July 1, 2016


Today I am excited to be a guest designer on the Couture Creations blog.
Before showing you my pages I have to apologise and make some excuses about my tardiness towards my blog. 
Although it may look like I am not creating rest assured I am, unfortunately they just have to stay hidden for awhile, which I find extremely frustrating, because I just want to share.
So now I have teased you just a little, I will share with you the ones I can.
I am still working on my daughter's friends Wedding using pocket pages as well as a layout.
I have not done any step by steps but have provided a lot of photos to inspire you.

In this layout I have used Imaginarium chipboard painted dark blue and two of my Sea Breeze dies
Cardinal Frame and Sandy Border  along with the Sea Breeze papers

Now we venture into the pocket pages,
 which I find hard to photograph but I believe you will get a reasonable idea of the way it is sitting. In the top part of the sleeve I again have used Couture Creations Acetate 12 x 12 cut into 12 x 6 inches.

 On my  3 brass pieces they have been painted with a Metallique Acrylique paint (Aqua), once it was dry I then painted over it with the navy paint and wiped off excess with baby wipes to highlight the underneath paint.

And some more pockets

hope you liked my pages I still have some more lovely photos of the Wedding ones with the beautiful bride to work on, so stay tuned.
All the papers that I have used are from my Sea Breeze collection from Couture Creations as well, as the Acetate
 Chipboard and brass from Imaginarium.
Thanks for dropping by 

April 1, 2016

A beautiful day on the beach

Hello today I am using the Sea Breeze Collection which I am very excited about. 
This is a double layout made on Acetate which happens to be one of my favourite mediums to use I have taken as many photos of the steps by step as I created both sides as I could

the pieces I have used

firstly I used gesso and painted the 12x12 acetate, with a little bit of texture paste on a stencil

start to play with placement remembering what you place on one side maybe visible on the other side


final result 

the other side

the beads are a delicate touch they were adhered with a tacky craft glue as not all glues work well with acetate

hope you enjoyed one of my first layouts using my daughters bridesmaid's photos my plan is to create the next layout to sit behind this acetate one so placement of embellishments and papers etc. will be worked in around this one giving it a double layout with a difference

March 26, 2016

Australiana 2

Hello I am back again to share some more projects using The Australiana collection.
 My first page I wanted to create a background using some texture paste using a scroll stencil and a little gesso to look like waves once that was dry I sprayed some blue mist  pearl mist and a gold colour mist on the card stock. 

 I started to work out placement of my die cuts and pattern paper that was left after I cut the beach house out

I took away a die cut and added some more die cuts from the Sea breeze collection and some Christmas  die cuts absolutely no reason you cant use some of your Christmas dies all year round .

 added some white and blue beads with the flowers and cheese cloth with some Imaginarium Chipboard

the paper used is
the dies used

now I would like to share a card

the two papers I used are
thanks for taking the time to drop on by 
have a happy and safe Easter
Denise Boddey