Monday, 9 February 2015

Kraft Plus Challenge February 2015

Well after being inspired by Fiona and the other inspirational artists at Kraft Plus I though I'd go out of my comfort zone and use Kraft paper. I loved the colours of the this months Challenge so thought I'd give it a try.

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I live in South Australia and am very lucky to have my family 30 mins up the road. My handsome grandson Zander loves to explore the computer as I am Skyping him, his sister Imi and my daughter Bel and quite often we can't see each other because of the right buttons he always seems to push.LOL. Even living close we talk and visit regularly but it's great to talk to them face to face whenever we want to, I love Skype. 

Now to my layout:

List of items that I used included:
Kaisercraft Patterns Kraft the flip side of  'Lace' Mix + Match Collection and Rub Ons- 100% Boy.
13arts- Ayeeda paint Matte yellow, green and coral.
Chippies- hearts/arrows 'Crazy Arrows' 2Crafty Chipboard
Stencils: Coffee splotch from 'Crafters workshop' 
Heidi Swapp- Little heart sticker
Random alpha stickers from the stash.
I made my own circle stencils
Black cotton
Word Stamp from Tim Holtz
Mont Marte Modelling paste and impasto texture paste.

I used the Impasto paste as a sealant over the Kraft paper to minimise the curling of the paper when I used mixed media and to ensure the brightness of the paint colours and not have them absorb into the paper and possible become washed out or bleed unevenly on the paper. 

Mixing paint into some modeling paste and using my homemade stencils I placed a selection of circles of different colours in a curve down one side and one on the opposite side in the lower corner.

In the large one I placed the heart arrow chippie onto the paper (with the large circle stencil over top) and then placed medium over it so when removed the imprint was left in the circle. 

In two sections I clumped together random  letter and number  alpha stickers.  When the circles were dry I used an Ultra fine black Sharpie to doodle around the circles and draw small circles between the coloured ones, trace around the alphas ( I removed a few to add more dimension) and around the heart arrow in the large circle.

I use a Tim Holtz word stamp and Staz On Black Ink to stamp sections around the circles. I painted chippy arrows and heart to add to my page and added the Heidi Swapp hear, cotton and twine under the photo and large chippy arrow. Finally placing the '100% boy' rub on to finish the layout.

I enjoyed challenging myself in working with Kraft paper and stepping out of my comfort zone. Thanks for coming over and checking out my new post and head over to the Kraft Plus Blog and check out the amazing design team and the entries. Hope I've inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and join in with this or other challenges.


  1. Awesome Layout my friend! So many clever techniques xx

    1. Thanks for the awesome feedback, their are so many inspirational friends in my scrapbooking world. xx

  2. wowowowow - this is just awesome. I love it. Thanks for joining in with K+

  3. So much detail! And yet it doesn't look overwhelming - that's a really nice balance and a great layout Sandi.

    1. Thanks for the amazing compliments Deb.

  4. Absolutely stunning.... loved your sorta mini tutorial [s] ....& I think you've totally rocked our first every K+ challenge.... so glad you decided to play along!!!

  5. I'm a huge fan of circles & absolutely LOVE what you've done here! Totally gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us this month over @ Kraft+ :)

  6. another one who loves those circles and the techniques you used.
    Thanks for playing along with K+ Sandi x

  7. really beautiful page Sandi..loving the details and use of white space too!..thanks so much for playing along at K+..x

  8. Oh I really love this! Your choice of Kraft paper looks great as does the doodled/textured circles you've created...awesome design too! Thanks for playing along with us at K+ :) xx

  9. Just so cool. Love what you have made and the negative space here is what makes it really pop.

  10. LOVE this layout so much Sandi!! Stunning work. Thanks so much for playing along with our first challenge. :-)