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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 work! Andrew is very talented. Would so love to win this prize package.

Amazing projects from Andrew! And the prize pack - awesome!

Very nice projects...I have always wanted the Proper Gentleman paper, but was to late,I have 3 sons and a husband to make father's day and birhday cards for,so Thank you for a chance to win..fingers are crossed

Wow. Your work blows me away. I can't wait to see more of what you have in store for us. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful projects, Robert! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for the coming year.

What a beautiful project...thanks for sharing...robin

AWESOME creations, Andrew!! Thanks for the tips, too! I would love to win this pack, as I have not purchased this pack yet and would love to play!! :)

The projects are awesome!

Great work!

Would love a complete tutorial on Andrew's Typography mini album-it's just fabulous! All of Andrew's projects are wonderful. He's a great addition to the G45 Design Team:) Throwing my hat in the giveaway ring-such fabulous staples!!

Great projects. Would love to win this wonderful prize! Masculine tags and cards galore!

Love the mini album and TYPOGRAPHY papers! Such creative beauty.

i really love the first project-so gorgeous!

All of the projects shared today are wonderful. I really like them all but the clock would have to be my favorite!

Love this, not only would it make great stuff for dad, but also great stuff for grandma!!!!

Aloha Andrew, and mahalo for sharing these amazing projects full of detail and dimensions.

Andrew's work is stunning--especially the box set for soap. Looking forward to seeing more of his work! Would love to win this week's prize package. I learned of G45 after Proper Gentleman was no longer available, and have been wanting it. Thank you G45.

I'm so excited to see the new designers projects! Andrew's are very beautiful.

Andrew seems a good fit for G45 and I love the older collections. So much fun to be had!


Wow, Andrew is quite a designer! Just love all his creations, and will be checking in to see his future projects.

I'll even clean off my workspace to make room for this!! LOL

WOW !!! What a wonderful balance of feminine and masculine projects , all created with such attention to detail. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win a great package.

I love the botanical tea set!!! It is just beautiful!!

I love all 3 projects, but I really love that you used a plaid paper on the 3rd project to make the flower out of. I just love that flower. So glad you are on the team Andrew, WELCOME!

Wow! I love all these great Projects! I am sooo addicted now to G45...Aahhhh-help me! :) Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!

OMGosh!! I'm speechless....again, lol. Can't wait to see more gorgeous pieces from all the other talented designers for this year. I came across G45 after Proper Gentleman was discontinued and have ALWAYS wanted to work with it...I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Beautiful work! Would have loved to have my husband made that for me!

What wonderful projects. Andrew is so talented! Thanks for the chance to win some retro G45!

Amazing. I love to see creative men expressing themselves. This stuff is just wonderful!
That giveaway looks like fun - need to make some father's day cards, this would be a great start!

I am so loving that this product package has a paper collection for the men in my family. Wonderful! Welcome to all the new DT members!

Great projects, welcome Andrew

omg what a wonderful giveaway and such beautiful stuff!! and the creations this artist did aah-mazing!!! wow :) thanks so much for this and for sharing!

Andrew is an awesome artist! His work is stunning to say the least. I love his work. I would love to see some tutorials of his work. This is a great giveaway, I would love to add to my Graphic 45 stash.


What wonderful projects. Absolutely love the mini and would love to see a tutorial on it. Welcome to the DT. So looking forward to more fabulous projects

So glad he is on your team. I love his things.

Great projects!
Thanks for this and the chance to win!

A very warm welcome to you Andrew! So very nice to see these goodies from the male perspective!! LOVE all of your projects, and thanks for sharing those lil tips!! I look forward to seeing more of your projects, but 1 question....where do you find the time with 7 kiddos, wife, work etc etc.....!!!!! My hat is tipped to you!!!! Lol

WOW !! I think that sums it up - Andrew has shown us a BIG BOWL of WOW !
Thanks so much for sharing these projects !

I'd love this paper. I never got it when it came out.

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