Ok Everyone… so here it goes! I am finally applying to be a part of the Graphic45 DT! I have always wanted to do this, and with a little encouragement from my bestie Aideen ( who is also applying ) I decided to give it a go this year.
PROJECT #1 ALTERED MASON JAR
I created this altered mesh top vintage mason jar using the new Botanical Tea papers, vintage lace, and a metal finding piece that I picked up at my local craft store. I can't wait to use this for storing my favorite teas!
PROJECT #2 HAPPY HALLOWEEN CARD
One of my favorite things to do is layer… layer … layer!!!! Papers, doilies, vintage ephemera… the more layers the better in my book ;) I used the Steampunk Spells collection to create this Halloween card, along with some doilies, metal gears, and vintage book papers from my stash. I Also broke out the old watercolors to make those big ink splatters. I just loved all of the images from this collection, especially this Steampunk lady with her crow.
PROJECT #3 MINI ALBUM / BOX
Even though the Steampunk Debutante collection is anolder collection it is still one of my faves! I created this little mini album box using the lovely paper collection along with some metal gear pieces, and grungboard wing shapes that I embossed and accented with gold paint. This collection has some of my favorite images to "fussy cut" as you can see.
PROJECT #4 ALTERED CANVAS
I recently participated in a swap that my bestie Aideen hosted. Our theme for this past month was to create something shabby chic. I have been recently playing / experimenting a lot with incorporating paint and mixed media techniques into my projects, as you can see here. Its always fun to break out the paints and get a little messy :)
PROJECT #5 SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT
I have been wanting to make some layouts with these old pictures I recently found of my mother when she was a little girl. The Botanical Tea papers completed were perfect for scrapping these photos taken in the spring. I also included some of my usual techniques of messy stitching, lots of layering and a touch of mixed media. Oh and of course a doily … I just can't seem to make a layout without one these days ;)
PROJECT #6: MESSY LAYERS MINI ALBUM
I created this mini also using the lovely Botanical Tea papers. They definitly made the perfect background for each page and, with a few stamps and vintage ephemera layers this mini came together in no time. Below are a few of my favorite pages!