Monday, 22 February 2016

Saving with Children's Hour and Scrapmatts

Welcome back to those who have not visited for a while and to my regular followers.
This post is one I have been looking forward to, as I got use Graphic 45's
new calendar collection Children's Hour and combine it with six different 
Scrapmatts chipboard packs .

Children hour has fabulous images for every month of the year. So for this project 
I decided to make a constructed project that had four sides so I  could 
embellish each side with a different season. The concept of a coin bank for saving seemed to me to match with the seasons as saving for special holidays or events goes with every time off year.

These first couple of photos give a good overview of the project and show the overall 
impact of the collection.
I used chipboard for my construction an tried something different and  painted the edges before I cover the sides with paper with a bold red.


Each side as I mentioned was embellished with a different season in mind.
For each season I included some great Scrapmatts chip board 
as part of my embellishments as well fussy cut images from the collection.
The Scrapmatts packs I used for this project were :

Picket Fences 08
Arch Window Frames 04
Hexagon Mesh 02
Circle Mesh 02
Grass 02
Grass 01

Go over to the online store to get your chipboard from the huge selection available.

The Chipboard was heat embossed and inked. I tried to pick elements that match well with 
the paper collection. I especially love the Arch window Frames.

The following pictures are the four seasons. My personal favourite is the summer side.





Thank you for stopping by and I have loved sharing this project with every one. 
I have more new projects coming up soon. I am busily trying to get a couple of you tube 
tutorials made, my computer skills are slow but please be patient and stay tuned, I hope it won't be to much longer. 
In the mean time Happy paper crafting


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Typography And Mixed Media

Mixed media is very popular out in the greater crafting community, And I have not really tried it much. It seemed a little overwhelming to me and I have 
to admit the messy nature of mixed media was not that appealing to me. But I have jumped in and bought a few supplies and gave it a go.
Of course I had to combine it with my first craft love, that would be all thing Graphic 45.

I created a Memo Book using typography one of my favourite 
collections from Graphic 45.
Well here is the finished product. I love the background, but I think I still have a way to go in the mixed media world.

The supplies I used for the background were a lot of fun to try and while I did not really know the techniques I watched a tonne of you tube videos and applied the knowledge the best I could.
These are things I used for the background :

Finnabair texture past white sand
Jo sonja texture paste
Jo sonja burnished copper acrylic paint
Tim Holtz Distress paint barn door, vintage photo, pumice stone
Perfect pearls blue patina
india ink

Here a few more different angles. This project has a lot of dimension and depth.

The Graphic 45 products that really make this project are from the Typography collection.
I love the themes and colours in this collection.

Graphic 45 Typography 12 x 12 paper pad
Graphic 45 Typography 8 x 8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Typography chipboard
Graphic 45 ornate metal key holes
Graphic 45 stamped metal brads

I will definitely be combining Graphic 45 and mixed media again. I hope you have 
enjoyed this project and it has given you some inspiration. I would love to her your thoughts in the comments section.

Happy Paper crafting



Monday, 15 February 2016

A Love Note to Someone Special

Valentines day has just passed by and I was a little late getting this project complete but 
I got there in the end.
I bought my self a new iPad recently and part of the packaging was the 
catalyst for this project. I call it my 

Love Note Folio.

It was created using a manilla folder, kraft cardstock, paper bag and Graphic 45
regular and large tag albums.
The designer paper collection was of course Graphic 45 Mon Amour.
 these first few photos are various shots of the front.

I used some great Scrapmatts chip board packs.

Film Strips 05
Floral design 05
Hinges 02
Cupids 01

Th front drops down to expose two section with tag and photo mats

The graphic 45 Products uses were :

Mon amour 12 x 12 paper pad
Mon Amour 8 x 8 paper pad
Mon Amour 6 x 6 pad
Large tag alum
Regular tag album
Metal butterflies

Thanks for stopping

Happy paper crafting 


Friday, 12 February 2016

ATB's Addiction.

Artist trading blocks are my new addiction. I made two previously 
featured in this blog post :

Recently I have created another three which has made me enjoy making them even more.
I would love to participate in a ATB swap but have not found 
one yet but I am still looking.

I love making them with graphic 45 papers but will be trying my hand at Mixed 
media style one and hopefully they will work out.

The three I  am going to share today are made using Graphic 45

Sweet Sentiments
Home sweet home
Good ol Sport.

Sweet Sentiments

Home Sweet Home

Good ol Sport

So you will probable see a another ATB post soon. I hope you got some inspiration from 
my ATB's the great graphic 45 collections I used.

Thanks for stopping by


Monday, 8 February 2016

Graphic 45 fills my Pockets

Pocket scrapbooking is a style that I have tinkered with over the last 12 months. 
I find it is a nice reprieve from other styles of paper craft and it allows me to utilise my favourite 
Graphic 45 papers in a different way.
This post shows four different pocket scrapbooking layouts and demonstrates the versatility
of Graphic 45 collections.

The first layout was made using Couture

The second was with By the Sea 

The following layout I used Gilded Lily

Thanks for stopping by 

Happy Papercrafting


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