Friday, September 12, 2014

Using the "Scraps"!

Hi everyone, Tina here with some creations to share with you using the scraps from my die-cuts.
 I love the Artdeco Lace Frame die, not only because it's such a great design, but the scrap pieces are such cool shapes. I just knew I had to create some mixed media pieces using them. I die-cut some thin chipboard for extra dimension, and arranged the shapes in a pattern on my tag.

I applied Modelling paste through the die, using it as a stencil, then washed it immediately.

Once dry, I sprayed my tag with various mists.

I diecut and heat embossed a section of the Artdeco frame.

 This was inlaid over the misted modelling paste design.

I cut two of the Beautiful Butterfly and a Fancy Christmas Flourish , which was heat embossed.

And a few more close-ups!

I also used the Artdeco Lace Frame on this mixed media journal cover, which I'll be teaching as a class in October. 

 I added Cappucino Ornamental Lace die, Beautiful Butterfly, and Fancy Christmas Flourish, before spraying and adding other mediums.

Couture Creations products:
C0723313 The Treasures Ornamental Lace die -Artdeco Lace Frame
C0723245 Momento Ornamental Lace die -Cappucino 
C0723722 The Van Roe Decorative Die -Beautiful Butterfly
C0723915 Merry Little Christmas Intricutz die -Fancy Christmas Flourish
C0723973 Glitzen Glamour - Violet

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Playing with metals!

Hi everyone, Tina here with a tag I made for a "Metallic" swap. It was lots of fun to make so I thought I'd share my process with you.
I cut two tags and then tore the top third off of one, the bottom section was then covered with metal foil tape.
 I embossed this using Classics Embossing Folder.
Cover with black paint, dry it off slightly with a heat gun, and wipe some of the paint off in patches, then dry completely.
 Sand the embossed area to burnish the metal foil.
 Smear some bronze paint in patches and sand once dry.
Ink the edges of then swipe some metallic paint onto the tag base. Attach foil piece Cut Art Deco Lace Frame from black Core'dinations cardstock, and attach as shown
I cut Key To My Heart and Simplicity Borders, I only ended up using one of the borders and embossed it with an aged embossing powder. The keys were heat embossed with thick metallic embossing powder.
I added a few metal charms, and it was done. The thing I love about creating something like this is that you can use it on a card, a layout, as a special tag on a gift, or as an uber-cool bookmark!

Couture Creations products:
CO723313 The Treasures Ornamental Lace die - Art Deco Lace Frame
CO723315 The Treasures Ornamental Lace die - Simplicity Borders
CO723239 Madeline Ornamental Lace die - Keys to my Heart
CO723699 Ambassador embossing folder - The Classics

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Art Deco Lace background

Hi everyone, Tina here with a layout I created using the Art Deco Lace Ornamental die to create a striking background effect. 

Cut seven diecuts using the Art Deco Lace die.  Lay six of the diecuts on a background of cardstock, with the pattern running the same direction.  Trim the overlapping straight edges so your page looks like the example below.  Adhere to the background.

Adhere the seventh diecut to create a pattern by offsetting it.  As you can see there are numerous patterns that can be created.

Emboss Imaginarium Designs Alphabet letters using Velvet Tea Lights embossing folder, then paint the letters with desired colour. 
I cut up Imaginarium Designs "Funny Face" to complete my title "Poker Face" which was the name of my daughters dance.  Add a few embellishments, sequins, and you are done.


Couture Creations Products:
C0723313 Ornamental Lace Die - Art Deco Frame
C0723669 The Marriot Embossing Folder - Large Velvet Tea Lights

Friday, August 8, 2014

Couture Creations Design Team layout for August

Hi everyone. 
Tina here, with a layout to share. 
I created this layout using the Couture Creations Damask Delight paper.  I trimmed 2 cm from the top and one side of one of the papers, and adhered it to the base sheet.  My photo was first sanded, then inked.  A Fancy Frame was cut from black Core'dinations cardstock.

I created a subtle textured effect by heat embossing, then dripping some paint mediums on the lower part of my background.  The top part was misted with Docrafts Artiste spritzing ink.

I cut two of the Roses die, which were then heat embossed.  The Simplicity Borders was diecut from Core'dinations Gemstones cardstock, which has a gorgeous shimmer.

Couture Creations products:
Imaginarium Designs chipboard title "Wishing You Happiness"

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!

#couturecreationsaus   #imaginariumdesigns

Welcome to Day 1 of the

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs  sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than our Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will also feature  their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and
Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs, please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
We’ll be giving away Two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re one of  the lucky winners!
Here are the different ways you can play along with us –

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Hop over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and our Couture Creations products! They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs

The layout I created....
Here is my tutorial...

Emboss Core'dinations cardstock as normal, then (leaving cardstock in the Velvet Tealights embossing folder) ink the raised design on the folder using a die-based ink.  Close folder and run it through your die-cutting machine again.  The ink will have transferred to the cardstock.  Sand the raise areas with a sanding block.

Using the Tied Together die as a stencil, ink the pattern onto the Coredinations Whitewash cardstock.  Emboss the corner of the layout using Classics embossing folder and sand to reveal the core colour.

Here's some close-ups of my completed layout.

I cut Tied Together and Mirror Mirror Ornamental Lace dies to use for layering.

 I de-bossed the Peacock Fans pattern onto the Imaginarium Designs Butterfly Border (which I cut up) before heat embossing.

 I heat embossed the Imaginarium Designs "You Inspire Me" title and hearts.

 I love this new release "Roses" Intricutz die,

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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