Thursday, 27 October 2011


Products used in this project and available from Snazzys
Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble 12 x 12 Collection
Tim Holtz Ideology Craft resist 12 x 12 paper

For this project I cut out a large tag from a piece of TH Craft resist papers and sponged over it with Ranger Adirondack dye ink in Espresso to bring out the musical notes in the resist.. I then added a strip from one of the Velvet Ensemble papers and die cut some leaves from another scrap of one of the papers. I used an image from my stash and embellished with some words and a paper flower all made from scraps left over from the papers and voila, that was how I made my tag.

Well that’s it from me for this week . The Design Team will be back shortly with some more fabulous goodies.

Monday, 24 October 2011

DT Project by Astrid featuring Kaisercraft products

Materials used all available from Snazzy’s: Kaisercraft filmstrip Frame SB2108
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps Velvet Ensemble Collection SB778
Elements from Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble 12 x 12 paper collection
Tim Holtz Ornate Plate

Well, here is the last of the DT project featuring these particular Kaisercraft products. Hope you are not too bored with them but will see just how versatile they are….
I started by painting the frame with sage green acrylic paint. I then added a glaze with Paine’s Grey paint and darkened the edges with vintage photo Distress ink. I then stamped the outside of the frame with two different stamps from the collection in Ranger’s archival black. Behind the small apertures I added strips from the paper collection. I found the three large apertures are just slightly smaller than ATC size, so I created 3 music themed ATCs using papers, stamps and elements cut from the papers and positioned them behind these apertures. As my vocal points I used vintage freebies from the internet.

The outside of the frame was further embellished by adding the word “Life”, using elements from the papers and some roses and butterflies from my stash. Finally I added a die cut label(using Spellbinders labels 4),from one of the papers, mounted it on board and added some paints to match the rest of the frame. I then added that to the top to give the illusion of a kind of tall arch or something and added the word “music” behind one of Tim’s ornate plates and covered it with Rangers Crackle Accents.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

3rd DT Project by Paula Featuring Kaisercraft....

Materials used that can be purchased from Snazzy's are:
Kaisercraft 'Velvet Ensemble Collection' 12x12 papers; Opera, Interval and Stage Show
Tando Music Shape
Tim Holtz - Fractured Dolls
Tim Holtz - Adornments Regal

For this project Ive used a 'Woodware Scrapbook in a Tin', which is large enough to hold a DVD.
The base blue paper is the reverse of the 'Interval' paper and the red patterned is the front of that paper.
All the border strips are cut from the 'Opera' paper and the gramophone has been cut from the 'Stage Show' paper.All the papers have had the edges inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.The Tando music note has been painted black.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

2nd DT Project by Paula Featuring Kaisercraft....

Materials used which are available to purchase from Snazzy's are:
Kaisercraft 'Velvet Ensemble Collection' 12x12 papers; Interval, Opera and Stage Show
Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners
Tim Holtz Locket Keys
Tm Holtz Foliage
Tim Holtz Stamp Set 'Papillon'

Ive covered a piece of mountboard (about 11.5x24.5cm's) in the the 'Interval' paper and coloured the edges with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink.
I then cut out the film strip and another border from the 'Opera' paper and used it across the mountboard, as shown.
The main printed sentiment has been cut from the 'Stage Show' paper.

Monday, 17 October 2011

DT Project by Paula Featuring Kaisercraft....

Materials used that are available to purchase from Snazzy's are:
Kaisercraft Filmstrip Frame (SB2108)
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Velvet Ensemble Collection - CS778)
Tim Holtz Alpha Parts - Ransom

Basically, Ive done something on a similar vein to Lesley - Ive given the frame a base coat and then a blue top coat, which Ive sanded in places to reveal the first colour.
I then stamped the border from the 'Velvet Ensemble Collection' and used a white embossing powder.
Ive painted the Alpha Parts white and just used my nail to scratch the paint off around the edges to give a distressed look.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

2nd DT Project by Lesley Ebdon using Kaisercraft Products

Hi Everyone,

I had a quick play last night with some of the lovely Kaisercraft papers I had left from my previous project and made this simple card.

 I just added more distressing to the square of Kaisercraft paper using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a TH Distressing Tool before adhering it to the front of the card.  I then took one of the images from another sheet, stamped the TH quote and added a few touches of Vintage Photo with a waterbrush, adhered it to the card slightly off centre and finally added the lace and some pearl trim from my stash.

It's Paula's turn on Monday and I can't wait to see what she has in store for us! Don't forget to pop back then for more inspiration using these wonderful products.

See you again in November.

Lesley  Xx

Monday, 10 October 2011

DT Project By Lesley Ebdon Featuring Kaisercraft ....

Hello Everyone,

Wow, the months are flying by aren't they? I can't believe we're into a 3rd month of projects for you on the Snazzy DT Blog and today it's my turn to show you what I've been up to. I have to confess I was a little daunted by the filmstrip frame when I first saw it but within minutes of making a start I was thoroughly enjoying myself and can now see lots more possibilities for this 'little bit different' frame.

First of all I covered all the exposed areas of the two MDF layers with Studio Traditional Tan acrylic paint and then on the top layer I followed this with Eco Green Blue Patina acrylic paint brushed on very roughly and rubbed over with a wet wipe to make it even more patchy. I then inked the border stamp from the Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble stamp set with Coffee Archival ink and removed some of the ink in patches (did you get the impression I like 'patchy' lol) with kitchen towel before stamping it randomly down both sides of the top layer of the frame.

I chose a decorative strip of paper from one of the 12" x 12" sheets, cut it in half lengthways and again stamped the border with Coffee Archival ink but this time I inked the stamp properly and stamped straight so that the image would show through the holes in the top layer. I adhered the strips to the bottom layer of the frame with Claudine Hellmuth's multi-matte medium.

I found a pretty image (free download from a crafting buddy) in my stash and carefully positioned this on the bottom layer of the frame so that it would show in the middle aperture before adhering with Claudine Hellmuth multi matte medium.
I chose two sections of paper from the Velvet Ensemble Collection and overstamped the gramophone and camera using the Coffee Archival again and also the Claudine Hellmuth multi matte medium to adhere these in postion on the bottom layer of the frame.

I stamped the word Vintage onto a scrap of the paper and placed this under the ornate bookplate before adhering this to the frame with Glossy Accents. I stuck some braid from my stash around the middle aperture, found some paper roses I had made a while ago and some punched leaf sprays left over from another project which I thought co-ordinated pretty well (feels good when you use up stuff you've been hoarding, lol) and arranged these on the frame and finally I cut the butterflies from the Velvet papers using the Tim Holtz/Sizzix butterflies die. I touched the edges of the wings and painted the bodies with the Eco Green Blue Patina and then layered them and adhered them to the frame just by the bodies so that the wings could be lifted.

Well that's my little bit of inspiration for today. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating it. As always the main products I have used are available from Snazzys.

See you again soon.
Lesley (Craftymamma) Xx

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Design Team Project Featuring Kaisercraft Part Two ...

Hello everyone ... Gillian here with a little make from the Kaisercraft Dt Kit we received for this month. I won't go into step by step for this as the tag was simply created using Manilla Cardstock, Kaisercraft Stamps (Velvet Ensemble) collection, papers, inks and some Tim Holtz Ideaology. The music mask is from Tando.

Look out for more projects from Kaisercraft products, starting tomorrow with Lesley and throughout the month from the rest of the design team, we will also have a themed challenge at the end of the month .... watch out for more details on that later.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Design Team Project Featuring Kaisercraft ....

Good Morning Everyone .... Gillian here with Octobers DT project featuring Kaisercraft products. I hope everyone is enjoying the barmy weather we seem to be experiencing of late ... maybe not so much for us peeps up north lol, anyway on with the project.

Material Used and all available to purchase from Snazzy's include:
Kaisercraft Filmstrip Frame (SB2108)
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Velvet Ensemble Collection - CS778)
Kaisercraft 12x12 Paper (Velvet Ensemble Collection)
Paris Trunk Ink Pad (Sprig)
Paper Soft - Colour (Light Moss Green)
Archival Ink Pad (Jet Black)
Tim Holtz Ornate Plate
Tim Holtz Muse Tokens
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (Symphony)
Claudine Hellmuth Matte Medium
Ranger Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad (Old Paper)

1. I started off by swiping the Paris Trunk Ink Pad directly over the frame until the desired coverage had been achieved. I then used a sponge applicator to apply the Paper Soft Moss Green to highlight areas of the frame.

2. Using Archival Ink I stamped sections of the frame using stamps from the above collection.

3. Take the inside section of the frame, cut a piece of cardstock from the above Paper Collection and adhere uisng Claudine Hellmuths Matte Medium. Cut further scraps from cardstock, again adhereing with Matte Medium and postion behind where the film strip cut outs are. I then adhered both sections of the frame together using Ranger Glossy Accents.

4. Next, I cut a further border strip from the Paper Collection and adhered along the top of the frame, I then cut a further border, this time the film strip and distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Old Paper), again adhereing with Matte Medium. Take a section of Tissue Tape and adhere along the top of the frame, again distressing with DI Old Paper.

5. I then secured two Ideaology Memo Pins to either side of the frame and attached a length of chain through, securing the Tim Holtz Muse Tokens using Jump Rings.

6. Attach Ornate Plate using Glossy Accents.

7. For the next embellishment I used cardstock from the Lost & Found Paper Stash and the Rosette Die from Tim Holtz Alterations line, securing a metal flower in the centre.

Well that's all from me for now, I will be back later on in the week with another peek using Kaisercraft Products. Thanks for looking!