Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Graphic 45 & Tattered Angels

So this month, Graphic 45 and My Tattered Angels have got together for a blog relay! Can you imagine that? Two of my favourite manufacturers! What this means is that both the Tattered Angels and Graphic 45 design teams get to work with each other's products and show how creative they can be. I of course enjoyed myself tremendously. :)

I created four projects for the blog relay and today marks my first day of blogging for Tattered Angels. You can read my blogpost right here: Hello from Singapore! If you haven't visited the TA blog, you really should because there's plenty to inspire you there. And definitely visit the Graphic 45 blog and ning site. Each time I visit, I go away completely wowed.

Here's one of the layouts I created showcasing both Graphic 45 and Tattered Angels:

The photo's of my dd walking Sunshine, taken in the evening light. I chose to work with Graphic 45's Renaissance Faire papers because I really liked the rich green hues of the Florentine patterned paper and how they complemented the photo. I picked out the tree and shrub glimmer screens from the Garden Blossom collection to match my nature theme. Placing them on a cream cardstock so they blend right into the photo, I misted liberally with a mix of Key Lime Pie, Forest Green, Meadow Green and English Ivy, allowing the colours to run from the lightest green on the left to the darkest green on the right.
I'm into torn borders these days and here's the result of a nonchalent piece of tearing, paired off with a similar edging in Florentine. And what's a nature-themed layout without some flowers and butterflies?

These butterfly chips from Tattered Angels are really one of my favourites at the moment. They're so exquisitely embossed and the best thing is you can colour them up to match any layout you have simply by misting them. Here, I've used Candlelight, Burnt Red and Peach Delight to create a sunburnt golden hue to match the Renaissance Faire Triumphant and Awakening papers. I like how the peach and red mists shimmer at different angles.

I sometimes hear scrappers saying they don't know how to work Graphic 45 papers. My reply is don't take them at face value. The Renaissance Faire papers don't have to be used on vintagey, arty layouts. Think out of the box and you can use them to great effect on nature themed layouts too. For this layout, for eg., I've played up the green and golden hues in the patterned papers to highlight the evening setting in my photograph.

My next project, a card, also uses Renaissance Faire papers:

I was inspired to create this card when I found this cute Tattered Angels glimmer chip owl staring at me from my stash. I wanted an organic feel to the layout so rummaged up some corrugated cardboard and misted away to create a shimmery background for my owl. I misted Sunflower, Olive Vine and Golden Terracotta, allowing the hues to run from olive at the bottom to a golden yellow at the top. The flecks of gold on the misting is amazing, especially if you view the card glistening in the sunlight. I layered on some Renaissance Faire papers in Bona Fide and Romantique, carelessly torn, and added some twine. Of course I couldn't leave the little owl floating in mid-air, so I hand cut a branch for it from the corrugated cardboard, and misted it in luscious chocolate shades of Suede and Coffee Shop. I'm not sure if I'll give this card away. I like it too much. :)
I'll be back with more Tattered Angels and Graphic 45 projects. In the meantime, do visit the Tattered Angels and Graphic 45 blogs for more inspiration by the talented DT members of both teams.

1 comment:

sharon Ong said...

those are great combinations Susan! lovely!