Monday, February 20, 2017

So Happy | Artdeco Creations

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Hi Everyone, Kerrie here sharing a layout I created for Artdeco Creations Blog using the soon to be released Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle collection.
I am so loving this collection and thought it was perfect for this gorgeous photo celebrating the love between my Nephew and his fiancee




I started by adding some texture using the new 10x10 L'Aquarelle Field of Flowers Stencil and Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste


I  randomly spread the embossing paste so as not to leave a square shape


before the embossing paste completely dries I randomly applied some of the Couture Creations Gold Foil, as the embossing paste dried I used the heat tool to help apply the foil.


next I sprayed my base using my Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Spray


I used Couture Creations Mirror Gold Embossing Powder on the wood veneers, sprinkling on some Glitter while still molten



I then layered everything onto my base



I apologise for the unclear photos, my camera was not wanting to work very well, I think maybe it is time for a new one

Photo Taken by Sweet Harmony Photography

Artdeco Creations Products Used
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Ivory



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Best Friends | Artdeco Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here
with a layout I created using a very treasured photo of my late sister with her best friend Summer.
I love this photo of them so happy and relaxed even though my sister had not long been told that she had terminal cancer.
Summer was with my Mum and I when Megan passed away and was such a support to us all.
They were best friends to the end and Summer will always hold a special place in my heart for being such an amazing friend to Megan



My layout is very simple as I wanted the photo to shine as it should.
I have used Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle collection, I truly love this collection and can't wait for it to hit the shelves as you will all love creating with it too.

I have cheated somewhat and  created my background layers using the b side of the Inspiration Cards, cutting a pennant shape from just the one



I arranged them all on my base cardstock and once I was happy with the arrangement I flipped the whole thing over and placed strips of Couture Creations Double Sided Tape all over to hold all the cards in place. Peeled off the backing paper and laid the whole piece straight down


Next I diecut,  2 x Drifting Frond Die from Gold Glitter Card
I also used one of the Diecut Shapes to layer under my photo

I adhered my photo to 3D foam tape to give it some dimension and then stuck it straight down onto the diecut shape, leaving the part showing not stuck down to give more texture to my layers



I then sprayed all my Couture Creations Paper Flowers using the Pink Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Spray I made up previously
I also did a little swish and flick with the spray nozzle to add some splatters to my background




I finished off my layout by arranging my flowers and adding a Framed Metal Trinket and a sprinkling of 3mm Pearls



I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and you can see that you can create beautiful layouts without taking hours.

Artdeco Creations Products Used
ULT157764 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle, Inspiration Cards
ULT157763 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle, Assorted Diecut Shapes
ULT157767 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle, Metal Framed Trinkets and Cabochons
ULT157782 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle, Decorative Die, Drifting Frond
CO724634 Couture Creations 3mm Pearls
CO724287 Couture Creations Flowers, English Roses
CO724294 Couture Creations Flowers, Jewelled Florettes
CO72301 Couture Creations Flowers, Beaded w Script Print
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Pigments
CO724824 Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss Machine
CO721962 Couture Creations Foam Tape, 6mm
CO721985 Couture Creations Double Sided Tape, 6mm

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Father of the Bride | Artdeco Creations

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Hi Everyone,
Kerrie here with a layout I created using the soon to be released
Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle Collection.
The papers in this collection are gorgeous as are all the dies, embossing folders, stamps, stencils and embellishments for the collection. I am so very excited to be creating using it.


I love this photo of my eldest brother with his eldest daughter on her wedding day, he was bursting with  pride that day. When he walked her down the aisle well lets just say there wasn't a dry eye on my side of the family ♥


I started off by mixing up some shimmer spray using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Green Pigment
 mix with warm water and give a good shake to mix the powder


Next I places the Leaves in the Canopy Stencil onto a piece of green L'Aquarella paper and gave the whole piece a light misting


 You can see the shimmer it adds to the patterned paper

This photo is not the best but you can see the slight shimmer and pattern on the paper


I set the page aside to dry and cut my layers and diecuts ready to assemble my layout



here are some close ups of my clusters






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Monday, January 9, 2017

Our Family | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone
Kerrie here
Happy New Year to you all
January in our family is not a great start to the year as my sister passed away in January 6th, 11 years ago this year. Just 9 days before her 36th Birthday.
So even though I love a fresh year I am always sad for the first half of January sometimes it really hits me hard and other years not as much.
For those who don't know, Megan was diagnosed with a rare cancer early October 2005 and so her battle was short but fierce as she had two young children who she didn't want to leave. Sadly the cancer was just too aggressive and Megan lost her fight. We will never get over losing Megan so quickly and so savagely to cancer, but we will forever cherish our memories of her and Megan will live on forever through her beautiful children.
 My message to you all is to love each other and cherish every moment spent with those you love as you just never know what is around the corner.


I wanted to scrapbook this photo of the 4 of us from back when I was just 10,  many decades ago now :), as you can see by the photo Megan and Lachlan were the favorites and Shane & I not so much check our hair. Megan and Lachlan's perfectly cut and Shane & I look like Mum and Dad let the rats chew ours. We still tell Mum and Dad this all the time and so this photo is very special to me and my family as it makes us laugh all the time.

Enough about me now and onto my tutorial


 I started off using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste and randomly applying it to my white cardstock base using the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Arabesque Ironworks Stencil, you can leave to dry naturally or hit with your heat tool to dry quickly.
I love the Embossing Paste as it is very quick drying and gives a nice depth of texture


Next I sprinkled on some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Blue Pigment Powder, just using my fingers


I then gave a light spray with water to blend the pigment powder


then I dried it off using my Couture Creations Heat Tool


next up I created my own shimmer spray, again using the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Blue Pigment. Just pop a few spoonfuls into a spray bottle add warm water and shake to mix and you have your own spray, you can make it as light or dark as you like.
Remember you can always add more pigment powder to create a darker shade you cannot remove it one wet other than to add more water to dilute it down


I then used my spray to colour my paper and lace flowers 


Next I primed my chipboard title using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso using a Sponge Dauber to get a nice thin coating, I dried it off using my Heat Tool


and then sprayed the chipboard title with my pigment shimmer spray again drying with my heat tool


Next up add all the layers. I have added some extra spray to give a little more colour to the white base  and then die cut and embossed some white cardstock 
Notice the Blue stenciled texture paste, that has been created using a soon to be released stencil from one of our upcoming CHA releases, full reveals are coming soon on the Artdeco Creations Blog


Tip for adding dimension to your layers, use up your leftovers from your Foam Dots, it works brilliantly to add dimension and you are not wasting all the adhesive waste.


I added some splatters using my Blue Shimmer Spray by flicking using the nozzle



The Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste combined with the quality of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Stencils  gives you really good texture for backgrounds



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Artdeco Creations Products Used
CO724870 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste
CO724871 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments
CO725017 Couture Creations Anna Griffin 8x8 Arabesque Stencil, Ironworks
CO724723 Couture Creations Ornamental Affair Decorative Die, Everly Background
ULT157271 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Embossing Folder, Petite & Tied Together
ULT157802 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle 6x6 Stencil,  Rolling Mesh
CO724295 Couture Creations White Flowers, Cottage Pollen
CO723111 Couture Creations White Flowers, Adalyn Collection
CO721996 Couture Creations Gemstones, Crystal
CO723978 Couture Creations Heat Tool
CO723828 Couture Creations Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723623 Couture Creations Sponge Dauber
CO724824 Couture Creations Go Cut and Emboss Machine

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Walk with Lions | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here,
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas day with those you love.

 I created this layout for
Artdeco Creations Blog
using
Couture Creations Wild & Free Collection
I love this collection it is perfect for my photos from my trip to South Africa but it is also perfect for any outdoorsy photos or zoo photos

The gorgeous subject in my photos is Ben he is 13 months old and was very playful, he even gave Dennis and I a love nip on the leg and he was gorgeous.
Check the size of those paws!!!


To say this was an amazing day is an understatement and it is a day I will cherish forever, just looking at my photos from the day takes me back and I relive all those feeling I felt on the day.
This is what I love about scrapbooking, everytime I create a layout I step back and relive all those emotions from the moment the photo was taken
Anyway onto my layout and how I created it

Firstly I embossed my kraft strips using the Tribal Crosshatch embossing folder



to emboss a full strip you just slide the strip through the slot and match up the pattern


the tip to get the perfect embossed strip is to make sure the blank strip of the embossing folder is hanging out of the plates so you don't get a flat section


see how my embossing folder is hanging out from the plates


perfect embossed strips


next up using a sponge dauber and a brown ink dye ink pad i inked the edges of my strips and then lightly went over them to make the embossed pattern pop



here is a look at my layers before popping on my photos and embellishments. I have used a mix of Wild & Free patterned paper and strips from the Wild & Free Ephemera pack and 3 die cuts that I cut in black cardstock using one of the Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Ornate Entrance Set dies
I also added some spatters using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Brown Pigment mixed with water. I did this before adding my photos and embellishments


here is a closer look at the layers with photos


a close look at my embellishment clusters which were created using the Wild & free Ephemera pack and the sticker sheet from the Wild & Free Collection pack.
I have used foam tape behind some of the pieces to give the cluster some dimension.


again it is a quick and simple layout which is just what you need when creating layouts for a travel album especially if you have loads of photos to scrapbook.
I like my travel albums to be fairly flat so my albums don't become to bulky.

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