Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Graphic 45 2019
Brand Ambassador Audition

Hello and welcome to my Graphic 45 2019
 Brand Ambassador Audition.

Wow time has flown by so quickly and 
cannot believe that it has almost been a year 
since I applied for this AWESOME team! 
It actually still felt so surreal at times designing 
for such an AMAZING Brand! I was tickled 
pink when I first saw my name up on that
 list for Brand Ambassador in 2018! There are 
no words to describe that feeling of joy 
and excitement. It truly is a dream come true!!

I am extremely humbled and grateful to have 
been part of this fabulous Graphic 45 journey
 and It would mean the world to be chosen to
 join again for another year, should I be lucky enough.

Thank you Graphic 45 for the opportunity to reapply.

For my audition I have created this Gypsy
 Wagon with my Silhouette featuring
 the STUNNING Garden Goddess
 Collection...WOW the colours in this line are
 absolutely gorgeous and is well-suited
 for my sweet little project...I love the outcome!

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

G45 Supplies used:
Garden Goddess 12x12 Paper Pad
Garden Goddess 8x8 Paper Pad
Garden Goddess Solids 12x12 Paper Pad
Garden Goddess Chipboard
Shabby Chic Metal Door Plates & Knobs
Antique Brass Door Knockers
Antique Metal Door Pull
Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Washi Tape Set
Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Metal Dies

Other Supplies:
Silhouette Cut Files:
Gypsy Wagon by Design ID 180490
Wheels by Snapdragon Snippets Design ID 114406
(these are from another carriage cut file,
 I only used the one size)

Various Dies
Metal Embellishments
Resin Door
Resin Embellishments
Wooden Shutters
Artificial Moss
Black Gesso
Metallique Waxes
Ribbon & Lace
Needle and Thread
Flat back Pearls
Flowers & Leaves
Red Double Sided Tape
Watercolor Paper
Foam Board
White Embossing Powder

 Cut a wagon from the sheets in the collection.
 Adhere the tabs with red double sided tape. 
The wagon measures 28 cm x 13 cm x 23 cm.
Tip: I always use the red double sided 
tape for all my off thepage projects.
 It makes assembly easier and will also prevent
the project from falling apart.

 Cut an extra piece for the window from 
watercolor paper. Place the square die
 in the centre to cut a 'window' shape.
This should be done on both the pattern 
and watercolor piece.
Tip: Stick the watercolour piece
 behind the machine cut out...
this will make it more sturdy
 especially when adding lots of 
embellishments, like I normally do.

I used a peach colour lace, take your 
needle and thread and stitch it through 
the lace as if you were going to make 
a flower, but only half a flower. Add these
 to the window on the sides and top 
section to be used as curtains.

Remove the centre piece and hinges
 of the wooden shutters and
adhere to the the window cut out. 
Add metal handles on the sides.

Cut the accompanying components (stairs & fence)
from the pattern sheets and assemble accordingly.
Tip: Cut 2 extra shapes for each piece, this is to be 
layered on top of one another, thus making it sturdy
 enough to support the weight of the box.

Cut a piece of foam board measuring 
22 cm x 12 cm for the base of the 
box. Cover the sides with washi tape. 
Cut another piece measuring the same
 size from a pattern sheet and adhere 
on top. Adhere this to the base.
Tip: This will make it sturdy
 enough to support the weight of the wheels.

Cut a few die-cut shapes for decoration.

Cut a few bows from the pattern 
sheets. Fasten with a brad.
Tip: Curl two bow strips forming a curve 
using the back of a pencil or similar 
object. This makes folding the end pieces 
together a little easier. 

Fussy-cut some elements from 
the pattern sheets.

I had the wheels laser cut from wood and 
chipboard. The chipboard wheels I heat 
embossed with white embossing powder 
and adhered these to the wooden wheels.
Tip: You can cut the wheels from cardstock,
I would cut about 20 for each side and then 
layer them on top of one another.

 Paint the resin door with black gesso, 
then make a mixture of black gesso and 
texture powderand add this randomly 
to the door with a brush. Then add 
colour to the door with some waxes.

Add metal embellishments and flat 
back pearls to the centre of the wheels.

Add flat back pearls to the 
centre of the butterflies.

Adorn the roof of the wagon with
 pretty a bow, lots of fussy-cut elements
flowers, leaves, string and butterflies.

Add some moss to the 
balcony of the wagon.

Add the door pull on the side and fasten
 with brads. Add some moss there 
too and fussy-cut flowers.

Add rhinestones to the eyes 
of the door knockeand 
metal door plate.

Add one chipboard piece at 
the back and the other one with
 the metal key on the side.

Some more photos...

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Papercrafting!


  1. Hello Tanya, WOW! What an incredible off the page project. Thank you kindly for sharing your project, tips, and this step by step tutorial. Happy Papercrafting!

  2. This is beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. Congratulations on being named to G45, you are very talented.