I have working with the beautiful collection by Kaisercraft called Lady Like. A soft delicate collection with beautiful roses and various ephemera in soft pinks, greys and greens. Sadly my photos do not depict the colours very well which is a great shame but they really are very pretty in real life! I used a photo taken last summer on the seafront at Bexhill, we often go for a walk along the front and feel lucky to have the coast a relatively short drive away from where we live.
DELORES and then added a sheet of white bazzill cardstock which I had trimmed to 11.5" x 11.5" square, leaving the sheet of Delores showing to create a frame. With the piece I gutted out I drew round a plate and cut a ring that I popped to one side whilst I created the background on the cardstock.
I have recently properly discovered the joys of working with Infusions powders!!Oh my goodness what fun they are! I know I am late to the Infusions party.... but I am enjoying it now I am there!
If you haven't tried them before then you really need to....they are pepper like in substance and you just sprinkle them where ever you want colour and spray mist with water! I used Blackcurrant Infusions
I made a pin prick hole in the top of the lid and keep it safe by leaving the pin in the lid whilst not in use. Paperartsy Infusions are a Water based colour stain that are water soluble particles with 2 components: dye colour pigment suitable for paper/ fabric mixed with walnut stain. The dye colour spreads quicker with the water than the walnut stain so you need to spray more if you want the walnut to spread aswell.
Really lovely to spray away and watch the colours grow and spread.... and you can create such pretty backgrounds. I will certainly be using more of these!!
Once I the background had dried out fully I stuck the ring on and set about lots of fussy cutting elements from the sheets of PATSY and ROSE. Lots of flowers, leaves and various ephemera to choose from.
I pretty much cut every item I could find and then laid them out to see what I had and picked the bits I liked best. The rest went to one side for another layout to use up the left overs.
I started with half a small glittery gold doily and then layered various bits and bobs around my photo and then around the ring too.
The good thing with the fussy cut flowers is that you can poke them in randomly here and there and build up your design. Even if you have only half a flower it can be used and if you sit it next to a straight edge ( ie the photo mat) it then looks like its layered behind the photo...and saves throwing those bits away.
I love to add a little bit of bling to my layouts when I can, so I popped a few flat backed AB Crystals around the ring and on the corners of the page.
You can see the entire Lady Like Collection HERE and there are many more beautiful Kaisercraft Collections in the shop HERE too.