Well, of course, to say this collection from Graphic 45 is right up my alley would be and understatement.
I don't know how I resisted cutting into these papers as long as I did, but here is what finally came to bear from my thoughts and ideas, my collaboration with the Man with the Tools, and some help from a really cool cabinet I found at Gordman's.
It was black and had just the middle section when I found it.
The bottom portion I've hoarded for a "decade".....as Erin and I clarified yesterday for meaning when I told her "I'd been experimenting and dying my hair for decades, so I KNEW what I was doing!"
Don't we all???
The top pieces were a laser-cut wooden frame I cut apart with Bill's help. It's painted with Liquid Pearls.
You can see the fussy-cut Butterflies here and there accented with Glossy Accents.
This detail shows the Cash Keys on Link Chain with Screw Eyes to form a dangle.
Lots of different types of bottles and some actual vintage "lick and stick" labels here in the right hand corner. I bought them many years ago...site unknown at this moment!
The G45 labels are cut and many are colored with TomBow markers, some are left alone with just a bit of Distress Inks for depth.
I LOVE the Eyes and Glasses. A bit of color to make them stand out more.
That is done to ALL the papers that are fussy-cut. So you will see a definite difference in how they began generally.
The Tim Holtz PulleyWheels have a chain and jump ring attached to the Flying Pig and the Clock Key.
They're attached with a screw eye in the middle for stability.
When coloring the papers, I usually use the same color pens and just add more color + shadows.
There are lots of papers and stickers layered up with chipboard all over the piece.
The Diamond paper is one of my all-time favorites for background from Communique and trim pieces from Bird Song and Playtimes Past.
Just another shot of the top.
The colors are REALLY enhanced with the Glossy Accents and markers.
The Death Microbe bottle on the top right is an actual vintage bottle and cork with some sort or "residue" still in it....ew.
The label is cut from G45 papers though.
And these are the flowers on the back.
This bottom piece was an old bath salts box.
And had to show you this shot of the birdcage! It's one of my favorite elements.
That's all I can think of, if you have any questions, just email or shoot me a question on FB.
I've been trying to answer them as best I can. So don't give up.
I'm here to serve!