Thursday, May 31, 2012

Graphic 45: Magical Curiosity Shoppe

Greetings from Japan, Osaka! It has been a hectic month of May with work at school. Just before May ends, I better share this layout on the blog before the cobwebs starts growing here.

I was so busy that I hardly had time to drop by Papermarket. However, on a rare occasion where I did manage to sneak out some time to drop by Papermarket@CM, Irene was trying to clear the Graphic 45 curiosity paper, which I super love. Hence, decided to try to make a sample for her to let the customers at CM better appreciate the beauty of G45.

Disclaimer: I scraplifted this layout (as usual) from a magazine which came from one of the G45 designers, Tara Orr. She used the Once upon Springtime Paper in her layout, whereas I tried the same concept using the Old Curiosity Shoppe paper. Definitely not as nice as hers, but I enjoyed the process of inking and distressing.

This series of G45 papers is just so lovely. There are just so many things/embellishments that you can cut out from the pattern paper. Imagine the amount of money you’re saving. One piece of pattern paper has like a dozen beautiful butterflies! Glossy accent them, and you have like a huge pack of beautiful glossy butterflies.

I’ve also tried to incorporate the lovely vintage pocket watch and glass bottle by Tim Holtz. I thought they blend in pretty well in the vintage shop.

The background was stamped with the reflections words stamp by Stampers Anonymous. But seriously, you can always use other background stamps to substitute. A good one would be the mixed media stamps, also by Stampers Anonymous.

And if you need any ideas on how to use these papers, you can easily hop on any of the G45 design team blogs, where they have fantastic ideas to share.  My favourite, of course Sharon. J

Anyways, the layout is at Papermarket@CM. And the promotion for the G45 papers is 10 for 10. So do quickly get hold of these papers, if you like the vintage and nostalgic feel. And the Stampers Anonymous rubber stamps are going one for one too! Seriously, grab them before they’re sold out!

Materials Used: Graphic 45 Old Curiosity Shoppe pattern papers, Tim Holtz pocket watch, glass bottles and stickers, Prima flowers, Doily papers, Glimmer Mist, Distress Inks Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain.

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