Thursday, March 21, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

It is that time of the year again, Graphic 45 is looking for their new design team and I couldn't be more excited to give it a go!  For the last three weeks I have been working my tail feathers off creating all new projects to share for my audition; I am extremely pleased with the results and cannot wait to share them with you!

First up is an altered dress form, decorated using the new Secret Garden papers and a few of my leftovers from Once Upon a Springtime.  I wanted to bring in a bit of vintage so I added the bustle and a slight twist to the 18th Century chatelaine belt.  The mini book hanging from the belt reads 'Smile and you will always be in fashion'.

This is an altered cigar box purchased for a dollar at a local cigar shop, painted and decorated with Hallowe'en in Wonderland.  This line was my first introduction to Graphic 45 so I thought it would be a great line to use on a project for the audition.


I wanted to use some of the other products besides just the paper so I pulled out one of the Staples Kraftboard boxes and the new French Countryside to work on a mini album for some of my favorite architectural photos from Paris.

A masquerade mask using A Ladie's Diary and a few bits of Secret Garden leftover from the dress form.  I also used one of the metal butterflies which are so much fun to alter, this one I ran through my Vegabond using an embossing folder before coloring with Lettuce, Bottle, Stream and Meadow alcohol inks and Tattered Angels glimmer glaze in Chandelier.

I love creating mini albums and experimenting with different bases, this first album was made using the Tim Holtz glassine pockets folded in various directions and adhered together.  It gave me a lot of pockets for tags and several pages to work with.

This second mini uses two of my all time favorite lines, Steampunk Debutante and Olde Curiosity Shoppe, these two lines worked so well together it was very fun to incorporate elements from both into every page.  This particular album was done using mailing envelopes in two different sizes.  This was another great album for tags and photos.

 Thank you so much for stopping by and having a look!


  1. Beautiful projects! You would make a great asset to their DT! I also applied :)