Friday, May 29, 2015

Ginas Designs Birthday Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!
The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST. 

We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.

The first one is for the Birthday Prize Giveaway!
The Birthday Prize package includes:
To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway, you need to:

1. Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
2. After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.   
3. Email your answer to for a chance to win the
 Birthday Prize!
 This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. This prize package is fantastic! 

Now, the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. All you have to do is hop to each designers blog, they are listed in order below, and subscribe and comment to win!

To be entered into the designers blog giveaway,
1.  Subscribe to each of their blogs. 
2.  Leave a comment on each blog post.
THAT’S IT! So easy!

So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces!
The next blog you will want to visit is Kim Fuller's Angeldreamcrafts

If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.
Mary - The Craft Hoarder

Good luck to everyone and have fun!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Autumn Skyline by Kim F

Good morning friends. Today I would like to share my mixed media canvas. I was really inspired by colour for this canvas and wanted to work with lots of bright colours. I got out my Dylusions paints and mixed them with some texture paste to give the effect of trees in the background.
I took a smaller brush to draw in some lines to give the impression of tree branches once the other colours were dry.  I used the same black paint to paint the chipboard as well, I wanted the contrast of the black skyline up against the colourful trees.
 I used some foam tape to pop up some of the buildings to give the piece more dimension.
I hope you have found some inspiration yourself today! Thanks for stopping by!

Other Items Used
Dylusions Paint
13 Arts Texture Paste
Foam Tape

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Altered Burlap Panels

Hello everyone. Shanna here and today I wanted to share with you some fun home decor pieces I created. I really am loving the "not here yet, but is here" summer. Playing with some summer theme pieces from Gina's Designs, I got to creating these little gems.
First I brushed some gesso on each panel and while that dried I gesso'd my chipboard pieces. Then let the painting begin!
So for the lighthouse, I went in with some Fired Brick Distress Paint and when it was almost dry, I used a paper towel to pick up areas that were not. This gave that blotchy texture making it look weathered. Next I went over the top with a new coat of gesso and then glossy accents for some shine.
Once the panel was dry, I used some Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-Ons on the lighthouse and the panel. Then after I glued everything down I added the Big Chat sticker "strength".
Same thing with this panel. I added the rub-ons and dabbed the chipboard piece with Mustard Seed and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paint. Then I added the chit chat sticked and a metal gear I had on hand to finish of this seahorse.
Keep checking back every day for more inspiration from the rest of the team!

 If you didn't do the blog hop yesterday, it's not too late! Just pop on over to the Gina's Designs Birthday Blog Hop and follow the links! The hop is open until May 29, 2015 at 8PM CST.

Gina's Designs Items Used:

"Beach" Brush Caddy by Kim C.

Welcome everyone to this weeks project!
This week I have altered another brush caddy for a client.
I have used Beach Shape Set to decorate this one.  The paper used is "On the Boardwalk" from Graphic 45.  I inked the edges of the paper with Broken China distress ink. The beaded trim goes around the entire caddy.
I used several of the sea shells, the fence and the lighthouse from the set for this one.  I gave the lighthouse a crackle effect, doing several layers with different colored paints.  I then inked it with 2 different distress inks, Broken China and Vintage Photo.  The flowers and stamens are from my stash.
The sea shells textured look is done by using snowtex and paint.  I painted the pieces with gesso. The paint and snowtex were mixed together before applying  it to the shells.  I then added gesso once they dried to soften the colors up just a little bit.  I did the same to the fence underneath.
A star fish was tucked behind the flowers.  I inked the white flowers with Broken China distress ink.  i just love the blues!!
Since the back might not be seen, I kept it simple. A few of the sea shells were added to the bottom.  I then added the lobster to the top.   Feet were also added and inked with Broken China distress ink.
This one was so much fun to make and I hope my client loves it just as much as I do.  It just makes me want to go to the beach and play in the sand and water.  I hope you like what I have done.

Gina's Designs Items Used:

Other items used:
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
Graphic 45 Paper
Beaded Trim
Wooden Feet
Distress Inks: Broken China/Vintage Photo

Thanks for stopping!

Kim C :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Blue ATC Shrine With Two ATCs

Hi everyone! Melissa here with an ATC shrine, and two ATCs to go with it.  These little boxes are one of my favorite things to work with. They look great on either my kitchen counters or in my scraproom.  
The shrine was assembled and glued with glossy accents. I painted the shrine with gesso and then Lindy's Stamp Gang. The color was too dark for my liking so I took most of it off with a brush and water. I next put on a coat of pearl Precious Metal Effect paint. The result is pale aqua, instead of teal. The frame of the door has a coat of gold leaf paint, and one side has a little crackle paint on it. I first painted the leaves with Lindy's and then put on a thick layer of crackle paint. It came out too dark, so I painted on Twinkle H2Os in bright green, brushed on a little gold mica powder, then put on another thick layer of crackle. I put on some pearls with a little gold leaf applied over Glossy Accents. Gold leaf was applied to the dragonfly. 
 I used watercolor paper for the ATCs. I painted them with Lindys, Twinkling H20s, and blue Windsor and Newton. I used gel pens and watercolors on the peacock.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Products Used:

Splash of Color - Viva Colour - Precious Metal Effect Paint - Pearl
Lindy's Stamp Gang in Tibetan Poppy Teal and Hydrangea Blue mixed together.  I keep the paints in powder form and just use a little at a time. If you do use it like this, if you put crackle paint on top, the result will come out almost black.  So, I don't put crackle on it,although I did in this project. I had to cover it up with more paint.
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Perfect Pearls
Winsor and Newton Watercolors,Cobalt Blue
Prima Pearls on ATC
Petaloo aqua feathers
Plaid Liquid Leaf Gold Paint
Distress Crackle Paint
Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland
Swarovski flatback crystals in peridot and tanzanite,and a few bicones.

Variety All Occassion Cards

Hi! Kathi here to share with you four cards that I have created. Each card is simple and classic.

The Light House
On the Beach
Queen Bee
Cute as a Button

Gina's Designs Supplies Used:


On the Beach:
Queen Bee:

Cute As A Button:

Other Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Paper
Quick Quotes Paper
Stampin up paper
Double Sides tape
Tim Holtz - honeycomb mask
Disstresed Paint
Distress Ink
KS4U - Flowers

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dressform by Guest Designer Heather!

Hi everyone Heather here !!! I love Gina’s Dress Form. It was so much fun to work with.  
   The dressform and stand are covered in paper from The Paper Studio ( Haberdashery).
  I painted one of Gina’s steampunk doilies with Rose Folk Art metallic paint and placed that behind one of Gina’s geared butterfly’s that I coated with viva rusty paper. Now if gears are not your thing, Gina has some great alternatives in her shop! For the doily you could use one from Cardstock Doily Set 1, Cardstock Doily Set Intricates, or Doily Set 8 Inch. Your butterfly options would be the Butterflies & Dragonflies or the Wood Wall Art.

I decided to deck her out with lace, bling and flowers from my stash. You can add as little or as much to her as you wish! 

Gina's Deigns Products Used:
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