Friday, 11 March 2016

My Sunshine - Couture Creations

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Welcome to another day of crafting at Couture Creations.
I have more of the beautiful Magnolia Lane Collection to share with you today.
This range is just so delightful to create with, I have it out on my desk permanently.

So on to today's project!
I've created this layout of 'my little sunshine' using 12 x12 papers, off cuts from 6x6 papers, & various matching embellishments from the Magnolia Lane range.
To add some texture and interest to the background page I've added some white gesso over a stencil and once dry blotted some pink distress ink over the impression.  I really love the way you can still see the script pattern through the gesso and ink/
I've then matted the pattern paper on two coordinating colours of Ultimate Crafts cardstock.
Before adhering with double sided tape, I've distressed each edge with my non-stick scissors.
My square photo has been firstly matted on an offcut from the 6x6 paper pad, and then placed in the upper right corner of  a 12x12 piece of 'Magnolia Borders'.  I had actually punched some circles from this paper previously, but now the photo has covered the circles you'd never know!
I've also distressed and inked each edge of the mats. And don't forget to distress your photo too!
On the back of the photo mat, I've placed three strips of White Lace along the bottom edge,
securing with double-sided tape.
Here's a great way to way to use up your paper scraps & offcuts - make them into banners!
I've simply gathered strips of patterned paper, cut banner points on one end and arranged in a fan shape.  To hold papers together I've secured with a few mini staples (secures very quickly).  This allows you to select the placement on your layout prior to using adhesive.
In the end I actually liked my banners turned over the other way , as I really liked the pop of green - explore all your options! I stuck down the banners with double sided tape, and then added some foam mounting tape to the back of my photo mat for some dimension.
To the right hand side of my photo I've added my embellishments.  A card from the Die Cut Ephemera pack was mounted on foam tape and placed just under the photo mat, while the bird cage was secured with double sided tape.  I've adhered the Magnolia Flower with 3D Glue spots near the corner of the photo, along with the metal trinklet & bling flourish.  The three butterflies were mounted on 3D Foam dots and I added to the embellishment cluster and on top of the bird cage.
I've added a small sticker title from my stash, and the layout is complete.
Here are some close up of the details - these Magnolia Lane Embellishments are so pretty!
**OUT TAKE** Not to be outdone by Georgie Cat's cameo appearance last year, Jessie Cat decided she too wanted in on the blog action.  Unfortunately she was not willing to show her face for the camera, going for a mysterious/side profile shot.
Until next time my crafty friends!

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Have a crafty day! 
Tracey R

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