Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Graphic 45 2018 Brand Ambassador Audition

Hi There Crafty Friends! If you follow my blog, you'll know that I am a huge admirer of Graphic 45 - and it is time for their 2018 Brand Ambassador Auditions! I am throwing my hat in the ring this year and am showcasing two of my favourite G45 projects below!

Project #1: Voyage Beneath the Sea Mini Album
with Video Flip Through and Step-by-Step Page Construction Tutorial
I created this mini-album using Graphic 45's gorgeous Voyage Beneath the Sea collection. I have a video walk through of the album so you can see all the pockets, tags and embellishments. I've also provided a tutorial in the video on how to create the page bases for the album. You can find the original blog post for this project (with all the measurements) here.

I embellished the cover of the album with chipboard elements by Creative Embellishments and added in some decorative grass and real sea shells. The closure for the album is a Tim Holtz Swivel Clasp and two seashell eyelets I had in my stash. All the Graphic 45 papers in the album are edged with Distress Ink - either Peacock FeathersWild Honey or Spiced Marmalade, depending on the colour of the patterned paper.

Mini Album Walk Through and Tutorial

Album Photos
Front Cover

Album Spine

Back Cover

Full Cover

Front Inside Cover & Page 1

Page 1 & Page 2

Page 2 & Page 3

Page 3 & Page 4

Page 4 & Back Inside Cover
Project # 2: Master Detective Clue Game
Oh No! Sherlock Holmes has been murdered and it can only have been by one of those closest to him! You are now a Master Detective and must discover which one of Holmes' companions has committed the crime! 

We LOVE playing games in our family and Clue (by Hasbro) is one of our favourites! As soon as I saw the Master Detective Collection by Graphic 45, I knew I had to create my own version of Clue using the papers!

I created the folding gameboard and covered the back of the board with papers from the Master Detective 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids. All the papers for the game are inked with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. I outlined the front panel of the gameboard with some Tim Holtz Halloween-themed Design Tape that perfectly complements these papers! I used the Signature Page from the 8x8 Paper Pad to decorate the front of the board.
I made a large envelope for the back of the 8x8 page and attached it with velcro dots - this way it can be used as storage for all of the game cards! I made a second smaller envelope (tucked into the pocket on the front) that can be used during the game to hold the suspect, weapon and location cards for the mystery.
I created the Weapon and Location cards by printing on some of the papers from the 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids - I sized these cards to fit on the 12 x 12 Master Detective Card cut-outs - so all of the cards, including the Character Cards, have the "Master Detective" Design on the back. I also created the game score cards using paper and colours that coordinate with the Master Detective Collection. I laminated all the cards so they could be played with and not get damaged; I also laminated the score cards so that they can be used with dry-erase marker! The game tokens are some small skulls I cut off of a Halloween costume necklace!
For the Game Board itself, I used different papers for each room (and a journalling card for one of the rooms) and then outlined each room with some Tim Holtz Design Tape so that the room boundaries were defined. The game spaces were made using alternating colours of the Houndstooth patterned paper from the 12 x 12 Patterns and Solids. All the room labels, as well as the weapons and "Clue" title are Custom Cut Creative Embellishments Chipboard!
Here's a closer look at all the cards, weapons and game tokens!
Well, that's it! My audition post is complete! Wish me luck! 


Angela Radford said...

I loved the album the first time round and I love it still, brilliant!
I hadn't seen the game you made but it's great and very imaginative, love it. Good luck though I'm sure you wont need it, Angela xXx

Sandy Trefger said...

Fabulous projects! I love both but the game is awesome! Good Luck to you and the others applying for G45 Brand Ambassador!

Charee Filimoehala said...

Hello Sarah! Thank you for your submission for the G45 Brand Ambassador call. We absolutely love your work and your steampunk style. Your Master Detective board games is one of the most incredible G45 projects we have yet to see. Thanks again and Happy Papercrafting!