Sunday, 22 March 2015

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!!

Monica Longard
MonDo Creations


  1. sooooooooooooooooooo much talent

  2. Nice work done... And best of luck for the audition... Cheers!!!

  3. Monica, I love all these projects you made for the G45 DT call. I think you'd be a huge asset for them. Their papers are the BEST and you can do lots of fussy cutting and mixing the different paper lines together. You were made for this team. Best of luck, Graphic 45 would be very pleased and lucky to have you on their team..:)

  4. Hello Monica. Thank you for sharing your incredible inky techniques and home decor projects for our G45 dt call. Much love and happy papercrafting! -Charee & Joanna

    1. Thank you so much! It is an honor to work with your products and to have you comment on my blog.