Friday, December 30, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop - Mountain Wilderness and Stately Flowers

 Hello and welcome to a Gina K Designs Inspiration Blog Hop. Today the design team are featuring projects made with two new stamp sets, from Gina K Designs. First up is a is a set I illustrated, called, Mountain Wilderness. More details about this card below.

Next is a gorgeous new set from Melanie Muenchinger, the second in her Stately Flowers series. I just love these beautiful flowers! I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I colored with Copics, adding a drop shadow around the flower with Copics also.

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has to show you...

For the Mountain Wilderness card, I started with a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock, cut to 3 3/4 and 5 inches. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky at the top. 

Used a sticky note, cut with circle Nestabilities, as a mask and sponged lightly with Memento Danube Blue ink. 

 I removed the moon mask and added a new mask, again made by tearing sticky notes. I placed the mask over the sky and sponged Memento Danube Blue ink again.

Moved the mask lower and sponged more Danube Blue.

I removed the mask and tore a new mask at a steeper angle, placed on the side and sponged more Danube Blue.

I stamped the silhouette trees with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then did some ghost stamping to make some trees appear more distant.

Then I stamped the taller trees on one side, masking the bottom so it would match up with the smaller trees. 

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly along the top. 

Stamped the silhouette wolf with Stazon Black ink. 

I tore another mask to fit where the wolf is standing and sponged Memento Paris Dusk, below the mask and all along the bottom. 

Then sponged Memento Tuxedo Black. 

Moved the mask and sponged a little more Tuxedo Black ink.

I stamped the sentiment along the side and added some piercing in the opposite corner. I layered with Pure Luxury In The Navy and used a Baby Boy Blue card base. The finished size is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Purple Mountains

Hello! Today Gina K Designs is releasing 5 new stamp sets. The release party is tonight, from 7 to 9pm central and you're invited!

My card features images from my newest set, for Gina K Designs, called Mountain Wilderness. This set, along with all the new  release products with be available tonight at 7pm central, from Gina K Designs.

 I started by cutting  a piece of Pure Luxury White card stock to 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches. Then I used a small sponge dauber to sponge a bit of Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then sponged Memento Angel Pink all around the yellow.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender around the pink. 

Sponged Memento Grape Jelly, from the edges. 

Stamped the mountain, from Mountain Wildnerness, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. 

I stamped the row of trees, also with Tuxedo Black, but this time stamped off on scratch paper once to make a lighter image. I had to stamp the image twice to extend across the width of the paper. Also, you can see I had a  little inky smudge I would have to address later. 

To color the mountain, I started with BV13 Copic. 

Added BV11. 

Then filled in with BV000. 

I stamped the mountains again, this time upside down to create a reflection. This time I stamped off the ink twice on scratch paper to make the trees even lighter. The tree silhouette image is symmetrical, so it is very easy to make reflections with it.

I used my N3  Copic to loosely shade in  a mountain in  the water. I also started adding some shading to the base of the tree line, hoping to mask that smudge a bit. 

Added a  little more shading with N5 and finally satisfied that the smudge isn't  all that noticeable. 

I cut a 1/2 inch circle  in a sticky note to use as a mask for a moon. Then I sponged lightly with Memento Paris Dusk at the top and also a bit at the bottom. 

I removed the mask and added a little highlight to the moon, using my opaque white gel pen. I also stamped the branch on the side, once with London Fog and once with Paris Dust (stamping off once with the Paris Dusk to make it lighter). 

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Vibrant Purple. The card base is Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender and finished size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/5 inches. The score lines were added to the card base using my Scor-Buddy.  I added the vertical sentiment, stamped on white and adhered with Pop Dots.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Peachy Dogwood

 Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. My card today used images from Dogwood and Butterfly.

I wanted a soft look, so I stamped the big flower with Memento London Fog ink. 

I colored with Copics, starting with E95. 

Then added E02. 

 Added some shadows with BV00.
I filled in the leaves with YG91 and used YG93 to shade. I totally botched the flower center with the yellow, so had to add a pearl later.  After coloring, I cut out the image.

I used circle Nestabilities to cut a piece of Pure Luxury Ivory card stock and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink while still in the die. 

Then I sponged Memento Angel Pink. 

I stamped the silhouette branch using Memento Angel Pink and stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Mango, cut using Lacey Circle Nestabilities. The Ivory layer is 3 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches and embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug flolder. The flower was attached using Pop Dots and I also added a gold lined organdy ribbon bow. The card base is Pure Luxury Sweet Mango and finished card size is 4 1/4 inches square.