Friday, June 19, 2009

Take Time to smell the Flowers

Here's a layout I did for Graphic 45 using a lovely sketch by Hilde. I used papers from 4 different Graphic 45 collections on this layout; some from the most recent collection like Fashionista & Transatlantique, and some from the debut collection of Botanicabella and Times Nouveau. That's the beauty of Graphic 45, their collections mix and match really well.

Here's Hilde's sketch. A really pretty one. If you're inspired by the sketch, create some Graphic 45 layouts and upload it to our ning site: Graphic 45

Some close-ups:

Lots of handcut details of flowers and butterflies, interspersed with Prima flowers. I like how the butterflies and flowers look so lively and fluid.

I added a sparing touch of lace trim and Prima vine to complete the look.

Graphic 45 papers used:
Fashionista Le Fleur
Fashionista Potpourri
Transatlantique Paris Post
Times Nouveau Glad Rags
Times Nouveau Hey You
Botanicabella Ode to Butterfly

New Graphic 45 for CHA

If you're a fan of Graphic 45, get ready for the sneak peeks of our CHA Summer collections. We have three brand new collections making their debut:
The Domestic Goddess Collection is a playful celebration of women's traditional roles drawn from the days when they proudly wore aprons and vied for blue ribbons at the county fair. Designs featuring a rich mix of reds, yellows, blues, and greens, were inspired by vintage tea towels, table linens, food labels, and images of cooking, sewing, laundry, and other household chores. For collage, paper crafting, cards and layouts, this collection is endlessly versatile, offering a smile and a nod to the Domestic Goddess in all of us.

The Renaissance Faire Collection is a sophisticated journey to the golden age of fabulous art, music, and literature. Designs combine famous paintings, architectural elements, opulent textiles, wallpaper, and old text to create images worthy of royalty. An antiqued jewel tone color palette adds to the elegance of the motifs and patterns. This beautiful collection is perfect for collage and paper crafting, holidays, weddings, special occasions, heritage projects, card making and more. Renaissance Faire offers a fresh approach to timeless treasures.

The Christmas Past Collection evokes memories of Grandma’s house, with the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking in the kitchen, a Christmas tree decked out in its holiday best, and carolers at the door. Angels, heirloom ornaments, Rudolph, Santa and the elves— they're all here, wrapped in a heartwarming color palette of red, green and gold with the patina of age. Holiday images seeped in Christmas Past—a terrific way to share and celebrate Christmas Present.
Images will be on the Graphic 45 blog next week! Can't wait!


Zarah said...

That is absolutely DIVINE! ♥

Ruth said...

Beautiful use of different papers!