Sunday, January 26, 2014


Hi, Melissa here with my latest addition to Gina's Designs.  I used the wings  as the main feature. I loved decorating them because they look so real, and are so beautiful. I used texture paste followed by several layers of lumiers. The frog is there because my husband likes them.

Products by Gina's Designs: Wings Assortment

Other products include:Pink Paislee paper, Tim Holtz rub-ons, pen nib, metal flower,corner edge, and key.  Prima flowers, pearls. Pearlex powders. There are many embellies from friends from

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hi!  Melissa here with two cards using chipboard from Gina's Designs,and papers from The Robin's Nest. On the card at left I've used chippies I had on hand from other projects, so I was able to put it together quickly.  I used lumieres over white acrylic paint, stickles,  and microbeads.  I also added some lichen from my yard and some mica flakes at the lower left. To mat the image I've used paper from the The Robin's Nest called Valentine Stripe Cardstock.

On the second card I painted both the dress form and the canvas piece behind it with white acrylic paint . On the canvas piece I also mixed in some pink with the white paint.  Both were then coated with Perfect Pearls and water for added sheen. I painted the butterfly wings and hearts with Silk Acrylic paint, and then topped it with the same pearl powder. To accent the canvas I've matted it with paper from the Robin's Nest called Valentine Stripe Cardstock, and Red Glitter Paisley Paper.


Gina's Designs chipboard shapes I used:

Robin's Nest Papers

Other products I've used:
Liquid Pearls
Perfect Pearls
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Jaquard Mica Powder
Acrylic paint by Lumiere and Folk Art
Jolee's Stickers
Mica Flakes  by Stampendous
Flower by Prima
Lichen from my backyard
Silk Acrylic
Flat back and bicones by Swarovski
Gold Embossing Powder sprinkled on Glossy Accents
Papers by Prima, Graphics 45, and Pink Paislee

Here are some views in the sun

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


This is made of wood, and measures 7 by 8 was inspired by a post on Pinterest,called Mini dresser with matchboxes,by Andrea Teixeira . Her blog is called OBJECTOS BY DEA. I 'de already planned on using this dresser, and when  I saw the scene above her's I thought , hey that's a great idea.
I enjoyed the colors from last week' Valentine's post so much that i felt like making something pink. The background  is watercolor paper that I sprayed with water , then red Dylusions ink. I painted the wood with acrylic paints. I made some texture on the front, and top of the dresser using  a piece of lace as a stencil, and clear gloss gel medium.

The chipboard is by Gina's Designs and includes:
Birds Shape Set
Fantasy Frames and Flourishes
Dressforms and Corsets Shape Set
Mermaids Shape Set
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Queen Anne's Lace
Clock Hands Shape Set

Other products include:
Dylusions Spray Mist
Lumiere paint
Silk Acrylic paint
Butterfly by Reneabouquet
Perfect Pearls
Jaquard Mica powders
Swarovski crystals
Graphic 45 paper
Prima flowers and bling

The pink crystal necklace, sterling necklace, charms, and some home made flowers, are from my stash

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Love Conquers All

This started off as a lift of Abbygirls "Days Gone By" of November 4th, 2012,but very quickly took a turn elsewhere.

I started off with watercolor ppr i had painted on a few months ago.   I did several of them because they were so fun.   I sprayed water on the ppr, then dylusions ink sprays.   This one was just red, but when it dried it looked kind of orange.  I sprayed some more red on it when i started this.   I painted some stripes of silk acrylic on in dark pink.  I splattered art deco pen on in gold. Then some painting with gold and silver mica powder.  I put some texture paste on the right side using chipboard as a stencil.  You can see what i used in the lower left of the page, the heart shapes.

The photo is from one of my first Valentine's days with my husband.

The chipboard is from Gina's designs:
 Birds Shape Set
Butterflies and Dragonflies
Garden Fairies Small
Dressforms and Corsets Shape Set
The pprs around the edges and under the woman with the umbrella are from Robin's Nest.

Other products are:
Acrylic paints by Lumieres
Silk Acrylics
Jolees stickers
Vintaj swallow,key , and lock
Swarovski flat back crystals
There are a lot of items here from my sister, and from friends on
 Some watercolors flowers i painted from a long time ago.
Papers from G45
Feathers from my backyard, and also pressed flowers.
Butterfly by Reneabouquet
Bling and flowers from Prima.