Decide to Be Yourself Easel Album: Graphic 45 Portrait of a Lady CHA Project
Hello, G45’ers! I’m excited to be sharing another project that graced the Graphic 45 Booth at CHA/Creativation last month. Portrait of a Lady is such an elegant collection filled with gorgeous colors and patterns. But it’s also loaded with inspirational sentiments like the one that inspired me to make this Decide to Be Yourself Easel Album. Go grab a drink and a snack as there are loads of photos, a video tour and some designer tips that I’d love to share with you today.
The easel album measures 8″ square and comes with 12 kraft pages in a spiral binding. I used the signature image on the cover along with a row of pretty little banner flags, some fussy cut perfume bottles, Petaloo flowers, ribbon, twine and vintage buttons. To age the papers, I spattered them with diluted white acrylic paint.
Highlight small elegant images by framing them. Bring out the design in an ornate frame by tapping raised areas with Tattered Rose Distress Paint. Dig into your stash of vintage lace, trims and vintage style buttons because this collection fairly cries out for such additions!
A Peek Inside
Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. That’s the quote that inspired this project. Such wisdom! The thought process behind the design was to create an inspirational decor piece that could be changed out as time passes. And you knew there had to be a pocket somewhere, didn’t you?
Here are a few of my favorite interior pages.
If I sound a little “off” or tired in this video it’s due to a horrible virus that hit me during the Christmas holiday. I was still recovering when this video was made.
Thanks so much for letting me share this album with you today. I hope you are inspired to go and create something beautiful!
- Portrait of a Lady 12×12 papers
- Portrait of a Lady
- Graphic 45 Staples 8×8 Easel Album
- Graphic 45 Staples Regular Black Policy Envelopes
- Graphic 45 Staples ATC Black Policy Envelopes
- Staples Kraft Alphabet Banner Tags
- Cardstock (several sheets each for photo mats) pink, green, kraft, white
- Petaloo Flowers
- White Botanica Blooms x4
- White Hydrangea Blossoms x24
- DIY Ivory Burlap Picks