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June 02, 2014

Altered Art with Andrew Roberts

Typography Mini Album Cover Close up

This is an incredibly exciting Monday here at Graphic 45! Can anyone guess why? We have three hints: 2014, Design, and Team. That's right! It's the beginning of our introductions to the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team! We are overjoyed to introduce you to this talented team from all over the world. Today, we are going to meet Andrew Roberts, our Design Team member from Australia. Andrew has such a sophisticated style, showcasing layered, masculine design and a unique point of view. He makes brilliant mini albums, altered boxes, layouts, and more. We are so honored to welcome him to our team!

Before we get to know all about Andrew, how about an extra special Retro Graphic 45 prize pack? This prize is jam-packed with $60 worth of some of our favorite older product. There's A Proper Gentleman paper pad, and many retired Graphic 45 Staples including our Metal Film Canister mini album! Who wants to win? Just comment here or on Facebook to be entered for this prize. It would be a perfect prize pack to use for Father's Day!

ProperGentRetroPrize$60 (1)

Now, let's get to know Andrew Roberts!

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"My name is Andrew Roberts, I live in Queensland Australia. I am married and have 4 daughters and three sons. I am a registered nurse working in operating theatres. I have been artistic for a lot of my life. I have turned my hand at many different skills including water colour wildlife drawing, mohair teddy bear making and found my niche in the paper crafting world. I have been scrapbooking and paper crafting for approximately 9 years. To be on the Graphic 45 team has been a scrap goal of mine for a couple of years now. I love all things Graphic 45 and have a serious addiction to their wonderful products. They are very versatile and have a fabulous colour palette. I am starting to spread my wings with in the industry here in australia and I look forward to sharing my love of Graphic 45 over the coming DT year. Please have a look at my blog down under crafter."

Andrew Roberts' Blog

To begin, let's see a wonderful Botanical Tea gift set Andrew made for his wife. How thoughtful and absolutely gorgeous! Notice the tips Andrew includes below, perfect to carry into your own crafting!

"My inspiration for this projection was to create a gift set for my wife’s handmade soap. Botanical Tea was the perfect collection for this due the soft colours and wonderful nature images. The new book box staples are a wonderful addition and the perfect box container to for this project.

Tip : When fussy cutting images from the Graphic 45 paper collections or incorporating the Graphic 45 cardstock flowers use a shaping tool to create more dimentionality." ~Andrew

Botanical Tea Soap Gift Set Front And Spine

Botanical Tea Soap Gift Set Front And Spine

What a great use for the Book Box, using it as a handmade display for beautiful handmade goods!

Botanical Tea Soap Gift Set Front And Spine

Botanical Tea Soap Gift Set Front And Spine

Andrew wonderfully uses the Botanical Tea cardstock flowers on this project.

Botanical Tea Soap Gift Set Front And Spine

Supply List:

Botanical tea 12 x 12 papers : Birds of a feather
Love notes
Botanical tea
Sweet Chamomile
Just because

Botanical tea 8 x 8 papers : Botanical tea
Just because

Botanical tea cardstock stickers
Botanical tea chipboard 1
Botanical tea banners
Botanical tea flowers

Botanical tea 6 x 6 patterns and solids
Graphic 45 Book box
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic door pulls
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal brads
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal keys
Graphic 45 Shabby Chic ornate metal key holes

Kraft Cardstock
Cream Cardstock
Distress ink “older paper"
Ideaology corners
Bakers twine

Next, Andrew shares an ornate altered Couture clock, complete with mini album! Incredible ideas throughout this whole project!

"The inspiration for this project was two fold : (1) the elegant style of the graphic 45 couture collection and (2) we have a mantle clock in our lounge room and it gave me the idea to reproduce it with a graphic 45 flair. Couture is so beautiful and I love the imagery and the colours are some of my favorites. I think it has so many opportunities for creating.

TIP: The more pattern sides of Graphic 45 papers are great for base covering of altered art projects and fussy cut images make great pockets for tags." ~Andrew

Couture Mantle Clock Front

Couture Mantle Clock Front

Couture Mantle Clock Front

Couture Mantle Clock Front

Love this case and mini inside the clock. What great storage for a mini full of tags and memories!

Couture Mantle Clock Mini Album(2)

Couture Mantle Clock Mini Album

Couture Mantle Clock Front

Supply List:

 Couture 12 x 12 papers : Elegant
Couture 8 x 8 papers : Lovely
Couture 6 x 6 Patterns and solids
Couture Chipboard 1
Couture Cardstock stickers
Couture Flowers
Couture Banners
Couture Tags and pockets
Graphic 45 Antique metal door pulls
Graphic 45 metal flowers
Graphic 45 hinges
Graphic 45 stamped metal brads
Black cardstock
Magnetic closure
Assorted flowers
Ideaology curio knob
clock hands
clock mechanism
metal box corners

What a great project Andrew shares below. He really makes the Typography collection come alive with the vivid imagery, layering, and bold color palette!

"The Graphic 45 typography paper collection itself was the inspiration for this mini album.I love the linear paper designs and bold colours and for this reason it prompted my to do a more classical mini album. I made a vertical paper bag album. Typography lends it self to more masculine creation.

TIP: To create colour uniformity throughout your mini album try to utilise the Graphic 45 papers chosen more than once in separate locations this will tie the project together." ~Andrew

Typography Mini Album Cover

Typography Mini Album Spine and Cover

There are so many great uses of Metal Staples and embellishments all throughout this mini album.

Typography Mini Album Spine and Cover

Typography Mini Album Spine and Cover

The mini has so many great pockets and places for quotes, journaling, and photos.

Typography Mini Album Pages

Typography Mini Album Pages

Typography Mini Album Pages

 Supply List:

Typography 12 x12 Papers :
Typography 8 x 8 Papers :
Typography Cardstock Stickers

Typography Tags and Pockets
Typography Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 Metal Flowers
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keys
Graphic 45 Metal Brads
Black Paper Bags
Assorted Metal Embellishments
Tim Holtz Film Strip
Tim Holtz Metal Corners
Tim Holtz Philosophy Tags
Rhinestone Strips
Pearl Strips
Black Cardstock
Mustard Cardstock

What a delight today has been getting to know Andrew! Are you familiar with his work? What was your favorite project shared above? Welcome Andrew by commenting below. We're so glad he is here! What a wonderful year this will be. Join us tomorrow for more Design Team introductions. We can't wait!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Such beautiful layered mini albums!

Absolutely stunning and amazing project here all of them. I have come acros Andrew earlier and know, he´s an amazing artisk, who does stunning work all the time, and these are simply gorgeous. I totally love his clock, but the other things are jsut beautiful as well.
And that prizepack this week, then you simply HAVE TO save for me, I really NEED it.

WOW...what talent!

Choose me!! My addiction to Graphic 45 started pre-Proper Gentleman - would love to win these products!

Your attention to detail is amazing. All of that layering and texture is inspiring.

Beautiful projects. And yes I would love this give away.

Oh my goodness these are truly stunning. Welcome Andrew, your work is gorgeous and I'm green with envy :)

Oh my what beauty today! Can't wait to see more.

Lovely work! His fussy cutting and shaping are out of this world!

I agree Andrew's fussy cutting is amazing. Thanks for the tip, unfortunately I need more practice with my craft knife. Great projects, he's a wonderful addition to your design team. Thanks also for a chance to win, it's an awesome prize. Michelle t

All of your projects are wonderful, my favorite is Typography. I love this line of paper. Thank you for all your tips, they really help...looking forward to more great projects. :)

I'm in awe! These projects are stunning! This giveaway...incredible!

Andrew, your projects are GORGEOUS!!!! and to Graphic 45.....I would LOVE to sin this prize! LOVE that vintage line!!

Welcome, Andrew! I am new to Graphics 45 and have enjoyed seeing all the projects the designers have made. Your projects are right on top with the best! Enjoy your time on the design team.

Of course who would not want to win this paper collection.

What wonderful projects! Looking forward to meeting all of the 2014 Design Team. Would love to win the Proper Gentleman Paper, have been trying to find it but can only get a few of the papers.

great job I enjoyed seeing every project

What an amazing talent Andrew! I will be following you for a long time! I would love to win that Father's Day prize package so I can follow Andrew's designs!

Andrew will apparently be a wonderful addition to the Design Team - love his work. I would be thrilled to win the mini movie canister album!

I'm a follower of your blog. Thank you Andrew for wonderful inspirations.

I love your unique take on crafting with Graphic 45. I want tutorials on all of your projects!

I just adore Andrew Robert's Style. And this week's prize is a real treat too.

Welcome Andrew! Nice to meet you. Your art is wonderful. Of these projects the altered clock is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful creations!! WOW....

Andrew is certainly talented! Really looking forward to seeing more of his work in the coming year!

Proper gentleman wow have a project in mind. Thanks for the chance to participate in your giveaway.

wow! what awesome talent :)

I was so happy to learn Andrew made the team. I love his dimensional artwork and wonderful use of color and design. These three projects are absolutely amazing! Welcome to the team, Andrew!

Andrew, I love your "less is more" approach to all of these projects! They are all so easy to look at and all of the details just shine!

Absolutely gorgeous projects. Thanks for the inspiration to create!!!

Love Andrews unique style. His mini journal with its cool pockets jumped right out atvme but I was already blown away by then. Can't wait to see more, way to go Andrew

Fantastic creations, Andrew. I look forward to enjoying your talent.

Great blog. Thanks for this and the chance to win the prize pack!

Absolutely must win this retro Proper Gentleman's prize for Father's Day now that Andrew has inspired me with his style and talent !

Congratulations!! I love the fussy cut image on solid paper- really jumps out!

Welcome Andrew. Very creative and inspiring projects!! Wonderful talent! Proper Gentleman? Wow. Would so love this collection. The metal pieces are a must have. Thank you for a chance.

Great projects. You are a talented person Andrew

I love both projects Andrew created. Love the typography one. Thanks for a chance to win the great package.

Ever since I first saw Andrew's creations, I fell in love with them. He is very talented. I hope that he decides to make tutorials to go along with his projects.

Very beautiful projects. Love the albums. Welcome aboard, Andrew.

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