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June 27, 2015

Introducing the 2015 Graphic 45 Ambassadors: Alberto Juarez Diaz & Clare Charvill

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 We are so excited to welcome back the Graphic 45 Ambassadors this year and introduce a brand new ambassador in this email! You may be wondering what an Ambassador is....this is an invite-only program for our incredible Graphic 45 designers who teach all over the world. We are so honored to have these talented teachers and designers on Team Graphic 45!

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First, let's give a warm G45 welcome to Alberto Juarez Diaz! Many of you know Alberto from his time on our Design Team. Now, Alberto is a brilliant Graphic 45 Ambassador. We got to meet Alberto at this past winter's CHA and his exuberance and talent is infectious! We are so honored to welcome him to our tribe of Ambassadors!

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Alberto Juarez Diaz

"If I’ve to define myself, I’m an adventurer. In 2012 I started my first international adventure with Graphic45 (I’m from Spain), the two years when I was designer were incredible. This fact made Prima Marketing contact me to be part of their Educator program. The last year I started to make big workshops in big fairs and events at principal cities with my partners at Carrotcake. And now you can find me and my adventures at www.vintageodyssey.net " ~Alberto

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Alberto shares some gorgeous projects with us today. First, is a quintessential Alberto album. So classic, incredible, and dynamic. He used Artisan Style for this incredible project.

Vintage Book, Artisan Style collection, AlbertoJuarez, by graphic45


Vintage Book, Artisan Style collection, AlbertoJuarez, by graphic45


Vintage Book, Artisan Style collection, AlbertoJuarez, by graphic45

Next, Alberto wows with this incredible By the Sea printer's tray. We love the shells and embellishments he includes on this flawless project.

Frame Lo box, by the sea, Albertojuarez, by graphic45


Frame Lo box, by the sea, Albertojuarez, by graphic45


Frame Lo box, by the sea, Albertojuarez, by graphic45


Frame Lo box, by the sea, Albertojuarez, by graphic45

We are so excited to have Alberto designing for us again! Give him a warm G45 welcome in the comments below.

Next, is the incredible Clare Charvill! Clare has been creating with Graphic 45 for years now and we'll never let go of her incredible teaching and talent. She is such a true ambassador for Graphic 45 and we know many of you reading have taken her incredible classes or seen her on Create & Craft TV in the UK spreading Graphic 45 love! Clare introduces her multi talents in her brilliant bio below. You will adore the projects she shares!

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Clare Charvill

"Thank you Diane, Charee and Aimee for inviting me to continue to be an Ambassador for Graphic 45 here in the UK.  After three fabulous years of crafting with the gorgeous collections Graphic 45 create I feel honored once again to be invited back to be part of such a wonderful family and fabulous paper collections.

I’ve been paper crafting for a little over four years but have always been fascinated by colour, texture and different mediums. Influenced by Mum and Nan who used to spend hours with me sewing, kitting and making paper and wool pompoms, I’ve touched on many crafts over the years from patchwork, dressmaking, knitting, cross stich, tapestry, Trapunto, quilting and Sugar Craft which I taught in evening classes at basic and advanced level for ten years at our local college. I qualified as a further education teacher during that time too.

Inspired by the old albums of family photos I used to browse through with my Nan I made my first album with the gorgeous Curtain Call collection back in January 2011 and that’s where my love affair with the gorgeously vintage designs Diane and her team create started.  Hooked, and totally inspired by the detail in the papers and their vintage themes I used the Le Cirque collection for my next album, then Le Communiqué and, well the rest is history as they say.    

Over the last four years I’ve shared my creativity with like minded crafters all over the world, changed from a 9 – 5 corporate day job to an all consuming creative one and, over the last year launched my own range of craft products. Here in the UK I run my own workshops and retreats, teach at craft shops around the country, demo at National Craft Shows and Trade Fairs and promote Graphic 45 on national television.  I’ve got to meet so many lovely people along the way too. It’s an incredibly rewarding life style change and one I’m really enjoying too.

My design strengths cover three areas:



Designing Projects to teach on line -

I love teaching and the web enables me to teach to crafters around the world.

I love taking a paper collection and designing photograph albums/memory books, (which is where I started), creating an album in a way that appeals to other crafters and providing easy to follow video led workshops on how to make them. These can be followed no matter where you are.  

I’m sharing my latest album designed using the Precious Memories collection. It combines all the paper pads, chipboard and pockets and tags from the collection and was designed on a blue background to show off the colours in the papers.  The key feature in all my albums is always being able to add full sized photo to the pages.

Precious Memories Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Clare's Video Tour


Precious Memories Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Precious Memories Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Precious Memories Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Precious Memories Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Precious Memories Album 4 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Supply List

One 12 x 12 Precious Memories Pad
One 8 x 8 Precious Memories Pad
One 6 x 6 Precious Memories Patterns and Solids Pad
One Pocket and Tags pack
One Decorative Chipboard Pack
Precious Memories Cling Stamps
25 sheets 12 x 12 cardstock
Two sheets A4 2mm chipboard

Designing projects for one-day workshops

Making something too complicated can turn what’s supposed to be a fun and relaxed day out into a really stressful one, so with that in mind I design projects that are achievable in the time we have, affordable within the budget for the class, suitable for crafters of all levels with simple variations on pages if we’re making an album. I try to keep a theme running through the pages so it can be easily remembered for cutting out too.  

This is one of my latest class projects – a mini flip flap album altered with papers from the Raining Cats and Dogs 8 x 8 pad. It has a couple of page variations, a fun closure on the front and can hold lots of those tags we all love to make.

RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1


RCD Flip Flap Album Clare Charvill Graphic 45 1

Supply List

Two sheets of 2mm chipboard for album covers
10 sheets black A4 card
One 8 x 8 Raining Cats and Dogs Pad
Raining Cats and Dogs cling stamp on shrink plastic
Black 10mm ribbon
Dies used
Ovals
5/8” punch
Eyelet die
Designing Craft Kits


Over the last year I’ve turned some of the deign projects made during my time on the Graphic 45 Design Team into craft kits and added a few new designs to my range as well.  I love taking pieces of chipboard and creating three dimensional projects that can be altered in the gorgeous papers Graphic 45 give us to craft with.

The Bureau below is the latest addition to my range, and has been altered in papers from the Artisan Style collection. I love the theme and colour combination in this collection. The bureau itself has been altered in 12 x 12 papers and the mini album inside with 8 x 8 and patterns and solids papers.

Artisan Style Bureau and Pocket Album 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Artisan Style Bureau and Pocket Album 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Artisan Style Bureau and Pocket Album 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Artisan Style Bureau and Pocket Album 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Artisan Style Bureau and Pocket Album 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45


Artisan Style Bureau and Pocket Album 1 Clare Charvill Graphic 45

 

Supply List

Artisan Style 12 x 12 Papers
Creative Ideal
Artisan Style
Craftsmanship
Decorative Flourish
One 8 x 8 Artisan Style Pad
One 6 x 6 Patterns and Solids
Door Knockers
Claw Feet
Other Supplies
One Bureau Kit My Creative Spirit
Black Paint
Masking Tape

Before I go I would like to thank everyone who’s followed me over the past four years, come along and joined me at workshops and retreats and for all the fabulous messages and comments left on my blog and you tube channel.  I’m looking forward to another creative year with Graphic 45 and you all." ~Clare

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We are also so excited for Clare to be an Ambassador for us this year. Welcome back Clare in the comments below!

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Thanks for joining as we start our introductions of our incredible Graphic 45 Ambassadors. Tomorrow, we welcome more favorites to the fold. 

 

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The G45 Family

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Comments

Omg love these projects! Such talent. What fun to watch for these artists work!

So happy for Alberto and Claire for becoming Ambassadors!! Amazing creations by both of them!! TFS!

Welcome Ambassadors.... what a great honor and WOW - looks like two FANTASTIC additions. All your projects are just OUTSTANDING. You have made Graphic45 proud with such INCREDIBLE creations. Thanks bunches for sharing your MARVELOUS work. j.

These projects are so amazing! I love the Artisan Style project. It is one of my favorite collections also.

More great ideas. Love graphic 45

Congrats to the both of you!

It's great! i like the Artisan Style collection very much! i do smth with it)

I'm so glad we'll be continuing to see projects from these designers, because I really enjoy their creations.

This is very exciting!!! Congrats to the ambassadors!!

I'm happy that they're still with us sharing all their creativity. They always do amaze us.

Welcome back fabulous Ambassadors, your creations are stunning !!!!

Clare is a great teacher and I am proud to call her my friend. She never get flustered when people keep asking her questions. Her projects are always an inspiration and we always have a wonderful time at her workshop and retreats.

I so enjoy seeing Clare's mini albums...every page is created with such sophistication and obvious love of G45 paper collections. I really appreciate that she designs pages to hold 4"x 6" photos...no cropping necessary. So glad to see her back for another year of beautiful projects. Looking forward to seeing what Alberto contributes this year, too.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. Here's to another creative year Graphic 45 style :-)

Os sigo a los 2 desde que empecé, y me encantan vuestros trabajos. Graphic 45 es mi marca favorita y me hace mucha ilusión que uno de los embajadores sea español. Enhorabuena a los dos.

Can't wait to see more. Congrats to you both!
Happy crafting, Linda ;0)

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