Hey there Paper Peeps! Ginny here with an extra special project I created as a gift for my Daughter in Law for her Birthday. The story behind this project is our first vacation we took all together after she joined our family. We went on holiday to the beach as we do for Christmas and had a wonderful time. She and I happened into a craft store and she found a little package of glass bottles and she mentioned how much she liked them. A light bulb went off and I decided right then and there to create a shadowbox for her and include a tiny bottle filled with sand from the beach from our first family trip.
I altered many chippies to embellish a recycled candy box to create the shadow box.
There’s the little jar of sand. I wrapped a bit of twine around it and added some tiny key charms.
A vintage jewelry finding was layered onto the altered chipboard for accent.
Loads of flowers to coordinate with the beachy color scheme and to disguise the structure holding the tiny sand jar. There’s a printed bible verse in the frame with a lovely sentiment to let her know how much we love her.
I created faux netting by spraying cheese cloth then twisting it in and around the flowers and inside the box. A few little loops of roping completes the nautical embellishing.
1. Wipe down the chippies to prepare them to be altered. 2. The base is finished with a layer of flat white acrylic paint and the flourish pieces are dabbed with Distress Paint in Peacock Feathers. 3. I’m incorporating the portion of the chippies that would usually be discarded to create the front opening of the box. It’s been finished with the Distress Paint and the snipped Deco Frame pieces are also. Using 3D Matt I adhered the flourish pieces to the frame base and allowed it to set. 4. The Deco Frame pieces are added to the box front and ready to attach to the candy box. I filled in the frame with Sugar Glitter Paste then sprinkled in 3D Powder and Micro Beads. This took quite a while to dry but well worth it!
A generous coat of Glitter Paste tops off the frame. I decided to grunge up the sides just a bit too which you can see in the finished pictures : )
Gypsy Soul Chippes~Deco Frames 6 Inch, Doodle Frame Rectangle.
Flowers from Petaloo~Botanica Magnolia Mix Blue/ Green, Mixed Textured Elements Teal, Burlap Poinsettia Teal, Botanica Vintage Velvet Mini White.
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G
Hey there Peeps! Ginny here to share a very vintagy inspired greeting card with loads of chippies and flowers , burlap and lace.
Isn’t this the sweetest? Anything with hearts and wings is going to be great, right?
There’s a lot going on here….but using the dark navy borders really helps to break up the busy patterns.
I think the burlap and lace adds so much texture and gives a really homespun country appeal.
Gorgeous flowers and pearly accents.
The cabochon in the center has flowers in the exact same shades and is the perfect focal point.
1. I wiped down the chippies and poked out the little bits to prepare them for finishing. 2. I applied a flat white embossing powder to the wings and heat set it then allowed it to cool. Focusing on the wingtips I added a layer of white and gold speckled embossing powder and set that also. A final layer of glitter snow to the very edges for added texture. 3. While the glitter snow was still wet I sprinkled on some Prills. 4. Text paper was applied to the heart and the edges sanded down with a small file. The edges are aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The frame was easily altered with navy embossing powder and heat set.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Flourished Frame Karen,
Petaloo~ Flowering Pick Blue Berry, Botanica Garden Roses Red.
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Navy Burlap String
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) Ginny
We’re kicking off the summer holiday season with a fabby new Stars and Stripes Patriotic Creativity Kit!!!! So many festive paper patterns, vintagy images and prettied bows. Of course I got into one and whipped up some projects…because that’s what I do lol. I have created 2 full sized cards, 2 large tags, 2 house tags (my favorite), and 2 wall hangings. There is a good sized stack of leftovers too so I can create some tags and labels for home made goodies for the holiday.
Uncle Sam Patriotic House Tag
Lady Liberty Patriotic House Tag
July 4 Patriotic Tag
Patriotic Drum Greeting Card – Holiday Home Décor
Great American Firecracker Patriotic Wall Hanging
Fourth of July Wall Hanging
Red White and Blue Patriotic Eagle Greeting Card
Liberty Patriotic Tag Holiday Home Décor
OMGoodness you guys I love all these projects. I started with the kit and added cardstock and bits and pieces from my stash. I admit I did dye my hands blue and glue myself to the table….but hey it’s all part of the process right?
Additional items from…
Gypsy Soul Laser Cut Chipboard~ Stars & Flourishes Border and Corners Set, Photo Reel, Tulip Scroll Corner, Scribble Frames and Lines.
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Burlap Center Stitch Navy, Chevron Striped Twill Light Blue, Tiny Electric Blue Stars on Grosgrain, Shimmer Satin Blue, Satin with Stitched Center Navy.
Petaloo~ Briar Rose Canvas Red-Blue, Textured Elements Canvas and Burlap Daisy Blue.
Okay That’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G
Hey there Peeps! I’m sharing a card today with a vintage beach theme that is near and dear to my heart. Our little family loves the beach so much we spend our Christmas holiday there. A little sand….a little surf. IHOP(for those not in America IHOP is International House of Pancakes) for Christmas dinner. What could be better?
All our Love Vintage Beached All Occasion Greeting Card
I think these warmer tones of blue and kraft adds to the vintagy effect.
The shells and sand dollars make a great accent and work well to fill in the flower arrangement.
A scribble frame in a circular shape breaks up the square edges.
Tucking in some cheesecloth gives the effect of netting…a natural choice for a beach card. I love the texture it adds and helps to fill in the arrangement.
The bow has white stitching and helps to break up the dark blue satin.
Last but not least…..some coordinating Prills to give the effect of water.
These chippies were fun and easy to alter to coordinate with the vintage beach theme....
1. The bare chipboard was wiped down to prepare for finishing. 2. Flat white acrylic to top off the scribble frame and gold to base coat the shells and sand dollars. 3. Crackle medium is added to the sand dollars and once dry a thin coat of white acrylic. Stamping on the frame and a bit of inking. 4. Distressing the edges makes the elements pop.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Beach Shape Set, Scribble Frames and Lines.
Petaloo Flowers~ Burlap and Canvas Collection – Mini Garden Rosettes- pl-1213-253 , Satin with Stitched Center Navy
Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day : ) G
Hey Peeps! I’m sharing great little art canvas today that just flat out reminds me that you gotta keep moving forward even if you have to pretend you know what you’re doing. Which is me pretty much most of the time lol.
When in Doubt Wing It Art Canvas
Isn’t this just so sweet? I’ve hung on to this little bird image for a while waiting for just the right project and I’m so glad I did. Love her little crown : )
There’s perfectly coordinated flowers here with twine and berries mixed in to make a lovely little arrangement.
Altered chipboard creates the base and I’ve added real vintage buttons, a metal flourish and of course a poofy bow.
This is canvas stretched on a wood frame so it’s quite dimensional. I’ve wrapped the ribbon around to give the edges a nice finished look.
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Supplies~
Wishing everyone a happy and productive day : ) G
Hey Peeps! Ginny here dropping in to share an ultra feminine card I created with some fabby GSL chippies, printed papers, ribbon trims, and flowers.
I created a great layered look by stacking the flourishes on top of the frame.
The finish in crisp white helps to brighten the darker patterned papers.
I got lucky that the opening of the frame
was just perfect for this cut apart sentiment.
Adding the crackle medium allowed me to include a peekaboo layer of gold paint for a very shabby aged look that compliments the florals.
This effect was really easy to accomplish with a few simple steps…..
These chippies were both fairly detailed but they have a different scale so they do not compete with each other. The smaller pieces were from the Flourish Set Amanda..I just snipped the longer section into two. First step was a base coat of metallic gold paint. After drying I added a layer of crackle medium and allowed that to dry as well. Last but not least top off with flat white acrylic paint and wait for the magic to happen. I love to watch the cracks appear!!!
Polly’s Paper Studio~ Style All Occasion Greeting Card
Petaloo~ Pink Velvet Hydrangeas, Darjeeling Butterflies Teastained Pink.
Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Chevron Striped Twill Pink, Spiral Stamen White.
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts used~
Okay that’s all for me. Hugs…..Ginny
Hey Peeps I’m dropping in to share a sweet little shadow box that I created with charming little bird houses and loads of spring flowers.
Spring Bird House Shadow Box
This stand alone shadow box would look just perfect with an Easter bunny but can be displayed all season long as it’s not too ” Eastery”.
This little chipboard shadow box is deep enough to adhere the birdhouses inside at different depths for a nice dimensional look. I’ve painted it in a gorgeous spring green to show off the flourishes and birdhouses.
I’ve selected blooms in bright cheerful colors and created a nice balance by adding some to the top and bottom of the shadowbox.
I’ve chosen a nice selection of pinks, green and white flowers and tucked in some speckled eggs. The birdhouse in the back also has a sweet little nest to welcome birds and make them feel at home.
To add a bit of softness to the hard edge of the roof line I incorporated some cheesecloth. It also helps to fill in the arrangement.
Okay that’s all for me. Whishing you all a happy and productive day.
Darjeeling Petites – Teastained Pink pl-1465-110
Darjeeling Mini Daisy – Pink pl-1494-110
Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas – Rose pl-1272-161
Darjeeling Anenome – Cream pl-1490-105
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts~ Mini House Room Box, Leafy Swirl, For The Birds.