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June 30, 2015

Introducing the Graphic 45 Ambassador: Laura Denison + a Bonus Tutorial

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We are so excited to welcome back Laura Denison to our team of Ambassadors! Laura has been with us for years and we are simply in love with her incredible designs. Laura has an unrivaled imagination and incredible brain for papercrafting and we just adore her. Also, today we have a great card tutorial from Lori Williams! It's going to be a great day here on the blog.

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Laura Denison

"From an early age, I thought outside the box. I have always followed my own path in my creative endeavors. I try to explore “what if…?” ever day.

I am honored to once again be an Ambassador for THE greatest product manufacturing company on the planet, Graphic 45. Their unique vision in the industry and the family behind it all makes them a standout. I began my journey with them in 2011 and I am humbled to be asked to continue  to share my love of the company and their products.

After a career in architecture, I was involved in the quilting and fabric industry of 10 years. In 2009, I discovered paper. …and fell in love with it’s unique properties. My passion is to create 3D projects from scratch. Give me a stack of chipboard and some gorgeous paper and my mind is off and running. Most of my projects also incorporate a unique and innovative mini album in some form or fashion.

Paper is lead my to places I never could have imagined I would go. I LOVE what I do and work to have that shine through in my work. I also LOVE to share what I do and teach others to step outside their comfort zone and create what they never thought possible." ~Laura

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Laura shared with us some of her Graphic 45 highlights! First is this Steampunk Debutante altered clock a mini album. Simply amazing!

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 Then, Laura shares this gorgeous altered Typography typewriter! So many amazing details on this.

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This is a fabulous postal box using Kraft Reflections by the amazing Laura.

 

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What a great vintage camera using Communique!

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Talk about a beautiful cradle - this is made from Little Darlings and our Metal Staples!

 

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We are so glad Laura is an Ambassador again! Be sure to welcome her in the comments below.

 Next, Lori shares two beautiful cards using Artisan Style and Gilded Lily. There's a tutorial that goes with the Gilded Lily card. Just wonderful!

"I think fancy fold cards are such a great way to make a huge impact but they are actually very easy to create.  I’ve made a simple step by step tutorial that will show you how quick this step card is to make and I’ll help you make one in no time.    I’ve made two cards to show you different styles and looks that you could do with different collections.  The new Gilded Lily collection is so feminine and beautiful and yet I adore the traditional style of the Artisans Style.  Both are equally beautiful.  I’d love to see you take your favorite Graphic 45 collection and make your own step card." ~Lori

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Step Card, Artisans Style, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 5


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Lori's Card Video Tutorial


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Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1


Step Card, Gilded Lily, by Lori Williams, Product by Graphic45, photo 1

Supply List

Graphic 45 / Artisan Style Step Card
12 x 12 Artisans Style
Artisan Style
Natural Beauty
Craftsmanship
Creative Ideal
Artisan Style Journaling and Ephemera Cards
Artisan Style card stock stickers
Artisan Style Tags and Pockets
Artisan Style Tags chipboard 2
Artisan Style Stamp 1
Other Supplies: Spellbinders/Card Creator Labels 1
Xacto Tool, Self Healing Mat and Score Board
Prima Flowers
Petaloo Flowers
Martha Stewart Punch
Black Card Stock
Dries Clear Glue
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Zip Dries Glue
Foam Tape
Gilded Lily Step Card
12 x 12 Gilded Lily Paper
Tres Chic
Her majesty
8 x 8 Gilded Lily Paper
Crème de la Crème
Golden Age
Gilded Lily
Versailles
Lavish Lifestyle
Gilded Lily Chipboard 1
Other Products Used: Dries Clear Glue
Cream Card Stock
Pearl Swirls
Rhinestone Button
May Arts Ribbon
Foam Tape
Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Who wants to win a $40 prize pack of A Proper Gentleman? Enter to win below by commenting here on the blog or on Facebook!

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Thanks for joining us today, G45ers! Have a creative day!

 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

June 29, 2015

It's the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Tutorials from Graphic 45!

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Welcome to the Spellbinders Summer Road Trip Partner Hop! We are so excited you're here. We are going to jump right into the fun because Annette Green and Gloria Stengel have 2 excellent projects for this amazing hop. There's also a fabulous giveaway! Enjoy hopping along.

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First, Annette shares a fabulous mini album and Mixed Media Box using Spellbinders dies!

"This Summer my husband and I will be traveling with friends to South Carolina and I thought it would be fun to create them a mini album and Mixed Media Box to store it in as a little “Thank You” gift for joining us. I used Home Sweet Home in particular because I also plan to collect recipes and make note of places we eat, as well as places we visit. The Spellbinders dies were fun to layer and play around with, and with my new Sapphire machine it sure made easy work of embellishing my project. Hope you enjoy!" ~Annette

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Annette's YouTube Tutorial


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Supply List

Graphic 45:
Home Sweet Home 8 x 8 papers
Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Patterns & Solids
Home Sweet Home Cardstock Stickers
Ivory 5 x 5 Mixed Media Box
Kraft ATC Tag
Antique Brass Label Pull
Spellbinders:
Basics Set A
Mini Flower One
Sapphire Die-Cutting Machine
Other
Core’dinations Signature Series Cardstock for Graphic 45
May Arts green wrinkle ribbon
May Arts jute twine
Misc. buttons and pearls
Burlap fabric

Now, let Gloria show you how to make a brilliant Raining Cats & Dogs mini album!

"Good morning, Graphic 45 Fans! I have the amazing honor to be one of the featured Graphic 45 Designers in the Spellbinders' Partner Blog Hop!


I was given the Spellbinders Sapphire Numbers and Letters One die templates set and the Fancy Corner set to work with, plus I am using the Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs Collection for my project.

 


I decided to create a little mini album from two paper bags...and to make it a brag book about my cats! This album is approximately 3 1/2" x 7" and is adorable in a black, red, and teal color scheme!

 


Here is a another view, with the cover "untucked." I just adore how this turned out. It is perfect for adding a few photos and some journaling. This is the sort of project that you can customize by changing the theme and using alternate papers or color schemes. I love the Spellbinders Sapphire letters that I used to spell out my album title. (The capital "M" is approximately 1/2" tall.)

 


The gorgeous Graphic 45 papers, paired with black accents and the black die cut shapes make for a stunning project!

 

I bet you want to know how I made this little mini, right? Well, here goes!

 

 

You need two black treat bags, approximately 3 1/2" x 6 3/4" each. You can purchase these treat bags at your local chain craft store in the gift wrap section.


Lay Bag #1 so that the bottom fold is to the left. Place Bag #2 so that the bottom fold is on the right. Score Bag #2 at 1 1/2" and 2" from the bag opening. Score lightly, as you will GENTLY fold the bag to make the right-hand "spine."

 

 

Place some double-stick tape on the back of the opening of Bag #2. Slide Bag #2 into the opening of Bag #1, up to the first score line. Use a circle die or punch to create a cut out tab into Bag #1 as shown.) I actually went back with a Spellbinders Circle Die and cut a larger opening, as you can see below.)

 

 

Gently fold the bag on the score lines. The end of Bag #2 will tuck under the left flap to form a closure. 

 

I wanted to add a bit more to my bag book, so I created a flip page from some black cardstock. Cut black cardstock to 3 3/8" x 5". Score on the short edge at 1". Place double-stick tape on the small flap. Tuck the cardstock flap into the opening of Bag #1 to form a flip page.

 


Cover all surfaces with Raining Cats and Dogs papers. I used the 8x8 paper pad for my project. The open mini measures approximately 3 1/2" x 12 1/2". 

 

 

I decorated the "flap" of the cover with Spellbinders corner dies, flowers, and Raining Cats and Dots chipboard and a sticker. I topped the chipboard tag with a twine bow. 

 

 

I decorated the cover with more flowers and chipboard, plus a few items from the Raining Cats and Dogs Banners. I spelled out "My Cats" with the Spellbinders Numbers and Letters One die cuts. 

 


With the cover open, Bag #1 becomes the fist page, and it is also a pocket page. You can see that I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small Dies to cut out the opening on the bag to make it easier to slip in some tags. I used the Sapphire Fancy Corner Set to create corners for the journaling tag. 

 


I tucked a few Graphic 45 Black Artist Trading Tags into my bag pocket. I covered the tags with paper. I had a little fun by trimming out the word "cats" to cover the word "dogs" so that my second tag reads "raining cats and cats"! {giggle} You can tuck some photos into the bag pocket as well. 

 

 

The next page is the cardstock flap that I made. The chipboard accent holds some tags, or it could hold a photo. Place adhesive on the left side of the chipboard, then slide your tags and photos under the right edge of the tag.

 


I used foam squares to pop the cat chipboard tag off and act as a holder. 

 

 

I created another tag holder by popping the mini tag with foam squares. I tied another twine bow to decorate the tag. I used another of the fancy corner die cut shapes under the mini tag.

 

 

The last page is actually Bag #2. The bag bottom creates a flap, which I used as a journaling spot and photo holder. I "crowned" the chipboard piece with one of the Spellbinders fancy corners. 

 

 

This paper is just beautiful! I love the red and teal flowers, and the black accents. There is a lot of paper in this collection that can be used for projects not about pets! I love how versatile Graphic 45 papers are! 

 

 

The back of the album is covered with more of the Raining Cats and Dogs paper.

 

Make sure to trim a small strip of paper to cover the spine, as shown above.

 

I hope you enjoyed this little project. Thanks for looking!" ~Gloria

 

Graphic 45 Products:

Artist Trading Tags - Black

Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs 6x6 Patterns and Solids Pad

Raining Cats and Dogs Tags and Pockets

Raining Cats and Dogs Decorative Chipboard

Raining Cats and Dogs Journaling Chipboard

Raining Cats and Dogs Stickers

Raining Cats and Dogs Alphabet Stickers

Raining Cats and Dogs Banners


Spellbinders Products:

Sapphire Dies: Numbers and Letters One, Fancy Corner Set

Nestabilites Dies: Standard Circles Small

Grand Calibur 


Other Products:

Paper treat bags: craft store

Flowers: Petaloo, Wild Orchid Crafts

Leaves: Prima

Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon red and black jute string

Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon 1/4" black grosgrain

Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scotch 3M ATG tape, Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, hot glue

 

 

Enter the giveaway below to enter to win this great $90 prize pack of Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector's Editions Once Upon a Springtime  and An ABC Primer.

 

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Keep the fun going by hopping along with Day One of this great blog hop!

 

Visit the Want2Scrap Blog

 

Visit the Avery Elle Blog

 

Make sure to read the Spellbinders giveaway rules.

Thanks for joining us today, G45ers and enjoy hopping along!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family

 Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

June 26, 2015

The Dynamic and Captivating 3D Projects of Tati Scrap

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Tati Scrap is simply amazing. She has such a distinct and incredible style and we are so excited to have her on our team for a 2nd year! She has such a talent for layering her papers and embellishments and they always are such 3D masterpieces. So complex, beautiful, and inspiring. Today, Tati Scrap shares a brand new mini album and tutorial. Then, she shares 3 of her favorite Graphic 45 projects. You will leave with a head full of ideas and a heart full of inspiration!

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"Hi!! My name is Raquel, though I’m known as Tati Scrap in the craft´s world. The name "Tati" is in memory to my lovest dog Tati....she died in 2013, the year I started to be a crafter, and it is my tribute to her. I´m 40 years old, I was born in Cádiz City, Spain, where the weather is always warm and sunny!   I am married to an amazing man, Ramon, and we have five dogs!! I'm a nurse of emergencies..love my profession.

 

When I discovered Graphic 45 collections in June of 2013, it challenges me... they inspired me all and I do not need nothing else.I am honoured to have been a part of the awesome Graphic 45 Design Team another year... a dream made reality!! I love papercrafting, a world of creativity that I adore with Graphic 45 papers!!" ~Tati Scrap

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Tati Scrap created a beautiful By the Sea mini album. We adore the white background she used. What a perfect beach album! Make one yourself with the Snapguide below.

 

"Love to make mini Albums, and adore “ By The Sea” collection.

I have applied gesso to the white cardstock..Love the texture! And I used a real nautical ship shackle for this mini album.

To do this mini, am improvising, and in this case I love the result of my mini nautical photo album.

Bon Voyage!!" ~Tati Scrap

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Check out How to Make a Summer Photo Mini Album by Tati Scrap on Snapguide.  

Tati Scrap's Snapguide Tutorial


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Tati, Mini, By The Sea, Graphic 45


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Tati, Mini, By The Sea, Graphic 45


Tati, Mini, By The Sea, Graphic 45

Supply List

By the Sea 12x12 Pad:
My Anchor

Set Sail
By the Sea Decorative Chipboard
Cling Stamp G45 By The Sea
Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
Artist Trading Tags-Kraft
White Cardstock
Paper Flowers
Metal Ship Shackle
Decorative Photo Corners
White Gesso

She shares some of her favorite projects now - this is a favorite of ours too. This card used a stunning color palette and she explains this card below:

"I have choose this card because it was my first project like Graphic 45 DT the last year…. It is so special for me…

This card represents the degradation of colors." ~Tati Scrap

Beautiful card with various collections by Tati Scrap #graphic45


Beautiful card with various collections by Tati Scrap #graphic45

 

Supply List:

Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Darks :
Heritage Krafts
Core'dinations Signature Series Graphic 45 Lights:
Creme Brulee
Spring Green
Graphic 45 Paper Collections:
On the Boardwalk 
Kraft Reflections Collection
Couture
Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Steampunk Debutante

Next is this perfect Home Sweet Home dessert recipe book! If you know us at Graphic 45, we LOVE dessert, so we love this great idea.

"Love, love!! this Graphic 45 paper collection 'Home Sweet Home' and I thought that it was ideal to make a recipe book for my desserts." ~Tati Scrap

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Tati, Mini, Home Sweet Home, Graphic 45


Tati, Mini, Home Sweet Home, Graphic 45


Tati, Mini, Home Sweet Home, Graphic 45

Supply List

Home Sweet Home 8x8 Pad
Home Sweet Home Tags & Pockets

Home Sweet Home Decorative Chipboard

Cling Stamp G45 Home Sweet Home 2

Home Sweet Home Ephemera Cards

Home Sweet Home 6x6 Patterns & Solids

Artist Trading Tags-Kraft
Petaloo Flowers

What a whimsical creation from Tati Scrap using Once Upon a Springtime! It even lights up on the inside. Wow! What a great project!


"I have made this magical Spring box from cero with chipboards, led lights and the amazing collection “ Once Upon a Springtime” Graphic 45 Deluxe Collector´s Edition." ~Tati Scrap

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Once Upon a Springtime altered box and light by Tati Scrap #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered box and light by Tati Scrap #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered box and light by Tati Scrap #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition
Chipboard
Paper flowers
Pearls
Led lights

We are so honored Tati Scrap joined us for another year. Welcome her back to the team in the comments below!

There are still a few days to enter our giveaway this week. Extra time means extra time to try to win! Enter below:

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Thanks for joining us, G45ers!

The G45 Family


Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

June 25, 2015

Tanya Dudkina Shares Mini Albums & More!

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We are so excited about Tanya Dudkina joining our team. This young woman is such a talent. She brings such vitality to her work and such vast creativity. We were amazed by her submissions for our team. Today, she will share a brand new and adorable mini album with you. Then, she has three projects to share with us to introduce her work to our G45ers. You will fall in love with the genius of Tanya! Give her a warm G45 welcome, G45ers!
 

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Tanya Dudkina

"Hi! My name is Tanya Dudkina. I’m Ukrainian living in Russia, Saint-Petersburg.

I’m 23, happily married scrapbooking online educator, who can not imagine this life without art and sun! My passion - altered art, this is what I’m really mad about. Actually I have a diploma in English translation - but my calling is creating and decorating and I’m happy I found myself.Scrapbooking has become my job now and that is really awesome, because everyday I meet so many amazing people and learn so many new things. My favorite style? I love all of them! I love experiments, I love paints and mixed media but as you already know most of all I love Graphic45 new collections. Did you ever notice they have amazing smell? )) Like you got a new so much desired book and just opened its first page.

Hope you will enjoy my projects because this is such a big honor for me to be in such an inspiring team! Wish you inspiration and all the best!" ~Tanya

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First, Tanya shares this fantastic Precious Memories album. What a beauty from the cover to the last page! Learn how to make one yourself with her video tutorial below.

"Hi! For my tutorial I created a sweet mini album with cute bunny ears. I think they make already gorgeous Graphic 45 Precious memories paper even more stunning! You can find bunny ear pattern in this post and try to use this tip in your projects. Hope enjoy my video and project!" ~Tanya

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Tanya's YouTube Tutorial

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Precious Memories mini album + tutorial by Tanya #graphic45


Precious Memories mini album + tutorial by Tanya #graphic45

Precious Memories mini album + tutorial by Tanya #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 - Precious Memories 8x8 Pad
Graphic 45 - Precious Memories Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 - Precious Memories  Decorative Chipboard
Graphic 45 -  Precious Memories Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 -  Precious Memories Sticker
Other: Prima marketing flowers, Prima Marketing resin bunnies and frames, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, plush, cardstock, Cheery Lynn design doily die, Waffle Flower doily die, Prima Marketing doily die, Magnolia tag die, Paper Smooches Stars die, metal rings and Rukodelushka chipboard.

Tanya shares her beautiful Home Sweet Home mini album below. What a great idea for recipes!

"Mini album made of Home sweet Home collection. Each page has a secret inside - a tag for favorite recipes." ~Tanya

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Home Sweet Home mini album by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Home Sweet Home mini album by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home 12x12 cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Cardstock- Tags & Pockets
Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home Journaling Chipboard
Other products: Prima marketing flowers, Prima marketing resin butterflies, Prima Marketing glitter, Ranger glossy accent, metal trinkets, lace, Tilda fabric, Wycinanka and Rukodelushka chipboards, Spellbinders A2 Tranquil moments die, Prima marketing die, Cheery Lynn Design French pastry doily die.

This was Tanya's final submission for our team. You must watch her video below! It's filled with the creativity and beauty of Tanya and we just fell in love with her work and adored her incredible video.

Once Upon a Springtime altered lamp by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45

 

Tanya's YouTube Tutorial


Once Upon a Springtime altered lamp by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered lamp by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered lamp by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Once Upon a Springtime altered lamp by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45

Supply List

Once Upon a Springtime Deluxe Collector's Edition: 12x12 papers, cardstock stickers, chipboard
Graphic 45 - Staples Collection - Antique Metal Door Pull
Other products: Prima marketing resin butterflies and frames, Prima Marketing flowers and metal embellishments, Melissa Frances trim, beads, Tilda leaves die, beige acrylic paint, lace and Rukodelushka chipboard

Now, what an awesome mini album using Steampunk Spells! So many great layers and details. In love!

 "A spooky mini album made of gorgeous Steampunk spells collection. Lots of die-cuts and details. My tip - use black die-cuts to underline each detail and make it look even more vibrant." ~Tanya

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Steampunk Spells mini album by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Steampunk Spells mini album by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Steampunk Spells mini album by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45


Steampunk Spells mini album by Tanya Dudkina #graphic45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells - 8x8 paper pad
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells - cardstock stickers
Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells - chipboard 2
Graphic 45 staples - Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 staples - Ornate Metal Key Holes
Other products used:
Tim Holtz bottles, Maya Road kraft pockets, Spellbinders - Halloween Fence Scene and Shapes Shapeabilities, Cheery Lynn Design - French pastry doily die, Memory box Halloween dies, Wycinanka chipboard, ribbons.

We are so excited to have Tanya on our team. Give her a warm G45 welcome in the comments below. What talent!

Enter our great giveaway this week and memorialize your precious pet memories! Enter below:

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Thanks for joining us to welcome Tanya to our team. We hope you have a fabulous day!

Your Pals in Paper,

The G45 Family


Want to try these projects out? Visit your LSS or order online today! Graphic 45 Store Locator Link Here

June 24, 2015

The Superb Mixed Media and Magical Work of Solange Marques

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We are so excited to welcome back Solange Marques back to the team! Solange is such an incredible mixed media artist. Every time we see one of her projects, we are absolutely amazed at her imagination and creativity. Today, she will share a new tutorial for the cover of an altered Mixed Media album (and stay tuned through the year as she shares amazing pages for her Mixed Media Album). Then, she will share 3 projects that perfect represent her distinct and unforgettable style. Welcome back Solange with us! 

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Solange Marques

"Hello, my name is Solange Marques and I so glad for more one term on Graphic 45 design team. I live in Curitiba South of Brazil. I love arts since I was children , I discovered the scrap in 2004 and then nothing could stop me. I have a big family, my husband who helps me in my journey to 31 years now and during this marvelous trip we got 5 children and 2 grandchildren and they are my principal inspiration. I’m majored in arts and architecture but I work as a jewelry appraiser  at the bank to 26 years and I hope anxiously my retirement to devote my full time for scrap. I’m in love with mixed media and my projects always there are too many mediums such as acrylic gesso, acrylic paint, spray ink, modelling paste, watercolor, oil pastel ,panpastel,beeswax and many others textures. I consider myself a mixed media artist and I love artsy style." ~Solange

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We are so excited for Solange to share her art journaling journey with us - starting with this incredible cover on our Mixed Media Album! Learn how to make it yourself with a great Snapguide below.

"I am in love with mixed media and I always use a lot of mediums and techniques on my projects, such as layouts, altereds, cards and something that I do. Then, I thought that  would be great share a project where I can use all that I love : an art journal. I am going to start a monthly series about art journal and this month I prepared a cover for my art journal. I did a tutorial on Snapguide. I hope you enjoy it!" ~Solange

Art Journal cover by Solange Marques using Graphic 45

Check out How to Make an Art Journal Cover by Solange Marques on Snapguide.  

Solange's Snapguide Tutorial


Art Journal cover by Solange Marques using Graphic 45


Art Journal cover by Solange Marques using Graphic 45


Art Journal cover by Solange Marques using Graphic 45


Art Journal cover by Solange Marques using Graphic 45


Art Journal cover by Solange Marques using Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 Mixed Media Album-Ivory
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish Collection 12x12 August Flourish
Graphic 45 Time Nouveau Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Graphic 45 Door Knockers
Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads
Cling Stamp Botanical Tea
Acrylic Gesso, Crackle Paste, Acrylic Paints, Gellatos,Beeswax

Wow, this project is just incredible. We adore this Artisan Style mixed media shadowbox. What an amazing 3D scene inside!

"I prepared this mixed media Box  tutorial for G 45 design team audition final round. I used a lot of mediums to get more texture and I used dimension and depth to do the town in the box."  ~Solange

Mixed media box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection

 

Solange's YouTube Tutorial


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Mixed media box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection


Mixed media box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection


Mixed media box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection


Mixed media box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection


Mixed media box by Solange Marques- Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection

Supply List

Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Artisan Style collection 12x12:
Artisan Style, Decorative Flourish,  Creative Ideal, This Old House, Craftmanship,Patterns of the Past, Attention to Detail.
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 1
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 2
Cling Stamp G45 Artisan Style 3
Graphic 45 Claw Feet
Graphic 45 Door knockers
Graphic 45 Butterflies
Petaloo Flowers
Modeling Paste
Gel Medium
Soft Gel
Glass Beads
Acrylic Gesso
Acrylic Paints

This layout just screams summer to us - what a beauty using By the Sea! True Solange beauty on this layout.

"One of the things I like to create is mixed media layout. I love to use a lot of paints, textures on my works and  I developed by myself  this technique that  is one of my principal characteristics on my layouts that is to make my photos blend on the background." ~Solange

By the Sea layout by Solange Marques for Graphic 45

 

Solange's YouTube Tutorial


By the Sea layout by Solange Marques for Graphic 45


By the Sea layout by Solange Marques for Graphic 45


By the Sea layout by Solange Marques for Graphic 45

Supply List

Graphic 45 By the Sea collection 12x12:
By the Sea, Beachcomber, Set Sail
Graphic By the Sea Chipboard
Graphic 45 By the Sea Stickers
Graphic 45 By the Sea Cling Stamps
Modeling Paste
Crackle Paste
Acrylic Paints
Absorbent Ground
Panpastel
Spray Ink
Tim Holtz Clock Mask
Hero Arts Stripes stamp  

Wow, this altered shadowbox is so stunning. We love the techniques she used on this. It's so absolutely amazing!

"I prepared this Box for my application on G45 design team, first round.                                         

I mixed several collections to make this project, mainly many flowers. To get more texture I applied Ceramic Stucco on bird house, on the background and on the front of the Box." ~Solange

Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection


Mixed Media Box by Solange Marques Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection

Supply List

Graphic 45 12x12 Matchbook Box
Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Time to Flourish 12x12 papers
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime  Deluxe Collector’s Edition
Imaginarium Designs Chipboards
Acrylic Gesso, Ceramic Stuco, Spray Inks.

We are so glad to welcome Solange back to the team. Her talent is unbelievable and we are so honored to have her creating with G45. Welcome her back in the comments below!

Nadya Lifa of last year's Design Team has such an amazing challenge going over on her blog. Go check it out and just click "translate" at the top of your browser to find out all about it. There's an amazing panel of judges and we hope you take part!

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Visit Nadya's Blog about the I Love Graphic 45 Challenge!

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Thanks for joining us, G45ers! We hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.

 

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family


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