Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a layout for you using a number of the super duper products from the online Shop and Crop store. This layout is an 8.5X11 inch page for my family album. It is the front page for January.
The inspiration for this layout was the sketch of the month as seen here...
The base of this layout is patterned paper from my stash and I have used the new Tinby Designs Color Crush watercolour powder in Sea Green to create the background. I placed some powder on some plastic packaging, spritzed it with water and turned it over on to the page. These amazing watercolour powders can be seen instore here.
I used some stamps - The Darkroom Door Arty Triangles collage stamp and Kaisercraft's 'Stains' Acrylic stamps. The Darkroom Door stamps range in store can be purchased here. The extensive range of Kaisercraft products online can be seen here.
The paper and stickers used in this layout is from the Echo Park Paper Co Dino Friends collection - it can be purchased in store here Let's take a closer look.
Thanks so much for joining me...until next time....
Good evening Shop and Croppers .... what a wonderful weekend we have had here at Shop and Crop HQ ..... the weekend was perfect for doing some cleaning up around the house and enjoying some afternoon drinks on our balcony with the neighbours .... This weekend also gave me the chance to unpack the order that arrived from the wholesalers on Friday and I was completely gob smacked and drooling over the gorgeous Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Carousel Collection ....and how would you best describe this collection "Capture the magic of everyday fun withCarouselby Maggie Holmes. Celebrate carefree festivities in beautiful shades of cotton candy pink, vintage teal, and popcorn yellow with splashes of gold and black. The charming assortment of products feature traditional graphics, including balloons, ice cream, Ferris wheels and more. Document the magic of the everyday with this cute, colorful collection." we are offering 3 Collection Bundle Deals where you will save over $34 off the total RRP for this collection plus Australian customers will receive free postage
I must apologise with being so late with my blog post today. I've created two Layouts for the September Kaisercraft Kit. If you'd like this kit for your Christmas layouts head over to the Shop and Crop Scrapbooking Store.
That's it for me today, I hope you get inspired to think about Christmas layouts and a fabulous kit to get started.
I cannot believe that it was a month ago that I was at Paperific here in Melbourne. I hadn't attend a show in years certainly not since it has been at the Royal Melbourne Show Grounds. This experience was totally different as I was actually working. If you call standing around talking to lots of friendly people and sitting and getting messy work, then yes I was working. When it came to saying goodbye I didn't want to leave, I had an amazing time meeting and working sided by side with Kylie and Darryl who own and run Shop and Crop Scrapbooking and also having a blast with fellow design team member Donna. I love making cards and I will keep doing it but watching Donna create was the next level. You can find the cards Donna made at Paperific HERE.
So what did I get to play with? I played with Expo Kit No. 4. which was designed by another design team member, the talented and gorgeous Elisa.
Instead of creating a layout a created a mixed media canvas (canvas not included in kit)
To start the canvas I spread a layer of gesso unevenly over the surface of the canvas. The reason for this was because I wanted to create texture (I love texture and layers) and I wanted to stamp into the wet gesso to create more texture.
I dried the gesso with a heat gun then using the same stamp that I stamped into the gesso with I used a waterproof black ink to stamp the image. Because the surface of the gesso was a little shiny I did hit the ink with a heat gun to make it was completely dry.
When I first started this canvas I really had no idea what I was going to do once I had completed the background. So at this point I had to stop and think. I had these amazing chipboard pieces that I really had to use. I found a black paint so I could colour the chipboard and set it aside to dry.
While the chipboard was drying, I added colour to my background. I used the dylusion spray that was in the kit and added water to make it run. You want to make sure that the colour spreads across you canvas, so that it brings the texture you have created to life. If you add too much water then add more colour and vice versa.
Once happy with the colour added I dry the canvas with a heat gun. Also included in the kit was a gold mousse, that's so versatile. I rubbed it over the background to show more texture, I rubbed it on the chipboard circles. I also added it to the row of triangle but I added it with a palette knife so it was thick and lump.
After gluing the chipboard pieces to the canvas, I added black paint splatters. I couldn't find a paint brush at the time so I improvised and used my palette knife. Love the result.
I also created a couple of backgrounds.
These were done on a pieces of mixed media paper, the can be cut up to be used in a layout, another canvas, as an art journal page or even on cards.
Hello there Shop and Croppers! How is your day going? Can you believe how fast September is going? It is crazy!! And here I am, showing you some sneeky peeks at the wonderful Kaisercraft October Kit which you can find in the SHOP AND CROP KIT SUBSCRIPTION SECTION IN THE SHOP! Now trust me when I say, this is such a pretty Kit and I was just blown away by the gorgeous things in this kit..
I have created 3 layouts with instructions, yes 2 layouts and a bonus layout with instructions, and I can only show some little peeks, but I am sure this will be enough to get you inspired to put this kit on your list for October scrapping!! There was also lots of product left over for more creating, so I created two simple cards that I am sure will come in handy sometime to send off to a special someone.
So take a little look at these closeups, and do yourself a favour and put this kit on your list!
Layout 1 closer views..
Such pretty papers and embellishments in this kit!!
Some closer views of Layout 2.
I love the gorgeous metal charms in the kit!!
Bonus Layout 3. some closer views.
Layering of collectables in the Kit.
So much prettiness in this Kit!!!
And I would like to share the two simple and quick cards I created with this Kit.
I used a butterfly punch from my supplies, but you could pop a little flower on the card if you dont have a punch.
I hope you have enjoyed the peeks at this lovely Kit available in store in October.. I think this is one of my favourites and I hope you will love it too.. Pop over to the Shop and Crop STORE HERE to check it out. And dont forget to pop LC5 on your order for your $5.00 discount!
Tamara here again today to share with you a couple of layouts I created using the Expo Kit No. 4.
My first layout is called 'Hello' and I used the white mixed media card stock from the kit and features a lot of the gorgeous 'vibrant turquoise' Dylusions spray. I achieved the affect you see here by using the packaging technique and a lot of water. The great thing about the mixed media cardstock is that you don't have to add Gesso, which I think gives a much more organic look, and it does hold a lot of water so you can achieve different effects.
I used the Dylusions 'Black Marble' spray to colour the Memory Maze chipboard, and then also by soaking up the ink with a dauber, I was able to push it through the Kaisercraft quad template. I then used some old Kaisercraft stamps from my stash for extra interest, and then the good old ink splatters with the Dylusions to finish the background off.
I inked around the edge of my picture using the dauber with the Dylusions ink and the layered up some paper scraps behind my pic. I then added in some thickers from my stash for the title, a bit of washi tape, some black cotton and some Tim Holtz 'Small Talk' to finish off my page.
My second layout is using the same kit, but this time on some black Kaisercraft cardstock I had in my stash. To create the background I mixed some of the Dylusions 'Vibrant Turquoise' in with some texture paste and smeared it down the middle of the page. I then added some more for a deeper colour, and did the same thing down the left hand side. The gold smear is the Nuvo Gold Mousse, this stuff is delicious, seriously like icing!
Once the background had dried, I used the Nuvo Gold Mousse through the Kaisercraft quad template. I thought these grungy letters worked in really well with my back to school photo. I also ran the Gold Mousse around the edges of my pages, with the odd over smear around the page, which helped to grunge things up a bit. The gold on the black cardstock really pops!
I layered up the photo on the hessian included in the kit. This is so great for adding texture, I don't know why I don't use it more often! I added a little bit of journaling on the black journal spot included in the kit, some thickers from my stash and that was layout no. 2 done!
These kits are seriously such good value, and include so much product that you really can just keep going with them.
I hope you enjoyed my layouts today, and I'll be back again soon to share more with you!