Friday, March 23, 2012

Final Project Submissions for G45's 2012 Open Design Team Call

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to share the projects I created for the final round of Graphic 45's Open Design Team call for 2012. I had so much fun creating these projects and working with the Tropical Travelogue and An ABC Primer paper collections. These are definitely 2 of my favorites... but who am I kidding, I love everything Graphic 45! ❤

First up is this altered shadow box. I used a crackle paint technique on the box, did a ton of fussy cutting with the paper collection, used a bunch of dimensionals and went at it! So much fun! Here are some pics...

Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue paper collection
G45 12x12 sticker sheet  ("2009") - Tropical Travelogue
wooden shadow box (Michael's)
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Spray (Tiffany's Blue); Glitz Spritz in Cactus Gold
Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Burlap trim
Tim Holtz mini bottle

Next up is this 12x12 layout that I created of my son Dylan's first day at Kindergarten. I used Graphic 45's An ABC Primer. This paper collection is perfect for scrapping those school photos of your children. The colors are amazing and I love all the little tags and images that come in the collection. Here are some pics of the layout I created...

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer paper collection
Tropical Travelogue 12x12 Sticker Sheet ("Dylan")
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures "bike"
Prima Say it in Pearls - Black
I am Roses flowers
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays
MFT Die-namics - Rolled Rose, Rosette

My last project is this altered wagon and mini album. A few weeks ago, my BFF Bona took me to an antique shop near the hotel where our crop was hosted. I found so many little treasures including this little "seedling" wagon. This little wagon used to be a little seed planter. I sanded it down and stained it with my Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Stains then accented it with An ABC Primer papers and chipboard pieces and some I Am Roses flowers. The mini album fits nicely inside and it contains lots of fun tags and pockets with tons of space for photos and journaling. I'm including a few pictures below, but be sure to check out the video where you can get a full glimpse of this project...

Graphic 45's An ABC Primer collection
Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays 
Black seam binding
Black tulle
Tim Holtz D ring
Tim Hold On the Edge Die (File folder)
MFT Die-Namics
I Am Roses Flowers
Prima Flowers
Recollections Flowers
Paper Trey Ink Black cardstock

Click below to watch my video of these projects...

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wish me luck with this final round of the design team call... my fingers and toes are all crossed! ❤



lutingobelin said...

I just have one word to describe what I feel : Wow ! lol You make amazing projects and I love the way they turn ! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Joanna Wiƛniewska said...

Stunning creations :)

48scrappin said...

Arlene you do such beautiful work ! I just know you will make the team!

Judy said...

Your work is just gorgeous. You inspire me so much. Good luck on your design team challenge, I sure am pulling for you.

berlykim37 said...

Arlene You are a amazing crafter and I cant wait to see more...
Good Luck Sweetheart

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Just wonderful projects, Arlene. I know you will make the team. I just watched your Primer layout video and I will watch the wagon video soon. You do a nice job on these tutorials. Thanks for sharing with us!

Leanne said...

Arlene your work is stunning, thanks for sharing. Good luck, but in my opinion you are are sure thing.

famillemarleau said...

Those are very beautiful projects. You're so talented. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Unknown said...

Wow you have been busy such fab work!

zandra said...

Wow, good luck!
Hugz, Z

Nancy Wethington said...

These are amazing! It's no wonder G45 chose you for the team. Can't wait to see all your beautiful work with G45 papers this year! Congratulations.