Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Day 2 Inspiration Hop: Karen Dolphin and Lovely Lilies


Hello and welcome back! The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets from Gina K Designs! 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 the 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 $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. 

Ready for some inspiration?

 First up, we have Beth Silaika's Karen Dolphin! I love the little heart and spray droplets you can use with the different creatures to really flesh out your scenes in a simple way. Here I masked the clouds with a sticky mask I made sponged with Ocean Mist and colored the whale and sea with Spectrum Noir markers. Heart die is from Gina's Double Stitched Circle set (Red Velvet cardstock). Cardstock is Turquoise Sea and White.

I loved stamping the scene with this spouting whale! I masked the clouds with the same mask from above with Ocean Mist and colored the whale and sea with Spectrum Noir markers. Patterned papers from the Petite Patterns designer paper in the new Sentimental Summer kit ( or for purchase separately) Card base is Innocent Pink.
For this one, I did a Black Onyx outline and anther, Innocent Pink base, Dusty Rose, accent and Passionate Pink spots n the center.  The layered stamps make it so easy, and I love this combo! Just Google "lilies" for some fabulous color inspiration to create these beauties with the different pads you have. Leaves are Jellybean, Grass Green and Black Onyx.

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Next we have Claire Brennan's Lovely Lilies!! Here I used the Innocent pink and Dusty Rose, without the addition of the third layer on the ends, but added the back outline.  The little dots on the flowers are stamped in GKD Passionate Pink, love that detail I separate for solid or spotty lilies!  These are so fun to layer, so many looks!  Leave are stamped in GKD Jellybean and Grass Green. 


This next card I stamped the lilies first in Wild Dandelion, then added Sweet Mango, then Red Velvet accents and spots, and finally Black Onyx for the anther. No outline this time, but I cut them out and popped them up over the leaves, which are stamped with GKD Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus.  Cardstock is Pure Luxury Red Velvet, Wild Dandelion and White. More Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops!


This is such a gorgeous set!  I haven't tried it yet, but I love that Claire  provided the outline, so you can do your own coloring, with watercoloring, Prismas, etc also when you want to do something different than the two step filler stamps. :)

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Lovely Lilies

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

Beth Silaika  - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
Cathy Tidwell

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:

vinita jain said...

Super cute sea scene with dolphin and whale, love both and love the variation on both pretty floral cards!

Sheila said...

All of the cards are wonderful but the whale card caught my eye. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love your very sweet designs using Beth's new set.
Your floral cards are lovely. I think the outline
really adds depth to the pretty lily.

freetimegone said...

All your cards are great but the Lily ones really are my favorite. Thanks for the great ideas with both stamp sets.

Bonnie said...

These stamp sets are wonderful and I love what you do with them.
bjohn3237@aol.com

Lisa K said...

Love that whale and dolphin. Your clouds make a neat background for the dolphin to leap through. The lillies are so pretty.

Mary Kay Werry said...

Your whale and dolphin cards are adorable, and that flower - stunning.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards you made with these wonderful sets. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Beam said...

Wonderful cards. Love the Dolphin card. Thanks for sharing....

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Melanie- fantastic card samples from you once again. LOVE!

Janis said...

What cute can de!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Awesome cards. LOVE with your gorgeous Yellow lilies:)

Robin said...

Cute sea cards and beautiful flower cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

The shading on the flowers is wonderful.
The nautical cards are simple and so
cute.
thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

Another round of gorgeous cards!

Kim said...

The sea cards are so cute and those flowers are gorgeous!

Rema said...

The lily cards are stunning!

Elise Smith said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the sunny lilies on the last one :)

Sharon Mattingly said...

Cute critters and beautiful flowers! Great designs.

Debbie B said...

Wonderful cards Melanie! Love that otange lilly! Favorite color! That little dolphin is soooo adorable! Loving this hop with so much talent and inspiration. Thanks for sharing yours!

Angela said...

Your cards are fabulous! The dolphin and whale cards are both super cute while the lillies are just gorgeous!

Johanna said...

Always a delight to view your creations and these are amazing.

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your cards!

Judy Woodland said...

Such adorable cards, and your lilies are gorgeous. Great use of those stamp sets, thanks for the great inspiration!

Melitta Ball said...

Your cards are simply beautiful! Great ideas for their use!
Blessings
Melitta

Gayle said...

Love the layering on your whale card and all are perfectly gorgeous.

Deb said...

Ahh, love the hearts you added on the first two cards! Neat idea!! Love your cards, thanks for the inspiration!!

BarbLibrarian said...

Love your cards. And the lily set is awfully flexible, isn't it? So many possibilities. Thanks!

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards, Melanie! Really love your beautiful Lilly cards!

Avra Williams said...

Adorable sea creatures and beautiful flower cards!

Sue LD said...

Cute sea creature cards and lovely florals.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome cards. Love how you've done the dolphins. The lilies are absolutely gorgeous.

Retta Lutte said...

All your cards are terrific, as usual, but those lilies are soooo beautiful!

Dawn S. said...

These are all so beautiful!

El Ivens said...

Gorgeous cards, love them all. Thanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

zehra said...

Great cards

Christy J said...

Your whale cards are just too cute! TYFS

Mary Reiner said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love that lily set too!

Lydia Hallum said...

I always learn something new from your postings. You inspire me and heelp to left my spirits.

JoAnn said...

Cute dolphin & whale cards. I really love those pretty pink lilies.

Susan Wareham said...

Great card designs, the lilies are so pretty in pink.

Creative Lady said...

Melanie, love your cards!

Sharon said...

LOVE both of these super on trend sets which of course you did justice, loving the stink'in cute whale card in particular!

Penny Whitlock said...

So pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Chris said...

Stunning cards. As always your color choices are stunning.

Debbie Davis said...

Very stunning, i really do think i need this stamp set. Thank you for Sharing

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful cards!

D.Ann C said...

What darling sea critters and lovely lilies!

Golda said...

I have to say, the (on my computer anyway) green sea is definitely different, but all are so fun.