Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sneek Peek Day 3: "The Journey" and "Many Wishes"

Our last two Gina K Designs stamp set peeks before the reveal tonight and I've gotten some clean and simple cards for you! The first is Asela's "The Journey". Lots of very poignant vignettes and sentiments included, here's an image I like a lot, because of the sweetness of the pair, but also the ambiguity their walking away from us creates: you may see two children, or if you're "petite" like me (and have a 6 year old son that's already up to your shoulder!), you might see a mother and son. We just returned from the beach a few weeks ago, and we just love walking up and down the beach together finding shells, so I knew as soon as I saw this image (and the new Gina K Pure Luxury "Soft Sand" cardstock!) what I wanted to make.
I glued a few shells to the corner of my embossed Nesabilities rectangle frame for an accent, and broke off a tiny piece of one to put in her hand. After making a diagonal tear in some scratch paper, I placed it across the top corner and sponged in three layers of foamy surf with my Cream White Pad. The figures are colored with Copics and popped up, I followed along the underside of the image with my Versamarker to make the shadows and added two little rows of simple footprints. Last a piece of hemp, I can almost never do a beach card with it. (I have smokin' hot card for the party with this set, completely different, hope you can make it!) :)


Next up is Gina's "Many Wishes", full of dandelions and dreams.

Here is a simple single layer card created by stamping and stamping off the different dandelion heads in Staz On on Glossy CS, then matching up the stems to each, tilting them this way and that make a soft breeze. I added a little more greenery from Gina's "Tropical Flowers" to flesh out the field a bit more. I sponged on a bit of pink and purple allowing some white to peek through, I love doing nature silhouettes like this with sky in the background, like you're lying on your back in the grass with flowers towering over you as the sun sets. She also included lots of different wish greetings to accompany those little spores floating away in the breeze... ahhhhhh!

More peeks from our team here:

Gina, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Joanne, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, Theresa , and Asela
Our CenterStage Spotlight Design Team members Selma Stevenson and Pam Imholz are joining us this morning with previews as well!


Release party is tonight!! woo hoo! Please join us at 7PM CST in the SCS Gina K forum party thread to chat, see more samples and get the first look at the full set reveals, this release is going to blow you away! :)

27 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! The image really pops on your Journey card! Gorgeous scene on the Many Wishes card!

Anita said...

Wow! What a neat way to create a shadow.

Becky said...

wow is right, love the bold colors, and the beach scene is gorgeous.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh that walking along the beach card is amazing!!!! I love the footprints!!!! I can't wait to see your HOT card!!!!! LOL What a peaceful dandelion card...I love the shadowy dandelions!!!

Carolina said...

Love what you've done with both sets - the soft and peaceful feel to your first card and love the colors you used on your second card - just adorable!!!

KreatesKards said...

LOVE the journey set on your blog and Many Wishes is a big hit too.

Cathy said...

Ohhhh! these are beautiful Melanie, love the kids walking on the beach and the little footprints. The colors in the silhouette card are gorgeous.

debinicol said...

that would have been a great momma's day card...lovely!

Justine said...

Being the die hard Island girl (I always seem to live on one), that beach card and your use of the shells and the shadowing is really speaks to me. I think I can hear the waves calling out my name.......... Great job

Lynn Mercurio said...

You never disappoint with your awesome creativity, Mel. What a wonderful card using The Journey...I love your footprints and the surf rolling up from the edge. BRILLIANT

And look at the lovely colors and all the dimension you added to your Many Wishes project. It's a real beauty!

Kylah Marro said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the beach card!!!! I need that set now!

Dawn said...

ACK!!! Oh Melanie..I love what you did with both sets!! love the simplicity yet dramatic results!! Enabler!!!

catdidit said...

OMG, that beach scene, WOW Mel! All the little details, the waves and the shadows AND the little piece of shell in her hand...just soo very creative!! Genius!! AND can't wait to see your HOT card tonight too ;)! And the dandelions, I LOVE it!! I was so channeling you this time, rofl!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

I absolutely adore the seashore card!!

Selma said...

Wow! Your Journey card is amazing. Love all the details you have put into it. Creative way to do the footprints and shadow. Beautiful scene on your Many Wishes card. Love all your work.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two beautiful creations, Melanie! I love the details on your Journey card - the surf, the footprints, the shells! The coloring on your Many Wishes card is amazing! Awesome previews!

Carolyn King said...

Love the shells on the first---great addition! LOVE the second card--the colors are awesome!

reeree62 said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie!! I cannot wait to see the rest of "the Journey" set...

msfreida said...

Melanie, you hit this one out of the park! I could just sit and stare at both cards with amazement! Both so totally different, but equally gorgeous!

Jennie said...

Love these cards Melanie! Such a beautiful scene you created with Asela's set!

Jessica said...

Melanie- what perfect cards you are sharing tonight!! Great job - I adore both of them!

See you later tonight! I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeves for us!

Jerusha said...

WOW! That first card is so pretty, really made me think of the beach - and look forward to our seaside vacation in a few weeks! And that second card just blew me away with the gorgeous colours. WOW! You are so talented. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

emilymomto3boys said...

The simplicity of your first card is just beautiful! What a lovely image!

Cindy Lawrence said...

These are both just lovely, Mel! I especially love the sweet, simple seaside scene on the first card!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Gorgeous! I love the little shell you added! PERFECT

Sunshine said...

The card made with the Journey set is just sweet Melanie. Loved the idea to use the VM to make the shadows. I would never have thought of that.

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