Hide and Seek layered Layout by Jowilna Nolte

Welcome to today’s blog post. Are you loving the new ranges this month as much as we do?
Today I am sharing a fun layout with you using the Hide and Seek range… perfect for those little people in our lives.
Apart from the cute little critters I am simply in love with the beautiful color palette of this range.JN_myboy_layout

I really wanted to include some of the beautiful feathers from the range into my layout, but the stamp set was a bit small.
So I used a feather image from the internet (free) and printed it onto vellum in grey ink on my inkjet printer.
Immediately as it came out the printer and while the ink is still wet I add white embossing powder and heat it with my hat gun for  a beautifully embossed feather.

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Elements from my collectables pack create a beautiful cluster combined with stamping in navy blue.

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Extra cut out animals line the bottom edge of the background keeping the bear company.

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I used foam tape to raise some of the cut out elements and leaves for dimension. Tucked underneath the cluster of leaves is some thread.

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Until next time – have fun with this gorgeous range.
Jowilna xxx

Kaisercraft Products:  Hide and Seek Range | P2564 Bears | P2560 Trees | P2559 Woods | CS330 Clear Stamp  | CT940 Collectables | T315 Double Sided Tape
Other: Printed feather; vellum; white embossing powder; heat gun; thread; foam tape; navy blue ink

CSI Inspiration with Imagine.

This month the team from Imagine crafts are playing along over at CSI Challenges blog. We used Case File 255 . You too can pl;ay along and win some awesome goodies from the sponsors including Imagine.

Did you know June 1 is Donut Day? Hey, any day is a good day to celebrate with a donut, but here at CSI, we’re celebrating with a delightful Case File inspired by California designer Lianna Hee.

Feel free to interpret the Case File in any way that inspires you, or for our traditional clues, scroll down to the bottom of this post.32083881_753173058404418_4069384240540680192_o

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How Jowilna solved the Case File: Evidence: solid white background, scallops, hearts, dots, circles, texture paste. Testimony: Juggling life; journaling in a circle; inspiration words for my title

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I used my Fireworks sprays from Imagine mixed into texture paste and stenciled through a dot stencil to achieve the coloured dots.
This is part of solving the case and also using some of my favorite products and techniques.
Will you play along this month?

Decorative Dies on a layout for Kaisercraft.

This week on the Kaisercraft blog we are using Decorative Dies on projects – I love these textured dies for various reasons. But I think their simplicity is the best thing about them.
You can dress them up or keep things simple like I did this time.
I had a piece of white cardstock with some ink stains on it and used that to cut the Textured Brickwork die out of the inked parts.
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The butterfly stamped on acetate was folded in half and attached using a brad.

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The background has some gorgeous blue pattern on it created using Infusions. Such a beautiful and unexpected effect that I love with this pink and green paper combo.

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Coloured paint splats in shades of pink, green, blue and black pull everything together.
And of late I am really loving this simplistic style of scrapping – Perfect for creativity and using up my odd stash of embellishments.

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All Kaisercraft products are distributed by The Wholesaler in South Africa.
Products used:
Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, CS324 Clear Stamp, DD970 Stamp Tropics, DD480 Texture Brickwork
Other: White cardstock, Walnut ink, Infusions, Diamante, StazOn ink, Acetate, Brad, Sequins, VersaFine Smokey Grey ink, Date stamp

Creating a Sticker mat behind a photo – Kaisercraft.

On the Kaisercraft blog today I am sharing this layout using stickers – and lots of them.
I love the sticker sheets with each range, but I don’t use them nearly enough. This month I am on a mission to try and use my stickers in creative ways
on my layouts and cards. And in fact I have managed to use almost every single sticker from my sheets -mission accomplished.thankful_layout_Fleur_JN

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What have you done lately with this beautiful range lately? And more importantly your stickers?
Share how you are inspired by the sticker sheets this month with your unique creations – we would love to see your work.

Kaisercraft Products: SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, T606 Bricks Template
Other: White cardstock, walnut ink, Orange and pink oxide ink, Diamante

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout.

Don’t you just love red, and with the month of love we are celebrating raspberry red with loads of repetition. I created this shimmering layout using tons of red ink and then added a few splashes of other color for some fun contrast. Take a look at how I created the fun shimmering elements, stamped with the amazing new raspberry red shaded Glamorous VersaFine Clair and had fun with repeating elements in my design.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

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Step 1 – Add a small amount of Creative Shimmer onto your Craft Mat. Add a few drops of dye inkers to the medium. I added 2 colors of red.

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Step 2 – Mix the inker into the paste really well using your palette knife until the paste is fully colored.

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Step 3 – Apply the colored paste through a stencil onto craft paper and leave to dry. The creative medium dries really fast and has a stunning shimmer.

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step 4 – Use the same inkers to color a piece of smooth white cardstock. Drop a few drops onto the cardstock and mist with water.
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Step 5 – Apply some of the colored paste onto the colored cardstock using the same square stencil.
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step 6 – Color a sheet of white cardstock with the same red inkers. Once dry stamp some images onto the background using VersaFine Clair Glamorous.2018_Feb_JN_step6

step 7 – Add random color splats using Fireworks sprays to add color to the background. Cut out flowers from patterned papers and adhere them. Then stamp some random text in the background using VersaFine Clair.
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step 8 – Use VersaFine Clair Pinecone and stencil some dots onto the background. Then adhere your photo. Cut stenciled squares with a beautiful shimmer from the papers and adhere to the layout. Add diamanté to finish off.
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  • Cardstock – white
  • Jowilna Nolte – stencil, stamp
  • Kaisercraft – patterned paper

Kaisercraft Documented Layout with hints of colour by Jowilna Nolte

Hi everyone, Jowilna here on the blog today sharing a Documented layout with a hint of colour. I simply love this range but wanted to add a touch of colour.

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I started off creating my mixed media inked background using re-inkers.
The effect left a hint of cream, yellow, a beautiful grey and even some blue and green colours visible once the ink had dried.

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A variety of Collectables elements added the yellow tones and for the blue/green I added some scrunched up thread under my photo.
This multicoloured thread gave me the interest and hint of colour I craved.

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A couple of coloured splats offers the accent colours support and makes for a nice detail.

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Mini Typography stenciled detail works well on the background. I could have added the stenciled details in a colour come to think of it.
It just shows you how versatile this range is – perfect for everyday moments, school days, vintage, heritage and boys.

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Thanks for stopping by today. We hope you have enjoyed seeing the versatility of this range as showcased by the Design Team the last couple of weeks.
Some more amazing designs heading your way with this month’s ranges…so come back soon.
Live Creatively – Jowilna!

Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – P2461 Measurement | P2466 Qwerty | CT898 Collectables | IT030 Typography Mini Template | PL501 White Pearls
Other: Re-inkers, thread, sewing machine, watercolour paint

Chardon Layout – Behind the scenes in Scrap Affairs Magazine with Tsukineko Inks

Create beautiful shimmering stamped images and chipboard elements in a few easy steps using a selection of your favourite ink pads. Combine and layer inks for beautiful life-like effects with loads of character and interesting details and effects.
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This layout is one my favorites featured in the latest Scrap Affairs Magazine here in South Africa.
It features my Chardon range of patterned papers with a stamp I designed as well using the gorgeous Brilliance and Versamagic Dew Drop Inks pads from Tsukineko.
Photo Credit: Annamarie Burger for Minette Botha

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I created loads of beautifully stamped leaves using a stamp I designed and made by Celebr8 in South Africa.

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Ink a leaf stamp using your Oasis Green Versamagic ink pad. Lightly mist the inked stamp with water and stamp the image onto technique cardstock. Clean your stamp with your stamp shammy.
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Ink your stamp only partially with Versamagic Turquoise Gem. Mist the inked stamp with water. Position the stamp over the original stamped image and stamp.
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TIP: Don’t stress if the stamp is not lined up perfectly this just adds to the watercolour look and perfectly imperfect feel of the image.

Ink your cleaned stamp with Versamagic Night Sky only in selected areas, mist with water and stamp over the first two layers. You now have a beautifully stamped multi-coloured and dimensional leaf image.
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TIP: Repeat the first step stamping your image using Versamagic Oasis Green. Always stamp the lightest colour first and then layer your darker colours on top. Darker colours are easier to layer onto lighter colours than what it is to layer light colours onto dark.

Stamp your image again only partially using Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy. Ink the cleaned stamp only partially using the Brilliance ink. Mist with water and then stamp the image. The Brilliance ink gives the pigment ink below a beautiful shimmering effect.

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Finish off your stamped images with another layer of partially stamped Versamagic Night Sky.
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Cut out your stamped leaves and ink the edges as desired.

With a few easy steps and changes of ink colours and layers you can create a beautiful variety of stamped elements for cards and layouts.

Create a beautiful shimmering layered chipboard wreath
Use your Versamagic Oasis Green and ink the chipboard element using the direct to paper technique. Lightly pat the ink pad onto the chipboard repeatedly until it is covered in a solid layer of ink
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Add a layer of Versamagic Turquoise Gem on top of the first layer of ink.
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Add a layer of Versamagic Night Sky ink here and there. Notice how I only lightly inked the edges using this darker shade of ink.

TIP: Leave the layers of ink to dry a bit in between inking. If the ink is too wet and you add another colour you may contaminate your ink pad with the previous colour. You can heat set the ink layers for a few seconds just to dry them slightly.

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Add some red highlights by using your Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink pad and inking the outside edges.

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Add a few drops of Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick directly onto your inked chipboard element. Mist the ink drops with water and let the ink flow and bleed all over the chipboard. Leave to dry or heat set using your heat gun.

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Paint a thin layer of All-Purpose Champagne Mist over the entire chipboard element. This layer will not only make the coloured chipboard shine and shimmer, but it will blend all the colours beautifully and seamlessly together for a stunning well inked effect.

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Products required:
Versamagic Oasis Green Dew Drop
Versamagic Turquoise Gem Dew Drop
Versamagic Night Sky Dew Drop
Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy
Distress Oxide reinker – Worn Lipstick
All-Purpose Ink – Champagne Mist
Water-misting Bottle
Leaf Stamp – Short Cuts
Stamp Shammy
Chardon Patterned papers – Jowilna Nolte
Technique Cardstock – Short Cuts
Small soft paint brush
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Kaisercraft Factory 42 Layout – Dubble page

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Its been a while since I have blogged, for various reasons, one of them being technology. It has been a trying time getting computers fixed, built, and new for the next ten years.
And I am happy to say and confidently, and full of faith that all is well in the land of technology now.

Today I am sharing this page using the Kaisercraft Factory 42 range. I love everything about this range and can’t wait to get stuck into it some more to create some beautiful layouts.
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I used a combination if inks to colour loads of cogs and gears for this layout. On top of them I added a collection of buttons, washers, brads and diamante.

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The nice thing about this grouping of elements is that I could use old and new elements from my stash to complete the layout – getting rid of years of accumulated embellishments  is such a win!

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have you been inspired by this range for layouts, cards or mixed media projects yet?
Hop on over to the Kaisercraft blog to find more inspiration from the design team.

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | P2374 Ironworks | P2372 Machine | RS448 Antique Gold Rhinestones
Other: Distress Oxide Ink | Gear die-cut | Brads | Photo turns | Buttons | Diamante | White Cardstock | Embroidery Thread | Heart Stencil

2017/18 Kaisercraft Design Team Application.

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Hi everyone…as a new month dawns let me introduce you to the yet to be released Kaisercraft Collection Lilac Whisper, available in July only.
Why did I get to work with this stunning collection now, well because I am ecstatic to announce that I made it through to round 2 of the Kaisercraft Design Team application process.
Everyone knows what an amazing brand Kaisercraft is to work with and for, and it would be such an honour to design with their amazing products.
But for now let me share with you what I created…

I wanted to do something really way out, but every time I do it just doesn’t feel right. What feels right is staying true to my style – and so I made this lovely single page layout
The paper was just right for this stunning photo, to capture the mood, but it is my home decor recycled items that really speaks to me at the monent…. so I simply had to keep on creating…
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I love how you can layer and cluster the Collectable elements together for a stunning grouping with just the right amount of dimension.

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So the layout morphed and merged and became a storage item recycled from an empty paint tin.

I love recycling used things into useful things and this paper collection was perfect to create with. Maybe its plain, maybe its not as elaborate, but maybe it just showcases the true
beauty of this lovely range – and it is definitely true to my style. Turning scrapbooking product into something unique, combined with my home decor and painting adventures – this truly is the perfect way to craft.
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step 1 – Clean an empty paint tin and then paint the outside using chalk paint. I chose this turqoiuse colour, a perfect match for this range.
Once the paint is dry, lightly sand the surface to remove some of the chalk and create scratches and texture.
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step 2 – Die-cut a shape out of some of the patterned papers using any die-cutting machine like your Silhouette.
I chose this shape because it look very similar to the pattern on the “Mist” sheet which I really love.
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step 3 – Adhere the shapes to the outside of the tin using gel medium. First paint a layer of gel medium onto the tin, then position the shapes, and then seal them with another layer of gel medium. Leave to dry completely.
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step 4 – To make the paper last longer, and waterproof the tin I cover the outside with a layer of furniture wax made for chalk paint.
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step 5 – Use a stipple brush to add white wax to the entire surface. Rub the wax into all the scratches and all around the paper shapes.
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step 6 – Use an old t-shirt or soft cloth to buff the wax to a nice shine, working the wax into the paint.
The wax forms a waterproofed layer over the paper making it durable and long lasting.
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step 7 – Use your wooden embellishments, flowers and cardstock die-cuts to decorate the front of your tin.
I love the combination of wooden flowers, paper and cardstock combined with the paint. Its a feast of texture and patterns.
Notice how the white wax sits inside the texture on the paint and around the paper die-cuts.

The paper gives a softness to the otherwise industrial feel of the metal tin – making it a perfect combination for industrial chic.
I am sure I can find a few more empty tins to decorate using the same paper range – and they would be perfect for some storage on my work table.
The colouring is just perfect – tranquil and serene.

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Keep an eye out for all this Lilac goodness coming to a craft store near you in July.

And here’s holding thumbs …

Products used:
Lilac Whisper P2348 | White Wood
Lilac Whisper P2346 | Opal
Lilac Whisper P2347 | Mist
Lilac Whisper IT017 | Blossom Mini Template
Lilac Whisper F643 | Amethyst
Lilac Whisper CT885 | Collectables
Lilac Whisper 12×12 Weave | CD101 | Coconut
Other: Texture Paste, tin, chalk paint, wax, old cloth, stipple brush, diamante.

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Bombay Sunset from Kaisercraft …. for the love of colour.

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when i first saw this gorgeous range from Kaisercraft I had visions of what I can achieve with the amazing patterns and fun bright colours.
But how do you not take away from the gorgeous patterns or loose track of your photos on a scrapbook page in the process.
well you simply fussy cut an entire sheet of paper!

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… and then add a beautifully cut silhouette title coloured in All Purpose inks
These inks are simply amazing and you can achieve the most gorgeous effects with them.
I also used the All Purpose Inks on my background to mimic the paper  – the effect is soft and gorgeous and blends in perfectly with the patterned papers.
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I think this is such a gorgeous range and can see myself using it a few more times.
#TheWholesaler #ShortCutsCraft #Carabella #IllustartedFaith #BellaBlvd #AllPurposeInk #Imagine

Products used:
TAPI-016 All-Purpose Ink – Peony Purple
TAPI-040 All-Purpose Ink – Mint Green
TAPI-058 All-Purpose Ink – Sky Mist
ADCO 724871 Anna Griffin Acrylic Gesso – White (250ml)
KCP2316 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Daybreak
KCP2324 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Sundown
KCP2319 Bombay Sunset Double Sided Paper – Sari

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