Kasia’s Autumn notebook

Kasia has made this gorgeous autumnal notebook today using our current kit, Autumn Breeze.

You can get the kit at thompsonscraftsupplies.com and watch the video here:

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Autumn Breeze Mixed Media Tags – Grace

Hi all! As promised I have a non-scrapbook project this week; I like to mix things  up occasionally! I have taken both of the large wooden tags from this month’s kit and altered them with lots of mixed media goodness.

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Pretty much everything added to these tags is from the kit – and a lot of the mixed media items such as the sprays and pastes can be found in the store.

I’ve used loads of different techniques for these tags: there’s stencilling with different mediums, heat embossing, gelatos, distress crayon, ink sprays, acrylic paint, stamping…

As ever, I have an accompanying process video, so if you’d like to see all the techniques you can watch the video here:

The first tag has a rose-gold, darker colour vibe to it. It’s still traditional autumn colours, but with a hint of pink and purple.

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The second tag is the very traditional gold, orange, and copper tones, I really wanted to include the acorns on this one so based the colours and style around those.

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And there we have it! I do hope you’ll check out the video to see how these tags came together. Remember if you’re a bit unsure about the mixed media but love the look of the kit than you can try out the Papercraft Kit which is a smaller version of the kit, with the same papers and stickers and some other elements, but without the heavy mixed media items.

Grace ❤

 

 

Autumn Breeze mixed media tag by Kasia

hello everybody, I am back with another tag using this month kit…

I love the golden shimmer from a starlights paint… unfortunately photos don’t do justice to it…

Let me show you step by step…

– use the mdf tag from a kit

-cover your tag with a black gesso , use the stencil from the kit and texture paste to create the background

cover the tag with a black gesso again and create your composition with embellishments from a kit, I added some real acorns too…

Cover the composition with a black gesso again lol

paint over your tag using the starlight paint from the kit..

Use other embellishments from a kit and add to your tag…

Don’t forget to use a piece of cheesecloth too…

I used the stickers too. Stick them onto the paper first and cut out.

add the bow made out of string and other paper elements

don’t forget about the beautiful primal gems from a kit… and add the sentiment from one of the papers from a kit…

Hope you enjoy my tag …and you love this kit as much as me…

Hugs and love,

Kasia xxx

‘Spread Your Wings’ Layout by Grace

Hello! I’m back this week with some more scrapbooking. I found a picture buried in the depths of my hard drive that I’d taken back during my university days – a picture of part of the beautiful campus I studied at in Autumn.

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I wanted to give the layout a University vibe. So I chose the Apothecary paper from the kit, as well as elements such as the alphabet sticker, ruler, tag with writing on, etc. I also used the little envelope that the ephemera came in – I always like to use everything!

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Admittedly, a lot of the techniques I used in this layout are similar to what I did last week (hey, when it ain’t broke…). Things like stamping in the background, stippling the imagination crafts paint through the stencil, finishing with gold splatters, etc.

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Still, I think it’s a very different looking layout – it’s kind of… education-y (that’s not a word, clearly it’s been a while since I’ve been in education!). Which fits well with this time of year and going back to school/college/university.

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To mix things up a bit, this week’s process video is a real time one, and so unsurprisingly is a little longer than usual (though I managed to keep it under an hour!). You can watch it here:

 

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Next week I’ll be back with a non-scrapbook project, I hope you’ll look out for it. Until then, thanks for reading.

Grace ❤

Autumn breeze layout by Kasia

Hello again…

I am back with my second project using the beautiful Autumn Breeze kit… as you know I am not scrapbooker at heart but I love the idea of exposing photos in a meaningful layout…

So I have My thankful layout for you…

I used only the elements and embellishments from this month kit… which is probably my favorite…. please don’t tell Louise.

I have started with 12×12 paper (7dots) from the kit and use the leafy stencil with a structure paste…

Next …

I used the same stencil and starlight paint from a kit. I stippled through the stencil using a brush.

I also used a bit of packaging that kit came in… and used it as my main panel where I build my composition.

I started placing my elements to build the layers and see how the layout is turning out…

I kept adding the elements from the kit. I cut out some sentiments from one of the papers, I used the flowers and lace from the flowers pack,

I created a little composition in right corner. I used cheesecloth from the kit… ( my favorite)

I used a black gesso to make some splatter and I messed it up a bit with my sleeve…

who craft in a long sleeves …..? On my defense it was cold that day.

I added a gems and string from the kit…randomly lol

Hope you like my layout… I certainly do as it is a great addition to my scrapbook album..

Also most importantly I had fun making it… and crafting is all about having creative fun..

See you soon with a next project..

Kasia x

‘Thankful for You’ Autumn Breeze Layout

I love working with September’s stunning Autumn Breeze kit. If you haven’t seen it already, then I have a video share of all the beautiful things that come in this month’s mixed media kit.

My first project is this scrapbook layout of a photo of my cat, Conan, rolling around in the autumn leaves.

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The colours are just so beautiful and such a pleasure to work with. This layout features stamping, embossing, stencilling with embellishment mousse and with acrylic paint. Plus lots of other features – papers, stickers, twine, fussy cut pieces, etc., all taken from the kit.

If  you’d like to see how it all came together, then you can watch the process video here:

 

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I think Autumn is the one time you can get away with using copper and gold together – so I’m taking full advantage!

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I added subtle touches of glitter here and there with glitter markers and glitter glue.

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I truly enjoyed creating this layout. I hope you feel inspired to create with this kit yourself. Remember there’s now a papercraft-only option to choose now too if you don’t want to go for all the mixed media.

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Thanks, as always, for reading ❤

Grace ❤

 

‘Celebrate’ Art Journal Spread by Grace

Hello all! This week I really wanted to do some art journaling with this gorgeous kit. The spread is all about celebrating life and positivity, so a rainbow background was a must.

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I used A LOT of different colours and colour mediums in this spread, many of which are available in store. For a comprehensive list of everything I used, plus links, please go to the description box of the corresponding process video here:

 

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As well as creating the rainbow background with different colour mediums I collaged on some rainbow tissue paper for added texture (the tissue paper was what a previous kit had been wrapped in – I keep everything!)

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I stencilled some stars on top once the glue I’d used for the tissue paper was dry. Then added fussy cut phrases and sentiments from the many cut apart sheets in this kit. This is when I turned the spread vertical to fit on my main sentiment/title as I was struggling to fit it on when the book was horizontal. I also put the pink sisal underneath my main sentiment to help it stand out.

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I’ve also used up some ephemera (including acetate ephemera) and tiny words from my stash.

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And finished with bright coloured enamel effects and gold sequins.

Thanks so much for reading! I really hope you’ll check out the process video too as it’ll give you a better idea of my thought process and ideas behind these pages.

Grace ❤

‘Don’t Grow Up’ Layout by Grace

Hi everyone! I’m back with my third project with this month’s kit. I had (ok, stole from my sister’s facebook!) this awesome picture of two of my nephews on one of their birthdays – just about to blow his candles out, which I knew was just perfect for this kit.

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The process video for this layout can be watched here:

 

I mainly stuck with the Kaisercraft Party Time elements from the kit rather than the Pink Paislee, as it’s a little more suitable for a boy layout. It was the Kaisercraft long strips cut apart that inspired this layout, so I’ve used lots of those. Plus another of the cut aparts for the majority of my embellishments: both using the little rectangle shapes and fussy cutting elements.

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I added the pom pom trim to add a little more dimension to the layout, and used a thicker from my stash as the title, using the ink from the kit around the edges to tie it in to the rest of the layout. I finished with lots of nuvo drops – using lots in this way can look like confetti which is pretty perfect for a birthday or other celebratory layout.

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Thanks for reading! I hope you’re all having great fun with the August kit!

Grace ❤