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Lovely Layout with a DIY Mixed Media Background

Posted by Graphic 45 05/24/2019 9 Comment(s) Layouts,Mixed Media,


Hello, G45ers!

 To kick off this three day weekend we have an outstanding scrapbook page, along with two tips on how to create your own mixed media backgrounds for all your paper projects.  This Lovely Layout has been created with G45 Bloom paper collection by Brand Ambassador Babi Kind.  Following this shabby chic dream page, we have the Graphic 45 Blog Contest Winner to announce.  Pull out your inks and let's have some fun!


Lovely Layout

By Babi Kind

“Hi Everyone

I’m excited to share with you today my layout with the new and gorgeous Bloom paper collection.



I truly love the floral patterns of this collection and it is now on my top 3 favorite G45 collections. I think it is versatile and can look modern or vintage depending on how you use it.



Since the theme of the month is about “Light Colors”, I decided to replace the traditional pattern paper for a white background with texture.



Tip: You can use one or more acrylic paints along with modeling paste to create a texture that matches the papers and embellishments.



As always, I added a lot of fussy cut flowers to create the layers and to decorate my layout.



Tip: Use Decades Photogenic and a simple stamp to give a final touch and contrast to the background.


I hope you enjoy, have a fun and creative time.” ~Babi



Graphic 45 Supplies:

Bloom 12x12 Collection Pack

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Photogenic

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss




Bloom Package

Blog Contest Winner

This week’s prize package included a Bloom paper package, a $67 value.  


The winner is… Sandra Arnold!


This is what Sandra had to say on our Facebook page: “This paper is GORGEOUS! Ty GRAPHIC 45 for this chance to win.”


We want to thank everyone who participated in our contest this week.  We appreciate all the wonderful feedback and love.  Sandra, please email to claim your prize package.  


What a great way to end the week!  Big thanks to Babi for providing this adorable dose of inspiration.  If you are looking for another great source for creative ideas be sure to join our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow us on Instagram.  We wish you a wonderful and safe holiday weekend, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting

9 Comment(s)

Brian Poteraj:
05/24/2019, 10:53:05 AM

What a great page. The flowers go great with the photo of the cute girl. Great job.

Regina Harrison:
05/24/2019, 10:56:20 AM

Very pretty layout. Thank you for sharing.

Eleanor Williams:
05/24/2019, 12:08:56 PM

Beautiful layout. I just got 2 more "Bloom" collection packs from my local scrapbook store (Paper Arts in Edmond, OK---Love this store!!!) so i'll be trying this technique very soon. Thank you!!!

Vanessa LeClear:
05/24/2019, 01:10:41 PM

So pretty! Congrats to Sandra!

Mavis McGee:
05/24/2019, 05:30:09 PM

Always learning something new and being inspired beautiful art thanks

Robin Bissland:
05/24/2019, 07:13:15 PM

This is so beautiful!!! I Love the colors in this collection! Keep the volumes coming...

Bev Drake:
05/25/2019, 02:09:56 PM

This is a beautiful layout & love the touch of mixed media. I have just finished two projects with my Bloom collection & a it is one of my favourites.

Glenda Buster:
05/28/2019, 09:17:03 AM

Beautiful layout. Thank you for the tips.

Debbie Siddle:
05/28/2019, 04:53:46 PM

Sweet page with great colours xxxx

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