Sunday, December 22, 2019

Spread your WINGS - Art journal page

Hi there everyone today I have another art journal page I created the 
backgrounds and my Butterfly with the amazing and wonderful 
Couture Creations Alcohol Inks 

This is my last project for this year - I just wanted to say a massive thank you to all who follow me and support me, thank you for all your love and comments

I need to have a few weeks off to recharge and refresh - and at this time of the year is really important to spend time with our loved ones for Christmas and New Year.
I hope you get to play or create in your free time as well....and enjoy your the festivities with your family and friends ...

This my butterfly which I hand drawn with a paint brush and with the Couture Creations  Alcohol Inks 

The leaves were created on YUPO ADHESIVE PAPER
coloured with using Couture Creations Alcohol Inks 


Here is the complete double page 

Couture Creations Products:
CO727299 Aqua Alcohol Ink
CO727310 Espresso Alcohol Ink
CO727302 Bottle Alcohol Ink
CO727321 Pistachio Alcohol Ink
CO727331 Slate Alcohol Ink
CO727318 Mushroom Alcohol Ink
CO727315 Lemonade Alcohol Ink
CO727341 Yupo A4 Adhesive paper

CO7277337 Alcohol Blending Solutions 

Bye for now :) I will be back here again in January 2020 ....

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2020

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Journal Page - Couture Creations Alcohol Inks background

Hi there everyone today I am on the blog with a journal scrapbooking page
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.

The cliffs are so amazing in colour and using the Alcohol Inks
to create the same colours and tones for the background.

Couture Creations Products:
CO727310 Espresso Alcohol Ink
CO727313 Ginger Alcohol Ink
CO727366 Teakwood Alcohol Ink
CO7277337 Alcohol Blending Solutions 

Bye for now :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX

Monday, December 16, 2019

Introducing the Precision Stamp Press - Couture Creations

Hi there everyone and welcome back today I am super excited to share with you all a video of my "On Your Special Day" card using the new stamping tool 
from Couture Creations teamed up with the NEW 

Couture Creations Precision Stamping Press

and together with

 Brand New Peaceful Peonies collection - in particular the  
Peaceful Peony Stamp & Die Set CO727421

Full tutorial and step by step instructions on how to create my card and how tutorial on how the Precision Stamping Press is so easy to use - is the video link below:


On Your Special Day


Peaceful Peony Stamp & Die Set CO727421

Couture Creations Products:
CO727351 Peaceful Peonies Paper Pad 6.5 x 6.5
CO727421 Peaceful Peonies Stamp & Die set 

Bye for now :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX

Friday, December 13, 2019

Amazing layout with Couture Creations 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, papers from the collection - with the sketch I turned it around once to the left - just for something different.

The layout is of a recent photo from my travel to Venice this year.. it was amazing !

Here is the sketch created by Jowilna and as I mentioned it
I turned it on its side. 
For More details and the inspiration Please click HERE

Until next time - have fun with this sketch and show us what you come up with using your favourite Couture Creations Products. 
Tag us on social media:  HERE

Take a look what the other talented design team members came up with using the same sketch- on the couture Creations blog HERE. And remember you can apply sketches to cards, layouts and mixed media projects. We would love to see how you interpret the sketch...

Couture Creations Products:
CO727358 Peaceful Peonies 12 x 12 Paper sheet 7
CO727364 Peaceful Peonies Ephemera set
CO727383 Peaceful Peonies Layered trilliums die (3 piece set)
CO727392 Peaceful Peonies Tall Branches mini die
CO727399 Peaceful Peonies Bouquet Border Mini stamp
CO727407 Peaceful Peonies Cursive Mini stamp
CO726965 Delightful sentiments "Amazing" Cut, foil and emboss die

Bye for now :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX

Best Wishes 3D decoupage cards with Adriana

Hello there everyone, welcome back 
today is just a quick blog post showcasing some more cards created with the new release of 3D decoupage sheets SUNBURNT COUNTRY COLLECTION also adding some of the collection of papers, dies and some cut, foil & emboss sentiments all available now from
Couture Creations 

How cute are these Kookaburras, very cute indeed ! LOL :)
Here are my BEST WISHES Cards all created with Couture Creations products.

The framed circle is created with the Modern Essential Cut , foil and emboss die and Card Deco Pigment Olive Green ink pad. So instead of foiling I just inked the die with pigment ink and placed it in my die cutting machine. No foiling but such a beautiful embossed and inked framed element.

The layer decoupage kookaburra is so cute :)

Using the Modern Essential cut foil & emboss CO726465 Nesting Lacey Frames dies but I didn't foil this die, I just inked the whole die with green pigment ink and placed it through my die cutting machine. Super easy!!

The 3D decoupage sheet that I have created my two cards is the

Adding some sections from the papers 
CO727289 Sunburnt country 12 x 12 -  Sheet 11
CO727284 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 - Sheet 6
CO727280 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 - Sheet 2
CO727288 Sunburnt Country 12x 12 - Sheet 3

with some of the mini dies from Sunburnt Country Collection
CO727221 Sunburnt Country Eucalyptus branch mini die
CO727227 Sunburnt Country Acacia Branch mini die
CO727233 Sunburnt Country Fenced In mini die

both cards have the word sentiment from the
Dazzlia "BEST WISHES". CO726716 

I have a video that I created with the same cut foil and emboss dies but with different cards but the process is the same - 


Couture Creations Products:

CO727185 Kookaburra Sunburnt Country A4 decoupage sheet 
CO727289 Sunburnt country 12 x 12 -  Sheet 11
CO727284 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 - Sheet 6
CO727280 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 - Sheet 2
CO727288 Sunburnt Country 12x 12 - Sheet 3
CO727221 Sunburnt Country Eucalyptus branch mini die
CO727227 Sunburnt Country Acacia Branch mini die
CO727233 Sunburnt Country Fenced In mini die
CO726716 Dazzlia "BEST WISHES" cut foil and emboss die 

Bye for now :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Beltana Station - Outback - South Australia

Hello there everyone and welcome back,
Today I am sharing another page layout showcasing some of the new releases papers from Couture Creations, the fabulous

This collection has 12 x 12 papers, small paper pads, dies, stamps and decoupage sheets and coaster-board and chipboards.

This layout depicts the a scene at Beltana Station near the Flinders Ranges in the country of South Australia

My Darling Daughter took this photo when she went to school camp and
the landscape is very red and very much dry dirt everywhere.
I think the papers are very fitting for this collection and the additional elements of dies cutting and coaster board is just perfect for the photograph.

The flowers  were cut from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad of the 
Sunburnt Country Collection 

Slightly inked the coaster boards around the edges 

Couture Creations Products:
CO727285 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 Paper Sheet 7
CO727290 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 paper Sheet 12
CO727284 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 paper Sheet 6
CO727240 Barbed Wire coaster board
CO727254 Country Windmill Coasterboard
CO727214 Australia mini die
CO727226 Butterfly Mini die
CO727222 Kookaburra mini die
CDEIPL018 Card Deco Olive Green Ink 
CDEIPU028 Brown Dye ink 

Happy Crafting :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sydney Road Trip - Sunburnt Country Collection

Hello there everyone and welcome back,
Today I am sharing another page layout showcasing some of the new release from Couture Creations, the

This collection has 12 x 12 papers, small paper pads, dies, stamps and decoupage sheets and coaster-board.

I love travelling around the world, visiting so many beautiful places but I also think we have some amazing places here in Australia. A few years ago we were able to go to Sydney in January and staying there on Australia Day January 26th.  The day was amazing as the Sydney Harbour was in party mood.  This picture was taken over the other side of Opera House and
a few airforce planes were flying over to make the celebrations of Australia Day.

The layout is created with some of papers and a few mini dies and added some coaster boards from this collection - again I am trying so hard not to make these pages lumpy and bumpy as this page will go into an album.
The technique I have featured here is using leftover die cuts as a stencil.
Be sure to go the end of this blog post to see my short video on this technique.

Using the reverse side of paper CO727289 from the Sunburnt Country Collection
I love all the Aussie language script on this paper eg G'day, Strewth, Howzat!!
Together with a script of reverse side of CO727284 paper

Distressed each side of the papers 
and adding some ink colour with Card Deco CDEIPU028 Brown Dye ink 

The technique featured in my video is of the Eucalyptus Leaves scattered around the framed photo, this fabulous technique using the leftovers from the die cutting of the mini die CO727221 Eucalyptus, with Card Deco Essential Olive Green Pigment Ink CDEIPL018.

I then fuzzy cut the bird from the 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad and added some more die cutting elements from the collection
CO727227 Acacia Mini Branch Die
CO727221 Eucalyptus Mini Die
CO727233 Fenced in Mini Die

I then stamped and heat embossed the mini stamp
CO727201 Warratah Mini stamp - coloured it in with watercolour pencils
and added to the page 

ROAD TRIP Mini die CO727210

Then adding the final touch on the page
Coasterboard CO727241 Wonders Coaster Board set of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House - just perfect for this page.
The word "New South Wales" from the cities sentiments collection of coaster board CO727271, these were slightly inked on the sides with brown ink colour.

Couture Creations Products:


CO727284 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 Paper Sheet 6
CO727289 Sunburnt Country 12 x 12 paper Sheet 11
CO727201 Warratah Mini stamp
CO727271 New South Wales sentiments Coaster board 
CO727241 Wonders coaster board 
CDEIPL018 Card Deco Olive Green Ink 
CDEIPU028 Brown Dye ink 

Happy Crafting :)

Cheers and big hugs

Adriana XX