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Monthly KC Challenge: Inspired by…Mikala & last month’s winner

October 1, 2009

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Our talented graphic designers are always pointing out blogs, websites, new fabrics, photos and tons of other bits & bobs that are inspiring their latest creations…. So we’ve decided to come up with a weekly challenge.

So here’s how the monthly challenge works!!

We post the inspiration, and you create any craft project you like! A scrapbook layout, card, wall hanging, sewing/knitting project, home decor or beyond-the-page project … the list is endless! There is one condition though! You have to at least use three different Kaisercraft products!

This month it’s a little shorter in time, and you’ll have until 31st October, 11.59pm (AEST) to enter your project into our ‘KC Blog Challenge: Inspired by’ user gallery to go in the draw to win a Q2 Collection Pack of your choice (6 double-sided pp, coordinating brads, coloured rubons, die-cut elements and a pack of rhinestones), worth $25!!

So this month, we hope you’re ininspired by Mikala’s current favs!!

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I gather inspiration from so many different places, I’m always on the lookout for a cute pattern or an idea for a texture. Just last night I sneakied a napkin from a Malaysian restaurant we had dinner at because I loved the pattern so much! I also love vintage patterns, and hippy/bohemian fabrics and fashion from the 60’s and the 70’s. I find bright colours and intricate, detailed patterns really interesting, and I love attention to detail.

I’ve always enjoyed photography, and am always snapping pics of patterns (tiles, wallpapers, fabric, fences…) but I also love the feeling and atmosphere that can be captured in one photo. One photographer that I’m really enjoying at the moment is Laurence Philomene, who takes beautiful, whimsical shots (top right two photos).

Amongst all these crazy eye-hurting patterns, I am a country girl at heart, with a passion for nature and all things natural… give me an ocean view, a picnic rug, my camera and a sketchbook, and I’ll be the most inspired I’ve ever been!

Mikala inspiration boardOur Design Team has also come up with their interpretations to give you a head start!!

First is Nikki Antontello’s gorgeous Mirror!!

“I chose to do a KC mirror which now sit happily on the wall in my new scrap room. I drew my inspiration for the colour scheme from the beautiful coloured hues of the peacock print and the fabric swatches inspired the tearing of the papers edges, the floaty dresses and that sense of movement prompted the dragonflies…”

Mirror

Next up is Renee Ludlow’s gorgeous home-decor piece!!

“For this challenge I was inspired by the dresses and the Earthy feel I got from the board. The tattoos reminded me of the Pennyroyale Collection, so this was the range I decided to work with.”

October KC Blog Challenge - Renee Ludlow
Materials: Dress Form, KC Pennyroyale Papers, KC Pennyroyale Diecut Elements, KC Pennyroyale Epoxy Brads, KC Paper Flowers – Baby Pink, KC Pearls – Pearl, KC Flora and Fauna Stamps, KC Raw Umber paint, Crackle medium, Calico.

How to:The dress form was covered in small pieces of the cream Anne paper.  Next crackle medium was applied and left to dry.  Kaisercraft Raw Umber paint was then painted over the top, and excess paint removed immediately using a damp cloth, leaving the paint only to highlight the cracks.

So …we post the inspiration, and you create any craft project you like! You have until the 31st October to enter your project into our ‘KC Blog Challenge: Inspired by’ user gallery or post a link to your creation in the comments section below to go in the draw to win a Q2 Collection Pack of your choice (6 double-sided pp, coordinating brads, coloured rubons, die-cut elements and a pack of rhinestones), worth $25!!

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Last month we had some amazing entries, each taking different inspiration from Jess’s pin board!

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The winning entry goes to……

Samiam!!

samiam

“three kaiser product are Papers, flowers, pearls. I was inspired by the random ribbons, stitching, collected drawn images and the mutli pic style over all the collage was the biggest inspiration :D the photos are of a bunch of flowers my partner suprised me with on our 7th Anniversary, too sweet :D”

Please email us your contact details, along with your choice of Q2 collection so we can send you your prize to competitions@kaisercraft.com.au

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10 Comments

  • Reply vicki B October 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Congrats Sam an awesome LO you made…

  • Reply Donna Hourigan October 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    you deserve it girl, so nice.

  • Reply Samantha October 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Oh MY GOD!!! i’m totally thrilled!! thank you ssssoo much! :D its going to be a very long time till i get this grin of my face :D Also to all the Ladies who entered you all really had done Fantastic works of art! Thanks Donna and Vicki :D

  • Reply rona October 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Congratulations Samantha,

    Renee and Nikki, I love your projects :-)

  • Reply Brooke October 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Congrats Samantha, great job!

    Alison – just two questions for you. Can you use Kaisercraft products to make cards and then sell them at the market? (What’s your copyright policy?)

    Second – what’s the best way to adhere paper to the wood from the beyond the page projects? I’m just a learner in this department.

  • Reply quitefat October 2, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    well done sam
    beautiful layout. so inspired!

  • Reply Pam October 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    congratulations Sam-fabulous LO!!
    Brooke you might be best to post your question on the forum.

  • Reply tanya soutar October 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    sam what an absolutely gorgeous l/o – I love all the intricacies of it all. Very inspirational – go girl!

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