Saturday, April 7, 2018

Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by to check out my Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador Audition.  It's no secret that I have loved Graphic 45 products for years....they are amazing to work with and easily transform any project into a unique work of art.  With that being said I would like to share two projects that I created for this audition.  

My first project is a little step by step.  I wanted to try something different so I combined my love of Graphic 45 with my love of airplants!!  I altered a idea-ology Tim Holtz assemblage clock.  The Nature Sketchbook was a perfect collection for this project.

First I gathered my creative goodies.

I painted the clock using Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso and let dry over night.  After that was dry I added a little Ranger Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and let dry.

I didn't want to leave it plain white so I used Ranger Perfect Pearls (Cappuccino) spray and heat set it.  I started out light because you can always add more until it is just the way you want!

It wouldn't be a true Graphic 45 project without a little fussy cutting right?!?

I cut out a circle piece of the collection and placed it inside of the clock at the back, then it was time to start embellishing.  I tied some ribbon and burlap around the top handle, glued a die cut clock I had in my stash off to the side and the hands of the clock are held together using a Graphic 45 Staples brad.  I also cut part of our tree outside that is just starting to bloom to add to the project.

In the photo below you can see I added a Graphic 45 metal butterfly mixed in with all of the butterflies that I cut out from the collection.  The blue flower to the right is actually flower die cuts from the Couture Collection held together with another funky vintage Graphic 45 Staples brad.

 I placed a couple of rocks inside of the clock, along with some flowers I made with a Sizzix die out of the paper collection.

I then added my airplants and now I have a really cool and unique way to display my airplants.

Up next....I LOVE to create mini albums!!  These are truly probably my favorite projects to create.  For this mini album I used Steampunk Spells.  You can't go wrong with this collection!!  I created this using the hidden hinge binding system.  There are tons of flips, belly bands, and fun pockets to stash photos, potions or whatever you want in.

The cover has so many fun things on it.  Chipboard pieces and banner pieces from the collection, along with some Petaloo flowers, metal key lock, and the side of it I added some washi tape.

It stays closed using May Arts ribbon that I adhered to the inside covers.

 Now for the fun pages inside!!

There is a flip page on the left side and on the right the tags & pockets piece flips down allowing you to pull out a trifold page completely decorated on the front and back.  You can see in the pockets, belly bands, tags and all the goodies you can fit into this one! 

Decorating this mini was easy with all of the banner and stickers pieces.  On the page below that flip up page has a band added to the front with a sticker tag tied around it and just under it I placed one of the tags & pockets pieces.

 I love layering embellishments and popping them up at different levels. 

 I hope you have enjoyed my creations using the amazing Graphic45 collections.  Below is a list of supplies used on these projects in case you want to give them a shot.  If you have any questions on how I created something feel free to reach out and send me an email to

Supplies Used:

Mini Album
~ Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells Collections (paper both 8x8 and 6x6 paper pads) , sticker sheet, banners, tags & pockets
~ Graphic 45 Staples - Washi tape, Ornate Metal Key Hole
~ Petaloo burlap poinsettias (teal), sugared berrys (teal) mini pearl dasies
~ Ranger Ink - tags, distress ink (walnut stain)
Xyron - Adhesive
~ Twine

Altered Clock
~ Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook
~ Graphic 45 Couture flower pieces
~ Graphic 45 Staples - stamped metal brads
~ Ranger Ink -  gesso, embossing paste, perfect pearls (cappuccino), distress ink (walnut stain)
~ Sizzix tattered pinecone die

Thanks again for stopping by, you check out all of the amazing Graphic 45 products/and the amazing creations from the design team on the Graphic 45 blog HERE.

Have a creative day!!