16 May 2014

Kaisercraft DT 2014

Hi again ladies and gents!

This time around I am posting my 3 projects that I have created as my Kaisercraft DT Application.  Seriously, Kaisercraft have some of the easiest products to work with and such a huge variety, it would be a  creative dream to work with their collections!

First up is an OTP project - I chose to alter a Kaiser Wood mirror for my daughter, using lots of bits and bobs, gesso, sprays an gold patina wax.




The background was covered in paper from the ever populr 75c range, and an abundance of flowers, plaited muslin and trinkets were added.

Next up is a layout using papers from the new Mr Fox collection, and a couple of elements from the Here and Now Journal cards.  I thought these papers were perfect for showcasing multiple photos - something that can sometimes be a challenge!






I backed some of the Viewmaster cutouts onto chipboard to add a little more dimension to the layout, and facilitate more effective layering.

And lastly, a sweet card for someone very special.  I love using the Kaisercraft wooden ladders as they are so versatile.  In this instance, I have used a ladder as a trelllis for the beautiful blooms to climb on.






Base Coat papers make perfect card backgrounds, especially the 6x6 paper pad. 

Well, that's my 3 Kaisercraft projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

Maggie


07 May 2014

Burlap and Canvas with Marion Smith Designs

Who doesn't love the textural combination of creamy canvas and rustic burlap used together?  I was inspired to make these mini albums after seeing some on sale at Spotlight (NZ equivalent of Michaels - only on a much much smaller scale!!!).  Being a typical DIY crafter, I thought to myself that they would be simple to make, and sure enough they were!  And of course, what better papers and embellishments to use inside than MSD!

The front covers feature animal/insect motifs cut out of some left over fabric, and set the scene for what was inside.

The first one is done in pink tones, with Marion's Motley Collection being the perfect choice inside, and a dash of Mad Tea Party here and there.  See the cute teacup and saucer gracing the clock there?  A delightful little charm from MSD.



For the second album, I wanted more neutral tones, so Nivana was the logical choice, with more sweet little charms and embellishments scattered here and there.



Here is a collage of some of the inside pages of both albums.  They were super fun to create and stitch together.


Marion always includes a journaling style page in each collection which are just perfect for mini album pages, or part of.  For those of you who create using the pocket page system, you would love these too.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to leave us a comment!

Maggie