Monday, February 2, 2015

Paris in Autumn

Hi there everyone, today and I am sharing 
a my layout using only just - ONE diecut from the Couture Creations.
The brand new release diecut collection called
"Everyday Essentials" and the only one die I used for my layout is
the "AUTUMN LEAF"   C0724112

Here is my layout......"PARIS in Autumn"

and here is my step-by-step on how to create
the background and flower ..... using yes!!, just ....ONE little die....

"AUTUMN LEAF"   C0724112

First to create the unique leaf Flower...
1. Cut various coloured cardstock with the Autumn Leaf Die
(I used Core'dinations cardstock)

HINT: do not throw away the cut out pieces of the
cardstock, save these for later on.

2. Sand the edges with  couture creation sanding block and then
ink edges with Couture Creations Sponge Dabbers 

3. Cut a circle out of cardstock and place three leaf diecuts around the outside edge.

4. Layer a second layer of Autumn Leaf diecut, this time
placing foam dots under each leaf.

5. With the fabulous Craft tool, Couture Creations LED Tweezers 
place some Couture Creations Gemstones  C0721994
in the centre of the flower.

6. Add some Autumn leaf diecuts around the flower and
apply some Gltizing Glamour Glitter Glue - Pink.

7. Now with these off cuts from cutting the diecuts, we are going to
use these as stencils for the background.

8. Using the Couture Creations Sponge Dabbers  and inkpad
gently ink around your layout creating a field of leaves background effect.

9. Adhere your photo and also more leaf diecuts around the edges of your photo.

10. Adhere your finished Autumn Leaf flower.

I used an Imaginairum Designs Chipboard word - PARIS
inked and added some glossy accents on it.

Paris in Autumn -
 I was very lucky to be able to go to Paris last year - 
I was expecting the weather to be very cold, cloudy and raining, 
no leaves on trees. 
We visited this beautiful city at the end of September/October. 
To our surprise we had glorious, sunny days, 
so the photo in my layout is actually a Postcard which I purchased in Paris.

Photographed from the Pont Alexander III looking over the Siene
with the Effiel Tower in the background. Gorgeous memories :)

Thanks for looking, 'til next time. 

All Couture Creation products 
Everyday Essential - Autumn Die C0724112
Gemstones  C0721994
Sponge Dabbers C0723623

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Lizzy Hill said...

LOL...that is so funny you using this photo for your LO when you were there!!!! The sun ALWAYS shines in Paris, as far as I'm concerned. it's just the clouds get in the way sometimes. Hey! How's that for a Life Philosophy? I guess someone's already said it, but it sounded pretty good, eh??!!! your page. Of course! And the stenciling of the leaves....MAGICAL. Clever indeedy!!!

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

Awesome tutorial, Adriana! That's one beautiful page about Paris. I love that autumn leaf die too! Paris is always a good idea, I'm sure you had a great time there :)

Lizzyc said...

That sure is a wonderful leaf die and you have used it to the max! love the idea of stencilling using the negative.. and clever way to make a flower too!

Di Garling said...

Wow wow wow. How good do those leaves look. Amazing creativity using them like this. Brilliant Adriana. Love it.

Amanda Baldwin said...

Gorgeous Adriana & such a clever idea to use ur 'scraps' as a stencil! ♡ said...

Such a gorgeous LO, Adriana!! Love how you combined the stenciled and die cut leaves!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow...I really so love how you did this came out so beautifully and is a very clever and creative page! Love this one Adriana! ;-)

Jody said...

Vraiment superbe, j'aime beaucoup tes feuilles d'automne.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh my!! The background is stunning Adriana!! Looooveeee this page. Using the leftovers from the diecuts as a stencil is brilliant and soooo effective!!! Adore this page!! ox