Pure Elegance With Secret Garden Altered Art
Are you ready to bring some summertime bliss to your Monday?! We have been falling in love with summer: the fresh air, the radiant sunshine, the pretty flowers that continue to bloom! A perfect summer day is always reason to celebrate! In honor of the beauty of summer, we thought it would be fun to share some gorgeous ideas for altered art featuring our fabulous Secret Garden collection! Today we're bringing you three unique ideas for Secret Garden altered art! There's a stunning ring box and video tutorial by Olga Struk. Then Miranda Edney will share her amazing altered Matchbook Box and video tutorial. We also have a breathtaking altered dresser by Rhea Frietag! Today's blog is overflowing with gorgeous ideas!
In honor of today's Secret Garden inspiration, we're giving away this superb Secret Garden blog prize this week! You could win a Secret Garden 12x12 paper pad, Stickers and Alphabet Stickers, Tags & Pockets, Chipboard die-Cuts, Stamp set and Flower Staples! That's a $40 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win! We will choose one random winner from this week's comments and announce them on this Friday's blog! Hooray!
We begin today's Secret Garden craft party with this gorgeous ring box by Olga Struk! This is such a fun and elegant way to create timeless altered art with Secret Garden! This exquisite ring box would also make the perfect handmade gift! Want to know how it was made? Follow along with Olga's fun tutorial to create this beautiful box for yourself or a loved one! It's guaranteed to bring some sunshine to your day!
The soft pastel colors and harmonious designs of Secret Garden make it the perfect collection for spring and summer crafts. Here we have a sweetly whimsical piece of Secret Garden altered art by Miranda that you're sure to love! She created this vibrant altered Matchbook Box that definitely captures the fun-loving spirit of the season! This shabby-chic work of art would be the perfect craft for a warm summer afternoon! It's also another great idea for a handmade gift! Follow along with Miranda's fun video tutorial to see how it was made! Have a wonderful time recreating this marvelous craft! Here is what Miranda had to say about it!
"I wanted to do something a little different with these wonderful matchbook boxes. So i started cutting into it and dissecting it to suit my needs. I used lots of the coordinating chipboard pieces and flowers! I’ve never had much look at handmade flowers, but I actually like these 2 ! I have a full video tutorial, hope you will give it a try." -Miranda
Secret Garden: Leafy Treetops
Secret Garden: May Flowers
Secret Garden: Patterns and Solids
Secret Garden Banners
Secret Garden Flowers
Secret Garden Chipboard 1
Secret Garden Chipboard 2
Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Ribbon: May Arts
MF Resin Wings
Dried flower sprigs
Liquid pearls, pearls
Last but certainly not least is this gorgeous Secret Garden altered dresser by Rhea. Cute little objects like this can be found at any thrift store, garage sale, consignment shop or even in our own homes! You'd be amazed what can happen with you dress it up in your favorite Graphic 45 paper collection! It's the perfect way to give new life to an ordinary object! Let Rhea's splendid creation inspire you to make some pretty altered art with Graphic 45! This elegant dresser is perfect for spring and summer home decor! Plus it helps add some organization to any room of the house! So the next time you come across on old object, just imagine the possibilities for turning it into a gorgeous work of altered art with Graphic 45!
Kaisercraft Tower Storage Drawer (6 Drawers)
Distress Paint: Bundled Sage
Secret Garden 12X12
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
Distress Stain: Peeled Paint
Dresden Scrap: Daisy
We hope you all had fun exploring today's Secret Garden altered art! We want to thank Olga, Miranda and Rhea for their splendid crafts today! G45ers, don't forget to leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win that gorgeous Secret Garden prize pack! There's more fun and inspiration in store for you on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us! We wish you all a bright and cheerful day!
Your Friends at Graphic 45