Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summertime Fun with Cathi O'Neill

Hi! Cathi O'Neill here today with another project using my Couture Creations embossing folders and dies. I know it is wintertime in Australia, but up here in Ireland we have had a warmer summer than usual and have been enjoying it! Aside from my alphas and the paper here, all of these are Couture Creations products!

My layout design was inspired by a really fun layout, of a scrapping friend of mine, Maja Stokk. She used circles and carried her design across the paper and I loved the movement it created, so I asked her if I could do a layout based on her design and she agreed. You can see her great layout here!

I started by cutting out lots of ovals using my Scallop Oval and Oval Nesting Dies. I inked the edges of the oval papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink using my Couture Creations Sponge Dauber.

For added texture I used my Core'dinations Whitewash Cardstock to cut out and emboss two of the ovals with my Large Hepburn Embossing Folder.


I used my Couture Creations Sanding Block to bring out the design on my Core'dinations paper.

I also wanted to try cutting some felt with my Daisy Nesting Dies. I added some extra paper as a shim when I ran it through my Big Shot and it cut just fine! I then cut a spiral into the flower die-cut to make some rolled flowers, using my Couture Creations Piercing Tool to roll the flower around.

I then made some larger paper flowers with my Daisy Nesting Dies.

I used the smallest Daisy Nesting Die again and layered three of them together, using my Piercing Tool to punch through the layers. To shape the flower, I used a brad to hold them together, then wet the paper and scrunched the layers up to make a pretty flower. I used stamens from my stash to make the flower centers.

For my final touch I added some gorgeous dragonflies that I cut with the Summer Dragonfly Die. I just love dragonflies!!

To add a bit of dimension to my page I used 12mm Foam Mounting Tape to attach my oval photos to their scallop oval mats. I attached all the ovals on the layout with my 18mm Double-Sided Tape.

I hope you like my summery layout!

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