Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Release Inspiration Blog Hop Day 2

Hello there! It's day two of our Gina K Designs blog hops and we have three wonderful new sets to feature today. First is Becky Oehlers' fun new set, You Say Goodbye, I Say 'Ello. There are so many fun images and international greetings in this set! 

Next is a wonderful Halloween set, from Beth Salaika, called Wicked. This set is filled with fun, iconic Halloween images, perfect for making cards, candy wrappers and little boxes and bags. I'll be posting the tutorial for this card in a few days...

Next is Tami Mayberry's awesome new set, Take Note. You'll love the trendy images in this set, perfect for making ATCs, cards, journals, etc. I altered a small notebook to make a little journal for writing not quick thoughts and notes to myself.

For more inspiration, be sure to see what the rest of the team has to show you…




Here are a few step by step photos of the altered notebook.

To begin, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury card stock, slightly larger than the frame image in Take Note. Then I sponged Forest Moss Distress ink.

Sponged Weathered Wood Distress ink.

Sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink.

I wanted to create an aged look to my background, so I crumpled up some scratch paper and used it to "stamp" in a random pattern on the background, using more Antique Linen ink.

Then did the same with Weathered Wood Distress Ink.

And, finally, stamped more with Forest Moss ink. 

Then, using a real stamp, I stamped the large frame, from Take Note, using Memento Espresso Truffle.

Stamped the lines, twice, using Memento Gray Flannel.

I added a layer of ivory, stamped with the "my Life" sentiment and adhered using Pop Dots. Then I stamped arrows, using Forest Moss Distress ink.

Stamped "documented" using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.


Here is the simple notebook I used to alter. It's been sitting around in my cabinet, waiting to get used, for at least two or three years.

I used a piece of pattern paper to cover, then adhered my cover, layered with Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate card stock.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is fabulous!






49 comments:

Melanie said...

these are terrific! love the dancing drinks! great colors in your scene and the notebook is just perfect!

Jennie said...

Fabulous cards Theresa! Love the drinks design, that is just so fun and your Feeling Wicked one is stunning with the sponging. Tami's set is obviously fab for altering notebooks and have it on my to buy list :)

Barb May said...

great cards - your dancing drinks card has me dancing!

Lori said...

Whoa!!! You always amaze me T!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous cards and notebook, Theresa -- I especially love the bold colors in your wicked card!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Love the journal. You make altering things look so easy!

Colourful Hands said...

great cards, love the background of the halloween card.

Barbara said...

Theresa, love your tutorial, thank you for sharing that and your gorgeous cards.

Judy Scott said...

Love the book. Also the cards

meemee48 said...

Always excited when I get to go to your blog. Your shading and coloring are legendary and you show us how to do it, too. Can't get better than that!

Marcy Bennett said...

The crumpled paper sure made a perfect effect! I will have to try that!

Sharon said...

Great projects! And great coloring as always! The Wicked card is outstanding!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome samples! Love the altered notepad~

Julia Smallbetter said...

Simply gorgeous! Love your cards.

Sharon Jones said...

I adore all of these projects, Theresa! Thanks for the tutorial on the little book, too! Wheee, this is so fun!

naneruth said...

Great cards as usual. Love that wicked card so much.

Joyce T. said...

cute cards. love the harvest sky and the cups!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love those items, nicely made ^_^

Louise (Mamilou) (Ontario) said...

Awesome projects. Great coloring. And I really appreciate all the step-by-step.... thanks so much.

Jan Castle said...

Delightful cards Theresa...especially like the Halloween card...sooo clever!

Cindi Hall said...

Luv the halloween card and the tutorial!

Gayle said...

Awesome, Theresa, I love your colors and the coffee cups.

Unknown said...

love the distressing! all the cards are fabulous
thanjs
Holly

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all so delightfully created. I love that coffee one and also that is a neat Halloween scene with just a few stamps used. And, no exception, is the way you did the notebook. All are fantastic and I am thrilled you shared them.

Judy Doudera said...

Love your cards! You do such a nice job of shading and staining! Love the bonjour card!

ginalovesdave said...

Beautiful, beautiful job on the Halloween card. Can't wait for the tutorial!

Valerie said...

Not sure which is my favorite: the warm feeling of the Bonjour card, the white highlights on the Wicked card or the uber cool Life Documented notebook.

Sue D said...

Great cards and love the altered notebook.

Tammie Lien said...

Love your cards and thanks for sharing step by step:)

Dee said...

You make the most awesome cards! I love all of them, and couldn't pick a favorite. Love the blended colors on the Halloween card, international greetings in the bg of the cups card, and the journal cover with with a distressed technique that is awesome. Love all your projects.

Linda said...

your frist card is very very cute. I think the ones a winner. Lol!

Janine said...

Love the depth of colour you get with your sponging. Great cards as always

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love all 3! The sponging adds so much

Doris W. said...

Awesome Bonjour card!

Ravengirl said...

Absolutely fabulous projects! I really like your first card. It's super cute!

Donna Phelan said...

hahaha such a happy coffee cup chorus line.....love it!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful projects but I really love your Halloween card.

Victoria H. said...

What fabulous projects! I adore your "wicked" card...gorgeous.

Shari said...

These are something. Love the coffee one most. Thanks

Debbie said...

Oh my, your drinks card is fantastic! I love that you included the faces and the greetings! Love the Halloween card, colors are vibrant. What a great way to decorate your little notebook! Don't you just love it when something finally comes along and you have "just the thing" to do the project? Once again, thank you for all your wonderful tutorials and hard work!

Angela Shields said...

I am in love with your first card...oh my, it is soooooo adorable! Whoever recieves that is going to be smiling all day long!! :)

Betty Neville said...

Awesome projects, Theresa! Your Halloween card is amazing!

lisa808 said...

Your cup card is so cute and the Halloween card super. thanks for the tutorial on the notebook.

Kitty said...

Beautiful projects.

Blessings,
Kat

Pat Jandacek said...

I love the layout and overall treatment of the 'bon jour' card; and the Halloween card is really fabulous! The colors are gorgeous and will look forward to your tutorial. Love the idea of the notepad....it's something I NEED but I've had way too many years making notes on whatever little piece of paper happens to be within reach at the moment. It's been a bad habit I have found to be impossible to change. TFS

PiscesGirl said...

LOVE the cat on the fence. to cute. The little note book is great.

Nanette said...

Great projects! Your Halloween card is my favorite.

Marsha said...

Love your happy coffee cups. Beautiful, clever idea for the note book.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the wicked Halloween card, it is perfect.