Friday, January 31, 2014

COUTURE CREATIONS 2014 DESIGN TEAM CALL!

 





Do you love creating with Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies?

Do you love creating fun and innovative projects?

Do you have an active blog?

Are you active on Social Media?

Do you take fabulous photographs and write great steps by step instructions?


If you said YES to all of the above we would love you to apply join our 2014 Design Team …we are looking for a new Design Team to represent our brand with fabulous projects that make Couture Creations products the star of the show.

If you think you have what we are looking for then please apply.


If you are successful your commitment to our Design Team will be for 12 months and will run from April 2014 through to March 2015.

Benefits to you for being on our team include
  • Receive a generous starter kit filled with Couture Creations products including tools and adhesives.
  • Receive Couture Creations new releases before they are released
  • Product from other companies that we will be partnering with throughout the year.
  • Exposure on our blog and through our International Distributors.
  • Exposure in our Creative Inspiration Magazine (this is our FREE Magazine that goes to all stores stocking our products internationally and is also available online)
  • Have your projects displayed at Craft Shows including CHA
  • Possible Teaching opportunities.

 

What we require from you;
 
A  full12 month  commitment with
  • 2 posts per month posted on our blog with step by step instructions, product list and photos. These can be  Layouts, Cards, Mini Albums, Off the Page or Home D├ęcor projects, you can mix it up or do what you are most comfortable doing.
  • 2 Projects with products list and step by steps for our Creative Inspiration Magazine, these will need to be posted to us to be professionally photographed.
  • Take part in Blog Hops with our partnering companies.
  • In the lead up to CHA we will ask for extra projects for display on our stand at CHA.

How do you apply?

email kerrie@artdecocreations.com.au by Friday 14th February 2014 including the following;


* Full contact information (name, address, contact number, email address, web/blog address)
* Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you think are your design strengths
* Tell us why you would enjoy being part of our design team
* Let us know if you have been in or are now in any other design teams.
* On your blog, create a post including a minimum of 4 projects that you have created using Couture Creations products, they do not have to be new projects, we will also be looking at your photography skills as well as  tutorials on your blog.

Title the post “Couture Creations 2014 Design Team Audition”
(You must have an online presence to audition for our design team)

 
We ask that our designers have dedication to our brand and would like applicants that are serving on no more than 3 design teams and on no design teams that have similar products to us.

Depending on how many entrants we have we may also introduce a final round, but entrants from this first round will be chosen by the 14th Feb 2014 and notified via email.
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This call is open internationally to anyone in a country we distribute to; you can view our Distributors online via www.couturecreations.com.au. 

We will announce our 2014 Design Team on 28th Feb

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mixed Media

Hey friends!

Well we are almost at the end of summer holidays here in Australia.  I wish we had just a couple more weeks.  I truly love having the kids home and having no routine.  We have had a great time off together but they are now all ready to go back to school.  Bags are packed and supplies are sorted just ready for next week.

Over the holidays I have had a chance to have a bit of a play with some mixed media on my layouts.  I found it a lot of fun using inks and texture paste along with some stamping and mists.  Here is my page.

 
 
Still takes a little while to get used to.  I kind of feel like my background papers are dirty and marked.  Just a bit different to my clean lines kind of scraping.  I really enjoyed it tho and then got my hands dirty again with a canvas.
 
I have used the really pretty Enchanted papers from Kaiser and also a Julie Nutting doll stamp.  She was lots of fun to create.  I paper pieced her dress and shows and then coloured the rest.  Here is a close up of my doll.
 
 
 

And a little close up of the embellishment cluster

 
 
Thanks for popping by.  Take care.
 



Friday, January 17, 2014

Baby Girl Layout

Hello and Happy New Year!!

I hope this post finds you all refreshed and ready for another fun filled year!

Today I have a layout to share with you with lots of Couture goodness.



There is new release dies and embossing folders on this page, so let me share.

First is the amazing Look Into My Window Die from the new Secret Treasures Collection.  This is great not only for your layouts but also makes the most stunning cards.  Here is a close up of how I have used it on my page.

 
This is what the frame looks like after it has been run through your die cutting machine
 
 
By cutting off the bottom part and layering  it with some foam tape I was able to create the window sill.  I then slid one side under my photo and popped my little girl embellishment behind the window. 
 
Using the new doily die Lotus Filet from the Madeline Collection I cut two out of my patterned paper and tucked them under my layout.  To add a little bit of extra interest I used the end of my doily to create a curtain effect on my window frame.  I have also inked around the edges.
 
Here is another couple of close up shots
 
 
I have tucked under my photo one of the new embossing folders from the Harmony Collection - Project Journal Cards.  This folder is FANTASTIC!  Not only does it give you somewhere to journal but the top part of the folder has dates and months of the year. 
 
 


Also in the Secret Treasures collection is some awesome ornate shape dies.  The one I have used here is the Ornate Rectangle die.  I love to cut these shapes in half and just tuck them under.  It gives your layout a great layered effect.  I have used this die at the top of the page to sit my banners and butterfly on and also just near the lacy doily die.  This looks particularly good when using Co-ordinations cardstock and sanding back to show the border around the frame.
 
And finally just to add a bit of extra interest and create some more layers I used my nesting circles dies and made a couple of circle frames and just tucked them under too.
 
 
I have had so much fun playing with some of these new goodies.  Thanks so much for letting me share.
 
Until next time
 




Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pion Papers

Helloooooo!

Thanks for popping by.  Just before Christmas I popped into my local scrap shop and picked up the new papers from Pion Designs.  Victorian Gardens it is called.  I have always admired Pion papers but don't very often do much with them as they just seem to pretty to cut up.  I fell in love with the soft blues and creams in this collection.  It also had some pink in as well (and we all know how much I love pink :))  Anyways, this is what I came up with.

 
I did a little masking with some soft ink and also used the Kaiser background stamp for a bit of extra interest as well.

Something else I tried was using two smaller pics as a bit of an extra embellishment toward the bottom of my page.

I was really happy with how this turned out and now looking forward to doing something with the other papers in the pink tones.

Until next time

Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas Layout

Hello friends!

I hope this post finds you all well and happy after what has been no doubt a busy Christmas and New Year Season.  Merry Christmas to you all and I hope you all have had a wonderful start to the new year.

My Christmas was very quiet as was my New Year which has left me some time to get lots of scrapping done.

I have now finished all my projects for CHA and have had a bit of time just for me.

Here is a Christmas layout I have completed. Yep the photo is from Christmas a few years ago.  I'm still so far behind! 



 
I have used one of the Kaisercraft Christmas papers for this layout along with the collectables.  I love the bright colours of this also with a touch of blue thrown in too.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Until next time