Calling all G45ers!
It's the BIG announcement you've all been waiting for! This blog is jam-packed with great information about our 2014 Design Team Call! But, we also have THREE great projects to share with you at the end of this blog, so stay until the end for some great layouts.
With all the excitement, we can't forget about our blog contest! Today we announce our big winner of the Typography prize pack. The winner chosen at random from the blog is.....
-Linda: I love the Typography Designs! I just bought the By the Sea collection and can't wait to get started on a project. Thanks for your beautiful designs.
Congratulations, Linda! We're so excited you won our prize. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping info and we will get these great prizes pictured below to you shortly. Didn't win this week? Don't worry! We'll have another great contest fresh and early Monday morning!
2014 Design Team Call
Below, you will read all you need to know to submit your creations to become a part of our exciting, fast-paced, creative team!
What are we looking for?
Graphic 45 paper and products are unique and vintage inspired, so we are looking for a variety of team members that can produce high quality cards, layouts, altered art, videos, and home decor projects that show off our papers and embellishments.
Our team is education-based, so we will need you to have good photography skills, the ability to create tutorials with instructions and size images for blog and website use.
This call is open to international and domestic applicants. Current design team members who have been on the team for one year and want to re-apply for a second year are eligible, but you must resubmit. You cannot resubmit if you have already been on the design team for two years.
How do I apply to be on the team?
Our design team search will consist of two rounds. Please read the entire contents of both rounds, as there is quite a bit of information.
Download the link below for a printable version of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team Call Terms & Conditions.
We look forward to your incredible projects. It's a truly wonderful time of year. So get busy creating and most of all, have fun!
"I decided to keep the background of this layout simple and add cut out detail from the beautiful Botanical Tea signature paper to frame the picture that has an old thatched cottage with a rambling rose all over it in the background. Cutting out took a while but it was all done whilst watching the TV one eve. In all I used only three papers and some pale blue Cor Dinations which made it a very cost effective layout to put together leaving lots of papers left for more projects."-Clare
CorDinations (Lights) card stock
Vintage photo Ink
May Arts Glitter
"We went for a holiday in the UK last year and visited the historic and mysterious site of Stonehenge. To make the photo the focus of the layout, I decided to go for clean lines on this project, clustering all of the detailed cut-outs and layering on just one side of the page." - Susan
Alphabets - American Craft
Flowers - own stash
To finish up this grand day on the blog, Anne shares a brilliant Good ol' Sport layout with amazing quilting techniques that can be translated to paper. She even includes a great video tutorial to explain more!
"I made this LO for my sister and family. The like to play golf and The Good Ol Sport paper collection from Graphic 45 fits perfect for the theme:-)Before I started with paper craft I used to make quilts and I thought the Bargello technique would be perfect to create a landscape background and the guy almost got a hole in one lol. In the frame my sister can place a photo she likes :-)" - Anne
Tutorial on how to make a bargello paper background
Cut varying width strips of paper and some solid color papers until you have about 12 x 15 inch long. Good to have a large background paper to glue them on and this you can find in a office supply store.
Here I used glue stick from xyron. Be sure to take enough glue on since you are going to cut the stripes in small pieces.You can also use multi matte.
When all the stripes are glued on dry it well and cut in various stripes like shown below.
Then glue all ste stripes on a new background paper and offset the stripes to create a landscape.
Here I used multi matte.
First I took multi matte over the whole paper first to to avoid shrink.. Also took multi matte over the stripes.
Here are some more suggestions on how to create a simple LO
Select a background paper and cut out the inside of the frames 12 x 12 paper. There you cut off can be used for something else :-) If you are hanging it on a wall it can be good to have a chipboard plate on the back.
Select some images you want to use for decorations.
Now you can put in some photos before you glue it down and if you put 3D foam under the frames you get more dept to it.
Or you can put in some decor paper and glue some small photos on.
The bow is made from a strip of paper that I used multi matte on and folded it to a bow.
Good Ol Sport, twine, multi matte, Xyron glue, Petaloo flowers, chipboard, distress ink, color wash,black Zig penand a good cup of coffee :-)
Design Team calls, contest winners, and amazing layouts have all filled our blog today! We hope you've had as much fun as we have. We can't wait to see your DT submissions. It's an exciting time of year!!