Friday, December 26, 2014

Santa's Balloon Ride by Dianna

Hi everyone, Dianna here hoping that your holidays were wonderful!  Here is my take on 
Santa's Christmas Delivery from a Balloon with a Steampunk Twist. 

I took a 12 x 12 canvas and painted the sides and border a light brown.  I used Mod Podge to seal the paint and adhere the Bo-Bunny -Silver and Gold - Festivities paper.  The Compass is from Gina's Designs and painted gold (it kinda looks like it is printed on the paper so I raised it for dimension).  

I used Twinkling H20's Crystal Green on the Gina's Design raw chipboard and got an irridence effect on the trees.  I stamped a Jingle Bells music stamp on the trees and finished the edges with Stickles - Pantina. I placed chipboard under the trees at different thicknesses to create a 3D look.  I hand drew Santa, colored him with Copic Markers and used a snow writer on his coat and hat. The chipboard basket was Sparkling H20's and Bo-Bunny paper.  The list was an old stamp on tan paper and distressed with brown ink

Gina's Designs Mini Display Tray -Hot Air Balloon tops the canvas on a cardboard "hinge".  I used the Twinkling H20's on the outside of the balloon.  BO-Bunny - Silver and Gold paper line was used on the whole balloon.  I used Tim Holtz Rosette die by Sizzix under Gina's Clock face and hands and a super small one was used as a gear.  A fence from Gina's Beach Shape Set was cut down to make a ladder for the elf.  Gina's gears were painted with silver, gold and bronze.  The peppermint was painted white, red and distressed with brown ink to give it a gear look.  I used a Gina's Design Type Writer Key "25" as gear. The snowflake was daubed with Stickles - Icicle, Gold and Pantina. The BO-Bunny - Elf Magic paper elves were fussy cut out and the magic ticket was punched out using an EK Success Punch.  Gina's flourishes miniatures were painted black and gold.  The dream in a circle is new for Gina's Design.

Items Used
Gina's Designs
Pine Trees Shape Set
Mini Display Tray
Gears Shape Set
Skeleton clocks
Clock Hands Shape Set
Christmas Shape Set
Mini Flourishes Bella
Winter Shape Set
Beach Shape Set
Type Writer Keys

Elf Magic
Silver and Gold

Friday, December 12, 2014

Snow Fairy and Mitten Cards by Dianna

Hi everyone Dianna here with two snowflake cards.

The Snow Fairy card is my take from a card I saw on Pinterest.

The Fairy is from Gina's Designs Garden Fairies. When I saw this particlar fairy I thought she looked like a ice fairy. I used Sparkling H2O's on the Fairy and snowflakes. I painted one of Gina's trees with white acrylic, then used Copic Markers and white pearl chalk ink to give it a wintery affect. I punched with a Fisker 1/2 inch and 1 inch punches on clear vellium and a white metallic paper. I then distressed all of the circles with a silver chalk ink. I distressed the teal paper with light brown ink and cut the branches off the tree. I laid out the branches and circles to look like snow globes. Then placed the snowflakes around the card like the fairy was creating them. To finish off the card I used rhinestones on the snowflakes and through out the card.
I picked up an small envelope maker from Taylored Expressions and decided that it would be a great on the front of a card. I decided to use some of the pink paper from Crate Paper - Bundled Up.
I papered mittens from Gina's Designs Winter Shape Set. I layered Stickles on the plain chipboard snowflakes to create the vintage look on the snowflakes. I then printed out the "in the meadow" saying from the computer but a giftcard would be great in that slot as well. Rhinestones and a teal bow complete the look.
Items Used
Gina's Designs
Taylored Expressions - Tag Pocket #TE238
Crate Paper - Bundled Up
Stickles - Platinum, Milled Lavendar, Icicle, Brushed Pewter
BoBunny - Teal Paper
Copic Markers
Sparkling H2o's