Friday, July 31, 2015

Trim Organizer

This week I put together this trim organizer. 
 Let me start with telling you my funny story.  I was in the process of finishing up this project when I accidentally hit my cup of coffee.  I have never moved so fast trying to move stuff off my desk!!!  I was able to save about 90% of my project but still lost some very nice paper in the process.  
I love the way it turned out even with some coffee stains on it!!

First I adhered paper from my stash.  I then used a clock stencil and modeling paste to give texture.  I then added some lace and trim from my stash.
I also added some ornate metal feet to the corners of the organizer. 

I then added this hanging clock, that I put about 4 coats of gesso on it.  If you look real close you can see its also been coffee stained!!!  Not the look I was going for, but it works!!
I then started layering flowers to make this beautiful flower spray.

On this corner of the organizer I added some more flowers and a metal clock piece.  You can see some of the texture I added with the modeling paste and stencil.

I added paper to the lace dividers, but only to 2 of them.  Do to the mishap with the coffee, I was unable to save the rest of the paper.  But these 2 look great!!

I hope you like my project this week and had a little chuckle!!

Gina's Designs Items Used:

Other items used:
Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Paper
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Modeling Paste
Clock Stencil
Tim Holtz Box Feet

Friday, July 24, 2015

Tea Box w/Tutorial

This week I decided to just do something simple but really cute!
I made a Tea Box.
This will also be a short tutorial on how I made this little box.
This is a pizza style box.

First you will need to have some cardstock.  The measurement for the box is 4 3/4 x 7 3/4.  You need to score on the 4 3/4 side at 3/4" and 4".  Rotate cardstock to the 7 3/4 side and score at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4" and 7".
Then you will need to cut the tabs on each end and in the middle.   Then add adhesive to all the tabs.
See photo below for reference.

Fold on all score lines and assemble your box.  Your box should look like the photo below.

The chipboard pieces are form a new set called Coffee & Tea Set.  I used the teacup with teabag, the word tea and a steam piece.  I painted all the pieces with several coats of gesso.  I then inked them with vintage photo distress ink.  The tea bag I used the distress ink to make it look like it had been used.  I then added glossy accents to the tea bag and the word, tea.

I then used a flower background stamp to stamp the tea cup.  I used victorian velvet distress ink.
Before adhering the chipboard pieces I cut some pattern paper and adhered that to the box.  My measurements for the pattern paper are as follows:  top of box 3 1/8x 2 5/8, front and back sides of box 5/8 x 3 1/8(cut 2)  sides of box 5/8 x 2 5/8(cut 2).  I inked all the edges of the paper with vintage photo distress ink.
I hope you like what I have done and I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.  Sorry for not having photos of the chipboard process but I was very into making this box.
This little box will hold 4 tea bags.

Thanks for stopping and happy crafting!!

Gina's Designs Items Used:

Other items used:
Black Cardstock
Scor Tape
Graphic 45 Pattern Paper
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks: Victorian Velvet/Vintage Photo
Stampendous Stamp Set
Tea Bags

Friday, July 17, 2015

Altered Embroidery Hoop - Baby Layout

This week I have altered an embroidery hoop.  I have created a baby girl layout.  Very soon I will be getting a new granddaughter and wanted to make a beautiful piece for my daughter to hang in the babies room.
I painted the hoop with 2 coats of white gesso and then added pattern paper to a piece of lightweight chipboard for the backing.  I inked the edges of the hoop with distress ink.
I then added some box pleated trim and a pearl trim to the outside edge of the hoop.  I created a space for a 4x6 photo in the center.

The chipboard pieces I used are from the Baby Girl Clothesline Set.
I took the baby dress and painted it with light pink acrylic paint and inked the edges with distress ink.  I then added some lace to the bottom of the dress along with  some trim and pearl trim.  I popped this up with foam squares so that the photo can go under it.

  I then added some pattern paper to the baby booties and some crochet trim to the top of them.  I also inked these with pattern paper. 

 To finish off the hoop I added some flower sprays and seam binding.
I hope you like what I have created!

Kim :)

Gina's Designs item Used:

Other Items Used:
Graphic 45 - Little Darlings Collection
Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Pink Acrylic Paint
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Embroidery Hoop
Trim/Pearl Trim/Lace/Seam Binding

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Steampunk Box" and ColourArt Collaboration

Welcome everyone!
This month we are doing a collaboration with ColourArt.  I have created this beautiful steampunk box and used some amazing H2O's and Silks from ColourArt.  I created the box out of lightweight chipboard and added some design paper from my stash.
I then chose several steampunk pieces from different collections for the top of the box.
I painted all the chipboard pieces with gesso first, since I wanted these beautiful ColourArt products to stand out.

For the clock and gear pieces I used Silks Acrylic Glaze in Ginger Peach as a base for the gears.  I used Olive Vine as a base for the skeleton clock.  I then added Twinkling H2O's in the following colors:
Rain Forest, Teal Zircon, Mandarin Citrine, Ginger Peach, Meridian, Periwinkle and Orange Peel.  I just kept adding and spritzing with water and dabbing the excess off to get the colors I wanted.  The key I used just Ginger Peach Silks Acrylic Glaze and then I inked it with black distress ink.

The dressform and wings I used the following Silks colors: Stargazer and Iridescent Green.  I also used the following H2O's color: Meridian.  I made the wings darker so the dressform would stand out more.  I love the color!!

I added metal pieces and flowers from my stash to give it a more girlie feel to it.  I inked all the edges of the box and paper with black distress ink. 

I just loved working with these products from ColourArt, they are amazing.  They work so well with Gina's Lasercuts!  I hope you like my girlie steampunk box.

Gina's Designs Products Used:

ColourArt Products Used:
Silks Acrylic Glaze Colors: Ginger Peach, Iridescent Green, Stargazer and Olive Vine
Twinkling H2O's Colors: Rain Forest, Teal Zircon, Mandarin Citrine, Ginger Peach, Meridian, Periwinkle and Orange Peel

Other Items Used:
Metal Gears, Wing and Key
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collection
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
Black Soot Distress Ink
Lightweight Chipboard

Kim C. :)