Friday, 30 November 2012

Key to a Happy Home...

Look what I found on the Kaiser blog.....
“The Key to a Happy Home is Love” By Trudi Harrison
Kaisercraft Products: Pickled Pear Collection – P974 Fig, PP883 Paper Pad, CT735 Collectables; Merry & Bright SS158 Sticker Sheet, EM928 Lace, Paper Blooms F632 Sage
Other: Ink, Chipboard elements, buttons, MS border punch, Ribbon, Gesso, Ink, Glimmer Mist, Mod Podge
Trudi Says:
“The ‘key’ is one of new free standing home decor pieces released this month.  As the key is sturdy and 18 mm thick there was plenty of room to accommodate a village effect that sits along the top of it.
The front of the key was first covered with the Fig paper.  I found the easiest way to do this was to trace the shape onto the paper and then cut out.  Mod Podge was used to adhere the paper to the key surface.  The edges were then lightly sanded and inked.
The other surfaces of the key were painted with gesso – this was applied quite roughly for a distressed, shabby look.  Some inking and misting was added.
Papers from the Pickled Pear Paper Pad were used to alter the houses.  Hand cut elements were used to embellish the front of the houses along with one of the border stickers from the Merry & Bright Sticker Sheet.    A border punch was used to create a decorative roof edge for each of the houses.
A touch of grunge was added to the Kaisercraft Lace.  It was altered with gesso and Glimmer Mist and then attached along the front edge of the key.”
The wooden keys are only $5 and available in store now. 

Monday, 26 November 2012

Christmas Decorations...

Instead of only using store bought decorations....why not add a personal touch to your home and paint and decorate your own? Here are a couple of ideas:

Table Decorations

Advent Calendar

Shadow Box Advent Calendar

Table centre piece

Table Centre Piece

Do you like the Shadow box but not keen on making an Advent Calendar? How about this idea?

Perfect for all those little hair clips etc!

And have you seen the new Home Decor Items we have in store?

These are very easy to decorate and come in various of all they are only $5!!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Searching for the Perfect Gift....

Is a close friend of yours or family member in to mixed media / art journaling and you are not sure what to give them for Christmas?

How about some Faber-Castell Gelatos? Prices start from $5.95 for a pack of 2! Not sure what they are or how they work? Ask for a quick demo in store.

Back In Stock....

We have the 3 most popular Christmas collections back in stock. So if you still need to make Christmas cards hurry in for the paper pads and collectables.

Just add some cardstock and you could easily make over 25 cards with a set like this! 

Each pack of collectables have over 50 die cut shapes in them. Head over to the Kaisercraft blog (here) to have a look at all the beautiful cards the design team have made.

Merry and Bright Collectables

Merry and Bright Paper Pad
Turtle Dove Collectables

Turtle Dove Paper Pad

Mint Twist Collectables

Mint Twist Paper Pad

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Journaling Classes

Its a bittersweet thing that Monday was the last of our 6 week Art Journaling class. I LOVED every week...and Jenny is a very enthusiastic teacher who has that special knack of turning the ordinary in to the extraordinary.... but it being the end of the year and concerts, school meetings, kindy orientation etc coming up I am glad I will now have a couple of Monday's off :)

She FORCED us to draw faces and people free hand (and even though we grumbled a LOT - we did all actually enjoy it, and discovered we can do it.), we sprayed, inked, gesso'd, masked, ghosted, bleached, doodled, stencilled, drew and collaged our way through 6 weeks of classes. And we came out the other end feeling a lot more comfortable in our artiness.

Jenny is putting together a youtube video which will feature all our Journal pages and I will share it with you when its done :).

The good News is we will be running the class again early next year. There is a Tuesday morning option and a Monday night option. Please contact me ( / 0408 913684) to book or for further information.

To help inspire you have a look at this awesome video from Sandra v.d. Geest. I bet you will not look at nature magazine's in the same way again!

What do you think? We will be creating something similar during the 6 week course....

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Pickled Pear - 2 layouts kit

I LOVE this new collection from Kaisercraft. We have created a Scrapkit with all the products you will need to create these 2 layouts created by the Kaisercraft Design Team. There are no instructions included - but feel free to contact me if you need any help with your kit :) 

The kit includes:
Black cardstock
patterned papers
pack of collectables
Quote rub ons
1/3 pack of pickled pear rub ons
wooden umbrella flourish
Workshop magazine

Cost: $27.50