Monday, June 25, 2012

Graphic45 sneaks!!!

It's sneak peek week at Graphic45! And here's a sneak of the very lovely new Christmas collection : "Nutcracker Sweet":
You have to have to have to drop by the Graphic45 blog this week....because there'll be super good giveaways EVERY DAY!

Friday, June 22, 2012

May Favourite

This project was a favourite in May - so a very big thank you to everyone who signed up for class and stained and inked so bravely! :)  This was a BIG job!

Here are my favourite bits:

And this is what's housed inside the metal case (and now you can see why I said this was a BIG job!)

So, thank you again everyone for signing up - I hope you had fun! :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Graphic45 / May Arts Blog Hop! - I'm Day 3


All of us at Graphic45 are part of a fun May Arts Blog hop right now!

And here's my project for hop featuring Graphic45's Tropical Travelogue collection and yummy sunny ribbons from May Arts:

For our honeymoon (quite a long time ago), the Baboo and I went to Hawaii - and the thing that we fell in love with the most when we were there, was all the greenery and vegetation. And so I wanted to bring a little of that lush jungle feel to this project and Graphic45's Tropical Travelogue papers were the perfect choice! I even found some lovely May Arts ribbon that looked like jungle vines to use on the front cover and it worked perfectly! Here's my Hawaiian "jungle book"!

The book is made from an old book cover and the inside is done in what's called a tunnel book style.  It's really fun to make so I thought I'd show you what I did from start to finish.  Enjoy!

G45 Supplies:
1.  Papers (12X12") all from Tropical Travelogue collection
- Garden Isle
- Botanica
-  Rainforest
Island Jewel
- Seaside Holiday
2.  Stickers
- Tropical Travelogue Alphabet Stickers
- Tropical Travelogue cardstock stickers
3.  Chipboard
- Tropical Travelogue chipboard 1
- Tropical Travelogue Chipboard 2
4.  Stamps

Other Supplies:
1.  Yellow and orange stripe ribbon, green vine ribbon, orange stripe baker's twine - May Arts

2.  old hardcover book (recycled)
3.  Sticky back canvas (natural) - Claudine Hellmuth Studio, Ranger
4.  Sunflower Yellow Mist - Maya Mist
5.  Distress Inks (Vintage photo, Walnut stain) - Ranger
6.  cardstock - Bazzill
7.  chipboard

Don't forget to check out all the other blogs on today's hop:
Clare Charvill:
Kristin Wilson:

And leave comments there so that you stand a chance to win some great prizes :)

There are also facebook and pinterest contests!  Check the graphic45 blog on Monday 25th June for winner announcement!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Family Circus


Now that the holidays are here, things are much noisier and crazier at the Ngoo house - we're trying to juggle schedules and activities...Anyways, this project and tutorial I did for Graphic45 seems highly appropriate right now!

Here's what I made:  A set of 3 altered canvases hinged together
I used the G45 Le Cirque collection and assigned circus jobs to each of the Ngoos:

Baboo the Ringmaster
Beth the Lion Tamer (guess who's the lion?)
Benny the Acrobat
And here's a tutorial showing step by step how I altered my canvases. Just in case you wanna have a go at it too.... (please do! It's lots of messy fun!)
 Hmm....wonder what my job is in the Ngoo circus...heh. Maybe I'm the Elephant! :)