Friday, May 31, 2013

Mini Album Display Case in a Twilight Theme

Here's a little something for the Twilight fans!  I'm not ashamed to say I'll always be a Twihard and I had so much fun creating this.  The little drawer is the perfect storage space for my ticket stubs and other mementos from the movies.  I used a different book for each movie and also filled them with photos from the movies.  I hung charms from each book, the Twilight book has a glass apple, the Breaking Dawn has a checkerboard bead.  Each has a Twilight related charm.  I had planned to sell this one, but I can't part with it.

Gina's Designs products used:

Mini Album Display Case
Fern Fronds Shapes
Words 10 sentiments (I used Love)
Grasses & Foliage

The adorable mini album case with drawer contains four little mini books.  So cute!  I used the DCWV Immortal Love Stack to paper all sides and the drawer after I spray painted the whole thing with black  hammered paint by Rust-Oleoum.  The knob by Tom Holtz curio knobs screws easily into a pre-cut hole in the drawer.

Photo (above)  from the Breaking Dawn movie.  The word "Love" from Gina's Designs and the fern fronds.
Fern frond from Gina's Designs, flowers from Petaloo
Ornamental grass from Gina's Designs, flowers from Petaloo

I designed one book for each movie

Each book contains photos related to the movie

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Layout - Birds of a Feather

This layout features my cat "Timothy" who loves bird-watching from the wire enclosure outside his window.  This is one of the many outdoor enclosures we had built for the enjoyment of our multi-cat family and to keep them safe from harms way.  I used tons of chipboard embellishments from Gina's Designs on this one, including many of our newer items in the store.

My inspiration for this layout in both design and color comes from the very talented Charlotte aka Suepup sketch 0513.

Products used:

From Gina's Designs
Items from the Bird watching shape set
Large sized 8-inch doily sets (this one in Ivory)
Ornamental bird cages set
Border sticks (this one in heart shape, other styles are available)
Decorative flourishes
For the birds shape set (I used the nest and eggs from this set)

Other Products used:

Design paper by GCD studios Botanique collection
Flowers by Petaloo
Ink distressing of chipboard and paper by Prima chalk inks
Glossy accents by Ranger (on the bird eggs)
Ranger liquid pearls on the bird cage
Butterfly by Renea Bouquets on Etsy

Saturday, May 4, 2013

DT Project - Altered Frame

This altered frame features lots of chipboard shapes by Gina's Designs.  This frame began as a particle board unfinished frame which I purchased with a coupon from Michael's.  I crackle painted it and added the chippie embellishments.  The frame was donated to an auction for a dear friend to help with some veterinary costs.  The frame measures 12 x  12 inches and holds a 5 x 7 photo, or a smaller photo with a mat.

Products used:

From Gina's Designs:
chipboard chain (available soon or by request))
chipboard bird-watching shape set
chipboard flourishes
chipboard ornamental grasses
chipboard ornamental bird cages
chipboard chicken wire
chipboard bird house

Michaels' unfinished frame
Folk art paints
Elmer's white school glue as crackle medium
pan pastels used to color chipboard
gelatos used to color chipboard
Prima chalk inks to color chipboard
butterfly by renea bouquets on etsy
flowers by Prima, Petaloo, and Bo Bunny

Friday, May 3, 2013

DT Project - Layout - Southwestern Prickly Pears

The layout features my beloved Shelby way back in 2007 when we first moved to the country property.  He used to stand over by the prickly pear cactus and I had to rescue him from the fine prickly hairs that were all over the ground in that area as I soon found out.  Being a city girl, I didn't know about the prickers in the fruit because you couldn't see it with the naked eye.  Unfortunately, I picked one of the fruits.  Needless to say, I never did it again.

I love these cactus by Gina's Designs.  They were perfect for this layout, all I had to do was to add the photo.  The direct link to this southwestern shape set which also includes a skull and coyote is HERE.  I have also used the chicken wire here.

Products used:

Gina's Designs chicken wire
Gina's Designs southwestern shapes set
The Crafter's Workshop stencil - chicken wire
Paper by Bo Bunny - Country Garden Morning
Sunflowers by Paper House
Prima chalk inks
Pan Pastels

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