Monday, 11 May 2015

Enjoy Yourself Everyday - Couture Creations


Hello and welcome to another Couture Creations project!

Tracey R here today to share some craftiness and awesome products with you. 

Isn't spending time with your friends the best?  It's a definite way to 
destress and relax.  I am very lucky to have a group of ladies who 
share my love of craft (and Couture Creations!) and even more lucky that 
I go away on a craft retreat with them for 3 nights twice a year. 
I know right!  How lucky am I? 

This layout was inspired by a twenties themed night at our retreat last year with my fellow Design Teamer the lovely Lesa Bird. Printing out the photo in sepia, I knew it would suit the tones of the Vintage Rose Collection, with some gold thrown in for good measure!

So let's get making! 

First I matted my photo on a Kraft core'dinations cardstock and then chose a coordinating patterned paper from the Vintage Rose Collection. 

To add some dimension to the mats I have distressed the edges using my non stick scissors and then brushed a brown ink pad around each side. 

I'm a visual person. So when i choose my papers I like to lay them out and see how they coordinate together. I had chose another two Vintage Rose papers, cut them down and distressed and inked these as well.  As a base for the layout I have again used the Kraft Core'dinations cardstock.

I've taped the bottom two pieces of Vintage Rose paper with 6mm double sided tape and layered on the background cardstock.  The perfect thing to adhere my cotton gauze to the layout is the Couture Creations 18mm doubled sided tape.  Excellent for wide coverage and great stick.  I've added a piece along the width of the layout at the bottom of the smaller piece of vintage rose paper. 

To mount my matted photo to the layout I've used the Couture Creations 3D Foam dots. I love that the dimension they add.  And the easiest way io find to use them is to remove them from the sheet with the Piercing tool from Handheld Essentionals Tool Kit. 

To embellish this layout I've cut 2 of the Beach Fern die from the Everyday Essentials range.
 I have layered the ferns cut from kraft core'dintations AND die release paper
 to the bottom left of my photo. 

I seriously never die cut anymore without using the Quick Release die paper
Not only does it make cutting and removing the images a breeze, you are also creating extra "FREE" embellishments for yourself!
If you haven't seen it in action take a look at this video...It's a game changer!

Couture Creations have recently released their very own flower range!
There are 15 styles & sizes to choose from.
I have been itching to have a play with them - so many to choose from! 
I chose one of the larger flowers - a Cottage Pollen Flower - sprayed it with mist and rubbed 
Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue all over it to make it pop. 

After the flower has dried, I've placed the flower on top of the leaves. 

Gold is definitely on trend at the moment. Which I am LOVING! 
It add some sparkle to this layout I run a line of Aztec Gold Glitzin' Glamour around the edge of the layout and spread it out,  creating a lovely gold shimmer effect.

To bling up my layout even more (there is NEVER enough bling!!!) I've added some Sparkling Champagne Gemstones as an accent both to the side and on the photo.  While the Golden Touch 2mm Gemstones add little flecks of gold in the corners of the Vintage Rose Paper 
and either side of the title.

And we're done!

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by the amazing ladies on the Design Team. 
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Couture Creations Products Used

Have a crafty day! 
Tracey R

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