Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Scrapbook Store Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors

This month for The Scrapbook Store I am creating with the beautiful Maja Designs "Enjoying Outdoors" Collection. Here is my final layout for the month using these gorgeous papers

Be Happy Be Bright Be You
I know some of you out there aren't too keen on the colour purple, but I love it!! and it looks so dreamy when it's softened with cream and green tones.

How perfect do the Green Tara Azaleas and Mini Blossoms match in with these papers... looks like they were made for this range!!   The pretty Dusty Attic foliage chipboard pieces were altered with Beck Beatties's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts in Sherwood Green.  I used a sponge to apply gesso to the chipboard first, giving it a raised rippled look, then coated with the embossing powder and heat set.

The pretty frame was cut from a Kaisercraft Oval Ornate Frame Die and I also used the Kaisercraft Moroccan Lattice Die to create a template for my background masking.

The masked background was stamped with the Kaisercraft Lattice Texture Stamp in Ranger Fern Green Archival Ink.  I then randomly added some Violet Prima Glitter Glass by applying with glue and a small brush for some added texture

The Scrapbook Store Product
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors – Autumn Picnic
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors – Flourishing
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors – Singing in the Rain
Green Tara - 4.5cm Azaleas - Lavender
Green Tara - 2.8cm Mini Blossoms - Lavender
Dusty Attic - Foliage #2
Prima Marketing - Art Ingredients - Glass Glitter - Violet
Kaisercraft - 12" x 12" Templates - Moroccon Lattice
Kaisercraft - Decorative Dies - Oval Ornate Frame
Kaisercraft - Sanding Block 2 pack
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Lavender
Ranger Archival Ink - Fern Green
Faber-Castell – Whipped Spackle 100ml
Faber-Castell – Gesso 100ml
Tinby Designs Metallic Melts, Kaisercraft stamps, Prima flowers, Butterfly embellishments, 

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Scrapbook Store - Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors

Hi Everyone,

This month for The Scrapbook Store I am creating with the beautiful Maja Designs "Enjoying Outdoors" Collection.

There are some pretty soft green pp's in this Collection, which I decided to use to create my layout.   I highlighted the pp's with peach accents for a pop of colour and cream accents to soften the overall look of the layout.

The beautiful Blue Fern Bird Ornaments chipboard piece was cut into 2 sections, altered with a coat of    Eggshell White Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint then stamped with Kaisercraft script texture stamp in Abandoned Coral Distress Ink and tucked in between a couple of flower cluster created with Petaloo Textured Blossoms and TSS mini flowers.

To create my background I masked with Crafters Workshop Tiny Dots and Faber Castell Whipped Spackle, then stamped with Kaiesrcraft Script texture stamp in Olive Ranger Archival Ink as well as the Kaisercraft Flutter texture stamp in Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, the flicked all over with Kaisercraft Peach Mist, and Lindy's My Mojito Green Starburst Mist.

TSS Product Used
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Beautiful Trees
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Woodlands
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors – Having Tea in the Sun
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors – Tags and Journaling Cards
Blue Fern Studios - Chipboard Shapes – Bird Ornaments
Petaloo - Mixed Textured Blossoms - Moss Green
The Scrapbook Store - 1.5cm Mini Flowers 10pk - White
The Crafters Workshop - 12x12 Template - Tiny Circles
Lindys Stamp Gang - Starburst Mist - My Mojito Green
Tim Holtz - Idea-ology - Fasteners - Yuletide
Kaisercraft - Kaiser Mists – Peach
Kaisercraft - Textured Clear Stamps – Script
Kaisercraft - Textured Clear Stamps - Flutter
Kaisercraft - Clear Stickers - Delicate Words – BLACK
Ranger - Archival Ink Pad - Olive
Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral
Delta Creative - Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints 2oz - Eggshell White
Faber-Castell – Whipped Spackle 100ml
Faber-Castell – Gesso 100ml
Other: berry picks, Prima Flowers & Stamp, Butterfly Die

Thanks so much for stopping by :) 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Creations and Tutorial - Kaisercraft

Hi Everyone,
Today I have my projects created with the Kaisercraft new release "True Love" and "#Me" Collections as well as a Step by Step Tutorial on a misting technique with glad wrap using some of the gorgeous newly released Kaisermist colours.

First up I have my creations using the beautiful "True Love" Collection, which has a romantic theme with soft and pretty watercolour florals, lacey hearts and a lovely array of quotes for that someone special in your life.  I have also used this collection for my step by step misting tutorial.

Cling Wrap Mist Tutorial

“Be Happy Be Bright Be You”
For my tutorial I thought I would share a simple but very effective technique using glad wrap and some of the newly released Kaisermists.  All you need are a few mists, in various colours that complement each other, a piece of cardstock/pp, gesso, and glad wrap.  I have used the new Candy and White Kaisermists, along with the Red, Peach and Pink from the previous release.
To start, coat your background cardstock/pp with gesso.  The gesso stops the mist from absorbing straight into the paper.  I have used white cardstock, so that the marbling effect of the misting technique really pops.  If you  are going to use patterned paper, it looks better if you choose a pale coloured pp with a very subtle pattern to it.  I find the heavier weight of cardstock works better.  
Dry off thoroughly with a heat gun, then mist generously with your lightest colour first, through to your darkest colour.  
Tear a piece of glad wrap with about 45cm long, then apply over your misted area, crumpling the glad wrap as you go.  This will need to dry overnight or a couple of hours outside in the sunlight.  
Once dry, just peel away the glad wrap and you have a gorgeous marble-toned background!!
Cut off the diagonal strip from the reverse side of the "My Baby" pp and tear diagonally down to form a large corner piece, then cut and tear another smaller corner piece.  Tear strips from the "My Precious" pp to fit under the corner pieces and adhere.  Tear lengths of mint glitter tape and affix to corners, then using the hessian texture stamp and lagoon ink pad stamp randomly around the edges.

Fussy cut the flowers and leaves from the reverse side of "My Soulmate" pp.
Affix the large torn corner section to the right-hand side of your background and the smaller torn corner to the bottom left side of your background.
Diecut a section from the Butterfly Cardfront Decorative Die from the green "My Baby" pp so that you have 3 butterflies.  Coat with PVA glue and sprinkle with glitter.  Diecut the Be Happy Decorative Die from the peach side of the "My Love" pp.
Adhere your photo, then arrange and adhere the fussy cut pieces, butterflies, rhinestone flourishes around the left-hand side of your photo.  Top your butterflies with fern sparklets and randomly adhere sequins and beads around your flower cluster.  Finish off by adding the heart collectables with sticker phrases on the bottom right of your photo and adhering your diecut Be Happy title.

Kaisercraft Product:  True Love - Paper - P2025 My Love, P2029 My Baby, P2031 My Precious, P2033 My Soulmate | CT847 Collectables | SS304 12x12 Sticker Sheet | CD101 Weave Cardstock - Coconut | Kaisermist – KM107 Peach, KM109 Red, KM110 Pink, KM111 White, KM115 Candy |   Decorative Dies  DD356 Be Happy, DD725 Butterflies Cardfront C6 | RS475 Rhinestone Flourishes - Decorative Ice | RS419 Sparklets - Fern | CS153 Texture Stamp - Hessian | IP727 Ink Pad - Lagoon | PT228 Glitter Tape - Mint | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product: DM-1MM2M10 Derivan Gesso, cling wrap, extra fine glitter, sequin bead mix

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  There are endless colour variations you can try with this technique to match your pp's and this would make a fabulous background for cards as well.

“So Many Beautiful Moments”
This layout was created using the gorgeous Specialty Diecut Paper and Collectables.
The background was created by diecutting the Lattice C6 Decorative Die to use as a mask, with extra light modelling paste.  Once dry I outlined with a black fineliner pen, then randomly flicked with Apple and Lime Kaisermist over the masked area. 

Kaisercraft Product:  True Love - Paper | PS438 Specialty Diecut – Wreath, P2025 My Love, P2030 My Honey | CT847 Collectables | SS304 12x12 Sticker Sheet | Kaisermist – KM117 Apple, KM104 Lime | DD709 Decroative Die - Lattice C6 |  T303 Foam Tape | Other Product: DM-1MM2M32 Derivan Light Modelling Paste | fineliner pen

“You are Truly Fabulous"
How gorgeous is the new release Vintage Keys Decorative Die!!  I have used it with the C6 Lattice and Butterflies Decorative Dies cut from the reverse side of the "My Friend" pp to create a pop of colour and contrast on the fresh and crisp "My Sweetheart" pp.

Kaisercraft Product:  True Love - Paper | P2026 Sweetheart, P2028 My Friend, P2029 My Baby | PP988 6.5” Paper Pad | CT847 Collectables | SS304 12x12 Sticker Sheet | CD102 Cardstock Weave – Licorice | Decorative Dies -  DD725 Butterflies C6, DD738 Vintage Keys, DD799 Lattice C6, DD703 Fabulous | KM104 Kaisermist – Lime | CS853 Texture Stamp – Flutter | IP719 Ink Pad – Black |  T303 Foam Tape | KC001 Kaisercolour - White

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, which not make a handmade card for that special someone in your life.

“I Love You”

Kaisercraft Product:  True Love - Paper | PP988 6.5” Paper Pad | CT847 Collectables | SS304 12x12 Sticker Sheet | KM115 Kaisermist – Candy | DD110 Decorative Die – Birds and Butterflies | RS415 Sparklets - Princess | CD512 C6 Card Pack – Kraft | T303 Foam Tape

True Love Collection

The second new release collection for January is the motivational "#Me".  This collection puts the spotlight on creating layouts with the focus on YOU and has a beautiful soft green, blue and yellow colour palette.
The leaf flourishes in my flower clusters were created with one of the new Die and Stamp Decorative Dies (Rose) which I stamped and diecut, then outlined the leaves with a black fineliner pen.

Kaisercraft Product:  #Me - Paper - P2034 Confidence, P2036 Belief, P2037 Strength | CT848 Collectables | Kaisermist - KM117 Apple, KM116 Aqua | Decorative Dies – DD342 Heart Borders, DD547 Circle Vines | DD901 Decorative Die and Stamp - Rose | FL482 Wooden Flourishes – Unique | CS152 Textures Stamp – Diamonds | F630 Paper Blooms - Iceberg | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product: | fineliner pen, ink

“BTP Ladder Shelf”
A quick and easy project creating this cute Ladder Shelf to store and have ease of access for some of your smaller items.

Kaisercraft Product:  SB2398 BTP Ladder Shelf | #Me - Paper - P2034 Confidence, P2035 Positivity, P2040 Goals, P2041 Dreams | CT848 Collectables | KM117 Kaisermist – Apple | Decorative Dies – DD342 Heart Borders, DD547 Circle Vines | DD901 Decorative Die and Stamp - Rose | CS152 Textures Stamp – Diamonds | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product: | fineliner pen, ink

”Happy Birthday”

Kaisercraft Product:  #Me - Paper - P2040 Goals | PP988 6.5” Paper Pad | DD547 Decorative Die – Circle Vines | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | CD501 Card Pack – Square White | T303 Foam Tape

#ME Collection
Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Scrapbook Store - Maja Designs - Enjoying Outdoors Collection

Hi Everyone,

I have my 2nd layout to share created for The Scrapbook Store using the beautiful "Enjoying Outdoors" Collection from Maja Designs.

This lovely outdoor inspired collection is all about – autumn, nature, the garden, and whimsical weather and has a pretty mauve, green and cream muted colour palette with hints of soft brown.  There are 24 beautiful double-sided pattern papers in this collection. giving you 48 lovely mix and match designs!!

Enjoy The Little Things

I played around with mist, texture paste and gesso to create the soft and dreamy background for my layout.

I masked the background with Faber Castell Gel Medium coloured by adding Pop Rock Purple from the Lindy's Stamp Gang Under the Boardwalk Magicals set.  I then stamped with woodgrain stamp from the Bo Bunny Rough it Up Stamp Set in Tree Branch Arichival Ink

To create a soft and dreamy look and tone down the purple to a soft mauve, I sponged over the top with Faber Castell Gesso.  Once dry, I flicked Apple, Wisteria and White Kaisermists and Pop Rock Purple Magicals to create depth.

TSS Products Used:
Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Picking Flowers
 Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Beautiful Trees
   Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Having Tea in the Sun
  Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Singing in the Rain
  Maja Design - Enjoying Outdoors - Tags and Journaling Cards
Prima Marketing - Flowers - Valentina Ciana
Green Tara - Cherry Blossoms
TSS - 1.5cm Mini Flowers - Violet
 Bo Bunny - 4"x6" Stamp Sets - Rough it Up
   Kaisercraft - 12" x 12" Templates - Damask Quarters
Kaisercraft - Kaisermist - Wisteria, White and Apple
Kaisercraft - Clear Stickers - Life - Black
 Lindys Stamp Gang - Magicals - Under the Boardwalk
Doodlebug Designs - Sprinkles - Glitter Lilac
Green Tara - 18mm Lace - Cream
  Ranger - Archival Ink Pad - Tree Branch
 Faber-Castell - Gel Medium 100ml
Faber-Castell - Gesso 100ml
Other:  Heidi Swapp chipboard title, velvet brad

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Kaisercraft January Sketch Challenge

Hi there everyone… We have had another wonderful response to last month's card sketch challenge and will do another card  challenge later in the year. Thank you to all who entered in last month’s Kaisercraft challenge, such amazing and wonderful creations, the judges are looking through all the entries and the winners will be announced on Saturday 9th January, but now for this month’s challenge, it’s a sketch board again.

Just create a layout using the following sketch as inspiration, with at least 80% Kaisercraft products from any Kaisercraft paper collection. 

 The Sketch board is inspired by the wonderful and talented Kylie Obst’s layout, with the latest release  “# Me” paper collection.
Here is my take on the sketch also created with the new"# Me" Collection.

 "This is Me"

Kaisercraft have just released 10 new gorgeous colours in their Kaisermists.  Here I have used the new Aqua and Apple along with the Lime from the previous colour series.
Kaisercraft Product:  #Me - Paper – 2037 Strength, 2040 Goals, 2041 Dreams | CT848 Collectables | CS248 Stamp Set | SS305 12x12 Sticker Sheet | DD343 Decorative Die – Daisy | Kaisermists – KM117 Apple, KM116 Aqua, KM104 Lime | CS120 Texture Stamp – Lattice | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  border punch, sequins

The rules: Every month a different challenge will be posted here on the Kaiser craft blog.
All you have to do is create a layout of your own using at least 80% of Kaisercraft papers and products.

You can turn the sketch upside down, turn on it’s side it’s up to you.

They can be of any Kaisercraft paper collection. You can enter as many times as you like !

For details on how to link your layout click HERE

The deadline: Comments with linked entries for each monthly challenge will close on 31st January 2016, at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)

The Prizes:
1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (voted as the best layout)
2nd PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s paper pack. (Random draw winner – EVERY entry is eligible)

Winners will be announced at the beginning of February.