Saturday, 1 June 2019

June 2019 - Add Patterns


Hello Krafters!


Welcome to June!!! Can you believe we are already halfway through the year!
How sensational is the Facebook K+ Community page...I’m guessing last month’s Sketch Challenge was a huge hit with everyone. I personally loved seeing them all and it was such a delight to have so many participate. We truly appreciate all who joined in last month’s challenge. There were some very creative takes on the sketch!

Sadly, one of our Design Team leaves us this month, so we say a sad goodbye to Tamara McMahon. Best wishes and thank you Tamara xo

Now, the best thing about a new month is a new challenge. This month we want you to be inspired by PATTERNS, inspired by the gorgeous work from Eloise Renouf. As always, this month’s mood board was created by the talented Amanda Hall.



 ‘ADD PATTERNS’ Challenge.

Be inspired by the patterns and colours of this moodboard...and please, don't forget the Kraft!




 
The Kraft Plus Design Team

As always, these girls have amazed me with their creativity!


Welcoming back Heather, after a few months break...so fabulous to have you back with us.

 I was inspired by many aspects of the challenge graphic: I used patterened papers that were similar to the designs on the board, I used similar colours and I was inspired by the grid-like design. I must say these colours were a challenge for me!




 I have used circles with the patterned paper and stamped circles on the background too.




I made a card this month, inspired by the graphic. I revisited a few neglected stamp sets and pattern papers that have sat in my stash, way too long!! Yay!





This month I chose my photo to best match the inspiration graphic, which in turn inspired my background which I created based on another Grand Canyon photo. First I sketched the outlines, then watercoloured the wooded areas, then used a black Posca paint pen to do the line work, finally finishing with painting the dots for trees.











Here is my layout for the June challenge.
For this layout, I was inspired by the tree images and cloud images in the graphic. The trees were especially inspiring, and I have tried to capture this in my use of the chipboard trees. I was also inspired by the colours.





I’ve used a punch to create my triangles, as well as some washi tape to make my pattern. I really loved the colour palette, so incorporated that as well!




 HI all! I was inspired by the graphic this month and I have also used the colours.. lots of patterned papers on this page.. TFL!





 ‘You,you,you’-Hi All! I have created this page doing things in 3’s as my pattern. Including the stamped title, stamped chevrons and simply that 3 letter word-you. Thanks For Looking, Amy






 


Guest Designer

We welcome Jacinta Mott as this month’s Guest Designer!




 Hello Everyone! So excited to be your guest designer this month. I absolutely LOVE patterned paper so this was a great challenge for me. When using bold patterns I prefer to keep the design simple so the photo remains the focal point. The challenge colours matched this photo of my son perfectly. I look forward to seeing your creations this month.




Each month we are on the lookout 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!!!
You can share your K+ creations with us on our
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@outlook.com


That's it for the June challenge. I do hope you enjoy this month’s ADD PATTERNS challenge.

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

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

May 2019 - Sketch Challenge


Good morning Krafters!

 Hello May!!! As always, last month vanished all too quick! We truly appreciate all who participated in our “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” challenge, the Facebook K+ Community page is looking fabulous! There were some very creative takes on last month’s challenge, I loved them all!

Now...onto this month’s brilliant “Sketch” challenge. Who doesn’t love a good sketch to inspire you! I know I certainly love them and judging by this month’s inspiration from the Design Team, so do they. We want you to be inspired by the colour swatches and the sketch this month.

SKETCH CHALLENGE!



The Kraft Plus Design Team

As always, these girls have amazed me with their creativity!


I've had this photo of myself in my to scrap pile for a while. It was taken after a very fun night with some fabulous ladies. When I found the pink flowers from Cocoa Vanilla's Happiness collection I knew I had to get them on this page. I find them so beautiful the page didn't really need much else




My May page




I decided to add the graph paper to the bottom part of the layout, and used the stripes in other areas on the layout. For the number component I have used washi tape with numbers. I stitched some fabric onto the page, and then stitched a frame around the photo.




I’ve been loving the art journaling of late, and thought this sketch would also work perfectly for that. Sketches certainly take out the hard work and I love a project that I don’t have to think! I’ve also been loving the Dina Wakley Collage Collective book with it’s designs, using a couple of square designs and a tag...too easy!




 The perfect challenge for those of you who love a good sketch! And this was such fun to interpret. I used more the sketch than the swatches- but picked up the red colour. The diagonals were created with a paint pen! Looking forward to seeing your creations for this months K+ challenge!!



 Hi. I loved this sketch as the base for my layout.. and was inspired by the colours as well.. TFL!



 ‘So much grey to every story’-I have flipped this sketch. I had a blast creating this page.We would love to see your interpretations of this sketch challenge over here at Kraftplus.



I really loved the sketch and the colours made me think immediately of Christmas. Then I found this kraft with gold and I just had fun playing and putting this page together!
















I love a sketch, it gives you a start when you might not be sure what to do with a page. This photo is an old one of my youngest’s christening from 2011. I am still catching up with old photos! I used mixed media for my background and used some D-lish Scraps embellishments to finish it off.




Here's a pic of my kiddies in 2012 during our Darwin to SA, road trip. We fell in love with the Yarn Bombing art works in Port Adelaide. I've used texture paste for the white numbers and stars, washi tapes, date stamps, Heidi Swapp screen print for the bottom, and some Echo Park stickers and papers!!!


 

Guest Designer

We welcome Rachel Langdon as this month's Guest Designer!



Hi my name is Rachel and I am thrilled to be joining the Kraft Plus community this month with my interpretation of the sketch for May. First off I flipped the sketch and worked vertically down the page using some white gesso for my base then adding stamping, paper layers and machine stitching. I kept the embellishments pretty simple with the main features being some butterflies and a Charms creations heart. I have really enjoyed playing along with the Kraft Plus challenges this year and encourage everyone out there to give it a go. Thanks





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

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!!!
You can share your K+ creations with us on our
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@outlook.com


That's it for the May challenge. 
We do hope you enjoy this month’s SKETCH challenge.

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