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December 13, 2013

Graphic 45 Featured Artist: Andrew Roberts


Hello G45ers,

We're celebrating Friday in style with the most incredible variety of crafts from today's very special Featured Artist, Andrew Roberts! We're going to make your Friday fabulous with the most breathtaking ideas for altered art, layouts, tags, gift ideas and so much more! We've packed today's blog with so many gorgeous crafts. You're sure to have endless inspiration for your weekend! Plus we have a winner to announce for the grand prize from our 12 Days of Gift Tutorials event! We chose today's winner at random from comments left on our blog during this amazing holiday event! And the winner is...

-Crystle K. "Thanks for sharing wonderful projects and products. Beautiful I love them all. I have to get some the paper before its gone. I love it all, must have. Happy Holidays to everyone and Congrats to the winner whom ever it might be."

Congratulations, Crystle! Please emails us with your shipping information at info@g45papers.com to claim your prize! This is the amazing prize that Crystle won today! There's always a chance to win something amazing on the Graphic 45 blog! Stay tuned to next week's blog for even more splendid inspiration and marvelous prize giveaways!


We are so excited to introduce you to today's incredible Featured Artist, Andrew Roberts! You may have seen Andrew's breathtaking crafts on the Graphic 45 Ning site and Facebook page. As you will see in today's featured projects, Andrew has a spectacular range of talents. He creates works of art that reflect his deep love for his family. He also has an incredible understanding of how to use colorful embellishments to bring out the unique characteristics of each Graphic 45 collection. Each of his beautiful crafts has its own amazing story. Whether its a stunning altered art piece, mini album, layout or other marvelous project, Andrew puts the most incredible details into his work to make each craft stand out. One look at Andrew's crafts and it's obvious that he loves the process of creating. His crafts overflow with beauty and joy. His blog called Down Under Crafter is a wonderland of gorgeous ideas! Not only is Andrew a very talented artist, but he also loves to share his work with the world! We are thrilled to welcome him to the Graphic 45 blog as our Featured Artist! Ladies and gentlemen, please join us in welcoming the very talented Andrew Roberts!

About Andrew:


Andrew's Blog:


My name is Andrew Roberts, I live in Queensland Australia. I am married to my beautiful wife Jennifer and I have seven beautiful children. I have always enjoyed craft and artistic endeavours. Some of my pursuits have included wildlife water colour drawing and mohair teddy bear making, but I settled in the paper crafting world about 8 or 9 years ago and it has become my favourite artistic outlet. Paper craft was something I had never really considered until I went to a local craft store and purchased a few resources. I released the scope that was possible and a paper crafter was born. I love all aspects of this eclectic craft , constantly being surprised by the wonderful range of product to choose from. Graphic 45 is my all time favourite paper craft company and the product range is so varied . I was drawn to graphic 45 because of three main things : the colour palette used in their wonderful paper, the vintage nature of the imagery and finally the detailed complexity you can achieve with their collections. Having said that, the creative inspiration that is available when you receive a new paper pad is wonderful. Graphic 45 product causes a flood of ideas to come to mind. I appreciate the wonderful themes that I can incorporate in my creations. and there is always many inspiring images to embellish with. I had to choose the one collection I love from graphic 45 that has given me the most joy and inspiration it would be " Little Darlings ". I would encourage everyone to discover the wonderful graphic 45 family and share your creations when you use there fabulous products.

We begin with a wonderful craft for the holidays. Here is Andrew's dazzling Nutcracker Sweet ornaments. This is a perfect example of the incredible time and detail that Andrew puts into his crafts. We just love the kaleidoscopic look of these pretty ornaments. Andrew did lots of delicate fussy cutting and paper layering to give these ornaments their stunning dimension. Pretty ribbons, flowers and other festive embellishments help to amplify the festive cheer of these lovely works of art.

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet ornament Christmas Andrew Roberts





Nutcracker Sweet paper


Flower Embellishments


Here is another bright and cheerful creation by Andrew! This is his Secret Garden ark! This marvelous collection springs to life in this joyful work of art. You can see how Andrew did a lot of fussy cutting and inking to give this amazing piece such an authentic and natural look. The soft colors of Secret Garden really stand out! Andrew also blended fussy cut flowers with flower embellishments for added depth and dimension. This amazing ark also houses two magnificent mini albums! It's simply breathtaking!

Graphic 45 Secret Garden Andrew Roberts ark mini album gift





Secret Garden 12x12 paper pad

Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys

Flower Embellishments


Pocket scrapbooking is very popular right now and Andrew had the great idea to give it a try with our Mother Goose collection! You can see how expertly he combined the different papers and embellishments from this vibrant collection to create this heartwarming work of art. Here is what Andrew had to say about this bright and cheerful creation! "I love the pocket idea as it allows you to make each individual mini layout, but coordinate the entire project. I love the colors of this collection and they make my black and white photos stand out."


Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts Mother Goose layout pocket scrapbooking




mother goose 8x8 pad, 12x12 pad, tags and pockets, banners, chip board and sticker sheet, card stock flowers.

American craft chip board thickers embossed with rouge zing embossing powder, bakers twine, satin ribbon in two colors, bazzill card stock, kaiser craft pearls and rhine stone strips,
and tim holtz walnut stain distress ink


Here is another craft treasure that Andrew created! This is his gorgeous Bird Song altered box that contains an elegant mini album inside! This is another perfect example of Andrew's ability to bring each Graphic 45 collection to life! You can see how he loves to blend the beautiful papers together to create a work of art that is instantly alluring. This creation must have taken so much time to create, but all the effort definitely paid off! Each page of the magnificent mini album contains exquisite detail, vibrant color and perfect vintage charm. Just imagine what an incredible gift this would make!

Bird Song altered box Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts mini album










Graphic 45 Bird Song Collection

Flower Embellisments



Andrew is also an expert tag maker! This is a trio of tags that he created using the Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples. These tags feature our collections Typography, Bohemian Bazaar and Steampunk Spells. Beautiful borders and paper layers help add remarkable depth to these sweet tags. Each tag has its own unique personality. The Typography tag has such a clean and classic look. The Bohemian Bazaar tag is so lively with lots of stunning fussy cut elements. The Steampunk Spells tag is so much fun! It also contains the perfect amount of clever coordinating embellishments! You can see more amazing images of these tags on Andrew's beautiful blog. They are so much fun!

Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts Tag Typography

Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts Tag Bohemian Bazaar

Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts Tag Steampunk Spells


Graphic 45 Large Tag Album Staples

Steampunk Spells collection

Bohemian Bazaar collection

Typography collection

Graphic 45 Stamped Metal Brads

Here is a spectacular trinket box that Andrew created with our collection A Ladies' Diary. This is such an inspiring idea for a handmade gift! You can bring an ordinary box to life with a few simple techniques! Fussy cutting can be delicate work but it is absolutely worth the effort! Each side of this box displays a beautiful scene. Fussy cut characters and flowers mingle with floral embellishments and altered Graphic 45 Metal Butterflies to create a fun 3-D look. We also love the pretty pearl and lace embellishments that add to the vintage look of this darling box.






A Ladies Diary collection

Metal Butterfly Staples

Pearl embellishments

Flower Embellishments

And now we've got some fun crafts that Andrew created using some older Graphic 45 collections. Andrew's favorite Graphic 45 collection is Little Darlings. Here is an adorable keepsake chest he created using Little Darlings. This sweet chest opens to reveal a shadowbox-style lid that contains lots of little trinkets and handmade embellishments. This sweet work of art exudes so much love. It also opens to reveal yet another surprise, a wonderful tag mini album! Just imagine how perfect this creation would look in a child's room! It's also a fabulous idea for a baby shower gift! It's so inspiring!

Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts Little Darlings chest mini album





Little Darlings collection

Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples

Flower embellishments


Next we have another dazzling craft from an older Graphic 45 collection. Here is Andrew's heartwarming mini album featuring An ABC Primer. This is such a precious idea for commemorating a child's first years of school. Again you can see how perfectly Andrew combined the fun papers from An ABC Primer with lovely embellishments with just the right amount of color. The pretty flower and ribbon embellishments help to amplify the unique look of this magnificent collection. This mini is such a true celebration of the wonderful years of childhood.

Graphic 45 Andrew Roberts mini album An ABC Primer




An ABC Primer collection

We had so much fun getting to share today's incredible crafts with you. We encourage you all to check out Andrew's fantastic blog for more extensive photos of today's crafts, along with even more craft inspiration! Big thanks to Andrew for his gorgeous crafts on today's very special blog. We also want to thank all of you G45ers for joining us today! We hope you got a lot of great ideas for your weekend crafting! We will have more craft inspiration, fun and prizes to share with you on our blog! We hope you'll stop by and see us very soon. Enjoy the rest of your day and have a very happy weekend!

With Love and Pretty Paper,

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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WOW Andrew does beautiful work. Very creative ideas. Thanks for sharing.

OMW, so many grate works of Andrew. Love them all. Wish you all a Merry Christmas and A Happy crafty 2014<3

OMG! AMAZING! LOVE every single one of these creations! I am awestruck! I am going to his blog RIGHT NOW!!! He has a new follower! TFS!

What a wonderful collection of projects.
Very talented and creative. Thanks for sharing !!

Andrew, WOW!! I love your art, i am also going to your blog, you have so much talent, i want to see more of your creations. And congrats to Crystle for winning the grand prize from G45, you're gonna have lots of fun :)

Congrats Crystle! Enjoy your goodies. Andrew thanks for sharing your work is fabulous and full of creativity.

OHMYWORD!! These are amazing and darling projects!! Great projects Andrew!

Congratulations to Crystle! Happy crafting with your prize, Crystle!
Andrew's work is incredible! Such wonderfully unique, detailed and creative elegance! He really begins the beautiful papers to life!

Congrats to Chrystle!!!
All the projects are so awesome!!

Wow. Gorgeous and so creative projects Andrew!!.

OMG amazing projects!!!

An amazing collection....thank you!

I am a big fan on Andrew Roberts! Ever since auditioning for the design team, I've been so amazed by his beautiful, intricate work. Andrew you are awesome and I am sooo happy and proud to see you as our featured artist!!!

wow what a beautifull project, love them all. All I need is a bag of money and a bag of time. Maybe Santa is going to help me

Those are very beautiful. He's very talented.

Love Andrew's work. Just wonderful.

Wow!! Amazing! I am in awe love all of these creations!!

Hi from "across the pond". I suppose the only word for me that sums up Andrew's work is awesome! He is such a talent and well done Graphic 45 for featuring his work for us all to enjoy.
Margaret A.

WOW WOW And WOW again!! Andrew's work is spectacular!

Oh my word!!! how fabulous are these creations, everyone of them stunning. I'm off to follow Andrew's Blog. What talent.
Hugs Suzi x

Congratulations to Crystle!

Very creative paper artistry. Thank you for sharing the talents of this paper crafter with the rest of us. Loved to see those most interesting tags.

Could you send these to my email? I love every one of these. Thanks so much.

Wow, such amazing boxes. I was blown away with his creativity! I would love such a box as a gift.

Outstanding work/creations from Andrew. Congrats to very lucky winner too :)

Wow what a gifted crafter I love his work.
Can I also please grab a chance to make a request can you please, please make a vintage wedding collection, I have only been using your products for a year and I am addicted to your papers and I you would do wedding so well :0)

Andrew's work is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Just amazing!

Wow! What a joy to see all these wonderful projects!

What beautiful projects, Andrew. You have such a talent! Hope to see more of your work in the coming months.

Lots of oohs and ahhs for Andrew's creations today. Such a variety of ideas. I loved them all.

Creative Ideas Andrew♥

WOW! Such talent. it is so good to be able to see the many ways Graphic 45 collections are used.

Wow!!! This is one of the most amazing blogs from Graphic 45!!! Incredibly gorgeous & creative!!! I'll be coming back to this blog to review the projects over & over again!

These projects are really amazing! Thanks for sharing these great ideas with us.

aaaaamazing! everything!

WOW! Everything is gorgeous! I would love to be able to make something as beautiful as these.

Andrew, you are the bomb! What talent. LOVE EVERYTHING!

Wow wow wowwwwwwww! These are all amazing!!!

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