Hanging Heart Tutorial

Our Guest Designer, Mandy, has created a beautiful Hanging Heart for us..

Hi all, here is a tutorial on how I made this hanging heart. I love to make little hangings … they are fun to make. Hope you feel inspired.

Take a chipboard, mountboard or die-cut heart

Take a chipboard, mountboard or die-cut heart

Cover with Miss Empire Supremacy 12 x 12, Cut around the heart and edge with some chalk ink

Cover with Miss Empire Supremacy 12 x 12, Cut around the heart and edge with some chalk ink

Turn the heart over, mark where you want your holes,and punch the holes for the ribbon.

Turn the heart over, mark where you want your holes,and punch the holes for the ribbon.

Choose your focal image... I chose this one of the lady on the Miss Empire Provincial 12x12

Choose your focal image… I chose this one of the lady on the Miss Empire Provincial 12×12

Cut one of the ‘ribbon’s from the Miss Empire Steampunk 12 x 12. Line up along the top of the heart and adhere. Cut the image of the lady out and adhere to the heart and trim

Cut one of the ‘ribbon’s from the Miss Empire Steampunk 12 x 12. Line up along the top of the heart and adhere.
Cut the image of the lady out and adhere to the heart and trim

Then sort through your collectables to find images you want to use to build up a collage on the heart

Then sort through your collectables to find images you want to use to build up a collage on the heart

Adhere the ‘ribbon’ behind the ladies hat. Stamp the bird cage (I’ve used a brown stazon) to add some interest

Adhere the ‘ribbon’ behind the ladies hat. Stamp the bird cage (I’ve used a brown stazon) to add some interest

Edge the images with chalk ink. Collage your collectables together on the heart, layer them up to give the heart more dimension

Edge the images with chalk ink. Collage your collectables together on the heart, layer them up to give the heart more dimension

Finally, add a ribbon to create the hanger and I’ve also added some crackle accents to the clocks, cogs and the roses

Finally, add a ribbon to create the hanger and I’ve also added some crackle accents to the clocks, cogs and the roses

You can make your own hanging decoration from anything – the Hanging Arch below comes from a little ‘tag book’ on a book ring. I like to use these arches as little hangers. Firstly, I covered completely in the Dynasty paper from the Miss Empire collection and then gessoed over the top to give me a more muted background so I could begin to colour and collage. I pieced a lot of the Miss Empire Collectables together. I highly recommend these little bags of goodness.
Hanging Arch
I hope you enjoy making your own hanging decoration using some fabulous Kaisercraft materials.

Mandy

Two layouts using Miss Empire

Our talented Guest Designer, Mandy, has created some scrapbook layouts for us..

Hi all, when I found out I had to make a scrapbook page, I will admit I was worried. I’ve scrapbooked in the past but not for years and of course the ‘style’ of scrapbooking has changed. But I found some photo’s of my daughter, Lily that I thought would look fab with the Miss Empire range and got to work. I actually enjoyed it so much I ended up making 2 !

For the first layout I used a sheet of the Miss Empire Ancestry paper (torn around the edges) as the background and added strips and the frame from the Steampunk paper to highlight the photo. This was then mounted onto Kaisercard Coffee Bean cardstock.

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For the second layout I used the Domain paper as a background and highlighted the photo with some of the beautiful Miss Empire Collectables which I inked round the edges.

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I hope you enjoyed my layouts.

Mandy

Fancy Tags from our guest designer Mandy

Every so often we will treat you to some fabulous projects from a Guest DT member. Today we bring to you the first project from Mandy Chilvers who has created some beautiful tags for us. Enjoy!!!

Hi

I’m Mandy, I am known for my collage work as well as rubberstamping and mixed media. I like to get messy!

I was totally thrilled to bits to be asked to be a guest designer for July and August. I was sent the wonderful Miss Empire collection to play with.

For my first project I decided to make a tag, I am loving making tags at the mo so it seemed a no-brainer.

The ‘collectables’ are fab…. ideal for a collage artist like myself to build up a little project.

You can check my blog out here ~ mandysmagicalworldofart.blogspot.com

For my first two fancy mini tags I handmade the background using Miss Empire papers and inks before highlighting it with the Kaisercraft Sheet Music texture stamp. The main images are from the Miss Empire stamp set.

fancy tagsby Mandy ChilversFor the larger tag I again used Miss Empire papers and the Miss Empire stamp set and added diecuts from  the Collectables set. I then added the ribbon to finish it off.

A tag by Mandy ChilversThanks again for having me. I love working with these images, and all Kaisercraft products. The stamps are amazing to use and they are value for money. I often say it on my blog 🙂

Mandy x

Thank you Mandy for this inspiration!  xxx