We are happy to bring you a spotlight from one of our regular Featured Companies: Graphic 45.
Graphic 45 Designer – Maggi Harding
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Maggi Harding who is part of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Maggi’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her.
Hi, I am Maggi Harding and I’m a southern gal living in North Carolina with my husband and two standard poodles. We love to travel and do so mostly in our RV so that our sweet fur babies, Nika and Tisha, can be with us. We have been from Key West, Florida to Fairbanks, Alaska and from the Pacific shores of California to the Atlantic shores of North Carolina in our well travelled motorhome!
I discovered scrapbooking in 2005 when I decided to make scrapbooks for my two best friends from college. It quickly became my passion and something that I spend hours doing and never grow tired of my efforts.
My style is eclectic as I do a little bit of everything. One day it’s mixed media and the next day its classic layered papers on a layout or tag. Then some days I like to think in 3D and make boxes, hats, shoes, dresses for dress forms, doghouses, etc. Two things I really love are vintage styling and bright bold colors so Graphic 45 is perfect for me. When I get a new paper collection I always ask myself, what can I create, how can I make this piece of paper come to life? I am drawn to this hobby by the challenge of combining beautiful patterned papers to create cohesive art pieces.
Rare Oddities Witch’s Boots
I love making and altering 3D items. Things that have a purpose really excite me, like this fun container for Halloween treats. This boot would easily hold a couple bags of chocolate and yum, wouldn’t that be fun to fill and keep on your desk and maybe share with your co-workers? You could also use it as a centerpiece for a Halloween party!
I started with a Silhouette Witch’s Boot cut file enlarged to 200%. Then I added paper in the center such that the boot cut-outs attached to each side come together forming a boot toe. This allowed me to add the fun lacing that really makes it look like a boot. Now just fill it up with chocolate and you’ve got an art piece that everyone will want!
Rare Oddities Collection Random Relics (12 x 12) 4501146
Rare Oddities Decorative Chipboard 4501154
Rare Oddities Journaling Chipboard 4501155
Rare Oddities Stickers 4501156
An Eerie Tale Collection Gone Batty (12 x 12) 4500937
Time to Flourish Collection October Flourish (12 x 12) 4501048
Silhouette Witch’s Boot cut file @ 200%
Bazzill black cardstock
EK Success Pointed Flower border punch
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
ColorBox Graphic 45 Decades Antique Moss ink
Ranger Distress Dusty Concord ink
Offray Dashes, Dots & Checks ribbon
Hobby Lobby Black Large Daisy Trim
Hobby Lobby Black Bead Trim
Recollections Faux Pearl Stickers – black
Petaloo Botanica mini flowers – lavender/purple, black, grey,
I Am Roses small purple gardenias
I Am Roses small black roses
I Am Roses daisies
Prima Island Pastel flowers
Creative Embellishments Gone Batty chipboard bats
Stampendous Aged Black Embossing Enamel
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Maggi Harding for her fabulous project and Graphic 45 for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Graphic 45 to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!