Friday, February 17, 2017

L'Aquarelle card

Hi Everyone 

Oh my gosh it is getting so close to Creative Inspiration Live now.... Super Exciting!!
I have been playing with the almost released paper in preparation for the event and it is so mucn fun to use. 


A super quick card for you all today, starting with the 6x6 L'Aquarelle paper pad.


I chose the above pattern paper from the pad as I love the shade of blue featured in the butterfly.
I cut this piece down to 5.6" x 3.6" card front. I also cut a matching blue cardstock mat 5.7" x 3.7" and a chocolate brown card base 6" x 4"

Using the Couture Creations Craft Knife I cut around the wings of the butterfly leaving the body attached. Then bent up the wings to create the effect of flight. Then I mounted the pattern paper onto the light blue mat and then onto my chocolate card base.


I then cut some lace and ribbon to go across the bottom of my card. 
I then took a Couture Creations Beaded Flower with Script and took off the bead then turned it upside down.

 In the middle I added some blue with the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Powders and water and let dry.


I then cut a white piece of card stock using the Ultimate Crafts Drifting Frond Die and inked it Chocolate Brown for a different effect. I then added the frond and the flower to my card front near the butterfly along with a couple of tie died flowers.


around my cluster of flowers I added some sequin and then topped it with some Couture Creations 2mm gemstones in Powder Blue. Also adding them across the ribbon i used. 

I hope you have an awesome day and I will see you next weekend!!!

Art Deco Creations Products Used 
Ultimate Crafts Card Stock 
CO724152 Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones Powder Blue 
CO721987 Couture Creations Craft Knife 
CO724293A Couture Creations Tie Dyed and Jewelled Florette
CO724301 Couture Creations Beaded Flower with Script Print
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix and Match Pigment Powders
ULT157762 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle 6x6 Paper Pad 


Thursday, February 16, 2017

STATE CHAMPIONS

Hi Everyone

For those of you who do not know my gorgeous daughters have a passion for Cheerleading.
both of my girls are in several teams and compete several times a year.
In 2016 my eldest daughter and her team was lucky enough to win the Queensland State Championship for her level. And then later on in the year won the Australian National and Pinnacle Championships with one of her other teams.
Each year we celebrate with a Gala dinner where her State Championship team celebrated with a group photo. I decided to scrapbook this achievement like a good cheer Mum.


With all those different dress colours in the photograph it was perfect for the new Ultimate Craft L'Aquarelle Collection. 

I started with a piece of Ultimate Crafts Snow White Cardstock and used the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment powders mixed with some alcohol to spritz a background.


Take the long Die cut from the L'Aqurelle Die cut pack and cut so that it forms a jagged border and add it over to the bottom third of the layout.


I hen took some of he L'Aquarelle pattern papers from the Paper Pad and ripped it into 3 large-ish pieces and 1 long. I add the long piece over the die cut border and then scattered the other 3 as my photo mats


I added some pigment powder to one of the other die cuts so that it matched the pattern papers that I chose. i added it to the side of a white card stock photo mat.


I then used some more of the pigment inks to colour the centre of some Couture Creations flowers.
Which I added to the corner of my layout along with a L'Aquarelle trinkets and a dragonfly charm.



Then I took a thin black marker and doodled around the entire layout, photo mat and other elements for effect. 

Products Used 
ULT200001Ultimate crafts Snow white Cardstock
ULT157761 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle 12x12 paper pad 
ULT157763 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle Die Cut Shapes
ULT157765 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle Butterfly and Dragonfly metal charms
ULT157767 Ultimate Crafts L'Aquarelle Metal Trinkets
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigments 







Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Spread your Wings and Fly

Hi Everyone 

Wow! We are almost at the end of January already.. How time flys. Yesterday I sent my eldest daughter off to her first day of high school. Some of you would have watched grow on my layouts over the years she is such a good girl (i must have done something right with this one lol) and it was time for her to spread her wings and fly. 


I made this card with the very lovely Enchanted Tea Party by Couture Creations
I started with 2 pieces of pattern paper 1 12x12 and the other 6x6 from the Enchanted Tea Party Paper Pads 


I took the 12x12 Pattern paper and cut certain elements from it including the top hat, tea pot and tea cup and the fob watch. 


add these elements to the 6x6 pattern paper on different heights with various amounts of foam mounting tape. 


taking some Couture Creations Tyed Dyed flowers and cut a small v in each petal so as to match the flowers of the pattern paper, then place them as desired around your layered elements.
I added some muslin to effect.


then using the Buterfly from the Ultimate Crafts Oh La La Framed Butterfly flourish set I cut 2 Glitter Buterflies from Couture Creations Glitter paper, then I cut them in half and adhered the same ides together o form a flying butterfly.


From the same Glitter Cardstock I cut 2 pieces of foliage with the Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party Bouquet Die to use as fillers on my card 


Then of course to add some contrast I used the card symbols from the Couture Creations Enchanted Tea Party Nesting set cut from glitter cardstocks and placed them in strategic positions. 

I then added a stamp from the Ultimate Craft Oh La La Collection with the appropriate message for my big girl.
I then added the entire thing to a 6x6 Card Blank made from Ultimate Crafts Cardstock


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Hi Everyone 

I hope you all had an awesome New Year. This is my first post or 2017 and it is just a quick tag with a cute flower made from the Trimming pack from the Oh La La Collection
Once again I have used some of my other collections to work with the Oh La La including the Be Merry Range of Embellishments and the Wild and Free Dies. I love how all the Collections can be used to compliment each other and I love that I can still use the Be Merry range all year round. 


For this Vintage Tag I have use the Ultimate Crafts 6x6 Oh La La paper pad and cut a 3" strip and the shaped the top to form my tag.


after shaping my tag I then Distressed it a little by scrunching it up and the sanding it lightly with the black side  of my Couture Creations Sanding Block. I then inked its edges.


I then took a Paper Doily from the Oh La La Paper Doily set Hearts and mixing some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigment Powder and alcohol on a Couture Creations Craft mat I then put my doily in the droplets. I dried it with a Couture creations Heat tool and added it to my tag.


With the left over mixture I painted a Chipboard word and a couple of hearts from the Couture Creations Be Merry Range and set aside to dry.


to make my flower I cut a smallish circle from the Couture creations Circle Nesting Dies and the length of Lace from the Oh La La ribbons and lace set.


then using a hot glue gun I attached the lace, gathering it as I went around the outside of my cardstock circle.


spiralling it into the middle as above.



then I used an earing that I had purchased from a costum jewelry shop for the centre of my flower. I removed the loops etc from the earing first and used hot glue to secure it. I then added to the doily.


 I then cut from matching cardstock a die cut of the Couture Creations Wild and Free Forest Frame and set to cutting it into pieces to use as foliage.


Then I added my title and hearts that I painted earlier then to finish off. I added some of the Oh La La ribbons to the top with a staple.

I love the way this turned out it has such a warm vintage feel about it and cannot wait to add it to a special gift. 

Art Deco Products Used