Blossoming Creativity With Little Darlings!
Happy Friday to you all! TGIF! We are so pleased you are joining us today. We have some wonderful craft delights to share with you! Today's blog is extra adorable. We're featuring wonderful projects by Gloria Stengel and Kristin Wilson that highlight our precious Little Darlings collection! Both of these pieces are fantastic examples of altered art. Get ready to fall in love! Plus we have some winners to announce for this week's blog prize! Inspiration and prizes in one blog post! Wow! That's how we like to get ready for the weekend here at Graphic 45! So lets start off with this week's blog prize winner announcements. Chosen at random from this week's blog and Facebook comments, our winners are...
From our blog:
-Barbara Johnson: "Oh I'm excited about these fabrics!!! I just made two quilted handbags that I love!! I can't wait to make one in tropical travelogue!!! I've been sewing a lot lately. Made pajama pants for my husband too!! He'll love the fishes for pajama pants!!! I can't wait to find these!! Thanks graphic 45!!! You're AWESOME!!!"
-Georgina Hindmarsh: "These fabrics are fantastic. Would love to make a quilt for a child with these."
Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! Hooray!
And now it's time for some wonderful craft inspiration! This first gorgeous piece was created by Gloria Stengel using Little Darlings and the Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister. This stunning piece of home decor is so sweetly charming and lavishly feminine. The fabulous ribbons, pretty embellishments and gorgeous patterned papers are so captivating! This is the kind of craft that is so much fun to create and also makes a perfect gift! Simply gorgeous!
"I turned the Graphic 45 Metal Film Canister into wall decor, or it could be used as a door hanger. This would be very cute to hang either on your front door to warn that "baby is napping" or to use as decor for the baby's room." -Gloria Stengel
Graphic 45 Supplies:
Graphic 45 papers:
Little Darlings: New Arrival, Bundle of Joy, Rock-A-Bye Baby, Peek-A-Boo, Precious Posey
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Film Canister
Clearsnap: Colorbox Decades Antiquing Ink Venetian Lace
Maya Road: trinket pins
Prima: flower stems
American Crafts: rose ribbon trim
Really Reasonable Ribbon: satin ribbon
Craft supply: lace trim, glitter bird
Vintage items: pink buttons, pins
Adhesive: Glue Dots adhesive dots; Beacon Adhesives Fabri-tac glue; hot glue; white glue
Next up is this incredible altered mailbox by Kristin Wilson. This piece also features Little Darlings and lots of brilliant embellishments! This is another wonderful example of a piece that is such fun to create! You can really let your imagination run wild with altered art! It is great to take your time with with a piece like this; combining paper patterns to find just the right combination, playing with embellishments, experimenting with different ribbons. The creative bliss truly radiates off this fabulous piece! Much like Gloria's wall hanging, this precious creation by Kristin would look amazing in a child's room or as a gift!
Graphic 45: Little Darlings Collection, Metal Brad
Stampin Up!: Dimentionals, Ribbon, Punches
Accessories: Flower, Pearls: Craft Store; Buttons, Twine: Papertray Ink; Leaf Punch: Martha Stewart; Liquid Pearls: Ranger
- Blue can work for a baby girl too when paired with pink and cream.
- When adding twine to a button use longer strands for a whimsical and wispy feel.
We hope you all had a wonderful time today. We are so glad you stopped by our blog. We will have more lovely crafts to share with you on Monday as well as a new blog contest! We hope you'll stop by and see us! Huge thanks to Gloria and Kristin for their stunning work today! We wish you all a fabulous day and a fun weekend!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45