Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 EntryWell, my blog has been pretty Kaisercraft heavy recently - a testimony to how much I love their products. I first discovered them through my Kiwi friend Mel and fell in love with the Hey Birdy range. Over the past few years, whenever it's Designer's Choice over at ATDML I always choose some Kaisercraft goodies to design with and love how their products have evolved over the years.
So I have decided to try out for the 2015 Kaisercraft Design Team. The requirement for the DT application was to produce a layout, a card or mixed media piece and a Beyond the Page piece.
For my page I used papers and the sticker sheet from the Furry Friends range and scrapped a photo of Kiera when she was very, very small.
We have always called her Kitty Boo - why I don't know, but that's how it is. This paper range is very versatile as many of the papers have non pet related patterns on the back making them suitable to scrap anything. I added some wax paper flowers to my page, similar to the ones I created for a class I taught at a retreat a couple of years ago. The leaves were cut using my Silhouette - my absolute favourite crafting tool. Video tutorial on how to make the flowers is here.
The page has lots of foam pads to bulk up the layering - I can't seem to scrap without using layers and layers of foam pads, even going three deep at times.
I have fallen in love with the All That Glitters range with it's gold foil accents, cute Easter eggs and gorgeous butterflies. Anyone who knows me will testify that I do like to put a butterfly or two onto my projects and these ones are just divine. I used this range for the other two required pieces.
For my card I chose a kraft card blank as the base as I felt this would beautifully compliment the gold damask pattern on the' Twinkle' paper. I added one of the All That Glitters - Collectables sentiments to the center.
The leaf flourishes and flowers were cut using my Silhouette and also hand cut a few black butterflies from the Golden Easter paper as they pulled in the black writing on the sentiment card. Finally I added gold coloured gems to reinforce the 'Leave a Little Sparkle' phrase.
For my Beyond the Page piece I chose the Mini 5 Frame Shadow Frame to decorate.
As soon as I saw the Golden Easter paper I knew the exact photo I wanted to use and the whole project came together very quickly.
To achieve the crackle effect, I first painted the frame with gold paint.
When the glue was tacky but not dry I painted white paint on top of this.
As the white paint dries at a different rate to the PVA it gives a crackle effect with gold lines showing through the white.
I then cut some butterflies from the Golden Butterflies paper and used these with some pieces from the pack of Collectables.
I cut the word Easter on my Silhouette and my choice was influenced by the 'bunny ears' on this one, which was in keeping with the bunny ears my daughter and I are wearing in the photo.
Finally, with a fair amount of the All That Glitters range left, I made an additional page. I really like how the black card makes the colours pop on this page.
Of course there is a little layering and a couple of butterflies cut from the Golden Butterflies paper.
So there we have my three +1 projects but if you would like to see some more of my Kaisercraft creations please pop over to my Pinterest board and have a look.
I am keeping my hopes high and my fingers crossed.
Good luck everyone x