What I did yesterday….

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IMG_0083IMG_0085IMG_0086 I had a couple of new products to try out and a free afternoon yesterday so I sat down and just played! Up in the top corner of the first photo there is a jar of Nuvo Glitter paste ( gold) which I brushed through a kaisercraft stencil to make a great background piece which is now sitting on my desk ready to be transformed into a card. I used a paintbrush to spread the paste and it dried super quickly with no heat required. The second experiment was with Liquitex iridescent medium. Firstly I tried applying it through a stencil with my brayer, which worked to a degree but it was a little patchy ( I used that first piece on the card that is in the top photo. I discarded the brayer for a paintbrush and liked that way better.. I had more control over how thickly I applied it, and got a more even spread. I used a heat tool to dry, but could have left it to dry naturally if I had more patience! The bottom two photos show how I used those backgrounds. I am looking forward to more experiments with both these products on my next free afternoon! Til tomorrow…..

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My Minds Eye In Bloom.

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_MG_4266 (Medium) A natural progression from yesterdays card where I had used My Minds Eye In Bloom patterned paper as the background layer is today’s card which uses all My Minds Eye In Bloom paper. I die cut a gold foil heart, and added black lace and gold ribbon. Everything else is from the paper collection. Yesterday was very productive day in the craft room. I planned out my march classes, and started to experiment with some irridescent medium and stencils to make my own background layers that have a bit of a sheen.This is a work in progress but will share when i have something to show you! Til tomorrow….

Kaisercraft Romantique number 2…

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_MG_4255 (Medium)Kaisercraft Romantique paper collection again today, and this card and tomorrows card were the base beginnings of my class at at paper flourish this month which I have called (Not so) Shabby Chic. I have used a kraft base card, and layered some of the papers from the collection, and used a Uniquely creative rolled flower die,¬† creative expressions leaf dies, a bought flower and a bow to decorate. the gorgeous acetate butterfly was fussy cut from a whole sheet of lovely butterflies that was brought out with this collection.The sentiment is from the matching 6″ pad. Happy¬† and safe New Year to all my followers and visitors and I will see you all next year!!

Kaisercraft Romantique…shabby..

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_MG_4253 (Medium) I really haven’t had the time to play with this collection, but I have made a few for you to see. It’s the Kaisercraft Romantique collection and it lends itself beautifully to the whole Shabby Chic style, a style I will embrace once I get over the whole ripping my paper hang up I have!Here, I have layered a few of the 12 x 12 patterned papers, and fussy cut an acetate butterfly – in this collection there is a whole sheet of these butterflies and I love them! The leaves are die cut with creative expressions dies, and I inked around every edge with Tea Dye distress ink. I tied a big bow and on top of that I glued a Prima flower with dangly bits that I have been holding onto for ages! The top layer of patterned paper has a lacey print but at the bottom of it I added my own lace in a taupe colour ( Stampin Up lace). I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break, with family and friends, I can’t believe that’s Christmas over for another year! we still have our son home for another few days before he flys back to Sydney next week so the celebrations continue on here ! Til tomorrow….

Merry Christmas, happy Holidays, and a safe new year…

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_MG_0641 (Medium)_MG_0648 (Medium)_MG_0651 (Medium)To all my regular visitors ( thank you!) and all my new friends, I wish you all a very happy holiday break with your loved ones and friends. I will take a short break over the festive season, but in the meantime today I have posted 3 very simple cards made with Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Papers. these cards are all made with 12 x 12 paper from the collection, and I actually designed them for a class I taught at paper Flourish a couple of months ago. The only embellishments on this group was some lace trim. I did ink around all my edges with Tea Dye distress ink. I will be back in a few days, meanwhile in this busy season find some time for yourself and enjoy creating! Love helen xx

Kaiser craft Rose Avenue 9…

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IMG_0660 (Medium)I only used a little of the kaisercraft Rose Avenue collection just as the background layer, ( from the 6 x 6 pad) and went over the top with the embellishing! I have some beautiful wide lace which I used here, the strip across the top of the lace is from the bottom of a 12 x 12 sheet of rose avenue paper( the identity strip that runs along the bottom), a ribbon bow, one of my resin frames…I am getting low on them now..must find out where I can get them from….I backed the resin frame with a little piece of a trellis die cut and decorated it with a couple of flowers, a die cut leaf and a butterfly from the rose avenue collectables pack. The greeting is from the 6″ pad backed with a scrap of patterned paper. This weekend is all about wrapping presents and quickly making some gift tags which I always seem to forget! Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue 8…

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_MG_0656 (Medium) We are back to Kaisercraft Rose Avenue, and on todays card I have used a piece of 12 x 12 paper, and trimmed it with lace. The arched window is a kaisercraft wooden piece which I foiled with the go press and foil machine. A couple of die cut leaves and some flowers and a sentiment from the 6″ pad to finish this simple card! A day off today, so I am going to do some creating while it is still relatively cool…it’s going to be 36 C today so by lunch time it will be a bit too hot to do anything but sit under the air conditioner! Til tomorrow…..

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