Let's Make It Simple with Graphic 45

Did you read the title and laugh?  Graphic 45 creates the most beautiful papers collections.  I believe they design it just so I will fussy cut.  Question:  how can I keep it simple but still be creative fun?

It was the day of Little's birthday party and she wasn't feeling well.  A quick trip to the doctor confirmed she had flu and strep.  She was contagious so no party.  Friends and family were already there so this beautiful little girl with a beautiful heart got on Facetime and interacted with everyone at the party.  She had a good birthday party.

I played with my newly discovered Color Burst by Ken Oliver.  If you haven't tried this RUN and BUY.  It comes in little bottles but lasts a long time. 

Normally you activate the powder with water to create your watercolor effect.  I mixed my Color Burst with paint.

Paint chipboard white.
Tap a little Color Burst on paint you have on your mat.
Mix until you get the color or the shade you want.
Paint the chipboard.  Add more for darker...be careful not to spritz the chipboard.  It will come apart.  Play with it on your mat.
I went back after it dried and tapped it with Gesso.
The yellow chipboard under the  flower was painted and Color Bust added.  FYI:  the yellow chipboard is actually a crown from Blue Fern Studios Heart Crowns. 

Graphic 45 Times Nouveau Collection
Blue Fern Studios chipboard "I Think You're Wonderful and Printer's Bits
Ken Oliver's Color Burst:  Ultramarine Blue and Gambage
Maya Road -Sheers
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Paint
ScraPerfect Embellie Gellie and No-Clog Writing Cap (More about these awesome products soon.)

I did a little less than my normal more.  I had a great deal of fun trying Color Burst by Ken Oliver. 

What is your opposite style?

Create Memories / Pass Them On


  1. G45 has the most colorful, wild lines. Love the page and poor grandbaby contagious on her birthday. Great idea to facetime!!

  2. Love the layering and the enhanced embellishments~ always beautiful!!


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