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August 14, 2014

The Many Possibilities with An Eerie Tale

Happy Ever After With Banner

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

Happy Ever After With Banner

Happy Ever After With Banner

Happy Ever After by Jane Tregenza

Happy Ever After With Banner

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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Thank you for the DT members. They help to get the creative juices flowing because they have so many ideas and take us right outside the box.

Amazing projrcts. Love that tower

Fantastic projects!

What an awesome tree house. Great use of a candle stick holder!!

I never thought to use this collection for anything but Halloween...thanks for opening my creative mind to new avenues of thought! What a joy it would be to be chosen for the Raining Cats and Dogs collection!

Wow love the castle tower!

Both are wonderful projects. The use of this collection for a wedding layout is beautiful.

What a beautiful projects! I love them 💛💙💜💚

Love, love , love it!

Heavenly days, ladies! Your enthusiasm for this collection is much in evidence... What gorgeous creations... so different but so alike in their attention to detail. And, another chance to win a prize pack from Graphic 45... wonder upon wonder!

I love the Happy Everlasting lay out! I was married in Nov and had yellow roses!

Another great Graphic 45 inspiration! See what a difference great Graphic 45 papers makes to the creative mind. Keep it coming Graphic 45.

Love the Christmas cards and diversity with Eerie Tales! Wish it would Rain Cats & Dogs at my house!

Hi from across the pond. Just wanted to say I adore today's projects and think that Clare's tower is truly an amazing work of art!
Enjoy the rest of your day
Margaret A.

My favorite holiday, Halloween! Both projects are amazing. This so far could be my fav collection, the black vintage roses paper is so gorgeous! ♥

Goodness gracious! Clare, you have outdone yourself...... Like another said... WISH I had imagination to even think of such a project (& then all the products, lol)...
To do such a beautiful layout too...
It's days like this that make me question why I am crafting at all??
Maybe winning a giveaway would soften the blow & stop me selling up!😀

Awesome work, ladies!
I am amazed at the size of that tower. What a great centerpiece that would make for a Halloween party!

I am in love, please reciprocate !

Jane and Clare are two of my favorite designers. Jane's book is so incredible, and her layout is wonderful.

Beautiful projects! I would love to win anything graphic45! Nothing compares to your products. My favorite is it's raining cats & dogs! thank you

Absolutely fantastic tower and beautiful card.

Wonderfully clever, creative projects Michelle t

Wow, leave it to Clare to create something so beautiful! ...Bobbie

I love the colors in An Eerie Tale. thanks for the project using them other than Halloween so they can be fully enjoyed. The papers and colors are brilliant!

How talented projects!And how pationed someone must be to create these pieces of paper art!Bravo!!

Graphic 45 papers and embellishments make every project a work of art!

Шикарная, благородная и очень вдохновляющая коллекция

Both projects are stunning! I only wish I could be so imaginative. Love Graphic 45!

I have always loved the colors in this paper collection, and appreciate that you used pumpkins that were not jack o lanterns and beautiful roses . I would love it even more if the background papers had more stripes, polka dots, geometrics, etc that I could use in fall and Thanksgiving cards as the colors you chose here are so stunning. Just a thought for future collections. You know I love (and buy! sigh....) everything you make!

Great projects!!! They definitely showcase your paper. The wedding picture is fabulous!

I LOVE the colors in the Happy Ever After layout!!

Would so love to win the Raining Cats & Dogs! Gorgeous!

DOUBLE WOW!! These gorgeous fall-colored creations are marvelous in every way!! Thanks for sharing and caring!!

What amazing projects these ladies have done with this paper. The wedding layout is gorgeous and the castle, impressive. Thanks for sharing.

I have seen Clare's creation in the flesh and it is stunning. She is so clever and a great inspiration.
As a cat lover, I would love to win the cats and dogs collection. I am sure I could also put the dogs to good use for family members with dogs.

OMG, projects are so cute.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Stunning projects! Love these papers.

I would have never thought to use Eerie Tales for a wedding l/o! Love Claire's tower project. Both are great uses for this fun paper collection. Throwing my hat in for the Raining Cats and Dogs giveaway:)

Awesome, awesome! That's all....

Andrew's party favors are really awesome , LOVE! Love An Eerie Tale too and would love to win it!

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