Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Hi everyone.  Today is a banner day here!  I am auditioning for the G45 design team.  Woohoo!  This blog post will serve as my audition so it will have loads of pictures as I have numerous projects to share.  So let's get started!

First up is a greeting card using the G45 Magic of Oz paper.  I love the layered look and the multi dimensional effect of the ribbons.

The tin man on the paper is just so darling.  I instantly thought of this card when I saw him.

Two summers ago my family went to Hawaii for vacation.  Thank you frequent flyer miles!  We had loads of fun but I think I took the best pictures while I was there (think I can talk hubby into that again?).  One of my favorites is of my youngest coming out of the water.  I think the colors and the fact that he is so carefree make it a favorite of mine.
 I purchased the wooden "frame" last year for 25 cents!  I have no idea what is was originally meant to be but liked the feel of it.  It is carved on the edges and a picture hangar was added on the back.   It has been waiting patiently to be transformed and  G45's Tropical Travelogue was just the ticket.  I covered the center of the board with the beautiful tropical paper, added my fav pic matted out for extra pop, added some rolled flowers made from the paper collection, shells, and tags.
This is a close up of my rolled flowers.  (The shells were not collected from Hawaii but from the shores of Texas.)

Have you seen the G45 Botanicabella collection?  Early summer found me surfing the web.  I stumbled across this beautiful collection and just had to add it to my stash!  This is one of the mini's I made with it. I just love the colors and the stunning pictures.  It has a great vintage feel and adding the distress inks really wowed it up!

 This little mini measures in at 6 x 6.  The cover is embellished with Prima flowers and is held closed with a ribbon belt that I made.

 Each page has a flap that opens and a large mat in a "pocket" at the end of the page.

This is very indicative of my style.  I like my minis to have lots of interaction.  There is also room for quite a few pictures but I haven't put any pics in it because I just love the paper!

The next project is one that I featured a couple of weeks ago on the Scrapp n' Savvy blog hop.  It is my hot air balloon mini.

There was just something about the paper and the cardstock embellies that made me think of a hot air balloon.  The whole thing stands about 13" tall.  It has 6 pages (see the previous blog dated Feb. 3 for all the page pictures).

Blissful.  That's what the next project is.  As with the hot air balloon, this project was also previously on the blog ( November 21 - Getting Ready for the New Year).

This was made with the Authentique Blissful collection.  It was a very popular class.  The "pages" were constructed with catalog envelopes.  I have since made several different ones including one with the G45     Primer paper that turned out very cute.

My sis in law is interested in scrapbooking.  I spent some time with her at Thanksgiving working on mini albums and teaching her some new techniques.  What she did not know is that I had purchased the Printery collection by Prima with her in mind.  She is the epitomy of old world.  She adores the old movies and I thought this was just right for her.

The album is not small by any means.  It measures 9 x 9 and is loaded with places for pictures.  It has an old world, vintage feel due to the paper and the distress inks I applied.  There are quite a few Tim Holtz  pieces throughout the book.

I hope you have enjoyed these projects.  There are so many more on the blog itself.  Check out January 10 - Romantic Love Notes or December 30 - Snowfall.  Grab a cup of coffee.  Sit back.  Enjoy the posts.  Be inspired.

1 comment:

  1. These are all BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeee the rolled flowers!! Good luck with the call!