Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sneak Peek: Hope is Faith and Hang in There

Thank you for joining us for our first day of peeks! Our first preview is Gina K's "Hope is Faith", a mini set benefiting Haiti.
Although I will have more colored samples with this beautiful image, I kept today's simple and paper pieced instead so I could use Theresa's gorgeous new "Wings of Hope" digital papers. I stamped them onto the purple swirly pattern, touching up the dots around the edges with Inkssentials White Pen, and then used the same pattern but in pink for the background. Base is the new Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender, and Black Onyx, which I also used for my punched large flourish, is always the perfect dramatic contrast for soft pastels like these. With pretty patterns and a versatile stamp like this, you don't need a lot to make quick, terrific card!
Next, Theresa's new "Hang in There!" set, which is SO cute! The frog is my fave. After coloring him with Copics, (Googling "red eyed tree frog" to get their crazy markings accurate!) I traced it with a circle Nestabilities die, going around the leaves, then cutting with my scissors to have these outside the edges. I sponged on a little aqua ink before matting it on black, I love how this looks like you're spying him up in the leafy canopy with binoculars! Background is Cuttlebugged with Leafy Branch folder and sponged with a darker green ink to add depth and make the leaves pop. Card base is the Gina K Pure Luxury Lemon Drop, so fresh!
The Hope is Faith mini stamp set retails for $9.95. It was created to raise money for the Red Cross to help with the devastation in Haiti. $2.00 of every purchase of this stamp set will be sent directly to the Red Cross throughout the month of February.

As the first responders to disasters around the world, the Red Cross is there to help with the basic needs of these people who have suffered so much. By purchasing this mini set, you will help to make a difference to people who are desperate by supporting an organization that works tirelessly to feed, clothe, comfort and care for those in need.


More peeks tomorrow! :) (don't forget to post your entry for my flower contest by tomorrow(Monday) at 8 PM CST !)

29 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Both are so beautiful, Gina! Your coloring is gorgeous and you've totally enabled me into getting that CB folder!

Carolyn King said...

lovely. great pair of butterflies...love the cutie froggie too (we did the same thing tonight!)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

The butterfly is so sweet and elegant in the paper piecing!!! And your red eyed tree frog is more realistic than mine.......I love the blue!!!!

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous cards! I'm really loving that butterfly and the digi papers. That froggie hanging there is adorable. Fabulous preview!

Theresa Momber said...

LOL. I'm so confused! I thought I was on Gina's blog, then I saw her post and thought she had changed it. Is it time for bed yet? Love your cards!

Gloria Westerman said...

Outstanding......love it....

joy said...

Amazing butterfly card! The colors you have used are beautiful!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Mel! LOVE the purple butterfly and pink together, gorgeous! Me and you said almost same thing about the frog, googling it, haha!

*snickers at T*

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Melanie! Love the pair of butterflies and great coloring on the tree frog (and yes! - it does look like we are looking at the froggie through a spy glass!)

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin them both! cant wait for Thursday!!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love all the pink and swirlies with the butterfly set--lovely! And such a cute froggie :o)

hugz,
Suzanne

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh Mel... these are both gorgeous!!! I love the butterflies and the frog is definitely going to be a fav of mine... by far... remembering my dear friend, Bette. She collected them. Great job with both sets!!

Valerie said...

Just beautiful, both cards are fantastic~

Lagene said...

Beautiful Wings of Hope card! and Love the frog!!!

Sandra said...

wonderful cards!
Sandra

Jennie said...

Two fabulous cards Mel! (See, I know who you are, LOL!.... Theresa is so funny!!! hee-hee). I have done that before myself...Shhh, oops :o)))

TexasGrammy said...

Love the pairing of the butterflies, Melanie! And your frog is just captivating!

~Bev

Deebi27 said...

The digi paper looks great with your purple butterflies. REALLY liked your double use of the digi papers. such wonderful ideas!

NinaB said...

I love how you did the frog card. That CB folder is perfect with it. Your butterflies card is stunning, too.

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful cards Melanie! Love how your colored the frog...it looks real!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! Love the colors and the pair of gorgeous butterflies and that frog is so wonderfully colored!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

The hope card is so lovely! And I just knew there would be more adorable animals in the Hang in There set - the raccoon was so cute, and now the tree frog!

Kathy H said...

Love both of these!

Lori said...

love these images and cards!

asela said...

beautiful cards Melanie. Love the little frog with the leaf background!

Lillabell said...

love your cards

Jessica said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! I love your frog and how you colored him!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Mel...your frog coloring is outstanding...he looks ready to leap off the page.

Your butterfly card is just gorgeous as well. Brilliant idea to use two! Genius!

Donna said...

awesome cards!!! love your frog coloring