Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sneak Peek: "Nurse Feelgood" and "Notes for Mom"

I've been saying it for over a year, "Dr Feelgood needs a nurse!" , and, at long last she is here, thank you Cammie for creating this set to go with our favorite resident physician!! Along with lots of other hospital "stuff", of course... I had a "get well card" all ready to peek with this set, but then spent more time playing and really loved how this altered "teacher" card turned out!


Here I cut the hat off "Nurse Feelgood" and altered her hair a bit to give her a perky ponytail like my son's music teacher. I made a chalk board from Gina K Pure Luxury Black Onyx CS and stamped the "i {heart} my Teacher" from the set in Cream White Ink and wrote in "Music" with the white Inkssentials pen. This handwritten font in this set is really nice because it is pretty easy to write in the subject of your choice for a close match! :) Then I Googled "musical score" so I could draw a an accurate staff just using my white pen again with a straight edge. For fun, I drew little hearts on instead of notes, in no particular arrangement, if you really tried to play this it would probably sound like my singing! The pen takes a while to dry so I did smudge it a bit in places, fortunately that adds to the realism of my chalk board LOL! I backed it with some Metallic Crystal paper from Paper Temptress and scored it a couple times so I could make a little chalk rail and added some metal dots at the top to "hang it". Base is also Black Onyx and the Vermilion Sparkle CS is also from Paper Temptress, has a bit of a glitter to it, very pretty!


Click on the pic above for a closeup, did you see the score I doodled onto her papers? That's a little "personalization opportunity" I love about this set, a blank canvas to fill in whatever is appropriate for this lovely lady to hold. I'll be sharing some other ideas for that little stack of papers at at the release party, can't wait!!
For our next peek, we have Gina's "Free with Three" set "Notes to Mom", a very special any-time set with a gorgeous mix of greetings and fonts, both classic and modern at the same time! To create a soft look on this Mother's Day card, I stamped two of the flowers from Asela's "Friendship's Garden" all over a piece of Vellum CS in Memento Rich Cocoa and adhering to this Cameo Coral Base on the left with glue dots (hidden under the white grosgrain) ;)

I stamped the flower again on this Cryogen White CS from Paper Temptress and colored it with Copics. I cut this out and then popped it up on another piece of the same CS I die cut with a Petite Oval Nestabilitie and sponged on some Cameo Coral ink, using the die as a stencil, love how the shimmer shows through!

For more sneak peeks of today's sets, please see: Carolyn King, Donna Baker, Emily Giovanni, Erika Martin, Gina Krupsky, Jessica Fick, Joanne Basile, Kurtis Amundson, Theresa Momber, and our In the Spotlight designer Beverly Cole!


Tomorrow is the last sneak peek day and the party!!! I hope you can all join Gina K and the team for one of our best and biggest releases ever! REMINDER: Don't forget to leave a comment on Monday's post for a chance to win "Wee Tees!"

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

Mel - these are fabulous - as usual. You never disappoint with your creativity!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Both of these cards are just wonderful Melanie! I especially love the music teacher one! :)

Diane said...

Oh Melanie,I love your cards,you make the set always looking even better with all your wonderful ideas. That flower is amazing!!!

Laura Jean (AKA LJ) said...

Melanie,

Love both cards, the mother's day card is so elegant and the music teacher one is so creative and "out-of the box"!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie! I love how you personalized the teacher card! And your Mother's Day card is just gorgeous!

Linda said...

Mel you never stop amazing me with your gorgeous creations!

Sharri Seffens said...

Melanie, Both cards a wonderful! I love the music teacher card with the notes!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful Cards! I especially love the one with the music teacher. Both my kids are musicians and this would come in handy for me!

Donna Baker said...

HA! I love your music teacher & heart notes - so clever! You know I adore the beautiful mother's day card too! have to get some of that paper!!

catdidit said...

sooo awesome Mel! I LOVE that teacher card, and her music sheets she is holding, neat idea! And the flower, awesome coloring! Love the pink!

jules p said...

i just love this nurse set. very cute.

Allison said...

Both of these are great cards! Love how you turned her to a teacher.

JessicaK said...

So cute, I love all the added elements behind her too. Great job.

Anita said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you made the nurse into music teacher. Great drawing of music as a backdrop.

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Hey Mel... that music teacher card is awesome and I love the Mother's Day one as well.. great way to use the stamps to make your own background...
Can't wait to show you what I've made with your set at the release party...

Lori said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Fabulous music card and the mom card is so shimmery and soft!

Carolyn King said...

youuuuuuuuu soooooooooo rock! Thanks my friend!