Friday, March 20, 2015

7 Dots Studio "Thoughts Keeper" & Kaisercraft "Furry Friend" - by Linda Eggleton

Good morning everyone :)

Today I am back to share another layout using the gorgeous Thoughts Keeper range from 7 Dots.
Oh my, this is such a super pretty collection!

"Enduring Love"

I couldn't go past using the pretty paper No. 1 for my background - it has some gorgeous subtle patterns of text print & some tiny soft floral/leafy bits in white as well.  It's one of those papers that you can get by without adding anything to the background.  

Having said that, I have added a bit of background work - I first added the runs/drips of mists/sprays, using Glimmermist & Distress Stains.  Using an eyedropper, I added a good sized "drop" & then held the page upright so that it would run down the page.  I repeated this with a few different colours until I was happy with the look.  I then added some stencil work with 2 different Crafters Workshop templates - Tile Texture & Tiny Circle with some modelling paste.....and finished off with some stamping using Kaisercraft Crackle & Tiny Dot stamp in a downward flowing motion to tie in with the mist runs.

I've also used LOTS of yummy 2Crafty chippie pieces as well <3

Here's a few close ups...

I absolutely LOVE these new Petaloo burlap flowers, the one I've used here is Ivory Wild Sunflower, and I've mixed it in with a few Green Tara Cherry Blossoms & Gardenias, and another new Petaloo favourite, the Kraft Wild Butterflies...they are simply divine! 
The diecut leaves are using one of Kaisercraft's new decorative dies, Berry Vine...and I've cut them using a few different coloured papers.

Here you can see some of the background work....and the really trendy 2Crafty Dotty Bits!
These have been coated in Gesso & then coloured by painting on a few different coloured mists until I was happy with the colour.  There is also a few stickers from the Elements Sticker sheet,  that I've placed vertically in amongst the Dotty Bits & diecut leaves.

The heart frame around the photo is another 2Crafty piece - Hand drawn Heart Frame....and I've also used the negative heart piece that separates the 2 frames that comes in the pack.  The hand drawn piece is simply painted in white using Gesso, and the negative piece at the back is coated in Gesso then coloured using a variety of mists.  I have tilted the frames at a slight angle so that they didn't chop off anyone in the gorgeous photo! 

There's also another cluster of flowers....again the gorgeous Petaloo Burlap Teal Pointsettia & Kraft Wild Butterflies.....and more Green Tara Cherry Blossoms & Gardenias.

These sweet little Flying Birds are one of my favourite 2Crafty pieces....I absolutely LOVE them, & they can be used on just about any themed layout.  I have coated them in Gesso & then coloured again with mists.

The title is using one of the 2Crafty Line Words - Love
I have trimmed down the line section of this piece so that it fit nicely on the page where I wanted the title to go.  Again coated in Gesso & then coloured by painting on a variety of mists.

In under the photo & Heart Frames, I've added a few layers of Thoughts Keeper papers,
Paper No's 3, 6 & 2.  There's also a few stickers from the Element's Sticker sheet 
here & there on the page.

I am really happy with how this layout came out :)))
I think being inspired by these gorgeous papers & also the photo is what made it all come together so well.  The pic is another that I've recently been Great Aunt & Uncle who were married in the 1920's.  Again, I have a heap of journaling to add to the back of the page - their story is just beautiful & amazing...and it needs to be told for future generations to know - the reason why I love to journal on my pages :)

Next I have some of my Kaisercraft DT work, using the very cute "Furry Friends" collection

"Mr Oscar"

I've used a variety of papers cut into different sized squares & rectangles...then I just played around with their positioning until I was happy with the look.

I have added some stamping on the background using both stamp sets that come with this collection - Dogs, which is cute little paw prints.... & Cats, which is a heap of cat/pet related words & meanings.

Here I've created a small cluster of blooms, Collectables & Sticker pieces, as well as some die cut leaves using the gorgeous new  Kaisercraft "Berry Vine" die.  This is one of my new fav's :)

Some of the paper layers....and you can also see a bit of the background stamping.

Mr Oscar title is Kaisercraft alpha stickers - I really love the size of these alpha's...
not too big & not too small!

I've used a few of the cut off strips, stickers & collectables pieces added to the top of the page.

And here's a close up of the main area of the page.
Pic is a selfie of Mr Oscar & myself <3

Furry Friends – Best Friend P1781,  Fur-Baby P1782,  Loyal P1787,  Pet P1783,  Four Legged P1785,  Companion P1780,  Dog Sticker Sheet SS277,  Dog Clear Stamp Set CS210,  Cat Clear Stamp Set CS209,  Berry Vine Decorative Die DD522,  Natural Alpha Stickers AS254,  Honey Paper Blooms F628,  Terracotta Paper Blooms F635,  Honey Mini Paper Blooms F645,  Foam Tape T303
Other – Distress & Archival Ink

Next up is a canvas....

"Mr Bruno"

I've added some fabulous texture to the background of the canvas using Kaisercraft Triangles template & some modelling paste....then coloured it with some mists & finished it off with some dabbing of more mists & some random stamping using Kaisercraft Triangles stamp.

I've used some of the stickers & collectables pieces to embellish the canvas...and the title is KC alpha stickers that I have made a darker brown using Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen in brown.

I've used a variety of papers to layer in under the photo & also added some 
wood veneer arrows from my stash.

Here's a close up view of the textured background.

The chevron pieces across the canvas are from both sticker sheets - cat & dog.

Furry Friends – Pet P1783,  Loyal P1787,  Four-Legged P1785,  Dog Sticker Sheet SS277,  Cat Sticker Sheet SS276,  Triangles Template T615,  Triangles Texture Stamp CS150,  Natural Alpha Stickers AS254
Other – Wood Veneers, Glimmermist,  Distress Ink, Modelling Paste, Canvas
I hope you have been inspired by both of these collections.
There is a product list with links to the store listed below & the Kaisercraft Furry Friends collection can be found HERE.
Thanks so much for dropping by today! xx
Products used:
"Enduring Love"
The Crafter's Workshop - Tiny Circle Template
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Wheatfields
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Suede
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Trunk Bay
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Berry Vine
Mont Marte - Modelling Paste
Mont Marte - Gesso
Faber-Castell - Stamper's Big Brush Pens

1 comment:

  1. My new favourite by you Linda....gorgeous mixed media in the background...but the chippies and blooms finishes this off so beautifully.