Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2014

Hi everyone !

I'm here today to present 6 projects I made for the Graphic 45 DT call, so it's gonna be the longest post I ever made !

First a layout, made with the Bohemian Bazaar collection (you know I love bright) :

I did play with paint and modeling paste (Reeves)... The dots are made with the left-over of small round self-adhesive foams. I use foam stamps (Making Memories) with modeling paste for the flourishes.
Ribbon by Recollections, flowers by Prima Marketing, leaves by I Am Roses, alpha stickers by Thickers, enamel dots by Freckle Fawn.
I cut the red paper with my Cricut Expression and the Elegant Edges cartridge.

Second, a card with the same collection :

As you may know, I'm French, so for once I use a French word for the sentiment. "Merci" means "Thank you". The yellow lace was a gift from my mother-in-law, but everything else is Bohemian Bazaar. I cut out the flowers from the same sheet than the background.

As I still have left-over from this collection, I was able to make this :

It's a small clipboard (Target) I altered with a K&Company green  paper (not enough G45 left for this project...), Echo Park washi tape, blue (Hobby Lobby) and yellow (Webster's Page) laces, and stickers and papers from G45.
I plan to write chores on the distressed white paper sticks with number. Each time one of my daughter has done one, she can put the stick into her pocket. By the end of the day, each stick has a value of one point. Inside the pockets are small sheet, where could be written points and goals for the month.

Done with the Bazaar ! Let's play now with the "A ladies' diary" collection !

I altered a Graphic 45 match box by painting with vanilla and distressed it with Vintage Photo ink by Tim Holtz.
Few Prima Marketing and Recollections flowers, some I Am Roses leaves, black lace, crystal flourishes colored with Copic marker and one sheet of paper.

For the next project, I used Tropical Travelogue paper, 2 sheets of the same paper in fact. It's cute mini album in the shape of a passport ! The only additional products I used are 3 stamps and Vintage Photo distress ink.

A lot prettier than the official passport, don't you think ?

At last but not least (I always keep the better for the end), a paper dress :

Of course I had to use the Glimse of Paris paper from Kraft Reflections Collection (G45) ! It's a dress and I'm French !
Barbie was a contributor to this creation (as a model for the corset), as well as my husband (he made the drill for the back ribbon). Beside the G45 paper, I use pink tissue paper, Mod Podge, corner punches by Martha Stewart, laces by Webster's Page and Hobby Lobby, ribbon found at Michaels, pearls by Want 2 Scrap, and Prima Marketing roses.

My daughter order the same dress, but even if she's still tiny, I will not have enough papers... That's a challenge I will love to take one day. A wedding dress maybe ?

You are now free to return to your life, I hope I gave you some ideas for your next projects. And to the G45 team, I hope you liked what I had created for you.

See you soon !


  1. These are all so pretty, but that dress totally blows me away, Valerie. Good luck to you!!

  2. wonderful projects!I hope you have great luck with the design team call! :)

  3. Wow Valerie your projects are amazing!! I'm so glad I got to see them and I defintely want that dress you created!!! It is soooo beautiful! :)

  4. Love the passport mini album! Gorgeous! Good luck with the DT call :)

  5. Great projects! My favorites are the card, the passport album and of course the dress. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  6. Fabulous projects! I really love the passport-inspiredini-album! Best of luck!

  7. I'm crossing my fingers for you ! Especially LOVED the passport mini album and the dress, amazing !

  8. Wow! Your projects are absolutely stunning!! That dress is just amazing! Good luck with the call.

  9. Beautiful projects! Love the dress! Good luck!

  10. Wonderful submission! I am especially impressed with your dresses. The passport is the cutest I've seen. Good luck.

  11. Valerie, gorgeous work. Love what you have created with our Bohemian Bazaar collection! Thank you for sharing this fun inspiration with Graphic 45 for our DT Call.