Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: February Sketch Challenge

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I have created a 12x12 layout using the February Sketch Challenge and my beautiful niece as inspiration.
The paper is from a K&Company value pack. I first started with gesso on all the chipboard pieces. I then mixed some white acrylic paint with TiffanyLou Blue. After applying a coat of this paint, I blended in a light touch of some of the Brilliant Blue paint. Once the paint had dried, I sprayed all the flourishes first with TiffanyLou Blue and then Blue Hawaiian Blue. 
The chipboard mask was embossed with black embossing powder and then while it was still hot, I sprinkled glitter over the top of it. I attached one of the chipboard pieces, feathers, and a bling piece from Martha Stewart. I then put the mask on pop dots before attaching it to the paper.
Yes, this butterfly is one of Gina's chipboard pieces! Before the gesso was dry, I gentle bent the wings up. I then used several colors of fine glitter on it. The butterfly is attached to a metal butterfly.
This flourish is stamped with a script stamp from Inkadinkado.
Here is a different view of the print on the flourish. The little butterfly has glitter on it as well.
 Thanks again for stopping by. Don't forget about the sale going on at Gina's Designs - 15% off your entire order!

Gina's Designs Products

Other Products
Paper: K&Company Value Pack
Glitter: Martha Stewart: Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine Crystal, Turquoise, Florentine Gold
Paint: Folk Art:Brilliant Blue & Craft Essentials:White
Lindy's Stamp Gang: TiffanyLou Blue, Blue Hawaiian Blue
Metal Butterfly: ButterBeeScraps
Embossing Powder: Ranger:Black 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: Dressform Cork Board

 Happy Tuesday!I am pleased to bring you my latest DT project for Gina's Designs. I have made a cork board  to keep track of my DT project due dates. I used the box portion of the Daily Box SEW since I used a lot of the elements that came with it on my Couture Shop project. After a good coat of gesso, I actually papered the inside and outside sides with Couture Shop by Graphic 45. 
 And then I changed directions! I covered the sides with lace and trim from my stash. On the inside, I covered it with a piece of cork board and then some rosette lace I got from Suhafuha on Zibbet.

I used gesso on all the dressform pieces and colored them with marker before applying clear embossing powder to the miniature ones. I attached five of the mini dressforms to thumb tacks I had.
 The larger dressform (which is designed to be free standing) is covered with a piece of paper from the Couture Shop. 
 On the larger dressform, I attached a mini cork board that I made from one of the frames that was in a "thank you for order" from Gina. I attached one of the miniature dressforms to it. 
 The bottom of the large dressform is a flower cluster I made. Not only is it darling, but the cluster also hides the slit where the cross piece slides in to make the dressform stand on its own.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Don't forget about the sale going on at Gina's Designs right now - 15% off your entire purchase through March 15, 20014!
And YES!  
Gina ships ALL products internationally!

Gina's Designs
Frame - thank you gift for past order

Other Supplies
Lace: CraftSupplies1, Suhafuha, My Stash
Flowers: Lavish Laces, CraftSuplies1
Clear Embossing Powder
Cork Board
Loose Pearls
Pearl Trims: CraftSupplies1
Paper: Couture Shop by Graphic 45

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beat the Winter Blues Sale at Gina's Designs Laser-cuts!

Are you having the winter blues? Bored and tired of winter? Why not brighten up your crafty space with some gorgeous goodies from Gina's Designs Laser-cuts!

We are having a Winter Blues Sale going on right now!! 15% off your ENTIRE Order!! Just enter the coupon code WINTERBLUES15 to get your discount!

Remember we are having our BIG cross promotion with Craftsupplies1 starting March 1st, so this is just in time to give you some savings to craft along with us in March. Don't miss out!

Remember: WINTERBLUES15     Code is good until March 15, 2014!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: Cat Mask

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! For the month of February, all the designers on Gina's team needed to create a mask using one of the four great designs from her Masks Shapes Set. Mine morphed into a steampunk kitty! I know! I don't do steampunk! This was my first attempt at it.
The mask I decided to use is the one in the top right corner.
As always, I start with a coat of gesso. Next, I cut different size squares of the 3M foil tape. I then place the squares over the surface of the mask. Using a stylus, I simply made an impression in the foil to give a rivet look. I then took one of the steampunk hearts, bent it a bit, covered with the foil tape and attached to the mask.
I covered the mask with black acrylic paint, let it dry for a bit then gently wiped off. I did this several times until I was happy with the results. The clock hands were gessoed and the sprayed with Lindy's. When they were dried,  I brushed a thin layer of red metallic paint over them.
The gear boarder and corners were gessoed, sprayed with Lindy's, then embossed with silver and black soot. I then took an emery board over the top of some of the gears to give it more of a distressed look. I then sprayed them again with Lindy's. The swirl patter is simply colored by a bic marker in black.

After attaching all the gears and boarders to the mask, I finished it off with metal gears, a clock face, feathers and flat back pearls.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I have a list of all the products below. For Gina's products, just click on the name below and it will take you directly to that product in her store.

Have a great week!

Gina's Designs
Masks Shape Set
Steampunk Hearts
Clock Hands Shape Set
Gears Borders & Corners Shape Set
Gears Shape Set

Other Products
Paint: Black and Red Metallic
Lindy's Stamp Gang:: Whale Watch Blue & Black Orchid Silver
Metal Gears: Tim Holtz & ButterBeeScraps
Metal Clock: Tim Holtz
Flat Back Pearls: Joann Fabrics
Black Bic Marker
3M Foil Tape
Feathers - Stash (they were my dad's, he made his own fishing lures)
Embossing Power: Silver - Stampin' up! Black Soot Distressed- Tim Holtz

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: Five-Drawer Storage Cabinet

Where the heck has January gone? I cannot believe it is February already! Today I have this amazing five-drawer storage unit!
 I love this unit! The drawers are nice and deep and you can hold a lot in each one!
This unit goes together quickly! I papered the front of the drawers, top and sides with Kellerkurtz & Company (I think right now it is my favorite paper stack!) Before gluing the paper down, I did distress the edges with Walnut Stain. I adhered the metal filigrees with E-6000 and then applied the handles over the top.
In the top left corner I have one of the doilies which I distressed with the Walnut Stain.
This is a great storage unit that you will have able to have completed in a few short hours.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! See you next week!

Gina's Designs

Other Products

Paper: KellerKurtz & Company (thePaperStudio carried at Hobby Lobby)
Metal Handles: ButterBeeScraps
Metal Filigree: Craft Supplies 1
Ink: Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain
Glue: E-6000, Aleene's Tacky Glue