Well, hello there! Thanks for visiting my blog.
Today I have something a little different happening, its the Graphic 45 DT audition and yep, I'm throwing my hat in the ring.
Over the last few days I've put together the following projects to showcase my work using Graphic 45's beautiful designs. From a card, to a layout. Something "off the page" and something similar to a mini album (let's just call it that shall we?!). I had such fun creating these items and am super excited to have the chance to audition.
So without further ado, let's take a look at what I've created.....
First is a Graphic 45 shadowbox which I decorated using the sublime Precious Memories collection....
In this next photo you'll see layers upon layers of gorgeous product. Chipboard, resin, flowers, a doily. It all just fitted in so perfectly to the wee square and I loved being able to use both the 'It's a girl' and 'It's a boy' chipboard tags.
Behind some of the decorations, I used a gorgeous die cut hexagonal pattern. I felt it gave a bit more dimension to the piece without taking away from the main designs.
And in this next piece, I cut out the same picture 4 times, then layered them slightly overlapping each other so it's really dimensional.
Across the top I added some gorgeous flowers, and more die cuts.
My next project is a fun little mail box. Traditional 'American' style. I found a free template online to cut out my papers, then I glued it all together and added some cool decorations. I have used the Precious Memories collection again.
I loved the 'Special Delivery' sticker which matched the mailbox perfectly! Inside I put a little envelope which was part of the collection.
Inside I added another little note...
Here's a closer look at the side of the mailbox.
Isn't that stamp just divine? Sigh.
For my next project I've changed collections and am using "Time to Flourish". If you haven't seen this collection, you need to take a look. There are two pages for each month meaning you can use them for yearly type projects.
Which is exactly what I did. I've wanted to create a perpetual calendar for birthdays for a long time. We did have one, but in the move it was lost somewhere. So that's what I did.
I've kept the 'basic' design the same on each monthly page with stamps or similar across the bottom of the page, the dates on one side of the page and flowers/patterns on the side of the page.
Each month the dates change sides of the page....
Here's what I did with August....
Each layer is one piece of 6x6 paper which has a graduated sized hole die cut in the middle of it. I then layered them with the smallest hole on the bottom and the largest hole on the top.
Here's a closer look.
Inside I added a sticker over a doily, and one of the negative pieces from the die cut holes from the front of the card. Was great to keep the cards continuity going on the inside.
My final project is a layout using the Time to Flourish collection again.
I hope you've enjoyed taking a look at what I've created, and possibly even get some inspiration from them.