Monday, August 1, 2016

Inspiration Hop, Day 1: Stately Flowers 10 and French Flair

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from the July 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
Theresa Momber and myself! 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.

The first set we are featuring is French Flair by Theresa Momber. Theresa illustrated this wonderful set that will leave you feeling like you may be in Paris or strolling around a gorgeous vineyard! Oo la la! You will feel so sophisticated creating with this stamp set, for all your favorite ladies, but has some wonderful imagines and greetings for masculine cards, too.

I thought it would be pretty to stamp the wine glass on Kraft cardstock in White Pigment ink, like light shining on the glass, and stamp the "Cheers" like it was etched onto the side.  You can see the hint of script through the clear glass, no need to mask! The script is really a background stamp, but I inked up just a few portions I especially liked, small though they are! Spectrum Noir DR6 and DR7 for the red wine, plus a little of the pigment pad painted on over the coloring with a water brush. Base is Pure Luxury White. Corner flourish is stamped and stamped off in GKD Kraft ink.


I showed this one at the party and it was big hit (with all you wine lovers out there anyway!) I stamped the grapes in GKD Edible Eggplant onto the Pure Luxury Cherry Red mat and sponged more eggplant on the edges.  I stamped the smaller tower in Black Onyx on Moonlit Fog cardstock and cut it out to make a little charm (get it, wine charm??) to tie on the jute. Spectrum Noir markers I used to color the wine glass and grapes are: DR6, DR7, CG3, DG4, BG3, IG3.



The second set we are featuring is my Stately Flowers 10. Here is a card with the Dogwood which  I will be demonstrating in an upcoming video, using Zig Clean Color markers and watercolor paper. You can make such gorgeous watery backgrounds with these real brush tip markers!  Base is Pure Luxury White. (Although I think I will be using Ivory, which is a better match for the watercolor paper, and so many of you liked the Ivory version better of last week's video design!)



You can make such gorgeous watery backgrounds with these real brush tip markers!  Base is Pure Luxury White. (Although I think I will be using Ivory, which is a better match for the watercolor paper, and so many of you liked the Ivory version better of last week's video design!) Finish with pearls.

I am so happy with how this Oregon Grape card turned out! Love how the orientation of this flower bunch is just perfectly shaped for nestling into corners.  I will  be demonstrating the coloring for this design in an upcoming video also! The Spectrum Noir markers I used are: Cardstock is Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion and Edible Eggplant. I used the Alison's Ribbon die plate for the trim and I think that detail goes perfectly with these little buds.

Finally, here is a scene I made with the sagebrush image, perfect for high desert and mountain scenes!  I also used one of the butterflies, love having some side facing butterflies to perch on all the flowers in this series. Grass and sponging are with GKD Jellybean, Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus. Sky is GKD Powder Blue and Blue Raspberry, and mountains are sponged in Navy.  The butterflies in this set are glasswings, really spectacular butterflies with clear panes in portions of their wings, like a gorgeous illusion showing flowers, leaves and sky peeking through! This one will be a video demo, too! Dream sentiment is from Theresa's French Flair set.

Please let me know in the comment WHICH of these Stately Flowers 10 videos you want to see FIRST!


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



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 today, and your comments! 

Hugs and blessings,
 Melanie

7 comments:

Beth said...

These are incredible samples! Wow! The coloring is superb!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are pure eye candy, Melanie. Thank you for inspiring me:)

Pamela Bagdonas said...

Oh my live the wine glass, wow that set is too die for. Can't wait till I have funds to buy thanks

Retta Lutte said...

My new stamp set came today and I'm away from home until next Monday! This is my first Stately Flowers set and I can't wait to try it! Your cards are amazing - as usual!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous cards, Melanie! You coloring is fabulous and I just love your newest set!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kathleen

Bonnie said...

Such french flair!