Friday, 1 January 2021

January Kraft+ Challenge - Coca-Cola Adverts!

 

Hello Krafters and a Happy New Year!

 

Thank you to all who participated in last month’s

NATURALLY NEON Challenge. The K+ Facebook Community page is looking fabulously bright with all your neon creations.

 

 

January challenge.

 

It’s the New Year,

so let’s crack the bubbles and celebrate ;) Haha not the alcoholic type, but the soda, as this month’s inspiration is to come from Coca-Cola Adverts! Nothing screams summer more to me! This month we want you to draw inspiration from this gorgeous Coca-Cola Advert mood board.

 


 As always, the graphics were created by our very talented Amanda Hall.

 

Coca-Cola Adverts Challenge.

 

The Kraft Plus Design Team

 

I absolutely adore this month's inspiration board. The 'Coke Colours' are some of my very favourite together so I knew without a doubt I wanted to give it a go and for once I made the time. I literally embraced 'the beautiful chaos' as the words on the LO suggest and just went with it. Hope you enjoy.

Happy New Year to you all. x

 


 

 

I essentially ‘lifted’ the image on the left hand side, though I ended up changing my black figure for red, simply because I preferred it ;) I adore this flourish stencil by Dina Wakley, it’s been featuring in a few of my creations of late, but it worked perfectly with this.

 


 

 

I took inspiration from the left image on the mood board & went to town with stamping & inking. There is so much choice for this month’s challenge!

 

 


 

Hi All! For this month I was inspired from the mood board to use red and yellow and the flourishes grabbed my eye too.. I added a few yellow splats from the moodboard on my back ground as well.. TFL!

 


 

 

Hi Krafters, there was an add in the 1960's with the jingle "Things go better with Coca-Cola" so that was my inspiration for my title. Couldn't get the jingle out of my head for days!

 

 

 

 


“Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!”-I was inspired by the awesome splashes of colour in he back ground of one of the images shown. Seeing that Coca Cola is a fizzy drink, I wanted to create both pops of colour with bubbles over the background. I have attempted to hand paint the famous curves of the bottle. Thank you for popping by, Amy.
P.S if you are wondering why, the drink captured is not a Coca Cola beverage.I have never liked the taste of the Coke Family and their drinks.

 


 

 

 My inspiration came from the centre top and bottom right images on the board. They both use that V-shape which I created out of kraft pattern-making tissue from ArtStacks.
I added a heart at the bottom of the V like the bottom right pic but took my overall retro theme from the top centre pic. I love fashion throughout the decades and was rapt to be able to create this entire page with only kraft cardstock and ArtStacks papers - including the paper ruffle!

 

 

 


I took loads of inspiration from the mood board this month, especially the far left graphic. I picked up the orange in my photo and ran with that in lieu of the red. I was pretty happy to find some perfect Vicki Boutin embellishments and stamped some giant flowers with a Cocoa Daisy stamp I've had for years but never used.

 

 

 


 

January page - inspired by the red and yellow and the sunbursts!

 

 

 

 

 As a coke drinker I found this challenge a lot of fun and I knew immediately which photo I was going to use.
This is photo of one of my sons at an ice hockey game blowing that horrid horn! (We needed to introduce rules about when it could be blown - only at the hockey and only when a goal is scored!). This photo featured on the team’s Facebook page.
I used gesso, paint and stencils.

 

 

  

Guest Designer

 

Please welcome for this month...

Brenda Caldow

 

 

Hello everyone. I’m so pleased to be joining Kraft+ this month for the January 2021 challenge. I have been joining in here from about the time Kraft+ first started. I love the challenges and working on and with Kraft cardstock/paper. As soon as I looked at the challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Red for the coke logo with just a little white along with the bright yellow for summer sunshine. I printed out some little coke bottles. I coloured some gauze with yellow and red ink. And being me I had to use flowers as they are my favourite craft item and I use them as much as I can.

 

 

Each month we are on the look-out for eye-catching projects for potential Guest Designers to join us. There is nothing extra you need to do, just share your layout or project in the Kraft+ Community Facebook page. We hope you all embrace the opportunity.

 

We welcome all kinds of Kraft entries for our challenges, from a traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journal and tags etc., just please remember that it is all about the Kraft, so we want to see Kraft as the base or ‘hero’ of your creation.

You can share your K+ creations with us on our

Facebook Kraft Plus Community Group

We no longer have the ‘linky’ tool on the blog, but would still love to see your creations. Anyone who is not on Facebook, can email us their creations and if you have a blog, a link to that so we can still visit.

Our email is kraftplusaust@yahoo.com

 

 

That's it for this month’s challenge. I do hope you find the time to join us and have fun with the challenge.

We can't wait to see what you all come up with this month :-)

 

Stay safe and happy Krafters.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

December Kraft+ Challenge - Naturally Neon!

 

Hello Krafters, it’s December!

 

Thank you to all who participated in last month’s

A BUG’S LIFE Challenge. The K+ Facebook Community page is looking fabulous with all your clever ‘bug’ designs. LOVE it!

 An extra big thank you for all the support you have shown us over the past year, we hope to continue to inspire and challenge you in 2021.


December challenge.

 

Naturally Neon!

 

Since December is typically a little chaotic, we thought a colour challenge would be just the thing! Though it is a challenge, so we couldn’t make it too easy...go the neon! ;) As always, draw inspiration from this month’s gorgeous mood board.

The graphics were created by our very talented Amanda Hall.

 

Naturally Neon Challenge.

 

The Kraft Plus Design Team

I have to confess, I don't use neon, but one of the bonuses of being a hoarder...I found some VERY old neon powder paint that I had for the kids. After adding a layer of gesso, I swiped over some pink and a dash of yellow. I found that was the trick...too much of both creates ick! LOL.
 

 


For this month’s challenge I had to dive deep into my stash. I had the most fun stitching the papers behind the photo!

 


 

What a colorful challenge this month! I just had to use this photo of my DD in that hot pink outfit which was half of the inspiration for this challenge.. the other half was the fabulous mood board and I went with the pink and yellow stripes from the floor mat, which I added messily to my layout as well.. TFL!!

 


 

 

 
So far out of my comfort zone - a good place to be occasionally!

 


 

 

 “Live for today”-is my take on this month’s Neon challenge. We look forward to seeing your entries here. Thank you, Amy




 
For this challenge I discovered that, even though I have enough craft supplies to last me a lifetime, I have nothing that's really neon! I decided to just make the page as bright as I could with what I had, so here's my 'nearly neon' page!


 

 

I finally got my Neon on when I came across a handful of Neon shipping tags I had in my stash forever. I stamped on them and die cut and punched shapes from them to make these ATC'S.

 



 This page was very much inspired by the photo which was inspired by this month's mood board. I was stoked to find some paper which picked up on the pattern on the t-shirt. I love finding little ties like that. I used a Faber Castell Gelato to put some extra shadow on the weaving.

 

 

 

 Hmmm, neons I thought, when I saw the moodboard, I don't do neons. Lol, think outside the square, the colours were perfect for this photo, and I was able to delve into my stash and find some bright embellishments. I gessoed the background, used a stencil, texture paste and colour powders to do the alphabet in the background. Some really old papers also used, goodness me they are really old, but they worked, lol.

 


 

 

I found this a really tough challenge - these colours took me way outside my comfort zone but after several (I lost count of how many) false starts, I’m happy with my final creation.

 

 

 

Guest Designer

 

Please welcome for this month...

 

Rebecca Vrbanac

 


Hi, I am Bec and I am from Western Melbourne. I live with my husband and my two children. I have a son who is 5 years old and a baby girl who is 7 months. I started scrapbooking when I was about 14, and did it until I finished high school. Studies, uni and work took over for a while, but when my son turned one I dived back into it and now I am addicted! I will give anything a go and always willing to learn. I am still learning, but love creating. When I was asked to guest design I was in utter shock and disbelief! I got the mood board and had a mini freakout until my mum reminded me of my daughters fluoro pink outfit. The white door was calling to me white gesso; the woven basket lead me to the twine on the photo in a bow. So I put on my thinking cap on and this layout appeared in my mind. I was super excited to create my layout. I started with kraft card stock and white gesso, then did some pink mixed media. To soften it I added the muslin in the background and built some paper layers. Then I came unstuck and it took me a couple days to get my head around the embellishments (this is my first girl layout too; I was unsure how to embellish a girl page). I couldn't ask my village as I was keeping my guest design a surprise for them. Finally, I put my big girl pants on and got got my head around it. I used flowers, butterflies and some bee stamps. I did lots of stamping and colouring and finished them off with some wink of Stella. This was the final result. I absolutely love it and how it come together. I hope you love it too. I am absolutely honoured and proud to be a guest designer.

You can find Rebecca on Instagram as mouzymouse.

 

 

 

Each month we are on the look-out for eye-catching projects for potential Guest Designers to join us. There is nothing extra you need to do, just share your layout or project in the Kraft+ Community Facebook page. We hope you all embrace the opportunity.

 

We welcome all kinds of Kraft entries for our challenges, from a traditional layout, cards, digital layouts, art journal and tags etc., just please remember that it is all about the Kraft, so we want to see Kraft as the base or ‘hero’ of your creation.

You can share your K+ creations with us on our

Facebook Kraft Plus Community Group

We no longer have the ‘linky’ tool on the blog, but would still love to see your creations. Anyone who is not on Facebook, can email us their creations and if you have a blog, a link to that so we can still visit.

Our email is kraftplusaust@yahoo.com

 

 

That's it for this month’s challenge. I do hope you find the time to join us and have fun with the challenge.

We can't wait to see what you all come up with this month :-)

 

Stay safe and happy Krafters.

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