Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Inspiration Hop, Day 2: Bella Elephant, My Island, You're So Cool, Sweet Thing, Petite Patisserie

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 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.

The first set we are featuring is Bella Elephant by Beth Silaika. Beth has created a super cute set with the sweetest images and matching sentiments to make the perfect card project! 

White elephant, ha! Base is Moonlit Fog. Images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and the Spectrum Noir markers I used are: IG2, GG2, GG3, PP1, and CR4. Love the little mouse!
Scene time! It was so fun coloring these cute animals and adding some accessories! You could make more of a scene to ground them, but sometimes I just really like my animals on a white background, like you are reading a sweet picture book, so I just added shadows. Spectrum Noir markers are: DR1, IB2, CG3, DG3, TN6, TN9, GG2, BGR4, IG3, IG4.





Next, Claire Brennan  released four amazingly beautiful stamp sets this month! My Island is like a tropical get-away, Petite
Patisserie is a sweet shop of goodness, So Cool is packed with yummy ice cream treats and Sweet Thing is a cupcake lovers dream! The two I am featuring today are My Island and Petite Patisserie.
Sun block  (ha, pardon the pun!) is stamped in GKD Tomato Soup, background stamped in Sweet Corn and sea block image in Blue Lagoon. Mahalo and palm trees are stamped in Dark Chocolate. Cardstock is Pure Luxury White, Tomato Soup and Blue Lagoon.  Love this bold, graphic design and colors together!


Sentiment and trees are stamped in GKD Black Onyx.  Cardstock is Tomato Soup, Edible Eggplant and Kraft.  Although the eggplant may look black here, this deep purple looks so cool with the Tomato Soup in real life!  Sizzles like a sunset! I brushed on wiink of Stella glitter pen over the palm branches and sponged on the Tomato Soup and Blue Lagoon at the corners, leaving the Kraft open in the middle for the sandy beach. These design just screams "OP" T-shirts from the 80's to me, and that is a god thing! Ahhh!




For this card I shared at our release, I wanted to show you *don't* have to color every little detail in the shop to make an impact!  I used DR6 and DR7 on the door and curtains, and then IG3 for the sign and shadows, and GG3 for the bistro set. For a little dimension on this single layer card, I popped up the sign and adhered a little pink seed bead for the door knob.  Small details like these really make simple designs extra special!


FINALLY! This shop is just the cutest! So fun to color and SO many fun accessories! Reminds me of all the cute Barbie mansions and Play-doh toy bake shops my friends had that I coveted when I was younger, now I have one!  Can fix it up how ever I please, yes, I can! Cardstock is Pure Luxury White and Innocent Pink.
Petite Patisserie- CLEAR


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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.

Thank you for stopping by! :)

50 comments:

Krissy said...

All great cards! Can't wait to see some of your great videos with these stamp sets!

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful Cards Melanie! They are all wonderful and such great styles. To much cuteness and awesomeness. :) <3

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous set of amazing looking cards, Melaine - pure eye candy:)

Lynn Cromrich said...

Your cards are always some of my favorites. These are great as usual!

Selina Macisco said...

I simply love your stamp sets Melanie! These are great, cute, and fun cards!! Have a Blessed day! :)

Lisa K said...

Wonderful ideas! Love the palm trees where you are saying to chill. Love all of the cards.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous cards, Mel! Gorgeous coloring, especially on the elephants!

Moira Galarneau said...

great cards-such a wide mix of colors and styles!

Becky said...

Love the white elephant. :-) All your cards are stunning, as usual. I like the contrast of the red curtains and door against the white shop. And the pair of elephants is just too stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing.

Golda said...

These are all great. I love your Mahalo card, with the layers and stamping behind. Such a wonderful appeal to that one.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- Such inspiring creations!

eemel said...

Great cards! These new stamps sets are so fun!

Dawn Begun said...

Fantastic cards! I love the flowers in the elephant's tail. Cute!

Bevb said...

As always, your cards are beautiful. I love watching your videos and have gotten some great ideas. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous cards, Melanie! Love the sweet elephants and the gorgeous backgrounds you created for your tropical cards!

Cindy M said...

Love the little blush cheeks you added to Bella, adorable!!

Sharon said...

Cute cards with elephant and gorgeous cards with the palm tree. Your coloring is always just beautiful!

Beth said...

Cuteness overload with the elephant parade - love the mouse on top! Clever! Love all your creations today!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Melanie, awesome cards! Love how you show we don't have to color everything to make a great card, especially little Bella! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

lisa808 said...

Lovely cards! The Patisserie is my favorite.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards. I love all of them and you used them so well to represent these cool new stamp sets.

Jan Castle said...

Super cards!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Johanna said...

Great creations Melanie. Love that little elephant stamp and what you did with it.

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards. I really like this cute elephant.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Melanie, if you had any more talent in you...I am not sure what you would do with it....YOUR cards and stamp sets are just incredible...thank you so much for sharing....hugs

Ladyj711 said...

Really cute. I would have a cup of coffee with you!
Love the "shoppe" scenes!
Ladyjs711@yahoo.com

Mary Holshouser said...

Love your minimal coloring.
The elephant really pops - even though
he's just shaded.
The ice cream shoppe (don't know why
that's what I keep calling it) is
beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

gobarb26 said...

Great cards as always. Love the elephants!

Sallie Gow said...

Love the cards you do and the inspiration they give thanks

Jan Castle said...

Your cards are delightful!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

mtscrapgal said...

beautiful cards as always. Thanks

Gayle said...

Love your spin on the Bella image and gorgeous all!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What wonderful cards. So many wonderful ideas. Love what you did with Bella.

Zelda C said...

Stunning creations! Your Bella cards are adorable and love all the scenes you created.

Bonnie said...

Too fun, all those sweets in the window. Oh my.

Susie Moore said...

As always, your cards are amazing!!!!!

Retta Lutte said...

Such special cards! So pretty!!!!!

Sharon said...

A-maz-Ing as always!

Nana Griffin said...

Such cool ideas for these sets.

Deb said...

Love your cards, especially the elephant ones!!

Denise S. said...

Love the colors on the Island cards.

Wyogem said...

I absolutely love the colors on your beach cards.

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful cards.

Rosy Newlun said...

I'm in love! I just love your creations Melanie! You have so many ideas that inspire -- thank you ♥

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them

Kathleen

Dawn S. said...

These are beautiful!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Amazing set of cards.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!!

cjgusloff57 said...

Great Cards! I am crazy for Bella!

Gail said...

Stunning creations! I love the background on the palm tree card - lovely!