Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Couture Creations Design Team Audition 2014

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Well my time on the Couture Creations is fast coming to an end.  I have had  a wonderful time on this team and absolutely love their products that when the call went out for the new DT for 2014 I had to put my hand up for another go.

Here are my projects that I am submitting.

I decided to go with 2 cards and 2 layouts.

For my first card I have used some distressed ink and the Powder Puff embossing folder.   Teamed it with a doily die and my heart nesting dies and then finished with my sentiment and a blossom.  Added some Glitzing Glamour for some sparkle.

I love how this turned out with the soft pastel colours.

My second card I stuck with the soft pastel colours again.  This time I used some Co-ordinations cardstock and a couple of my favourite Couture embossing folders.
I then used one of my favourite doily dies  and the beautiful butterfly die.  This is another favourite :)  Added my sentiment and a blossom in the middle of the butterfly.  I did cheat a little on this card and instead of hand stitching all around my squares, I faux stitched with a white gel pen and my trusty paper piercer.


I love love love how this layout turned out!  I used a variety of Couture doily dies and cut my photo in to a circle using my circle nesting dies, instead of the usual shape photo.  I placed a heap of flowers around the page and then tucked in a few black flourishes for to make my page "pop".  I have again used the butterfly die and added some gemstones to the middle.  This time I decided to hand stitch around my page and also up through the middle of my banners.  A bit of texture paste and some stamping for a little extra interest and my page was done.

 This last layout is definitely a little different for me!  So bright and cheery.  I have used the chevron embossing folder on some pattern paper and sanded it back to show the white underneath.  Using the star border die I cut two but reversed one to make a bit of a border along the bottom of the photos.

I cut 2 hearts from the nesting dies using cereal boxes and then cut them again using patterned paper to fit directly over the top.  Just gives it a little more dimension.  My Victorian Rectangle nesting dies always seem to get a good workout as they are so good for sliding in different places to use as tags.


Seriously I have had the best time ever on this wonderful team.  Good luck to all the other gals that are trying out for the team.
Until next time


  1. These are beautiful.. they would be silly not to have you on the team again!

  2. Fantastic variety of projects in your addition. No wonder they accepted you for a second term. Looking forward to working with you this year.