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Welcome to another week full of introductions to the Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors for 2017. Katelyn has been crafting for years, been a part of the Graphic 45 family this last year as well, and is now joining us again. We could not be more thrilled to get to share her wonderful creations with you all. We will announce the winner right here on the blog, this Friday. I’m Katelyn Grosart and I live on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC with my boyfriend of 7 years. I’ve spent the last 8 years in the papercrafting world, working in a scrapbook store, as well as teaching a variety of classes.

You’ll find me most of the time in my scrapbook room designing various cards, mixed media pages, scrapbook layouts, mini albums, and altered items. In my spare time I love to read a good book while drinking a green tea latte or London Fog from Starbucks. When I’m not reading, I love to spend time with friends or watch a good movie. When the weather is nice, you’ll often find me outside taking advantage of the beautiful Canadian weather. I’m a big Netflix watcher while I craft.

Frankie, House of Cards and Schitts Creek. I can’t live or craft without my fussy cutting scissors. I have 5 pairs just for fussy cutting in case I lose one in a pile while I’m crafting. Now that you’ve learned a bit about Katelyn, she’s going to share with you a new project. I love to explore new trends in the paper crafting industry. One of the new trends I decided that I wanted to explore is adding a mixed media element to my project.

By using paint and texture paste with a stencil as well as a few other mixed media elements on a scrapbook layout freak the heck out of me and it’s something that I tend to avoid. So I challenged myself to explore this trend of using mixed media elements on a scrapbook layout. By mixing paint, texture paste, stenciling, a few embellishments and fussy cut images I was able to create this beautiful sea inspired layout. Grab a cup of your favourite beverage and enjoy the photos and tutorial of my sea inspired layout. Once your layout is put together, using white paint, add splatter marks over your entire layout. To add extra interest on your stenciled circles, rub on Opal Magic Wax in Blue and Green.

Here’s something I learned while exploring this technique:  Keep adding paint, stenciled images, stamped images and wax to the base page of your layout. It will get better when you continue to add different layers and elements. Voyage Beneath the Sea, Neptune’s Adventure, Deep Blue Dreams, Aquatic Passage, Mermaid Melody, Steampunk Splash, Wild Waves. Katelyn for sharing such a gorgeous layout. We hope we have helped get your week off to a great start. We have many more introductions to share with you this week. We are constantly amazed at and humbled by the talent of the Graphic 45 Brand Ambassadors.

We’d love to hear about some of your favorite projects by Katelyn in the comments below and remember that each comment is a chance to win this week’s blog prize. Visit your LSS or order online today! Looking for Graphic 45 products? We hope you are having a great Friday and are ready for one more Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador announcement before the weekend gets started.

Read on to get the inside scoop on Elena’s crafting style, and after that, stick around for the announcement of this week’s blog prize winner. First, I would like to share with you my excitement for staying for one more term with Graphic45 family. I am so blessed and lucky to be able to now be named G45 Brand Ambassador. Also, I want to thank G45 family and you, the readers and followers of G45 blog for all the kind words you give all the time.

I wish I could say thank you to every single comment on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram. I am amazed how many times my projects were pinned from the G45 blog, and it makes me feel really happy that I can be an inspiration for someone. Well, a few words about myself. I am from Belarus , Eastern Europe, in my middle 30s. I have been a creative person since I was a child. Then a had a long break while I studied at the University and was busy at my full time job. While I had reached a lot in my career life, I felt that I missed something.