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Coloring Techniques for your Nautical Background

Posted by Graphic 45 07/31/2017 205 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers! 

 Welcome to another week of inspiration here at the Graphic 45 blog. We are so happy to have you and today we have a very beautiful Voyage Beneath the Sea Nautical album courtesy of the talanted Elena Olinevich. Elena uses watercolor to make custom designs on her project and shares a YouTube tuturial to explain this technique. We love how it can turn any project into a one of a kind piece of art! Check it out below.

 

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Before we dive in, it is time to reveal this week's blog prize. We are giving away a set that includes A Ladies Diary - DCE, Portrait of a Lady 12x12 Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Pad, a Journaling Chipboard, Ephemera Cards, Shabby Chic Metal Brads, Clock Keys, and a set of ATC Black Policy Envelopes-that is over a $100 value! To enter to win, just comment here on the blog daily or over on our Facebook page.

 

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Nautical Album

by Elena Olinevich

 

 I always envy those people who live by the sea. I am not so lucky and live in the country with no sea. However, I do all my best each year to go somewhere where I can smell the sea spirit, to listen to the waves and to watch the endless water space.

 This month I decided to create a mini album and to use a mysterious vintage collection - Voyage Beneath the Sea.

The papers are so beautiful, however, I decided to create a few of my own background sheets and to embellish them with the fussy cutting elements.

 

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But I also combined my drawings and paper together.

I decided to fill my mini album with the flaps and some pictures.

 

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I wanted to share with you some tips how to make you mini albums more unique. It’s quite easy to do if you add to them something that you really like to do , not only papercrafting. You might have noticed that I like adding watercolors to my projects. Actually sometimes it can require some skills, but believe that there are some ways when you don’t need extra special skills or knowledge. And that is why I have prepared a video for you proving how it can be easy to create your own background for your nautical projects.

 

 

Coloring Techniques for your Nautical Background - Graphic45

 

Some tips before you start creating your nautical background.

 

  1. it’s better to prepare the background for the paints and water to flow and to mix.

  2. I worked on watercolor paper, I suggest you to play with the textured cardstock or the water color paper.

  3. To prime it - I used clear gesso, but you can try a white gesso too.

  4. The colors of the sea are not only blue- try to mix green, teal, nutshell and others.

  5. Don’t cover the full paper sheet with the paints or the sprays, leave them free from the paint. If you feel you need more, it’s easier to add the color using the distressed inks, for instance.

  6. Drawing something is not obligatory, as I sure you will get the awesome background made by your own. However, if you feel you want to add something, it’s easier to draw with acrylic paints or the marker, then using the watercolors since you have made the waterbased background already.

  7. anyway, don’t be afraid of the process. If you feel you have failed, you can hide this part with the papers.

 

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You can also make the drawing by stretching the image outside the paper. In my case I’ve stretched the hair for mermaid.

 

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By adding the metallic colors, like gold, you can play with the dimension.

 

 

Nautical Album YouTube Tour

 

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But fussy cutting is a good option to add the embellishments to your page

 

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I draw this fish after noticing that I have a splatter that reminded me a fish.

 

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I collected all the pages and made the book binding for my album. Add the fabric cover and stitched some of the pieces on top of it.

 

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Thanks for joining us for this nautical watercolor adventure with Elena Olinevich, and thanks to her for sharing her beautiful Voyage Beneath the Sea album. We'd love to hear about how you have integrated watercolor into some of your projects in the comments below. Remeber every comment is a chance to win this week's blog prize. Be sure to join us tomorrow and all week for more lovely creations by our talented brand ambassadors!

Happy Papercrafting!  

205 Comment(s)

Kirsty Vittetoe:
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Wow, Wow, Wow, this is fabulous!

Maria Valderez Tomazoni:
07/31/2017, 04:45:07 PM

I Love Graphic 45 and this collection is Gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to win this great collection!

Maria Valderez Tomazoni:
07/31/2017, 04:47:59 PM

That's gorgeous - and the colors are stunning

Karen Perry:
07/31/2017, 06:13:22 PM

Wonderful tips for us who are just starting scrapbooking!♡♡♡

Jean Marmo:
07/31/2017, 11:08:26 AM
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Just wonderful! You always inspire!

Mathilde S.:
07/31/2017, 11:18:00 AM
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This truly is an incredible work of art!Love all the details and the way you showcased the beautiful paper.

Maryann Laursen:
07/31/2017, 11:21:58 AM
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WAUw this is so beautiful Elena. Really gorgeous projects here, and what an amazing prize too this week. I´m really crossing everything possible here.

Jackquelyn Lynch:
07/31/2017, 11:28:38 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous! ❤️️

Glenda Buster:
07/31/2017, 11:29:48 AM
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I sooo needed these tips! Love, love the background and the whole mini album!! This week's prize is awesome!!!!

Veronica Roske:
07/31/2017, 11:32:51 AM
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Elena, the colors you used to create the look of the ocean turned out wonderfully. I believe in mixed media to make everything beautiful, yet I hadn't thought of using gesso to prime paper before water colors but guess it would add some real texture. Thank you for sharing.

Marianne Gonzales:
07/31/2017, 11:55:02 AM
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What a gorgeous album. I've been saving some of my Voyage collection to make an album for my daughter. Definitely will be using some of these tips. Thanks

Margaret:
07/31/2017, 11:55:17 AM
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This is so beautiful! And Voyage beneath the sea is my absolute favorite collection ever! Thank you for showing us how to do it!

Kelly Massman:
07/31/2017, 11:58:31 AM
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such a fun combination of paint and papers!!!!

Beth Beery:
07/31/2017, 12:01:58 PM
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This album is amazing!! I love this collection, and that fabric on the cover is gorgeous and goes so well with the papers!! Thanks for sharing!!

Linda Mayer:
07/31/2017, 12:02:40 PM
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Oh my Elena....this album is outstandingly beautiful! I love every bit of it. I am working with this collection right now too. But nothing close to your beautiful album. Thanks for sharing all you creativity <3

Judy Bausch:
07/31/2017, 12:25:20 PM
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Lovely, lovely - interesting mix of paints and paper.

Bettina Kreuer:
07/31/2017, 12:38:15 PM
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This album is just gorgeous. Elena did a great job again. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win this beautiful prize pack.

Dawn Belger:
07/31/2017, 12:47:38 PM
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Wow.. you have opened my eyes and given me the bravery to try and do making the paper for an album. Thank you Thank you Thank you. Beautiful

Maria:
07/31/2017, 12:57:22 PM
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Beautiful album and great technique to make our albums one of a kind.

Martie Rollin:
07/31/2017, 01:07:00 PM
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Two gorgeous feminine paper collections...so perfect for many lovely projects! Loved seeing the salt and sea images...nice fussy cutting. I like watching others create mixed media projects, but I'm not inclined to do this myself. Lots of pretty work!

Annemarie Caister:
07/31/2017, 01:11:55 PM
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I'm speachless!!! Absolutely stunning. I'm so inspired. Thank you

Becca Yahrling:
07/31/2017, 01:20:51 PM
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I think this is just stunning.

Michele Lewis:
07/31/2017, 01:31:12 PM
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I would never have thought of painting like this! Elena makes it look so easy and they are just gorgeous!

Nicole La Jeunesse:
07/31/2017, 01:39:32 PM
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You have inspired me to pick up my brushes again! Beautiful artwork and love the vision, thanks for sharing!

Dawn M:
07/31/2017, 02:22:52 PM
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Watercolors! Voyage Beneath the Sea! What a perfect combo!! I'm gonna go play RIGHT NOW!

Sue LD:
07/31/2017, 02:23:12 PM
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Beautiful and creative techniques on this nautical album.

Cate Kager:
07/31/2017, 02:43:17 PM
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Elena, I thought it was very interesting that you saw a spot reminding you of a fish and adding one. Love it! I saw the lines prior as beautiful flowing seaweed.Both ways are interesting and appealing. Cate

Alexandra Trigili:
07/31/2017, 03:00:06 PM
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Now that I've gotten my feet wet...I'm ready to dive right in! Hehe...see what I did there? But seriously, this project is breathtaking. It features one of my favorite color combos, one that many G45 collections share...that juicy pinky coral and teal. Yum!

Noreen:
07/31/2017, 03:06:41 PM, craftyjournal.com
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Amazing how you made it your own! It's a beautiful album.

Karen Ewert:
07/31/2017, 03:09:43 PM
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I cannot wait to try this new nautical technique! Thanks for all the great ideas every week!

judy:
07/31/2017, 03:33:49 PM, facebook
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Such pretty colors and the theme is so cooling for these hot summer days~

pasjEwy:
07/31/2017, 03:34:33 PM, kartkiz1312.blogspot.com
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wow!!! This album is...fantastic!!! Tomorow I have to make a similar one! The idea with watercolor background is my to... Thank you for inspiration! greatings!

Susan S:
07/31/2017, 03:36:32 PM
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The paper is beautiful..Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathleen Harbour:
07/31/2017, 03:39:07 PM
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This is a stunning collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

Uzma Butt:
07/31/2017, 03:48:08 PM
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I've tried so hard d to get this collection in the U.K. but no one has it in stock. Another out of tthis world collection

Brenda Charlton:
07/31/2017, 03:48:37 PM
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Amazing collection Ladies diary is my all time favourite

AnnieS:
07/31/2017, 03:49:00 PM
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Thank you for such an inspirational post-lovely to have the watercolour tips too! I love it.

Dawn Miner:
07/31/2017, 03:49:10 PM
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Such lovely paper collections!

Mary E Gilchrist:
07/31/2017, 03:49:41 PM
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Such a beautiful prize package! I'm currently making a Ladies Diary album and would love to have the extra paper pad. Thank you Graphic 45!

Barbara Lines:
07/31/2017, 03:50:39 PM
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What a wonderful package. I love portrait of a lady. I can see the cards already that I could make. Thank You for the opportunity to enter.

Surelyne Lee:
07/31/2017, 03:52:27 PM
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Beautiful papers as always! Elena, loved how you paired it with a watercolor background! It really brings out the feeling that you're in a magical world under the sea!

Katie:
07/31/2017, 03:52:31 PM
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Thank you for sharing awesome tips for the album, I will definitely be saving this page to my favourites!

Gerry Wolfe:
07/31/2017, 03:53:19 PM
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Beautiful & cool. I'll have to give it a try.

Judy Neubert:
07/31/2017, 03:53:30 PM
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What a great prize. Love those images. Until later, Judy

Kathy:
07/31/2017, 03:53:37 PM, None
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I love the colors in this collection. Pick me pick me!

Ruby Rightnowar:
07/31/2017, 03:53:39 PM
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Would love to have this prize package

Elchi:
07/31/2017, 03:55:32 PM, elchisworldofbooks.blogspot.de
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Wow! The Nautical Album made by Elena is amazing!And oh, the set is so pretty, too! If I win, I'd share it with my best crafting friend to bring her some joy! :)Best Wishes Elchi

Linda:
07/31/2017, 03:56:32 PM
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So so pretty. Love the look of the ladies in this paper.

Marsha Sims:
07/31/2017, 03:56:44 PM
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Beautiful!!

Harlene Schwartz:
07/31/2017, 03:57:11 PM
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G45 is by far my favorite. It is a superior quality paper oh, and the designs just take my breath away.

Alexandra Mayer:
07/31/2017, 03:59:46 PM, Www.sandycraft.blogspot.com
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Somewhere beyond the sea lies a beautiful album

Chrissie:
07/31/2017, 04:00:57 PM
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Fabulous album Elena! Off to watch the videos...

Lorena Smith:
07/31/2017, 04:02:02 PM
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This is the collection of my dreams .

Diane Lucas:
07/31/2017, 04:03:22 PM
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Amazing, love all the colors and how the book was made. Graphic 45 is one of my favorites line they are always unique.

Veronica Irvin:
07/31/2017, 04:03:55 PM
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Graphic 45 is always my first go to with projects that I make for my gifts to family and friends! Would love the opportunity to work with Portrait of a Lady collection.

Abby Blackburn:
07/31/2017, 04:04:56 PM
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great give to spur on creative juices

Helen Angel-Cullum:
07/31/2017, 04:05:45 PM, cromscubbyhole.blogspot.co.uk
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This mini is just so awesome. Given me ideas on how to photograph the minis I make as well. Thank you

Kim D.:
07/31/2017, 04:06:59 PM
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Love these designs and tips! Thanks!

Kelly Wood:
07/31/2017, 04:07:22 PM
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This book looks like the scenes from the movie Hugo. When they tell how the old man started making movies. It makes me smile. I loved that movie too.

Kathy:
07/31/2017, 04:07:45 PM
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Elena's watercolor backgrounds are just gorgeous! There are so many unique ways to use Graphic 45 papers!

Michelle Nettleton:
07/31/2017, 04:10:05 PM
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Elena, this is outstanding in every way! I love this collection, and you did it famously! Thank you so much

fusiafscrapping:
07/31/2017, 04:10:31 PM, fusiafscrapping.blogspot.com
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Wow! Ssssso beautiful!

Barbara Tobey:
07/31/2017, 04:12:00 PM
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Love it! I have used watercolor on some rubber stamped cards.

June Schmidt:
07/31/2017, 04:15:06 PM
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Would love to win these papers especially the Ladies Diary as I had an 8x8 paper pad left but a friend saw it and didn't have any Graphic 45 so I gave her mine....thanks for the chance to win some......

Sue Turner:
07/31/2017, 04:16:50 PM
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Would love to own this set it's so pretty.

Mary Longberry:
07/31/2017, 04:18:01 PM
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I Love this collection and I can't find it anywhere. So sorry I never purchased it. :( This Mini Album is Awesome. Every single page is full of techniques and design!! This weeks prize pkg is one of the most outstanding G45 hashad. Maybe it's me because I Love...Love these collections and all the Metal embellies in this prize pkg.

Jaimi Bailey:
07/31/2017, 04:18:20 PM
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What a gorgeous album! The coloring video was absolutely mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing your process.

Frances Perkins:
07/31/2017, 04:28:03 PM
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wow love this and the colors

christi:
07/31/2017, 04:28:08 PM
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omg this is such a cute flip album. love the ladies diary paper would love to win this prize.

Debby McGillivray:
07/31/2017, 04:28:54 PM
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Wow! Gorgeous album, beautiful colors. Would love to win this prize. Such beautiful papers and the quality can't be beat. Plus am working on my son and future DIL's wedding album and some of them papers would look great in it.

Dottie Sims:
07/31/2017, 04:31:38 PM
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That's gorgeous - and the colors are stunning!

Judy D.:
07/31/2017, 04:32:45 PM
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Elena's work is incredible, and this album is gorgeous! She makes it look so easy... And the blog prize is amazing as well! Judy D.

Sandy C.:
07/31/2017, 04:35:51 PM
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Such a beautiful album! The colors that Elena achieved were so closely matched to the paper colors - amazing and beautiful.

Marlene F.:
07/31/2017, 04:43:44 PM
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What beautiful layouts and what a lovely collection Graphic 45 has created for us. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia Zertuche:
07/31/2017, 04:44:26 PM
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Your papers collections are always AMAIZING!!! So happy tu used them, saludos from Mexico!!

Amy Green:
07/31/2017, 04:44:49 PM
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Gorgeous album and great tips on creating the watercolor backgrounds. I look forward to giving it a try.

Lorna Low:
07/31/2017, 04:48:05 PM, None
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Love your paper collections! Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these amazing prize packages!

Denise McMichael:
07/31/2017, 04:48:12 PM
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Wow! I love this project!

cecilia mcculloch:
07/31/2017, 04:50:17 PM, facebook
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I really love all the G45 items. You show some really smart shortcuts and how to create something beautiful.

Sarah Ruth:
07/31/2017, 04:51:02 PM
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A lovely prize package! Thank you for the chance to win!

Arlette Ventura:
07/31/2017, 04:52:17 PM, mylaceandpearls.blogspot.pt
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Absolutely gorgeous, Elena!!! what an amazing prize!!! Thank you, Graphic 45!!!

Melissa:
07/31/2017, 04:57:27 PM
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Ladies Diary is one of my absolute favorite collections of all time!!!

SusanHnSC:
07/31/2017, 04:59:04 PM
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This is a beautiful collection! But they all are.

Carla Hundley:
07/31/2017, 05:03:14 PM
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Fabulous work on this fun album! I love all the different size pages and layers. Carla from Utah

Mary Ford:
07/31/2017, 05:09:55 PM
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These papers are so beautiful! Not only do I want them, I need them! Thanks for a chance to win them....

Cynthia Kennedy:
07/31/2017, 05:11:26 PM
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Beautiful. A lot of talent. Would love to win this paper.

Glenda LeValley:
07/31/2017, 05:12:51 PM
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Beautiful papers! Equally love Portrait of a Lady and Ladies Diary!

Lucy:
07/31/2017, 05:24:11 PM
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I so need this collection. Is so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

Denice Metz:
07/31/2017, 05:25:18 PM
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lovely colors, would use them for everything

Pam Jensen:
07/31/2017, 05:28:32 PM
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Omgosh I would love to win such a wonderful gift giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Jac:
07/31/2017, 05:35:08 PM
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Just love & buy most all G45 collections, but as a UK G45 lover, I don't EVER expect to win, as no oone from UK ever seems to. BUT, as always, I'm entering :) xxx

Rita Heggelund:
07/31/2017, 06:01:15 PM
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Absolutely stunning

Kay:
07/31/2017, 06:02:04 PM
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I LOVE Graphic 45!!!!

Brenda:
07/31/2017, 06:03:12 PM
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What a beautiful album. Thank you for the tips -they are tremendously helpful.

Heather park:
07/31/2017, 06:08:27 PM
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Love Elenas fabric covered albums, I've tried a few pages of my own, but it's not as easy as it looks. Great tips and techniques with the watercolour, always inspired!!

Michelle Williams:
07/31/2017, 06:09:22 PM
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I would love to own some graphic 45 products.... this would be a awesome win... thanks for the opportunity...

JenniferE:
07/31/2017, 06:14:27 PM
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Such beautiful papers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anna:
07/31/2017, 06:24:12 PM
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Just returned from a beach vacation and thinking about a project for our photos. Thanks for the inspiration !

Darlene:
07/31/2017, 06:29:35 PM
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Love it. Thanks for sharing

Marylynne:
07/31/2017, 06:31:29 PM
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I really like the Graphic 45 product line. The designer papers are unlike anything I've seen elsewhere; be it Beneath the Sea, French Country, or Victorian, they are all exquisite. Thanks for the opportunity to win some product!

rovianne thorpe:
07/31/2017, 06:42:28 PM
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I don't have a lot with seadesigns but wow!! These are awesome. Fabulous colors and drawings. And thanks for the opportunity to win Ladys Diary. Such a gorgeous collection, too bad you can only find the paperpad in the Netherlands

Vanessa LeClear:
07/31/2017, 06:44:10 PM
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Beautiful mini album, Elena! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tee Hall:
07/31/2017, 06:45:21 PM, thealteredpaper.blogspot.com
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Fantastic collection! Love all the fold out pages,pockets and enclosures!

EGJ:
07/31/2017, 06:59:54 PM
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They're so beautiful!

Joyce Goode:
07/31/2017, 07:09:27 PM
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Just love this Nautical Album made by Elena, great colors and detail, beautiful. Also, the prize is very generous, just love the Lady's Diary and the Portrait of a Lady two great Graphic 45 collections. Thank you for the opportunity to win them.

Joy McCoy:
07/31/2017, 07:13:45 PM
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I would love to win the Lady's Diary and Portrait of a Lady collections.

Brandy Lynn:
07/31/2017, 07:26:13 PM
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By far the absolute best collections!! lovely colors, graphics, fussy cuts...goodness I could go on and on about these two. They're my absolute favorite and sooo many feminine and dainty things are able to be created out of this collection! The fun ways to make actual perfume bottles from the sweet fussies. Cutting out all the beautiful ladies, making boxes, but going beyond and creating home decor pieces like paper lanterns with tea lights....oh I could go on and on! I even think a mixed media canvas between the two collections would be amazing. I love you Graphic 45! Your family and design team are absolutely heart-warming I'm definitely a G45 Fan!

Dianna McGraw:
07/31/2017, 07:30:45 PM
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The album is stunning. It would be my joy to be the winner of the give away!

Nancy Hodges:
07/31/2017, 07:31:40 PM
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Beautiful!

Yadyra Marrero:
07/31/2017, 07:35:31 PM
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I love the collections, would LOVE to add these lovely sets to my collection, to cut out the beautiful ladies to make cards and tags. Also to decorate scrapbook pages for my granddaughters. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway..♡♡♡♡♡♡

Natalie Godfrey:
07/31/2017, 07:49:12 PM
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WOW! Love the albums and the papers are beautiful. Great job!

Michelle Barra:
07/31/2017, 07:57:51 PM
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Graphic 45 papers are definitely top shelf! They are so gorgeous and eclectic! It would be my dream to win these fabulous papers! Thank you for this awesome contest!

Iliana Martinez:
07/31/2017, 08:03:56 PM
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I love Graphic 45 papers. They are the best ones for mini albums. Love it!!!

Cynthia Johnson:
07/31/2017, 08:18:04 PM, pinkheelscreative.wordpress.com
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What an amazing work of art! I have these papers and have never used them. I guess I know how to use them now! Thanks for sharing.

Patty Bigler:
07/31/2017, 08:33:39 PM
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Love G45. Vibrant colors, soft colors, vintage and fun papers. Great quality. As always... beautiful.

leslie gilford:
07/31/2017, 08:39:33 PM
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These colors could not be more perfect. I'm inspired. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Linda Buyck:
07/31/2017, 08:40:29 PM
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Love your album. Love the handmade background and your etching in the paint looks fantastic. Now to watch how you did that in the video.

Elizabeth Ratliff:
07/31/2017, 08:56:00 PM
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This is a Beautiful....I love Graphic 45

Diana Durst:
07/31/2017, 09:16:18 PM
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What an awesome prize! And what I couldn't make with such a wonderful gift! Scrapbooking, cards, boxes, mini albums oh my! Please let me finally win this package. It is fantastic! I love Graphic 45! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Julie Hendrickson:
07/31/2017, 09:21:53 PM, Graphic 45
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Love this paper..made a Florida album with it!

Evita Rojas:
07/31/2017, 09:23:03 PM
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Wow, this is fabulous, great job and i love graphic 45. Thank you for the opportunity to win!!!

Jan G.:
07/31/2017, 09:39:07 PM
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Thank you for the opportunity to win such great collections They would be a great addition to anyone's "stash.....(especially mine

Kelly Biegler:
07/31/2017, 09:42:40 PM
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thank-you for creating such beautiful products G45.

Deb LeZotte:
07/31/2017, 09:54:10 PM
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Would love this collection for a scrapbook album of my grandmother! Love all Graphic 45 collections!!! ❤️ Thanks for giving me the chance to win!!

Christi:
07/31/2017, 09:57:27 PM
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Absolutely beautiful, the colors and design are exquisite.

Jackie Hedlund:
07/31/2017, 10:09:24 PM
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I would love to win the beautiful collections! These would add to my collection of Graphic 45 collection <3

Kim Morey:
07/31/2017, 10:15:29 PM
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Wow! Such vibrant colors in the Voyage beneath the Sea collection! I love the album. Great work Elena!! Also love the give-away for the Portrait of a Lady! Gorgeous, gorgeous papers!!

Janet Ingraham:
07/31/2017, 10:44:17 PM
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Absolutely fabulous album. I waited too long and now cannot find the 6x6 Voyage Beneath the Sea collection. Perhaps I might be placated if I were to win the wonderfully generous blog award.

Patsy:
07/31/2017, 10:50:42 PM
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Love the combination of watercolor with the papers. I will definitely be using my watercolors with my under the sea papers. Thanks for the chance to win the elegant ladies shown. Hope I'm lucky enough to win.

Barbara Hartling:
07/31/2017, 11:06:04 PM
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Graphic 45 is my favorite Company in the craft business. These papers are beautiful.

Jeanne:
07/31/2017, 11:06:13 PM
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I received my first Graphic 45 collection (Master Detective) this month as a gift from my husband. I just recently discovered Graphic 45 online and I absolutely love this brand. The first thing I made was a Sherlock Holmes murder mystery theme altered box.....it was to die for!

Dianna Dean:
07/31/2017, 11:20:40 PM
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Gorgeous album! Thank you for the tutorial!

Judy Phillips:
07/31/2017, 11:23:36 PM
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What a beautiful album! Your watercoloring has enhanced the beauty. I have made a book from this set at my local stamping store - Mainely Stampin in Fairfield, CA It is a beautiful collection.

Laura callies:
08/01/2017, 12:18:45 AM
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I love the inspiration that comes from the garaphic 45 family! Your products are not only my favorite, but the quality is amazing as well.

Petra meyer:
08/01/2017, 12:27:40 AM
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First of all wauwww elena this album is amazing, jawdropping georgeous!!!OMG these two are one of the best collection ever!! Big fan of G45 thank you for the chance of winning this xoxo from holland petra

Ashley Sudyn:
08/01/2017, 01:01:25 AM
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This is amazing! The project and the giveaway. I love to use watercolors for backgrounds. Theres so many ways you can "art" on top of a watercolored background. Quotes. Black silhouettes. White silhouettes. Flowers. Feathers. Lace. Metal embellishments. Mixed media. Would love to win this set!!! Fingers crossed. :) <3

Vivian Foo:
08/01/2017, 01:15:04 AM
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Thanks for sharing great tips and techniques. Always love your collections.

sandra jacobs:
08/01/2017, 01:26:09 AM
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Beautiful colors, can't wait to try it using my Graphic 45 papers!

Rosann Barnes:
08/01/2017, 01:30:37 AM
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Elena's Voyage Beneath The Sea album is soooo delightful... those backgrounds were fabulous; thanks for sharing the techniques ( you gonna make me dig out my collection and play ). The adventure you took us on with each one of those pages was amazing ... I absolutely loved every detail from painted backgrounds, to pockets and torn pages ... my goodness just so delightful!

Margaret Brookes:
08/01/2017, 01:54:49 AM
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Love love love it. Thank you sooooo much xxxxxxxxx

KittyS:
08/01/2017, 02:22:07 AM, www.facebook.com/kitty.sprinkhuizen
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You always astound me with the beauty of your paper lines. I love a change to win this. Who wouldn't?!? Shared for good luck. And the project is really out of this world beautiful. What a great example of what you can do with it

Edna Taylor:
08/01/2017, 02:31:58 AM, anotherdayanothercard.blogspot.co.uk
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Adorable collections, I missed these and wish I had bought them when I first saw them. They are superb and thank you for the chance to win them. Wonderfully inspiring projects by Elena too. x

Debbie Siddle:
08/01/2017, 02:53:24 AM
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Wonderful projects using a brilliant collection. Love the interlaced layers. x

Sherry Davis:
08/01/2017, 02:54:33 AM
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This is amazing - so talented, thank you for sharing!

Carol Jones:
08/01/2017, 03:19:10 AM
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OMG this is an amazing wonderful project! Just gorgeous. Elena, you are so talented & inspiring. Thank you for sharing this project with us!

Margaret Ann Moffat:
08/01/2017, 04:58:44 AM
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wowser what a fabulous prize. So many things to do with it. Elena adore your work well done on such amazing creativity.

Helen Brennan:
08/01/2017, 05:11:12 AM
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I would love to win this prize, I have not won anything in my life. I can see brilliant cards from this pack. Thank you.

Pat Bussian:
08/01/2017, 05:32:01 AM
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Beautiful colors

Dorothy McCarthy:
08/01/2017, 06:11:12 AM, handmadebydorothy.blogspot.com
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OMG!! This is outstanding!!! I love it!!!

Kathy L.:
08/01/2017, 06:31:20 AM
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I love this collection and the chance to win! The colors are just outstanding!

susie doucet:
08/01/2017, 06:35:54 AM
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Beautiful collection as always!

Alice:
08/01/2017, 06:36:29 AM
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Fabulous❣️

Rachel:
08/01/2017, 07:05:02 AM
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The designs of the Graphic 45 papers are so unbelievable. Add in the inspiration provided and this company is tops!

Nancy:
08/01/2017, 07:08:57 AM
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Beautiful work. I hope to be that good too. I know these paper pads are great to do beautiful work like that.

Melissa Decator:
08/01/2017, 07:22:32 AM
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I've been a fan for years. Thank you for the generous opportunity to win a glorious prize.

Joni Sue:
08/01/2017, 07:27:14 AM
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Great giveaway this week

Michelle N:
08/01/2017, 07:59:20 AM
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Stunning mini album and such good hints and tips.

Czarnecki Maureen:
08/01/2017, 08:32:21 AM
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Gobsmacked

Rachel L:
08/01/2017, 08:42:10 AM
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Graphic 45 products are so beautiful and well-designed, they just melt together!

Annick DENIS:
08/01/2017, 08:45:31 AM
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Thank you for the opportunity to win this marvelous collection ! I hope always to win.... Your collections are so beautiful !

Piia Hiltunen:
08/01/2017, 08:55:17 AM, kuppiteeta.blogspot.com
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So beautiful project! And this giveaway is a dream come true <3 I´ll keep my fingers crossed :)

Carolee McCaslin:
08/01/2017, 09:10:39 AM
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WOW beautiful album!!!! Love it and G45:)

Margaret McGlaun:
08/01/2017, 09:13:28 AM
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Wowzie! What a beautiful album. Elena is an amazingly talented artist. Thanks Graphic 45 for another chance to win your beautifully crafted papers. These two sets are so elegant. Hope I win!

elizabeth mcgovern:
08/01/2017, 09:21:26 AM
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Like this very hope to win

Cheryl Schuessler:
08/01/2017, 09:31:36 AM
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Wonderful project and awesome giveaway!

Theresa Pollack:
08/01/2017, 09:33:09 AM
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Beautiful project and what a great giveaway! Would love to win!

Sharon Hinckley:
08/01/2017, 09:44:31 AM
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Ah! The elegance of your work! Thank you for sharing.

Lisa R:
08/01/2017, 09:45:32 AM
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Beautiful album ty for sharing!! Thank you G 45 for the opportunity once again to win this beautiful and large price package fingers crossed I haven't one in a long long time LOL I also don't have a ladies diary and I've been wanting this for a long long time and my anniversary is coming up August 19 so this would be perfect if I one thanks again !

Kath Prior:
08/01/2017, 10:01:48 AM
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SO inspiring, Thanks for sharing this stunning project xx

Liesbeth S.:
08/01/2017, 10:05:57 AM, kaartjesvanliesbeth.blogspot.com
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I love all the collections of Graphic 45, but a ladies Diary is one of my favorite and hard to find in the Netherlands, I would be so happy to win these beautiful papers and other scraps.....

Dorris Cochran:
08/01/2017, 10:25:08 AM
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This would be so much fun to create with!

Heidi Smith:
08/01/2017, 10:57:15 AM
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What an awe inspiring gift. Everything you put out is inspiring. Thanks, Graphic45!

Carol Susan Wright Hughes:
08/01/2017, 11:21:23 AM, facebook
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Enjoyed this video and pictures of your style very much..Beautiful. Very beautiful.

Roisin Doyle:
08/01/2017, 11:24:21 AM
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Wonderful project and a fantastic giveaway.!! Possibly my two favourite Graphic 45 collections ever!

Deborah cook:
08/01/2017, 11:46:03 AM
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WOW!! Portrait of a Lady & Ladies Dairy together in one prize pack is Out of this World. Such a stunning Combo. :)

Gina:
08/01/2017, 12:31:13 PM
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WoW WoW WoW, Please,please,let my win this amazing pakket of this 2 beautiful paperpads. I love Graphic45 bhad for my are this 2 sets one of the most beautiful of all!!! I have so muth of Graphic45 and this I must miss with a reason. Many Thankx for this chance. Mvg Gina Belgium

Susie Stover:
08/01/2017, 12:57:21 PM
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This was absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tips.

Judy Hodges:
08/01/2017, 01:10:36 PM
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Oh, I hope I win this set. The Under the Sea projects are fantastic.

Shannon Gorton:
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Ooh! Fantastic giveaway-would adore creating with this set of delicious crafting goodies!

Sue MacFall:
08/01/2017, 02:18:59 PM
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Thank you Elena for a very inspiring project - the instructions are great.

Donna Leutloff:
08/01/2017, 04:14:33 PM
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Not being a mixed media artist, I'm always in awe, and this album is aweSOME! Love, love your vintage "lady" collections, they are definitely my favorites! TFS!

Myra Skidmore:
08/01/2017, 05:46:51 PM
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I just love today's mini album----it's so original and well done! Thanks also for the opportunity to win such a beautiful prize package! These are two of my favorite collections from Graphic 45!

Sherri Mitchell:
08/01/2017, 06:05:24 PM, cocoandpear.blogspot.com
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Stunning work. Truly an amazing artist. Inspirational and I just love Voyage Beneath The Sea papers, so bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your talents Elena! ♥♥

Lynne Anderson:
08/01/2017, 06:18:08 PM
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Love the colours of this fantastic give away. Love Graphic 45 papers. Tutorials are so inspiring.

Kris Turner:
08/01/2017, 07:49:07 PM
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Have admired Elena's work for some time, and this is no exception. Great work! Thank you, G45, for the opportunity to win the "Portrait" package - love the historic aspect of the artwork. One of your very best collections!

Charlene Ottinger:
08/01/2017, 08:28:10 PM
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Your love of art shows in all the pages you create. The colors presented by Graphics 45 in this collection are bodacious, just wonderful!!!

cher delacy:
08/02/2017, 01:23:19 AM, facebook
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I love color and subject matter of paper it is just lovely. The collection is wonderful."Portrait" package would be nice to win I just inherit a lot of old vintage photo of family from that time period would be nice to scrapbook the photo and stuff I received. Graphics 45 has best collection of paper and embellishments.

Neha:
08/02/2017, 01:23:32 AM
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Amazing use of water colours....very creative. Love it

Alessa:
08/02/2017, 02:15:56 AM
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Amazing album! Elena,you are very talented! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize package! It would be my dream to win these contest becouse these are two of my favorite G45 collections :)

Sheralyn Bartels:
08/02/2017, 05:23:17 AM
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I love your paper!

Marybeth I.:
08/02/2017, 05:53:42 AM
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I love your papers and have several. In my own collection my favorites are le cirque and secret garden. Love the Victorian themed images in Ladies Diary!

Lindsey:
08/02/2017, 10:19:22 AM, bashfulblogging.blogspot.ca
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This is gorgeous! The backgrounds are beautiful.

Brenda Shreves:
08/02/2017, 10:28:16 AM
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I love everything about both of these papers. Eyecatching!Thank you for the giveaways!

Doreen:
08/02/2017, 10:47:46 AM
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I love this!

Kate LeBlanc:
08/02/2017, 11:10:49 AM
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Breathtaking! Your talent along with fabulous Graphic 45 papers are so inspiring. The giveaway this week is amazing!

Cathy Potosky:
08/02/2017, 01:20:28 PM, amethystalcove.blogspot.ca
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Beautiful projects from Elena and it uses one of my favorite collections! I think this Portrait of a Lady prize needs to come and live in my craft room! :) And again, I love the staples that are included in the prize package!

Corbi Beshears:
08/02/2017, 02:03:07 PM
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SO Pretty!!

mary nagy:
08/02/2017, 03:16:15 PM
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Absolutely beautiful. Need I say more!

Gillian Brown:
08/02/2017, 03:50:17 PM, patreon.com/gillianivy
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Hi, I'm a newcomer here, but loving what I see of g45 so far

biddybix:
08/02/2017, 05:39:10 PM
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Would sooo love to win this fabulous prize. It really would be a dream come true. Good Luck Everyone!

Nanaluvs2scrap:
08/02/2017, 11:07:16 PM
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I loved these papers when i saw them but put off working with them because I was a bit intimidated by them. I wanted to do them justice they are so unique. Your ideas are so lovely and your book is fabulous. You have inspired me!

Glòria:
08/03/2017, 12:50:03 AM, lallunadabril.blogspot.com.es
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Wondeful colors. I love this collection.

Sondra Myers:
08/03/2017, 06:03:09 AM
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I would love to win this beautiful collection and use it for my granddaughters pictures. Thank you for this opportunity.

Lisa Hetherington:
08/03/2017, 07:07:18 AM
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Amazing paper for amazing inspiration. thanks for the opportunity to win!!!

Linsey:
08/03/2017, 08:08:54 PM, linseyrickett.blogspot.com
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This is absolutely beautiful inspiration above!! What talent!! I also love to incorporate watercolor into my projects and enjoy trying different mediums to achieve varied results. It seems that something new and interesting always comes of this free-style way of creating and I really have fun with it! I like to use clear gesso on things because then I have the option of adding watercolor mediums easily to most any surface. Whether I'm making a scrapbook page, handmade card, or 3D project, water color always has its place in my artistic world!!

Janet Ladd:
08/04/2017, 05:55:28 AM
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Love love love this book! May finally try my hand at watercolors. Thanks for posting!!

Trisha:
08/04/2017, 07:02:05 AM
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I'm overwhelmed :) It's probably one of the most beautiful albums I've ever seen! I watched the video on the coloring techniques and was awed by the piece of paper that became a stunning work of art! Thank you for sharing your wonderful, extraordinary talent(s) with us! A Ladies Diary and Portrait of a Lady are just gorgeous!

Denise Bryant:
08/04/2017, 08:01:17 AM
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I love Elena's gorgeous album! Such beautiful colors and details!

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