Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gina K Designs Hop

Good morning, sunshine! Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop today with cards and projects featuring a masculine theme, perfect for Father's Day, it's THIS Sunday, are you ready??

If you came from Lee Murphy's awesome blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

I made a card using Theresa's "By the Sea" set on Pure Luxury White, coloring the lighthouse with Copics and sponging with Stormy Sky Distressing ink to make the water and cloudy sky.

I cut out and popped up the seagull. Mat and base are Lipstick Red and Little Boy Blue. I used a piece of torn Tan Leather CS to continue the shore along the front and added a few colored shells snipped from "A Year of Borders".

Now please head on over to the lovely and talented Sharon Harnist's blog to see what she's sharing with you today! Thank you for visiting!

40 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning card, Mel! The seashells are the perfect touch!!!

Giovana said...

Woe Mel! Your card is fantastic. The scene is so real!

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful Melanie! I love the cloudy sky look you achieved!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- This is a prefect masculine card! Your sky is amazing!

Carolina said...

What a breathtaking scene you created here Mel - love it!!!

catdidit said...

This is such a gorgeous scene Mel! I love how it looks like the sun is bursting through that cloudy sky! And your 'shoreline' you created!

joy said...

Beautiful coloring on your card! Reminds me of the lighthouses in Maine.

Louise Fox said...

Melanie, Your creations are always beautiful, but this card is particularly stunning! It has beautiful balance and color. Fantastic! Blessings.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous scene!

Jeanette R. Burke said...

Wonderful as always. You never fail to amaze me with you talent.

Kary said...

Wow, wow, WOW!! Melanie, this is a breathtaking card!! Such a beautiful scene and so serene. I LOVE it!!

Becky said...

This is stunning Mel, gorgeous coloring.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an awesome scene card. It is filled with such a wonderful and beautiful reality. I love how you colored it. Any age man would love it.

jazy1m said...

Awesome card. Love the color and my favorite the light house. Thanks so much for sharing our ideas.

Joyce Thurston said...

awesome card. love the seagull flying off the card.

Parker said...

The coloring and layout are great and the added forefront of tan with the seashell and starfish are fabulous additions.

alex said...

Such a wonderful card, love the way you have created a lovely scene

Sharon Harnist said...

This is gorgeous and so vibrant, Mel!

Corina said...

Melanie that is just so beautiful

mamalea said...

I love the way you extended the shoreline with the torn paper. What a simple addition, but what a great impact it had. This card's a keeper for sure!

Donna Phelan said...

Melanie, you had me with By The Sea. Great card, love the 3D seagull and the torn *sand* Beautiful! Oh and the seashells too! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cloudy sky!!

richardbreaks said...

Terrific job, girl!

JaniceAileen said...

Melanie, I just love how your sky and water turned out! Way to go!

Sandy said...

Wonderful card. Love your sky!

pamselinski said...

This is such a striking card. Don't know if I could accomplish but it does inspire me to try. Beautiful.

Ina said...

Lighthouses and seagulls seem to be it for Fathers Day cards but I really like the way you finished of the bottom of your card with the sand and shells etc.
I also love THAT beautiful photo of you and your son after you were baptised. A picture tell a thousand words.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I love, love, LOVE that cloudy, stormy scene!!! Stunning!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful application of color on this card!!

Susan said...

That sky, those shells and the coordinated paper to go with the lighthouse -- a well planned, perfectly executed card.

Nancy said...

You just blow my mind every time!! Fabulous card!

Donna said...

gorgeous!!should be in a frame

Anonymous said...

Very attractive card. Always love lighthouses!

Joan
MN

mjnix said...

Very pretty,you did a great job with the sky...

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE this scene you created!!! GREAT sand at the bottom with your shells! LOVE the coloring as well!

Gerry said...

BEAUTIFUL!! nice job

SueB said...

This lighthouse practically screams for the bright red treatment; I'm so glad to see you've colored it! Thanx for the inspiration! Great card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Melanie, this is stunning! Beautiful shading/sponging on the sky.

Susan White said...

Beautiful Card Melanie!! Been a week since your last post so I suppose you having some Family Fun Time. Hope to see another project soon!

Penne said...

Beautiful, Melanie!