Friday, 1 November 2019

November Kraft+ Floral Art Challenge!


Good morning Krafters!


Hello November! Time is certainly speeding up, or is it just me? I can’t believe we are welcoming a new monthly challenge.

Thank you to all who participated in last month’s PHOTO INSPO + KRAFT Challenge, the K+ Facebook Community page is looking fab! We love it when you share your creations with us.

Now, the best thing about a new month is a new challenge. This month we want you to be inspired by our 

FLORAL ART CHALLENGE, 


how gorgeous are these art works by Gail Kellett, Kimmy Hogan, Katerina Pytina, Leonie Norton and Susan Pope. While all these works are Native flowers, these artists paint all sorts of flowers and we simply want you to be inspired by the idea of floral art, not strictly sticking with only native flowers.
As always, the graphics were created by the very talented Amanda Hall.

 ‘Floral Art’ Challenge.




The Kraft Plus Design Team
As always, these girls have amazed me with their creativity!


 This month I’ve created a back to back spread for my Travellers Notebook- I’ve photographed it outside the pocket so you can see it more easily. I was inspired by the idea of flowers... surprise!!!




Hi all! I was inspired straight away by the top left picture of gum leaves and flowers.. I found this photo of my DD and our old horse in our back paddock that has some beautiful Gum trees.. I embellished my page with die cut gum leaves and flowers.. TFL!





 ‘grow’-lucky me, the blossoms at the time around here were just divine. For the stems, I have written some inspirational quotes. The flowers were painted, stamped then fussy cut and adhered to the page. I very much enjoyed doing this month’s challenge as it was nice to be playing with bright and fun colours. TFL, Amy
 




  I saw a watercolour painting of three tulips recently and the watercolours reminded me of this gorgeous gelli-printed paper I had just made. I was really inspired to use my gelli-printed papers on this project because these sorts of colours look so great against a kraft background. Sometimes our inspiration strikes when we're least expecting it! Do you have scraps lying around that you can use to make flowers for our challenge this month?





 When I saw the new range by Kaisercraft, ‘Under the gum leaves’ I knew it was the perfect paper range for this month’s challenge.






I was inspired by the image in the top left corner and had the perfect papers and stamps from Kaszazz. I also used a butterfly which has been on my desk for ages, from a bouquet of flowers I once received! Recycling...tick







This month I was inspired by artist and scrapbooker Wilna Furstenberg. I have always loved her style and illustrations (print and cut files available from her website) - one of which I have used on my page. I have also been inspired by her techniques of using acrylic and watercolour paints on her page.





 My November page using a Kmart xmas headband as my wreath!






 I was inspired by the colours in my photo, and obviously the flowers and leaves in the graphic, and went overboard with foliage and flowers for my layout.




 

Guest Designer

This month we welcome Tracey Kelly as Guest Designer.




Hi, my name is Tracey, I live in Brisbane. I've been scrapbooking for quite a few years now, creating albums for each of my children. My style varies depending on the photo's I'm working with. My cricut machine would have to be my favourite craft tool, I really enjoy creating my own embelishments, especially flowers! I love the handmade look! I have die cut everything on the page I'm sharing with you today. Tiny crochet doily's feature on most of my work along with sequins...who doesn't love a little sparkle! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest designer.
 


You can find Kelly and her blog HERE.


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, so we want to see Kraft as the base of your creation.
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 November challenge. I do hope you enjoy this month’s challenge.

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

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

October - Photo Inspo + Kraft Challenge.


Good morning Krafters!


Hello to October and welcome to a new monthly challenge.

How gorgeous is the Facebook K+ Community page looking, I guess last month’s RED, BLACK, WHITE + KRAFT Challenge was a big hit!  Thank you to all who participated in our challenge. As a huge fan of this colour combo, I absolutely adored seeing all your striking layouts.

Now, the best thing about a new month is a new challenge. This month we want you to be inspired by our 

PHOTO INSPO + KRAFT CHALLENGE!

I hope you like the bright and fun colours and textures of this month’s mood board. As always, the graphics were created by the very talented Amanda Hall.

 ‘Photo Inspo + Kraft’ Challenge. 





The Kraft Plus Design Team
As always, these girls have amazed me with their creativity!


 HI.. Well the moodboard picture this month reminded me of my front door as I have lots of pot plants and greenery as you come in the house.. so I used this photo of my Grand daughter exploring among my pot plants.. I have also used the colors and added some die cut greenery around my page inspired by the pots of greenery.. TFL!













‘Journey’-I have here a photo captured at Sunrise in Lucerne, Switzerland.hubby and I hope to go back there one day.It is a beautiful country to visit.The wrought iron barrier along the Lake was my connection to the designed photo board. I have created this page on a trimmed 8x12 Kraft paper. I do love working with this format, when wanting to scrap a simple page. With thanks, Amy






I drew lots of inspiration from the graphic on this one, but mostly the shutters. I die-cut my own shutters and rusted them up to match the ones in my photo.
Had to rush to get this one in - we're off to the footy Grand Final this weekend. GO TIGES!!!






October page. I took inspiration from the colours, but also the leaves and the blue railing/fence.



 Art Journal page, Inspired by the door, the colours and textures, with a message to self inside the door!!!







This one took a bit, but in the end I was thrilled with the result. I especially love the smudging with my gelatos. Looking forward to see what you come up with. Happy Krafting xx




 October page.... inspired by the colours....of the picture...






I was inspired by the door image in the graphics, and the foliage. Even though this is not a photo of a door, this is what we saw at the front door of one of our places we stayed in Italy, and it was such a wonderful place to stay with a wonderful view, so felt this was a great photo to use for this challenge. For my background, I have sort of loosely reconstructed the wall of the apartment behind the chair I am sitting on.







 I used the leaves, orange & black tones as well as the graphic lines from the door for my bg on the October challenge....



Guest Designer

This month we welcome Debra Beer as Guest Designer.


 My name is Debra Beer I live in the beautiful Hunter Valley in NSW. I have 2 daughters and 4 amazing grand children aged 4 months to 7 years. My partner and I love to travel. I have been scrapping for over 20 years now and love it. Also love to take photos





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 October challenge. I do hope you enjoy this month’s challenge.

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