Sunday, 15 March 2015

'On stage' frame

Time for my second official design team project!
My frame started off as a flat pack, designed that the heart would hang in the middle of the frame on ribbon, with the second heart shape at the back of it... But why oh why would we follow the rules when twe can freestyle just a little ;) 

First up, I painted my unfinished wooden flat pack jet black! A brave moment as I wasn't too sure how this would turn out.... And with black... There's no going back... As I completely un patiently waited for my paint to dry lol... I used the backing to my heart as a template to draw around on my 'ovation' sheet.. I then cut out and glued on to the front of the backing heart with Pva glue. 

Once all of the paint work was dry I glued (using my ever trusty glue gun) the top frame to the base plinth. Then taking my 'encore' sheet I cut it down to the size of the back of the frame and glued it to it.

After battling with my never ready printer to produce my photo... I used the main heart as a template and cut out the pic and glued it to the back of the frame.

Now it's time to add in our photo and newsprint hearts! 
Using my glue gun I glued the newsprint heart to the backing sheet and to the black frame, giving it a little angle! On the opposite side and slightly lower I I mirrored this with the heart picture frame. 

Next up... The flowers!  

Using my favourite Kaisercraft die set... 
I've only used the little die on the inside.. All you need to do is cut around the inside of the circle..

Leaving a little extra base at the end of the spiral.. 
Once cut, find your trusty quilling tool! 

Hook on at the start and spin it round until you hit the end of spiral at the large base, once there just add a little glue to the base and push down the spiralled flower. Then bend out the scalloped top to make it look a little more floral.. And hey presto flower complete!

Time for finishing touches! I've got my mits on one of the fantastic Kaisiercraft collectibles packs! 
These packs are bursting with die cut thick card toppers, 
The film strip one I have scored in both directions to give it a little wave and then glued it to the top of the frame, I've repeated this trick with the tickets at the base of the frame. 

I've then foam padded on the 'talented' scroll, music strip and music notes, glueing the record on behind the newsprint heart, last up I've layered the microphones on with a few more foam pads... 
And that's it.... A nice easy to do frame! 

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Thursday, 12 March 2015

My first design team project!

As you see my very wonderful delivery arrived a little earlier in the month packed full of goodies from the brand new ON STAGE collection from Kaisercraft!
As you can see it's a gorgeous collection to get to work with!
Great for trips to the theatre or concerts... Even the little ones school performances...
Or like my family... The dreaded karaoke at Christmas! Luckily I didn't decided to go with any of these scary Christmas karaoke photos for this project as it not fair on you ;) 

So this my scrapbook page creation... It was hard to pick which sheet to start with as i just loved them all but the old school microphone just did it for I selected the 'curtain' sheet from the collection, using a craft knife I then cut around the top of the microphone (starting from the left side of the dome) and down the right of it. 

I've then selected encore page and cut a large rectangle off it, then matted that on plain black Centura pearl card, corner rounding both with an inverted corner rounder (available at Craftmania for £6.49) 

I've then taken the bottom bar off of the tune sheet, and glued it across the page (black strip with white music notes across it). After this I've started cutting in into get 'arts' sheet... Cutting out the concert block, I have then used this to fill in my journalling, and then using pioneer black photo 
corners (available at Craftmania) I've attached this piece to my page, as this is a Rhianna concert I felt the stacked speakers would fit in well, so I attached the 'tune' sheet with a craft knife to cut of the speakers separately, so I could then build them up on foam pads to fill the bottom corner. 
The words on top of the speaker come from the base bar on the 'curtain' sheet, they started off black with white wording but I really wanted to bring in the red, so using a spectrum noir pen I've just coloured over the strip to make the words 'pop' a little more. 

No page is complete without a couple of dies from the kaisercraft die collection so for today's project I used the doily and flourish 

This die cut I've simply just glued direct to the page and rounded up the scallops for a little more texture. 

I then cut out the ticket strip as one from the 'audience page' (not shown on the above screen shot of the collection) along with the superstar bar. I added the names of the to the tickets and then rounded them and folded them on each perforation line. Then added them to the page gluing them at this scored line so they raise in the middles. Leaving me with the superstar performance bar to add... I glued this and stuck it over the ticket strip, floating one of my tickets. 

Going back to the 'arts' page I removed the "good music" sentiment and cut around it, then foam padded it on to the doily. 

Next up it was time for a bow! Most of my projects have to have a little ribbon/bow somewhere as my lesson attendees will tell you.... No project is complete without one lol!
My only problem with this one was the sheer dark red ribbon I had was just a little too bright, so using the kasiercraft background script clear stamp and a black staz on pad I stamped all over the ribbon! 
It not only added depth to the design it also darkened it down a little. 
I then glued it to the page with my ever trusty glue gun. 
Using the above die cut I had created from my 'backstage' sheet I wrapped this upside down around the bow, adding on a couple of pearls for added decoration.

Nearly completing the page I added a little cut out from the 'ovation' sheet  (great show) 
I then corner edged it to add the little nics out of each side (punch available at Craftmania £5.49)

Then last up...  Looking back at the page I decided it still needed a little more red.. So using my inverted corner rounder I cut off the edges of the main page and glued on little squares I cut off of the 'encore' sheet 

I hope you like it! I've still got lots more to do yet with the rest of the design team package so watch out over the coming days for more projects ;) 

As always all of the products used today are/will be available through Craftmania 

If you are a store wishing to stock these stunning kaisercraft papers, dies stamps, or the pioneer photo corners please don't hesitate to contact Jones crafts

This page will soon feature as a Craftmania lesson! Keep at eye on our facebook page for more details! 

Monday, 2 March 2015

Design team package!

It's here!  My First DESIGN TEAM pack!!! 
So excited!!

Thank you Jones Crafts & Kaisercraft 
Watch out throughout March as I upload the creations I've made with the stunning pack of goodies!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Photo box

Sometimes pages just don't hold enough photos! This idea is a simple way around it! 
Just add a photo string contained in a photo box! 
For this project I used Webster pages 12x12's     
To make my pocket I took a sheet of a4 linen card and cut it to 21cm wide, 15.5cm.
Score along the portrait side at 1cm then at 2.5cm.
Now turn your card to the landscape side and score it at 1.5cm then 10cm followed by 11.5

You can now cut off the corners at the base of the shard where you made your first score lines to make a flap to fit in to the box. (think of it like a pack of playing cards without a top)
Before gluing use your favourite punch to punch all the way along the top of the box (the bit without the flap) 

Now glue the sides of the box... And dangle a piece of ribbon down roughly a meter long.
Using the glue gun attach the ribbon to the base of the box as you glue in the bottom flap. 
Now for the fun part! Attaching the photos! Let the string come out of the top of the box.. I've left 7cm from the top if the box, I've used blue card 8x13.5cm as my base cards, running double sided tape the length if the blue card on the back through the middle... I've then repeated this 4 times.. Leaving a small gap between photos to allow them to fold up to go in the box! I've then matted white card on the blue with smaller photos on top to create a Polaroid photo style. 

The rest of the page is simple cutting and layering 

Hope you like this idea :)
It works brilliantly for firework displays, concerts etc..

As always all of the products are availabile from Craftmania!

If you're a retailer looking to stock these lovely Websters page designs please contact Jones Crafts