Saturday, June 29, 2013

Doily Tags by Shanna & Monica

Hey everyone Shanna here to share a little magic and love I have for making tags!

Okay my first tag turned out amazing and I love love love it. 
I used lots of layering on this tag. 

For my second tag... this was an epic fail.... I mean save lol. I was feeling bright and colorful. Well after some Dylusions and stencils... not so bright and very upset with my tag.... so after letting it sit there for a few weeks... I said to myself if you mess up with spray Gesso it and start over... (Thanks Limor and Leanne for echoing that into my head!!!)

So I gave it a quick dry brush of gesso and SHA BAM BAMM!!!!! I said well it still needs a splash of color so I tried out my new Heidi Swapp spray I picked up from an awesome sale Susana was having and threw the sentiment on it and MAGIC!!!

You can still see color poking through but muted a bit. That doily looks awesome right!!!

I painted the chipboard with something and I don't quite remember most likely a Tattered Angels Glaze and gave it a body with pearls and antennas were made with string beads. I love the look on how this turned out!

So grab your chippies and come play!

Items Used:
Gina's Designs: Intricate Doilies 
Gina's Desgins: Delicate Frames and Ornaments Set
Dylusion Sprays
Heidi Swapp Spray
Tim Holtz sentiment stamp
String Beads
Prima papers, flowers, stamps
Seam Binding Ribbon
And now here's Monica with a tag of her own to share!
Gina has doiles that come in 2 sets - 8 inch and a variety size set.  She has intricate cut pieces too.  Now enough of how fabulous these doilies are and a little about my piece.  Oh almost forgot I used "Hope" from here Words & Phrases sets.  I inked a prima flower to match the paper which actually is the packaging from something I bought lol. Stamped a hot air balloon and used some wallpaper tape.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Doggie's Dream Tray by Dawn Rene

Last week you saw the cat version and this week Dawn Rene is here to share her off the page creation with Gina's Designs photo tray called Doggie's Dream. They have other trays too - cats, gears, trains and more! I love decorating trays and shadow boxes.

We recently added a new member to our family, Cookie. She is a teacup Morkie. But the highlight of the tray are the beautiful doilies. They are cardstock which I painted with Tim Holtz distressed paints. The doilies are so intricate - they are beautiful. I took two doilies and crinkled them to make my version of a flower to add some dimension. 

Make sure you check out the beautiful doilies and photo trays in the store! Thanks for stopping by...

Designs By Dawn Rene Woof TrayCU2        

Other Supplies
Scraptown Lady - Authentique - Adorn (Hope Collection)
Scraptown Lady - Authentique - Faith (Hope Collection)
Scraptown Lady - Authentique - Custom (Hope Collection)
Scraptown Lady - Authentique - Hope Elements
Lovebug Creations - Rumpled Ribbon - Simply Grey (Basics Collection)
Lovebug Creations - Rumpled Ribbon - Phyllis (Oh Cecilia Collection)
Tim Holtz DIstress Paints
CTMH Inks - Chocolate
CTMH Corrugated Elements

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Doily Canister by Monica

Summer has definitely hit the Sunshine State and man is it hot, but perfect for flowers to bloom.  I found this wine canister and decided it would be perfect for altering and used more of Gina's Doily Intricate cuts.  I was serious when I said I used them on literally everything.  These make the best stamping backgrounds for all your projects.

 Closeup shot of the doilies this the intricate cut

Supplies Used:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Doily Cards by Rashida

Hello Everyone! Rashida here with you today! This week I played with Gina's doilies and created four cards. Here is what I came up with.

Supplies used:
Close to my Heart Ink: Black  
Prima Ink: Knotted wood
K & Co diecut Cardstock sets
American Crafts Self Adhesive ribbon

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mini Album by Monica

Happy Monday everyone!! Simply Monica here to share a shaped mini album I made using my cricut to cut the different shapes of the pages.  I added some Gina's Designs doilies and other miscellaneous chippies from Gina's Designs collections. 

 This cover page you slide your photo under the Cottage Window frame and they come in 3 different sizes as well as the larger frame

 Here I handmade a flower and added a chipboard feather

  Here I added the  Filigree Frames

I hope everyone enjoyed my post for today and be sure to stop by and check out all the new things Gina has been hard at work on!

Thanks for stopping by..

Gina's Designs Supplies:

Friday, June 21, 2013

Freebie Friday Vintage Office

Here's a printable perfect for vintage projects.
If you prefer the pdf file you can download it here.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cat Photo Display Tray by Nancy

Hi everyone, it's Nancy here today with one of the Gina's Design's Photo Display Trays which currently are available in six styles.  This one is called the "Cat's Meow".   This was so much fun to create using one of my kitties "Timothy" as my inspiration along with shapes from our Nancy's Garden collection, and other favorite pieces from Gina's Designs.  These Photo Display Trays are made of sturdy wood, and are so versatile and easy to work with.  In this project my pieces were mostly colored with Prima Chalk Inks.  In some cases I've embossed with either clear UTEE, or Stampendous crystal embossing powder.

Above is the finished piece

Here I used one of our Intricate Border Sticks, an Ornamental Birdcages Shape Set, and the Small Leafy Tree which I cut up into pieces.

I framed this section with one of our ivy corners

The word "love" is also from Gina's Designs, from the 10 word package.  You can also see another view of the lace border stick and pieces from the leafy tree.  Some of the grids come with overlay pieces.  Here the word "meow", and two of the skeleton fish are overlays.

I've framed this section with the smallest sized palm tree.

Supplies Used:
Photo Display Tray - Cat's Meow (please also see the other styles)
10 words package

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New York City layout by Dawn Rene

Hello! Dawn Rene here today! This week the design team is creating projects using chipboard shapes from "Nancy's Garden Collection."

I selected the "Lamp Posts 1" to use in my layout. However, instead of using the lamp posts in a garden setting - I decided to use the lamp posts on a city street! So I added the lamp posts on my two page layout of my visit to New York City last year.

I also included Gina's Designs Geometric Corner chipboard shapes which were made exclusively for the Scraps of Darkness kit club. I added the silver faux typerwriter keys as well (which I love)!

I covered the lamp posts and the geometric corners with Tattered Angles "Naturally Aged Paint System - Bare Metal." I recently purchased Viva Decor Inka Gold - Hematite, so I added a little bit of the Viva Decor Inka Gold in Hematite on top of the Tattered Angles mists to try it out. Have you used the Viva Decor Inka Gold before? It is so smooth and creamy - it goes on easily and covers the chipboard very well. But it is very messy if you use your fingers - next time I will use a wet one to apply it!

NYC Layout - GD DDR 2P

NYC Layout - GD DDR 1

NYC Layout - GD DDR 2

NYC Layout - GD DDR CU1      NYC Layout - GD DDR CU2      NYC Layout - GD DDR CU3

Supplies Used
* Gina's Design - Geometric Shapes (Scraps of Darkness March 2013 Kit)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Soft layout by Rashida

Hi Gina's Designs fans!  Rashida up with you today to share  my layout using the Lamppost set #2!
I wanted to keep the colors soft, so I used white acrylic paint on the lamppost and lined the pole and the  tops with pink pearls. Next I layered up the space behind the lamppost using handmade roses, white pearls and other items from my stash. The glassine bag tag holder was made from a previous Gina’s Designs Project. I made the tag inside the holder from my sticker stash. It reads : May your lives be filled with love and laughter. You can enjoy viewing more photo’s of this project on my blog.

Thanks for looking today!

Supplies Used:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Dressing up Chipboard Tutorial by Marjolaine

Marjolaine here today with a tutorial on how to dress up your chipboard. Follow along to create unique chipboard pieces for your layouts or artwork.

Color your chipboard with a permanent marker and allow it to dry. You might me tempted to skip this step since you'll be covering it up but it's really important to give your piece good coverage.

Cover your chipboard with a layer of crackle paint of the same color making it thicker in some areas. Allow it to dry.

Apply some distress ink with a blending tool getting the ink in all the cracks. It helps if your ink is a different color than your paint.

Color a different piece of chipboard with a permanent marker and allow it to dry.

Paint the chipboard with a stick of Gelato from the same color family and use your finger to rub the color in.

Add another color of Gelato in random places to add highlights.

 Cover your chipboard piece with 3D Crystal Lacquer or Glossy Accents and allow it to dry completely.

 Make a dot pattern on your chipboard with the dimensional paint and allow it to dry.

Your chipboard pieces are now finished and will make lovely accents or embellishments for any scrapbook page or mixed media project. Why not try different combinations of mediums, the results might surprise you!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Make it Manly: Cards by Lisa

Hi Everyone! It's Lisa here sharing some cards with you today. In honor of Fathers Day I have created two cards with a masculine feel.
I've used the Gears Shape Set and Glassine Bags on this card. I love the glassine bags. I have been using them a lot lately and love how great they work with a card. You can slip a gift card in there!

I inked up my glassine bag with Walnut Distress Ink for a vintage grungy look. The gears were covered in modeling paste then covered in Art Anthology for color and shimmer. I tucked some cheesecloth in there for a little softness and texture.

My next card has another masculine theme. I used the hand in the Steampunk 2 Shape Set. I love how pieces of the steampunk set work with this style card.

The chipboard had was painted with gesso then stamped and the edges were inked.

Gina has great chipboard shapes to enhance your cards and these are just perfect if you are thinking of making some masculine themed cards.

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