Thursday, March 13, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Ok Everyone… so here it goes! I am finally applying to be a part of the Graphic45 DT! I have always wanted to do this, and with a little encouragement from my bestie Aideen ( who is also applying ) I decided to give it a go this year. 

PROJECT #1 ALTERED MASON JAR 

I created this altered mesh top vintage mason jar using the new Botanical Tea papers, vintage lace, and a metal finding piece that I picked up at my local craft store.  I can't wait to use this for storing my favorite teas! 


PROJECT #2 HAPPY HALLOWEEN CARD

One of my favorite things to do is layer… layer … layer!!!! Papers, doilies, vintage ephemera… the more layers the better in my book ;) I used the Steampunk Spells collection to create this Halloween card, along with some doilies, metal gears, and vintage book papers from my stash. I  Also broke out the old watercolors to make those big ink splatters. I just loved all of the images from this collection, especially this Steampunk lady with her crow.



PROJECT #3 MINI ALBUM / BOX 

Even though the Steampunk Debutante collection is an
older collection it is still one of my faves! I created this little mini album box using the lovely paper collection along with some metal gear pieces, and grungboard wing shapes that I embossed and accented with gold paint. This collection has some of my favorite images to "fussy cut" as you can see.


PROJECT #4 ALTERED CANVAS 

I recently participated in a swap that my bestie Aideen hosted. Our theme for this past month was to create something shabby chic. I have been recently playing / experimenting a lot with incorporating paint and mixed media techniques into my projects, as you can see here. Its always fun to break out the paints and get a little messy :)




PROJECT #5 SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT 

I have been wanting to make some layouts with these old pictures I recently found of my mother when she was a little girl. The Botanical Tea papers completed were perfect for scrapping these photos taken in the spring. I also included some of my usual techniques of messy stitching, lots of layering and a touch of mixed media. Oh and of course a doily … I just can't seem to make a layout without one these days ;) 



PROJECT #6: MESSY LAYERS MINI ALBUM 

I created this mini also using the lovely Botanical Tea papers. They definitly made the perfect background for each page and, with a few stamps and vintage ephemera layers this mini came together in no time. Below are a few of my favorite pages! 





Thanks everyone for stopping by to see what I have been up to in my craft room. Also a HUGE thank you to Graphic45 for the opportunity to try out to be apart of the next DT. Best of luck to everyone else who has applied :)

Emily 







18 comments:

  1. So excited to be applying with my bestie :) x

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  2. Fantastic projects best of luck to you :)

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  3. Love your projects and you did so many too! The Mason jar I think is my Fav! All the best with G45, Marianne.

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  4. Hey Emily, I wanted to follow your blog but there is nothing there to press to follow you, just to let you know in case there's a hic cup on your blog. Xx

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  5. congratulations on your top 30 finalists success your creations are wonderful

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  6. Congrats on being in the top thirty....your work is lovely!

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  7. Love your work! Each piece is so very pretty! Congrats on round one and best of luck!

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  8. Your work is so beautiful and different, just lovely. Congrats on making it through round one and best of luck!!!

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  9. Very pretty projects! Congrats on making the final 30! Best of luck!

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  10. love yours creations!!! congrats!!!!

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  11. congratulations! I really enjoyed seeing your projects and look forward to more :)))
    best luck and tfs

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  12. Love how your projects feel; fresh and inspring... Congrats in making to the final 30 and best of luck...

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  13. Emily, I just LOVE your style ... congrats on making the top 30! And best of luck to you in the final round!! xoxo

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  14. Beautiful work, congratulations on making it to the 30 finalist. Best of luck on round two!

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  15. Ohhh, that altered canvas made me gasp! Wonderful projects. Congrats on your G45 Top 30!

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  16. Wonderful creations! Adore the softness and beauty of each of them. Congratulations and best wishes for round 2

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  17. Andrew I'm so enjoying your projects! They are all just outstanding. How exciting to be in the top 30 at Graphic 45.....a well deserved honor : ) Wishing you the best of luck in the next round! Ginny from Polly's Paper

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  18. Emily, oh my, that canvas is just smashing! You do very beautiful work! Congrats on making the Top 30, and best of luck in the finals!

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