November 19, 2013

Joy In Life

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I decided to share my layout I made with the Couture Creations 3 in 1 sets
After making my cards, I wanted to use all the gorgeous stamps folders and die cuts to make a layout. This has elements from 5 of the 6 sets!!


I started my layout by sewing in black around the border of my page. I chose papers from the Tim Holtz Retro Grunge Paper Stash. I did some background stamping in Jet Black Archival Ink using the script stamp and butterfly stamp from the Couture Creations 3 in 1 Ornate Frame set randomly around the page. I didn't place my stamp on a block but just moved it around and used sections of it to stamp the pattern. 



My next layer I embossed more Tim Holtz Retro Grunge paper with the fun Couture Creations 3 in 1 Party Time set embossing folder...I love its bubbly look! To highlight the raised areas, I used Creative Expressions Enchanted Gold Gilding Wax. I added more black stitching around this layer of paper and added it to the center of my layout.


Next I gave a new product for me a try: Cosmic Shimmer Heat Bondable Angel Fibres. I simply made a layer of the fibres, sandwiched them between greaseproof paper and ironed them together, fusing them into a fun shimmery organic looking layer to use on my layout!



I used dies from several of the 3 in 1 sets: a butterfly from Ornate Frame, a butterfly from Butterfly Notes and the great banners from Party Time. Again all of these are cut out from my Tim Holtz paper. I added the fun banner shapes to a bit of twine and placed them on my layout.


I also made some flowers with the medallion die from Floral Wreath, adding Clear Sparkles into the center.



With the flower cluster I added a gorgeous Creative Expressions tan Zipper Rose and some Metal Leaf Embellishments.


To finish off the layout I added one of the Creative Expressions Fancy Key Charms and stamped a little banner with the Joy in Life sentiment from the 3 in 1 Pattern Quilt set. 

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114 comments:

sandra carey said...

This is beautiful love your Layout Hugs Sandra xx

Jackie Meechan said...

Love this layout gorgeous
Hugs
CraftyJacq
Xx

Mac Mable said...

Just loving these 3 in 1 sets. Love all the techniques you've used and the result is great, thanks for sharing x

Maggie said...

These sets are so versatile from clean and simple to an amazing piece like this. Very inspirational work by all you bloggers. MaggieC x

Krafty Al said...

This is beautiful, you put the sets to brilliant use. Well done you. Alx

LISA said...

This is such a beautiful layout. And I love all of your techniques! Very creative!! xo

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Lucy x

lydia jordan said...

Beautiful page, love it.
Lydia
X

rachel said...

wow - so many techniques to take in - that embossing folder looks awesome and the use of the fibre is brilliant - the whole thing is just wonderful - makes me think I need to do a bit more scrapbooking! Hugs rachel x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Such a wonderful scrapbook page, so many different ideas to try...fabulous!

Love Sheila xx

Sheila said...

Beautiful x

Evas Pyssel said...

So beautiful layout with exciting details and wonderful colours.
Hugs from Eva

Mrs B said...

Hi Cathi. Great layout and use of these 3 in 1 sets! The party time embossing folder is my favourite, it is so versitile. Take care.

sue simonson said...

Love all the different textures, have to try those fibres out, such an interesting look

darcydaydream said...

love your layout......xx

Jackie Durrant said...

So interesting how all the different sets and elements from them all work together. Lovely creation. Best wishes Jackie D

Pat S Witney said...

I love all the different textures on this card. I also love the bubble folder that you have used.

CraftyJen said...

What a lovely card. Great colours and textures.
Jen

Beryl Treble said...

A great card using the different elements from other sets.

baconbits said...

What a fantastic layout - I am not a scrap booker but this looks amazing, its great to see products used in different ways.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Vicki said...

Wow, Cathi! Beautiful LO. I love the fibers.

steffi said...

Great layout & some new techniques I'd like to try - like your inclusion of stitching.

Sammy said...

So gorgeous! I just adore the grungy-vintage feel. It's pages like this that make me want to start scrapbooking! x

Sarah Board said...

The party time embossing folder has to be my favourite.Great layout!

Craftychris said...

This is a stunning layout really showcasing the elements brilliantly. I so love the embossing folder! xx

Marleen Gallagher said...

Ohhh fantsatic LO. I love that you have show scrapbooking. A keen scrapper myself but never see it round blog land enough. Stunning work xx

gwen70 said...

Beautiful embossing folder used on this to great effect

Jassy said...

Beautiful page xx

Jenny Shepherd said...

beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous art piece and pictorial. Thanks for the eye candy and hop.

Meg said...

Very dreamy finish.
It's just lovely.

Margaret O
xxx

Lisa Winnard said...

Beautiful. Love the embellishments. Lisa xx

snowqueen62 said...

Love your layout and all the different textures.
Hugs Sue x

karenm said...

lovely layout Cathi

Pat L said...

Beautiful page with lots of texture
Best wishes, Pat

Patricia Youdell said...

Just loving the colours thank you

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wonderful creation. Love the soft colors. The embossing looks great.I too love the bubbly look.

Shirley Terretta said...

Love everything with butterflies on. Really lovely.

lucretia said...

Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Gorgeous. Faded, distressed, pretty, yup, gorgeous.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing prject - wow!

Micky French said...

what a lovely page, makes me want to do some scrapbooking again. A pretty young girl too xxxx

Micky French said...

what a lovely page, makes me want to do some scrapbooking again. A pretty young girl too xxxx

Krisha said...

What a wonderful LO to have for the memories.

Lili Sulastri said...

Beautiful layout, Cathy.

hotpotato said...

What a stunning layout.

Karin Lee said...

What a great way of showing off the photograph.

anything with a needle said...

Love the zipper rose. Nice touch and a gorgeous card!

Lea Brawn said...

So different to any other cards on the blog hop. Fab x

Emma Burns said...

I like your layout and colours xx

Carole said...

Very unusual - a lovely layout. I like your use of fibres and I love that bubbly embossing folder!.

Linby said...

What a wonderful layout out, love the colours and the vintage feel.
Linbyx

Janice K said...

A lovely layout.

Glennis said...

Stunning page - I love it!

englishrose897 said...

Wow this is a stunning page. Love it

kath said...

What a piece of art stunning page for a scrapbook well done x

Janet Wilson said...

Great layout, love this one

Bett O'Dowd said...

Absolutely LOVE this, a real keepsake. thanks x

Debbie Heenan said...

Such an amazing page, so beautiful.

Shazza said...

such a beautiful layout

J said...

Now I am feeling inspired to try scrapbooking... lovely!

Deborah Wainwright said...

I've never tried scrapping but feel inspired to give it a go after seeing this thank you for sharing

sue said...

Another fantastic design from the team,
Sue H

Anne Macleod said...

It is lovely to see the use of creative expression in other ways. Thank you for sharing all your skills,knowledge and ideas

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Beautiful Layout! It's lovely!

Thank for sharing your inspiration.

I'm enjoying the Blog Hop. Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

craftylisa said...

Loving your layout and the vintage look

craftylisa said...

Loving your layout and the vintage look

Crafty Nanna said...

Great layout and have learnt from your excellent instructions

butterfly said...

How lovely - the gilding on the embossed circles looks great, and the composition of the whole piece works beautifully.
Alison x

xxcalamityxx said...

Your layout is simply stunning xhugsx nikki

lorraine (classylady) said...

What a great layout good use of all the various elements

regards
Lorraine - scotland

nattyboots said...

I love the layout, colors and everything

Elaine H x

fame01 said...

I really do like the colours and the lay out thanks for such inspiration stunning ..
crafty hugs sarah xx

Angela Radford said...

I love the idea of having everything to match and your journal page is perfect. Crafty hugs, Angela x

mabex said...

Interesting!!! I haven't done scrapbooking yet but if I start I'm blaming YOU lol Mabex

Pat said...

This layout is lovely and shows how all the sets work together perfectly.
Very effective.

Couture Creations said...

Cathi we love your layout as always :) ....we have pinned it onto our Dreamboat Collection board

Annie said...

Wonderful layout and great use of the 3in1 set...love it x TFS Annie

Teresa Melling said...

Your layout is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the idea.

Teresa Melling said...

Your layout is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the idea.

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful layout! Love the butterflies and the bondable angel fibers! I am going to have to give these a try! I have also been dieing to try the gilder's paste! Hopefully the budget will allow me to get some soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely layout!

BridgetCG said...

A gorgeous layout, very soft and ethereal. Wish I had more time for scrapbooking, as this is very inspirational, but barely keeping up with my cards and orders x

sonja_w said...

Beautiful layout, very effective. Really like it x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Lovely layout

Sue x

Annie said...

Beautiful, beautiful. The misty background with shadows coming forward to the brighter flowers and butterflies, not detracting from the photo. Awesome!

Anne Crawford said...

Wonderful Scrapbook Page! Love the use of these new products,giving me lots of inspiration !

Chris Curry said...

So delicate and beautiful. Love it. Thank you

hollyberry said...

A beautiful piece of art thank you for sharing your work with us.

jane stillman said...

A beautiful page love the layout, circle embossing folder and use of the fibres

Sue Halliday said...

what an interesting tutorial showing the various layers. Loving the angel hair fibres

TracyM #6773 said...

STUNNING layout!!!
LOVE the colours, design and ALL the elements & techniques you have combined together ... it looks to have so much depth, with the almost ethereal effect making me feel like it goes forever!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and inspiration :)

Laura O said...

lots of interest in this page ,great work .Laura O

Chris Patterson said...

What a fabulous layout Cathi...the more you look...the more you discover !!

janet said...

Love the 'dreamy' look you have achieved.
janet from Kent

Jackie Trinder said...

Such a beautiful layout I don't do much scrap-booking but this might inspire me to try. Jackie

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gosh such a beautiful layout and what a gorgeous photo too :-) Love the colours you have used on this and that circle embossing folder is to die for, do you know if there are any plans to release it individually at all?
Hugs Julie x

nannapat said...

Fantastic layout, obviously a lot of work and love went into it. Really showcases these beautiful sets. Pat x

Dorothy Howell said...

It's great to see a scrap layout in this blog hop. "Awesome job" from one American in England to another in Ireland!

yorkshiresue said...

A lovely layout ,so inspiring.
Hugs
Sue x

Kim Shaw said...

A lovely personalised take - a really detailed blog as well - lovely x

Maggie said...

Lovely LO and great use of several sets a great keepsake

MaggieH

Pinksparklegirl said...

Beautiful layout, love that shabby look

Cherished said...

Gorgeous page. Love all the elements.

Amanda Curtin said...

Lovely project

chris pease said...

wonderful scrap book page
wonderful work
thank you for sharing your ideas
and talent x

Debbie Smith said...

I like the way the dreamboat collection can be used for other things and not just cards. Beautiful layout and thank you for the inspiration

liz spooner said...

Beautiful page and layout, thanks for the inspiartion

BarbaraS said...

Great scrapbook page. Love your techniques?

Jolene said...

Love the way you have combined all the sets to create your vintage page.

lilymay said...

What a lovely scrapbook page, love your techniques, thank you for sharing

lilymay said...

What a lovely scrapbook page, love your techniques, thank you for sharing

lilymay said...

What a lovely scrapbook page, love your techniques, thank you for sharing

Gemma said...

What amazing page you have created here...absolutely stunning!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Pat S Witney said...

What an amazing layout you have made. Using the folders, stamps etc. this isn't my type of card layout that I like. But it's amazing what you have made.

Sam Smithard said...

Fabulous Use Of All Different Products, Very Beautiful
Hugs fro
Sam x