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Sunday, September 21, 2014

3-D Haunted House by Donna

It's almost that spooky time of year! For me, Halloween is all about the kids! I used Gina's 2 Story House to make something the kids would enjoy, a haunted house!

I covered all the edges of the chipboard pieces to build the house with black gesso and then covered each piece with papers.

I used black and purple crackle paint on two of the spiderweb shapes and used embossing powder on the orange one. Also, black, brown and copper crackle paint on the tree, and black and copper (added some Inka gold) on the string along crow.

This house was so much fun to put together!

Gina's Designs

Wrought Iron set

Other Products

Arsenic and Lace paper - Echo Park
Flowers -  I Am Roses

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cards by Shanna

Hello everyone. Shanna here with a new set of cards to share. 

I painted the chipboard using some Distress Paints (Picket Fence). On the Punch Element I used a Prima Chalk Ink before adding the photo. 

For my second card. I loved doing the stitching. Of course I am not great at this but will get it down one day. 

Again I painted the chipboard pieces using more Distress Paints (Picket Fence). I love how soft this card turned out! 

Items Used:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Art Desk Organizer by Kim and Home Decor for Fall by Debbie

Hello Crafters!  Today we have two designers on the blog.  First up is Kim with a desk top storage solution  that's both beautiful and functional.

Happy Friday friends! Today I would like to share one of the great organizational items available at Gina's Designs. This is the Desk Organizer 1.  I am super happy with how it came out, and it allows for extra storage on top of my desk, which is always a good thing!

As you can see there is lots of space for storing brushes, pens, inks, markers and anything else you'd like. This organizer has roomy spaces to put all your art supplies and also some drawers that are nice and deep as well.

The Organizer has 2 drawers in front which is good for storing all those extra little items you need to have handy when you are creating.  I filled mine with some 1 inch ink cubes that I have been looking for a place to keep, this worked out perfectly!

Below here you can see the side and back of the organizer. I used one of my favorite paper lines to decorate it, then added some of the Tulip borders and a fun butterfly to finish it off.

 Below here you can see the front of the drawers to which I added some metal filigree pieces and a handle. I also stamped the word "ART" on a piece of paper and framed it up with one of the Filigree Frames. I embossed the frame with some Stampendous shabby white embossing powder.

I have already filled my my desk organizer and it is a really handy thing to have on my desk top.  It doesn't take up too much room but has tons of great spaces in it for storage, check out all the great storage solutions in Gina's Store

Gina's Designs Items Used

Other Items Used
Tim Holtz Wallflower Paper
Metal Pieces & Handles from Butterbeescraps
Art Stamp from Stampendous
Butterflies and Flowers From My Stash
Stampendous Embossing Powders
Martha Stewart Sky Blue Paint

Nest up is Debbie to share a gorgeous display piece to celebrate the Fall season.

Hello everyone, this is Debbie with you today.  Fall is my favorite time of year...the smells, the beautiful flowers and the cool mornings and warm days.  I always decorate for Fall and this year is no exception.  Gina's Designs made that easy for me this year.  Gina has the cutest Fall themed chipboard designs in her store and I had a great time creating this project.

This project is one of my favorites....I used several techniques to create this project.  For the Scarecrow I simply used some scrap fabric that has been sitting around forever and dressed my scarecrow.

Here is the directions for the chipboard pumpkins and banner kit.

Step 1. Color your chipboard with ink. I used Distress ink in Rusty Hinge , Dyed Tea and Shabby Shutters. 

Step 2. Cover the chipboard with VersaMark Ink.

Step 3. Cover with Utee Clear Embossing Enamel and heat.

Step 4. Spray with your favorite spray inks and reheat.  

Hope you give this a try.  I can guarantee you will try it again and again.

Thanks for stopping by Gina's Blog today!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Spiderweb Spooky Banner

I LOVE Halloween!
Gina designed this awesome Spiderweb Spooky Banner and I could not wait to make it!

I painted the web and spiders black and the letters orange. I used orange glitter on the edges of the letters. I punched the bats out of purple glitter paper. I used Apple Green card stock for the back ground color. To finish it off, I added some orange gems to the bottom of the banner pieces and orange and black ribbon to attach it all together!

Thanks for looking :)
Gina's Designs Products used-
Spiderweb Spooky Banner (coming soon)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Screen Card with Guest Designer Lynne

Hi! Lynne here.  I love the gorgeous bamboo pieces and wanted them to really stand out, and this unique screen card design seemed like the perfect spot!

The card uses 1-8 1/2" x 11" sheet for the base, and the smallest piece in the 3 piece Bamboo shape set was a perfect fit for one of the panels, and I used the oval frame from the Delicate Frames and Ornaments shape set for the sentiment. Both pieces are painted with a black paint dabber, then stamped and embossed with fine black embossing powder.

 I also created a coordinating gift tag, using a small cut from the medium bamboo piece (which still looks lovely and will likely be used on a layout after my son's hoped-for trip to China next year!) This piece was   painted and embossed in the same manner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fall Banner by Melissa and Halloween Stage by Nancy

Hello Crafty Friends!  Today we two designers on the blog, both celebrating the upcoming Fall season.  First up is Melissa with our Fall Banner kit.  Several of our Team Members have been creating with this kit, and I'm amazed at how each one has been so different and unique.

Hi Melissa here for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs.

I prepped all the chipboard with gesso.  On the banner I applied texture paste with a stencil. I put on mica powder over black acrylic paint, followed by a layer of Mod Podge Dimensional Glaze.  I painted on Twinkling H2Os in the blue purple color you see here.  To define the edges more I brushed on small amounts of liquid pearls in orange and green.

The spider webs are glossy accents over black acrylic paint.  I put on a little Twinkle H20 paint to hightlight the webs.  The ghost on the far right is glossy accents over the gesso.

Chipboard used:

Other Products Used:
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Twinkling H20s
Tim Holtz plastic tags
Jolee's stickers
Liquid Pearls
Ranger Alcohol Inks in purple
Swarovski flatback crystal in clear
Vintaj metal
Small pieces of Graphic 45 paper

Next up is Nancy with our Altered Art Stage decorated in a Halloween theme.

Hello Everyone, it's Nancy here sharing one of my favorite pieces from the Altered Art section of our store.  This is my second time working with the Stage.  This time around  I chose to create a Halloween project since it's my favorite theme to scrap this time of year.  

I began by painting my assembled stage in black, then I papered it with The Enchanted Collection by Authentique.  To decorate my stage I used various collage sheet images, and Gina's Designs chipboard shapes. 

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Designs Products Used:
Beach Shape Set (I used a portion of the fence)

Collage Sheet images from:
Retro Cafe Art
Seneca Pond Crafts
Alpha Stamps

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Steampunk Photo Frame by Kathi and a Steampunk Scarecrow by Dianna

Hi Crafty Friends!  Today we have two designers on the blog, and both with projects in a Steampunk Style.  First up today is Kathi.

Hello, welcome Kathi here to share with you a different take on the Victorian Easel Frame, I  enjoyed putting a different take on this photo frame,

Finished Frame

Finished Easel

With Photo

Video of Steampunk Frame

Supplies used:

Black Gesso
Mod Podge
Tim Holtz - Metal Gears

Thanks for sharing this time with us, have a blessed day with an over abundance of creativity.

Next up is Dianna with her really fun version of our chipboard scarecrow.

Hi everyone, Dianna here with a my take on Gina's Designs Chipboard Scarecrow.

I decided to really change it up and make it a girl.

I trimmed the waist and curved the chest of the main form and the jacket.

I stayed traditional with the face and pants by using burlap paper. Burlap is so much easier to use as a paper and still allows for the nice fraying on the edges. The hair was made up of burlap ribbon and some springy ribbon from Paper Studio. The eyes are two gears from Gina's Designs with brads as centers of the eyes and nose. I distressed the edges of the face with Tim Holtz, Distress Ink. The main body was covered with a metallic gold paper and inked with bronze chalk ink.

The ruffle was made by punching with a ruffle 1-1/2 inch on metallic bronze paper. The circles were squirted with water folded in half and folded fan like then dried. Once dried, the half circles were inked and glued on the main body of the scarecrow. Found some really cool paper at Hobby Lobby and used that for the jacket and skirt. The jacket was inked with bronze, silver and gold chalk ink and then glued to the main body. The gears, crow and keys from Gina's Designs were painted with white gesso, then painted with bronze and gold paint and finished with inking with brown. Copic markers were used on the crow to get the feather effect. I liked how the bronze showed through the grays so I did not add gears to the crow. Scrap braiding was used for the edges of the jacket and the keys were used to close it. Buttons were from Tuesday Morning gold button lot.

The skirt was punched with a scalloped punch, squirted with water and fan folded while damp. After drying, the skirt was glued on to the inked pants. Gears were glued on the pants as patches and the ruffles at the ends of the pants and jacket were left over scalloped circle punches from the ruffle shirt.

The body was then glued to a Gina's Designs large tag that had been covered with burlap paper and inked with bronze, brown and gold chalk ink. The large black gear is from Gina's Designs and the burlap flower was made fom a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. Each section of the flower was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in bronze, silver and gold. The face of the scarecrow was glued last and everything was spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Gold. Ribbons from The Paper Studio were used as tassels.

Items Used

Gina's Designs
Scarecrow Wall Decor
Gears Shape Set
Keys and Plates Shape Set
Chipboard Decorative Tags X Large
Fall Shape Set

Hobby Lobby
Burlap Paper - Paper Studio
Ribbon - Paper Studio
Bronze Paper
Gold Paper
Decorative Papers

Dew Drop
Brilliance Ink
Cosmic Copper
Starlite Silver
Galaxy Gold
Pearlescence Rust
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