Saturday, August 17, 2013

Craft Queen - Kaisercraft Take Note

Hi Ladies,

My Craft Queen parcel had some of the new Kaisercraft Take Note papers to play with and I was inspired to create a LO and a card.

Smile Today is a a New and Beautiful Day

The LO was made using some of the 12" papers as well as papers from the 6" paper pad.

The spotty background paper was altered with various mixed media techniques.  I randomly punched around the borders for a grungy effect, then used a tea bag to add some colour splats.  The masking was created with the Prima 564216 mask and some texture paste.  Once dry, I then stamped randomly with the new Kaisercraft Lattice stamp and a Kaisercraft Script stamp using Vintage Photo and Walnut Distress inks.

The background strips and doily circles which I used to frame the photo were cut from pp's in the 6" paper pad.  I added a few torn strips of brown houndstooth washi tape, some buttons and a double ribbon bow from satin seam binding, which are all available from Craft Queen.

Craft Queen Product used on LO:
Kaisercraft Take Note 6" paper pad
Prima Mask - 564216
Kaisercraft Lattice stamp
Kaisercraft Script stamp
Collections butterflies
white pearl ribbon - large flower
brown houndstooth washi tape
mustard paper cord
tan satin seam binding
tiny twine - white
apple green 1.1cm buttons
large flower button - khaki
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink
Studio gesso
Other Product used: 
Recollections flower
Tea bag
Martha Stewart layered arches punch
Kraft Cardstock

I love using Kaisercraft collectables on my cards, and this lovely floral diecut from the Miss Empire pack, went perfectly with the pp's from the Take Note 6" pad.  I topped it with a Collections butterfly (these are so versatile!!) The orange washi tape tied in beautifully with the diecut.  I finished of with touches of gesso, which is a great way create a lovely soft grungey effect.  

Craft Queen Product:
Kaisercraft Take Note 6" paper pad
Kaisercraft Miss Empire Collectables
Kraft square cards
Collections butterflies
orange pattern washi tape
Tiny Twine Card 4 - Essentials
apple green 1.1cm buttons
Studio gesso
Other product used:
Collections word strip

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Gosh, you have done such amazing work with this wonderful collection! Beautiful lay-out and card!

  2. well what can I say. these are both magnificent pieces of art .... love your work Cathy x

  3. LOVE what you have done with the KC - take note range.... both are BEAUTIFUL!!!

  4. Stunning, stunning, stunning!! I thought you were saying you lost your mojo??
    Bah humbag - you've lost nothing! Fabulous as always xoxo

  5. What a lovely layout and your card is so pretty too!

  6. The card is gorgeously grungy & the LO...YUMILICIOUS!!!! Those splats are sensational & I really, REALLY like how you've got the frame over part of the always:):):)

  7. Another absolutely beautiful layout with an amazing photo central to all the loveliness... and the card is fabulous too.. gorgeous creations Cathy!

  8. Love that Take Note collection. Gorgeous layout and awesome card

  9. beautiful work Cathy love these ...awesome work :)

  10. Wow, what a gorgeous page and card!! Love the organic feel of this LO and such a perfect backdrop for this fab photo! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  11. Love the LO. The background looks amazing, I really like the texture work and tea bag trick. The frame around your daughter in the photo works so well.