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

May 19th 2018 – Merly Crop & Layout kit preview

Hi Everyone,

The May 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For this crop as it is on the day of the Royal Wedding and we are going to have a little afternoon Cream Tea!! Detail of this is below. xXx

For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Miss Betty” Kaisercraft collection.

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Also supplied in the kit are DMC cotton, white Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can then create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Forever Friends” I have used one coloured photo which measures 11cm wide x 8cm high. The layout features lots of layers, beautiful fussy cut flowers & hexagons some stitching and punching. I have also used some colour coordinating Kaisermists from my own stash.

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……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “We Remember Moments ” I have used one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11.5cm high. The layout features more beautiful fussy cut flowers & hexagons, there is also a little stitching and I have used colour coordinating mists from my own stash.

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Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Berry ” Kaisercraft mini ink pad for inking around the edges, a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart PATP set.

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These will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches.

There is also an optional third layout with the left over paper and card, a photo will be supplied of this.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

Extra Special Treat  As it is the day of the Royal Wedding we thought we would have a small afternoon Cream Tea around 3.30-ish, we will supply the scones, cream & jam & an extra cake or two. Please bring along a nice tea cup & saucer & side plate and optional tiara/head wear.

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At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new April & May releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

The usual tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools. We will not be bringing the box of mugs any more to save space in our cars, so please bring a cup/mug for your drinks. There are tiny cups available to use at the hall if you don’t want to bring one, you will need to wash, dry & put away what you use.

See you all on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 6pm, two extra hours.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

Chrissy

Living the dream with Havana Nights

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my first project using the Havana Nights Kaisercraft collection.

IMG_8721I love the summery tones in this collection and have used the stamps that go with the collection around the layout.

I started by using the pastel stripy side of the Exotic paper as my base, then cut down a piece of  Coconut Weave Kaisercard by 1/4 of an inch on two adjacent sides.

Next I used the Sew Easy Tool stitch piercer to pierce around two corners, then stitched with some pale green thread.

I  stuck my card to the base, then used lots of rectangles of papers from the 6.5 x 6.5  pad to mat across the top half of the page. Trying them in all sorts of different orders together with one of the sentiments from the Ferns paper.  I like to use the pad for this quite often as the patterns are the same as the main collection but on a smaller scale so it gives more variety to your page,then matted my photo on some of the same papers then placed on the layers.

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I used the outline flower and solid flower and one of the mosaic type squares to stamp around the layout with a variety of distress inks, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick.

IMG_8680 IMG_8691I used a piece of card to mask off where I didn’t want to stamp on the papers, cut the little solid flower out and tucked it under a triangular piece of mosaic paper in the left hand bottom corner. I also fussy cut some of the flowers from the paper pad and layered them with foam tape on this corner.

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~ Denise ~

January 13th 2018 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

The January 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us so here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Wandering Ivy” Kaisercraft collection.

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Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Reasons To Be Happy” I have used a black & white photo measuring 13cm wide x 9cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers, leaves and some stitched swirls. (a template will be supplied in the kit for the stitched swirls and a template for the paper flourishes).

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I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart Vintage Doily edge punch, these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & other punches.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new December & January releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

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2017-11-18 09.35.43See you all on Saturday 13th January 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £25.00, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

xXx Chrissy xXx

September 23rd 2017 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

The September Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Rose Avenue” & “Mint Wishes” Kaisercraft collections.

_RoseAvenue_Logo_MintWishes_LogoAlso supplied in the kit are DMC cotton, Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow.  You can then create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Laugh, Love, Live” it uses one coloured photo measuring 8cm wide x 10.7cm high. The main feature of the layout is the pretty Diecut paper and lots of fussy cut flowers & stitching.

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I have also used the Kaisercraft “Pine Sprig” decorative Die, & “You Make Me smile” die & the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & other Dies.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

18619975_10212110385822360_1232176313927408820_nAt the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new October releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX & Little Birdie goodies.

Tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £25.00, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx

March 2017 Merly Crop, Kit & Layouts.

Hi Everyone,
Thank you all so much, It was another fabulous packed and busy crop, with lots of chatting, crafting and eating some yummy cakes, sorry they didn’t last very long though.  We had an amazing day, it was lovely catching up with everyone, I feel so blessed that we have such a lovely friendly bunch of ladies. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the March kit.

For the March kit I used the beautiful “Hanami Garden” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. So below you will see the first layout which I created with the kit which I’ve called:Life is measured by moments .

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dearm-1600The kit is now available to purchase in the Merly Impressions on-line shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

layout-kit-march-2017Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they were yummy as always and a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

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You can find details and dates of our future crops here: http://www.merlyimpressions.co.uk/blog/crop-dates/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx