Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015
These projects are just some that I am really proud of and want to showcase for my audition to become a member of the Graphic 45 Design Team.
This first project is the first big project/altered item project that I created. I had only been crafting for about three months and I wanted to make something for my friend who had just had a baby. This was also the first project that I had published - it was in the Canadian Scrapbooker Spring 2013 issue. (As I don't have the project anymore, the photo below is the one that was in the magazine)
The next project that I wanted to show you is also the next project that I had published - it was in both the Canadian Scrapbooker Fall 2014 issue as well as the Just Steampunk Volume 5 issue. I had a friend take professional photos (photo is courtesy of Melanie Lapp Photography) because I knew I would not be able to send the project to the magazine to be photographed - it is 2 feet tall! I used the Steampunk Spells paper and embellishments for the project. I also made many of the flowers and embellishments out of the paper. I even have a Book of Spells on the well that is all made from the paper in the line. I made the project as a Halloween decoration for my store.
The next project I want to showcase is a gift I made for an employee. It is a tea box I altered for an online contest with the theme of doing something with coffee or tea. So I altered a tea box and used the Botanical Tea paper line.
Another project I am really proud of is this Shadow Box I made in memory of my son who passed away in September of 2008. He had spent a lot of time in China the year before he died and I wanted to honor his accomplishments while he was there. I used the Bird Song paper for parts of the project - though there is stuff you cannot see as it is inside the box and I have it so that it does not open as there are personal belongings from my son in the box. I wasn't able to work on the box for many years after the accident, but now it is a great way to remember him.
Another project I made with one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 paper lines is what I call my Magical Box of Oddities! I used the Old Curiosity Shoppe paper and embellishments to make this cute little box with shelves and books. It is just a fun project that I have on my shelf at home - though I have been asked dozens of times if I will sell it. I have also been asked if it was a kit someone could purchase!
One thing I love the most about Graphic 45 is that they inspire me to do a lot of Steampunk themed projects. Even though I didn't use Graphic 45 paper on this project, I did use a Graphic 45 shadow box and a technique I saw on the blog to create this Steampunk/Dress Form Shadow Box with a cover. I loved how it turned out and everything about Graphic 45 was really my inspiration for this project!!
And the final project I want to showcase is a project I did to for one of my vacations. Instead of doing a traditional scrapbook, I wanted to do something more unique. I altered a writing desk/box and made a companion mini album to go with it. The box is to hold all the keepsakes from the vacation and the album is for the pictures.
I appreciate the time you take to consider my application and please keep making all your great paper lines as I love them to death!!