Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Design Team project 2 by Astrid featuring Kaisercraft

Good morning everyone
Here is a second project for this month featuring the wonderful Kaisercraft products (all available at Snazzys of course).

As my last project was rather masculine and shabby looking, I thought I better make something more feminine and "pretty", so I created this tag card

Kaisercraft products used:
Vintage Timeless Paperpad
Duchess Collection Stamps
Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (Roman Clock)

In addition I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder and some of my own made roses.

Here is the tag that fits inside the card

The little embellishments at the top are stamped images from the set which I then cut out. I think all the rest is pretty self evident from the images.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Design Team Project by Astrid Featuring Kaisercraft

Good morning everyone. This morning it is my turn to share with you the last of the DT projects for November. I have made a grungy tattered recipe booklet with lots of different layers.

The products I used for this are a Kaisercraft 61/2 by 61/2 paper pad "Vintage Timeless" and the Kaisercraft "Duchess" stamp set, both are of course available from Snazzys If you look down to Lesley's amazing project, she gives a clear description of the versatility of these beautiful papers.

In addition I used gesso, a few bits of gauze, some metal elements, a couple of glimmer mists, walnut ink, texture paste and a stencil and finally some Claudine Hellmuths Multi Medium and two 61/2 by 61/2 bits of board for the covers of my book.

I bound my book with my Zutter

Here is how I did it.

1. I chose two of the papers, trimmed a cm. around each edge and glued them together as they were one sided.

2. I then swiped some Gesso over the front with a bit of card and sprayed some glimmer mist (Cinnamon from Tattered Angels) and walnut ink.

2. The next step was to use some texture paste through a stencil to add some more texture. After it dried I added some more walnut ink and sewed on a few bits of distressed gauze.

3.Then I arranged some metal elements, glued them with Matte Medium and painted some Gesso over them to blend them into the background, I also added some more walnut ink to make them look more aged.

4. I then created a photo mat with various bits cut from the papers and a bit of corrugated card, all them distressed with a pair of scissors and inked to make them look old and tattered. Finally I added an old photo from my stash. This was a freebie from Land of Nod Studios.

5. Now it is time to create a frame for the page. I chose another paper from the pad and glued some strips of other papers around some of the edges to create the illusion of more layers.
6. I then glued my original piece on top with double sided tape and mounted both of them on my cover board

. I chose another piece of paper for the back cover and stamped some images to decorate.
7. I then made some beads from some strips of one of the papers by rolling them around a toothpick. (There are loads of videos on youtube of how to do this) and added some ribbons and the beads to the spine to finish.

Sorry for this endless post, hope you enjoyed it....

Check back next week for some more fabulous projects.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

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

Phew, its my last entry for this month....Ive got several simple (as always!) cards to show.

This is the back cover of the "Kaisercraft Black and White Timeless" paper pad. Nothing wasted from this paper pad!
Ive used the strip on this card, as well as a strip of one of the papers from the pad itself.

On this card Ive used the Kaisercraft "Duchess" clear stamp set, using a Versafine ink pad in smokey grey.

On the last card, Ive used scraps of papers from the "Kaisercraft Black and White Timeless" paper pad and the border stamp from Kaisercraft "Duchess" clear stamp set.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

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

Another day and another simple project.....this time Ive made a folded booklet to hold some small note cards, which use scraps of the papers I had left over making the booklet.. This is the first time Ive ever tried to make something like this (I know, after 7 years you would have thought I'd have done something like this before!) and I didn't look on the net for a template, I just made a very simple design but once created, I realise I would have done it differently, in the sense I wouldn't have just folded a piece of card over, I would have given it sides with a bit of depth.....unfortunately, I didn't have enough of the papers to then recreate it properly.

The front cover
The papers are from the Kaisercraft "Black and White Timeless" 6.5x6.5 paper pad.

The front and back cover folded out flat

the note cards,decorated using scraps of paper

Monday, 21 November 2011

DT Project by Paula Featuring Kaisercraft....

Well, after such wonderful projects from Gillian and Lesley my projects are going to seem a little simple/plain but hopefully, there might be something that might inspire you (a girl can hope!)

So, my first item uses a wooden photo frame from Snazzy's - which Ive painted black, I then placed the frame face down onto a piece of card and drew round it and the opening, I then cut it out and covered the card using papers from the Kaisercraft "Black and White Timeless" paper pad. I then used a sewing machine to add zigzag and straight stitching. Finally, I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ornate Plate with a cut out of a clock face from one of the papers (the paper in question is shown in the centre of the frame).I used black paint on some cut n' dry to colour the edges of the paper frame before gluing to the front of the wooden frame.

Friday, 18 November 2011

DT Project 3 by Lesley featuring Kaisercraft

My final hello for this month and today I have a 7" x 5" canvas to show you.

I used an old canvas that I er ...... sort of messed up a while ago, lol! I covered it with Gesso and then painted it two different shades of acrylic paint too achieve a very pale but streaky background which I then stamped with the clocks from the Duchess Collection of clear stamps. I wanted a smudgy effect so I used dye inks and then dried them with the heat gun. I also did a few 'scratchy' bits using the edge of a piece of card and disgtressed the corners a little.

I then cut three of the postcards from a sheet of the Vintage Timeless Papers, distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool and aged them further with a little Distress Ink blending. When they were dry I adhered them to the canvas with Claudine Hellmuths Matte Multi Medium. Although you can't see it on the photos, I smeared some Viva Ferro in Antique Gold very roughly round the sides of the canvas and when this was dry rubbed a little Antique Gold Rub and Buff over the top.

I then covered two mini canvases with a sheet of the world map paper design again from the pad and using the Matte Multi Medium, distressed the edges with Distress Inks and attached a couple of watch parts using Glossy Accents. Can you see where we are here in the UK, lol? I cut the letters from the paperpad and attached them with 3D foam pads and then attached the mini canvases to the main on with Glossy Accents.

Finally, I came to the lovely Kaisercraft laser cut wood hanging clock. I really love this piece and almost didn't alter it in any way because I like the look of it as is but in the end I decided to age it so I applied little bits of the Antique Gold Viva Ferro here and there and when it was dry rubbed over with some Rub and Buff just with my finger. I then covered it with Versamark Ink and clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. I was really pleased with the final effect because where there were little clumps of the Ferro, it bubbled a bit with the heat and gave a really nice bumpy look. I attached this piece using Glossy Accents too.

Well, I'll be back next month but in the meantime don't forget to visit us again on Monday when it will be Paula's turn once more and that's bound to mean more great inspiration.

Have a good weekend all.

Lesley Xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

DT Project 2 by Lesley Featuring Kaisercraft

Hello again everyone,

For my second project this month I made a simple card and it really is simple to do with this gorgeous Kaisercraft Vintage Timeless Paperpad.

First of all I trimmed one of the paper designs to cover the front of a 6" x 6" card base and dry brushed a little Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top left corner. I then distressed the edges with Iced Spruce (one of the limited edition DIs) Distress Ink and used the same ink to randomly stamp the flourish all over (this stamp is one from my stash). I adhered this to my card base.

I then stamped the lovely frame from the Duchess Collection Kaisercraft clear stamps onto the ledger page paper from the Kaisercraft pad with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder before cutting it out. I stamped the sentiment (again from my stamp stash) with Versafine Black Onyx ink and then positioned the frame on my card using 3d foam pads. I then attached a metal butterfly which is from my stash of dismantled cheap jewellery.

Finally I cut another butterfly from the paperpad, enhanced the colours with Coloursoft pencils and attached it to my card just by the body so the wings could lift.

Pop back to see us again on Friday when I will have my final offering for November to show you.

Lesley Xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

Design Team Project by Lesley Featuring Kaisercraft

Good Morning Visitors,

It's the start of another week and my turn to show you my November project. This month the DT pack contained a lovely 6.5" x 6.5" Kaisercraft Paperpad called Vintage Timeless and their Duchess Collection clear stamps. The paper pad is really lovely and has some beautiful designs with a choices for both feminine and masculine projects. The neutral colours of the Vintage collection are so easy to combine with other colours or add highlights of ink to pick out shades in the designs. They take ink really well too, either blended or stamped.

Anyway, I decided to decorate an Hexagonal Box which I received in my very first DT pack from Snazzys and apart from a little lacy doily I frilled behind the clock face and the die cut leaves, everything else used can be obtained from Snazzys.

I covered the box with a selection of the papers enhancing the colours by blending Adirondack Ink in Salmon and Distress Ink in Bundled Sage and used the lacy border stamp from the set to stamp and emboss the lacy edging.

I stamped and embossed the clock face, cut it out and then blended a little of the ink colours. I took the middle from the small lacy doily and pleated the outer edge onto the back of the clock face with double sided tape before attaching it to the box lid at an angle. I used a very small flower punch (which I've had since I first started crafting) to create the roses which are about the size of a 5p piece and are again from papers in the pad with the colours deepened with the inks before painting them with a glaze.

I cut the butterflies from one of the papers and enhanced the colours with the inks and Coloursoft pencils, shaped the wings and coated them with the glaze. I attached three of the resting butterflies to the bottom piece of the box.

I then arranged the flying butterflies, roses and die cut leaves around the clock face to decorate the top and finally cut the letters from yet another of the papers to spell the word 'TIMELESS' attaching them with foam pads.

I hope this gives you some idea of the versatility of these products and there will be lots more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team throughout the month. I'll be back later in the week with a simple card so hope you'll drop by then.

Have a good week.

Lesley Xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

DT Project 2 By Gillian .... Featuring Kaisercraft

Good morning everyone ... I'm back with my 2nd DT project using more elements from the Kaisercraft "Timeless" Paper Pad and Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Duchess Collection). I created this Vintage Canvas Hanging by cutting a piece of mountboard to size, then covered it using a scrap piece of Claudine Hellmuths Sticky Back Canvas which was inked with Distress Inks (Old Paper & Walnut Stain) and frayed around the edges. I used various papers from the paper pad which were given a light coat of white acrylic paint, then torn and distressed further using Distress Inks (Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain). The digital image is from my own personal stash, the edges have been distressed further using the Tim Holtz Paper Distresser and inked in Walnut Stain. The stamped images were inked using Archival Ink (Coffee). I added a torn piece of lace to the bottom. The embellishments are from Tim Holtz's Ideaology Collection.

Thanks again for stopping by, Lesley will be showing your her DT projects next week.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Design Team Project By Gillian .... Featuring Kaisercraft

Good morning everyone .... the beginning of a new month sees some more projects from the Design Team, again featuring Kaisercraft goodies.

For this project I started out by using an Art Frame (size 20x16cm) available from Snazzys. To achieve the "Peeled Paint" effect ....

1. I applied a base layer of Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint, allow paint to dry fully (I used a heat gun to speed things along).
2. I then painted a thick layer of PVA glue (you can also use Vaseline) for this technique.

3. I then painted another layer of Acrylic Paint this time using Buff Titanium, to speed things along I used a heat gun but you can equally leave it to air dry.

4. Remove the PVA glue by using a soft cloth (I used a baby wipe), this will also remove the second colour of paint and give you the "Peeled Paint" effect, you can choose to remove as little or as much as you like.

5. I then used Distress Inks in Walnut Stain to highlight the edges of the frame and the centre insert.

6. I then tore strips of paper from the Timeless Paper Pad (this pad is available in Vintage or Black & White) again inking with Walnut Stain, adhere strips to frame using Claudine Hellmuths Matte Medium.

7. For the insert I used a Tim Holtz Texture Fade on cardstock, highlighting the crackle effect with Distress Inks Vintage Photo, trim to size and adhere to insert stand.

8. Apply Rock Candy Crackle Paint to top corners, allow to dry before highlighting areas with Distress Inks.

9. Stamp clock face from Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Duchess Collection DS209) onto torn paper areas using Archival Ink Coffee.

10. Ink Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (Roman Clock) with Distress Inks Walnut Stain, apply layer of Rock Candy Crackle Paint, set aside to dry. Adhere Ideaology Game Spinner and Hitch Fastener to clock then using Ranger Glossy Accents adhere to frame.

11. Tear quote "Time after Time" from above paper pad, ink with Distress Inks Vintage Photo and adhere to bottom left of frame.

12. Cut words from paper pad, ink with Vintage Photo and adhere to Ideaology Ornate Frame, adhere to wooden frame using Glossy Accents.

Thanks for stopping by and watch out for more projects throughout the month.