Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: The Wetlands

Good morning!The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! As you hop through each of the designers' blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see who won,  check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today we are featuring the fabulous new set The Wetlands by Theresa Momber. What man wouldn't like a card with these gorgeous bird and outdoorsy silhouettes? Definitely one for your collection.  I am loving the Christmas Pine Pure Luxury cardstock with this mallard. I colored him with Spectrum Noir markers: GT2, JG6, EB6, BG1,LY3, and CT4. 
I also reversed the stamp on a piece of acetate to create a slight reflection on the water, and sponged in some GKD Dark Sage and GKD Ocean Mist for the water. Silhouettes are stamped in Dark Sage.  Belt and greeting are stamped in GKD Charcoal Brown.  It was hard to get a good angle to show off the dimension and shine in the photo, but I embossed the belt buckle with gold metallic powder. No embellishments needed!

I can't get enough of this belt from Triple Play Fillers as a border to go with these images! If you missed our party, this is the card that I made for the release party challenge, just one layer. Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock, Lemon Drop, Dark Chocolate and Peach Bellini inks. Easy peasy! Love these sets together!
Thanks for visiting!


Ready for more awesome creations? Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!

Theresa Momber-Illustrator of The Wetlands
Tricia Traxler

Thanks for visiting!

50 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

I love these so much! I'm in love with the peachy/orange sunset.

Karen Hightower said...

Both of these are Fantastic, I agree, I think any man would love these cards! :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie, These are absolutely stunning cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I can see I need to place another order. I just love this set which I did get but now I see I need your fillers just to use if only for additions to cards. Wow! That is super gorgeous and any man or person for that fact would love to get a scene card like that.

Caroline Pollard said...

Wow Melanie!
You're such an artist! These are just Beautiful!

Sherry said...

These are so cool thanks for sharing

Sherry said...

Both cards are so cool I love the belt buckle look. Thanks for sharing

Debbie Lou said...

Cool!
The first card reminds me of a little wallet.

Lisa K said...

Your duck looks so graceful gliding through the water. Great card!

terrie said...

Beautiful cards and I like the extra stamping with the belt and buckle...You did an awesome job...well done

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous, silhouette images make the scene so easy. Great colors

Jill said...

Beautiful card---love the coloring!!!!

Macimbalo said...

These are both amazing! Your designs are always so good, what an inspiration!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards. I'm in love with the duck. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Very cool use of the belts and buckles. Makes your cards so very much your own.

Betty Neville said...

These are just beautiful! You did a fabulous job with the colouring and sponging!

Nana Griffin said...

Both are cool cards! I love the color on the first one. Glad to see what colors you used.

Laraine R said...

Great cards!

Carol Hodgkins said...

I love both of these cards. The color of the cardstock is great with the duck. Thanks for sharing the colors you used to color him. I also love the way the sets work so well together!!!!

Gayle Lungle said...

Phenomenal colors! You have captured the essence of nature's glory with your cards. Well done. TY for sharing.

Pat Jandacek said...

Melanie, your work is always fantastic and I always learn something from your videos besides enjoying seeing you create. TFS all you do.

Gloria Magdaleno said...

Love the way you created the scenery by stamping several times and your coloring of the duck is wonderful. Thank you for your inspiration.

jeb said...

I love that belt too. It really goes well with this set of stamps. Love you cards, of coarse.

kittykat3308 said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kathleen

Julie M Kowalski said...

Pretty Sunset!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Wonderful male cards, I love how you've used the belt on both cards.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - love the belt with buckle! Waiting for my Happy mail so I can try some of these ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Brandi R said...

Wow! Beautiful coloring. Love them both ♥

Sandy said...

The "Celebrate" card is absolutely gorgeous.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

ckeller219 said...

Love your sunset coloring. Great job

Joni said...

Both cards are beautiful. I know my husband would love both of them. Thank you for sharing.

Judy Woodland said...

Awesome use of the stamp set!!! Love your cards, thanks for the great inspiration once again!

Sue D said...

Wonderful wetlands cards. I like the belts/buckles too.

Dawn S. said...

Great colouring on the mallard. Love the belt for a masculine card.

Ann De Valk said...

You have the perfect blending technique. Beautiful cards.

Monica Depung said...

I really like the wetlands cards. Very nice

Carla said...

Love these, Melanie! You're so good with ink!!

Loretta Rush said...

Love your cards, I always look forward to your post. Thank you for sharing!

Shelley Bennett-Shoreland said...

I always love your cards and your ideas

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Oh goodness your cards are lovely!!! I keep staring at them, soaking in all of the gorgeousness! I am in awe of your coloring talent!

Ruth Sperling said...

Beautiful colors! I love the Mallard!

Ruth Sperling said...

Beautiful colors! I love the Mallard!

Linda S said...

Melanie: Although I have not kept track over the months that I have been participating in the blog hops, and everyone always does very nice work, I think that (if I had to rank order my favorites) yours would almost always be near the top of my list (along with Tricia's).

Cheryl Depler said...

Bold and beautiful, thanks!

m fountain said...

Loved the cards...the use of your the belt in both cards is a sassy touch.

Thanks for the inspiration
MbF

Linda said...

I absolutely love this stamp set and your cards are wonderful. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Donna Phelan said...

Love that sweet little duck just paddling away in his sweet little pond!

Talitha Wright said...

Love this card and would love any Gina K products.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you made the background on these two cards - beautifully done:)