Friday, 8 April 2016

Kaisercraft Off the Wall - Rad Sax

I have wanted to scrap this photo of Mr C in his early days of learning to play the sax for some time, I felt Kaisercraft Off The Wall was the perfect range for this photo but I needed a little red.

I used
Kaisercraft Off the Wall - Rad
Kaisercraft Off the Wall - Collectables
Blue and Red Cardstock
I recommend laying things out before you do any cutting or adhering.
Laying things out allowed me to decide if I needed to add paint to the background paper, more cardstock, punch out some stars and so on without wasting product if I wasn't happy.
I decided some splats of red paint were needed so I did a practice one behind where the photo would go just in case.
I was happy with the results.
Then when I did the others they just didn't turn out how I wanted them.
The climate of my home has resulted in my red paint dabber solidifying quiet badly, I added a small amount of water but this did not help, I can only get a watery mix out so it is only suited to splats or smudges.
 I wiped the splats with a baby wipe to get a similar effect to the swiped look of the paper.
 I love this paper but as my favourite local shop was severely damaged in a storm I can't replenish my stash until I travel out of town and see if another shop has some still so I decided to cut some out from behind my main feature and save some for another layout just in case I can't get anymore of this sheet.
When it came time to adhere, I adhered each section of embellishments together and set aside and then adhered the clusters down.
I am very happy with the end results.
This was a quick layout to put together so great for those of us with lots of scrapping to do in a short amount of time.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Easter Pocket Letter Swap

I really enjoyed making this Easter themed Pocket Letter.

The tree is a simple punch art tree and I will be uploading a video tutorial for it shortly.  I will edit and add the link once it has uploaded, depending on internet upload speed it should be up within the week, so please check back and watch it if you wish.
I was careful when adhering the circles that they didn't prevent accessing the pockets.
I cut the tree trunk after adhering it at the opening of the pocket so items in the pocket could still be accessed.
The hillside is torn green cardstock, the grass is the same green cardstock as the tree leaves and the hillside, I die cut it with a Cuttlebug  Grass Die, the leftover cardstock I cut in some grassy shapes between the sections of die cuts to get a longer piece for the bottom.  I coloured the grass with a lettuce paint dabber, I also used this paint dabber to edge the tree leaves.
The tree leaves, hillside and grass used only 1 sheet of cardstock.

 In the back of each pocket I used paper scraps to decorate and added various Easter themed items or items in a similar colour scheme. 
This tea was the perfect colour.
The shaker pocket is a single collector card card pocket sealed with Washi so if Megan wishes to use the bits she can open it and use them.
These sticky notes were the perfect colour to add in, I trimmed them down with my 12 inch trimmer so they would fit.
 Here is the Easter Pocket Letter I received.  I love all the extra bits included, they will be very handy for Easter next year and various craft projects.
I am going to use the Bookmark in my Textbook to give me something cheerful to look at.
Unfortunately part of the fence came off in transport, I just found it when sorting the supplies.