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Aug 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM

A Sunday for Graphic 45 Scrappin'!

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Hello, G45ers, thanks for joining us! We have beautiful layouts for you this beautiful Sunday. Arlene Cuevas and Tati Scrap have some absolute beauties to share today. Let's jump right in!

First, Arlene has such beautiful composition on this Mon Amour layout that has 2 gorgeous photos. We love her fussy cutting and layering on this. So incredible!

"Mon Amour is the perfect collection to commemorate those wedding photos you’ve been meaning to scrapbook! The vintage images of couples in love, butterflies, roses… the color palette, it’s just fabulous! I created this scrapbook page of my brother and his wife Sharon. I hope it inspires you to create a page for yourself! I include a video to show you the layout up close.

Tip: Use your favorite flower die and Mon Amour papers to create a unique flower that will be guaranteed to match your project!" ~Arlene

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Arlene's Layout Tour


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Supply List

Mon Amour 12x12 papers
Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyhole, Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key
Spellbinders Grand Peony die
Prima Flowers
I Am Roses rose leaves
8x8 White doily
Lace
Twine
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam Squares
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
ScorTape
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue

Now, we have this fun and beautiful layout by Tati Scrap. We love the unique shape and the beautiful embellishments.

"I have made a Layout with the fabulous collection 'Home Sweet Home.' I have dedicated this layout sweet brother Willy!" ~Tati Scrap

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Supply List

Home sweet Home 12x12 papers
Core´dinations Graphic 45 Cardstock: Antique Moss
Chipboard
A piece of ribbon

We love these fun ideas. Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! We hope you get to scrappin' some this weekend.

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Aug 1, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Graphic 45 Presents a July Time to Flourish Cards + Tags Project Sheet

July Time to Flourish Cards + Tags

Create these Time to Flourish tags and cards with a free project sheet from Graphic 45! #graphic45


Create these Time to Flourish tags and cards with a free project sheet from Graphic 45! #graphic45

Download our Time to Flourish July Cards & Tags Project Sheet

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Jul 31, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 5

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products(1)

We have had such a great time hopping with Faber-Castell this week and we can't believe it's the last day! We have 2 fabulous projects to bring utmost inspiration. Solange Marques and Maggi Harding have a layout and canvas sure to kick off a great weekend. At the end of the blog jump on over to Faber-Castell's blog to get fabulous ideas. What fun! 

First, we have this amazing layout by Solange Marques for Solange's daughter's upcoming wedding. Absolutely breathtaking!

"Graphic 45 and Faber Castell together is wonderful for  people that love mixed media, like me. For this Blog Hop I made a mixed media layout using the new Gilded Lily collection from G45 and Faber Castell mediums. This collection is so  romantic and it’s perfect for this photo of my daughter and her future husband. I blended the photo on the background and I used gesso, gel médium, gelatos and pastel pencils on the background."~Solange

An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products


An Ivitation layout by Solange Marques featuring Gilded Lily collection and Faber Casell mixed media products

 

Supply List

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily collection 12x12 papers:
Creme de La Creme, Gilded Lily, Tres Chic
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 1
G45 ink Pad
Faber Castell Gelatos
Faber Castell PITT Pastel Pencils
Faber Castell Gel Medium
Faber Castell Gesso
Acrylic Paints

Now, we love this fabulous canvas from Maggi Harding using Faber-Castell and Artisan Style. Amazing!

"To create my canvas, I first covered the entire canvas with gelato colors that coordinated with the Artisan Style design paper.  That was a much brighter look than I wanted so I painted over the background with a light coat of white gesso.  I used a paper towel to lightly remove some of the gesso so that some of the gelato color would show through.  Next, I used a stencil and Faber-Castell's Whipped Spackle to add texture to the background. ( I loved how easy it was to apply the spackle smoothly!)


After fussy cutting the peacocks and flowers from the Artisan Style 12 x 12 title page and elements from some of the Ephemera cards, I began creating a collage using Faber-Castell's Gel Medium both as a glue and sealant.  To get a really good seal and bubble free image, I apply the medium both to the canvas and to the fussy cut images as I glue them down.   Then I brush gel medium over each image as I glue it down, and use a rub on tool to smooth out the image and get rid of any bubbles that may have formed.

Once I was happy with the collaged scene I created, I used a water brush and added a little more gelato color here and there on the canvas.  I allowed that to dry and then put a final coat of gel medium over the entire canvas." ~Maggi

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Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45


Canvas, Artisan Style, Maggi Harding, Graphic 45 (1)

Supply List

Graphic 45 Artisan Style Collection:
Artisan Style (12 x 12)  4501104
Ephemera Cards 4501118
Stickers 4501117
Decorative Chipboard 4501116
Faber-Castell supplies:
Gelatos - 15 pc Metallics
Gelatos - SteamPunk Mix & Match Colors
Black, green, blue gelatos
PITT artist pen, big brush
Gel Medium
Whipped Spackle
Other:
Prima Stencil mini flora
White gesso

Definitely stop by the Faber-Castell blog for this last day of blog hop fun. 

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It's time to announce our giveaway winner! Thanks for taking part in our giveaway this week! Our randomly chosen winner is....

-Pat Shaw

Congratulations, Pat! Please email joanna@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much for joining our blog hop and taking part!

Thanks for joining us this week! We welcome our G45ers old and new and hope you'll check out our blog over the weekend for fun projects sheets and inspired ideas. Have a great weekend!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

 Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Jul 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 4

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It's Day 4 of the Blog Hop with Faber-Castell and in honor, we have 4 fabulous projects to share! Joanne Bain, Ginny Nemchak, Belly Lau, and Katie Zoey Ho have absolutely wonderful projects to share. The blog hop fun continues. Remember, the link to Faber-Castell's blog is at the end of this blog, so make sure to hop along!

First, Joanne shares one of her incredible layouts using Faber-Castell and Raining Cats & Dogs!

"I have had this photo of the kids with our precious little Angel yes that is our little dogs name, for years and have always turned away from scrapping it as it wasn’t the best photo. The photo really suited the papers from the Raining Cats and Dogs Collection so I couldn’t resist scrapping it." ~Joanne

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Joanne's Layout Video Tutorial


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Supply List

Raining Cats and Dogs Collection - #4500974 Cardstock Stickers, #4500972 Chipboard 2, #4500969 8x8 Paper Pad – Paper Used – Four Legged Friend, Raining Cats and Dogs 12x12 Patterned Papers - #4500957 Cats Meow, #4500961 Precious Pets, #4500964 Playful Pals, #4500965 Well Bred.
Faber Castell Materials Used:
Whipped Spackle, Gelatos – Cinnamon, Iced Chia & Iced Coffee.
Other – Dusty Attic Chipboard Frame & Title, Prima Finnibair Bubbles Stencil.

What a gorgeous canvas by Ginny who got to try her hand at something new for this blog hop - and what a stunning result!

"This was such a fun challenge for me. I’ve never used Gelatos before. It took a little getting used to...but once I did I used it on everything even the flowers and metal embellishments. The whipped Spackle was my favorite part..thankfully I had some stencils in my stash so I was able to add loads of background texture and interest as a base for the fussy cut paper images.  I think this little plaque is just dreamy with it’s soft muted colors and sweet children images. I’ll be using Gelatos on everything now..thanks for the inspiration to try something new!!! " ~Ginny

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Graphic 45 Faber Castell Blog Hop Project 1


Graphic 45 Faber Castell Blog Hop Project 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Precious Memories
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cutie Pie
Graphic 45 Precious Memories~Cherish
Graphic 45 Staples~Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Staples~Ornate Metal Label Holder
Faber Castell~Gel Medium
Faber Castell~ Whipped Spackle
Plaid~MOD PODGE-matte
Faber Castell Gelatos~Caramel
Faber Castell Gelatos~ Aqua Dolce
Faber Castell Gelatos~Coconut
Faber Castell Gelatos~Watermelon
Faber Castell Gelatos~Early Gray
Cricut Cartridge~Fancy Frames
Folk Art Satin Spray Laquer
Assorted Petaloo Flowers
Assorted Metal Charms
Tim Holtz Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs
Vintage Buttons
Lace
Particle Board Plaque
Stencils

We love gorgeous florals and beautiful colors, so this canvas by Belly is just fabulous!

"Bring a garden into your room by using beautiful Graphic 45 papers and Faber-Castell colors, you can choose whatever colors and theme you like, a serious of four seasons would be perfect, feeling fresh!"~Belly

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Check out How to Create a Canvas With Graphic45 and Faber-Castell by PL Li on Snapguide.  

Belly's Snapguide Tutorial


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25


Mixed Media Canvas - Faber-Castell Blog Hop - Graphic 45 - Belly Lau - 17 of 25

Supply List

Raining Cats & Dogs Flowers:
Artisan Style Paper - Patterns of the Past #4501109
Mother Goose Paper - A Pocketful of Posies #4500749
Raining Cats & Dogs Paper - Precious Pets #4500961
Rare Oddities Paper - Brews and Potions #4501144
Rare Oddities Paper - Articles of Antiquity #4501147
Faber-Castell
Gel Medium
Whipped Sparkle
Gesso
Gelatos - various colors
PITT Big Brush - various colors
Others
Canvas 12”x16”
Water brush
Spray water bottle
Craft flower stamen

What an absolutely fun creation by Katie below. She uses Gilded Lily perfectly with Marie Antoinette's most famous quote! Read all below:

"'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche' - a traditional French translation of 'Let them eat cake' is a common attribution to Queen Marie Antoinette. While it’s not on record that this phrase was ever said by her, it has indeed become very popular for modern art as well as for tea parties. As random as I could be, this phrase hit a nerve of mine and decided to do up a wall display decor for this.

I created a creme de la creme texture background by using a mixture of the gelatos and whipped spackle. To give a subtle shimmering distress look, several shades of gold gelatos were applied around the edges and throughout the surfaces of the papers." ~Katie

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Supply List

Gilded Lily Papers (Creme de la Creme, Golden Age, Lavish Lifestyle, Tres Chic)
Wooden Ornate Wall Plaque
Alphabets Paper Mache (C, A, K, E)
Brass Fleur de Lis

May Arts Ribbons
Floral Crystals
Mulberry Lilies & Petite Flowers
Metallic Gold Fleur Dresden Borders

Petite Floral Stencil
Faber-Castell Gelatos (Pastel & Steampunk)
Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
Faber-Castell Gel Medium
Gesso

Day 4 with tons more fun - head on over to Faber-Castell's blog to see more great ideas!

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Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft 

Want to win Gilded LilyJust enter our giveaway below! Today's the last day, so make sure to take part! We'll announce the winner in tomorrow's blog on the last day of this fun hop.

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Thanks for joining us! We welcome our G45ers old and new. Have a great and crafty day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

Jul 29, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Faber Castell & Graphic 45 Blog Hop: Day 3

Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45, Photo 1

It's Day 3 of our awesome Blog Hop with Faber-Castell! We are so excited to be hopping with this amazing company and their awesome designers. Today, Danielle Copley, Brit Sviggum, and Robin Shakoor have beautiful projects to share using Faber-Castell. The fun continues!

First, Danielle shares a gorgeous layout using Gilded Lily.

"This layout was a perfect way to “dip my toes” into the world of Mixed Media. I have always been fascinated with mixed media but intimidated by the gorgeous projects I have seen and the multitude of supplies that go into making one. This layout uses Faber Castell’s Whipped Spackle and Pastel Gelatos to add a touch of the mixed media world to my background design and with Graphic 45’s Gilded Lily, it was a great combination for trying something new!!

Tip #1: Find a project that inspires you and choose one or two new products or techniques from it that you admire and try them out!

Tip #2: I loved using the gelatos mixed with water and a paintbrush to color to some white mulberry paper flowers to coordinate with my project.

Tip #3: Added a little too much color to your project with gelatos or sprays? Tone it down by dry brushing on some gesso!" ~Danielle

Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

 

 

Danielle's Layout Tutorial


Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45


Gilded Lily Double Photo Layout, Gilded Lily, by Danielle Copley, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Gilded Lily 12x12 sheets:
Golden Age
Crème de la Crème
Gilded Lily Pocket and Tags
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Faber Castell Pastel Gelatos: Guava and Caramel
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and Gel Medium
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Prima Resin Frame
Mulberry paper flowers
Wet Adhesive
Foam Dimensionals
Gesso

We love this canvas from Brit using Faber-Castell pastels and Raining Cats & Dogs!

Faber-Castell blog hop page by Brit using Raining Cats & Dogs #graphic45

Check out How to Make My Graphic45/Faber Castell AJ by Brit Sviggum on Snapguide.  

Brit's Snapguide Tutorial

 Supply List

Washi tape set #4500843
Cling stamps Home sweet home 2 #IC0333S
Cardstock stickers Raining cats & dogs #4500975
Paper:
Raining Cats & Dogs collection - Cat`s Meow #4500957
Raining Cats & Dogs collection - Well Bred #4500965
Color Box/ Graphic45 Antiquing Dye ink #41001 Photogenic
Supply Faber Castell:

Mix & Match Pastel pencils #770180
Gelatos Pastels #770168
Whipped spackle #770318
Gel Medium #770303
Others:
Gesso

Now, how about this amazing canvas by Robin? What a stunning project!

"I created a canvas using Faber-Castell Gelatos to create my background.  I began by adding gelatos to my canvas in the areas where I wanted to add color.  I then applied water to the Gelatos and rubbed in the color.  I added additional water to create a series of soft drips.  Once my background was created, I added loads of delicate layers to frame and accentuate my photo.

Tip:  Use mediums to create a one-of-a-kind background.  You can use stencils, fibers and various art mediums to add a special touch to your projects.  Try experimenting on plain cardstock and save your techniques to create a journal you can refer to for future projects." ~Robin

Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45


Faber-Castell Canvas, Precious Memories, by Robin Shakoor, Product by Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Baby’s Breath - 4501084

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Pat-A-Cake - 4501090

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Cherish - 4501086

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Precious Memories - 4501083

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Tags and Pockets - 4501094

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Decorative Chipboard – 4501095

Graphic 45 – Precious Memories – Stickers – 4501097
Graphic 45 – Staples - Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes – 4500840

Other Supplies and Tools
Faber Castell – Gelatos – Melon, Metallic Blueberry
Martha Stewart Crafts – Small Butterfly Punch
Recollections – Pearls, Flowers
Prima – Resin
Butterfly
Dies:  Spellbinders, Memory Box
Ribbon – Blue Satin

The fun doesn't stop here- hop on over to the Faber-Castell blog for more great inspiration!

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Hop on Over to Faber-Castell's Blog for the rest of the Hop!

Follow Faber-Castell on their Social Media!

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/DesignMemCraft

We have a great giveaway in honor of the blog hop this week! Take part below:

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Thanks for hopping along! See you tomorrow for more great ideas.

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here