Oh So Lovely

Hello everyone, It’s Pam here!

I was so excited to be sent the “Oh So Lovely’ collection from Kaisercraft to play with this month. It is so so pretty and I loved having the opportunity to do some fussy cutting and using some soft colours. Also in my package this month was a bottle of the new Kaisermists so I’ve had fun playing with that too.

So here’s my first layout this month:2015-05-01 13.36.53The first thing I did to make the layout was to add some colour to the ‘Lady’ gloss embossed paper. If you click through to the link you will see the embossed paper looks as though it has black gloss embossing, but this is just so the embossing is visible on screen. In reality the embossing is white. It is very pretty and subtle as it is, but I wanted to make it pop a bit. So I took a large soft watercolour brush and put a few
drops of water into a cup, added a couple of squirts of Kaisermist spray ink and painted the ink wash all over the paper:

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While that was drying I took a craft knife and cut the middle out of the Mademoiselle frame paper:

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I wanted to give the frame some dimension-to lift it off the background bit. To do this I cut strips of cardboard to size to reinforce the frame. I used two pieces on each side of the frame, one on top of the other to add extra height. Apologies for this poorly focused photo, but I hope it helps you understand what I just described:

2015-05-01 12.46.00Then I began assembling my layout. I placed the frame on top of my background as I did the assembling to ensure that everything was in the right place, but I didn’t adhere the frame until the end.

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When I had adhered all the inner elements I finally placed the frame over the top and adhered it.

Here are some close ups:

Don’t you love those wee epoxy sticker hearts?

2015-05-01 13.37.08You can see how the addition of the cardboard underneath adds dimension to the layout:2015-05-01 13.38.14So there it is, my dimensional framed layout of my daughter using Kaisermist as a watercolour wash to colour the background.

2015-05-01 13.36.53I hope you love ‘Oh So Lovely’ collection as much as I do!