Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition"

Hi Graphic 45 and everyone! This is the first time I try out for an audition! Just like we all know, Graphic 45 papers are so awesome and I'm real excited and nervous! I know there are so many wonderful crafters out there but I guess it never hurts to try! ^O^ In this blog post, I'm going to share with you some projects I have created.

1. "French Country" Waterfall Mini Album (Flip Book)
I love to make interactive cards and a waterfall card is one of my favorite one to make. But it's even better in a bigger version! I created this album from scratch and decorated it with gorgeous French Country collection! I really love the deep, rich colors and designs of this collection!


2."Blue Birds of Happiness" Handmade Easel Drawer Box Card

I love to make things from scratch especially boxes! I made this easel drawer box card with card stock and sweet patterned paper from Secret Garden collection! All the designs are stunning but for this project, I focused on lavender and blue colors! I fussy cut out the flower vine and the little birdies; added glossy accents and lots of diamond stickles on them! I also made some dimensional flowers using flower die cuts from the collection.


3. "Le Romantique" Altered Vanity Mirror
I altered a plastic vanity mirror into this beautiful vintage shabby chic display using Graphic 45 "Le Romantique" and "A Ladies' Diary" collections. A Ladies's Diary paper is for the backgrounds. All the fussy cut images are from Le Romantique collection! I added a lot textures and layers on this project.


4. "Bird of Beauty" Hand-Stitched Book
I am in love with this little book of mine. It was the second handbound book I've made. When I saw the beautiful images of Asian ladies from Bird Song collection, they instantly reminded me of my grandma and I felt I wanted to do something with it! I fussy cut images out and created different scenes for each page. I bound each single sheet with coptic stitches.


5. "A Ladies Diary" Handmade Little Notebook
Another handmade book I made using A Ladies' Diary collection! I had so much fun creating this little notebook! I played around with fussy cut images, punches, stamps, ink, crackle paint, etc. LOVE the femininity of this collection!


6. "Christmas Emporium" Explosion Box
I made this explosion box for a friend using beautiful Christmas Emporium paper collection. Love the traditional Christmas colors; and vintage images are just perfect! I created a holiday scene with 3D Christmas tree inside!


7. "Home Is Where the Love Is" Handmade House and Mini Album This was the first time I made a house box from scratch. I also made a matching mini album using Generations collection from Simple Stories. I like the homey, country cottage look of this project.


And now I am going to share some cards and tags that I've made! They're probably one of my favorite things to create because I love to mail them out to my friends.