Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snowman Mini Album by Dianna



Hi Everyone, Dianna here with Gina's Designs adorable Snowman Mini Album (Coming Soon) and a Cross-Promotion with The Robin's Nest. On the cover, I used a beautiful Snowflake paper is from The Robin's Nest and Gina's Designs Title Winter Wonderland (I cut the snowman off and cut up the phrase to fit on the mini album). All the large snowmen are Chipboard from Gina's and covered with plain white cardstock embossed with an embossing folder. I daubed Stickles on both the Title and the Snowmen. The hats are patent leather paper and scarfs are felt.

The blue and white striped paper is the coordinating side of the glitter deer paper from The Robin's Nest. I am kinda proud of the fact that this mini album has fold outs, which are on plain white card stock or drop-off from The Robin's Nest paper. The snowflake rosette is cut from a die and prior to folding the rosette I daubed Stickles on the edge to give it a little something. The clip is just a plain paperclip with a snowflake charm. The LET IT SNOW is from Gina's Designs, Winter Shape Set painted white and Stickled. The snowflakes thru out is from the Snowflake Shape Set and the Winter Shape Set. The Deer from Gina's Designs is being used as a pocket. I glued the deer on The Robin's Nest glitter deer paper and cut out around the back of the Deer and created a folded a flap and glued it on the back of the Deer. I painted the Ice Skates white, daubed Stickles and used a snowwriter for the "fur" trim. I created a downward foldout and glued the Ice Skates on the front. The rest of the pages are a using the rest of the snowfakes and snowmen.

Items Used
Gina's Designs
Snowman Mini Album - Coming Soon

The Robin's Nest

Other Items

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Valentine Tag by Dianna

Hi Everyone, Dianna here with a Valentine with a Steampunk Twist.  I really could not help myself as soon as I seen the Bo-Bunny Paper "Star-Crossed" line, I just knew that it would look wonderful with Gina's Designs Eiffel Tower and Clockwork Penny Farthing.  I also wanted to include a heart for the Gina's Designs February Craft Group Challenge, so of course I went with a Steampunk heart. 
I covered a Gina's Designs X-Large Chipboard Tag with the Bo-Bunny Paper, used Vintage Photo and Black Soot to distress the edges (a lot).  I used Black Soot on the Eiffel Tower as a base coat and then used Stickles in three different colors to give it dimension.  The card stock dolies were spritzed with Ranger Sparkling H20's in a spritzer with a lot of water.  I have having a heck of a time with clogging of the normal Ranger Sprays so I made my own.  I will let you know on my next blog update if it worked or if that clogged too.   The Steampunk Heart and Clockwork Penny Farthing were "painted" with chalk ink in a bronze color, then distressed and Stickled. 
The Julie Nutting Media Doll was colored with Copic Markers and Bo-Bunny paper was used for her dress.  The underdress was spritzed with water and folded a couple of times (fan like) to get the ruffled effect.  I created a sleeve out of left over paper from the underskirt.  The opposite side of the striped paper is hearts (which is really cute).  I used red Stickles and dotted the hearts for extra sparkle. The suitecases are from a really cute Stamping Bella Stamp that I stamped, colored with Copic and cut out.  The Gina's Designs Art Deco Border was painted with gold chalk ink and spritzed and Stickled to create a tarinshed look. 
Sparkling H20 was used on the Balloon and then brushed corduroy Stickles was used to create a rope look.  I Stickled the teal paper to give more depth to the balloon.  I included a couple of pictures of the balloon because you really cannot see it well in the overall photo.
 Finally, I stamped the RubberNecker Stamps on plain cardstock and distressed the edges with bronze chalk ink.
Items Used
Gina's Designs
Other Items
Julie Nutting Media Doll Stamp
Stamping Bella-luggage
RubberNecker Stamps-Steamer Tag and phrase
Bo-Bunny Paper
EK-Success - Border Punch
Ranger - Distress Ink