Saturday, February 25, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

Hello crafty friends! As you might know, the Graphic 45 folks are holding a design team call. As I am smitten with their papers I just have to throw my hat in the ring! In this post I am showing brand new Graphic 45 projects (I've been busy!) as well as one or two you've already seen. So grab a cuppa and walk with me through the beauty that is Graphic 45.

My first projects are greeting cards made with An ABC Primer and a combination of Renaissance Faire and Curtain Call.

An ABC Primer




Renaissance Faire and Curtain Call





The next two projects are re-purposed tins - one from Altoids and the other is the bottom half of a gift card tin. The Christmas (Altoids) tin includes paper from Christmas Emporium and was made for a vintage Christmas-themed swap on Craftster.org.




This shadowbox tin was made with the fanciful Once Upon a Springtime papers.




Next is the little calendar that hangs right above my work space. She's made with Fashionista Le Fleur paper.


My favorite flower is a red poppy and even though this red sweetheart isn't really a poppy I'm imagining she is (just because I can!). This 5"x7" canvas was made using beautiful Botanicabella.





My final project is a 6"x7" album made with the gorgeous Tropical Travelogue line. Oh how I love this collection!



Pages 2 and 3:



Pages 4 and 5:



Pages 6 and 7:



Back cover:

Wow, seven projects in all! Thanks so much for following along with me. I know this was an image-heavy post, but you know how important details are to me.

Next Friday, March 2nd, the Graphic 45 team will announce their Top 30 applicants from the hundreds I think they will receive. Competition is fierce and the crafty skills "out there" are quite impressive. After that announcement the Top 30 have a few weeks to get 3 projects in the hands of the G45 team for some down and dirty inspection. We all know that our projects always seem to be better in person than in photos, right? Can you imagine a conference room bursting with all those fabulous submissions? Oh, to be a fly on those walls!

I've got fingers crossed for luck that I will make it to the final round. I'm already noodling away at ideas for new projects. I can't help it - these papers are so inspiring! Maybe they can be final round submissions. A girl can hope, right? *wink* Wish me luck!

Cheers,
Susan

27 comments:

Cor* said...

Wowzers! Best of luck with the DT call, but they would be nutso not to choose you! All your creations are remarkable! Truly inspiring!

Handmade in Israel said...

Lots and lots of luck Susan. Your work is beautiful!

Playwriter said...

These are all beautiful! I can't imagine these gorgeous creations not being chosen! Good luck!

Anne said...

OMG, such fantastic creations, I cant take it inn all at once. I loooove the Fairy Tin, and the scool-card is so beautiful. :)

Hugs, Anne.

AnastasiaC said...

goodluck - everything you created looks fantastic!

Nancy Wethington said...

Your work is gorgeous! Good luck with the G45 team!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness...what a delight to scroll through!
The projects are superb and I hope you make the design team!

Dana said...

Love the journal and the cards. You did an incredible job. Fingers crossed for you.

Denise said...

Wishing you loads of luck! Your projects are gorgeous. :D

Lynn Stevens said...

Your work is gorgeous, best of luck.
Lynn

Lisa :) said...

Your pieces are so unique!! Good luck!

Julie S. said...

LOVE Graphic 45 stuff and you certainly did them justice. Fingers crossed for you here, too. Fabulous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Good luck, Susan! What beautiful projects!!

beadz said...

Oh Susan!!!! I just saw your name as a finalist!!! I am so happy for you. Gorgeous projects!
hugs,
Gini

Tara Orr said...

Congrats on making the top 30!! Wonderful work!

Tracy Burtt said...

Great work... congrats!

Nancy Wethington said...

Beautiful work. Congrats on top 30!

Dana said...

Congrats on being in the top 30. Just wonderful projects.

Cherryl Ball said...

love, love, love your work...good luck but you won't need luck as you've got skill...so creative

Sue said...

Beautiful work! You are so talented! Congrats on being chosen! :) Sue N

Rhea said...

Congrats to you! Your work is lovely indeed!

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations! Jim

Lisa said...

Lovely creations! Congratulations on the top 30, and best wishes for the final call. Haven't been on ATT for a while and have been outta touch a while, so it was good to see your name on the top 30 for G45, and I just had to stop by. =)

Lisa

Gloria Stengel said...

Your cards and that mini are just jaw dropping amazing! Congrats on your G45 Top 30!

Kristin said...

Congrats on Top 30! Your projects are beautiful and it's totally deserved. Best of luck to you!

agapanthus said...

Beautiful work, Susan - good luck in the next round! Best wishes Karen x

happyscrappy said...

What an AMAZING work you show here, THANKS for sharing!