Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Kaisercraft Art of Life Layouts (Artfull Crafts)

Hello hello!  Are you back to work yet?  Yesterday I did my first morning back, and yes it was a bit of a shock to my pregnant self!  I'm nearing the end of the second trimester now, and the exciting end is a tiny bit closer.  I'm up on the Artfull Crafts Blog today with a couple of layouts that I made with Kaisercraft's new Art of Life Collection.  This collection is described as alluring and reflective, with neutral colouring and a strong yesteryear presence.  It's not a collection I would normally be drawn to, but I was interested in challenging myself and loved the neutral colours.

For my first layout I went through all my coloured cardstock and selected a dark red background, and chose to scrap these older photos of Sam reading to Azaria when she was a baby.

I love the transparent frames that come with the collection, and I cut one in half to both use as a layer, and to feature as the title of my layout.  I also love the map and text print papers.

For my second layout I wanted to embrace the neutral feel of the collection, and selected an Instagram picture of my mountain bike, which I knew would work well with the vintage look of the collection.  I chose a kraft cardstock background, and then just started layering elements. I cut out the small elements at the top of the page from the 6x6 paper pad.

Adding my usual machine stitching and ink splatters ensured that the layout was still representative of my style.

You can purchase Art of Life from the shop here.

Have a great Tuesday.
Melissa x


  1. Love both of these Melissa! Beautiful job! Love the stitching. I'm trying to incorporate more in my layouts.

  2. Beautiful pages Melissa!! Love how you cut and tucked in the transparent frame on your first layout! And you did an amazing job with the neutrals on your second layout! It's beautiful!!