Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Graphic 45 2019 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to my 2019 Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Audition.

Firstly I would like to say THANK YOU to the amazing team at Graphic 45 for taking the time to once again review my application.

I cannot believe it has already almost been a year since I started designing for this amazing company again, I am so grateful to have been part of this team for a third term and hopefully, fingers and toes crossed, maybe for a fourth. What can I say,  I have loved every moment of being part of it, it is truly a dream come true. Since joining this team I have seen my creativity grow and evolve and would love nothing more then to be lucky enough to be chosen to be part of this team again for another term.  

While designing for Graphic 45 I have found my love for creating off the page projects has grown immensely, you really are only limited to your imagination and Graphic 45 has allowed my creativity to soar. 

For my audition I chose to alter a Graphic 45 ATC Book Box. I turned it into a mini album with a keepsake box. To create my project I decided to create with one of the newer Graphic 45 collections Love Notes.

So without further ado I present my newly created project for my audition.

'Ever Mine'
Mini Album with Keepsake Box
Featuring Love Notes Collection

To keep the box closed I added the tops of two of the Graphic 45 regular black tags. These have been trimmed down and folded so they meet closely enough in the middle to allow for a binder ring to be insert to keep the box closed.

I created a concertina mini album and this has been attached to the inside front cover. When the album is folded it closes into the inside box. For the inside of the box I created like a false bottom that can be pulled out and allows for additional photos or keepsakes to be added.

For additional embellishing I added a couple of the gorgeous Graphic 45 Antique Metal Door Pulls and also added a chain and tags to the binder ring.

Inside the album there is space for lager photos as well as smaller photos that can be added to the smaller ATC tag inserts.

There is lots of space for photos and more in this little keepsake box.

I have created a tutorial to show how I altered the box and also how to create the concertina mini album to fit inside.

Now some close ups of all the fussy cut details and dimension of the cover.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Love Notes Collection
4501825 8x8 Paper Pad
4501827 12x12 Patterns & Solids
4501164 ATC Book Box - Black
4500981 Regular Tag Album - Black
4500548 Antique Metal Door Pull

Well that's it for my post today.
Best of luck to all that apply. 
Thank you once again Graphic 45 for this opportunity.


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Graphic 45 - By The Sea Sailboat

Happy Saturday!!

Today I have dropped by to share a sweet little sailboat I created using Graphic 45 By The Sea collection. This collection has just been released again by Graphic 45 as a Deluxe Collectors Edition, so if you love a beachy themed collection this one is a must.

'By The Sea Sailboat'

This little sailboat was created using my own pattern which I think has now been perfected.

I have used coordinating cotton thread and paper rope to dress my little sailboat. I have added some Shabby Chic G45 Brad Staples for added interest.

The sails have bee adorned with lots of fussy cut images from the papers which has been layered to create dimension.

Graphic 45
Materials List
4501832 By The Sea Deluxe Collectors Edition
4500841 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Brad Staples


Graphic 45 - Ever Mine Mini Album

Dropping on to share a super sweet mini album created with the gorgeous Love Notes collection. This collection is simply beautiful, I especially love the black and cream colour mix with the pops of red.

So everywhere now we are hearing of these little pocket photo printers like the HP Sprocket that print out little photos, so with that in mind, I created this sweet mini album to showcase them.

This little mini album has space for at least 10 photos, plus extra if you want to just slip them in behind the pockets and it also has pages for journaling. I think it packs a punch for a little mini album.

'Ever Mine Mini Album'

This album was created using the small G45 ATC policy envelopes. Once the album base was all together I then cut open the bottoms of the envelopes to then allow for the G45 ATC Black Tags to slide inside.

To create the cover I fussy cut a few images from the Love Notes papers and then went about layering. The images are just so beautiful they called to be fussy cut.

To keep the album closed I used the ring clip that comes with the tag set. I then added some coordinating chain and some smaller tags from the Love Notes Sticker sheet.

I have created a simple Snapguide tutorial to show you how to create the album base ready for you to add your own paper choice and details.

The inside pages were created using the smaller Love Notes Journaling & Ephemera Cards.
These make the perfect page base to add extra little details too.

I have created paper bands to allow for extra journaling or photos to be slipped in behind.

Graphic 45
Materials List
Love Notes Collection
4501825 8x8 Paper Pad
4501829 Sticker Sheet
4501830 Journaling & Ephemera Cards
4501827 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad
4500980 Artist Trading Tags - Black
4501297 ATC Black Policy Envelopes