Friday, 20 March 2015

Altered Embroidery Hoop for Gina's Designs Lasercuts

 Good morning friends! Today I would like to share my altered embroidery hoop with you. I have had this idea for a while and finally got to bring it to life!  I started off by painting the hoop white and adding some gorgeous beaded lace around the edge. The back piece is some Bo Bunny paper I had in my stash. I layered sprays, stencils and stamps to give it a grungy feel.
 The butterfly of gears is one of my all time favorite pieces of Gina's! I first painted it and then used some rust Gilders Paste over it. I then used my script stamp on top.  I added a Prima junkyard finding lamp for the center of the body.
 I did the same basic technique for the Chain Frame, but used Silver Gilder's Paste this time and some fine black embossing powder to finish it off.
I layered on some metal, flowers and used some old paint brushes I had as well. This gives those old bushes that you would normal toss out a second lease on life. I added some paint and stamp to them as well to pick up on the background of the piece.
I hope you like my piece this week, I always have fun using Gina's chippys!
Thanks for stopping by!

Other Items Used
Tim Holtz Measuring Tape
Prima Metal and Wood
Appliques, Flowers, Lace and Bead Caps from Kraftsupplies4U
Indigo Blue Stamps
Rust and Silver Gilders Paste
Distress Ink Sprays
Embroidery Hoop and Brushes From My Stash

Friday, 13 March 2015

Altered Desk Clock Gina's Designs DT Project

Hello friends, today I would like to share a new item in Gina's Store. This is the Picket Fence Clock. I chose to do a black and blue theme, as this will be the clock I use in my crafty studio, and I love these color tones. 
I started off by painting the base in a flat black and using some turquoise paint along the fence rails.  I papered the fence with the lovely Fly Away paper from 13 Arts.  I dry brushed more of the turquoise on top of the paper to give a worn look to the fence.
I added some Tim Holtz rub-ons with butterflies, words and numbers to give it a grunge feel.
I added some of the dragonflies from the butterflies and dragonflies set. I painted them in matching colors and then used gold embossing powder as an accent. I dotted the wings with glossy accents and dipped them in some glitter glass to give them sparkle. I added some flowers to the base to finish it off and I love how it came out!
I papered the clock in matching paper from the paper collection and painted the clock in a matte black.  I am very pleased with this clock it will be a great addition to my crafty space!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Picket Fence Clock (Coming Soon)
Other Items Used
 13 Arts Paper Fly Away
13 Arts Turquoise Paint
Tim Holtz Rub Ons
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Kraftsupplies4U Flowers
Stampendous Glitter Glass
Recollections Embossing Powder
Americana Black Paint

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Hello friends! Today I would like to share my project for our Facebook group challenge.  You can find our group HERE, just request to join and we will be happy to add you!
This month is all about Spring, and DT Member Deann has created this amazing mood board for us
to be inspired from.  I just love the colors!

I created this mixed media canvas, and used several of Gina's chipboard pieces.
The new Spring Collage border worked great for the challenge.  I cut it up in several pieces and embossed it in a fun raspberry colour.
I also used the bird scribble frame and painted and embossed it in coordinating colors.
I created some feathers from paper to add texture and dimension and added some cardboard butterflies, metal embellishments and flowers to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Gina's Designs Items Used
Spring Collage Border
Scribble Frame Birds

Other Items  Used
Bo Bunny Madeline Paper
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Prima Junkyard Findings
Relique Embossing Powders
13 Arts Paints and Gel Medium
Stampendous Blue Mica Flakes
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste