Thursday, February 11, 2016

February 11, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day


Kathleen here sharing a mixed media layout with you featuring 7 Dots Studio Domestic Goddess papers and Helmar's Crystal Kote Fixative.

Happy Valentine's Days everyone!  Today I am sharing with you a layout of my two special valentines, my daughters.  This photo shows their very distinctive personalities!
I did not want to loose the color or design of this paper by applying gesso.  I also didn't have any clear gesso but I did have Helmar's Crystal Kote Fixative.  I gave both sides of the paper a good spray.  Now the paper is ready to take on the paints without soaking into the paper.
For this layout I choose7 Dots Studio Domestic Goddess-Ah, Whatever paper.
for the base and layered in cards and tags from the 7Dots Studio Domestic Goddess-Collage-Fashionista and Domestic Goddess-Tags 12x12.
I applied some red model paste using the 7 Dots Studio Soul Mates- Squares mask.

Helmar Zapdots black round 1/4 inch were the perfect size and strength to adhere these gears in place. 

Helmar Acid Free Glue was the perfect medium to adhere this decorate pair of scissors and all of these copper beads in the bottle cap spilling out and down the page. This Acid Free glue gives me just enough wiggle room time to place my letters in just the right position as they cascade down the side of the picture.

For the chipboard piece I gave them all a nice coat of Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal then using a paint brush I dipped it in Lindy's Stamp Gang Incandescent Copper and randomly accented each piece.

After all of my pieces were in place I came back and highlighted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal and did a bit of stamping

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.  I always enjoy your lovely comments.  Don't forget to stop by Nani Ke Ola store to see what's new or just to stock up on the latest collections and products!

Helmar products used:

Crystal Kote Fixative Spray 14.11 oz. Acid Free Glue 4.23 fl.oz.  Zapdots Black Round 1/4

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 2, 2016

Greetings C'est Magnifique fans!  Kathleen here to share my project I created using the incredible Enchanted Garden Kit featuring Kaisercraft Treasured Moment paper collection.   Be sure to check back often to catch how the other amazingly talented ladies on the team have used these kits.

 (I used only the main kit)
stash items:  punches
This was such a fun layout to create.  The base paper for this layout is the vibrant pink patterned paper "Wonder" and topped it with "Flashback" using both sides.  Next I started fussing cutting gorgeous frames and watches from the "Recall" paper followed by a few flowers from the "Memory" paper.  Then finish  off with a few of the stickers from the sticker sheet included in the kit.

I simply love the soft pick flowers and the bold green leaves included in the kit.  

Once again I used "Wonder" as my base paper top stitching it for a bit more definition.  Next I cut 1/2 inch off the top and side of the gorgeous floral "Memory" paper used  corner punch then top stitched it.  

(I used only the main kit)
stash item: punches, cheese clothe and sewing machine
The Garden Fantasy kit comes with this fantastic die cut frame!  I trimmed off one side then fit a piece of "Timeless" paper in the center.  Once again I fussy cut a few more elements and added the around my picture for interest.  Next I cut the top paper in the center side and tacked it back revealing a bit of stenciling work.  Then I finished it all off with lots of leaves and flowers.

"Recollection" is a sweet Swiss dot paper just perfect for this photo of my daughter.  I think she looks a lot like Shirley Temple here with all of those curls!

(I used only the main kit)
stash items: stencil, cheese clothe, stamps and ink, dark pink paint and pink glitter from last months kit.

I started this layout with a polka dotted stencil and modeling paste.  I spritz it with the lovely soft pink paint included in last month's mixed media kit.  Using the doily included in the kit I used it as my focal frame and used just a touch of glue in the center so that I could tuck a few bits underneath.

Before setting my picture on top I cut a piece of  cheese clothe to flow across the page then I clipped  these adorable miniature clothes pin to either end of the gold ribbon, both of which are included in the kit, and draped it diagonally across the page.  The placed my photo and tiny frame using pop dots on top of the doily.  Finishing with flowers from the sticker sheet, cut out and others. 

Here is a double page pocket life project I created using only the main kit.  These are photos of my beautiful niece's family.  They did a birth announcement photo shoot with the whole crew.  How adorable is that little munchkin!
Close ups of each page.  I just love the page full of stickers included in this kit

Thank you for stopping by today and having a peek.  I hope what you have seen here today has inspired you to let your own creativity take flight. Don't forget to play along with this month's challenges!

Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29, 2016

Moments {Nani Ke Ola and Helmar}

I have been waiting for just the perfect papers to scrap this picture of my oldest daughter.  She came by to visit me at what they call "Mommy Daycare" or what we know it as the scrapbook store.  lol  I could spend all day there in their craft room.  Now I have moved away and there are no scraps stores to be found anywhere in my area.  So sad!

Hi everyone I am happy to share with you today a layout I created using the lovely Marion Smith's Junque Gypsy - Shangri La paper and Sans Souci papers.
Nani Ke Ola carries a lovely selection of Marion Smith paper collections and 7 Dots Studios chipboard plus an assortment of pearls like the black one I used on the chandelier.

I began by using dry wall tape in a cross pattern.  Then I came back and applied a diamond mask with modeling paste and spritzed some Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal dabbed some Ponderosa Pine Olive and finally Hydrangea Blue for depth of pattern.

Next I cut out the post cards from the Sans Souci paper and created my layers to frame the picture.
Helmar has a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors of pop dots perfect for all of your layering needs.  I used the Helmar clear 1/4 inch zapdot for the chandelier pull and for the bird cage.

To give the picture plenty of lift I used the Helmar 1/2 inch round black zapdot.  Now I have plenty of space to tuck my flowers, chippies and such around the picture.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I so enjoy reading you sweet comments.  

Monday, January 18, 2016

January 18, 2016

 This challenge will  accommodate all levels of scrappers from the beginners/clean scrappers to all you mixed media artists!

One Layout three ways

Using C'est Magnifique "New Beginnings Kit"

Layout one is for the novice or those who lack the time for adding detail at the moment.  This is a perfect starting and stopping point.  
tip: You know those strips at the bottom of the 12x12 papers with the company information, save them.  They make wonderful layering strips as seen above.
 For the base of this layout I created my focal point with strips of paper then matte my picture with the post cards from one of the papers added a few flowers and viola you are done!
{Main kit only }

Layout two I added areas of interest using a honeycomb stencil and modeling paste.  
tip: Add a touch of paint to your modeling paste to coordinate with the color palette of your papers.
Fussy cut  a few graphic from the other papers and layer them to either side of the picture.
{Main kit, Flower add-on and paint from the Mixed Media kit}

Layout three I spritzed the background with a couple of colors for depth and interest.  I removed the word tag tucked it into the upper right right hand layers.  With the lettering from the kit I created my title.  More flowers and leavers were added to floral arrangement and snippets of lace were frayed out and tucked into the layers.  Finally I added a twine bow and a few micro beads(from my stash).
 {Main kit, Flower add-on and paint from the Mixed Media kit}
A few close ups

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peak.  I hope you have found these steps helpful for your future projects.

Monday, January 11, 2016

New Year's Resolution "Create your own Cards" with Helmar Glue

Happy New Years!

 I have made a New Year's resolution which I haven't done in a very long, long time!  Kathleen
here sharing with you my venture into saving money this year by creating my own all occasion cards featuring Helmar Permanent Adhesive Runner .

All the cards are a standard 4" x 6" and fit easily into a legal size envelope.

Begin by cutting a piece that is 8" x 6" as you base card.  
Fold it in half to measure 4" x 8" making a firm crease.
Now I don't know about you but I have loads of bits and pieces from paper collections  I have used through out the years which are perfect to create the cover of your card.

Once you have settled on your design simply take your
Helmar Permanent Adhesive Runner
across the pieces and adhere to the card.  I use it on even the smallest pieces including the flowers and ribbon.  The bond is super strong!

This card looks like a large tag on the front but opens into a regular card.

I hope what you have seen here today has inspired you to let your own creativity take flight.

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016 {Nani Ke Ola design team}

Mixed Media layout featuring 7 Dots Studio's Cold Country Collection

"Secret Diary"

I was in France last year cruising the Seine River.  We explore this manor boldly displayed on top of a hill. 

This is a very simply and easy layout even for beginners.  First I gathered up various size papers and stapled  them together.  Then I matted my picture and glued a thick piece of cardboard to it which gives it height to tuck your flowers and chippies under. 

The Moroccan lattice piece was embossed with a combo of Lindy Stamp Gang Morning Glory Azure and Golden Angel wings embossing powder.

The 7 Dots Studio flourish chippies were sprayed with Lindy's Stamp Gang Cotton Tail Copper Brown Starburst paint.  Then they were tucked under the layers.

Once all the embellishments were glued in place I came back and lightly applie gesso around the areas then came back with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ocean Breeze Blue and Hydrangea Blue.

For added interest I scattered copper micro beads with gel medium around the page.

The last step was to come back with a stencil and modeling paste to add a bit more interest.
I hope you have enjoyed what you have seen here today and let your own creativity take flight.
Thank you for stopping by and do check out the Nani Ke Ola store to see what is new and to stock up for the new year!
Items used in this layout

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"New Beginnings" C'est Magnifique kit

"New Beginnings" C'est Magnifique kit

My first three layouts featuring my incredibly cute grandson.  I present to you bold and fun, earthy and lively, soft and sweet.

We will now have moodboard challenges instead of the sketches.  Here is my take on our first board.

This month we have the pleasure of playing with the irresistible "Blue Fern Studios Autumn Anthology".  These papers are gorgeous with beautiful outdoorsy graphics and deep rich colors.  The kits has so many wonderful goodies to create  a wide variety of layouts and ATC's.  I am in love with this kit!

In this layout I used:
Main kit, Mixed Media kit, Flower add-on

For this layout I started with a splash mask and modeling paste.  I infused my paste with the Blue Bubble paint.  Once it dried I came back over the splashed with the blue paint to accent them and outlined it all in navy blue marker.
The picture is double matted with tag cards, doily and ribbon creating more interest.
The key crown chippie and hearts received a coat of gesso followed by a light brushing of the Mango Milk paste.
Finally I came back in with my paints to highlight the splashes, created a floral arrangement with the chippie and added a few micro beads.
 Stash items:  Micro beads, blue magic marker, Cheese clothe and gesso

I will be presenting a monthly one layout three ways feature.  This is the third level.

I used the main kit, Mixed media kit and the Flower add-on.

Stash items: Micro beads, stencil and modeling paste.

I love this month's chippies!  This is a picture of my grandson's playgroup.

I used a flower stamp and the embossing powder on the blue paper.  So delicate and lovely isn't it!  I applied a light coat of gesso on the chippies then used the embossing powder from the mixed media kit. 

I used the main kit, Mixed Media kit and the Flower add-on

C'est Magnifique will also begin with a project life pages section.
This is my first attempt.

 This series show what a fabulous time my daughter and I had in London England a couple of years ago.  Can't wait to go back!!

 This kit has all the elements to make fun and interesting picture pockets!  I look forward to creating my first album over the next twelve months.  I hope you join me and share your projects with us on facebook!

I used only the Main kit.

Thank you for stopping by and taking I peek!