Monday, January 27, 2014

Filmstrip shadowbox as a nature assemblage

Today I am sharing another project inspired by nature, one of my favorite themes.  When I saw this Filmstrip Shadowbox, I knew it had to be mine!  After I got it, I puzzled over the decision on which one of my many ideas I should use, and with which orientation I wanted to use  You can place this piece either horizontally or vertically.  My first inclination was a Steampunk project, or maybe a fun retro pin-up theme would be great.  This would also be perfect for family photos, or anything with a movie theme.   All you need is your imagination.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Bug Collector Shape Set (the bumble bee)
Leafy Trees Small (a random piece under the bird nest)

Other Products:

White Gesso and Gilder's Paste in patina (front and outside of the box)
Washi tape lines the inside of the box
Inka Gold to edge the wings
Prima Chalk Inks to color the bird and the bee
text stamp on the bee wings
Enamel accents in black on the bee
Butterflies by Renea Bouquets on Etsy
Feathers, moss, branches, birds, eggs, birdhouse and metal piece at top center are all from my stash

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Victorian Snowy Cabin Inverted Canvas

Today I am sharing an inverted 10 x 10 canvas which I used as a shadowbox, along with several of the newest chipboard shapes from Gina's Designs.  Many of the chippies used in the project I had specifically requested and are not listed in the store just yet, but will be coming soon!  I had in my mind to create something using a fireplace, and I wanted a snowy, winter look on the outside and a contrasting look of radiant warmth inside.  I was really happy with the end result.  I papered the inside with a yellowish patterned paper, then added yellow and gold sprays, and a damask stencil for texture.  I also printed a small snowy cabin scene, and framed it to look like a painting over the mantle.

Gina's Designs Products Used:
Lamppost ( I had these custom sized to be smaller)
Bare Tree (I used just a piece of this on the right-hand side)
Layered Fireplace (available soon)
Decorative Corners 1 (available soon)
Decorative Toppers 1 (available soon)

The gorgeous lace is by Tresors Deluxe on ETSY
Prima flowers and nest
Petaloo flowers
Modeling paste and stencils
Ink sprays
Prima resin piece on fireplace
Stampendous embossing powder in Shabby White and Shabby Blue

Sunday, January 12, 2014

XO XO Wall Hanging in celebration of Valentine's Day

Today I am sharing another project for our January cross promotional with the Robin's Nest. The new Valentine themed products from Gina's Designs have made working with this paper so much fun.  The new designs are available in the store just in time for your February projects.  It was hard to decide which one to use, but here you see the XO XO Wall Hanging which includes the chipboard backing, the heart shaped frame, and the XO XO letters.  To begin, I backed the piece with striped paper from The Robin's Nest, and covered the letters with their glittered red paper.  I painted the heart frame in baby pink, and used some extra high foam mounting squares to pop it up from the back to create a shadowbox effect.  I embellished with some vintage Valentine images from my stash (which were also given dimension with pop dots), followed by flowers, bling, and other things, and of course our awesome chipboard cupid, part of  the new Cupid Shape Set.

The cupid was covered lightly with white gesso, followed by a coat of white chalk ink , then stamped in red with a script stamp, and finally by inking the edges lightly in red.

Gina's Designs Products used:

Robin's Nest Products used:
From the Wild About U paper collection:
Classic Roses
Red Glitter Paisley
Glittered Letters

Other Products:
Folk Art paint in Baby Pink
Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Cloud White
Hero Arts script stamp
Inkadinkadoo dye-based ink in red
Versa Magic Chalk Ink in Red Magic
Lace by Tresor Deluxe
Crocheted bows by Delightful Designer on Etsy
Scripted flowers by Petaloo
Butterfly by Prima
Red flower and flat-backed pearls by Recollections
Pink lips ribbon from Smart Cindy on Etsy
Vintage Valentine images and red polka dot ribbon from my stash

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Layout and New Sketch Challenge

Beginning this month, Gina's Designs will be holding a monthly sketch challenge in our new gallery.  We will put up a new sketch on the first Monday of each month.   Winners will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to use at our online store.  You will have until the first Monday of the following month to upload a project using the sketch.  You must register on the gallery to upload,  and your entry must be entered into the area of the gallery designated for sketch challenges.  You will find this in the categories section.  Winners will be chosen by drawing from all eligible projects and will be announced on the blog on the second Monday of each month.  We encourage you to use Gina's Designs products in your project but it is not required to be eligible to win. 

Here is my take on the sketch:

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Valentine layout with Gina's Designs and The Robin's Nest

Today I'm sharing the first of my projects for our January cross promotional with The Robin's Nest.  I had a lot of fun creating this layout of my favorite Valentine, Miss Billie Jean.  She was just a puppy in this photo taken four years ago.  She stole my heart from the moment I saw her.  I created this layout from a sketch I found on Pinterest by Erica Mouton for Let's Scrap.  The background paper is a very pale pink parchment from my stash.  I did some script stamping and some stenciling on the background paper. All other papers are from The Robin's Nest Wild About U Collection.  I used lots of Gina's Designs chipboard shapes on this one from two different Valentine collections.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Robin's Nest Products Used:

From the The Robin's Nest Wild About U Collection:
Black & White Animal Print
Valentine Cardstock
Valentine Striped Cardstock
Silver Lips on Red Cardstock
Black and Red Journaling Set

Other Products Used:
Script Stamp by Hero Arts
Stencil by Heidi Swapp
Scripted flower by Petaloo
Butterflies by Prima
Recollections flat-backed pearls
Washi tape from my stash