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May 30, 2017

Joanne Bain's Farewell: A Father's Day Card Tutorial From the Master of Detail and Design

Hello, G45ers!

Thank you for joining us today for an extra special farewell edition of our blog.  Today we honor Joanne Bain for sharing her incredible talents and passion for fussy cutting with us these past two years! Joanne has an eye for style, composition, and layering beautifully fussy cut images from our pattern papers to create stunning layouts, cards, and mini albums.  In this post, we will share a brand new Father's Day card Snapguide Tutorial, as well as five of our all-time favorite projects, ranging from a layout to a mushroom house. But first a little about the artist in the spotlight, so pull up a seat and get ready for a fantastic feature.  


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"I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.

I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 23 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap. 

We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 14 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 11 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them.

My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go, but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail and dimension.

I am lucky enough to have been published in Australian Scrapbook Memories and Australian Scrapbook Creations magazines numerous times." ~Joanne


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Project - Father's Day Card

By Joanne Bain


‘I love the colours of the Communique collection, they are beautifully neutral and I think perfect for making a masculine Father's Day card.’ ~Joanne 



Check out How to Create a Fathers Day Card by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.



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 Here are a few of our favorite project by the wonderful and talented Joanne. 

 French Country Sunflower Joanne Bain

Dream Layout


"My little man he is a dreamer and in turn he has made my wildest dreams come true so I thought it was very fitting to create a page about him using a dream catcher. As my little man is a nature lover I wanted to create a country feel for my page and the Graphic 45 French Country papers were perfect for this. What says country more then sunflowers and roosters right? I fussy cut and layered all of the sunflowers and then topped my page off with the crowing rooster. I added lots of strings and coloured cotton for texture and to make it look and feel more like a real dream catcher. I added lots of texture to my background and added a very light wash of Dusty In Colour Hot Chocolate for added contrast."  ~Joanne

See full post here.

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Mushroom Fairy House

Joanne's shares this amazing Snapguide Step by step tutorial on how to create your own mushroom fairy house.  



Check out How to Create a Mushroom Fairy House by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.

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Place in Time Planner

"To create my planner I decided to use the Ivory Mixed Media Album as I wanted quiet a neutral colour as a base for the planner. I then mixed 3 of the gorgeous Graphic 45 collections, Place In Time, Childrens Hour and Time To Flourish. These 3 collections mix together perfectly giving me a beautiful finished product. It was a mammoth task to complete, but one that is so worth it. I titled my planner LOVE to remind me everyday that no matter how hard life gets to always respect and love the life I have." ~Joanne


Place in time  mixed media album  Joanne Bain

Place in time  mixed media album  Joanne Bain

Check out more photos of the planner here


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Cafe Parisian Flower Cart


Check out How to Create a Basic Flower Cart by Joanne Bain by Joanne Bain on Snapguide.


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Celebrate - Expanding Mini Album

See more photo here.

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(3) Midnight Masquerade Tag Album ($52)

This week's prize package includes a Midnight Masquerade Patterns & Solids 12x12 paper pad, an 8x8 paper pad, decorative chipboard, die-cut tags and pockets, and a Square Ivory Tag Album, a $50+ value!  To enter to win, just comment here on the blog and/or on Facebook each day.  We will announce one randomly chosen the winner on this Friday's blog. 


Thank you for joining us for this fond farewell.  Be sure to thank Joanne for sharing her amazing work with us these past few years.  Joanne, we look forward to watching you on your artistic journey and look forward to seeing what you create in the future!  Join us again tomorrow for a fantastic upcycled cabinet by Maggi Harding.  Until then pull out your stash and get busy having fun!  

Happy Papercrafting!

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Thank you Joanne for all the wonderful projects you have shared with us. I love your creations and you have given me lots of inspiration.

Sorry to see Joann go. She is an amazingly talented designer. Thanks Joann for all the inspiration you have give us.

Oh, I am so sad to see Joanne leave G45! Love her artistry. Best of luck to Joanne in her future endeavors.

Thank you Joanne for sharing your amazing talents and projects with the rest of us! They say copying is a form of flattery, so please don't mind that I will be copying your Father's Day card. I ❤️ Graphic 45!

Best of luck for the future Joanne.
Loved seeing all of the things that
you have fussy-cut. I love to fussy-cut too so it's great to find someone else
who also likes to do it.
thanks for sharing.

Goodness, Joanne Bain is uber talented! Love her creations.

Great projects! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Beautiful projects! Thank you, Joanne, for sharing your talent these past two years-you will be missed!

Oh my it's been two years already ?! What a joy it has been seeing your amazing work. I'll always remember you as one of the G45 Fussy Cut Queens :) Thank you for sharing with all of us !

I love this collection, Midnight Masquerade!!! Would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance Graphic 45!

Thanks Joanne for sharing all these beautiful projects with us. And, thanks for the instructions/guides. You will be missed. I can only imagine what you've done with Midnight Masquerade. Personally, I can't wait to work with it- hope I'm lucky.

Joann has been a steady source of inspiration. Her style is so unique and innovative. Thanks Joann for all the beautiful art you've shared with us these past two years. You have such a bright path ahead of you. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Such great ideas! I love the tribute to Dad and of course the calendar pages!

Beautiful projects!

Wonderful projects!!

Lots of wonderful projects. Love the DAD card.

Oh Joanne what a fabulous legacy

I won this!

OMG! What a beautiful projects!

Thanks for all the creative projects Joanne!! That fathers day card and the sweet little cart are amazing!

Sooo many awesome memories came up here again seing these old entries, and soo sad that it´s because ogf a farewell, but I also know, it has to come now and then, even we always kep wanting to keep them all here, I know, it´s nessecary if we need new in as well.
Wish you all the best on your fututre journey Joanne.

Joanne you are a fantastic artist! You've given me so much inspiration that my fingers are tingling!

I love the expanding mini album and can see a few being created!

All the best for the future!M

Gorgeous Day TFS!

Beautiful projects!

Wonderful projects and products used.

Joanne's work will be sorely missed! What a fabulous farewell post! All of the projects are gorgeous! I am particularly drawn to the expanding album.

Gorgeous work!!!

That flower cart is adorable. Good luck in your new endeavours and adventures Joanne x

Have enjoyed seeing your beautiful work, Joanne. You have been a wonderful Graphic 45 inspiration paper crafters!

I have always loved Joanne"s beautiful creations and will miss her on the Graphic 45 team but know we'll still be seeing her fabulous designs in other places! Good luck Joanne in whatever you do next! ~Sandy

So much talent!

Wonderful projects!!!

Great inspiration today! I'm in love for all of these stunning beauties!!!

Thank you for all the beautiful projects posted by this artist...lovely work. Nice product prize offering for this week!

The mushroom house and the sweet little flower cart are amazing! What great inspiration for ways to take paper into 3D projects.

Wow wow wow, these are jaw-dropping beauties!

These are so inspirational. Thanks for the background peek into your amazing Life. No wonder your cards are so superb.

Thank you Joanne! You have amazing talent and so happy that you shared your beautiful projects!

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