Sunday, 31 March 2013

Place in Time .....

Place in time by Graphic 45  is a beautiful collection. The collection has an eclectic range of wonderful vintage images. If you have visited my graphic 45 design team submission blog post then you will have seen my Place in Time birthday album. I am teaching this as a once a month class at my local scrap booking store, Scrap n Patch. I have recently completed the april layout.

It has a pastel color range but still has a visual impact. I have also used in the background some of the Little darlings collection utilizing the generic sides of the paper. Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink was my choice for the accent inking. I have also incorporated small roses as I always include a floral component.

So please have a look at the first three months in the design team submission post and I would love to  receive your comments and become a follower if you would like to keep track of my paper craft journey. By the way only a few days to the round one Graphic 45 design team release can't wait to see who was chosen. I have had a look at everyones submission and there are some wonderful entries. Good luck to all.

Happy scrapping


Friday, 22 March 2013

Come Tag Along

Times past remind me of this tag, I made this a while ago but it has a wonderful cool colour scheme that is indicative of winter. To create the background I used my favorite inks again tim holtz distress : chipped sapphire, tumbled glass, and frayed burlap. I applied the ink with paper towel and tim holtz ink blending tool. It gave a very soft fluffy blended effect. I then spritzed with neutral glimmer mist.
The swiss dots embossing folder gives a small amount of texture.

The flower group is in the same colour tones and as an embellishment creates a 
femininity that matches with the softness of the background. 

There is really cool you tube video that taught me how to make the bead sprays.
you can use any beads but I like the smaller sized beads. 
The video is by leanne from luvleescrappin so watch and then have a go it will be a 
great addition to your projects

Tag making is a great way to try out new ideas for a larger project or just as additions to mini albums or as card toppers and many more. So get creating. Thanks for coming down under.

Happy scrapping

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Chilling Afterwards

After the completion of my graphic 45 submission I relaxed by making a new grunge industrial themed tag. For the background I used three types of distress products :  fired brick distress stain and vintage photo in both distress crackle paint and distress ink. 

I also used distress embossing powder to create a grunge metallic effect on some of the cogs which I die cut from card stock. Another cool feature is the do crafts chronology metal work.

I am going to be teaching this tag as a class at my local scrap booking store, SCRAP N PATCH. So if you are local in the Toowomba Queensland area please drop by and join the class. The helpful staff will give you a class calender schedule.

Happy scrapping 

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

What a perfect way to commence my new refreshed blog. Graphic 45 is a company that inspires my creativity. The vintage inspired designs and imagery have been a core of my designs over the last year. I have been utilizing as many different collections as I can. Choosing which to use first is always a challenge as they have so much to offer. I hope you will enjoy discovering my creations using the wonderful collections I have chosen.

PROJECT 1 : ABC Primer : Book Box Mini Album

This collection has a wonderful colour palette, it inspired me to create a book box that I felt went so well with the theme of the paper. I home school my children and would love to use it for memories of their activities.

PROJECT 2 : Nutcracker Sweet : Altered Gift Bag

I have a serious sweet tooth so when I saw this collection it was a given that I would love creating with it. Gift giving is a wonderful thing to do, so I hope this gift bag I have created will inspire your gift wrap this christmas or your next special date.

Project 3 : Steam punk / Once Upon a Spring Time : Pair of Cards

Cards are great way to use left over papers that you really love and then send on to those who are special to you. These two cards are very crisp in design and the steam punk cards is a shaker card with mini cogs. 

Project 4 : Once Upon a Spring Time : Tags

This collection is so cute. In my house hold it has created a lot of excitement. My daughters all love it. I have created these tags to demonstrate the versatile nature of graphic 45 papers. The fairy theme is so wonderful and I love the gentle colours.

Project 5 : Steam Punk : Embellishment drawers

My word to describe steam punk is industrial, and very very cool. I have created this project to store my  metal embellishments. It has so much scope for design and I love how it works as a terrific masculine themed collection. The colours are truly vintage and blend so well together. 

Project 6 : Place in Time : Birthday Calender Album

Place in Time is a collection that is a wonderful compilation of fabulous images. The project I have created is a perpetual class I am teaching. We have currently completed the album construction and the first three monthly layouts. It has a great number of specific themes for each month. 



Project 7 : Ladies Diary : Trinket Box

Ladies diary collection is so feminine. This trinket box is a piece that would be a stylish addition to a mantle or ladies dressing table. It also has the capacity to hold three mini photo albums.

Project 8 : Nutcracker sweet : Christmas Decorations

Christmas is a time of year that brings happiness and fun, this set of four decorations give a sweet whimsical feel to the holiday season. I love the fussy cut images and bold colours. They take pride of place on  my christmas tree. 

Project 9 : Little Darlings : Layout Album

This project is has been created from my all time favorite graphic 45 collection thus far. It represents my children aged 18 months to 3 years. I love this everything about this collection. It is representation of my layout style and  I hope it can be an inspiration to others. 

Project 10 : Once Upon a Spring time : Altered bird house

This was a fun project to create. It has wonderful fantasy feel about and I love every view, there is so much to see. It was created using a wooden fibre board birdhouse and the wonderful collection really bought it life. The cape cod on the top was a chip board construction I added to give it more dimension.

Project 11 : Bird Song : Altered box

There is so many positives about the birdsong collection. I love its depth and strength of colour. The box / album combination gave me the opportunity to show case this wonderful collection and the asian images are so beautiful.


I hope you have gained some inspiration from my creations and I have shown a little of my love for scrap booking and the paper craft world. Please leave a comment if you like and come back and visit again soon . 

I would like to thank graphic 45 for giving me the opportunity to use their wonderful paper collections and I look forward to using other products from them . I hope I have the opportunity to expand on three of my projects if I am successful  and would like to wish all the applicants best wishes in their scrap endeavours.

Happy Scrapping


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