Graphic45 – A Voyage Beneath The Sea Layout

Hello everyone.  Today I’m posting a Graphic45′ layout which features the stunning Voyage Beneath the Sea collection.  The colors, graphics, prints…so divine!

“I Love You (More Than All The Fish In The Sea)”

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How gorgeous is this collection?  Here are a few close ups:

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Here’s a quick step by step of this layout:

 

So what do you reckon? I hope you enjoyed the quick snapguide & got your G45 creativity on.  Thanks for popping in & I can’t wait to post some more G45 creations this year.

Cheers,

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Masculine Birthday Card

Hi there, how’s your week going? Mine has been busy planning on new ventures, keeping the kids occupied (it’s school holidays!), & birthdays happening left, right & center.  I make sure to give myself some creative time & today I get to share with you a masculine card.  This is inspired & for Berry 71 Bleu’s “Get Your Sparkle On” January Challenge:

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Here’s my take on the lovely board, with a dark & shimmery masculine card:

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The shades of blue & the dark starry sky are what attracted me most from the challenge board, & I tried to incorporate these to the card.  My hubby will be having his birthday very soon & I hope he likes it.

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I’ve embossed & painted the cogs keeping to the colors of the card.

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Thanks so much for dropping by & that’s it for my quick post today.  Now I’m off to do & tick off more tasks from my to-do list.  Have a great weekend!

Cheers,

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An American Vintage Clock For Dad

Hi there, how are you today? As for me, I wish I was at CHA right now.  Just imagine all the crafty goodness all in one place.  One day I’ll have to make a trip there, for sure.

My hubby is celebrating his birthday soon so this got me thinking of what I could create for him.  I have a dad word wooden clock & I thought this would be perfect for his office.  I wanted to create something masculine without having to use blue as a predominant color.  Hence why I layered the clock with papers from the awesome American Vintage collection by 7 Gypsies:

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The base/background is the Across USA paper, & the dad word is adhered with the State Plates paper.  The edges have been inked with a brown inkpad.

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I sure had fun building the cluster at the left side of the clock.  It consists of the following 7 Gypsies goodness: Road Trip Book Knob, Antique Brass Metal Label Holder, & Correspondence Mini Ephemeras.  The cog chipboards are given coats of the following Tattered Angels paints: Cowboy Glimmer Glaze, Graphite Glimmer Mist, & Crushed Shells Glimmer Mist.

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Texture has been added by stamping with the same brown inkpad & Canvas Corp’s Be Beautiful Cling Stamp set, among other stamps from my stash.

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The cluster is finished off with a strand of Natural Jute Rope that is lightly stained with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.  Last but not the least is my favourite step, which is adding splatters of Gold Glimmer Mist on the clock.

I’m really pleased on how it turned out.  I always enjoy creating masculine projects, & I’ll have to make a point of doing more of it this year.  I hope you enjoyed my post today, & thanks heaps for dropping in.  Do check out the Canvas Corp shop here.  Until then.

Cheers,

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Rainbow Love

Hi there.  How’s it going? My daughter has started going to school & I’m so happy seeing her enjoying it.  This year has gone by so quickly & before you know it, it’s already Christmas! Today I’m posting a mixed media layout with rainbow colors.

Rainbow Love

Colorful bursts of ink & circles surround the page.  Even the black & white photo is die cut round to match my youngest daughter’s round face & cheeks : ).  Chipboards, beads & colors are layered & it’s all finished off with a cherub resin, camera charm & a few flowers to surround a cute toothy smile.

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Thanks so much for popping in & I hope you enjoyed my post today.  There’s heaps more amazing inspiration at Scrap Around the World here, so do check it out.  Have a great day!

Cheers,

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The Sails of Life – Gypsy Moments

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing an extra special album for a loved one’s 60th birthday present.  She can add more photos & mementos on any pocket & add personal journaling on any of the file folders.  You can also check out the full post at the Creative Studio here.

“The Sails Of Life”

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What you will need:

7 Gypsies Materials:
Gypsy Moments 4×6 Printed File Folders
Gypsy Moments 8×8 Paper Pad
A Novel Thought and Poses & Reflections 12×12 Papers
Ladylike Mini Ephemeras
Antique Brass Mini Round Hanger
Antique Brass Vintage Pin
Princesca Hardware Crystals

Tattered Angels materials:
Black Orchid Chalkboard Mist
Admiral Chalkboard Mist
Hot Pink Stained Glass

Canvas Corp materials:Canvas Portfolio 5X7                                                                                                                                                                                      12×12 Damask Printed Canvas
12×12 Canvas Sheet
12×12 Light Pink, Ivory & Chocolate Burlap Sheets
Black Canvas Flower
Natural Sisal Rope
Black Waxed Cotton Cord
Natural Twisted Hemp Rope
Black & Kraft Tile Reverse 12×12 Paper
Solid Silver Metallic on Kraft 12×12 Paper                                                                                                                                                  Stamp Set – Grateful

Other Materials:
Chipboards, Metal Peacock, other mediums


I managed to get hold my loved one’s gorgeous photos in different stages of her life. From sepia to black & white and color, every single picture has inspired me to make this album filled with pockets & pages for her to journal on, and add extra photos and other mementos if she wishes. The Gypsy Moments collection was perfect for this, along with a variety of canvas and burlap sheets, charms & the deep colors of Chalkboard Mists.

Front Cover: The Damask Printed Canvas on the cover is added with a splash of color of the Black Orchid Chalkboard Mist. The chipboards are given a treatment of Chalkboard Mist as well, using the beautiful deep Admiral shade. Once the chipboards are dry, some parts are given a extra layer of glazed color with a light brush of Hot Pink Stained Glass paint.

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Pages 1-2: The Gypsy Moments Printed File Folders provide the perfect backdrop for all the precious captured moments, from vintage to more modern photos. Tie some Sisal Natural Rope through a small Prinscesa Crystal Hardware which has been painted with the Stained Glass paint. This paint will tint clear items such as acrylic, crystal, glass and plastic and is available in a rainbow of colors.  The crystal has been securely tied to the Natural Twisted Hemp Rope as a beautiful front piece, & is a functional bookmark for inside as well.

Cut out the polariod style frames from the Poses & Reflections paper to enhance featured photos and slip in your own photos. Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous!

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Pages 2-3: Add pockets to all the file folders. You can never have too many photos in this “ages & stages” album! There are lots of inspirational quotes & statement on the Gypsy moments paper.

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Pages 3-4: Layer some Ladylike Mini Ephemeras for an extra pop of color & layer. Keeping with the printed Damask Canvas on the cover, also add another strip in a file folder.

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Pages 5-6: The Black Waxed Cotton Cord is tied in a bow & added in a file folder. Also use this to tie & secure each file folder in the album. Trim a couple of frames from the “A Novel Thought” paper.

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Pages 6-7: The Antique Brass Round Hanger Clip is great for holding extra photo in the file folder.

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Pages 7-8: Stamp the Blessed stamp on a strip of Canvas Sheet.

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Pages 8-9: I absolutely love the metallic on the Solid Silver Metallic on Kraft paper. I also added some Burlap Sheets behind strips of words for a special touch.

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Pages 9-10:  I love the thickness & quality of Canvas Corp Kraft papers, & the Black & Kraft Tile Reverse paper is ever so versatile.

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Pages 10-11: The Chocolate Burlap sheet is added to the last pocket & back of the album for the finishing touch. One last piece of Antique Brass Vintage Pin is added to the pocket with a strip from the Gypsy Moments 8×8 paper pad.

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Back Cover: I used a piece of the book paper to cover the back of the book.

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The idea of capturing such amazing photo memories in a keepsake book like this is such perfect gift for a friend, parent or even grandparent.  Something that will stay in the family for generations to come.  You can always copy your photos and not sure the original ones to preserve them and still have the memories to show.  

The Gypsy Moments Collection is all about capturing and remembering those little moments.  You can go back and capture them or keep a daily journal, diary or agenda that will help keep your moments alive forever.  For the Gypsy Moments Story.

Thanks so much for looking & have a great weekend!

Cheers,

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Love, Adore, Cherish

Hi there.  So nice of you to drop by.  Today I’m sharing a layout for Scrap Around the World’s beautiful July mood board by Pam Ellis (one of my favourite SATW DT member :)):

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My main inspiration is the top right image with the lovely blue colors & the butterfly, plus the pink color of the staircase.  Here’s my layout:

“Love Adore Cherish”

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I was very inspired from Louise Nelson’s techniques from SENZ last weekend.  She’s such an awesome artist & thanks heaps for the wonderful class, & I sure had a good time!  The use of chipboards, wire & beads I learned from her, & I applied that to suit my layout.  I added a faint water coloring of pink to the edges of the cardstock, & I applied this color to the butterflies as well.  It’s a pretty good match to the mood board’s color, plus I do love the color pink 🙂

Of course I had to add a few flowers (not too much, lol), some texture paste through a star stencil, & just a hint of stamps & splatters, & most importantly the journaling.

Thanks so much for all the lovely inspirations, I do appreciate them.  I hope you’re having a great month! 🙂

Cheers,

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