Altered Art Extraordinaire Alberto Juarez!
Carl Sagan once wrote, “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” We couldn't agree more and today we're going to share some superb crafts that are sure to let your imagination take flight! Today we begin our 2013 Design Team introductions! We will start by introducing Alberto Juarez who is joining us for his second year on the Graphic 45 design team! We are so happy to welcome him back! Today you will see three gorgeous projects by Alberto that perfectly capture his breathtaking style. Plus we have a new blog contest this week! We are giving away this fun Place in Time prize that includes a Place in Time 8x8 paper pad, Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cuts, Flower Staples and a MyStick by Scrapbook Adhesives. That's a $35 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment this week for your chance to win this fabulous prize! A random winner will be announced on Friday's blog.
We are so excited to welcome Alberto Juarez back to our design team. His whimsical crafts brought so much inspiration to last year's design team! Alberto has an incredible imagination. He dreams up the most awe-inspiring altered art, cards, layouts and other gorgeous crafts. He taps into the unique style of each Graphic 45 collection and adds his own unique artistry to every one of his creations. His blog Vintage Odyssey is filled with wonderful creations that have such classic charm. One look at his marvelous crafts and you'll understand why Alberto was a perfect fit for Graphic 45! Today we are going to share three superb works of altered art by Alberto that are sure to sweep you off your feet! Lets begin by getting to know a little bit about the amazing Alberto Juarez!
"I'm a guy from Spain. I'm 25 years old and I have been doing scrapbooking for over three years. I discovered scrapbooking by chance. I wanted to make a special gift, a diary for a trip (I love travel) and that's how I discovered the wonderful world of scrapbooking. My style is vintage, totally a classic vintage Victorian European style. I also enjoy working with bright colors, as in the vintage bright colors are perfect. There is no other brand like Graphic 45 that offers all of that." -Alberto
We begin with this splendid French Country
mini album that Alberto created using envelopes and accordion binding.
Fabulous fussy cut designs and Graphic 45 Metal Staples look gorgeous
on the front cover of this marvelous mini. Each delightful page has it's
own unique design with delicate layers, pretty inked borders and more
fussy cut elements. This is a wonderful mini for storing precious
treasures and memories. It is also a wonderful gift idea!
Ornate metal keys
Ornate metal label holder
Antique metal door pull
Stamped metal brads
White envelope staples
Ditress ink vintage photo
Ditress ink tea dye
Basic kraft paper
Next we have this marvelous panorama box that Alberto created. This definitely captures Alberto's whimsical imagination and fun style. This box features our Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection as well as lots of beautiful Graphic 45 Staples such as Metal Butterflies, Ornate Metal Door Plate and Knob, Ornate Metal Keys and Key Holes! Boxes like these are so much fun to alter. They make amazing gifts and can also serve as beautiful home decor or storage for your treasures! Alberto's box opens to reveal a grand surprise inside. Behold, the world of wonder of this fabulous panorama box by Alberto!
"I bought this bottle of lemonade in York, England. It really was a spectacular trip and this bottle has a vintage feel that I fall in love from the first moment. I wanted to do something special with it and I thought to create a box that opens to gave you a scare and surprise and see the shining decorated bottle." -Alberto
Supplies:Last but not least is this amazing piece of holiday home decor featurnig Nutcracker Sweet by Alberto. This is such a lovely idea and it looks fantastic! It combines jubilant holiday cheer with the elegant ballet theme in Nutcracker Sweet. This piece was made using the Graphic 45 8x8 Matchbook Box! Here is what Alberto had to say about this splendid work of art!
"I made this painting as decoration for Christmas or for a girl's room using as a base the matchbook 8x8 box, with the Nutcracker Sweet collection and making some dancers with the pattern attached. I printed and cut two pieces of each, one on each side, for both ballerina slippers." Alberto
We can't wait to see what new and amazing crafts Alberto will create on our 2013 Design Team! It's going to be a wonderful year! We want to thank him for his great work today. We also want to thank you all for stopping by! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's wonderful Place in Time prize! Stop by and see us tomorrow as we share more incredible crafts from our new 2013 Design Team! Have a delightful day, G45ers!
Your Pals in Paper,
Team Graphic 45