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August 07, 2014

Inspire your Day with Awe-Inspiring Altered Art!


It's a perfect Thursday for some altered art, don't you think? Especially with altered art as beautiful as the two we are sharing today! Miranda Edney shares the most beautiful Botanical Tea faux cake and Solange Marques shares a stunning altered Come Away with Me suitcase. It will be a day full of amazing ideas!

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Miranda shares a floral masterpiece! Enjoy this great idea with paper flowers.

"I recently got some wonderful floral spellbinders dies . And as you all know I love to create projects based on baking! This was another Pinterest inspired one! The base of this cake was super simple, follow my snapguide to see how! The rest was just making flowers :)  LOTS and lots of flowers! Hope you like it! Hugs." ~Miranda


Check out How to Create a Paper Cake. by Miranda Edney on Snapguide.  

Miranda's Snapguide Tutorial



The butterflies are such a beautiful touch. They make the flowers look real!





Supply List

Botanical Tea-Robin’s Egg
Botanical Tea-Herbal Infusion
Botanical Tea-Spring Duet
Botanical Tea-Fauna
Le Romantique Papers
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keyholes
Cake Stand
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders Rose Creations
Tea Pot

Come Away with Me is a wistful travel collection, so what better project than an altered suitcase? Solange shows us her grand beauty!

"This collection inspired me to do a project that have travel as theme. I chose to make a suitcase. I covered it using Come Away with Me papers and I made a collage using some elements of this collection. I also applied acrylic gesso on this collage and acrylic paints to shade."~Solange








Supply List

Graphic 45 Come Away With Me patterned papers: Come Away With Me, Wanderlust, GlobetrotterPleasure Trip, Travel OdysseyVintage Voyage.
Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Spray Inks, Modeling Paste, metals.

Many thanks to Miranda and Solange. What a great day of altered inspiration! Makes us want to get to the craft room. See you tomorrow, G45ers!

Happy Altering,

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I am in awe of these designers! What clever and beautiful projects using Graphic 45 papers.

Love both the cake and the shiny suitcase, really adorable projects!

Great project ideas! Imagine it, and you can create it! Love your imagination!


Your team is so creative! <3

Both projects are fabulous. Would love that suitcase to set on my shelf.

OH MY!!! Thank you for all the AWESOME ideas! I've had a boxboard suitcase for years thinking of what to do with it, and now I'm running out to get some "Come Away With Me". And the tea cake is awesome, I will do that too! Do you know how much JOY and INSPIRATION you bring to me???? AWESOME!

Solange, I like the shadowing under your fussy cut pieces.
The teapot cake is over the top beautiful.

Miranda makes that beautiful cake sound so easy. I must give it a try! TFS...Bobbie

WOW!! LOVE your inspiration:)

The cake just blows me away. You have such talent on your design team G45!


I am totally speechless! What incredible creations today! The cake is out of this world and the luggage is spectacular!!! Will definitely attempt BOTH of these projects! TFS!

The paper cake is absolutely stunning !!

I love the flowers on the faux cake. Really like the "suitcase" too. So many wonderful ideas. Thank-you.

these are both wonderful ideas and that centerpiece could be made in papers for any occasion....

Wow, that cake is gorgeous and I love the addition of the pearls and doilies...very elegant.

I love altered suitcases...they are just so cool and I love that even the inside of this one was decorated...very pretty!

If I wasn't at work I would be running to my craft area. Miranda and Solange inspired me so much this morning!!! You two are brilliant paper crafters. Thanks G45 for the best blog on the planet!

Fabulous projects!!!

Super creative!!

These a wonderful projects. I love the Botanical Tea, but all I do is stare t it's awesomeness instead of making something with it. Thank you for some encouragement.

Love those beautiful flowers! Both these projects are very interesting. The images on Come Away With Me are just perfect for this suitcase. Beautiful work!

I love the altered suitcase! It is awesome!

I so enjoy coming here every day for the inspiration and the beautiful products!!

Amazing projects exhibiting such creativity.

Miranda knows I think she could make a bin liner (refuse sack) into something Incredible. Her teapot tower with all attn to detail & rolled pprs is Absolutely Beautiful!!! Because it's Miranda, even wiling to look thru Snapguide! Lol.
Solange's suitcase is another Wow! Hope I am right in remembering her YouTube video of another mixed media suitcase that blew me away?! Both pieces of art today are Unique, Stylish & so awe Inspiring!
I NEED Typography in my life, would be a dream come true! Tfs ☺

So amazing. I love typography in general, and your collection in particular!

Wow! 2 more beautiful projects!

Amazing!!! Fabulous!!! Love it!!!

So amazingly beautiful, detailed, and creatively eye catching, is that cake! The suitcase, awesomely inspirational.My WISH would come true if only I could win the Typography giveaway to start a unique project of my own. LIFE IS BUT A DREAM, or is it?

Love them. I like the suitcase. Tutorial on that?

Absolutely fantastic! Great ideas and tutorial. Thanks sooo much! Lilli

The suitcase from Solange is fantastic. I can see so many uses for it. I wonder if she would consider doing a tutorial on making the suitcase.

Amazing projects! I look forward to your blog every day.

What a fine cake. Just love it.

These are just so beautiful! The cake is amazing and the suitcase is inspired!

Really pretty projects.

Such beautiful
Carla from Utah

I want to make a decorated suitcase for my son's wedding. Love the inspiration.

How do they do it?

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