We have had such a fun week celebrating the possibility of the full spectrum of our signature series of G45 colors! We are going to leave you with some real inspiration for this last day of the G45 Color Challenge! Annette Green has a beautiful An Eerie Tale mini album and tutorial. Keri Sallee shares the most beautiful Steampunk Spells house with a Snapguide tutorial. Then, Lori Williams rounds out this week with a fantastic card using An Eerie Tale. What a fun Friday!
Who won our contest this week?? We know you all want to know! Our randomly chosen winner is....
-Shirley Babbit: Wow, wow, wow!!
Congratulations, Shirley! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part in this week's contest! Join us next week for another chance to win.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Sierra Pacific Trade Show! We had such a great time seeing our store owners and the other great companies in this fun industry. We had a fun class, Make n' Takes, and more. Here are some fun photos from the booth this past week in Salt Lake City, Utah!
The lovely Charee and Aimee Filimoehala showing off Time to Celebrate.
Our amazing Meggan Howell from our customer service team led the fun Make n' Takes at our booth! Also, isn't our newest G45er Gus a real cutie?
Thanks so much for joining us in Utah! What a fun week.
Now, it's time for the G45 Color Challenge! Here are the colors from our Signature Series of Core'dinations Cardstock. We asked our designers to choose three colors to inspire a project. As we've seen this week, the results have been outstanding! Try the G45 Color Challenge when inspiration just won't strike.
Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
Annette chose Tuscan Sunset, Photogenic, and Antique Moss for her project. We love this mini and the tutorial that goes with it!
"I love Halloween and can’t wait to start my Halloween projects with An Eerie Tale, however when I saw the beautiful floral page (Enchantment) and the patterns on the backside of some of the papers, I just had to make a pretty floral mini album right away. This little mini is quick, easy and unique with it’s many pockets and tags. I love that the paper is so versatile that it can be used for “anytime” projects in addition to Fall and Halloween. (Note: For those who watch the video, I apologize for the volume fluctuations. Be sure to adjust the volume slider to hear it best.)"~Annette
Tuscan Sunset cardstock
Antique Moss cardstock
Pearl Blush cardstock
Hampton Art stamp sets: French Country 2 (ICO216) and Butterfly Specifics (ICO279)
Petalloo flowers, green & orange
⅝” wide cream ribbon, May Arts
Various ribbons, lace and black waxed twine
Corner rounder punch
Brown ink for edge-distressing
Black ink for stamping
Mercury Glass Stickles for shimmery highlights
Keri shows that it doesn't have to just be three colors - get inspired by four or five! She chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset, Dark Cashmere, and Photogenic for this amazing project!
"When we were asked to pick 3 colors from Graphic 45’s Core’dinations colors, I was immediately drawn to Bon Voyage, a yummy dark aqua/teal color. There were so many color combinations that would be amazing, so I decided to look through my G45 collections until that color YELLED out at me. And let me tell you….nothing shouted louder than Steampunk Spells. It is one of my all time favorite collections and I love the color combo of the aquas and oranges.
My inspiration colors are:
Photogenic (Because you can’t do steampunk without brown and black, right?!)
My project was inspired by my love of upcycling things (and my slight tendency to be a little cheap! LOL) File folders are are readily available and so inexpensive, so they were a perfect thing for me to try to alter." ~Keri
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain & Peacock Feathers
7Gypsies Antique Gold Hook
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Paper Studio Pop Dots
Canvas Corp Jute
Manilla File Folder
Lori chose a rich color palette for her wonderful card: Photogenic, Bordeaux, and Antique Moss.
"I always love a challenge and this color combo sure was fun. I chose Photogenic, Bordeaux and Antique Moss which just happened to scream 'Please use Eerie Tale'. I adore the elegance of the Eerie Tale while it gives a hint of creepy, but that’s the magic of it, right? The pumpkin on the front has been fussy cut and gives an extra little pop. However, my favorite of the card is the picture of the beauty with the....well beast. My heart goes out to the beast more than anything revealing I’m really a child at heart and I love a good fairy tale just like any other girl." ~Lori
Graphic 45 Eerie Tale 12 x 12 Paper Pad
• You Betwitch Me
• Captivating Characters
• An Eerie Tale
• Magic Spell
• Wicked Whimsey
Other Products Used:
Core-dinations Signature Series black card stock “ Photogenic”
Core-dinations Signature Series purple card stock “ Boredeaux”
Core-dinations Signature Series green card stock “ Green Moss”
Spellbinders Flower, Doily, Lace Border and Leaf Die
Thanks for joining us for this fun week of colorful creations! We hope you try the G45 Color Challenge and share it with us on our Facebook page. Have a prismatic weekend!
Basking in Happy Hues,
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