Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday Showcase: Graphic 45 Glorious Garden Goddess

Hello, Friends! Kathy here with a brand new Saturday Showcase feature. This is where we take time to shine a spotlight on some of the products available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Graphic 45 has recently released their Garden Goddess Paper Collection, and I have fallen hard for it! This vibrant garden themed papers are accented with gorgeous Art Nouveau style images, beautiful sentiments and intricate patterns.

I love to create projects that showcase all that a collection has to offer, so I designed a very simple 7" x 5" card folio with a 1/2" spine. Distressed/painted edges, machine stitching, custom dyed seam binding ribbon, textiles, florals, and metal charms give this folio a wonderful shabby chic vibe.

Many of you have asked how I create these 5" x 7" card folio bases, and I answer that question during the video tour of this folio. So for now, we will just take a little peek at some of the inside elements.

This is a simple folio with waterfall feature on the left and a pocket/folio insert on the right.

The waterfall is made up of six 4 1/4" x 4 3/4" and is held shut with a magnetic closure.

The area behind the waterfall houses an interactive flap and insert page that makes room for even more photos.

The pocket page on the right contains a 4" x 6" folio with magnetic closure. I just love the sayings in this collection!

There are 8 panels in the folio, and I managed to work in some fun spots for journaling and inserts.

While I had the collection out on my work space, I decided to use my scraps to create some Mixed Media tags.

The base for both tags is a Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tag. The mixed media background is created with the Tim Holtz 3-D Botanical Texture Fade. I can't seem to get enough of that tool! This time, I tried a few new mediums on the embossed tags, and I'll share that process with you in the video below.

The generous size of these tags allowed me to score a pocket on my second creation. And of course, where there's a pocket....I will fill it!

I hope I've managed to share my love for this glorious collection with you. To take a closer look at these projects, please enjoy this short YouTube video.

Thank you so much for joining me! I hope you find time to get your craft on this weekend!


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  1. Oh Kathy I really enjoyed seeing your video flip through and tag tutorial! A beautiful folio showcasing this wonderful collection so well. Thank you for sharing xxx

  2. Absolutely yummy. Loved the folio walk through with all the fabulous pockets and photo mats. Love watching how you created the wonderful texture on the tag. I need to shop for more products now that you are enabling.

  3. Oh, Kathy!! These are so beautiful, from the embellished album to gorgeous tags and all of their details!!

  4. Thank you all so much! This is such a gorgeous collection that it was all I could do to stop myself. I just wanted to keep on playing with it! I so appreciate your kind words, Jenny, Cec, Lagene and Bev! Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Amazing! I always enjoy wandering through the beautiful pages of your art!