Monday, June 17, 2013

Let's Get Krafty!

A new week means a new challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show! And this week, we are talking all things KRAFT!

From paper to paint, stickers to chipboard any loose interpretation of “kraft” is welcome here! This would be a great challenge to break out the Ranger kraft tags, some of Tim’s chit-chat stickers, or even some plain chipboard or corrugated cardboard! A grocery bag made of kraft brown paper could even work - the krafty field is wide open it is up to you to decide how - and what - you’ll make this week.

I do love a good dose of kraft. In fact, I have these fabulous Jenni Bowlin tags that I do believe will work very nicely all layered up with some Crate Paper goodness here:
But, you know - I also think a little krafty creative play is in order!

First up, some white paint and one of my go-to stencils:
Now for one of my favorite things to do after stenciling white onto kraft... mist!
Spritzed on and wiped off, this creates a lovely layer of shadow and dimension, and that white paint acts as a resist. Now, speaking of layers and dimension... let's get a little glitter on there! A simple bit of stamping with my glue pad...
 And that took that glitter very nicely indeed!
 A quick sketch on the back of that paper, gives me some guidelines for cutting:
And then we get to layer our custom kraft pieces up with our Crate Paper goods:
 Ah yes! Coming together...
 Now for some embellies:
 Look! There's that Raffia again!
And you know the drill... lots of fun bits and pieces, along with pen work and journaling...
And there we have it!
 A layout full of kraft and Crate...
 Fun times!
Alrighty! Now it's your turn to play. I can't wait to how you will get crafty with Kraft this week. Don't forget to link-up with us!

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  1. You have a way with details! Love this!

  2. Ashli....what a really clever use of kraft to create such cool strips for your layout. I love the white against the kraft. Your use of the sprays is a neat idea, really give a shimmer. Love all of your little kraft tags and colorful little embellishments, too. Very cute layout! <3 Candy

  3. The kraft strips are awesome! Love the stencil on them, and the sparkle on the whole layout...just gorgeous!

  4. I'm loving those kraft strips, Ashli (and all of the other little bits and details too)!

  5. Love the spiral effect behind the main image and focal point! So beautiful and the layers of bunting adds to the design! Beautiful layout!

  6. White on kraft is one of my very favorite combinations. Love how you added a touch of glitter with the glue pad through the stencil. Great idea and tip! :)

  7. Very cool. I love kraft - I don't use it as often as I should. What a great photo!

  8. Such a great page and love the cool angle of your journaling!

  9. Lovely layout & photo, Ashli! I love seeing the step by step process photos of how you create! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Awesome how everything radiates out from the center of your layout!

  11. This is a new favorite Ashli!! What an amazing design and love all of the different techniques you used!

  12. Love, love those JBS tags and your LO is amazing!!

  13. Ack! How cute is this page Ashli!!! I love all the bits and pieces you chose to use!! Your dressed up kraft looks lovely and the photo is adorable!

  14. Lovely use of Kraft Ashli. The white in the background as the first step,is lovely and I really like the tags . Great layout and i love the step by steps. Tracy x

  15. Totally cool page! Love the sunburst and arrangement of embellishments. And the white stencil on kraft looks awesome!

  16. Stunning page! Beautiful the circulair layout! Love all the Kraft elements ! Hugs, Sandra

  17. Love that explosion of kraft tags - brilliant composition!
    Alison x

  18. What an awesome page, Ashli! I love the tags and all the layers! So much fun!


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