Saturday, 31 October 2015

Gina's Designs/Creative Paperclay Halloween Blog Hop

The Creative Paperclay Design Team has teamed up with
Gina's Designs Lasercuts Design Team
for a Halloween Themed
Blog hop.
We are excited to show off our Halloween projects and even
more excited about the fact that
YOU can win a prize!
Prize Package Includes
1 pound package of Paperclay
1 sample package of Sandits
$25 shopping spree to Gina's DesignsLasercuts
How to enter - each of these will get you one entry
1) enjoy the hop
2) Stop by each blog on the hop and leave a comment
3) Pin each project on your Pinterest site
4) share this post on your Facebook page
5) Like Creative Paperclay Facebook page
6) Like Gina Designs Facebook Page
Here is the List of BLOGS:

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My Project:

I created a fun reverse canvas project featuring a photo of my daughter in her costume when she was 4 (she's 20 now!)
I created a moon, a tree, and some fall leaves with the paperclay. The moon was painted yellow then brushed with a few coats of gold glitter glue. The tree I shaped by hand, then pressed into a woodgrain embossing folder to create the texture. I painted it with brown acrylic paint and them drybrushed it with other shades of brown.

The leaves were shaped by pressing small pieces of the paperclay onto metal leaves. I then brushed them with matte medium to create a less porous surface before colouring them with alcohol inks.

The Wicked title piece from Gina's was covered with some lively patterned paper, then I sanded and inked all the edges.

The witch piece was painted black then stamped with Versamark ink in a random dot pattern using a Finnabair Prima stamp and then heat embossed with black glitter embossing powder.

Some fussy cut elements from the patterned paper and black cat stickers from my stash finished the effect.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by and have a "Wicked" Halloween!

Gina's Items Used
Title Wicked

Monday, 26 October 2015

Dream-word art for Scraps of Elegance and Gina's Designs

hello there and Happy Monday! Yeah I know-a lot of people think those two words don't belong together ,but as long as you have a dream in your heart every day can have at least a little bit of "happy" in it! I created this piece to remind me of that on days when I need a little boost.

After painting the edges of the piece I covered each letter with patterned paper from the beautiful Prima Royal Menagerie collection from the October Scraps of Elegance kit "Tiffany's Style" then sanded the edges with Sandits before inking them. The base was also covered with coordinating paper.

The sand dollar from Gina's Beach Shape Set was covered with homemade texture paste (I spread it with my finger to keep it from going into the cutout parts-I love to get myself messy!) and the starfish was spread with sand paste made up of sand, white glue and acrylic paint.

I added tulle to the base behind the word to showcase the
 paper butterflies which were attached to  pearl sprays. The dragonfly and shells are Prima resin pieces which were drybrushed with acrylic paint; the shells were included in this month's SOE kit and the dragonfly was from a previous kit. Some ribbon roses and pearls completed the project.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hang onto your dreams; my wish for you is that all the very best ones come true!