Monday, 25 June 2018

Graphic 45 
'Self Portrait' 
Film Reel Box - 
Mini ATC Tag Album
'Live Beautifully' 

Hello dear friends! 
So excited to share my first Design Team project as Graphic 45 
Brand Ambassador. was asked to create a project that reflects me as an 
artist using my favorite paper medium and go-to technique!

I decided to make an off the page project...
(for those who know me...know this is what I LOVE to do!) 
I have decided to combine one of my favorites Portrait of a Lady Collection with 
Botanical Tea DCEI looooove pink and the colours in Botanical Tea were a 
perfect match to the green and gold in Portrait of a Lady
My favorite paper medium is black cardstock and go-to technique would be 
chipboard pieces embossed and die cuts for layering!

But first an Introduction...
My name is Tanya Cloete (aka Tanya Scrap).
I live in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is the administrative capital of 
South Africa and is also known as 'Jacaranda City' for its thousands 
of Jacaranda trees - Wikipedia. Cannot picture this city without those pretty little 
purple flowers! I am what you would call an avid scrapper.I spent most of my 
time crafting away in my little piece of heaven, my happy place. 
This all started about 7 years ago seeking a hobby to keep me busy.
I have always loved making crafty things as far as I can remember 
but never imagined that scrapbooking/paper crafting would develop 
into such a passion.I still love every single moment of my crafty journey! 
I enjoy creating Single Page Layouts, Mini Albums, Mixed Media pieces, 
Altered Art,and Cards but my love lies in creating Off the Page projects! 

A special thanks to the wonderful Graphic 45 Family 
for this AWESOME opportunity to be on this FABULOUS team 
and to be the first South African to represent their 
AMAZING brand - a HUGE honor!!!!

Herewith the Supplies and Instructions you 
may use to recreate such a projects:

G45 Supplies used:
Poppy Stamp Die Powell Butterfly
Memory Box Die La Rue Heart
Tim Holtz Decorative Strip Die Film Strip Frames
Tim Holtz Bigz Die Picture Wheel
Film Strip Die
Butterfly Die
Border Die
Sticky Red Double Sided Tape
Adhesive Foam Squares
Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold 
Lindy's Embossing Powder Chateau Rose
Dusty Attic Chippie Title
Room 5 Graph-X Chipboard Frame
Metal Feet, Pins, String, Film Strip Ribbon, 
Ribbon, Rhinestones and Paper Straw

1. Mat the G45 Mixed Medai Box with sheets
from Portrait of a Lady and Botanical Tea.
Both inside and out.

2. Add pink ribbon around the sides of box 
and on the top, make a bow.
**Tip: Adhere these with sticky red tape. I prefer
the red tape for projects like it is strong and
won't fall apart or come loose!

3. Adhere the metal feet to all four corners
and the G45 door knocker to the centre and add pink
rhinestones to the open holes of each piece.

4. Cut die cut shapes using dies...
*Butterflies (adhere rhinestones to the centre of each)
and leaves - black cardstock and collection sheets.
*Hearts - collection sheets.
*Film Strips x4 & Long Film Strip (Tim Holtz Die) 
and Clock - balck cardstock.
*Picture Wheel x4 pieces form chipboard 
and x8 from the collection sheers (adhere 
on both sides) add the clock filigree frame to one
piece and the clock on the other.

5. Film Reel section x2: cut a strip of black 
cardstock measuring 28 cm x 7 cm.
Cut another strip form the collection sheets and adhere
to the black strip leaving a small border.
Adhere the two ends together to form a 'pipe'.
Add a paper straw through the hole of the one film reel.
This will be place into the other one at an angle.

6. Cut 12 portraits from the Portrait of a Lady 
Collection using the film strip die.
**Tip: Adhere a piece of masking tape to 
each portrait picture when cutting to ensure
that is stays in place. 

7. Adhere all the portrait pieces to the open 
frames of the black film strip die cut with 
washi/decorative tape. Adhere two of the film 
strip ends together. Place over the 'pipe' piece 
and adhere the picture wheels to the top 
and bottom. Add G45 brads to the holes.

8. Make 2 cluster embellishments using 
the die cut hearts, butterflies, leaves 
shapes, string and flowers.

9. Emboss the chippie title with gold and 
the frame with Chateau Rose. Adhere
the lady portrait and heart die 
cut shapebehind the frame. 
Place chippie titleon top of frame.

10. Cut 3 border die cut shapes using a border die 
from the black cardstock photo mats in the box. 

11. Cut 6 tags from the collection sheets 
using the ATC tag and adhere the borders to 
the 3 tags. Mat these onto the black Artist TradingTags. 

12. Cut a 6 portraits from the collection sheets 
and adhere onto each tag with foam squares.

13. Place tags in binding ring. 
Add ribbon through first tag and make a bow.

14. Adhere a strip of paper from the collection sheets 
behind the long film strip die cut and add 
film strip ribbon on top. Give it a twist 
and adhere inside box.

15. Add some net on the inside and in 
between the film strip die cut.

16. Arrange the rest of the embellishments
and pieces as per the picture or as you like.

17. All done!

Photos and close ups...

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!



1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely AMAZING! I aspire to bring my creativity to this level ONCE I have my die cutting machine❤