Thursday, November 12, 2015

Clean and simple???

This is my version of a clean and simple layout, still using some of my favourite mixed media products like pastes, mists and embossing powders combined with some gorgeous Couture Creations die-cuts and Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

I kept the design simple, with repetition of the doilies, and only using two colours.

Cut one of each from the following dies- Rowena, Keepsake Kandy, Simone's Style, Victoria, Lotus Daily, and So Lace.   Spritz doily diecuts with shimmer mist and allow to dry.

Apply various coloured pastes through stencil and allow to dry.

Create texture on the frame using paste.

Emboss chipboard title.

Colour the Cottage Pollen Flower using mists. Adhere elements across the pages.

Couture Creations products
C0724305 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Dies - Rowena 
C0724304 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Dies - Keepsake Kandy
C0724309 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Dies - Simone's Style 
C0724136 Perfectly Petite Doilies - Victoria
C0724137 Perfectly Petite Doilies Intricutz Dies - So Lace
C0724138 Perfectly Petite Doilies Intricutz Dies - Lotus Daily
C0724295 Bulk Wite Flowers - Cottage Pollen flowers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mixed media layout for Couture Creations

Hi there, Today I wanted to share a vintage mixed media layout I created using Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden papers.

Cut Megan's Magic from cardstock, and heat emboss. This will be your photo mat.

Apply some gesso to your page and once dry, stamp with Hearts Ease Stamps using a permanent ink such as Stazon.  Apply some gel medium through a mask and spray with various colours of mists once dry.

Cut Vintage Stroller and heat emboss

Cut a Butterfly Flourish 1, Butterfly Flourish 2 from green cardstock, and Large Winter Tree from white cardstock.  Layer all the elements and adhere.  Add some Couture Creations flowers as accents.

Here's a few closeups for you...

Couture Creations products:
C0723971 Vintage Rose Paper Pad 12x12
C0724307 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace dies - Megan's Magic
C0724238 Kalini Intricutz dies - Vintage Stroller
C0724278 Secret Garden Intricutz die - Butterfly Flourish 1
C0724279 Secret Garden Intricutz die - Butterfly Flourish 2
C0724283 Secret Garden Intricutz die - Large Winter Tree
C0724400 Hearts Ease stamps- Borders & Butterflies
C0724401 Hearts Ease stamps- Time Goes On
C0724402 Hearts Ease stamps- Frames & Sentiments
C0724287 English Roses 3.5cm
C0724288 English Roses 2.5cm
C0724289 English Roses 2cm

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Quick and easy baby card

Hi there, 
Today I'm sharing a quick and easy baby card using the gorgeous Hearts Ease paper range.

Using the 6x6 paper pad, I cut Megan's Magic and Vintage Stroller.  I cut a 5 1/2" square mat and another 6 7/8" square mat in the same paper as the Megan's Magic diecut.

Layer the mats and diecuts onto a 6 x 6" card.  Add pearls and gemstone accents. 

Couture Creations Products:
C0724201 Hearts Ease 6x6 Paper Pad
C0724307 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Dies - Megan's Magic
C0724238 Kalini Intricutz Dies - Vintage Stroller
C0721997 Pearls - Blush
C0724154 Premium Adhesive Gemstones - Celadon

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Vintage Rose

Hi everyone, today I've created a layout using Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden papers as they complimented the pretty dresses worn by my daughter's dance team.

I added some gesso in a few places, as the first step in my layering. 

Cut two Keepsake Kandy from white cardstock, and one Mirabilis from thin chipboard (I used the backing sheet from a paper pad) and cut in half as shown.  (I heat embossed the Mirabilis pieces, but you could paint it as an alternative)

Attach to page as shown.

Emboss two pieces of patterned paper and sand the raised pattern and edges.

Cut Twisting Corners from cardstock (I heat embossed my pieces using the Heat Tool)

Layer Twisting Corners over some muslin, and layer under photo. 

Layer embossed papers behind the photo.

Add a Cottage pollen flower to the corner.  I intend to journal all the details with a white pen around the outside, once I've checked with my daughter that they are correct.

Couture Creations products:
C0724314 Hearts Ease Intricutz Dies - Mirabilis
C0724375 Hearts Ease Embossing Folders - Lilliputana Curtain
C0724379 Hearts Ease Embossing Folders - Garden Frame
C0724304 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Dies - Keepsake Kandy
C0724248Kalini Intricutz Dies - Twisting Corners
C0723971 Vintage Rose Double-sided paper pad
C0723978 Heat Tool
C0723060 Sanding Block
C0724295 Cottage Pollen Flowers
C0724037 Two-Way Glue Jumbo Tip

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun and funky background!

Hi everyone, today I thought I'd share with you a really fun background I created.
 I used lots of different mists and mediums, and the part I love most is that you never know exactly how it will turn out!

I used Glitter Gel and Light Paste through stencils using a palette knife.  Allow to dry, or if you are impatient like me, use a heat gun.  Holding the heat gun close to the medium will cause it to bubble, creating extra texture!

Repeat the priocess using White Sand texture paste, and then with modelling paste.  dry completely before the next step.

Stamp using Leafing Size, allow to dry slightly until tacky, and apply gold leaf.  Brush excess off using a dry paint brush.  Spray different mists, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Starbursts (which show the gorgeous shimmer on the black), and Flat Fabios (in pastel chalk colours)

Add some sequins, photos, and mistable ephemera pieces and you are done. 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Merry Christmas in July card

Hi everyone,
 It's a little chilly, so I thought I'd scrap these pics of my trip to Canada (quite a few years ago).  The Christmas Emporium papers were perfect.

I lightly sprayed some mists to give a snowy feeling to my page.

Cut one of each size of 'Evergreen Trees' and lightly mist for a bit of shimmer.

 Cut 'Simone's Style from white cardstock and attach towards lower edge of the page.  
Cut a large mat and layer a few strips of the striped paper beneath photos.

Adhere Evergreen Trees using 3D foam tape to add dimension on the smallest one.

Cut 'Christmas Wish' and use it as a journaling block.  Attach towards top right hand side.

Couture Creations Products:

Next I'd like to share with you, how I made my 'Christmas in July' card.  
Take a sheet of Core'dinations cardstock and trim to 12 inches X 9 inches.  Cut a 3 inch square from the two lower corners using a precision trimmer.  Score fold-lines, your finished card will be 6x6 inches, with the three flaps folded in.

Die-cut two 'Mistletoe' from green card-stock.

Cut one 5 1/2 X 2 3/4 from the header on the sentiments paper, 'Merry Christmas', two sentiment blocks and fussy-cut a foliage cluster.
Cut one 5 1/2 X 5 1/2, and four 5 1/2 X 2 3/4 from green patterned paper.

Cut two foliage pieces as shown.

On the outside of the left and right flap attach green patterned paper, and foliage pieces, highlight with red Glitzn'Glamour.  Attach fussy-cut foliage cluster to the outside of the bottom flap.

Attach patterned paper to the inside flaps as shown, adhere sentiment blocks.  Die-cut a 'Christmas Trinket' from Core'dinations glitter card-stock and attach as pictured.

Highlight holly berries using red Glitz'n Glamour.

And here's what it looks like when closed up. 

Couture Creations products:


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