Get Playful With Pretty Ideas Using Graphic 45 Pastels!
It's another gorgeous day here on the Graphic 45 blog! We want to welcome you all and thank you for joining us! Today we are celebrating something very dear to our hearts here at Graphic 45, pastels! We love pastels and have used them in some of your favorite collections like A Ladies' Diary, Little Darlings and our newest collection Secret Garden! Today is a celebration of the marvelous Graphic 45 pastel color pallet. You're going to see a stunning variety of crafts in picturesque pastels. We've got a tag by Kristin Wilson, a card by Susan Lui and a handmade crown by Denise Hahn! Get ready for a daily dose of pretty with today's dazzling craft creations! Lets begin with this gorgeous tag featuring A Ladies' Diary by Kristin Wilson. Just look at those soft colors! Kristin layered some pretty papers from A Ladies' Diary and added some sweet chipboard die-cuts, lovely ribbon and other fun embellishments to create this fabulous tag! It's so dreamy!
Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Ribbon
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Ribbon
Papertrey Ink: Twine
Craft Store: Stick Pin
Here is another gorgeous creation that is a true celebration of pastels! It's an amazing card featuring Secret Garden by Susan Lui. We love the unique circular shape of this card. Susan added some pretty borders, sweet fussy cut flowers and elegant embellishments to create this lovely card. There are so many gorgeous colors to chose from in the Graphic 45 pastel color pallet and in our new Secret Garden collection. Its easy to let your imagination go wild with ideas! Here is what Susan had to say about this exquisite card creation!
"I made a circular card using the lovely new Secret Garden collection from Graphic 45. The floral card takes its cue from the collection, with lots of hand-cut flowers popped up with dimensional dots. To echo another image from the collection, I hung a Graphic 45 Staples Ornate Metal Key off a seam binding and completed the cluster with some dimensional roses in complementary colours." -Susan Lui
Next up in the Graphic 45 pastel party is this amazing handmade crown by Denise Hahn! This lavish and lovely work of art was made using our Nutcracker Sweet collection. There are some gorgeous pastel papers in Nutcracker Sweet that are simply dazzling! It is a wonderful collection that combines richly saturated colors and pretty pastels to give you a huge range of options. This magnificent crown is a perfect example of the grand results you can get from playing with pastels! Just look at all of the incredible details in this crown. The Nutcracker Sweet papers really set the stage for fun and creativity! Let this amazing creation inspire you to let your creativity flourish with Graphic 45 pastels! Here is what Denise had to say about this splendid creation!
"I so love making these Crowns, from the first one I made as a cake topper with Le Cirque, the crown has become one of my favorite projects. They look amazing on a mantle as a table center piece, or even on a bookshelf for a little extra Holiday Sparkle. This is a big project to tackle, but so worth the result!" Denise Hahn
1/2 inch thick foam core-avail at art or hobby stores
Model Magic- available at Craft stores- kids section
Pink acrylic paint
Smooch Spritz Peaches and Cream
Pearl Top Pins-aka corsage pins
Plastic icicles or toothpicks
3 to 6 Christmas picks- craft store
Pink crystal or focal piece for top
6 small flowers
1 large snowflake ornament- cut in half
Tulle, Organza, Lace
We hope you all enjoyed today's celebration of Graphic 45 pastels. We had so much fun getting to share these marvelous crafts with all of you. We want to thank Kristin Wilson, Susan Lui and Denise Hahn for their gorgeous work today. We hope you will all come back and see us tomorrow for more fabulous crafts and inspiration. It's going to be another amazing day! Have a terrific Tuesday, G45ers! Thank you again for visiting us today!
Your Friends at Graphic 45