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