Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gina K. Inspiration Hop Day 2: Sophie Pig, Old Country Roses, and Fine Feathers

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the May StampTV Release Party! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring two stamp sets by Beth Silaika  and Claire Brennan . Please enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

First up we have Sophie Pig by Beth Silaika.  With her heart ears and hooves and clever puns, this little porker is going to get in lots of trouble, I know it!

 Hahahahaha!! Stamp the three little pigs first and then ink up just the lower portion of the puddle and stamp, no need to mask!  Colored with Spectrum Noir PP1, CR2, CR3, TN2, TN3, EB6, GG2, DR1. Cardstock is Pure Luxury Peach Bellini, Black Onyx and White.
Just pigcause!( Look how nicely she cleaned up from before!) Stamp the umbrella first and then mask it to add the pig. I used some of the hearts to stamp some rain falling into the puddle. I used the same hearts and reverse masked them onto the umbrella to make the print. Image is colored with Spectrum Noir DR1, DR6, PP2, PP4, CR2, CR3, TB2, and TB3. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury Innocent Pink, Black Onyx, White and Wild Wisteria.




 The second and third sets we are featuring are by our new Illustrator Claire Brennan. The sets are Old Country Roses and Fine Feathers. With Claire’s Old Country Roses set, you can create beautiful layered stamped images that make the most beautiful and soft roses that look like you have picked them right out of your own rose garden. 

Roses are stamped in GKD Sweet Corn, Red Hot, and Cherry Red, eucalyptus from Fill it With Flowers is stamped and stamped off in Grass Green, and leaves are stamped in Applemint and Grass Green. Some little details: I used a brown pen to draw the crosshatching for texture like burlap.  I also used a craft knife to cut above and below the stamped bow to thread through the bakers twine for the tag. Cardstock is GKD Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx, and Kraft. 




These roses are stamped in GKD Bubblegum, Passionate Pink, and Cherry Red, and the leaves are Applemint and Grass Green.  You can see just a tiny bit of shimmer in the photo, but I swished on a bunch of Wink of Stella glitter to the rose centers and leaves!


Next, Claire’s Fine Feathers set is a collection of stunning feathers that are perfect focal images to create a message of inspiration, hope, thanks and more!


 The feathers are a nice way to accent a sentiment, the way you would with a vine or flourish. I wanted to do something a little different here and add more interest to what was otherwise a pretty simple card so I used a craft knife and mat to cut around top and sides of the feathers, keeping the bottom s attached. Gently pull out and then add a little score to the shaft, and bend the edges outward. I think this turned out so cool! Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Kraft (feather background stamped in the coordinating GKD ink) and Black Onyx. 

Here I used some of the new Tiny Textures incentive set images to give a real artsy feel to the Black Onyx stamped leaves and sentiment. Ink pads are GKD Bahama Blue, Ocean Mist, Sweet Mango, and finally some Tomato Soup which I rolled onto the edges of the Sweet Mango inked splatter before stamping.  Having just that little variation in the color of the dots adds a punch!



 We are so very blessed to have Claire’s illustrating and designing talents to our Gina K. team!

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast and Crew:

Beth Silaika (Illustrator of Sophie Pig)
Claire Brennan (Illustrator of Old Country Roses and Fine Feathers)
Allie Gower
Cathy Tidwell
Melanie Muenchinger (you are here!)

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.  Thanks for visiting me today!


Thank you for stopping by!

56 comments:

Allie Gower said...

Where to begin!!! I love the pig lips, so funny. The hearts on the umbrella are such a clever use of the stamps. Everything is gorgeous, love your colors.

Cindy M said...

I love that so many sets interact with another!! Beautiful cards!!

Deb said...

Beautiful!! Love how you used the rose set especially!

Beth said...

the roses are wonderful! WOW! I have to say - you are always showcasing my sets so beautifully - and the upside down umbrella with the heart rain is just so clever! Love it!

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! Wonderful cards, Melanie! Love how you used the burlap texture on the flower wrap!

Lisa K said...

These pig cards made me chuckle. The pig in the umbrella is too cute! Love the roses and flowers.

Sheri said...

The piggys in the mud are just too cute! The feathers stole my heart this round. Beautiful work and the sentiments in that set are just beautiful!

a6d408e2-fbae-11e3-a09f-db1320fae7e4 said...

Your creative view of the interaction of various sets is always an inspiration. Let's mix it up! Thanks! Virginia

Becky said...

Wow, Melanie, your cards are great, as usual. My favorite is the pig sitting in the umbrella, but the pig lips crack me up, too. Another one I really, really like is the feather card. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Anne said...

Melanie, I laughed to hard over "lipstick on a pig" my husband came in my craft room to see what was so funny! Your creativity is amazing. All the cards are inspiring, as always.

Lori Ingraham said...

Beautiful cards. Sooo inspiring.

Sharon said...

Love the feathers and sentiments - beautiful cards!

Bonnie said...

Loved how you kept incorporating several stamp sets, especially the last one with two of the Tiny Textures and feathers. WOW.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

So cute....creative putting LIPS on Sophie Pig...loved it....thanks so much for sharing

Gail said...

Super beautiful - love the monochromatic and the PIG!

Karen Hightower said...

Ok, where do I start! LOL I love the three little pigs, and then the way you used the hearts for raindrops and then as a pattern on the umbrella. Love the flower cards and both of your feather cards are wonderful! <3 :) Thanks for inspiring!

Sandie said...

Beautiful beautiful cards!! I want to ink up my feather stamps right now :D

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards and I am loving all the new sets. And, your designs using them are super!

Donna Idlet said...

Melanie, your cards are just beautiful! They all are my fav...thanks for inspiring me!

Dee Earnshaw said...

An amazing array of card, Melanie. There is so much inspiration to be had from each of your creative cards. Really love how you used different sets to create your bouquet of flowers card - beautifully done:)

Heidi Stamps said...

So beautiful! I especially love the pig in the umbrella, cute!

Golda said...

Your first card made me laugh. That is adorable. All of the cards are great.

Loretta Rush said...

Your cards are great! Sophie is so sweet and adorable! Thanks for sharing!

LorieBetz said...

I love your cards. Especially the hogs and kisses. Your techniques are wonderful and the colors work so well together. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

So cute, so beautiful, so awesome! And I could keep going! You are amazing with your ideas and inspiration. Thanks for sharing with us.

Irene S. said...

Oh gosh! I have come to rely on you, Melanie, to show something different. I just love the popping feathers! They're all great! Thank you for sharing!

Rettarae said...

Melanie, you always have a special twist to your designs. Just amazing!

L.A. De Valk said...

Beautiful cards!

Claire Brennan said...

Absolutely LOVE the girls with all their lippy on! LOVE that you made the wee umbrella all 'hearty'. The Roses are stunning, especially love the pink blooms and the feathers are just superb! Thank you Melanie!

Barbara Helton said...

Beautiful cards!!!!

Ladyj711 said...

More great cards. I love your work.

Melanie said...

I love your cards, especially the little piggy cards. So cute.

KT said...

Hi Melanie, Your three little pigs card is just stinkin' cute. The country roses in your wrap with eucalyptus sprigs is beautiful. Thank your for your wonderful designs and inspiration.

Gayle said...

Adorable piggies and then totally beautiful roses and flowers. Thank you.

cindy lou said...

I am so inspired by your techniques and youtube videos. You walk through the process very well. Love to watch you create. TFS

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super cards. I LOVE how you created the burlap effect with the brown pen. Your eucalyptus leaves look great behind the roses.

Mary Holshouser said...

the shading on the little piggies is so pretty.
Love the bright, bold flowers.
The feathers look so realistic.
thanks for sharing some wonderful cards.

El Ivens said...

Your cards are fabulous. Don't think I could pick a favorite. Looking forward to my stamps getting here.

Patty said...

Great inspiration!,

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are awesome. Love those piggies!

Lynne said...

Your cards are always wonderful.

Tami Priebe said...

Stunning cards, love the colors you use. Thanks for sharing

Jenefer Basel said...

The pig cards are killing it tonight - but I do have to say that your card with the feathers and all the cute stamped smashes in the background - beautiful!

eemel said...

I love the pig cards!

Cindy Wilson said...

Who would have thought there were so many ways to use feathers. Inspirational.

Nana Griffin said...

The pig cards are so cute!

Zelda C said...

Such cute and beautiful cards!

JeanH said...

When I first saw "Fine Feathers," I couldn't imagine what kind of cards could be created. Well, I am so inspired by what you and the team have done! Just have to have this set.

Linda S said...

Melanie: Thank you for even more card designs. I sure do wish that I could come up with some of these ideas on my own, but in the meantime I will be happy to CASE what you and the other Design Team members do. I really like nearly everything that you do, and I so appreciate the little tips that you give like the numbers of the SN markers, or cutting the card above and below the bow in order to be able to insert the baker's twine.

Linda Droege said...

Your work is so clever and original. I really like your feathers card on kraft: elegant and so on trend. TFS

Auntie Em said...

Love all the pretty cards you have created. Looks like you had great fun with the little piggy and the roses and feather cards are all so elegant.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work! :)

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Lori said...

Your new set paired with Claire's Country Roses set is a match made in heaven!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Lipstick on the pigs, that's just hilarious.

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. Love the lips on the pigs on the first one.

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Lipstick on the pigs, that's just hilarious.