Graphic 45 Featured Artist: LuvLee Scrappin
Happy Monday and welcome to a very special day here at Graphic 45! We are thrilled to have a very talented featured artist on our blog today! The incredible Leanne Bishop, AKA LuvLee Scrappin will be sharing some of her amazing Graphic 45 creations! You're in for a real treat because these crafts are out of this world! Get ready for a super dose of inspiration that's sure to bring some joy to your Monday! Plus we've got a new blog contest this week. Yes indeed, it's another chance to win some fantastic Graphic 45 goodies! Check out this fantastic prize that we're offering this week! You could win a Tropical Travelogue 12x12 paper pad, Tropical Travelogue stickers, Antique Typewriter Stamp Set, Small Matchbook Box, Flower Staples and three Smooch Pearlized Accent Inks by Clearsnap! Wow! All you need to do is leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win! Hooray!
We are very happy to introduce today's featured artist. Her name is Leanne Bishop, AKA LuvLee Scrappin. Her work is truly spectacular. There's no better way to say it. We came across her blog and youtube channel not that long ago and we were instantly impressed by her incredible Graphic 45 creations. Her crafts display a wide range of technical skill and artistic vision. She has an impeccable eye for color, knowing exactly how to pair the perfect embellishments with Graphic 45 papers to make each project look flawless. Her creations exude deep care and a sense of playfulness as rich textures intermingle with vibrant patterns and sweet sentiments. Whether it's a lovely piece of home decor, altered art, cards or mini albums, Leanne gives incredible attention to every last detail. Her beautiful blog called LuvLee Scrappin is filled with lots of stunning creations, often accompanied by great videos or tutorials. If crafting is her main form of creative expression then we're loving everything she has to say! Ladies and gentleman, say hello to the remarkable LeAnne Bishop, AKA LuvLee Scrappin!
Luv Lee Scrappin Blog:
Luv Lee Scrappin on YouTube:
My name is Leanne Bishop. I'm a mommy to a beautiful little girl and a wife to a magnificent hubby! I enjoy being active (running, hiking, sports) and spending time with family and friends. One passion of mine, that has been ingrained in me since day one, is helping others, which is why I became a Registered Nurse =) I also, of course, have a CRAZY passion for crafting!!! I've always been an artsy fartsy type of gal. I first started getting into crafting when my hubby and I were engaged to be married. My creative edge really came out as I started creating our wedding invitations, flower bouquets, favour boxes, centrepieces etc. I then got into scrapbooking shortly after when we became pregnant with our daughter. I started making 12x12 layouts for her baby book and gradually branched off from there. I found a ton of inspiration on YouTube...and then got hooked!!! I eventually got the courage to start filming my own videos, first showcasing tips on how to save money in the craft room, then handmade flower tutorials and now I share many handmade projects and how-to tutorials. One of my many dreams came true when I received an email from the company “I Am Roses,” offering me a design team position! I was honoured to have such an amazing opportunity!!! I still currently design for “I Am Roses” and I recently got a design team position for an Etsy store called: “The Piece by Piece.” It's amazing how far I have come with this hobby of mine. As for what I enjoy creating...well lets just say everything!!! I love tackling scrapbook layouts, card making, mini albums, mixed media, altered 3D projects and even charm/jewellery making. It's funny to see how my style has changed over the past few years. I love all styles of crafting, but especially the vintage/grunge with a shabby chic twist. When I first discovered Graphic 45 products, I knew I had to have them!!! Their unique graphic designs and vintage feel, mixed with amazing quality won me over in a heartbeat! The inspiration I get when working with Graphic 45 truly comes from the papers themselves. Just staring at the papers for a few seconds...generates an immediate spark of ideas that flow through my head. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to create with such amazing products...and I can't wait to see what the future holds!
First up is this wonderful Little Darlings circle shadowbox easel card and tutorial. You can see the gorgeous use of color and simple, pretty embellishments. Follow Leanne's wonderful tutorial to create one of your very own! It's just delightful!
Little Darlings Circle Shadow Box Easel Card Tutorial Part 1
Little Darlings Circle Shadow Box Easel Card Tutorial Part 2
Here is a fabulous piece of home decor. It's a Curtain Call Wall Hanger! This wonderful piece perfectly captures the vintage glamor of the Graphic 45 Curtain Call collection. It almost looks like this piece could light up like an old Hollywood theater marque! Check out Leanne's terrific video to see how she created this fabulous piece.
Next up is this adorable altered lunch box and mini album featuring An ABC Primer. Leanne found this lunch box at a dollar store and dressed it up in beautiful Graphic 45 papers to make it look amazing! You can see all the fabulous fussy cut pieces and pretty embellishments that Leanne used to give this project such great dimension. It opens up to reveal a wonderful mini album! Check out this great video in which Leanne takes you on a tour of this fabulous work of altered art!
If you're a big fan of Steampunk then you're going to LOVE this next piece. It's a mixed media Steampunk Debutante Configuration Box that Leanne created using two box lids! That's right, she attached two wooden box lids together and then altered them inside and out. This is such a gorgeous project, filled with all the fantastic colors and imagery of Steampunk. There are so many treasures to behold in this sweet box. Check out these great videos to learn fun tips on how this box was made!
Steampunk Configuration Box Construction Part 1
Steampunk Configuration Box Construction Part 2
Here we have an exquisite Bird Song Origami Box that Leanne created. This box is just amazing! The origami box is such a wonderful idea to pair with Bird Song! The box looks so fresh and cheerful, with lots of perfectly placed embellishments on top. The inside of the box is just as lovely! All the beauty and tranquility of Bird Song comes to life in this glorious little box. Check out Leanne's lovely video where she takes you on a tour of this remarkable creation.
Here we have another gorgeous Bird Song craft by Leanne. It's a Bird Song Altered Serving Tray! This amazing piece was made from an old sushi tray that Leanne had in storage. She dressed it up in Bird Song papers and gorgeous embellishments to create this amazing piece of home decor! Check out this wonderful video where Leanne describes how she created this amazing piece, including a few handmade embellishments! So inspiring!
Here is another fantastic piece of altered art. It's a Le Romantique Altered Dress Form! All the fabulous femininity of Le Romantique really comes to life in this marvelous piece. The papers delicately adorn the beautiful dress form, accompanied by stunning embellishments and trim. Take a look at this great video where Leanne takes you on a tour of this beautiful piece. She also describes some of the great techniqies she used to create it!
And now it's time for a trip to the beach with this fabulous On the Boardwalk Canvas Shadow Box that Leanne created. This fabulous piece of home decor really captures the fun-loving spirit of On the Boardwalk. The magnificent papers dance around the frame like waves on a beach, intermingling with burlap trim for extra texture. All the wonderful embellishments also help add to the jubilant spirit of this great work of art! Here's another fun video where Leanne takes you on a tour of this amazing shadow box!
Next we have this enchanting piece by Leanne, it's A Ladies' Diary Stacked Books/Hidden Drawers. The books were all made with chipboard and beautiful patterned papers. Check out the video where you can see all the amazing details of how these books open to reveal little drawers that are great for decorative storage of your little treasures! We love how this piece is overflowing with flowers and other beautiful embellishments. All the decadence of A Ladies' Diary comes to life in this incredible piece.
We hope you all enjoyed today's fantastic blog! We want to thank the incredible Leanne, AKA LuvLee Scrappin for all of her brilliant work. It was so much fun to get to share her gorgeous creations with all of you! We encourage you all to check out Leanne's blog and youtube page for more fabulous inspiration. And don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this week's blog prize! We wish you all a very happy Monday!
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