Monday, July 25, 2016

With Sympathy

So oft times we are creating for celebrations and happy occasions but every now and then a tragedy occurs in our lives or someone we are close to or even just an acquaintance and creating for this is a hard thing to do. But I know when I am creating for such an occasion it is done with love and fond memories and along the way it help me heal even if it is just a small amount. I have had such an occasion recently that a friend was suddenly taken from this world to share eternity with the Angels. 
So to honor him, I have made this card for his beloved wife. 

To create this card I first cut an 8x6" card base and an slightly smaller green mat and then another white mat from Ulitmate Craft Cardstock 

On the white mat I spritzed some matching green spritz and the Using the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Botanical Damask Stencil I added some texture paste 

Whilst the texture paste was wet and prior to taking the stencil off I sprinkles some Couture Creations Superfine Irridescent glitter over the top. I then helped it dry with a Couture Creations Heat Tool.

After drying I then added some Couture Creations Flowers and some Lace from the Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane Collection. 
Then using the Couture Creations Its a Beautiful Life Flitterby and Flowersigh die I cut some leaves to place behind my flowers 

Then with the Couture Creations Its A Beautiful Life Fluttershy Die I cut a die cut from Couture Creations Glitter Paper and Ultimate Craft snow white and spritzed to match. Then added Fluttershy to the cluster of Couture Creations Flowers

I added Fluttershys body using Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones, then I added some random bling around my cluster along with some sequin. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Under the sea

Hi Everyone 
I am absolutely delighted to once again be the Special Projects Designer for the ArtDeco Creative Team.  I love this company and would not know what to do with myself if I was not designing with their gorgeous products. Sea Breeze.... I love this range as it is so versatile in the fact that I can make beachy layouts with it or nautical cards to under the sea creations. 
I have done an under the sea card for my first blog post for this term.

I started this card by embossing some metal shim with the Couture Creations Sea Breeze Collecting Shells embossing folder. 

Then with some Blue and Green Spritz I added colour to the shim drying with a Couture Creations Heat Tool.while drying add some glitter for added sparkle 

then I cut some matching cardstock Coral from the Couture Creations Sea Breeze Seahorse and Coral Die, adding them to the side of my card making a bush of seaweed.

I added some shells and shell pieces and built my cluster up to the desired shape.

I then cut a Seahorse from the same die set out of Couture Creations Glitter paper white and added to the front of my card 

Then I cut from white card stock a banner from the Couture Creations Sea Breeze Tied Anchor and Banner die set. I stamped the die cut with a greeting and placed it among my seaweed.

I hope you like the effect of the metal shim behind my under the sea scene. 

Tracey Cooley 

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