Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Hello Eveyone.
It has been a while since I last posted, I have had so much going on and have just lost track of time. I haven't been slack or anything. I have done a lot of projects using Graphic 45 along with lots of teaching. But I have been eagerly waiting for Graphic 45 to announce their 2014 design team call. I enjoyed my three years with them so much that I am trying out for the team again. I have had a whole year off from their team and missed it so much. I have a year of Graphic 45 projects that I have been teaching in my store and interstate, also a years worth of projects that have been published in two of Australia's magazines to share.
I love all things Graphic 45, books, cards, layout and off the page projects. I just love making anything with Graphic 45. The colours, images and papers are perfect for my style of scrapbooking.
For my Design Team Audition post I have put together some my favourite Graphic 45 projects from 2013.

This is my French Country Book, it is about 9 1/2 inches wide x 11 inches high. It is also 3 inches thick. It has 7 double pages and two singles.

I have spent the last two months writing instructions for this book, so I can sell a kit online. It has been a big job. Lots of the pages have flaps, pockets and fold out pieces. I wish I could show it all to you. I love this collection, the colours and images are so perfect to work this and this book is just lovely.
I love making books from scratch, so in 2013 I made 5 books in total.

 This was another favourite collection from Graphic 45, again the colours and words were perfect for this book. I am writing the instructions for this book at the moment.

 This book has a fold out part to it at the front, which allows me to have some pop out elements. The lady from "Steampunk Spells" worked so well as a pop up.

Again the colours are so rich and the words, wow I love words. So I fell in love with this collection  as soon as I laid my eyes on it.

This was a project I did for Australian Scrapbook Ideas. It is one of our Australian Magazines.
They shared two pages each month along with the box that the finished book goes in.

It was quite a big project with a book 10x10 inches and the box. I designed it for the women in our family. It has pockets and tags, along with a fold out dress form mini book. I know for a fact that over 70 women made this project as I sold kits for it. I used all the beautiful papers from "A Ladies Diary" which was just perfect.

This book is called the Mae West Quote Book. I design it using Graphic 45's Couture Collection. You need a whole 12x12 pad for this project. Again lots of flaps, tags and fold out pages.

It has a pop element at the back and front of the book.  I am working on instructions for this book.
Layouts are also a favourite of mine. I teach a Graphic 45 layout every month in my store. I seem to do mainly male layouts, but I do female as well.

 One for Kate using French Country. Simple but lovely. Kate helps me with kits and instructions for all my projects. She takes the photos or is my hand model! So the young hands with the beautiful engagement ring is her.

Second love after Graphic 45 - Chipboard and Metals, perfect combination. View from Alcatraz Dinning Room Window. Taken when I visited in 2012.

The Famous Tim Holtz with Josh at CHA 2012.

Lots of lovely bits and pieces on this layout.
  Josh on the Mad Hatters ride at Disney Land 2012.
Josh always features in my male layouts, as he is my only boy. I now have two son's in law, so you may see some new male faces this year. One of the best things about Graphic 45 is the fact that you can mix collections. I love doing this, the above layout has papers from three collection including Steampunk Spells, Steampunk Debutant and Couture!
 This one is for my daughter Leah, again the collection was not a wedding collection at all, but still works so well with this photo. It is the words in "Typography" collection that I love so much.

Another layout using Steampunk Spells. I loved this collection even though it was Halloween which we don't really do here in Australia.

This was a very special project and I taught it in my store. I also took it to the Brisbane Scrapbooking and papercraft expo and it was a huge hit. I found these extra large glass dome and had Imaginarium Designs make me a chipboard diorama to go inside it. I was inspired by  Victorian Domes, that were all the rage during Queen Victoria. People would have all kinds of things under domes, flowers, stuffed animals, minerals and more.  I decided to make mine with 8 compartments and do it for my family. Josh designed me a tree, that would "Grow" up the diorama and wrap around it. There are four of them.
 This is Josh's Room.
  This room, is for my children and has photos of them when they were little.
This is the attic and still needs lots more bits and pieces added to it. If you look carefully you may see a   flying pig!

 Another upstairs room.

 All the trees have quotes on them to do with family and memories. There are also charms hanging from the trees as well.
The glass dome is about 9 inches wide and 18 inches high. It also has a box base (covered with G45 Paper) with a little motor in it. This moves the hole dome around slowly. Just like Magic.

This was another project I did in 2013. This one was for Scrapbook Creations, another of our Australian Magazines. Each month they featured one of the tag sets with instructions. So you could make them if you wanted to. The project needed 55 tags, so I had to design 12 different  kits.

This was the first kit in the collection and I used papers from Little Darlings, one of my favourite paper collections, so sad to see if go.

A male set, this project was made for Leah and Stewart (Son in Law) and so this set is for Stewart

A set of tags for Leah. The finished project had room for lots of little photos, so I included photos from their wedding but also ones of them growing up. As their life changes I can update photos to suit.
The tags are quite small, about 2 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches high. The are great fun to make and quite addictive.

The other thing I did in 2013 was start teaching Card Classes. I keep telling my ladies that I am not a card maker, I just do mini layouts, pop up books and my books but card size. They love it so I must be doing something right.
Flat cards are a bit "flat" for me. So I do mine with pop out elements for at touch of surprise! when you open them.
First up this a pop card from Graphic 45's By The Sea collection. I have fallen in love with this collection. It arrived Thursday and by Saturday I had two pop cards + star mini album and box nearly finished.
I use this pop element in my books, sometimes I use it as an inside front or back surprise, like in the Mae West book. But it works so well for cards. I am writing instructions for two cards using "By the Sea" as you read.

The layout I did on Josh and Tim was so popular that I was asked to adapted  it for a card class. It worked so well. I did three cards but have used one for a birthday already.

The Couture collection had so many beautiful elements that just needed some fussy cutting, which to my card ladies disgust I made them cut. I did three cards in this set. I have done instructions for these so  keep in touch.
These cards are folded and  made so you have two layers to them. This gives them a 3D effect.


 Again another card with the pop element, using an older Graphic 45 Collection.

 Another 3D card, part of a three card set using Steampunk Spells.

 A Christmas set of cards.
There is lots more to share as I had a very busy year but this will have to do for now.
So here it goes.
Wish me luck.
PS Please leave me a message and I will chose someone to receive one of my kits.


  1. You know how much I love your work! Wish I could join you in this adventure! Best wishes!

  2. Fabulous projects, Jane! You are so very talented. Thank you for sharing this post... and best wishes for your design team tryout!

  3. Good luck Jayne. I know how much you love G45. Some very beautiful work here.

  4. Beautiful work as always, Jane... I have missed seeing your wonderful work on the G45 blog so today's post was a wonderful catch up. I love each and every one of them but especially your Book for Women and of course the Dome is a masterpiece. It's wonderful that your children are now helping with your creating. Good Luck with your audition for G45 everything is crossed for you because we need to see more of your work internationally xx Annie

  5. Jane, I have seen your work first hand and it is amazing - I just love how you use the Graphic 45 papers and embellishments, you would be a fantastic addition to their Design Team.
    As someone who has been to a couple of your workshops using Graphic 45, I have to say you are very inspiring, and have definitely tuned me into ways to use their gorgeous ranges. Good luck!!

  6. Your designs are always fabulous and your tutorials are easy to follow. I would be so happy to see you back at G45! All of your projects are fabulous. Good luck to you.

  7. Your work is beautiful, uniquely you and your craftsmanship is impeccable. Good luck Jane !

  8. We have missed seeing your wonderful creations. So glad you are back!

  9. Wow what an amazing showcase of Graphic 45 products. All beautifully executed. The dome masterpiece looks just incredible!! All the very best of luck to you Jane. :)

  10. You are one of the most creative people I have ever met and I am in awe of your projects. My Women in our family book and box has pride of place in my lounge. I am so excited about your recipe book and look forward to getting started. Cold winters here so it will keep me occupied. I look forward to your other projects and wish you luck in your quest to rejoin Graphic 45.

  11. I am so excited that you have re applied for G45... Your work is truly amazing ( I have seen your glass dome at the Brisbane Expo, and it is even more incredible in real life) I wish you all the very best with your application... hopefully, we will both make it again, would love to have the chance to work with you xx

  12. Jane, it is so great to see what you have been up to this last year. My, have you been busy creating some phenomenal work! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations with us for our DT Call.

  13. Beautiful work! Good luck!

  14. Hi Jane! I have always been a big fan of your beautiful work. Awesome to see your name on the list this morning! Excited to see what amazing creations you'll whip up!

  15. Your work rocks!! It's different and so beautiful.

  16. Congrats on becoming a G45 Ambassador! YAY!

  17. Hi Adelaide!! Incredible and amazing your projects!!!! Congratulations!!!!

  18. Ambassador what a perfect role for you congratulations jane

  19. I have to admit I hadn't seen your work before today. Of course, when I see your name listed as G45 Ambassador, I had to come take a peek! That peek turned into an hours ooohs and aahhhs session! Your work is truly magnificent, filled with fabulous ideas. I will be following you from now on and never will I miss seeing a post again. I am hoping you have videos...
    TFS - and congratulations - Julie