Chase Rainbows Mixed Media Layout

Hi, It’s Pam here.

This time I’m going to show you a layout that I had a lot of fun making, using Chase Rainbows:

Pride_edited-1So here’s some of the steps to make the layout.

First I used the centre part of the Lace Doily stencil with some modelling paste to add some texture. If you don’t have modelling paste you could use gesso-(or even pollyfilla, but I wouldn’t know whether or not that was acid free). When the modelling paste was dry, I added some squirts of Kaisermist. The background paper is Tone.august1

When the mist was dry it was time to add some stamps. I used the doily semicircle from the coordinating stamp set. Of course you need two semicircles together to give you the circle impression. If you look closely you will see that I have stamped three ways. Firstly I stamped the turquoise doilies using a Kaisercrafts mini ink pad. The pink watery impression was made by squirting the stamp with KaiserMists and stamping with the mist. I really like the watery impression you get with that technique. Finally I stamped with black Stazon ink.august4After that I die cut some circles of paper, and machine stitched them in place.
august3I attached my photo and attached the transparency on top with washi tape.august5I also used a strip of plasterer’s tape to attach the bottom of the transparency.

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Then I layered on some of the die cut collectables.

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So that’s how I made my fun filled mixed media layout.

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I hope you like it!

Pam

Chase Rainbows Cards

Hello everyone, it’s Pam here with two cards I made using the Chase Rainbows collection.

I had fun – and a little bit of a challenge – making these cards. The challenge arose because the collection is all about colour and pattern, and doesn’t have images that could be used as focal points. However, once I got to grips with the fact that I would have to think out of the box a bit, and go for an arty look, I was ok.

For both cards I used the coordinating stamp set. To make the background for the first card I sprayed some Kaisermists in yellow and pink into puddles on a craft sheet, and then picked up the ink with the splat stamp from the set. Using the mists wet like this allows the colours to bleed into each other and that’s how you get the lovely orange colour too. When the ink was dry I used a Kaisercraft mini ink pad to stamp the lace semicircle stamp on top. The butterfly (from the Kaleidescope collection) was stamped onto some of the patterned paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, as were the sentiment stamps from the Chase Rainbows stamp set. In addition I used some washi tape and some sew easy twine to add a bit of interest.

Card1 My next card is  a mixed media ‘she art’ piece. This began with some torn paper pieces from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad collaged onto a piece of card stock. Over this I randomly stamped some text using the Kaleidescope stamp set and my favourite background stamp, Arty. The yellow is the lace semicircle stamped in Kaisercrafts yellow paint. After that it was a matter of drawing the figure of the girl, and decorating her with patterned paper, flowers and rhinestones.

Can you see my trick to avoid having to draw feet?

card3So there you have two arty style cards using the gorgeous Chase Rainbows collection. I hope you like them!

Pam

Chase Rainbows Layout

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here.

This month I am playing with the Chase Rainbows collection from Kaisercraft. This collection is all about background papers. All the papers are relatively plain-by that I mean there are no  images. Instead this collection is all about pattern and colour and is a little bit artsy as well. So that means it’s a very flexible collection which can be used to scrap just about any subject.

So here’s my first layout this month:August LO1For this layout I started with a rectangle of the Hue paper, which I machine stitched on, together with a piece of mesh bag that my lemons came in. This added some texture without obscuring the gorgeous water-colour effect paper.
P1170432-EditWhile I had the sewing machine out I sewed on some scraps of plaster’s tape and some orange hessian ribbon which I had in my stash.
P1170433-EditThen it was just a matter of arranging some of the Collectables around my photo and adhering them on. You must know by now how much I love the packets of collectables. They make putting a layout together so easy-just layer them on under or overlapping your photo. Lift them up with some foam tape to add some dimension.

After I layered the collectables  I decided it needed something more, so I dampened my card stock with water, and painted on some Kaisercraft mists in yellow and pink and allowed the colours to run together. I also added some splatters and some dots of Stickles.P1170435-EditSome close ups of those lovely collectables.august1I do hope you love using collectables as much as I do.

Pam

Chase Rainbows

For my last Project using Chase Rainbows I’ve used two photos, to show that even though the collection is bright it won’t over whelm a coloured  photo.  And a black and white used will pop on a bright background.  The card stock used was the matching cardstock in Brey.  Stamped on this was the collections clear Stamp set.  The stamp I used was the splat stamp inked using Distress ink in Black Soot.  On top of the card a placed a cut down section of Colour.

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Behind the paper I used some of the doily’s from the Collectables, I cut these in half and glued them behind.  My photos were placed on top of the paper and elements from the Collectables were added to the layout, these were given extra dimension by adding Mounting Foam Dots.  A title was added using Alpha stickers in Black.  And a finishing touch with a sprinkle of Rhinestones in Black.

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I hope you enjoyed my post!

Debs x

Portmeirion

Hi there!

For my second project using Chase Rainbows, I used a photo of Portmeirion in Wales.  The collection was perfect to use with the wonderful colour of the house in the village.  I once again gently sprayed bursts of Kaisermist in Charcoal on a sheet of Kaiser cardstock in Lollypop.  I also used a fabulous Doily Template.   Through this I inked using Tim Holtz mini Distress Pads in Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers.

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I then cut a piece of Hue paper and distress around it.  I fussy cut out the doily shapes from the  Ablaze paper and placed them underneath the Hue paper.  My photo was mounted on the reverse side of a sheet of Hue, and raised on Foam Dots.  From the Sticker sheet I took the butterflies and placed them on the layout. Folding them in half and placing Rhinestones in Black down the centres.  My title was cut from a piece of Dye and outlined with black pen, also used in the title were Alpha Stickers in Black.

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I hope you enjoyed my post!

Debs x

A day in Camden

Hi there!

This month I got to use the colourful Collection Chase Rainbows.  This beautiful bright collection is so versatile.

For my first layout I got to play with the new Kaisermists, the colour I was given to use was Charcoal, which has a beautiful silver glimmer to it.  I cut down a sheet of Shade and stuck it on a sheet of Kaiser cardstock in Coconut.  On top of the Shade paper I gently sprayed small bursts of Kaisermist.  I let this dry then added embellishments from the Sticker sheet, to this I added some gorgeous Rhinestones in Black.

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From the 6.5×6.5 paper pad I cut 7 equal squares.  Around the squares in black pen i drew black faux stitching.  I mounted my photos from a day In London’s Camden on to Kaiser Cardstock in Black.  I mounted my photos to give the layout an extra lift using Mounting Foam Dots.  As a final finish I used embellishments from the sticker sheet and a title using Alpha Stickers in Black.

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I hope you enjoyed my post!

Debs x

April 2015 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, Oh So Lovely, features flowers, beautiful lacey patterns and a unique softness. We also have Captured Moments cards (called Pretty Little Things) to coordinate with this collection.

Our next collection, Antique Bazaar, features vintage inspired patterns and a rich colour palette.

Our third collection, Chase Rainbows, features bright, trendy colours and bold, abstract patterns.

We also have new designs of Kaisercraft Decorative Dies (compatible with most embossing and diecut machines), new Templates and brand new KaiserMist Spray Inks (in ten beautiful colours).

We hope you enjoy the new April 2015 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx