Hi everyone, It’s Pam here.
I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed working with Kaisercraft’s ‘Oh So Lovely’ collection this month. Oh so lovely just doesn’t do justice to this collection which provides just the right balance between pretty and rustic. It’s feminine with it’s colour palette and flowers, but also has a masculine distressed and country look.
So here’s a layout I made to showcase these old photos of my daughter when she was just a chubby baby.
This month I also got to play with a new stencil and the new Kaisercrafts mists in pink. I wanted to ensure no stray ink escaped onto my clean white card stock, so I ran a row of repositionable adhesive around the stencil, and adhered some copy paper to protect my card stock.
Make sure you give the mist bottle a good mix to ensure even distribution of glimmer. I find the best way is to hold the bottle at the top and keeping it upright, swirl the bottle round and round. Resist the temptation to shake it up and down, as you will get lots of air bubbles and possibly the spray will be uneven and result in blots. Hold the spray about 20 cms from the page and move the bottle over the stencil while spraying. Take care not to add too much spray at once as you don’t want the ink to puddle and seep under the stencil. Either allow the ink to dry between applications, or use paper towel to mop up any excess before adding another layer of spray. It’s a real shame that you can’t see how glimmery these mists are. They have a real metallic lustre along with gorgeous colours. Having allowed the mist to dry I began to add some different elements: Some fussy cutting of the ‘Woman’ paper, and some rectangles of map paper from the ‘Lass’ paper. I then began to embellish the layout using some of the die cut collectables.