Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Altered Artist Palette for Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi there again, I'm back with another project to share with you today.  I'd wanted to create one of these to display in my crafting area, and when I saw the gorgeous colours for this month's challenge, I knew I had to use them for this project. 

So here's my tutorial....
I used the negative from a Couture Creations 'Everyday Essentials '- Beach Fern diecut as a stencil, and sponged on some gesso.
I also applied a thick coat of crackle medium using a palette knife.
I applied some modeling paste using the Couture Creations Background Savvy "Honeypot" die as a stencil, then allowed it to dry.
I cut two hearts using Love Abounds and A Touch Of Love dies from the Couture Creations Floral Lace collection and spritzed one with "Cosmopolitan Pink" and "A Bit o Bubbly" Starburst sprays for some gorgeous shimmer.  The second diecut was embossed using my latest favorite embossing colour.... Angel Wings Gold!
I sprayed 'I'm Late, I'm Late Slate' and 'South Shore Sand' to colour the background.
The gesso provides a slight resist so you can gently wipe the spray off with a tissue or baby wipe to reveal the white contrast.
I used 'Cest la vie Cherise' to paint the leaves.
'Cest la vie Cerise' was added to the background, with some 'Time Travel Teal' to add a bit more depth. 
The Imaginarium chipboard pieces were painted with 'Cest la vie Cherise' and 'Time Travel Teal'. I then added  all my embellishments.
I stamped and heat embossed a couple of floral images using Twilight Jade Slate over clear embossing ink.  This creates a subtle effect.
I mixed Atomic Green Gold Mica powder with some gel medium and threw in a few beads to create some chunky texture.
I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful today.
Happy scrapping,

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tag tutorial for Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hi everyone, today I've got a tutorial on how to make this sweet tag.  It's part of a large 60cm by 90cm canvas that I am creating with around thirty tags.  It will be  showcasing a variety of techniques and mediums, but all featuring the gorgeous products by Lindy's, as well as Couture Creations dies.
Here's is my tag....
I sprayed my muslin using "I'm Late, I'm Late Slate" and "C'est la vie Cerise"
(The lace was used on a different tag which I'll show you later on)
I actually used the Couture Creations "Honeypot" die as a stamp with the "C'est la vie Cerise" spray to create a subtle background layer.  I then stamped a crackle pattern in black ink.  I die cut "Honeypot" and heat embossed the cut using "Angel Wings Gold".  I then attached the muslin and diecut as shown.
I cut two of the "Classic Vine" die, using one to frame my photo, with the second one layered underneath. This is where I got a bit tricky.  I mixed some "Merry Go Round Green" embossing powder with "Morning Glory Azure" and embossed the top diecut. 
Then I wanted a slight contrast and to make it darker for depth, so I added a little "Queen Sheba Silver" embossing powder to my custom mix and heat embossed the second diecut. 
(You can see the colour difference in the photo below.)
And just for a little extra inspiration, here are a few more tags I created using the March Challenge colours.
Happy scrapping,

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A HUGE announcement....

Hi everyone, I'm ecstatic to have been asked to join the Couture Creations Design Team again for 2015.  Here's the announcement that was on the Couture Creations blog........


to all of you who applied for our 2015 Design Team.
We wish we could choose everyone but unfortunately we cannot.
We do encourage you to try again in 2016

Our selection panel have chosen designers that bring something different to our team and have a talent for creating with our dies and embossing folders

 onto the important announcement
Please give a huge
2015 Design Team

Anita Bownds

Anita Enright

Bernii Miller

Cindy Porter

Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

Lesa Bird

Tina Connolly

Tracey Rohweder

2015 Creative Team

Adriana Bolzon

Jo Simons

 Sue Smyth

Special Projects
 Tracey Cooley

Design Team Coordinator
 Kerrie Gurney

Our new team will start inspiring you from April 1st 
so for March you will still have our awesome 2014 Design Team inspiring you 

Please take some time to visit all our new designer's blogs 
(by clicking on their names)  
and please leave welcome message for our 2015 Team

We have an exciting year ahead and have some exciting new collections and products due for release this year, so please keep following and sharing. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Lindy's Stamp Gang February Colour Challenge

Okay, yes I know its almost the end of Feb, but you still have time to join in on the challenge!  I've been suffering with lots of pain and headaches from a whiplash injury sustained last year, so I haven't been up to doing much creatively for a few weeks.  

This is the gorgeous colour scheme!

And here's my Design Team inspiration piece for the challenge....

I created a journal page, drawing the face and then painting it using the colours from the February Limited Edition Spray Kit.

All the stamping was done in Versamark and heat embossed with Lindy's embossing powders to add colour.

Make sure you pop over to the Lindy's blog to check out all the incredible pieces created by all the other DT girls.

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Happy scrapping,


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