Togetherness Canvas

Hi everyone,

I have created this canvas for a good friend of mine as a gift and thought I would share it here.  I am loving making canvases at the moment and experimenting with different products to create textured backgrounds.  I have used a bunch of stencils, texture paste, distress paint, inks, stamps and glimmer mist for this particular background.

The photograph I chose had an over-exposed background in one part of the photo so I gave it a darker vignette and then swiped antique linen over some parts of the photo and around the edge.  The ink of the photo slightly interacted with the paint, which gave it a look I was really happy with for this canvas.  I used some flocked paper and swiped that with antique linen to match it to the canvas.  I created a frame around the photo using some wood icons from Prima, to make sure that the photo stayed the focal point of my canvas.

I layered up a bunch of different flowers, a prima vine, some metal flowers, flourishes and other bits and pieces.  I found the metal ‘togetherness’ tag (which I have had for years) and added it to the chipboard heart.

If you have any questions about the canvas or any of the materials, please leave me a comment and I will sure to reply.  I decided the materials list would be ridiculously long to type out but will happily tell you what I used if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

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Butterfly Kisses Love Card

Hi Everyone,

I did have grand plans to show you a set of 3 cards today, showcasing the collectables from the Kaisercraft Butterfly Kisses Collection but my daughter has been sick today so I didn’t quite get there.  The colours in this collection are bright and fun which is great but I wanted to tone it down a little and I always like using kraft coloured card when that is what I am wanting to do.    To add a bit more interest I have stamped the card with using the woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts (this is one of my favourite background stamps).  I used Snow (white) chalk ink as I like the effect on the kraft card.  When using bright coloured elements I quite often like to use a pretty simple design so it doesn’t become too ‘busy’.  I arranged the collectables I wanted to use and popped some up on foam adhesive.  Some twine and a bit of KindyGlitz – Crystalina finished off the card.

Hope your Monday is being kind to you!

Kristy

Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Christmas Card

Hi everyone,

I know it is only September but I got the new Kaisercraft Christmas Collections so thought I would make a Christmas Card.  This card features the collectables from the Turtle Dove Collection and some patterned papers from the paper pad.  The card came together quite quickly as the papers are lovely and there are lots of different items in the collectables that can easily be clustered together to make cards.  Since there was a Merry Christmas Sentiment I didn’t even need to break out my stamps.  I coloured the pearls to match my card using my E79 copic marker.

I have been busy preparing projects for another In-store Weekend workshop with Stef in October.  I am super excited about catching up with some of the same ladies hopefully, and also meeting some new faces.  I will start to show some sneak peaks in the coming weeks.  If you are interested in coming along, let Stef know as places will be limited.

Hope you had a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies: Cream Cardstock, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Kaisercraft Turtle Dove Collection – Collectables and Patterned Paper pad, Red Gems, Pearls, E79 Copic Marker, Small Circle Punch, Foam Adhesive.

Fathers Knows Best Card

Hi Everyone,

I have made a Fathers Day card using the Kaisercraft Sears and Son papers based on the  Deconstructed Sketch 67.  I had made the tag awhile ago when I was just using up some mist after I had made a journal cover, but I wanted to give it a little more texture so used the Tim Holtz cogs embossing folder the ‘wrong’ way up so I could use the ‘debossed’ side.  I stayed pretty true to the sketch (You can see it here) and so the card was relatively quick to make.  The thing that took the longest was probably piercing the holes to do the faux stitching (gotta love this if you don’t have or can be bothered with a sewing machine!) I love my sewing machine but if it is away in the cupboard sometimes I just do faux stitching instead.

Hope you have a great weekend (It is Father’s day this weekend in Australia so we are planning a picnic if the weather is good)

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy.

Supplies: Kraft Cardstock, Kaisercraft Sears and Son 61/2 x6 1/2 paper pad, Tim Holtz Design Ruler, Paper Piercer, Black Distress Marker, Mini Paper Clip, Tag, Tim Holtz Cogs Embossing Folder

Christmas Card with Alcohol Ink Background

Hi everyone,

I know it is only August but I thought I would show a Christmas card in this little series of alcohol ink cards.  Once I had made the background I then used the pocket watches embossing folder to give it texture.  I added a little bit of distress inks to the edges but you could just ink all of the raised areas to give it a different look.  I die cut the pine tree out of cardboard and then sprayed with Cut Grass Dylusions Spray Ink.  When it had dried I rubbed a little bit of gold Perfect Pearls over the tree.  The fence was die cut using the Memory Box Die – Estate Fence and the stickers are from one of last years Christmas collections by Kaisercraft.  If you want to see more of my alcohol ink cards, just click on the category on the sidebar.  There is another Christmas card here and a flower card that features alcohol ink on sticky back canvas here.

Hope you had a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

Supplies: Bazzill – Java and Kraft, Kasisercraft Sticker Sheet – December 25th, Tim Holtz PineTree Die, Dylusions Spray Ink – Cut Grass, Kaisercraft pearl strip, Memory Box Die – Estate Fence,  Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades – Pocket Watches Embossing Folder, Foam Adhesive, Alcohol inks, Glossy Cardstock, Gold mixative, Blending solution, Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain.

 

Saturday Sketch #1 August and Save the Date

Hi everyone,

I had some time to play with the Save the Date Collection over the weekend and decided to participate in Kaisercraft’s Saturday Sketch (You can check out the specific post about it out on the Kaisercraft blog here).  I had some photos of my daughters birthday and so wanted to scrapbook those and this collection fitted really well.  I think I will do another layout to sit next to it in my daughters album that will include a lot of printed journalling so that I can tell the story more, ie who were the guests etc but don’t think I will post that on the blog though as I think I would rather keep those details private.  I changed the sketch a bit and added two photos rather than one as I couldn’t pick which photo to use!  I like the bright colours of this collection and can see it would be easy to make a bunch of birthday cards using it so you will probably be seeing them soon :). Oh and if you like pinwheels the Kaisercraft Blog has a tutorial for making your own (the one I used on my layout already came pre-cut).

Hope you had time for some playing with paper over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

Supplies: Kaisercraft Save the Date Collection – 12×12 Patterned papers, Collectables, Sticker Sheet, pinwheels, Tim Holtz Tiny paperclip

Miss Match Scrapbook Page – Live Laugh Love

Hey everyone,

I took the opportunity to scrapbook a couple of my favourite pics of 2 of my kids at the beach last year.  Love their cute expressions and their arms around in each other (because it isn’t always like that!) The Miss Match papers toned in with the photos quite well and I used a Kraft Cardstock to be the base of my page, so that the brighter colours could shine.  I finally got to use my Heidi Swapp Colour Magic banners (these are white when you get them and you can mist or put ink or paint over them and there is a pattern that acts as a resist – very fun!) and used my spiced tin paint dabber to colour the flags, rubbing a little of the paint off once I had covered the banner.  I also used the same paint dabber to colour the ribbon to match.  I cut the words – Live Laugh Love out of one of the patterned papers and felt it was a great title for this page.

Hope you had a great weekend of crafting or maybe watching the Olympics!

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

 

Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber – Spiced Tin, White ribbon, Lace, Muslin, Patterned paper – Kaisercraft Miss Match Collection, Kaisercraft Wooden shape – Seaweed, Prima flowers, Twine,  Heidi Swapp Colour Magic – Banner Delights, White card stock, Kaisercraft Miss Match Collection – Bingo Card, Mister Huey’s mists – Calico Shine, Manilla