Friday, 31 July 2015

Kraftit with mustard

Hello friends,

After ages, I made a layout to participate in a challenge Kraft Plus. When this blog started earlier this year, I very eagerly purchased a pack of Kraft cardstock from target, but having never worked with Kraft was super scared until I saw their theme for this month.


No, I'm not a fan of yellow, almost never use that colour, I'm  a teal and pink gal, but I just happened to have the right photograph for a yellow/mustard background........ a hilarious photograph from another life (before kids)

I also have a mini tutorial today on how the background was prepared.
1. Clear gesso so that later on the paper doesn't soak the mists and paints. using a roller to apply gives the gesso texture which will show up on adding mists.
2. Stamping through a circle stencil with black archival ink.
3. Clear embossing paste through circle stencil. The embossing paste will resist mists, and we will be able to see the script stamping through the clear circles. 3d gel medium would do the same too.
4. When completely dry, add shades of yellow and mustard with mists, paints.

5. The next few steps I forgot to take a pic, so will just have to explain. I've image transferred with gel medium a piece of pattern paper which has leaf outlines on it. The same paper is used as a layer as can be seen in the photo. Tear strips of paper, glue it down vertically on the background, let it dry overnight and roll out the top layer with water and a sponge. There are many tutorials online for image transfer with gel medium. Go over the whole thing with gesso to seal the transfer.
Tear some pieces of printed tissue and glue with mod podge randomly. Once dry blend with white gesso. Add washi tape, more mustard, yellow with sprays, acrylic paints.
6. Mix yellow , mustard paint with gesso and apply through a stencil. Don't blend the paints fully into the gesso, so that you can see colour gradation in the stencilled design. Rub ons, stamping and more tissue decoupage for text, add glass glitter, sequins, beads in black.
The title is a silhouette die cut frame, heat embossed in black and wrapped around the photo.
 Layers include, mesh (from a lemon packaging), canvas with black sand stencilled through, Kraft tag with journaling and a few more scraps of paper.

 This layout took me a whole week end to end because of the drying time between each layer. Thank you Sandra and team for inspiring me to break open my Kraft cardstock pack. Thoroughly enjoyed making this for my hubby.




  1. Wow..I have never worked on kraft as I find it difficult to choose which color to use on it ! Your LO is fantastic inspiration ..Yellow n kraft unusual combo ,I loved the background ..Its very interesting !

  2. I am so very glad you broke open that pack of Kraft Kripa! This is stunning!! and I LOVE your mini tutorial! thank you for sharing.
    thank you for playing along with this months challenge.. I hope you will give next months challenge a go as well :-)

  3. WOW...that inspirational photo looks like a mishap at the Mustard factory, but WOWEEE....lookie what you did with that challenge. Your LO is sensational and you absolutely nailed the layering. It's a fabulous make on Kraft paper and your style is truly incredible and so much fun to look at.
    Just wanted to pop in and personally say thank you for the very sweet comment you made on my juice box card for the MMCC. I really appreciated that. Hope you have a great weekend.
    Lisa x

  4. SO happy you got inspired to have a 'go' at Kraft paper. Of course you have ROCKED NOT surprised about that!!!! LOOOVe your tutorial, and the effect you've gotten on the bg. Lovely take on our K+ challenge.....thanks for joining in:):)

  5. Awesome page. Love all the gorgeous layers you have created. Thanks for playing along at Kraft+ :)

  6. Absolutely stunning layout and I love your tutorial. Thankyou so much for playing along this month and for giving kraft cardstock a go. :-)

  7. That background is so cool, I love it! Fabulous tutorial too. Thank s for joining us over at Kraft+, hopefully you'll join us again :)

  8. Thanks so much for going in to detail about your awesome layout - some great tips! Great to have you play along with us at K+

  9. Awesome layout, the details are amazing!

  10. Awesome scrapbook page Kripa...Love the background....



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