Trinket Box and a Layout (Kaisercraft DT Submissions)

Hi Everyone
Thought I would share with you today the projects I made for the final round of submissions for the Kaisercraft Design Team.

Pink Gelato Trinket Box

I wanted to create a very light and whimsical look for this box so I have sanded all the edges with a very fine grit sandpaper before painting with pale blue acrylic paint. To create a slightly aged look  I have stamped a text pattern onto the edges using first white and then brown ink. This highlights the subtle text in the paper and breaks up the solid look of the wooden edges.


After covering all the visible sides with paper I have then used the stickers and rubons provided to decorate. The top has been left very simple to allow the lid of the box to be easily opened. 
To create the buttons on the front I have punched circles of plain chipboard and then added a circle of paper on top, insert a pearl brad and a little handle is made!


Velvet Ensemble Layout
There are some wonderfully rich colours in the papers for this collection but I still wanted to keep the overall look of the layout very clean so I have used the simple colour scheme of cream, black and burgundy.  The Performance paper is the perfect background to use as it already has lots of interest with the music and gramophone print.  

For the “dress” square I have used eyelets to form a corset and used lace to complete the ornate look.
The sticker sheet offers many options for decoration, and here I have put some together to form a background for my “Chorus” lettering. For the letters I stamped onto then with white ink for extra depth, using the Kaisercraft Sheet Music Stamp.To make the lace "button" I have used a simple technique which can be seen in my mini tutorial below.

Rolled Lace Button Tutorial
  1. Cut or punch a circle of paper the same colour as your lace
  2. Make it super sticky all over(I used glue dots but you can use double sided tape)
  3. Starting at centre, roll your lace in a circle, twisting as you go
  4. Press down firmly to ensure lace sticks to glue
  5. Be sure to roll tightly as you get to the end and secure the end underneath with another glue dot
  6. You can now decorate as you choose!

It's funny - as I look at these projects I do not recognize them as mine as I feel they are both quite removed from my usual style. Both collections were out of my comfort zone in terms of product I would normally choose and so I am quite proud of the results. The layout was really challenging for me as it was only the 4th one I have attempted!

I do enjoy working with Kaisercraft products and I really excited to see which of the talented ladies have made the team!

As a matter of interest - I would  welcome any constructive criticism on my entries!!

Lowri :-) 

11 comments:

  1. I love love love love that trinket box!

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  2. Great work Lowri! Love the way you used different techniques on Pink Gelato (stamped on paint etc). It would have been too easy just to layer up hundreds of flowers and hope that would do. And FAB layout! I love the idea of 6 mini sections. Very classy and original. Who are those people in the photos?! I do hope to get my hands on that layout soon... Well done for making it that far.

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  3. Gorgeous submission pieces Lowri. Sorry to hear you didnt make the team, your were one of my faves! Love your work & innovative ideas, I am a follower & will continue to be, Lisa x

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  4. Gorgeous trinket box!! Sorry to hear you didn't make the final team :(

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  5. I'm scratching my head on how they didn't pick you!

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  6. Wow, you did an amazing job! The dress on your 2nd project..what a unique idea. I have never seen a lace flower before so I will have to try those out. Kaisercraft...you missed a good lady...and one of their own too! Isn't Kaisercraft in NZ? Oh well, at least you can have a life and save yourself some money but not having to buy high blood pressure medication:) See? Look at the bright side!!

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  7. Constructive criticism? None here. I can't believe you weren't picked!

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  8. so sorry you ididnt make the final team. But your work is awesome... I adore what you did ....

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  9. That Pink Gelato box is fantastic!!! Perfect place to store little sockies for baby girls OR boys! I really like the quotes on and the bicycle on the back. Thanks for that lace tutorial- SMART using the adhesive dots- I've tried using hot glue- how silly of me! You really made the products shine so it's a shame Kaiser didn't snatch you up right quick- their loss! :)

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