Monday, March 28, 2016

Altered Mixed Media Journal with Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Mine was filled with food and family. My children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt courtesy of Grandma Easter Bunny. My daughter found the golden egg, which was fitting since hunting eggs is her favorite game all year round, lol!

The Once Upon a Springtime Collection was the first Graphic 45 collection that I discovered and remains my all-time favorite! I love it so much that I hoarded it forever, but I have finally let myself have fun and this journal is the result. As one of my first real forays into a full-on mixed media project, I altered this premade journal with gesso, gelatos, stencils, paste and, of course, fussy cuts from Once Upon a Springtime. I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope you all do, too! If you are a beginner with mixed media like me, follow along with me and my process tutorial on how I made this project.  

Faber Castell Gelatos: Guava, Aqua Dolce. Kiwi
Faber Castell Whipped Spackle
Smooch Spritz- Splash
Gina’s Designs Flourish Frame Sienna Mini
Kaisercraft Flutter Stamp (similar here)
Collage Pauge/ Mod Podge
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

May Art and Graphic 45 Blog Hop Day 3: Easter Matchbook Gift Box

This week Graphic 45 and May Arts Ribbon have teamed up for a blog hop full of inspirational projects and prizes.

Using a Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, I created a fun Easter box for candy. The March sheets of Children’s Hour provided beautiful images to create a layered scene. I love layering multiple bits of fussy cuts of the same image to add a 3-D effect to my little scene. The scene is inspired by traditional Easter activities of children sitting in the grass after Easter egg hunting. Beautiful May Art ribbons add a festive effect and their unique leaf ribbon is so perfect for surrounding the birds nest.

For more detailed pictures, please hop on over to the Graphic 45 Blog. And, don't forget to check out the May Arts Blog and Graphic 45 Facebook Page to see even more inspiration, as well as leaving comments along the way to be in the running for amazing prizes.

Graphic 45 has a prize worth $50 and includes May Arts ribbon so you can also create with their beautiful ribbon! A winner will be announced on the Graphic 45 blog on Friday. Good luck and happy hopping!

Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, Easter, Children's Hour May Art Ribbon

Graphic 45 Matchbook Box, Easter, Children's Hour May Art Ribbon

May Art Ribbon in Gold, Green and Leaf Ribbon
Doily Border Punch
Mod Podge

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