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July 24, 2014

The Many Hues of Creativity


It's Day Four of the G45 Color Challenge, and we are loving seeing these amazing projects from our Design Team.  Today's projects will just make your week. Tati Scrap shares the most beautiful card that follows a beautiful spectrum of colors. Then, Rhea Freitag shares a Steampunk Spells canvas that will make you feel you can fly! Nadya Lifa then shares a stunning layout that truly just shows how much three colors can pop.

Before we share their projects, don't forget to comment on our blog or Facebook to win this great prize pack with Place in Time and An ABC Primer chipboard! The winner will be announced here tomorrow. Have fun!


Here are the colors we gave each of our Design Team members to use as inspiration, and they chose three to influence their project. If you want to try it, choose three yourself!

Dark Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:



Light Core'dination Cardstock Signature Series Colors:

Tati Scrap was inspired by these three colors: Heritage Kraft, Creme Brulee, and Spring Green. We just love how she so creatively uses her color as inspiration!


"I have realised this card having inspired me by the degradation of colors and using different collections." ~Tati






Supplies List:

Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Darks :
Heritage Krafts
Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights:
Creme Brulee
Spring Green
Graphic 45 Paper Collections:
On the Boardwalk 
Kraft Reflections Collection
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Steampunk Debutante

Next, Rhea shares the most brilliant canvas using Steampunk Spells and her three colors: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, and Heritage Kraft. She even has a tutorial on how to make those beautiful flowers! Try it out!


"For this little altered project I started off by framing out my chipboard focal with lots of layering mattes from the Steampunk Spells 8x8 and Steampunk Spells Patters and solids. In order to blend my papery layers into the canvas, I used a sheet of the tissue wrap along with lots of matte medium. I also added tissue tape outside the edges with the matte medium. After it was dry, I rubbed gilders paste onto the edges, pulling out all kinds of delicious textures. Then I started to add my dimensional elements: flowers, Graphic 45 Staples and more chipboard pieces. If you want to see how I created those fun flowers, I put together a step by step for you on Snapguide! Cheers, Rhea."


Check out How to Make Mixed Media Flowers by Rhea Freitag on Snapguide.  

Rhea's Mixed Media Flowers Snapguide




Supply List

Steampunk Spells 8x8
Steampunk Spells 6x6 Pattern and Solids
Steampunk Spells Flowers
Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2
Staples: Ornate Keyholes and Keys
Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12
Craft wire
Burlap Canvas
Matte Medium
Tissue Tape
Ideaology Newsprink Letters
Ideaology Tissue Wrap
Gilders paste, copper
E6000 adhesive
Color Inspiration: Tuscan Sunset, Bon Voyage, Heritage Kraft

Nadya truly stays with her brilliant color palette to create such a dynamic layout. She chose the three colors Creme Brulee, Bon Voyage, and Photogenic.


"I'm a big fan of vintage style and I love to be photographed in this style. Graphic 45 paper captures the spirit of antiquity, that you want more and more photo and more layouts to do some peace of heart & art! I wanted to make this page such as if it a sheet of old fashion magazine.

To create a page you need five sheets of paper in two colors: in black and in blue. Put themselve on each other to have interesting effect! After it you need to layering. It`s so Funny!!! You will have perfect project with Couture collection!" ~Nadya

Couture LA1 - Nadya Lifa

Couture LA1 - Nadya Lifa

Couture LA1 - Nadya Lifa

Supply List

Graphic 45 Couture paper Fashion
Graphic 45 Couture paper Gorgeous
Graphic 45 Couture paper Beautiful
Graphic 45 Couture paper Lovely
Graphic 45 Couture paper Chic
Graphic 45 Couture paper Accesorize
Graphic 45 Couture Banners
Graphic 45 Couture Flowers
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard-1
Graphic 45 Couture Chipboard-2
Graphic 45 Couture Stickers
Prima Flowers
Prima Metal Embellisments
My Mind`s Eye brads
Crystals Doodle Prima

Many thanks to Tati Scrap, Rhea, and Nadya for their amazing work. Thanks for joining us for the G45 Color Challenge! Join us tomorrow to see who won the blog contest and for our final day of this fun challenge.

Your Pals in Paper,

Graphic 45

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Again today the designers have made some truly amazing projects here. They´re all so beautiful and great made.

I can´t believe!!!!! Tati´s card is FANTASTIC!!!!!! Loveeeeeee

I really have enjoyed the Color Challenge and all of the projects. Your designers are the best in the business! I always get lots of inspiration from your blog.

It's fun to see which color combos people pick!

All are fantastic!!!

Such depth on the card, and that layout is amazing!

Love the projects today as always on this inspiring G45 blog!!

Tati´s work is magical.....love this card!!!

That canvas is beautiful, I love all the detail.

Your paper collections are simply the best!

I love the 3-D card.

The card is amazing. I love the butterflies in flight.

Love this card!!!! Georgeus colors combinaton!! Amazin tati!

Can you get any better that this, wow fantastic and I'm inspired!! Love it all.

Love all the cards!

Magical card tati!!!! Love this!!!!!! Love the colors

Oh I love all the projects. Nadya's layout in the black and blue is beautiful!+

They are all so beautiful, however Tati's really stands out. Love it. Thanks for the inspiration. Also thanks for a chance to win some wonderful prizes :)

How awesome is this card??? I can´t believe this.....these butterflies are flying!!!!

Amazing - what these designers do with color! Beautiful projects.

Wow! Gorgeous projects - your design team are amazing.

Incredible dimensional card!!

I love Graphic45. Your attention to detail is incomparable. :D

Creat use of color in these beautiful projects.

OMW! Tati and Rhea! Such wonderful and Amazing Projects. I would loooove to get a such card from Tati. Love, love, love Girls you rocks!


Love the canvas. Your paper is the best in the whole world. Can't wait for the new lines.


All the projects are wonderful! The colors are just spectacular. Such great talents you have at Graphic45! TFS!!

Great projects as always! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wow! Such fantastic artwork today! (As always, I might add). I would love love love to get my hands on those ABC chipboards; my little boy is starting kindergarten this year: sigh. LOVE your papers! Thanks G45

The G45 Color Challenge is awesome. Tati Scrap, Rhea, and Nadya hit it out of the park!!! Great inspiration today - thanks bunches :o)

The stark contrast of Nadya's color choices really drew my eyes..very interesting work. Place In Time is my all time favorite G45 paper collection. I would love to win this prize!

LOVE them A L L !!!
Tati & Rhea 3D's are AWESOME!!
GREAT Ideas....Thanks for Sharing!!
E X C I T E D at the Chance to (((WIN))) The Place in Time GIVEAWAY!!!

The blue really pops against the cream and black in Nadya Tana Lifa's dynamic layout. I would never have dreamed of trying out this particular combination of my own accord and absolutely love seeing Nadya's surprisingly inspiring result. Now I need to save this in my files for further study. Thank you! Thank you also to Tati Scrap and Rhea Freitag for making kraft, a scrapbooking color I actively dislike, almost palatable to me through their inventiveness ;-)

Amazing projects!

Tati's work goes so far beyond gorgeous, it's almost unreal. I love it!!!

Amazing Creations Ladies! Thanks for the inspiration yet again!

stunning :-D

I would love to win ANYTHING Graphics 45!

Tati Scrap, Rhea, and Nadya always have what it takes to beautify their luscious ideas!!!!!

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