Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Le Chateau..

....of all the collections Kaisercrafts produced this last year my favourite is this line. Le Chateau-the colours are so subtle, the designs are elegant and the papers are so versatile. Combined with the new wooden flourishes, designing with these products really is a breeze.
This layout is about Emily about to leave home in the Autumn to go to university. The birdcage motif was the inspiration for this page:

Here are some details:
The large flower is simply made by cutting some circles (of decreasing sizes) from chiffon. Heat the edges with a heat gun. The edges will crinkle up giving the circles some dimension. Sew the circles together and add a button, brad, or pearl centre. Easy-and so pretty!

And how do you get a bird rub-on to soar above your page? That’s easy too! Apply the rub on to a piece of acetate-I used old clear packaging. Cut out around the bird. Now cut a thin strip of acetate about 0.5 cm by 6 cm. Fold this acetate strip to form a Z shape. Cut a slot in your page and feed one end of the strip through to the first crease mark, Adhere to the back of the page. Glue the back of the bird to the other end of the strip, using clear adhesive like Glossy Accents.

And add a bit of colour to the wooden embellishments using watercolour paint and some Stickles glitter glue.

Here is a card I made for a friend's daughter's graduation.-Note a floating butterfly!
The 6x6 paper pads make card making a breeze!
This would make a lovely wedding card, don't you think?

I'm really gonna miss designing for Kaisercrafts!

This is my last post until who knows when. I leave tomorrow for 5 weeks in Australia!
Going home to see my mum, and sisters, and brothers, in laws, cousins, neices, nephews, friends...
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deb said...

Hi Pam - what a lovely layout and beautiful photo of your daughter. Love the chiffon flower - another idea of yours that I may have to copy!!!

I hope that you have a great trip to Australia - can't wait to see your photos.

love Deb x

gayle said...

Love the papers Pam and the colours are beautiful. Love the page and the card. Very clever version of the flower, thats one for me to try. x

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing your floating bird/butterfly tips with us Pam. Enjoy your trip to see your family. I guess you will have lots to blog about when you get back. Safe journey! :)

Julie said...

Your page makes me fee so emotional,having a daughter of a similar age I know the day will arise at some point. Love the bird!,how clever to discover the heat gun trick. I would never have thought about trying such a thing though I might give it a try now. Have a great holiday,Julie.x

Angie said...

That is an amazing LO... made from the heart ...love all the details ...and that flower is brilliant.

Have a fantastic time away with your family

Claireliz said...

Oh my! Pam that LO is just too stunning for words, its gorgeous. Have a great time in Australia & please get back online soon :)

Alix said...

wow that is a beautiful tribute to your daughter...and i must confess i love those papers too!

Merdrey said...

Hello Pam! Dropping by to say a big 'Hello!!!!' Congrats on getting on Gauche Alchemy!!! It's gonna be fun!!