Friday, May 30, 2014

Farewell, Graphic 45!

Today's my farewell blog post on the Graphic 45 blog. It's been such a joy designing for Graphic 45. I love their products and the team at headquarters really looks after the design team so well. I will miss the design team but will continue to design with their products because I really love their style.

Hop on over to the Graphic 45 blog to see some of my never before seen Graphic 45 projects, a couple of tutorials as well as some old favourites, like this fan favourite:

Leave me a message there too. I'd love to hear from you.

Just Chillin'

Here's a layout I created for PaperMarket using Bo Bunny's Happy Tails. It's a layout of my sweet little puppy, Callum, in a relaxed mood.

Some close-ups:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Creating a Nib Tin for my Dip Pen Nibs

I've been doing a bit of calligraphy these days so thought it would be fun to alter a mint tin into a nib tin for my dip pen nibs. Here's the completed project:

And here's the tutorial. You can either click on the link below to SnapGuide or carry on reading below.

Check out How to Create a Dip Pen Nib Tin by Susan Lui on Snapguide.

List of Supplies:

Graphic 45 Curtain Call patterned paper
Graphic 45 Staples Key & Metal Keyhole
Mint tin
Lace trim
Seam binding
String of pearls

1. Gather up your supplies

2.  Cover your mint tin with Graphic 45 patterned paper and lace trim.


3. Adhere a Graphic 45 Metal Keyhole to the tin.


4. Thread some twine through your Graphic 45 Key

5.  Suspend the key from the top of your mint tin.

6.  Glue a string of pearls to the bottom of the tin.

7.  Add cheesecloth, seam binding and flower to the top of the tin.

8.  And you're done!

Friday, May 9, 2014

All The Best card

Here's a card I created using Simple Stories' DIY Bouquet collection. The cheery vibrant colours called for a clean design with strong shapes. I don't usually do flat cards and this is about as flat as I go. But I couldn't resist just turning up the flag ends for a little bit of dimension. The message on the front was handwritten using a dip pen and calligraphy ink.