Couture Creations | Cést la Vie | Life is Beautiful Layout

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which is a layout I have created with the C’est la Vie collection.  I have dissected a sheet of patterned paper to create the two borders for the layout, and then added additional torn strips, foam tape, Dimensional Magic (on the butterflies) and Glitzin Glamour (along the border design) to finish them off before adhering them to a plain cardstock background. 

I have hot foiled the “Life is Beautiful” Hot Foil Stamp onto the same cardstock that I have used for the background, before fussy cutting it to create the title.  The leaves and hearts I have scattered in the background were cut from scraps I have had left from other C’est la Vie projects.

The little red berry-like flowers were created with 3D Liquid Pearls sprinkled with white glitter before they dried.  I have also used pearls and bling scattered with my embellishment clusters to help support the delicate feel of the layout.

When I tore the edges for the inital borders I carefully fussy-cut around the butterfly, flowers and stems that hung over the edge.  I didn’t want to lose them, and I didn’t want them to have a clunky torn edges – so out came my Precision Scissors which make fussy-cutting easier and more accurate.

The additional butterfly that I fussy-cut from some scraps and coated with Dimensional Magic helped to balance the design and draw attention to the photograph.  This isn’t the best photograph of our girls, however it is the only one I have of the two of them together at Amelia-Ann’s Christening so it couldn’t be left out of our albums.  

Products I have used: 

CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m
CO721985 Double Sided Tape – 6mm x 50m
CO723817 3D Glue Spots (½” x 1/8” x 75 pieces)
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO725032 Go Press & Foil Machine
CO725737 Cést La Vie 12″x12″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO724156 Adhesive Gemstones – Crystal 2mm (424pcs)
CO725376 Adhesive Pearls – Cream 2mm (424pcs)
ULT157229 Jadene Cutting Die – A Touch of Style
CO724269 Secret Garden Cutting Die – French Bicycle
CO725034 Hot Foil Set – Foil Me 5 pack (blue)
CO725830 Everyday Sentiments Hot Foil Stamp – Life is Beautiful
CO721981 Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue – Aztec Gold
ULT157659 Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Rouge
CO724917 Be Merry & Classic Glitter Assortment (3 vials) – White
CO725159 Precision Stainless Steel Scissors
CS11215 Dimensional Magic

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Hi, my name is Alicia Redshaw and I live in Gladstone, Queensland. I am married to the most amazing man, Quentin – who just happens to be my Business Partner too. We share four beautiful children, who are our reason for living the life we live. We own Scrapbook Fantasies and love that our lives are full of creativity and we get the opportunity to meet new people every day.

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