Basecoat IV scrapbook layout

Hi everyone,

Elaine here again bringing you a layout using the Basecoat IV collection and mixed media products.

imageTo start my layout, I took the Mini Mix Designer Stencil  and used the brick effect to create a diagonal line two thirds of the way across the page using the Ranger Texture Paste on the Bluestone Patterned Paper from the Basecoat IV collection.

imageI then cut several random bricks from the Brickwork Paper and mounted them on Mounting Tape to raise them above the stencilled pattern.

Next I took my photo and also mounted that on the same foam tape on the cut sections of bricks. I rounded the corners of my photo with a corner rounder for the authentic ’70’s vintage feel’! As it is from

I then took several collectables from the Generations Collectable Pack and arranged these around the photo. To give these a little extra interest I curled them around my fingers to give them a little dimension and used acrylic glue to hold them in place.

I then added several blooms from my stash, although similar are available here and included Aubergine and Terracotta mini blooms.

imageI then added Daffodil Sparklets and Bronze Rhinestones for a bit of glitz together with a smattering of Cheesecloth Gauze tucked into the clusters.

For the title I used another collectable from the Generations Pack and I then covered the photo for protection and added splatters of White Acrylic Paint, which I watered down and applied by tapping  the paintbrush towards the layout. When I removed the covering from the photo I finished the layout with some journalling on a die cut collectable.

This collection is so worthwhile to have in your stash as it is so versatile and is a wonderful way to use up your collectables..or why not treat yourselves to some new ones?


Elaine xx


Generations and Clear Stickers

Hi everyone,

It’s Pam here. This month I’ll be designing with Kaisercraft ‘Generations’ collection. This collection is somewhat different from other Kasiercraft collections, in that it includes a 12×12 single sided paper pad containing 48 different papers. The collection is designed for scrapping individual family members as many of the papers have family names as part of the design-grandmother, grandfather, son,daughter, mother,father, brother,sister.

So my here is first layout using this collection:

P1170570-EditHere’s how I went about creating this layout. First I decided to cut out the word ‘father’ from one of the 12×12 papers to use as my title. I adhered it to card stock to give it some rigidity before cutting around the letters with a craft knife. For intricate cutting like this I use a glass cutting mat, and a sharp craft knife. I cut out the inner parts of the letters first. I turn the paper rather than the knife when doing this type of cutting.P1170566Next I made the photo mount and the journalling tag. The inside frame is some fussy cutting from one of the patterned papers-a larger version of the frame I’ve used on my journalling tag.   I needed to make my photo mount rigid as it is raised from the base paper to leave a gap for the tag to slot under. So I used card stock and more patterned paper under the photo.
P1170570 copyHere you can see how I use some cardboard packaging strips on three sides of the back of my photo to raise it off the surface.

P1170568Then I adhered all the photo and embellished it with coordinating collectables. I also used another of the frames as a base for sticking on one of the new clear sentiment stickers. This set is called Family so it’s perfect for using with the Generations papers.

Below you can see how the layout looked before the tag was slipped under the photo.


and finally, the finished layout with the journalling tag in place:

P1170570-EditI love the subdued, but masculine colours and patterns in this layout, don’t you?

If you want to put together a family album I think you would find the Generations Collection ideal.

Hope you like my post,

Pam xx