|These are Gina's Designs Artist Trading Blocks. I went for a Steampunk Style. The bottom block is distressed corrogated paper torn to expose Gina's Designs gears painted in gold and bronze then inked with Tim Holtz's distressed inks. I fell in love with The Butterfly of Gears and had to use it on the front. |
The second block is distressed paper with gears that turn on brads.
The top block is a permanent clock but the other sides are held with magnets so that the top block can change with the seasons, literally.
I used Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set and Spiderweb Shape Set.
Butterfly of Gears
Cardstock Doily Set Steampunk
Clock Hands Shape Set
Steampunk 2 Shape Set
Steampunk Shape Set
Spooky Shape Set
Spiderweb Shape Set
Monday, July 28, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
The list for each tag will be at the bottom of the pictures. Please scroll down for second Tag.
The 21 Tag!
|The Happy Birthday and the bottom butterfly after colored were glittered with Stickles (Icicle). I either leave the back of the tag unfinished or just cover it with a coordinating paper. When I use these as gifts I write a message on the back of the tag. When I use them in books I have found that people pull the tags out to look at them and the back will get torn up if there is |
alot of embellishments on it.
The Paris Tag!
Full Tag Photo - I knew I was doing something with the Effle Tower, a Julie Nutting's Stamp and a dress pattern but that was it.
I knew that I wanted something more old fashioned that what came with the Julie Nutting - Halie metal dies and cling stamp. So I went through everything that Gina from Gina's Designs supplied and found a good fit (I had to trim down a little since it is not designed for this purpose) in the Dress Forms and Corsets Shapes Set. I used Jim Holtz, Distress Ink, Peeled Paint (olive color) on the chipboard (daub lightly so that a lot of the brown still comes through). Note: when I daub ink I use an old Ranger wooden square blender with foam squares). Then I sewed the ties with white thread (the holes are designed for a regular needle so it was very easy). Then I used the Peeled Paint on the thread too. The Gina's Designs Eiffel Tower was daubbed with Jim Holtz, Distress Ink in Black Soot and Stormy Sky (lightly dob you want the color from the chipboard to come through). The flower is Jim Holtz, Alterations, Sizzix, Tattered Flower Garland . Gina taught me how to make the petals curl, you use a scoring stylus with two small ends and a foam square (think dollar store). You place the unassembled flower pieces on the foam and start drawing veins and pressing down in the center with either the small or larger ends of the styles. This really works!! Then I sprayed both the flower (after assembly) and the Eiffle Tower with Luminarte, Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist (this takes a while to dry). I used a crown design from KittysScrapPost's Shop, its on Gina's Designs bottle cap set. The frame for Paris is from Gina's Designs (Zots 3D) and is daubed in Peeled Paint, I could not find what I was looking for so I wrote it.
Hair - I started with Copic - Y21 - Buttercup Yellow everywhere, then outlined in E09 - Burnt Sienna, made curls with E15 - Dark Suntan, then colored curls with YR27 - Tuscan Orange, blended everything with Y21 and YR27.
Skin - Copic E00-Skin White over white card stock paper, did not like how that turned out so I stamped a "word" stamp (looks like french cannot be sure) on top of the copic colored paper and liked how that turned out. Will keep this in mind if I can not find paper with wording or a book I do not like (lets face it, it is really really super hard to cut into a book. I almost find myself sick everytime I do it). This maybe a better choice for me.
The Happy Birthday is from Gina's Designs and is daubbed with Peeled Paint. The skirt was cut from an old clothing pattern and the Julie Nutting Aurora stamp used in the 21 tag. I did not ink the inside of the skirt (I learned). The skirt was daubbed with Peeled Paint, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo all Jim Holtz. The Gina's Design Doily was daubed with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. Everything with glued down with Beacon's 3-IN-1 glue.
Thank you for looking!
List of items for the 21 tag.
Cardstock Doily Set Intricates
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Happy Birthday was a special order along with other phrases. I highly suggest if you do not see something on Gina's website that you contact her.
Julie Nutting - Prima
Aurora with Crown - Mixed Media Stamp
The Paper Studio
Uptown Flair (Paper for Dress)
Pink Glitter Aphabet Sticker (21)
Copic Sketch RV55 - Hollyhock
Copic Sketch E02 - Fruit Pink
Copic Sketch YR24 - Pale Sepia
Copic Sketch YR27 - Tuscan Orange
Copic Ciao Y21 - Buttercup Yellow
Advanced Craft Glue
Boheme Paper Pad
My Mind's Eye (used for tag cover and butterflies)
Dress Forms and Corsets Shapes Set
Parisian Shape Set
Doily Set 8 Inch
Happy Birthday was a special order from Gina's Designs.
Bottle Cap Set will be carried next month but currently is a special order from Gina's Designs
Small Frame Set (Paris) is a special order from Gina's Design
Julie Nutting - Prima
Halie - Metal Die Cut with Cling Stamp
Aurora with Crown
Y21 - Buttercup Yellow
E09 - Burnt Sienna
E15 - Dark Suntan
YR27 - Tuscan Orange
Jim Holtz Distress Ink
Jim Holtz, Alterations, Sizzix
Tattered Flower Garland
The Paper Studio
KellerKurtz - back for tag
Ribbon - Brown
Lost & Found - Paper
Madison Avenue - Flower
If you have any questions please ask.