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June 12, 2017

Spotlight: The Sea is Calling - Mixed Media Layout By Katelyn Grosart

Hello, G45ers!


Welcome to another week full of introductions to the Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors for 2017. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing the wildly talented Katelyn Grosart. Katelyn has been crafting for years, been a part of the Graphic 45 family this last year as well, and is now joining us again. We could not be more thrilled to get to share her wonderful creations with you all. Today we will also share her magical mixed media layout she created using Voyage Beneath the Sea, complete with SnapGuide so you can see how she compose each element. Before we talk about Katelyn, we have to mention this week's prize-to enter to win just comment here on the blog each day today through Thursday or on Facebook. We will announce the winner right here on the blog, this Friday. And the winner will receive...


(0%2F1) Vintage Hollywood National Craft Month Prize $135+ (1)

Vintage Hollywood 12x12 Paper Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, 2 Chipboard, Tags & Pockets Die-Cuts, 8x8 paper pad, Ephemera & Journaling Cards, Black ATC Tags, Square Tags & Pockets Mini Albu, Square Deep Matchbook Box, Metal Drawer Pulls, Metal Lion's Head Knockers, and Vintage Hollywood Stamps, total value $135+.  

Katelyn Grosart - Head Shot

Katelyn Grosart

“Hey G45 Fans! I’m Katelyn Grosart and I live on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC with my boyfriend of 7 years.

I’ve spent the last 8 years in the papercrafting world, working in a scrapbook store, as well as teaching a variety of classes. You’ll find me most of the time in my scrapbook room designing various cards, mixed media pages, scrapbook layouts, mini albums, and altered items.

In my spare time I love to read a good book while drinking a green tea latte or London Fog from Starbucks. When I’m not reading, I love to spend time with friends or watch a good movie. When the weather is nice, you’ll often find me outside taking advantage of the beautiful Canadian weather.”

Katelyn’s Blog

Katelyn’s Instagram

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Fun Facts:

  1. My all time favourite paper collection from Graphic 45 would be Botanical Tea, although Nature Sketchbook would be a close second.

  2. I’m a big Netflix watcher while I craft. My current favourite Netflix shows are: Grace & Frankie, House of Cards and Schitts Creek.

  3. I can’t live or craft without my fussy cutting scissors. I have 5 pairs just for fussy cutting in case I lose one in a pile while I’m crafting.

Now that you’ve learned a bit about Katelyn, she’s going to share with you a new project.


The Sea Is Calling and I Must Go  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart  Product by Katelyn Grosart  Photo 2

The Sea is Calling and I Must Go

Scrapbook Layout By Katelyn Grosart


“I love to explore new trends in the paper crafting industry. One of the new trends I decided that I wanted to explore is adding a mixed media element to my project. By using paint and texture paste with a stencil as well as a few other mixed media elements on a scrapbook layout freak the heck out of me and it’s something that I tend to avoid. So I challenged myself to explore this trend of using mixed media elements on a scrapbook layout. By mixing paint, texture paste, stenciling, a few embellishments and fussy cut images I was able to create this beautiful sea inspired layout. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my sea inspired layout.” ~Katelyn Grosart


Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Sea Layout by Katelyn Grosart on Snapguide.

The Sea Is Calling and I Must Go  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart  Product by Katelyn Grosart  Photo 2



The Sea Is Calling and I Must Go  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart  Product by Katelyn Grosart  Photo 2

Once your layout is put together, using white paint, add splatter marks over your entire layout.

The Sea Is Calling and I Must Go  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart  Product by Katelyn Grosart  Photo 2

To add extra interest on your stenciled circles, rub on Opal Magic Wax in Blue and Green.

The Sea Is Calling and I Must Go  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart  Product by Katelyn Grosart  Photo 2


Here’s something I learned while exploring this technique:  Keep adding paint, stenciled images, stamped images and wax to the base page of your layout. It will get better when you continue to add different layers and elements.


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Voyage Beneath the Sea Banner Graphic 45

Other Supplies:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs: Stitched Circles
  • Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous: Mixed Media 2
  • Prima Marketing: Art Alchemey Opal Magic Wax - Blue Velvet & Green Brocade
  • Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Burnt Copper Leaves Embossing Powder
  • Southern Ridge Trading Company: Tiny Bubbles
  • Dylusions for Ranger Ink: Polished Jade and Vibrant Turquoise Paint  
  • Dina Wakley for Ranger Ink: Palette Knife and White Gesso
  • Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Crayons - Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon
  • Ranger Ink: Texture Paste Opaque Matte


The Sea Is Calling and I Must Go  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial by Katelyn Grosart  Product by Katelyn Grosart  Photo 2 (1)

Thanks for joining me today as I share with you my mixed media “The Sea is Calling and I Must Go” Scrapbook layout." ~
Katelyn Grosart

...and thanks to Katelyn for sharing such a gorgeous layout. We hope we have helped get your week off to a great start. We have many more introductions to share with you this week. We are constantly amazed at and humbled by the talent of the Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors. Stay tuned for more. We'd love to hear about some of your favorite projects by Katelyn in the comments below and remember that each comment is a chance to win this week's blog prize. 


Happy Papercrafting!

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This layout has such beautiful layering and fantastic fussing cutting. Amazing giveaway this week, I would be over the moon to win it.

Fantastic Katelyn. Love the mix of elements.

Wow! I'm in love for the breathless colors of this layout!!! Stunning project!!!

Beautiful colors, texture and layers.

Congratulations Kaetlyn on a beautiful layout.
The prize pack this week is amazing! I would be thrilled to win it & start creating (beginning with the card featured on Friday's blog). Fingers crossed.

What a gorgeous layout!

Fun layout today, a great artist, and what an amazing prize pack - thanks G45 for a chance to win! Judy D.

I love hearing about Katelyn's life! So fun to know a little about the designers. This layout is gorgeous! Love all the dimension and G45 papers are so perfect for anything!

This is beautiful, Katelyn! Voyage Beneath the Sea happens to be my favorite G45 collection, and I never tire of finding new ways to use the amazing papers and embellishments. I haven't done much mixed media, but you have inspired me to give it a go!

Welcome back Katelyn.I love your artwork with all the great tips and tutorials!
Wow this weeks giveaway is awesome.I would be over the moon to win it.Thanks G45.

Thanks for reminding me that G45 papers work so well on a scrapbook page! I guess I've pigeon-holes Graphic 45 for use in "bigger" projects. I love your layout; I think it's time to look at my stash with fresh eyes.

Beautiful layout!!!

Katelyn's work is amazing! Moving back to Vancouver Island myself! Go Canada!...and G45 your prize pack is to die for!!!

Welcome Katelyn!
Your sea scene is
Carla from Utah

Beautiful Layout! G45 offers such beautiful papers would love to win. Thanks for the chance! D.

Beautiful layout!!! Thanks for the tops!

So glad to have your talent back in the island, not to mention all the laughs we shall while crafting together. You've created yet another beautiful project with gorgeous G45 products. I love this colour combination!

Katelyn and Graphic 45 are a perfect match. What beautifully creative layout.

Oh my GOSh, this is soooooooo gorgeous, and I´m blown away with the beauty in this layout here. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

I love Voyage Beneath The Sea. How beautiful. xxx

As always, G45 offer beautiful papers. Thanks for the chance to win!

Wow, Katelyn, what a great layout and such an amazing prize pack!

What a gorgeous layout. I consider myself a mixed media artist and this is fantastic. Love G45!!

Awesome job! Just love g45 papers and etc!

It's great to learn a little bit more about Katelyn here and see her beautiful mixed media layout. Great job and thank you for the tips!


This is a lovely layout - the papers are perfect to go with the picture. Thank you.

Love your layout and the use of the stencil. I love the sea and all the elements that you used. The port hole is so cool. Thanks for sharing with us and all the great tips.

Lovely card. I wish I had the ideas you do. Thank you for sharing.

i love the sea and this project is a big hit with me!

Welcome Katelyn ! you have much talent.... this week's giveaway is awesome, I love it ! thanks for the chance to win.

Wow, what a beautiful layout. I love that bit of net hanging out in the back of the page. No detail spared!

G45 papers are a fussy-cutter's dream! This Voyage Beneath the Sea layout is wonderful.. love the tips. I'm rather new to mixed media so seeing projects like this one is inspirational. Thank you!

Thanks for continuing to inspire us. The page layout is amazing and portions of it could easily be copied into card front. I love the seahorse. This weeks giveaway is amazing! I would love to get my hands on that set and play with cards and tags.

So many steps and layers to this mixed media project! While I truly appreciate all the work this project requires, I know that I will never make this for myself. Give me cards and mini albums! LOVE all the pieces included in this most generous prize package!!! Thanks for this opportunity!

Welcome, Katelyn, and thanks for sharing your layout. I always appreciate different ways to use my G45 papers.

Katelyn this is a gorgeous piece! Thanks so much for sharing your technique with us.

Katelyn your use of mixed media is wonderful and has inspired me to give it a go. Love the fussy cutting. Thank you to Graphic 45 for the opportunity to win your amazing papers and products.

Two awesome things about Katelyn: (1) her Graphic 45 projects and (2) She enjoys watching Schitt's Creek. :)

Seriously though, welcome back to year two of the Graphic 45 team! Looking forward to another year of your creativity.

This is such a beautiful collection. The colors are gorgeous. Another winner by your company!

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