Sunday, September 27, 2015

Some layouts for artfull crafts

Good morning crafters.

This morning I am sharing with you three layouts I have made with the lovely Kaisercraft range Time Machine . I adore the colours of this range, as I am always a sucker for teal. The papers are very suitable for masculine or heritage type pages.

In this first page, I used the acetate 12x12 paper from the collection as my base. This is why its totally see through. I quite like the effect!! I have cut circles from supporting papers in the collection and used die cuts, to add a pop of colour here and there under the clock face, following the pattern.

 For the second page, I used lots of layering of metal and die cuts, and used a metallic texture paste through a stencil. I decided to keep this fairly simple and just use the die cuts and a few scraps of paper to frame the photo, along with a piece of corrugated card.
 To be honest, I will probably re visit this page again, and add some more stamping in the background, and to add a dark brown frame around the outside. ( Thats the great thing about creating with can tweak it til you are happy.....)

This third page is my favourite!!!
I used lots of scraps of paper which were layered up, then had texture paste through a stencil applied over the top. I used diluted twinkling h2o in several different shades to add shadow around the papers. These are great to add a little pop to your page and this is one here that I used with the page.

I used a more concentrated twinkling h20 to splatter the ink after the original layer was dry.
I find its better to give the little tub a spritz with water and leave it to soften for 5 minutes before I dive into it, then I can get good concentration of colour. If I want to dilute it, I put a little onto my craft mat, and add water with my brush to get the desired colour intensity.
I also utilised the tags and tabs from the die cut set to layer under the photo and on the right hand cluster. A piece of looped twine links the two sides of the page together to get a unified design.

Thanks for looking, and I will be back soon to show you  some more pages I have been creating with the new Kaisercraft ranges.

Ciao for now


Its been a looooooooong time!!!!

Hi everyone.

Hope your scrappy adventures have been full of magic lately. I have been busy behind the scenes with my scrapbooking, and have a number of layouts to share with you today.

These pages were made quite some time ago, for the Kaiser reveal back in JUNE!!!! Some of you who have been in to the shop may have seen these layouts on display.
( I misplaced my SD card for a little while, and was so happy to find it again....hence the belated reveal!)

So....lets get started.

These first layouts are using the Secret Garden Collection found here
A very pretty feminine collection with lots of florals and pinks.

The second of my layouts is from the Botanica collection. I loved the freshness of the greens in this collection. Lots of layers and texture in these layouts. 

Just a wee technique to note in the following two layouts
Often when we are using a stencil with spray inks, we just wash off the stencil and discard the ink down the drain......why not use the ink on the stencil and make an impression with another piece of paper to use on another layout? Means your beautiful inks wont be wasted....and you have another background ready made for your next layout, all ready to go!!

Thats it for today!

Looking forward to showing you some pages I have made with the new collections from Kaiser!! They are delicious!!!



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Layouts created for Artfull Crafts

Where has the year gone????
Cannot believe it is the end of February almost!!

I have been lucky enough to be able to play with the Shine-Bright collection of papers this month.
When I first saw the paper, I was a bit dubious about the bright yellow of the collection. ( Yellow is not my go to colour by any stretch of the imagination) Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised at how easily these pages came together, and also the punch that lovely bright yellow gives to the pages.

I was working mainly with the 6x6 pad, which worked well with the designs of my layouts.

Every year, I take a photo of my daughter after her first ski for the season. Loved the yellow elements which matched well with the lifejacket, and complementary with the blue water.
I used a mask and texture paste to create a background initially, then added some spray ink and splattered acrylic ink, before adding the papers and die cuts to the background.

 Another skiing photo!!! This time with my son. In this page I used the grey elements from the pad, and accented the page with pops of yellow.
( The die cut actually reads "SHE believed SHE could......" and obviously this was not going to work. I used my sharpie to black out the "S" to create a more appropriate quote)
Also lots of texture paste through a bubble mask, and black ink through a ledger stencil, to add dimension to the background.

 Last page of the Shine Bright collection I used layers of black gesso through a stencil, and added the prima glass beads while still wet. The paint acts like a glue and the beads have embedded into the black gesso. I also used a little silver embossing powder in places as well, to accentuate the stenciled layer. Layered up papers and string to form a photo mat, and call it done!

The other collection I was lucky enough to play with was the Betsys Couture designed of course, for our very own Miss Betsy!!

I found this paper was perfect for heritage style photos. I layered the papers to make a photo mat, and used a mask to add some texture in the upper half of the layout.
 The second page, saw me take a photo from over 20 years ago, and make a simple layout ( Hard to see on the photo, but the photo and quote cards are liufted up quite high with chipboard. I doodled a barb wire frame around the edge of the layout, to give it an edge, and to allude to the kiwi no. 8 wire mentality
 Last but not least a layout which I have not added my photos to as yet. I have some of my mothers family photos destined for this page, but have to get them from another family member to scan first!!
For something a little different, I added texture paste to the brown cardstock, then used distress inks to rub over the top to colour it a little. I used several different shades to do this.

This page is also a little different, in that the page mat flips up to show another layer underneath, and a wee envelope to hide extra photos/memorabilia in.

That's it for me this month!
See you next time with some more new releases from Kaiser soom!