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October 03, 2012

Easy Tips For Picture Perfect Altered Art Featuring A Ladies' Diary!


Hello G45ers,

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the Graphic 45 blog! We've got the most wonderful altered art creations that feature our elegant collection A Ladies' Diary. You'll see some very clever ways to create unique altered art projects that are full of sophistication and style. Betto Cesare, Kristin Wilson, and Arlene Cuevas have prepared some crafts that are simply dazzling! There is even a fun and easy tutorial where Betto will show you how to make beautiful flowers from lace! Plus Papercrafter's Library is featuring Kristin on their blog today, and Craft-e-Corner is feautring Arlene on their blog today ! You'll see a tantalizing sneak peeks here. We encourage you all to hop on over to the blogs to see the full projects! You're going to love it.

First up is Betto Cesare's amazing A Ladies' Diary altered box. The outside of this box is so delightful with vibrant color and stunning fussy cut images. The box opens to reveal a tea set! What a perfect surprise! You are going to love the detail on the inside of this box. Betto decorated the tea cups and saucers. He even created beautiful handmade flowers from lace fabric! Learn how to create these marvelous flowers in the tutorial featured below. The elegance of A Ladies' Diary really comes to life in this stunning creation!

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

A Ladies' Diary Altered Art Graphic 45 Betto Cesare

Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary papers collections 
Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary tags 1, 2
Graphic 45 metal brads
Petaloo flowers
Distress crackle paint - rock candy
PanPastel - orange shage, magenta shade
lace, silk ribbon of May Arts

How to made a flower with fabric lace

Take a piece of white fabric lace, approximately 7". With needle and thread, make tack in a lace's base.
Tie a knot
Ink the flowers with Distress Ink Pad and spray water on them. Let it dry.
Use any buttons or brads as flower's centers.


Wasn't that wonderful?! Next up we have some more altered art treasures that feature A Ladies' Diary. Here we have some adorable altered thread spools by Kristin Wilson. These sweet spools are quick and fun to create. They make great little gifts and look wonderful as home decor. This is also a great way to upcyle your old thread spools. It's beautiful and earth-friendly! What could be better?! Using A Ladies' Diary papers and some sweet embellishments you can have a blast creating these terrific altered spools!






A Ladies Diary Spools Supply List

Graphic 45: A Ladies Diary Collection, Metal Door Pull, Metal Key, Trim
Prima: Flower, Pebble
Stampin Up!: Cardstock, Punches, Ink
Ranger: Liquid Pearls
Papertrey Ink: Tag Die, Stamp
Want2Scrap: Bling
Craft Store: Metal Charms, Twine, Stick Pin

Want to see more beautiful crafts by Kristin Wilson? She is being featured today on the Papercrafter's Library blog. Here is a little sneak peek of the wonderful Bird Song creation she has made just for today's feature! Hop on over to the Papercrafter's Library blog to see the complete project. You're going to love it! 

What's that another Design Team Member Feature?  Arlene Cuevas is being featured on the Craft-e-Corner blog today for their Craft Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Series. All month long Craft-e-Corner will be spotlighting beautiful pink inspired crafts. Plus, they will de donating a portion of all October proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  To check out Arlene's fantastic pink altered art box and mini hop on over to the Craft-e-Corner blog

We hope you all had fun exploring all of today's joyful crafts. We want to thank Betto Cesare , Kristin Wilson, and Arlene Cuevas for their fantastic work today. We hope you'll stop by and see us tomorrow as we bring you more delightful craft inspiration to brighten your day. We wish you all a warm and happy Wednesday!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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Fantastic projects and a great flower tutorial!

Beautiful projects. I love the flower tutorial. I will be trying that out today.

Sooooooooooo gorgeous!! I just love this collection and how beautiful these projects are!!!!

Beautiful projects. Ladies Diary is so versatile.

So beautiful!!!

OMG Betto the tea gift box is amazing and those spools so fun! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Lovely projects. As I was reading, I didn't imagine a tea set for grownups so it was a surprise. Very pretty project. My sister-in-law would be delighted with that presentation. Thank you Betto. The spools are so pretty; wouldn't it feel special to resew a button from a decorated spool of thread.

I just love this collection. What inspiring projects!!! Love it!!

All today's projects are wonderful! I just love the inspiration I get from these talented artists.

wow...all I can say is WOW!!!

This is so beautiful. I love all the details. I would love to make this for my mom. I love the box and flowers as well. Where can we get the box?

What a cute tea set. The mini spulls, would make great place cards,


So many lovely creations and so much inspiration! Thank you!!!!

What a fun tea box and so elegant with fab details and layers. Thanks for a fun tutorial on making lace flowers.

really beautiful tea set love it

I love the tulip tea cup handle. Just beautiful.

Beautiful projects, love the flower tutorial

Thoroughly enjoying all of the beautiful projects. I love everything about Graphic 45!

So stinkin' CUTE! Great tutorial

What wonderful projects. And how weird that there would be altered thread spools 2 days after I made some. GMTA!

Gorgeous projects!! Everyone is so creative. Love the spool of thread and Arlene's project!

Betto's altered box is too cute for words. I have a friend who's really into teas and this would make an ideal gift for her! Thanks for the inspiration.

And the altered spools...something I probably will never do (they're a little small for clumsy hands), but they're mini works of art!

Thanks for sharing and Happy Hump Day!

Lots of pretty things today and thanks for sharing the great flower tutorial.

My goodness all these things are so pretty I want to make them all. There are so many talented people and I am so glad they are so willing to share their ideas. Thank you !

Projects are just beautiful. I have just loved working with this collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

Very Lovely indeed

The projects are so beautiful. The altered box with tea set is gorgeous. Very creative. The spools by Kristin Wilson are so cute. A Ladies Diary is such a beautiful collection. Wonderful pages and lots of items to fussy cut. Thank you for sharing these great projects.

MY GOODNESS.. I love the altered thread spool and ladies diary altered box. So much detailing and neatness.. I love love love every project G45 shares with us.
Thank you for inspiring everyone!

The handles of the tea cups were beyond beautiful. How did Betto make them? Tutorial, please.

Wow. I have tons of old wooden thread spools. I've finally found something to do with them. What a great idea. Love it!!

All the projects are good. All the design team members being showcased, what talent and inspiration. Thank you.

Love visiting everyday always something new and wonderful to see thanks

Aaah such gorgeous ideas, love the tutorial for those flowers!

Fabulous tea-for-two box from Betto!

Beautiful....I love these projects.

Fantastic projects! Love the case with the cups. Gotta give this a go as a gift for my Sister for Christmas. TFS

Love the Ladies Diary projects today.

The projects featured are truly jaw dropping! Love it!

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