Welcome to another wonderful week on the Graphic 45 blog. Today, we have a beachy fun Sun Kissed Book Box with Tag Album by our new Brand Ambassador from Poland, Kasia Bogatko. This project has been inspired by our June Challenge – #G45Selfie, and we are loving the heartfelt inspiration. Be sure to check out Kasia's video tutorial so you too can recreate this Summer fun magic! But first, we have our weekly blog contest to announce.
Weekly Blog Contest
Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package is a Club G45 – Vol. 4 Kit, including a Botanical Tea – DCE, 5×5 Mixed Media Box, Metal Door Pulls, and a Precious Pink Inkpad, a $50 value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, June 22nd.
Brand Ambassador 2018-2019
Kasia Bogatko – Poland
“Hello Graphic 45 fans!
My name is Kasia Bogatko-Skoczypiec, I'm 36 and I'm from Poland, Kolobrzeg. I'm in this "artistic" world for over 7 years. My style is full of layers, splashes, paints and mists. I make scrapbook pages, mixed media canvases, off the page projects, altered art, mini albums.
This hobby let me leave my everyday life, relax. Thanks to that, I met many friends from around the world. A common passion connects people and it is beautiful! I started making Christmas cards for family and friends, but when I discovered mixed media world – I really loved it. I create in my studio every day, even for a few minutes. I can’t imagine a day without it.
I make a lot of tutorials and I hope that I will inspire you to discover new techniques and new styles.
Sun Kissed Box & Tag Album
This is my first post on this blog and I’m very excited! I dreamed about this team for a long time – and the dream came true.
In this project, I wanted to introduce myself. I wanted to show my favorite style, embellishments. And at the same time show you myself and what is important to me. I live in Poland, by the Baltic Sea – in Kolobrzeg. This is my beloved place on earth and I hope to spend my whole life here. I love the sea at any time of the year. You can see it in my artworks – a lot of nautical accents, shells, sticks, nets, sea treasures hidden for years on the bottom of the sea.
This marine album was made from Kraft Book Box. The box is so strong and thick, that you can really go wild and make a media-filled project. Inside is hiding a Regular Tag Album with binder ring – a great start for a mini-album.
I made this project from the beautiful Sun Kissed collection. I used papers from the collection pad, but also great ones from Patterns & Solids. The album cover is full of layers and details. Chipboards and die cuts fit perfectly here!
When everything was in place, I had to add some mess. Pieces of curly moss, gauze and art stones are excellent for this purpose. The whole composition was complemented by white gesso and white ink splashes. I can’t resist them!
In this marine box, I hid a tiny album. There are only three pictures in it, but the most important ones are my wedding photo, my beloved dog and my beach. I decorated each page similarly to the cover and thanks to that they are a perfect set.
Finally, I have a little surprise for you. I prepared a video of the entire creative process.
I hope that you liked my project and you feel inspired.
Have a nice day.” ~Kasia
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Book Box – Kraft
- Sun Kissed 12×12 Collection Pad
- Sun Kissed 12×12 Patterns & Solids Pad
- Sun Kissed Banners
- Sun Kissed Chipboard
- White Gesso
- White Acrylic Ink
- Art Stones
- Curly Moss
What a delightful shabby chic dream. We hope you try out a few of these techniques on your next project. Sending big hugs and gratitude to Kasia for this outstanding scrapbook mini and box! Join us in the comments below in welcoming Kasia to the G45 family, we are thrilled to get to spend a year sharing her talents with you.