Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Everyday Beautiful - Couture Creations


Hello again crafters! 

Tracey R with you today. 
I'm so glad to be once again here on the blog and sharing more 
awesome Couture Creations products.

Enough talking - Let's get making! 

I really love the detail and fine lines of the Malvoisie Corners die from the Elegant Card Cuts range.  I've been wanting to use it for something other than a card 
and thought it would be perfect to use as a frame on a scrapbook layout.  
I chose a bright pink core'dinations card stock background to match the photo and distresses this with my non-stick scissors.  I've then layered a torn piece of kraft core'dinations on top,
 flicked white paint and sprayed pink pearled mist over the page.

I've cut 8 of the separate corner pieces from Malvoisie Corners using the Quick Release die paper, placed them in a square shape, and placed my mounted photo in the middle. 

The perfect adhesive to use with such delicate die cuts is the Turbo Precision Pen
The glue comes out in such a controlled and precise way, it makes it so easy to draw fine lines and not have glue go everywhere (and how many times have we have THAT happen!)

When mounting my photo, I wanted to give it some dimension on the page, so I've used
Couture Creations 3D Foam Strips.  No more cutting little bits of foam tape! 
This product is fantastic!

Next I've used the Hearts Ease Words embossing folder to add some detail for a corner embellishment, and tucked it under the bottom left hand side of my mounted photo. 
 Don't forget that you can use your embossing folders for shapes not just as a whole.

Next I've cut three little flower lace borders from the Elissa Set (Frames N Frills Ornamental Lace Die Set) and layered them on top of one another, in the lower left hand side of my page. 

I've used my very favourite embellishment at the moment - 2mm Gemstones
(I can't get enough of these!!!) to decorate the bottom white layer of the borders, 
on the bottom left corner of my photo mat, and on the points around the diecut frame. 

on the back and adhered on tp the flower lace borders.  
TIP - I find it so much easier to add my die cuts to the spot while it's on the roll, peel off the diecut and place where required. 

To match my Couture Creations bulk white flowers perfectly to my layout, i spritzed them with the same pink pearl mist that's on the background and once dry opened them out. 
I purposely left the flowers closed when misting so that when they were opened (after the mist was dry), there would still be some contrasting white.

In the middle of the flowers I've placed some of the larger Gemstones to compliment 
the other bling on the page. 

Some close ups of the details...

A few other hints of pink, some sequins and the layout is done. 

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I hope that you find your 'Everyday Beautiful today! 
And that you create something to celebrate it. 

Thanks for stopping by

Tracey xxx

1 comment:

  1. Did i read too quickly and miss it, or did you not mention about the rose? It is beautiful and your page really does it justice. What's the story about the rose ?