Hello everyone. It is August, and time for some inspiration with the August collections from me, Kirsten Hyde.
August is a month were lots of things are happening. In Europe, kids are starting a new school year and some youngsters are going of to university. It is also a month where Kaisercraft have started showing their Christmas collections. This is brilliant, this year my goal is be early with creating my Christmas cards. So therefore, I have started some Christmas inspiration for you.
Here are the collections for August:
Holy Night collection
The Holy night collection, is a Christmas collection with traditional colours and lovely papers showing the spirit of Christmas.
I have created a set of Christmas cards with the collection. Two and two of the cards are made similar, but with different colours, and one card is a quilted car, folding the paper with traditional quilting techniques.
These Christmas cards are quite easy to make, and they are created by using the paper as much as possible. You do not really need a lot of extra materials and embellishments. All the flowers are handmade, using punches and left overs from the papers. The leaves are made with a Silhouette machine, an the shape is something I created myself. There are also a lot of leaf dies and punches around, and they are really useful. Here, you can use the ones you have got.
Kaisercraft products: Holy night collection: Frankincense P1908, Baby Jesus P1910, Angels P1911, Emmanuel P1912, Faith P1915 | Paper Pad PP977 | Collectables: CT835| Pearls Red S8795. | Cardstock Pebble CD197, Coconut Weave CD101 | Other: Different flower punches.
A Touch of Gold
This collection is a collection full of white, black, yellow and gold. It is a wonderful set of colour combinations and patterns.
“Life is pretty amazing” – Layout
As I usually say, there are a few kind of basic layout. One kind are the family layouts, where the photos and memories are the important thing. These layouts are kind of personal, you treasure them and you keep in your family album. Then you have more art and mixed media layouts where it is more about playing and testing out techniques. This layout is one of those where I have played with colours and techniques.
When I am on holiday, my photos are not the traditional holiday photos. I take photos of walls, fences and lamp posts. I take photos of everything around me, that I could potentially use for something. This door, is one I found on my last holiday in England. I just loved the vibrant yellow door against the stones.
Kaisercraft products: Papers: A Touch of gold collection Paper Pad PP976| Collectables CT834 | Stamps: | Diamond clear stamp CS152 | A Touch of Gold stamps CS234 | Licorice Weave cardstock CD102 | Rhinestone Orange CS152 | Other products: Gesso.
The altered clock
A long time ago, I found this clock at an second hand marked. I had to get it. First of all, it has all sorts of gears inside and it I thought it was a super thing to alter. I kind of started altering the clock a long time ago, but then it was just placed on a shelf, because I didn’t really have the right papers to finish it. Then, seeing the Time Machine papers, I suddenly thought that was it, and I went on to finish it.
The clock was first sprayed with cobber paint. Then I added beads, metal, glue and modeling paste. The clock was left over night to dry. Then I “dry painted” the clock with different colours of acrylic paint (black, blue, brown an cobber). Then I carefully added gold and cobber pastes.
The light post is made with a dies. I mounted led lights inside, and there is s switch at the back of the clock to turn on or of the lights.
The gears are made from stamping on acetate an fussy cutting some of the gears from the collectables. The metal gears are from inside this an other clocks.
Metal and beads were added to create structure to the clock.
Kaisercraft products: Papers: Time Machine collection Gears P1925, Gadgjet P1924 | Collectables CT836 | Stamp set CS236 | Paper blooms: Zea Breaze F631 and Olive G633 | Dies Street lamp DD513 | Other: Acetate cheets, Metal, old beads, black and brown paint, cobber spray paint, diodes, batteries and electrical leads.