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Friday, August 16, 2013

Just Us Layout

Just Us Layout 
By Sue Smyth

Today I will share my latest layout for Couture Creations. To create the mixed media background, I have embossed 3 panels of white cardstock. Then trimmed them to fit my 12 x 12 panel. Adhere to the blue cardstock background and roughly brush over with gesso, and crackle medium. Once dry, spray with glimmermists randomly.

To cover the Tattered Lace panels, spray with spray adhesive, and then coat with brown glitter. Allow to dry and attach to layout, then place photos over the top.

I have cut out the Bird house in cardstock and embossed with Gold embossing powder for shine.

I have added lots of fibre and beaded trim, if your trim is not the right colour, spray with Glimmer mist to match the layout background.

Couture Creations Materials 
Embossing Folders Super Fancy That, Courtship, Celebrate.
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Viva Birdcage
Couture Creations Fantasia Doily dies Tattered Lace

Other Materials 
Tim Holtz Crackle medium
Imaginarium Designs Alpha chipboard
Marmalade & Turquoise Glimmer Mist
metal trinkets
fibres and beaded trim
Pearl strip
Brown Glitter
Masking tape
Graphic 45 a place in time paper 
Gold embossing powder

A2 Celebrate - CO7232835 x 7" Embossing Folders – Super Fancy That

Thanks for joining me and I hope you are inspired to try the mixed media background.