Friday, September 19, 2014

October Afternoon "Public Library" & Kaisercraft "Basecoat Christmas" - by Linda Eggleton

Good morning everyone & welcome :)

Today I have a few project to share....including some of my Kaisercraft DT work for
September, using one of the new Christmas Collection - Basecoat Christmas.

But first up is another layout using October Afternoon's "Public Library" collection....and again,
 I've created a page that is not library/reading/school/book related.
I am REALLY loving working with this collection....the colours, the patterns & it's versatility
 makes working with it a breeze...and also FUN :)

"Pure Joy"
(Based on the 1st September Stuck Sketch)

I have used the "Due Date" paper for the background, and even though it is quite bold in it's colour & pattern, I've also added a bit of stencil work to it using the Memory Box - Rings & Puddles stencil with some coloured texture paste.  I quite like how it is fairly subtle against the background, yet not completely lost in it.

For my cluster I've used some Green Tara flowers, a Flutterby Flair, punched some 2Crafty gears tucked in at the edges.  I've also included a few pieces of tangled up cotton thread in there as well, and the half circle piece at the top of the photo is one of the Pink Paislee - Circle Artisan Elements that I've coloured with my Gelatos

Another smaller cluster of the same.

I love the effect of using a corner punch to round off the edges of the papers in my really changes the look dramatically compared to leaving them with the squared corners .

I've used strips of paper & also stickers from the Border Stickers sheet
to create some layers in under my photos....which are my gorgeous little G. Niece, Olivia, having an absolute ball on the swing at the park <3

A list of products used, including links to the AAS store, is at the bottom of my post.

Next up is my Kaisercraft projects using the amazing Basecoat Christmas Collection - and I have to say, if you have loved all 3 of KC's previous Basecoat collections, you will LOVE this one too! 

"I Beleive in Santa Claus"

I've used the reverse side of the gorgeous "Flora" paper for my background with a touch of mixed media in under my layers of paper strips. How cool is the red timber decking on this paper?!
I absolutely love it!

I've created a cluster with a few different coloured paper blooms...and pieces from the Collectables pack. There's also some strips of Kaisercraft lace and also border stickers in amongst 
the paper strips as well.

The stencil work is using the new release template - Moroccon Lattice & the stamping is a new release stamp - Morocco. Love them both!

Here you can see the lace a bit well as some punched border strips, border sticker from the sticker sheet, and also some cut off strips from various papers.

More collectables pieces...and a close up shot of the main area of the page....which has some of the Captured Moments 3x4 cards layered in under the photo.  These cards are great for layering on your page....and they make it so quick & easy too.

Kaisercraft products: Flora P1603, Natural P1609, Berry P1604, Paper Pad PP947, Sticker Sheet SS254, Collectables CT804, Base Coat Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM118, Cream Lace EM927, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Fire Red Paper Blooms F664, Olive Mini Paper Blooms F650, Fire Red Mini Paper Blooms F669, Moroccon Lattice Template T614, Morocco Stamp CS191, Saffron Ink Pad IP728, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303.
Other: Modelling Paste, Distress ink, Mists, Border Punch, Button, Embroidery thread

"Christmas Eve"

I've kept the background nice & clean with this one....using the Christmas Bells paper - I love the old weathered look & feel to the timbers on this paper <3
And.....Oh how I love the christmas decorations at the top of the page...they look so real & 3D!!

I have, however, added a bit of stencil work on the green piece under the photo...using the new Stars template.

Another cluster of Paper Blooms, stickers & Collectables pieces

I've added a strip of KC cream lace along the bottom of the papers for some added texture....and some stamping using the Basecoat Christmas clear stamps.  And there's also some of the new release printed tape in there too....Chevron - Mint <3

I've also used one of the Basecoat Christmas - Captured Moments 3x4 cards at the side of the photo.

Kaisercraft Products: Bells P1605, Berry P1604, Paper Pad PP947, Collectables CT804, Sticker Sheet SS254,Base Coat Christmas Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM118, Fire Red Paper Blooms F664, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Olive Paper Blooms F633, Chevron – Mint Printed Tape PT215, Cream Lace EM927, Stars Template T616, Basecoat Christmas Clear Stamp Set CS185, Black Ink Pad IP719, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303.

And lastly....a quick & simple card

Using a variety of papers from the paper pad, some paper blooms, Collectables, Lace & Rhinestones

With the centre Collectables piece raised up on some foam tape....fairly quick & simple - which is how I like to create my cards :)

Kaisercraft Products: Berry P1604, Paper Pad PP947, Basecoat Christmas Captured Moments 3×4 cards CM118, Collectables CT804, Cream Lace EM927, Coconut Paper Blooms F627, Buttercream Paper Blooms F629, Fire Red Mini Paper Blooms F669, Split Pea Rhinestones RS407, White Cards & Envelope pack CD511, Bark Ink Pad IP724, Double Sided Tape T314, Foam Tape T303
Other: Leaf Punch
I hope you have been inspired by both of these fun collections!
Until next time....happy scrapping :)
Linda  xx
Tattered Angels - Glimmermist
Mont Marte - Gesso
Faber-Castell - Gelatos
Carolees Creations - Tiny Alpha Stickers
Sassafras - Alpha Stickers
EK Success - Butterfly Punch
Creative Memories - Butterfly Punch
Cotton Thread

1 comment:

  1. Love what you have done with the Public Library range Linda and this last one is just so cute!! Fabulous KC layouts using the base coat too, gorgeous as always x