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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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What amazing projects!!!

Ola is very talanted! All her projects are fabulous. And this steampunk kit is awesome. Want it ))

sooo many ideas for the new line I would love to win it

Love all the beautiful creations!!! Love this line too!! LOVE Graphic 45!!! Has to be my favorite!!
Thanks so much for the chance to win this collection!!! For sure a must have!!!

LOVE it when creative people think outside the box!

I am so impressed and inspired by all the creativity displayed on this blog. Amazing.

I cant wait to pick this up at my local craftstore. I just love this new design Thank you

Oh wow.. the ideas are amazing and breathtaking! Olga, your ideas are really awesome. Thank you for sharing <3

I do hope to have a chance someday in winning the steampunk sets..love them. :)

Wow! I can hardly handle all the awesomeness!! These are the most amazing projects!! Each one is so fantastic! I will have to spend some more time taking them in.

So gorgeous creations!! I'm stunned of how cool they are!

Wow! What stunning projects! Very unique and different! Simply amazing!!

Fantastic projects! :)


Оля - ти молодець!!!! Пишаємось тобою!!!
Вітаю від щирого серця!

Georgeos! And thanks!

Beautiful projects. I love it all!!

Wow, Olga, incredible work! Everything I have seen from the new DT has been amazing! Thank you for all the inspiration!

Amazing projects thanks for sharing :)

Great projects, love them all

Beautiful giveaway. Stunning.

What wonderful inspiration...and incredible projects! Thank you Olga for sharing your talent with all of us!! And thank you too Graphic45 for such wonderful paper lines!! Steampunk Spells is my all time favorite...great job and I hope you produced lots!!!! Thank you for a chance to win my favorite line!!

I love this new collection!! What awesome inspiration. thanks! :o)

That's F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Stunning!

Awesome! I love these beautiful projects and how useful they are!

It does not get any better than Graphic 45 products and projects!

amazing crafts!! just stunning!

Welcome Olga, indeed! These projects are all so original and so fascinating, I want to make them all. I'm so looking forward to even more unique and amazing things from this talented designer.

OH WOW. That is just amazing artwork. I'm shocked by how amazing it is!!!!

I love the ideas and projects posted, I would love, love, love to win this.

The Alice themed one is so incredible, I'm going to go look at it again.

Totally blown away by Olga's creativity. Such awesomeness ... multifunctional creativeness... and the details ... OMG !!! I lLOVE them all!!!

AMAZING Calendar! Super clever!

Such amazing projects ♡♥♡

Hugs from Lilli =)

Wow, Olga, love her work, these projects are wonderfull! thanks for sharing!

Love the card house and covet Steampunk Spells!

Such inspiring projects! Can't wait for my LSS to get this collection in! Thanks for the chance to win!

awesome creations... love it...

Wow!!What more can you say!!!

Wonderful art from Olga! I love all of the new designers and was especially happy to see a Ukrainian! Thanks for sharing with us all.

The perfect way to start my week.All of these creations are my kind of art.I can't wait to give some of them a try.I am so looking forward to seeing lots more of Olga's work in the coming year.She is truly phenomenal.

So exiting and inspirational

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