Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Hello to my lovely blog followers and to anyone coming by to check out my Graphic 45 DT application post-Welcome...

You may remember I tried out for the Graphic 45 DT two years ago HERE-my try out was unsuccessful but looking back on it I was not ready but I am now. I have learned so many things since my first application and I think it will show in my projects which I have made especially for this time around.

So without further are my projects:

My first project I made for this special post is the satchel mini album for my sons school photos and also his report cards etc

I made the satchel from ink stained grunge paper and Tim Holtz metal hardware

The satchel opens up into an album of school photos and I have used Graphic 45s ABC primer papers as backgrounds and also to display my sons age at the time of each photograph.

Project number 2 is a large project measuring almost 20 inches by 20 inches! But its a cutie.... I used the 8x8 and 6x6 Mother Goose papers. I just love creating things and watching peoples reaction to them when they see them for the first time.

I got these MDF puzzle piece frames from and painted them up to match the Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection. I then papered them and added matching embellishments from my stash. In the centre of each frame I added a little booklet with a nursery rhyme in each-here is my son reading the nursery rhymes to my daughter.

In the centre of the puzzle attached by magnets is a re-moveable Graphic 45 mini matchbox with one of the beautiful Graphic 45 metal drawer pulls.

Inside the little matchbox is the "Mary had a little lamb" nursery rhyme and my first ever needle felt project a little lamb-perfect for this project.

Next up is a card I made using Graphic 45s A Ladies Diary-these were fun images to fussy cut...

Graphic 45 papers are all you need on projects-everything on this card is cut from the papers even the lace borders! The only thing I added was the little metal keyhole embellishment..just because...

A close up of some of the fussy cutting-I have the cut pieces up on pop dots for extra dimension.

The next project I created for this application is a special one to me-I recently photographed vintage family photographs that I gathered from my relatives as I want to document our family history. For these two layouts I used the Graphic 45/Echo park Transatlantique collection-it was made for my family...

This side of the layout is photographs of my dads parents-my dads family spent some of their lives living in America where I still have lots of relations.

And this layout is why this collection was perfect for these layouts-it is about their boat trip over to the States.

This is one of my favourite makes and even though it is Christmas themed using the Nutcracker Sweet paper line I must confess I keep it up all year because I just love it...shhh....

These papers were one of my firm favourites by Graphic 45 for sure-maybe because I love nutcrackers.. 

Isn't he just so cute??

Last Halloween I did a crafty swap with my bestie Emily who is also applying to be on this team! So for my make for her I had to use the Steampunk Spells collection.

It is a mixed media Tim Holtz configurations book using the Steampunk Spells papers and loads of embellishments including some Graphic 45 metals.

The inside contained a mini album and some Halloween goodies with room for Emily to add her own touches.

Then this happened.... and it was so amazing!!!

So those are my main 6 projects but here are some others just to browse.... sure why not?

Altered Graphic 45 Art Box and mini I made as a gift.

Inside there was a mini-papers used were Little Darlings collection.

Altered configurations hanging house using the Couture collection (CardznScrapz DT project).

Couture mini album (CardznScrapz DT project).

A special commissioned Nutcracker Sweet piece....

The Tim Holtz lanterns add a lovely touch to these pieces!

Another altered art box by Graphic 45 this time using the Olde Curiousity Shoppe papers.

So there you have it guys-if you have made it this far down this post thank you so much for reading my application.... I am excited to even get this chance to try out! 

Thanks to everyone at Graphic 45 for this opportunity & I wait with my fingers crossed,

Aideen x


  1. OMG ... totally inspiring and an absolutely AWESOME collection of wonderful projects .. well done Aideen and the very best of luck ..fingers crossed xx

  2. Aideen you have surpassed yourself. Your projects and makes are fabulous. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you are successful. XX Kay

  3. Beautiful Projects Aideen!! I wish You the best of luck! :-) xxxx

  4. Wonderful projects Aideen. Wishing you the best in the application.

  5. Aideen your work is amazing! best of luck! hugs

  6. Beautiful Project best of luck to you :)

  7. Aideen, I have seen a number of your projects in the past, but viewing them all together was thrilling. Your work is beautiful. Thank you for auditioning for the G45 DT!

  8. Great projects! Good luck!