Saturday, July 23, 2016

Shabby Chic Magnolia Lane Cards | Ultimate Crafts Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here back on the Artdeco Creations Blog with two shabby chic cards created using Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane papers, dies, embossing folders, stamps and embellishments

I created these cards as part of my card class at SENZ


Both cards are 15cm x 15cm Square Cards, which means both cardstock card bases are cut to 15cm x 30cm and folded in half.


Just Because Card
                   Cut 1 x 14.5cm x 14.5cm piece from pink paper

      1 x 6.5cm x 8cm piece from blue diamond paper
      Cut 1 x 6.5cm x 13cm piece from blue diamond paper and create pennant
      Cut 1 x 6cm x 12.5cm piece from Magnolia Borders paper and create pennant
       Diecut Square Magnolia Frame from Timeless Garden paper
      Cut Birdcage from Poetical Labels paper
       Distress and Ink the edges of all pieces
     Stamp Just Because from Magnolia Lace Stamp Set and create pennant
      Layer all pieces onto card base using foam tape to raise up pennant, birdcage and sentiment
   Create a next using cotton thread
   Adhere Paper Magnolia on top of cotton thread using Turbo Glue Pen
  Create a bow with Seam Binding Ribbon and adhere under flower
 Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and Crystalina Glitter Glue





Embossed Magnolia Card
  Cut piece of Damask Curtains paper down to 10cm x 15cm
       Emboss the B side using Magnolia Lace embossing Folder
      Fussy cut both the borders from Magnolia & Lace pattern paper
      Die Cut from Rosehip Memories B side 1 x Magnolia Doily
      Die cut from ivory cardstock the leaves only from Rose Cutting Die set
      Distress and Ink the edges of all pieces
       Layer all pieces onto card base using Turbo Glue Pen or Double Sided Tape, use foam mounting tape to adhere the doily center
      Run a strip of 6mm double sided tape along the edge of embossed piece.
      Remove backing paper from tape and cover with Iridescent Super Fine Glitter
  Create a nest using cotton thread
   Adhere Magnolia paper Flower using Turbo Glue Pen

  Finish off with a sprinkling of Pearls and some Crystalina Glitter Glue

TIP; use Quick Release Die Cutting Paper when diecutting as this helps to release all papers and cardstock from the dies

Products Used



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

SENZ Recap

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Hi Everyone

sorry to be so slack with my blog posts and my recap after attending SENZ 
 I was so excited to head to Auckland to teach classes, and demonstrate for Warehouse Stationery showcasing Couture Creations & Ultimate Crafts products

I had a fabulous time and the Warehouse Stationery team we amazing and so much fun
SENZ was a very busy show and so I only took a couple of photos, very slack I know but hey when I'm busy teaching and demonstrating I don't even think about taking photos.



here is just some of the awesome Warehouse Stationery team


all set up ready for day 1



Luckily I was very spoilt and had class assistants in my classroom each day and so when they weren't busy they took some photos, still not many as we were enjoying spending time with the lovely ladies in all my classes.


doing my thing in the Demo Theatre


the lovely Lois and I after my last class


Trina and I before my last class 


the Ultimate Crafts and Couture Creations wall of goodness which Warehouse Stationery had the exclusive launch of the Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La collection




a look inside two of my class kits, ( not sure why but I didn't take a photo of my card class kit)  the double page layout class kits was filled with Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La which was exclusive to Warehouse Stationery at SENZ and was a world launch at the show



a little late night creating in my hotel room with Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La and Background Gallery 2 collections




did I mention it was cold in Auckland ..look at the frost on the racetrack




When I arrived in Auckland it was foggy and pouring rain so much so that it took ages to unload the baggage and when it was it was soaked

but on Monday it was a glorious day


 looking over at Auckland from the lookout


time to head home, I arrived in the Emirates A380 and went home in the baby Qantas plane beside it


lastly my gorgeous flowers that arrived the day after I arrived home from Ange and the Warehouse Stationery team

I would like to give a huge Thank you to Ange and the Warehouse Stationery team for having me and I look forward to next year :)
a huge Thank you also to Tony, Chris and the Sanzi team for looking after me too

I will share my classes soon

 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Lifou Island | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone Kerrie here with another project created for Artdeco Creations Blog

I have used the gorgeous  Couture Creations Sea Breeze Collection designed by Denise Boddey for this Double Page Layout
(this is to show my South African friends I can do double pages :) )


This is a super quick layout to re create
I have  cut strips of Sea Breeze patterned paper  and then using a 6x6 piece along with the matching 12x12 piece of Weatherboard pattern paper create bigger mats


I then cut out the ships wheel and shell along with the three shells from Secrets of the Ocean 6x6 pattern paper
I also cut A Day at the Shore label from Caught in the Wind pattern paper.

I then distress and inked all the edges of all pieces of pattern paper, shells and some pennant piece from the ephemera pack
I then layered all the pieces on and then added some splatter to the background before adding my photos


here is a closer look at the pages



To create my cluster on the second page I used the Turbo Glue Pen to adhere everything on placing some White Netting down first. I pulled apart a Paper Magnolia Flower and added some broken shells to the centre of the flowers.



I diecut a label and cut it in half to add a piece to each page of my layout



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Couture Creations Products Used
CO724660 Sea Breeze 12x12 Pattern Paper, Sea Shells on a Sea Shore
CO724666 Sea Breeze 12x12 Pattern Paper, Deep Seas & Whirling Winds
CO724667 Sea Breeze 12x12 Pattern Paper, Weatherboard
CO724658 Sea Breeze 12x12 Pattern Paper, Silver Sands
CO724668 Sea Breeze 12x12 Pattern Paper, Caught in the Wind
CO724651 Sea Breeze Paper Pad, 6x6
CO724681 Sea Breeze Die Cut Ephemera Pakc
CO724678 Sea Breeze Trinkets
CO724732 Sea Breeze Charms
Co724733 Sea Breeze Netting
ULT157508 Magnolia Lane, Paper Magnolias







 Happy Creating 


Thursday, June 30, 2016

#secretscrapbookevent Class Layouts

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Hi everyone Kerrie again
Today I'm sharing the layouts I created for my classes at the #secretscrapbookevent in South Africa
Now in South Africa they mainly do double pages, but the ladies were lovely and open to creating single page layouts with me.

For the #secretscrapbookevent they were very lucky to be the first people to create using the soon to be released Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mixed Media Collection.
Now these products are gorgeous, the stencils, the pigments, the creamy embossing paste amd the smoothlight  gesso along with the super fine glitter.

You can preorder your Couture Creations Anna Griffin Texture products from your local papercraft store.

For both my layouts I used the Stencils and Embossing Paste but on the Kraft based  layout we mixed in some of the pigment powder to colour the embossing paste. (Remembering the embossing paste will dry darker as the poster dries)
While on the white based layout I added some iridescent super fine glitter to the embossing paste while it is still wet.
My full photos are not fabulous as for some reason the day I photographed my layouts I couldn't seem to get a good photo, the close ups are more true to colour

I just love working with these Couture Creations Anna Griffin products and can't wait for them to arrive in Australia so I can get more to create with.






Products Used
ULT200001 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Snow White
ULT157494 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Pattern Paper, Damask Curtains
ULT157271 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Embossing Folder, Petite Tied Together
ULT157136 Ultimate Crafts Celosia Decorative Die, Spring Leaves
CO724867 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Texture Paste, Matte Finish
CO724864 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Fine Glitter Collection
CO724888 Couture Creations Anna Griffin 8x8 Arabesque Stencil, Secret Garden Damask
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments
CO724633 3mm Pearls, Snow White
CO724239 Turbo Glue Pen

Photo Size; 4x6 Portrait cut down to 4x5


Instructions

1.       Select a section of Secret Garden Damask Stencil you would like to use and lay down onto card base using a pallet knife/lift off tool spread an even layer of Texture paste, move stencil and repeat until you are happy with the amount of texture you have added
2.       Wash stencil and pallet knife/lift off tool straight away
3.       Sprinkle Crystal Glitter over texture paste, tap off extra and return to vial
4.       Either set aside to dry or dry off with a heat tool
5.       Die cut 10 x Spring Leaves set from white cardstock
6.       Mix some Rose Pigment Powder with some water and paint 5 sets of leaves
7.       Mix Green Pigment powder with some water and paint the other 5 sets of leaves
8.       Using a fine paint brush add some Rose splatters to layout base
9.       While all the leaves are still damp scrunch them to add some texture and life, set aside to dry or dry using heat tool
10.   Cut 1 x 8cm x 28.5cm strip from Damask Curtains patterned paper and 1 x 6cm x 8cm piece
11.   From white cardstock cut the following;  1 x 12cm x 14cm, 1 x 17cm x 12cm, 1 x 24.5cm x 5cm, and 1 x 8.5cm x 25cm
12.   Emboss the 17cm x 12cm and 25.5cm x 5cm pieces using Petite Tied Together Embossing Folder
13.   Cut a V shape to create a pennant from the 8.5cm x 25cm piece of white cardstock
14.   Distress the edges of all pieces of cardstock and patterned paper
15.   Start Layering pieces onto layout base
16.   Use  Turbo Glue Pen and foam mounting tape to add some dimension
17.   Create a flower using Rose coloured petals, start by cutting a small circle from scrap cardstock to use as a base and add the larger petals and then the smaller petals and then add some green leaves
18.   Pop some pearls in the center,
19.   Grab some soft pink cotton and create a messy layer place onto the pennant and adhere flower on top using Turbo Glen Pen
20.   Tuck some leaves coming out the top under the photo mat
21.   Finish off with a sprinkling of pearls  




 Products Used
Kraft Cardstock
ULT157512 Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Embossing Folder, Timeless Garden
ULT157220 Ultimate Crafts Lacraftina Decorative Die, Hot Air Balloon
CO724867 Texture Paste, Matte Finish
CO724864 Fine Glitter Collection
CO724884 8x8 Arabesque Stencil, Botanical Damask
CO724866 Mix & Match Pigments
CO724644 3mm Pearls, Glamorous Gold
CO723623 Sponge Dauber
CO724239 Turbo Glue Pen

Photo Size: 3x4 Landscape


Instructions

1.       Add some Brown Pigment in with Texture Paste and mix until all the pigment is mixed in
2.       Select a section of Botanical Damask Stencil you would like to use and lay down onto card base using a pallet knife/lift off tool spread an even layer of Texture paste, move stencil and repeat until you are happy with the amount of texture you have added
3.       Wash stencil and pallet knife/lift off tool straight away
4.       Sprinkle White Gold and Copper Glitter over texture paste, tap off extra
5.       Either set aside to dry or dry off with a heat tool
6.       Die cut 6 x Hot Air Balloons set from kraft cardstock
7.       Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 12.5cm x 17.5cm and emboss using Timeless Garden Embossing Folder
8.       Cut 2 x 14cm x 5cm strips from kraft cardstock, cut a V to create a pennant in both and emboss both using Timeless Garden embossing folder centring the strips into the center of the folder
9.       Cut from kraft cardstock 1 x 20cm x 8.5cm and create a pennant shape
10.   Cut 1 x9xm x 12cm and 1 x 10.5cm x 8cm pieces from kraft cardstock
11.   Mix some Brown Pigment Powder with some water and paint all the Hot Air Balloon die cuts,  the full timeless garden embossed piece and the 9cm x 12cm piece
12.   Using a fine paint brush add some Brown splatters to layout base
13.   Distress the edges of all pieces of cardstock
14.   Ink the edges of all pieces using brown ink and a sponge dauber
15.   Using the Brown Pigment wash, run around the edge of base
16.   Start Layering pieces onto layout base
17.   Use Turbo Glue Pen to adhere layers
18.   Arrange Hot Air Balloons and adhere them with Foam Tape to add dimension
19.   Pop some pearls across the center,
20.   Finish off with a sprinkling of pearls  


I just love working with these Couture Creations Anna Griffin products and can't wait for them to arrive in Australia so I can get more to create with.


 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#secretscrapbookevent South Africa, Recap


Hi Everyone
Well I have been home from South Africa for just over a week and thought I had better share some highlights.


 It was all made possible by the inspiring and amazing Cariena Basson (Cariena owns Scrapbook Studio) who had a dream to create an event and take it around South Africa, it was a case of if Cariena builds they will come and they sure did, 300 dedicated scrapbookers hungry to learn new techniques and enjoy 2 full days of creating.
 I am so so lucky that she contacted Adele from The Wholesaler our distributor in South Africa and Andrew from Artdeco Creations to see if they would join with her and help make these five events something that everyone would be excited to attend without knowing anything at all what to expect. Both said YES and I was chosen to represent the Couture Creations brand in South Africa for 3 whole weeks at 5 Two Day Events roadtripping across South Africa



I would like to thank everyone who made my time in South Africa so very special but especially Cariena who I spent 3 weeks in a car road tripping with, her ears will never be the same. We had never met before and I instantly knew I would love her and that we would get along.
Cariena is a very special person and she is surrounded by a very special group of ladies in Kaylene who was came roadtripping most of the way with us,  Kim and Priscilla who joined us in Cape Town, Benoni and Desir√©√© who was there in Cape Town, Lizane and Valencia who joined us in Jeffreys Bay and her fabulous and most patient hubby Marius.


To Jowilna Nolte who I was so blessed to teach with at every event, Jowilna is so extremely talented, South Africa papercrafters are so very lucky to have her teaching weekly at her local stores and then at special events around the country. If you haven't yet taken a class with Jowilna you really must.


Then there is Adele and Ilza who picked me up from Cape Town airport and took me sightseeing before arriving at Drakenstein Lion Park who rescue Lions from Circus's and Zoos from around the world


for a sleepover in a tent surrounded by 32 lions!!!


It was so amazing trying to sleep while lions roared through the night. I was so touched by the lions they have rescued that I couldn't leave with adopting one



I chose Leonidas as his story touched me as did he with all he had been through he was really enjoying his new life.
 The next day we went to the Cheetah Outreach where I got to pat a Cheetah and Grace the Caracal and I even nursed a Meerkat.



Next I have to give a huge Thank you to Dennis and Erin from Celebr8, they didn't know me but offered to pick me up and take me to the Lion Park in Johannesburg.





I seriously cannot stop thinking about the lions. Dennis and Erin took me not only to see Lions but we went walking with them and playing with Lion cubs, not to mention feeding Giraffes.



We taught at 5 two day events so we did work hard but  those 3 very special days will forever be remembered by me as will all the beautiful people I met at each event






You can see more photos from my trip on Facebook or Instagram

I will share my layouts I taught with you all tomorrow



 I am now in Auckland New Zealand at SENZ teaching classes for Warehouse Stationery (there are still places available in my single page layout along with my 2 page travel layout, you can book online HERE or book at the show)







 Happy Creating 
Kerrie



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