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.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

18 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

A stunning project Lesley, love the colouring you have used and the little roses are to die for. You're soooo clever!!

Suzi B said...

Oh Lesley this is soo gorgeous, stunning!
Suzi B xx

Aquarius said...

Wow this is gorgeous and so much detail. I love the little roses and know how addictive they can become once you start making them and the finished results well worth the 'fiddle'. Beautiful box

Paula Whittaker said...

wow thats gorgeous - love all the elements that come together to make this little beauty!

Suze Bain said...

This is one gorgeous box. Stunning. xx

Elaine said...

Lesley, this is a stunner, showing off all your talents to a tee! Great idea, beautiful colouring, great use of stamps and those lovely papers and how you have the patience to make those tiny roses beats me. A really lovely project. Elaine xxx

mamapez5 said...

I love the colours you have used for this project. It is really beautiful. It is a super pad of paper. I shall investigate that further! And of course anything with butterflies on has me hooked, so you chose the right bit for your sneak peek over on your blog. Kate xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Such pretty colours and clever use of the border stamp but beautiful roses as dainty as a five pence piece? That's impressive!!

Miranda said...

Hi Lesley, what a lovely box and you made it so beautiful! warm greetz and hugs, Miranda

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous, love love love this project ... what more can I say:) x

judith@poppy cottage said...

The colour scheme that you have chosen is so pretty Lesley, the warmth of it just draws the eye straight away. The butterflies and roses are lovely with the glaze on them. The added touches of ink to the papers really adds a depth in all of the right places. The stamps and papers are fabulous, and are a great combination. Judith xx

Jean Straw said...

I absolutely love pretty boxes and this one is sooo beautiful. Everything about it is lovely.Jean x

Sally H said...

Wow, Lesley! That is stunning! LOVE it!

Paula (PEP) said...

What a stunning creation with your combination of colours really enhancing those of the papers. those roses are stunning & I love your contrasts of pure white & the sombre steel blue which provide such a super backdrop for the papers. The Bundled Sage has an amazing effect on that apricot colour & I love the way you enhanced the butterflies' by colouring with the Coloursoft pencils.
Just magnificently shabby chic vintage.
Paula (PEP)

Minxy said...

WOW This is just stunning, Love all the delicate elements :)

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Beautiful box and the decorative flowers with butterflies are wonderful! Love the details!

Val said...

Just gorgeous and so feminine. Love it.

Hugs
Valxx

Shirley said...

Wow, Leslie, what an elegant and gorgeous box!