Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kaisercraft July Mood Board Challenge

Hi Everyone,

How would you like to WIN one of the latest paper collections from Kaisercraft!
Each month there will be a different type of Inspirational challenge to follow here on the Kaisercraft blog, All you have to do is create a layout and you could WIN one of 2 prizes each month.

The rules:  Each month of the first or second Thursday of every month a different challenge will be posted here on the Kaiser craft blog.  All you have to do is create a layout (12″ x 12″ or 12″ x 8.5″) using at least 80% of Kaisercraft papers and products. They can be of any Kaisercraft paper collection. Upload it to any gallery of your choice or in your own blog post. Once done, link your project into the INLINKZ section at  the end of the Kaisercraft Challenge blog post or in the comments sections below and tell us what inspired you to create your layout and your entry is complete.

The deadline: Comments with linked entries for each monthly challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)

The prizes: 1st PLACE: A full Kaisercraft collection of your choice.
2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft Paper Pack 
Winners will be announced at the beginning of August.

Here is this month’s Inspirational Challenge,  it’s a Mood Board Challenge.  Inspired by the July paper collection “BOTANICA”
July challenge mood boar
What is a Mood Board? Well, it is an arrangement of images, materials or pieces of text intended to evoke a project of any particular style or concept.
Just create a layout using any part of the Inspirational Mood Board and with at least 80% Kaisercraft Products from any Kaisercraft paper collection.
Link your project at the end of the Kaisercraft Challenge post, in the comments section, or on the Kaisercraft Facebook page.        

Make sure to pop in to the link HERE to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team members, based on this month's challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge using the gorgeous new "Botanica" Collection.

BeYOUtiful - Botanica Collection
Kaiser Materials: Botanica – Paper – P1872 Plant, P1876 Roots, P1877 Stem, CT831 Collectables, CS223 Clear Stamp Set, T620 Template – Flora Quarters, DD500 Decorative Die – Script Words,  F660 Mini Paper Blooms – Amethyst, IP733 Ink – Vine, T303 Foam Tape.
Other: DM-1MM2M32 Derivan Matisse Light Modelling Paste, doily, ink.

Can't wait to see your creations for this month's Challenge!!
Thanks so much for stopping by  :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Scrap Africa Guest Designer - July 1st Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

I was very excited to have been invited by the lovely Denise van Deventer to be this month's Guest Designer for Scrap Africa Challenge Site.

The challenge for the 1st of the month  is to use this beautiful sketch designed by Denise.
You can create a card, tag, layout, an altered project, journal pages or even a digital project! You can create whatever you like!   Click on the link HERE to take you to the Scrap Africa blog site and be inspired by all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and Guest Artists.

You can also find a  link at the bottom of the post to add your challenge creation.

You have until 14 July to upload your projects.

Here is my take on the sketch..  I decided to flip the sketch once to the right,

Oh So Pretty
I really enjoyed creating with this sketch and pretty much stayed true to it other than flipping it once to the right, as it was so pretty, but you can interpret the sketch any way you like.
I created the background  by starting with a couple of mists, then stenciling with Viva Inca Gold metallic mediums and for a little more texture, some microbeads.
The pretty chipboard flourish from Imaginarium Designs was altered with aged embossing powders from Stampendous.  They create a lovely depth with their multi-toned colours.
Materials Used:  Prima, Ruby Rock It and Donna Salazar pp's, Prima Mask, Heidi Swapp glitter stickers, Imaginarium chipboard, KaiserMist, Lindy's Stamp Gang Mists, Stampendous aged embossing powders, lace, jute twine,  buttons, microbeads, Girls Paperie Alpha stickers

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kaisercraft Tuesday Tip - Colouring Mediums with Kaisermists

Hi Everyone,

I have the Tuesday Tip for this week at Kaisercraft, and today and I am going to share a technique using the delicious new Kaisermists!

I love my Kaisermists and use them on my creations all the time, they come in 10 gorgeous colours and have a beautiful shimmer to them.  Today I am going to show you how to use your mists to make your own coloured mediums.  Because Kaisermists have intense colour pigment in them, they mix beautifully with gel mediums to create your own vibrant textured mediums.

Here is a sample created by mixing the Glitter Bead Gel Medium, Gel Medium and Clear Crackle Medium with the Lime Kaisermist... don't they look fabulous!!

You can also use white-based mediums like Modelling Paste and Gesso, but will get more of a pastel shade.  You do need a bit more mist than used with Gel Mediums to achieve good colour results   Just have a play around and experiment by adding colour a little at a time, until you have achieved your desired shade.

Here is a sample of  Kaisermists mixed with white-based mediums and different coloured mists.  The White Opaque Flakes Medium has white flakes but is gel-based so you can see the colour is more intense.

To colour the crackle medium, I placed enough of the medium for my project on a craft sheet and added a little of the mist.  You want to make sure you have enough mixed for your project, as unless you use the exact same amounts of medium to mist ratio, you may not be able to replicate the colour.

 I then mixed with a palette knife until all the mist is blended through.   How easy is that!!

 Here is a little canvas I created using some Crackle Medium mixed with Orange Kaisermist and Glitter Bead Gel Medium mixed with Yellow Kaisermist.

Kaisercraft Product:  Fiesta Collection - PP971 Paper Pad, SS284 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CM130 Sunny Siesta 3x4" Captured Moments Cards. CM330 Sunny Siesta 4x6"  Captured Moments Cards, Kaisermist - KM Orange, KM  Yellow, KM Pink, T621 Template Damask Quarters
Other Product:  canvas, sequins, doily, thread, corner punch

 I applied the orange crackle and left overnight to dry.  The medium does dry darker.  I then applied the Yellow Glitter Bead Gel Medium with the Damask Quarters Template.  

Once dry, I sprayed the canvas with water around the masked area and applied Pink Kaisermist mixed with a touch of Red Kaisermist with a brush for a watercolour effect.

I embellished the canvas with Paper, Stickers and Captured Moments Cards from the "Fiesta" Collection.

Hope you enjoyed my tip and have fun creating your own mediums.
Thanks so much for stopping by :)


Monday, June 29, 2015

Kaisercaft Design Team - 2014-2015 Year in Review

Hi Everyone,

Well my term for this year at Kaisercraft is at an end, but I am thrilled to have been invited back for another year on this incredible Design Team!!  To finish off my term I am sharing projects created with some of  my favourite collections.  There were so many to choose from and it was very difficult to narrow it down, but here it goes.

“Everything Beautiful Has Its Moment” - Blue Bay Collection

The “Blue Bay” Collection has to be one of my all time favourite ranges… I can’t go past beautiful teals colours and when you mix it with creamy white, it’s a winner in my eyes!!  This canvas was created for my 2015-2016 DT application.

“Smiles” - Blue Bay Collection

“Timeless Moments” - Betsy's Couture Collection

Loved the mix of beautiful blues and greens teamed with the traditional cream and brown colour palette of vintage inspired “Betsy’s Couture”.

“This Life is Pretty Amazing” Shine Bright Collection

Geometric patterns and the bold colour palette of yellow black and white from the “Shine Bright” Collection really give your creations that WOW factor. Had a lot of fun creating this masculine LO.

“Life is Beautiful" Oh So Lovely Collection 
The title of this collection says it all “Oh So Lovely”. Adored creating with this gorgeous floral-themed range… another firm favourite!!

Shabby Chic Card - Oh So Lovely Collection 

“Smile” - Chase Rainbows Collection

So many vibrant colours and bold patterns in the fun and funky “Chase Rainbows” Collection, but of course I couldn’t resist the teals and blues!!

Extreme Gamer - Off The Wall Collection
Having a teenage son, I am always on the lookout for masculine ranges and was thrilled when Kaisercraft designed this cool collection.  I am in my element when I create beautiful feminine LO's , but love it when I get a chance to go grunge with a masculine LO.

I Am Who I Am - Close Up Collection
Another masculine LO created with the fabulous and versatile "Close Up" Collection which has a beautiful range of masculine and feminine pp's to choose from.

“Adore” - Rustic Harmony Collection

“Rustic Harmony” another gorgeous collection in pretty peach and greens and a lovely old world feel, just the thing if you love creating in a shabby chic style!!

“Special Moment” - Rustic Harmony Collection

“Hello Beautiful” - Tropical Punch Collection

“Tropical Punch” was right up my alley, so many gorgeous florals to fussy cut and those doilies… absolute heaven!!

BTP Altered Lantern - All That Glitters Collection
This pretty altered lantern was created using one of the many fabulous BTP wooden pieces from Kaisercraft using the delicious "All That Glitters" Collection!

“Christmas Tags” - North Pole Collection

Last on my list of favs, I had to add a Christmas range and I have picked “North Pole” for its non-traditional  colour palette and oh so cute designs!

Christmas Time - Yuletide Collection
"Yuletide - a more traditional Christmas range with gorgeous greenery and hints of old gold.

I hope you enjoyed looking back at some of the gorgeous collections released by Kaisercraft in the past year.  I know I had a fabulous time creating with them and can't wait to be able to inspire you with all the beautiful collections Kaisercraft have in store for you for the coming year.!!

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team - Into the Wild Collection

Hi Everyone,

The last collection for this month from Kaisercraft is "Into the Wild", a zoo/wild animal inspired range which has some fabulous animal print patterns and come with 2 matching speciality diecut papers.  Kaisercraft have also released 2 new animal print Texture Stamps to accent this Collection... a cheetah and zebra print.

“Wild Times” Layout
For this LO I have used both of the Specialty Papers together.  How fab is the chevron diecut paper!!  You can used it as a whole or cut it up into smaller sections.
The Cheetah Texture Stamp was used to add some depth to my background along with a smattering of the delicious Turquoise Kasiermist.
To add a little texture, to my LO, I cut out the inner circle of the Specialty Paper, then distressed and inked the edges.

Kaiser Product: Into the Wild - Paper –P1863 Savannah, P1869 Tiger, P1871 Zoo, PS413 Diecut – Outback, PS414 Diecut – Desert, CT830 Collectables, SS285 12x12 Sticker Sheet, PP972 Paper Pad,  CS222 Texture Stamp – Cheetah, KM105 Kaisermist – Turquoise, T303 Foam Tape
Other Product:  ink

“Explore” Layout
I love this photo which was taken quite a while ago on a trip to the Dubbo Zoo...  Luke and Brittany look so young here!!  I loved this mix of pp's, the colours made me think of an African Safari. 
 A cluster of Collectibles is a quick and easy way to add some interest to your LO's. 
The chevron section of the Quarters Template goes beautifully with this Collection.  I also used the Arrows Decorative Die to cut arrows from the paper to tie in with the chevron patterns.  Look how shimmery the Kaisermists are!!  I have used the demin colour.. so yummy!

Kaiser Product: Into the Wild - Paper –P1863 Savannah, P1865 Grasslands, P1867 Giraffe, P1869 Tiger, CT830 Collectables, PP972 Paper Pad, KM106 Kaisermist – Denim, T613 Template – Quarters, DD501 Decorative Dies – Arrows, T303 Foam Tape
Other Product:  metallic medium

“I’m Wild About You” Card

Kaiser Product: Into the Wild – PP972 Paper Pad, CT830 Collectables, SS285 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CS222 Texture Stamp – Cheetah, DD501 Decorative Dies – Arrows, CD502 Card Pack Square – Cream, T303 Foam Tape
Other Product:  metallic medium, mask, ink

Kaisercraft "Into the Wild" Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kaisercraft DT - Fiesta Collection

Hi Everyone,

I have Kaisercraft's 2nd new collection for this month which is the bright and beautiful "Fiesta" range.  

“Be The Brightest Colour In The Box” Layout
For any of you who like bold, bright and fun pp's, this is the Collection for you!!  This range has a beautiful and vibrant collection of floral and geometric patterns and comes with a gorgeous matching Diecut and and Floral Gloss Specialty Papers. 

Geo Texture Stamp
I have used the new "Geo" Texture Stamp in my background.  Adore my Texture Stamps and think this one will become another favourite!
Kaiser Product: Fiesta - Paper –P1855 Jalapeno, P1857 Salsa, P1861 Tequila, P1862 Arriba, CT829 Collectables, SS284 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CS218 Texture Stamp – Geo, T303 Foam Tape, T331 Sanding Block
Other Product:  ink, sequins

“You Are My Happiness” Captured Moments
I have never tried the Project Life style of scrapping and thought I would venture outside of my comfort zone and have a go by using  Kaisercraft Captured Moments "Sunny Siesta" cards and Multi Pockets pages.  I have to admit, they are a fast and fabulous way to scrap a multitude of photos on one page or to create a themed album.  Kaisercraft have a variety of pocket sizes, Captured Moments Cards and albums to store them in.
For this pocket page, I have used the 3x4" and 4x6" Captured Moments Cards, Collectables and Decorative Dies to create a few matching embellishments.

Captured Moments Cards 3x4"and 6x4" Sunny Siesta
Decorative Dies - Hearts
Kaiser Product: Fiesta - CT829 Collectables, SS284 12x12 Sticker Sheet, CM330 Captured Moments - 4x6” Cards – Sunny Siesta, CM130 Captured Moments – 3x4” Cards – Sunny Siesta, SA303 Multi Pocket Pages 3, DD105 Decorative Dies – Hearts, DD108 Decorative Dies – Geo Tags, T303 Foam Tape, T331 Sanding Block
Other Product:  ink

“Happy Days” Card
Quick and easy card made with paper pad and matching collectables.  Create a matching envelope by adding a pp insert.

Kaisermist - Yellow
How delicious is the yellow kaisermist.  All Kaiermists have a gorgeous shimmer to add that extra sparkle to your projects.
Kaiser Product: Fiesta -  Paper – P1859 Siesta, PP971 6.5” Paper Pad, CT829 Collectables, KM103 Kaisermist – Yellow, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White, T303 Foam Tape
Other Product:  sequins, embossing powder

“Best Wishes” Card
A second quick and easy card using the paper pad and collectables.  I have also used the matching stamp set with white embossing powder for the card greeting.  Layer a few collectables to make a matching envelope

Embossing Folder - Stained Glass
Love the Kaisercraft embossing folders! They always give a crisp and clear embossed image, and are a great way to add some texture to your cards.
Kaisercraft Sanding Block
 I have lightly sanded the image to make the pattern pop.
Kaiser Product: Fiesta -  PP971 6.5” Paper Pad, CT829 Collectables, CD650 Smooth Cardstock - White, EF213 106mm x 150mm Embossing Folder – Stained Glass, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White, T303 Foam Tape, T331 Sanding Block

Kaisercraft "Fiesta" Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by :)