Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project - Let it Snow Artist Trading Block

Hello fellow crafters. My project today is featuring Gina's new artist trading blocks! There are actually three different sizes that come in the set, I am using the 3 and 2.5 inch size blocks.
I removed one of the sides on the bottom box and used the inside to hang snowflakes. All the paper was distressed with Black Soot. To get a true color of any of the techniques I used, I applied gesso to all of the chipboard pieces in this project.  The snowflakes are all glittered.
 I just love this little snowman stamp!
This is the back side of the box. Good thing I do not make my living as a photographer!

Here is one of the sides. The arms of the chipboard snowman are taken from the tree in the Winter Shape Set. Her chipboard hat and scarf are painted and I used flower fresh for the pom-pom on the top of the hat.
This chipboard snowman has a painted chipboard top hat. The nose is actually one of the icicles that is in the Winter Shape Set. The nose and chipboard mittens were colored with markers.

Please check out the blog to see what others have created using the artist trading blocks!

Gina's Designs Products Used

Other Products Used
Paper: K&Company - Let it Snow
Snowflake Stickers: Jolee's boutique - Snowflake Repeats
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink - Black Soot
Snowman Stamp: Hampton Art Stamps - Relaxed Snowman
Flower Fresh
Flocking Powder
Silver Thread

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: L is for Laundry

You know what today is? Today marks five months til Christmas! Just a friendly reminder to start on all the gifts you were going to make last year but ran out of time! Make sure you head over to Gina's Designs to check out some of the awesome hardwood and chipboard items that will make great gifts.

Today I have another new item in Gina's store, the new "letter your life". With these you get to custom make your word! That's right, crafters, the large letter will be the first letter in the word you ask for. Just think of the possibilities!
I guess I had laundry on my mind when I was asked to pick a word since that is what came out of my mouth.
I wanted it to be fun yet simple since it will be hanging on the wall in the basement. 
I covered the "L" with paper and embossed the word laundry.

 It will be mounted on the wall but I still need to paint it - my mom and I have only got the primer on.
I also used the new punchelements 1". These are stackable element sets that you are able to use your 1" punch with! I glued my punched paper to the plain circle. Once it was dried, I used my cleaned up any edges, distressed with Walnut Stain and glued it to the larger fancy circle. I then applied a coat of the liquid embossing to the top of the paper.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great weekend!

Gina's Designs Products

Other Products Used
Paper: Prima - Lyric & MME: Lost & Found - Madison Avenue
Embossing Powder: American Crafters Zing! - Chestnut
Lace and Doilies: Stash
All Night Media: Liquid Embossing - Clear Glass Finish
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Mini Clothes Pins

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project - Paint Brush Caddy

Hello fellow crafters! As promised I have the new paint brush caddy from Gina's Designs! It is designed to fit into one of the top caddies on the art storage cabinet.  As I'm sure you have already figured out, I plan on using this as a free standing item.
While it may be designed to hold your paint brushes, I wanted to give you some other ideas what you could place in this great caddie. The compartments are deep enough to hold your smaller scissors or bone folders!

This is one of the new word stackers in Gina's store. The other side of the box says inspire!

The key element was created by our very own Gina! I was lucky enough to receive this in my last DT package.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Gina Design Products

Other Products Used
Paper: Kellerkurtz & Company
Lace: stash
Pearls: Suhafua
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays: Sandra Dee Sopia, My Mojito Green, Clam Baked Beige, Cotton Candy Pink, Dark Chocolate Truffle, Frozen Jack Frost, Sea Grass Green
Metal Feet: ButterBeeScraps
Watercolor Paint: Crayola
Stamps: Prima #960810 and TPC Studio - Vintage Crafting

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: Art Storage Cabinet

Happy July! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. What I have for you  is the Art Storage Cabinet. This unit will give you plenty of storage space! (Sorry, I am moving this weekend and am down to the bare minimums in my craft room! I promise, I will have this unit stuffed before the month is over!)
 Two of the sides house a long cubbie. As you can see by the picture, it will hold larger items, such as can of hair spray and mod podge!
To get this marble effect I swirled the embossing powder while it was hot and it blends with the gesso.
 You will find two large drawers on each of the other sides of the unit. The drawers are big enough to house ink pads from Stampin' up and still have room left in the drawer!

 The top has two cubbies as well. Next week I will be showing you a new design that will fit into one of the top cubbies!
  For those of you that have the Ultimate Storage Tower, the Art Storage Cabinet sits on top of the Tower. What a great pair!

Gina's Designs Products Used

Other Items Used
Knobs: local hardware store
Metal Filigree: ButterBeeScraps
Ink: Distressed Ink: Walnut Stain
Embossing Powder: Zing-Chestnut, Stampendous-Aged Ivory,Ranger Black
Paper:KellerKurtz and Company (Hobby Lobby)
Lace: Suhafuha and my stash