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#G45DarkSide: Create Layouts for Home Decor

Posted by Graphic 45 10/24/2017 38 Comment(s) Layouts,Home Decor,

Hello, G45ers!

 Today we have Marina Blaukitchen's home decor layout as part of our #G45DarkSide October Challenge. Her layout features the quirky combination of Rare Oddities and Olde Curiosity Shoppe - DCE, perfect for the Halloween season. She also includes Graphic 45 Celebrate Tags as well. Check out the moody effect her inks have on the project and the clever rounded fussy cut pieces that add a ton of dimension and weight to the project, then create your own #G45DarkSide October Challenge project before the 31st. 


 Join our #G45DarkSide Challenge!

  • Create a fun and funky Mixed Media project using Graphic 45 product

  • Upload your project to our Facebook page using #G45DarkSide

  • WIN a $150 prize pack, one winner will be selected randomly

  • Deadline: October 31st, 2017 at 11:59 pm PST

  • You can enter multiple times

  • Winner will be announced in the November 2nd, 2017 newsletter


With Halloween in the air we are loving the idea of getting our hands inky and letting our curiosities go wild.  Have fun playing with fussy cuts, mixed media, while creating your projects for this month's challenge.  We look forward to seeing all the inspiration on our Facebook page!


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#G45DarkSide Challenge

Layout By Marina Blaukitchen

Layout for Halloween home decoration.

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Tip: Add dimension to your projects by curving your fussy cuts, such as these bottles.  Not only does it add depth, but also makes the bottles more lifelike.  

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Mixed Media Pinterest Board


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Weekly Blog Contest:

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Facebook, and/or  Instagram to be entered to win!  Up for grabs this week is this Nature Sketchbook prize package, including an 8x8 Paper Pad, 6x6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad, 2 Chipboard sets, Ephemera Cards, and Die-cut Tag Staples, a $40 value.  The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, October 27th, 2017.  

Thanks for joining us for this seasonal inspiration courtesy of Marina. We love her clever combination of these two Graphic 45 classics. Time is running out to submit your own #G45DarkSide October Challenge project so hopefully this has left you feeling inspired to get those submitted now. Comment here to discuss your submission ideas! 

Happy Papercrafting!  

38 Comment(s)

Debbie Siddle:
10/24/2017, 10:10:41 AM

Oooh, that is so pretty Marina xxx

Mathilde S:
10/24/2017, 10:27:21 AM

Great Layout Marina!Love all the fussy cutting and attention to detail. G 45 papers are by far the best and my all time favourites.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love these fabulous ideas!!

Johanna Knightstep:
10/24/2017, 11:22:23 AM

Creative ideas! I would love to win some of Natures Notebook, I have so many ideas!

10/24/2017, 11:36:23 AM

G45 papers are just the best for successful crafting and the projects are so inspirational.

10/24/2017, 12:14:13 PM

Love the layout so creative and beautiful. I love the 3D effect and the unique ways she used the various tags flowers and bottles.

Sue LD:
10/24/2017, 12:20:09 PM

Lots of great details. I like the apothecary bottles.

Kathy Lutter:
10/24/2017, 12:27:22 PM

Marina is so creative! I especially like her curved bottles. They just add so much to the layout!

10/24/2017, 12:37:01 PM

Love the foliage elements on Marina's mixed media layout!

Debbie Buckalew:
10/24/2017, 01:07:45 PM

I love this!

10/24/2017, 01:16:44 PM

This is fantastic! Love the tip about curving cut pieces - would work for other kinds as well. There is really no better paper than G45 for decor and mixed media projects!

Michele Lewis:
10/24/2017, 01:18:56 PM

I learn something from this blog everyday and my notebook is getting quite full! Thank you for the tip abut rounding your fussy cutting! it does look great! Thank you

10/24/2017, 01:28:55 PM

The darkside challenge layout is stunning. Congratulations!

Kathy Jo Wood:
10/24/2017, 01:29:48 PM,

This Graphic 45 mixed media project is definitely fun and funky! What a great way to celebrate the Halloween season!

Veronica Roske:
10/24/2017, 01:38:30 PM

Love the projects, the dark side, so fitting for Halloween.

Margaret McGlaun:
10/24/2017, 02:24:45 PM

My absolute favorite! Crossing my fingers and toes.

Grace K.:
10/24/2017, 02:30:34 PM

Stunning! Love the tip on curving the papers for added depth! Thanks.

Susan Vogt:
10/24/2017, 02:35:17 PM

Love the colors in Natures sketchbook. But then...I haven't seen a G45 collection that I didn't like!

Michelle Nettleton:
10/24/2017, 02:58:54 PM

Halloween is so much fun! And This layout is fantastic! Curving the bottles really does look real.

Janet Ladd:
10/24/2017, 03:40:37 PM

Love this layout! I am inspired!!

Rosann Barnes:
10/24/2017, 03:40:38 PM

What an amazing layout Marina created! I think the color pops in the flowers are so cool; gives Olde Curiosity Shoppe some flair! Love how she created the dimension with the bottles as well. The elements of Olde Curiosity Shoppe easily lend themselves to creativity.

10/24/2017, 05:40:42 PM

Oh how lovely...just love it..

Melanie Hermans:
10/24/2017, 05:59:48 PM

Hope you bring back the rare oddities once as a DCE

Barb MacAskill:
10/24/2017, 08:18:44 PM

Beautiful! Your collections are all so lovely and I love that you can mix and match all of them cohesively! TFS!

Judy Phillips:
10/24/2017, 08:35:29 PM

Wow - this one I espeially love this one - you guys having me buying stuff every week!

Glenda Buster:
10/24/2017, 08:53:05 PM

Love your mixed media home decor layout. Thank you for the fantastic tips! ❤️ Graphic 45!!!

Kate LeBlanc:
10/24/2017, 10:25:14 PM

I love all the elements in the mixed media layout. I see something new every time I look at it. Spooky! Love you Graphic 45!!

10/24/2017, 11:35:19 PM

Creepy but pretty! Love it.

Yova Floret:
10/25/2017, 04:45:02 AM

I really like to look at this kind of works, such a lot of details! Looks beautiful!

Vivian Forsythee:
10/25/2017, 04:54:32 AM

I love absolutely everything about this! LOVE those G45 papers!!!

Dorothy McCarthy:
10/25/2017, 05:08:28 AM,

Such a delight to look at!!!

Arianna Barbara:
10/25/2017, 06:33:56 AM

Great layout!!!

10/25/2017, 08:52:13 AM

Love the use of the little bottles and Graphic 45 collection in Marina's mixed media display.

Martie Rollin:
10/25/2017, 12:28:25 PM

I am enjoying looking closely at each element on this project...those little fussy cut bottle are my favorite!

Janet Ingraham:
10/26/2017, 02:14:09 AM

Details and layout so fun

10/26/2017, 01:16:29 PM

The Darkside Challenge layout really has a subtle, gorgeously unsettling look - love the feel it achieves for Halloween.

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Arden Powley:
10/12/2019, 05:09:13 PM

I so enjoy looking at all the inspiring work from everyone. IO have loved Graphic 45 since it's beginning, and you have never let me down.

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