Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Design team project #2 - by diana

Okay, like i said earlier this week i LOVE this paper line by Kaisercraft Art of Life. there is so much that one can do with it!
so for this project i decided in amongst the cleaning of my room.. which yes unfortunately, or fortunately seem to do at least once a month, that i needed to do something with this so i started by taking out my trusting tim holtz sander to sand off the gloss.
then i cut and ink the inside pieces
and glued them on with one of the bestest glues out there

next it was time to do a bit of decorating to the outside. i added pieces of paper and some of that glorious lace to the front cover
i then started just layer things.. trying to figure out what went where:
i didn't like the whiteness of the papers so i found in my stash some walnut crystals and thought would mix it with a bit of water.. i quite like how it turned out:
now it was just a matter of final placing of everything. i had cut out the circles from one of the pages and folded them to make a flower. i then added one of tim's clock keys in the centre. some stickers from the sticker sheet along the bottom and a butterfly.
i gave everything a final mist of walnut spray. i also added a couple of pieces fabric and lace that i received as part of a happy mail swap.
for the inside it was a matter of stamping pages throughout the pad of paper and stamped the wooden pencil with some of the live/love words.

i have to say it is one of my favourite projects yet and has already found a 'home'. thanks for sticking through the photo heavy post!!!!


butterfly said...

So lovely - great use of the papers - and I can see why it's a favourite!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautifully put together piece and yes those papers are fab!

Minxy said...

A beautiful well embellished project xo

Maryann Laursen said...

This is so beautiful Diana, so no wonder it has already found a new home ha ha ha. I totally agree this paper is absolutely stunning, and you sure used it really well on this project here, as it´s just as gorgeous too.

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this, and it reminded me I have unused Walnut Crystals, somewhere in my studio lol!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful, Diana, what a wonderful project!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous project! Love those papers and the embellishments. Also very excited by your glue stick (I should get out more...)Where can you get it in the UK? I hoped to check on the Snazzy's site but it is down for maintenance.