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June 24, 2013

Altered Art For All Occasions By Olga Struk


Hello G45ers,

Welcome to another wonderful week of fun and inspiration! Get ready to turn those Monday blues into smiles and delight with your pals at Graphic 45! To quote the writer Ray Bradbury, “Creativity is a continual surprise.” Don't you love that feeling of elation and excitement that comes when you're on a creative kick?! We can often surprise ourselves with our own abilities when we just let the creative process happen and not over-think it! Today we are going to share some wonderful examples of creativity at its finest with the work of Olga Struk! She's one of our new 2013 Design Team members and her work is simply astonishing! You will see some fabulous works of altered art, videos and even a fun tutorial! This is going to be a great day!

Lets begin with this week's very special blog prize! We're giving away this enchanting Steampunk Spells prize pack this week! You could win a Steampunk Spells 8x8 and 6x6 paper pad, Stickers, Chipboard Die-Cut 1, Banners, Tags & Pockets and Antique Metal Door Pull Staples! That's a $43 value! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week for your chance to win! A random winner will be announced on our blog this Friday!

Steampunk Spells Contest Prize Graphic 45

We are overjoyed to be welcoming the amazing Olga Struk to our new 2013 Design Team! Olga is from the Ukraine and her crafts are absolutely breathtaking! She definitely knows how to think outside the box. Her crafts display an incredible range of skill and boundless imagination. She dreams up ideas that are so clever and intricately designed! She also knows how to bring all of the Graphic 45 collections to life with charm and sophistication. Her amazing blog is filled with so many fun ideas, beautiful photos and videos. Her love for crafting shines through in everything she creates. It is her superb talent and joyful enthusiasm that makes Olga's work so magnificent! Please join us in giving Olga a very warm Graphic 45 welcome to our new Design Team!


About Olga:

My name is Olga Struk, I am from Ukraine. Scrapbooking is my lifestyle! I try to introduce something new and unique into this hobby. I develop my own ideas, challenge myself and design exceptional and out-of-the box projects.

Olga's Blog:


We begin today's introduction with this incredible card house that Olga created with Hallowe'en in Wonderland. Wow, this is such an innovative work of art! This clever piece of home decor would look great year-round but especially at Halloween! We love Olga's fun use of embellishments that help add to the charm and curiosity of this wonderful piece! Here Olga takes you on a video tour of this whimsical card house!



Hallowe'en in Wonderland Altered Art Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

Hallowe'en in Wonderland Altered Art Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

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                                                        Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonerland
                    Graphic 45 - Domestic Goddess - Double Sided Paper - Farmers Market
                                                Graphic 45 A Proper Gentleman - Collection Pad

Here we have another enthralling work of art by Olga. This is her gorgeous Place in Time calendar that fits inside a small altered circular box. This sweet creation can hang like an ornament and can be used as a diary, photo album or perpetual calendar. Many of Olga's crafts have multiple uses! She definitely knows how to be versatile when it comes to crafting! Just imagine what a wonderful gift this would make for the holidays! Enjoy this sweet video tour that Olga created for this splendid creation!



Place in Time Calendar Ornament Olga Struk Graphic 45

Place in Time Calendar Ornament Olga Struk Graphic 45


Place in Time Calendar Ornament Olga Struk Graphic 45





                                                        Graphic 45 - Place in Time - Paper Pads
                                                                Graphic 45 - Kraft Reflections

Next we have another multi-purpose craft that Olga created. This amazing piece of altered art features our Curtain Call collection. It is a smart-phone stand that can also be used as a picture frame for a desk or wall! Isn't that clever? We also love Olga's use of the Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Label Holders! This project is so much fun and easy to create! Why not try making this as a gift for someone you love! Here is Olga's video tour of this fabulous work of art!



Curtain Call Smartphone Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Home Decor Olga Struk

Curtain Call Smartphone Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Home Decor Olga Struk

Curtain Call Smartphone Stand Graphic 45 Altered Art Home Decor Olga Struk




                                                           Graphic 45 Paper Pad - Curtain Call

                                                                    Ornate Metal Label Holder 

Last but not least is this adorable creation featuring An ABC Primer. This superb piece of altered art can be used as a book stand, calendar, photo frame or school organizer! The vintage school-house charm of An ABC Primer comes to life in this marvelous creation. Here is Olga's video tour of this sweet work of art. Want to create one for yourself or a loved one? Follow along with Olga's video tutorial! It's so much fun!

Video Tour



Multi-purpose Frame Video Tutorial



An ABC Primer Frame Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

An ABC Primer Frame Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk

An ABC Primer Frame Home Decor Graphic 45 Olga Struk



We hope you all enjoyed getting to know the incredible Olga! We are so happy to welcome her to our new Design Team and we know she will continue to dazzle and inspire us throughout the year! We want to thank her for her beautiful work today. Big thanks to all of you G45ers for stopping by! Be sure to leave us a blog or Facebook comment today for your chance to win that fabulous Steampunk Spells prize pack! Have a marvelous Monday, G45ers!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45



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Fantastic calendar in a tin... and all the other creations!

Oh my, your projects are all simply breathtaking! I adore your style!

Every one of these is a masterpiece! Right down my ally!

very cool =)))

KUDOS TO OLGA! I just think it can't get any better in Graphic 45 Land and POW, here come's Olga's projects! OUTSTANDING WORK!

Wonderful inspiration with all of these beautiful works of art. JUst lovely and thanks for sharing your work.

Все проекты классные и абсолютно нестандартные!!! Обожаю творчество Ольги !!!

Amazing projects! All of these are stunning works of art.

Steampunk Spells looks like such a fun collection to work with. Hope I win because I just can't wait to play with it!

Scooby dooby doo! These are all so creative and amazing! I want to live in her mind for a week! I am awestruck by the inventiveness of these creations! Thanks for sharing Olga!

Great projects..

Holy macaroni!!! These are just gorgeous! And needless to,say winning Steampunk Spells would just make my day :)

Amazing projects!))

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Wow!! Those are amazing projects! I love them and can"t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing your fabulous creativity with us!

Clever, clever, clever!!! Great universal language videos also.

olga is so creative and crafts such beautiful things! wow!
the giveaway is also wow! :)

Projects amazing , lovely mistress!

Gorgeous projects!!

wow, it's amazing to look at all of the designers different styles. these are awesome.

Beautiful creations, Olga!! Thanks for sharing. Thanks Graphic 45 for the chance to win this fabulous prize!!

AMAZING!!! Wow! That is a whole lot of talent there! Olga, you are one fantastic artist!
Also, thanks for the chance to win the Steampunk Spells collection!

Olga, you are so talented!!

Since I found this blog it leaves me stunned after every visit! I want to stop eating and sleeping and keep creating! LOVE, Baerbel

oh wow olga i just love all the unique and creative projects you have made definitely will be making some like this.
hugs joanne

Нестандартные работы замечательного мастера ! Оля, все Ваши проекты просто шедевры!

Fantastic projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amazing work and some very original ideas with these gorgeous Graphic 45 collections...really beautiful projects and so inspirational!! Thank you for sharing... :)

Olga is amazing and so is Steampunk Spells .I was so depressed when you retired Steampunk Debutante and wow here you came ith Stempunk spells <3 LOVE IT

Love the Steampunk! Gorgeous!

awesome projects. . . fabulous prize pack!

Oh, pretty please!!

Welcome Olga! Gorgeous work. Thanks for the chance to win.

LOVE it she sure has great ideas and Graphic 45 has the greatest tools to make it happen.

Olga's is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing.

I just love the house of cards. What a great idea!!

These ideas are truly unique and amazing! Love the detail!

I will be adding olga's blog to my favorites for sure!!! Wonderful projects.

Debbie Bradley

wauuuuw so fantastic projects, love them all so beautiful and lovely details
hugs Pia

Wow the projects you do with these papers are fantastic

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