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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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Great projects. Love them both..And also the prize pack..

Love the altered hook rack!

Your designs inspire me!

Who would of thought, I love the radio! Now the possibilities are endless! Thank you for the inspiration!

From one end of the spectrum to the other, yet both projects offer great ideas!

Thank for the chance to win.

I keep saying the same thing: I love Graphic 45, collections, ideas, tutorials, colors, depth, yep you name it, I love it.

Love the roses and the pretty birds in this collection. I have a wooden rack similar to the one in the post. I'm going to get it out and get to embellishing it. Hope it looks as great as Maria's.

I enjoy creating with Botanical Tea...would love to win this!

I would love to win! Thank you for the chance.

Gorgeous projects! I'll never get bored with Botantical Tea.

Fantastic projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

Clever ideas! Love the radio!!!

Crazy great transformation of the radio. I love these lines.

Love the papers, so many things to use it for. Love the altered art ideas.

wow the radio fits much better in a scraproom than mine but can't pimp it so now gone look for an old transitor. thansk for the inspiration

I would be in seventh heaven as the winner of Botanical Tea. I LOVE the florals and can't wait for summer vacation to sit and craft, craft, craft!!!

Both projects are amazing! I really can't look at "junk" the same way again :)

I just can't believe the amazing ideas your designers come up with to do altered art. They make things we would never dream of doing.

Wowza, someone just brought sexy back to grandma's radio!! :) I love it!!! And that hook rack is absolutely charming!!! Beautiful and inspiring projects!!! Thanks G45 peeps!!! Have a great day!!!

,,loving all this creativity.. crossing fingers..

Awesome inspiration. Thank you Graphic 45 designers. I love love love the Botanical Tea collection so much!

What a wonderful way to have the old radio! Thinking the radio that travels with the camper may be getting its own 'face lift' very soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

Those are wonderful projects. And I didn't even know you had matching wash tape!!

I think Botanical Tea is my all time favorite Graphic 45 collection. The graphics and colors just say YUM!

I love the wooden hook rack - so frsh and springy!

Really nice altered projects today! Such a fun radio!

I want to win! Thank you Graphic 45.

Thanks for sharing both projects today. The Sweet Sentiments Hook Rack is gorgeous! But the radio really caught my eye--I recently found one just like it in my basement. Now I'm inspired to jazz mine up a bit, too!

Absolutely love both projects! I would love to win anything Botanical Tea, really anything Graphic 45!

Beautiful projects as always.
I am in awe of the talent.
Thank you for sharing...
Winning would be a BONUS!

each an every project is beautiful

Cool projects. So full of inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Love that radio and the hook rack! Super cool ideas. Nice prize package and would love to win!

Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful products!

congratulations to the lucky ladies!
Love the projects!

love the Botanical Tea.....

Love the lovely soft colors and unusual altered use of the Sweet Sentiments projects.

Love Graphic 45 and recycle

Absolutely love altered items....one of my favorite types of projects! These are wonderful! Thank you for a chance to win some goodies!

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