Enchanting Ideas For Home Decor By Miranda Edney
Get ready to be enchanted by today's amazing ideas for handmade home decor! We are thrilled to be introducing a very talented new member of the Graphic 45 2013 Design Team, Mianda Edney! She has created some fun and clever creations that are sure to get your creative gears turning! Get ready to fall in love with her brilliant style! Plus we wanted to remind you all that today is the last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this gorgeous Bohemian Bazaar prize pack! It includes a 12x12 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Tags & Pockets, Large Tag Album Staples, Antique Metal Door Pull Staples and a E-Z Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives! That's a $40 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time today for your chance to win! A random winner will be chosen from this week's comments and announced on tomorrow's blog! Stay tuned to see if you are this week's winner!
It is a true pleasure for us to introduce Miranda Edney to our new 2013 Design Team. She has tremendous talent and imagination. One look at her gorgeous style and you'll understand why Miranda is just perfect for Graphic 45! Her unique ideas lend themselves perfectly to the vintage-inspired look of all of our paper collections! She has an amazing attention for details. Her crafts are lavishly decorated to bring out the individual character in everything she makes. Her crafts embody a world all their own, with a shabby chic charm that completely enthralling. Miranda's masterful use of color and texture in her crafts also adds to their undeniable appeal. She definitely knows how to mix and match captivating patterns, colors and pretty embellishments to give her projects a signature look. Her blog Msliberty Creations is filled with a never-ending supply of wonderful inspiration and ideas! We are so happy to welcome her to our new 2013 Design Team! Please join us in welcoming the amazing Miranda Edney!
Hello G45 fans, my name is Miranda! I’m from the sunny state of Florida where I live with my amazingly supportive honey, and our doggy and cat! When I am not out enjoying the beach, I am crafting!!!! It is my #1 passion, and few things make me happier! I have a love for all things altered and also to create projects from scratch! I love all different styles and forms of crafting, and I always push myself to try something new and step out of my comfort zone! The biggest reward for me is to be able to teach others and share my ideas with them. The connections and friendships I have made during the last few years are precious to me! I am beyond excited for this next chapter to begin, G45 is a dream come true!
First up in today's introduction to Miranda is this amazing altered cupcake stand with handmade paper cupcakes featuring A Ladies' Diary! This is such a sweet and clever idea that definitely captures her breathtaking style! Here Miranda explains her inspiration behind this magnificent work of art!
"Do you ever get inspiration for a project in the most random places? The idea for this came to me when I was craving sweets ( happens every night lol). I was dreaming of cupcakes and this idea hit me! I know I had seen a few of these done in the past, but couldn’t find pictures of them anywhere! So i just started playing with supplies on hand and created my own! I have a full tutorial on how to make these on my Youtube channel. Skip to about the 28 minute mark for the tutorial to begin! On the Venetian Mask , I did an image transfer with some of the Le Romantique paper. I have to say , this is probably my favorite piece to date! It was a blast to create!" -Miranda
A Ladies Diary: A Ladies Diary
Le Romantique Papers & On the Boardwalk Papers
Graphic 45 Staples: Butterflies
Flowers: Petaloo, Iamroses
Chipboard : Imaginarium Designs
Punches: EK Success 1” Flower Punch, Martha Stewart on the Edge Punch
Satin White Ribbon
Brown Seam Binding
White Flatback Pearls
Paper Mache Mask
Wooden Butterfly Wing
Small Fancy Knife
BIrthday Party Paper CupsStick Pins
Next we have another captivating piece of handmade home decor by Miranda! Check out this incredible altered clock featuring our Fashionista collection! This is another wonderful example of Miranda's amazing attention to detail! You can see how she combined pretty fussy cut elements with floral and metal embellishments to give this clock superb dimension. This clock is a true vintage-inspired dream! Here is what Miranda had to say about it!
created this piece after staring at the G45 blog with my honey, he saw
the clock image at the top of the header and said “you have to create a
clock.” He is such a big helper! This one measures approx 20x25 inches. I
cut into the original clock piece to add some little circle shadow
boxes (they were mirrors). I also cut the gear you see on the inside out
of plywood on my honey’s mill. It was a very fun process! The gear
moves back and forth on the inside of the clock :) Then I just went to
town with my G45 papers and embellishments! I loved fussy cutting the
floral elements from the Fashionista line!" -Miranda
Fashionista Paper Line
Steampunk Paper Line
Graphic 45 Metal Staples:
Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob
Flowers: Petaloo, Iamroses
Chipboard : Kaisercraft, Want2Scrap
Tim Holtz: Ornate Plate, Trinket Pins
White Silk Ribbon
White Pearl Strings
Dried Flower Vines
Black and Cream Lace
Get ready to be wowed by this next beautiful creation by Miranda! Here we have a Secret Garden altered vase that is out of this world! Miranda takes altered art to a whole new level with this captivating creation with amazing paper rosettes! She definitely captured the fresh and whimsical spirit of Secret Garden in this one-of-a-kind work of art! Here Miranda explains how she was inspired to create this heartwarming craft!
"When Graphic 45 announced their DT call, I had just been playing with this amazing Secret Garden Range! I just knew I had to interpret the papers somehow! So , I created my own little Secret Garden! I had this vase lying around in my house for a long time. I tend to hoard things for quite sometime, knowing one day I will eventually alter it! I created all of the rosettes by hand, using the yummy papers and my score board. Lots of fussy cutting, and some natural spanish moss just pulled it together! The “leaning pots” was a spin off of a gardening picture i saw on Pinterest!" -Miranda
Secret Garden: Secret Garden
Secret Garden: Springtime
Secret Garden: Leafy Treetops
Secret Garden: Seed Fairy
Secret Garden: Sun Kissed
Secret Garden: Meadow Lark
Secret Garden: Coming up Roses
Secret Garden: April Showers
Secret Garden: May Flowers
Paint and Mediums: White Acrylic Gesso
Martha Stewart Crackle Medium
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Flowers: Iamroses, Kaisercraft
Flatback White Pearls
We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's home decor extravaganza featuring Miranda! We are so happy to welcome her to our team and we know she's going to be such a valued creative force this year! We want to thank her for her stunning work today. Thank you, G45ers, for stopping by our blog today. Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win that beautiful Bohemian Bazaar prize pack! We will have more extraordinary crafts on tomorrow's blog as well as a blog contest winner announcement! We hope you'll stop by and see us! Have a delightful day, G45ers!
Your Friends at Graphic 45