Thursday, August 30, 2012

One more look at the September Kit (C'est Magnifique)

Good morning! Hope you're all more awake than me today, lol! I stayed up late last night working on a project and dealing with nuisance bears (mom and cub) tearing apart my garbage can/garbage. From about 10:30 PM- 11:30 PM I watched/yelled at them. Unfortunately, they weren't really all that concerned with me. So my poor husband had to clean up the mess this morning before work. And then my 2-year old was up at his usual 6:00 AM time...and I could really use more sleep.

BUT- I have some time to put together a blog post and show you the last of my projects for C'est Magnifique this month! We've revealed the entire September kit, featuring papers from Riddersholm Design (Denmark), and here's what more I have to share with you :)...

"Free Bird"
This layout was inspired by Maya Angelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings". My sweet little girl is already such a free spirit, always happy, endlessly sweet. So naturally I used the "bird" elements in this kit, including the paper, bird cage, and wooden embellishment. I had a lot of fun playing with the background, adding layers of masking with texture paste topped off with embossing powder, and the Lindy's Stamp Gang mist provided in the main kit. I wanted to create something playful and fun, just like my little Aspen :).
From the Flower Add-On:
Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa
Prima: Celyon: Attic
Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden
Maya Road: Vintage Lace Daisies: Milk

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Wood Embellishments: Birds

From My Stash:
The Crafter's Workshop: Wall, Mini Tile Texture, & Chicken Wire Reversed
Martha Stewart: Texture Effect
Prima Marketing: Script Stamp
Making Memories leaf stamp
Prima Marketing: Shabby Tote & Knotted Wood Chalk Fluid Edger Pads
"The Heart Sees"
 I really enjoyed combining the many colors in the kit on this one, especially the rust tones. I used the mist from the embellishment add-on to darken the peach flowers a bit to better coordinate with the rest of the elements on my layout, and really love the result :)...
From the Flower Add-On:
Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa
Prima: Charme Rose: Nature's Garden
Prima: Coventry: Tranquil

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Wood Embellishments: Birds
Bo Bunny: Rub-Ons: Weekend Market
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starbursts: Canna Lily Burnt Orange

From My Stash:
doilies, gesso
"Be Happy" Card
 From the Flower Add-On:
Manor House Creations: Imagine: Cocoa

From My Stash:
Prima Marketing: Chalk Fluid Edger Pad: Dry Sand
Martha Stewart: Border Punch: Optic Dot
Thank-you so much for stopping in! If you love the look of this kit, be sure to check out the September section of the store HERE, where you can purchase the kit, add-ons, and individual items :).
Take care!


Laurie said...

so much eye candy on your blog today! both layouts are GORGEOUS! love that photo of Aspen laughing, so sweet...and Gunner's blonde hair, oh my goodness, he is such a handsome little the birds on his layout and that card is gorgeous, love the colors and textures :)

okanogangirl said...

Fantastic! You can do nearly monochromatic like none other! I love the even tone of all the details in the first page. And that card, well whoever receives that will have their day made!

Gitte said...

Wauw, your work is beautiful.

dstandard said...

Fabulous layouts - think the second just stole my heart though and your card is gorgeous!

Romy said...

Wow, you did such amazing work with this kit! I always love the soft and shabby chic feel to everything you create.

Patty O'Malley said...

Really beautiful layouts and card!

Rebekah said...

breathtakingly gorgeous!

Heather M said...

Love the mixed media on your 1st project with the pretty flowers.Great pic too. Love the colors of the flowers & the butterfly tags on your 2nd project.Nice bright peachy color on your card. Great Job on all!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. these are magnificent.. so many details..absolutely gorgeous photos, and the card looks amazing too.. and I hope you can sort out the bears.. that sounds scary!!

Keren Tamir said...

very beautiful as with all your creations!! stunning!! said...

These are soooo gorgeous, Erin!! Love the amazing texture with the modeling paste on the top one and the doilies tucked into the inside of the circle on the other. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Amazing work! Love your texture and your style is so elegant!

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! MY! GOODNESS ME Erin... Those 2 layouts are ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY STUNNING!! The Details in both of these are SUPERB!! & How SUPER CUTE is that photo of Aspen!!!
GORGEOUS Card too... x♥

Eila Sandberg said...

Wowzer Erin! you've been busy!! tee hee have to giggle looking at the photo of Aspen, she sure has a catching smile! Cool techniques on this one. My fave has to be the second one. Glorious colour combo with the rust and blue and the muted background. Makes my heart tick an extra loop! Beautiful card too, so pretty! My goodness girl, you really are amazing! so much inspiration on each and one of your projects. Bears in your yard, gosh! xoxo

GLOANN said...

More beauty! You never disappoint! I've been without internet for almost two weeks and missed seeing your and Kelly's beautiful creations. Playing catchup this morning.

Michelle Hernandez said...

Love that first page- the gesso stencil work is amazing and your daughter is SUCH a cutie! My Lola just started growing hair about 8 months ago so your photos always make me smile. Beautiful projects on this post- always the perfect amount of detail and great color combos!

Svetlana Austin said...

when I saw the first LO I just went "ooooh!!!!! ahhhhhh!!!" and then I saw the second one... I love them both so much! really!!! stunning projects!!! the photo of Aspen is so cute and the way you scrapped it - oh!!! such a sweep and playful LO! and then the way you used all the doilies and the butterfly tags on the second one is so interesting to me! and yes - your card is very pretty too! ;-)))