Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I'm a Kreator!!

I was over the moon when Keandra asked me to be a Kontributing Kreator this month at Kreatorville Krafts. You may have noticed I have mentioned her fantastic kits once or twice (!!!!) and of course, then there was Kreatorville Week (+1) here on my blog last month.

(firstly, let me say that Keandra had already asked me to be a Guest Designer long before I dedicated a week to her awesome kit klub) 

So my first order of business was to design an introduction page, a layout with my very own bobble-head. I was ecstatic!! I mean, how much fun is it to get your own personalised bobble-head! (You can order your own through Aptly Titled if you want). When Keandra told me it was going to be about 8 inches high I thought, "oh good, so it's life-sized" ('cos I'm only 5 foot 2" standing on my toes - lucky she gave me those platform heels!)


And I was allowed to say whatever I wanted about myself. Well it turns out I wanted to say a lot!
To create the base for my layout I first smeared on a thin layer of gesso all over my patterned paper (from the March kit). And I do mean smeared..... I used my hands :-) Then I took out my trusty stencil (that I showed you how to make here) and did lots of layers with Glimmermist. That gave me a good base to add all my journalling on.


I doodled in this vine with my black pen and painted it with some acrylic paint before adding the leaves (cut from the ribbon in the March kit) and the flowers (cut from a paper in the November kit) and blinging them up with some jewels (from the March kit).

I also used the same technique for the border all around the page.


I added a few titles with letter stickers (from the March and April kits) and interspersed my handwriting with some rub-on words (from the April and June kits). The main title was created with chipboard alphas on some patterned papers (all from the May kit).


I loved these lanterns from the paper in the June kit so I hung them up with the twine from the May kit.

You can surely see I've given my past kits a good work-out, but you'll have to wait a little longer to see what I've done with the amazing August kit. In the meantime, can you guess what the 'secret technique' is for August? I've used it a few times on this layout. Pop on over to Kreatorville for a few more hints.

11 comments

  1. Wow Natalie - this is an amazing work of art! The way you layered and misted and then you doodled in the vine?! Wow!!
    Is doodling the techinque?
    If so, you rocked it!!

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  2. Woot Woot congrats on the GDT role, I LOVE this its just sooooooooooooo fabulous I look forward to seeing more

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  3. Congratulations! This is an amazing showcase of who you are.

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  4. Congrats on your GDT spot!! That LO looks like sooooo much fun!!! The technique? I've already had a guess ... LOL .... but now I'm adding doodling to the list!! LOL

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  5. woohoo Natalie, congratulations on your GDT spot! You must be over the moon!!! I so love this page (I now know what you mean with a certain style...!!!), but you already knew I would, right??? I'm so curious to see what other projects you've made with the kit, I can hardly wait!
    xxx Peggy

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  6. Wooohoooo......a huge congrats sweetie!! I am just LOVING that little bobble-head, such a gorgeous layout as well. I love all the fine details too xo

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  7. Not the least bit surprising!!! :D
    This is so fun- love all the techniques you've used- and once again so much talent!!!
    (fun to know that you're the same size I am too!!)
    CONGRATS!

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  8. Congrats on being a GDT!!!
    I LOVE what you did with your layout, it's just gorgeous!!
    Looking forward to see what you've created with the August kit!

    XXXJenneke

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  9. LIFE SIZED...I luv you!!! SOO happy to say I've seen your other projects...breathtaking!!! I can't wait to share!

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  10. Wow, this is a great page! A real art work!

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