Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Princess Bloom project with Adriana

Hi there everyone and welcome back to the Couture Creations blog, today I have created a special project using the cut, foil and emboss dies from the Peaceful Peonies 


I want to showcase how versatile Cut, foil and emboss dies are , I have foiled using the Go Press and Foil machine a few of the Leafy Branch Cut, foil and emboss die CO727416 to create a bloom of beautiful leaves and flowers as hair for my unique Flowers in her hair - Princess Bloom !! 





Firstly I created a background on the Couture Creations Yupo paper
with the Couture Creations Alcohol Inks Bubblegum Pearl Alcohol ink CO727373
using the Alcohol Blend solution CO727337 to spread the colour around the page.





 I then created many leaves with the  Peaceful Peonies 
Leafy Branch Cut, foil and emboss die CO727416
with card stock and 
Gold Heat activated foil
CO725355




Did you know that you can foil on YUPO paper
Once the alcohol inks are dry, I foiled with Pink-Purple Heat activated foil, Using the Peaceful Peonies Spotted Butterfly cut, foil and emboss die CO737415

They foil and cut so beautifully !!!













Adding some Peaceful Peonies Layered trilliums flower CO727383 dies cut from Mirror board














Couture Creations Products:
CO727383 Peaceful Peonies Layered trilliums cutting die
CO727416 Peaceful Peonies Leafy Branch cut , foil and create die
CO727415 Peaceful Peonies spotted Butterfly cut, foil and create die
CO727417 Peaceful Peonies Peony Bouquet cut, foil and create die
 CO726954 Delightful Sentiment DREAM 
CO727388 Peaceful Peonies Leafy Branch mini die
CO727338 Yupo paper A4 - two joined together
CO7275355 Gold Heat activated foil
ULT200021 Caloden card stock
CO727373 Alcohol Inks Bubblegum Pearl Alcohol ink 

Bye for now :) I hope you enjoyed my project 

Take care and stay safe XX

Adriana XX





Thursday, March 19, 2020

March Challenge - ATC's


Adriana here today and  WELCOME BACK to the Couture Creations blog,
is my turn this month for our monthly challenge, I hope you can join in on a bit of crafting fun. For this month the challenge is to create a set of ATC.
What are ATC's ????? 

Artist trading cards or their common known names at (ATCs
is an art project initiated by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann back in 1997. 
Artist trading cards are 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches in size

(64 mm × 89 mm) in size, the same format as modern trading cards or baseball cards.



They are self-made unique works or small series, signed and dated on the reverse 

by the artist, some people even exchange them and collect them 

when people participate at a special event or show. Like retreats, special all day events and
cruises, they act as a memento of their time together. 


I have created a set of ATC's
adding some stamping and with a touch of foiling, of course..




I also have created another set of the same ones 
 with the New collection of papers

using papers - touch of stamping and inking




So I hope you can join in the fun and create a set of three ATC
you can use any papers, ephemera, dies, hot foil stamps and stamps from 
any Couture Creations collections. It's also a great way to 
use of leftovers from your crafting stash.







Thursday, February 27, 2020

Life is Beautiful Layout - Peaceful Peonies

Hi there everyone and welcome back today I have created a layout using the Brand New Peaceful Peonies collection from Couture Creations.


Using dies, 12 x 12 papers from the collection - I created a very quick and easy to do layout - adding some flowers from my craft room stash  I found another box of goodies !! )

Live a Beautiful Life layout by Adriana Bolzon





Step 1 - Gently tear 12 x 12 paper CO727355 roughly half way and then
turn the right hand side of paper to the other reverse side.





Step 2 - Ink the edges on both sides and adhere to a 12 x 12 smooth white card stock.
Using Couture Creations embossing paste - apply through stencil - sprinkle some silver glitter on top and heat through with heat gun.

Randomly stamp over the papers with the Cursive Mini Stamp CO727407 with brown ink pad



Step 3 - Cut several leaves from the Reverses side of Peaceful Peonies paper CO727357 with mini Leafy Branch die CO727388
Cut several Tall Branches Cutting mini die CO727392 and ULT200021 Caloden card stock.

Cover chipboard with Olive Green Essential Pigment ink pad
Pull out Ephemera pieces as shown in photograph.




Step 4 - Add photograph in centre of page and add ephemera pieces as shown.




Step 5- Arrange and glue down chipboard , leaves and flowers.



Step 6 - add butterfly and the words -LOVE YOU - from the Peaceful Peonies ephemera pack.





Couture Creations Products:
CO727355 Peaceful Peonies 12 x 12 Paper sheet 4
CO727357 Peaceful Peonies 12 x 12 Paper sheet 6
CO727364 Peaceful Peonies Ephemera set
CO727392 Peaceful Peonies Tall Branches mini die
CO727388 Peaceful Peonies Leafy Branch mini die
CO727407 Peaceful Peonies Cursive Mini stamp
CO727406 Peaceful Peonies Postcard Mini stamp
ULT200021 Caloden card stock

Bye for now :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX






Thursday, February 6, 2020

Creative Inspiration Live 2020 - Only 2 weeks to go !!!




With just 2 weeks until our Creative Inspiration Live 2020 Event we have a limited number of seats available so if you have been deciding should I?
 Let us tell you YES YOU SHOULD!!!
You will have 2 days of amazing classes with some of the most creative and fabulous tutors in the papercrafting industry.


Jowilna, Cariena, Lucy, Joanne Kerrie and Adriana all bring with them many years of creative knowledge and really know their stuff and even better they are all the loveliest  ladies who love to share their knowledge with everyone along with having loads of fun.

Creative Inspiration Live 2020 will be all about letting your inner creative soar and exploring Alcohol Inks, Ink Pads and Layering like a pro.
Come along, open your minds and let everything in and just enjoy spending a weekend creating and spending time like minded people.

Here is a reminder of what you will receive,
not only will you receive a goody bag + 7 class kits you will also receive this fabulous pack of our latest products that are yours to use over the weekend and YES they are yours to TAKE HOME!!!
One can never have too many fabulous tools ♥


This year we have capped the event to make the classroom smaller in numbers but  bigger in creating with 7 awesome classes over the weekend
We have some of your favourite store owners from stores across Australia this year so you will get to meet and chat with not only our amazing tutors but our fabulous store owners  who will be there helping out in the classes along with the tutors when they aren't teaching. So you will really get a chance to get to know everyone.
A Place to Create
Alice in Paperland
Bella Paperie
Craft Giraffe
Created By You Paper Crafts 
Daisy Chain Scrapbooks
Kingaroy Office Central
Mixed Gypsy Scrapbooking Arts &Crafts
Origami Crafts of Japan
Scrapbook Fantasies
Sensational Crafts
Stampers & Scrapbookers Wonderland
The Crafty Chain
Wrapped in Paper

2 Bluebirds

Don't to forget to support these stores

Are you ready for some sneak peeks at some of what you will be creating over the weekend with Cariena Basson, Jowlina Nolte, Joanne Simons and Lucy Campeanu?
Here they are

 Cariena , lots of techniques using ink pads and some scoring

Jowlina, incorporating Alcohol Inks on your layouts, cards


Joanne the queen of gorgeous layers will show you how you too can layer like a pro


Lucy will be launching her new collection that she has designed at the event, you will be the first in Australia to be getting this collection



plus don't forget the SHOPPING!!!
Our POP UP SHOP will be open all over the weekend with never to be repeated prices that you will only get at the event. These deals will not be available in store at all.


For those of you who have booked please check your emails for what you need to bring
If you are on Facebook join our  Creative Inspiration Live 20202 Event Page where we will share photos and info

We will be sharing lots of photos over the weekend on our Insta Stories so make sure you are following us on Instagram too





We look forward to seeing you at Creative Inspiration Live 2020
Couture Creations Team




    #couturecreationaus     #CreativeInspirationLive2020

Sunday, January 19, 2020

New Adventure layout - Alcohol Ink backrounds

Hi there everyone today I am on the blog with a scrapbooking page and 
the backgrounds are created with the
Couture Creations

I wanted to match a background with the photo of my
little nephew walking around the cliffs of Moana Beach.

I did one a month ago- very similar to this one in my journal book
which I applied two coats of gesso all over my pages before playing and applying the alcohol inks.

The cliffs are so amazing in colour and using the Alcohol Inks
to create the same colours and tones for the background of the photo and extend this colour.....  I hope you like my page ...















I created the background to match the photo - using alcohol inks on YUPO paper



I will have some more projects in the next few weeks using the Alcohol Inks for projects like these....




Couture Creations Products:

CO727310 Espresso Alcohol Ink
CO727313 Ginger Alcohol Ink
CO727366 Teakwood Alcohol Ink
YUPO PAPER

Bye for now :)

Cheers and big hugs