Monday, January 7, 2013

Angela Holt Designs and Graphic 45 Creative Team Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the first annual Angela Holt Designs Creative Team Blog Hop sponsored by Graphic 45. My Design Team and I have some fabulous projects to share with you using two awesome collections, 'The Perfect Gentleman and A Lady's Diary.

I want to send a HUGE thank you to Graphic 45 and their wonderful staff for sponsoring us this month. It has been a true pleasure to work with such beautiful products!!

If you are HERE then you are in the right place to begin the awesome BLOG HOP!!!

Project number 2 and 3 for the Blog Hop!!

Using the "A Proper Gentleman" collection from Graphic 45and some Good will finds that I altered!!

 I got these mini 4x4 shadow boxes at the Goodwill. With the Graphic 45's " A Proper Gentleman",  created this awesome 2 tier Shadow Box. So now lets get to the details.....

 I simply love the new Tim Holtz mini Light Lantern. It was the perfect added piece to this Shadow Box. It gave it the perfect touch to a masculine piece. If you would like to order one, you can find them in my store by clicking here--->

 I love love working with Graphic 45 paper. I mean who doesn't? Shhh, I went though my dad's garage and snagged some goodies like the light bulb you see here. I thought is fit perfect with the theme of this paper line!! By layering the elements made this look so 3D!!!

 Again using a layering technique, I built the foundation of each shadow box. Plus using Tim Holtz products, made it flipping awesome!!!

The Shadow Boxes were un-painted wood. So I painted them black and then added a gold paint wash over the black paint, to give it an aged look!!! I really enjoyed making this project and I look forward to working with more Graphic 45 products soon!!! NOW OFF TO PROJECT #2

Goodwill Find #2!! This was a cute lamp with a bike at the base. The lamp shade was ugly but I loved the beading!! I mean I could not pass it up for $2!!! 

 So I pulled off the old ugly material that covered the shade and began adding the Graphic 45 " A Proper Gentleman" Paper!!

I found this old drawer pull from my moms junk drawer and I used it as a topper for the shade!! Pretty awesome and it fit right in!!

I hope that you like these projects I complete using the fabulous papers from Graphic 45!! Be sure to visit the links below for the DT gals will have new projects for you to gather inspiration from!!


To enter for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Angela Holt Designs, you must visit each Creative design Team Blog and gather the secret word. Then once you have the complete phrase, you then email that phrase to  Subject Link" Blog Hop entry"

I will then pick a random winner to win some fabulous prizes!! The winner will be announced here and on the facebook pages. So be sure to follow all links!! 


Blog Hop Blog Link List!!!

Angela Holt-  (BLOG STARTS HERE)

Scrappin Madge-  NEXT TO VISIT
Virginia Dare-
Jan Hennings-
Shanna Shands-
Please follow and support each Design Team Member. We all really enjoy creating with you and want to build a crafty relationship so we can continue to inspire you to create!! 
Your Professional Crafting Educator and crafty Friend

Angela Holt