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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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Great projects!! Time to get crafting.

Love the creativity & uniqueness of Olga's projects. I would love to make the Alice hanging-any tutorials on it? Also, would love to win this weeks giveaway.

Невероятные работы! Олиным творчеством можно только восхищаться!!! )))

I love your style of art and thank you for the chance to win this G45 package. I love their products and have for years and would love the chance to create something with their new papers. :)

Love Graphic 45! And the new Steampunk Spells is one of my new favorites by far!
Vintage + Halloween = Amazing!!!

Olga, your projects just WOW! me.
Can't wait to see what else you post during the year.

Love everything about Graphic 45!

Love all the great designs by Olga. I really love the calendar tin. It is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win some Great Graphic 45 goodies. Love Graphic 45.

my goodness, each of these is stunning! so much creativity!

Absolutely love all of the creations that Olga has made...excellent!
Thanks for the chance to win the Steampunk Spells Line.

I love your projects Olga and it would great to win the new Steampunk Spells collection!

WOW, so amazing, love the creative, inspiring and absolutely gorgeous projects, Love G45...

Amazing! I love the detail you add to your art... I too am a detail person. love Graphic 45!

WOW!!!! These projects are absolutely amazing!!!! What wonderful inspiration!
Thanks so much for the chance to win.

What fantastic projects! Your work is beautiful, Olga!

VERY cool projects. And thanks for the chance to win all those gorgeous Steampunk Spells products.

oh my goodness!olga is outstanding!love the phone stand!
Thanks for the amazing prize pack!!!

Stunning incredible work! Olga is a very talented craftswoman! Her work is very inspiring! Thank you!

awesome stuff. i love the calendar cutie. so much cute in such a small area. just gorgeous. such talent.

Simply amazing! I'm at a loss for any other words to describe how talented your designs are.

What beautiful projects. As always lots of inspiration. Love, Love, Love the Steampunk Spells Collection, thanks for the chance to win.

Olga's work is simply jaw-droppingly amazing... I'm completely blown away.
Alison x

Oh, the card house is just one of the most incredible, coolest things I've ever seen!

I had so much fun looking at these incredible projects. Wow! Such great talent and inspiration.

Olga you are an extremely talented artist. WOW!!

A-W-E-s-o-m-e projects! Welcome Olga, can't wait for more ideas and inspiration.

Just divine!!

Olga is one of my favorite scrapladies)

Amazing creative vision!!

Olga your Crafts are Amazing!!

I really really would love to win this Steampunk Spells Collection. It is AWESOME!

Ooh ooh ooh!!! Me me me! I want to win this one! PLEASE? (lol) In love with this collection!

Wow that smartfoon stand is way cool!!!

Those are wonderful projects. She has great ideas. Thanks for the chance,

Здорово, олечка поздрав!

I've been familiar with Olga's creations for a while and keep being amazed by her works! So stylish and beautiful. But what differs them from others is their multi functionality.
I'm so happy she is in your team! You definitely made a good choice!

Ольга каждый раз просто потрясает :) Обожаю ее "4 комнаты" и домик для Алисы!!! А то, что она - в команде Графика-45 - более чем заслуженно :)

I just love the house of cards. What a great idea!!
Все работы великолепны! Поздравляю с дизайнерством!

ОЛЯ!!!! Ты лучшая!!!!)))

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