Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Special Tribute by Guest Designer Jackie Neal

 Hello everyone,thanks for joining me again here at Gina's!
Today I would like to share something very special to me. September 19 was my Mom's birthday. She would have been 84. 
In honor of my Mom, I created this wall hanging using some of my favorite photos of her along with some of my favorite pieces from Gina's Designs.
 Read along as I share some photos and a few steps of my process.
This first photo is to show you a bit of how I work.
I had the general vision of what I wanted, but not sure of what elements I would use. The assorted Gina's pieces auditioned on and off and up and down, for about an hour before I finally (and I use that word lightly) decided!
For the base, I used covers from a book. They were gessoed, then painted, crackled and glued together.
 Next up painting the Flourished Frames Set-Evie (I used all three) and giving these a layer of crackle as well.
oops about the extra bits-darn macro shows everything!
Gina's Peacock Feathers Shape Set are absolutely gorgeous! These fit perfectly into Mom's piece as she had a beautiful evening dress that my Dad had brought her back from Japan. The dress, iridescent Damask Silk, had Peacock feathers all over and was one of the colors I used for this.
After the Peacock Feathers were painted and placed along with the other chipboard, I felt I needed just a bit more. I went through my Gina's stash and found the perfect chipboard pieces!
Again a bit of separation was done -
I told you Gina's chipboard was versatile!
 Here I used the Wrought Iron Set and separated a few of the swirly embellishments for my accent pieces for the center.
   I was painting the words "A Moment in Time", when I noticed there was Mom in beautiful cursive, so I cut it from the phrase and  adhered it to one of the pieces from the Stackable Labels Set.
I do hope you have been inspired to created something using Gina's beautiful chipboard Designs! 
  Jackie P Neal

 Gina's Products used:

Other Products used:
Silks Paints by ColoureArt~
Sea Spray, French Lilac, Chestnut Brown,
Teal Zircon,Wine&Roses, Stargazer, Key Lime
Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy
 E600 Glue


  1. This is so lovely, Jackie, and a wonderful tribute to your Mom.

    1. Thank you so much Barbara!
      Your generous comments and shares make my heart swell <3
      Jackie ")


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