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April 28, 2014

Great Altered Art Ideas with Graphic 45


Happy Monday G45ers!

Welcome to the blog this Monday. We have two fantastic projects! One is a wonderful retro re-do by Nichola Battilana. Maria Cole shares a spring project that will inspire some spring upcycling. Then, you know what Monday means! More Sneak Peek winners and a new blog contest!

Who wants to win this $30 Botanical Tea prize pack? Just comment here on our blog or on Facebook to win. It's that easy!


Now, time to announce our last round of Sneak Peek prize winners! Our randomly chosen winners are....


From Facebook:


-Frances Schaak: This is one of the best collections Love the colors


-Marie Frederick: love come away with me paper. Would love to be a winner


-Deborah Hemsworth: I have come to the conclusion that if Graphic 45 products were edible I would be the size of a house by now!!!!


From the blog:


-Caryl Robinson: I love all the new additions to this collection!! It is going to be soooooooo much fun to work(play?) with!!!


-Janet Schut: Beautiful collection! Love it!!!!


-Pam Spradlin: I am loving those stamps. I can't say which is my favorite because I am sure that I would use them all. I especially like the trolley stamp...we still use trolleys in our town so that would get the most use.


Congratulations, winners! Please email joanna@g45papers.com with your shipping info to claim your prize. Thanks to all of our G45ers for joining us for Sneak Peeks. Look for the new collections in stores in late May!


This Typography altered radio by Nichola is so fantastic. What a great project to give life to something that brings fond memories!


"My husband brings home a lot of junk. A LOT. I can’t complain because of the sprawling, growing, sneaking piles of craft stash that I contribute. When he brought home an old school radio I rolled my eyes. But he plugged it in and it worked and suddenly I was nostalgic, remembering dancing around in my bedroom to 'Safety Dance' or 'Take on Me'. Deciding that perhaps this old thing wasn’t really junk after all I set to work on giving it a makeover.

For all of the curvy bits and odd shaped angles I simply covered with Washi Tape. LOVE the thick black tape with the Typography pattern because it can be torn and cut and stuck together and the edges practically camouflage themselves! The rest is covered with Inspire, Create, Inscribe and Dream." - Nichola






Supply List:

> Inspire
> Create
> Inscribe
> Dream
Washi Tape Set

Maria really brings new life to common home goods with this Sweet Sentiments altered hook rack. Great idea to update your mail storage!

"I had a blast altering this wooden hook rack using Graphic 45’s cheerful Sweet Sentiments paper and embellishments! I wanted this hook rack to have a really springy feel, so I incorporated several layers of fussy cut flowers and some fun chipboard by Gina’s Designs. Not only does it make for a pretty wall hanging, but it also functions as a greeting card organizer. Inside my hook rack, I used my Sweet Sentiments 8x8 pad and matching tags & pockets to create folders that I could stash some everyday cards in." - Maria








Sweet Sentiments Hook Rack Supplies

Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Perfect Pearls
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments All My Love
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Easter Greetings
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Violet Bouquet
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Chipboard
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Door Pulls
Sierra Pacific Crafts wooden hook rack
Gina’s Designs – Queen Anne’s Lace
Petaloo mixed blossoms – soft lavender
Liquid Pearls – Platinum

Recollections spray

Thanks for joining us this fine Monday! Many thanks to Nichola and Maria. Don't forget to comment today to win the Botanical Tea prize pack!

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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These make lovely cards!

These are gorgeous projects today. It always amazes me when I come to your blog and see what you have to show us. The talent that is out there for scrapbooking and paper crafting gives me so many ideas for my own crafting.

Lovely projects today. I would love to win Botanical Tea prize pack, thanks for the chance!

What a cute idea with the radio!! and a chance to win Botanical Tea! G45 you are amazing and so generous.

Awesome projects! I love the facelift on the old radio! Will you think I'm old if I remember when those were new? LOL!
And I am so hoping to win the Botanical Tea prize!

I get excited when I see recycled off the page projects like these. Very nice.

Those are stunning projects. Love them. Thanks for the chance.

Would love to win some "Botanical Tea" collection, love the colors and the graphics. Thanks for a chance to win some.

Wow. Why to start a Happy Monday here on the G45 blog with ever so creative and inspiring projects!

WOUW what amazing projects here today. I love them both and I too got all nostalgic, when I saw this old radio, as I had one exactly the same, when I was 13 and it was all I had for many years, and I loved it then, and now I only regret, it went out a few years ago, as it could´ve been awesome like this he he

Really original projects. Love Botanical Tea. Thanks for the chance! :-)

I think the Botanical Tea collection has to be my favorite! Would love to win this!

Congrats to all the winners!!!
These projects are awesome!

Right now Botanical Tea is my favorite of all your papers. But that keeps changing. With each new line it's getting better and better.

So beautiful!

That radio is so cool!! Love the altered hook!!

I LOVE Botanical Tea!

Love the altered projects the radio is so cool and the wooden hook rack is gorgeous and what a great prize botanical tea is a lovely collection.

Anything with Typography is appealing to me. Love the radio redo.

LOVE the altered hook rack!! So pretty and functional too!
The radio takes me back to the "good old days" when life was so much easier! TFS!

Love the botanical tea paper!

I love both projects.

I love all the altered projects!!!!!!

Would love to win Botanical tea!

The altered hook rack is fantastic!

All the projects shown every day just amaze me - lovely! Thanks for the chance to win the Botanical Tea prize pack.

What's not to LOVE! Great projects!!

I am still crazy about the Eerie Tale collection - it's never too early to start creating gifts for Halloween! Have all my fingers crossed again :)

Love the botanical tea paper, so gorgeous. Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!

Two AWESOME project..!! The radio look colorfully trendy n the altered rack is full of shabby goodness !! I would love to win the give away :D!!

What a great idea to cover a radio..The hook rack is very pretty also.

Thanks for the inspiration Maria- that old hook rack with the goose has got to go! It is now screaming for a make-over.
Love what Nichola did with the radio. The number dial matches the parer perfectly.

The radio transformation is amazing. I'm in love with the Botanical Teas paper.

Awesome projects! Love the radio transformation. Talk about trash to treasure!

I love your projects, they are so original and very inspirational!

boy, your artists can alter anything-i always enjoy seeing what they come up with next! tfs!

How fun is that, what a transformation, just great!!!!

What a cute radio that is and the hanger rack is very nifty, love the card with the wire so lovely! Love all the inspiration overhere.
So sorry i missed out on all the fun last week with the new collections.
Love them both!

Why is it everything you guys make is so beautiful??? Thanks so much for all the creative inspiration!

Each paper is prettier than the last.

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