Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Birthday Wishes To An Amazing Designer, Graphic 45's One & Only, Diane Schultz!!!

Thanks so much for dropping by on this fabulous Wednesday!!  Today is an extra special day of celebration!! Today I would like to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Owner and Designer of Graphic 45, Diane Schultz!!
I recently had the opportunity to meet Diane, and the whole team this summer and would just like to say "Pure Delight"!!
Diane is an amazing woman of inspiration!!  From her incredible talent for making such wonderful Scrapbooking products, to her kind heart, and gentle nature.  She is a true bright spirit that lends inspiration to all! 
Happy Birthday Diane!
Make sure to stop by Graphic 45 today to wish Diane an Extra special day, and check out all the wonderful gifts made for the occasion..

I whipped up a little something special for the occasion too! 

Recently I stumbled across a company making shrines.  I think I missed the Memo, because I feel like the last one to find this fantastic company!

I placed an order, and they arrived super fast. A few days later,  just as I was sitting down to make a present for the occasion , there was a knock at the door.  And to my surprise it was my mail man with the package of goodies!!  It was like a sign telling me this is what I needed to use to create the perfect present! 
And boy was I right! 
These little shrines are so easy to use, and so fun to decorate!  The possibilities are endless! 
And it was a perfect match combined with Graphic 45's Ornate Metal Doorplates!!
Like a match made in scrappy heaven if I do say so myself... 

The perfect paper combination to set my color palette was Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante and Curtain Call.  Inked with a fantastic mix of Colorbox/Graphic 45 Decades inks and Distress Inks for a almost magical feel!  For the flames I used a mix of acrylic paints and Metallic paints.  Layering colors lightly while wet.  

Probably the best part of the shrines is the ability to create a window with many layered images!  In my window I placed an image cut from Steampunk Debutante, then placed it underneath a layer of transparency that has been stamped and alcohol inked for a more mysterious effect.


Graphic 45 Papers:
Graphic 45 Staples: Ornate Metal Door Plate
Colorbox Decade Inks: Triumphant Red
Ranger Industries: Rock Candy Distress Stickles, Broken China Distress Ink, Metal Gears, Alcohol Inks
7 Gypsies: Metal Gears
Retro Café Art Shrine
Other: Acrylic Paint, Matte Gel Medium, Transparency

Thanks so much for stopping by on this special day and sharing in the celebrations! 
Have an inpirational week!
Nicki Chicky

1 comment:

Nancy Wethington said...

Nicole, this is gorgeous!