Friday, 21 April 2017

'Dreams' and 'Happiness' by Sarah Rosse

Hello Shop and Croppers, Sarah here with two layouts using more of the Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collection. This first layout I have called 'Dreams' - it pictures my oldest son in three of our favorite outfits when he was younger. The layout however highlights some key messages that I'd like him to take on his life journey. This collection is in the April Kaisercraft kit which can be purchased in store by clicking here. This can be purchased as part of a kit subscription or as a once off purchase.

The base of this layout uses the Indigo Skies 'Misty' patterned paper. I have used a stencil from my stash with Dylusions 'After Midnight' paint and Brushos to create the background. Brusho Crystal Colours are amazingly versatile watercolor ink crystals that can be used in a myriad of different ways. Sprinkle them directly on a wet substrate and watch intriguing organic patterns appear almost like magic. Or sprinkle Brusho Colours on a wet brush, painting knife, or texture tool to create a variety of gorgeous effects. Another alternative to this is the Ken Oliver Colour Burst powders or the new Lindy's Stamp Gang magical shakers.

The frames on the layout are from the Indigo Skies emphemera pack and the sentiments are from the Indigo Skies sticker sheet. Lets take a close look at the sentiments and the lovely colour on the page.
For the second layout today, I have called this 'Happiness'. I love this photo of my youngest son sitting and watching his dad work on his beloved car. The 'love' reference in this layout however is directed at the love my husband has for his car. Whilst he made the decision recently to sell it, it was a special car that meant so much for many reasons.
Again, this layout used the Indigo Skies patterned paper 'Blue Moon' as the base. I smeared some white gesso to tone down the background. I applied some Brusho (I cant help myself!) and some splatters of the same Dylusions paint in 'After Midnight'. Following on from the first layout, I had turned the wet stencil over onto another piece of paper to make a print - makes the perfect connection between the two layouts. The photo was layered on patterned paper from the Indigo Skies Collection - just love the denim look paper! The title thickers are from the We R Memory Keepers High Five collection, available instore now! Lets take a closer look...

Thanks for joining me - please be sure to check out the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team on the Shop and Crop blog by clicking here. Until next time...