Monday, March 02, 2015

New Challenge: Bits of Green

Hello Friends!!
I am getting ready to head to Texas for the Gecko Galz Retreat....
I am soooo excited!!
But before I go, I want to make sure you know that I have a new challenge going on over at the
Our theme this time is 
Bits of Green

Here is a tag below that I have made for the challenge.
To create my tag I used my Green tag Bases

Hope on over to the Challenge Blog to see all the 
Inspiration Pieces from the Design Team and Winners from my last challenge!!
Thank you for visiting!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Tag and Vintage Ladies Spring Green Card Tutorial

Hello Friends!!
Today I would like to share with you a tag and Card that I have made using some fabby ribbons and trims from
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Irish Tag
To create my tag I used my Purple tag Bases
Irish Bingo Cards, Light Green St. Patrick's Day Stamp images, Cream Stamp bases.

I used the Celery Plaid, Grape Satin, Purple Leaves, Lavender Seam binding, and Moss Green Seam Binding all from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon
 Paris and Jungle Art Glitters were used.

Vintage Green Ladies Card
Hidden tag removed
Gecko Galz Pretty Victorians Digital Collage Sheet
Gecko Galz Vintage Tags
Vintage Spring Green Digital Papers
Micro Moss Green Gingham Moss Green Seam Binding, Moss Green SatinSandra White Crochet Lace1/4" Natural Crochet Lace Deep Ivory Mulberry Roses and Solid Green Baker's Twine Ribbons and Trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I used my Bow it All tool to create my bows.
Jungle Art Glitter

Created my card base using a sheet of ivory cardstock.  Cut two pieces of paper from my spring green collection.  Then layered the ribbon across the center.
Layered two of my images together (glued together).  I cut a smaller piece of one of the green gingham papers from my set.
I glued the green gingham in place (all edges inked with frayed burlap distress ink).  I glued the two images above to another one of the Gecko Galz tags and placed the foam pads in place so that I was able to slide in the last (daisy) tag into place once my piece below is attached to the card base.
Below you can see how I added double bows made out of the gingham with my Bow it all tool to the tags.
 Removed the one tag so that I could add the glue and Jungle glitter.  I also added the lace in the top right corner with a button and green baker's twine.  I glued on a moss green seam binding double bow and deep ivory mulberry rose.  The crochet lace is tucked up under my focal piece.
One last look at the finished card.
Thank you for visiting!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snowman Chipboard Love

Hello Friends!!
Heather here and today I would like to share with you another
Guest Design Piece I have done using 
Gina's Chipboard 
and some fabby Ribbons and trims from 
Really Reasonable Ribbon.

First up I have a couple snowmen that I have done in a shabby chic style using Gina's Snowman Banner and My Floral Digital Papers.

I covered all the pieces with my papers then inked the edges with Ranger's Frayed Burlap.
I used Fauna, Storm, Just Peachy and Arbor Glitters on all of my snowmen.  I also added 1/4 natural crochet lace on each of the hats and then topped them with snowflake chippies that I covered in Fauna glitter.  Then I placed a Deep Ivory Mulberry Rose or
Baby Pink Mulberry Roses on top of that.  I added vintage buttons tied with  Cotton Candy Baker's Twine or Aqua Baker's Twine.  The buttons and snowflakes were elevated using

I also played with one of Gina's Birds on Key Set
I painted the piece first with Gesso, then water colors in blue, pink, and dark yellow.
After I painted it I put a layer of matte gel medium over it.  This way I could add another layer of water colors.  Below you will see I used some Golden Brown on the Key.
Next I added some darker blue to the blue birds and red to their chests and golden brown to the beaks.  I also stamped on the key with Tree Branch Archival Ink.  
For my Final step I added another layer of matte gel medium and then doodled with a black pigma pen.  I just love how it turned out!

I used Gina's 

Thank you for visiting Gina's Designs today!!