Saturday, 10 August 2013

My First Design Team Project


G’day everyone, I am so excited…. Today I get  to share with you my very first project for Scottie Crafts.  I received my kit earlier this week and couldn’t wait to get started.  I have to admit that at first I was a little daunted by the papers I received, not my usual style, but it is always good to be pushed out of our comfort zones - Don't you think? and I really do love a good challenge.  I am really chuffed with how this layout turned out. I don't do them very you all know.

I began by distressing the edges of the paper with just a pair of scissors and adding a few rips and tears.

I inked the the tears with some Tim Holtz Distress Stain - Walnut Ink

Using the Kaisercraft Chickenwire Acrylic stamp that came in my kit...I added some background to the black cardstock

I layered the Bark paper so that the stamping peeked out from under the rips and tears
I then lightly spritzed the Basecoat Bark with some Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tiffany Blue Starburst spray and added a few splatters to tie in with the snow theme.

After matting my photo on some more black cardstock, I began the layering process. I added a paper doily from my stash and a rubon from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Elements that was also in my kit.

Then I had some fun with all the yummy goodies that came in my kit to create my flower cluster

 The products I have used include:

To create the little kraft emebellishments I used the rubon's and one of the Cream Shipping Tags that were included in my pack.  I inked them quite darkly.  First with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tea Dye and then Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain  The leaves were cut from the Tim Holtz Idealogy Rubons - Elements packaging.  I have used some texture paste and a stippled it on to resemble ice or snow. I also added it to the Prima wood icon.

I created my own cabbage come rolled rose type flower that you see in the centre of the cluster.... This is made using a torn strip of cheesecloth soaked in diluted white glue....dried and then wrapped and rolled to form this flower!!  I will show you how I made this if you like?  So keep an eye out for the tutorial.

So here is my layout....with all the elements ..... 

  Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend...
Thanks for stopping by....I love feedback so please feel free to leave a comment!!
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  1. Hello Kimi
    Love the layout, and more so your cheesecloth Flower, which I really really want to know how you made!!!!So, I for one will be looking out for your tutorial.

    1. Hi Sue, thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your support and love your comment!! :D My tutorial is up...hope it is clear and understandable...I do tend to ramble a bit...
      Big smiles :D

  2. So beautiful Kimi! And to think you felt daunted? Really cool distressing of papers & addition of dimension with the stamped detail showing through. Loving the cluster & yes, I do want to see how you made the rose!! Wonderful picture that you have matted & layered brilliantly!! CONGRATS on your 1st of MANY DT projects. So happy for you! :))))

    1. Awww my lovely thank you so much for taking the time to check this out...I appreciate it soooo much!! Oh and tutorial is up...such as it is....probably as clear as mud!! :) but there are lotsa pics!! Have a great day...{hugs} ~Kimi~

  3. This is SO pretty Kimi. I LOVE the layout and really enjoy how your works, LOVELY!! :)