Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Tag by Dianna

Hi Everyone, Dianna here with a Easter Tag made with Gina's Designs X Large Tag, Easter Shape Set and Julie Nutting's Audrey Mixed Media Doll Stamp

The paper used is Doodlebug Designs "Hello SunShine".  I covered the tag and lightly distressed the edges.  I painted the Gina's Designs frame, lamb and chick with white acrylic paint. Texture paste dyed green was used to create the base for the "grass", which is actually green paper Easter grass. 

I wanted the chick to stand out, so I searched my stash of stuff and came upon white Flower Soft.  I spritzed the Flower Soft with a yellow Myra Mist and it worked.  Now, I had yellow fluffy stuff for the chick. (Note: a word of warning, I spritzed too heavily and it took two days to dry).  I used a yellow Copic Marker, colored the chicks body and used an orange for the beak.  I put glue everywhere, except the beak and spread the now yellow Flower Soft on the chick.  It dried pretty quickly, I had already cut out the egg shape so I used a chipboard spacer to give a little dimension between the egg and the chick.  A black gem for the eye and the chick is done!  The other two chipboard eggs were covered with paper and Prima chicks were used to decorate.  The edges were daubed with glitter glue.  Gina's "Basket Full of Joy" was inked in green and daubed with green and white glitter glue. 

I used white and gray Copic Markers on the the lamb then decided to cover the lamb in Flower Soft too, since it worked so well on the chick.  First I put glue all over the lamb except for the face and then covered the lamb in Flower Soft.  Now I have a fluffy white lamb!  Two gems for the eyes, a pearl for the nose and a hand drawn mouth finish the little lamb. 

Julie Nutting's new Audrey Mixed Media Doll Stamp was changed up a bit in order to hold the basket and sit down.  The skirt was cut at the bottom to the first pink band.  The legs were cut off and a chipboard filler piece was used under the feet and at the knees (this gave the legs the appearance of bending.  I used Julie Nutting's Strapless Dress Doll's other arm to create the arm holding the basket.  I gave Audrey more of a bust line in order to hide the fact that the arm is a little different.  I then stamped the bow from the Strapless Dress Doll and used nail gems for the neckline.  The Basket is a die cut and the flowers were cut from the Doodlebug paper, glitter glue was daubed on the flowers and gemstones were placed in the middle.  The cute blue bird is a brad from Doodlebug.  The stamp phrase is from Taylored  Expressions.  Gina's frame was daubed with green, white and pink glitter glue, while the glue was still wet I applied flaked glitter and seed pearls.  

Thank you for looking!

Items Used
Gina's Designs

Easter Shape Set - coming soon

Other Items
Julie Nutting - Audrey Mixed Media Doll Stamp
- Strapless Dress Doll
Doodlebug Designs - paper
Taylored Expressions - basket die
                                          - stamp phrases
                                  - bird brad
Prima - baby Chicks

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Tag by Dianna

Hi Everyone, Happy St. Patrick's Day! Being part Irish, I just simply had to do something with Gina's Designs Chipboard and my Prima Media Doll Stamp. 

I started with Gina's X-Large Tag and covered with Authentique "Lucky" Collection paper.  The Layered Border (Victoria) from Gina's Designs comes in two layers.  The bottom layer I used gold Stickles and the top layer Sparkling H20s to give the chipboard more color.  The Ivy under the Irish Blessing is Gina's Ivy Corners, I spritzed the Ivy with Fireworks Spray and Stickles.  I cut out the Irish Blessing, the Shamrocks "Lucky", the large and small Shamrock  from Authentique "Lucky" Collection.  I used two different Stickles on the Shamrocks in caldron.  I painted Gina's caldron black then used green Stickles,  The phrase "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow...." is cut from the top of the Authentique paper.  

I used Julie Nutting's Media Doll and stamped doll dress twice using the Authentique paper.  I then layered the dress and cut the "folds" of the first layer of the dress to give the dress more fluff.  I created sleeves with the solid green paper and placed an extra clover in her arm.  The top hat was cut out of the Authentique paper.  I used Copic Markers on the hair, body and shoes. 

Items Used

Gina's Designs

Other Items

Julie Nutting Media Doll
Authentique - Lucky Collection
Copic Markers