Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Remember the Journey

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout for Gina's Designs. My mother-in-law took this photo at Land's End, in Cornwall.
I had a lot of fun decorating the chipboard, as usual!
For the background I applied texture paste on a texture sheet, then sponged on gesso. I then painted with Viva Modeling Cream,then a little Lindy's, watercolors, and Twinkling H20s.
I prepped all the chipboard with gesso. I drew some detail on the seahorse with a pencil, then painted it with brown watercolor. I added some gold perfect pearls. I took off some of the brown later with a wet brush, to give it a little more dimension, and put some more paint on different areas. On the gears on the upper right,and the flourish at the right of the photo I poured gold embossing powder on wet gesso, then heated it. The gesso made it bubble up for some extra texture.I dry brushed some Vintaj patina paint on top. I painted the gears at the bottom right and center of the photo with brown watercolor, I applied a layer of glossy accents and put the items on a pile of crushed up mica flakes. I topped them with some patina paint. For the title work I painted with twinkling H20s, then put on some versamark embossing ink. I poured on chunky clear embossing powder and heated it.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you find some scrappy time for yourself today!

Gina's products used:

Steampunk Frame
Curly Word: Remember
Sea Horse Shapes
Layered Flourish Renata Small

Other Products:
Paper by My Mind's Eye
Prima flowers
 Twinkling H20's
Viva Colour Modeling Cream
Lindys Stamp Gang
Perfect Pearls
Windsor and Newton Watercolors
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Sizzix Tattered Florals
Liquitex Texture Paste
Sizzlits Spring Greenery
Vintaj Patina Paint
Stampendous Mica Flakes
Martha Stewart Silicone Mold

This is how the page looks in the sun:

Saturday, March 28, 2015



This layout is for the March Inspiration Board Challenge. It was inspired by the pink roses on the Mood Board.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout for Gina's Designs. This photo was taken near Sequoia National Park in California.
 I love all the curls and swirls on the chipboard. I used that as a theme for the way I decorated it.  After I prepped it with gesso, I put on texture paste in a small area,and twisted pieces of it with a straight pin. I repeated this until the whole thing was covered. I painted with layers of Lindy's Stamp Gang, and topped it with a mixture of  gold perfect pearls and a tiny amount of water. I put crackle paint on one area,which came out a lot darker than the rest of the frame.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have some scrap time today!

Gina's Designs Products Used:

Other Products:
Papers by Prima,and My Mind's Eye
Black flower by Prima
Handmade turquoise ribbon flower, and paper flower
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Perfect Pearls
Twinkling H20s
Liquitex Modeling Paste
Prima pearls
Crafter's Workshop Template
Distress Crackle Paint- Clear Rock Candy
Sizzix Tattered Florals, and Tattered Flower Garland
Chinese Lantern from Graphic 45
Yellow Butterflies from Pink Paislee
Birds from Bo Bunny

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two Vintage Cards

Hi everyone! Melissa here for Gina's Designs.  I think the beautiful chipboard I used here complemented the the vintage theme, and I love the way it looks. The shape of the daisy is so intricate! I prepped all the chipboard with gesso. I painted the leaves on the left side card with watered down green acrylic paint. I dabbed off a little with a paper towel.  I put texture paste on the daisy, and made lines in it with a straight pin. I painted on a combination of Twinkling H20s and Lindy's Stamp Gang. While wet I put on some on some pink, then white Perfect Pearls. I mixed yellow and green watercolors to make the center of the daisy. 
I painted the flourish on the right side card with a mix of red and white acrylic paint.  When dry I put on a layer of glitter glue, and sprinkled on glitter glass.
Thanks for looking, and I hope you have time to create something today!

Gina's Products Used:

Other Products:
Prima and My Mind's Eye Papers
Kaisercraft flowers
Sizzix Tattered Floral Garland
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Americana Acrylic Paint
Twinkling H20s
Windsor and Newton Watercolors
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Perfect Pearls
Stickles Glitter Glue
Swarovski peridot bicone crystals
A small piece of Vintaj metal

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Hi everyone! Melissa here for Gina's Designs. This is a photo of family in New York meeting my son for the first time.

I think the beautiful chipboard I used worked well with the page. I first prepped the pieces with gesso. The butterfly and flowers that are blue-green are painted with Lindy's Stamp Gang. I  brushed some gold Pearlex powder on the butterfly wings.

 The silver flowers are a few layers of Twinkling H20s and  pearlex powders over texture paste. I had made the lines in the wet texture paste with a straight pin. The top coat is silver leaf paint, with a little gold pearlex brushed on. The little fern frond is first green chalk ink with some Utee sprinkled on and heated. I brushed silver Pearlex on, then a little gold leaf paint.

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Products Used:

Other Products:
Prima and Graphic 45 papers
Prima, Kaisercraft, and Petaloo flowers
Lindy's Stamp Gang paints
Windsor and Newton Watercolors
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Prima Pearls
Pearlex Powders
Crafters Workshop Stencil
A few Swarovski crystals
Plaid Liquid Leaf Paint, in gold and silver