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July 23, 2014

Start with Color, End with a Beautiful Design!

SPS Collage 1

Have you enjoyed the Color Challenge this week? We have had such a good time sharing the creativity of our Design Team when you just start with three simple colors. Has this inspired you to start a project with some of your favorite colors? What a fun way to get the creativity flowing. Today, we have three projects that will knock your socks off! First, we have an amazing collage by Ginny Nemchak. We'll then get to see the amazing layout design of Romy Veul. Solange Marques will close out the day with the most amazing piece of altered art. Thanks for joining us for Day 3 of the G45 Color Challenge!

Below are the colors we asked our designers to choose from, and from there they dreamed up the most beautiful creations!

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:



Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:
Ccgx310001Let's begin with Ginny's amazing Steampunk Spells altered canvas. She chose the three colors below: Bon Voyage, Photogenic, and Sweet Apricot!


We are blown away by the detail and beauty of this project. And it all started with the inspiration from three shades of color!

SPS Collage 1

SPS Collage 1

SPS Collage 1

SPS Collage 1

SPS Collage 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Frightful Folly
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Tick-Tock
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Pumpkin Power
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells  Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Fanciful Floral
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells
Graphic 45 French Country Grandeur
Graphic 45 Le’ Romantique Celebration
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Banners
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Graphic 45  12 x 12 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 small Matchbook Box
Small wooden chest of drawers
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Americana Black Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Metal gears and assorted findings
Antique key

We love the immaculate style of Romy. She chose such a lovely color palette for her gorgeous An Eerie Tale layout: Heritage Kraft, Spring Green, and Sweet Apricot.


"I was inspired by three beautiful colours from the Core’dinations cardstock colours: ‘Heritage Kraft’, ‘Sweet Apricot’ and ‘Spring Green’, which are all part of the gorgeous “An Eerie Tale” collection. I really loved the grid pattern on the “Magic Spell” paper and cut it out to use it as a background for my lay-out. I also cut out several flowers, an owl, a girl and a couple of other beautiful images to match my photo. " ~Romy

IMG_3154 - watermark

IMG_3154 - watermark

IMG_3154 - watermark


Supply List:

“An Eerie Tale” patterned papers:
An Eerie Tale
Fanciful Fable
Wicked Whimsey
Grand Illusion
Magic Spell
You Bewitch Me

Solange shares the most beautiful project using Couture and her three colors: Bon Voyage, Photogenic, and Tuscan Sunset.


"For this assignment, we should choose three cardstock colors to use on the project. I chose Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset and Photogenic. These colors are present in Couture collection. Thise collection have papers that inspired me to do something Involving fashion, sewing, then I thought to make a sewing box.

On the top I used some elements such as scissors, tape measure and needle. I glued down these elements and I applied a little of acrylic gesso on Them. I glued some figures in relief on the side of the box. I used three colors to do this project: Bon Voyage, Tuscan Sunset and Photogenic." ~Solange










Graphic 45 Couture papers: Couture, Gorgeous, Beautiful, Lovely, Chic, Style, Classy, Fabulous.
Graphic 45 Couture stickers
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
Graphic 45 Couture Tags and Pockets
Acrylic Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Buttons, Lace.

The beauty just continues! We are so glad you joined us today, and thanks to Ginny, Romy, and Solange. We do hope you take the G45 Color Challenge!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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All three projects are very clever and beautiful. I can not decide which I liked the best. Love the colors!

I stuns me how much detail these projects have. Wonderful creations.


Wow Ginny!

Uno más lindo que el otro!

Love that steampunk!!

What wonderful designers you have - the projects are always beautiful.

Paper is good....g45 paper is awesome!

What a great color challenge this week. The projects have been awesome and have highlighted the beauty of the wonderful G45 collections.

Thanks to Ginny, Romy and Solange for all of your fabulous inspiration today. You make it look so easy that I want to get fussy cutting right away!


All the designs are beautifully done. I'm going to make a couple of altered boxes with the Couture Collection. Really enjoyi reading the graphic 45 blogg, as it give me inspiration for projects! Thank You

WOW! My mind is blown! These are all absolutely amazing works of art! LOVE Romy's Eerie Tale layout the most but they are all spectacular! TFS!

No one does color like Graphic 45!! and its designers. Thanks.

the projects just keep getting more and more amazing!

Wow, wow, wow! Ginny Nemchak totally knocked this outta the park! That Steampunk Spells Shadow Box is pure eye candy! I love all the fun details she built in....wonderful color palette, too!

If this were a contest it would be very hard to pick the winner. They are all gorgeous! Such talent! TFS!!

I absolutely LOVE that layout! Such great projects with two of my favorite brands!!

WOW unbelievable sooo many great ideas there´s been shown here over the years and more great ideas here today. So beautiful projects, I´m blown away of them all.

Amazeballs! :D

They are all incredible. I now have a bunch of new crafty crushes. Super day for inspriation-thank you!

The amazing creations are such a treat! Thank you G45 and your design team for always making my day! Happy Wednesday!

All the colour palettes by the design team are so inspiring! Love them all :)

Your design team has so much talent! Thanks for the inspiration!

These projects just blow me away. I love that steampunk spells piece.

WOW Steam punk is my fave. I love all the projects today.

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Another wonderful array of Beauty!!

Wow. Ginny is so very creative. Amazing!! Love all the projects today and love coming to this G45 blog everyday for fun and inspiration. Just sayin!!

All 3 projects are just so beautiful! Can't choose one over the other. Very nice!

Love the layered detailed on the collage!

There is no way I could choose, every color in these projects are just gorgeous!!!! You girls/guys all ROCK!!!! Can't wait to see what else you amazing people create:-)

Love them all, but really love the last one.

All the projects are stunning!!! Can I please have the Hatbox....LOL

I look forward to your blog every day because the projects are so wonderful. Today was no exception!

simply gorgeous projects!

Stupendous creations, one and all! And starting with GR45 supplies always is sure to help make each project a success!!

What fabulous, inspiring creations! If it wasn't so late at night, I would be rumaging through my stash to have a go, roll on morning!!

Fabulous projects!!!

Some where I have an old hat box that I have never quite had to right inspiration to recover, well today I am inspired. That hat box is amazing, I could look at it for hours.

These projects are just simple put:
Thank you for all of these great inspiring ideas. Love 'm!!

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