Sunday, May 24, 2015

Let Your Soul and Spirit Fly

 I had so much fun creating this mixed media triptych and couldn't wait to share it with you.  The form was from Retro Cafe Art and it was exactly what I had been looking for.  After I misted the background,I added some gilding flakes and then started stamping the flat background images.  Then I used modeling paste and stencils to add French Script words.  I stamped the large Peony image onto vintage French dictionary pages using Versamark Ink and embossing powder.  After that was heat set, I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the panel.  I overstamped images and heat embossed them as well to add more dimension.  I love how these colors pop together!

Supplies:
IndigoBlu Stamps: Crackglaze Background, Giant Peony, Floral Swirl, Discover Your Passion, Ledger Background
Lindy's Stamp GangStarburst Sprays: Azure Sea Asters, Tibetian Poppy Teal, Alpine Ice Rose; Flat Fabio Sprays: South Shore Sand; Embossing Powder: Cafe 'au Lait;  King Midas Gold , Hollyhock Scarlet Plum
Retro Cafe Art - Triptych
Deco Art - French Script Stencil

Challenges:
Lindy's Stamp Gang May Color Challenge(Products listed with supplies and linked)



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Card with Technique Junkies

 It's always a good idea to have extra birthday cards ready to go at a moments notice, so I whipped up this cute card using TJ's Whimsical Birthday Cake stamp.  I colored the image with Spectrum Aqua markers.  Now I'll have another card for my birthday stash.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Metallic Bee Canvas

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I love the metallic trend! and it's even better, when you can distress the finish. The new Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallic Collection is amazing. I've created a trendy bee canvas to show you just how much fun you can have creating with this new paper.


 Metallic Bee Canvas Supplies:
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Step 1. Cut strips of the copper paper 7 3/4" x 1 1/2" long. Emboss the paper. Since the paper is longer than the embossing folder, place the folder on the un-embossed end of the paper, line the design up and run through the machine again to emboss the full strip. 

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 Step 2. Distress the raised areas with the Sand-it Gadget. This will reveal the kraft core.

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Step 3. Add a layer of black slightly wider to the back of the embossed strip. Distress the edges with a tool or scissors.

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 Step 4. With strong double sided tape, attach to the canvas.

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Step 5. Die cut and emboss the bee using the gold paper. Distress the raised areas with the Sand-it
Gadget.

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Step 6. Ink over the sanded areas with black ink.

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Step 7. Use foam adhesives to mount the bee on the canvas.

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This was a quick and stylish project to make. Wouldn't you Bee Happy to give it a try? ~ Gini

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Life's a Beach

Oh, the summertime is almost here, and of course, I can't wait.  I  saw this photo of my Aunt Pat and Uncle Conroy at a family reunion and begged for a copy of it!  I love how vintage and charming it is.  I built up layers of stamped images on my base page and then started adding all of the embellishments.  It was so fun to create.


Challenges:

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Thank You - Another Create A Card Die From Crafter's Companion

Last week, Crafter's Companion released the latest Create-a-Card Dies, with sentiments that make card making elegant and easy.  After I die cut my image, I applied adhesive with my Xyron Creative Station, and glittered the surface.  I made a presentation envelope to house the card - and it fits just perfectly!
May Arts Ribbon 
Want2Scrap Pearls
Art Institute Glitter
Xyron Adhesive

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Release at Crafter's Companion!

It's always so much fun when Crafter's Companion has a new release - and this one is no exception. They have added 6 new dies to the Die'sires Create-A-Card Collection - each one featuring  a sentiment and background design.  I used the Friend die and created a cross between a fancy fold card and a mini album.  When you untie the ribbon, you open the card as well as the inner folder, where I've added a photo mat. This would be such a great way to remember a fun event with friends.
Be sure to go look at the rest of the dies in the collection, and watch Facebook for more inspiration from the design team 



CAC Friend
The Big Score
Basket Weave Embossing Folder
12 x 20 Construction Cardstock

May Arts Ribbon 
Basic Grey Patterned Paper

Monday, May 11, 2015

HSN Craft Day Today with Crafter's Companion

 The Crafter's Companion Design Team has been busy getting ready for this day ... another HSN Craft Day, and Sara Davies will be back with wonderful deals and beautiful inspiration.  I made this Magic Folding Card for the Big Score segment of the show.  It was really a very fun project to work on, and was not hard to put together using the Big Score.



 Here are the details for the products I used:



And here are the times that Sara will be on air:

What Cancer Can Not Do


I've got another card to share with you today using Technique Junkies stamps.  So many people are effected with cancer, and having an encouraging card to send may be just what they need. I painted Art Anthology Velvet paints on the Wasted Palettini background stamp. After that was dry, I sprayed the Colorations spray over the top.  Then I stamped the What Cancer Can Not Do stamp over the background using VersaMark ink, and heat embossed with black powder.  This was a fun technique to use for this stamp set.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Love You with Technique Junkies


 I have been enjoying the beautiful weather this spring and thought I would share this card that is perfect for the season.  I colored the Flourished Florals image from Technique Junkies with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, and cut the image out and layered it. The Circle- Love You stamp was nestled into the floral image.

Friday, May 8, 2015

It's Almost Time for HSN and Crafter's Companion

 That's right! This coming Monday, Sara Davies will be back on HSN with great deals and inspiration.  This is one of the projects that I made for the show, a Fold Back Card using the gorgeous Moroccan Screen die (So there's a hint as to one of the deals to look for!) I've seen sneaks of so many wonderful projects - so you won't want to miss!
 
 

Spectrum Aqua: Red Violet, Sunset, Sunflower, Kingfisher, Marigold