We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Graphic 45. We are so excited to be featuring them regularly on Paper Crafter’s Library!
Graphic 45 Designer – Joanne Bain
Our Graphic 45 Guest Designer for this week is Joanne Bain who is part of the 2014 Graphic 45 Design Team. You can see Joanne’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her.
I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia. I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 22 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap.
We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 14 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 9 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them. From as far back as I can remember I was always doing some form of craft. I have sewed, crocheted, knitted, painted and scrapbooked throughout my teenage years without even knowing it….lol. However paper crafting is my absolute favourite of all crafts and I would have say I am slightly addicted.
My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail and dimension.
I do love to embellish my pages with chipboard, flowers and bling but sometimes I just love to let the gorgeous patterned papers available take centre stage in my creations. I am at my happiest with my scissors and beautiful patterned papers that beg to be fussy cut to create layers and dimension for my creations.
I am super happy today to be able to share with you a tag I created using the stunning Steampunk Debutante collection from Graphic 45. Have you ever had one of those paper collections come around that you just love but for reasons out of your control you can’t get it, well for me it was this collection. I have loved the Steampunk Debutante Collection ever since its first release but had a really hard time getting it here in Australia so when it arrived for me to create with I was certainly doing a little happy dance. I was in fussy cutting heaven as this collection has the most amazing images. For my project I decided to create a very large tag full of detail and dimension, this collection just lets my imagination run wild and makes creating with it so much fun.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Joanne Bain for her fabulous project and Graphic 45 for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Graphic 45 to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!