Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Tribute to Boo Layout

Time Flies Home Decor

Head in the Clouds Gift Boxes (the Sky and the Ground are both functional boxes).

No Place Like Home Card

And Your Little Dog Too Pin

Birthday Fishes Card

All About Me Layout (an older project, but still a favorite). 

Tribute to Boo Layout:
Cut off frame from Fashionista "Fashionista". Cut off first set of triangles from Fashionista "Bon Marche" and glue to the back of the "Fashionista" frame. Gold colored cardstock sheet distressed with Wild Honey Distress Ink. Made a large mat with the left over "Bon Marche" paper leaving the points on one side. Cut a large X with a craft knife and gently peel back, paint the underside with gold paint (Aleene's Premium Coat Gold Paint). Cut a second mat to fit behind the first with an X cut across the middle (paint the underside with a different gold paint (Accent Crown Jewels Imperial Antique Gold). Botanicabella "Summer Sonata" final mat layer. Photograph of Boo attached to heavy cardstock and the edges painted with gold. Mounted on two layers of foam tape. Edge layout with gold paint. Embellishment made with Cricut Imagine and winged heart from Love Struck 2010 topped with Glossy Accents.

Time Flies Home Decor:
Clock sides covered with Communique "On the Dot". Front covered with Playtimes Past "Life's A Ball!" Wings are made with the Cricut Indie Art cartridge with the base cardstock thoroughly inked with Wild Honey, Barn Door and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. The wing layers are Botanicabella "Garden Suite". The legs are made with small party hats from Sesame Streets Elmo's Party wrapped tightly, covered with tissue paper and gesso, the points folded to make feet and painted. The crown is made with Tropical Travelogue "Garden Isle" glued into a tube, cut into spikes which are rolled down with a Darice Rhinestone sticker. The secret ingredient is Beacon's 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue. One foot is standing on a small flower made from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge cut from Playtimes Past "Toy Soldier Parade".

Head in the Clouds Gift Boxes:
The body is a small Styrofoam cone with about 2 inches cut off the top. The dress is made with the Party Hat cut from Cricut's Sesame Street's Elmo's Party. The top is cut off and cut into a fringe to fold over the top of the cone. The legs are small pieces of doweling covered with Playtimes Past "Life's A Ball!". The shoes are made with pieces of foam core covered with tissue paper and gesso, painted black. The small box is from Club Scrap. The lid is inked with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and covered with Fashionista "Perfumeries". The head in the clouds box is 3" x 3" x 3" made by scoring a 9" x 9" piece of heavy cardstock at 3" and 6" covered with 5 3" x 3" blue cardstock and clouds distressed with Tea Dye Distress ink.

No Place Like Home Card:
Papertrey Ink Kraft cardstock cut into an A2 sized card. The house is hand cut from Tropical Travelogue "Hibiscus Heaven" inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink. The stamps are all from Hampton Art Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 2 cling. Except for the shoes, everything is stamped with Black Soot Distress Ink. The shoes are stamped with Barn Door Distress Ink and covered with Prisma Glitter.

And Your Little Dog Too Pin:
Stamp Toto from Hampton Art Graphic 45 Magic of Oz 2 cling with Stazon Jet Black ink on the back of a Darice Altered Art Jewelry 1" Crystal Drop. Paint the dog with acrylic paint (Plaid Folk Art Porcelain Blue). Let dry. Punch a 1" circle from Playtimes Past "Toy Soldier Parade". Apply a dollop of Gold Stickles and smear across back of Crystal Drop attached the punched paper and rub across the entire surface. Build a pin base of cardstock and cover with Ribbon Trends Light Blue Gingham 3/8" ribbon. Tie a bow over that. Attach pin back.

Birthday Fishes Card:
Stamp fish from Inkadinkado's Patterned Pets on tracing paper. Cut out three fish. Make a pattern for the fish body and trace onto Tropical Travelogue "Garden Isle", paint the edges with a wash made from Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and a spritz of water. Attach to cutouts. Dot the eyes with Gelly Roll Glaze. Attach to mat made from Tropical Travelogue "Oceania" with foam dots. Hand cut party hats for the background fish out of scraps (I used Playtimes Past: "Toy Soldier Parade"). Add another mat of black cardstock and attach to an A2 card made with Papertrey Ink's Fine Linen cardstock.

All About Me Layout:
This was one of my projects for Club Ruby Designers' Design Team audition last year, but still one of my favorite projects. It was the first time I was able to finally cut a piece of Graphic 45 paper (Hallowe'en in Wonderland). Everything in the layout comes from the Club Ruby Designers Halloween Wonderland Kit from October 2010.