Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 3: "Various Verses" and "Gnome One Like You"


Good morning! Thanks for joining us on our final day of the August Inspiration hop with the Gina K Designs team! First set we have today is Tami Mayberry's "Gnome One Like You", these sentiments crack me up! hard to pick the funniest or which to use today...so I just picked a simple one that I could send to any friend (gnomie!) I really like this little gnome.
Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Blue Raspberry, DP for the bushes and grass is Echo Park "Walk in the Park". I colored the gnome with Copics and decided the card also needed some "pleasant trees" from the new StampTV kit "Falling for You"! Scene cards are so fun to make! Normally i just use a sponge to make my skies but here I wanted a really whimsical look so I stenciled the clouds usjign bahama Blue ink over a scallop punched circle

The next set we have is the Free with Three "Various Verses", with an elegant floral silhouette and some beautiful sentiments in really fresh fonts! They'll go with everything! For this card, I inked up the flowers using Memento markers and stamped off. Next I embossed a Fancy Tag Two above it and stamped in the greeting. I sponged a little Tumbled Glass over the die and then a little Peeled Paint to the bottom.Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, and Grass Green. Ribbon is 5/8" stitched Pure Luxury and button is from the Blue Assortment. (I started out making a sympathy card so I was going for soft and subtle, but it just turned out too sweet and cheerful so this will be for something else!)
Want to win a free set of your choice? Simply leave a comment below and all along the way on your hop today, each comment is an entry for you!


64 comments:

Tina Gilliland said...

These are both wonderful cards! LOVE the gnome card and your other is very soft and so serene.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Such wonderful cards. That "Think of you" card is just stunning. I live the embossed Spellbinders tag..

Riette said...

Oh goodness your Verses card is gorgeous. I just LOVE it. I'm bookmarking that!

Renee VanEpps said...

Awesome techniques for the clouds and Memento Markers, your cards are beautiful!!! Great job!

Debbie D. said...

Two wonderful cards and two great sets.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- I love what you did with that cute gnome and oh, your second card is gorgeous. The pleated ribbon is a wonderful touch!

Teri said...

Great job on both of these!

--Marcy said...

Oooh - blues and greens! Love what you did - your clouds are wonderful! I will copy that idea for sure!

scraphappy4067 said...

Great cards!!

richardbreaks said...

These are GREAT!!! Love the second, especially!

Sarah said...

oh, the Verses card made me swoon!

So glad I found your blog from the opening party! I will keep it bookmarked : )
thanks!

shellybob said...

Cute cards...love the Gnome sentiments.

Sharon Harnist said...

Adorable gnome card, Mel -- love your clouds and paper piecing! And I really like how you embossed the die around the sentiment on your beautiful floral card!

Jean MacNaughton said...

I love the way you pleated the ribbon on the thinking of you card. Also the way you colored the flowers.

Beastybunny said...

Love both these cards. Job well done!

nicke said...

Another set of great cards but love the gnome hehe

Ravengirl said...

These are fabulous! I love your little gnomie card! Too cute!

Sheilda said...

Very nice cards, love the colors.

Sharon said...

Absolute great cards! Beautiful sky on the gnomie card and neat trees and shrubs. The verses card is beautiful!

AlpacaRose said...

Your Verses card is beautiful. That is some amazing stamping.

FrancineB said...

Love both cards. Verses card is very elegant while the gnome is is adorable.

carrie said...

Great cards! The gnome card is super cute, but I love the softness of the Various Verses card.

alex said...

The verses card is so pretty and the gnome card so cute
thank you for sharing

Barbara Hale said...

What a gorgeous card you made with the Various Verses set - so soft and pretty.

Penne said...

Absolutely love the card (and the color combo) on the Various Verses card. Can't wait to get my set!

jean w. said...

Melanie the gnomie is cute! My favorite is the second card with the blue and green!

Jimmi said...

Now that's the kind of sky I was "trying" to make on my card, lol ;)
FABULOUS cards, Melanie!!

Janeen said...

like how you did the tag and the flowers dancing on the card

Linda said...

Darling cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Luv 2 Create said...

What a sweet gnome card and the other card is so pretty.
Marcie

Lynn B. said...

Such a cute gnome card. Love all the paper piecing. And your Thinking Of You card is stunning. I wish I had half your talent! Even 1/3 would be awesome!

Andrene said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for the creative ideas for my future cards!!

Nanc said...

interesting

Donna Phelan said...

Your Gnome card is extremely cute, Melannie and your thinking of you card is absolutely GORGEOUS! love IT!

Casmiles said...

Great cards - gnome is my favorite here - love the shine of his hat too - great effect!

Carol said...

Adorable cards! Thanks for a fun blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Gayle said...

Melanie, your gnomie card makes me laugh, too. Love the Various Verses card...very beautiful.

Arlene said...

Great cards, Thanks for sharing

Kay S said...

Fantastic cards!! Love that gnome - so cute!

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh, these are awesome! How in the heck do you find the time? You are amazing! My GKD box came today - playing with some puppies! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Love these cards. Just absolutely beautiful!

madoke said...

Your cards are so sweet, thank you for sharing them and the chance to win.

MaxineD said...

Fabulous cards, Melaine - they both appeal - the gnome one with it's clear, fresh colours, and the 'Thinking of You, with it's gentle air.
Blessings
Maxine

Anita said...

Stunning cards!

Lagene said...

Such a Cute little guy! I love the soft look of the flowered card & love the ribbon treatment!

Sharon said...

I am in love with that little gnome - too cute!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Very nice gnome card. Learned:use scalloped circle for clouds...Neat idea. Thanks.
Thinking of you card is soooo soft - pretty, pretty.
Jean McGee

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are very pretty Melanie - I like how you colored the gnome's hat and that big bold blue button in the middle of that pretty lime ribbon with the blue stitching.

Sue D said...

I really like the softness of your Thinking of you card.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

lovely paper piecing and coloring.

LeeAnn said...

You stamp and color so beautifully. I especially loved the Thinking of you card. The whole effect is so pleasing to the eye--plus I love blues and greens together.

Monica said...

OMG both cards are fabulous!!!

Kris said...

Both are very nice! You're right that the second card was too cheerful to be sympathy card. Funny how that works sometimes! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

joy said...

The gnome card is so cute; but I love the softness of the thinking of you card!

lisa808 said...

Your gnome card is so cute and your various verses card so very, very pretty.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful cards.

Kary said...

Hi Melanie! Both these cards are SO Gorgeous!! Love the fun & cute gnome card, and the sweet Various Verses card. Great cards!!

Debbie Rogers said...

Really like the use of the ribbon and button. Very nice!

Donna said...

cute gnomie with the pieced trees! love the watercolor look of your flower card, pretty!

Pat Jandacek said...

The gnome is so cute and I love your background treatments. I also love the treatment of your flowers on the second card - they're beautiful!

Jennie said...

Lovely designs Melanie and you little gnome is so cute!

Sharon said...

Love how differenct your 2 cards are the think of you is gorgeous!

JessicaK said...

Beautiful cards, wow. Love the vibrant colors especially on the gnome card.

Helen said...

Such lovely cards. I love the verses card!