Saturday, September 24, 2016

love is the closest things with have to magic | Stuck?! Sketches September 1

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Hi all,
I am back again I cannot believe I have actually blogged three days in a row!!!
I created this layout while I was in NZ for the Craft & Quilt Fairs,  I was demonstrating using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Pastes and Stencils and one of the exhibitors Zyneri had some gorgeous Scrapmatts Stencils and I so love this Brick Pattern it has fast become one of my favourites as it is so versatile
Of course I had to create a layout using the piece of cardstock that I had used to demo the paste and glitter.
I have been wanting to use the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Collection I have purchased and thought it was perfect with the stenciled bricks throw in a Stuck Sketch and my layout was created and up on my display wall at the show in minutes.
This is what I love about Sketches  


how super cute is this photo of my great niece and nephews



here is a look at the Sketch




Thanks for stopping by
and
 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Friday, September 23, 2016

Beautiful Moments and Happy Memories | Stuck?! Sketches September 1

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Hi Everyone,

I have once again joined the challenge over on Stuck?! Sketches for a bit of fun

I have used Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings papers, decorative dies and Handmade Paper Poinsettias  along with Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste sprinkling Couture Creations  Be Merry Gold Glitter over the Embossing Paste while it was still wet to add a touch of sparkle to my page.






 here is a look at the sketch 



Products Used
ULT157660 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings, 12x12 Paper Pad 
ULT157685 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Decorative Die, Poinsettia Layer Set
ULT157687 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Decorative Die,  Be merry Lace Doily
ULT157665 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings, Sm Poinsettias
ULT157665 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings, Sm Poinsettias

 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Being Together is the best gift of all | Couture Creations, Ultimate Crafts

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with another layout created for the
Artdeco Creations Blog this time I have used the newly released
Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings collection to create this super quick and easy layout


I love these photos of my baby playing around with her furbaby on Christmas morning way back in 2012 which was a lazy Christmas for me as we only have one tree instead of our Christmas forest.


I have once again used the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste with a sprinkling of Glitter, I so love the look this gives.



A touch of texture and sparkle without overpowering my layout.
You can see my tutorial on how to create this look HERE


I love love love these handmade poinsettia flowers that come in the Season's Greetings collection, they are the perfect embellishment when you are wanting to create a quick layout



I embossed the photo mat piece of cardstock using Season's Greeting Sun Rays Embossing Folder to add some more texture and finished off by adding a sprinkling of 3mm Pearls



Sorry my photos are not very clear I think I may need a new camera as all my photos are starting to have a blur to them.

 I hope you enjoyed my quick layout and that it inspires you to get some past Christmas photos in albums before this Christmas is upon us.


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 Happy Creating 



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Family Portrait | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here again with another layout for the Artdeco Creations Brands Blog
using their Couture Creations Be Merry Christmas Paper and Ephemera Collection for a non Christmassy layout

I love this selection of selfies my #1 daughter took of her, her partner and their beautiful rescue dog Ollie.


 once again I have used Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste and Pigments, this time I  mixed in some Silver Pigment


I then spread it randomly over the Be Merry Christmas Threads Stencil


I then sprinkled on some Be Merry & Classic Silver GLitter, just a smidge as I didn't want to cover all the Embossing paste



I then Inked up my Wire Stamp from the Ultimate Crafts Background Textures collection and leaving it on the plastic it comes on I randomly stamped it. No block needed
(and yes I have overinked my ink pad, it is extra juicy)




I then created my own spray using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Silver Pigment
Simply add some Pigment Powder to an empty spray bottle and add water.
You can personalise your spray making it as intense or light as you like. I went for a mid way strength.
Give the bottle a shake and then you can either spray it on your titles or use a paint brush to paint it on
Before I coloured my Matt Board title I gave it a light coat of Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso so that the colour didn't soak right in


I painted my on as I love the variegated look you get when using Ultimate Crafts Cardstock.


Finish off with a sprinkling of pearls,  gemstones and I also added a Resin Corner from Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection


and there you have a non Christmassy layout using the Couture Creations  Be Merry Christmas paper


Artdeco Creations Products Used
CO724911 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic 12x12 Paper Pad
CO724913 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Diecut Ephemera Pack
CO724918 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Bouquets, Silver Stamens
CO7249928 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Stencil, Christmas Threads
CO724917 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Glitter
CO724919 Couture Creations Be merry & Classic, Pearls
CO724870 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Embossing Paste, White

CO724871 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Pigments
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Ivory

CO724297 Camden Cottage Flowers

Other Products
Seam Binding Ribbon
Silver Twine
Celebr8 Matt Board, Family Portrait

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Until next time
 Happy Creating 







Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Vintage Rose Garden + Anna Griffin Mixed Media = Gorgeous Cards

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Hi Everyone

I created these  shabby vintage look cards for a class at The Scrap n Patch over the weekend.
I wanted to share with you all as they show you how you can mix your collections together.
Mix some new techniques with some older products and you have some gorgeous cards to give to special people in your life.



I have used Couture Creations Tall Ivory cards along with Vintage Rose Garden Papers, the new Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste and Pearlescent Pigment Powders, some of the Couture Creations Christmas 2016 Be Merry Collection Stencils & Dies and a few Ultimate Crafts Padove Dies to create these cards



Products Used

Kerrie’s Gold Glitter Mix
Brown Dye Ink Pad

Muslin, Cotton

all these products and a class instruction sheet can be purchased at
The Scrap n Patch
Toowoomba

 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Monday, August 29, 2016

Celebrate Christmas | Couture Creations

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Hi everyone Kerrie here
I am back with another post created for the Artdeco Creations Brands Blog 
this time featuring the NEW Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Christmas 2016 Collection along with my favourite Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste & Pigments

I love this collection, so classic and it can also be used for non Christmas creating



Here is a quick tutorial on how you can recreate this layout.


Using a small amount of Embossing Paste, smooth it over the stencil using a lift off tool as these work a treat, or you can use a palette knife.


You want a nice coverage


lift off the stencil


and while the embossing paste is still wet, sprinkle with some crystal glitter
set aside to dry.
What I love most about the Anna Griffin Embossing Paste is that it dries so quickly, by the time I finish die cutting and cutting and distressing my papers it will be dry 


Die cut 2 of the Holly Flourish Corner die from Be Merry patterned paper


then cut one of the diecuts into 3 sections and leave the other one whole


Spray some water onto your Craft Mat and sprinkle in some  Silver Pigment powder, mix with a paintbrush and use this to add some splatters to your base cardstock



 Layer everything onto your base and finish off with some Diecut Ephemera, Silver Stamens and Pearls



Products Used
CO724911 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic 12x12 Paper Pad
CO724948 Couture Creations Be Merry  Decorative Die, Holly Flourished Corner
CO724913 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Diecut Ephemera Pack
CO724918 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Bouquets, Silver Stamens
CO7249935 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Stencil, Holly Flourishes
CO724917 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Glitter
CO724919 Couture Creations Be merry & Classic, Pearls
CO724870 Couture Creation Anna Griffin, Embossing Paste, White
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Pigments
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Ivory

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 Happy Creating 






Sunday, August 28, 2016

Beautiful Santorini | Stuck?! Sketches August 15th Sketch

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Hi Everyone

I thought I would play along with Stuck?! Sketches again as I love this August 15th Sketch

I have used Bo Bunny's Butterfly Kisses papers along with Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste, Glitter and Pigments and Couture Creations Be Merry Quatrefoil Stencil
which are just perfect for these photos of my beautiful baby girl in Santorini with school this last school holidays.







here is a look at the  August 15th Sketch 



Sketches are a fabulous way to kick start your mojo and also why not join the fun you never know you may win a fabulous prize


 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Friday, August 19, 2016

Life is About Moments | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with a layout I created for
Artdeco Creations Blog 
using the gorgeous Couture Creations Sea Breeze Collection
along with the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection


I am so excited that this collection is now available worldwide. I have been lucky to have had these products since before my trip to South Africa and finally I can share some projects created using them with you all.
This collection is amazing the pastes are so light and dry quickly so you don't need to dry them off with a heat tool and those pigments oh my they are just perfect for adding a pearlecent touch to all your projects and the Gesso spreads and covers beautifully.
Anyway onto my tutorial for my layout, I love this photo of us all in Noumea, Trevor was the best cruise husband putting up with all us girls.


Firstly add some Blue and Green Pigment colour to the Embossing Paste


mixed it through
(I actually added a smidge of Yellow pigment too to tone lighten the colour slightly)



Next using either a Pallet Knife or you can use a Couture Creations Lift Off Tool, spread the Embossing Paste over the stencil


Lift off the Stencil, These Couture Creations Anna Griffin Stencils are such a good quality that they are a bit thicker than most stencils and so give real depth to your project.
Set Aside to dry and then cut and ink all the edges of your Sea Breeze patterned papers


To ink the edges of the base cardstock, sponge some ink onto your craft mat and then work the ink onto the edge of the base cardstock from your craft mat. This gives more intense inking on the edge with a softer look onto inside edges.
You have more control over how much ink your want your layout to have


Next up change the colour of the metal charm using 3D Pearl Drops


and while the Pearl Drops are still wet paint on to Gold Pigment
(I also added a touch of Copper Pigment to age the charm a bit more)



here is a closer look at my embellishment cluster, I also added broken shells 


The Title on my page is a gift from the lovely Cariena Basson and is one of her exclusive titles.


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 Happy Creating