Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 1: "Happy Camper" and "100% Sweet"


Sneak peeks have begun, ooh the excitement! First up is Theresa Momber's "Happy Camper". What a great outdoorsy set to follow up "Out West"! You also get to see some of the new Pure Luxury Soft Sand from Gina K. It is a fabulous neutral, here paired with White and Black Onyx.
I masked this scene from a couple different images, starting with the sign (which is blank for you to fill in with what you need for your card) and then stamping the landscape behind it. Without removing the mask and without reinking, flip the mountain scene over and stamp again for a reflection. I sponged around a punched circle above and below and colored everything with Copics, keeping it all muted to look like a still morning. I went out in the yard and found a little twig to create the cane pole and tied on some thread for the line, and popped up one little fish at the end. This little image is great for creating borders too, here I stamped them all along the bottom to look like you are getting a view of what's under the water. This was really fun to make! :)

Next, Rupa's new set is appropriately named "100% Sweet"! I had a really hard time deciding which card to share today (kind of like picking from the dessert cart, my samples all looked so yummy to me, LOL!)


This card was inspired by a beautful wine and dessert bar I discovered this past week "Viva Chocolate!" (my kind of place!) I pulled out my Basic Grey Bittersweet papers to create the scene. Isn't that cake heavenly? ("chocolate raspberry truffle" hee hee!) I love the little "two forks, please" image. :) I made the plate with an oval Nestabilites die and added a "folded napkin" made from a 3" square of Pure Luxury and my Scor-Pal! Of course you need some coffee with your cake, and Rupa's cups from another favorite "My Cuppa Joe" are just right! The sentiment is framed up with Long Rectangle Nestabilities to look like a wall hanging.


More peeks from our Gina K team!!
Gina, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Joanne, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, and Theresa
We are also thrilled to have a couple of our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team join us in our previews this morning: Carolina Buchting and Jennie Harper



What do you think?? Two more peeks tomorrow!! ( one is my set, squeeeeeeeeal, so excited!)
Mark your calendars for the Gina K designs release and party (this link explains the what's to expect!) this Thursday night, June 25th!



32 comments:

Carolyn King said...

beautiful camping scene and that cake is just decadent! love em Mel!

Theresa Momber said...

Melanie, you must be the most creative person I know. These are both jaw droppers! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Melanie - I love both of your samples! Thanks for the step-by-step on the mountain scene. Love the "fishing Pole".
Cynthia

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH sheesh Mel!!! That fishing card...the fishing pole!! Coooool!! And the table setting....WOWZA!!!!

Moni said...

So gorgeous cards, love it! Hugs, Moni

Carolina said...

LOVE both scenes!!! You managed to take us from the rough and wild to elegant and classy - you are so amazingly talented and thanks for such a treat today!

BTW - thanks for the email update...getting excited to hear how it all unveils! Thanks again!!!

lisa808 said...

Love the sneak peaks and your samples. The fishing pole is too cute and the dessert card looks good enough to eat.

Angie said...

Oh Melanie, I want to sit on my porch looking at the scene in your first card while eating your second card! LOL! I love your cards today, they are both so perfect.

Laurie said...

Everyday I could leave a "wow" in your comment section! How do you do that??? Both cards are terrific

Michelle said...

What a GREAT masculine card Mel! ANd that cake.. OMG you just want to take a bite.. Great job.. I LOVE those bittersweet papers they are GORGEOUS!

Sandra said...

oh Melanie - you have done it again - beautiful - I love them both - the fishing pole and fish was a great added touch! and the cake does look good enough to eat - where did you say that dessert place is?
thanks for all the inspiration!
Sandra

catdidit said...

WOW Mel! That cake is to DIE for! Now I want chocolate!! Love the elegant table setting you created! And the fishing card, omg, that pole with the fish, too cutE! LOVE the flipped reflection too! Awesome!

Betty Benton said...

You come up with the most awesome ideas!! Thanks for sharing them with us! I'm not a camper but I love that scene -- makes me want to give it a try! And your table is set beautifully -- makes my mouth water!

Lynn Mercurio said...

FANTASTIC...Love both of these projects, especially the fish pattern along the bottom of your Happy Camper project. It's a fantastic, masculine look.

The cake and coffee card is stunning...what a great scene you have created...so inviting!

Kurtis said...

Both of your cards are wonderful Melanie! The reflection in the water and the "table scene" is perfect!

Jennie said...

Melanie, I love the camping scene you created! The twig is perfect and love the fish along the bottom and the one being caught is so perfect! You are a master designer :o)

Love the sweet card you created too. Beautiful table scene... LOVE them both!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome cards, Melanie! I love the outdoor scene you created and that coffee and dessert setting look scrumptious! Just amazing! TFS!

Tina Gilliland said...

Eeeeek... let's eat cake together!!!! While at our cabin which is located right by that mountain you showed on the first card!!!! LOL Holy Toledo girl... those are both FABULOUS cards!!! Honestly... they almost look like you could have photographed them in real life!!! I had to really look at that cake to see if you didn't pull it from a magazine pic.. LOL Two to order... *sigh*.

Selma said...

Awesome Melanie. That fishing pole and fish are fantastic. And that cake looks like you just baked it and we can start tasting. You are always so creative.

Jerusha said...

Beautiful camping scene! I love the way it looks. And that dessert card - WOW! Makes me want to go out for dessert with a great friend right now (even though it is only 10 a.m.) Thanks for sharing!!

Jessica said...

You are such a rock star!! I love both of these - that fishing pole is genious!! And, how perfect to pair the coffee set with Rupa's sweet set!!!!

Donna Baker said...

oh my - these cards are OVER THE TOP fabulous! wow--the twig and reflection scene is awesome and the dessert 'table' is the BEST! you've gotta take me to that place!!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

WOOOOOWWWWWWW!!! Your projects are spectacular !!! You blow me away!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Melanie! Both cards are wonderful! You are so creative woman!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

emilymomto3boys said...

ok, those are both fantastic cards - but that table setting dessert card is just fabulous!!!

Lori said...

I really like the idea of the twig fishing pole, nice card. The 100% Sweet is great, like how the table top, looks like a set table.

buggin2stamp said...

Oh my goodness! A twig for the fishing pole is genius! And I love the little table scene with cake and coffee. That would make a fabulous invitation for dessert.

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow these are wonderful cards. The camping one is so peaceful and that cake card, oh so delicious and I don't even care for chocolate cake but that card is yummy!

Nancy said...

LOVE the scene in the first card and the 2nd card is yummy! I can't wait for the sneak peeks tomorrow!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are so awesome!! These are both fabulous!!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK, MELANIE! LOVE THE CARDS!

Stampin' Pam said...

Absolutely fantastic! BOTH are just beyond awesome. Mel you are amazing :-)