Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cottage Rose - Kaisercraft

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by here today and for all the ladies who left comments on my blog and on my Facebook page, thanks for all your kind words and friendship… Big hugs XX for today, I am sharing the rest of my projects created for Kaisercraft this month….

Every month Kaisercraft, release new papers and to compliment the papers are new Embossing Folders and Decorative dies.

This month in the Kaisercraft Workshop magazine for April 2016, on page 9 of this great inspirational magazine is page dedicated to Embossing Folders.There are some fantastic examples of what you can create with them.
Here is the link to the magazine HERE

Embossing folders are fabulous for adding depth and texture to plain papers. All embossing folders are usually made of plastic and are intended to be used with a manual machine, e.g... Hot Shot Sizzix or Cuttlebug. These machines are usually die cutting machine but they can emboss as well.
Each machine is different, so please read your instructions on which platform to use for creating with Embossing Folders.

The embossing folder that I will be highlighting this month is 
the new release folder - EF239 Decorative Frame.

With this one embossing folder you can create many different projects.

The size of this particular embossing folder EF329 Decorative Frame, is so perfect for a C6 folded card stock.

Placing the a Folded C6 card inside the flaps.
and running it through your machine (make sure that you use the correct platform for embossing folders)

The result is a very effective border around the card, here is my card that
I slightly inked the raised decorative image to highlight the texture and detail of this beautiful embossed details.

Using the Cottage Rose Papers and embellishments 
I decorated the centre of my card.

"Happy Birthday" card by Adriana Bolzon

Kaisercraft Products: Cottage Rose Paper Pad PP995, F641 Dusty Pink Blooms, IP725 Ink pad Petal Pink, IP725 Vintage Ink pad, DD551 Hexagon die, DD374 Mini Leaves Decorative Die, Clear Stamp CS257 Background Script,C6 Card Pack CD511 white, Kaisermist Antique Gold KM102. 

So, I finish today blog post with 2 more cards and a layout that I have created all with the Cottage Rose paper collection. 

"Special Day" card by Adriana Bolzon

Kaisercraft Products: Cottage Rose Paper Pad PP995, Cottage Rose- Paper P2077 Frames, F641 Dusty Pink Blooms, IP725 Ink pad Petal Pink, IP725 Vintage Ink pad,  DD374 Mini leaves Decorative Die ,C6 Card Pack CD511 white, Kaiser-mist White KM111, CD114 Cardstock Forest.

"Happy Birthday" card by Adriana Bolzon

Kaisercraft Products: Cottage Rose Paper Pad PP995, Cottage Rose- Paper P2077 Frames, F641 Dusty Pink Blooms, IP725 Vintage Ink pad, DD374 Mini Leaves Decorative Die, Square Card Pack CD501 white, Kaisermist Antique Gold KM102. Other: twine.

and for my final project a layout created with Cottage Rose collection. 
"Dreams" layout by Adriana Bolzon

Kaisercraft products: Cottage Rose Papers P2076 Quilt, P2071 Welcome,  Cottage Rose- Paper P2077 Frames, F641 Dusty Pink Blooms, F639 Fuchsia paper blooms, IP725 Vintage Ink pad,IP725 Petal Pink, DD547 Circle Vines, Clear stamp CS259 Background Floral Lace, Cardstock CoffeeBean CD108, Lace EM927, Rhinestones strips RS453,  DD374 Mini Leaves Decorative Die,  Kaisermist Candy Pink KM115 & White KM111, Clear stickers ST928 Life. Other: twine.

Well, that's all for today,
Have a great week…..
Cheers Adriana XX

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

2016/17 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Well, Hello to all my crafty friends !! Thanks for stopping by here today !
Today, I have some super, super exciting news to share with you all
and also to hope for, I have been on selected as a finalist
for the 

Kaisercraft Contributing Design Team for 2016 & 2017.

Part of the second round of Auditions for
Kaisercraft Design Team is to create a project with a new amazing
paper collection, called "BOHO DREAMS" with step by step instructions
with photographs, tips and techniques.

I have been super, duper Lucky to be part of this wonderful Design Team for a few
years now. I do hope to continue working and creating with Kaisercraft
 new paper collections and products, their products are so gorgeous and they are Australian made and designed. I hope my creations inspire you all to buy their papers and embellishments. I am very thankful to play my part in creating projects for Kaisercraft.

Being on this Design Team is a dream come true, so I do hope that
I can stay for another year. (Fingers and toes crossed !!!) 

So, when I received my package from Kaisercraft, the other day
and fell in love with these new papers, 
I created a layout with some of the papers, stickers sheet and added some Kaisercraft products and goodies to highlight the papers.

I wish everyone the best of luck and fingers crossed for
some of my scrappy, crafting and happy friends. 

So here goes............. my Auditioning blog post for the
Contributing Kaisercraft Design Team 2016-17.

"Forever Free & Forever Young" layout by Adriana Bolzon
 Created with the BOHO DREAMS paper collection.

 The BOHO DREAMS papers are soon to be released in June this year. So you will all get a sneeky, peeky at this wonderful new paper collection. This paper collection is inspired by the Bohemian hippie influence, with the ideas of a carefree life and day-dreaming days. I have this photo of my daughter when she was younger, we went to a nearby park. Scattered around, in this park are these massive large fig trees. The trees are featured in all the photos I took that day, they made a great back drop for my photos. The park is such a peaceful place and we took many photos of the trees and of course, many photos of my daughter. 

The BOHO DREAMS papers are designed in natural earthy tones with touches of orange, green, browns and hint of blue denim. The flowers are so pretty in this collection, I had to fuzzy cut them out. I love the touches of feather icons and the dream-catcher images are really lifelike and pretty. I wanted to capture the other elements of this paper collection, in particular the innocent face images with the forever young theme. My Flower Child. 

A full list of the Kaisercraft products I used to create this layout are all listed below at the end of this post. But here are the main Kaisercraft Products that I wanted to highlight.

To create this page - my step by step tutorial.

Trim the edges of the Boho Dreams - P2108 Young paper  to 29cm x 29cm.

Distress the edges of the paper with a distress tool and using a blending tool and Kaisercraft IP723 Vintage ink pad, ink around the edges of the paper.

Using the above Template "LOVE" IT910 and Vintage Inkpad and Bleeding tool, randomly ink around the page, using with the Brick image template.

Adhere the page to the centre of the BOHO DREAMS - Paper P2110 Free.

Again with the same Template "LOVE" IT910 and some texture paste, gently rub the paste over the template with the hearts image, on to the page, randomly in the centre and leave to dry. 

Dip a large water brush into the KaiserMists bottle and sprinkle the colour gently in the centre of the page. Tapping your finger against the brush, allowing sprinkles of the colours splatter over the page. 
(Tip: Use the Mist KM111White first, then the KM107 Peach & lastly the Mist colour KM106 Denim.)

Cut square pieces of paper from the Boho Dreams collection
P2110 - Free - cut to size -12cm x 12cm
P2111 Wanderer - cut to size -11.5cm x 11.5cm
P2111 Wanderer (reversed side)- cut to size - 11cm x 11cm
Distress all the edges with a distress tool
Ink edges with Vintage Ink pad.

Trim your photograph to size -10 cm x 10 cm

Adhere each layer on top of each other with double sided tape.

Fuzzy cut flowers from the P2109 Wild paper, then ink edges.

Adhere flowers and the matted photograph on to the page, as shown below.
Create clusters of flowers on the bottom and top of photograph.

Adhere one small flower on the image of the young girl's head.

Cut feather images from the (reverse side) P2107 Feathers

Ink the edges of the feathers with Vintage Ink Pad IP723

Adhere feathers with double sided tape under the cluster of flowers.
(as shown below)

Cut two sets of Mini Foliage with Kaisercraft Cork sheetsCB152 -  &
Decorative Die DD374 Mini Foliage, glue these on around the edges of
the flower clusters. 

Cut 2 sets of the word "forever" from Kaisercraft Decorative word
 DD760 Family Words & with Kaisercraft Glitter Cardstock
Midnight GC101 (black) 
With the second word, cut out the "f" "re" and "e"
to make the word "FREE"
(HINT: see how many other words you can create with this single word)

Glue down the words on the page

Place sticker words from the Sticker sheet 

Adding some touches of colour with the watercolour pencils to the face image on the bottom left of the page.

Adding a cluster of Coral mini paper blooms and twine in the centre of the flower cluster.
Add the Aqua Rhinestones SB703 around the whole page.

Also using a white Uniball pen draw some stitching lines around the edges of the page.

and there you have it ….. the completed finished page :)

"Forever Free - Forever Young" by Adriana Bolzon

Kaisercraft Products used:
BOHO DREAMS Papers P2107 Feathers, P1208 Young, P2109 Wild, P2110 Free, P2111 Wanderer. SS315 Boho Dreams sticker sheet, 
Kaisermists: KM111 White, KM107 Peach, KM106 Dream, Designer Template IT910 Love, Inkpad IP723 Vintage, Rhinestones SB703 Aqua, Cork sheet CB152, Foam Tape T303, Double side tape T314, Kasiercraft Decorative dies:DD374 Mini Foliage, DD760 Family words, Glitter card stock GC101 Midnight,Twine/string LDB1059, Coral Mini Blooms FLF667

Other: distress tool, white uniball pen, watercolour pencil.


Wish me luck and thanks for looking.
Thankyou, also for all your comments, and for following my blog
I love reading all your comments...….
Here is the link to the Kaisercraft Blog HERE
and for all the latest ideas and projects from the current team.

Have a great week.....Cheers Adriana :)