Monday, February 28, 2011

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman and Steampunk Debutante Altered Gift Boxes

 These were boxes that I altered to present as giftcard holders.
 The one on the left was for my dad, A Proper Gentleman. The one on the right was for my mom, Steampunk Debutante. Inside I used black tulle instead of tissue paper.
 I tore the papers, distressed with black soot and modge podged them onto the box.
 Here I used Prima bling for her necklace and to and a flower to her hat.
 I used I am roses gardenias that I sprayed with Glimmer Mist Juniper and Olive Vine. I used a Tim Holtz gear for one of the flowers center and Prima bling in various spots.
These flower tips were painted with Rangers Pitch Black alcohol ink and then Glimmer Misted with Tattered Leather and Olive Vine.  There are some Prima pearls as well.

Graphic 45 All That Jazz (Curtain Call Collection) #1 Hit

 This is the second layout I created for a shadowbox to display in my loft.
 I used Tokens musical instrument charms for flair.
 I used I am roses black flowers and small green leaves. Prima pearls are in the top corner.
 I used lace and trim from Recollections, Spare Parts and Hobby Lobby. The musical brads are by Spare Parts.
 The record is made out of black chipboard. The record label is made from kraft cardstock. My boyfriend creeps by me sometimes during my creative process and for this he asked, "Is this our platinum record?" He's cute.
The finished product! This will hang by My Leading Man shadowbox in my loft.

Graphic 45 Le Cirque altered ATC Holder

 This was a boring ATC tin can I purchased from the Scrapbook Expo 2010. It needed some love! The beautiful bling brad is by Spare Parts.
 I tore the papers (my favorite) and used black soot to distress. 
 I modge podged the papers onto the tin.
 These are Recollections Circus alpha stamps which stamped perfectly for an old, vintage look!
The top of the tin has I am roses flowers and mini green leaves along with a touch of Prima bling.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Graphic 45 Curtain Call-Shadowbox Wall Decor-My Leading Man

 This is a layout I created to display in a shadowbox on my wall in my loft. I made the film reel out of black chipboard.
 The letters were cut out of the paper line with my cricut and the metal alpha's are from Making Memories.
 These are I am roses flowers, Recollections leaves and a metal embellishment.
 I love this corner. I tore and curled the edges for an aged effect. I used black soot distress ink as well. The metal flower is from Spare Parts and the feather just adds that finishing touch this corner needed!
Here is the completed shadowbox project.

Graphic 45 Curtain Call-Croppin Clips

 These are two keychain clips I made using jewelry pieces and Tim Holtz's fragment pieces for my 2 youtube BFF's!!
 The bottle cap charm has a pewter metal Making Memories alpha piece inside.
 The back has a Spare Parts black metal embellishment with a half back pearl in the center.
 The bow is made from some sheer black ribbon.
 I used some pearl bling on the back as well.
Who wouldn't want to decorate their croppin bag with a personal croppin clip?? :)

Graphic 45-Le Cirque card

 I created this card using the Dazzle and Delight page from the Le Cirque collection. The card is a 4 x 5 card. The strip in the middle is on pop dots with navy blue lace bordering on each side.

I used an EK Success punch to hold the sentiment. The base of the card is kraft paper.
 I used a navy blue I am roses flower and small green leaf.

Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Mini Album

 This is a Hallowe'en in Wonderland mini album I created using 6 x 9 black envelopes.
 These charms are from a bracelet that I had bought at a garage sale for $1!!!! Perfect for my mini!!
 I loved the colorful cover to my mini! The Tim Holtz book plate looks gorgeous on the cover.
 I fussy cut out the tea pot set! Tricky! Its actually a pocket holding two small tags. The cut out of Alice at the table is a pocket as well, holding three tags with fibers.
 I created this hat myself, it was fun to make! The ticket on the hat is a pocket with two playing cards as tags. The hat itself is also a pocket, holding one large tag. I fussy cut out Alice.
 I created this keyhole shaped pocket and added green patina Perfect Pearls for shimmer. There are three tags from the collection inside the pocket. I used a Tim Holtz mask behind Alice and some Prima pearls on the page.
 The lace is a pocket holding the photo mat. I made a tulle bow behind the button. The large flower is a Floradoodle flower with some fiber around the button. I added tulle inbetween the petals, a brad and some of the cut outs from the paper line.
 I fussy cut the tree and the cat on this page and then popped it up. The background has forever violet Perfect Pearls for shimmer. The pocket is a small kraft colored envelope holding playing cards from the paper line. The stamped images are embossed black. I used some Prima eline flowers sprayed with Glimmer Mist-Olive Vine and Haunted Shadows.
 I tore some of the paper to make a pocket, I love this effect. This pocket holds three tags. Prima eline flowers Glimmer Misted with Olive Vine and Haunted Shadows also are on this page.
These are all the tags inside the mini, plenty of room for pictures and journaling, or P & J as my boyfriend likes to call it!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Graphic 45-A Proper Gentleman Card

 A card for A Proper Gentleman! I used black soot distress ink, grosgrain black ribbon and the Tim Holtz distress tool for this card. I cut an 4 x 8 1/2 card, scored it in half at 4 1/4 and then again on one side at 2 1/8 to create the swinging effect.
 This space will hold my sentiment, fathers day, birthday, or a just because you are wonderful card!!
 The sentiment space hides directly behind the front of the cards decor with the car.
The car looks like its floating! :)

Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman-A Legacy of Love

 This is an altered 8 x 10 canvas I made for my grandfather. He seems to prefer handmade sentimental gifts to the usual pair of slippers!! I added three 2 x 3 sized photos of his children and grandchildren to the canvas before wrapping.
I used so many different elements for this. I used a tin top to hold the pocket watch & then punched a hole at the top to add the silver chain. I distressed the papers with black soot distress ink and tore the pages for an aged effect. I love the look of coupling the tearing and the distress ink. I prefer black soot to vintage photo as well. I like the burnt age effect rather than the discoloring age effect. I used a bottle cap, lace, metal embellishments, a stick pin, feathers, black Prima pearls, Tim Holtz filmstrip, an adage ticket, a memo stick pin and white I am roses. The roses were fun to create, I used cranberry alcohol ink on the edges, then sprayed them with Glimmer Chalk in Charcoal then added black stickles, really cool effect!

Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess-Farmers Market

 This is a layout I created to document a Saturday afternoon I spent at the Farmer's Market with my dad.
 I used I am roses navy blue flowers and small green leaves. I tore the edges and distressed with black soot distress ink to create an aged effect. The letters are Graphic 45 on pop dots for dimension.
 This photo mat will hold my pic!! I love to cook! Especially with locally grown produce!!
 I used navy blue lace to showcase the top of the photo mats. The photo mats are distressed with the Tim Holtz tool and black soot distress ink.
I wanted some off white colored lace on the page as well and decided it looked so girly popping out of the torn edges of the paper.