Monday, October 27, 2014

Layout by Donna and Cross Promotion Projects by the Craftsupplies1 Team

Hello Friends!  Today we have lots of inspiration to share.  First up we have our team member Donna sharing a gorgeous layout, and following that we are sharing more of the amazing October cross promotional projects created by the team at Craftsupplies1.

It's Donna here today to share a fall layout using one of Gina's beautiful flourished frames.
I wanted to keep this layout very simple because I wanted the gorgeous Flourished Frame - Bella to be the star of the show! It's a really beautiful design!

I prepared the chipboard frame with a coat of white gesso. I then painted it with Tattered Angels, Palm leaf, glitter paint. While still wet, I added pine needles and orange embossing powder.

I only glued the middle frame part down so that I could pull up and lightly twist up the leaves.

Thank you so, so much for stopping by Gina's and taking a look at my Fall layout!

Gina's Designs

Other items
Maja Design - Walking in the Forest paper
Tattered Angels - Pine needles glimmer paint
Ranger - embossing powders: pine needle and orange

Hello friends! Today we would like to share more of the truly amazing projects by the Craftsupplies1 team for our Cross Promotional this month. We have been so inspired by Julie's team and are so grateful for all their hard work and creativity!

Here we have a dual take on our alarm clock. The left hand side is created by Becky C, and on the right by Corene P. These ladies have done an outstanding job and really have shown the versatility of this piece. Great work Ladies!

Here is the link to their videos:
Becky's Video
Corene's Video

Design team member Becky has also created this truly inspired box using one of our book boxes and some fun items from our store, including one of our dress forms and also one of the gears borders and corners. We love the earthy tones and gorgeous flowers from Craftsupplies1.

Here is the link to Becky's Book Box Video

 Next up we have two of our standing dress forms decorated by Codi and Heather.  They are truly inspired work! On the left is Codi's take with a lovely shabby and chic look and on the right is Heather's vintage steampunk look. They are truly amazing creations!

Below are the links to their videos

Codi's Video

Heather's Video

Next up we have a wonderful creative take on our large spool.  This was created by DT Member Codi as well. She has incorporated our trees and given them some sparkle and shine! We love the fantasy look of the spool and the Craftsupplies1 parchment flowers add a gorgeous finishing touch.

Here is the link to Codi's Video

And last but not least we have some fun and different projects from Ashley B. and Kristina O.

Ashley has stepped outside of the box creating these very cool canvas'. She has done them up in a shabby tea theme, with some of the tea string alongs, and alarm clock frame ups.  They would look amazing hanging in any kitchen or tea room!

On the right Kristina has altered one of our ATC shrines. We love the pretty in pink tones, which mix with some of the new fabric flowers that Craftsupplies1 has in stock.

Ashley's Video

Kristina's Video

Thank you so much to all the talented Designers from Craftsupplies1 and also to owner Julie as well. We are truly inspired by all of your work!  For more information on these projects please check out the videos linked above.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A 12 x 12 Layout by Melissa

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a 12 x 12 mixed media layout for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs.  I have titled this layout "Happy New Year".

This leaf frame is so beautifully designed.  When I saw it, I had to use it. I always enjoy trying different ways to decorate these little beauties. Here are the steps:

1. Apply gesso.
2. Apply green chalk ink.
3. Randomly stamp on Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, and Peeled Paint.
4. Sprinkle Utee on and heat.
5.The Utee hadn't stuck too well,on the left side, so I experimented by putting on a thick layer of Crackle Accent, on the left side.
6. Dry brush gold leaf ink lightly all over, leaving most of the green exposed.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Designs Products Used::


Prima paper

The Crafter's Workshop, Mini Branches Reversed
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy, by Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peeled Paint  and Vintage Photo
Vintaj bead caps and leaf
Lumiere Acrylic paint in gold
Tim Holtz rub ons
Tresors De Luxe lace

Winton and Lewis watercolors
Flowers by Prima
Plaid Liquid Leaf gold paint
A few Swarovski pointed back crystals

Tsukineko chalk ink
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Powder

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tea Time - A Layout by Kathi

Hello Friends, and thanks for stopping by as we continue with our month long cross promotional with Craftsupplies1,. It's Kathi here today to share with you my 12 X 12 layout - Tea Time.

Close-up of dressform with cotton lace on the bodice of dressform with red roses.

Supplies Used:
Gina's Designs Lasercuts:

Other Supplies Used:
Prima paperline - Romantique Collection - Estella
Perfect Pearls Mists - Interference Red
Metallic Rub on
Prima Butterfly
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Tissue Wrap -composed
WOC - flowers
Recollection - flowers

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christmas Cards by Melissa and Alarm Clock by Angela

Today we have to great projects! First up is Melissa.

Hi everyone! Melissa here with two Christmas cards for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs. I made these for the Christmas card swap with the other Design Team members.  These are two of the five cards that that I'll be swapping.

I first prepped the chipboard with gesso. The snowflakes at the upper right hand corners on both cards were coated with Crackle Accent, followed by a layer of silver ink. The snowflake at the bottom of the card on the right, has diamond Stickles on it. I also put the same stickles on the wing on the card at the left,and on the cut up snowflake on the same card.

Gina's Designs Chipboard used:

 Jaquard Pearlex Powder in silver
Swarovski Pointed Back Crystals
Viva Modeling Cream in pearl
Viva Color Precious Metal Effect Paint in white, and blue lagoon
Clear Rock Candy Crackle Accents
Stickles in diamond, and silver
K and Company Paper
Vintaj pewter leaf
Some of the flatback blue crystals are Swarovski
Some of the bling and pearl swirls are Prima

Next up is Angela with her alarm clock!

Hi, Angela here, 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 Alarm Clock from Gina's designs and the Autumn Poppy stamp sheet below.

I painted the clock with blue Cosmic Shimmer matte chalk paint then again with their crackle medium and finally used the pink matte 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.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Boo Wall Decor by Mary

Hello everyone! I have this fun Boo Wall Decor from Gina's Designs. I really enjoyed making this. I got to go from this,
to this!

 I have it hanging on my front door. I need need to use some double sided tape to keep in place since the "corn stalks" became a little heavy.
The corn stalks were made by cutting twisted paper into strips. I used several distressed inks to color it: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, and Distressed Stain Wild Honey.

The ghosts, haunted house and candy were all fussy cut from a paper collection by Debbie Mumm. The ghosts were edged in Black Soot and the other pieces were edged in Walnut Stain.
I didn't have any web material so I had to improvise and used some poly batting - I kept pulling it apart until I got the look I wanted.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Make sure you take a look at Gina's store for more fun Halloween and Fall items!

Gina's Designs Products
Boo Wall Decor

Other Products Used
Paper: it was a colection by Debbie Mumm
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Mustard Seed, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distressed Stain: Wild Honey, Peeled Paint
Paint: Americana - Lamp Black
Folk Art - Pure Orange, Thicket
Daler Rowney - Orange
Gelly Roll Pen - Metallic

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Smitten" - A Layout by Melissa

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a 12 x 12 layout to share, which is also part of our October cross promotional for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs, and Craftsupplies1.

I love the skeleton clock frame, and I tried to do it justice with my treatment. Here are the steps:

  • 1. Apply gesso
  • 2 .Paint on 3 layers of fresh cut grass Dylusions Ink . I diluted it, 3 parts ink to 1 part water.
  • 3. Black Sharpie to all edges to give more definition.
  • 4. Rub on silver mica powder over whole frame.
  • 5. Apply gold rub n buff to all the edges,allowing a lot of the black Sharpie to show.
  • 6. Dab on Bronze Distress Stickles in different places,  let dry.
  • 7. Paint on undiluted Pure Sunshine Dylusions ink over whole frame.
  • 8. Let the ink dry and rub on gold mica powder.
  • 9. Dry brush gold leafing ink onto the Stickles. There will be little flecks of the texture of the Stickles that you can dry brush paint on. Brush gently so as just to touch the flecks with paint.
  • 10. Put on little pieces of gold leaf all around the frame.
  • 11.Using a paint brush, apply a thick layer of Crackle Accents.

  Even though this isn't a winter page I couldn't resist using the snowflake shape set.bI used some beautiful lace and metal from Craftsupplies 1. I lightly brushed on some Vintaj Metal Patina on the owl and butterflies. I gave the owl Swarovski pointed back crystals for eyes.

I accordion folded the black lace, and  secured it with a straight pin.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Chipboard:

Pink Paislee paper
Prima Flowers
Prima Butterfly
Sizzix Tattered Flower made with Big Shot, I used white handmade paper from Hobby Lobby.
Ranger Dylusions Ink in Cut Grass, and Pure Sunshine.
Rub n Buff
Black Sharpie
Gold leaf
Gold leafing ink
Silver Jaquard Pearlex
Antique Bronze Distress Stickles
Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy
Vintaj Metal
Vintaj Metal Patina Paint
Viva Modeling Cream in pearl
Tresors de Luxe  lace

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cards by Shanna

Hello Friends!  It's Shanna here,  and I'm back again with cards to share that I created for Gina's Designs Lasercuts. I am beyond excited to share these. I love making cards and these were so fun to make.
First up is my Thank You card. I used some Prima papers and flowers, and painted my chipboard with gesso. For the Fern Fronds I gave those an extra coat of Prima Chalk Ink.

For the second card I just love love love this one. I used the newest collection from Prima called Forest Green. I paired it with a Wood Element, Dragonfly, and Birdcage from Gina's Designs.

I put a image in the heart and covered it with Glossy Accents!

The birdcage got a coat of gesso and the dragonfly got Distress Paint and Crackle Accents.

Items Used:
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Ornamental Birdcages Shape Set
Wooden Charm - Heart
Tulip Scroll Corners
Fern Fronds