Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Circus Procession by Kim F.

Hello and happy Tuesday friends! Today I would like to take you to the circus! I had so much fun with Gina's circus shape set, and I have had this in mind to make for quite some time.

As you can see above the set comes with quite a few pieces. I have used the Ferris Wheel on a previous project which you can view HERE.
I was drawn to the animal cage and elephant this time, but I really wanted them to be 3 dimensional. I started off with the cage and cut a back piece, by tracing around the cage. I then cut 2 inch strips for the sides, top and back, using glue and double sided tape to create a 3D look.  I also cut off the wheel of the cage as I wanted to use some wooden spools for the wheels, which I think gave a really fun look to the piece. I papered over the whole thing after giving it a coat of black paint with some touches of silver for a metal look, and added some fun wooden circus embellishments from my stash to the top.
For the inside of the cage, I fussy cut out the lion and added lots of dimensional tape to him to really make him look like he was jumping around in the cage. I added some of the Bella flourish frames to each side, and also used more of the paper, fussy cutting out some clowns and punching circles for the top corners and each of the front wheels.  I topped the cage with one of the Faux Metal Number plates and a couple of pieces of bling.
Next up is the elephant! This was super easy to do, I mixed some black and white paint to get the elephant grey colour, then added some fabric, lace and a lovely rose to her ear. I got out my rosette die and made a circus themed rosette for her to stand on, it worked perfectly!
Her finishing touch was one of the "rings" to preform in, which I again cut from the Graphic 45 paper.  I love how fun this is, and it shows the great versatility of the chipboard to be able to make these pieces 3 dimensional.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Other Items Used
Graphic 45 Le Cirque Paper
Lace, Wooden Spools from My Stash
Ranger Paint Daubers
Silver Gilder's Paste
Scotty Pork Chop Embellishments
ButterBeeScraps Metal
Flowers from Kraftsupplies4U

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vintage Poster by Barb Black

This is probably one of the easiest pieces I've ever done. Seriously. It took minutes.

I have a box of vintage poster stickers, from which I selected the one pictured here. I adhered it to heavy kraft cardstock. Then I stamped the harlequin pattern and added the dots.

For the bicycle and gears, I dabbed black craft ink all over them, 
coated them in black embossing powder, and heat set them.

Then I glued the bike and gears to the rest of the piece and I was done! 
I'll be putting this in a nice frame and sending it to a bicycle lover that I know.

Gina's Products Used

Other Products Used

Rubber stamp by Blockheads
irRESISTibles Tuxedo Black Pico Embellisher
Black craft ink
Black embossing powder

I've Got Sunshine - Shadow Box

Hi! Ever get a line from a song stuck in your head and you can't get rid of no matter what? Lynne here with a shadowbox project inspired by one of those lines (some people call it an "earworm" when that happens, but that expression kind of creeps me out. I'm not a huge fan of slithery things!)

I love the sun pieces from the Sweet Summer Shape set and used one of those here. I covered it with coordinating paper and inked the edges. The bird piece was from the Lovebirds Set. I dry-embossed it, then painted and inked it to add dimensional colour.

I loved the sunny colours in the papers I chose, and the fussy-cut butterflies and bright florals added to the theme. The adorable glass squirrels are just a personal touch by "Scrappy Squirrel"!! The cheesecloth made me think of floating clouds and the song lyrics just plain make me happy! Have yourself a happy, sunshiny day, and thanks heaps for stopping by!

Gina's Designs Products Used

Other Products Used
Blue Fern and Craft and You Design papers
Prima flowers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Doodlebug Designs alphas

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Keepsake Box - Every Picture Tells a Story

Hello everyone, Debbie with you this Sunday morning to share a keepsake box I decorated with several Gina's Designs Laser Cuts.  I made this box to keep a small album in and several little keepsakes that I have from a friend I lost to breast cancer.  She wasn't just a friend, but she was my best friend of 35 years.  I had everything in a box, but it wasn't big enough and I thought it deserved a beautiful decorated box. Here is what I came up with:
To create this box I added my chipboard pieces to the top of the box and on the sides I added some stenciling and modeling paste along with some pieces from Texture Sheet Fleur De Lis.

The top of the box was created with the Flourished Frame BellaHinge Shape SetDragonflies Fancy, Words and Phrases 2 and several flowers.

When the modeling paste is dry, I gessoed the whole box include a little on the flowers.

Now the fun begins....spray your favorite colors on the box, I used Heidi Swapps mists.
 I added my misting, adhesive pearls, and splatters to finish my keepsake box.

Gina's Products used:
Texture Sheet Fleur De Lis
 Flourished Frame Bella
Hinges Shape Set
 Dragonflies Fancy
Words and Phrases 2 

Thanks for stopping by Gina's blog today!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scribbled Frame Layout

Big hello to all of you in blog-land.
Shanna here with a layout I created with some new colors in my stash.
I played with the Butterfly Scribbled Frame. I colored it with my black Gelato and then after using some embossing ink and Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder.
I love the pop of the black on the chipboard. 

I used flowers, stamps, and embossing paste to help embellish the rest of the layout. 

I love the dimension of the embossing paste and the looks of the embossing powder on the chipboard. Texture is just amazing isn't it?
Gina's Designs Products Used

Friday, June 26, 2015

Dressform Hang Ups

Gina here with a fun and easy project using the Dressform Hangups.  These pieces make a great base for designing dresses. I have done several of these for my granddaughters to hang in their room.
I started by heat embossing the parts of the hanger that I wanted to appear silver.  I then traced the bodice and straps onto a solid paper.  Once cut out and applied, I added the stamped details and the little flat back bows.
To make the skirt I cut a strip of paper 6 inches by 12 inches.  I stamped a matching pattern on the paper and used a border punch along one edge to create a lacy look.  I sprayed the paper with a little water to make it flexible and glued the paper down at the waist as I created the ruffle.
To add a little interest to the piece I added a flourish and a flower to the skirt.
Gina's Designs Products Used

Thursday, June 25, 2015

"BeachTime" Shadow Box Hanging by Kim C.

Hey everyone!
This week I have created a little hanging shadowbox.  I created this box out of chipboard and used the Sweet Summer Shape Set.
The picture inside the box is of my niece and nephew, and they are ready for the beach!

The crackle technique was used on the bucket and shovel.  I painted each with gesso, then added my crackle medium.  When the medium was dry, I added the grey paint, a mixture of black and white gesso together since I didn't have grey!!  Once that dried I inked it with black distress ink around the edges.  I added some twine to the handle of the shovel, which I used the crackle technique on as well but only using brown paint.

The sun was painted with gesso and then I used some some watercolor paints from Colorarte to give it a golden color.  I inked the edges of the sun with vintage photo distress ink.

I also did the crackle technique to the piece on the front of the box which is like a covered sand box with a shovel and bucket.  I painted it with brown paint, added the crackle medium, and once that was dry, I added some ivory acrylic paint.  I added some pattern paper and a few flowers to the the box.  This was a very quick and simple project, but it's so cute!!  I then added twine and some letter beads that hang from the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!!

Gina's Designs item used:

Other items used:
Acrylic paint: Brown, Black, Ivory
Water Color Paint: ColorArte H20's
Mandarin Citrine, Orange Peel and Ginger Peach
WOC Flowers
Letter Beads

Kim C. :)
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