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I'm Dionne with my latest post for the Lots of Layers and Faux/Real stitching Challenge. Wow, I had so much fun with this challenge. this is the first time I hand stitched on a card, and I love the way it came out. I also machine stitched on the scallop rectangle mat. I stamped and embossed Gilli's shirt and pants with white embossing powder, and then paper pieced them an added stickles to both. Yes I have alot going on ,but it works for me.
Enjoy and Check out my teams work and join in the fun.
Hi Everyone, it’s Wini from LooneyBugDesigns. I am so honored to be hosting this new challenge here on the House of Gilli! I wanted to try something new for me so I picked Lots of Layers and Faux or Real Stitching. I hope you have as much fun with this Challenge as I have had.
I wanted to try something new, so I made a cute little needlepoint box (for my stitching) and added layers with the cute blue and yellow needlepoint flowers and a little Gilli Charm. I love the dimension that the different stiches on the box add also.
I seem to be addicted to Shrinky Dinks lately – they are so much fun! I love to watch them shrink up and become so small. I colored Tee Gilli with my Copic markers on Shrinky Dink Plastic. Then used my Grand Calibur and Labels 14 dies to cut her out. About a minute in my toaster oven and I have this cute little Gilli Charm. A few beads and I have a little embellishment to add another layer to my box.
I can’t wait to see what you come up with for our challenge. Be sure to enter your project above. Remember if you use a Gilli in your project, be sure and post it at the House of Gilli Yahoo group and the Gilli Gallery on Flickr.
Here is a list of supplies:
- Boho Gilli
- Magnolia Doohickey Swirls & Tag
- SSD Tag Accents – Oval on tag & sentiment
- I-Rock Adhesive Gems
- SSD Micro Roses
- Magnolia Shabby Chic Garland
- Ranger Stickles
- Spellbinders Grand Calibur
We are glad that you have stopped by and visited today. Come on and enter the challenge!
Hello everyone! I am a little late with my post…oh life…lol. But here I am in time to show off my stripes and bling! I loved the idea of this combo. I was coming back and forth in which Gilli use…then I went looking through my papers and then Bling! The idea came. Okay I don’t know why but horizontal stripes screams end of 60’s early 70’s to me…and I picked the vibe looking the papers..then the Gilli choice was easy…Gilli Tee with her bell bottoms would fit right in! Yeah!
Here you see Gilli Tee in a card to celebrate a grovie moment in somone’s life…It is a pretty all occasions card…One that we should have around for those “Emergencies” lol. Gilli Tee was colored with copic makers exclusively. Just a tiny dot of white was added to create the eye. Ain’t she a babe?! LOL. The pattern paper are from K & Co and the cardstock is DCWV. The cute little lace punch is Martha Stewart and the circle base is made of Spellbinder dies (Circle and scalloped). My sentiment was written by hand with copic multiliner and I the paper piece was cut with SU punch. All the flowers are prima. Ribbon from my personal collection. All piece were distressed using distress inks. Gilli was stamped with memento on cryogen paper. All that blings…Stickles!
You still have time to enter our challenge! So get your groove going and bring on your colors, stripes and bling! Pretty easy!!!
I will see you again soon…I will have more details and pictures over my blog! I would love to see you around!
Keep in touch and follow House of Gilli Challenge! Don’t miss any of the gorgeous projects that the Gilli DT brings almost everyday! You don’t want to be out the the loop..do ya?
purple flowers ~ but they have a wide assortment of beautiful flowers! I added some Star Dust Stickles to the flowers Gilli is holding for some extra sparkle, and added a little dragonfly to the bow for some extra bling.
Hi! It’s Wini from LooneyBugDesigns with your Stripes and Bling inspiration card for today! I am so happy to be back with you!
I decided BOHO Gilli would be perfect for a striped card with her adorable hat. I even added some stripes to her tank top. Just to change things up a little I used my Grand Calibur and my Labels 1 Dies to cut my Basic Grey paper and decided to use only part of Gilli. I really like the way she turned out – what do you think?
I used my Scor-Pal to add some more stripes to the background of my card. For her bling I added some Crystal Gems to her earrings and belt buckle using my I-Rock tool and some Smooch Illuminate to the ball on her hat. Some SSD Orchids, pearls and ribbon finished it off.
I can’t wait to see what you create – you don’t have to use a Gilli but we would sure love to see you use one!
And, if you use a Gilli in your little piece of art, be sure and post it at the House of Gilli Yahoo group and the Gilli Gallery on Flickr.
Have a great week!
Today we have a very special guest in the house! The talented designer Marti Wills!! Gilli asked Marti a few quick questions for us to learn a bit about Marti and what she is up to!
· Your Blog Address…our friends will be visiting you.
· How long have you been crafting and what are your favorite crafts?
I have been crafting for as long as i remember. Paper and mixed media are my favorites.
· What do you like best about Gilli Stamps?
Unique, fun yet elegant look - love all the styles to choose from .
· Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a work at home mom with 2 grown boys and a 4 year old daughter. I work as a designer for a number of paper crafting companies, co-own a crafting mini magazine, Through the Craft Room Door & I do digital design work for companies and private people.
Thank you Marti! Now let’s see what you created for us!
I created a little gift set to encourage some relaxation for a friend - it is an embossed metal bucket lined with a stamped napkin. Then I filled it with a good book (Gate to Women's Country), a some scented lotion, a decorated candle and a card with a little pocket for tea inside.
The napkin was stamped using VersaCraft Ink pads and colored with Fabrico Markers - both can be machine laundered with no fading - even when using bleach or washing in hot water. simply heat set with an iron when you are done. The ribbon is attached with iron on Heat-n-Bond. The pearls are done with Liquid Pearls.
The candle was a plain white candle. I simply took Alcohol Ink and covered the candle. then I adhered a ribbon around it and added some pearls with Liquid Pearls.
The adorable Florist Gilli on the card is colored using Prisma Colored Pencils. i cut the panel on the front using The Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridges. the pocket on the inside was cut using the Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge.
The two shimmering pink flower embellishments were made using Pardo Polymer Clay and a silicone mold. They are quite easy to do - in fact they are so easy you can see 4 year old Pezza making them and showing you how in this video*!
* You will be able to see this adorable video tomorrow (Monday) at Marti’s blog!! You cannot miss! Little Pez is a whiz when it comes to crafts! Martha be aware! : )
WOW!! Wasn’t Marti gift set fabulous? I bet her friend will be very happy when she opens her gift basket!
Once more thank you Marti for sharing your talent and creativity with us over here at House of Gilli Challenge blog!
How about you? Bring up your Gilli project! You might be featured right here in the HOUSE!!!
For my image I used Florist Gilli. Isn’t she a cutie and a perfect fit for all the wonderful flowers on this card?
I used the new Spellbinders Heart Circles for the background behind Gilli and also for the inside of the card. I cut them out using my Grand Calibur. I also colored Gilli with Copics and made my bow with the bow easy, a wonderful tool that everyone should have!
Here is a pic of the inside, finished using the same process as the front and I used JustRite Birthday Card Kit for the sentiment and stamped border.
We are so glad you stopped by today and would love to see what you create using ribbon and pearls!
Say yeah!!!!! I am a believer that spring will come full force soon! I caught spring fever and as you can see Gilli Girly is sooo ready for a stroll through the gardens!
I am dying to get some seedlings but I am afraid they will die..seems to be pretty cold outside…can you seasonal gardeners – zone 6…tell me when is a good temp to start a garden outside LOL?
Girly was colored with copic markers (c1-3, R29, E 39-59) and I added a few touches of white pen to give some highlights. Did you take a peak on those lovely pearl earrings? The papers used for this project are from My Minds Eyes and cardstock from my stockpile lol. I also used two punches…Martha Stewart (butterflies) and also Ek (combined 2 pieces in one shape ). I distress all the paper cut outs with distress inks using the distress tools. For a little extra feminine touch…a created this pearl flower using 1/2 pearls , drop pearls…and ribbon (Ribbon & Pearl challenge from Becca!!! So feminine!). All that bling is Stikles!
Now tell me doesn’t she looks adorable in her flowy dress and a lovely red Mary Jane's? I love sewing and honestly…after I finish this card….I thought to myself…I need this dress! LOL…
You still have plenty of time to join us for the pearl and ribbon challenge…come one in….the house is all yours…and if you bring a Gilli project you could join us as a guest DT!! Shhhh..don’t tell anyone…but you get a surprise too…LOL
So come again and keep in touch…more inspiration from the super talented House of Gilli DT everyday!!