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February 21, 2013

How to Create Alluring Altered Art with Graphic 45

  Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 3-imp

Hello G45ers,

What a magical time of year this is! The first beautiful blooms of Spring are just beginning to flourish. Pretty soon the cherry blossoms will be in bloom! We can't wait! This is a great time to let all the beauty of nature inspire your creativity! Today we've got some stunning altered art to share with you! We've got three breathtaking creations by Denise Hahn, Maiko Miwa and a fun tutorial by Clare Charvill! Inspiration is in season on today's amazing Graphic 45 blog!

Just a quick reminder! Don't forget that today is your last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this fantastic French Country prize pack! We will choose one random winner and announce them on tomorrow's blog! Wow!

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Lets begin with this dazzling altered house by Denise Hahn. It was created out of paper mache, using our fabulous new Secret Garden collection! Denise Hahn is selling a fabulous tutorial and pattern on her blog that shows you how to create this sweet piece of Spring-inspired altered art! What fun!

Denise Hahn's Blog:

http://inmyblueroom.blogspot.com/

All of today's creations feature some fabulous uses of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes! You'll see some amazing ways to add gorgeous vintage charm and dimension to your crafts using these incredible Key Holes from our Staples line!

Key-holes

Here is Denise Hahn's heartwarming Secret Garden altered house! It's just perfect for Spring-inspired home decor!

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 1-imp

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 2-imp

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 3-imp

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 4-imp

Look at this beautiful use of Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes and Ornate Metal Keys! So pretty!

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 5-imp

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 6-imp

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 7-imp

Denise Hahn Place in Time and Secret Garden Paper Mache Cottage - 8-imp

Supplies:

Paper Mache House- available at any craft store
Spray Paint Primer or White acrylic paint
2 Sheets of Graphic 45 Secret Garden
1 sheet of March Cut-Aparts from Graphic 45 Place in Time
Clearsnap Color Box Chalks
Donna Salazar Mixed Media Chox
Clearsnap embossing powder-brown
Prima Shabby Chic Treasure Windows
Various trims from .25 inch to 1.75 inch widths- the Vintage trims on this project, including the cellulite bird came from Guilding the Lily in Fullerton Ca. the rest are from May Arts
Various Flowers
Resin Crown- Jolees French General Collection
Piece of tea stained muslin
3D adhesive foam dots Tombow
Xyron 5 inch Creative Station with permanent adhesive

Next we have another cheerful and beautiful altered art creation! This one was made by Maiko Miwa and it features our fabulous collection A Ladies' Diary. This wonderful altered tag has so many pretty layers, combined with delicate fussy cutting and Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Holes and Ornate Metal Keys! It is a dream come true!

Maiko Miwa-A Lady's Diary-altered #1

Maiko Miwa-A Lady's Diary-altered #2

Maiko Miwa-A Lady's Diary-altered #3

Maiko Miwa-A Lady's Diary-altered #4

                                                                                Supplies:
                    papers: Afternoon Tea, Moment in Time, Picture Perfect, Timeless Memoir, Ornate 
                                                            staple:Metal Key Holes,Metal Key
                                                        chipboard:Place in Time Chipboard 1
                                                                            ribbon:May Arts
                                                            chipboard: Imaginarium Desings
                                                                            flowers:Prima
                                                                        emboss die:sizzix
                                                                                ink:Ranger
                                                                        riquid pearl:Ranger

Next up is a glorious tutorial by Clare Charvill that shows you how to create this amazing altered gift tag! Clare used Secret Garden and marvelous Graphic 45 Staples to create this lavish work of altered art! Follow her fun and easy instructions to create one of your own! Take it away, Clare!

I love the roses in this collection.  They remind me of my Grandads rose garden. I could almost smell the scent that used to waft across the garden when I was cutting making this gift tag.  Of all the roses he grew the pink ones were my grandma's favourites. 

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 1 Clare Charvill

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 9 Clare Charvill

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 10 Clare Charvill

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 11 Clare Charvill

 

Supply List 
12 x 12 papers 
Large Metal Brad 
Misc Supplies  
Craft card 
Walnut stain distress ink 
May Arts Ribbon 
Alterations Envelope Pocket die 
Misc brad and photo turn
3D Scrapbook Adhesive squares and foam tape
Tacky glue and glossy accents

 

To make 

Take two large tags from the tag album staples and cut 1 1/4" off the bottom of one, re round the corners with 1/2" corner rounder and ink the edges and around the eyelets on both sides of each tag. 
Use the kraft off cut to make a hinge.  Fold in half longways and ink the fold line on both sides. 
Put tacky glue on one side of the hinge place the tags next to each other, lining up the bottom edges stick the hinge down to attach the two tags together.  Before the tacky glue sets make sure the tags and hinge are aligned and the tags fold over each other, the edges line up and the tags stand up.  Pic 2 
To decorate 

Gift Tag Cover 

Cut a piece of Seed Fairy paper 6 1/4" x 3 5/8" round corners to match tag and ink edges and stick to the front of the smaller tag. 

Now take the rose cut apart from the May Flowers paper.  Cut the frame out taking off the outside darker green border.  

From the Springtime paper cut out the rose cut apart 

Fussy cut a rose spray from Beautiful Blooms paper.  Also cut out the word rose 

Make a craft card frame that measures 3 1/4" x 5".  the borders are 5/8" wide all round.  

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 3 Clare Charvill
Ink edges of all pieces with walnut stain distress ink. 

Reconstruct the green borders over the kraft frame, mitre top and bottom corners and stick down

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 4 Clare Charvill

 
Mount the rose word on kraft card and trim leaving 1/16" border around all edges.  Add a strip of foam tape to the back and ink edges

Cut out a file tab from Pretty Primrose paper, ink edges and stick to the right hand edge of the tag front.
Now take the frame, put tacky glue on the top and bottom edges only and stick to the front of the tag 1/2" down from the top of the base paper.

To assemble take the rose cut apart, put a little tacky glue on the underside of the bottom right corner, tuck the right hand corner under the right hand edge of the frame and stick down.  
Put a couple of double sided adhesive squares under the top edge and stick down so that the cut apart sits at an angle

Take the fussy cut rose, put tacky glue on the back of the bottom half of the inmate, stick down over the bottom of the frame making sure non of the image hands over the edge of the tag. Put a couple of double sided adhesive squares under the top of the image to give the tag dimension and stick down. 
Stick the "Rose" word mounted on double sided tape over the same word on the cut apart.

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 5 Clare Charvill


 
To finish thread a metal key on some ribbon, thread the ribbon through an ornate key hole and stick over the file tab/frame.  Add a stamped metal brad over the top hole of the key hole. 
Use glossy accents to highlight the roses and add a border to the frame. 

Cut a piece of Pretty Primrose paper 6 1/4" x 3 5/8" round corners to match tag, ink edges and stick to the inside front cover of the smaller tag.

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 6 Clare Charvill

Then take two of the same rose cut a parts from May Flowers.  Cut the centre images out of one frame making a label of the words and cut around the post mark on the rose image, round the bottom corners and ink edges of both pieces. 

Take the other frame and with the ledger side facing round the bottom right hand corner and ink edges. 
Now put a little tacky glue on the bottom and right hand edge of the rose cut apart and stick it to the bottom right of the ledger cut apart to form a pocket. 

Put tacky glue on the back of the ledger cut apart and stick it to the tag over the green base paper
highlight with glossy accents if desired.

Make gift card holder from Pretty Primrose paper using the Alterations pocket envelope die to slot inside the pocket on the tag. 

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 9 Clare Charvill

 
 Cut a piece of Pretty Primrose paper 7 3/4" x 3 5/8" round corners to match tag, ink edges and stick down on the front of the larger tag. 

Cut the following images out as per picture 

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 7 Clare Charvill

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 8 Clare Charvill

Secret garden cut apart from May Flowers paper 

Flower girls cut apart from Meadow Lark paper

Trim the journalling section of the secret garden cut apart  to 2" x 4 1/4", ink edges, mount on a piece of kraft card and trim the kraft border to 3/16" 

Fussy cut out the bluebirds, ribbon and key.  Ink edges

Trim right side of Meadow Lark cut apart off so that it fits under the mounted journalling spot, ink edges 

Put tacky glue on the back top left corner of the mounted journalling spot, and stick over the flower girls cut apart 

Stick to base paper so that the point at the top of the cut apart sits under the brass eyelet on the tag.
Stick the birds, ribbon and key cut out to the left side of the journaling spot to finish.
Highlight with glossy accents if desired.

G45 DT Project 3 March 2013 Pic 10 Clare Charvill

Cut a piece of Pretty Primrose paper 7 3/4" x 3 5/8" round corners to match tag, ink edges and stick down on the back of the larger tag.

Then cut out the rose cut apart from the Meadow Lark paper.  Ink edges, and stick centrally on the back of the large tag.  

Add the rose sentiment you cut out earlier having distressed and inked the edges to finish.

Finishing Touches 

Add a large metal brad over the eyelet on the front of the smaller tag.
Colour in the key hole with black soot distress marker 
Punch out a 1" circle, ink edges and stick over the eyelet on the inside of the smaller tag.
Add ribbon to the larger tag.  I used some green and cream striped ribbon by May Arts

We hope you all enjoyed today's wonderful exploration of Graphic 45 altered art ideas! We want to thank Denise Hahn, Maiko Miwa and Clare Charvill for their marvelous work today! Join us tomorrow for more super inspiration and a new blog contest winner! It's going to be grand! Have a lovely day, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Comments

Such amazing projects!

Gorgeous projects again today. I am amazed at how people fussy cut Graphic 45 paper. When I start to do that I usually end up with a much smaller piece than I wanted. I guess it just takes practice. I do like the use of the keys and keyholes. Especially on the house with the use of the post card.

Love these ideas!! Graphic 45 rules!!!

Oh, how I want my papers to come so I can make something with them too. This is torture. Great projects once again.

The house is so pretty

toutes ces créations sont superbes !! Bravo et merci de partager ce tutorial Clare

Thanks,Clare, for the wonderful tutorial. That elegant little tag mini is just my cup of tea. Denise and Maiko...amazing projects, just filled to the brim with beauty. I love this blog!

Wow! Everyday gets better and better. Your design team is very talented.

Amazing projects!! Another inspiring day with Graphic 45!!

Love the projects. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Such great projects today! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

such creative and talented artists; love all the projects and the clever placement of the metal keyholes; and cannot forget to mention the beautiful papers.

Oh, this is pure eye-candy! Such stunning work!

great projects
tfs

Beautiful! Love Graphic 45 papers!

WOW! What gorgeous work today!!! Thank you for the inspirations!!!

Today's projects are amazing! Love the altered house!

What a beautiful paper line! The projects are very creative as usual. Thanks for sharing.

Love today's projects. Clare seems like me and uses every last scrap of her lovely papers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wow! Can't wait to purchase it.

You guys just never stop amazing me!!!

This blog is so addictive, everything is always so beautiful. Today like everyday doesn't disappoint. Beautiful projects and I think they house would make and awesome recipe box. :)

What wonderful inspiration! TFS!

I love that house. I have a house box that I've been using as a recipe holder. I painted it many years ago. I think I'll remodel it.

OMG I love the house, is so beautiful.

Fabulous folder over tag idea.

Absolutely stunning!!

The altered house and tag are beautiful, love the new paper lines

Wow love todays inspirations! thank you so much for sharing they are beautiful!

Gorgeous projects! G45 rocks. Never a disappointment.

OOO MMM GGG I so love that house what a fantastic job! That collection is so pretty you keep getting me in aawwee's and oohhww 's because of you of it!!! Keeping my fingers sooooooooooooo crossed so hope I win please pick me lol hugs Amy

The French Country is soon to be one of my favorite paper line from Graphic 45! Love Love Love it!

Thank you ladies for such wonderful inspiration. Your projects are just beautiful.

Love the tag!! Love Graphic 45! Amazing!!

Beautiful tag!!!! :D

that house needs to come to my house--enough said!!! Beautiful work by all!

Beautiful projects. I get so inspired by your blog!

LOVE that altered paper mache house !

Beautiful projects! I love the house!!

Fantastic projects! I can't wait to use the new paper lines. I'm thinking of using the French Country as inspiration for redoing my kitchen.

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