Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Overdosing on Graphic 45

Well after a couple of clean and simple Los last week , I'm back in the shabby chic mode again and seem to be OD'ing on Graphic 45 ! I really enjoyed playing with two of the newer lines over the last few days...Once Upon a Springtime and Hollywood Vogue.The hardest part with Grahic 45 is getting up the nerve to cut things apart..the papers are always so beautiful in their own right and it almost seems like sacrilege to cut them up! LOL . Wouldn't you agree? Does anybody else have "issues" cutting up patterned papers? I've even been guilty of buying 2 of the same papers ...just so I can leave one uncut....sigh. That may be part of the reason why I have more paper stashed away then I will ever use in this lifetime!!! Two little things I'm kinda proud of on these LOs. On the "Once Upon a Springtime" Lo , I was really pleased with the three large flowers that I made..I feel the colours matched really well. You might also notice that when I did the fussy cutting on the peach flower vine, i cut out a few extra flowers and added them here and there with popdots to give it a little extra dimension.
On my Graceful Girl Lo , I looooove the Dusty Attic dress form. I inked it first with Dusty Concord distress ink, then spritzed it with a mix of white Perfect Pearls powder and a little water. The skirt was made from a little piece of mauve tulle and the silver belt is from the gorgeous pack of matching Hollywood vogue trims. Thanks for popping by ! Hope you are all off to a great start in the New Year!