Monday, 17 June 2013

DT Project #1 by Astrid featuring

Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection


Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to see you here.
The moment I saw the lovely Base Coat collection I knew I would use them to create a Lay Out. The hardest bit about it was cutting into the papers, they are just so gorgeous.... But needs must so here goes...
I started by taking a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard for the base and adhered strips from the "concrete" paper along the edges.

Next I took the "Bark" paper, decided roughly where I wanted my photo to appear and free hand drew a heart on the back, cut it out and distressed all the edges and inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

After I was happy with the way it looked I used it as a stencil on the chipboard to determine where to glue down the photo:
Once I was certain it was all in the right position I created my embellishment cluster on the top paper (it was not yet stuck down at this point) and also did some stamping with one of the wonderful stamps that comes with the collection,  Texture 36 and finally adhered the two bits together using foam tape.
And here is what it looked like:
I'll show you a few details still with a bit more explanation:
Here you can see a bit more of the flower cluster. These were variously coloured Prima flowers mostly left over from previous DT kits. I wanted to add a bit of a pinkish colour to the LO which has a photo of my grand daughter just after she was born and I think she looks rather like a boy, so a bit of stereo typing seemed in order lol. I coloured the flowers with some home made spray, made out of Victorian Velvet reinker mixed with water and a little bit of Perfect Pearls mica powder in a mini mister. The little round spools were made by using stamps from the Tim Holtz Attic Treasures set. The butterflies etc were from my stash.
Here you can see a close up of the beautiful Texture 36 stamp. I stamped it twice in a mix of Black and coffee Archival Ink, once directly onto the bark paper and once on a scrap. I then cut out one of the elements and glued it to the other for a bit of depth.
Finally I created my sentiments by stamping the dictionary back ground and words on scraps of paper, cut them out, distressed them and glued them onto the LO. A bit of Treasure Gold was rubbed along the edges of both the heart and the LO and that was it.
Well, hope you like it, and don't forget if you want a chance of a random comment winner prize, leave a comment on Gillian's first post HERE.

I will be back with another couple of projects, - the next one will be on Wednesday, so hopefully see you then. Thanks for visiting today

27 comments:

milissa d said...

beautiful project......love it

craftimamma said...

Stunning layout Astrid showcasing both the gorgeous papers and the stamps in equal measure. These paper designs are so clever, giving the impression of texture without there actually being any. I love the heart aperture and the lovely flower cluster below it. Absolutely wonderful start to your week.

Hugs
Lesley XX

Debi said...

stunning- love all the texture and colour! Debi x

Terry said...

Each and every detail is gorgeous! Love all the texture and the heart framing that sweet face! Your flower cluster is gorgeous and adds a touch of elegance! Love this much! Hugs!

Val Thorpe said...

Just beautiful. Love the grunginess of it and not overwhelming for a baby pic at all. so cool.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...an awesome piece of work Astrid, so much texture and detail, stunning I love it...Mel:)x

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful!

Lin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning lay out here Astrid, and the little cutie on it looks so adorable too.And you have just used one of my favorit papers here too, I can see, it sure also helps me to love it even more he he, but you have just made agorgeous piece of art here.

Elaine said...

Really gorgeous, I love these papers and I love silver birch bark, this is so beautiful and inspired by such a special memory. Lovely work. Elaine x

Annie said...

Fabulous make and I so love the layout. The papers abs stamps are fabulous. A wonderful keepsake piece.

Annie x x

My name is Cindy said...

Gorgeous!! What a sweetie. Love the papers and your flower cluster.

Rita said...

What a fabulous creation Astrid. The detail is really stunning. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Stunning, love the contrast of the distressed papers with the floral cluster. So beautiful xx

Helen said...

Beautiful, love the use of the leftovers from previous kits.

Redanne said...

Astrid, this is a wonderful layout, the papers, stamps and embellishments are all gorgeous. Love the cut out heart and the photo is so beautiful! Hugs, Anne x

Minxy said...

Lovely layout, your so right, the papers just had to be scrapbooked, love how you layered yours xo

Margaret Mifsud said...


What an adorable picture of your granddaughter Astrid. She is so beautiful. I love how you framed her photo with the heart window, it's just perfect and, as always, I love the background you created. All in all a lovely, lovely layout. ox

May said...

Stunning work... The texture & detail are fabulous...Beautiful photo...she is so cute!! Loved the tutorial... Hugs May x x x

butterfly said...

Beautiful, Astrid... so cleverly done with the heart aperture for the photo, and fabulous use of those wonderfully textural papers. Love the 36 stamp too - perfect!
Alison x

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just fabulous! I thought it was real birch bark when i looked.

Leila Egebjerg said...

Just love it!
Hugs Leila

shamela said...

Absolutely Stunning! I do hope this is going to be framed and not hidden away in an album. Its much too gorgeous!

fairyrocks said...

The things you do Ms Astrid, spectacular work. And a sweet little baby too. Keep smiling and creating

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Astrid.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Buttons said...

Somehow missed this - my goodness are you rocking these papers! Such clever ideas. Love the way you've ripped and cut into the bark to create an over large frame for your gorgeous grand daughter. The flower cluster is absolutely perfect too. This month's kit really has suited you well. Hugs, Jenny x

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous layout Astrid. x