Baden(my hubby) and his mates traveled along the very rugged 'Canning Stock Route'
which meanders through the middle of Australia
8 Guys, 3 Vehicles, 8,000 Kms.
They had the most amazing adventure, which they still talk and laugh about,
and lucky, lucky me, having 2.000 photos to play with.
I created a mini book with 60 of the photos back in 2009.
Today I created a very Rustic and Textured Layout .
close up of the banner featuring the glorious Kaiser Base coat collection
I fell in love with this entire Range, which is just Perfect for rustic/grunge layouts
Kaiser materials used
For this layout I used some corrugated board as my base.
I grunged it up by tearing sections to reveal the corrugation
then I began staining, painting, inking, stamping, sanding.
I wanted to create a foundation to represent the colors, texture and the rustic rawness
of the Australian outback .
I cut the paper into strips, using both sides
and kept layering the strips
until I was happy .
lastly I added the mounted photos and elements .
this was a fun and messy project to create .
Please have a go at creating one of these rustic pages as really
all you do is keep adding and layering, if you are not happy
just add another layer of ink or paint!
It is really that easy, trust me !!!
other materials used
Prima acrylic stamp / trellis
Kaiser acrylic stamp/ bubble wrap
Tim Holtz Distress ink /Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz Alterations /Sizzix/ Tag
Tim Holtz Alterations/ Pediments*Frontone*frontones.
Tim Holtz kraft -Core / Rusty Hinge
Tim Holtz / crackle paint./rusty hinge stain
Tim Holtz / tissue tape/film strip .
2Crafty chipboard/ tags/chicken wire
Graphic45 /metal hinge
black versa color ink
gesso and machine stitching
thanks so much for popping by and I do hope I have inspired you to have a play
with these stunning papers .
hugz from Heather and I will be back next Saturday .