Saturday, December 27, 2014

Three Fairy ATCs

Hi everyone!  Melissa here with three ATCs  for Gina's Designs. I think the delicacy of the chipboard and these little pictures fit together.To decorate the chipboard I first prepped the chipboard with gesso,followed by blue chalk ink. When the top one dried I put on some Inka Gold. On the bottom two pieces I put on a layer of crackle, followed by Inka Gold. 

 Thanks for looking!

Gina's Design's Products Used:
Layered Border Victoria Small

Other Products Used:

Jaquard Pearlex Powder
Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die -Tattered Flower Garland
Jaquard Pearlex Powder
Watercolor Paper
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Distress Crackle Paint- Clear Rock Candy
Toho Beads
Pointed Back,Bicone, and Flat Back Swarovski Crystals

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lost in Thought

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout for Gina's Designs.
I think these chipboard pieces fit beautifully with the vintage theme of the page.
To decorate the chipboard, I first prepped all the pieces with gesso. On the leaf pieces I put green and brown watercolors over green chalk ink. I then topped them off with Distress Crackle Paint.

For the pink pieces, I put crackle paint over pink chalk ink.  I rubbed in some brown chalk to define the cracks. The pink didn't show up much as much as I would have liked it to against the background, so I used pink Twinkling H20s to make the pieces darker. After that, I applied yellow, then purple H20s, letting each layer dry. I ended with another layer of crackle paint.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Prima flowers
Paper by My Mind's Eye, Tim Holtz, Core'dinations,GCD Studios, and Marion Smith Designs
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Tsukineko Chalk Ink
Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Twinkling H20s Watercolors
Pointed back Swarovski crystals
Jaquard Pearlex Powder

I used a Prima stencil and applied texture paste. I put a mix of green and blue watercolors on. While it was wet I put on some pearlex powder in gold. I put distress crackle paint on top.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Let Our Hearts Be Full of Cheer

Hi everyone! This is my entry for the Scraps of Darkness, Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Community December Inspiration Board Challenge.

I was inspired by the warm colors, and the Christmas theme, of the beautiful Inspiration Board. 

Products used:
Gina's Designs Chipboard
K and Company Paper
Petaloo flowers
Prima flowers and butterfly
A little Tim Holtz and Vintaj metal
Green chalk ink by Tsuineko
Winton and Lewis watercolors
Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fairy Atc Shrine and Atc

Hi everyone! Melissa here with an ATC shrine and ATC for Gina's Designs. These little shrines really get my imagination going. I had fun adding different things to the top.

To decorate the shrine I first prepped it with gesso. I painted it with Jaquard Lumieres mixed with  White Viva Modeling Cream, to lighten the color. I wanted it to be pinker so I painted on Twinkling H20s. While it was wet I added on some red watercolors. When it was dry I rubbed on some white pearlex powder. I painted the door with silver leaf paint.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Fairies from Prima paper
 A Petaloo and Prima flower
A small part of Prima pearl bling
Jaquard Pearlex Powder
Luminarte Twinkling H20s
Plaid Liquid Silver Leaf Paint
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Lumiere Acrylic Paint
 Swarovski pointed back crystals, and green flatbacks
Martha Stewart punch
A few small pieces of Vintaj metal
Pressed leaves and some lichens from my yard

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Carole Lombard

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a layout for Gina's Chipboard Laser Designs

Carole Lombard was an American film actress. She was particularly noted for her zany, energetic roles in the screwball comedies of the 1930's.  She was the highest-paid star in Hollywood in the late 1930's.

I really enjoy working with Gina's chipboard here, it blends in so well with the layout.  

To decorate the chipboard I first prepped them with gesso. On the green top piece, I started with pink chalk ink.  I then sprayed some Lindy's on.  I didn't like the color, so I added green chalk ink,then green and brown watercolors.  I let it dry, then rubbed some gold Pearlex powder on.  I topped it off with a layer of Distress Crackle Paint.  I did the bottom green piece the same way, but skipped the pink ink and Lindy's. You can see they are two different shades of green.

On the chandelier I used Distress Crackle Paint over silver leaf paint.

Thanks for looking!

Chipboard used:

Petaloo and Prima flowers
Jaquard Pearlex Powder
Luminarte Twinkling H20's
Prima Paper
Plaid Liquid Silver Leaf Paint
Distress Crackle Paint-Clear Rock Candy
Tsuineko Chalk Ink
Winton and Lewis Watercolors
Prima Bling
Silver and White Embossing Powders
Lumiere Acrylic Paint
A few Swarovski pointed back crystals

Here are some close ups:

To make the background I painted the cardboard with gesso,then Twinkling H20s.  I put on silver pearlex powder, and different colors of Lumiere acrylic paint. 

Friday, December 5, 2014


This is my entry for the Scraps of Darkness, Scraps of Elegance Mixed Media Community November Inspiration Board Challenge 

.I was inspired by the pastel colors, and delicate mood, of the beautiful challenge photos.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Butterfly King - for the Tresors de Luxe November Challenge

Hi everyone!  I dyed the Tresors de Luxe cream colored lace orange,by dipping it in a mix of  Dylusions inks, and water.  Donna Stanek gave me the lace.

I was so inspired by the warm autumn colors of the beautiful mood board,especially the orange.

Thanks for looking!