Monday, August 25, 2014

Composition Box and Cross- Promotion with Kitty's Scrap Post

Hello Dianna here, for my take on Gina's Designs Composition Box and cross-promotion with Kitty's Scrap Post was pay tribute to one of my favorite holidays Halloween. All the paper used is from Kitty's Scrap Post's OHalloween.  I painted the composition box, interior boxes, witch, sign post and thirty-one with black gesso.

The witch was from Gina's Designs Vintage Ladies Silhouettes Set.  I printed the OHalloween from Kitty's Scrap Post and misted the back of the paper with water, this allowed the paper to be easily folded. The bussle was left over fall off from the cutting the shape of the skirt, to get an even blending of the skirt I used some scrap ribbon.  The witches hat was an old die cut. The moon is from Kitty's Scrap Post OHalloween glued on a circle from Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set to give it dimension and inked with Tim Holtz's Distressed Ink Black Soot and spritzed with Tattered Angels Gimmer Mist Gold.  The moon was glued on Gina's Designs Cardstock Doily Set Steampunk.

The Standing Sign was cut from Kitty's Scrap Post OHalloween and inked with Tim Holtz's Distressed Ink Black Soot.  The sign post was spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl.  The Gina's Designs number 31 was glittered with Stickles - Star Dust. The large paper spider web was made with Kitty's Scrap Post OHalloween and cut from QuicKutz WEB die and spritzed with Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist Pearl.

The top box picture was cut out from Kitty's Scrap Post OHalloween and the bottom of the picture was cut out to give dimension.  The lady's dress was dotted with Stickles-Platinum and the pumpkin man was outlined with Glossy Accents.  Behind the top box I used three of the Cardstock Doily Set Intricates from Gina's Designs and spritzed two of them with Maya Mist in Lemon Metallic (which is actually an orange color) and one inked with Tim Hotz Distressed Ink - Black Soot. Around the Cardstock Doily Set Intricates  I used two of the bats from Gina's Designs Spooky Shape Set. The middle box picture was cut out from Kitty's Scrap Post OHalloween and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Gold. 

The last box has the a key from Gina's Designs Wooden Decorative Keys protected by a Sleeping Dragon Baris stamp from Crackerbox Palace.  The fence was cut down from a larger fence from Gina's Designs Beach Shape Set and painted with black gesso. The spider webs from Gina's Designs Spiderweb Shape Set was inked with Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Black Soot and spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl. The Spiders are from Michaels.

Items Used

Gina's Designs

Kitty's Scrap Post

Crackerbox Palace

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tags - Tea and Chandelier by Dianna

Hi Everyone, I'm lovin the tags and everyone that I give them to loves them as well. The Tea Tag went to my sister-in-law and the Chandelier was a Birthday Tag to my new niece (she just married my nephew).


Gina's Designs Chandelier was used as the center piece for this Tag. I used gesso on the chip board first, then stamped with ColorBox - Swimming Pool (Teal) then used Copic E37 - Sepia on the sides and added some low lights. Then to get an old effect on the chandelier I used Stickles - Icicle and dobbed it on with a sponge dobber ( it gave it an non-uniformed look). Then gemstones were placed at the bottoms of the candles. The Julie Nutting Prima Stamp, Mia was stamped on Readers Digest page and colored with Copic E00 - Skin White, Hair - Y21-Buttercup Yellow, E15-Dark Suntan, YR24-Pale Sepia, YR27-Tuscan Orange, Dress BG72-Ice Ocean.

Close-up of Chandelier
The Gina's Designs Scroll was painted the same way as the chandelier, however it was daubed with Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles, Brushed Corduroy and Pine Needles. Flowers were made with Spellbinders Majestic Blooms Dies.. Paper - Hobb

Items Used

Gina's Designs

Parisian Shape Set

Tea Tag

The Gina's Designs Tea Time Shape Set & Border Set for my sister-in-law who loves tea. I used Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea paper. I glued the paper on the Tea Cup and Tea pot shapes and then to soften the effect I used gesso then added dimension with Copic E29-Burnt Umber and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peeled Paint.

Gina's Designs Birdwatching Shape Set was used underneath the teapot.

Three Gina's Designs Cardstock Doily Set Intricates were used to give it more of a Tea a the Ritz feel. Flowers were made with Spellbinders Majestic Blooms Dies

Gina's Designs Tea Time Border Set was used on the side.

Items Used

Gina's Designs
Tea Time Shape Set and Border Set
Birdwatching Shape Set
Cardstock Doily Set Intricates

For more instructions see Dianna's Crafts Blog

Monday, August 4, 2014

Cards - Mermaid and Thank You

Hi everyone,  I made two cards one for my niece and the other as a thank you.

My niece's 2 year old birthday and she LOVES mermaids.

The mermaid is a stamp from Penny Black purchased at Hobby Lobby (on clearance). The
waves were made leaving using the paper by Bo-Bunny's Enchanted Garden hand-cut into waves (it was actually more fun that it sounds) and glued together. I used Copic Sketch Y21, E29, YR27 and E09 on the mermaid's hair; Copic BG13, BG72 and BG49 on the tail;  Copic V04 and BV11 on her top and star fish; E00 on the skin.  Fishes Y15, YG13 and YR16 - Seahorse BG72 and V06 - Turtle YG63 and YG23.  Glitter Glue used - Recollections - Fairy Dust (purple), Pesto (green), Sunflower (yellow) - Studio G - (teal)

Seashells and StarFish are from Gina's Designs.  I used gesso on them first then I stamped with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink - Stormy Sky and Peeled Paint. Then sprayed with Sheer Shimmr Spritz by Imagine Crafts.  I cut the frame out by winging it, (actually I measured) the paper is from Hobby Lobby.  The 2 on the starfish is from Michaels. My Cricut (the first one made) bit the big one last weekend, very sad, which left me unable to make numbers.

Had to show the shell fish and this little guy!
Items Used:
Gina's Designs
Bo Bunny
Penny Black
Tim Holtz
Distress Ink
Stormy Sky
Peeled Paint
Thank you Card
Stamp used was Graphic 45, Cling Ladies Diary 1, stamped on a Readers Digest book page and colored with Copic - Black 100, Skin - E00, Green - G94, Pink - RV55, Yellow - Y13, Soft Violet - BV11.  Flowers cut out with  Spellbinders, Heartfelt Creations - Majestic Blooms stamped with Vintage Morning Background Precut Set.  I was at an expo and learned that you stamp an extra piece of paper and cut it out then tape it to the die.  Then you stamp the paper you want to use line it up with the paper on that you taped to the die and cut. I wet the back of the flower cut out and molded by using McGill Flower Tools.  Paper used DCWV - Le Trs Chic stack.  I used Tim Holtz, Distress Ink - Tea Dye around the edges.
Items Used
Graphic 45
Tim Holtz
Distress Ink
Tea Dye