Sunday, March 3, 2013

Couture Creations DT - ROUND 2

Hi there everyone,
Well I have some exciting news to share, 
 I got a call back for round 2 of the Couture Creations Design Team!  HIPPEE  !!!!! So for this blog post I have to create a project using Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Diecuts along with Core Color Core’dinations cardstock. 
Also I have to include a step-by-step instructions with photographs on creating this project.
At first, I didn’t know if I wanted to create a card or a layout, but I decided on a layout.
Here is my layout “BEAUTY”

DIECUTS: Moments in Time C0723434 & Fresh Flower CO723422

EMBOSSING FOLDER: Drifting Endless

Core Color Core’dinations cardstock:
Brownie CD040-12,
Teadye GX190011,
Cream & Suger C03012
Black Magic Hypnotic GX-BM210 X 2
Green GX192011
Kaisercraft Clear stamp Rocks CS875
Black, Brown Memento stamp pad
White, Brown, Black & Gold Ranger Dapper paints
Distress tool
Sand paper and block

Sunflower sparkle Perfect Pearls Mist
Ranger Glossy accents
Imaginarium Design chipboard low case and high case alphas
Manual diecut & embossing machine.
Doubled sided Tape, Glue, foam tape.

This summer it has been quite warm and my garden seems to attract beautiful Monarch Butterflies, during January I saw one nearly everyday. So one day I had my camera ready and took a few photos of this beautiful creature. Don’t you think it is beautiful????
Now for my step-by-step tutorial instructions for creating this layout.
1.    Trim Brownie Core Color Core’dinations cardstock 28 cm x 28 cm, distress edges with distress tool and ink edges. Adhere in center of Black Cardstock.

2.   Cut 2 pieces of Cream & Sugar cardstock 17.5 cm x 12.5 cm, insert in embossing folder, place through manual embossing machine. Lightly sand raised embossing area with sandpaper and block, to reveal embossed design. 

Distress & ink edges and place on top of each other, position on layout as shown. 

  Mount photo on Black Magic cardstock with a little border around photo, lightly sand and distress edges, mount this on Tea Dye cardstock also with a little border, distress and ink edges.

Stamp Kaisercraft clear stamp and Black stamp pad in centre of page, around embossed cardstock. Position mounted photo as shown. 

4.   Cut 3 Couture Creation Moments in time flourish Die cut with Green cardstock, adhere to page, as shown.

5.   Apply white dabber paint to flowers, leave to dry, once dry, Spray Sunflower Sparkle Mist over flowers, leave to dry.

6.   Arrange & adhere flowers in a cluster with other smaller flowers, along side the photo. Glue butterflies as shown. Cut 3 Couture Creations Fresh Flower die cut, with Green Cardstock adhere on to page as shown.

7.   Add journaling on bottom right hand side of page.

8.   Paint alpha chipboards with brown, black & gold paint, leave to dry and then apply a coat of glossy accents, leave to dry. Glue alphas to page above photo.

So, this comes to the end of my Audtion Blog Post for Couture Creations, hope they like my Audition. Wish me luck !!!!  Fingers crossed !!!!  :)
Good Luck to everyone as well :)

Journalling reads
"Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder......This butterfly visited my garden in Jan 2013"

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Thanks for looking, please do leave a comment below
I do love to read them..... Cheers Adriana :)
Have a great day :)


Tracey said...

Your gorgeous photo is framed perfectly with the pretty flower cluster. Love the embossing, great exciting round 2, good luck!!!

Joey said...

Oh my Adriana you work blows me away. So beautiful! Good luck with the call!

Keren Tamir said...

So stunning Adriana!! Congrats and I hope you make it all the way!!!

Billie-Jean Beveridge said...

Good Luck!!! Your page is super beautiful!!! Love the colours, photo and how you have tied it all together :)

Cathy McGrath said...

Fingers crossed...hope they pick you! A beautiful layout and excellent instructions in your tutorial. Love the textures and the gorgeous butterfly image.

Sandrine Dawes said...

Hi Adriana, good luck!!! You totally rock your assignment, love love your tutorial!!!! Amazing work as usual ;) Take care, Sandrine

Lizzy Hill said...

good on you! Well done:):) And this is a fabbo 'how to'....shows off that beautiful butterfly sooo well:):):)

Heather Jacob said...

wow Adriana this is glorious and thanks for the fabulous tut xoxoxo

Janice Nicholls said...

Gorgeous layout as your step by step and the gorgeous photo.
I have given you a Blog Award, pop over to my blog to find out more. x
Enjoy your week. :)

Heather McMahon said...

This is gorgeous Adriana! Love the step-by-step. It's very easy to follow. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you - you'd be fantastic in this role!

Lastochka said...

Good news!!! And amazing project!

Lizzyc said...

Absolutely gorgeous Layout! and love the step by step!! Good luck with your DT application.. you will be wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Adriana this is stunning, love your step by steps, thank you ...not too long to wait :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Well done Adriana!!! This is fantastic! Yay!!! :D

Denise van Deventer said...

Super layout...really love this one! Love the mix of the different techniques and the colouring...really beautiful! ;-)

Lesa said...

Lovely layout Adriana, best of luck

Tracey Cooley said...

great work Adriana, love your flower technique

Dana Tatar said...

Gorgeous page Adriana! I'm going to have to pick up the floral dies! I love your flower cluster and the beautiful color palette. Good luck!

Ella Swan said...

Wonderful job Adriana!! I sure hope you don't have to do a tutorial each and every month if you get the job as I know how time-consuming they are - but you did a great photo tut and your page is wonderful as always!! Those die-cuts look super too!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning! Wow! So happy to work with you again! Congrats on making the team!