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Friday, 18 August 2017

My Aussie Adventure by Guest Designer Cariena Basson

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Hi Everyone, Cariena here and very happy to be asked to Guest Design for Artdeco.  

 I have been wanting to make a layout of some of the special moments of my Australia trip earlier this year, when I taught at the Couture Creations Creative Inspiration Live Event  presented in Brisbane, February & March 2017. 

Almost 200 scrappers from all over Australia attended this Event and I was really, really privileged and blessed to have been asked to teach at the Event.
I used the awesome L'Aquarelle Collection for one of my classes at the Event, and was so excited when the collection was released here in South Africa a short while ago.

 I gathered all the items I thought I might use - a few of the L'Aquarelle products - 6 x 6 Paper Pad, butterfly die, metal flowers, seam binding, my Golden Girl (GoCut and Emboss Machine) and my basic tools.

  After I printed the photos I wanted to use for the layout in various sizes, I sanded the edges using my Couture Creations Sanding Block - this just makes the photos POP without matting them.

Next I chose a few sheets of paper from the 6 x 6 Paper Pad.  I love using the small papers for fun layouts like this one - the designs are smaller so you get more detail.  

 I chose the papers I wanted to use to cut my butterflies from. I cut a few solid as well as some detailed butterflies.  I was not sure at this point of how many I was going to use, but I rather cut more than less!

I decided to add some "bling" to the butterflies.  I squeezed some Couture Creations Turbo Glue onto my craft sheet, spritzed it with a little water and mixed in some Anna Griffin glitter.  Then I dabbed this mixture onto the sold and detailed butterfly die cuts.

I though a bow would look beautiful using the L'Aquarelle Seam Binding.  The cream colour was too light for me, so I coloured it using a mixture of Anna Griffin Gold Pigment Powder, water and Turbo Glue.  Why the Turbo Glue?  Well, the pigment powder does not have a binding element, so it will rub off from the seam binding if you don't use a binding element.  This mixture is perfect for colouring many different elements. 

As a finishing touch, I fussy cut one of the pretty flowers from the paper pad and then added some metal flowers and embellishments.  I wanted to keep this layout very simple - I will probably add a LONG piece of journaling to it, before it goes into my album.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog. I hope you will have lots of fun just playing with some of your amazing Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts Products!

Here is a list of the Couture Creations/Ultimate Crafts Products I used: 

L'Aquarelle Seam Binding Ribbon (6 x 1m)

L'Aquarelle Cutting Die - Widespread Butterfly
L'Aquarelle Charms - Filigree
L'Aquarelle Charms - Trinkets
L'Aquarelle 6x6 Paper Pack (24 Sheets)
Couture Creations Turbo Precision Glue Pen (25ml)
 ADCO 724864
Anna Griffin Fine Glitter Collection (24 piece set)
ADCO 725542
Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigment Powder - Gold (10g)
 ADCO 724824
Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss

Hope to see you again soon.


Thursday, 17 August 2017

#TBT - Floral Lace by Couture Creations

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Welcome back everyone to #TBT.

This week we are showcasing the Floral Lace die collection from Couture Creations.
These 5 dies are so so versatile featuring on cards and scrapbooking projects.  They are even awesome to use as stencil to make unique backgrounds to you projects.

Let take a closer look.

CO724003 - "Love Abounds" - 90x90mm

CO724004 - "Bold Bouquet" - 90x90mm

CO724005 - "Touch of Love" - 80x80mm

CO724006 - "Daisy Doily" - 95x95mm

CO724007 - "Heart Bouquet" - 85.59x76.32mm

Here are some of the creations made by some of Design Team members.

The Floral Lace die collection is beautiful and all these dies are still available 
from your local papercraft store.

We hope you enjoyed revisiting this collection.  
Don't forget to visit again tomorrow as we have a Guest Designer joining us.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Bohemian Bouquet Birthday by Jo Simons

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Hello crafters!  Jo here with you today to share a card using the new Bohemian Bouquet collection due for release later this month.  I was also playing with some embossing paste.  This paste works beautifully in silicone moulds.

Here is how I create my frame.  I simply spread some of the embossing paste into the mould and let air dry.  I find this works best if left over night.

They then just slide out of the mould and are ready to be prettied up.

For my frame, I mixed a bit of the pink pigment powder with some liquid hairspray in a small bottle and then spritzed my frame.  When that was dry I added in random spots some glue, using the 2 way glue pen.  Let it dry a bit but still a little tacky and then dab scraps of gold foil over my frame

I then teamed it up with some of the papers from the Bohemian Bouquet paper range and the Speckled Flowers embossing folder.  I matted my papers onto the stunning gold line gold papers.  Adhered my frame and added my small flower cluster at the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by

Until next time

Products used

ULT158031 - Bohemian Bouquet 6 x 6 paper pad

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bohemian Bouquet Cards by Anita Enright

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Hi Everyone, Anita back with you on the blog today.

So today I get to show you my first creation with a beautiful and new collection which is being released from Ultimate Crafts very soon.  It is another gorgeous collection by the wonderful
Denise Boddey called Bohemian Bouquet.

To start I selected several papers from the 6x6" paper pad and trimmed them down to the size I wanted to use.  I then distressed the edges of all the papers using my Couture Creations scissors.

Next I die cut two of the Moonlit Orchid die and then inked the edges using a matching ink and dauber.

 I attached the largest patterned paper to my card base and then attached the slightly smaller piece.  Next I mixed up a solution of the turquoise glitter mix and match powder with water and sprayed it liberally over the paper.  Below is the finished look. Being me and wanting things finished yesterday I dried it off with my heat gun.

I selected several flowers from my stash and the largest one which would take the centre of my card I sprayed with a mixture of water with the blue mix and match pigment powder from the Anna Griffin set.

The most important role of ribbon in my stash is basic white seam binding.  It allows me to change up to any colour combination that I want just by adding inks and spraying with water.  So for this card I used some matching blue/turqoise and purple.  I forgot to take a photo of the ribbon after I had sprayed it with water and dried it off, but you will see it a little in the close ups further down.

Once I had done all my elements all I did was construct the card to the finished product.  
Here are some close up of the card.

I also created the same style card using the papers with reds and greens.

And here is a third card I made whilst I was having fun creating the other two.

Products Used

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking my very first creations using the soon to be released Bohemian Bouquet collection from Ultimate Crafts.

Don't forget to keep the craft alive.


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