Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Double Photo Layout Using G45 Gilded Lily

Hello, everyone! It is day 3 of Graphic 45's Blog Hop with Faber Castell! Checkout the Graphic 45 blog and Faber Castell's to see the amazing projects shared on Days 1 and 2!
Today I get to share my project for the hop! It is my very first layout! I also have a speed-through tutorial to share how I made this mixed media layout using the fabulous Gilded Lily Collections and Faber Castell products.
Speed Through Tutorial:



Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by the G45 blog an Faber Castell blog for your chance to win a prize!

Supplies:
Gilded Lily 12x12 sheets:
Golden Age
Crème de la Crème
Gilded Lily Pocket and Tags
Gilded Lily Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 Staples:
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Faber Castell Pastel Gelatos: Guava and Caramel
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle and Gel Medium
Tim Holtz Gothic Stencil
Prima Resin Frame
Mulberry paper flowers
Wet Adhesive
Foam Dimensionals
Gesso
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Altered Jewelry Armoire using Gilded Lily by Graphic 45

Good morning! Today is an eventful day! I have a fun project to share with you all, as well as it being my birthday and the 4th anniversary of starting this little blog! So, thank you to all who have stopped by, left comments and supported me in my love of crafting! I plan to get a give-away going soon in celebration of this milestone, so keep an eye out. I have been behind with everything since the kiddos got out of school for the summer, but I will get myself together soon!
So, on to the project! I am so happy with this and my daughter even more so! I have turned a thrift store find into something fit for my little princess!
Here is the before:

As you may notice, it was missing its glass on the left side. I used it as an excuse to get creative which you will see below in my parade of photos! ;)


Now for the after, using the gorgeous Gilded Lily Collection by Graphic 45:

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Altered Jewelry Box Armoire by Scrapbook Maven thrift store find for a princess
Gilded Lily by Graphic 45 Altered Jewelry Armoire Princess by Scrapbook Maven

Altered Art Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Jewelry Box Armoire by Scrapbook Maven thrift store find for a princess

Gilded Lily by Graphic 45 Jewelry Armoire Princess by Scrapbook Maven

Graphic 45 Gilded Lily Jewelry Box Armoire by Scrapbook Maven thrift store find for a princess

Gilded Lily by Graphic 45 Jewelry Armoire Princess by Scrapbook Maven

Gilded Lily by Graphic 45 Jewelry Armoire Altered Art Princess box by Scrapbook Maven
I painted the armoire with white paint, dry brushed on some gold paint and used Mod Podge to adhere the papers and seal the whole thing. I used the 8x8 and 12x12 papers from the Gilded Lily Collection to get the patterns and images just as I wanted them. It was so much fun and my daughter loves it!
I bought this jewelry armoire for $2.50!!! Can you believe it?!
I'm now a little obsessed with my local thrift store, LOL! What amazing deals have you snatched up from your thrift store? I'd love to hear about it!
Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Opposites Attract Cards using Graphic 45's New Mon Amour Collection

Good morning! I have some cards to share using another of Graphic 45's new collections! When I saw the Mon Amour Collection, I loved how bold and, at the same time, soft the papers are. Thinking of how opposite that is and how opposite I am from my own Amour, I thought it would be fun to make two cards: one dark and bold card, perfect for my husband, and one that is softer and more feminine, like me ;)
Tip: I love distressing the paper edges and using Gesso to soften the look of my cards for a shabby chic, romantic feel.

Mon Amour by Graphic 45 shabby chic cards at ScrapbookMaven.com

Mon Amour by Graphic 45 shabby chic cards at ScrapbookMaven.com

Mon Amour by Graphic 45 shabby chic cards at ScrapbookMaven.com

Mon Amour by Graphic 45 shabby chic cards at ScrapbookMaven.com


Supplies
Graphic 45 Mon Amour Collection:
Mon Amour
True Love
Heart’s Desire
One and Only
Forever Mine
Precious One
Dearest Darling
My Beloved
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Keys
Faber Castell Gelatos- Guava and Watermelon
Prima Doily Die
Recollections Flowers
Lace
Cardstock- Black and White
Gesso
Adhesive, Black Foam Dimensionals
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