Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A new Blog address

Hi all just wanted to let you know I have a new blog address it is here.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Treasure Draws Gift with Easel Card
This is my Kaiser Art of Life paper collection project 3. I loved making this fun little gift with attached easel card using this versatile paper range. The draws can be stuffed full of goodies to suit the receiver and the card is already attached to write your message to your chosen friend.

 Here is the draw set with the card closed forming the decoration for the top of the box. Now lets get started...

I used my Martha Stewart Score Board to make the 4 little draws.
 I cut small pieces from the 6 1/2 by 6 1/2 paper pad Art of Life by Kaiser Craft to decorate just the front of the draws.

 I cut and scored the four strips to form the wrappers for the draws. I then slid the draws into the wrappers.
I then played around with the layout until I was happy with 2 draws opening to the front and the other 2 draws opening on the left and right side.
 The next step was to create the base and top to hold the draws in place.I used more paper from the paper pad to cover the chip board pieces.
 I only needed to cover on side of each piece because once wrapped around the chip board the exposed chip board was covered by the draws.
I then used a large brad and an eyelet turned upside down to create a draw knob. I was so pleased with myself for thinking of this. The eyelet gives you enough space to be able to grasp the brad and pull the draw out. It also looks amazing because the back of the eyelet is a decorative surround and hides the legs of the brad. Genius!!!
I used double sided tape to hold the draws together. Once the backing paper was removed from the tape I applied hot glue I glued the base and top onto the draws
 Then I created the card for the top of the Draw set using the paper pad some of the collectables from the Art of Life paper range and I cut the clock using Tim Holtz tattered time die. I used a coat of glossy accents on the clock and hands.

I used my Martha Stewart Score board to form the easel card base,

 Here is a collection of all the bits I thought I might use for the card.
 I used a punch to punch out circles and matted them on black then applied glossy accents and allowed to dry. These three circles are to hold the card up when it is open.
And here is the finished article. Thanks for following. I will see you soon. Wendy

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Art of Life Altered Clip Board

Art of Life Altered Clip Board
I have used the Kaiser Craft Paper Collection called Art of Life in this project. I love this paper because you can ink it with your chosen colour of Distress Ink to suit any theme.

 A close up view of the top clip.
 Here is the finished project. So lets get to it.
First I painted the edges with black gesso, back and front. Allow to dry.
 Cut the chosen paper to fit the clip board allowing a small border of the black to show. (I cut 4 inches by 11 inches.) Tear a piece about 3 inches up from the bottom. I used the flip side as the right side and formed a pocket at the base of the clip board.
 I used the envelope punch board to round the corners of my pocket piece.
 I inked all the edges using Distress ink aged mahogany. I then glued the pocket in place.
Use a stencil of your choice and spread  modelling paste through randomly. Allow to dry.

I coloured some seam binding with Distress stain Aged mahogany.
 I used  the collectable butterfly, coloured it with aged mahogany and then coated it with glossy accents.

I cut the Kaiser paper Brave to add to the clip board and chose some of the collectables to add to the pocket,
I inked all the pieces with aged mahogany. You can add note paper and tie a pen on this for messages. Lastly I added seam binding and fibers to the top clip to finish the project. Thanks for following. Wendy

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Album Cover Or Wall Art......by Wendy
I was so happy to get this Kaiser Craft Art of Life Collection. I just love this paper collection. It is basically shades of black and neutral tones and it lends itself to being inked in any colour to suit your decor or project. I chose to ink mine in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged mahogany.
Here is my finished piece.

I chose the Art of Life Kaiser Craft paper called Loved. I painted a 12 by 12 piece of chip board with black gesso to use as a base to stabilise my art piece. I used pieces from the matching collectables pack.

I cut the sheet into the printed pieces, then I used the Tim Holtz distressing tool to distress the edges of all the pieces and then inked all the edges with Distress ink Aged mahogany.

I made my own embossing diffuser to suit the design on the paper by cutting a hole in 3 layers of chip board with a spellbinders die and used this to apply embossing, then sanded it lightly,

I used 2 buttons from the collectables and shaped them with my McGills stylus and mat.

Add captionI applied a thick coating of Glossy Accents and allowed it to dry.

I used a spellbinders die to just emboss a frame on another piece of the paper.

I coloured the seam binding with Distress stain aged mahogany.

I also used the Stain to colour some white roses from my stash.

Apply the buttons using 3 layers of foam tape.

I made a easycast resin frame frame, painted black and added metalic rubons (small hint... don't leave your rubons in a hot car.) To complete my project I added bling and embelishments from my collection. I mounted the completed pieces to the black chip board and then applied it to a plain ablum cover.     
Thanks for following. Wendy

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Kaiser Lady Rose meets Prima Doll Stamp.
I just couldn't resist using some more of my Kaiser Lady Rose collection and a Prima Doll Stamp to make a DL size card(i.e the size your bills come in which is still 70 cents to post). I love these doll stamps. I think a lot of card makers are not keen to use them as they are 7 inches tall but by using the DL format you can make cards with them. Here goes...

I stamped the Prima Doll stamp on some script paper with archival ink and cut it out. You don't need to spend time cutting the dress out neatly as it will be covered.
I stamped the dress on one of the patterned pieces of Kaiser Lady Rose paper and cut it out.

I stamped the dress frill and head band and cut them out.

I stamped stamped the top part of the dress for the contrast in sleeves and cut it out.
I layered the pieces onto the base.

Here I have applied all my layers.

I coloured the hair with distress markers and blended them with a water brush.

I inked the edges with Distress Ink tea die and an ink applicator tool.

I fussy cut the patterned paper for a base to add a layer under my doll on the card face.

I used prima flowers to decorate and the doily from the packaging.

I layered a Prima Tag from the Tag Book one of the sentiments from the Kaiser Lady Rose collectables pack. The little clock face is a wood icon by prima. I used theTim Holtz tiny attacher to fix the pleated Maya Art ribbon.

I added a little arrangement of prima flowers.

My card base is an 8 inch square folded in half. And I finished it off with Prima Say it in Pearls.

 Thanks for joining me. See you soon. Wendy.