Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fairy Love

I can't get enough of the fairies lately. This is one of my favorite fairy pictures and I have had it saved for years! When I saw this paper, I knew they would be a perfect match.

I believe I will be hanging this on my wall to keep for ever because I love it so much!! If you would like to see my video tutorial for this piece, please follow this link:

Products used:

Gina's Designs:

Other products used:
paper flowers
embossing powder
acrylic glaze
fairy picture
Lemon craft paper
seam binding

Monday, July 27, 2015

Christmas in July with Barb

I'm not usually a Christmas-in-July person. I have plenty to do already without panicking over a holiday that's months away - even though I know that by July, I'm already behind on my holiday projects. However, when I saw the Tudor Rose Singles from Gina's Designs, I immediately thought, "Ornaments!" And, I couldn't wait to play.
These were so simple to do. I began by coating each one in a layer of Gesso. 

For the white one, I used white craft ink and then spritzed on some irRESISTibles in Bridal White. I sprinkled on a little bit of blue glitter while everything was still wet. When it had dried, I glued on the rhinestones.

The red one was even easier to do. I coated it with Versamark and then used a glittery red embossing powder which I heat set for a shiny, sparkly finish. I simply added some dots of Liquid Pearls to embellish it.

For the gold ornament, I slathered it in gold StazOn Studio Glaze. While it was still wet, I sprayed it with gold irRESISTibles. Once it had completely dried, I glued on the blue rhinestones.

It was so nice to take a little break from the summer heat and enjoy a little bit of Christmas!

Gina's Designs Product Used

Other Products Used
StazOn Studio Glaze
Embossing powder
Craft Ink
Liquid Pearls

Just Be Yourself - Cross Promotion With ColourArte

This is Lynne and I had so much fun creating this colourful canvas! I love quotes and I love mixed media, and both Gina's and ColourArte's products worked together perfectly to create this.
I prepped the chipboard pieces with gesso, then painted each section of the canvas in splotches with either Silks or Twinkling H2Os  to emulate the splotches in the printed quote, then black paint drips finished it off.

I love that the paints covered all the different textures so well-the lace, chipboard and texture paste as well as the florals and the metal embellishments.I'm crazy about the new Lace Border Sticks and have a feeling I'm going to want to use them on everything!

Thanks so much for stopping by-just be yourself and have a wonderfully colourful week!

Gina's Products Used

Other Products Used
Prima Flowers and Metals

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Standing Flip Album

Hello friends! Welcome to Gina's Designs! Debbie with you today sharing a fun little flip album.  I've been wanting to make a small album that I can set on my desk with my dogs photos in it and this Standing Flip Book is perfect!  This is how it comes in it's unfinished form.

 I really loved the look of the frame as it comes so I left it as it s and simply covered the chipboard with my choice of patterned paper.

I added some flowers and fussy cut several pieces from the patterned paper. The paper came in a paper pad with several different patterns and I was able to add tags and some journaling simply by cutting some of it out.

Gina's Designs Products used:

Additional items:
Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 paper pad.

Thanks for stopping by Gina's Blog today!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Eyeglass Retro Tags from Shanna

Hello to you all. Shanna here with a little weekend inspiration for you.
I got some new paints to play with my new chipboard pieces. 
Let me know what you think!

I first gave my tags a layer of gesso then went over with some gelatos. 
For this tag I rubbed over a stencil with a baby wipe. I used Dylusions paint to cover the retro fragment and then Teal Zicron and Mediterranean Blue ColourArte h20's on the eyeglasses. 

Then this tag I used a different color of Dylusions paint with a stencil and another color on my frgament piece. I used Dreams Bloom and Playful Peony on the eyeglasses.

I finished both tags off with seam binding and some Tim Holtz phrases.

Items Used:

ColourArte Twinkling H20's

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tea Box Tutorial by Kim C.

This week I decided to just do something simple, but really cute!
I made a Tea Box.
This will also be a short tutorial on how I made this little box.

First you will need to have some cardstock measuring 4 3/4" x 7 3/4".  You need to score on the
4 3/4" side at 3/4" and 4".  Rotate cardstock to the 7 3/4 side and score at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4" and 7".
Then you will need to cut the tabs on each end and in the middle.   Then add adhesive to all the tabs.
See photo below for reference.

Fold on all score lines and assemble your box.  Your box should look like the photo below.

The chipboard pieces are form a new set called Coffee & Tea Set.  I used the teacup with teabag, the word tea and a steam piece.  I painted all the pieces with several coats of gesso.  I then inked them with vintage photo distress ink.  The tea bag I used the distress ink to make it look like it had been used.  I then added glossy accents to the tea bag and the word, tea.

I then used a flower background stamp to stamp the tea cup.  I used Victorian Velvet distress ink.
Before adhering the chipboard pieces I cut some pattern paper and adhered that to the box.  My measurements for the pattern paper are as follows:  top of box 3 1/8x 2 5/8, front and back sides of box 5/8 x 3 1/8(cut 2)  sides of box 5/8 x 2 5/8(cut 2).  I inked all the edges of the paper with vintage photo distress ink.
I hope you like what I have done and I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  Sorry for not having photos of the chipboard process but I was very into making this box.
This little box will hold 4 tea bags.

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!!

Gina's Designs Items Used:

Other items used:
Black Cardstock
Scor Tape
Graphic 45 Pattern Paper
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet/Vintage Photo
Stampendous Stamp Set
Tea Bags

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Card Making with Garden Fairies

Hello all you chipboard fans out there!  Barbara here with more fun projects to share, and since the weekend is almost here, I hope you are ready for some card making with Gina's Designs Lasercuts!  I have a couple of cards I made with the Garden Fairies Small Shape Set, and they are so perfect for card making.  Sized just right, they will make the perfect card for the fairy lovers out there.  So, let's get started.

For my first card, Fairy Whispers...

 I made a 5"x7" card base, trimmed the "Fairy Whispers" paper slightly smaller, edged with white paint for a shabby look, then layered onto card front.  These are the pieces I used.
I inked the large rectangular filigree frame with white acrylic paint and added a glitter embossing powder while the paint was still wet.  Then I heat embossed it and gave it a second coat to make it more white and glittery.  The center part of the frame was simply covered with another piece of the paper (see photo above).
I cut one of the fern fronds apart and used those four bottom leaves to add to my bouquet.  I cut those four apart and colored with green crayons, blending with a bit of water.
I colored the tiny fairy with pink crayons, and her wings with ochre and green color crayons to match the colors in the paper.  I used foam dots to lift her off the page, and Eucalyptus Stickles was applied to her wings, also.
The lace border was colored with a gray and ochre crayon, blended together with water, and Platinum Stickles applied over it.

After adding all these parts, I made a small bouquet with paper flowers, the leaves, a butterfly and some swirly gemstones to finish it off.

Supplies Used for Fairy Rhymes Card:

Prima Fairy Rhymes paper
Prima gem swirls and butterfly
Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons
Burnt Orange card stock
Stickles: Eucalyptus, Platinum
Mini paper roses
White acrylic paint
Glitter embossing powder
Foam dots

Now for my second card, Garden Fairy ...

 I made a 6"x6" card base from peach card stock.  I trimmed another piece of paper slightly smaller, edged it with Seedless Preserves distress ink, and adhered to the card front.  I also added the ruler print along the top edge.  These are the pieces used for this card.
The square filigree frame was first covered with Orchid pigment ink and heat embossed with Blushing Pink Pastel embossing powder.  A second coat was applied to give it that enameled look.  Again, I covered these square frame insert with a piece of the paper.

The fairy was inked with Antique Gold pigment ink and heat embossed with Champagne Pearlustre embossing powder.  I used foam dots to lift her off the page.
In a similar fashion, I covered two fern fronds with Fresh Green pigment ink and heat embossed with Emerald Green embossing powder.

Each piece was adhered to the card, as shown, adding a butterfly and paper flowers to make a small bouquet.  Platinum Stickles was added to the butterfly, the fairy, and the flower tips.

Gina's Designs Supplies used for Garden Fairy Card:

Prima Fairy Rhymes paper
Prima butterfly
Peach card stock
Distress ink: Seedless Preserves
Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons
Colorbox pigment ink: Orchid, Fresh Green, Antique Gold
Embossing powder: Blushing Pink Pastel, Emerald Green, Champagne Pearlustre
Stickles:  Platinum
Mini paper roses
Foam dots

I love how these cards turned out, and I could not have done it without these wonderful chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs Lasercuts!  So hop on over to the shop and check out all the gorgeous chippies Gina's has to offer.  You won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and very creative weekend!

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