Pink Chandelier Garland
Prima: Rosarian Wood Clocks & Tickets

From the Flower Add-On

Maya Road: Ribbon Roses - Burgundy
Wild Orchid: Beehive Blossoms - White
Green Tara: Velvet Roses - Pink

From the Embellishment Add-On

Kaisercraft: Flourish Hearts
American Crafts: Thickers - Forest – Vanilla

From my stash
Tim Holtz stamps
Prima fluid chalk blossom bud
Martha Stewart Punches


I wanted this layout to have a purplish feel. I sprayed the background with purple ink and let it drip down the page.  I sprayed the white beehive blossoms in black and then I added some orange tones to balance the page. I painted the title in the copper paint and I highlighted the flowers in the background with an orange pen.

From the Main Kit
Ruby Rock-It - Halcyon
Ruby Rock-It – Repose
Ruby Rock-It - Liberty
Prima: Rosarian Wood Clocks & Tickets
Fabscraps: Circle Frame

From the Flower Add-OnPrima: Aria Purple
Wild Orchid: Beehive Blossoms - White
Prima: Bel Canto - Lavender

From the Embellishment Add-OnPrima: Spotlight Pastel
Kaisercraft: Flourish Hearts
Want2Scrap: Chipboard Sentiments - Believe

From my stash:
Tattered Angels mists chalkboard: Concord
Dyllusions: Black spray
Prima fluid chalk: Hydrangea
Jenny Bowlin Ranger Acrylic Dabber: Lavander Sachet
Adirondack Acrylic paint dabber: Copper
Thin orange marker

Here is a picture of the October Kit, "Last Kiss of Summer".  This kit contains paper from an Australian manufacturer - Ruby Rock-it.  Inside the kit you will  find items from Shimmerz, Prima, ScrapFX, Fabscraps, Manor House, and others. 
What a great assortment of embellishments!

Both add-ons for this kit have sold out, but there are still some kits available for purchase HERE. Additionally, there are some individual items from the kit and add-ons available HERE. And to make sure you never miss out on a kit, see how to join HERE!


Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS on being their GDT!!! That is AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all of these!!! Such gorgeous colors and love love love the flowers!!!!!!!

S_Shine(Сауле Айтбаева) said...

My English is not enough to describe how I like your layout!!!


Congratulation on the GD spot, Keren! A honor well deserved :)
The purple is my new fave of yours.

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, they are all beautiful, Keren! I'm amazed that you've created a different coloured layout from the one kit! My fav is the first one...just stunning!! Huge congrats on your GDT spot :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

These are all just stunning, Keren! Congrats on your HDT spot!

Unknown said...

Congrats on GD! They are truly beautiful layouts!!! I look forward to seeing the close ups to maybe snag some tips for myself!

Sandi Smith said...

Congrats Keren...every creation is just stunning!

Evgenia Petzer said...

congrats! lovely layouts! thank you for playing with us at OUAS!

LG said...

WOW! I love how you've usedall those doilies! Great design!

Mrs Frizz said...

Gorgeous layouts ... each of them so very different ... your creations are really jaw dropping.

Lizzyc said...

Hi Keren, these are all so beautiful.. You really have a wonderful eye for placement and colors.. love these.. and such lovely photos too... said...

Congratulations, Keren. What gorgeous pages!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Unknown said...

Wauw beautiful pages with cool layers and details.

Ella Swan said...

So stunning Keren! Congrats on the GDT & way to go creating all these beautiful pages!!

Sandie said...

Congratulations on your GD spot.... your creations are just amazingly beautiful, love the layering, flowers and 'all'...

Helena said...

Beautiful pages Keren. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

Eila Sandberg said...

Congrats on your GD gig Keren! my gosh you've been busy busy busy creating up a storm!
My fave is actually the one for OUAS/CSI which I am now commenting on. LOVE how you have created the "waves" with the doilies, the absolutely dreamy photo and pretty pretty fussy-cutting. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful page with us at OUAS!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Love all your pages and how you have used the kit!
Thank you for sharing with us at OUAS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Keren! Your creations here are beautifuL! WOW! Love the whitewashed one especially. WOW, just WOW!

Congrats on the GIG! You are rocking it!

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Very pretty designs!!

EFI said...

Adorable work as always, Keren! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!