Friday, October 31, 2014

Large Tag by Dianna

Hi everyone, Dianna here with a Halloween Witch just in time for October 31st.  This is a cross-promo with Craftsupplies1.

Gina's Designs X-Large Tag was covered by black paper from Kitty's Scrap Post - O'Halloween.  A spiderweb die cut was used to create the large orange spiderweb on the left hand side.  The moon from Kitty's Scrap Post - O'Halloween was placed on scrap chip board and placed at the top of the spiderweb.  Gina's Designs Boo! was painted with black gesso and distressed with orange and black Stickles.  The witches hat and broom was from a Graphic 45 stamp set.  The black copic marker was used on the hat, the green copic was used on the band and green Stickles.

The fence is from Gina's Designs Beach Shape Set, was painted with black gesso and distressed with gold and black Stickels.  Pumpkins from Gina's Designs was painted with white acrylic paint and copic markers was used to create a rind effect on the pumpkins. The stems of Acrylic Orange and Brown flowers from Craftsupplies1 was colored with copic green marker and then curled with a pencil. The flowers were placed on the vines of the pumpkins.

 Julie Nutting - Mixed Media Doll Stamp Tasha with Evening Dress was stamped on an old book and black paper, then a spiderweb was created with Stickles and a green glitter netting was placed behind her create a fuller dress look.  A Gina's Designs Spiderweb was painted black with gesso and distressed with Stickles, a spider was placed next to both spiderwebs.  There are two Cardstock Doily Set Intricates from Gina's Designs were distressed with black ink and placed under the witch.  The Owl from Craftsupplies1 was colored with a black marker, just enough so that the gold shines through, two black rhinestones were placed in the owls eyes.  The owl was placed right above the witch.  The ribbons are from my stash of halloween ribbon.
Items Used
Gina's Designs 
Kitty's Scrap Post

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Window Shadowbox by Nancy

Hello Crafty Friends!  Today I am sharing a customized version of our Window Shadowbox.   This was an original piece that I'd had in my stash for quite some time, just waiting for that right moment of inspiration to come along.  In this version of the shadowbox, there is a dividing shelf across the center creating two areas to decorate.  You can request to have your shadowbox divided in the center as in this piece, or you can purchase it the way it is currently shown in the store, with no center shelf, to create a large window view of anywhere your imagination takes you.  

I kept the chipboard technique simple on this piece because lots was already going on inside the box.  I covered all of my chipboard with a light coat of gesso using a dry brush, script stamped with perfect medium, then colored with perfect pearls.  Simple but effective, this technique worked perfectly to compliment this piece.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Window Shadowbox *customized version

Parchment flowers (upper left) from Craftsupplies1 on Etsy or Zibbet

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fall Wall Hanging featuring Craftsupplies 1 - By Mary

Hello! Mary here with a fall wall hanging. This project also features some of the great products from Craftsupplies1!

I started with one of the tags form the tag set super x. I covered the tag with burlap from Craftsupplies1.  The fall dove tail banner, leaves and the rakes are from Gina's Designs Fall Banner Kit. All of the flowers are from Craftsupplies1.
Thanks for stopping by Gina's blog today! 

Gina's Design's Products Used

Please visit either the Zibbet store or the Etsy store!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Altered Cigar Box Cross Promotional Project by Kathi

Kathi here to share my last cross promotional project with Craftsupplies1, an altered cigar box.

Using the flat red lace,  I created a handmade flower with a streamer descending from the bottom.  In the center of the flower I have a pearl center and a butterfly resting on the flower.  I placed a stacked flourish off to the left side.  The flower is resting on a large crocheted doily that I received in a swap. I painted the butterfly scribbled frame, and added a photo mat behind it. I placed two metal butterflies from Craftsupplies1 in the lower right corner.

 Here is a close up of scribbled butterfly frame, and the butterfly has distressed stickles painted on it.
  Here is one of Gina's new stacked flourishes with one layer painted with white gesso and the other with black gesso.
 Inside of the lid, I used Gina's textured sheet, painted with white gesso.  Layered on top is a red doily and on top of the doily I placed a dressform and a frame.

 After the chipboard pieces were painted,  I distressed the dress form and placed the word love over the bodice along with a flower bunch and a flower cameo. A rose bunch was placed on the lower right which is from Craftsupplies1.

 Close up of flower bunch from Craftsupplies1.

Close up of the frame and textured sheet from Gina's Designs

Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs Laser Cuts:
Scribble Frame - Butterfly
Layered Flourish - Renata
Flourished Frames - Evie
Texture Sheet - Diamonds
Dressform 1 Miniature Shape Set
10 Words


Metal Butterflies
 Flat Red Lace
 Black -satin pleated trim

Other Supplies Used: 
Red & Black Doilies from Michael's
Black & White Gesso
Black/Red cameo
Crochet Flowers
Distressed Stickles
Glossy Accents
Paper from DCWV

Monday, October 27, 2014

Layout by Donna and Cross Promotion Projects by the Craftsupplies1 Team

Hello Friends!  Today we have lots of inspiration to share.  First up we have our team member Donna sharing a gorgeous layout, and following that we are sharing more of the amazing October cross promotional projects created by the team at Craftsupplies1.  

It's Donna here today to share a fall layout using one of Gina's beautiful flourished frames.

I wanted to keep this layout very simple because I wanted the gorgeous Flourished Frame - Bella to be the star of the show! It's a really beautiful design! 

I prepared the chipboard frame with a coat of white gesso. I then painted it with Tattered Angels, Palm leaf, glitter paint. While still wet, I added pine needles and orange embossing powder.

I only glued the middle frame part down so that I could pull up and lightly twist up the leaves.

Thank you so, so much for stopping by Gina's and taking a look at my Fall layout!

Gina's Designs

Other items

Maja Design - Walking in the Forest paper
Tattered Angels - Pine needles glimmer paint
Ranger - embossing powders: pine needle and orange

Hello friends! Today we would like to share more of the truly amazing projects by the Craftsupplies1 team for our Cross Promotional this month. We have been so inspired by Julie's team and are so grateful for all their hard work and creativity!
Here we have a dual take on our large alarm clock. The left hand side is created by Becky C, and on the right by Corene P. These ladies have done an outstanding job and really have shown the versatility of this piece. Great work Ladies!

Here is the link to their videos

Design team member Becky has also created this truly inspired box using one of our book boxes and some fun items from our store, including one of our dress forms and also one of the gears borders and corners. We love the earthy tones and gorgeous flowers from Craftsupplies1.

 Next up we have two of our standing dress forms decorated by Codi and Heather.  They are truly inspired work! On the left is Codi's take with a lovely shabby and chic look and on the right is Heather's vintage steampunk look. They are truly amazing creations!
Below are the links to their videos

Next up we have a wonderful creative take on our large spool.  This was created by DT Member Codi as well. She has incorporated our trees and given them some sparkle and shine! We love the fantasy look of the spool and the Craftsupplies1 parchment flowers add a gorgeous finishing touch.

And last but not least we have some fun and different projects from Ashley B. and Kristina O.
Ashley has stepped outside of the box creating these very cool canvas'. She has done them up in a shabby tea theme, with some of the tea string alongs, and alarm clock frame ups.  They would look amazing hanging in any kitchen or tea room!
On the right Kristina has altered one of our ATC shrines. We love the pretty in pink tones, which mix with some of the new fabric flowers that Craftsupplies1 has in stock.

Thank you so much to all the talented Designers from Craftsupplies1 and also to owner Julie as well. We are truly inspired by all of your work!  For more information on these projects please check out the videos linked above.

Check out both Craftsupplies1 Stores on Etsy and Zibbet

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Projects by Deann and a Layout by Lynne

 Good morning, Deann here with a cute little witch photo or note holder.
I used the Be Witched Shape Set  and a clothespin.

I also made a matching gift bag.

 I finished the set off with a really awesome Halloween card. 
I used a Spiderweb from the Spiderweb Shape Set as the stop for the back of the card, this gives it an easel effect.  
The photo is framed with a Flourished Frame-Evie (coming soon)
I took the photo at a Haunted Manor in Ohio
Products used:
Flourished Frames-Evie -Coming Soon

Hi! Lynne here with a layout I created using a photo of my daughter and her boyfriend on the boardwalk at Point Pelee Provincial park this past summer. I was glad to find the perfect page for the fabulous Cattails piece that I fell in love with as soon as I saw it!

I spread texture paste on the cattails and the butterfly to create added dimension, then painted them with silver acrylic paint.  I had a great time adding a combination of mists, gelatos and inks to get the colours I had in mind to echo those in the paper and the photo. I also added a couple of the intricate doilies to finish things off.  The detail on the doilies amazes me every time I look at them! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope I've inspired you get out your craft supplies and create something awesome!!

Gina's Designs Products Used:
 Scribbled frame-butterfly (coming soon)
Intricate Doilies

Fabscraps paper

Friday, October 24, 2014

12 x 12 Layouts by Kim and by Shanna

Hello Crafty Friends!  Today we have two gorgeous layouts to share!  First up is Kim to share her vintage heritage styled layout called "Somewhere in Time"

Happy Friday friends! Today I would like to share with you my "Somewhere in Time" layout.
I started off this layout being inspired by one of my vintage photos from my collection. I love the kind of "Mona Lisa" smile on this lady and wanted to use her as my starting off point.

I used some lovely paper for the background which has a crackled effect on it, and it went perfectly with the vintage feel of the photo. I used a lot of sprays, paints and textures on the background to build up some layers and color. Then I got out my Bo Bunny Somewhere in Time paper and ephemera I also layered on some corrugated cardstock and gauze paper which picked up the blue tones in the other paper.

I have then layered on some of the new Renata Flourishes from Gina's Shop, and some lovely laces and trims from Craftsupplies1. The photo on the right has an element I received in a swap from Gina herself, (she's kind of a master at those!) and I thought it topped the flourish off nicely.

The upper left photo is one of the alarm clock frame ups with one of the hot air balloon charms from Craftsupplies1. I layered it on top of more of the Bo Bunny ephemera.

Finally, here you can see some of the chain border which I painted with some chalk inks and Shimmerz paints.
I hope you had fun taking a journey though time with me today!

Gina's Designs Items Used
Renata Flourish (Coming Soon to the Store)

Other Items Used
Bo Bunny Somewhere In Time Paper & Ephemera
Mirabelle Paper
Petaloo Flowers

Next up is Shanna to share her mixed media layout called "Explore Your path"

Hey everyone. Shanna here to help you get the weekend started. I hope you all get some crafty time this weekend. I know I am planning it.

I am beyond excited to share with you a new layout I created. 

I had a blast using my all time favorite Gears Shape Set and I got to use a frame from the Scribbled Frames and Lines Set

First I created my background by using a stencil, some Twinkling H2O's, stamps, and modeling paste.

Then on the frame, first I gave it some gesso, then I added a little bit of red gelato.  After that I went crazy with glass bead gel. Then I covered it all up with twinkling H2O's. After that dried, I added a little bit of Bloom Spray. 

For my gears I kept it simple and added some gold rub n buff. Then I went to town and embellished my page. 

Grab your chipboard and have a blast!

Items Used:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mixed Media Steampunk Canvas by Nancy

Hello Friends, it's Nancy here, and today I'm sharing an altered inverted 8 x 10 canvas that I created in a fun Steampunk style.  The adorable image and the papers behind it were digital freebies that I had printed  previously but hadn't decided on a project yet.  I thought that the Steampunk chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs really complimented this image.  I used the techniques described below on the chipboard shapes.

The butterfly, the hot air balloon, and the gears corner at bottom right were first given a light coat of gesso.  I always use a light touch with the gesso, usually just a dry brushing with a fan brush,  because I like the natural shading it provides when some of the natural chip color is coming through.  I then used a variety of different colored gelatos on the butterfly.  I blended the colors with a touch of water then let it dry.  To get the distressed and grungy look I was after, I sanded it back so some gesso showed through.  I followed that with a touch of Prima chalk ink in a burnt orange color.  By that point you couldn't even tell that I'd ever used the gelatos, but with each layer of color you add, you'll get more depth and dimension as an end result.  I added a bit of stickles here and there, some bead connectors and I coiled some copper wire for antennae.  

On the balloon, I stamped a script stamp with perfect medium, then added shades of perfect pearls.  It has a beautiful sheen to it that doesn't show in the photos.  For the balloon overlay I embossed with copper embossing powder, sanded some of it off, then touched it up with Prima Chalk Ink in burnt orange.  

For the gears, I simply ran it through my Big Shot in a dry embossing folder, then rubbed it with different shades of Gilder's Paste.

For the chipboard Word Ribbon Title of "Explore", I rubbed the raw chipboard with Prima Chalk Ink in the burnt orange shade, added a touch of Tim Holtz tarnished brass Distress Paint then rubbed gesso over the letters.

There's more info on how I created the texture on the canvas and the grungy flowers on my blog HERE.

Gina's Designs Products Used:
Gears Borders and Corners Shape Set

Digital paper "freebies" from Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A 12 x 12 Layout by Melissa

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a 12 x 12 mixed media layout for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs.  I have titled this layout "Happy New Year".

This leaf frame is so beautifully designed.  When I saw it, I had to use it.

I always enjoy trying different ways to decorate these little beauties. Here are the steps:

1. Apply gesso.
2. Apply green chalk ink.
3. Randomly stamp on Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, and Peeled Paint.
4. Sprinkle Utee on and heat.
5.The Utee hadn't stuck too well,on the left side, so I experimented by putting on a thick layer of Crackle Accent, on the left side.
6. Dry brush gold leaf ink lightly all over, leaving most of the green exposed.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Designs Products Used::

Flourished Frame - Bella (coming soon)

Prima paper
The Crafter's Workshop, Mini Branches Reversed
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy, by Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peeled Paint  and Vintage Photo
Vintaj bead caps and leaf
Lumiere Acrylic paint in gold
Tim Holtz rub ons
Tresors De Luxe lace
Winton and Lewis watercolors
Flowers by Prima
Plaid Liquid Leaf gold paint
A few Swarovski pointed back crystals
Tsukineko chalk ink
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tea Time - A Layout by Kathi

Hello Friends, and thanks for stopping by as we continue with our month long cross promotional with Craftsupplies1,  It's Kathi here today to share with you my 12 X 12 layout Tea Time.

 Full View

 Close-up of memories & metal butterfly

 Close-up of cardstock doily

 Vintage Phone

Close-up of dressform with cotton lace on the bodice of dressform with red roses.

Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs Lasercuts:


Other Supplies Used:
Prima paperline - Romantique Collection - Estella
Perfect Pearls Mists - Interference Red
Metallic Rub on 
Prima Butterfly
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Tissue Wrap -composed
WOC - flowers
Recollection - flowers

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Themed Shadowbox by Donna and a Spooky Altered Book Box by Deann

Hello Friends!  Today we have two amazing projects to share, first up is Donna with another of our October cross promotional projects.

Welcome scrappy friends! Today I am sharing a 7 x 7 Shadow Box from Gina's Designs along with a gorgeous brown fabric rose spray from Craftsupplies1.


I just love the pearl sprays!

I used two sizes of the new Layered Flourishes. These are so cool! I painted the top and bottom pieces with white gesso. For the top piece of the small flourish, I used a walnut stain distress paint dabber, then lightly rubbed on Inka Gold when the paint was dry.

I used weathered wood crackle paint on the top piece of the large flourish. The large flourish is straight like the smaller version, but I cut it in half to make a "corner" I used weathered wood crackle paint on the top piece of the large flourish. The large flourish is straight like the smaller version, but I cut it in half to make a "corner" flourish.

All of the dress forms were covered with white gesso and then painted with distress crackle paint.

This was a really fun project! I hope you will take a look at the cute Themed Shadow Boxes and the NEW Layered Flourishes! 

Thank you so much for taking time today to stop by Gina's!!!!

 Gina's Designs 
Layered Border - Victoria Large (coming soon)
Layered Border - Victoria Small (coming soon)

Brown fabric rose spray with pearls


Other Products

Prima - Madeline paper
Petaloo - Small flowers
White gesso

Next up is Deann with a Halloween project she has created with one of our book boxes.  She has used the box in a fun and unique way!

Good morning, Deann Here with a Spooky Book Of Spells!
I used a Book Box- Small to make my Spell Book. On the cover I added one of the Spiderweb Shape Sets and a spider ring.  I wrote the word spells in hot glue. To try this yourself, let the hot glue dry, then cover with masking tape. Use a stylus or something with a round tip to emboss around all of the raised areas. Add a coat of Gesso, when dry add Dark Brown or Black craft paint. I rubbed Gold paint over the raised parts.

The inside of the box has been painted Black. I made a dimensional grave yard scene inside 

 I used a Raven from the Spooky Shape Set.

 This would look so cool sitting open on a book shelf!
I used the small box but there are three sizes to play with :)

Products used:

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