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Wednesday, 15 April 2015

2015 Design Team Introducing Kerrie Gurney

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Hi everyone Kerrie here,
I live in the beautiful Redlands which is the bayside of Brisbane and have been married to my husband Wayne for 26 years, we have 3 children Ashleigh (22 today) Brayden (20) and Taylah (15).

I started my “career” in the craft industry way back in 1996 and still love every minute of it.
I have worked in the papercrafting industry since then, teaching classes at conventions and stores around Australia. One of the most amazing teaching experiences I have had was traveling to South Africa to teach at the SA Scrapbook Convention in Johannesburg and Cape Town. It truly was an amazing experience and one I will remember forever. I dream of returning to South Africa one day as I fell in love with the people and the country.
In 2014 I was so very privileged to be the Papercraft Guest Artist at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Brisbane, and in 2015 I am their Guest Artist at Craft & Quilt Fairs around Australia, so please check my blog to see when I will be in your city and come and say Hi, oh and don’t forget the coffee :)
2016 will see me hitting the high seas on the inaugural Workshop Wonders on Water Scrapbooking Cruise, I am very excited about this event although I think will be getting a needle to help me get my sea legs :)
I really love teaching as I love the enjoyment people get out of creating. I have had my work published here in Australia and also in the USA.

I am very proud to be part of the Creative Design Team for Couture Creations an Australian company devoted to producing high quality products to the crafting industry. As part of the Couture Creations Education Team I have been lucky to teach classes in stores around Australia, at Papercrafting events and also at the Artdeco Creations Retailers Education Event.

As for crafting I love that I can make a page or card as simple or as embellished as I want but when scrapbooking for me it is about the photo and reliving the memory while I am scrapping. I also love to try new techniques and love adding texture to my projects. I don’t really have a style it is usually how I am feeling or what I am doing that dictates what I create, in saying that sometimes it is whatever is on my desk as my room is so messy that I can’t get to anything else.

I have made some fantastic friends over the years that is what is so great about the papercraft industry, the friendships built and the memories saved and of course all those gorgeous products we just have to have.

I can’t wait to inspire you and hopefully meet you at an event one day soon

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I created this Vintage look card using the new soon to be released Hearts Ease Papers, Dies and Embossing Folders.

I just love the purples in this collection



This card is another super quick one to create once you have coloured all your Couture Creations Flowers to match the papers.
I have used these 6 different flowers and coloured some purple/aubergine to match the paper and some I have given just  a touch of  gold.





It was a bit of trial and error to get the correct shade of purple/aubergine
I started with a purple mist but it was so the wrong colour so I added some gold to tone it down but that didn't work so I mixed 5 colour sprays this is where the non stick craft mat is perfect you just spray onto the mat mix the colours together and then rub the flowers onto the colour. I give my flowers a spritz with water first so the colour soaks in more evenly and then to add more texture to the flowers give them bit of a squeeze and scrunch



I then set the flowers aside to dry or you can dry them in a  hurry with a hit of the Heat Tool

Here is a closer look at the flowers all coloured and scrunched


Onto creating the card


 die cut 1 x 10.5cm section of Simone's Style lace border, 1 x Lilliputana die both in aubergine cardstock. 2 x the top section of Cycad leaves in green cardstock, 
use Quick Release Die Paper so the cardstock doesn't stick into the dies.



Ink all the edges of the die cuts using brown ink and sponge dauber. Pinch the leave to add some life to the leaves.



Cut a piece of cream cardstock 10.5cm x 5cm and emboss using Garden Frame embossing folder



Cut Small Pansies paper to 10cm x 14.5cm and scrunch up to give a more vintage look



Cut pennants from Pansy Gingham, Orchard Delight and Pansy Damask papers I cut 2 x 4cm x 10cm and 1 x 2.5 x 10cm 
Embossing the 2.5cm strip using the Chain Link Embossing Folder

Distress the edges of all papers and cardstock and ink the edges
and then start layering onto card base





Use the Turbo Glue Pen to adhere all your embellishments ..these pens are fabulous for adhering intricate die cuts


add all the flowers and leave on 



with a touch of seam binding ribbon and muslin


finish off with some 2mm Gemstones


 Couture Creations Products Used
CO724114 Everyday Essentials Decorative Die, Cycad Fern
CO724309 Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Die, Simone's Style
CO724315 Hearts Ease Decorative Die, Lilliputana
CO724374 Hearts Ease Embossing Folder, Chain Link
CO 724379 Hearts Ease Embossing Folder, Garden Frame
CO724176 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Orchard Delight
CO724179 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Pansy Damask
CO724181 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper,  Small Pansies
CO724184 Hearts Ease Patterned Paper, Pansy Gingham
CO724289 Flowers, 2cm English Roses
CO724290 Flowers, 1.5cm English Roses
CO724292 Flowers,  2.5cm Jewelled Florettes
CO724293 Flowers, 3cm Jewlled Florettes
CO724297 Flowers, 3cm Camden Cottage Roses
CO724301 Flowers, 4.5cm Beaded Script Print
CO724150 2mm Gemstones, Wisteria
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO723608 Metal Adapter Plate
CO723828 Non Stick Craft Mat
CO723623 Sponge Dauber
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO724037 Turbo Glue Pen


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