When the Graphic 45 Design Team call for 2015 opened up, I found myself reminiscing on the days not so long ago when my dream came true and I was selected to be a designer for my all-time favorite paper company - Graphic 45! I completed 2 terms (2012-2014) and hope (fingers crossed!) that I would be considered for another term with the 2015 design team. ♥
Here is my First Round submission of projects that define my strengths as a designer.
Mixed Media Altered Canvas
There is something "freeing" about mixed media art and it's one of my passions. Here is a mixed media canvas I created with inspiration from the Secret Garden paper collection.
Steampunk Spells - Easel Card Box
I created this box by hand using heavy weight chipboard, lots of Scor Tape and the gorgeous Steampunk Spells paper collection. I had a ton of fun with this one and also created a video tutorial to help others make one for themselves! ♥
Bohemian Bazaar: Card
I created this card for Summer CHA 2013. I love the bold colors of the Bohemian Bazaar collection!
Bohemian Bazaar - Upside Down Tag
I created this tag for Summer CHA 2013 as well. The Bohemian Bazaar collection screams to be fussy cut with all the amazing images! ♥
12 Days of Christmas - Door Album
I had a fun and festive time creating this door album which features the 12 Days of Christmas paper collection. I share a few pictures of the inside of the album as well below...
Steampunk Spells - Altered Printers Tray
If there is one thing I enjoy, it's to get down and dirty and alter something! :-)
I did just that with this printers tray and Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells paper collection. Fun times! ♥
Secret Garden - Mixed Media Altered Wooden Spatula
I'm always looking for new things to alter. I found a set of wooden cooking utensils in my kitchen drawer that have never been used... so I decided to alter the wooden spatula! ♥
French Country - Altered Mason Jar Tabletop Candles
The perfect decor to warm-up your Thanksgiving Table!
Couture - Wedding Layout
I enjoy creating scrapbook pages with TONS of layers! And all the wonderful images included in Graphic 45's papers allow for tons of layering fun! ♥
Botanical Tea - My Friend Layout
Sweet, sweet Nala commemorated on a layout with sweet, sweet Botanical Tea by Graphic 45! ♥
Sweet Sentiments - Artist Trading Card
The Staples tags are so versatile! I enjoyed making this upside down tag for Winter CHA 2014.
Sweet Sentiments - Altered Wooden Heart Box
This is the perfect keepsake or gift for Valentine's day! A lot of "heart" and love goes into making one. I also shared a tutorial on my YouTube channel to show step by step on how to alter this box. ♥
Botanical Tea - "Just Because" card
The perfect way to let that special someone know how much you mean to them! ♥
Sweet Sentiments - "LOVE" Banner
A sweet way to let that special someone know how much you love them! Put your LOVE on display with a banner! ♥
Good Ol Sport - 49er Layout
A great way to keepsake a special moment. This was definitely one of my favorites! It includes one of the pockets from the Tags and Pockets collection to store our ticket stubs from the 49er game! ♥
Botanical Tea - Treat Bags
These are the perfect compliment to your party table! ♥
Sweet Sentiments - Altered Printers Tray
Another fun project getting down and dirty and Shabby Chic with Sweet Sentiments! ♥
Time to Flourish - Step Card
The purples of this collection are gorgeous!
An Eerie Tale - Halloween Card
Layer after layer, this was fun to create! ♥
Last but not least, here are a few projects not made with Graphic 45, but reflect my style and strength as a designer...
"Ride the Tide" Layout
Mixed Media Altered Pumpkin
Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my work.
There are many talented artists out there and I wish everyone who is applying for a spot on the Graphic 45 design team the best of luck! It truly is an honor sitting on the Graphic 45 design team.... a crafter's dream come true. ♥