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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Merry Christmas Card by Anita Enright

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 Hello Everyone, Anita back again on the blog.

By now most of you will have seen the new Couture Creations BE MERRY ranges in your favourite scrapbooking and cardmaking store.  If they don't stock it make sure you ask them to get it in for you as it is a gorgeous range.

So today I have for you a card that I made using some of the gorgeous glitter papers released by Couture Creations along with some of the new dies from the BE MERRY range. I love being a little brave straying away from the traditional colours for Christmas.

I have kind of started making my card in a backward kind of way.  The size of my card was dictated by the three die cuts using the Falling Bauble die using the Snow White Ultimate Craft cardstock.  I then turned them into individual little windows by cutting a small frame around each die cut.

I then backed each of the Falling Bauble windows with the fuschia glitter cardstock then put 3D foam tape on the back of each of the windows. Mount each window next to the other with a small gap in between on to some of the Snow White Ultimate Crafts Cardstock.  I then added some white ribbon across the middle tucking the edges under the windows. Adhere the white cardstock with the windows attached to a slightly larger piece of the fuschia glitter cardstock. I added some Snow White cardstock to the back to turn it into a card.

Next I die cut two of the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Merry Christmas Set one in Snow White and one in Onyx Ultimate Crafts cardstock, 
and four sets of the Holly Berry Sprig set in Snow White
Mount the black and white Merry Christmas die cut on top of one another slightly offset.

 I partially deconstructed one of a Cottage Pollen flower.  I sprayed some adhesive around the edges and then coloured it with some of the Anna Griffin Glitter in a matching pink.  I then glued the centre of the flower back on to the base.

To finish the card I put some glue dots to the back of the flower and attached all the white sprigs.  Adhere this to the left hand side of the card front and place the Merry Christmas sentiment to the right of the flower and then add some 2mm Onyx gemstones to finish.


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Monday, 26 September 2016

Quick Christmas Layout by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone 

I'm not sure about you guys but I know that my camera and smart phone get quite a lot of use at Christmas time. From trimming the tree to opening presents and even just simply lazing about there is always a photo being taken. So to get some of those shots scrapbooked before I am inundated with more from this year I thought a quick Christmas Layout was the key.

This layout is so simple to achieve with just a few supplies including the Couture Creations Be Merry and Classic Paper Pad and a few of the Be Merry Snowflake Dies. I have used all the snowflake dies in the collection. Be Merry Maria's Fractal, Layered Snowflake Set and Emilia's Pride. 

Simply Take a piece of Ultimate Crafts Cardstock and distress the edges. Then trim a piece of Be Merry Classic Pattern Paper from the Paper Pad then distress the edges and adhere to the cardstock base. Then spritz a matching colour over the centre area. 

Then with your gorgeous Snowflake dies cut various sizes from Couture Creations Be Merry and Bright Glitter Sheets and Vellum. Cut mats from matching papers to match the size of your Photograph (mine is a 3x4") Distress the edges of your mats and place your random snowflakes underneath. 

Add the larges and smallest snowflakes in alternate colours to the bottom corner of your photo. And then add a couple more smaller ones here and there. Finish off with a piece of twisted silver twine, and you are all done. 

Simple but effective. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Guest Designer | Novita Ferris

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Hi everyone!

I was very excited and  honoured to have been asked to be a Guest Design Team on the Couture Creations blog for the month of September.

My name is Novita Ferris, I live in Brisbane with my lovely husband who really supports my passion for craft and I am a mother to a teenage boy who really loves playing basketball. 
I started scrapbooking in 2015 so really I am just a newbie, but I am already totally addicted!! I don't have a specific style but I really love doing mixed media projects.

 I can't describe how happy I am, it's one of my dreams come true and especially to create a mixed media project using the new Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection. I could not pass up the opportunity of creating for Couture Creations. Oh so heavenly, I had lots fun playing with these quality mixed media products. 

So here is my first altered bottle I've ever made. 

Sea Breeze Altered Bottle

With my first step I cover the bottle with the Anna Griffin acrylic white gesso,
 I added a couple of layers to get a nice coverage on the bottle, then let it dry and then I've just dabbed the gesso with a brush to make more texture on the bottle. 

When the gesso was really dry  I started painting. 
For the colours I chose blue, brown and purple pigment powders 
(Anna Griffin Pigment Set).

 I put a little bit of gloss paste in the aluminium foil and added a little bit of coloured pigment powder. Then I dry brushed some glossy paste in pigment powder to provide a bit of depth and some ageing. When you drybrush, you use very little paint on the tips of the brush, and lightly brush the paint here and there randomly all over the bottle. First I painted with the blue colour then brown and purple. I really enjoy this part playing with the colours.

The background colours on the bottle looks so good. 
To create some texture I used the Anna Griffin Daisy Batik stencil and matte texture paste. I added green pigment powder and mixed with texture paste and then spread them over the stencil. I also used my finger to apply texture paste in some places. 

Once the paint and stencil texture were dried, I wrapped half of the bottle with Sea Breeze cream netting.  

The next step I added some flowers and I fussy cut some of the pictures in the patterned paper from collection pack (CO724669) and inked the edges after, then glued all of them together on the bottle.

 I added real shells which I painted with gloss paste and pigment powder to give more colour and glued on the bottle

 For my finishing touches I mixed the Anna Griffin fine glitters and some gloss paste then I applied it randomly to give  more texture and colour. 

With my finger I applied some white gesso in the edges of all the embellishments. Then I mixed water and some black pigment powder, mix with a paintbrush and use this to add some splatters to flowers and randomly.

 Here are some photos of my altered bottle at different angles.

I hope you like  what I made and will feel motivated to get creative. 

Products Used:

Embellishment - Shells and blue stones

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 
Until next time... Happy crafting x

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Being Together is the best gift of all by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with another layout created for the
Artdeco Creations Blog this time I have used the newly released
Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings collection to create this super quick and easy layout

I love these photos of my baby playing around with her furbaby on Christmas morning way back in 2012 which was a lazy Christmas for me as we only have one tree instead of our Christmas forest.

I have once again used the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste with a sprinkling of Glitter, I so love the look this gives.

A touch of texture and sparkle without overpowering my layout.
You can see my tutorial on how to create this look HERE

I love love love these handmade poinsettia flowers that come in the Season's Greetings collection, they are the perfect embellishment when you are wanting to create a quick layout

I embossed the photo mat piece of cardstock using Season's Greeting Sun Rays Embossing Folder to add some more texture and finished off by adding a sprinkling of 3mm Pearls

Sorry my photos are not very clear I think I may need a new camera as all my photos are starting to have a blur to them.

 I hope you enjoyed my quick layout and that it inspires you to get some past Christmas photos in albums before this Christmas is upon us.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Let it Snow by Adriana Bolzon

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Hi everyone, welcome back to the blog Adriana Bolzon here today and I am super excited to share some of the new collections
  "Be Merry & Bright & Be Merry & Classic". 
these are available from your local scrapbooking shop now!!

Today I have created a layout using the 
teamed up with the New Mixed Media products also available from Couture Creations -
Anna Griffin Texture paste C0724867 and 
Anna Griffin Mix Match Pigments C0724866.

"Let it Snow" layout by Adriana Bolzon

I created the background with the Ultimate card stock ULT200079 blush pink.
 Be Merry Collection - Holly Berry Sprigs Stencil C0724933 and gently applied a little
Anna Griffin Texture paste C0724867 and 
Anna Griffin Mix Match Pigments C0724866. (the silver pigment only)

I also gently mixed some of the pink pigments from the
Anna Griffin Mix Match Pigments C0724866. and gently sponged it over the middle
of the Be Merry Collection Classic papers.
I also coloured some of the centres of the Couture Creations Bulk flowers with a small amount of 
Anna Griffin Mix Match Pigments C0724866 (ROSE)

Using my Go Cut & Emboss die cutting machine to cut the following 

Merry christmas set C0724947
Holly Berry Screen C0724950
Ornate Layered Bow Tie set C0724952

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Anna Griffin Texture paste C0724867  

 Anna Griffin Mix Match Pigments C0724866
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Be Merry and Bright &
Be Merry and Classic Collections

Couture Creations -  "Be Merry & Bright & Be Merry & Classic". products
 Be Merry Collection - Holly Berry Sprigs Stencil C0724933 

Maria's Fractal C0724938

Anna Griffin Texture paste C0724867  
 Anna Griffin Mix Match Pigments C0724866

Other products
Couture Creations Products
Turbo Glue Pen C0724389
3D Glue Dots C0723817
Sponge Dauber C0723061C0723061
Double side tape 
Double side foam tape

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Thanks for looking, until next time, cheers Adriana Bolzon XXX

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