Thursday, October 18, 2012

Illustrator Hop and Release Party Invitation

Good morning!  The Gina K Designs team is readying for tonight's October release party and the illustrators are giving you another peek today at the new sets coming out this evening! Here's just a taste of what you'll be seeing from each of us. I really hope you will join us tonight for Gina's newest StampTV video featuring the new sets (and cardstocks, and embellishments, oh my!) and the  contests, prizes, new samples and chatting with the teams and StampTv friends!
 Here is my sample with the newest addition to my Stately Flowers series, Stately Flowers 5. I had to give you Oklahoma's Mistletoe in time for Christmas!  Isn't that sweet?  Change the color of the berries, and this little of sprig of leaves will add a lovely touch of nature to your cards year round. 

  Supplies: Gina K Pure Luxury Kraft, Red Hot Cardstock and Spellbinders Matting Basics B set.
Memento Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, Espresso Truffle (for stamping image) and Copics YG03, YG23, YG67, and YG93. White Opal Liquid Pearls

 
This set also contains the flower South Dakota proudly claims: the Pasque Flower (also known as Pulsatilla, or Wild Crocus.  Did you know Pasque means Easter?)  Love the showy bloom with the prickly stems, a survivor that thrives gracefully in the wild! I used the matching Stately Flowers 5 cut file for the Silhouette Cameo on the flower, also available tonight.

Supplies: Gina K Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender, Wild Heather and White Cardstock.  
Spellbinders Hexagons, Memento Tuxedo Black and Sweet Plum. Copics V06, V09, V17, Y06Y19. 
White Opal Liquid Pearls
 
Can't wait for you to see the full reveal of Stately Flowers 5 tonight at 7 PM CDT! All new products will be loaded to the store at that time for you to get your shop on!
Illustrator and Senior Designer
Now please hop with the rest of our illustrators for peeks and inspiration for ALL the new sets:

 Gina K
 Becky Oehlers  
Beth Silaika
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!) 
Tami Mayberry 
Theresa Momber

See you this evening at the party!  

67 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning cards, Melanie! I ca't pick my favorite. Gorgeous coloring on both. I think this might be my favorite Stately yet!

richardbreaks said...

Gorgeous!! In LURVE with the mistletoe!

Becky Oehlers said...

Lovely, Mel!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Mel!! Love the mistletoe especially!!!

Patti J said...

Wow, Melanie...I gasped out loud when I saw the beautiful colors in the first card (and all that fussy cutting!), and then up popped all that gorgeous purpleness! These are both so pretty - thanks for sharing another beautiful flower set! Hugs...

Beth said...

you did an amazing job with your coloring and the purple card especially caught my eye! SO LOVELY!

Riette said...

Great shading & flowers!

Sue D said...

Great new flowers!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous coloring!

Olga said...

So bright and beautiful cards! Your flowers are always great!

Paige said...

Beautiful cards! The mistletoe is breathtaking!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the cards you created and I really want that set of Stately Flowers as it features my state flower of South Dakota. I will have to look things over later on though as this weekend is so busy now.

Mary said...

Love your cards! Your coloring is gorgeous as always!

Joyce T. said...

definitely buying this set tonight. I have the others already...got have 'em all.

Judy Woodland said...

Love your new set Melanie. And your cards are gorgeous. Can't wait for tonight!!

Tina said...

Absoutely gorgeous!!! LOVE LOVE the mistletoe!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS cards!!! (as always!) Can't wait to see them all tonight, whahoo!

Card Crafty Club said...

Beautiful work Melanie! Looking forward to seeing more tonight! :) Sean

Deanna said...

Beautiful! I don't know which one I like best. Both are great cards.

klarcher said...

These are gorgeous, thanks for the inspiration

Teri said...

These are both so pretty!!!

joy said...

oooh, both cards are lovely, my favorite is the lavender one - your coloring is beautiful!

Chris said...

Another gorgeous addition to the Stately Flowers line! Can't wait to play!

Susan said...

I love how you used the flower as the background and as the focal point!

Robin Kay T said...

I love the mistletoe...what a cute card you made! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Karons Krafty Korner said...

What stunning cards and those flowers are fabulous. Wonderful. TFS

Diana E. said...

This set of stately Flowers is a must have and I cannot wait until tonight.Impatient? Yes I am and I know, wishing my life away...lol !

MyAuntKath said...

Oh, wow, Melanie! These cards are so beautiful! Love the crocus as much as mistletoe! Cannot wait!

Joni said...

stunning examples.

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards Melanie!! Fab coloring on both the flowers! Can't wait to see the full set!

Colleen said...

Melanie,
Your work is exquisite love the flowers in this set!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially like the purple and the way it's framed with the hexagon die. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set.

naneruth said...

Both are gorgeous but the purple is calling out to me! This set looks like a must have for me.

usharon said...

That mistletoe looks so real, I think I need to get one, color it, hang it at the door & be ready for a great kiss! Thank you! I am truly excited about all of this!

Angela Shields said...

How fitting to have mistletoe as a state flower, lol!! Love how you hung the mistletoe with pearls and ribbon, so pretty! Your purple card is amazing as well...love that hexagon shape, that's not a shape I've seen too much in card making.

Unknown said...

oh my! I love the green ink around the edges of the craft paper- and the purple card is gorgeous!
very inspiring use of the flower stamps!
thanks
Holly

Tammie Lien said...

Oh so beyond beautiful:) Love them both over the top gorgeous:)

Rosy Newlun said...

Melanie,
The coloring on your leaves and flower petals is amazing, as usual :) Thanks for such beautiful samples!!!

Doris W. said...

Love the mistletoe hung from the cute red polka dot ribbon!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

WOW, they are both beautiful. Can't wait to see what other flowers are in it

terri feierabend said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! Your coloring and shading is stunning!

cjgusloff57 said...

Beautiful cards! They are definitely art pieces!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love love the mistle toe! great coloring and the pretty purple is amazing too. never would of used the mistletoe image for a christmas card but it works perfectly.

Robin said...

Absolutely beautiful. Such detail!

Kris in Alaska said...

I'm swooning with anticipation for this release! Superb cards!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Shelley C said...

Beatiful cards.

Scrapacat said...

Your state sets are so versatile. I can't wait to see more with these images!

catdidit said...

I love them both! They so vibrant!

Crafty Math Chick said...

I love the string of pearls leading to your vibrant mistletoe and soft sponged edges in your first card and how you used that intricately illustrated flower as both the background and the spotlight of your second card in the middle and that fun & fresh hexagon frame!

Beth said...

Melanie,

The contrast between the shading techniques you used on the Stately Flowers 5 card is dramatic! Just lovely! Thanks!

Golda said...

These are great examples! Can't wait to see the whole set.

Anonymous said...

VERY nice.
Kathy B

Judy Averill said...

Lovely cards, as always. I have become a big fan of your work. Keep up the good work!

Carolyn King said...

ohhh...lovin what you created with this set! Beautifully done. love the stamped bg in the second! Flowers are growin on me bc of your sets!

Jill said...

Just wonderful cards!!!!

jean w. said...

Again you create such awesome flowers and color them so beautifully! tfs

Susan Sieracki said...

I know I shouldn't be a bit surprised at how beautiful your cards are, but that South Dakota card just blows me away. I absolutely cannot wait to see the entire set. I have all 4 of the other Stately Flower sets, so this is really going to be fun.

lindagrady said...

What a gorgeous set of images; your flowers are awesome. Really like how you stamped in the background and then showcased/colored the focal image.

Linda said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colors. The mistletoe looks real. So glad the hop took me here.

Carol said...

Beautiful and elegant cards!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Jan Castle said...

Oh so lovely Melanie!Both!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Kitty said...

I love your new stamps and sample cards. My credit card is getting hotter.

Blessings,
Kat

Barb Z said...

Love the mistletoe card! In fact, love all of them.

Ronnie Bear said...

I love the different ways that you did the mistletoe cards. Very elegant!!! My favorite choice card is the one with the fancy corners!! Happy Designing!!!

Leta said...

Lovely as usual Melanie...love the new release...

Penny Odell said...

Hi Melanie, I could look at your cards all day. They are so gorgeous!!! I love your new Stately Flowers 5. I cannot wait to get it in the mail.

Gayle said...

Totally gorgeous cards especially the violet card.