Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

It's audition time at Graphic 45 and I've decided to give it a go this year!
These projects are a representation of some of the things I had the most fun making.

Time Flies....The papers I used were a combination of Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Communique Collection. I love the flip side of 'Society Page' with it's harlequin pattern and use it in lots of things!

































I made these ornaments using the beautiful Secret Garden papers. Plus some raw brass flowers I hand enameled, some wooden finials and lots of silk flowers. You can see the tutorial for how to make these HERE.



































A couple of detail shots....



















Mr. and Mrs. Beed are two of my favorite characters. I have planned lots of adventures for them......



































































This little altered altoid tin was inspired by The Ladies Diary papers.
I love fussy cutting and the flowers on the front were a lot of fun!

































































There is some info on how I cut my 'facades' for the altoid tins HERE

Day eight of the Twelve days of Christmas. I decided to make it 'Eight Prima Donnas' and make them a Christmassy little boudoir complete with a Christmas tree and a couple of mirrors. Each Prima Donna has her own room (read hand made envelope) and a personality to go with the title of Prima Donna!
I used a Victorian exploding box for this piece and a combo of papers, the main one being Fashionista's Le Fleur.






























































































This project is a sort of Steam punk wall plaque made with more Olde Curiostity Shoppe papers.


















































































































This is a tunnel book called 'Shipwreck' for obvious (and cheerful!) reasons.

































A detail shot:





















There is a wee tutorial on cutting and staging the different layers of the book HERE.

Another tin, this time using French Country papers.
































































A trio of cheerful bird plaques using Botanical Tea.
























































































































Steampunk Spells Wall Plaque. I had a lot of fun playing with these papers...the colors are great and are a fun alternative to the classic Halloween color combo.





















































































Thank you for visiting and making it all the way down this long post! Thank you, Graphic 45 and best of luck to everyone who has auditioned!


P.S.
Baba Yaga House. Made from a matchbox, papers and hand made polymer
clay chicken legs.
Not really anything to do with G45, but I love it!





29 comments:

massofhair said...

If it were up to me you would definitely get the gig!!!

Amazing projects, thinking outside the box & such attention to detail, all that a DT member should have.

Let us know when you start!!! :-) xxx

Ginger said...

Oh my gosh you are absolutely brilliant! I have to make everything you've created. Love your attention to all the detail and fussy cutting. Awesome.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

I'm so excited for you! You have chosen gorgeous projects for your audition!! The Prima Donnas make me laugh out loud. :) Now, did you make the trio of bird plaques for my studio? I swear you must have made them for my studio... *grin*

Best of luck big sis!

Cheers,
Susan

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Good luck to you! Your projects are very inspiring! I love the ornaments, and the shipwrecked project...so much fun in your work!

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I loved seeing all of these projects in one post! Some were from before I became a follower, so new to me. Good Luck, but it looks like a shoe in to me!!!

Connie said...

Best of luck to you! They'd be nuts not to make you one of the team.

ARTfulWings said...

Oh My!!!! Beautiful stunning creations! Can't stop drooling over them. You will be snapped up by Graphics 45!!! Hugs Polly x

Almond said...

Oh, the Prima Donnas....my, oh my....you have the gift!

Kathie Vezzani said...

Love the Beads, the surprise Christmas tree and the prima donnas. What fun you are having!

Paper Profusion said...

Amazing creations! I do hope you are successful! You should be!! Nicola x

Lora Mahaffey said...

Thank you everyone, for all the kind words and support.
It is very much appreciated!
Lora

Kristin said...

Gorgeous work! G45 would be lucky to have you.

alwaysinmyroom said...

The quality work you do is obvious, but the designs are just breathtakingly creative! I want one of each, please!

I especially love the Halloween plaque...and the Baba Yaga house...and the birds...

Annette Green said...

What amazing and whimsical creations! I think you'd be a perfect fit to the Graphic 45 team. Best of luck!

Cecilia Reyes said...

Wonderful job.. everything is so amazing!!! Best of luck

Charee Filimoehala said...

Lora, after reading your email and seeing your work, it makes perfect sense that you have an art history background. Your pieces are beautiful done, and balanced just right. Plus, they are loaded with personality. Thank you for sharing your art with G45 for our DT Call.

Jenny Potter said...

Beautiful projects! Good luck :)
Smiles
Jen

Andrew Roberts said...

wonderful to seed you made the top thirty finalists congratulations

Nichola said...

Yay! I don't know how I didn't know you applied for the team but I was thrilled to see your name on the list this morning! I'm a big fan of your fabulous work :) Congrats and best of luck for round two!

Lori said...

I adore your creative style, it's amazing as is all of your work. Congrats on making the top 30 and best of luck.

Noreen said...

I love all your interesting and creative ideas! My favorite would be the Baba Yaga house, and the house in the sidebard with pantaloons on its legs! The simplicity and clean look of your projects is really great!

Donna Espiritu said...

Congrats being on the top 30!

Bobbi said...

I just adore your altered projects! Best of luck in round two!

Maria said...

What an amazing assortment of projects!! Congrats on making the top 30 and the very best of luck to you in the final round!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your work is unique and so truly vintage! You work so well with the papers! Congrats on your G45 Top 30!

Trudi Harrison said...

Your creativity is amazing!! Each and every project showcased is full of so much personality and eye for detail. Congratulations and best wishes for round 2

pollyspaper said...

I'm so enjoying your projects! They are all just outstanding. How exciting to be in the top 30 at Graphic 45.....a well deserved honor : ) Wishing you the best of luck in the next round! Ginny from Polly's Paper

Erica said...

Love, love, love the steampunk wall plaque! Beautiful work! Congrats on making the Top 30, and best of luck in the finals.

happyscrappy said...

Best of luck with your audition, LOVE all the art you're showing here. It's STUNNING!!