Saturday, 21 March 2015

Kraft+ March Challenge

Kraft paper is definitely a new and challenging to use, so practice hopefully makes perfect layouts.
This month the challenge combines a sketch and 'All That Glitters'

Kraft+ March Challenge
Here is my take on the challenge:

Items I used included:
  • The cut off strip sections of the 12"x 12"Kaisercraft Papers:'Tiny Hearts', 'Butterflies', 'Pin stripes
  • 'Tim Holtz stencil 'Dotfade'
  • Impasto gel medium to seal Kraft paper to ensure crisp colours and minimise paper curling.
  • Modelling paste with Semco Acrylic paint 'Vividian' mixed in.
  • 'SnapShots' from Kaisercraft 6"x 6" 'Sandy Toes' Paper pad.
  • Film strip washi tape from Kaszazz
  • Gold heart from a local shop in Beachport 'Coastal Elegance' where you can buy jewelery making elements, jewelery, accessories and I can buy more scarves to satisfy my scarf addition.
  • 'Rainbow enamel sticker dots- black' Francheville
  • Some blue rhinestones from Kaisercraft
  • Kraft 'Tags and Rope' from Francheville.
  • Kraft and Cork Collection from Francheville- Cork frame.
  • 'Barn door' Tim Holtz Distress Ink
  • Rub ons from one of my many collections from Kaisercraft
  • Sharpie fine for border doodling and words.
After sealing the paper with Impasto gel medium I placed the stripes across the page using the film strip washi tape between each. Then I used my 'Fadedots' stencil with the mixed modeling paste to place colour and texture to the page.

While the paste was drying I decorated my tag edging it with 'Barn Door' distress ink and placing on my rub ons, writing and tying on the heart using the rope from the tag kit.

 I cut my large photo in half and then backed each of the photos with paper from 'Sandy Toes' papers and some black card and placing them on angles gave the layout more direction showing them having fun together running down the sand dune. 

To finish my layout I added a cork frame with the arrow 'Snapshots', adding extra rub ons, rhinestones to depict the ocean spray and used my fine 'Sharpie' for the writing and border doodling.

Thanks for coming over to my blog and seeing one of my newest challenge entries.

For more ideas jump over to Kraft+ and see the amazing inspiration they are providing in using Kraft paper.


  1. Looove the sort of 'swinging' groove you've got going here...that heart & the tag....they look FABULOUS out the side like that! Gorgeous page.....thanks so much for sharing with us at K+ for this month Sandi:):)

  2. Fabulous background & layout! Thanks for playing over @ Kraft+ this month :)

  3. WOW at that blue colour against the Kraft! amazing!
    Loving this Sandi..
    such a fun layout.. perfect for those photos :-)

  4. I love how you've cut that photo in half. It really works with the fun subject matter! Great to have you play along with us at K+, thank you!

  5. lovely KRAFTing. The gold and the sketch are fabulous. Thanks for playing along with K+

  6. This page just screams 'FUN'. Fantastic interpretation of the sketch and challenge