unique papercrafting graphic 45

19 posts from May 2009

May 31, 2009

layout tutorial

Title of Layout: Imagine the Possibilities
Designer: Susan Lui
Supply List:
Graphic 45 Papers - Transatlantique (All Aboard, Pack Your Bags, Globe Trotter, Bon Voyage & Paris Post) & Botanicabella (Ode to Butterfly);
Flowers - Prima;
Printed Transparency - Hambly;
Inks: Rangers Distress Inks;
Twill: Creative Impressions;
Others - Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Rangers Liquid Pearls, Lace (unknown brand)

1. Select the patterned paper you wish to use as your base. Here I used Transatlantique's Pack Your Bags and All Aboard. Trace out the bracket shape on your patterned papers, making sure one is slightly smaller than the other. Cut them out.

2.  Select three more patterned papers to use under your photo. I chose Globe Trotter (both sides) and Bon Voyage. Cut them slightly larger than your photo, in varying sizes. An inch or more larger than your photo is a good size to start with. Ink and distress all the edges of the paper, including the bracket papers you cut out earlier.

3.  Arrange your patterned papers and photo as shown. Here you can see how the inked and distressed edges add texture and definition to your patterned papers.

4.  Select your embellishments. I love flowers and trims so here's what I decided to work with.

See the three butterflies? Those were cut out from Graphic 45's Botanicabella Ode to Butterfly patterned paper. I added crackled glossy accents to them to add gloss and stiffness so they would stand up well.
5.  Arrange your embellishments on your layout. While laying out my flowers I added in a couple of tiny yellow filler flowers and some flower centres.

6.  I kept my title small on this layout, making use of a piece of twill I had which had the word "Imagine" printed on it. I attached the twill to the patterned paper using a copper brad.

.  Finally I added a corner flourish on my photo, using a printed transparency. And that's it! :)

May 29, 2009

Friday’s Featured Artist is Toni Kelly!

You will be amazed at Toni's work!  This lady really has a way with flowers, and every lo she does is stunning!  I hope you enjoy seeing the talent of this awesome lady!  Here is what she had to say: Hi , My name is Toni I have been married for 35 years have 3 kids & 9 grandkids which are the subject of most of my los. I have been scrapping since 2007. My sister got me started & I have really enjoyed this crazy hobby!!! I like to add lots of embellies on my los &  luv the flowers on los. I'm so excited to be the Featured artist, I luv the GP 45 papers & this site has so many talented artist, I just luv going through the galley & checking out all the awesome los!!! Thanks so much!!!! Toni dscf8014.JPG dscf8025.JPG

May 27, 2009

Wednesday ’s Sketch

Today's sketch was provided by design team member Hilde Janbroers.  Design team member Christie Bryant has done a beautiful job with Hilde's awesome sketch.  I just love all those extra details she has added.  Hope you are inspired! Here is Christie's lovely work: sketchcloseup1.JPG sketchcloseup2.JPG sketchcloseup3.JPG

May 26, 2009

Time to share the wonderful work of Design Team Member Candy Rosenberg!

I especially love the lo she did with the Transatlantique Collection.  The items are just randomly scattered throughout the page.  The title work is awesome as well, don't you think?!  The little matchbox is just darling too!  I have to say, we are so honored to have Candy as part of our team.

the loner

Altered Matchbox

May 24, 2009

It’s all about butterflies!

Don't you just love the Bonaticabella collection? Especially the 'ode to butterfly' paper is one of my favorites. So some of our DT members used the butterflies on their creations. They are so cute! You really should use them on your layouts once. Stacy Cohen

Emeline Seet

Hilde Janbroers

Jing-Jing Nickel