Graphic 45 and Petaloo are teaming up this week for a blog hop. Here is what Graphic 45 had to say about it.
I used a mix of Graphic 45 8x8 Tropical Travelogue paper pad and 12x12 prints in the follow papers.
Garden Isle, Botanica, Island Jewel, Seaside Holiday, Oceania, Hibiscus Heaven, Paradise Postage, Tiki Voyager
Tropical travelogue tags 2.
Graphic 45 staples stamped metal buttons.
Graphic 45 staples stamped geometric metal tags.
Petaloo flowers Darjeeling collection.
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Perpetual calendar from Imaginarium Designs.
Mini Letters and Numbers from Imaginarium Designs.
Graphic 45 Blog
Graphic 45 Facebook:
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Hope you all had a wonderful time with family and friends and I wish you all a safe and Happy New Year
love to you all
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
As soon as I saw the ABC Primer range from Graphic 45 it became one of my favourites. I think its the strong colours and images that appeals the most, and the Calico Kids print paper is one of my top 10 Graphic 45 favourites. I decided to do a layout using one of Kate’s school photos. I love using frames on my layouts, so with this layout I have used the printed papers to create a frame around my page. I have included a step by step for this project so have a go at making one for yourself.
1. Remove the middle from the Building Blocks print paper. Make sure you leave the black edge on the frame on the inside as wide as you can, without cutting into the alpha blocks. This will give you a frame to use on our page and some alpha blocks to use on another project.
7. Now it’s time for to work on your tag. You will need to cut the mats for your photo first. Use the red bazzill and cut it to 5 inches x 7 inches. From your left over paper cut your tag. It needs to be 3 1/8 inch x 5 1/8 inches. Ink around the edges. Cut your next photo mat. Use the black Bazzill and cut it to 4 ¾ inches x 6 ¾ inches. With the left over black pieces cut your tag to 2 3/4 inches x 4 3/4 inches. Adhere it to your red Bazzill. From the left over piece of One two buckle my shoe cut a piece 2 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch and ink around the edges. You can adhere this to your tag as well.
8. Now you can add some of the other bits and pieces to your tag. Add a piece of stripe paper ¾ inch high and 3 ½ inches long (this in on the back of Calico Kids). It is wider than the tag, you need to adhere it about ½ inch down from the top and wrap the ends of the stripe around to the back of the tag. Next cut a piece from your left over Calico kids print paper. It needs to be three blocks long and one blog high. Attach two blocks onto the bottom right corner of your tag and wrap the third block around to the back of the tag. Add the narrow stripe ribbon to the middle of the print and wrap the end to the back of your tag.
9. Add the square in your kit with the image on it. Place it on your tag on an angle and with 1/3 hanging off the tag on the right side. Trim the bit hanging off your tag. From your left over bits of buckle my shoe, see if you have an equation that matches the age of your child. Wrap the check ribbon from the back to the front and tie a knot in it. Add two micro brads to the top corner of your equation. Add it to your tag with foam tape, as show in the photo.
10. Add your photo to your black mat and then adhere it to your red mat. Adhere to your page on an angle and to the right of your layout.
Graphic 45 Staples Hinges
Bazzill 2X Red and 2X black
Imaginarium Designs chipboard
Tinny penny farthing.
Tag backing board
I love this page and it is the perfect layout for all those school photos you may have.
Thank you for looking.
Wish you all a wonderful time with family and freinds and a safe and happy new year
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Here is a little project I did for Graphic 45 with Christmas touch! Graphic 45 had a Christmas tag challenge this month and it inspired me to do some tags as well. These would work as singles or even Christmas decorations. I decided to join mine together to make a mini book. The 4 tags are from Imaginarim Designs and joined together with black bazzill. They are 3 inches wide x 4 1/2 inches high. I cover the font and back of each tag with the lovely new papers from Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium range. These are my favorite Xmas Papers. I love the wonderful colours and the lovely vintage images. The prints are perfect for mini projects as well at 12x12 layouts.
For the front tag I used Happy Holidays, with a square cut from Special Delivery with the words Christmas Greetings on it. I used circle punches to punch out 5 circles from different three prints. This is to make the baubles. I used Christmas Emporium, Special Delivery and Holly and Ivy. You fold the circles in half and glue them together. I used ric rac to "hang" the baubles on the front of the tag. I added bows and another ribbon at the bottom. I used a frame from Imaginarium Designs inked black and then stamped with a script stamp and embossed with gold embossing powder. I chose a word from Joyous Noel and glued it behind the frame. I attached it at the top of the tag. I know the baubles have been around for a while but I only saw them a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with them.
For this tag I used an image from Happy Holidays. I used 3 of the same print to cut out bits of it and layered them with foam tape. It gives the image a 3D effect. I added a large button at the top and some ribbons.
For this tag I used Joyous Noel for the background. I added some Special Delivery and red bazzill. Another button and a tag from the Christmas Emporium chipboard sheets. I added a holly flourish from Imaginarium Designs. I found some flowers, a word token and crystals to finish it off.
For the last tag I decided to do something special. I used Holly and Ivy for the tag back. A square of Christmas Carol over the top with a square of Christmas Emporium layered on top of that. I used another holly flourish from Imaginarium Designs with some German Scrap. I cut holly shapes cut from Special Delivery. I used a flower from Graphic 45's staples range which I bent and shaped. The bell in the middle adds a nice Christmas's touch. Another large button with a Graphic chipboard shape in the middle and a Maya Road bingo number on top of that. I added a glass hat pin as well.
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Hope you all have a wonderful time and a safe and happy new year.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
When I start designing, I normally know whether it will be a layout or an off the page project but I don't always have an idea of what the finished piece will look like. I tend to lay all the papers and embellishments in front of me and just start cutting. But as I knew it was going to be a paper tole piece, I knew it would have to go into a shadow box frame.
The first layer needed to be the children in the background. I used two prints to do them. I always like to add another head on people and of course the little hand up against the window needed to go on again. I used a lot of foam tape to create a space between the children layer and the room layer and to support the acetate sheet (window).
The next layer was the room with the window removed and the floor bent up.
I used one of the Prima vines and added some Green Tara flowers to make it more christmasy.
Monday, December 12, 2011
First, thanks to the lovely 7 ladies who left a comment on my Paris Posting. Could all of you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address, as I will send you all some Paris Chipboard.
Tina Connolly, Connie, Becky H, Scossie Jane, Nicole, Carole and Cynthia. I love receiving comments and knowing that someone is reading my Blog. Now for some more news.
My turn:Jane Tregenza
Tuesday, December 13th
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Thursday, December 15th
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