Monday, September 30, 2013

Halloween cards from Gina's Design's free printables

I really loved the Halloween themed free printables from Gina's Designs for the month of September.  Gina offers up some amazing free printables that are available on the blog.  Meanwhile, I had been clearing up my desk of the scraps I had left from the two Halloween themed projects that I'd created during the month, and I got the idea to create a few cards using my scraps and Gina's printables.  I'm really not a card maker, but the printables made it so easy and fun.  I hope you like them.

Gina's Designs products used:

Freebie Friday free printables available for free download  on our blog at  Gina's Designs
chipboard spider webs

Other Products:

Scraps from various Recollections brand Halloween themed papers
Scraps from Graphic 45 Happy Haunting & Steampunk Spells collections
Martha Stewart punch all over the page (used on the bottom right card)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Spooky Halloween Layout featuring Gina's Designs and my cat Majicou

This Design Team project features my cat Majicou who is ready to scare the trick or treaters this Halloween.  I've used several chipboard  Halloween shapes and some steampunk styled intricate doilies (one of the awesome new products in the shop).  Links to products and techniques used to decorate them are below.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Spooky Shapes Set
Steampunk Doilies
Small fence and gate set
Gears shape set

Other products and techniques used
Stampendous embossing powder on the ghost and the "Boo"
Black Prima chalk ink on the spiderweb
Black Prima chalk ink on the gothic gate followed by Tim Holtz Distress crackle paint in tarnished brass
Black Prima chalk ink on the tiny gears which I have layered over the steampunk doilies for more dimension
Stencils by The Crafters Workshop including "mini splats" and "harlequin"
Dylusions black magic ink spray
Cheesecloth from my stash
Spiders from my stash
Flowers by Petaloo (black) and Recollections (orange)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Gothic Layout - Eternity featuring Gina's Designs

When I saw this promo photo of Kristen Stewart for the final movie in the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn 2, I knew I had to scrap it.  I loved the Gothic background and the gorgeous dress.  I got out my stashes of laces and velvet and fabric flowers, my stencils, texture paste and sprays and had so much fun creating this keepsake layout.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Steampunk Doilies (above the photo)
Gothic Gate (small fence and gate set)

Other products:

Stencils by TCW in damask and the mini deco doily
Prima mask - peacock feathers
Ink Sprays by Dylusions
Flowers by Prima and Petaloo
Large velvet flower by Delightful Designer on Etsy
Fabric Butterfly by Prima
Laces from my stash
Lace appliques from Raviolee Dreams on Etsy
Prima chalk ink in coal black (on lamppost and gate)
Stampendous shabby embossing powder in black and gold (on lamppost and gate)
Ranger distress crackle paint in tarnished brass (on lamppost and gate)
Tim Holtz frosted film and glass microbeads used on the lamppost as "glass"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Photo Display Tray in a Halloween Theme

Today I have a spooky version of our photo display tray in the damask style (one of many styles available).  In this creation I've teamed up lots of Gina's fun chipboard shapes with papers from Graphic 45. You can't go wrong with this combo, and I had so much fun I was awake all night just waiting until I could get up and play some more.

For products and techniques, see the bottom of this post

Gina's Designs products used:

Photo Display Tray
Spooky Shapes Set
Spiderweb Shapes Set
Cottage Windows - Small
Lamppost 2
Flourishes 1
Apothecary Miniatures Shape Set (available soon)

Other Products and techniques used

Patterned Papers by Graphic 45 (Steampunk Spells & Happy Haunting collections)

Black acrylic paint, Kroma Crackle and white school glue used on the tray frame

Modern Masters Metal Effect Iron Paint and rust activator used on the lamppost

White Gesso (light dry brush coating) and Prima Chalk inks used to color chippies

Stamping on chipboard shapes with rollagraph stamp in crackle pattern

Tim Holtz distress rock candy crackle paint (on the witch)

Distress stickles in black soot (on the bats)

Ranger Embossing Pearl in Pearl Blue (on the apothecary jars and the word "Boo")

Stampendous embossing Powder in crystal transparent (on the ghost)

Tim Holtz frosted film used as glass in lamppost and window and sprinkling of clear glass microbeads

Tim Holtz distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo and a script stamp (on the flourishes)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Vintage 8 x 10 canvas created from bits and pieces and Gina's Designs

I created this in just a few minutes with the stuff that was on my desk (but mind you my desk is a mess and there's a lot of stuff on it). The image is one of our Gina's Designs freebie printables.  You can find them on the Gina's Designs blog, our Facebook page, or on Pinterest.  I also used some doilies and flowers and die cuts.  I had already made the canvas background a few weeks ago when I was in the mood to make several in different colors and textures, so the rest of the project was easy.  I hope you like it!

Gina's Designs products used:

freebie printable

To create the canvas I first adhered the crown logo patterned tissue paper from a pair of Juicy Couture shoes to the canvas with gel medium, then used a damask stencil and texture paste followed by lots of ink sprays.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

ATC Shrine by Gina's Designs

This is an ATC-sized shrine by Gina's Designs.  These little shrines come in several styles.  I had originally planned to make an ATC to put inside, but then decided to just decorate the little forest directly inside in layers from back to front.  There are several layers of trees and ferns inside.  It was difficult to photograph as there were so many layers and they didn't all want to focus properly at the same time.  I love the fairies also by Gina's Designs so naturally I had to add one to my forest.  It's so sparkly inside, I just want to step right in. 

Gina's Designs products used:

Additional products:
Kroma crackle
woodsy stuff and mosses from my stash