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Friday, November 22, 2013

Couture Creations Christmas Card 2

Red Robin Glittered Christmas Card 

Today I am sharing a sweet little card made with Couture Creations Vintage Christmas paper pad 

Cut out a small A 5 card and trim off one edge with a punch
Emboss Kraft cardstock with Moonlit Berries Wrapped in Joy C0723596
Dry brush with gesso and allow to dry.
Ink with green ink and paint in the berries with a cotton bud and Inka Gold red metallic paint
Adhere to card front. 

Cut Scallop Circle from white cardstock with
and then the reverse of the robin paper from the pack with
fussy cut robin and place over scallop and circle as pictured.
finally apply a red bow along with  
as pictured 

Handy Hint if you love glitter like I do, lastly spray the entire card lightly with a paper 
varnish and sprinkle with white glitter. This is a really great way to hide any mistakes lol.

Happy Crafting & Merry Christmas  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Couture Creations Christmas Layout

Christmas Kids
|By Sue Smyth 

This Christmas layout is a little different using Hot pink, teal and white as a color theme.
Couture Creations Jolly Christmas Paper pack has loads of papers suitable for this 
color theme.
I little trick here is if you do not have a photo to suit these colours, simply
have your Christmas photo printed in Black and White or Sepia as I have done.

Couture Creations Pink Blush pearls sit inside paper flowers nicely

Cut out circles from patterned paper, ink the edges and follow the steps below to
create cute baubles. 

Glittered Chip Letters
Step 1
Ink chipboard alphas with a color of your choice

Step 2
apply Dimensional Magic over the surface of the inked alphas

Step 3
sprinkle with a little white glitter

Step 4 
allow to  dry before affixing to your layout

Snowy Baubles 

Apply White dimensional paint to the tops of baubles.

Sprinkle with white glitter and allow to dry.

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Thanks for stopping by and 
Happy Crafting 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Couture Creations Snow Globe

Christmas Snow Globe 
By Sue Smyth 

Its that time of year again when we like to make small gifts and special cards for those friends and family who have everything. This is a project that I have done many times before and it always 
looks stunning. Using an Acetate sheet, blue cardstock 
and Couture Creations Embossing folders, you can create your 
very own magical snow globe.

This time I have used Couture Creations Embossing folders to create a snowy scence suitable for
any snow globe.

I have used loads of glitter and white cardstock along with a reindeer punch.

Use the template below, print out on an A4 sheet. Cut out the semi circle
from bluish cardstock and emboss w

Brush over with gesso and spray with Dragonfly and Mallard Glimmer mists.

Cut out base from blue cardstock and emboss as well, rub over white gesso and spray with 
glimmer mists. Allow to dry 

Attach both ends, spray with spray adhesive and sprinkle with lots of 
white glitter.

Attach base 1 to base 2 with masking tape.

Use template for globe, and cut on the fold to form the folded globe top. 
Swipe with white
gesso and allow to dry 

Emboss a small circle with Reindeer wipe with gesso and spritz
with glimmer mists.
Highlight the image with Glitzin Glamour, allow to dry.

Hand cut trees and punch out a reindeer to create a
snowy scene. Cut a rough circle of white cardstock, scrunch up, spray with Adhesive and 
sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry.
Glue the trees and deer onto this circle and attach to 
snow globe base. 
Decorate the front with paper snowflakes and Couture Creations rhinestones.
Cut out the embossed message of your choice and ink with blue ink.
Scrunch a bit and glue to front.
Use a white paint pen to apply small flakes around the edge of globe

Add pearlized sequin stars around the edge of globe and white fibres 
around the base.

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Thanks for stopping by and Keep on Creating!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Enjoy the Ride layout and Halloween lumiere

Enjoy the Ride Layout
By Sue Smyth 

This Mixed Media layout is of my middle boy, who definitely has a ride ahead of him. He has so many things going on in his life, and enjoys so much. Which is what I wanted show in the layout, so you can see guitars bikes and balls. The sky will be the limit for him, he is a talented guitarist and a 1st Dan Black belt and good at his grades (when he wants to be)
I can only sit back and watch what he will do lol. 

The first thing to do is make a background that represents the earth and the sky. I did this with a combination of texture paste and  Viva Decor Croco Crackling Colour 000. Both of these will stick your chipboard elements down at the same time. 
I have used a lot of glitter on this layout, something you don't usually think of as boyish, but white glitter always just adds sparkle with out adding colour and so can be quite subdued in a way. I don't like rules anyway, and love to use rhinestones, pearls and glitter on any layout, all of which you will see here on the one layout lol

I have sprayed the background with a mixture of Dylusions and Glimmer mists. The frame I have painted with gesso, allow to dry. Then spritz with Dylusions Teal and Cut Glass, then coat with Dimensional Magic and lightly sprinkle with white glitter. 

The clouds are painted with gesso, allow to dry and coat with dimensional magic, and sprinkle with micro beads. Allow to dry again and paint with gesso again, for a great textured effect.

The ball player silhouette, is sprayed with Melted Chocolate Dylusions, then coated with Dimensional magic, so simple but it looks so glossy and rich. For something different I have use the A moment totally raw !! 

Halloween Lumiere

I found this cute bucket at Kmart, I thought it would make a cute candle project, especially for Halloween.

First scuffed up the bucket with sand paper, then sprayed with orange paint.

Then I sprayed the chipboard elements with black spray paint.

Then glued the elements onto the bucket, to make them work around the curves, I have sprayed the chip with a little water before adhering in place.

Finish with punched out bats, rhinestones and black fibres !!

Chipboard I have used 

and for the Halloween bucket