Monday, June 08, 2015

An Altered Trophy and Fond Farewell

My time with Graphic 45 has come to an end. It's been such great fun and I've enjoyed every minute of my two terms with them. Amazing products. Amazing people. Just an absolute pleasure all around. It's a sad but satisfying goodbye. I'll miss the camaraderie, the giant boxes of goodies, the assignments... but I've learned so much, made new friends, and have a boatload of nice memories. What more could a girl ask for?

The very last project I created for G45. My very favourite of all the altered awards I've created. She's just a bundle of magic and I am certain she will end up with someone very deserving.

Altered Trophy with G45 Staples - Nichola Battilana

I’ve always had a thing for awards. (Ribbons, sashes and crowns too.) Those things that symbolically represent being awesome. Maybe it’s because I didn’t play sports as a kid, that I never had a shelf full of trophies, that they appeal to me so much. 

Altered Trophy with G45 Staples - Nichola Battilana

When I saw the Tim Holtz trophy cups I knew I was going to change the fact that I did not have a trophy shelf. As luck would have it, I came across some trophy cups with the kids party favours in my local discount store. Score! 

Altered Trophy with G45 Staples - Nichola Battilana

Some wooden blocks and the additions of a fantastic Door Knocker, Antique Metal Door PullStamped Metal Brad, and those amazing Claw Feet…. and ta-da! I’ve cobbled together something pretty special.

Altered Trophy with G45 Staples - Nichola Battilana

Know someone who absolutely NEEDS this wee gal? She's listed HERE

Or you can have fun making your own version...
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I've got one or two additional Graphic 45 projects to show off over the next week or so, and you'll still see their products featured in my work. Can't wait to see what the new G45 team creates :)

4 comments:

  1. You will be missed on the G45 blog. I always look forward to your designs.

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  2. Wonderful!
    You really did turn a plain trophy into a stunning piece! Great job here as well as with all of your G45 designs Nichola!

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  3. Gorgeous and creative creation Nichola!

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