Hi all, Donna here…. How are you all today on the Couture Creations blog? I wanted to create a layout to celebrate Australia and knew as soon as I saw these photos I have, that this was how I was going to do it. I used assorted papers from the collection and distressed the edge with a pair of scissors then inked around it and finally sewed around it to give some interest to the page,  I then cut a circle as shown and sewed this on the paper at the same time. I then matted it on a piece of brown cardstock.

 I mattered my photos and placed a piece of ephemera to separate the two photos. 

I adhered pieces of the Sweeping Plains Diecut Ephemera Set and Sweeping Plains Diecut Sentiment Set to the page some using the Adhesive 3D Foam Tape I stamped some images on the paper and die cut the gorgeous leaves and Australia map (so happy to see Tasmania on it).

I added some die cut leaves under the photos after shaping them with my fingers. I love to use journalling on my pages and thought this a nice way to follow the circle.

Have to love the kookaburra sitting on the G’Day don’t you from the  sweeping Plains Diecut Ephemera Set.

I placed Eucalyptus leaves from the Sweeping Plains Diecut Ephemera Set around the page using the foam tape.

Materials List

Sweeping Plains 12 x 12 Collection Set – CO727966
Sweeping Plains Diecut Ephemera Set – CO727980
Sweeping Plains Diecut Sentiment Set – CO727981
Adhesive 3D Foam Tape – CO723899

I hope I have inspired you to create glorious things. Hugs. Donna xx
Donna Triffitt