Friday, July 31, 2015

Trim Organizer by Kim C.

This week I put together this trim organizer. 

 Let me start with telling you my funny story.  I was in the process of finishing up this project when I accidentally hit my cup of coffee.  I have never moved so fast trying to move stuff off my desk!!!  I was able to save about 90% of my project but still lost some very nice paper in the process.  

I love the way it turned out even with some coffee stains on it!!


First I adhered paper from my stash, and then used a clock stencil and modeling paste to give texture.  Some lace and trim from my stash was then added and then some ornate metal feet to the corners of the organizer.


The hanging clock has about 4 coats of gesso on it.  If you look really close you can see it has also been coffee stained!!!  Not the look I was going for, but it works!!

I then started layering flowers to make this beautiful flower spray.

On this corner of the organizer I added some more flowers and a metal clock piece.  You can see some of the texture I added with the modeling paste and stencil.

I added paper to the lace dividers, but only to two of them.  Due to the mishap with the coffee, I was unable to save the rest of the paper.  But these two look great!!


I hope you like my project this week and had a little chuckle!!

Gina's Designs Items Used:

Other items used:

Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Paper

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers

Modeling Paste

Clock Stencil

Tim Holtz Box Feet



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fun in the Sun Wall Hanging

Hello chippie fans.  Barbara here, and I am so glad you stopped by today because I have a really "fun in the sun" related project for you.  I love this Beach Shape Set from Gina's Designs Lasercuts, and I just knew I had to make a wall hanging of some sort for summer.  Not interested in making a wall hanging?  Well, can you just see these in your summer vacation scrapbook pages?  They would be truly awesome!

After choosing my chipboard pieces, I painted them all with white gesso and let dry.  My final layout changed a bit, but this was a good start.

I painted the open circle piece with Vintage Mustard chalk ink and let dry.  Then I spritzed it with Pink Grapefruit Shimmering Mist and water to let it spread and blend. Set aside to dry.

Next, I began work on the anchor chipboard piece.  I added some dimensional designs to it with the Scribbles black 3D paint.  Any color can be used for this part because it will ultimately get covered up.

When that paint dried, I was able to gesso over the lines.  I painted the whole anchor with English Red Oxide acrylic paint.  Then, to make it really rusty, I brushed on gel medium and sprinkled the Stampendous Rust embossing powder over it, heat setting with my heat gun.  (See closeup below).

Lay mesh drywall tape over lighthouse chipboard and spread light molding paste over it. 

 Remove tape and let dry.

Paint lighthouse with white acrylic paint and add a very light wash of water and black acrylic paint.  Paint the tower and shed with Cadmium Red mixed with Burnt Umber.

The colors used on each chipboard piece are listed below.

Open circle chipboard - Vintage Mustard chalk paint, Pink Grapefruit Shimmering Mist, water

Large anchor chipboard - English Red Oxide, covered with Rust Embossing Powder and Elements

Starfish - Cadmium Red Hue acrylic paint & Pink Grapefruit Shimmer Mist

Clam Shells - Quinacridone Violet wash, Cadmium Red Hue & Pink Grapefruit Shimmer Mist

Lobsters - Cadmium Red Hue mixed with Burnt Umber

Adirondack chair - Burnt Umber wash

Life Preserver - Titanium white,  Cadmium Red Hue, Burnt Umber wash

Nautilus shells - Cerulean Blue

Sand Dollars - Namorado shimmer mist

Grass & Foilage - Yellow Ochre, Olive Pastel, and Chestnut Roan chalk ink

Relax - Cerulean Blue and Turquoise glass glitter

Turquoise glass glitter was added to the word "Relax" and as accents around the shells at the bottom.  I glued the netting to the back of the open circle, adding a few shells to the net to appear as if they were caught in it.  The sisal was added to the anchor, as shown.    

Supplies used:

Radiant Rains Shimmering Mists:  Pink Grapefruit; Namorado

DecoArt fluid acrylic paints:  Titanium white,  Cadmium Red Hue, Burnt Umber, Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Violet, Carbon Black

Anchor shaped chipboard

Open circle shaped chipboard

Relax wooden word

Light Molding Paste

Mesh drywall tape

Scribbles 3D Paint (any color)

Vintage Mustard Chalk Paint

Rust Embossing Powder and Elements (Stampendous)

Colorbox chalk ink pads:  Chestnut Roan, Yellow Ochre, Olive Pastel

Nautical netting

Natural Sisal rope

Turquoise glitter glass

And here are a few more closeups of each section.       

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to visit Gina's Designs Lasercuts for all of your chipboard needs.  She has such a wonderful collection, and each set is simply out of this world!!!  Okay, did I say I love chipboard?  {smiles}

Have a wonderful, crafty weekend everyone!  And be sure to stop by the blog for a constant supply of inspiration!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Art Journal Page with Guest Designer Tamiko McCurry

Hello EVERYONE!!  Tamiko here and it is my last week as a Guest Designer for Gina's Designs Laser cuts.  It has has been super swell to be here each Wednesday!  If you haven't noticed my style by now, I love color and I loooove sparkle.  You can never have too much of either when you are playing with fairies!  Check out my latest journal page..

I love anything and everything about fairies, then again I am biased because of the color and sparkle/glitter/shimmer factor.  I am not colorful person in clothing, nor am I adorned with sparkley accessories, but my heart is.  My friend Sandee Setliff, an awesome artist, and she reminded me to..  DREAM BIG, Little fairies grant BIG WISHES!  I believe there is a little bit of fairy sprinkling kindness/fairy dust everywhere daily in many of us.

Any who, back to my project.  I covered all my fabulous chippies from Gina's Store with gesso.  You don't have to, but I do, especially when I know I am going to use Design Memory Craft's gelatos.  It allows me to literally apply color and rub with my finger.

Here I took the Dressform Hang Ups  and attached it to one of the Ornamental Birdcages Shape Set and a set wings from the Wings Assortment pack.  I colored with gelatos and let sit and dry a bit. I  then added my Design Memory Craft Glass Bead Glitter Gel, becaue it dries clear on the project and allows the intended color from chippies to shine through.  Gina's chipboard/hard board pieces are such an amazing quality and I have tried various mediums on all of them and they had stood up to EVERYTHING I have thrown at it.  Not once did the buckle/pucker/warp during the process, which is very important to me.

    Then I added fairies from the small and medium packs.  Believe me.. YOU will want several of these assortments and there is a LARGE TOO!!  Making a new wish list!!!

I love Gina's Store, I am very excited over the projects I have been able to produce over the last few weeks.  Her chippies have allowed me to create things I would not normally even attempt on my own.  With an awesome selection of chipboard pieces and her MORE than affordable prices I will always come back and refer her to friends and fellow crafters alike.  If you get a chance to check out her site! I am more than sure you will find something that tickles your fancy, personally or for a spectacular gift.  Again, it has been uberly awesome to be a guest designer for her and her company.  Please subscribe to her design team's YouTube Channel , they are a talented bunch and don't forget to LIKE her Facbook page by clicking here and join her Facebook group for even more inspiration by clicking here.

Thanks for all of your warm support!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fairy Love

I can't get enough of the fairies lately. This is one of my favorite fairy pictures and I have had it saved for years! When I saw this paper, I knew they would be a perfect match.

I believe I will be hanging this on my wall to keep for ever because I love it so much!! If you would like to see my video tutorial for this piece, please follow this link: Fairy Love

Products used:

Gina's Designs:

Other products used:
paper flowers
embossing powder
acrylic glaze
fairy picture
Lemon craft paper
seam binding

Monday, July 27, 2015

Just Be Yourself - Cross Promotion With ColourArte

This is Lynne and I had so much fun creating this colourful canvas! I love quotes and I love mixed media, and both Gina's and ColourArte's products worked together perfectly to create this.

I prepped the chipboard pieces with gesso, then painted each section of the canvas in splotches with either Silks or Twinkling H2Os  to emulate the splotches in the printed quote, then black paint drips finished it off.

I love that the paints covered all the different textures so well-the lace, chipboard and texture paste as well as the florals and the metal embellishments.I'm crazy about the new Lace Border Sticks and have a feeling I'm going to want to use them on everything!

Thanks so much for stopping by-just be yourself and have a wonderfully colourful week!

Gina's Products Used

Other Products Used

Prima Flowers and Metals

Christmas in July with Barb

I'm not usually a Christmas-in-July person. I have plenty to do already without panicking over a holiday that's months away - even though I know that by July, I'm already behind on my holiday projects. However, when I saw the Tudor Rose Singles from Gina's Designs, I immediately thought, "Ornaments!" And, I couldn't wait to play.

These were so simple to do. I began by coating each one in a layer of Gesso. 

For the white one, I used white craft ink and then spritzed on some irRESISTibles in Bridal White. I sprinkled on a little bit of blue glitter while everything was still wet. When it had dried, I glued on the rhinestones.

The red one was even easier to do. I coated it with Versamark and then used a glittery red embossing powder which I heat set for a shiny, sparkly finish. I simply added some dots of Liquid Pearls to embellish it.

For the gold ornament, I slathered it in gold StazOn Studio Glaze. While it was still wet, I sprayed it with gold irRESISTibles. Once it had completely dried, I glued on the blue rhinestones.

It was so nice to take a little break from the summer heat and enjoy a little bit of Christmas!

Gina's Designs Product Used

Other Products Used



StazOn Studio Glaze


Embossing powder

Craft Ink



Liquid Pearls

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Standing Flip Album

Hello friends! Welcome to Gina's Designs! Debbie with you today sharing a fun little flip album.  I've been wanting to make a small album that I can set on my desk with my dogs photos in it and this Standing Flip Book is perfect!  This is how it comes in it's unfinished form.

 I really loved the look of the frame as it comes so I left it as it s and simply covered the chipboard with my choice of patterned paper.

I added some flowers and fussy cut several pieces from the patterned paper. The paper came in a paper pad with several different patterns and I was able to add tags and some journaling simply by cutting some of it out.

Gina's Designs Products used:

Additional items:

Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs 8x8 paper pad.

Thanks for stopping by Gina's Blog today!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Eyeglass Retro Tags from Shanna

Hello to you all. Shanna here with a little weekend inspiration for you.

I got some new paints to play with my new chipboard pieces. 

Let me know what you think!

I first gave my tags a layer of gesso then went over with some gelatos. 

For this tag I rubbed over a stencil with a baby wipe. I used Dylusions paint to cover the retro fragment and then Teal Zicron and Mediterranean Blue ColourArte h20's on the eyeglasses. 

Then this tag I used a different color of Dylusions paint with a stencil and another color on my frgament piece. I used Dreams Bloom and Playful Peony on the eyeglasses.

I finished both tags off with seam binding and some Tim Holtz phrases.

Items Used:

ColourArte Twinkling H20's