Thursday, May 6, 2010

CASE me, please!

I was delighted to have Tina Gilliland send me a "Gifts from the Sea" card (see below) inspired by this swing design I have in "Interactive Cards", published by Annie's Attic.
The seahorse from "Eclectic Summer" is only attached at the top so it gently sways back in forth like it's swimming the current, what a great image for that design and wonderful way to mix these two sets, doesn't the bold image looks elegant with the realsitic starfish? She replaced so many of the details with new similar ones that work perfectly for a sea card, the punched flourishes now look like seaweed instead of pumpkin vines, she replaced the bats with bubble in the background, and finally the starfish for the punched stars LOL! too cool! (Inside of the card finsihes the quote, you can see it in her STV gallery) Awesome job, Tina, I'm so glad you are enjoying the book and adapting the designs to make them your own! :)
It is a joy to hear how much each of you are enjoying my stamp designs as well as how my cards have helped you create your own new ones, so I just had to share this great design today, as well as throw down a challenge to all my readers: please create a card inspired by anything I've made on this blog or posted in my STV gallery, but change it up somehow, colors, design, give it your own fresh spin, new and improved! I'll be receiving some new rubber for our next release shortly and I'll need to pick some new designing friends to help out with my newest set! I will only say it is nothing like the last couple sets I've released... go big and bold! :) Using any of my images in this challenge is a plus, it helps me see how you view and work with my designs, and how they fit with your own personal style.

Post your creation to your blog or STV gallery along with a picture of the card (or link to it) of mine it was inspired by. Then copy and paste the link of your post into the Mr. Linky below. (I reserve the right to remove appropriate links or those not relating the challenge) I look forward to seeing what you make! (I already have my eye on a few peeps for this new set but this will help me know if it's something you'd really want to do! Have fun!

13 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a phenomenal card! Tina did such a fabulous job casing your card!

Tina Gilliland said...

Awww thanks Mel!! I am really liking that book!! But I confess... I've only CASED YOUR cards so far... hee hee. I have a couple more I want to try. Maybe I can enter your contest with the next. *smile*

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I hope I get to play along - what an awesome opportunity! :) What is the posting deadline?

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Tina's card is fantastic, Melanie! What fun to get to CASE you with your blessing! I linked my attempt to CASE your beautiful jewelry box with the rose from A Year of Flowers!

JaniceAileen said...

Gonna get started on mine tonight! So many awesome cards to choose from! :)

tlgirl353 said...

Hi Melanie- I linked my card up and used your Rocking Horse card as my inspiration. I changed it up.
http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/rocking-horse-1?context=user

Patti P. said...

Melanie, you are so right...Tina did a beautiful job on her card and I appreciate the chance to case your fabulous talent. I have two things I've done that I am going to link to you. Happy Mother's Day.

buggin2stamp said...

Tina's card is awesome! Thanks for the opportuinty to CASE you Melanie. I love your work and it was hard choosing which one to CASE. But I finally decided. I used your newest set and my favorite you've designed to date, Little Tees. It's so versatile and goes with any set. :o)

Theresa said...

Enjoyed seeing Tina's card. I have linked my attempt at casing one of your beautiful flower cards. Love these 2 stamp sets used in the card...my faves!

Justine said...

Hi Melanie, have I missed my opportunity for this "challenge"? I just sat down to upload a new post to my blog and got side tracked by your sea shell card and the color challenge AND then I got side tracked by catching up on your blog. Anyhow, I am currently showing off Nina's latest stamps and would love to get to play some more of yours as well.

Tina Gilliland said...

I put mine in, GF!! Finally! Somehow it looked fine... then when I posted it on STV, it blurred the words. Hmmm.

Erin Smetak said...

Hi Melanie! I linked my project, however I didn't case you! I used your new Gifts From the Sea, though! I LOVE working with that! Thanks for creating such a wonderful set! :)

Paula Laird said...

Thanks for the fabulous challenge, Melanie! I had a hard time picking a card because there were so many i wanted to try! Love Tina's seahorse card! Wow!