Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Inspiration Hop Day 2: The Northwoods, Poster Board Sentiments

Good Morning! The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to day two of our Inspiration Blog Hops! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas for our newest sets, and as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the winners, check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a few days after the hops.

Today we are sharing samples with Theresa Momber's The Northwoods and Becky Oehlers' Poster Board Sentiments.   First, here are step step photos for creating the background for the card I made with Theresa's set...

 Begin sponging Dandelion 1/3 way up on your Pure Luxury White mat.
 Add Ocean Mist to top of mat, leaving white space in between that and the yellow.
 Darken the very top with Danube Blue.
Cover top of mat with torn scratch paper and sponge on black ink, concentrating ink along the torn edge.
Just add trees!  And a greeting.  If you look carefully, I added one tiny point of white ink pen at the top right. I always love spotting Venus first in the evenings...always give me a feeling of smallness but connectedness at the same time (there's a place for us...) :)

And here is a very simple card I made with the Poster Board Sentiments and the Gina K. inks (in order, Red Hot, Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus and Powder Blue) and banner stamp image as a background.  Stamp the sentiment in black in on several scraps of colored cardstock, and then trim individual words to mount over the greeting stamped on white.  Base is Pure Luxury Black Onyx.  I love how this card turned out!  (Love this quote, made if for my soon-to-be middle schooler, sniff!)    The v in the banner point is just so dynamic, conveys great energy.


The Northwoods
Poster Board Sentiments
If my lighting in photos looks a bit wonky this week, I apologize.  My OTT Lite bit the dust, and the replacement bulb I bought for it does not work.  At all.  I am scrambling and surviving with some very yellow lighting from all the house, that is very tricky to make look normal when I go to edit.  Hope to remedy soon...


 

Now please check out more designs and inspiration from our team for these new sets! 
Remember to leave comments for more chances to win the prize from Gina!

100 comments:

Golda said...

I love these! The inked background on the first is so gorgeous!

Sean Fetterman said...

You are amazing Mel! Everything you do is always so crisp, clean and beautiful! Hugs! Sean

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning! I love how you did that background. Gorgeous!!!

catdidit said...

What a gorgeous scene you created! I see Venus I think! (little whtie dot...was it accident?)

catdidit said...

Ok went back and read, lol! Love the touch of Venus! :D

Susan White said...

Love the scenery card, thanks for the technique and the white dot is perfect. Love the bright colors in the second card!!

Sue D said...

Love the inked background on the first card and the colored individual words on the second.

Gladys Cravitz said...

Your work and illustrations are so beautiful - you make it look so easy. Love your videos, I hope you do more. It is such a joy to see a true professional explain your process and how you "see things" through the eyes of an artist.

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautiful scene you created, Mel, and I love all the bright banner colors in your 2nd card -- so cheery!

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both!

Teri said...

Wow! These are blow me away BEAUTIFUL!!!

Olga said...

So beautiful!

DebbieG said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the dusk background. Just beautiful

Verna Angerhofer said...

You rock! These are the most amazing cards. Just beautiful!

--Marcy said...

Yikes, amazing, Wow - so inspired!

Pat said...

WOW! Great card beautiful shading.

Ava Gavloski said...

melanie, you have a showstopper card here, gorgeous!!!

Donna said...

Awesome cards, Melanie! Thanks for the photos of how you did the background. I love the little white star for Venus. Every detail counts! And also love the banner card. That's such an amazing sentiment to send to your kids! Thanks for the inspiration!

GAZ said...

Both your cards are wonderful. thanks for sharing how your created the Poster Board and also the background on the tree card. GlendaJ

Anouk said...

beautiful cards with the trees

windinstarsranch said...

I love the Venus touch. It's just like you to add the dreamers touch.

Marilyn from MI said...

Another set of great cards. Thanks for the background tutorial.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! GORGEOUS!

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning card! i love how you added Venus! Thanks for sharing

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naneruth said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love that you showed the background process. I never get tired of seeing how artists accomplish what they do. Love those banners in different colors!

Betty said...

Love the night scene! The set is AWESOME!

dsharp said...

Beautiful scenery card and very nice of you to make tutorials for everyone.
Second card, good use of vibrant colors, nicely done.

Kathy Berger said...

Thank you for the step-by-step tutorial. I loved it. I can see that sponging is going to be a great tool for getting the most out of my Northwoods stamps!

Just wanted to say that the photos were fine so don't stress.

I loved your cards!

Kathryn A said...

LOVE the tree card--can't wait to get my set!!! And I really like the look of the banners as a background on your other card! Beautiful!

Ann Lee said...

The sunset is absolutely beautiful! You are an artist for sure!

Nana Diane said...

I liked both of your cards, but the first one is simply breathtaking! Thank you for sharing the technique! I think I need to start saving for this set of stamps!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Such lovely cards Melanie! You created such a beautiful sponged sunset in the first card and I love the rainbow banners with block sentiment card as well.

klarcher said...

love both cards, but especially love you tutorials and inspiration

freetimegone said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and I love the final result.

Em's Thoughts said...

Melanie, you so rock. I love your work. You always come up with the most beautiful cards and your stamp sets are amazing. Thank you for all your work and dedication.
~Emily~

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those cards ^_^

LORRAINE p said...

Thanks for sharing the sponged backround on the first. Absolutely beautiful.

Pam Zirbel said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!I guess I should be buying that posterboard set!!! Love these cards sooo well done!

Nanette said...

Love the sunset! Love what you did with the subway art - going to do that one for sure!

Beth said...

I really love the colors you chose - the way you made the first card was very inspiring! <3

Sharyn Polesel said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love the tutorials, and hope you keep doing them.

Barbara said...

I always enjoy the picture tutorials and these cards are just beautiful pieces of art.

Connie Ludgate said...

Beautiful cards especially the sponged background behind the trees.

MyAuntKath said...

Mel. these cards are so great! Love all the colors.

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! Your backgrounds are always outstanding.

Unknown said...

pretty, pretty! I do love the single dot of white in the night sky!
thanks
Holly

Jan Castle said...

Love your Northwood set! The cards are lovely - appreciate your tutorial on how you put it all together! Thanks too for a chance to win!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Rosy Newlun said...

Amazing sky Melanie - I can see Venus! And I love your sentiment and stamping on 2nd card, thinking about your son getting a bit older!

jean w. said...

Love, love, love the tree card! Did I say love! lol

Pat Jandacek said...

Great cards, Melanie. So glad you 'spotted' Venus for us!

joy said...

Thank you for your tutorial and for these beautiful cards! I love your style!

itsablingfling said...

One word sums it up - BEAUTIFUL! I love the work I've seen with the Northwoods stamp set, and your's is no exception. You amaze with me your talent and creativity. Simply lovely!

Carrie K said...

Oh My Gosh! That first card is judt breath taking!!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie! Thank you for the tutorial!

Tammy said...

I love the backgrounds. What a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Super gorgeous, as usual. Love all the colors, thanks for the inspiration!

Lee Kendel said...

Both cards are great. Love your use of color and your stamps from yesterday!!

Wendy said...

Nice cards.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

Melanie, you are such a talented artist! I adore everything you create!

Designs By Sky said...

Love the cards!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Lynne said...

Your colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Enjoyed both cards.

Oneofakind said...

I am loving your cards. I also am enjoying your videos very much.

Becky said...

wow, what stunning colors.

mommamea’s Favorite Things said...

I love your cards. The tree is my fav.

Doris W. said...

Thanks for the tutorial for your first card! Love that card!

Marilyn C. said...

Gorgeous cards, especially the outdoor scene. So soothing. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

Beautiful cards!

Sylvia said...

Simply gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

Donna said...

Fabulous work. Thank you for sharing.

Donna C.

Kitty said...

Your cards are beautiful

Kathleen

Raquel Rodriguez said...

I absolutely the card with the trees. The night looks awesome.

irela said...

wow love this technique and the stamps are awsome! Makes me want to be outdoors!!!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful cards Melanie, even if your lighting is giving you fits!

Dawn said...

So vibrant and beautiful!
Dawn
DeeGeeScraps at gmail dot com

Julie S. said...

Very gorgeous cards Melanie! Love the color combo on the second one.

Anna Jernigan said...

Melanie, I just love your cards! Thanks for another very cool tutorial. The colors on the Poster card are so great, I am going to have to try that myself. I just have to say that the sentiment: Someplace for us......reminds ME of West Side Story, oh, I loved that movie, back then it was a big hit! Just thought I'd share that rather "dating" bit of info. LOL
Looking forward to more videos from you. You were great!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous cards.

Donna Phelan said...

Hey, I like the new digs! lol Beautiful bold cards! Well done (of course!) TFS!!

Angela B. said...

Gorgeous backgrounds! Love the stamp sets!

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Donna Simonson said...

Beautiful cards, Melanie! Thanks for sharing your style and techniques!

Chermaine c said...

Super stunning stamped background! Love them

Jean McGee said...

No fair, no fair, to keep us in suspense showing us how you did the card THEN show us the results. At least it kept me from having to go back and see the card after the directions. O well....the results are bee-u-teee-fuuull - I rreeeeally like your first card. Gotta try that one. I always enjoy alllll of your cards.
Jean McGee

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! I love the top one.... so beautiful!
DeniseB

Gayle said...

love your backgrounds; beautiful cards.

Kris in Alaska said...

Fabulous! I love anything with trees on it!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! Your scene is so stunning - thank you for the tutorial! And your banner card is so bright and cheery!

Luanna said...

Thanks, Melanie, for showing how you did the background for the Northwoods card. It is gorgeous. I really liked how you used the different colors on the Poster Board sentiments card.

JessicaK said...

OMG, that background with Northwood is AMAZING

JessicaK said...

OMG, that background with Northwood is AMAZING

JessicaK said...

OMG, that background with Northwood is AMAZING

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

I want to climb into your Northwoods card and camp out in those woods under the stars. It looks so peaceful. Love how you added Venus - such a creative and special little touch.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Fabulous cards. Thanks for providing the great tutorial for the trees. Love the colorful banners on the other card.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What great cards love those trees and the tut you did for us. Thanks so much for sharing.
Linda K.

Cynthia Clark said...

Love the scene card, gorgeous!

Lee said...

That is so UBER cool Mel....adding in Venus is such a creative touch!!! I have got to practice my sponging!!

Sharon said...

Amazing!....as always!

Marianne said...

I loved your cards. Can't wait to get my hands on A Year of Flowers 2!

mandalj said...

Love the first card - the background is so beautiful, especially with Venus!

CraftyRia said...

I love these cards. The first card is especially stunning, thanks for showing us how you made the background.

Carolina said...

Will you look at the beautiful scene you created on your first card and love how you used the banner image on your second, wonderful use of color too!