A Fond Graphic 45 Farewell to Betto Cesare
Get ready for some fun because today's Graphic 45 blog is filled with enchantment! We want to welcome you all to another special day as we pay tribute to Betto Cesare of the Graphic 45 2012 Design Team. It's been an incredible year and we have loved all of the amazing inspiration that Betto brought to our team! We will miss his superb talent, fun tutorials and cheerful enthusiasm for Graphic 45. Betto's creations always received such rave reviews on our blog and Facebook page. He has inspired so many people with his playful imagination and flawless style. Today we wanted to share a few of our favorite crafts from Betto. We've got layouts, home decor, altered art and more! Seeing Betto's crafts all together on today's blog is sure to dazzle you as they reveal the astonishing rage of his talents! Lets begin by getting to know a little bit more about the fantastic Betto!
We encourage you all to check out Betto's gorgeous blog to discover his latest and greatest craft creations!
We begin today's tribute to Betto with some of his famous layouts! This is his heartwarming Secret Garden LO that displays delicate fussy cutting and fabulous use of Secret Garden Banners. That adorable central photo only adds to the beauty of this joyful LO! Secret Garden Alphabet Stickers spell out the "pure joy" sentiment that this LO embodies!
Here is a hauntingly beautiful Tropical Travelogue LO featuring this amazing mask! The fussy cutting and clever paper distressing adds so much movement to this piece! There is such a freshness to this LO with botanical and oceanic elements! It's so bright and beautiful!
Here is another breathtaking layout by Betto. This one features lots of different Graphic 45 collections including Magic of Oz, On the Boardwalk and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Betto did an amazing job of layering papers with fussy cut elements and pretty embellishments. It's a great example of what you can create when you combine Graphic 45 collections! This LO is like looking into a dream! It's full of color and wonderment!
Here is another incredible layout by Betto. He explains, "This is a project I did on canvas using gesso and coloring with Gellatos, used cotton fiber and clippings from the Secret Garden collection with 3D tape to give dimension to the project." Wow, this layout has so many lavish layers and vibrant colors! Betto always knew how to make Graphic 45 collections come to life!
Here is a gorgeous Tropical Travelogue altered 5x5 box and mini album that Betto created. This is such an inspiring piece that is just perfect for summer and vacation photos! Again we see some of Betto's famous fussy cutting along with masterful use of pretty embellishments. This mini is a true celebration of happy summertime memories!
The Magic of Oz came to life in this whimsical tag that Betto created! Sweet fussy cutting and pretty inking help make this tag a breathtaking treasure. It's fun, easy to make and incredibly cheerful!
Here is one of Betto's gorgeous pieces of holiday home decor! This altered printer tray is all decked out in Nutcracker Sweet and lots of festive embellishments. This amazing creation would also make the perfect handmade holiday gift! This fabulous tray tells a heartwarming story of holiday cheer! Christmas comes to life in this delightful piece of altered art!
Last but not least is this epic piece of altered art featuring A Ladies' Diary. This is Betto's gorgeous altered box and tea set! This elegant box opens to reveal a sweet little kit for making tea! Hand-dyed lace flowers look incredible against the elegant papers of A Ladies' Diary. This superb craft captures all the sophistication and charm of A Ladies' Diary!
We have so enjoyed this outstanding year with Betto on our Design Team! We will miss his amazing talents and inspiration. We know he will continue to create brilliant works of art that will dazzle others for years to come! We wish him the very best and we know his future will be bright! Thank you Betto! You are fantastic!
We hope you will all stop by and see us tomorrow for more amazing craft inspiration that is sure to brighten your day! Thank you all so much for joining us! We wish you all a very happy day!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45