Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Cosmara is the winner of the blog hop

The winner of the 10.00 Gina's Designs Gift Certifacte is.....

Cosmera please send me your email address so that 
I can give you the code that you need for Gina's store.

Thanks everyone for participating.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Welcome to Gina's Designs Blog Hop!

Welcome to Gina's Designs Blog Hop!
Since April 15 – 21 is World Creativity & Innovation Week, Gina's Designs decided to hold a blog hop in celebration of Creativity! We challenge everyone to try something new and craft outside their comfort zone. In keeping with this theme, each of our Design Team members will be unveiling a project that includes a technique that is new to them. So hop over to each blog, check out the fun new techniques, and enter to win the prizes. When you have finished the hop, be sure to come back here and leave a comment so we know you completed the hop.

 In order to be eligible for our grand prize you need to complete the hop by posting comments under each hop project, follow all the blogs listed  (if you are not already a follower) and like Gina’s Designs on Facebook. You have until 1 am central time on April 22nd to complete the hop. Have Fun and Good Luck!

Your first stop on the hop is Marjolaine If you get lost along the way, here is a list
Gina's Designs

I called this My Chaotic life because while I worked on this it just reminded me of all the stuff that I have going on in my life right now.  I have never done this before and I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out  but It was super fun. I’m actually very pleased with the end result.

So for my project I decided to do a layered mixed media canvas. Using a tissue paper layering to technique  All you do is layer tissue paper onto the canvas using modpodge or gel medium, add dimensional elements( I used Chipboard) Paint them. Keep repeating the steps until you get the look you want. It's just layers! The tissue paper will take on the color that you painted the previous layer but it will be kind off transparent. You can  Randomly use different colors of paint to get an interesting effect. I used Copper gold and yellow. After I had my layers. I used the handle of my brush and traced around the chipboard pieces. Don't worry if the tissue paper rips just leave the rips alone. Next I took a white sheet of tissue paper and sprayed Dylusions inks by Ranger in red and yellow and lightly brushed gold paint on top. I let it dry and then I stamped with Stazon using Close to my heart stamps . I then tore the stamped images and randomly applied them to the canvas. I added another layer of tissue paper and lightly hit it with more paint!  Finally I added twine, toothpicks, more of Gina’s chipboard and ha ha….more paint. By accident I noticed that the flash on the camera hit some of the photo's differently when I turned the canvas. I decided to leave it alone because it give you a good idea of how the layers blend. When you look at the pictures you will be able to see some of the colors used under each layer.

From Gina's Designs I used:
Chicken Wire
Butterflies and Dragonflies

Birds and Cages Shape set
Keys and Plates set
Steampunk Shape set

Other Items
12x12 canvas
Metallic Paint
found objects ( toothpicks, wood)
Ranger Dylusions spray ink
tissue paper
Mod Podge
CTMH stamps

In photo one the canvas looks mostly bronze/ copper

In Photo's 2 and 3  I turned the canvas slightly and now you can see the gold and yellow that is actually under the first layer. That red piece where the key is stamped is on top. If I had put it underneath it would have blended into the backround.

Please try one! It takes a while but it was lots of fun.  If you don't let the layers dry you will get more of a color transfer as the paint will soak through the tissue paper if you let it dry a bit between layers then you will get the look you see in pictures 2 & 3. I did my canvas both ways. Some spots are transparent and some are opaque.

Thanks so much for looking.

Don't forget to comment and hop for your chance to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to Gina's Designs or the Grand Prize Gift Certificate for $25.00.

Your next stop on the hop is Heidi

Friday, April 5, 2013

1st April project for Gina's Designs


Here is my 1st April project for Gina's Designs

3 Artist Trading Cards

I used:
Stash Items
Gina's Designs Deminsional house kit
Gina's Designs Butterflies and Dragonflies
Gina's Designs  Birds and Flourishes