Monday, September 15, 2014

Creative Inspiration Magazine | Christmas Issue


Couture Creations 
Creative Inspiration Magazine
Issue 5
Christmas 2014 Issue
Available NOW

This issue not only has all the Christmas releases from Couture Creations, but also Craft Concepts and Ultimate Crafts ..that is NINE NEW CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS!!!

here is a closer look at my projects in this issue

all products used on my projects are listed in the magazine

you can see the tutorial for the layout on the front cover HERE

View this issue of the Magazine and previous issues online click HERE

or pick up your FREE copy from your local papercraft store

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 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Memories Captured


Hi everyone,
It is my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again.
My layout features a very rare photo of Miss T with both our fur babies.
(As you can see by Toby's face he is not a huge fan of Cadbury and Cadbury is quite scared of Toby) So when Miss T had both of them together with her I just had to take a photo to capture the moment forever.
  I wanted a simple no fuss layout but still with a bit of texture and colour.
To start I misted the cream base cardstock lightly with two different blue mists, allowing some splotches for extra colour.

next I die cut 2 x Art Deco Lace Frame using the Quick Release Die Paper 

See how easily the cardstock lifts off when you use the Quick Release Die Paper

I then cut the border of both die cuts, as you can see it changed the look of the die

Next I embossed a strip of Core'dinations cardstock using  Christmas Vineyard Embossing Folder from the NEW Christmas Collection (this is such a versitile embossing folder perfect for any occasion)

Next lightly sand the embossed strip to reveal the core colour. Then distress all the edges of the cardstock and patterned paper to create some texture to the page.

I layered the photo using foam tape onto the Fancy Frame die cut before adhering to page

I used the pieces that pop out of the Art Deco Lace Frame as accents, along with some gemstones

I nice simple layout created in 30 minutes, but still with some texture. 

 Happy Creating 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Guest Artist | Craft & Quilt Fair Brisbane

#kerriegurney | #craftandquiltfair

I am so very honored to asked to be the 
Guest Papercraft Artist 
at the 
Craft & Quilt Fair
8 - 12 October 2014

I will be there each day in my very own booth creating and  introducing new crafters to papercrafting as well as sharing tips and techniques to those of you who love papercrafting

Please come along and say hello if you are at the show
(it is my birthday month so feel free to bring coffee :) )

I am doing two Make & Take Classes each day
each Make &Take Kit is only $5 and you will create a quick card or layout
using some fun techniques.
I have five different Make & Takes and will do a different one each day.

See you at the show

 Happy Creating 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Couture Creations Decorative Shabby Chic Frames


But the off white colour doesn't always match my layouts

I wanted to share with you how with a tin of spray paint you can change the look of the frames, for this frame Silver so it matches Miss T's room

Bring your layouts out of your albums and on display in your home

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Let's Take a Selfie


Hi it's Kerrie and it's my day on the Couture Creations Blog today
My daughter Taylah is queen of the selfies and when her little second cousin Willow came to visit what does she but teach little Willow how to take selfies ...this one was my favourite

 To start off I created some masks using the Moulin Rouge Ornamental Lace Die and Acetate

To die cut acetate I highly recommend using the Metal Adapter Plate

I die cut 3 x Moulin Rouge in acetate and cut one in half

I then placed all the masks on a piece of white cardstock
and sprayed with a shimmery mist.

remove the masks and you are left with a lovely background

I  used the NEW Couture Creations  Craft Mat under my work 

and as you can see the mist beads on the mat, I wiped it clean using a piece of paper towel. It is so easy to clean up after yourself with one of these mats. They are also heat resistant so great when working with a heat tool too.

I embossed the patterned paper to add some texture to my page, I just love this Retro Flower Embossing Folder

I also ran a metal frame through the embossing folder

and then sanded it back to reveal the silver metal

 I die cut 1 x Chandeliers border die from green patterned paper and 1 x Simplicity border die from silver Glittersilk cardstock, this i cut in half and only used a portion of it tucked under my photo mat.

I die cut 2 x Aurora Vine from Silver Glittersilk  cardstock and cut them in half using the top halves tucked in under the main flowers. Sprinkle a few pearls

I die cut 1 x Splendour ornamental lace die from white cardstock and cut it in half and tucked it under my photo

Other Products Used
Core'dinations Foundations Cardstock, White
Core'dinations Glittersilk Cardstock, Silver
Imaginisce Patterned Papers
Maya Road Trim and Fabric Flowers
Paper Flowers
Making Memories Metal Frame
Selfie Chipboard (unknown)
Lindy's Stamp Gang Mist

Don't forget to visit the Couture Creations Blog for more inspiring projects from the Couture Creations Design Team and also you can follow Couture Creations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

 Happy Creating