Monday, September 14, 2009

Elegant Verses Blog Hop!

The Gina K team and guests are hopping tonight with "Elegant Verses", thank for joining us!


I finally got around to making the card I'd been thinking about since I first saw the "Elegant Post" set: when Nina came out with this lamp verse in "Elegant Verses" this month, I couldn't put it off any longer LOL! I stamped the post on Vellum CS and then flipped the paper over and stamped it again to create the two sides of the chandelier. I added the pair of birds right side up and upside down to make it a little more ornamental and then added all the self adhesive rhinestones and some little crystal stickers from Stampendous I had. The tiny rectangle and tear drop shapes on the strip were perfect to make the lit candles! I don't have ay chandelier stamps but they've been a very poular trend for awhile now, so I was really pleased with how this worked out! Verse is framed when a die cut Fancy Tag, CS is Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx. The Textile Cuttlebug folder pattern really does look like chandeliers, I embossed it into the card base and the vellum strip under the focal point. It's a beautiful folder for vintage cards.




For even more samples of the Elegant Verses stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Nina Brackett's blog. Nina will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - so we hope you'll take the time to comment on her blog for your chance to win this beautiful stamp set!
After visiting Nina, hop over to her good friend Silke Ledlow's blog for some special projects she'll be sharing with us tonight.
Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Nina's blog hop tonight:

28 comments:

Maria Levine said...

This is awesome!! Gotta love those gems, it looks amazing!

Jennie said...

Wowzers Melanie! Great idea and love the chandelier..... So stinkin' creative :o)

Michelle said...

What an amazing way to make a chandelier! Love the added bling too! :)

Giovana said...

WOW Melanie, you are so creative!! Your card is just perfect.
God bless
Giovana

Theresa Momber said...

Melanie, you knock my jaw to the floor so often it has finally unhinged. LOVE it!

Silke Ledlow said...

OH - this is sooooo cool looking!!! What a fabulous way to use the Post Set as a chandelier and not to forget the awesome bling!!! You rock - Melanie!!! Hugs ~S~

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Wow! You and Carolyn really know how to work that Elegant Post set in ways I never would have thought! Brilliant!

JessicaK said...

Wow! Mel's bringing the bling! :) Beautiful chandelier!

Anita said...

This is so beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

This is gorgeous!! I love all the gems! Perfect.

joy said...

I am blown away by your creative use of those stamps. Now I'm looking at my stamps upside down! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You just flat-out amaze me!!!!! Your creativity level has ZERO boundaries!! This is soooo stinkin' AWESOME!!!!!!!

NinaB said...

I love how you always think outside the box, Melanie. Very creative and I LOVE it. That label is just perfect too.

Juls said...

stunning!! Love the bling on that amazing chandelier!!

Diane said...

Wow and wow...I am loving this card! What a great idea for the bling...thats why I love visiting all you girls, you are all so dang inspiring with all you creative ideas!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Melanie. Love your gorgeous chandelier.

Teri said...

Your cards are so gorgeous! What a great idea for that chandelier. WOW! And I'm still totally in love with the polished stone card below it! I bought everything to make one in SEVERAL colors because I just liked it so much. Stunning work!

Michelle said...

Mel,
this is just stunning. So gorgeous and elegant.

Michelle

JenMarie said...

L O V E this!!!

Tina Gilliland said...

OMGosh... sooooooo pretty!! I LOVE this design.. you are so clever. Those dew drop shaped rhinestones are gorgeous!!

Chrisd said...

Oooh so lovely with the touch og bling!

Sharri Seffens said...

Melanie, Making a chandelier out of the lamp post is brilliant! I love it and all the gems!

Carolyn King said...

ohhhh...love that chandelier! Elegant with all the jewels!!! Clever chica!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is amazing, very elegant!
love the bling!
Blessings, Maria

stampqueen said...

That is soooo Qute!!!! Very inventive!!!

Donna said...

you are too clever! I love this makeshift chandelier (I'd have NEVER thought of this idea!) and it looks better IRL *wink*

Jessica said...

SHUT UP!!! You are such an artist to see this chandelier in Nina's set, Melanie! I LOVE it!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Melanie!!