Monday, 10 March 2014

DT Project No 1 by Lucy Edmondson - Featuring Kaisercraft Art of Life


Hi, Lucy here, with the first of three blog posts this week using this absolutely gorgeous kit from Kaisercraft Art of Life. This range lends itself perfectly to home decor items as it has a very subtle colour palette, which is my way of saying my husband would not give house-room to most of my gaudy creations! It was so easy to work with as it is impossible to 'overdo it', however many layers or embellishments you add.

I added in some extra Kaisercraft stamp sets, Flutter, Everyday Sentiments, Everyday Friendship, and a grid stamp.  I covered the mirror with the floral Everyday paper and used all of the stamps, including the Film Strip set from the kit, all over using Smoky Grey and Onyx Black VersaFine.

I then fussy cut some large flower and leaf elements from Creative and Remember which I glued top right and bottom left. I used some of the paper to make some spiral roses top left and stamped some of the leaves from the Art of Life stamp set onto the Grid side of the Remember paper and added these, with some die cut leaves and one of the stick pin hearts from last month's kit. I edged the frame and the mirror with the lace included in our kits and used the tiny scrap that was left to add to the tiny 'Let Life Happen' tag from the Collectables pack on the left, and also used a butterfly from the pack on the bottom right.

To finish off I stamped the words from the Art of Life stamp set onto the Grid side of the Remember paper and added an ornate frame. The frame was silver so I coloured it with a black alcohol based marker, added some brads, and raised it up on foam pads.

I will be back again on Wednesday with my next make.


16 comments:

Sid said...

Lovely frame Lucy !!

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Lucy xx

craftimamma said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Lucy and another way of showcasing this beautiful kit. Those papers are stunning and I know from previous kits what good quality the 'papers' will be. Lovely piece of work.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Disco Queen said...

Wow Lucy! I love the subtle colourings & the use of the grid stamp was inspired. Theresa x

snazzyoriginal said...

Just beautiful xx

Jean Thomason said...

This is lovely lovely you make amazing stuff

Maryann Laursen said...

A really awesome projecct here Lucy and it´s so beautiful. Well done to a really great job. I´m definitely looking forward to see more later in the week here.

rachel said...

stunning looking papers - beautiful xx

massofhair said...

The more i see the more i love this Kit, stunning altered mirror, it would look fabulous in anyones home:-) xxx

Craftyfield said...

It's so elegant and lovely I think it will pass the husband test with flying colours! Love the stamping too.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Well, Lucy, this is incredible! I love butterflies and florals and what you have done with them on this project is gorgeous! You have shown off this kit to perfection. This would look so pretty in a whole range of decors. It would be equally at home in a 'shabby chic' kitchen or a pretty bedroom. I don't think anything you have made is what I would call 'gaudy', though! I love the bold, vibrant things you create too! Julie Ann xxx

Terry said...

Wowser on this mirror! Really pretty papers and those butterflies and flowers are lovely touches! Nothing gaudy about your creations, so put them out proudly! Hugs!

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Brilliant project Lusy! Beautiful fussy cut flowers and butterfly, many embellishments, you made with lots of fun. Etsuko xx

Lottie me said...

What a great mirror Lucy - it is perfect home decor - all those embellies really make it a unique work of art too - just perfect

butterfly said...

How lovely - so subtle and pretty - I'd give this house room for sure!!
Alison x

Minxy said...

Beautiful x