Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Couture Creations Design Team Application Round 2

 Well, I was so excited to get the email that I had made it to the second round of the Couture Creations design team audition! This is such an awesome company and I would be honored to design for them. We had to create a project using embossing folders, and dies. Also cardstock. I wasn't lucky enough to have any Couture Creations products yet, so I used what I had on hand.

I decided to do a layout, since that is my main focus. I create cards and other items, but layouts are what I do more than anything else. So, here's what I came up with. I hope you like it. I wanted to show a number of embossed surfaces and lots of die cuts as well. I chose my photo first, then decided that I wanted this to be a white background page, to show the wonderful textures. Below is the completed project.

Now I will show you how I created this layout. First I decided what colors I wanted to use and chose my embossing folders. I chose two different folders.

I embossed two of each pattern and trimmed around the borders. Here you see that I chose a floral and a geometric pattern to use.

I chose my inks to match and then used my dies and cut 3 borders of 2 different patterns. (Only 2 of each shown in photo, I did one more each).

Then I cut 5 varying size circles from tan cardstock. I cut the borders into seperate sections and glued them to each circle.

Here is what they look like from the back.

After than, I chose my accent dies and got them ready. I cut several foliage patterns and one accent piece for below my photo.

I trimmed a little from my white background paper and matted it onto an ivory green sheet of cardstock. I then took my Kuretake marker in a blue and did some "faux stitching" around the border.

I took matching ink and inked each embossed piece that I started with. I used the two matching colors for this.

I cut circles and embossed them with a different folder to use as insets for the larger tan circles. I inked them first with some white ink.

I used my Kuretake markers again and outlined the tan circles first before adding the embossed lavendar ones.

I inked my title letters in a matching lavendar/purple color. I assembled all the elements and started attaching everything.

I also added some liquid pearls onto the border sections around each circle. You can see the white inking on the lavendar circles a little better in this photo.

I started out by attaching my 4 embossed larger pieces to the background paper. Then added my circles. I placed my photo onto pop dots and placed right in the center. I even cut out a few little squares for accent pieces and stamped a couple of images in each corner. The only other thing I added was an embossed border. I placed it in the center behind the photo. I added the blooms and die cut leaves last!

Below you can see a couple of close-ups of the placement of my blooms and leaves! Thanks so much for checking out my project! I really appreciate it!

Don't forget to check out all the great products at Couture Creations. And check back to see who the lucky design team members will be! Good luck to all of my fellow hopeful contestants!!!

Supplies used:
Ranger Liquid Pearls lavendar lace, and white opal
Studio G by Hampton Arts inks (colors)
Anna Griffin Inc. ink (blue)
Close to My Heart ink (White Daisy)
Prima blooms
Imaginarium chipboard alphas
Stamp by Tim Holtz
SpellBinders dies:
Die D-Lites flourish trim
Shapeabilities Foliage Two
Shapeablitlies Moroccan Accents
Shapeabilities Floral Doily Accents
Spellbinders Embossing Folder M-Bossabilities Patchwork/Mosaic reversable folder
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Fabric Swatch


Cheryl Walker said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE all the designs and cuts you used on your layout, you did a beautiful job!!!!! Hope you make the team!!! :)

beadz said...

That is stunning! Best wishes to you my friend!

Sandra said...

Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the loving photo you've used.

Liz Weber said...

Ooh la la Patti this is devine, I love what you did with the die cuts and the embossing look fab.

Good Luck!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW Patti! Let me just pick up my jaw from the floor. This is incredible. I ABSOLUTELY love this. One of my fave of yours I think! Love all the details, love all the techniques ... amazing! I think you are a show in :) Good luck :)

Keren Tamir said...

Stunning!! Congrats!!

Couture Creations said...

Patti this is stunning love your colour choice and your photos and tutorial are fantastic :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful layout Patti! I love the color palette and the way you cut and layered your embossed papers. Good luck!

Kelly Foster said...

WOw!! What a stunning and elegant page!! Best of luck, this is really gorgeous :) :)

Lesa said...

Just beautiful, best of luck

Lesa said...

Just beautiful, best of luck

Susie Bentz said...

Off the hook gorgeous! So many details...but the focus stays on the photo. Stunning! Good luck!

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing, so beautiful.. gorgeous colors and love all the texture from the embossing.. surely you will be picked!!

Tracey Cooley said...

love your colour combo, what a beautiful LO

Cathi ONeill said...

Absolutely stunning layout! You rocked the dies and embossing folders! Love the colors, I am sure you will be chosen!!

Joey said...

Absolutely stunning! Good luck!

Adriana B said...

fabulous work, love the tutorial, your work is awesome :)

Βάλια said...

Oh my, this is really amazing!!! I love all the techniques! Thank you for a great tutorial!
I am pretty sure you ll make it in the design team!

Adriana B said...

Congrats, so happy to be working on the team with you :)

Helen Tilbury said...

WOW Patti I'm certainly not surprised that you made it! They should have been begging you with work like this my friend! Coolio!! Excellent stuff!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Seriously?! My jaw is on the floor! WOW, girl. So happy that you made the team. I love working with you and now we can have even more fun!!!

Elaine S said...

Congratulations! I love your Art! Very beautiful! You're very talented! thanks for sharing