Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Live, Laugh, Love Double Layout for Ultimate Crafts | Couture Creations

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Hi Everyone, Kerrie here
I love to create embossed backgrounds on my layouts using versamark inkpad and gold embossing powder, especially for my travel layouts as it gives them a rustic well traveled look.
As you all know I love a distress look and I also love to have things not perfect this way you have the freedom to just create and not stress about lining things up.
This selection of photos are from a trip to Tasmania my girls and I took last July, we had the best time just the three of us touring the top end of Tassi.
On this day it was freezing and the wind was fierce,  I actually had two coats on and I was still cold!!! The walk down to the bottom of the falls was windy and so very cold, but we past all these people coming back up in tshirts and I couldn't work out how they could stand the cold, that is until we walked back up!!! It was such a steep walk that we too were stripping off our coats and worked up quite the sweat walking back up.
The walk down and back were so worth it though as Liffey Falls are beautiful.


1.       Using Versamark Ink pad ink up Ooh La La Zephyr Embossing Folder, stamp background using embossing folder on both pieces of Cinnamon Cardstock
2.       Sprinkle with Mirror Gold Embossing Powder, tap off excess powder and heat until all embossing powder is molten and set. This does not have to be perfect as we want a rustic, vintage look. Clean Embossing Folder using warm sopay water or a baby wipe straight away after stamping.
3.       Cut from Obsidian (Black) Cardstock 1 x 9cm x 25.5cm, 1 x 9cm x 27cm, 1 x 3cm x 28.5cm, 1 x 3cm x 27cm, 1 x 2.5cm x 18cm, 1 x 2.5cm 26.5cm pieces
4.       Cut from Golden Baroque pattern paper 1 x 6cm x 27cm, 1 x 6cm x 15.5cm strips
5.       Cut from Chocolate Swirls pattern paper 1 x 15cm x 15cm piece
6.       Cut a 4.5cm piece from Border strip from Ephemera pack, giving two pieces to use.
7.       Emboss both 2.5cm wide strips using Zephyr embossing folder
8.       Create pennants from the 2.5cm x 18cm embossed strip and the 3cm x 28.5cm strip
9.       Distress the edges of all paper and cardstock pieces
10.   Ink all the distressed edges of all pieces of paper and cardstock and also ink the edges of all diecuts, using sponge dauber and brown ink pad.
11.   Layer all pieces onto the embossed base, making sure to match up both sides in the center
12.   Add lace trim to page before main photo on first page
13.   Before layering main photo mat onto base wrap twine around photo mat
14.   Add photos

15.   Finish off with die cut embellishments and a sprinkling of Pearls

here is a closer look at the embossed background

3mm pearls create soft accents

Photo Sizes; 1 x 4x6 landscape, 4 x 3x4 portrait

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Simply Cards + Ultimate Craft Ooh La La Collection

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Hi Everyone
I'm back again, three times in a week amazing I know

I wanted to share with you all some cards I created for
Issue 96 of Australian Simply Cards Magazine 
using Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection
designed by Queenie Yeung

Grab your copy of the magazine for my step by step instructions

Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection
is available in stores in Australia from 14th October and is available internationally NOW

 Happy Creating 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Clean and Simple Layouts featuring Cocoa Vanilla

#kerriegurney #cocoavanilla

Hi everyone
I am back to share some quick layouts I created a few weeks ago while I was away for a weekend of creating with my papercrafting friends
I have used the gorgeous
Cocoa Vanilla
Love Always and Make a Wish

I just love the freshness of these collections and hey they are designed right here in Australia by the very talented Zoe Pearn so you have to support our local Aussie Brands 

my baby girl

the birthday boy hanging out for his birthday cake

and the beautiful and so talented Cariena Basson who I was so blessed to spend 3 weeks road tripping and teaching alongside in South Africa
If you ever get over to South Africa you must visit Cariena's most fabulous store
Scrapbook Studio in Jeffreys Bay
We are actually in another gorgeous South African store in this photo
Scrap Away owned by the lovely Samantha in Bloemfontein

you will notice I haven't even distress my layers as I wanted to keep the clean lines.
Although is the last layout I decided to add some texture after i had completed the page and so added some Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste and Glitter, so then using my fingernail distressed the layers slightly :) 

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Double Page Layouts featuring Celebr8

#kerriegurney #celebr8

For this layout I have used Celebr8's Snap It Collection and some of their Matt Board.
Dennis and Erin the owner of Celebr8 and are the most fabulous couple who took me to the Lion Park. What an amazing day we had and I will never forget either of them or this day.
It is certainly a day I will cherish forever

Can you believe we went walking with lions!!!! amazing
This is Dennis and Erin from Celebr8, for those of you living outside of South Africa now you have a face to put with the brand

I have used Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste mixed with Brown Pigment along with Celebr8's  Halftone Stencil to add texture to the page, but firstly I used my sponge dauber and inked through the stencil to give some layers to my page. I added a sprinkling of tiny Prima Art Stones 
I inked my matt board pieces and then applied some  uncoloured embossing paste to my matt board words and paw prints and then coloured with brown die ink to give colour variation and texture to the matt board.

The bigger boy is Ben and he was just gorgeous and a little naughty, the little fella I didn't even ask his name as i was just so excited to be able to rub his belly even though he scratched and took a nibble on me how could you not love spending time with him.

The Protea Garden | Spier Wine Farm

These photos were taken back in 2012 when I visited South Africa with my Mum for the
SA Scrapbook Convention held by Glenda Viljoen
The Gardens at Spier were so beautiful especially the Protea Garden, my Mum loves Proteas so she was very excited to see some many in bloom
Celebr8's Picture Perfect Collection as you can see is perfect for these photos

I have randomly stamped the background using the script stamp, to do this i pulled the stamp off it's block and stamped using just the stamp pinched in my fingers so as to just stamp a random section of the image.
For the  matt board title I once again added some texture using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste this time mixing it with some spray mist.
I coloured the matt board embellishments using Gold Spray that I mixed myself using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Pigments with water in a misting bottle

Sadly at this stage Celebr8 is not available in Australia but you can purchase all Celebr8 products from Scrapbook Studio or ask your local papercraft store to get Celebr8 in I know Dennis and Erin would love to have stores outside of South Africa stocking their gorgeous collections 

I have loads more Celebr8 goodies to play with so look out for more layouts from me using Celebr8 products

 Happy Creating 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

love is the closest things with have to magic | Stuck?! Sketches September 1


Hi all,
I am back again I cannot believe I have actually blogged three days in a row!!!
I created this layout while I was in NZ for the Craft & Quilt Fairs,  I was demonstrating using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Pastes and Stencils and one of the exhibitors Zyneri had some gorgeous Scrapmatts Stencils and I so love this Brick Pattern it has fast become one of my favourites as it is so versatile
Of course I had to create a layout using the piece of cardstock that I had used to demo the paste and glitter.
I have been wanting to use the Cocoa Vanilla Love Always Collection I have purchased and thought it was perfect with the stenciled bricks throw in a Stuck Sketch and my layout was created and up on my display wall at the show in minutes.
This is what I love about Sketches  

how super cute is this photo of my great niece and nephews

here is a look at the Sketch

Thanks for stopping by
 Happy Creating 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Beautiful Moments and Happy Memories | Stuck?! Sketches September 1


Hi Everyone,

I have once again joined the challenge over on Stuck?! Sketches for a bit of fun

I have used Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings papers, decorative dies and Handmade Paper Poinsettias  along with Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste sprinkling Couture Creations  Be Merry Gold Glitter over the Embossing Paste while it was still wet to add a touch of sparkle to my page.

 here is a look at the sketch 

Products Used
ULT157660 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings, 12x12 Paper Pad 
ULT157685 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Decorative Die, Poinsettia Layer Set
ULT157687 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings Decorative Die,  Be merry Lace Doily
ULT157665 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings, Sm Poinsettias
ULT157665 Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings, Sm Poinsettias

 Happy Creating 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Being Together is the best gift of all | Couture Creations, Ultimate Crafts

#kerriegurney #couturecreationsaus #ultimatecrafts #annagriffin

Hi Everyone Kerrie here with another layout created for the
Artdeco Creations Blog this time I have used the newly released
Ultimate Crafts Season's Greetings collection to create this super quick and easy layout

I love these photos of my baby playing around with her furbaby on Christmas morning way back in 2012 which was a lazy Christmas for me as we only have one tree instead of our Christmas forest.

I have once again used the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste with a sprinkling of Glitter, I so love the look this gives.

A touch of texture and sparkle without overpowering my layout.
You can see my tutorial on how to create this look HERE

I love love love these handmade poinsettia flowers that come in the Season's Greetings collection, they are the perfect embellishment when you are wanting to create a quick layout

I embossed the photo mat piece of cardstock using Season's Greeting Sun Rays Embossing Folder to add some more texture and finished off by adding a sprinkling of 3mm Pearls

Sorry my photos are not very clear I think I may need a new camera as all my photos are starting to have a blur to them.

 I hope you enjoyed my quick layout and that it inspires you to get some past Christmas photos in albums before this Christmas is upon us.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Family Portrait | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone Kerrie here again with another layout for the Artdeco Creations Brands Blog
using their Couture Creations Be Merry Christmas Paper and Ephemera Collection for a non Christmassy layout

I love this selection of selfies my #1 daughter took of her, her partner and their beautiful rescue dog Ollie.

 once again I have used Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste and Pigments, this time I  mixed in some Silver Pigment

I then spread it randomly over the Be Merry Christmas Threads Stencil

I then sprinkled on some Be Merry & Classic Silver GLitter, just a smidge as I didn't want to cover all the Embossing paste

I then Inked up my Wire Stamp from the Ultimate Crafts Background Textures collection and leaving it on the plastic it comes on I randomly stamped it. No block needed
(and yes I have overinked my ink pad, it is extra juicy)

I then created my own spray using Couture Creations Anna Griffin Silver Pigment
Simply add some Pigment Powder to an empty spray bottle and add water.
You can personalise your spray making it as intense or light as you like. I went for a mid way strength.
Give the bottle a shake and then you can either spray it on your titles or use a paint brush to paint it on
Before I coloured my Matt Board title I gave it a light coat of Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso so that the colour didn't soak right in

I painted my on as I love the variegated look you get when using Ultimate Crafts Cardstock.

Finish off with a sprinkling of pearls,  gemstones and I also added a Resin Corner from Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection

and there you have a non Christmassy layout using the Couture Creations  Be Merry Christmas paper

Artdeco Creations Products Used
CO724911 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic 12x12 Paper Pad
CO724913 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Diecut Ephemera Pack
CO724918 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Bouquets, Silver Stamens
CO7249928 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Stencil, Christmas Threads
CO724917 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Glitter
CO724919 Couture Creations Be merry & Classic, Pearls
CO724870 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Embossing Paste, White

CO724871 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Gesso
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Pigments
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Ivory

CO724297 Camden Cottage Flowers

Other Products
Seam Binding Ribbon
Silver Twine
Celebr8 Matt Board, Family Portrait

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 Happy Creating