Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another Layout for Graphic 45 and some Great News on my Classes at the Brisbane Expo

Here is a layout I did for Graphic 45. I love Graphic 45 papers and the way you can mix up collections and the colours still work. I like this kind of challenge when I scrapbook . This layout is one I have done for Josh, who travelled with me to the States this year. We had a great time at Disney land, where it is true that “magic still happens”. I have chosen papers from “play times past”, “Tropical Travelogue”, “On the Boardwalk”, “communiqué”, “Primer “and “ le Cirque”. Every time I do this  then teach the class, my students always say “I would never put those papers together”. That’s what’s great about Graphic 45, the different collections always work together. I have done a tutorial for you if you want to have a go.

Cut your black cardstock to10 ¾ x 10 ¾ inches. Keep the scraps as you will need it to back your 5 cent boarders.
Cut your Tiki Voyager to 10 inches by 10 inches
Adhered your black cardstock onto your I think I can, Making sure you have the same amount of I think I can all the way around. Adhered your Tiki Voyager to the middle of your black cardstock.

Cut the 5 cent board from by the beautiful sea. Adhered them onto the left over bits of your black cardstock so that you have a bit of black each side of them. Do all four pieces and put foam squares on the back quite close together. Add them to your page with a bit of the black cardstock showing on the outside, this will create a frame around your page. You will need to trim them back so they fit. Don’t put any foam in the corners just yet,  as you will need to glue your corners on and push a brad through them. Once you have done that you can add a foam square to the corners. My frame measures about 10 ½ x 10 ½ inches.

Cut a piece of On the Dot to 5 inches by 8 ½ inches and adhered it to your page inside the frame near the bottom. Cut a piece of Le Cirque to 4 inches x 5 inches and adhered it to your page near the top left corner as shown above. Add a photo corner to the top left corner of Le Cirque.
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Cut a piece of On the Dot with the stripes horizontal 3 inches x 4 inches. Adhered it to your page as shown above. Add your photo’s, mine are 4 inches x 5 inches and I matted them in black cardstock. Add two piece of film strip and use brads to hold them in place.

For my title, I used one from Imaginarium Designs. I inked with an olive green ink. Once it was dry I outlined it with Platinum glitter.  I used some small alphas and inked them with French blue and lightly touched them with a black ink pad. Once they were dry, I used Glossy Accents over the top. Once they were dry I glued them on top of the title “Magic”.

To finish the page, I inked a Imaginarium Designs fence with French blue and again lightly inked it with a black ink pad. I waited for it to dry and added some glossy accents, only on the upright palings. On the rails in between I used Platinum glitter and did little dots. I added a square from Building Blocks, I used the letter J for Josh. I used it to add my journaling and chipboard numbers which I inked black.
Materials used
Graphic 45 papers
G4500037 I think I can
G4500199 By the beautiful sea
G4500410 Tiki Voyager
G4000303 Le Cirque
G4500061 On the Dot
G4500373 Building Blocks
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard
Edward Corner
Magic title,
3L Photo Corners – Black
3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3d Foam Squares
3L Scrapbook Adhesives tape runner
Black cardstock
Film strip
Glossy accents
Colour box French Blue and blackbird
Brilliance Pearl Olive

Thanks so much for looking.
If you are wanting to do one of my classes in Brisbane June Longweek end and didn't get in due to them being booked out so quick, then the news is good. The expo has extended my classes, so if your quick you should be able to get in
Have a great weekend


  1. Great page Jane, great photos too :)

  2. Fantastic. I think Josh will remember his trip forever! I also love putting the different collections together - it's fun to see how other designers do it!

  3. Glorious layout, Josh has a huge smile and I wonder why... I'll second what Gloria says .. "he'll remember a trip of a lifetime"... how wonderful!!
    I have some friends coming to visit you for classes in Brisbane.... wish I could come too! Boo Hoooo... next year?? I hope!

    P.S Thanks for visiting my blog and for your congratulations on my darling new Grandson.

  4. Stunning layout Jane, I am looking forward to participating in your classes in Brisbane.
    The expo people have debited my card for the Patchwork Pieces class but haven't sent email confirmation so I'm hoping it's all good.

  5. I will be in your class......Yippee. I will try to be a well behaved student. Welcome to Brisbane, I am looking forward to your class.

  6. Well so pleased i did this blog hop its fun and i discovered lots of creative scrapbookers just the inspiration i need thanks so much for sharing.

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