Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A French Advertisement

Melissa here with a layout featuring Gina's Designs Lasercuts.  I thought the chipboard nicely complemented this feminine image.

Gina's Designs chipboard used:
Fanciful Elements

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Three ATC

Melissa here with three ATC featuring chipboard by Gina's Designs Lasercuts.  These make nice little gifts to give to friends or relatives.  I used gesso topped with  lumieres to paint the chipboard.  The little flowers on the upper left around the photo are made with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch. I used Utee over acrylic paint to get the texture on them.
One reason I find the chipboard such a pleasure to work with is their versatility. I can change their original theme to fit which ever one I want.

Gina's Designs chipboard used:

String Alongs-Gothic
String Alongs-Alice
Birds Shape Set
Dressforms 2 Miniature Shape Set

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Hi, Melissa here with a page featuring chipboard by Gina's Designs Lasercuts. This is a sheet of watercolor paper I first sprayed with  water , then Dylusions ink spray . On the chipboard I used gesso, then painted them with different colors of Perfect Pearls. The texture on the right is made with gloss gel using chipboard as stencils.  I painted the dry gel with lumieres, and decoart pens. I was inspired by Nancy Smiths recent page using this months sketch.  I aimed for a cleaner design than usual.

The story behind this photo is that my husband came home from work, woke me up , and took this shot.  I was a little embarrassed to be caught napping.  My favorite dreams are ones where I fly,and I think my pages look like its underneath water or in the air, so this fits. I really enjoyed working on this page, I love watercolor paper,  the chipboard is so much fun to play with, and this photo brings back a lot of good memories.

  This is a little house we rented in the 80's in Northport,Long Island, NY.  Shortly after, we moved to California.

                                                 Gina's Designs Products used:

                                                   Hot Air Balloons Net Style
                                                       Feathers Shape Set
                                                        Fanciful Elements
                                                         Birds Shape Set
                                                     Mermaids Shape Set

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Blue Mask

Hi, Melissa here with a mask by Gina's Designs.  I painted it with gesso, then metallic blue acrylic. I put clear gel medium on using a piece of lace as a stencil, followed by Twinkling H20s . After that I applied the crystals. The flatback diamond colored ones , and the bicones, are Swarovski.   To highlight the texture of the gel, I brushed on some gold DecoColor  paint.  The flower was made by dipping white paper flowers in Dylusions ink and water. I painted the flourishes in front of the ostrich feathers with gesso, acrylic paint, then crackle.
I tinted the lace by immersing it in Dylusions ink and water.

From Gina's Designs:
Masks Shape Set
Fantasy Frame and Flourishes

Other Products:
Liquitex Gloss Gel
Sparkling H20s
Prima flowers
Tim Holtz Clear Distress Crackle Paint
Dylusions Ink Sprays