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July 30, 2012

Boundless Imagination: The Graphic 45 Art of Anne Rostad

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Hello G45ers, 

Happy Monday and welcome to another amazing week here at the Graphic 45 blog! We've got so much great stuff to share with you all week long! Today we are announcing the winners of last week's Graphic 45, Want2Scrap and Art Glitter blog contest! Plus we have a very special featured artist today! Many of you may already know this incredibly talented crafter, Anne Rostad. Well we're going to be having a two-part blog feature on Anne today and Wednesday. Her work is completely brilliant and we think you'll agree! Today you'll see some of Anne's amazing crafts, videos and tutorials that are sure to fill your Monday with joy! So lets get started! First we'd like to announce the winners for last week's blog contest! Chosen at random from our design team member's blog comments, the winners are...

From Laura Denison's blog:

-Kelly Sas: "This is my first visit to your blog and I am speechless............. Mouth hanging wide open!"

From Betto Cesare's blog:

-Kristianne Swanson: "WOW! I love this line that you've used and this piece is just incredible! Thank you for showing us in detail, how you used the inks and glitter to customize the pearls and paper."

Congratulations! Will our winners please email us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! Hooray! Many thanks to everyone who participated in last week's blog hop. We hope you all had a wonderful time!

You've all got another chance to win a fabulous prize this week, G45ers! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week for your chance to win this fun Olde Curiosity Shoppe prize pack! It includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe 12x12 paper pad, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob Staples, Flower Staples and a Metal Film Canister with Kraftboard Mini Album! What fun! We will choose one random winner from this week's comments. The winner will be announced on this Friday's blog so stay tuned!

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And now it's time for a very special treat. For quite a long time we've been receiving lots of emails about this very talented artist. People would send us links to her blog and YouTube page, telling us how unique and magnificent her creations are. Even at CHA we were approached by wonderful people who were asking us if we were aware of her incredible work. Who is this popular papercrafter who has got everybody talking? It's Anne Rostad from Norway! Anne's creations are beautiful beyond words. Each piece has an almost theatrical quality, with lavish details and flowing form. Each of her creations is a world unto itself. Anne brings Graphic 45 collections to life with incredible precision and delicate care. She can create crafts that are overflowing with lots of gorgeous embellishments. She also knows when to keep things simple and let the beautiful elegance of the papers to take center stage. It is this amazing combination grand imagination and exquisite technique that make Anne's work so captivating. If you are a fan of her blog or YouTube page you know that there's never a shortage of gorgeous ideas! Anne's devoted fans can always rely on her creations to be breathtaking and full of inspiration. One look at today's crafts and you'll understand why she's the buzz of the papercrafting world! We are delighted to introduce you to the brilliant Anne Rostad!

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About Anne Rostad:

"I have two wonderful grow up boys that live near by me and they bring so much joy and happiness into my life. Crafting has always been a big part of my life. In child school I asked to be with the boys in handywork class because they could make all sorts of things out of wood, clay and other existing materials. I think it was then that I got inspired to try different crafting methods and experiment with different materials.  I started with paper crafting for about 3-4 years ago and I am totally engrossed and dependent on this hobby. It all started when i saw some cards made of papers on YouTube. I fell in love with this new (for me) hobby. About 2 yeas ago I saw some mini albums and tutorials on how to make them on YouTube. It was so inspiring and since then I have lived in my craft room most of the time, lol! The first time I saw the papers from Graphic 45 I fell completely in love. There are so many possibilities with these gorgeous and versatile papers and ideas came running. I am like a child in a candy store when I get new G45 collections. I love to fussy cut the images and that is the first thing I do when I get some new papers.Then the ideas follow on how to use them when i look at the images. I totally forget time and place and living in a bobble creating :-) It is great to make home made gifts for family and friends and the know that there is thought behind every thing :-) I have MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity). That means that i am allergic to good scents and can't be with other people so much, so I am am so happy to have this great hobby and it fills my life with so much joy and happiness. I am happy to share some ideas I hope that others can be inspired like I am when I see other peoples creations." -Anne Rostad

This first incredible project by Anne is a Happy Haunting spooky house and mini album. This project is out of this world! There is even a wonderful video that Anne created that corresponds to this magnificent creation! Here is what Anne had to say about it!

"Hello everyone :-) Want to share my latest project with you. It is a spooky Halloween house with a mini album inside. I made it so it would be inspiring and fun for children to put in pictures. I used the Happy Haunting Collection 12x12 and 8x8, stickers, chipboard die cuts and metal hinges, all from Graphic 45. I also used sizzix, Tim Holtz and quick cuts dies, Martha Stewart punches and multi matte form Claudine Helmuth. I did a lot of mixed media and used glossy accent, crackle assent and embossing powder on most of the images." -Anne

 
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Happy Haunting Altered Art Mini Album

Happy Haunting Altered Art Mini Album

Happy Haunting Altered Art Mini Album

Next up is a glorious creation made with A Ladies' Diary. This is Anne's A Ladies' Diary antique shop calendar tray Configurations Box. This is a great example of Anne's unique artistic vision. This creation looks like a piece of modern sculpture mixed with a little bit of Steampunk aesthetic. When you take a closer look you can see all of the amazing details. There is also a beautiful femininity to this piece with such a elegant use of A Ladies' Diary! Here is a wonderful video that Anne created where she takes us on a tour of this gorgeous work of art!

 
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Next up is this beautiful 5x5 Kraftboard Altered Art Box and Mini Album made with Kraft Reflections. This is a great example of Anne's more simple approach to crafting. While there isn't as much overflowing detail to this piece it is still incredibly gorgeous and elegant. It is wonderful how Anne maintained the lovely color scheme of Kraft Reflections in this lovely creation. It definitely highlights the classic beauty of Kraft Reflections. Here is a great video that Anne made for this piece. It contains a fun bookmark tutorial in the end of the video!

 
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Next up is another fantastic project! It's an series of organizational projects featuring A Ladies' Diary. It includes a purse organizer, glasses box, container, altered mirror, and journal! Anne thought of a wide variety of ways to use A Ladies' Diary in these amazing creations! Here is her wonderful video tour of these creations in which you'll find a tutorial on how to make the accordion-fold purse organizer with the expandable pockets. Amazing! 

 
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Here is the link to Anne's blog where she posted measurements for the organizer and glasses box.

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Next is another series of delightful projects by Anne. This is a Little Darlings cradle with mini album, music box, tri shutter card, clock and baby powder box. Each one of these crafts is so adorable! Anne absolutely captured the essence of Little Darlings with these stunning crafts. Just imagine what wonderful gifts these would make for a baby shower! Take a tour of these remarkable creations in this great video! Get inspired with these precious works of art!

 
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Here is the link to Anne's blog where you can see the measurements for this amazing tri-fold card. There you will also find a video tutorial how to make it! There are also measurements and pictures of how to make the cradle and picture music box!

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Next we have another incredible series of creations by Anne. This is a fabulous Curtain Call piano music box and photo album. The charm of vintage Hollywood springs to life in these incredible pieces. You can really see how well Anne understands the inspiration behind each collection. The upright piano is absolutely astonishing! She event went so far as to decorate the top of the piano with little trinkets to give it a genuine look of home! Here are two fabulous videos that take you on a tour of these amazing projects. This first video features the gorgeous Curtain Call piano.

 
Here is a video of the Curtain Call photo album. Inspiration beams from every beautiful page!

 
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Want to know how to make the amazing Curtain Call photo album? Anne even created a fantastic  tutorial on her blog that shows you how to make pages, inserts, thread page binding and binding cover for the photo mini album! Here is the link to her blog where you can find measurements, pictures and the video tutorial.

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Well that's all for today, G45ers. We will have part two of Anne's Graphic 45 blog feature on Wednesday. That's right, there's even more to see! We couldn't possibly fit it all into one blog post! Tomorrow we'll be bringing you an amazing tutorial by Jane Tregenza of our design team. It's going to be another terrific day here at Graphic 45! Huge thanks to Anne Rostad for her brilliant work. We are so thrilled to finally be featuring her crafts on our blog. We hope you all have a wonderful day out there in craft land!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45

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Comments

Words cannot express the awe I feel right now. Gorgeous, intricate, creative. These projects are amazing. Thank you for introducing me to this talented artist. Absolutely blown away today.

Oh wow, how have I never seen Anne's work before? Its amazing!!

Incredibly fabulous, amazing the woman is awesome... I'll be back to look at it all again later ( I've been up all night...I gotta go get some sleep :0 !

Your DT never ceases to blow my mind! Wow!!! These are amazing!

Anns Work is amazing, I love all of her work It's great to see her creations on your blog

Her work is absolutely amazing! I went over immediately and subscribed to her blog. Just blows me away.

OMG! Anne's projects are so beautiful! What a talented lady.

The detail in Anne's work is incredible! I have been watching her on the Ning site for awhile now. Will have to check out her blog. Thank You for featuring her!

Wow wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Anne's work is ABSOLUTELY mind blowing!!!! Just GORGEOUS!!!!

Amazing work! Anne's creativity and artistry are overwhelming. Thanks for sharing.

Anne is amazing! Her work is beyond incredible. Can't wait to watch all her little videos tonight! As usual, Graphic 45 is addicting!

What amazing projects! What is done with this paper astounds me!!!!

Oh my!! I will be following Anne from now on. She is amazing!

Смотрю и поражаюсь фантазии дизайнеров!!! Рояль произвел неизгладимое впечатление!!! Супер!!!

Oh, my God!. Absolutely wonderful!!!!!!


Charo

Absolutely blown away by Annes amazing creations! What a talent. What an inspiration Anne is. Have set aside a few hrs away from the olympics to check out her blog! She really has brought the Graphic 45 collections to life. Love her work!

Truly amazing works of art! Your talent and flair is beyond wonderful!

Oh wow, there is so much to Pin here that I don't even know where to start! Wonderful!

Anne is so talented. I've admired her work on youtube! Very detailed!

wow, wow, wow... I really need to watch this over and over again to take in all the amazing details! I love everything I've seen! WOW! Thank you for sharing!

Anne's work is beyond amazing. We visit her blog and YouTube pages daily to see what she has come up with. Even tried recreating some of her work.

Unreal, such creativity it's amazing.

Paula

The projects are out of this world gorgeous...the Graphic45 papers are inspired...the artist is brilliant. Thanks for sharing Anne's profile. I love her...

I am so glad to see Anne's wonderful creations featured on your blog, I am truly a fan of hers. Hope to see her as part of your DT in the future

I have been admiring Anne's work for quite a while on You tube and on the Ning site. She is truly amazing and so talented! I hope to see lots more of her work!

BEAUTIFUL ! Every piece Anne makes is quality work, inspirational , amazing. thank you for sharing .

I have never viewed anything like Anne's work before. I'm overwhelmed.

Anne is very creative. I love her configuration box with all it's little treasures. The calender is out standing!!

I love to see the Anne's project!! Is a talented woman

Anne's flair for design with Graphic 45 is awesome! I'm inspired to use the frame design on a scrapbook layout. Thank you for introducing us to her work.

HOLEY MOLEY!!! What creative talent!!! Anne...you're AMAZING!!!

So many good ideas. I love how you used the new Holloween line. I need to get some! Thanks!

This is probably the most fantastic projects I've seen in a single post. Great videos and wonderful ideas. Thanks G45 and designers.
Mary

I have been admiring Anne's work for quite some time on the G45 Ning site. Simply breathtaking!

WOW!! I'm speechless! Just AMAZING! Thank you for the wonderful ideas.

For months I've been watching her videos with my mouth hanging open. She is UBER talented and her projects are a delight to see. She is just brillant and I always look forward to each new video she posts.

How absolutely wonderful to see Anne's fantastic work featured here!! Her talent is just amazing, her creativity's endless and her attention to detail and eye for design is just wonderful. She's got some absolutely marvellous G-45 creations and she does awesome tutorials on her youtube channel!!! I'm sooooo happy G-45 has discovered her work, I'm a huge fan!! tfs, Linda

WOW!!! Some AMAZING work! No wonder people are buzzing about her! Can't wait to see more!

Oh my gosh, I have never seen any artwork out there as incredible as this is. Anne, you are a true artist and soooo inspiring! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!

Great projects by Anne, love all the detail. I always love seeing what designers make with your gorgeous DP.

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