Sunday, March 4, 2012

My Scrap FX Design Team Audition

Have you checked out the Graphic 45 finalist auditions?
I just couldn't get over the level of talent! So many amazing details! The altered projects are incredible!
I suggest you swing by and see for yourself.
Paper Crafters Corner Industry Scoop- Graphic 45 Finalists
I only meant to take a quick peek and got totally sucked in.

In the spirit of the totally inspiring blogs I quickly visited- here is my Scrap FX Audition for the Spring 2012 term:

Altered Project:
Shabby Chic Curio.
This will be a gift for my Mom who's been wanting something like this for a very long while. I remember she had several large curio trays full of Holly Hobby dolls when I was little.
Made with Scrap FX Flutterby, Chicken Wire and Swallow chipboard, Gauche Alchemy Knick-Knack Paddy Whack Kit and Wedding Night White Mixed Media Color kit 
Buttons from Crate Paper and October Afternoon
Pins from Maya Road, Flowers from Petaloo
Clear embellishments and Platinum inked flower
Embossed Flutterby
Chalk Ink, glass powder and gloss glue Swallow
Key to my Heart card:
Made with Scrap FX Gear Key chipboard, Gauche Alchemy red punchinella and
corrugated board, Tim Holtz kraft paper and metal gears.

Scrapbook pages:
I love these scrolls. I tend to use chipboard naked as I like the neutral tones and here
I wanted to provide some contrast to the lace and florals already on the page. 
This page for the March 2012 True Xoxo Girls Challenge quickly came together once
I though to layer and sew the chipboard and vellum butterflies to the blank Instax print.
Tone on tone- this page almost didn't happen because I was so annoyed with
the slap dash look of the white paint- turns out it was the perfect foil for the title.
I wish I had 5 more of those! They are FABULOUS!
Fun with Instagram:
When I get "stuck" I stage mini tableaus that only exists as photos.
This is one of my all time favorites using Swallows Scrap FX chipboard,
Tattered Angels Sunflower mist and a Sunburst stencil from Crafter's Workshop.
Imagine my surprise when scrappy friend Amy told me my
New York Project had made the Two Peas Most Liked List!
To quote Sally Fields: You LIKE me! You REALLY like me!
What do you think? I'm hoping my eclectic style will stand out a bit.
I'd like to think I would bring a modernist design vibe to their beautiful products. We'll see how it goes.
I would not have applied if I didn't really love the products and it's been incredibly exciting (and educational!) to try to exceed the higher standards a DT application requires.
Fingers (and toes) crossed.

What I'm Working On RIGHT NOW:
Dreamer page for an upcoming Guest Spot at Do More With Less.
MuChoS SmOoChEs!


  1. Good luck! Your work is fabulous!

  2. I hope you'll make the team as I love these! :D

  3. Good luck, girl. You are amazing. :-)

  4. exciting! your application looks great...i hope you make the team! :)

  5. These are ALL AMAZING!!!!! Its fun to see your wedding photo :) Good Luck! You will totally rock it!

  6. I love all of these! Awesome! Love the wedding photo, too! Good luck! :-)

  7. That curio cabinet gave me cold chills (in a good way) because I know how much you feared the idea and it turned out so incredible!!! Your mom is going to LOVE it! Your layouts??? So gorgeous!

  8. Oh that came out gorgeous! She will love this. Love the eye candy!

  9. WOW! Everything is so beautiful! I can't choose a favorite!

  10. Wow! This post is packed with inspiration! Good luck! I really hope you make the team!

  11. Your layouts are all so great.
    I really like your " key to my heart" card.

  12. Wow, every one of those projects are amazing!!! Good luck!!

  13. Amazing work my friend!!! Wishing you luck - not that you"ll need it!

  14. Amazing projects - I love them all. Fingers crossed for you :-)

  15. Fabulous projects! Your New York page is SO cool and caught my eye on Pinterest earlier in the week. Best of luck!

  16. Your work is brilliant! Good luck! I just know you are going to snag a spot on that DT.

  17. OK, what DON'T I love about this post? Um.... nothing! Swallows, chickenwire (in chipboard?! That is seriously cool!), sunbursts (love your mini tableau, and the idea of it too. The man just got free Instagram on his iPod so guess what i'll be doing for the rest of my life :-)) and the Key to My Heart card is fab. Good luck - you deserve a spot! x

  18. And you were worried about the 7x7 tray?! I can definitely tell you who won the smackdown:D !! Awesome job on the curio tray..your mom will LOVE it! Crossing my fingers for you on the DT position! you've showcased the chippies in so many different and wonderful ways!!

  19. Fabulous projects girl!! You totally rock!! Wishing you soo much luck not that you'll need it!!! :)

  20. Wow Michelle! These are just amazing projects...great showcase of those chipboard! Good luck on the design team call...they'll be so lucky to have you on their team!

  21. Good luck, Michelle, I hope you are selected to be on their team! All your projects are gorgeous...I especially love the altered tray!

  22. oooh i love your entries.. they would be crazy not to select you Michelle!!!

  23. All wonderful projects. Wishing you all the best with the Scrap FX call !


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