Sunday, 30 June 2013

Random Comment Winners ....

Hello everyone we the design team are kicking off a new month of projects from tomorrow, this time featuring the JOFY collection .... exciting!

The design team will be working with the following new releases which are all available to buy online from Snazzys.

Now without further ado .... the winner of last months Random Comment Winner is: Rebecca

Congratulations, please email Snazzys with your details to claim your prize. To claim your Snazzy's Winner Blinkie simply email me.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Knock On Wood - DT Project by Hels

Gooodly Morning Snazzyfans and a very happy Monday to you all!  This month us teamies have been playing with the superb new Base Coat Collection from KaiserCraft, plus some new gorgeous clear stamps from them too.  To see the rest of the team's gorgeous creations, please do scroll back through the past months posts... from scrapbook pages to mini books, the ladies have made some glorious eyecandy to drool over.  As ever, the generous guys at Snazzy's are offering a prize to a "random comment" left on THIS POST by Gillian, right back at the beginning of our DT month.  Tis simples to join in... just leave a comment for Gillian and the winner will be chosen at random and announced next Monday.  And, as ever, to see a plethora of loveliness, CLICK HERE for the Snazzy online store.

On with my offering... so, I am really into the colour brown, that is no secret... so when I first had a look through the papers, the first thing that leapt at me was that whilst there is brown in the papers, it was the amount of different shades of brown... cue gasps and oooh-ahhh's.  Not only are the papers lush, they are also double sided... and yep, the other side of the papers are equally as lush and also have different colours to them... nothing bright and smack you in the face colourful, instead, they are muted and delicious and ever so shabby.   So, as ever, whenever I get my mits on a d/s sheet of paper, I have to make a rose... it would be rude not to!  There is a step-by-step tut over on my blog HERE where I show exactly how to make this type of rose if you fancy a nosey.  I started out with a piece of mountboard which I painted with black Gesso and then cut a piece of corrugated card (catfood box) and used the Gesso on this too but left some of the card bits showing to keep the colours tied in.

Next I cut some of the papers to fit, the bottom layer was cut twice, adding the top layer on and then tearing the second of the two same size pieces so it looks like the top layer is being revealed (cool cheats way btw)  I used a paper distresser and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to shabby up the edges of the papers.  On the torn piece, I used the Botanical clear stamp with Jet Black Archival to add the floral collage, stamping this again three times onto a different paper and then cutting out the butterflies to use as embellies.  The Secret Admirer words were also stamped onto the torn paper bit using the same ink.  I cut a small strip of cardboard and painted this with the Gesso too and layered this over the paper collage.

Next I began assembling the piece, using Treasure Gold to add some gilding to the base and cardboard... adding in a few faux screw brads so it added to the "wood" effect of the papers... and then finally assembling my rose with some twiggy bits behind for added texture.

That is all from me for now... Have a great week and thanks for looking... TTFN!

Saturday, 22 June 2013

DT Ptoject # 3 by Astrid

Featuring Kaisercraft Basecoat Collection

Hello everyone, welcome and lovely to see you! Today I am showing you another project, using the left over bits of paper from my previous projects. I made a Tagalope. Don't know what a Tagalope is? Well it's an envelope for a tag, - easy....

 I started my making the envelope. For that I cut a large circle out of the Concrete paper. I happen to own the Spellbinders large circle die which I used for it, but you could just as easily draw around a plate or use a compass. You fold in the sides, then fold up. the bottom, making sure it lines up properly, and that's all there is to it.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and then embellished it. For that,  I cut a strip of manila card stock, made puddles with Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Picket Fence and Antiques Bronze Distress Stains on my craft sheet and swiped both this strip and a size 8 tag through this, blending the colours to match the paper. I then inked the edges with some Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage and Walnut Stain Distress Ink and stamped the Texture Believe stamp in Sepia Archival and edged it with a punch from my stash.

If you look carefully, you can see I stamped it up-side-down by mistake, ah well, embrace imperfection lol.... I also added a Butterfly, Ideaology Pen-nib and a couple of Chit Chat Stickers
Here you can see the whole envelope without the tag in it.
Alright, now to the tag: I made the background in the same way as the strip at the bottom of the envelope. 

I then stamped the Texture 36 stamp with Distress Ink in Bundled Sage in one corner and inked over it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink
I cut a doily with another bit of the Concrete paper, stamped two Kaisercraft clear stamps to create tickets and layered them all up as shown. I stamped the word Believe from the Secret Admirer Definitions stamp on one of them.
The main sentiment is from the Tim Holtz Classics # 5 set. At the top I added a banner with some left over paper and a brad from the Prima Engraver collection and that was it.

Well hope you liked my little Tagelope. Thank you for visiting and don't forget to come back on Monday to see what Hels will have made to show you.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

DT Project 2 by Astrid featuring

Kaisercraft Basecoat Collection

Hello everyone and I am so happy you came to visit today. As you may know already, the paper collection we are featuring this month is full of wonderful amazing textures, you could use them just as they are. BUT one of my latest addictions is playing  and creating with textures and texture paste, so I wanted to see how I could combine the two together, - here is the result:
I started with a piece of 12 x 12 packaging card I had flying around the floor of my craft space (I know, I know, I am very messy). I covered it with two coats of Gesso and when dry tore up random bits of the papers (in fact I used the front and the back of the same paper, "Bricks" and a few bits of the "Concrete" paper, left over from my previous project) I put a very watered down wash of Gesso over them to blend them together a bit and then started to add thick texture past around it with my fingers, trying to create a kind of stucco effect.

Next came some stamping, I added two of the wonderful Kaisercraft Texture Stamps Texture 36 and Texture Botanical in Black Archival on opposite ends of my piece.

I also added a few torn bits of Tim Holtz tissue wrap, to fill up some of the blank spaces.
At this stage it was all a bit bland, so out came the Dylusions Sprays, Vibrant Turquoise and Melted Chocolate. First I covered the papers with some wet baby wipes and then I sprayed randomly over the textured bits and did a bit of dabing with some kitchen roll.
The little heart in the center was made from Sculpey clay, stamped with a little butterfly stamp from my stash and then baked and coloured with some Treasure Gold and Black Paint Dabber. Finally, the text was computer generated and added using some foam mounting squares.

Well, hope you like my bit of paper play.

 I am going to be back with one more crafty project on Saturday and hope to see you then

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

Friday, 14 June 2013

DT Project #3 by Minxy, Featuring

Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection

So here I am with my 3rd and final piece of the week
I was searching on utube and I came across another variation on the 1 sheet mini book so decided to give it a go.

I used the 'whitewash' paper and followed instructions via utube {just search 1 sheet mini}

Once I had stuck all my pages together I stamped the 'memory' clear stamp in 'coffee' archival ink randomly on the lower pockets, and over the front and back cover.

I distressed some tags with distress ink and stamped words from the 'secret admirer- definitions' clear stamps also in 'coffee' archival ink.

I used a tando creative small chipboard compass inked with 'vintage photo' distress ink to hold in place some twine for the closure.
You could make these into very cool little note carriers or photo holders, the possibilities are endless.
So this concludes my week of kaisercraft fun, I hope you have enjoyed my projects this week.
Astrid will be along on monday with more wonderful projects, along with Hels the following week so plenty more ideas for these scrummy papers.
Take Care and Stay Inky

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

DT Project #2 by Minxy, Featuring:

Kaisercraft Base Coat Collection

Here I am as promised with my second offering using the Base Coat papers.

I opted for a scrapbook layout as I am on a shabby chic kick ATM and felt the papers really lent themselves well to it.
I started by using 'raindrops' prima stencil and gloss gel on the 'weathered' sheet.
When dry I spritzed some 'patina' cosmic shimmer vintage mist all over the page.
I stamped in white stazon using the 'memory' kaisercraft clear stamp randomly over the page.

Next I cut several strips from the 'Distressed' paper and mounted them onto some card to give them a bit more dimension, like little planks of wood. I also used the 'distressed' paper to back small slits I had torn and rolled on the outer edges of the page.

I arranged the mini planks into a frame and stuck in place with stix2 ultra clear tape.
I used some cheap photo corners to hold the pic in place, covering them with some fancy moulded corners I made from clay.

I then set about embellishing the page with other bits from my stash like the 7 Dot studio 'dreamer elements' and prima flowers, oh and some gauze kindly given to me by my teamie Gillian xo
Well that's another piece done.. only 1 more project to see on friday,
Hope you'll be back, Don't forget after leaving a comment for me to leave another HERE for your chance to win the random comment prize.
Till Friday... Stay Inky