Hi, Lucy here, with the first of three blog posts this week using this absolutely gorgeous kit from Kaisercraft Art of Life. This range lends itself perfectly to home decor items as it has a very subtle colour palette, which is my way of saying my husband would not give house-room to most of my gaudy creations! It was so easy to work with as it is impossible to 'overdo it', however many layers or embellishments you add.
I added in some extra Kaisercraft stamp sets, Flutter, Everyday Sentiments, Everyday Friendship, and a grid stamp. I covered the mirror with the floral Everyday paper and used all of the stamps, including the Film Strip set from the kit, all over using Smoky Grey and Onyx Black VersaFine.
I then fussy cut some large flower and leaf elements from Creative and Remember which I glued top right and bottom left. I used some of the paper to make some spiral roses top left and stamped some of the leaves from the Art of Life stamp set onto the Grid side of the Remember paper and added these, with some die cut leaves and one of the stick pin hearts from last month's kit. I edged the frame and the mirror with the lace included in our kits and used the tiny scrap that was left to add to the tiny 'Let Life Happen' tag from the Collectables pack on the left, and also used a butterfly from the pack on the bottom right.
To finish off I stamped the words from the Art of Life stamp set onto the Grid side of the Remember paper and added an ornate frame. The frame was silver so I coloured it with a black alcohol based marker, added some brads, and raised it up on foam pads.
I will be back again on Wednesday with my next make.