We love altered art! And today, we have some absolutely gorgeous projects from Miranda Edney and Solange Marques. What an awesome way to kick off the week on the blog!
First, we have this absolutely mesmerizing TypographyG45 marquee sign by the incredible Miranda Edney. Miranda is an altered art master, and this just displays that perfectly!
Graphic 45 Papers Typography-Journey Typography-Inscribe G45 Staples Antique Metal Door Pull Kraft Tag Album Ornate Metal Keys Ornate Metal Key Hole Typography Stamp Set Alcohol Inks Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings
Next, check out this perfect suitcase for baby using Baby 2 Brideby Solange! What a dreamy project.
"I am in Love with suitcases, I Love make them with chipboards and then I decorate them using G45 papers. This time I used a sweet and soft collection: Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector’s Edition. It is a perfect collection for a baby suitcase. " ~Solange
Solange used our Baby 2 Bride Deluxe Collector's Edition to make this gorgeous baby suitcase. How fun!
It's another fantastic Monday on the blog! We have amazing altered art from Solange Marques and Andrew Roberts and at the end of the blog, there's a new giveaway this week! Hooray! It's going to be a great start to the week.
"Altered art is a something that I Love to make. Times Nouveau is a charming and elegant collection with gorgeous elements for a Configuration Box. I Used Crackle Medium to get more texture on the Box and I Completed it with resin pieces." ~Solange
Solange uses our Deluxe Collector's Edition Times Nouveau for this great project!
Next, we have the most incredible altered Typography clock from Andrew Roberts. What a handsome use of this richly colored collection!
"I think it is safe to say I am addicted to clocks and gears. I love the mechanical nature of these themes, and this project also incorporated my use of boxes and construction. Typography is a fabulous line of paper that you can use to create a more industrial themed project. I challenged my self to use a circular box for the body of the clock. I love, what I call the heritage colors of the typography collection. Typography to me has a more masculine style and I wanted to create a clock for a mans study or office.
Tip: Try uses the graphic 45 butterflies and heat embossing powder on to them to create a rustic aged metallic look. You can also do this to Graphic 45 chipboard by using clear embossing powder and distress ink." ~Andrew
Andrew created this stunning piece using the Typography paper collection pictured below!
Many of us are basking in the spring air, seeing the blooms finally bloom, and packing up our winter clothes (and for those who aren't, we hope the winter weather leaves soon). Spring is such a beautiful season of new beginnings and renewed creativity. Get inspired with gorgeous creations from Rhea Freitag and Ginger Ropp. They will bring a spring into your step!
First, we have this beautiful altered Matchbook Box by Rhea using Botanical Tea! We love this gorgeous project and the beautiful sentiment it holds.
"This project started off with a Small Matchbook Box that I had primed with gesso one day when I did not have any creative mojo. The white backdrop made for a perfect Botanical Tea spring scene. The birdcage was covered in thick bronze embossing powder to create a gilded look. I love how the cage looks placed over the hole in the box. The Shabby Chic metal staples have a lovely finish that coordinate well with the lightness I was going for in this fun little piece." ~Rhea
Rhea uses Botanical Tea and our Small Matchbox Staples to make this beautiful Spring project!
"Oh how I love the Graphic 45 Once Upon A Springtime Classic Collection. This collection is one of my favorites. Actually all of their collections are my favorite. I decided to create something a little different. This is a twist on a tag mini album. I’m calling this my Carousel Mini Album. This collection is just magical!" ~Ginger
Today, we're taking a whole day to focus on the cardmaking genius of Special Projects Designer Gloria Stengel! We are so happy to have her on our team creating classes for us. She also is still creating some incredible cards with our newest creations. Today, we'll get to see her beautiful cards with our new collections!
First, Gloria shares a stunning Artisan Style card. Her details are so perfect with this richly colored collection.
"For many years I have wished for Graphic 45 to come out with a country farm collection! I am overjoyed to have a chance to work with Home Sweet Home! I created a card that, basically, uses scraps! I even cut the flowers from scraps, as well. A touch of white paint on each flower gives the flowers a rustic, country look." ~Gloria
We love how Gloria always finishes the inside of her cards. Amazing!
Graphic 45 products: Home Sweet Home Paper Collection: Garden Fresh, Granny's Quilt, Country Life, Handmade Other products: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Kraft, Ivory, Blueberry Die cut templates: Heartfelt Creations Sweet Juliet; Spellbinders Rose Creations, Framed Tags One Stamps: My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments, Birthday Greetings Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Ice Blue; Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Acrylic Paint: Plaid FolkArt Wicker White Lace: Really Reasonable Ribbon Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks Tools: Martha Stewart border punch, McGill flower shaping tools, Sizzix Big Shot, paper trimmer, foam brush, hot glue gun
Now, enjoy her "girl & boy" Precious Memories cards. These are truly so precious!
"Precious Memories is such a wonderful addition to the Graphic 45 line-up. I love the colors, and I paired the paper with ivory cardstock to create a soft and shabby card. I simply adore the little paper doll dresses!" ~Gloria
Graphic 45 products: Precious Memories Paper Collection: Cherish, Sugar and Spice, Cuddle Time Artist Trading Tags (Ivory) Other products: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, The Paper Studio (large dots) Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown Ribbon and Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Mini clothes pins: Canvas Corp Button: stash Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks Tools: McGill flower shaping tools, Sizzix Big Shot,1/2" circle punch, paper trimmer, hot glue gun
"Too many stamp sets and other products for babies and children forget to include twins! I adore this sweet image of twins!" ~Gloria
Graphic 45 products: Precious Memories Paper Collection: Precious Memories, Baby's Breath, Puppy Dog's Tails, Pat-A-Cake Little Darlings Stamp Set Other products: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Natural, Cornflower Blue Embossing folders: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Die templates: My Favorite Things heart doily, Spellbinders Standard Circles Small, Stars Five Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown Ribbon and Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Button: stash Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrap Perfect Best Glue Ever, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue sticks Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, paper trimmer, hot glue gun, Zutter Bow-it-All
Who won last week's giveaway featuring our amazing retired collections? Our randomly chosen winner is...
Congratulations, Alicia! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered! We have a new contest with a $60 Time to Flourish prize pack this week that you can take part in below. How exciting!