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.


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