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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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The handles on the teacups are just glorious! What imagination. And, I really appreciate the tutorial on making the lace flowers. Thank you. Kristin's altered spools are darling...what a great idea!

aww... those lace flowers!!! Sooo delicately sweet! Thanks for sharing! :)

Stunning projects!

Stunning projects. The designers here are top notch.

Lovely projects today and such a fun little tutorial!

I would love to have a tea set!! Very creative! The spools are creative, too!

Beautiful projects..I love the tea set, it would make a great gift! Thank you so much for the flower tutorial

Oh I just love the tea for two....awesome job.....would be prefect with a little girls tea set.....love it...tfs

The spools are so cute. They will make great gifts.

As always, I'm never disappointed with the projects that are created with Graphic 45 papers. There's so much creative genious in the paper art world.

Love the tea set! And the spools. too cute.

Fabu projects, tips, tutorial...wonderful!
Paper Hugs,

These are truly pieces of art. But I NEVER would have guessed there was a tea set in that box. How perfect!

Coucou, c'est magnifique, bises

c'est magnifique tendre glamour et raffinée

Beautiful. Awe inspiring!!

Stunning projects, love them.

these projects are so wonderful. I love this set of papers so these items delight me.

Just pure gorgeousness all around!!!

These are all so lovely. And I just happen to have a few wooden spolls to play with too!

Amazing projects yet again. Thank you G45 for sharing talents for inspiration. I love the tea case and tutorial for the lace flowers.

Awesome! Love both the box and the spools and now I know how to make lace florwers.

Absolutely stunning projects!!! Love the lace flowers!

I really like the teacups in a box - what a truly inspired idea, and so beautifully presented. When my Mum visits next year from England, I think I may have to present her with something like this...I know it won't be of this high standard, but I am going to give it a go!

awesome project, truly inspiring!!

What great projects. Just love the tea cups. So talented.

As always, love all the projects today.

These projects are amazing...loving the tea cup handle! WOW

How stinkin' cute is the Tea Box and the spools are just lovely! I just did a wood frame swap using the same Ladies Diary paper. Just love it! It reminds me of my great-grandmother's scrapbook! Thanks for sharing these fabulous ideas Ladies!

what wonderful creations....love the tea for two....what a great idea for a "best friend"!

Okay,I realize I am late in posting my comment, I was sick yesterday and am just catching up on my email today. Can I just say that I literally stopped breathing when I saw Betto's tea service and altered box? That has to be one of the most fantastic projects I have ever seen. Not that Kristin's spools aren't swoon worthy too! I am IN LOVE with A Ladies Diary. I don't not what to do with it because there are so many good ideas.

Very beautiful project, I love your vintage style :)

Ĉi mane juvelojn, devus kapabli aĉeti bonan prezon. hehe

Oh, I realy love the tea set box and those spools are cute too.

Love visiting everyday always something new and wonderful to see thanks..

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

Gorgeous idea! I will copy that for my diary. Thanks for sharing it here.

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