Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team Introduction and Final Projects

Over the past few weeks we have had a chance to get to know all the AMAZING  New Graphic 45 Design Team Members over at the G45 Blog
Well today is my day to be in the spotlight with the wonderfully talented Maiko Miwa.

If you haven't already, make sure to stop by the G45 blog and read the great write ups they have given us today and catch up on anyone you may have missed along the way!
I feel truly blessed to be back with the BEST International Paper Company there is! 
Thank you Graphic 45 for keeping me around, it is a truly humbling experience!

Ok, so for this year's application I created a little something new as well as used a few golden oldies!

This collage was created with a mix of Kraft Reflection and Olde Curiosity Shoppe.  I have always loved this castle image, it first made it's appearance with the Botanica bella line many years past. 
I was pleased to see it printed again in the new Kraft Reflections line. 
The ornate black frame was cut with the Cricut Machine using the Sentimentals Cartridge.

For the title I used a mix of Chipboard, printed computer font and Graphic 45's New Antique Typewriter Wooden Stamp Set.  The flying man is a clip art image that was cut out, and actually pop dotted at different levels to give more effect to his flight.

Layers, layers and more layers!

For my second project, I turned in a card favorite from the past.

This Center Step card was created for Summer CHA in Chicago last year.
Created with the fabulous Magic of Oz line featuring all of the memorable characters from childhood!

And the third project turned in was my magical Fairy Season Carousel Book.

This book was created for reapplying to the team, but was also featured in March as one of my monthly projects.  With a mix of over 10 different Graphic 45 lines, each page has tiny hand cut images placed in scenes to portray the 4 seasons.

The best part about this book is how it opens up into a star shape, making all the images really Pop out!

I even hand wrote a short little poem about the seasons for each page!

That's it for today folks!  Heading off to put the finishing touches on my May Graphic 45 projects. 
It's back to being cold here again, my baby girl is sicky on the couch and there is always lots to do in my little creative world.  Can't wait to share my April Projects with you!!!
Thanks so much for stopping in,
\Happy Wednesday!
Nicki Chicky


cat lacigale said...

your projects are amazing, especially the "castle in the sky" ! It is fa-bu-lous !

Carol said...

More fabulous projects! Hope your little girl gets better soon, it's no fun when the little ones are sick! Have a great week.

Tash Daly said...

These projects are amazing, but I particularly love the fairy book. I would love to know the technique in making one. Awesome!! Grats on making the G45 Design Team. You clearly deserve it.