Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

-pursuing a wonderful dream

Hello fellow papercrafters, blog friends, and Graphic 45!

I've been having so much fun scrapbooking, cardmaking, and creating projects since the summer of 2009, and it was only about 2 1/2 years ago that I came across Graphic 45. I fell in love, and have been a fan ever since. Graphic 45 papers are such an inspiration and I've been fortunate to have created a few projects to teach a class here and there using some of those beautiful collections.

This post is a Graphic 45 audition. That's right, I'm applying for a DT position for this wonderfully inspired company. All my friends have been encouraging me as soon as they saw the posting for this DT call. Thank you so much for believing in me and encouraging me. I was already seriously thinking of it. Thank you all.

One of the requirements for the audition is to post on our blog 6 of our projects. So here are the projects.

I'll begin with cards made using Graphic 45's 'The Olde Curiosity Shoppe'. I created 10 cards using the 8 x 8 pad and had to divide them into two classes in order to make all the cards. The two photos you see next display the 10 cards.

 Click here to see the original posting and more detail photos of these cards.

One of these cards was featured on a Graphic 45 post in March of 2012, entitled "A Celebration of Cards with Graphic45: Day 3!" which is the next photo. I can't begin to tell you how excited I was that day.

My 2nd project I wish to share with you is crafted using the 'Travelogue' 8 x 8 collection and a whole lot of cardstock. I used a paper mache suitcase, covered it, and created a mini-album to fit inside.

To see the detail photos and a beginners slide show of this project, click here.

For the 3rd project of this audition, I would like to share with you one of my favorites. This one was created using 'A Ladies Diary' 8 x 8. It is another mini, but it is much smaller and is hidden inside a canvas book-like casing.

For more of the details of this project click here to view. There is also another little slide show to view further details.

I think for the 4th project I'd like to show you 3 of the 5 projects put together using the gorgeous 'Bird Song' collection of papers in both the 8 x 8 and 12 x 12. It was a challenge for me to pick three out of the five, but decided to use the more original ideas. So the first one will be the fan album.

I've chosen the next two photos where the fan is open all the way to show all the pages of the fan from the front...

...and from the back.

Each page is a large pocket that holds a fan shaped tag and can hold more embellished pages for journaling and photos. More of the details can be seen on the original post, here along with my first actual video. (I plan to get better at making videos)

My 5th project is the tray made from black chipboard to house three of the Bird Song projects made in these classes. It is constructed with many layers for strength and substance.

A few details on the original post are found here.

The last, and 6th project for this audition, is a Shadow Box.

This project was also featured on the Graphic 45 blog in December 2012 entitled 'Stunning Ideas & Inspiration From The G45 Ning Gallery!'.  Let me tell you that a second feature at Graphic 45 doesn't make the excitement any less than the first time. ;)  There are a few more close ups you may view on the original post, here.

Thank you for joining me today to view my 6 projects for my G45 DT Audition. I'm of course keeping my fingers, toes, and whatever else I can, crossed. lol This has been a dream for over a year now, and I'm finally pursuing it.

Oh, and just for my followers' info, I'll soon be posting a class project using the Graphic 45 'A Place in Time' collection. So look for that soon. I'll be including a video for this project too.

Happy crafting everyone!


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Ava Gavloski said...

well done sabrina!!! cheering for ya

Nichola said...

Fabulous work. So clean and meticulous. Really great stuff. Go Canada!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your work is full of surprise! Love looking at it!

~Kristina said...

Your creations are lovely. Good luck on making the DT!

Martie Rollin said...

Very nice fussy all your cards!!! Good Luck making it onto the G45 Design Team!

Maria said...

Congrats on making the top 30, Sabrina!! Best of luck to you!!

Karen Shady said...

congrats on making the top 30.... In still pinching myself that my name is on that list... wishing you the best of luck.. your work is amazing x

A Soul's Heartbeat said...

Congratulations on making it to the final 30. Good luck on the last lap!

Arumdati Wardhani said...

Beautiful artworks, Sabrina. Congratz on making the top 30. Good luck on making the Graphic45 DT.