Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Graphic 45 
Pumpkin Carriage

Hello dear G45ers! 
Sharing my love for off the page a pretty Pumpkin 
Carriage featuring the gorgeous Princess Collection.

I have created this piece with the help of my 
Silhouette and lots of die cut elements. I also used
the chassis arch accents, foot board and wheels from
another carriage cut file (provided below) and the base
has been cut from foam board and decorated.

Pumpkin Gift Box by Lisa Norris Design ID 101261
Assembly instructions here
Carriage Chassis Arch Accents, Foot Boards, and Wheels
  by Snapdragon Snippets Design ID 114406

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

Graphic 45 Supplies used:
Princess Collection 12x12 Paper Pad
Other Supplies:
Various Dies
White Cardstock
Lace Border Punch
Metal Embellishments and Chain
Flat Back Pearls
Lace & String
Foam Board
Double Sided Tape
Soft Matte Gel/Glossy Accents 

Cut a pumpkin box from the collection sheets.
Adhere the tabs with red double sided tape.
Tip: I always use the red double sided tape
for my off the page projects. It makes
assembly easier and also prevents the
project from falling apart.

Cut some chassis arch accents and foot boards from 
the pattern sheets and white cardstock. Remember that
you will need to cut two sets. One for each side.
Tip: Cut 2 extra shapes from white cardstock as
 well as from the pattern sheets for each piece. 
To be layered on top of one another, thus making
 it sturdy enough to support the weight of the wheels.

Cut 4 sets of wheels 10 of each from white cardstock and
 the inner piece which you can call the 'mag' of the wheel
 from the pattern sheets. Cut 8 of the 'mags' for each 
side of the wheel.
Tip: Layer the 10 sets of wheels on top of one another.
 Ten on each side in other words you should
 have 40 wheels in total. This will make it 
sturdy enough to support the weight of the box. 

Cut a few die cut shapes for decoration.

Cut a 'door', a few butterflies, and flower die cut elements.

Cut a piece from foam board measuring 14.5 cm x 18 cm 
for the base of the carriage. Mat this piece of the same 
size with pattern sheets. Cut some strips (30 cm) and 
punch the edges with a lace border punch.

Fussy cut some elements from the 8x8 paper pad collection.
Mat the princess sticker onto white cardstock and cut...
(I know it's upside down lol :) )

Adorn the wheels with some metal embellishments
and flat back pearls.

Add a G45 metal key and adhere the metal door 
knob on top to be used as the 'handle' of the door.
Tip: Adhere with a soft matte gel or glossy accents,
 thus making sure it doesn't fall off. 

Add some heart chipboard pieces.

Add some string underneath the flowers 
and a rhinestone in the centre.

Some more photos...

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting! 

Monday, 25 February 2019

Dusty Attic 
Mood Board Inspiration
Altered Photo Frame 

Hello dear Dusty FANattics!
Love these gorgeous colours and hues
of this months nature inspired mood board.
Here is my take on the February challenge.

Inspired by the nature theme of this mood
 board I decided to alter a photo frame with
 a resin door piece as my focal point together
with a tree branch, leaves and beautiful Prima
 flowers. I created this piece featuring some
pretty Dusty Attic chipboard. I prepped my frame
with black gesso, added some texture with a 
stencil and texture paste. I then added some
colour to the background with lovely Prima
 sprays and Finnabair metallique paints, impasto
paints and rust pastes. The chipboard pieces
 have been painted with metallique paints,
 impasto paints and rust pastes too and then
heat embossed randomly with some embossing
powders. I added some butterflies and leaf
 images that I stamped and fussy cut. I then
added some art stones and micro beads for
extra texture. I randomly added some paint
splatters and vintage melange. I then
highlighted the frame and some of the
elements with white gold wax. 

Dusty Attic Product List:

  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Graphic 45 
Princess Tag
'Where will your Dreams take you' 

Hello dear G45ers! 
Happy to share with you my #G45VideoTutorial
 project for this month featuring the stunning Princess Collection.

I have created this simple and easy tag 
with die cuts, ephemera, chipboard pieces, 
stickers and embellishments.

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

Graphic 45 Supplies used:

Other Supplies:
Various Dies
Pearl String
Eyelets and Brad
Flat Back Pearls
Double Sided Tape
Adhesive Foam Squares
Hot Glue

You can watch the video tutorial here.

Cut a tag, a few die cut shapes and a little 
bow (assemble with a brad). Layer the die cut 
flowers and adhere. Add a flat back pearl
in the centre of the flower cluster and butterfly.
Tip: Die cut the flower vine from an extra 
ivory match the colour scheme.

Adhere the banner die cut shape 
with adhesive foam squares.
Tip: Adhesive foam squares add a little 
dimension to your project. You could also
 use foam board or cardboard.

Place your die cut leaves and flower vine 
in the position you want it then add some
hot glue to your flower cluster and adhere.
Tip: No need to glue the die cut leaves, 
by adding the flower with hot glue on top
 will keep it in place.

Mat the sticker onto a circle die cut shape. 
Add a some eyelets to the chipboard elements. 
Adhere with double sided tape. Add some 
pearl string through the hole of the tag.

Some more photos...

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!