Saturday, July 13, 2019

Graphic 45 - Bloom Fobwatch Mini Album

Hi Everyone!

Dropping in today to share a Fobwatch I created using the absolutely gorgeous Bloom Collection, G45 metal staples and a 3 inch round tin purchased from a cheapy shop. Because I received many requests about how to make the Fobwatch after creating my other one for my introduction post so I thought I would share the technique for this months blog post.

The Fobwatch front features lots of fussy cut details and dimension cut from the gorgeous Bloom collection.

‘Everything Grows With Love’

To add a little extra detail to the front of the Fobwatch I added a few pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard which were all painted white to keep the overall look a shabby type of feel.

The chain was also painted white and I added some G45 Bloom chipboard pieces to the end.

Once opened there is a pull out round mini album, which when fully puked out has space for 7 photos and on the back of each is a place for journaling.

To create the top buckle I have used two G45 Metal Door Pulls, a small binder ring from one of the Graphic 45 ATC tag sets and a knob from the metal door plates and knobs set.


Once the top of the Fobwatch was assembled it was attached to the top of the round tin and the entire thing was then given a few coats of white Gesso and then coloured using coordinating mica powders and waxes.

Well I hope I have inspired you to have a go at creating your own Fobwatch, I think it would make the perfect gift for a grandparent if you could bare to part with it once it’s finished. 

Graphic 45
Materials List
Bloom Collection
4501870 8x8 Paper Pad
4501876 Journaling & Ephemera Cards
4501874 Chipboard
4501871 12x12 Paper Set
4500849 Large Ivory Tag Album
4500588 Antique Metal Doors Pulls
4501296 Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Graphic 45 - Fobwatch Mini Album


For my first blog post for the start of a new year with Graphic 45 I was asked to create a ‘self-portrait’ project. For this project I chose to think out of the box and create something that is a total reflection of something that I love to do, that is to create something beautiful from nothing.

For this project, I chose to create with one of my all-time favourite collections Halloween In Wonderland. This project started life as a plain 3 inch round tin with a lid, I then added some of the G45 Metal Staples to create the top of the watch.

'You're Late!'
Fobwatch Mini Album

This project involved lots of fussy cutting, which is something I love to do, it has lots of little details and bucket loads of dimension. I like my projects to have the more you look the more you will see feel to them.

Once the back cover of the watch is removed out pulls a mini album. It is features 6 photo mats with the backings left blank to leave space for journaling.

Graphic 45
Materials List
4501377 Halloween In Wonderland Deluxe Collector's Edition
4500422 Metal Brad Staples
4500548 Antique Metal Door Pulls
4501283 Square Black Tag Album


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Graphic 45 - Camera Mini Album


Dropping in today to share a new project created for Graphic 45 using their newly released Kaleidoscope Collection. This collection is full of bright colours and images. It is a little out of my comfort zone but it is a beautiful collection and I wanted to create something with it.

For my project I was inspired by one of the sediments that is printed throughout the collection, 'Colour Your World' and also some of the paper bordering reminded me of a filmstrip edge, soo that is where my idea come from I decided to create a camera with a pull out mini album.

'Colour Your World'
Camera Mini Album

The camera was created using a template I found on google by Gary Hegedus. This is the link to his tutorial for creation of the camera base - Gary Hegedus Cardboard Camera. While making the camera I then went about altering the backing and a few other pieces to suit my project.

The camera base was created using cardboard. once the camera base was constructed I then went about covering it with some of the papers from the Kaleidoscope collection. I love the little pops of colour,

As you can see the back of the camera folds open. I have used a brass buckle and latch to hold the backing closed.

Once the backing is open there is a mini album hidden inside.

I have made the mini album to resemble a film strip that pulls out. It has space for about 9 photos and straps to slide in tags for additional photos or journaling. The back camera flap also has a pocket for additional storage.

Just love how the colours pop against the darker colours.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Kaleidoscope Collection
4501856 12x12 Paper Pack
4501857 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
4501855 8x8 Paper Pad
4501861 Journaling & Ephemera Cards