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Friday, January 27, 2012

Magic Happens! Graphic 45 CHA Sneak Peek!


Hello and welcome!

Wow, the last two weeks have been absolutely crazy in my craft room!  I have been preparing all of my projects for the Winter 2012 Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) Show in Anaheim, CA.

As you can see from all of the sneaks I have posted, Graphic 45 has done it again!  They have created some of the most beautiful papers I have ever seen!  Out of all of the projects I prepared for the show this project, "Magic Happens", is my favorite.

Do you believe in love at first sight? If you do, then you will know how I felt the first time I saw the Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection. The gorgeous vintage imagery and magnificent color palette will truly make your heart soar. I found this wonderful vintage photo of Nellie Donegan taken in 1913. As soon as I saw it I knew she would make the perfect focal point for my design. I married the old with the new by usng Graphic 45's current metal and chipboard staples. They add just the right touch to this magical page.  

I created custom flowers for the layout to show the versatility of the papers.  I used my McGill Flower punch (Floriana) to create these lovely layered flowers.  I punched each layer, sprayed them with Perfect Pearls mist (Heirloom Gold), inked the edges, then shaped them.  Once I shaped each piece, I layered them and fastened them in the center using Graphic 45's button staples.  I trimmed around each button with Cinnamon Stickles.

This gorgeous image of a roller skate was my inspiration. I added another custom flower int he corner yet I didn't cover the beautiful flourish in the patterned paper.

Graphic 45 Papers
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Olde Curiosity Shoppe, Bazaar of Wonders, Optical Oddities, Counting Down
Graphic 45 Staples: Chipboard Buttons, Metal Buttons
Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Squares
Fiskars: Paper Trimmer
McGill Flower Punch – Flowers – Floriano 2 1/8”, Tools
Ranger: Perfect Pearls Mist - Heirloom Gold, Distress Ink – Black Soot, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain; Stickles – Cinnamon
Creative Memories: Circle Cutter
Creative Imaginations: Chipboard Stickers
Helmar’s 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Scotch ATG 700

Thanks so much for joining me today.


Sandi Smith said...

Wow Robin...beautiful creation once again. Your style is a PERFECT match for Graphic 45!

Jolaine Frias said...

Gorgeous page!

Megan Carey said...

Beautifully done... love the flowers you made. Absolutely inspiring!