Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2013

Here we go! So you may think since I am currently on the design team, I am a "shoe in" for 2013. But not so! I know that the team at Graphic 45 always wants to keep everything fresh and exciting for their followers, so there are no guarantees here! I even almost didn't try again, because let's face it, there is a fear of rejection. All of us who put ourselves out there for those few coveted spots are taking a risk, but not guts no glory! So I created 6 brand new projects to present... and here they are!
Altered Mirror:
 {I  created this project for the Petaloo Guest designer feature. Thanks to Petaloo for giving me the okay to post for my audition!}

{I used the Place in Time stickers directly on the IKEA 4.99 mirror}
 {here I used a gently glittered Place in Time chipboard piece}
 {I love the chipboard flowers which I embellished with some Petaloo accessories}

Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers and Chipboard
Petaloo Dejarleeng Testained Flowers
Petaloo Metal Accents
Petaloo Headpins
Craft Attitude Transfer Film
Xyron 5in Creative Station
vintage trim
Glitter Clearsnap
hot glue
Mirror: IKEA

 Place in Time Birthday Crown:
 {This crown is made with all Graphic 45 paper!}
 {I used Place in Time stickers on the side and added some flowers}
 {hmmmmm who's birthday could be June 21st? okay it's ME!}

 {used a Metal Staple brad here}
Graphic 45 Place In Time June 8x8
Graphic 45 Place in Time June12x12 Cut Apart
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Brads
 Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers
Flowers: Petaloo
Bling: Want2Scrap
Inks and Glitter Clearsnap
Ribbon: Michael's
Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Fiskars Punch
French Country Altered Mailbox:

{I adore this mailbox! I am going to use it to keep my collection of vintage letters in}

 { I kept it simple, just painted the mailbox and coated it in French Country goodness!}

{ Did I mention how amazing Petaloo Flowers go with Graphic 45?}

Graphic 45 French Country 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 French Country Chipboard Tags
Graphic 45 French Country Stickers
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Large Brad
Graphic 45 French Country Die Cuts
Graphic 45 French Country Chipboard
Xyron Mega Tape Runner
Xyron 5 inch Creative Station
Vintage lace
Trim May Arts
Paper Mache Mailbox- Hobby Lobby
 Altered Soldered Glass House:
 {This is the project I loved the most...but seriously? The pictures do NOT do it justice! I think it's the glare and shine from the glass. But however keep an open mind. This thing is EYE CANDY! Its different from every angle...}

 {I used Clearsnap gold embossing powder and Hampton Arts Graphic 45 French Country Stamps}
{I used some Jolees French General embellishments that went great with this G45 Collection}

{On this side, I used a Graphic 45 Metal Staples Door Pull as a "vase"}

{In love with these little banner pieces!}

{This lovely vintage lady is from The Graphics Fairy and is put on using Craft Attitude transfer film- my new fav!}

{a peek inside}

{the other inside}

{I used a gorgeous vintage brooch, slightly inked yellow in the very back}

 {here are all the angles.... I wish you could see it in person!}

Graphic 45 French Country 12x12 Papers
Graphic 45 French Country Chipboard
Graphic 45 French Country Stickers
Graphic 45 French Country Die Cut tags and envelopes
Graphic 45 Metal Staples Keyholes and Keys
Jolees French General Embellishments
Prima Resin Frame
Petaloo headpins
Graphic 45 French Country Hamptom Art Stamps
Clearsnap Top Boss glue and Embossing powder
Vintage Brooch
Ink Clearsnap Pigment Queue Luxe Metallics
Craft Attitude Image transfer paper
Image courtesy of: The Graphics Fairy
2-4x4 beveled glass
2-4x6 beveled glass
2-2x3 beveled glass
Solder, tape, flux, patina
Patinae Rhinestones 

 Secret Garden Easter Basket:
 {I took just a basic metal pail from the craft store and transformed it into this gorgeous basket}
{Have you seen the new die cut flowers? if I make it to the next round perhaps you will see a little tutorial from me on how I transform these from flat into dimensional flowers}

{Of course my little birdie has a chipboard and sticker crown!}

{again, i LOVE these little banners!}

{How cute is my nephew Austin? It's a great idea to add a picture frame to an adult Easter basket. I made this one from Graphic 45 Secret Garden Chipboard and a doily}

Graphic 45 Secret Garden 12x12
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Chipboard
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Stickers
Graphic 45 Secret Garden Die Cuts
Xyron 5inch Creative Station
Ink Colorbox chalk: Chestnut Roan and Prussian Blue
Twine May Arts
Ribbon Michael's
Tin Pain- Michael's

{This next one is for my Mom- hopefully she wont see this!}

{this little dress from was made with a paper mache form and a thrift store candlestick}

{the body is fully decoupaged with the reverse side of Place in Time May}

{I made her a little sash from Place in Time paper and accented it with chipboard and cut aparts}

{I sewed this little crinoline with one layer of vintage lace and three layers of Tulle. Then glued within the layers,  little Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained flowers 

{Well there they are. hope you enjoyed and please wish me luck!}
Graphic 45 Place in Time May Cut Aparts (two sheets one for decoupage and one for embellishments)
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Chipboard tag
Graphic 45 Place in Time Stickers
Petaloo Darjeeleing Teastained Flowers
Martha Stewart Arcylic Paint Summer linen
Seam Binding trim
Modge Podge Matte
Hot Glue
Paper Mache dress form-Michales
Candlestick-thrift store
Pearl Necklace- thrift store

Graphic 45 Team, It's been an amazing year with you, and I hope I can join you for another year of fun and creativity. 


  1. holy woman! you rocked them all!! good luck D! I'm rooting for ya!

  2. i am blown away way your amazing creations. i have no doubt you will be selected. love how your blog pages unfold and how you designed the banner.

    your work so inspires me. merci!

    lana cano kloch

  3. If I had to pick one of the current team to make it through, I would pick you! I love your style, and the fact that you made yourself a crown says it all. Best wishes for year 2!!!!!

  4. OMG... "GURLFRIEND" ( yes it's spelled like that purposely) !! Denise your work gives me goose bumps... every piece is so amazing, I love every detail... I look at everything; the variety of projects, the use of product, the creativity, soooooooooo much inspiration ... would I vote you in??? YEAH !!! Good Luck :)

  5. Hallo Denise,
    ich muß dir in Deutsch schreiben, weil ich im englischen die Worte fehlen. Das was du herstellst, ist so wunderschön und ich werde versuchen es nachzubasteln.
    liebe Grüße Marion Kröller

  6. WOW!!! Umm can I just say AMAZING creations girlie!! I don't know which is my fav. The details on every projects are stunning. Good luck on year two!

  7. AMAZING as always Denise! You blow me away girl! :-) No luck needed, you are a shoe-in for sure! xoxo, Arlene

  8. Wow - you are incredibly talented Denise - your projects are flabbergastingly FABULOUS! Nicola x

  9. Truly Stunning pieces of art Denise!! The variety of pieces and all those gorgeous details...all I can say is WOW!!! I love it when I get so excited and inspired by seeing such incredibly beautiful work. You Definitely deserve to be on the team and am sure you'll be chosen!!

  10. I ADORE your soldered glass house! Your projects are amazing and I have every confidence that you'll be on the team once again!

    -Christine Barker

  11. Those were all gorgeous creations and I loved them all. Best of luck to you!

  12. Denise - you continually amaze me with your creativity! I agree with you. My favorite piece is the altered soldered glass house. I love how you mixed the Graphic 45 products with soldering. It has a bit of everything in it. Of course, my favorite part is the rhinestone trim. Gotta love the bling.

    And you did a few things that I never thought of before - the rubber stamping on the glass with embossing powder and attaching the file drawer pull to the glass to hold the flower.... genius!

    Good luck to you!

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous projects! I adore your work!

  14. Beautiful, beautiful creations!
    Good luck with the audition.

  15. I am new to your blog, just a few months... YOUR creativity is amazing! I am so grateful to see your beautiful work and be inspired to keep paper crafting. I love making others smile with my small creations, and i am sure you love making us smile with your FANTASTICAL creations. thanks, Teresa S, Chandler, AZ

  16. WOW!!! All of your projects are so creative and just stunning!!!! I'm sure we'll be seeing you again on G45 DT. Good Luck!

  17. For what it's worth, if you don't get in nobody will! Such gorgeous projects....I think I like the dressform and the mailbox the best. Good luck!


  18. ok, i totally landed here by accident (improperly linked Pin) but your beautiful creations demanded to be looked at and admired! then as i was scrolling through (and i admit, only skimming the text) your birthday caught my attention because it's my birthday, too - so although this is my first visit, it probably won't be my last, and you have all my best wishes for you to be selected again1

  19. These are so totally original and intricate, and I would want to try to do each and every one! I can't imagine how you could not be included "Graphic 45 Design Team", and if you are, that would be THE draw for me to look at all these materials' links. A friend sent this to me, and it's not the first design by Denise that I was sent, and the other one was out of this world as well. I HOPE very much you are included!

  20. Amazing work! No surprise here. Congrats on making the first 30!

  21. Each of your pieces is an absolute delight. P.S. Austin is a cutie pie!

  22. Congratulations Denise on making it to the final 30 for 2013. I'm sure we'll see you back again for the coming Design team. Your projects are just gorgeous.

  23. On your designs Denise, delicate and inspiring. On your making the top 30 for G45 2013,Congratulations, Well done!

  24. Excellent designs and I love that you include a list of all the "ingredients"! Good luck, you are awesome! Eileen

  25. Congratulations on making the DT! I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!


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