Saturday, 1 November 2014

Christmas cards fro Gina's Designs

                             Now that it's officially November, I'm ready to start thinking about my Christmas preparations; I created these cards with pieces from the Winter Shape Set.

        I love that skate piece! After painting it with acrylic paint  then dabbing on some brown and tan inks for a vintage look, I poked holes with a large needle then laced up the front, and  embossed the blade and the snowflake with Stampendous Aged Silver embossing powder.

I covered the mug with patterned paper and inked & sanded the edges, then added the snowflake which                                         was painted with acrylic paint and distressed with inks. A little lace and a                                     poinsettia made with a Memory Box die completed the effect.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Sunday, 26 October 2014

The Best of Everything....for Gina's Design

Hi! I'm here with a layout I created using a photo of my daughter and her boyfriend on the boardwalk at Point Pelee Provincial park this past summer.

I love tearing and distressing, and the two layers behind the main paper echo the colours of the graphics; I also tore a frame for the photo.I spread texture paste on the cattails and the butterfly to create added dimension, then painted them with silver acrylic paint.  I had a great time adding a combination of mists, gelatos and inks to get the colours I had in mind to echo those in the paper and the photo. I also added a couple of the intricate doilies to finish things off...the detail on them amazes me every time I look at them! Thanks so much for stopping by-now I hope you get out your craft supplies and create something awesome!!

Gina's Items Used                                       Other Items Used

          Cattails                                                Fabscraps paper    

                                Scribbled frame-butterfly                                     Gelatos
                                      Intricate Doilies