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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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Andrew, welcome to Graphic 45! I just started using Graphic 45 paper line. I absolutely love the details in the art work and the quality of paper, which is just as important! Enjoy your journey! You seem to be off to a great start just by looking at all your beautiful artwork, thank you for sharing.

Beautiful work!!! Thank you for sharing, g45.

Wow! Such gorgeous projects. Can't wait to see more of his work.

OMG What fantastic work! I would LOVE to win this prize pack. G45 RULES!

Such beautiful projects from a really talented individual! Thank you so much. It would be really great to win some of the older products.

Wow Andrew I love them all and your Couture clock has to be my favourite. It is just stunning.

Denise xx

Absolutely WONDERFUL projects. What a great designer! Congratulations and thanks for a chance to win this amazing prize.

Love these projects. Would be great to win the prize.

Beautiful, imaginative creations!! Really, really lovely work.

I am in awe at the different ways each of the DT take the same lines of paper and product and make it their own. I'm so excited to see more of Andrew's work (creations)

Fabulous projects, and Inspiration, thank you.

What fabulous designs. would love to have tutorials for his work . Very inspiring.

Is amazing how talented Andrew Is :D now I´m a huge fan !!! :)

Wow, stunning projects!!

Andrew, what a beautiful grouping of projects made with G45 products. I would love to find one of your creations at my door. Looking forward to seeing your talent all year. Thank you for sharing.

I love everything you post on this blog! i wish i worked for G45!!!

Fabulous designs by Andrew, thanks for the chance to win!

It has been great fun getting acquainted with all the new DT members. Great talents all of them, such inspiration! Congratulation!

Great work! Congrats on DT Andrew. Wow, a wife, seven children and nursing career, how do you find the time?? ;0) By the way, I love the clock!! <3

I love the projects that Andrew has done. The soap box is really beautiful, and the clock mini album is fantastic. It's wonderful to have a gentleman making projects. We get that masculine point of view. Absolutely amazing projects. Thank you for sharing.

Retired! I love retired things! Love the projects Andrew has created using Graphics 45 papers and embellishments. I wish we had a store locally who carried all your products. Thankful for the internet through.

Beautiful projects, I specially love the book box. I can't wait to see more of his job.

Andrew you know I just stand back in amazement at your work...it's out of this world. Can't wait to see what you create in the year to come.

I really enjoy your papers and having been doing small albums for my 93 year old dad who is losing his memory. The old time papers and sports papers with old photos really help to relive old memories with him. Thanks so much for these beautiful and creative things to work with...

I would love to have a tutorial for his projects!!!

Love,love your projects. Can't wait to see what you make next.

Really! This is amazing. I love the style, color and creativity! I will attempt to re create this masterpiece!

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