Free Technique Vid for Youuu

Happy New Week!

This month I set myself a target to share one new technique with you. I am now happy….nay, THRILLED, to offer for your viewing —

{Which, coincidentally is my ONE LITTLE WORD for 2013}

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Here is the direct link to Vimeo
As with all “The GiSt of It” videos, you can view at anytime and even download to your computer to watch later!
Share with your friends and discover just how many uses this technique has for your creations.

I did forget to mention that the liquid I used to create the flower outlines, is actually 3D fabric paint. Because I’m an impatient minx, I had to blot it with paper towel and that’s how it became thicker and a little smudged/irregular.

BUUUTT, it’s glossy and completely waterproof!! BONUS!

XX Giovanna


Scrapbook Creations Farewell Edition

Issue 95 of Scrapbook Creations is now available and this is my final contribution as a Design Diva.

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In this issue I was given a STAMPING challenge and had some lovely wood-mounted stamps by Inkadinkadoo to play with along with K&Co papers which are a nice heavy weight; perfect for mixed media and other wet media play.

I wanted to do something different to simply stamping the image onto the layout.

Firstly I swiped the patterned paper with gesso and when it was dry enough took the larger stamp and added another layer of the botanical theme.
It kinda looked boring so grabbed the smaller flower stamp and some red StazOn to create a border around the photo, using a plain paper mask to indicate where the photo would go. I found the more you layered the stamping from a very wet stamp, to an almost dry stamp, the more interesting it got.
You could also use this technique in reverse, applying the layering to the corner of a greeting card or journaling card. Just remember to spin the image a little to get variation.

It’s been an absolute pleasure working with these girls and especially Casey Ioannou who is one patient and understanding Editor! I’ll miss the regularity of work and the deadlines (I do love an end-date!); seeing my mug-shot every issue and all the freebies; B-U-T in the spirit of the “end-date” I felt it was my time to hand my tiara to another talented gal, worthy of the Diva title…and there are soooo many out there. There is fantastic new talent emerging, and I am envious of their seemingly effortless ability to throw it all together!

I wish Casey and the SC staff continued success. I believe there are some changes in the pipeline…..which I am now no longer privy to {{insert grumpy face}}….so we shall all have to wait and see.


Introducing….The GiSt of It

With much excitement, I give you my little Vimeo Channel…..THE GIST OF IT.

In line with what you, my loyal followers, have always wanted, I’ve put all my “watch me work” videos inĀ one area so you can find all the freebies easily!

Here is the latest creation, the Art Journal page I challenged myself to create in ONE HOUR!

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Art Journal in One Hour Part 1

Art Journal in One Hour Part 2

I’ve enabled these videos to be downloaded and viewed whenever you like (a definite bonus) and if you get a Vimeo account (super easy, free) you can leave me love on Vimeo which will instantly improve my street cred!!

I hope you enjoy my newest offering!!

xx Giovanna

p.s. apologies in advance for the dodgy quality of the videos. “someone” had changed the settings in the camera and silly me didn’t check before launching into the process. Lesson learned!