Monday, January 9, 2017

Our Family | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone
Kerrie here
Happy New Year to you all
January in our family is not a great start to the year as my sister passed away in January 6th, 11 years ago this year. Just 9 days before her 36th Birthday.
So even though I love a fresh year I am always sad for the first half of January sometimes it really hits me hard and other years not as much.
For those who don't know, Megan was diagnosed with a rare cancer early October 2005 and so her battle was short but fierce as she had two young children who she didn't want to leave. Sadly the cancer was just too aggressive and Megan lost her fight. We will never get over losing Megan so quickly and so savagely to cancer, but we will forever cherish our memories of her and Megan will live on forever through her beautiful children.
 My message to you all is to love each other and cherish every moment spent with those you love as you just never know what is around the corner.


I wanted to scrapbook this photo of the 4 of us from back when I was just 10,  many decades ago now :), as you can see by the photo Megan and Lachlan were the favorites and Shane & I not so much check our hair. Megan and Lachlan's perfectly cut and Shane & I look like Mum and Dad let the rats chew ours. We still tell Mum and Dad this all the time and so this photo is very special to me and my family as it makes us laugh all the time.

Enough about me now and onto my tutorial


 I started off using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste and randomly applying it to my white cardstock base using the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Arabesque Ironworks Stencil, you can leave to dry naturally or hit with your heat tool to dry quickly.
I love the Embossing Paste as it is very quick drying and gives a nice depth of texture


Next I sprinkled on some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Blue Pigment Powder, just using my fingers


I then gave a light spray with water to blend the pigment powder


then I dried it off using my Couture Creations Heat Tool


next up I created my own shimmer spray, again using the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Blue Pigment. Just pop a few spoonfuls into a spray bottle add warm water and shake to mix and you have your own spray, you can make it as light or dark as you like.
Remember you can always add more pigment powder to create a darker shade you cannot remove it one wet other than to add more water to dilute it down


I then used my spray to colour my paper and lace flowers 


Next I primed my chipboard title using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso using a Sponge Dauber to get a nice thin coating, I dried it off using my Heat Tool


and then sprayed the chipboard title with my pigment shimmer spray again drying with my heat tool


Next up add all the layers. I have added some extra spray to give a little more colour to the white base  and then die cut and embossed some white cardstock 
Notice the Blue stenciled texture paste, that has been created using a soon to be released stencil from one of our upcoming CHA releases, full reveals are coming soon on the Artdeco Creations Blog


Tip for adding dimension to your layers, use up your leftovers from your Foam Dots, it works brilliantly to add dimension and you are not wasting all the adhesive waste.


I added some splatters using my Blue Shimmer Spray by flicking using the nozzle



The Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste combined with the quality of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Stencils  gives you really good texture for backgrounds



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Artdeco Creations Products Used
CO724870 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste
CO724871 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments
CO725017 Couture Creations Anna Griffin 8x8 Arabesque Stencil, Ironworks
CO724723 Couture Creations Ornamental Affair Decorative Die, Everly Background
ULT157271 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Embossing Folder, Petite & Tied Together
ULT157802 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle 6x6 Stencil,  Rolling Mesh
CO724295 Couture Creations White Flowers, Cottage Pollen
CO723111 Couture Creations White Flowers, Adalyn Collection
CO721996 Couture Creations Gemstones, Crystal
CO723978 Couture Creations Heat Tool
CO723828 Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723623 Couture Creations Sponge Dauber
CO724824 Couture Creations Go Cut and Emboss Machine

 Happy Creating 


Friday, December 30, 2016

Walk with Lions | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas day with those you love.

 I created this layout for
Artdeco Creations Blog
using
Couture Creations Wild & Free Collection
I love this collection it is perfect for my photos from my trip to South Africa but it is also perfect for any outdoorsy photos or zoo photos

The gorgeous subject in my photos is Ben he is 13 months old and was very playful, he even gave Dennis and I a love nip on the leg and he was gorgeous.
Check the size of those paws!!!


To say this was an amazing day is an understatement and it is a day I will cherish forever, just looking at my photos from the day takes me back and I relive all those feeling I felt on the day.
This is what I love about scrapbooking, everytime I create a layout I step back and relive all those emotions from the moment the photo was taken
Anyway onto my layout and how I created it

Firstly I embossed my kraft strips using the Tribal Crosshatch embossing folder



to emboss a full strip you just slide the strip through the slot and match up the pattern


the tip to get the perfect embossed strip is to make sure the blank strip of the embossing folder is hanging out of the plates so you don't get a flat section


see how my embossing folder is hanging out from the plates


perfect embossed strips


next up using a sponge dauber and a brown ink dye ink pad i inked the edges of my strips and then lightly went over them to make the embossed pattern pop



here is a look at my layers before popping on my photos and embellishments. I have used a mix of Wild & Free patterned paper and strips from the Wild & Free Ephemera pack and 3 die cuts that I cut in black cardstock using one of the Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Ornate Entrance Set dies
I also added some spatters using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Brown Pigment mixed with water. I did this before adding my photos and embellishments


here is a closer look at the layers with photos


a close look at my embellishment clusters which were created using the Wild & free Ephemera pack and the sticker sheet from the Wild & Free Collection pack.
I have used foam tape behind some of the pieces to give the cluster some dimension.


again it is a quick and simple layout which is just what you need when creating layouts for a travel album especially if you have loads of photos to scrapbook.
I like my travel albums to be fairly flat so my albums don't become to bulky.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Being Together Christmas Layout | Couture Creations + Ultimate Crafts

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with a super quick Christmas layout.
I don't know about you all but sometimes you just want to crank out some quick layouts so that you can get your memories documented and layouts in your albums.
Christmas is one such occasion as you want to preserve those precious memories but you also want to spend time over the holiday season creating more memories with your family.
So quick & simple is what you need and this layout is super quick to create



Now I absolutely love this photo of my Great Nephews and Niece, it brings back so many memories of when my children where young and trying to get that perfect Santa photo.
Now young Finn is the most happy smiley baby but it would seem he shares my Ashleigh's "love" of Santa :) We only ever got one Santa photo with Ashleigh she was terrified of him and would climb under chairs/tables or anything to hide if she saw him and would not stop crying/screaming until the big guy was gone.


Tip 1; use Couture Creations Turbo Glue Pen to adhere you die cuts to your project, the fine tip is perfect for those intricate die cuts and is super strong so it is also fabulous for adhering metal embellishments and flowers


Tip2; don't throw away your foam dot scraps, cut them up and use to give dimension for sentiments and larger pieces


Tip 3; Use Couture Creations Sponge Dauber to ink the edges of all your patterned papers and cardstock and it is also perfect for inking up your intricate die cuts



Tip 4; Ink the edges of your base with not only a brown ink pad but also with a watermark/clear ink pad and sprinkle with Gold Embossing powder and heat set


this gives your edge double dimension with a touch of metallic




I cut my patterned papers for my layers to the following sizes
Check; 28cm x 17.5cm
Stars & Hearts; 25.5cm x 13cm
Spot; 8.5cm x 23cm & 8.5cm x 7.5cm
Cardstock; 13cm x 17.5cm

If you want to amp your layout up a bit you can distress the edges of your papers and cardstock, add some more embellishments like pearls or add more texture with some texture paste
I kept this one nice and simple by adding something more to the background with some quick paint splatters

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I  wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and 
 Happy Christmas Creating 




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