Double Trouble in Paradise with Sunkissed by Kaisercraft

Hello Merly Impressions fans,

Today I would like to share with you a fun, multi-photo, double layout that I created using the SUNKISSED Collection by Kaisercraft. I went for a fairly simple layout with few layers this time, however I add a little bit of fun mixed media. This is the perfect layout practice mixed media with because most of the back ground is covered in photos and any mistakes with it! Or if you love the background, you can simply use less photos. I have tried to capture a weekend trip to Palma, Mallorca, with this layout.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture1

To create this double layout I have used the instructions below:

  1. Take two sheets of KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK and cut into three pieces 27.5, 24 and 4 cm wide and all 24 cm high.
  2. Take the smallest piece and add a leaf pattern by inking though TROPICAL LEAVES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL, using an ink blending tool with KAISERINK PAD – FOREST and KAISERINK PAD – BLUE HAZEMIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture2
  3. Apply Distress Oxide- Lucky Clover, Distress Oxide- Mermaid Lagoon and Distress Ink- Peacock Feathers to an INKSSENTIALS CRAFT SHEET, spray with some water. Dip paper into the ink, repeat until you are happy with how it looks.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture3
  4. Take the two larger SNOW pieces and tape together behind. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on this larger section. MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture4
  5. Splatter with KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML.
  6. Take two sheets of MOJITO – SUNKISSED COLLECTION and trim off the bottom strips. From the centre of one, cut out a piece to use as a 11 x 14.1 cm photo frame for later. Tape MOJITO’s together create a double layout size. Using a rounded corner punch, punch the outside corners of the inked SNOW page and the double MOJITO. Adhere SNOW to MOJITO.
  7. Take the pre-prepared 4 cm SNOW strip and adhere to the left side of the layout. To the centre of this strip adhere the bottom strips from DAQUIRI – SUNKISSED COLLECTION and TUTTI FRUTTI – SUNKISSED COLLECTIONFOAM TAPE the bottom strip from MOJITO – SUNKISSED COLLECTION onto the top of the other bottom strips.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture5
  8. Cut leaves from LEMON LIME – SUNKISSED COLLECTION and foam tape the section of three leaves together to the left side of the layout and the large single leaf to the bottom right.
  9. Prepare 4 photo mats with dimensions of 10.7 x 10.7 cm from the zig-zag and green spotted sheets from the PAPER PAD – SUNKISSED. Adhere 4 photos with dimensions of 9.8 x 9.8 cm. Adhere the 4 matted photos to the centre of the layout.
  10. Take pre-prepared photo frame from Step 6, adhere to photo (10 x13 cm) and adhere to the right side on the layout on top of the large leaf.
  11. Take the leaves (with same shape as in Step 9) from the COLLECTABLES – SUNKISSED COLLECTION and cut them from the PAPER PAD – SUNKISSED COLLECTION and TUTTI FRUTTI – SUNKISSED COLLECTION. Tuck and glue them under various photo corners.
  12. Further embellish with COLLECTABLES – SUNKISSED COLLECTIONCURIOS – PARADISE FOUND COLLECTION and fussy cut birds from PAPER PAD – SUNKISSED COLLECTION and TUTTI FRUTTI – SUNKISSED COLLECTIONMIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture1 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture6 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture7 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture8 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture9 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture11 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture12 MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft-Double Trouble in Paradise- Picture13

I hope this post inspires you to purchase this bright and fun collection. I also hope you enjoy using it as much as I have!

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

We Just Knew We Were Having Fun with Native Breeze

Hello, Karen here with my first layout using Native Breeze from Kaisercraft.  Now I was a little unsure of this paper range as I thought I would struggle as it is very ‘Australian’ but no – it was a ‘breeze’ (see what I did there) to work with and I was able to make pages that I was really happy with.
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I started by spending a happy afternoon cutting all the flowers from two sheets of Wattle Flower, one sheet of Banksia Bouquet and the corresponding paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.  I then had plenty of flowers for my layout with some to spare.

I cut a piece of  the remaining Wattle Flower to six inches tall and added it to the centre of a piece of Ink Weave Kaisercard. next I added a 4 in piece of Pink Protea (mustard side showing) and finally to the centre of this added a 3 in piece of Flowering.  I finished this central strip with rows of stitching to the top and bottom of both the Wattle Flower and Pink Protea.   My 3in x 4in photo was placed centrally onto this.

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The flowers cut from Wattle Flower were added to the top left and bottom right of my cardstock with the straight edges aligning to the corners of the page.  I then extended my clusters across the page using some of the flowers I had fussy cut from Banksia Bouquet and the corresponding paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and some leaves and flowers form the Collectables Pack.

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Note – the rectangle of paper with hexagons is not from this range but I was using it to decide on my photo size and placement

I added two parrots from the Collectables Pack to the top right and bottom left of my central strips of paper and finished by using the wording from the bottom of the sheet of Pink Protea as my title.

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I think that the vibrant pinks and yellows of this range look gorgeous against a black background.

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Friendship Box with Kaisercraft’s Lily and Moss Collection

Hello Lovely Craft Friends,

I couldn’t help but try something new this month using the LILY AND MOSS Collection. I came across this very interesting shaped gift box in my travels and thought it would make the perfect appreciation or friendship box that could be used to hold little gifts such a chocolates. Kaisercraft’s LILY AND MOSS Collection has the perfect little friendship quotes for decorating this gorgeous little box!

To create this cute box I followed the steps below:

  1. Click on the image below to enlarge it on your screen. Right click on this large image and click “Save Image As”. Print the image in the size that you want. I have used it on cardstock to make my own template, so I have printed it as 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Alternatively, email me at roxiiscraftstudio@gmail.com and I can send you the PowerPoint Session that I have used, or the image in higher resolution.Roxii's Friendship Box 2020
  2. Print or race your template onto FLICKER – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION.
  3. Cut along the solid lines. Fold inwards along all dotted lines.Picture 1- Friendship Box 2020
  4. Decorate the outside using collectables from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONMOUNTING FOAM TAPE for dimension, stickers from the STICKER BOOK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONCOLLECTABLES – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONPAPER BLOOMS – FAIRY FLOSSPAPER BLOOMS – COCONUT and RHINESTONES – SOFT PINKPicture 4- Friendship Box 2020
  5. Decorate the inside with the same items.Picture 5- Friendship Box 2020
  6. Fold it up by pulling the two larger sections (with the half circle tabs at the top) up to 90 degrees from the base. Pull the two quarter circles in to 90 degrees at all angles, forming a box shape. Hold the quarter circles there by folding one of the long sides up and over, tucking the extended end into the slot in the base. Repeat on the other side. Picture 2- Friendship Box 2020 Picture 3- Friendship Box 2020
  7. To close the box, fold down the flap with a large slit and then fold down the last open part, slipping the semi circle tab into the large slot on the other piece. Picture 6- Friendship Box 2020 Picture 7- Friendship Box 2020 Picture 8- Friendship Box 2020
  8. The box is now ready to be loaded with sweets or a gift and given away! Picture 9- Friendship Box 2020

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post.

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

“When in Rome” Layout using the Kaisercraft Lily and Moss Collection

Hello Lovely Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing with you a layered love layout that I have created using Kaisercraft’s LILY AND MOSS Collection. These photos were taken in Rome, in front of the Trevi Fountain, where my boyfriend proposed to me! I originally thought the green colours in the photo’s perfectly suited this collection. However, once I printed the photos they contained too many other colours that did not suit, so I reprinted them in black and white. Therefore, the moral of this story is “Don’t underestimate the power of black and white photos!”. I also found that my engagement ring was not clearly defined in the photo’s so I added small rhinestones to make it “bling”.

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To create this layered layout I have followed the steps below:

  1. Trim KAISERCARD DEW DROP WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 12 x 12 inch and ink the edges using KAISERINK PAD – FOREST and an Ink Blending tool. Stamp in KAISERINK PAD – FOREST the CLEAR TEXTURE STAMP – PAINT SPLATTER, at approximately 1 cm from the top and bottom.Picture 2- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection
  2. Take PRIMARY – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION and rip the top and bottom to reach a size of approximately 26.5 cm high. Adhere to the middle of prepared Dew Drop Cardstock.  Rip the top and bottom of FLORA – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION to approximately 21 cm high. Randomly transfer TEXTURE PASTE through TINY TRIANGLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL along the ripped edges of Flora. Adhere to the middle of the layout. Cut a strip of PINK PLASTER – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION that is two tiles high and 5 tiles wide, ink the edges using KAISERINK PAD – FOREST and foam tape to the centre of the layout.Picture 3- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection
  3. Take two strips of  PINK PLASTER – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION, tuck under the Flora layer and adhere. Take two dark green strips, approximately  1 cm x 12 inch, tuck and foam tape under the large, central strip of Pink Plaster.Picture 4- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection
  4. Tuck and glue some flourishes from FLOURISH PACK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONCHEESECLOTH GAUZE and CURIOS – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION, under the layers you have created.
  5. Mat photos (7.2 x 9.6 cm) with the dark green sheet from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION with dimensions of 8.3 x 10.9 cm. Rip the remaining park of the sheet in half diagonally and tuck under the central Pink plaster layer. Adhere the photos next to each other in the middle of the layout. Picture 5- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection
  6. Embellish the layout with the STICKER BOOK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION, embellishments from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONCOLLECTABLES – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION, wooden flourishes from the FLOURISH PACK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONCHEESECLOTHPAPER BLOOMS – COCONUTMINI PAPER BLOOMS – FAIRY FLOSS and RHINESTONES – ISLAND LAGOONPicture 1- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection Picture 6- When in Rome Lily and Moss CollectionPicture 7- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection Picture 8- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection Picture 9- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection Picture 10- When in Rome Lily and Moss Collection

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post.

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

 

Portugal Adventures with Grand Bazaar

Hi fellow crafters,

I was very excited to receive the GRAND BAZAAR collection to work on for this month. As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had the perfect photos to scrap using it! I think this collection is good for many different types of projects, from love photos, to adventures and childhood memories. It also very suitable for Male layouts and all sorts of greetings cards. This collection has many colours which can be used all together in a project or separated to focus on just 2 or 3 colours. I found that my photos suited the more selective type of colours. For example, I have focused on the blue and yellow tones for this layout. I have then further focused on the doors and tiles to compliment my photo and to express my memory of Portugal as you will find many intricate tiles and beautiful doors during an adventure there.

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To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  1. Take CERAMIC TILES (yellow side), trim to 29.5 x 29.5 cm. Using a CRAFT KNIFE, cut 4 sets of 5 tiles from the middle of the reverse side. Apply TEXTURE PASTE to the yellow side of the page, in the middle of of each side, through the ORNATE DAMASK 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL.
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  2. Use KAISERINK PAD – DENIM to stamp CLEAR STAMP – LATTICE on to the prepared CERAMIC TILES background.
  3. Cut KAISERCARD BLUEBERRY WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 12 x12 inch. Adhere prepared CERAMIC TILES to the middle of the cardstock, leaving the bottom right hand corner free to be folded back. Fold back corner and adhere the tip. Slot one of the 5 tile sets under the folded corner and adhere.
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  4. Take photo with dimensions of 10.2 x14 cm and adhere to a yellow sheet from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION with dimension of 11.3 x 15 cm. Foam tape mounted photo onto a blue patterned sheet, also from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION, with dimensions of 13 x 16.5 cm. Foam tape to the centre of the layout.
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  5. Cut the blue and yellow doors and patterned sections from DOORWAY – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION and the matching sheets from PAPER PAD – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION. Layer these around the the photo, trimming them if required. Cut down the 3 left over sets of 5 tiles from Step 1 and layer them around the photo.Portugal Adventures With Grand Bazaar 4
  6. Embellish the layout with COLLECTABLES – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTIONSTICKER BOOK – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION,  MINI PAPER BLOOMS – ICEBERG and  CHEESECLOTH GAUZE.
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Happy Crafting!
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year! And thank you for your support during 2019!
Xx Roxii xX

Happy Birthday with Oh Happy Day

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I have to say I am loving working with the Oh Happy Day collection and love the bright, cheery colours and the retro patterns on the papers which all have beautiful gold foiling.  I have used it to make a multi photo layout documenting Gracia’s 18th birthday, which was 8 years ago!

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For this layout I have used Snow Weave Kaisercard, Time to Party, Fire Cracker, Garlands and Star Light 12 x 12 papers, collectables, curios, sticker book6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and Mounting Foam Dots.

I started by cutting .5 in from two adjacent sides of the Time to Party paper, which I then stuck to the Snow Weave Kaisercard.  On top of this I added a piece of Fire Cracker which I had cut to 9ins square, finally to this I added a 8.5in square piece of Star Light.

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I mounted my photographs onto some scraps of white card.  I used four 2in x 3in photos and one 3in x 4in.   These were added to the bottom of my paper with the bottom of the photo mounts lined up with the bottom of the Star Light paper.  Next I fussy cut the ‘Happy Birthday’ penant from the Garlands paper and added to the bottom of my page with a Curio at the point where the two words meet. A border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad was added above the three right hand photos.

I stuck the ‘Wishing You The Best Day Ever’ sticker to a scrap of card, along with the pennants (both were from the sticker book)  and cut them out with a thin white border.   These were added to the top of my page with a star, also from the sticker book to either side of the pennants.

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I typed my journaling onto a word document and adhered a page from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad onto a piece of A4 card and fed this through my printer to get the text printed onto the blue paper.

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Once I had cut my journaling into strips and added to my page.  I subsequently realised I had ‘and Josh’ twice and have snipped off the second one.  I added a cluster of phrases to the top right of my photos using collectables, a pop out from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a ticket also cut from the paper pad, finishing off with a curio and star.

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I completed my page by adding collectables and stickers to my photographs.

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We would love to see what you have made with this collection and you can post your makes on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Karen

Life is Beautiful with Grand Bazaar

Hi fellow crafters,

I was very excited to receive the GRAND BAZAAR collection to work on for this month. As soon as I saw it, I just knew I had the perfect photos to scrap using it! I think this collection is good for many different types of projects, from love photos, to adventures and childhood memories. It also very suitable for Male layouts and all sorts of greetings cards. This collection has many colours which can be used all together in a project or separated to focus on just 2 or 3 colours. I found that my photos suited the more selective type of colours. For this layout I have selected the red and black to emphasise passion. It also compliments the colours of photo which are mainly white and black with red highlights.Life is Beautiful with Grand Bazaar 1

To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  1. Take KAISERCARD RUBY WEAVE CARDSTOCK, trim to 12 inch x 12 inch and distress the edges using a PAPER DISTRESSER.
  2. Cut KAISERCARD INK WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 28 x 28 cm, distress the edges and adhere to the centre of the of the Ruby Cardstock.
  3. Take two pieces of FOLKLORE and trim both to 27 x 27 cm. You will use the red side of one and the black side of the other.
  4. Measure along the top FOLKLORE (red) at 10, 17 and 24 cm and mark with a pencil. Now measure and mark the same distances along the bottom. Draw a faint line connecting the marks vertically.
  5. Along the sides repeat the step above at 15 and 22 cm. Connect the pencil marks vertically.
  6. Erase the lines after the first vertical line (going top to bottom) meets the first horizontal line (from left to right). Using scissors to cut along the lines. You should be left with 1 x rectangle and 2x reverse L shaped pieces. Check the full layout photo to get a better understanding of the shape. Distress the edges of each piece.
  7. Next measure, and mark with a pencil, along the top FOLKLORE (black), 13.5  and 20.5 cm. Now measure and mark the same distances along the bottom. Draw a faint line connecting the marks vertically.
  8. Along the sides repeat the step above at 18.5 and 25.5 cm. Connect the pencil marks faintly.
  9. Repeat Step 6. You should be left with 2 x rectangle (one normal and the other tall and thin) and 1x reverse L shaped pieces. Distress the edges of each piece.
  10. Take the tall thin piece of FOLKLORE (black) and adhere to right side of the Ink cardstock, about 5 mm from its edges. Take the largest FOLKLORE (red) reverse L shaped peace and attach it over the right side of the black piece but also ~5 mm fro the edge of the Ink cardstock. Repeat with each black and red  FOLKLORE piece, alternating, until you fill the middle of the Ink cardstock. Life is Beautiful with Grand Bazaar 2
  11. Take a photo with dimensions of 8.7 x 13.7 cm and mat with two cardstock pieces, one cut from KAISERCARD RUBY WEAVE CARDSTOCK and the other from KAISERCARD INK WEAVE CARDSTOCK, with the same dimensions. Attach to the top left hand corner of the layout, ~ 4 cm from the edge of the layout.
  12. Fussy cut the flowers and leaves from BOHO PAISLEY and layer the from the top left to bottom right of the layout.
  13. Embellish with red flowers, flourishes and quotes from the COLLECTABLES – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION and STICKER BOOK – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION, CURIOS – GRAND BAZAAR COLLECTION, and MINI PAPER BLOOMS – RUBY.
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Happy Crafting!
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!
And thank you for your support during 2019!

Xx Roxii xX

Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters

Hi Everyone,

I have created this layout using the lovely UNCHARTED WATERS collection by Kaisercraft. This collection is gender neutral, making it perfect for all beachy themed photos and projects. I just love this collection with all the shells, beach creatures and boat related items! Since blue is my favourite colour, I love this collection for its colours too and because it is very suitable to co-ordinate in those mixed media effects. I had a bit of fun incorporating a few mixed media techniques in this one, using gesso, KaiserMists, texture paste and stamps!

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To create this layout I followed the steps below:

  1. Take four sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS and your photo. Trim all to 12.5 x 9 cm and firmly distress the edges using PAPER DISTRESSER. Layer each sheet behind each corner of the photo and set aside.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 2Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 1
  2. Trim SHALLOWS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm and distress edges. Take some DINA WAKLEY WHITE GESSO 4OZ and mix with some KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML, then paint waves using a wide paint brush where you plan to add your photo.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 3
  3. Paint some water diluted KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML using a paint brush onto the layout.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 4
  4. Add more KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML in the same way as the Navy mist. Once dry, use the CLEAR STAMPS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION with KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE to background stamp shells and use KAISERINK PAD – BLUE HAZE to stamp some anchors in the “misted” area.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 5
  5. Transfer the pattern of BUBBLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL onto the layout using TEXTURE PASTE.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 6
  6. Take some hessian ribbon and the bottom strip from SHALLOWS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and glue across the layout at ~7 cm from the bottom for the layout. Foam tape layered photo to the layout, over the ribbon.
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  7. Take some of the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS off-cuts and make two bow bottomed banners, layer them in the top right corner with some hessian ribbon,  CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and a pop-out embellishment from the  PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS. Add some more pop-out embellishments around the photo.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 8
  8. Cover photo and splatter KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML. Embellish layout with COLLECTABLES – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTIONCHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and RHINESTONES – AQUA.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this layout.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX

Seaside Adventures with Uncharted Waters

Hello, Karen here with the first of my projects using Uncharted Waters. It seems strange working with seaside photos when its cold and frosty outside!  For my first project I decided to use an embroidery hoop as a frame for my home decore – I have seen several of these used in this way recently, and was itching to have a go.

IMG_1351 I cut a circle from Pelagic which was .5 inch larger than my inside hoop. To this I added a torn piece of Seashore to the bottom, I though this would look like sand.   Than I snipped all around the edge of the circle and secured it into my hoop.

I used White Iridescent Kaisermist to add splatters all over the papers.

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I placed a frame, from the collectables pack, to the top left of my photo and  a ‘Wild and Free’ sticker from the Sticker Book.

I then used phrases from the collectables pack and the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to create a cluster at the top left of my photo, finishing the cluster with a curio.

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On the top left of my frame I used starfish and shells from the collectables pack and the Sticker Book.  I used a die, from my own stash, to cut some ‘seaweed’ from a page out of the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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At the bottom of my frame I used collectables and wooden fluorishes, which were raised on foam pads, together with two more pieces of seaweed.

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Finally I used a phrase from the Shallows paper for my title.

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I really enjoyed making this project and can’t wait to show you what I have made for my second project this month.

Until than I hope you can find some crafty time and I hope I have inspired you to try something different with the Uncharted Waters collection.

Karen

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Living a Creative Life

Hello Everyone,

Today I am sharing a layout that I have created using Kaisercraft’s CRAFTERNOON Collection. I was excited to use this collection! I think it is very versatile and it just perfect to capture and record those creative memories, especially for those photos that are a little more difficult to use with “just any collection”. For this layout I have decided to focus on the greens in this collection which coordinate with the green that I have highlighted in my black and white photo. I really wanted to use this collection to scrapbook this photo of my best friend because she opened my eyes to the world of scrapbooking, before I was only a card maker! I was able to easily use the doily patterns, a lace side punch and paper blooms to make this layout quite elegant to match the photo. This highlights the versatility of this collection.

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To create this layout I followed the steps below:

  1. Trim CUT AND PASTE – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Using TEXTURE PASTE transfer the pattern from QUILTED 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL 1.5 cm from the left-hand side and 4 cm from the right-hand side.
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  2. Cut the top of EMBROIDERY – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION at 15 x 30.5 cm and punch both long sides with a decorative punch or border die cut. Stitch from the top to the bottom at ~ 0.5 cm from the punched pattern, on both sides, and one line down the centre in a dark green thread.
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  3. Cut a strip of KAISERCARD ANCHOR WEAVE CARDSTOCK 19 x 30.5 cm and another two 3 cm x 30.5, punch the two long sides of the large piece and one side of the thinner pieces with a decorative punch or border die cut. Attach this strip ~4 cm from the left-hand side of the layout.
  4. Cut the the grey, white and green rulers from MEASURED – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION, and the bottom strips from BACK STITCH – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION and DIY – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION20191104_183024
  5. Ink all strips with KAISERINK PAD – SMOKE and an ink blending tool. Layer the strips onto the largest piece of Anchor Cardstock and foam tape ~4.5 cm from the left-hand side of the Cut and Paste background. 20191104_182836
  6. Fussy cut the light green and dark green doilies from CROCHET – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION and from the PAPER PAD – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION. Ink all strips with KAISERINK PAD – SMOKE and an ink blending tool. Layer the doilies in the top left and bottom right corners of the layout.20191104_183256
  7. Take a photo (8.6 x 12.6 cm) and frame with a piece of KAISERCARD ANCHOR WEAVE CARDSTOCK (10.6 x 14.6 cm). Attach framed photo to the middle of the layered section and embellish with more doilies and COLLECTABLES – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTION.20191104_183446
  8. Further embellish with CURIOS – CRAFTERNOON COLLECTIONMINI PAPER BLOOMS – SEA BREEZEPAPER BLOOMS – COCONUTRHINESTONES – ISLAND LAGOON and splatters of KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BLACK 50ML.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this layout.

Happy Scrapbooking!

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