Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whale Done!

These few weeks, I have been packing up my study to make more space for myself and my kids. Finally, the room is more or less in order, with a space for me to scrap, to sew, and for my kids to craft.

So here's something to congratulate myself. And maybe once a while, you need to pat yourself on the back too.

material : kaisercraft circus papers

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dream and soar

Today is my niece Giselle's birthday and I was reminded of  a photo that I took at baby Charis' first birthday. We had lots of balloons and both Elpis and Giselle took a photo together. I had an empty box that held a mini diary I own, and I could not resist altering it into this.

I did not have any Prima flowers on hand when I made this, so I had to handmake my own roses from the remainder paper. I use some Kaisercraft Timeless paper on this, and used the scraps to make the roses and leaves, punch the butterflies; oh and that little mini clockface in the bottom corner? yes that's from scraps too.

 Close up so you can see it's really from scrap Timeless paper. And yes the twirlies too. I had to Helmar 450 everything down. My best friend!

materials : Kaisercraft paper and stamps, Tim holtz tickets, washi masking tape, ribbon, transparency.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Memories in a book

I did this as I wanted to gift something to my wonderful sister-in-law Caroline and also partly as a challenge to myself to produce a mini that would be both experimental in the use of materials and mediums. Made 99% from Kaisercraft's range of products, I did this over a few nights and was very happy with the end results.  Do let me know what you think.

Made in the style of travel tabs and journal books.

Paints, blending, stamping, stickles, dimensional paints, handrawing, punching

Painted edges, punched decorative edges, hand-drawn and glitterised rainbow

Flap and folder page.

Hidden pockets all open.

 Photo layering of colored on black/white, finished with clear crackle paint, burnished with Dimensional paint on the edges, and rubbed with rock candy stickles, and popped with pop dots. I wanted the make the photo have a magical feel that Disney always wanted to give.

 Stamping with crackle paint.

How it looks, upright. Tabs and all.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Girl!

Elpis birthday is on 12 May and this year I made her this fun project doll which was a lot more lasting than the paperdolls she usually made (the hands would fall off and be torn!). This one's made from chipboard wood from the Kaisercraft collection and we painted it and all. I didn't use the diecut hair supplied as I wanted more fluidity and movement, so we use the plummage from one of the hair rubberbands and I trimmed and glued it to this doll. She said it reminds her of me...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Made by love

I always wanted to do "just one more" for the two girls. When I saw how this photo turn out, I could not help but feel that they were made by love. Of course, love that the papa mama had for each other. And with that love, we produced them.

With this layout, I was inspired the moment I saw the Kaisercraft Le Chateau papers. It was also no coincidence that I fell in love with the stamps and felt that there were so much possibilties in the birdcage and chandeliers (though one sang of day, the other made you think of nightfall). I did stamping, misting, layering and basically made it all my own.