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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Cigar Box with Mini Album by Kathi

Hello fellow crafters, and thanks for joining me. Today I am sharing my newest project, all decorated for the Fall season.   I have created a cigar box with a mini album inside, using our Fall Shape Set and our Birdhouse Wall Hanging.

Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs Lasercuts:

Other Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 - An Erie Tale
Recollections flowers
Handmade glass flower
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Distress Paint - Black Soot

Thanks for stopping by today, have a blessed day & have fun crafting. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

ATC Shrine and ATC by Melissa

Hi, Melissa here for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs

I think Gina's ATC shrines are adorable. 

I painted the shrine with the following:

1.Two coats of gesso.
2. Silver ink on the door and in various areas on the rest of the shrine.
3. Two coats of Viva Decor Modeling Cream,then Viva Decor Metallic paint on all areas except for the door.
3. A thick layer of Crackle Accents on the door.
4. A layer of watercolors,on the door. I wiped off the excess while wet. What was left, stayed in the cracks. 

I rubbed on some silver Perfect Pearls with my finger.

The chipboard on the ATC on the right was painted with gesso, then watercolors.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Twinkling H20s
Viva Modeling Cream
Ranger Crackle Accents
Swarovski crystals
Butterfly by Reneabouquet
Viva Colour Precious Metal Effect Paint
Perfect Pearls in silver
Watercolor paper
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Haunted Mansion Shadowbox Frame - Enter If You Dare

Hi Everyone, it's Nancy here, and today I am sharing another Halloween project.  This time I have created a peek at the inside of a haunted mansion.  I didn't want to use the standard Gothic and Halloween colors, and I was inspired by collage sheets of colorful furniture from Alpha Stamps.  I had been wanting to use the chipboard spiral staircase, one of the newer shapes from Gina's Designs, so I thought it would be fun to create an upstairs loft inside the mansion that is separated from the downstairs by a 5 inch length of 1 x 1 wood that I found in my garage.

This piece was created inside of a 12 x 12 wooden shadowbox I purchased at Michaels.  The shadowbox is about 2 inches deep and the images inside are raised on pop dots at different levels to create lots of dimension.  I painted the frame with gesso then applied texture paste and used various inks paints and sprays to color it.  The red streaks of "blood" were created with distress re-inker.  I had a lot of fun creating my Gothic world.  I hope you like it, thanks for looking!

Gina's Designs Products Used:
Spiral Staircase
Grape Vines
Spiderweb Shapes Set
Hanging Clock

Digital Design Paper (background) by Kitty's Scrap Post - Nevermore Kit

Collage Sheet Images by:
Alpha Stamps
The Sum of All Crafts
Moonlight Journey
Monday, September 29, 2014

Together Forever - A Layout by Kathi

Hi, and thanks for stopping by.   It's Kathi here to share a layout I created using a template by The Crafter's Workshop.  I used walnut stain distress ink using a blending tool, I then cut out the & symbol to add to the 12 X 12. The 12 X 12 paper is from a Bo-Bunny collection. I outlined the symbol with crystal rhinestones, and added some added bling. I used Gina's Chipboard words Cherish, Together, Forever, & Love, to help create this layout.  I used distress paint on the doilies and on the textured sheet. I used two frame dies from Sizzix to create the frames for the photos.  I finished the layout with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Recollections.

The words have been painted with distress paint,  then glossy accents was applied on top of each letter/words. 

 Behind the photo/frame I used Gina's textured sheet Swirled Hearts layered
 over a large intricate doily that was painted with distress paint. The swirled hearts 
were also painted using picket fence distress paint.

Flourishes 2 was painted with distress paint. I layered the & symbol over the end 
of the flourish, and layered over Gina's large intricate doily, 
 a photo frame was layered over the texture sheet.

Supplies used:
Gina's Designs Lasercuts:

Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Flourish 2
Textured Sheet Swirled Hearts
10 Words

Other supplies:
TCW texture sheet # TCW383
Sizzix photo frames
Bo-Bunny paper
Distress Ink - Walnut stain
WOC flowers & skeleton leaves
Prima flowers
Recollection Bling
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Two Halloween Cards by Dianna & Create Canvas by GDT Rashida

Happy Sunday Friends! Today we have two very fun projects by our designer Dianna and Guest Designer Rashida! First up is Dianna.
Hi everyone, Dianna here with two Halloween Cards.

 Gina's Designs and Kitty's Scrap Post was used on both cards.

On the first card, I fussy cut this adorable little witch on the large pumpkin from the digital paper and placed her on top of two graduating squares of orange paper that has been distressed with brown ink and spritzed with Tattered Angels. 
 The white card is then covered with orange polka dot paper.  I found some orange buttons and tied black and white bakers twine into bows and placed them on the spiderweb paper that had been spritzed heavily with Tattered Angels Gold.  
The two bats are from Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set and are "painted" with black glittery nail polish (this really really works great with the chipboard).

The second card I covered with a scrap of orange and distressed with black ink.  The post card of the little girl is from Kitty's Scrap Post, O' Halloween collection.
I placed on scrap polka dot and dark orange paper which was distressed with black ink.  The post card was a little off size so I staggered the layers, then spritzed with Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold.
  What looks like four pieces of paper is actually just one piece of paper that was cut out from DCWV- Bewitched Stack.
The Boo, Bat and Scary Cat are from Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set and "painted" with black glittery nail polish.

Items Used
Gina's Designs
Kitty's Scrap Post

DCWV - Bewitched Stack
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold
Hobby Lobby - Paper Studio Card Stock with Envelopes
Tim Holtz - Distressed Ink
Black Soot
Vintage Photo
Now over to Guest Designer Rashida who has a fun and colorful project to share.

 Hello Everyone! Today I am going to share my CREATE wall canvas that I made for Gina’s Designs. I have always been interested in abstract art so I used this opportunity to try my hand at my very first abstract painting. For this canvas I used Gina’s Designs palette and brushes and Ginas Designs Create dovetail banner and Gina’s Designs chicken wire.
 The first thing you will need to do is apply a background color to your canvas. I chose orange. Once the paint was applied I wiped the excess off. I then added various drips and drops of colors. I chose lime green, yellow, while and turquoise. I also used drips of India Ink to add vibrancy to my paint.  Once you let that dry it’s time for your next layer. I used modeling paste and Gina’s Chicken wire to add texture, while the paste was still wet I sprayed it with lime green ranger spray and topped it off with a sprinkle of recollections glitter glass. Let that dry overnight. Don’t forget the edges!
Once my canvas was completely dry I used a black ink pad and ran it along the edges. Next for the chipboard. First I painted all the pieces white. Next I used my Gelatos to color the pallet and brush and the letters. I used my finger to blend it all together, then I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to smooth everything out.
Once dry I began using the same dip and drizzle technique that I used for the canvas. Finally, after everything was dry I glued everything down using E6000.  This was yet another easy project to complete and I absolutely love the results. The nice thing about this type of project is you can’t mess up.  If you can layer, you can do this!
Items used:
Other items used
Black ink pad
Recollections glass glitter
Modeling paste
Ranger Dylusions sprays
Acrylic paint
India Ink (optional)
drywall tape
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall Wreath by Shanna

Good day to you all, it's Shanna here. I decided to create a Fall wreath. I love love love this project. I have been so inspired by other members of the team. I mean seriously amazing talent here. I hope some of you have been so inspired, and are creating some amazing proejcts. 

I used the Fall Banner Kit and some pieces from the craft store to finish this off. 

For the banner part I painted it black and then used paper to line the banner with letters. I painted the leaves with Distress Paints and I just so enjoyed this. 

Now all I need is a hanger to mount it on my door. 

Hope you are seasonally inspired. Still time to grab you banner kit and make some home decor as well. 

Item Used:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Paint Brush Caddy by Kim and a Layout by Debbie

Hello Crafters!  We have two projects to share again today.  First up is Kim with one of our fun and functional storage solutions.  I love that she used mixed media techniques on this.  It's artsy and goes so well with the paint brushes.  

Hello Friends, Today I would like to share with you one of Gina's amazing storage items. This time I have created the Brush Caddy. I am super happy with this caddy, it holds so much!

I have decorated mine in mixed media style and had fun with stencils, stamps and sprays.

 This caddy fits neatly inside Gina's Art Desk Caddy in the top compartment. I have the Art Storage Cabinet as well, and these items are such great storage in my art studio!

 I hope you will check out all of our amazing storage solutions, and get yourself one of these caddies, you won't be disappointed!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you wish to see more photos and info, check out my blog here

Gina's Designs Items Used

Other Items Used
Kaisercraft Basecoat Paper
Prima Resin and Metal Embellishments
Stampendous Live Creativity Stamp
Tim Holtz Stamps
7 Gypsies Wood Ruler
Tiffany Lou Blue Lindys Stamp Gang Spray
Flowers and Lace from my Stash
Tim Holtz Stencils
Paper Artsy Mermaid Chalk Paint

Next up today is Debbie with a gorgeous layout.  This chipboard skeleton clock and sentiment is all one piece and makes a perfect focal point for a 12 x 12 layout or canvas.   

Hi everyone!  Debbie here today to share a layout with you using Gina's Designs "A Moment In Time Clock Frame".  If You haven't noticed I have been scrapping a lot of wedding layouts...since May!  LOL!
When I saw this beautiful piece of chipboard I knew I would use it for a wedding layout, but this piece is versatile enough for any occasion.

Here is my layout and I used a technique that I previously used on the Fall Wreath I shared last week.

Directions for the Clock Frame chipboard technique.

Step 1. Color your chipboard with black acrylic paint. 
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.  

Gina's Designs Products Used

Thanks for stopping by Gina's Designs Blog today!


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