Monday, March 10, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Well my crafty friends it is that time of year again, Graphic 45 is having another most exciting Design Team Call. For those of you who follow my blog regularly you will already know how much I completely LOVE Graphic 45 papers and products. For the first round of auditions we are to post a minium of 6 projects.

Without further ado lets begin....

Typography!!! A range I immediately fell in love with. This layout took a considerable amount of time, see the six flowers? they are all hand folded using 8 individual circles. I was determined to make these flowers and wow did these papers work brilliantly for them. I have used many different elements here but I feel it works without looking too chaotic.
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Here is another Typography layout. For this project I have used five layers of paper, not full sheets mind you, I am rather careful with my paper wastage. I have further embellished this page with Graphic 45 staples, cut outs and lace. Small hints of Antique Gold Rub'n Buff can also be seen.

I am constantly pinning vintage photos on Pinterest, I cannot seem to help myself, I do not know why I do it, or what I will ever do with all the images. However!!! when the Sweet Sentiments paper was released I knew I would have a photo or two to match. I love the soft pastel colors in this range, only enhanced further by a touch of lace and my favorite color ink, Vintage Photo.

The beautiful elegant lady pictured here is my Great Great Auntie, isn't she just fabulous? look at that amazing feather she is holding. As soon as the Ladies Diary range was released I knew immediately that this photo would have a new home. Ladies Diary is stunning and complements this photo perfectly. 

I LOVE Steampunk, truly love it. Sadly I only ever got my hands on one Steampunk Debutante 12 x 12 pad, so when Steampunk Spells was released I purchased two immediately as well as all the additional extras (yes ALL of them). This layout just kept evolving, I kept adding and adding, even with such a busy layout already I STILL think I could get away with adding a few extra bits and bobs. 

This is one of my favorite layouts using Steampunk Debutante. The project was created using watch parts, metal embellishments, feathers, lace and fussy cut elements. I found the photo on Pinterest and the beautiful steampunk model was just absolutely perfect for my most FAVORITE Graphic 45 collection.

Words cannot express how much I loved putting this little treasure book together. This old book was sitting lonely on a dusty shelf in a second hand book store. I gave it some much needed love by decorating with a huge amount of different elements from the Steampunk Spells range. The amount of interest and positive comments I have had over this project has been completely overwhelming. 

373 Repins (and counting!!) 

I made this little case for my daughter Lily, it was such a JOY to create using the vibrant Bohemian Bazaar collection of papers. I made this for Lily when she was a mere 6 months old, this now sits proudly on her shelf in her bedroom (way too pretty to actually use!!).

It is no secret that I love bottles, all kind of bottles. This was the very first bottle I decided to decorate and the fact I used some of my much coveted Steampunk Debutante paper made it obvious I meant bottle business. The Steampunk Debutante range did this bottle justice, I am so happy with the result.

Here is another bottle, this time using the Bohemian Bazaar collection.

Here is a little key box I created using the French Country range. The range is just perfect for homely projects like this one. I spent a lot of time on this one, every smidge of space has been covered with French Country. Rather than hang keys inside, I decided to hang two little pocket watches, as you do.

Ahhh yes I also love a shadow box or two (or 10), shadow boxes are one of my favorite items to create. The Birdsong range worked brilliantly for this shadow box which includes fussy cut elements and hand folded fans. Rather tricky to capture the full beauty of this project, the reflective glass in the box was a little tricky photography wise.  

And last but certainly not least here is a balsa wood box hand bag which has also been covered with Birdsong. The oriental shape of this bag combined with the Birdsong paper was a marriage made in heaven. They just worked so perfectly together. 

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Thank you Graphic 45 for the opportunity to apply to be a part of your amazing team, best of luck to everyone who is taking part in the design team call.

~ Rebecca ~


  1. These are stunning! Among the best work created using Graphic 45 products - if not the best. Wow. I am just amazed. IMO if Graphic 45 doesn't select you for their design team, they are making a mistake. Surely the fact that your work has been selected several times to be in the spotlight on the Graphic 45 blog indicates that they appreciate the intricacy and splendor of your creations.

    1. Wow!! Thank you so so much for leaving me such a beautiful and genuine comment. I truly appreciate feedback and feedback like this, well it just makes me smile ear to ear. I really appreciate you taking the time to look through my little audition.

  2. Best of luck Bex , your work is awesome!

  3. Thank you Maggi, exciting times, wishing you the absolute best of luck too.

  4. Becks, your creativity never ceases to amaze me my friend. Every single one of these projects are absolutely amazing. As you know I'm a shabby chic girl but you have totally inspired me to get my hands on some of the delicious G45 ranges. My favourite, now that is a tough one. The beautiful bag for Lily, no the bottles (you need to do a tutorial for that one), nope sorry can't choose, they are all fantastic. Good luck with the application, G45 would be very lucky to have you xxx

  5. Oh my gosh - WOW - I am so amazed with each and every creation that you a have posted here - Your G45 creations have made such an incredible inspirational statement and so versatile in your creativity that G45 would be really lucky to have you - I wish you luck my dear friend ... but I do not think you need luck - you got amazing G45 talent !

  6. Bex, your creations are absolutely FABULOUS!! I oohed and ahhhed the whole way down! Best of luck to you! :)

  7. OMY so so amazing!!!!!!! Your totally ROCK G45 girl!!!!! Good luck! they should be so lucky to have you on their team!!!!!!!

  8. Bexta.. these are lovely.........especially love the small suitcase & the bottles.. Good Luck!

    Flora @ The Silver Thimble

  9. absolutely amazing projects! Best of luck!

  10. Bex - awesome audition. Wishing you lots of luck.

  11. Fabulous projects Bex! Good luck with the audition I think you belong on the Graphic 45 team!!

  12. Wishing you the best of luck! I love your style-you would be a perfect fit for the G45 team!

  13. Fingers crossed, but in my most humble opinion, you're in girl ... A.m.a.z.i.n.g. Creations, all of them.

  14. You are always awesome! Good luck, Bec!

  15. Bec, every project is just so detailed and gorgeous! I swear G45 papers just scream your name!! I couldn't pick a FAV if someone held me down and tortured me-lol! Thank you for stopping by and wishing me luck on my audition, it means so much to me and GOOD LUCK (even though you don't need it) to you sweets!

  16. I am totally crazy and wild about your work and how you the papers with magic and ease and sensation. amazing - good luck. You are a natural with these collections

  17. I am stunned by the fantastic beauty of these projects. Seriously Awesome. If G45 doesn't choose you, I will think they have lost it. Fabulous. Good luck but I don't think you will need it.

  18. Rebecca, how fun are your projects! Love how you make the G45 papers sing your creative tune. Thank you for auditioning for the G45 DT. Happy Papercrafting! -Charee

  19. Beautiful projects! Good luck!