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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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Welcome to you, Andrew!! Your talent and your projects are utterly amazing!! Thank you for sharing these with all of us!!
Carole from Chicago

Welcome Andrew and congrats on your dreams coming true. I can't wait to see more of your creations.


Andrew, your creations are the perfect companion pieces to your wife's beautiful creations! I bet you two are an awesome team!

Can not wait to see more!

Thanks G45!

Love these wonderful projects. Looking forward to seeing more of Andrew's creations.

ooh! What a great give away package this week. I adore all the staples and A Proper Gentleman would be just the collection for father's day!

So many inspirational ideas..I love the Botanical Tea altered box. I would love to work with The Proper Gentleman collection.

Love these projects, simply gorgeous!!!

Fantastic projects, Andrew! Have to admit that I love all projects using Graphic 45 products. My favorites are the soap box and the clock and the mini album!

Wow! A fantastic giveaway for sure! I really, really, like the altered artwork. It is a unique style with new takes on old things. . . Thanks so much for sharing. Andrew is a breath of fresh air!

unbelievable beautiful work. Welcome Andrew!

Have been looking for someone selling A Proper Gentleman paper pad! Would love so very much!!!

This season's team has big shoes to fill, but Andrew is certainly up to it. Beautiful boxes!.
I have 2 pieces of "A Proper Gentlemen" in my stash. Would love to win more.

Andrew, you are amazing. The small details you put in your work are lovely.

A warm & crafty welcome to Andrew!! Great to have a male take on using G45 products, amazing clock & album! Talking of male.... Wow, A Proper Gentleman is a collection I sadly missed out on & I adore it!! Thanks for opportunity to win :))

Andrew is so talented. It will be fun to see what he creates this year!!
Absolutely love the Proper Gentleman papers. Use them for a lot of my masculine cards!! Perfect for all those "guy" cards!!

Love Andrews work. I would love to win the retro prize. I have been building up my collections & have even managed to get some of the older ones, like on the boardwalk & curtain call. I think i have around 30 of the collections . I seriously need all of them !!!

Yes! I would so love to win the retro set! It is awesome!!

Thanks for the chance!! :)

Andrew these are beautiful projects!!!!!Welcome to Graphic 45!!!

I'm speechless-can't wait to see more of Andrew's creations. He is phenomenal. Perfect inspiration for some of my G45 stash.

"Nice to have a Guy around G 45" Loving everyone's projects.

Andrew's pieces are beyond fabulous! Love them and look forward to the year of his creations!

Oh my! A Perfect Gentleman!?! Yes please :)

When I visited Andrew's blog at the time I found out he was applying to be on the g45 design team, I was blown away.

These projects have a professional look to them that I've come to expect and love!

Very inspirational and I hope to be able to create as he does one day. :)

Wow what beautiful creations x

Andrew does beautiful work. Hope to see some tutorials on his projects soon. I love seeing the diffferent creativity of each designer.

Sooooo looking forward to the 2014 G45 Design Team and what a way to start the show!!! Andrew and his creations are stunning! Can't wait for more!

I like his style, and I'm eager to see all the goodies he will come up with throughout the coming year ~
I'd love to have the "Proper Gentleman" package ~ so perfect for the men in our lives!

What a fantastic projects! and thanks for the wonderful tips, are so usseful!!!

I really admire your work, Andrew! Amazing!

What a great addition to the team. His work is creative, impeccable, and gorgeous! Welcome.

Your work is really phenomenal, Andrew. Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us. Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork!

Love Andrew's designs. Lovely and creative

Incredible projects!!! I love your work Andrew.

Welcome to the team. Your style resonates with mine. Well done.

Awesome projects!

I love, love, love your art!

Beautiful work, look forward to more.

Amazing work, Andrew!

Very inspiring works, I loved the mini album, but all the projects are great!

Wow!! I would absolutely love to win this prize package. Father's day is right around the corner, and i could imagine the beautiful cards and projects just waiting to be crafted out of this . Pick me, so i can put a big 'ol smile on my hubby's face this father's Day!!! Thanks for the chance

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