Monday, February 20, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Okay friends, here it goes! Inspired by my friend Andrea Villareal, I am auditioning for my first ever design team. I have never thought of doing this before and I don't know why! For those of you who take my classes, you know I am always mixing it up. One thing does stay forever constant in my designs though is the love of Vintage. And no other product line exemplifies Vintage like Graphic 45. I remember when I first saw G45 papers. I was at a scrapbook convention and the company was actually selling a paper holder clip type product, but they were displaying Graphic 45 on it. I was smitten. There was no other paper product like it, and even though Vintage style paper is becoming more popular, Graphic 45 did it first, and still does it better than anyone else. I truly love this product and it always finds it's way into my designs whether I am paper crafting, making jewelry, or altered art. My hope in becoming a design team member is that I can incorporate more of their line into my classes and to share my designs and techniques with others. So here are my designs, I hope they will find them to be eclectic, practical and unique uses of their products. I would love it if you left your comments! Wish me luck!-Denise

                                                                     {Le Cirque Crown}
{a vintage ballerina makes for a cute trapeze artist!}

{this piece was constructed from foam core and decoupage}

{Female Ingenuity- assemblage piece}

{interior detail- foam core base allowed me to stick wire into base}

{found objects}

{This piece was made from a plastic display that was painted with stone texture paint}
{Graphic 45 is not just for paper crafting- here is a jewelry piece made with Graphic 45 Staples Metal Flowers}
{Just popped some vintage buttons that had metal backs through and attached with jump rings to a old vintage chain}

{This tiny little book chain was made with Graphic 45 Staples Hinges, it's only about an inch!}

{Adorable and hangs so cure on the dainty chain. I used Ultra Thick Clear Embossing powder to give the cover the thick shiny look}
{What are these? Awesome little accessories made with Graphic 45 paper, contact paper and a sewing machine!}

{Don't cha' love my Le Cirque Checkbook cover?}

{Embellished the interior pocket with a little red lace}

{So cute, and a tip-use the bigger stitch to sew through the contact paper, smaller stitches perforate through}

{seriously, I have this in my pocket daily! Just my credit card and ID- I'm wearing this thing out!! I get so many compliments on it too!}



{i used a magnetic closure for the larger piece}

{it keeps my coupons, and design swatches}

{Another practical idea, vintage tins made into little mirror compacts}
{Love love these! Made with Curtain Call}

{Love this one for my bigger items}

{and this one....}

{peek inside!......}
{my reflection, and IT girl Clara Bow!

Okay I know I am over doing it, but I just already had so many great pieces I have made using Graphic 45 I couldn't decide which to use!
{I bought a collection of tiny watch parts and couldn't part with these sweet tiny boxes they came in, so.....}

{Using On the Boardwalk}

Okay and just so they don't think I don't do any scrapbooking I have included a Moulin Rouge inspired mini book that was made using a huge piece of satin ribbon and machine bound stitching. 
{These are photos from Kim Caldwells Moulin Rouge Event}

{the mini album is bound with red satin ribbin and machine stitched}

{I love how this one lace page peeks through all the other pages}

This will end my audition...wish me luck friends as I know you will ALL look forward to taking classes using G45 products. In addition I can't wait to design more projects to share regardless of the outcome!