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March 07, 2012

Glorious Graphic 45 Altered Art Week: Day 3!

Hello Fabulous G45ers!

We want to welcome you all to another day of Altered Art goodness here at Graphic 45! All week long we're celebrating altered art in its many forms. Our design team has created lots of ultra-inspiring works of altered art that you're sure to love. Many of these glorious creations feature some of our latest collections! So get ready for some serious inspiration because today is going to be incredible!

Not only do we have two stunning altered art projects today by Nancy Wethington and Robin Shakoor, but we also want to remind you about this week's fun contests! It's National Craft Month and we're going all out! Be sure to check out our Facebook page and Pinterest page today because its the last day to enter for your chance to win! On Facebook we've got our photo caption contest! Just go here and check out this week's featured altered art project created by Graphic 45 founder and designer Diane Schultz. Leave a comment with your suggestion for a title for this gorgeous work of altered art! You could win it! There's also the "Pin It To Win It" contest that we're hosting on our Pinterest page! Just go here to see the featured project. All you need to do is pin it on your Pinterest page and suggest a name for this gorgeous project. It could be yours! Join the fun and maybe win some gorgeous altered art from Graphic 45! We will be announcing the winners of this week's contest tomorrow on our Facebook page and in our newsletter! What fun!

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Okay, it's time for the crafts! This first marvelous piece was created by Nancy Wethington. It's a beautiful altered frame and mini album featuring Curtain Call, Communique and On the Boardwalk. This piece has all the nostalgia and vintage charm that is classic Graphic 45. There's even a fun video tutorial that shows you how it was made! What fun!

Communique Curtain Call Altered Frame

Communique Curtain Call Altered Frame


Curtain Call: Top Billing; Curtain Call Tags
Communique: Communique
On The Boardwalk: Coney Island
Partner Products: Graphic 45 Decades/Colorbox Inks, Core'dinations cardstock, Imaginarium Designs chipboard
Other supplies used: Studio 490 Art Parts frame; miscellaneous string, brad

Next up is this exquisite altered clock by Robin Shakoor. This is a wonderful example of how fun and unique altered art can be! Robin decorated this old clock in our new collection Olde Curiosity Shoppe. Just look at how the gorgeous colors and patterns make this clock a one-of-a-kind treasure! Here is what Robin had to say about this lively creation!

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Clock

Can you believe I altered this beautiful clock using only scraps of paper?  I have had this clock for quite some time and other paper lines just didn’t fit the bill.  The first time I saw the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection I knew it would be perfect for this project.

Olde Curiosity Shoppe Clock

I love how the clock base opens to reveal two hidden compartments.  I made two mini books and decorated the inside of the door.  I added drops of pearls and further embellished the clock with flowers and butterflies that were cut from paper in the collection.


Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples
Petaloo:  Flowers
Prima:  Flowers
Craft Supply:  Crystal Tassel, Pom Pom Trim
Ranger Industries: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Hobby Lobby:  Clock
Viva Decor:  Pearl Pen
Creative Memories: Circle Cutter
Brayer, Detail Scissors
Fiskars:  Paper Trimmer

We hope you all enjoyed today's marvelous crafts. We just wanted to let you all know that we're sponsoring a challenge over at D's Paper Studio today! Venture on over to their website for inspiration and fun prize opportunities! It's going to be pretty fabulous! Check it out!


Thank you all so much for joining us today. We hope you had fun! Huge thanks to Nancy Wethington and Robin Shakoor for their fabulous creations today. There is more gorgeous Graphic 45 altered art in store for you tomorrow. We hope you'll join us! Have a marvelous day!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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These projects are absolutely fabulous! That clock is breathtaking! Great works of art each one!

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the beautiful details!! Thanks for the inspo!

these ARE glorious! what fun finding beautiful things like the clock to alter! and I LOVE your storing of the mini in a super cool frame, Nancy!!!

I am a fan of clocks and Robin sure took my breath with this one. Dose she do classes on her projects? I would be there! I also liked the picture frame. i would have made it more brown for me but then that is just me. Can't wait to get project info for it. Thank you to All who take time to create their passions and then sharing them.

Jaw dropping. :)

fabulous ! I already saw the clock on Robin's blog but the frame also is fantastic !

Fantasic altered items.....love them all. I am all about the altered items lately, I really need to get back to scrapbooking photos!

tunning creations once again. Makes me want to go find something in my house to put paper on!!

Wow! These are fantastic!!

Just fabulous!! Thanks for the inspiration. I love the clock it is so beautiful.


Again G45 inspires greatness. Nancy's book in a frame is so awesome. I love the little face peeking out from behind. And the clock.. amazing.

Verrry nice! So many new ideas this week. Where to start!

So cute. Very creative and always inspiring.

There is absolutely nothing I don't like about either of these projects, they speak to me! Thanks to all the amazing artists that share their talent and to y'all for having such wonderful products.

Stellar Clock, LOVE IT.

Wow...very very nice.

Thanks Nancy and Robin for their inspiration. Two works of art and imagination today!

Another day of awesome inspiration love both projects especially Robin's clock ( I'm hooked , gotta have that Curiosity Collection ! ). Those colors are great , great use of scraps!

Beautiful!!!! love...love clock!!!

Wow, even more stunning altered items! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Wow! The creativeness doesn't end

Breathtaking Robin!!!!!



THank you Robin and Nancy....your projects are both amazing inspirations to me :)

These projects have run away with my altered heart :)

Love both pieces...pure perfection!

Wow both projects are fantastic!

Fabulous. I need to make a clock now! When am I going to find the time to do all the projects I want to get done? Fabulous job ladies!


Both projects just took my breath away. That clock by Robin is spectacular, and Nancy's photo album alone is gorgeous but even more so by the frame she has added. Wow ladies what an inspiration you both are.

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