Sunday, 4 June 2017

2017 - 2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Application

Hello Friends,

I am super excited about this post.
I was selected for Round 2, of the
2017 - 2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Call Out.

One of the exciting parts of the process was receiving
some Happy Mail from the Kaisercraft Team.
It comprised of the "Lilac Whisper" Collection,
and many yummy embellishments.

I decided to create a layout for my project for this Round.
Creating layouts is a huge passion for me.
It is therapy, and it really can bring a memory to life.

When I start the process of creating a layout,
I am inspired by the colors.
The colors in this collection, are what made
me create a layout, 
using a photo of my Mum and Nan.
Two women who inspire me.
My Nanna is no longer here on Earth and
that makes this project even more special.

So many pretty shades of purple, white and green.

I begin my layout by cutting out my circle from the 
12 x 12 Corrugated Cardboard.

To begin that process, I am using a small dinner plate
from my kitchen.  I make sure to turn the bumps down,
so that the smooth side is facing up.
Using a lead pencil, I draw the circle and then cut it out.

To create the shabby edge to the circle, I use a Kaisercraft 
sanding tool, and then I curl the edge by hand 
as per the photo above.

It was then time to add some watered down 
Kaisercraft Paint - White to the 
edge of the circle and sparingly over the centre, 
to give it a vintage look.

Then I move onto the background texture and colors.

With my Kaisercraft Ink Pad - Orchid,
I stamped directly onto the craft mat,
I add some water to the ink, then apply to my textured areas
to give a watercolor affect.
Drying in between each layer.

I add splatters of the Kaisercraft Paint - Sage with water to the same areas.  Also applying a little of the 
Kaisermist - Charcoal as splatter too.

Painting some of these gorgeous Wooden Flourishes
was another thing I did before I started laying down
all of the layers of patterned paper and 

These are some of the techniques used to
create this layout.
I hope you enjoy the process video below 
to show you how it all came together.

Here are some close-ups:

There are loads of layers and distressing of the beautiful
papers in this collection.

I painted the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes
using KC014 | Paint -Mauve.

This flower cluster was created using the Paper Blooms,
Wooden Flourishes and Collectables.

I used lots of pieces from SS342 | Lilac Whisper Sticker Sheet.

The CB153 | Corrugated Cardboard Sheets 12 x 12
featured heavily in my layout.

I created texture in the background by using
IT017 | Mini Designer Template - Blossom
and some texture paste.

The colour was created by using
IP732 | Ink Pad - Orchid and water as you
will see in my Process Video.

Here are the Kaisercraft Products used:

 P2348 | White Wood P2349 | Jade P2346 | Opal 
IT017 | Mini Designer Template - Blossom 
CB153 | Corrugated Cardboard Sheets 12 x 12
CD163 | Spearmint 12 x 12 Weave  CD157 | Sage 12 x 12 Weave
CD101 | Coconut 12 x 12 Weave  
FL604 | Wood Flourish Pack - Bouquet  
CT885 | Lilac Whisper Collectables  
F643 | Paper Blooms - Amethyst  F649 | Mini Paper Blooms - Sage
IP732 | Ink Pad - Orchid  KC025 | Paint - Sage  
KC001 | Paint - White  KC014 | Paint - Mauve
KM101 | Kaisermist - Charcoal  
MA502 | Mini Alphas - White & Black
SS342 | Lilac Whisper - Sticker Sheet

Here is the process video:

Thanks so much for stopping by. xx
And keep your fingers and toes crossed. 
Thank you to Kaisercraft for this opportunity. 


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  2. Wow Renee this layout is absolutely amazing! I just love how you have used this pretty collection! My fingers and toes are all crossed for you! Best of luck getting through the next round! Tarrah x

  3. Good luck Renee! This page is simply stunning and I LOVED watching it come together! It is so sweet to reflect on memories of great women that inspire you and the colours seemed just perfect for you layout! Hope you are successful!!

  4. Lovely page Renee - good luck with the application. I am sure you'll do well ;)

    1. Thank you Monique, fingers crossed. xx I hope you are enjoying your holidays and you are finding some creative time for yourself. xx