Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Graphic 45 Design Team And Ambassadors 2016

My favourite time of the year has arrived and I thought I would share on my blog. I have been given the privilege and honour of being chosen as a Graphic 45 ambassador.
I was so thrilled to be given this opportunity.
I have shared all the new design final round videos please have a look and experience their fabulous creativity.  the ambassador links are there as well.
The other part of this announcement was the sneak peeks of the the new
Graphic 45 collection called Safari Adventure. Checkout the collection on the Graphic 45 blog.

Introducing Safari Adventure, a new collection from Graphic 45!

Announcing the 2016 Graphic 45 Design Team! #graphic45
We are so excited to announce our 2016 Design Team today! We have to say, all 30 finalists were so incredible, it was our toughest decision to date. Our new teamies span the world and created absolutely incredible projects for their final round. We are so excited to work with them for the next year! Get excited to see their work all across our blogs and newsletters this coming year. Now introducing, our new 2016 Design Team! 

Alexandra Morein - Singapore

Aneta Matuszewska - Iceland

Einat Kessler - Israel

Elena Olinevich - Belarus

Joanne Bain - Australia

Katelyn Grosart - Canada

Lena Astafeva - Russia

Magda Cortez - USA

Nico Favro - Italy

Olga Heldwein - Germany

Graphic 45 Ambassadors are invited by Graphic 45 to represent G45 for the next year. Our five ambassadors this year are listed below:

Andrew Roberts - Australia
Jim Hankins - USA
Tati Scrap - Spain
Yumi Muraeda - Japan

Graphic 45 design team Round Two project.

The round two for the graphic 45 design Team Audition required us to make a video. It 
could be a tutorial or a three project tour. I made a sample using ABC Primer collectors edition and
then demonstrated how you can use any collection by doing a tutorial using Mon Amour for the same project. I will let the videos speak for them self there are plenty of still photos at the start of each video. I hope you enjoy watching and will give this project a try.

Cheers Andrew

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Creating in pairs using Scrapmatts

April is half way through and I have had a very creative time over the last few weeks.
I have been playing with some more Scrapmatts stencils and incorporating some wonderful chipboard.

As you may have noticed I have included the word pairs in my blog post title.
Have ever been creating and end up with left over die cuts, extra paint on your palette
or other materials where you may have over prepared.

What do you do? Do you just toss them out, save them and forget where you put them or
have a big collection that you have good intentions 
but never get around to using them.

My projects have ended a pigeon pair as I used up extra paint texture paste and 
embellishments that I had leftover from my first project for this month.

 I used a few Scrapmatts stencils which I am fast 
becoming addicted to. 
I forgot to say these two projects I have jumped out on a limb and gone really bright
you might need your sunglasses.

Memo Book

I used the following Scrapmatts products for this project :

CB1158 Butterflies 20
CB1024 Flowers 04
CB5106 Chevrons 01
CB5129 Circle Mesh 02
Stencil ST5001
Stencil ST1002
Stencil ST1010
Stencil ST1001

Simple Tag

The Scrapmatts products I used for the tag were :

CB6113 Scrap Words 32
CB1145 Flowers 09
CB1158 Butterflies 20
Stencil ST1002
Stencil ST5010

I hope you gained some inspiration from my projects for April and will think about how you will your leftovers from other project in your next creation.

Cheers Andrew

Graphic 45 and Mixed Media Techniques

Time for some April blog posts I have been busy with my graphic 45 submission for the final round and Scrapmatts DT projects. They were a lot of un but now it time to update my blog. 
I thought I would keep the mixed practice going with a few more attempts at using 
my stencils and trio of graphic 45 collections. 
I used some tim holtz stencils texture mature and various distress inking products.

For the first tag I used graphic 45 Rare Oddities.
As usual I fussy images from the collection and tried to focus on the key colours
that feature in the wonderful papers.
I love that owl image and tried to make it one of my focus images for the this tag.
The inks I used for the background are perfect for this project
They are distress inks : Ripe persimmon, Seedless preserves and black soot.

The second tag has an automatic masculine feel as I used the great collection 
called Good ol Sport. This collection has some of my favourite images to fussy cut 
and they this tag pop.
The background has no texture paste this time and I used various distress inks.
I then layered my embellishments and the background became a great frame.
I love the metallic elements that added life to the masculine theme. 

The final tag is a more feminine tag and uses the lovely botanical tea collection
This background i tried to make it have a more vintage feel aim not sure how successful I 
was but it turned out ok. I also included a couple botanical tea stamped images. I am fast thinking I could become an avid stamper.
The images in botanical tea speak for them selves and work in this collage style 
group of embellishments. The pops of colour from the petaloo flowers bring the tag even more to life. 

I hope you enjoyed using my latest batch of tags and will leave me some feedback in 
the comments section. Stay tuned for my Graphic 45 final round submission and some thing new I have been trying.
Until then happy paper crafting.


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