Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The World is Yours.

Hi There

Today I have been using up the last few little bits of left overs from the sheets of Gypsy Rose that I have been working on. Please see my original post, Be Yourself ,  for the first layout using these gorgeous papers from Kaisercraft.

I am not normally a fan of using too much cardstock, but I had a couple of sheets spare and they worked well with the colours in this paper range. I cut the lighter sheet down to an 11" x 11" square and then using a Martha Stewart Deep Edge, I did a single punch on each side.

I had a few floral clusters left over that I had cut out from the sheet of Inspiring and scattered these around the page. I also added a die cut butterfly and gave her a trail of champagne coloured crystals.

I chose a couple of sections from the sheet called Original....this is full of lovely quotes and sayings and is very usable for a variety of style layouts and cards.

I also used the largest of all the Dream Catcher images in this collection, its taken from the sheet called Free Spirit. A little strip of words was added across the centre and I then added small and large Champagne crystals across the page in various places to finish the layout.

This really has been a delightful Collection to work with....and you can find Gypsy Rose and lots of other stunning Kaisercraft Collections here at the shop!

Happy Crafting, see you again soon

Warmest wishes
Anita xx

Friday, 9 November 2018

Be Yourself.

Hi There Crafters

 Just for a change, instead of working with some of the newest additions to the shop, I thought I would break out an older release which is really beautiful. I wanted to scrap these 2 photos of my youngest daughter after she had been playing with some Snapchat filters. This layout has been inspired by the beautiful work of Kylie Kingham who is on the DT for Kaisercraft.

 Kaisercraft have 2 releases of fabulous papers at the very beginning of every month, all great quality, double sided and designed to compliment each other perfectly. The collection I am working with is Gypsy Rose  and is a lovely mix of dream-catchers, beautiful blooms and varying shades of burgundy, green and pinks.

I backed the layout on a sheet of deep burgundy cardstock and stuck a 5" x 12" strip of the green polka dot paper Wandering across the top of the page. I also fussy cut a large and small Dream-catcher from the reverse side of the sheet

I then took sheet of Free Spirit and fussy cut the extra large Dreamcatcher, which I put to one side for another layout I had planned. The remainder of the sheet is a shabby chic wood effect and I cut this into 6 strips that were 7" x 2". I distressed all round each strip with an old dark brown ink pad and roughed the edges with the edge of a scissor blade before laying them side by side across the bottom of the layout to create wooden panels

The rest of the page was created by fussy cutting lots of flower clusters from the sheet of Inspiring and also picking some of the sayings and cutting them out from the sheet of Original ( there is a great selection to choose from).
I also die cut some leafy fronds from green cardstock and tucked in behind the edges of some of the bloom clusters

After adding the 2 dream catchers that I had cut from the sheet of Wandering, I added some flat backed pearls and crystals to them and also scattered a few across the page in different places to complete the page.

I have really enjoyed using these papers, the colour way and the prints are beautiful and easy to use. There are lots of gorgeous collections available throughout the shop here for you to have a good look through.

I will be back again at a later date with another layout, using mainly cardstock ( most unusual for me!!) and the left over pieces from the sheets I used today.

Have a great weekend, hope some of it is filled with crafting of somekind!

Warmest wishes
Anita xx

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Pumpkin Patch......Simple Stories Forever Fall Collection

Hello again

I am here today with a layout using up the rest of my DT kit using the beautiful Autumnal papers from the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection.

This paper collection was perfect for this large photo I have been waiting to scrap of my Mum and our girls taken back in 2011.
 For several years running we have visited a local Pick Your Own Farm at various times throughout the year, but my favourite visit is always the one to the pumpkin patch.
We have been making these visits since our girls were small and they always have a lovely display of various harvested pumpkins and also lots left out in the fields and we enjoy walking about and finding the largest and smallest ones that we can.

I based my layout on a sheet of Gathered Together  and onto the right hand side of the page I added a strip of the reverse side of a sheet of  4 x 6 Horizontal Elements 
I had my photo printed out large, it was initially an 8" x 10" print, but I cut it down to 7" x 10" and I placed this on the left hand side of the page and then cut a panel from a sheet of  4 x 4 Elements
and I overlapped this on the right hand side of the photo.

 I cut some flowers from a panel on the 4 x 4 Elements sheet and added some mulberry paper glittered leaves in various places.
I wanted to add some extra texture using fabric on my page, so I took some white cheesecloth and popped in a small bowl with a little water and some drops each of Crushed Courduroy and Barn Door Distress Stains 
After a few hours in soak I hung it to dry and added it to the page. The cheesecloth takes on the stain really well and I have often used this technique with a big variety of colours.

 After it had dried thoroughly I tucked small pieces of the dyed cheesecloth under areas of the page and then completed the layout using adhesive copper tone studs, various buttons and a raffia bow.

Sometimes I really enjoy using a very large statement photo and less embellishments on a page for a change, especially if I need to make a page quite quickly.

All of these gorgeous papers and many more are all available over at the shop..... so why not pull up a chair and a cuppa and treat yourself to a little shopping spree ;)

See you again when I am back later on in the month.

Happy Scrapping!
Anita xx