2016/17 Kaiser Craft Design Team Application// Hello Adventure

Hello my crafty friends!  I have been given the opportunity to try out for the Kaiser Craft design team.  I was thrilled to receive the invite and participate in Round 2.  Kaiser Craft graciously sent new products to design with and showcase one's work.  The collection is called 'Boho Dreams' and its beautiful with denim blues and lovely corals.  The collections also includes cork elements and corrugated kraft card stock. 
I began this layout with the black and white feather printed patterned paper called Feathers.  I wanted to simply use a 6 inch strip for the center of my white card stock.  My favorite technique lately, is using soft gel with stencils and then applying glitter while it is still wet.  I did this technique here using the Feathers stencil from the collection.  I used blue, teal and gold loose glitter to achieve this effect.  Allow ample drying time for the gel to set.  
Once dried, I wanted to utilize the denim and peach Kaiser Mists for the collection.  I love using the 'packaging' technique but decided to used a one inch flat watercolor brush and did a light wash with the mist poured out into a palette well.  I added water when needed to have the color blend more and fade out.  I also used the mists and colored in the feathers on the patterned paper. 
I am scrapping a photo of my male doxie, Kobe, in an oversized blue bow tie.  The photo was taken when I first rescued him and I thought the color of the bow would work well with the colors in this collection, so I printed it in color.  I matted the photo on white tissue paper, kraft paper and then a coral paper from the collection to have the photo stand out.  I selected a few pieces from the ephemera pack to add more interest to the layout. 
The collection featured cork pieces, and I happen to have these word stickers in cork sitting on my desk.  I believe these were from the Journey's collection from Crate Paper.  These two words made the perfect title for my layout.  Its been an adventure adding a new member to the family and he is a spunky spirited doxie that gets into some trouble around the house.  For added detail, I added the stamped arrow from the stamp set in the 'Boho Dreams' set.  The stamp set comes with a few sentiments as well.  I have linked my process video for this layout so you can see it all come together.  

Products used:
Feathers Patterned Paper
Feathers Stencil
Soft Gel
Extra Fine Glitter in Paradise, Peacock and Gold
Die Cuts from Boho Dreams Ephemera
Kaiser Mists in Denim and Peach
Boho Dreams Stamp Set
Cork Thinkers from Crate Paper

Having the whole collection to play with for the last week inspired me to create more.  Here are a few honorable mentions using other elements in the collection.  Process videos for there will come soon.  

Thank you for stopping by,