Sunday, February 13, 2011

Graphic 45 banner

I absolutely LUV Graphic 45 papers.  However, I've shied away from using their papers in a LO because their print designs tend to be very busy.  While I love the print on its own, I wasn't sure how to incorporate the paper in a LO without it overwhelming the page.  I did not want the photos to get lost in the print. 

So this weekend, while visiting my LSS, I saw this cute little banner which gave me a whole new perspective on these wonderful prints.  The banner was a collection of hand cut images that came from various papers in the Transatlantique Collection.  The images were then pieced together to create this delightful art piece. 

So of course I purchased the papers and made my own little banner.  It was easy and so much fun.  It reminded me of the days when my mom and I would design clothes for my paper dolls and then cut the dresses from fashion magazines. 

Female image from Fashionista Collection
To finish the project I added some pearls to her necklace, a little bling to her shoes & hat, and a feather to her cap.  To create a perception of depth, which is a little hard to see in these pics, I used lots and lots of pop-dots.  Luv it!

Lesson here:  not to limit my creativity but allow the print to inspire me.  I'm looking forward to infusing some of these images in my next LO.   

From the Transatlantique Collection: 
From the Fashionista Collection:
As always, thanks for stopping by . . .


1 comment:

suetography said...

INSPIRING! (and perfect!)


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