Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Favourite Adventure

Hello everyone. I hope that you are having a great week. Today I am sharing a layout that is based upon the path and the story behind the photo. My cousin's twin boys walk to day care which is very close to their home and this is the path they travel along. I have created a grungy interpretation of their walk using the papers and embellishments from the Workshop collection.
I started by using a stencil and inking it up in random places to add some texture.

I have ripped papers to create the path, and added even more grunge by adding strips of ripped papers on top. I don't glue to the edge, I leave my options open so that I can add embellishments underneath later on if I want to.
I chose elements from the collectables that represented learning, play and a bit of grunge.
I always read the quotes on the paper strips and this one was perfect. Twins have a special bond and this really connected with the photo.

If you would like to create this layout, please stop by the Kaisercraft blog where you can download the full instructions including the products I have used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 3 August 2019

Sparkle~ Christmas Shaker Card

Hello everyone! I hope that you have had a great week. Today I am sharing a shaker card, which is part of a challenge over at Kaisercraft this month.

To create this card, I used stamps and papers from Kaisercraft's Let It Snow Collection which is breathtaking!

For more details, stop by the Kaisercraft blog and also view the other projects created by the Design Team.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Fun With Watercolor

PAPERS: Magenta Collection – PP1071 Paper Pad, CD101 Coconut Cardstock
KC PRODUCTS: CS356 Magenta Clear Stamp, Kaiser Mist: KM125 Candy, KM122 Yellow, KM127 Turquoise, KM126 Lime, CD501 Card pack Square White, DD528 Decorative Die Nesting Heart

OTHER: Watercolour paper, Laminated Paper, Scalloped Scissors, Wink Of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen, Versafine Ink

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. Today I am sharing two cards which are part of the Magenta Collection by Kaisercraft. When I saw the stamp set, I immediately knew that I would love to create some watercoloured cards using them. I created two cards using two mediums - mists and watercolour markers, both fun to use and both producing different results. 

Apply generous drops of Kaiser Mists onto a laminated surface and then spritz it with water.
Press a piece of watercolour paper over and then dry with a heat gun. This creates a watercoloured background that can be used on its own or as a background that can be stamped upon.
You can use different mists to create different colour combinations.
Position the stamps strategically and fussy cut the images once stamped.
This technique is a great introduction to watercolouring for those who are willing to have a try!

PAPERS: Magenta Collection – PP1071 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS: CS356 Magenta Clear Stamp, CD510 Card Pack Square Black, SB702 Hot Pink Rhinestones

OTHER: Zig Markers, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock

My second card features watercolour markers to showcase the floral stamps.

I selected these images from the stamp set and coloured them in using a light and a dark coloured maker to add some definition. I also chose dark papers to add a contrast with my flowers as I wanted them to stand out.

To download full instructions please visit the Kaisercraft blog

Watercolour is a great technique to use and can be applied using markers as well as mists.

If you decide to try these techniques, be sure to share them on the Kaisercraft Corner Facebook Group  or tag #kaisergallery on Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Cherry Blossom Trees Using Cotton Buds

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a technique that I have been keen to try and that is to use cotton buds to paint with. I plan on teaching this technique to my students when school goes back and I thought I better have a go before they do!

I discovered that by starting in a landscape orientation, I had more success in having a more realistic proportion to my tree! I started painting thinking I would have a branch, but I ended up with a tree. I was just enjoying the process.

I used a deeper brown to add shadows. I feel this tree was better than my previous. I also like how my branches ended up with this one...however it's all about the process sometimes.

Below is a tutorial showing how I created my Cherry Blossom Trees.

Kaisercraft Paint: White, Pretty Pink and Hot Pink, Prima Watercolour Confections Pastel Dreams, Strathmore Watercolour Paper Cold Press, Mont Marte Watercolour Brush Set, Scotch Painters Tape, Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer, Cotton Buds.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Wonderful Fairytale

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great day. Today I am sharing a layout that features products from Kaisercraft's Enchanted Collection. When I first saw this collection I immediately thought of fairies, but then I thought that this collection would be perfect to capture memories of children when they dress up. If you have photos of book week, themed parties, play dates or even just having fun in the dress up corner, this collection would be perfect to capture those occassions.

At the moment, I like tearing my papers to create texture. I have used PICTURESEQUE and have used its reverse as a contrast. To fill in the gaps, I have used another paper which also acts as a base.

To add layers to my layout, I cut out some tags and inked the edges to create a vintage look. I also scrunched up my die cut doily to add texture and to age it as well.

I like to use mounting foam to adhere different elements of my layouts. That enables me opportunities to add and tuck in the collectables and other embellishments that I have at hand.
I always look for inspiration from the paper strips at the base of the papers. I love the titles and often use them in my layouts. This was perfect for for my layout!

If you would like to create this layout, stop by the Kaisercraft blog and download the full instructions which also includes the products used.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Explosion Box

Explosion Boxes have been around for a while and this is a fun way to use one to document travel photos and memorabilia. Decorate it as a travelling case and your friends and family will certainly be keen to share what is inside!

This explosion box has two layers which means there is lots of room for photos, journalling plus places to tuck in any small items such as ticket stubs etc that may have been collected from a special trip.
The sticker book offers many options in personalising the embellishments.

 This project can use a lot of paper, so don't throw away the scraps, as they can be used to create photo mats, mini books, tags and photo inserts for the pockets that have been created.

PAPERS: JOURNEY Collection: P2766 Traveller | P2676 Nomad| P2772 Voyager| P2773 Globe Trotter| P2769 Adventure| CD651 Kraft Cardstock
KC PRODUCTS: SK810 Journey Sticker Book | IP724 Bark Ink Pad
OTHER: Brads| Hemp| Circle Punch| Corner Rounder| Eyelets

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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