Friday, August 29, 2014

Couture Creations Decorative Shabby Chic Frames


But the off white colour doesn't always match my layouts

I wanted to share with you how with a tin of spray paint you can change the look of the frames, for this frame Silver so it matches Miss T's room

Bring your layouts out of your albums and on display in your home

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let's Take a Selfie


Hi it's Kerrie and it's my day on the Couture Creations Blog today
My daughter Taylah is queen of the selfies and when her little second cousin Willow came to visit what does she but teach little Willow how to take selfies ...this one was my favourite

 To start off I created some masks using the Moulin Rouge Ornamental Lace Die and Acetate

To die cut acetate I highly recommend using the Metal Adapter Plate

I die cut 3 x Moulin Rouge in acetate and cut one in half

I then placed all the masks on a piece of white cardstock
and sprayed with a shimmery mist.

remove the masks and you are left with a lovely background

I  used the NEW Couture Creations  Craft Mat under my work 

and as you can see the mist beads on the mat, I wiped it clean using a piece of paper towel. It is so easy to clean up after yourself with one of these mats. They are also heat resistant so great when working with a heat tool too.

I embossed the patterned paper to add some texture to my page, I just love this Retro Flower Embossing Folder

I also ran a metal frame through the embossing folder

and then sanded it back to reveal the silver metal

 I die cut 1 x Chandeliers border die from green patterned paper and 1 x Simplicity border die from silver Glittersilk cardstock, this i cut in half and only used a portion of it tucked under my photo mat.

I die cut 2 x Aurora Vine from Silver Glittersilk  cardstock and cut them in half using the top halves tucked in under the main flowers. Sprinkle a few pearls

I die cut 1 x Splendour ornamental lace die from white cardstock and cut it in half and tucked it under my photo

Other Products Used
Core'dinations Foundations Cardstock, White
Core'dinations Glittersilk Cardstock, Silver
Imaginisce Patterned Papers
Maya Road Trim and Fabric Flowers
Paper Flowers
Making Memories Metal Frame
Selfie Chipboard (unknown)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist

Don't forget to visit the Couture Creations Blog for more inspiring projects from the Couture Creations Design Team and also you can follow Couture Creations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

 Happy Creating 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ride to Conquer Cancer Brisbane 2014




this is from their team page


Over the weekend we joined 1 124  riders who braved the wet cold conditions on  Saturday and then woke to a gorgeous day Sunday to complete our ride of over 220 kms.

The total raised for 2014 so far $3.8 Million bringing the total raised over the last 4 years $17.9 Million … this is amazing and you are all part of this awesome achievement.

Here is a look at where your dollars go
Since 2011, funds raised by the Rio Tinto Ride to Conquer Cancer® have supported 66 new research projects, including a $2.7 million Flagship project which will bolster QIMR's groundbreaking work harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Other research projects funded have focused on areas including:
  • Breast Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Leukemia and Blood Cancers
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal and Oesophageal Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
We have all signed again for 2015 and look forward to your support again in 2015
. …remember you are all welcome to join us and ride with us.
Carolynn, Lachlan and Wayne

here are some more photos

getting ready to set off on a very cold and wet morning

and they are off 6.30am on a wet winters morning 

and for Sunday the sun came out

Carolynn after finishing on Sunday

Lachlan after finishing on Sunday

Wayne after finishing on Sunday

On behalf of our sister Megan and everyone who has lost their fight to conquer cancer
we again Thank everyone who donated this year.

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Special Memories


Hi all Kerrie here it is my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again

For my post today it is all about the photo and making a pretty layout technique sorry just creating with  gorgeous dies and gorgeous papers

Sometimes I think we just need to get photos in albums and so this is a nice quick layout for you all to recreate.
I just adore this photo of my Great Nephew Blake loving his brand new baby sister Willow is just the sweetest photo of them both. It melts my heart and takes me back to when my children where babies. Such precious memories to document
anyway enough of that onto my layout

Here is a look at all the Couture Creations Dies I have used

These gorgeous dies are the new Simplicity Borders from The Treasures collection.
Cut 2 of  one border and with the second border die cut it in half straight down the middle

again from The Treasures collection die cut one of the Moulin Rouge Lace Dies and cut it through the middle

Cut 2 of the Classical Die from the Glamour Days collection

cut one of  Swirl Die's from The Metricon collection I also cut this one to create two flourish pieces

Remember to use the Quick Release Die Paper with all your intricate dies as it makes diecutting a breeze everything just pops out ..none of the time consuming poking.
You will notice with the Swirl die I have left the Quick Release Die Paper in the die, I do this with all my smaller dies.

That is it....  you just need to layer everything together.
I have used Foam Mounting Tape Strips on the full border to give some dimension and also some foam mounting tape on the Classical die cuts
Everything else I have just used double sided tape.
For my embellishments I have used glue spots.

For my Imaginarium Designs Title I misted the chipboard with a silver spray, then added Silver Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue and to add some more glitter I sprinkled on some loose silver glitter

Here is my layout in the Madeline Decorative Frame..these are the latest release frames from Couture Creations and are perfect for showcasing your layouts on wall instead of popping them in your albums.

 Happy Creating 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Couture Creations | Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop

#couturecreationsaus #imaginariumdesigns

Welcome to Day 5 of the
We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs, sharing inspiring projects created with both our product collections. What could be more perfect than Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week the Couture Creations Blog is featuring our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will 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.
There will be links to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs on the Couture Creations Imaginarium Designs Blogs, please show all the designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
Play along and go into the draw to win one of the two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness that will be randomly drawn 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!
All the details on how you can play along are on the Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs Blogs
Hop over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and our Couture Creations products! What are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our  Couture Creations Design Team Blogs

Here is my layout and tutorial
As soon as I received this Star Goods Train Chipboard in my Imaginarium Designs pack of chipboard goodness, I knew I had the perfect photos of my son (who is now 19) when he was young playing with his wooden Thomas train set, but do you think I could find them, not in the time frame I had so I messaged my Niece and asked her to send some photos of her son Blake that I could use. When I find the photos of my son I will scrap another page to go with this one.

ok onto my tutorial

Start off by painting the Imaginarium Designs Childhood Memories and Star Goods Train Chipboard with blue acrylic paint and set aside to dry

 Next using Gold Glitter Paste and Moulin Rouge Lace Die add some texture to the top left and bottom right of your base card. Set aside to dry and make sure you wash off all excess glitter paste from your die.

Once Star Goods Train Chipboard is dry emboss the bottom sections of the carriages using 4 Leaf Clover Embossing Folder 

here is a look at the chipboard painted and embossed

lightly sand the train to revel some of the chipboard core

to make the chipboard a bit grungy spray with Walnut Ink and while still wet rough the edges of the chipboard. The Walnut ink also helps tone down the blueness of the paint. Set aside to dry

Next cut 12 x 1.5cm  strips and 2 x 1cm  strips of patterned paper using different but coordinating papers, I have used Simple Stories papers from Homespun, A Charmed Life and DIY Boutique as I feel these papers are just perfect for my photos.

Select 4 x 1.5cm strips and emboss them using 4 Leaf Clover, Small Dots Lg Barb Wire and Zig Zag Chevrons,  and emboss the 2 x 1cm strips using the Christmas Quilt Embossing Folders. Using the folder centre slot to run your strips through the folders.

When using the embossed strips on your page you can change it up and use the debossed side if you like, as I have done with the small dots.

 Cut your 1.5cm strips down half to 28cm and half 26cm 
Apply 6mm double sided tape to the backs of all your strips

Die cut 1 x Chandeliers Lace Border.
TIP; Remember you don't need a extended cutting plate to die cut these dies just carefully run through one section and then the extra bit

Distress the edges of all papers and the base card and then using a sponge dauber ink all the edges with a brown dye ink

Including the Lace Border. Spray the base card stock lightly with Walnut Ink, this will soak in and dry quickly.

Now you can layer everything onto your page. 

 Spray the Imaginarium Designs Embellishment 8 Small Chipboard with watered down Walnut Ink giving them just a touch of colour

Use the off cut pieces of 1.5cm strips to create little pennant clusters

Add some glittered chipboard stars for some sparkle

The 1cm strips along the top and bottom of the page are embossed using the Christmas Quilt embossing Folder.

Don't forget to visit all of today's Designers,
just click on their names for a link to their personal blogs for their tutorials

and don't forget to share the love

 Happy Creating