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!
Who loves tag making? We sure do here at Graphic 45! They're perfect to put in mini albums, hang up and create a banner, send to a friend, put on display in your home - the possibilities are endless! Today, we have two gorgeous tag examples from Lori Williams and Ginger Ropp. They will inspire you to get to tag making today!
First, we have this gorgeous April Time to Flourish tag from the amazing Lori! Check out her awesome techniques:
"One of my favorite techniques I used on this tag is the paper ribbon along the bottom. I just spritzed my paper strip with some water and let it soak for a minute then I ruffled and folded the paper to resemble ribbon. I then used a heat gun to dry and set it and finally ran it through my sewing machine to tack everything in place. I love manipulating paper into amazing forms that aren’t characteristics are them naturally and I felt the flowing paper worked so well with the organic feel of the paper and flowers.
The best part about the Time to Flourish collection is it’s give you a little of everything. With having pages for each month / season you have palettes of color that range from fall to summer, so there is a little bit of something for everyone. Of course you can create a calendar that would compare to none, but there are so many other avenues you can go down, like this tag." ~Lori
Time to Flourish is so fun because it's great for so much more than calendars. Lori used it to make this amazing April tag!
"I love the nostalgic Americana feel of the new Home Sweet Home Collection. I used one of the large kraft tags from the large tag album and created a pocket for the front of the tag. I fussy cut the Farm Fresh label from one of the papers and added couple of Graphic 45 Staples Brads. I wrapped some pretty ivory twine behind the label. I decorated one of the small kraft ATC tags to tuck inside the pocket. I also added some of the papers to decorate the back of the tag.
For the second tag I layered some of the gorgeous papers and added a really pretty Petaloo flower to the front along with some crochet trim from my stash. I fussy cut one of the stamps and journal spots to layer on the design papers. This collection has so much versatility!" ~Ginger
Do you know someone expecting a baby? Are you expecting one yourself? We have some great "Welcome Baby" ideas on the blog today from Clare Charvill and Romy Veul. You will be inspired to welcome those bundles of joy with some handmade goodies.
"Isn't this collection just adorable. Craft in salmon pinks or blues or work them both together to make the most beautiful keepsakes for your children and grandchildren. I'm always drawn to the blues, I think because I had boys rather than girls and chose two different papers to alter the box, turning over the Puppy Dogs Tails and using the cute dress me up borders around the bottom. I chose a mixture of patterns and solids for the delicate floral display and frame decoration on the top of the box. The mix of solids and patterns work so well together and enables you to add a different dimension to your project. The papers are the perfect weight for flower making too. " ~Clare
"I always love to work with pink and blue and I also really like making baby cards. So needless to say, the Precious Memories collection was right up in my alley. I used a mixture of different papers and chipboard embellishments to make this card for a newborn baby girl. " ~Romy
We are closing our week of altered G45 Box Staples with some gorgeous creations from Solange Marques, Rhea Freitag, and Andrew Roberts! We are so grateful you joined us for this week of Staples inspiration!
Rhea used one of our Mixed Media Boxes to create this masterpiece. We love this metallic, grey, beautiful project!
"For this project I wanted to try and use the small mixed media box in a different way. My plan was to completely alter the box instead of covering it with paper like I typically would. The effect that I got was amazing. It really looks like metal. Please enjoy the snapguide I created to show you the steps I took to make this sweet altered box. Cheers!" ~Rhea
"We asked to create a project using the graphic 45 ATC Book Box and inserts. I decided to go healthy and take advantage of the fabulous images from the home sweet home collection. In Tasmania Australia where I have recently moved to, there is tonnes of fresh produce grown and this was the perfect inspiration form this creation. I love the country theme of this collection and it has a striking colour palette. I f you love the country life and want a little bit in your craft stash I would encourage you to get this great collection .
Tip: After fussy cutting images from your favorite graphic 45 collection try adhering them vertically to create wonderful dimensionality."~Andrew
Andrew used the Home Sweet Home paper collection for this project. We love how it turned out! You can now find this collection in stores!
First, we have these brilliant fabric masterpieces from the brilliant imagination of Nadya Lifa!
"You have a lot of tissue cuttings, but it is so beautiful that you find it difficult to part with it? Of course, we should not throw away a good crop of beautiful fabrics and lace! Use them in tthisproject! I see it interesting to mix up the fabric and paper, and in this project I want to show how you can combine these materials and make a stunning project! So you can decorate by this way the album`s and notebook`s covers, as well as make unusual storage for ATC cards!" ~Nadya
"Once in a while things come together so easily it sort of feels like cheating… that was the case with this little box. I began by simply painting all of the edges and corners of an ATC book box black.To the top of the box I added Artisan Style Decorative Flourish, the sides are Artisan Style > This Old House. The inside the box is covered with Craftmanship and the bottom of the box is covered with Natural Beauty for a bit of “POP”. To finish off the piece I wrapped a length of black ribbon around the sides and added a piece from Artisan Style Decorative Chipboard, a Stamped Metal Brad and a set of those fabulous Claw Feet. The top has an amazing chunky Fancy Handle that I’ve affixed in the upright position. A little bit of distressing on the edges and the whole thing is complete and looks really elegant. Now to decide if I should use this fab little box to store my ATC’s or fancy costume jewelry!" ~Nichola
"The traveling clock is an awesome project to make for someone as they travel the world. The clock is closed by a button and string closure on the side and the Graphic 45 Door knocker is the perfect handle to take it from luggage to desk. Opening the lid of the Graphic 45 Book Box and folding it under makes the perfect stand and angle to view the clock within on the desktop." ~Jim, The Gentleman Crafter