I was delighted to receive two new Kaisercraft Collections to create my Finalist DT Entry projects with. Base Coat Christmas and Tropical Punch. What a wonderful palette of colours to play with! I'd love to share with you some images of the projects.
Basecoat Christmas Collection 2014
I created a layout depicting a Christmas Wreath. This collection has so many wonderful images to fussy cut and use as embellishments, so these became the decorations for the wreath.
I crafted the actual wreath base from corrugated cardboard, primed with gesso then aged with distress stains and antique gold embossing powders.
I also decoupaged some dictionary definitions from an older Kaisercraft collection, randomly over the wreath to add another layer of interest.
There are lots of little details, including wooden Kaisercraft leaves and hearts, ruby coloured beads and the occasional festive charm!
All I need now is some pine needle scent to spray over it - to really invoke the Christmas spirit!
Tropical Punch Collection
I must admit, I had difficulty deciding which photos to use with these papers - since they all pretty much worked! The palette in this collection just screams of summer days and balmy tropical holidays! Here I have created a layout of my beautiful daughter - whose personality matches the colours!
Once again, I let the paper be the star of the show here, by using the images as embellishments. All the floral images are double layered and slightly shaped ( a-la paper tole) to give definition and a more realistic look and feel.
The papers in this collection are such that they would work for boy and girl themed layouts as well as general holiday/home/garden. A multitude of options - this collection will become a 'go to' choice for me!
Short & Sweet
To finish today, here are some short and sweet projects - a simple layout and a fun bookmark...and yes - I mixed the papers from both lines for these!!
Lots of white space (literally!) on this layout! This photo makes me feel pretty happy!
Love the combination of yellow and wood grain papers - almost reminiscent of the 70's! And yes - that's a feather tucked in the left side there - my feather fixation still continues!!!