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

 Happy Creating 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Celebrate Christmas | Couture Creations


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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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 

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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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Couture Creations Classes @ The Scrap n Patch


Hi Everyone,

just popping in to let you all know I am heading up the range to teach
two classes for
Couture Creations
The Scrap n Patch

In the morning we will be creating 3 tall cards (DL size , so they still can be posted) with some fun techniques you will see  how amazing these pigments and pastes are

and in the afternoon we will create a beautiful layout with lots of layers, distressing and of course texture.

In both classes you will be playing with the
NEW Couture Creations Anna Griffin 
Mixed Media Pastes and Pigments
so come along and see how much fun these products are

Please contact Liz and her team to book your place and for all the extra details

Join me Saturday 27th August
The Scrap n Patch

Shop 9

837 Ruthven St

Toowoomba 4350 Qld
07 46876888

 Happy Creating 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Lights Camera Action Double Page Layout | Celebr8

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Hi Everyone
Kerrie here with a double layout I created using Celebr8's Snap It Collection
I met Dennis & Erin the owners of Celebr8  while in South Africa when they offered to come and take me out for the day on one of my days off. It is a day I will forever treasure as not only did I get to spend the day with two of the sweetest people, they took me to spend the day at  The Lion & Safari Park . There really are no words to describe how amazing our day was but it is one I will never forget. The generosity of Dennis and Erin didn't stop there they also gave me a box filled with their fabulous collections, so look out for more layouts using their gorgeous Celebr8 collections.

and to keep with the South African theme
I have used Cariena Basson from Scrapbook Studios' July sketch

I haven't used flowers as my photos from Keith Urban and Sheppard concert weren't flower type photos

here are some close ups of my chipboard embellishments. I coloured them with my brown dye ink pad and then popped on some texture paste and love how when they dried they have that crackled effect. I coloured my ric rac with some brown mist

I will leave you all with this photo of Dennis, Erin and I  hanging out with our furry friends
can you believe how incredibly adorable these boys are.
I still cannot believe I got to play and walk with these gorgeous boys.
Thank you Dennis & Erin for an amazing day. 

 Happy Creating 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Love Magnolia Layout | Ultimate Crafts Couture Creations


Hi Everyone 
Kerrie here with a layout of my baby girl celebrating her Sweet 16th birthday
all papers, dies and embossing folders are from the gorgeous
Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection

1.       Die cut  Damask Frame using white cardstock to use as a stencil
2.       Using the damask die cut apply texture paste randomly onto base Ivory Cardstock
3.       Sprinkle Iridescent Glitter onto the texture paste while it is still wet and set aside to dry or dry off using heat tool
4.       Cut 1 x 21cm x 11cm mat from Rosehip Memories (B side) patterned paper
5.       Cut 1 x 2505cm x 9cm  strip from Floral Fancy pattern paper
6.       Cut 1 x 6cm x 25cm strip from Sweet Music (B Side) pattern paper
7.       Cut 1 x 15cm x 14cm piece from Butterflies and Lace pattern paper
8.       Cut Butterfly label from Poetical Labels pattern paper
9.       Emboss Sweet Music strip using Petite & Tied Together Embossing Folder
10.   Distress the edges of all pieces including ivory cardstock base and lace border from ephemera pack
11.   Diecut Magnolia Corners from Rosehip memories paper B side
12.   Layer all pattern paper pieces onto base card (for more dimension use some foam mounting tape on some of the layers)
13.   Add photo (or photo can be added later)
14.   Embellish using diecuts, ephemera pieces and ribbon

15.   Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and a little Glitzin’ Glamour Crystalina Glitter Glue 

Products Used

Photo Size; 4x6 Portrait 

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shabby Chic Magnolia Lane Cards | Ultimate Crafts Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here back on the Artdeco Creations Blog with two shabby chic cards created using Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane papers, dies, embossing folders, stamps and embellishments

I created these cards as part of my card class at SENZ

Both cards are 15cm x 15cm Square Cards, which means both cardstock card bases are cut to 15cm x 30cm and folded in half.

Just Because Card
                   Cut 1 x 14.5cm x 14.5cm piece from pink paper

      1 x 6.5cm x 8cm piece from blue diamond paper
      Cut 1 x 6.5cm x 13cm piece from blue diamond paper and create pennant
      Cut 1 x 6cm x 12.5cm piece from Magnolia Borders paper and create pennant
       Diecut Square Magnolia Frame from Timeless Garden paper
      Cut Birdcage from Poetical Labels paper
       Distress and Ink the edges of all pieces
     Stamp Just Because from Magnolia Lace Stamp Set and create pennant
      Layer all pieces onto card base using foam tape to raise up pennant, birdcage and sentiment
   Create a next using cotton thread
   Adhere Paper Magnolia on top of cotton thread using Turbo Glue Pen
  Create a bow with Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere under flower
 Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and Crystalina Glitter Glue

Embossed Magnolia Card
  Cut piece of Damask Curtains paper down to 10cm x 15cm
       Emboss the B side using Magnolia Lace embossing Folder
      Fussy cut both the borders from Magnolia & Lace pattern paper
      Die Cut from Rosehip Memories B side 1 x Magnolia Doily
      Die cut from ivory cardstock the leaves only from Rose Cutting Die set
      Distress and Ink the edges of all pieces
       Layer all pieces onto card base using Turbo Glue Pen or Double Sided Tape, use foam mounting tape to adhere the doily center
      Run a strip of 6mm double sided tape along the edge of embossed piece.
      Remove backing paper from tape and cover with Iridescent Super Fine Glitter
  Create a nest using cotton thread
   Adhere Magnolia paper Flower using Turbo Glue Pen

  Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and some Crystalina Glitter Glue

TIP; use Quick Release Die Cutting Paper when diecutting as this helps to release all papers and cardstock from the dies

Products Used

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