Sunday, February 26, 2012

Graphic 45 design team 2012 Auditions

It has been a long love affair with Graphic 45 since it burst into the scrapping scene some years ago. When it was first launched in CHA, their booth won the BEST Booth for that year. It was when my heart floated towards this brand. I love the creativity spirit behind this brand. I can relate to it because it has a sense of playfulness, a spontaneous wit behind every collection. Yes.. the motifs are bold... in fact very bold that some new scrappers are afraid of playing with it. I heard this in the classes I taught. However I always tell my students to see the colors and the idea behind each collection, you will love it. You dont always have to scrap a Halloween layout with a Halloween collection. You can take it to your personal preferences. That's what I love about Graphic 45..... So, today I decide to take a BOLD step to throw my name into the hat. Yes.. I know ... tough to get in among the hundreds... but I want to step out of my comfort zone. It has been a while since I appy for a DT ..... so let's see how this goes... I am nervous.. but found a freedom in my heart to play again.
This is one project I did as a Featured Artist over at G45 blog some years ago. I love this distress and shabby box I made to contain my travel knick knacks! Brushed gesso all over to give it a 'wendy-look'...haha
"Escape" .... using the new collection. I love the blues and orange.... lovely burst of colors. I distress the edges of the papers... rub some inks... drop some paints on it. I tilted the blue paper a bit in case you are feeling a little giddy. LOL. Can you spot the green pleats I made... just the right amout of color.Voila... a very fun layout!
some close up: I cut many many motifs and layered and layered.
I apply some Rock Candy over the butteflies... cool technique!
The fussy cutting possiblities are endless! I made embellishments with it and added mediums to make it POP! "Thank you card"... sweet and sincere. That's what I like my card to be.
Special Memories..... I love Once upon a Springtime Collection. My all time favorite. Lovely fairies, flowers and cute bunnies to cut out. Seriously, I spend lots of happy time cutting for this layout. close up: can you spot the ID chipboard fence. Brush gesso and spray with pearl mists! Just the right amount of fairy dust!! hee..hee..
And some layouts which were published before: 2 page feature of my layout using G45 in Somerset Magazine! A layout published in MM Idea Book. Oh.. this is another of my fave layout! And finally a gift I made for a new mommy! I love to give home made present.
This new mommy can place this in the new baby room! Love love. Simple lovely fussy cutting from the Little Darling collection. The motifs left me drooling! Yes... I covered a cone with a ruffles trim from Maya Road. and then the decoration began. I can't stop adding stuff to this tree.
I love the little clothes... i hang it with wooden pegs...I love the stock... cute bird..I love the pram...Oh.... this got me a bit giddy this morning! (but pardo the bad lighting because of the rain... I am taking clearer pictures once the weather is kinder to me)
If you like this project, let me know. I can share a tutorial soon. I have always share tutorials on projects, techniques and tips on my blog.
Ok, I am keeping my fingers crossed for this DT call.
My style is shabby chic... you will always see my signature touches of paints and mists. And fussy cutting is my 2nd name! haha... And layering too is in my blood.
Hope you like it. Have a great day!


BabyBokChoy said...

I'll be rooting for you Wendy!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your projects are beautiful, Wendy! I just love your style! Keeping my fingers crossed for you, my friend!

sharon Ong said...

Hey! It was great seeing you that day! Sorry I didn't have much time to chat. All the best with the DT audition! :)

Denise G said...

Love the project and would love a tutorial. I love your style. Thank you for sharing your talents. You are so inspiring.