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Monday, 27 June 2016

This makes my day by Cindy Porter

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Hi everyone, Cindy here with you today, to share with you my final post as I am not staying on with the team for the next term.   I have had a fabulous time sharing my creations with you over my term and want to thank you all for your wonderful support of my work...
Now onto my final layout share...

"This makes my day"

I love this photo of my niece Tilly.... she had been playing under the sprinkler on the lawn, and was dripping wet when I snapped this pic of her... isn't she adorable...

Here is a picture step by step of how I created the layout:

 I began by ripping a corner from this paper from the new Sea Breeze collection pack...

 then I cut and ripped a second piece...
 I distressed and inked up the edges...

 I then cut up some more of the pieces from the collection pack for me to create a cluster under my photo... here I am placing them to see if I have an adequate amount...

being happy with the cluster, I distressed and inked all the pieces and then added some gauze for texture and started looking at flower placement...

 I added some stickers from the sticker sheet that is included in the collection pack...

 I then decided that the flowers needed a little colour, so painted them up ...

Once they were dry I started putting it all together, and added some seed beads as well.

Here's a couple of close ups...

Once last look of the completed layout:

Well, thank you once again for sharing my time on this team... I'm sure you will find heaps of inspiration from the new team....

Products used:

Sea Breeze Collection:
Tools and Accessories used:

Adhesives used: 

for the last time
happy creating

Friday, 24 June 2016

Exploring Santorini by Adriana Bolzon

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Hello there everyone, hope you week has been good to you, I am super excited today and I am sharing with you all another paper creation for Couture Creations. With the latest release papers 
SEA BREEZE designed by Denise Boddey.

Today, I have created a special layout with the Sea Breeze Collection PackThe collection pack included 12 papers (6 designs with 2 of each) and a sticker sheet. I also used one of new Sea Breeze die called 
"Collecting Sea Shells" C0724695

Firstly, I created a little textured piece for the bottom of my photograph with corrugated cardboard, some white gesso and White Net C0724733. 
Just apply some white gesso to the roughly cut corrugated cardboard and gently add some of the new White Netting, the gesso should act like a glue for this. Apply gesso all over the white netting as well.

I then added some colour with inks and sprays, till I was happy with the end result. Have a fun play yourself, its great fun. I also later added some tea coloured muslin for extra texture.

I matted my photograph with a couple of layers different coloured card stock and layered them top of each other, some layered with foam tape and other with just double sided tape.

I placed the photo in the centre of Sea Breeze paper and adhered the corrugate card stock under the photo.  I cut two of the Sea Breeze "Collecting Seashells die" C0724695 and rubbed some vintage inks over the top to colour them in. Glue them on either side of the photo.

Spray inks on all the White flowers, apply some Giltzin Glitter Glue in the centre of flowers, Fuzzy cut the Lighthouse and all the shells and label piece. Attach these with foam tape to the layout as shown below.

Arrange and glue down the shells, flower and lighthouse as shown below.

Fussy cut the Banners from the Sea Breeze papers, adding other cut out triangles and some string tied into bows. Attach with foam tape to the top left hand corner of layout. 

Add some Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the shells and flowers. 

Stamp sentiment "Explore" and attach to the bottom of photo.

Ink all the edges of the layout, sprinkle some vintage paint over the top and bottom of layout.

 I hope you like this collection as much as I do, here below are all is the links to the latest online magazine and with some wonderful creations to inspire you all, and also links to the all the products.
Creative Magazine Issue #15 HERE

Until next time, Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Couture Creations Website
Sea Breeze products
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Couture Creations - Sea Breeze products
Sea Breeze Collection Pack C0724905
Decorative Die - Collecting Sea Shells C0724695
White Netting C0724733

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Been There Done That by Lesa Bird

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Hello everyone,
welcome to my very last Couture Creations project
again today, I've done a simple layout, using the
Sea Breeze collection

After choosing several pattern papers from the range, I cut some in  to strips, using couture creations scissors, I distressed all the edges of all the pattern papers
from the die I cut one of each shape, placed them behind the shells and pelican, that I fussy cut from one sheet of pattern paper

to give the shells a little sparkle, I sprinkled some fine crystal glitter, over glue placed, here and there

have some fun fussy cutting some of the great features of the Sea Breeze collection

Product used
CO721955   Pointed Non-Stick Scissors
CO721987   Craft Knife

Thank you all, for following my journey with Couture Creations, over the past 3 years, it has been a blast, creating for you, I hope you enjoyed everything, I have posted.

and I'm sure you, will have a great journey, with the new team

Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Day

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Irish Blessing by Anita Enright

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Welcome back to the Couture Creations blog.  

Where has this first half of the year gone.  Before we know it it'll nearly be Christmas.
I am so excited to have the chance to use the new Sea Breeze collection.  It is a collection of wonderful papers, dies and embellishments that you can use for so many of your photos.  

For my post this month I decided to use a photo, but one of a quote that I love rather than a family photo.  I will be getting hold of a Couture Creations 30x30" frame so that I can put this on one of my walls at home.

I selected several patterned papers from the collection to use along with a piece of craft and white cardstock and a lighter matching sand colour.

To start, cut down your selected patterned piece that you have chosen for your background.  I chose the Windy Beach paper and cut if down approximately 1 inch then distressed the edges prior to attaching to my sand coloured cardstock.

 Next I selected a range of both plain and patterned papers that showed the transition from deep ocean through to the colours as it comes on to the beach.  The patterned papers I used were Secrets of the Ocean and Setting Sail (both sides) along with some white and craft cardstock.
Tear strips of paper  approximately 3" wide each and distress the edges again. 

Mount the paper strips one on top of the other starting with the darkest (the deep ocean) then the lighter shade of blue as the ocean appears closer to the shores, the cream shade for the close to shore colour, then the white of the foam and craft for the sand.
Once you get the distribution right attach the papers to the background mat.

From there I mounted the quote that I had on some white cardstock to make it pop even more and added 3D mounting tape to the reverse before adhering it to the completed background mat.  I then cut a piece from the netting for the bottom right corner, die cut a couple of the coral in matching shades of cardstock using the Seahorse and Coral die set and added a couple of the shells from the ephemera set.

And there you go, layout complete.  I kept my embellishing simple as I wanted the quote to be focus of the layout and wanted nothing to take away from that.  I love the way it turned out.  Simple but effective.


Thanks for stopping by.
Anita E 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Together by the Sea by Tracey Rohweder

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Hello Couture Creations readers! 
Today marks my last official blog post as part of the 2015/2016 Design Team. 
And what better way than to share this seaside layout full of Sea Breeze goodies. 
I adore this photo of one of my dearest friends and our cheeky monkeys, just after a glorious swim down by the Wynnum waterfront in the summer holidays.  

I've chosen two coordinating Sea Breeze patterned papers and 2 plain card stock (blue & dark kraft). The top patterned paper is called 'Weatherboard' which is available separately and in the 12x12 paper pads, and the second one is one the 6 papers in the Collection Pack. 

To make a border under my photo I've cut several seashell dies in blue & kraft cardstock. 
They are so fine and intricate, yet still fall out of the dies when using the Quick Release Die paper. 
I've made a rough pencil line of my photo mat, and then arranged the die cuts around the bottom half.  I've secured with strips of doubled sided tape, which will also help secure the  photo mat. 

I've used one of the stickers from the Collection pack & mounted it on blue card stock to make a title for the page. 

I've cut  two of the anchored flourish in white card stock & quick release die paper.  To give my anchor die cut a 3D look, I've placed some 3D foam strips & dots on one anchor and then placed other on top.  

 One the two anchors are attached, I've tied some twine around the top. 

I've matted my photo on 3 layers of patterned paper and card stock, distressing each layer with my non-stick scissors. On the back of the kraft card stock I've placed a strip of white gauze, down the middle of the mat. I've added a final mat of blue card stock, so that it pops of the background page, and placed on top of the seashell die cuts adhering with doubled sided tape. I've mounted the title on 3D foam dots and attached to the photo right of centre.

I've placed the anchor  to the left hand of the title, adhering with 3D Foam Dots.
I've added 2 small wheels from the Sea Breeze Charm set - one next to the anchor die cut, and in top right hand corner of the photo mate.  I've secured these with mini glue spots. 
 And that's the layout finished. 

 I like to send a huge thank you to all the team at Couture Creations for having me on the team this year, especially our trusty coordinator Kerrie.  Thanks for all you've done - It's been such fun and I've had a great time being able to create with fantastic product. 
Special shout out to the other awesomely talented & fabulous ladies on the DT - you've been a delight to work with and have inspired me all year.  I'll be following your crafty adventures and seeing what you make in the future. 
To the incoming Design Team - biggest congratulations to you! I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful projects and being inspired  with your creativity.
A massive thank you also must go to the wonderful readers who take the time to visit and leave such lovely comments.  It makes our day! Please keep the likes and comments coming for the new ladies. 
And finally to my number #1 fan, cheer leader and support girl Lou aka Bead Girl....It's only fitting that my last project feature you. Thank you for your words of love, encouragement and support.  Where would I be without you! 
This is Tracey R - wishing you much craftiness! 
May your totes be full, and your shopping cart NEVER empty! 
Take care.  Until next time.
  Be sure to check the Couture Creations Blog to be inspired by the amazing ladies on the Design Team. You can also follow Couture Creations on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter.

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