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!
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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

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50 comments:

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

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

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  3. Melanie, These are absolutely stunning cards!

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. These are so cool thanks for sharing

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. Beautiful card---love the coloring!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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  18. 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!!!!

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

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

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

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

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  23. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Kathleen

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

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

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  26. Wow! Beautiful coloring. Love them both ♥

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  27. The "Celebrate" card is absolutely gorgeous.

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  28. Love your sunset coloring. Great job

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

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

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

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

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  33. You have the perfect blending technique. Beautiful cards.

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  34. I really like the wetlands cards. Very nice

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

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

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  37. 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!

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  38. Beautiful colors! I love the Mallard!

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  39. Beautiful colors! I love the Mallard!

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  40. 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).

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

    Thanks for the inspiration
    MbF

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

    Linda D.

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

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  44. Love this card and would love any Gina K products.

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

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