Saturday, January 31, 2015

Let it Snow Box

This was actually posted on the Graphic 45 blog a few weeks ago, but with the holiday it got lost in the mix!  I thought with the approaching winter storm here in Michigan, (expecting 6-8 inches overnight) that I would post this cold little scene.

I started off with a large staples Matchbook Box.  A base layer was made with the washi tape.  

I used the new paper line Time to Flourish.  I absolutely love the color combo and how everything blends well with the icy snow covering everything.  The texture is from opaque flakes from Liquitex.

The chipboard was sent in one my my first design team packages from Graphic 45.  They are from Gina's Designs.  I covered them in stickels glitter long ago while prepping when my creative mojo was thin.

In order to keep the palate clean, I colorized the foundations feet with white Vintaj patina.  

A little peek inside the shadowbox.  I always love the element of depth in my work.

I had to use a life line and connect with a crafty pal to consult on my landscape.  So here is a shout out to Nichola at Pixie Hill.  I just adore her and her artwork too!

Off to be sure I am ready for for the winter storm!



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Graphic 45 Steampunk Valentine

And the season of love is upon us!  I am not all that much of a card maker, but I am always up for the challenge of designing for Graphic 45.  

I have even made a snapguide outlining how I made this card if you are looking for a little more in depth inspiration.

One of my favorite elements was using my Dymo labeler.  I had forgotten I even had the thing!

Another secret in this card was my use of the Graphic 45 washi tape, see the snapguide for how I put this to use to make the card nice and sturdy to hold all the metal elements.

Cheers to you this Valentine's Day!