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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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Оля, не устаю восхищаться! Так держать!!

Fabulous work Olga! TFS

Wow - Olga is a deserved member of a stunning design team. Love her innovative style, they team perfectly with the paper!!

OMG so many fabulous projects!!! They are all awesome!!

I can't wait to get my hands on the new Steampunk Spells paper. It is absolutely amazing. Another great collection.

luvin your site and all the beautiful things to make and something to win, too boot.


These projects are awesome creative!!!
Love this "outside the box" kind of art.
This weeks prize is a MUST WIN for me. I love all things Steampunk!!!

Wow, Olga, fantastic work - you are an inspiration! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects.


welcome Olga! love you designs!

Stunning !! these projects are absolutely stunning !! Welcome, Olga, to the brilliant team that is Graphic 45.
WOW !! I would love to win the Steampunk Spells goodies, I loooooove this new collection.
I wish G45 would print more of the Hallowe'en in Wonderland, it is so beautiful, and I love anything 'Alice' !!

Olga is very talented. Love the pyramid - such a unique project.

Hey dear Graphic 45ers!
Wow ... the crafts of Olga are really breathtaking, I really love her style!

The Steampunk Spell COllection is also stunning!

Have a nice day, Laura.

Just amazing creations!!! These are very intricate and just plain fun! Thank you G45 for choosing such amazing artists to represent your products and give us all the inspiration to clean off our craft tables and get to work!

Love the card house truly amazing work.

I love Graphic 45 which I only recently discovered and I can't wait to create with it.
Not sure what yet because my mind is spinning from all the talented people I see out here.
Loving what you have done Olga and its all so inspiring.. Thanks for sharing! :-)

Ольга, твои работы великолепны! Ты супер Дизайнер!!!

Ольга, я очень рада, что знакома с твоими творениями хотя бы через Интернет! Ты для меня неиссякаемый источник вдохновения и пример настоящего Альтернативного Художника =)

What an amazingly creative mind! I love that these pieces are whimsical and artsy but practical at the same time. Olga is a treasure!

Olga's work is refreshingly different and opens up a whole world of G45 possibilities.

Love you,Olya! G?reat jobs!
Thanks for chance to win a new collection!!

OMG What amazing creativity and talent Olga has! These projects are absolutely amazing! Nicola x

Love the ABC primer photo frame, just got some of the papers and tags and couldn't decide how to use them, but this has inspired me.

Wonderful projects from Olga!WOW!

Beautiful creations, Olga!

Just when I think I've seen everything, another incredible designer is highlighted.

AllI can say is AMAZING. Such beautiful work and what talent.

WOW, Olga's work is amazing. Would love to win the Steampunk Spells collection so I could stir up some magic of my own.

Ah! Beautiful Graphic 45....my fave papers! Such talented Designers here too....what's not to love?

Love the new sets.

Very fun creations and such a lovely steampunk collection - I look forward to seeing more of Olga's work and getting my inky hands on some of your steampunk collection.

Oh wow ... these projects are beautiful. Love them all. Of course, love g45, too!

G45 sure has some talented designers, it inspires me to create new things. Love the new Steampunk Spells Collection, can't wait to use it.

I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more by Olga! She is very talented and creative.

What wonderful work Olga does, it makes me wish I spoke Ukrainian so that I could follow her blog!

OMGoodness!! Wow!! I think I am going to hop right over to Olga's blog and subscribe! I've got to make that phone holder for everybody... Welcome! Welcome! from a G45 fan in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (BTW, G45, gotta love that prize... I LOVE Steampunk... keeping my fingers and toes crossed on this one!)

I like the smartphone stand. I think I will steal the idea and make one similar to it for my daughter's ipad. Then it won't have to lay on the counter it can stand and be seen. Thanks!

I saw Olga's work during the design team finals. Very unique and inspiring!

Love it. Great job!

Wow! What amazing, cool and fun projects! I just can't wait to try some of these! And, I'm am looking forward to what you will come up with next ...

Thank you Graphic 45 for the opportunity to win the Steampunk Spells prize pack. I have not had the chance to get my hands on any of this yet so winning this would be wonderful!


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