Since my last post (which was too too long ago) my brain has been stuck wirling around the 1920's, I've also been very busy creating new projects with the most fabulous Graphic 45 papers. If you are not familiar with Graphic 45 papers (aside from hiding under a rock somewhere) you've been missing out on the most wonderful vintage style goodness you ever did see. I started out last weekend and the beginning of last week working on some mixed media projects to share with you but when I read that Graphic 45 was looking for new design team members I decided to give it a shot. (Like I didn't have enough on my plate) But their products are so inspiring to me, I just had to participate, even if I don't make it I have reaffirmed my joy in creating and sharing as I'm giving away one of the projects I made this past weekend on Friday. More details at the end of this post...
but wait! There's more....Here are a few of the projects I made...
My most favorite project and the one that turned out better than my sketches (which is extremely rare)
1920's style paper Cloche Hat with Paper Flowers (I told you I was stuck in the 1920's) Made with
Graphic 45 paper...
The design for the hat was all me, I pulled some pictures of vintage hats off the internet and made this up as I went along, (The paper flowers were made using a pattern for coffee filter roses off Martha Stewart dot com)
There is a download .pdf pattern there, I reduced the size before printing to get these smaller versions and used sewing patterns and paper instead of coffee filters.
Some bird ornaments using my own pattern. I'm working on a tutorial for these to share with you this coming week, with printable patterns and instructions as well.
This is also my own design. I love how this turned out, it was a lot of fun.
I made 15 projects this weekend and I'm beat!
Leave me a comment telling me what you accomplished this weekend, (or what you wanted to and didn't) and I'll draw a name on Friday to recieve one of the bird ornies I made.
Thanks for visiting! Hope your day is productive!