Category Archives: Mixed Media
I have a wee canvas for the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Craft group challenge over on Facebook. In honour of St Patricks day this month, the challenge is to create a project with green in it.
I started with a canvas that i didn’t particularly like and took the Swirled hearts texture sheet from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts which I scraped some texture paste through. I then used different colours of Colourarte silks to get the green colours of the bacground. I printed the quote onto a piece of green paper and then cut it into seperate words before I stuck it onto the canvas. The heart is from the Waterworks shape set and it was painted with Vintage mint silk acrylic glaze from colourarte. I used a stabilo all surface pencil to outline the words and make them stand out against the background. I finished the whole thing off with some prima flowers.
I decided to follow the video in the Gina’s designs newsletter and make an art journal page. I prep aired the page first by coating it with gesso and once dry, I used Radiant Rain sprays to give some colour to the background. I had some flowers and butterflies in colours that I would never have used so they were great for this project.
Gina’s designs chippies , prima flowers and butterflies, twinkling h2o’s and radiant rain sprays, Julia nutting stamp
Welcome to Gina’s Designs 3rd Birthday Blog Hop!
The Birthday Blog Hop will run from today, May 22, until May 29 at 8pm CST. You should have just come from Kim – AngelDream Crafts If you didn’t, don’t worry! Just pop over to Gina’s Designs Birthday Blog Hop post and follow all the blogs in order.
We are having two great giveaways associated with this blog hop.
The first one is the Birthday Prize Giveaway!
The Birthday Prize package includes:
Filigree Frames Shape Set , Dressforms 1 Shape Set, Butterflies & Dragonflies, Grape Vines, Feathers Shape Set, Dressforms & Wings Shape Set, Steampunk 2 Shape Set, Clockwork Penny Farthing, Garden Fairies Medium, Garden Fairies Large, Damask Singles, Button Shape Set, Skylines, Landmarks, Collage Border Splash, Mermaids Shape Set, Stackable Labels Shape Set, Steampunk Shape Set, Vintage Ladies Silhouette, Dressforms 2 Miniature Shape Set, Candelabra Set, Dressforms 1 Miniature Shape Set, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Square, Barbed Wire Deco Frame Rectangle, Alarm Clock, Layered Border Victoria Small, Flourish Frame Sienna, Flourish Set Amanda, Wishing Well, Butterfly of Gears, Longstem Rose, Grape Vine Frame, Barbed Wire Frame Circle, and a Brush Caddy !!!!!
To be entered into the Birthday Prize giveaway,
you need to:
- Stop at all 15 designers’ blogs for a secret word.
- After you collect all of the 15 words, create a sentence.
- Email your answer Contest@ginasdesigns.net for a chance to win the Birthday Prize!
This is why you will want to make sure you stop at each blog. That prize package is fantastic!
Now the second giveaway will be done on EACH of the designers blogs. The shape set I am giving away is
Miniatures Shape Set – Guy Thing
This set is so versitile, its great for making mens cards or using on tags.
The balloons look great when coloured with paints or alcohol pens or even sakura pens for that glittery look.
Each of the shapes takes embossing powder really well too.
To be entered into my blog’s giveaway,
- Subscribe to my blog or follow me.
- Leave a comment on this blog post. – you may have to click on the “Read more” button
THAT’S IT! So easy!
So many great ways to win some fabulous chipboard pieces! My word for the Birthday Prize giveaway is DESIGNS.
The next blog you will want to visit is Barb – In the Studio With Barb.
If you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blogs you need to visit to collect your word.
I am very privileged to have been asked to do a couple of guest DT spots for Chocolate Baroque. I have a wonderful stamp set to work with and for my first project I have used a chipboard clock from Gina’s designs. and the Autumn Poppy stamp sheet below.
I painted the clock with blue Cosmic Shimmer matt chalk paint then again with their crackle medium and finally used the pink matt chalk paint. I stamped and embossed the poppies onto the back of the clock and then used mica powders to paint the poppies and butterfly. I then assembled the clock and added the flowers and butterfly.
Please do check out the blog over at Chocolate Baroque for more fabulous ideas using this stamp set.
Hi blog friends, today I have a wall hanging for you using one of my Prima Doll stamps (I love these cute dolls they are so much fun) and chipboard shapes from Gina’s Designs
I painted a piece of card from an empty box using Distress paints and left it to dry. I made the dimensional flowers by stamping my Chocolate Baroque flower stamps and embossing onto coloured vellum and I added a bit of extra colour with gel sticks in order to match them to the paints, then I cut them out and layered them up fixing with a brad.
I stamped out the Prima Doll and then her dress onto some patterned paper and stamped a couple of flowers onto the dress before cutting them out and assembling her.
Once the paint on the cardboard was dry I added stamped flowers in a really light colour before adding the doll and flowers with glue. The “dream” frame is a chipboard piece from Gina’s Designs Delicate Frames & Ornaments Shape Set which I painted with distress paint and then used an embossing pen to cover each bit and then I embossed each section before moving onto the next, in order to achieve the different colours. The fern is from the Fern Fronds set and I used distress ink to colour it.
Hi bloggers, here is a project I made with all the little scraps from my typography papers as the background to the canvas (Hels Sheridan calls it paper blocking and I love the idea, thanks Hels). I used the Typography stamps to add some more interest to the background. The paper roses are made using spellbinders and Marianne dies. The pen is from one of the Typography stamp sets, stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder.
I am going to be doing a class on this one in February over at Cullen Crafts.
I saw this Take it Make it challenge via a link on Hels Sheridan’s blog and thought I would have a go at the splatter thing. It is quite a while since I had a play just for the sake of it so I really enjoyed making this. I covered a canvas with tissue paper and then painted it (once dry) with Distress Paint and added some distress stain to make the splatters. I used gilding wax on the folds of the tissue paper to highlight them a little. The stamp I used for the raindrops is from Designs by Ryn (I just love this stamp!) and the sentiment is from Sheena Douglas. I got to play with my Melt pot too, I made the flowers and leaves from an old book using the tattered floral and tattered garland dies with distress ink and then they got a dunking in some clear UTEE.
Warning: Picture heavy post!
What a busy show Tom and Hazel had on Create and Craft TV on Tuesday! I am really not surprised as they had some awesome masks on sale. When you have done here pop over to the SplodgeAway blog and see what the rest of the DT created as all the samples were awesome. Here are the samples I created for the show.
First up we have the Bulldog, Light bulb and Drips from the Altered Art Kit
This one was simply inked through with Black Soot distress ink onto some backing paper:
This one used some texture paste onto a sheet of Drummond Tartan and then I used some rub on wax over the top of the texture paste:
Wall hanging with flitter glu (from Indigo Blu) through the mask and gilding flakes applied
Another simply inked through with Black Soot and Vintage Photo distress inks:
This one is mount board cut using a Bigz die and then I inked up the mask with versamark and ran it through the Grand Calibur to transfer the ink and then applied embossing powder ans heated:
Mask drawn around and cut out of white cardstock:
Next up we have the fairies (some of which could also be Angels – hence my second card) from the FunkyFairy kit
Guilding flakes applied to Flitter Glu that was spread through(left side) and around (right side) the masks
Then we have 2 cards made with Leafy Wreath from the Wreath Kit
Mask embossed using the Grand Calibur then placed on the card to ink around:
Ink onto mask and pass through the Grand Calibur to transfer the ink:
Last but not least I used the Splodgy mask from the Texturizer Kit
This one was made by inking through the mask with different blues in the distress inks, turning the mask each time before applying the next colour
This one was made to show that you can use the masks with digital artwork too – the invite was made in Serif Craft Artist and then the water was created with versamark inked through the mask and clear embossing powder: