Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sneak Peek Day 4: Nana's Needlework and Sentiments and Spring Has Sprung

Last day of previews, the party is almost here!! We start off tonight with Nina Brackett's newest set, "Nana's Needlework", filled with beautiful sewing and quilting elements. This sample uses the charming country shelf with a separate quilt and bar you can hang from below. After coloring the shelf with Copics, I paper pieced the quilt with two different patterned papers form the new "Spring Mix" StampTV kit (striped background is from the kit, too!) The base of the quilt is the tiny pink pattern and then I stamped it again on the floral, cutting out just a few squares. The triangular pattern you see on a few of the blocks is part of the stamp, these I colored in with Copics, as well.
I used one of the small patched elements in the set that can be stamped on the blanket, this time the heart, on it's own frame up in some oval die cuts to look framed. I couldn't resist tucking the bear from Rupa's "O Baby" set on top, the scale of it and legs dangling over the edge was too perfect! :)
Inside I used more of the patterned paper and created a border cutting two strips the same width from different patterns and then cutting them up randomly like quilt scraps, adding some faux stitching with a pen. The swirly stitched border I stamped over it is part of the set, too (this will be a really fun stamp for makign anythign look quilted, but check back here and at the party for more ideas I have for it!) The large cross stitched "Welcome Home" is from the new "Nanas's Sentiments", a smaller set that coordinates with the needlework stamps, must have greetings in just the right style for those sewing and quilting images! Card base is the new Gina K Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink, and I LOVE it!

This next card uses Rupa's new "Spring has Sprung", the first image that jumped out at me was the darling duckling out for a sail in an umbrella. It went so well with the Cherish the simple pleasures, so I decided to make a whimsical scene for him to float through: Basic Grey's Sugar Rush had this fun dotted pattern that looked a litle like raining buttons! The piece for the water is from the same pack, and I Cuttlebugged this with a piece of Pure Luxury White for the clouds using D'vine Swirl, then trimmed around the curls and popped them up.
Ribbon and buttons are Pure Luxury, the base is the new Pure Luxury Red Hot, you will love this fiery new red, too!


For even more inspiration with tonight's new stamp sets:


and

Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Nana's Needlework & Sentiments}


Then, visit these Designer's blogs:
Jessica Fick

Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!


The Release Party is tomorrow night Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store.

To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:

22 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Melanie these are fabulous! Loving all the new images! Nice job!

joy said...

Oh, that duck riding on the high seas is so cute!!

Carolyn King said...

awesome. love how you paired the quilt with the other images. Love your duckie card too..we definitely channelled each other on that one :)

Tina Gilliland said...

Aaack... that CB folder is perfect The bear is adorable on that hanger. Beautiful cards, my friend.

Betty Benton said...

Love your clouds and waves! Perfect with that stamp!!

Theresa Momber said...

Fantastic cards, Melanie! Love the shelf and pieced quilt!

Bev Gerard said...

Such marvelous creations, Melanie! That quilt in real life would be sought-after! Love that sweet little ducky riding the swirly waves!

~Bev

Casmiles said...

I love the duck in the umbrella. The cut out of the swirls just makes it wonderful!!! Can't wait to see more.

Yvonne Wilson said...

What a great idea with the Teddy...I also like the way you made the waves. These stamp sets are great!
Yvonne

NinaB said...

Mel, these are fantastic. I love how you did the quilt card. I can't wait to see your other ideas. And your ducky card is so cute.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are so cute, Melanie! I love the teddy bear on the shelf and the adorable duck in the waves!

catdidit said...

These are just so awesome Mel! Love all of those details on the quilt card and LOVE how your created the cloud and waves!

Chriss Blagrave said...

What fun new sets and sentiments! Love them!

Ree Donnelly said...

WOW! This card is GORGEOUS, Melanie! Love that lil' duckie out sailing! You nailed it with the c-bugged water & clouds...perfect!

Jennie said...

Love your duck card (he is one popular fella, LOL!) and your quilt card is so sweet. Great way of combining images...

Jennie said...

Love your duck card (he is one popular fella, LOL!) and your quilt card is so sweet. Great way of combining images...

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

OMGosh these are cute! Will you send me the pink bear one if I have a girl in the next couple of weeks?! heehee

Awesome idea to use the embossing folder and cut it out for waves and clouds - so creative! Now to remember that fab idea!

Lori said...

Your cards are adorable! How cool to mix and match!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OMGosh how caauuute!!!! That baby quilt is just darling!!

Vanessa said...

supah cute!

TN Granny said...

I just think your so talented and then you share your talent. Thank you so much.
God Bless,
Jeanine
www.blstamper.blogspot.net

Elaine said...

These cards are so cute! I really love the quilt and teddy bear card!!