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.
Thanks so much for joining me today.