Thursday, June 30, 2016

#secretscrapbookevent Class Layouts

#kerriegurney

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



                             #kerriegurney #secretscrapbookevent #southafrica #couturecreations

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Hello Sunshine | Couture Creations

#kerriegurney #couturecreationsaus #ultimatecrafts

Hi Everyone Kerrie here with a layout created using the
NEW Couture Creations Sea Breeze Collection
I created this layout for a class I taught last month in Brissie and loved it so much I thought I would share it as my blog post for the Couture Creations Blog

I love this photo of Bezzie, Leith and I taken on a stop off in Vanuatu while we were cruising earlier this year





Instructions

1.       Firstly when cutting papers, Keep all barcode strips
2.       From Collecting Shells paper cut a piece 25cm x 25cm from the center, giving a 2.5cm border
3.       Distress the edges of both pieces and then ink the edges
4.       Cut from Adventurous paper the top section to create a swag
5.       Also cut from Adventurous paper 1 x 15cm x 7.5cm, 1 x 16.5cm x 11.5cm and 1 x 12.5cm x 6cm
6.       Cut from Windy Beach paper 1 x 13cm x 11.5cm and 1 x 6cm x 9cm
7.       Lightly and roughly paint the outside edge of border piece, set aside to dry
8.       Paint Embossing folder using Forest Green paint and randomly stamp onto 25cm square piece of Collecting Shells paper along the bottom 3rd section
9.       Using a finer paint brush flick some paint splatter to the top 2/3rds of piece, set aside to dry off
10.   Paint metal charms using Forest Green paint and set aside to dry
11.   Add some water to paint to create more of a wash effect and paint fence die cut, while still damp scrunch the fence to give some character, set aside to dry
12.   Grab barcode strips and tear Collecting Shells strip down to 24.5cm, Cut Windy Beach strip down to 8cm and Adventurous down to 5cm,
13.   Distress the edges of all papers and base cardstock
14.   Ink all the edges using brown ink pad
15.   Using foam mounting tape adhere the border to base cardstock
16.   Use Turbo Glue Pen or Double Sided Tape to adhere center square down inside border, do not place tape or adhesive right to the edge as you want to be able to curl the edges back, giving a more distress and shabby look
17.   Adhere paper swag
18.   Adhere Muslin across the top, then add portions of fence
19.   Layer on Collecting Shells barcode strip
20.   Layer all papers to go under photo, I stapled them together and then adhered them as one piece
21.   Add photo and adhere Wood Veneer title (you can paint it if you like)
22.   Run a line of Turbo Glue on either side of photo cluster and add broken shell pieces
23.   Embellish with netting,  glass vial and ships wheel charm
24.   Add barcode strips to top left and embellish with compass charm and twine

25.   Finish off with a sprinkling of pearls


 Happy Creating