Friday, 15 March 2013

Graphic 45 Design Team 2013 Audition

UPDATE: Apr 4-13
Yours truly is not in this year's list of finalists.  Happy crafting!
~ Terry ~

A big "thank you" goes out to my family and friends; because of their encouragement I'm auditioning for Graphic 45's 2013 design team.  Graphic 45 is an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company. They offer unique and vintage inspired crafting products - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design.  I adore their products and would love to be selected as a design team member.

I'm to submit a minimum of six projects that I created.   Here they are ...

This birthday greeting uses Graphic 45's French Country collection papers.  I used an oval punch to create the delicate cutting.  The whimsical flowers are petals from the collection mixed with pre-cut petals.

Spring is in the air and this door wreath perfectly reflects the season.  Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime collection was the perfect choice for this project.

You've likely seen my "Happy Spring" card already.  I combined Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime collection with some other papers from my stash to create this delightful greeting.

I really like the Once Upon A Springtime collection.  Here I used it in a two-page layout for an 8" x 8" mini album.  The embellishments (not my designs) are coloured with water colour pencils.

Here's a simple, but adorable card created with Graphic 45's Bird Song paper collection.  I assembled the flowers from petals and beads found in my supplies.  I think the gold self-stick border adds interest.

The Bird Song papers are featured in this multi-media stretched canvas wall art.  It's one 8" x 10"  and two 7" x 5" canvases.  The backgrounds, geisha, ticket strip, and lanterns are from the collection.  The stork was cut from a book page then misted with glitter spray.  The planter was shaped from Styrofoam, painted with black gesso, and gold self-stick border was attached prior to finishing with five coats of Mod Podge.

This romantic greeting features a lot of lace and flowers trimmed from lace as the focal pieces.

This circus mini-album was fun to create from various papers and clipart.  The Graphic 45 Le Cirque collection would have been ideal for this project.


I truly regret not having taken more care in videoing my mini albums, because I am very proud of these projects - my mini-albums

These flowers, created from "junk mail" paper, would be lovely made from paper scraps.  I'm so glad I found a use for the "leftover bits" of the peacock feathers.

Well, that's the end of my audition projects. 

Thanks for stopping by.
 Wish me luck!

~ Terry ~


  1. Oh my word Terry. I just love your art!! Your imagination knows no bounds. Please remember when your famous k :)

    Luv ya

  2. Thanks for the kind words Kelly, actually I began making cards for friends (in addition to family) while working with you. So you have some of my "earlier pieces". Take care beautiful.

    ~ Terry ~

  3. Wow Terry!!! These are great. Nice work. As Kelly said, remember me when you are famous....I especially liked the circus one.

    Rick D.

    1. thanks Rick for stopping by - could I forget you.

      ~ Terry ~


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