Kaisercraft DT Post – Great Grandad & his Motorbike

Hello,

Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday for my Kaisercraft DT project, using the fabulous Workshop Kaisercraft collection. Today I am sharing with you how I created some Mixed Media cogs using the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack Workshop, ink pads and paint.

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Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough|P2797 Gallant|P2799 Strapping|P2800 Handsome|P2801 Chivalrous|CT967 Workshop Collectables|FL654 Flourish Pack

Other: SB792 Chocolate Pearls|KC048 Mud Puddle Acrylic Paint|IP756 Ink Pad Gold Pigment|IP755 Ink Pad Silver Pigment|IP719 Black Mini Ink Pad|IP723 Vintage Mini Ink Pad|DD3342 Texture Cogs Decorative Die|CD606 Navy Card Stock|KM129 Navy KAISERmist|KM132 Gold Shimmer KAISERmist

Other: Texture Paste|Crystal Lacquer

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I started off by painting all the Wood Flourish Cogs in Mud Puddle paint, it doesn’t have to be precise, it is like an undercoat. Next I lightly dabbed on random bits of texture paste, then left to dry for a few mins. The next bit is fun, adding layers of ink using the Silver, Black & Vintage ink pads, lastly adding the Gold ink pad on top.

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I also die cut some cogs from the Navy Kaiser card and used the same process without the texture paste.

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Now to create the rest of the layout, I started off by building up my base using navy card and a selection of the Workshop papers.

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I LOVE stitching on my layouts, so added some extra interest by hand stitching along the length of some of the papers. Then started to build up my layout by adding layers around my photo.

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I’ve added the cogs around my photo, adding foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

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I have had a typewriter sat on my desk for a very long time and have never really used it, I decided to type some of the lovely sayings from the collection onto a strip of paper and added that to my layout.

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To finish off my layout I have added a few tiny metal embellishments and pearls to the centre of my cogs.

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I hope this has inspired you to have ago at Mixed Media cogs, this was my first time, it was fun so I will be doing it again very soon.

xXx Happy crafting – Chrissy xXx

You can download the pdf instructions here

Kaisercraft DT Post – Sparkle

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here with my first official DT post for Kaisercraft.

For this post I am using the gorgeous “Let It Snow” Kaisercraft collection. The colours in this range are just beautiful and who doesn’t love a bit of foiling. My photo is of my daughter Merley, she loved dressing up at Christmas time in her fairy outfits.IMG_3450-pt-with-banner

Products used: P2803 Delightful|P2805 Snowfall|P2806 Pine Forest|P2809 O’Christmas Tree|P2810 Wonderland|CT968 Collectables|CR214 Curios|KM127 Turquoise Kaisermist|SB775 Aqua Marine Rhinestones. Other products used: DMC Thread|Tiny Star die-cuts

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I started by layering up all the papers I wanted to use for my base, cut them to size then added some stitching around the edges using colour coordinating thread. I cut out a circle from the centre and tucked my photo in there just to make sure it looked ok. On reflection I decided to use a larger photo that filled the entire circle.

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Now the fun bit……fussy cutting all the embellishments, I fussy cut all the beautiful foiled flourishes from the Wonderland paper, I love that when they are fussy cut they curl up and give that extra dimension on your project.

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Once all the embellishments have been fussy cut, I like to arrange them around my layout without sticking them down.

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I also used some of the collectables, these are just brilliant to tuck in and around your layout or project, some are just shapes others having lovely sayings on them. I have also added one of the pretty Curios to my project.

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To finish off my layout I have added some rhinestones and tiny star die-cuts.

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This is such a beautiful collection, I have enjoyed working with it and hope you do to, I look forward to seeing your creations.

You can find downloadable instructions over on the Kaisercraft blog post.

Happy Crafting,

xXx Chrissy T xXx

Kaisercraft DT Guest post – Enchanted, Dance Like no one’s watching

Hi Everyone,

I was so excited when asked by Melissa Kennedy to be a guest designer for July for Kaissercraft. I was also thrilled to be given the beautifully magical “Enchanted” Kaisercraft collection to create my project with, it features mystical fairytale imagery of trees, mushrooms & hidden doors.

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PAPERS: Enchanted collection: P2784 Whimsy|P2786 Mystical|P2787 Fairytale|P2788 Idyllic|P2790 Starry-eyed|P2791 Utopia|CT966 Collectables|PP1072 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad

KC PRODUCTS: CD325 Ruby Kaisercard|SB711 Red Rhinestones|T303 Foam Tape

As soon as I saw this collection and the beautiful Whimsy paper I knew how I wanted my layout to turn out and I had the perfect photo in mind. I started by cutting out the trees from three of the Whimsy papers and layering them up, I wanted to give the illusion of looking through the trees. I matted these onto the reverse of the Idyllic paper and then onto the Ruby Kaisercard with just a little bit of the cardstock showing top and bottom of the layout. I printed out my photo so it fitted perfectly in the centre.IMG_2441 (2)

I love stitching on my layouts, so added some hand stitching at the top and bottom with colour coordinating thread. I fussy cut all the beautiful elements from the Starry-eyed & Utopia papers and the door from the Mystical paper.

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The beautiful bright red flowers were fussy cut from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. I then started to add all the elements around my layout, tucking them in between the tree layers to form little clusters. I also love the info strips you get at the bottom of all the Kaisercraft papers – they often have beautiful sayings on them and they also make great titles. I added one to the bottom of my layout.

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I added foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

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To finish off I added some rhinestones to the centres of some of the fussy cut flora.

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The Enchanted Collection is so beautiful – its suitable for projects featuring children playing, strolls through the woods, or just your favourite outdoorsy photos and much more.

I hope you have enjoyed my first project as a Guest Designer for Kaisercraft and hope you are inspired to use your beautiful Enchanted collection.

Happy crafting!!

Chrissy xXx