Thursday, January 2, 2014

Gina's Designs and The Robin's Nest

Good morning everyone!  Gina here with some news and a new element set, created just in time for your Valentine themed projects.  
For the month of January we are doing a cross promotional with The Robin's Nest. They have provided us with their Valentine collection called Wild About U. There are some very versatile papers in this collection, and this month each team member will create two projects for the cross promotional.  I chose to create a set of elements featuring two of the papers, Valentine Cardstock and Valentine Stripe Cardstock. These elements would work well on layouts or in a mini album. I laser cut my pieces but they could easily be made using punches, dies or svgs on a cutting machine. I inked the edges on my pieces,  layered them up using dimensional tape and foam dots, then added a few beads, charms and stones. I used 3 sheets of paper and created 3 sets of elements, which I will be sharing with some of the other team members.

Here is one of the sets, displayed on a piece of white cardstock.

Also up today, we have Melissa to share her first project for the cross promotional.  
Here she is to tell us a little about her gorgeous creation entitled "Love Conquers All".


I started off with some watercolor paper that I sprayed with water, and while it was wet,  I sprayed on Dylusions ink spray in red.   I then added stripes of silk acrylic paint in dark pink, followed by a spattering of gold ink using an Art Deco ink pen. I added even more depth of color by painting with gold and silver mica powder.  Next I used one of our new and versatile texture sheets, using it first as a stencil for some texture paste on the right side, and then as a decorative element on the lower left of the page.  I stamped around the edges of the page with different stamps that had texture paste on them, then accented the raised areas formed by the texture paste, with some Art Deco pen ink.  To accent the outside edges of the piece I've used papers from the Robin's Nest including  Valentine Hearts, Red, Dark Distressed Red, and Classic Roses.  To accent the vintage Valentine image I have matted it with their Red Glitter Paisley and Valentine Stripe Cardstock.

I loved working with the chipboard shapes, they really get my creativity going.

The photo is from one of my first Valentine's days with my husband,over 25 years ago.

Gina's Design Products Used:

Robin's Nest Papers:

Other products used:
Liquid Pearls
Perfect Pearls
Jaquard Mica Powders
Winton Water Colors
Acrylic paints by Lumieres
Silk Acrylics
Jolees stickers
Vintaj swallow,key , and lock
Swarovski flat back crystals
There are a lot of items here from my sister, and from friends on
 Some watercolors flowers i painted from a long time ago.
Papers from G45
Feathers from my backyard, and also pressed flowers.
Butterfly by Reneabouquet
Bling and flowers from Prima.
Gold embossing powder sprinkled on glossy accents.  I wanted to tone down the red a little.



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