Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Melissa - Say Aloha Layouts

Good morning! Its Melissa here and today I'm back to share two layouts I made with the Kaisercraft "Say Aloha"collection.  This collection is a tropical and fun with bright colours and of course the most trendy bird in crafting right now - the Flamingo!  

My first layout is all based around the die cut "Be A Flamingo in a flock of Pigeons" and I immediately though of a photo I had of my oldest two kids taken last June.  They both decided to randomly put their googles on and posed for a quick iPhone photo!  I applied gesso behind my layers and then used the packaging technique to apply mist.  

This die cut from the Collectables was also perfect for this page.

Here is a close up of that die cut!

The "These Moments"title is from a leftover piece of paper that isn't from the collection, but was suitable for the colours and photo.

My second layout is of my oldest daughter at school athletics last year.  I had already scrapped the event, so for this layout chose to write my journalling as a letter.  This month we are using toilet rolls in our crafting, so I decided to use a roll with some paint mixed with mist to create layered circles on my background.

Once the paint was dry I layered up some labels that I cut out of the 6x6 paper pad with a die on my Cuttlebug.  I focussed on using pink and green.

All die cuts are either from the collectables, or from the punch-outs at the back of the 6x6 paper pad.  I love that Kaisercraft include these in their pads.

I layered up die cuts and some special embellishments around the photo.

I outlined all of my label die cuts, and the edge of the white cardstock.  The background paper is an old piece of Echo Park Paper from my stash.

My daughter had specifically told me she wanted the large silver bling embellishment on her page.

I added some watercolours in complimentary colours around the layout, and added some stamping at the end.  Of course I had to add some India ink to tie the page together.

Thanks for looking!  You can purchase the Say Aloha collection in the shop here.


  1. Wow,love the texture of the pink paint and toilet rolls.what did you mix together to make the pink texture,glesso?liz

    1. Hi Liz, thanks so much for your sweet comments. I just used thick acrylic paint and Ranger Dylusions spray.