Monthly Archives: January 2016

Children’s Hour Winter Trunk with Tags

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Happy Saturday Paper Peeps! Having a super quiet morning here at the old house. The boys have gone camping and it’s just me and the kitty cats. We’ve slept in a bit (6am) and enjoyed a lovely french roast and watched some art journaling videos.  I’m taking a break from my break to share a project created for Graphic 45 with the new Children’s hour…I have it on so many projects I think I better order more because it’s so fabulous I want to use it for everything! Winter Trunk with Tags.

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I’m always looking for a way to brighten the winter blues that come after the holidays are over and I think this little trunk filled with tags fits the bill.  I’ve added loads of layers of the patterned papers with gorgeous flowers and a sweet chipboard sentiment. Inside the box I’ve added dividers to hold up the journaling tags. They would be a great way to display pictures of outdoor winter fun…assuming you think it’s fun outside in the winter lol. There is faux-snow created with embossing powders…which was well worth the mess on the table and chair and me and the cat and the floor.  Winter Trunk with Tags

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~January Collective

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~January Montague

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6×6 Patterns & Solids

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~8×8 Calendar Pad

Graphic 45 Staples~Book Box

Graphic 45 Staples~Claw Feet

Graphic 45 Staples~ Large Tag Album Ivory

Petaloo Flowers

Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard

Canvas Corp Brand Clothespins

Zva Creative~Blue Pearl Bling Flourish

Ranger Embossing Powder~Twinkle

Blue Cardstock

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Boots Chaps and Cowboy Hats Western Wall Hanging

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Hey there Peeps! I’m dropping in to share a really Western Inspired project today. Yes I know it’s a bit different than my usual style…but I had so much fun altering the chipboard and layering it with patterns papers and embellishments.

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To view a step by step tutorial on how I altered the chipboard for this project please visit the Gypsy Soul Blog.

~Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~

Barbed Wire Deco Frame Square

Dreamcatcher

8 Point Star Shape waiting release

~Other Supplies~

Ranger~Perfect Pearls -Bisque & Dark Chocolate, Stickles-Waterfall, Distress Ink-Walnut & Black Soot, Texture Paste-Opaque Matte, Mists-Blue Patina & Bronze, Glossy Accents   /   Faber Castell~Gel Medium   /   Art-C ~ Metallic Silver Paint, Gel Stain-Chestnut, Texture Paint-Copper   /   Americana~ Raw Umber Acrylic Paint   /   Folk Art~ Licorice Acrylic Paint   /   Spectrum Noir Markers~B2 & B9    /   Color Box~Decades Dark Cashmere Ink   /   Memento~ Tuxedo Ink   /   Studio G~Clear Glitter Glue   /   Canvas Corp Brand~Boots & Saddle on Kraft, Sayings on Ivory, Burlap.7 Gypsies~Ordre Du Collection~ Days, Weeks, Months /  European Collection-Hoagie   /   Finnabair~Elementals Stencils- Chicken Wire, Ripped Fishnet/ Clear Stamp-Messy   /   Pro Art~Canvas Primer Gesso   /   Crafter’s Companion~Stamp It Australia Dreamer- Once In A Life Time, Textures Stamp Set Splats and Stains.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Graphic 45~Petaloo Blog Hop Day 3

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Oh my stars Peeps! This is a super fabulous day for me. Graphic 45 and Petaloo are having a blog hop. For day 3 I’m sharing the project I created with Graphic 45’s Children’s Hour patterned papers and the gorgeous flower from Petaloo. Which you all know is my favorite!!! Make sure to stop by the Graphic 45 and Petaloo Blog to check out all the beautiful projects and find out how you can  be entered for a chance to win an amazing prize.

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Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~February Collective

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~6×6 Patterns and Solids Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Children’s Hour~March Mantage

Petaloo Flowers~Vintage Vignette Mini Purple

Petaloo Flowers~Darjeeling Petites Teastained Purple

Petaloo Flowers~ Spring Berry Cluster Lavender Purple

Petaloo Flowers~Botanica Blooms Lavender Purple

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard~Flourish Frame Sienna

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard~Words & Phrases 1

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Chipboard~Cardstock Doily Set 1

Gesso

Hampton Art Ink Pad~White

Spectrum Noir Marker~ PL4

Ranger Stickles~Lavender

Ranger Distress Ink~Gathered Twigs

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Violet Burlap String

Really Reasonable Ribbon~Periwinkle Wrinkle Ribbon

Purple Cardstock

Double Sided Adhesive Tape

Aleen’s~Tacky Glue

Okay that’s all for me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the incredible projects shared by the designers for this super fun Blog Hop. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

You’re a Hoot Wall Hanging

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Hey there Peeps! I’m just dropping in to share a fun and whimsical You’re a Hoot frame. It’s kinda silly and kinda cute : )

You're a Hoot Home Decor Crafter's Comapnion CHA Sample 1You're a Hoot Home Decor Crafter's Comapnion CHA Sample 2You're a Hoot Home Decor Crafter's Comapnion CHA Sample 3That sweet little bow is created with Satin Sherry Ribbon topped off with a Red Sweetheart Blossom. There’s also a Red Cosmo to anchor the bottom.  This is a walk on the wild side for me and I had so much fun creating.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies~

Twit Twoo EZ Mount Stamp
Spectrum Noir MarkersBG 1~2~4~6-EB 5-DR 5
Sparkle Pens~ Winter Warmers & Clear Overlay
Ranger Ink~Old Paper & Gathered Twigs
Stamp-It Austrailia Dreamer Once In a Lifetime
Vintage Christmas 6×6 Paper Pad

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Valentine Greeting Wall Hanging

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Hey there Peeps!  I’m just dropping in to share a sweet and very Valentiny wall hanging. This was supposed to be my get up and get moving morning….however I slept in til 7am..OMGosh I never sleep that late….. Anyhoo can’t stay and chat..there’s too much to do now that I’m rolling 3 hours behind. Valentine Greetings Wall Hanging.

Valentine Greetings Wall Hanging 1Isn’t this just tooo adorable??? Loved that little frame before..but after painting it? Swooning!

Valentine Greetings Wall Hanging 2

Question….how many flowers can Ginny add to a wall hanging? Answer…a lot! And check out that vintage buttons….you can never find that shade of pink now.

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Cutie patootie tiny banner in the corner.

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More actual vintage buttons tied into a super poofy bow with more flowers and ruler ribbon.

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Hanger of chevron ribbon to make it easy to display.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~ Chevron Striped Twill Pink, Sweetheart Blossoms Pink, White Magnolias, Pink Cottage Roses, Pink Spiral Stamens, Ivory Burlap String, White Chrysanthemums.

Polly’s Paper Studio~Valentine Greeting Wall Hanging.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

Show Me The Pink Challenge

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Woo hoo it’s time for a new challenge Peeps! And it’s a Show Me The Pink Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon which makes it even more awesomer!!!!!  Can you tell I’m excited???? I created an Every Picture Tells a Story Wall Hanging.

Every Picture Tells a Story Wall Hanging 1 It  is vintagy and girly and flowery and chipboardy and ribbony.

Every Picture Tells a Story Wall Hanging 3

The inspiration behind this project was a charming Vintage Photo Chalkboard image from our very own shop. I’ve been wanting to use it for quite some time…..and this was the perfect opportunity.

Every Picture Tells a Story Wall Hanging 2A mix of pretty and oh so girly flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon and Petaloo coordinate perfectly with the image and generously fill in the corners.

Every Picture Tells a Story Wall Hanging 4There’s some painting and stamping to soften the graphic pattern of the background paper and an extra smudge of pink ink then topped with pearly accents.

Every Picture Tells a Story Wall Hanging 5This vintagy treasure hangs on a nice length of Pink Chevron Ribbon. It has a super sturdy chipboard base….so it would look equally lovely displayed on a wall or on a shelf on a plate holder.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~Chevron Striped Twill in Pink, Silky Crush Ribbon in Pink, Pink Cottage Roses, White Sweetheart Blossoms.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~Words & Phrases 2, Flourish Open Circle Large.

Polly’s Paper Studio Supplies~Vintage Photo Chalkboard and Shabby Pink Images, Every Picture Tells a Story Frame.

Okay now it’s your turn to create a fabulous Show Me The Pink Project and link up with us to play along.

Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Gypsy Butterfly Wagon Shrine

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Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here and I’m dropping in to share a super charming and whimsical Butterfly Gypsy Wagon Shrine.  Wow that’s a mouth full!  I picked muted colors and added shimmery metallic mists to finish the chippies. A lot of extra dimension was added with texture paste and spacers inside to adhere the focal image.

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~Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~

 

Other Supplies~ Ranger Perfect Medium, Distress Ink~Wild Honey, Distress Stain~Picket Fence, Faber Castell Whipped Spackle,  E 6000, Aleen’s Tacky Glue,  Tattered Angels Mists~Hemlock Green-Walnut Gold-Suede-Iridescent Gold, Art-C~Metallic Gold-Metallic Silver-Ultra Chalk Paint White and Turquoise-Chestnut Gel Stain-Steel Luxe Paint, Metal Heart Charm, Gold Burlap Twine, Tiny Mulberry Roses, Wow Glossy Embossing Powder, Amber Bling.
Okay that’s all for me….wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Steampunk Debutante Inspiration Shrine

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When tasked to create a project that inspires us to grow as artists in the new year I really thought about the  direction my creativity seems to be leaning. I’m enjoying more altered art and assemblage and combining more textures and surfaces like flowers, chipboards and paints.  This Inspiration Shrine will hopefully encourage me to  develop new skills and be less intimidated to try new things.

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Please enjoy this Snapguide Tutorial I’ve prepared….

 

 

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Classic Collection~Time Warp

Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Classic Collection~Nouveau Artistry

Graphic 45 Couture Collection~Accessorize

Black Acrylic Paint

Light Aqua Acrylic Paint

Ready to Finish Wooden Shrine

Ranger Distress Ink~Black Soot

Ranger Stickles~Cinnamon

Clearsnap Smooch~Ocean Soul

Petaloo Flowers

Prima Flowers

Gina’s Designs Chipboard~Feathered Shape Set

Gina’s Designs Chipboard~Steampunk Lightbulb

Gina’s Designs Chipboard~Words & Phrases 1

Thanks so much for stopping by today! wishing you all a happy andproductive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retro Valentine Banner Kit

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Hey there Peeps! I’m dropping in to share a Valentine banner. I really wanted to take cute picture of it……but it’s too long to get all in one pic : (  I had the ambitious plan to make over a mantle from a no longer working electric fireplace. I thought I’d paint it white and distress it…then I could use it to take all kinds of fabby pictures.   That is until the boys found it.  They gutted the heater unit out and replaced it with giant speakers and they’re using the top for their TV in the mancave : (  I guess I’ll be on the lookout for a nice big shelf. In the meantime…..

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Retro Valentine Banner Kit 2016 4Retro Valentine Banner Kit 2016 2Retro Valentine Banner Kit 2016 1Retro Valentine Banner Kit 2016 5Isn’t this just too much cuteness???? Okay here’s the good news……this adorable banner is available in a kit so you can make one too…with all the pieces cut-tied-ready to assemble. It’s got doilies and clothespins, stripy bows, vintage images, and resin hearts. Hop on over and check it out at Polly’s Paper at Etsy.

Okay that’s all for me..wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G

Love and Cherish Valentine Printer Tray Home Decor

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Hey there Paper Peeps! It’s Ginny here and I’m so very excited to be sharing my very first post for  Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. What a fun adventure it’s going to be for me to create with these fabulous chippies. For my first project I made a very Valentiny  Love and Cherish Printer Tray with lots of bits and bobs and finished it  with well altered chipboard embellishments.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 1 I just love a classic color scheme for holiday decor and I think this fits the bill. There’s just something about black and creme with red. Soooo romantic.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 3This gorgeous set of  Ivy Corners has been finished with red acrylic paint then inked and embossed then sprayed with a shimmery mist.  I wanted it to have a well worn and aged look so I dabbed a bit of gold paint in the edges.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 2I scavenged some seasonal embellies like the keys and heart and butterflies and gave them each a section of the tray being careful to balance the red with the chipboard and metal.

Love & Cherish Printer Tray Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts 5The chipboard was trimmed so it wouldn’t hang off the bottom ….easy enough with a small pair of sharp scissors.

Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Supplies~Ivy Corners, Words & Phrases 1, Flourish Frame Sienna Mini.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Trim~Red Wrinkle Ribbon. I sprayed the ribbon with the Sued Glimmer Mist to age it and darken it a bit.

Paper from Graphic 45.

To finish the chipboard I used~Americana Cherry Red Acrylic Paint, Tattered Angels Suede Glimmer Mist, Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink, Wow Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.

Love and Cherish Printer Tray.

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G