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Monday, 12 October 2015

So Succulent by Tracey Rohweder

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Hi and welcome to Couture Creations blog today. 
Thanks for joining us.
I just love weddings, especially love all the little details. I was so excited to attend a gorgeous "pop up paddock" wedding earlier this year for a wonderful couple.  There was a strong sense of vintage throughout the day, but the hero and show stoppers of the day was the succulents. Hundreds of them! The bride had lovingly potted and nurtured these little plants to decorate the ceremony and reception. But the ones that stood out the most for me, were the ones on top of the cake (Can I just say - that she made! She's a true amazing woman. Big shout out to you Rach!!)
Looking through the photos again, the deep purples and greens reminded me of our beautiful
Hearts Ease collection and was the inspiration for my layout today. 
So let's get crafting!
I started by selecting my papers from the Hearts Ease Collection
It matched so perfectly it was hard to narrow it down!
I decided on the purple diamond pattern, a two tone stripe and a green for contrast and to bring out those gorgeous greens in the succulents. 

I matted the main photo on several layers of the patterned Hearts Ease papers
and also added some vellum to break up the colours. 

To create my background, I've stencilled modelling paste on to a piece of Ultimate Crafts White cardstock, and dried with dried with the Couture Creations Heat Tool.  Love this!
When it was all dry I've added gold spritz on top using some plastic packaging (waste not want not!). 

To add some extra sparkle to the layout and to finish off the background, I've applied Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour over the modelling paste and gold spritz. 

I've added added a strip of music paper behind both photos. and placed them on the layout 

I wanted to add another pop of green near the photo, so I added a small strip under the main mat.
To embellish the bottom of my page, I've made banners in various sizes from the same papers used matting my photos.  
Under the smaller photo of the cake I've placed three of the new Couture Creations white flowers with Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour on top of some gauze. I used one full English Rose (3.5cm) on the left hand side, but as i wanted smaller flowers I've used the middle of the Camden Cottage Roses for this project (they rip apart easily) and will used the outer petals on another project.  
To add some dimension to the flowers, I used 3D Glue Spots to adhere them to the page. 

I've cut three of the new Tall Flourish die from the new Secret Garden Collection, and placed one above the photo and 2 tucked under the flowers. A die like this is when your Quick Release Paper really comes into its own!! Cutting these fine lines is so easy and the cuts are so intricate and delicate. I have to say it's becoming one of my favourites.
After adding the flowers and gauze to the lower left of the layout, I wanted more gauze and tucked in some around the main photo to add some interest and soften the lines. Final touch was to add the title with letter stickers.
And we're done! 
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Have a crafty day! 
Tracey R
xx






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