Monday, June 29, 2015


For the June Inspiration Board Challenge at the Scraps of Darkness,Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Community.

 I was inspired by cool yellow bicycle and flowers! 
I used some things from the June Scraps of Elegance kit: the key,the chipboard,and the rub ons .The black butterflies and tiny bicycle at the upper right are fussy cut from the pprs. 

I took this photo a long time ago in Northport, NY.

Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers, they are just so beautiful and bright.

Thanks for looking!

Some more materials I used:
Papers from Bo Bunny,Tim Holtz, and small pieces of Prima, Pink Paislee, and Graphic 45.
Cherry Blossoms Stencil by Crafter's Workshop
Ranger Crackle Paint
Petaloo Flowers
Green Stickles
Martha Stewart and Mod Podge Silicone Molds for flowers
Green chalk to highlight crackle paint
Yellow and orange acrylic paint
A few Swarovski crystals

Monday, June 22, 2015

Love True

I was inspired by the blue and green butterflies, and the words of the inspiration board. The image is oil on canvas,an anniversary card I made for my husband. I've used the June Scraps of Elegance kit here to make a layout around it.


Materials used:
 June kit from Scraps of Elegance
Cherry Blossoms stencil from Crafter's Workshop
Prima pearl flourish
Lindy's Stamp Gang  Hydrangea Blue, Tibetan Poppy Teal
Ranger Crackle Paint
Sizzix Decorative Strip Die, Butterfly Frenzy

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fairy on a Book Box

Hi everyone, Melissa here with a book box for Gina's Designs. I have two other book boxes I've made, and they're very convenient for stashing ATCs, and other small things.
I assembled the box and glued it with glossy accents, then put a few coats of gesso on both the inner and outer surfaces. I followed this with a thin wash of Lindys Stamp Gang. The binding area has a coat of gold liquid leaf paint.
 The top is oil on canvas, it was inspired by Deanne's "Anything Under the Rainbow". I started out with bright colors, added a lot of white,then rubbed and brushed on mica powders in different colors. 
I prepped the fairy with gesso,and painted her with watercolors. I put on a thin coat of glossy accents, then sprinkled on glitter. I repeated this, but made the glue layer thicker. I applied some silver stickles, and gold leaf paint.

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend!

Gina's Products Used:
Book Box Medium
Garden Fairies Small

Oil paints and watercolors by Winsor and Newton
Perfect Pearls
Some flowers,bling, and feathers by Kaisercraft and Prima
 Tim Holtz bird
 Graphic 45 fairy
Some Swarovski crystals
Glossy Accents
Twinkling H20s
Plaid Liquid Leaf Gold Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Magicals Set - Powdered Paint - Victorian Bouquet, Ramblin' Rose Pink
Prisma Glitter, Ultrafine Multi
Distress Crackle Accent

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pink Vintage Tags

Hi everyone! Melissa here with two tags for Gina's Designs. I found this size project fun to do. The tags made a great base for the layers of things I put under it, and top too. I added some pieces to hang off the bottom. I'll be putting this on a wall in my scraproom.     

I painted all the chipboard with gesso. I mixed perfect pearls with a tiny amount of water, and brushed it on the tags.
I applied glossy accents to the other chipboard that's white.
The wood medallions have a coat of gold lumieres on them.
I put fresh flowers from my yard,and from a bouquet of pink roses and baby's breath,under memory glass.   

Thanks for looking!

Gina's Products Used:
Graphic 45 Papers
Watercolor Paper
Twinkling H20s
Winsor and Newton Watercolors
Perfect Pearls
Sizzix Decorative Strip Die, Butterfly Frenzy
Vintaj medallion
Crafters Workshop Stencil, Cherry Blossoms