Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Kaisercraft - Story Book Collection

I love this Story Book Collection from Kaisercraft. The sentiments written on their stickers, Collectables and cut outs on their pages are perfect for creating lovely projects - all about memories and moments .....  one of them reads "the BEST things in life are the people we love the places we've been .... and the memories we made along the way" - how lovely is that? When I saw the book cover off the speciality paper aptly named book covers (foil)... I decided to create an album using this cover:

The spine of the album is cut from the same speciality foil paper - these are the strips which I then cut down and layered them down the spine - giving the look of a volume book. I have use black card stock to create the pages inside the book.

 The inside of the pages has been decorated using the various papers from the Story Book range, as well the sticker sheet and the Collectables. Both the tags in these pages are free and can be taken out to add photos to them. The little envelope on the left picture and the clock feature on the right picture have only been taped in the corners so that a photo can be tucked in behind these.

I have ony adhered tape down the sides of the circle sticker and added talcum powder to the sticky part of the sticker so that it does not stick - a photo can then be added underneath to be matted onto the blue. I then created a flap on the right hand side that can be lifted up to add photos underneath.

 Again some more feature flaps and tags ........

This is a really fun range ... and would rate this range as one of my favourites!

Michelle VO

Monday, 18 April 2016

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Collection

Creating for Artfull Crafts as Design Team member, using the lovely Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Collection, I created two layouts:

A beautiful bright and fresh range - Kaisercraft Finders Keepers - I decided to do something a little different than my normal style and this is the result:

I cut a frame from chipboard and wrapped the Collectors piece of paper around this - this gave the photos great definition, mounted to the Floral Ticket specialty paper (I actually turned this once anti-clockwise). Using the Collectables and a piece cut from the left over of the Collectors paper,  layered these behind the photo and around it. I fussy cut the flowers from the Curio paper and added some flowers on top of this.

The next layout using the same Finders Keepers range is of my gorgeous niece. 

Using a plain blue cardstock, I used a stencil and some ink and stenciled on the ruler effects in the background. I then stenciled on some gesso. Once this was dry I used some blue ink and sprayed the background as well. Using the cards and tickets off the back of the Admit One paper, a piece from the Collectable paper to mat my photo on, plus some stickers off the sticker sheet - to complete the layout. 

Have a great week!


Monday, 4 April 2016

Kaisercraft Coastal Escape Range

Hello there

My Artfull Crafts Design Team parcel arrived - all full of beautiful papers and embellishments - I am so going to have lots of fun making up projects from all this loveliness. The first pack of DT papers was the lovely Kaisercraft Coastal Range. Click here to see the range available at Artfull Crafts

Here is my layout using the Kaisercraft Coastal Escape Collection range ....

This photo is of my daughter down at New Brighton Beach - quite appropriate photo for this range I thought. I have used and cut down the Sea Grass paper and distress this before adhering to plain cardstock. I have then cut out various other papers from the range, distressed these and layered behind the photo. The "netting" I cut out pieces from the Woven die cut in this same Kaisercraft range, and layered behind the papers. I also used various bits from the Collectables.

Of course, my layout had to include flowers! I have then finished off the layout with flowers, stickers , charms, twine and some seashells. I then also inked and stamped using Tim Holtz (peacock feathers) on the background page.

I really enjoyed putting this together.

Thanks for popping over - have a great week.

Michelle VO