17 May 2017

Chef Lilli | Artdeco Creations

Hi Eveyone,

Anita, back here with you today sharing another (yes another) creation using the RAMBLING ROSE collection.
Todays layout showcases a photo of my cute little niece Lilli at her birthday party this year.  They all went and did baking and she looks so cute in her chef's hat and apron.

After selecting the patterned paper that I wanted to use for the base mat of my layout I coated it lightly with some of the Anna Griffin Couture Creations Acrylic Gesso.  Allow it to dry.

Next I chose the largest frame that I could find and cut out both the outside and inside as below.  On the reverse of the frame I have added some foam mounting tape.
I then snipped the frame in half so that I could stretch it further to make it bigger.

After my patterned paper that I coated with Gesso had dried, I took a paper doily from my collection and in several places on the patterned paper inked over the doily in a matching ink.  I am keeping the doily with my others as I am sure I will be able to use it on a layout at another time.
The second photo below shows the subtle effect on the patterned paper.

 Using the beautiful Latticed Panel die from the Rambling Rose collection I die cut one panel in a matching soft pink cardstock.  I then snipped it down as I will be using it as a feature behind my photo.

Here is the finished look of the die behind the photo. You will see I added some Stunning Silver 3mm adhesive pearls along the edges.

 After fussy cutting several of the white butterflies from the patterned papers I then coloured them up.  I have recently become the owner of an amazing kit of CHAMELEON PENS and have only just started playing with them.  I took two of the large butterflies and using some of matching pink and purple colours blended colour over the butterflies. 

I then added some of the Liquid Drops 3D Pearls in Cottonball along the wings.  I am only just getting used to this product so my little pearls are all different sizes.  
I am sure with time I will get better at it :) 
Put these aside to dry.  I also coloured up several of the other sizes in differing shades of grey as well (closeups will show these).

Prior to adding the frame, I used the Script stamp from the collection and stamped several times on the patterned background and then again using the flowers from the Grateful stamp and die set. I used a darkish grey ink.
Next, I cut a strip of the woodgrain paper and trimmed to approximately 11" in length snipping each end into a banner shape. I adhered the frame down just slightly down off centre. Next I used the woodgrain strip to hide the cut in the frame when I layed it down on the page.  To do this I just attached it just in the centre and then added a paper doily over the top of it.

Next, as per below, I created a small 'bend' in the woodgrain paper, holding it in place with a small amount of doubled sided tape.

I coloured up one of the large Camden Beaded Cottage flowers with some pink and set it aside to dry.  I added some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour to the centres of some of the Tie Dyed & Jewelled Florettes and set them all aside to dry.

I mounted my photo on to some 3D foam mounting tape and once attached to the centre of the frame commenced adding my flowers, leaves and butterflies to the layout until I liked the final product.  I continued using the 3mm pearls around the frame and on the butterflies.
My finishing touch was the pink resin bird.
Below is a closer view of the middle of the layout.

Below are some closeups of the finished layout.

Products Used
ULT157701 - Rambling Rose  - 12x12 Paper Pad
ULT157740 - Rambling Rose - Script Stamp
ULT157744 - Rambling Rose - Grateful Stamp and Die Set
ULT157727 - Rambling Rose - Latticed Panel die
ULT 157746 - Rambling Rose - Assorted Resin Set
ULT157702 - Rambling Rose - 6x6 Paper Pad
CO724871 - Couture Creations Anna Griffin - Acrylic Gesso
CO724634 - 3mm Adhesive Pearls - Stunning Silver
CO724290 - White Bulk Flowers - English Rose 1.5cm
CO724292 - White Bulk Flowers - Tie Dyed & Jewelled 2.5cm
CO724293 - White Bulk Flowers - Tie Dyed & Jewelled 3cm
CO724297 - White Bulk Flowers - Camden Rsoe 3cm
CO724298 - White Bulk Flowers - Camden Beaded Cottage Rose
ULT157649 - Liquid Drops 3D Pearls - Cottonball
CO721971 - Glitzin' Glamour - Crystalina 
CO721963 - 18mm Foam Mounting Tape
CO721985 - 6mm Double Sided tape

 Thank you for stopping by today.  Pop back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Happy Creating.

13 May 2017

Scrapbook Papercraft Expo - Brisbane

#artdecocreations   #couturecreationsaus    #ultimatecrafts  

Hi everyone, it's just over a month until the premier Scrapbook and Papercraft Event in Australia
This year we are once again proud to be sponsoring classes in 
and have an awesome tutor lineup in both classrooms with 

In Craft Giraffe's Classroom you will get to have a play with our soon to be released 
and our next Ultimate Crafts collection release The Ritz designed by Sue Smyth

Over in  Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft Supplies classroom you will be creating pretty things with our Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection also designed by Sue Smyth

Plan your classes now so you don't miss out on any of these fabulous classes

I would love to see you at the Expo in a couple of weeks.

Let your Craft Bloom


Welcome Thomas

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would share with you a quick post on a gorgeous personalised card that I made for the arrival of my new little Nephew Thomas, my 'little' brothers first son.
Unfortunately they live in Melbourne and I have yet to get down there due to my work, but I am booked to fly down in June so I am so so hanging out to meet him in person.  I see him nearly everyday in photos but am so looking to holding him :)

Such a cute and easy card to make.  Just let you imagination run wild and see where it takes you.

 See you next time, enjoy your craft.

Bye for now,


12 May 2017

Count Your Life by Smiles | ARTDECO Creations

Welcome back Everyone.  

I would like to share with you a monochromatic layout that I have done using the stunning RAMBLING ROSE collection by Sue Smyth.

The patterned paper that I have used is my ultimate ultimate favourite in this collection.  Whilst I really love the colour the paper is all about the lace print on it.  There are two other colour combos using the same lace background which are on my list to use very soon.

I participated recently in Creative Inspiration Live 2017 in Brisbane and have some wonderful memories in photos.  The first I am using in today's project.  Our wonderfully talented Design Team member Bridget Louw and good friend Tracey Rohweder surround me in this picture.
I hope they both feel I have done this photo justice.  I love the end result.

Ok, lets get on with it :)

I knew I wanted to mat my photo on to a larger patterned mat, and once I had decided on the size decided on how I wanted to cut the other papers.  I then matted these on to matching Plummery coloured Ultimate Crafts cardstock. The next bit was hard for me...... I tore two of the matted sizes.

The next step was taking an array of gorgeous dies and cutting them out in Snow White Ultimate Crafts Cardstock.  I used dies from the following collections - L'Aquarelle, Rambling Rose, Ooh La La and Ornamental Affair.
 I also loved the stamp in the Rambling Rose Stamp & Die Set so ended up using it and it became the title for my entire layout.

Next, I selected a couple of the dies that I wanted to use 'sticking' out from behind some of the matted patterned papers and also from behind my photo.  I then decided on a layout style and stuck down the patterned papers.

In the Rambling Rose collection there is a gorgeous Bunting and Alpha stamp set. I took some of the bunting and snipped off the stitching and then layered the little banners on top of each other to make a 3 high stack. 

I did forget to take a photo of the next step which was to make several other different size banners using the patterned paper offcuts that I had and then mounted them on the Plummery cardstock as well.

I then created a couple of layered flowers using the Tattered Carnations Floral Layers die set.  I inked the edges in a matching pink ink and then scrunched them up a bit.

The final part was just all about the constructing.  With all the 'ingredients' I have die cut and created, all I added were some of the smaller Bulk Flowers and some of the pearl strips from the Rambling Rose collection, oh and one of the resin flowers.

Below are some closeups of the finished layout. Don't forget you can click on each photo to get a closer and bigger look at each photo.

CO724163 - Floral Layers - Tattered Carnations Die Set
CO724290 - Bulk Flowers - English Roses 1.5cm
CO724293 - Bulk Flowers - Tie Dyed and Jewelled Florettes 3cm
ULT200001 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Snow White
ULT200085 - Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Plummery
CO724725 - Ornamental Affair - Otis Doily
ULT157727 - Rambling Rose - Lattice Panel
ULT157732 - Rambling Rose - Elegant Band
ULT157718 - Rambling Rose - Mini Sprigs
ULT157745 - Rambling Rose - Pearl Strips
ULT157742 - Rambling Rose - Count Your Life Stamp & Die set
ULT157746 - Rambling Rose - Assorted Resin set
ULT157752 - Rambling Rose - Bunting & Stamp set
ULT157701 - Rambling Rose - 12x12 Paper Pad
ULT157566 - Ooh La La - Elemental Corner set
ULT157783 - L'Aquarelle - Collective Birds
CO724815 - Mini Glue Dots
CO721985 - 6mm Double Side Tape
CO721962 - 18mm High Tack Mounting Tape

Well thank you for stopping by today.  I hope we see you back on the blog soon to check out some more of the inspirational work from our Design Team.

Take care for now and 'let your craft bloom'.