Friday, April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

Sentiments Card {Frosted Designs DT}

Greetings all!  Looking out into my backyard I see an abundance of beautiful spring flowers. As I sat down to my craft table I spied these sweet butterflies and flourish and knew this was a card in the making.

I drew my color palette from from all of the beautiful flowers blooming in my back yard.  I purposely left the card sentiment vague so that it could be used for a wide range of occasions.

I hope you will join us over at Frosted Designs for this new challenge .


April inspiration by Roy de Maistre called Frozen Music

SWAT Drill 53

April 10, 2015

Creative Embellishments and CSI #161


Kathleen here with my take on CSI case file 161. 

Greetings everyone!  So happy you stopped by today.  
Today I have a layout I created for  C.S.I. for their current challenge #161.
Creative Embellishments are a major sponsor over at CSI for April,
so all of our DT girls from Creative Embellishments have been guest designing for them.

Here is the case file.  I used all of the colors.
These rich colors on Graphic 45's French Country collection were a perfect fit for this case file.  For the evidence I chose this 6" clock face which I embossed and stripes in the paper.    The testimony I chose documenting a journey. 

This is a picture of a trip I took with my mother two years ago to Scotland.  The scenery was incredible!  We had such a grand time. 

I love these new chipboard piece in the Creative Embellishment store.  I embossed the clock face and chicken wire with two embossing powder to create this aged look.  The cross was first sprayed black then dry brushed with Shimmerz Spiced Cider.  Finally the word chippie was simply sprayed black so  then applied a coat of Crackle Accents for and aged appearance that  would make it stand out on the very busy page. 

Graphic 45 French Country A La Carte
Graphic 45 French Country Bon Appetit
Graphic 45 French Country Sunflower
Graphic 45 French Country Promenade
Graphic 45 French Country Deja Vu
Graphic 45 French Country various papers from the 6x6 pad

Graphic 45 French Country Chipboard 1 & 2

Art Anthology Coloration-spray Raider
Stampendous Pearluster embossing power
Stampendous Clear Embossing ink
Lindy Stamp Gang Golden Pumpkin Blush embossing powder
 Shimmerz Blingz Spiced Cider 
Ranger Crackle Accents

Thank you for joining me today!



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Your Path

 Your Path

My daughter stands on stone path that leads to our old home out in the country which gave me the idea for this layout, "Your Path". The doors and window shutters represent the many opportunities gained and lost along the way to becoming the talented bright young lady she is today. She loved this house and garden in the country.  Now that she lives in the city I hope this layout will take her back to simpler times.

1. Cut out numerous doors and shutters of various sizes from the Sky Blue paper and edge each of these with the brown ink and set aside.
2. Cut out a saying of your choice from the Lagoon paper and distress the edges and set aside.

3. Starting in a corner place you stencil and apply texture paste on a diagonal. Repeat on the opposing upper corner. Allow to dry. I made my own paste from baby talc, white acrylic paint and glue.  You can also purchase this type of product.
4. Rub the Aqua Gelatto over random areas of the stencil. Using a paint brush dipped in water begin smearing the paint allow to dry.  Repeat this step with the other color until you have the effect you desire.

Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection Sapphire
Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection Lagoon
Kaisercraft Blue Bay collection Sky Blue

Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Sage
Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms Terracotta
Prima Flowers
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps Love This
Marion Smith Junque & Gems - Geared Up
Prima Junkyard Findings - Street Signs
Flourish Stencil (Prima)

Shimmerz Inklingz Pepper mint twist,Coloringz Chocolate Browni
Faber Castell Gelato Aqua and Metallic Blueberry 
Prima ink Dark Bark

Helmar Acid Free Glue
Scrapbook Adhesive Mounting Squares 

Words & Paintery  

Scraps N Pieces

Monday, April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015

My April DT Reveal For


"An Eerie Tale Box"


 A happy spring day to you all!  Kathleen here with a slightly out of season altered project to share with you.  I love fairy tales and Graphic 45 has a fun paper collection that inspired this creation.  I hope you enjoy it.

My first step was to cut all my major pieces to size.  This is a 15" round box which once housed a special birthday present from my daughter to me.  The base side of the box is 3" high and the lid side is 11/4" with the top of the lid at 4" circle.  Once these pieces were cut I began to adhere them with Helmar D'ecoupage and Craft paste.  I opted to put the Helmar D'ecoupage paste directly on the box for a strong solid base to my project.  All layers after that the paste was applied directly to the paper.  Note; make sure you use the smoothing tool that comes with the  Helmar D'ecoupage  and Craft paste to smooth out any bubbles that may result during the application. 

I wanted to add dimension to to the cutout flowers around the base of the box and on top of the book.  To do this I applied a generous amount of Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots and lightly put the pieces in place.  They take a bit of time to dry so be careful when handling your project until it sets which takes several hours.  If you are the patient type then it is best to leave it over night.  

I used Helmar Acid Free Glue  to adhere the printed paper to the cardstock.  It dries quickly so you can keep moving on completing your project.  I cut out 4 -  3" x 5" pieces of orange card stock and 4 - 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 pieces of different pattern paper to create my book.  After gluing I folded them in half and ran a Popsicle stick the back.
 To finish the project I gathered up a wide assortment of flowers and used Helmar Acid Free Glue to hold them in place.
Here are a few close ups of the completed project.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you will give Helmar D'coupe and Craft Paste a try on your next  craft project!

For a complete product list please stop by my blog Talking Papers.


Graphic 45- An Eerie Tale-  Unsolved Mystery,
Graphic 45- An Eerie Tale-  Captivating characters
Graphic 45- An Eerie Tale- You Bewitch Me
Graphic 45- An Eerie Tale- Wicked Whimsy
Graphic 45- An Eerie Tale- Grand Illusion



Creative Embellishments Large Clock Face 4"
Spare Parts flowers
Prima flowers
Stash items; moon button, ribbon

Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 4, 2015

                    Guest Designing with the Creative Embellishments DT girls at 

       C.S.I. Color Story Investigation case file 160

"Lovely Everyday"

Greetings everyone!  So happy you stopped by today.  
Today I have a layout I created for  C.S.I. for their current challenge #160.
Creative Embellishments are a major sponsor over at CSI for April,
so all of our DT girls from Creative Embellishments have been guest designing for them.
Here is the case file.  I have used all the required colors

Displaying 160 flat.jpg

My evidence I used flowers and a metal brad.
All the chippi pieces (Clock Hands received a mixed blend of inks(I experimented with them until I found the right color) then spritzed them with Shimmerz Vibez Jenni B blue.  

Thanks so much to Debbi Tehrani & the CSI girls for having us Creative Embellishment
design team girls as your guests this month. We have really enjoyed it.
Until next time.

Kathleen White


3 Birds Studio 
Bo Bunny

Creative Embellishments, Page cornersAutumn Leaves set, Clock Hands, Girl Word SetSimple Key Hole Plates,
Stash items
flowers and blue ruffle lace bits

13 Arts

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015

My April DT reveal for

Creative Embellishments



Kathleen White

Hi there Creative Embellishment fans!  Kathleen here with my take on this month's challenge.  Spring to me is the embodiment of faith in the renewal of nature.  This is a picture of my daughter in the rose garden at Regent Park, London.  I look forward to seeing how you are inspired by this challenge. 

Creative Embellishments products used;
Distressed Crackle Stamp, Distressed Script Stamp

The word, gate, ivy sprigs, were inked on with respective colors.  The bird and mini frame received a light coat of gesso, then inked with color and finally stamped with the distressed script stamp.


Inkido; Beautiful Pink
Galeria Papieru; Sprinkle-pastel-02



Ingvid Bolume inks; Olive Vine, Shabby Tote, Summer Field, English Ivy
Shimmerz Inklingz Miner Miner
Faber Castell Gesso

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

Greetings Kaisercraft and welcome!!  I just discovered that you are searching for you next greatest design team.  Well, this thew me into a fury to design three creations in a hurry!  I love your products and just happened to have on hand this gorgeous Blue Bay Collection which is so versatile!  So without further ado I present to you a layout, a card and a journal page that reflect my style.  Enjoy!

"Your Path"

A Sweet Sentiments Card

A Journal page using the quote found on the bottom on this paper collection.

"Mixed Media Journal page"
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.

Kathleen White