Flamboyant Thanks Card

Hi everyone,

It has been the Australia Day long weekend here and we have been busy rearranging our house, having BBQs, swimming and catching up with friends.  Today’s card is a simple card that could easily made into a set of cards (I can imagine it in lots of different colours and sentiments). I have stamped the Flamboyant stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress ink and then stamped the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink.  Some washi tape, natural twine and a Kaisercraft resin flower finished the card.  Hope you had a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Thankscard

Supplies:  Flamboyant stamp – Penny Black, Kraft Card, Bazzil card, Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set – Everyday Sayings, Twine, Kaisercraft flower, Washi Tape – Hambly Screen Prints

Love Bird Tag

Hi Everyone,

I has been a while since I made a tag and I had a tag that I had swiped through some left over glimmermist before Christmas.  I added some distress stains to my kraft sheet and swiped the tag through the stains to add to the background and give more coverage to the tag.  I experimented a bit with some embossing powder and a stencil but it didn’t quite work out how I hoped !

I had some new Maya Road wooden birds that I have been waiting to use.   I used some Tarnished Brass Distress stain to colour the bird and also stamped a love definition stamp using Sepia Archival Ink onto the bird.  The Tarnished Brass distress stain was used to colour the metal love heart as it was originally silver and I used Vintage Photo distress stain on the Kaisercraft frame.  The crinkle ribbon was also coloured with assorted red distress stains as well as the tarnished brass.

My copic markers were used to colour in a clear jewel pin, both the jewel (R59) to make it red and also the pin section (E33) to change it to a more bronze colour.  I think that pretty much covers the main parts of how I made the tag but if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Love-Bird-Tag

Supplies: Tag, Tim Holtz Crinkle Ribbon, Distress Stains – Tarnished Brass, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Fired Brick and Vintage photo, Distress Ink – Vintage Photo, Glitz Designs 6×6 paper pad – French Kiss, Copic Markers – E33 and R59, Assorted Lace, Prima Flower – Precious Metals Honey Colour, Papermania Metal brad, Pearl (coloured with E33 marker), Maya Road – Vintage Wood Birds, Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish – Ornate frame, Archival Ink – Sepia, Kaisercraft stamps – Script and Secret Admirer – Definitions

Case Study Challenge #124

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post from me today – We having been playing tetris with our furniture and painting over the weekend, with some new carpet coming tomorrow so lots of house stuff to do.  I did grab a few moments this morning to play along with this week’s Case Study Challenge.  The current muse is Amber Kemp-Gerstel and you can see her original card and the cards of the design team here.  This card is pretty simple in design and uses Hero Arts Stamps plus that cute jar from some Dear Lizzie paper.  I pierced the holes using a paper piercer and the Tim Holtz Design Ruler.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Kisses-and-Hugs-Card

 

Supplies: American Crafts Dear Lizzie Paper – Twinkling Lights, Hero Arts You and Me Clear Stamp Set, White Card, Archival Ink – Jet Black.

Handmade Holiday Layout

Hi everyone,

I am tending to share more of my scrapbook layouts over at Stefs Papercrafts blog but still wanted to share one here.  This layout is about my youngest boy looking at his Christmas Stocking.  He was not sure what to do so the older two were happy to help him out.  He was most excited about the chocolate !  I think he may take after his mother.

The layout was made using the Handmade Holiday collection.  I really like the kraft card base and all the fun stickers that were part of the collection.  At the moment, I am loving using collection kits to make some of my layouts as they tend to come together pretty easily.  I don’t know about you but I like it when I feel like things just flow naturally as I create something.  The only things that weren’t part of the kit were the pocket, the patterned paper in the pocket, the twine and the wooden hearts (which were coloured with my copics and then I drew the faux stitching with white pen).  I am pretty sure the piece of acetate with the words on it came as part of the collection kit too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Kristy

Handmadeholidaylayout

Supplies: Handmade Holiday Collection Kit and also Envelopes by Simple Stories, Twine, Foam Adhesive, Copic Marker – R89, Kaisercraft Wooden Hearts, White Gel Pen, Patterned Paper – Classic Calico 6×6 paper pad by Studio Calico, black pen.

 

Deconstructed Sketch #83 and Amour Luka

Hi everyone,

I am back today with a card I made for the Deconstructed Sketch #83 (They are having a design team call if you are interested there is still just a little time to enter).  It has been a while since I played along but this is another challenge that I am keen to participate in more this year.  I decided to colour in Amour Luka from La La Land Crafts with my copics and went fof the warm greys today.  It has been a little while since I did some black and white colouring (you can see my other cards here, here and here).  I love to add just a pop of colour to the heart and the rose in this image.  I also used my R17 marker to colour in the Kaisercraft wooden hearts to match exactly and I had some red letter stickers by Simple Stories.  The LOVE part of the sentiment is just a part of the back of the barcode strip of a 12×12 piece of paper that I had used on a different project.  It is part of the Pickled Pear Collection which is one of my favourite Kaisercraft Collections.

Here is the original sketch:

Sketch83

And here is my card:

Amour-Luka

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Supplies: White card, Spellbinders Oval Nestabiliities, La La Land Crafts – Amour Luka and Heart Fence Die, Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black, Twine, Patterned papers – Kaisercraft Pickled Pear Collection 6×6 paper pad and bar code strip from 12×12 paper, Snap Studio Letter Stickers by Simple Stories, Grilled Gray Alphabeans by Jillibean Soup, Kaisercraft Wood Hearts, Copic Markers W00, W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, R11, R14, R17, Foam Adhesive.

Lightroom and Altered 2013 Planner

Hi Everyone,

I was super excited last week to find that my white on white card was featured as the winning card for the week on the Case Study Blog (scroll down if you want to see my card) but I was not so excited by some of the computer issues we have been having with iPhoto!  Since I getting my DSLR last year and participating in Karen Russell’s “The Photographer’s Workshop” I take tons more photos and unfortunately iPhoto hasn’t coped very well with the increase in the both the number and size of the photos, so we purchased Lightroom 4.  The last couple of days has been spent backing up and reloading photos onto the computer, creating new libraries etc which didn’t always go smoothly so I didn’t get to do my usual post at the end of the week.  I am sure it will take me a little bit of time to get used to the system but ultimately I think it will help me to have a better workflow since I am starting to edit my images a bit more.

But onto todays project . . . I bought this planner which is bit like a calendar book but had this ugly blue soft rubber slip cover so I removed the cover and set to work altering the cardboard cover.  At the moment I am enjoying playing with spray mists, texture paste, twinkling H20s, templates, paints and texture stamps.  It is fun to not worry about what the end result will be  – I figure if I don’t like it I will just paint over it!  I kept the design of this really simple as I want to be able to put this book in my bag at any time and not worry about damaging any embellishments.  It has a lovely shimmer from the twinkling h20s that doesn’t get captured by the photograph.  The frame is by Kaisercraft which was painted and then covered with distress stickles (which you can’t really see in the photo either).

Thanks for stopping by and I will be back tommorrow with a card I have made for the Deconstructing Jen Challenge (I just have to figure out how to move it into Photoshop now :).

Bye for now,

Kristy

2013planner

Case Study Challenge #122

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday :).  I am planning to play along with more challenges this year as I enjoy trying out different things, so today I created a card for the current Case Study Challenge.  The muse for the month of December was Windy Robinson and you can see her original card on the CASE Study Blog here.  I decided to make a white ‘on’ white card as I really like making these types of cards from time to time.  I love the elegance and the simplicity of the look.  I was lucky enough to get some new Poppy Stamps metal dies for Christmas so I had to give them a go.  I think these leaves will be making an appearance on lots of future projects, both cards and scrapbook pages.  I used one of my favourite white flowers (which is by Prima), some lace/ribbons and some clear sparklets to match with the flower centre.  I used the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper – Deco/Stub to replicate the shape on Windy’s card.

I also added some gyprocking tape to give the card a bit more texture so it didn’t end up looking too plain.  It is one of favourite ways to add texture without it becoming too distracting/or too much of feature of the card.  The tape just seems to fade into the background and is super easy to work with.  You can get it from Bunnings (a hardware store) and it is pretty cheap too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Supplies:  White Card by Artee, Prima Flower, Flower lace, Gyprocking tape, Archival ink – Jet Black, White Satin Ribbon, Poppy Stamp Dies – Lorelai Leaf and Lorelai Leaf Outline, Pink Paislee Sping Jubliee Stamp Set, Kaisercraft Sparklets.