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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!

Head Shot (1)

"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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Great projects Andrew. Good looks.

Will be checking out Andrew's blog! Awesome projects.

Very nice!

Fantastic work, Andrew, I too am totally in love with Graphic 45 designs and colours!

Love all of these! He is very talented!
Question - what adhesive is being used to put the papers to the boxes?

Loved Roberts work. Saw some of his works earlier this year. Stunning work. I loved his box for his wife's soap. Also love your gentle mans giveaway.

I watched all his audition videos for the G45 team and his work is amazing, (along with a few hours of other auditions, lol) Love to watch the videos. All the projects are fabulous, my favourite is the bookbox for the handmade soap his wife made. Can't wait to see more.

Such beautiful projects Andrew, and so practical too! You are such a talent!

Awesome projects! Love all the layering and fussy cutting.

Welcome Andrew and such beautiful work you have done

Fantastic work. I love all of the detail. Thanks forssharing.

Wow, I love GR45...love, love, love!

Absolutely stunning, Andrew!

Gorgeous projects! I am looking forward to seeing more of Andrew's creations!

Awesome projects! Love them as well as goodies, it would be awesome to win!

Loved Andrew's projects. Thanks for posting them. They are all beautiful.

How can you pick one when they're all so beautifully done? I'm looking forward to see what he designs for Graphic45.

Gorgeous projects. Loved the shaping tip!

Wow Andrew, welcome first off I already love your style. I agree anything you make with G45 products will turn out fantastic. I would really love to win this collection because i am working on a mixed media project that includes pictures and Playbills for my twin daughters and I have had a really hard time finding papers that would work with my idea for this project. So this week I'm gonna say Pick me Pick me!!!!!

Работы Эндрю Робертса бесподобны! Очень хочется выиграть мужскую коллекцию G45!!!

I would love to win the beautiful G45 prize package. Such an amazing design team project.

Шикарные работы!!! Очень красиво!!

WOW, Andrew, gorgeous creations! I want to be just like you!!!

Absolutely stunning creations!
My favourite things have to be the adorable albums as I have a bit of a 'thing' for tags and albums.
The beautiful papers and colours of Graphic 45 shine through on these pieces of art.

Welcome Andrew, all great projects, will give some a try! Great giveaway too!

How talented! Beautiful projects.

Now here's a collection I've wanted to get my hands on!!! So hard making masculine projects, but this makes it sooooo much easier! And I live that you threw in the door knob!!!! I can't find those anywhere! You guys are amazing!

How sophisticated! Love it.

I love Andrew's projects, he is so talented! It would be great to win these retired goodies. Thank you for the chance to win.

I love the inspirations from your Graphic 45 team members, they are all so unique. The papers and staples are so wonderful. Thank you for a chance to win some of them.

Wow! Another fabulous talent joining the team! Love those minis!

Oh my goodness! Such beautiful projects. I love them all.
What a treat for my eyes.
I would love ANY prize pack from Graphic 45.

It was great meeting Andrew. Love the typography mini album...so bright and bold. I would love to win the Proper Gentleman collection!

Great project today Andrew. Well designed and truly showcasing G45 possibilities

OMyStars... Andrew is making me fall head over heels in love with G45 all over again!
Wonderful inspiration!!!!

Just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

A big welcome to Andrew - what fabulous creations! And what a brilliant masculine prize package - so gorgeous, thanks for the chance to win!
Alison x

The projects are all lovely but I am particularly taken with the clock. The detail is amazing. Great work, Andrew!

Welcome Andrew! You certainly know how to create loveliness for the eye and soul. My favorite is the Typography album. Nothing gets lost while looking here, I love the use of metal and chipboard together. Neither takes center stage and it is like they were meant to dance together. Look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

Beautiful projects! What talent!

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