Thursday, 31 January 2019

Graphic 45 
A Proper Gentleman 
Top Hat

Hello dear G45ers! 
Sharing a Top Hat featuring the awesome
 A Proper Gentleman DCE! I was so HAPPY
 when Graphic 45 decided to bring it back.
 I LOVE this collection! This paper 
line is perfect for all types of projects.

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a project:

Other Supplies:
Tim Holtz Bigz Dies
Spellbinders Die Tiered Multiloop Bows
Clock Embossing Folder
Gold Cardstock
Cream Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Metal Embellishments and Chain
Chipboard Circle Embellishments
Crackle Accents
Metallique Waxes
Gold Embossing Powder
String and Rope
Red Double Sided Tape

I used my Silhouette for this project... 
Top Hat by Snapdragon Snippets 
Design ID number 67665
Assembly Instructions:

Cut a top hat from the pattern sheets.
Assemble accordingly.
Tip: Use red double side tape to adhere the
 pieces. This makes assembly easy and will 
prevent it from falling apart. 

Cut some die cut shapes and a large bow 
(assemble) for the pattern sheets.
Tip : Curl the two bow strips forming a curve 
using the back of pencil or similar object. 
This makes folding the end pieces
 together a little easier. 
Fasten with a brad.

Cut 2 clocks from chipboard using the Tim Holtz dies 
and heat emboss with embossing powder.

Cut some elegant flourishes from chipboard using the
Tim Holtz dies. Ink with decades inks and add crackle
accents. Leave to dry.

Cut a circle from watercolor paper and emboss with an
embossing folder. Colour with decades ink blending the 
colours. Highlight the embossed effect with wax.

Fussy cut some of the clocks from the pattern sheet.

Mat some of the elements onto gold cardstock and
add the pattern chipboard pieces.

Add eyelets to the chipboard buttons 
and adhere the metal embellishments.

Add the large bow on the side of the hat
and adhere a chipboard button in the centre.

Add metal brads and chain to the side of 
the hat.

Mat the sticker title 'A Proper Gentleman'
 onto cream cardstock and stick to a pin.

Some more photos...

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting! 

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Prima Pretty Pale 
Memory Hardware 
Grand Tall Album 

Love this collection. Love the vintage style
 papers. Love how versatile it is. I created 
this beautiful book featuring the new Memory
 Hardware Grand Tall Chipboard Album by 
Frank Garcia combined with Pretty Pale.
 I stamped 14 of the Prima Princesses stamps 
on each page. I added the small petite round
 resin frame with a butterfly in the middle 
as my centrepiece. I added lots of chipboard 
and die cut pieces to form my layering. I
 covered each page with some lace, gauze 
and pieces of wool for that extra texture. I 
added lots of the collection ephemera, acetate, 
tickets, stickers and journaling cards. I then 
added some of those gorgeous Pretty Pale 
flowers, glitter, micro beads, butterflies 
and say it in crystals for the finishing touch.

You can watch the flip through video here

Prima Product List:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Papercrafting!

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Dusty Attic 
Mood Board Inspiration
Altered Crab 
'Paradise Found'

Hello dear Dusty FANattics!
Here is my take on this months mood board.
I LOVE sea/beach themes and this colour
palette is just absolutely STUNNING!

I have altered this cute little crab featuring lots
 of the pretty sea/beach Dusty Attic chipboard
 pieces. I prepped the little guy with white gesso
and added some gauze along the bottom section.
I also painted all the chippies I used with white
 gesso first and then started adding them in layers
 onto the gauze, I adhered all of these with a
heavy body gel and gave them another coat of
gesso. I then painted it with some impasto and
metallique paints, I added water now and again to
tone down the colours a bit. I randomly added
some touches of rust pastes. I then tucked
in some lace flowers and extra gauze behind
the chippies. I also added some seashells and
 a starfish embellishment.The chipboard titles
have been embossed with white embossing powder
(I generally love embossing the chippie titles
with white, simply because it looks pretty and a
lot more visible). I then finished the piece off
with some lovely art stones for extra texture.

Dusty Attic Product List:

  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!