About Elaine King

Style: A bit of everything
Loves: BTP, Stencils, Mixed media
Blog: Chid Kids Crafty Corner

Mint Wishes Scrapbook Layout

Good morning all.

Thanks for joining me again on my journey into using the, most wonderful, Mint Wishes collection...another of my all time favourites (I know I say that nearly every month..lol)

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Today I am bringing you a scrapbook layout that I started by using a piece of Coconut Kaisercard that I have stencilled using the Baubles Mini Designer Stencil and a Silver Ink Pad and an ink dauber.

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I first gutted the card before stencilling it to create a frame for the layered papers so I could mount the photo on the remaining off cut together with a piece of Kraft Kaisercard.

Once I had stencilled all around the border, I took the Cabin Paper and cut it down to 10.5″ on each side. I then cut it diagonally and stencilled ‘snow’ using the Spotty 6″ X 6″ Designer Stencil to the top and bottom of the diagonal cut.

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I then took the Flanelette Paper and cut it down on the top and the right hand side, ensuring I left the printed floral element intact. I also cut this piece diagonally. I then ‘chomped’ two sections of starry border punch from both pieces of paper and stuck them to the Bauble Background I had created and added a strip of silver washi tape from my stash.

I then took the Shiver Paper and cut two sections, using both sides, to layer behind my photo and distressed the edges and inked them with the Black Ink Pad. I then used Foam mounting tape to raise the photo so I could tuck fussy cut flowers from the Frosted Paper behind it. I also used a flower die cut from the collectables pack along with a couple of other collectables and several Little Birdie Flowers in amongst the fussy cut ones and some Holly die cuts from my stash together with a Rhinestone Flourish. I used the title ‘Love’ from the collectables pack too.

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To give it a final flourish I then took Silver Glass Glitter and wet glue to add some extra sparkle around the centre of the flowers on the layout (with some Sea Breeze Rhinestone Sparklets) and on the punched sections of the border.

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I hope this gives you some extra ideas to use up this wonderful  collection..although it’s nice to ‘stroke’ it’s even better to use it up!

Enjoy!

Elaine x

Mint Wishes LO & Die Cut Gingerbread Cookie paper

Good morning all

Thanks for joining us again today to see what we’ve all been creating using the fabulous collections released last month. To give you some ongoing inspiration on how to use your fab new collections, the design team have been working hard on creating some extra special projects to inspire you. I do hope you will glean some ideas from them!

So..that said, here is my first offering using the wonderful Gingerbread Cookie die cut paper from the Mint Wishes Kaisercraft collection.

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To make my layout I first took the Fresh PIne paper and gutted it to make a frame for the paper. I then mounted the die cut paper to it. Next I took the Baubles mini designer stencil and used Transparent Matte texture paste with it to create a patterned background behind where I knew I was going to mount the photo cluster. Once it was dried I used a Kaisergel pen to trace the outline to make it pop.

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I then took pieces of the Shiver paper and some collectables to create long pennants behind the photo that I had mounted on Kraft Cardstock and a piece of the Forest Paper too. I mounted this on foam mounting tape and then added two die cut baubles from the collectables pack on foam mounting tape too. On the first one I added a pearl string from my stash and in the second one I coloured in my dotted line to create a string using the Kaisergel Pens.

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Next I took a Kaisercraft star, similar to this one, from my stash and heat embossed it after first inking it with the Island ink pad.

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Finally I tucked a few collectables around the photo cluster and on the layout and I used Joy as the title too. The photo is of my grand-daughter opening her advent calender for the first time..and I think her face has ‘Joy’ written all over it don’t you? I also used the saying from the Sticker Sheet.

Thanks for stopping by..don’t forget to let us know you’ve visited. Have fun!

Elaine

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Letters to Santa banner

Hi all..

Elaine here again today bringing you my last piece using the fabulous, traditional Letters to Santa Kaisercraft collection.

imageTo create this banner I first cut some flags from the Carolers paper from the collection using a stitched die from my stash..although hand cutting would, of course, be perfectly acceptable. Also if you think this shape isn’t to your liking..a simpler triangle could be used to add the cluster on top instead. I then punched small holes in the corner of each flag for ribbon to be threaded through later.

imageNext I made some rosettes using the scoring method. First I cut three strips of 1.5″ by 12″ Christmas Traditions paper and you should end up with this after these first two steps.

imageI then scored the strips at 1/4″ intervals (shown at half inch but I did it at 1/4″ after all)  and folded them in a valley and mountain fold securing them at the end with double sided tape and then pushing them down in the centre. I punched two 1.5″ Circles for the top and bottom to secure in place with wet glue. I then weighted these down overnight to allow to set properly. (There are many tutorials on You Tube to help you if you get stuck)

imageOnce the rosettes had set, I added them to the centre of the three middle flags and embellished them with the Kaisercraft Chipboard Alphas letters spelling out JOY.. although,  of course, if you want to make a longer banner you could have MERRY CHRISTMAS, PEACE etc. too. I inked the letters with a Kaisercraft Cherry Red ink pad and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder from my stash to give them a little twinkle. I then added a wooden flourish to each rosette that I first inked with either the Cherry Red or Vine Ink pads and highlighted each of them with  Lippy Red Rhinestones and a Fire Red Mini Bloom. I also added an organza ribbon tail using ribbon from my stash.

imageTo create the left end flag I took some Cherry Weave Kaisercard and cut two poinsettias using the Decorative Die and added a couple of collectables from the collectables pack too. I used a Daffodil Sparklet  as the centre for the flowers and added a smudge of Kaisercraft glue stick before sprinkling on some Stickles gold glitter.

imageTo create the right hand flag I took a large collectable and fussy cut some holly leaves from the Holly and Berries paper tucking them in behind the rose and the poinsettia collectables adding a smaller Daffodil Sparklet. I also embellished these with gold glitter and added a couple more red rhinestones for a final bit of sparkle. I also, at this stage, touched the roses on the central flags with glue and added a light dusting of glitter.

imageTo finish I used the same organza ribbon as the tails to thread the five flags on to. All in all I think these are very festive and I can’t wait to start decorating my new home with these..this collection certainly makes it easier.. Show us what you’ve made with it too why don’t you?

Have fun creating!

Elaine

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Letters from Santa Scrapbook Layout

Good morning everyone.

Elaine here again bringing you a layout using the beautiful, traditional Letters From Santa newly released collection.

imageTo create this page I used the Poinsettia Garland sheet as my base and cut it down to a piece 11″ x 11″. I kept the 1″ strip for use later. I then mounted it on to a piece of gutted Be Merry paper. I then punched two sections along the edge of the first paper.

imageI then took a 6″ square of the Holly and Berries paper and mounted it centrally with the 1″ strip of the Poinsettia Garland paper that we saved earlier across the middle. I inked all the sections with the Vintage ink pad.

I then took a piece of Moss Weave Kaisercard and mounted all the photos. These were placed centrally and a further two at angles as shown. I then took the Holly embossing folder and used a section of the Moss Weave card and embossed it, cutting it into triangles to make the bunting that I then added to the top of the page. I followed the line of the printed garland with Cherry Red Cord and added the embossed triangles. I also inked the edges with the same Vintage ink pad. As a final flourish to the bunting I used a pen from the Kaisercolour Gel Pens to highlight some of the raised elements and added some Lippy Red Rhinestones in between each flag.

imageFor the cluster in the top right hand corner I used collectables from the Letters from Santa Collectables Pack and the Poinsettia Decorative Die for the large flower and leaves. I also used the gel pens to again highlight some of the raised features.

imageI used Deep Yellow Rhinestones for the centre of the Poinsettias at the top and bottom corners and I added a flourish of the Red Hemp Cord in the top cluster.

imageI finished with some more red rhinestones as berries on some the holly and a journalling tag from the collectables pack.

imageI loved looking back on my photos from last year to create this layout and this fabulous collection really did them justice. I look forward to seeing your layouts too.

imageEnjoy!

Elaine

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Scrapbook layout using Letters to Santa collection

Hello all

Elaine here again today bringing you a layout using the wonderful, traditional Letters to Santa collection.

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To create this layout I first took a sheet of Santas Workshop Paper from the collection to use as the background. I then took the Poinsettia Frame die cut paper and used a craft knife to carefully cut around the edges of the printed cluster on the paper creating a slot to tuck my photo into. I then centrally mounted the die cut paper over the top of the Santas Workshop background paper and, after mounting my photo on Cherry Weave Kaisercard, I tucked the photo into the slot I had made and secured centrally on the die cut paper using double sided tape.

I then took the Christmas Strip stencil and used the Ranger texture paste along the bottom creating the row of wrapped parcels. I then inked and added two wood flourishes.

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Next I took a Kaisercraft Rhinestone Flourish and placed it to the left of the photo behind a cluster that I made using collectables from the collectables pack and several poinsettias I  made using the Poinsettia decorative die. To create an even more luxurious cluster I added Mini Fire Red Blooms and wood flourishes inked with a Vine Ink pad.image

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For the top cluster I used less layers of the decorative die to create a smaller flower and I added another inked wood flourish and two pine cones from the collectables pack.

To finish it all off I took the Kaisercraft glue stick and smudged over some of the elements and added fine white glitter from my stash to give some extra sparkle finishing it off with the sentiment from the collectable pack.

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I thouroughly enjoyed this collection and I hope you will too.

Elaine

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Factory 42 Scrapbook layout

Hello again,

IMG_0955 (1)Elaine here bringing you a layout I enjoyed creating using the new Factory 42 collection. This is a wonderful collection for heritage layouts and I have chosen to make one featuring my Dad as there are several expressions relating to Fathers out there.

Firstly I  took a sheet of the Metal Gears paper and used the reverse for the background. I then took the Automated Sheet and I cut two full 12″ strips of the front side (the cogs and pipes) and put to one side to use later. I then cut a large piece from the remainder of the sheet and cut it to 5″ x 10″ long. I then took the Assembly Line paper and cut a piece 10″ x 4″.

IMG_1070I then inked the edges using a Kaisercraft  Vintage Ink Pad and centrally mounted them on the Metal Gears paper and cut the expression from the Workshop 42 paper that I wanted to use and put to one side. With the remainder of the sheet of Workshop 42, I cut a large panel and mounted it over the two pieces of joined paper after first punching the top and bottom of the paper.

I then took the two strips of paper I had cut earlier and inked them using the same Vintage Ink Pad and mounted them over the join of the Automated sheet and the Assembly Line sheet. I used the full 12″ strips over  Metal Gear Paper.

Using Mounting Foam Tape I added three photos, one at the top, one to the top left of the double strip and one in a central position slightly overlapping the second photo. I then took several gears, pulleys and cogs from the Factory 42 collectables pack  and tucked them beneath the photos. I then die cut some more cogs using the Decorative Die Mini Cogs and gave some of the the rust patina effect I described HERE in my first September Blog Post and finished it off with a tiny tag which I managed some journalling on and a few bronze sequins from my stash.

IMG_1073 IMG_1071I hope this gives you some inspiration to try some of my techniques this month and look forward to seeing you back here again soon.

Enjoy!

Elaine

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Factory 42 Multi Layered Scrapbook Layout

Good Morning everyone,

Today I am pleased to be bringing you a multi layered layout using the incredible Factory 42 collection 

IMG_0883To start this layout I used the large Cogs and Pulleys Die Cut sheet and cut two sections from the edges and arranged them as seen. (You will end up with a piece from the middle that you could use on another project as you will not be using the entire sheet in this one.)

When firmly stuck I assembled several of the cogs and gears from the collectable pack and mounted them on two torn pieces of corrugated card and I then inked the ridges with the Vintage Ink Pad (I find this such a useful little Ink Pad..well worth having in your collection!)

I used the rust effect patina technique on a few of the cogs (please see my tutorial on my first September blog post HERE) and some of the pipes to tuck behind the photo too. I mounted the photo on a page from the Paper pad and used some stickers from the Sticker Sheet that I used within a Kaisercraft Wooden Veneer Frame.

IMG_0889I then arranged the bottom cluster and used a quote from the  Workshop Paper that I mounted on a piece from the Paper Pad too and mounted it on another piece of the inked corrugated card. IMG_0884

IMG_0885I finished with some more sayings and stickers from the collectable pack and added a few bronze rhinestones, some sequins and a few brass bits from my stash too.

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Thanks for looking..enjoy! 

Elaine

Factory 42 beyond the page room plaque

Good morning all,

Today I am bringing you a beyond the page room plaque made using the Factory 42 collection and some mixed media techniques. imageFirstly though I would like to show you how I made the cogs on my plaque look like they are ‘rusty’. It’s a very simple tutorial but the theme runs through my three design team projects for September so I do hope you will have a go at creating these yourselves.. you’ll be surprised how easy they are to do..and we use the most unusual of ingredients too!

To begin with I took several chipboard dies  and I also cut some dies using this Decorative Cog die then I used a couple of the Factory 42 collectable pack cogs and altered these too (yet left some of the gears and cogs as they came from the pack).

imageTo make the rust effect you take a mix of three ‘rusty’ coloured acrylic paints..in this case I used Terracotta, Black and Raw Umber and I then took a, fairly stiffish, paintbrush and gently ‘dabbed’ the three different coloured paints over the die cuts ensuring a good, thick coverage. (You do not want to blend the three colours to make one colour, rather dab them individually until the dies are liberally covered.)

imageNext I took some mixed spice from my pantry (yes that’s right..mixed spice..that’s not some new colour from a well known designer!) or any ground spice you may have in your pantry. I can honestly say that this is unlikely to be acid free so don’t use the only copy you have of a precious photo..but it will smell nice!

Next sprinkle the spice over the wet paint and tap it with the wet paintbrush to adhere to the wet paint..and leave to dry. That’s it! A five minute technique that gives a wonderful effect that would fool most people until they actually touch it.

imageTo continue with the plaque, I covered the plaque sides and moulded edges with the rust effect.  I then took a sheet of Assembly Line Paper from the collection and adherred it with PVA glue and left to dry. Don’t worry if it bubbles, as it dries it will pull back tight. Alternatively, if you don’t want to wait for drying time you can use the Kaisercraft Glue Stick. When dry I then sanded the edges using the Sanding Block and inked them using the Vintage Ink Pad.

imageI then tore a section of corrugated card to fit the bottom right hand corner and inked the ridges with the same Kaisercraft Vintage Ink pad. I then arranged a selection of the cogs and gears from the collectables pack and used Kaisercraft chipboard letters to spell out the name I required. Of course the title is up to you but these chipboard letters are plentiful in the pack and once they have also been given the rust treatment they can be used for any name you choose!

TIP: do not stick down all the elements until you have ensured there is room for the title you want to use.

imageI also used some of my own die cuts and cut them to fit.

Once the bottom ‘layer’ was dried I added the gears on the top of the collectable dies and rusty cogs.

To finish I added the expression to the top left.

imageI hope you’ll agree that the tutorial is very easy to follow and the techniques of covering the plaque and using all the Factory 42 die cuts from the collectables is a fabulous effect..that would fool most people from a distance.

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Enjoy!

Elaine

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‘M for Merly’ Beyond the Page Initial

Good morning all,

Elaine here again bringing you an altered initial for a beyond the page project.

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Firstly I took the letter (which I purchased from a well known High Street chain of craft shops) and covered it in White Gesso  (don’t worry if it bubble like mine did. It will pull back tight once it’s dry)

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Next I took a sheet of Jade paper and the Echo Paper from the Lilac Whisper collection and adhered them using PVA glue to the initial.

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Once dried I used a sanding block to smooth off the edges and then I used texture paste with the Damask Quarters stencil on the front side of the letter.

I then added some torn corrugated card and two stamped and fussy cut doilies from the Doily Texture stamp and some cheesecloth and sprayed it with Wisteria Kaisermist. (At this point I was a little worried it was too dark..but don’t worry..it comes good in the next stage!)

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I then used fussy cut flowers from the Hydrangea sheet and layered them using Foam Mounting tape. I also added inked wooden flourishes from the Garden PackSea Breeze Sparklets, butterflies from the collectables pack, Sea Breeze Blooms and Little Birdie Water Colour flowers.

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To finish I added sprinkles of watered down white acrylic paint to the whole thing..see what a difference it makes?

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I am loving this pretty new collection and I hope you will too! See you in the shop!

Here’s how it ended up once I’d added a title (which I took from one of the Lilac Whipers sheets).

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Elaine

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Lilac Whispers and the silver foiled speciality paper

Good Morning

Elaine here again using the delicious silver foiled speciality paper from the Lilac whisper Kaisercraft collection – this makes the perfect base for a mixed media themed layout.

imageTo make this layout I used many different media, now available in the store.

Firstly I took my Mini Mix Designer Stencils and chose the dotty stencil to add Black inked dots using the Kaisercraft Mini Ink pad in Black. I also mixed the Orchid ink pad and texture paste together to make a coloured paste and used this with the same stencil. In addition I added some Gold Perfect Pearls in random places on the background.

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Once these were dried I fussy cut many of the flowers from the Hydrangea Paper and arranged them on the background until I was happy with the arrangement and the stuck them down using Foam Mounting Tape for dimension whilst also tucking lots of gold thread behind the blooms.

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I then mounted my photo on Elephants Ears Kaisercard and cut several small roses on my cutting machine (any die cut flowers would work between the floral arrangement). I then mounted the photo in amongst the blooms and added a few of the Amethyst and Misty blooms, together with some wood veneers from several collections. I also mixed several pieces from the collectables pack in amongst the layers too.

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