Time to add some photos! I took the brown and white foil sheet from the PAPER PAD – JOURNEY COLLECTION and cut it down to 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm. I attached this to the centre of my layout. I took the left overs from this sheet and framed my two 5.2 cm x 5.2 cm photos. I had already framed these photo with KAISERCARD CINNAMON WEAVE CARDSTOCK which was cut at 5.6 cm x 5.6 cm. I attached these two small photos to the opposite corners.
Today I am sharing my “Explore the Unseen” layout with you. I love the Journey Collection for its diverse colours. Here I use the pinks and reds with touches of gold in this collection, they go perfectly with the photos I have used. I fell in love with the quote “Explore the Unseen” because it goes perfectly with my new lens ball and my journey in learning how to use it to show the world differently in my photography!
Next, I cut the gold pattern from Nomad paper before cutting the remaining part down to 24.5 cm by 29 cm. To add some gold highlights, I sprayed KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – GOLD SHIMMER 50ML through a stencil on to Nomad paper.
To get the main base of the layout, I also cut a 5.5 cm x 29 cm strip from Voyager Paper and the bottom strip from Vagabond paper. Then I attached all the pieces across the cardstock as shown in the picture (below).
For the photos (7 cm x 7 cm) I prepared frames from KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK measuring 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm. I used the DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY and a script stamp again to give some colour to my photo frames. I attached the photos to the centre of the frames and attached these to the centre of the layout.
Lastly, I embellished the layout with pink flowers that I cut from Voyager paper, the vases from Meanderer, The Journey Collectables and RHINESTONES – WINE.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and enjoy using this wonderful collection too!
I am very excited to have to opportunity to share my work with you this month! Here is one of my layouts, “Make Time for Happiness”, using the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. I fell in love with the Blue and Yellow papers, especially the Globe Trotter paper. It just match so perfectly with the blues and yellows in my photo.
Next I made a frame for the layout using the Adventurer paper. First I cut it down to 29.5 cm by 29.5 cm and then I used the pattern of the paper to cut the inside of the frame with fine scissors and a craft knife. This frame can be attached using Mounting Foam Tape. I then used the bottom strips from Roamer and Adventurer paper to add some blue to the frame.
Next I made some framing layers for my photo using some papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 inch paper pad and left overs from Adventurer and Globe Trotter papers. I have also fussy cut the gold foil lantern paper from the paper pad and used them on the top left and bottom right of my layout. Lastly, I used the “ALWAYS find time for things that make you feel HAPPY” quote from the Meanderer paper and Rhinestones – Deep Yellow to embellish my layout.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and enjoy using this collection as much as I have!
Stay tuned to see some of my other creations with this wonderful collection.
I am very excited to have to opportunity to share my work with you this month! Here is one of my layouts, “European Journey”, using the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. I fell in love with the books from the Globe Trotter paper and the collectables. I thought I would make an “explorer desk” kind of layout with many photos to be documented. I have cut 2x KAISERCARD SHADOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Next I cut Tourist paper to 28 cm x 28 cm and then it cut diagonally. To the middle of the double layout, I attached the Tourist triangles to form a diagonal strip. I then used 2.5 cm x 30 cm strips of Traveler paper to top and bottom frame to the layout. I left approximately 5 mm from the outsides of the layout when sticking these down.
Using a Navy Ink and a Tim Holtz Stencil, I inked diagonally along the edges of the Traveler paper. I roughly stamped over the blue inking using the KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE and a script stamp. Next I cut out the books from Roamer paper and layered them on the top left and bottom right of the double layout.
I have cut 6 pieces of KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK at 5.4 cm x 8.4 cm and cut out the centers to create polaroid-like frames. Then I Attached photos to the back of the frames. I stuck the framed photos on top of the books, as though they have fallen there. Next I embellished with the collectables. For the final steps, I cut out 24 crosses from Vagabond paper and foam tape 6 crosses in a line from both bottom corners and 12 on the top, in the middle of the top. Added some RHINESTONES – DARK BLUE, ivory string and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML splatters to finish. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and enjoy using this collection as much as I have! Stay tuned to see some of my other creations with this wonderful collection.
Today we have our second beautiful layout by Karen Hicks.
This photo of Karen’s daughter Katie was also taken in Florence.
Karen used the lovely Honey Chai collection for her second layout as well. For the base of the layout Karen used the Nutmeg paper and distressed the edges. Other papers used were Ginger which is the strip to the left of the layout and the reverse side of the Sage paper.
We have a couple of guest designer layouts on the blog for the month of May and our first guest designer with her lovely layout “Dream” is Karen Hicks. The photo of Karen’s beautiful daughter Katie was taken in Florence at the Boboil Gardens.
Karen used the lovely Honey Chai collection for her layout. The Sage base paper has been distressed round the edges then on top of that Karen used the Tarragon paper which has also been distressed and has lovely sewing round the edges, before matting those two together Karen has added some lovely detail using Kaisercraft Cream Lace pack. The beautiful photo has been matted onto a couple of pages from the Honey Chai paper pad. Karen has also used some die cut elements from the paper pad & Collectable pack to decorate round the edges of the photo along with Kaisercraft pearl flourishes.
Other products used were, thread, template and gesso.
Thank you Karen for sharing your beautiful layout with us.
Our Guest Designer, Mandy, has created a beautiful Hanging Heart for us..
Hi all, here is a tutorial on how I made this hanging heart. I love to make little hangings … they are fun to make. Hope you feel inspired.
Take a chipboard, mountboard or die-cut heart
Cover with Miss Empire Supremacy 12 x 12, Cut around the heart and edge with some chalk ink
Turn the heart over, mark where you want your holes,and punch the holes for the ribbon.
Choose your focal image… I chose this one of the lady on the Miss Empire Provincial 12×12
Cut one of the ‘ribbon’s from the Miss Empire Steampunk 12 x 12. Line up along the top of the heart and adhere. Cut the image of the lady out and adhere to the heart and trim
Then sort through your collectables to find images you want to use to build up a collage on the heart
Adhere the ‘ribbon’ behind the ladies hat. Stamp the bird cage (I’ve used a brown stazon) to add some interest
Edge the images with chalk ink. Collage your collectables together on the heart, layer them up to give the heart more dimension
Finally, add a ribbon to create the hanger and I’ve also added some crackle accents to the clocks, cogs and the roses
You can make your own hanging decoration from anything – the Hanging Arch below comes from a little ‘tag book’ on a book ring. I like to use these arches as little hangers. Firstly, I covered completely in the Dynasty paper from the Miss Empire collection and then gessoed over the top to give me a more muted background so I could begin to colour and collage. I pieced a lot of the Miss Empire Collectables together. I highly recommend these little bags of goodness.
I hope you enjoy making your own hanging decoration using some fabulous Kaisercraft materials.
Our talented Guest Designer, Mandy, has created some scrapbook layouts for us..
Hi all, when I found out I had to make a scrapbook page, I will admit I was worried. I’ve scrapbooked in the past but not for years and of course the ‘style’ of scrapbooking has changed. But I found some photo’s of my daughter, Lily that I thought would look fab with the Miss Empire range and got to work. I actually enjoyed it so much I ended up making 2 !
For the first layout I used a sheet of the Miss Empire Ancestry paper (torn around the edges) as the background and added strips and the frame from the Steampunk paper to highlight the photo. This was then mounted onto Kaisercard Coffee Bean cardstock.
For the second layout I used the Domain paper as a background and highlighted the photo with some of the beautiful Miss Empire Collectables which I inked round the edges.