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August 14, 2014

The Many Possibilities with An Eerie Tale

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Today, we get to enjoy the talents of our brilliant Graphic 45 Ambassadors! Jane Tregenza and Clare Charvill have made two amazing creations with An Eerie Tale. What's so great about these projects is that Jane and Clare show you how you can use the collection for Halloween or for a beautiful non-holiday specific project. The possibilities are endless with this beautiful Autumn-colored collection!

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Let's begin with the wonderful An Eerie Tale layout from Jane! Such a great description below of how to think outside the holiday.

"Halloween is not something we celebrate in Australia, but it is gaining ground. We can now buy lots of bits and pieces for Halloween and lots of my friends are now getting into the spirt of this festival. As we didn’t 'do' Halloween when my kids were small, I don’t have any photo’s of them dressed up as ghosts or goblins. It is always a bit of a challenge to do projects and layouts with Graphic 45 wonderful Halloween collections. I always love their collections because of the colours and images. So for me it’s a case of using it but hiding the 'Halloween' bits. So here is my first take on a Graphic 45 'An Eerie Tale' Wedding layout.

First I started with a black cardstock to give me a nice strong border for my layout. Next I cut a sheet of 'Fanciful Fable' . It has owls on it, but you can’t really see them. I then added another black cardstock and a piece of 'Wicked Whimsey'. From a sheet of 'Enchantment' I cut two different borders to make frames on my layout – one I adhered to the 'Fanciful Fable' and the other to 'Wicked Whimsey'. I added another piece of 'Enchantment' and did a triple matt for my photo using two black cardstocks and a piece of 'Fanciful Fable'. Near the bottom I added a border from my piece of 'Wicked Whimsey' and layered strips on top to hide the Halloween words. To finish the page, I added a black chipboard window and shutters from Imaginarium Designs. I added flowers and metal charms to my window. I love metal embellishments, so I added four filigree corners to my layout. I also wanted to add a bit more orange so I added orange brads to the corners of my 'Wicked Whimsey'. A lovely saying, beautiful photo and a chipboard title all go to make this a classic wedding layout."~Jane

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Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale
An Eerie Tale
Fanciful Fable
Wicked Whimsey
Imaginarium Designs – chipboard Window and Shutters and Title
Assorted Metal charms, flourish corners, key hole and leaves from Seriously Scrapbooking
Flowers from Green Tara.
Black photo corners
Colour box Dark brown ink

Now, we have the most magical altered art with Clare! Can't you imagine brightening your home in the autumn time with this brilliant creation?

"I adore this collection, with It’s autumn colours and a twist on the fairytale theme. Wonderful for Halloween. Following the fairy tale theme I decided to make an enchanted tower that holds sweets or treats and could be used as a party table centre-piece too.

The tower stands at over 2 feet tall, was cut out of chipboard, painted black and decorated in 12 x 12, 8 x 8 papers and 6 x 6 patterns and solids. It’s in two sections, each with a room behind the window for the characters. The lid lifts off to reveal the sweet/candy caddy. The twisted base is an old wooden candlestick that I up-cycled, painted black and embossed with black embossing powder in places to highlight the swirly stem through the spiraling foliage. I’d forgotten how much I enjoy making flowers. I’m used to making them out of sugar paste for wedding cakes so making paper ones that don’t break was really fun. There’s orange and black roses, golden Cattlaya orchids and oodles of ivy leaves. The glue gun came in real handy to attach the leaves to the twigs." ~Clare

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

An Enchanted Tower 1 Clare Charvill Ambassador UK   copy

Supply List

Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale papers
12 x 12 Unsolved Mystery
8 x 8 An Eerie Tale
8 x 8 Wicked Whimsy
8 x 8 Run and Hide
8 x 8 Unsolved Mystery
6 x 6 Patterns and Solids, black script, orange and cream check and orange solid
Graphic 45 Signature Series Cor’Dinations; Darks Orange, Gold Black and Green
An Eerie Tale Chipboard Pieces
An Eerie Tale Banners
Other Supplies
Black Acrylic Paint
Black Embossing Powder
Tacky Glue/ hot Glue and Glossy Accents
Florist Wire and Tape
Sizzix Dotty and Flowers Border dies 658583
Die-namites Knobby Branch DN-1048
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Fern 7 Ivy 658412
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Hardy Geranium 658861 (for Roses)
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Rose 658411
Sizzix – Susan’s Garden Cattlaya Orchid 658855
Sizzix Susan’s Garden tool kit

This has put us in the autumn spirit! How fun are these creations? Will you use this collection for Halloween or think outside the holiday box? Thanks to Jane and Clare for sharing us the many possibilities with An Eerie Tale!

Happy Creating,

Graphic 45

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Just wish I were as creative as the DT!!

WOW! Crafters' talents never cease to amaze me! And Graphic 45 papers and embellishments makes everything look so much better!
Love your products!

Love both projects.
Thank you ladies for sharing.

This is a lovely creation - the castle tower. Love all your paper collections. They are all so beautiful.

Just love the work of Jane and Clare! Beautiful projects today.

I don't know how they do it but both projects are just Beautiful. Can't wait to see more of the Halloween paper.

Very clever and beautiful projects!

Love your paper collections.

Great projects.
Hope it "Rains Cats and Dogs here!!

Wow! Today's creations are true works of art! I only wish I had the vision to create something as beautiful as Jane's layout or Clare's tower. I never would have imagined you could make a wedding layout from An Eerie Tale, and Clare's tower is an amazing work of art!! Both projects are just gorgeous!

Wow. Wonderful creative projects!! Love this collection!!

This project makes me anxious for fall and Halloween.

This is truly a versatile collection! So many possibilities!


I do love this collection...it is so beautiful!

Thanks for the inspiration... I foresee a princess-y version of the tower in a little someone's future. : )

Stunning, stunning, projects, I would love to have just a little sample of the DT 'imagination', they produce fabulous, fabulous, creations !!

All I can say is - WOW!!

Wow!! Stunning!!!

An Eerie Tale for a wedding layout? Who knew? Way to think outside the box. Great!

The Halloween papers look great behind the wedding picture. Love the castle. You can send it to my house.

Wonderful projects with your beautiful papers!

Fantastic project!!!!

my favorite time of the year and my favorite fall line---love the colors and the projects are beautiful

Oh! The Tower is just delicious!! So magical and enchanting!! What a wonderful creation!!
Love the versatility of your papers! Not many companies can come up with a Halloween collection that makes a wedding layout look spectacular! TFFS!

Beautiful wedding layout, and amazing tower, love those flowers. Great work girls!

Absolutely Beautiful layout and Amazing towner from Clare. Just Amazing.

What a gorgeous way to use An Eerie Tale, just love all these projects!

Clare's altered art is amazing!

Stunning projects...the wedding lo using is gorgeous.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, but what do we expect from Graphic 45 and there team!

Great projects that showed off the beauty of an Eerie Tale!

such a beautiful romantic castle tower, thanks so much for sharing with us!!

Oh, friends!!! It`s amazing!!!

WOW!!! Just WOW!!! Now what am I going to do with my Eerie Tale?

I would love to win that cats and dogs collection. It's just so adorable!

Oh my, Clare, how fabulous. What a great idea for An Eerie Tale. Rapunzel would be proud to be in such a tower.
And all those leaves...........

This is such an incredibly versatile collection! It's beautiful!!

Always love the
beautiful projects
on your blog and
the tower creation
is wonderful!
Carla from Utah

I always look forward to the DT creations. They help me get my crafting mojo up and running and an even greater desire to ignore the housework for awhile and spend some time in sweet meditative crafting. Can't wait to play with the new seasonal paper pads ... An Eerie Tale is waiting for me ... time to go and create!

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