Friday, 28 July 2017

Woodn't it be Lovely?

Woodn't it be Lovely

Hi there!

Are you enjoying this
theme as much as I am?
When I first saw these
wooden embellishments
I was somewhat bemused
but I am fast becoming
a convert to their versatility

In case you haven't quite
made up your mind take
a look at Hazel Harler's canvas:

 "Hi everybody, my latest project 
is an oriental canvas using
Kaisercraft wooden flourishes 
and Color Bloom sprays.

 I used a canvas board, 
Kaisercraft wooden flourishes
 and a piece of chipboard.

 I also used Kaisercraft stencils
 and blosson stamp - 
in the end I didn't use the bamboo stencill

I stencilled some modelling paste 
on the canvas board and 
when it was dry I gave 
it a coat of gesso. 

I also gave the chipboard and
 flourishes a coat of gesso.

 To colour the canvas I scribbled
 some Gelatos over it.

Then I used a baby wipe to spread the colour.

I turned the canvas upside down 
and sprayed some sunshine Color Bloom 
and let it run down the canvas, 
then added some dragonfly blue Color Bloom.

I then sprayed some iris Colour Bloom 
on the top and let it run down the canvas.

Then I sprayed some wild raspberry Color Bloom.

I stamped the main image onto tissue paper
and on the back painted the face white,
 I also stamped the blossom onto tissue paper 
and then used matte medium to glue them 
to the canvas and chipboard. 

The wooden flourishes were painted with
 iris Color Bloom.

 I glued the wooden flourishes and
 image to the canvas and then I used 
my finger to spread some white gold
 Starlight paint over the blooms
 and edges.

 A close up showing the gold 
Starlight paint and the sequins
 that I added

The finished canvas.


This is a lovely canvas Hazel 
Thank you for showing it
to us

Amazing what you can do
with these wooden flourishes

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Woodn't it be Lovely?

Woodn't it be Lovely?

Hallo Everyone!

lHere we go with another
look at the those little wooden
embellishments from
Kaisercraft........oops!  I
think they call them flourishes!

Angela Radford is with us
today to show us another way

"Hi everyone, Angela here to
show you what fun I have been
having with PaperArtsy stamps,
Color Bloom sprays and 
of course the Kaisercraft Flourishes

 started by stamping onto plain white
 card with perfect medium ink and heat 
embossing with clear powder then using the 
Colour Bloom sprays I added colour to 
the card.

I continued to spray a variety of colours 
onto the card and then allowed it to dry 
adding more heat embossed images too.

The next thing was to stamp the chosen
 images onto the card and then cut these out.

To prepare the card blank I folded the front
 section in half to create a Tri-fold type card. 
Then attached a coloured card to the 
front and inner sections.

For this background paper I simply sprayed 
the Colour Bloom onto my craft mat and 
pushed the card through it. 

Let this dry and then using the same ink
 I applied it through a Tim Holtz stencil.

 Once this was dry I cut it to the correct size and 
layered it onto the card. I also added some 
stamping using a Carabelle stamp called 
Circles and Text to add a little more interest 
to the background.

Here you can see what it looks like on the 
inside and the gprgeous shine from the ink.

 Now I stamped the sentiment and
 began adding the images.

 Here we are a little further on. 
The large flower was cut and trimmed 
with other sections added to it including
 the leaves.

Also prepared the Kaisercraft embellishments
 I planned to use by colouring them with
 the Colour Blooms.

 Once everything was ready I was able to finish 
mounting all the images and embellishments.

 Completed the design with the addition of
 Stickles Glitter Glue. 

Hope you enjoyed watching me 
make this card. 

Happy crafting, Angela xXx"


Thank you Angela, always a
pleasure watching your creations
come to life!

Well, I think I'm beginning to get
some idea on what to do with
the Kaisercraft Flourishes.  One
tray could go a long way.......

'Till Tomorrow

Mickie xx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Woodn't It Be Lovely?

Wooden't It Be Lovely?

Hi There!

Have you seen the little trays
of wooden embellishments
by Kaisercraft?  I'm rather
taken by the trays but keep
wondering whatever would I do
with the contents ...............

.............Enter The Craft Barn
Design Team ............... first off
here's Craftyfield with a tag:

"I hate thowing away any of my supplies 
and since I have full sheets of the 
wonderful Imagination Crafts Rice papers
 (have you seen the full range available
 at the Craft Barn?) I decided to use up
 the left overs from other projects 
in this one tag. 

They don't match but no worries, 
that's where sprays come in!

 I selected these pieces which I then 
glued on my gessoed tag with 
gel medium.

 I'm trying out my composition...

I added a bit of metallic shine with 
Imagination Crafts Starlight paint
 in Mint and a stencil.

Whilst I had the paint out I used it to 
colour match a piece of card. 

I also added the paint sparingly 
around the tag.

Now onto sprays to give the various papers 
a cohesive look. 

On the right these are 2 of the new colours 
and on the left one of the first released colour.

For those who are familiar with the 
older Prima Bloom sprays, the new ones 
present several differences:

 the bottle does not come ready mixed with water,
 the clear packaging has disappeared 
and finally
 the spray mechanism is different.

It's too early for me to give a definite
 review of the new spray bottles but at 
first sight they are as good as the previous ones, 
which, in my opinion, were fantastic.

 The spray is much finer and so doesn't 
make the paper so wet as to warp as much.

I used a brush to paint my embellishments, 
wooden flourishes from Kaisercrafts, Life's a beach 
also with the Color Bloom sprays

I kept two of the embellishments bare and 
matted on a roughly gessoed square of 
kraft cardstock. To knock back the white, 
I used Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans."


Thank you Craftyfield - that is a
gorgeous tag

Such a clever idea to use all
those bits we seem to
accumulate because they are
too nice to throw away......
.....actually, they are aren't they?!!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Fond Farewell

Fond Farewell

Hi There!

It's the end of the week already!

For any of you as time
 challenged as me I would advise 
a more realistic expectation 
of what we can achieve in a
 week is called for........

Louise Thomson is with us
today to share a leaving card

"I started this project by applying strips
 of random Washi tape on to a piece of 
white card.

I gave it a coating in Nougat
 fresco paint, followed by 
some jade paint.

 I added water and wiped back some 
of the jade fresco paint to keep it
 light and textured.

Using more fresco paints as an ink, 
I stamped the IO clouds stamp.

 The archival ink used here is permanent
 and perfect for stamping over shinier
 surfaces like that of the Washi tape.

 I ended up using three of the four 
colours in the new archival mini set one.

 I wanted a bit more texture so I 
used a set of nesting circle dies 
to create rings

Then on a spare piece of paper I
 stamped the air balloon again,
 cut it out and mounted it using
 lots of 3d foam pads.

Next I used dies to cut out the 
lettering I wanted...

and spritzed with colour bloom
 for a shimmery, textured finish 

 I added the lettering and highlighted it 
using fineliner, then popped a border 
around the edge to finish."


Washi tape
Fresco paints (Nougat and jade)

A lovely card Louise,
many thanks

Entirely appropriate for
us too as we go on to
a new week.....

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx