Inspired by the 2009-2010 Kaisercraft Design Team

June 21, 2010

Since the current design team is about to step aside to allow the new design team to take over with their fresh ideas we thought it would be fun to do some layouts that have been inspired by techniques used by other members of the current design team. Personally, Fran Tynan is one of my absolute favourite scrapbookers.  I love her minimalist style and her layouts that typically utilise spots, a circle or two, a bit of vintage book paper and some masking tape.  She has this uncanny ability to create a page that looks like it has just been thrown together, yet it is so classy and it always just ‘works’. In my page “G.P.” I’ve tried to incorporate a few of Fran’s trademark design elements. Fran, thank you for a year of inspiration!

“G.P.” by Christine Rumley – Le Chateau paper collection, 6×6 paper pad, Die-cut elements, Black alpha stickers, Chipboard Alphabet #2, RB810 Life’s Moments rub-ons, Dated clear stamps, IP702 Brown Ink.

Nikki has decided to use Renee Ludlow’s work as inspiration for her Le Chateau layout.  Here’s what Nikki had to say…

“I have long admired Renee Ludow’s ability to create the most stunning pieces of art that contain so many little elements and treasures that it takes me some time to fully appreciate all the intricate details. Renee’s  spectacular work usually incorporates two key elements onto her page.  There is always texture……sometimes in the form of beautiful lace and ever so neatly tied bows of ribbon and twine and a very vintage – kind of – shabby chiche feel.  That is certainly what I was inspired by when creating the layout below.  To add some texture to my page, I decided to use some muslin fabric as a mat for my photo and also incorporated some lace and organza ribbon.  Fortunately the beautiful Le Chateau papers provide a vintage feel, so I just distressed and inked all the edges to add to the theme.

always by Nikki Antonello – Le Chateau paper colection, 6×6 paper pad, Coloured rubons, Pearls, Wooden keys, Kaisercraft Ink pads, Cream paper flowers, Organza ribbon and Cream alphabet stickers.

Nancy has chosen Elizna as her inspiration for a more clean and simple approach to her page.

“I was inspired by a recent page created by Elizna using the Konstrukt collection in last week’s blog posts. It was a simple page that for some reason, really caught my eye. I have always chosen to do lots of textures and layers on my pages, but the clean, straight  lines of Elizna’s page just drew me in. By doing a more clean and simple page, Elizna chose to keep the focus on the adorable photo of  her son, making him the true star of her layout. I chose to use the more vintage-inspired papers of the Le Chateau collection, yet kept the overall design of Elizna’s page the same.”

“This House” by Nancy Burke. Le Chateau paper collection, 6×6 paper pad, alpha rub-ons,  die cut elements. Other: sewing machine, thread.

Thanks ladies, for inspiring us all!!!

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  • Reply Karen Shady June 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    A BIG thankyou from me… You are all truly gifted scrapbookers, and I have loved all of your work over the past year…. We will miss you :) Goodluck to all of you with where you choose to go from here :)

    Karen xx


  • Reply Karen Shady June 21, 2010 at 10:14 am

    A BIG thankyou from me… You are all truly gifted scrapbookers, and I have loved all of your work over the past year…. We will miss you :) Goodluck to all of you with where you choose to go from here :)

    Karen xx

  • Reply Kate P June 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Wow can’t believe it is nearly time to say goodbye to this DT. Wonder when the new ones will be announced!!! Sad to see the other team go but excited to see what the new one will bring!!!

  • Reply Rachel June 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    beautiful work, congrats on a great year

  • Reply Nerrida June 21, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Totally agree Karen – they have been a fabulous team. Thx for all the effort! Fran – you’re ace!

  • Reply Elizna June 22, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Ahhhhhhh – this is such a sweet idea for a blog post….you have definitely all inspired me throughout the year…!! Got to love and appreciate each DT member’s style of scrapping and capturing special moments! Hope the new DT will provide lots of inspiration in the new year…looking forward to see all the new creations!

  • Reply Renee June 22, 2010 at 8:18 am

    This is such a lovely post to leave the year. You girls are amazing!!! And Nikki…you are just too sweet :)

  • Reply Jackie June 25, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    WOW! Incredible layouts, wonderful designs and textures. So cool!

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