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Monday, August 13, 2012

Gina K Designs July Inspiration Hop

 

The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!

First up.....



 I'm so much of a "literal" kind of girl sometimes and when I see the "basket" word, I think "ok... this NEEDS to be used with a basket"!  But noooo.. not this time!! This time I decided I can do this WITHOUT "following the rules". Hee

I used Pure Luxury Sweet Mango card stock for my base and added a small layer of Wild Dandelion.  I stamped the Halloween "basket topper" and used my Kooh-i-noor pencils to color the image and some OMS to blend out the colors a bit.  I love that the card LOOKS Halloween but with a little message of love so even my dear hubby can have a small "treat" this year when the kids head off trick or treating.  ;-)


 I decided to go "outside the box" again with this card using Theresa's set.  This time I went for a single layer card but.. I water colored my image.  I haven't done that for quite some time and I forget that using water colors is such a nice "forgiving" technique.  If you add to much color, you can correct it so easily with just a bit more water!  I thought the bridge would look even more "distressed" and older if I water colored it as well.  ;-)

My card base is Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight White.  I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo Black before water coloring it.  I really like how it came out and I think every image in Theresa's set can easily be water colored for a nice "set" of cards to package up as a gift!
 
 Now check out all the amazing designs and inspiration from the rest of the Design Team:
Thanks for stopping by and remember to leave a comment on each members blog for a chance to win a grab bag of stamps from Gina K!

Come back tomorrow for another day of inspiration from the Design Team!  *HUGS*


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80 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

What a fun spooky card! Love both cards. Fantastic coloring!

Margie said...

beautiful creations - thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Joyce T. said...

I love that covered bridge. You did a great job with your watercolors.

Sherry said...

Love your spooky card and your painting on the bridge is super thanks for sharing these

Liz Lumsden said...

Great coloring! Thanks for sharing.

Katherine said...

Great cards! I enjoyed the coloring on both.
Katherine

Janeen said...

Simplicity, I love simplicity

Lagene said...

Fantastic water coloring!

Lori said...

I've never been good at watercoloring but yours is beautiful!

Lynne said...

These are wonderful cards. Like being able to use the toppers both with my basket and without. Your coloring of the bridge is beautiful.

Lindsay M. said...

love the halloween card!! Awesome!! The watercolored card is gorgeous!! so simple and pretty!!! Great job!

Deana Carpenter said...

Love them. Great coloring on both of your creations.

Doris W. said...

Love the Halloween image on the Wild Dandelion! The watercoloring is great on the covered bridge!

Olga said...

Well done Tina!Love the colors!

Sharon said...

Great cards! Love the bright yellow on the Halloween card. And the coloring on the covered bridge is just gorgeous!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are lovely made cards ^_^

Marianne said...

Your covered bridge makes me wish I was there too!

--Marcy said...

The only way I approve of Halloween is to make it fun - not scary, and you nailed that! The coloring on the bridge is so great!

granmaknit said...

Loce both cards, coloring is perfect

jean w. said...

That Love card is so cute! Your watercolored bridge card is beautiful. TFS.

Sue D said...

Great cards. I like your coloring on the Country Roads card.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Awesome cards love the layering and the attention to details is perfect you have blended your colors and it looks like a very old barn. just wonderful and the Halloween card is super goolish love the layerin thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Kathy E. said...

Loved the sentiment on the first card...great use of this stamp!!!super cool!!! The second card was just lovely...it left me wishing too!!!

Kwright said...

Great cards. I loved your choice of colors on the Halloween card. I also loved the country road card. It made me wish I was there too! Thanks for sharing.

AJ said...

great cards Tina- love the CAS!! :)

Kitty said...

Your cards are lovely.

Blessings,
Kat

Debbie Bradford said...

Thanks for the giggle with your first card. Putting "I love you" with "so much it's scary" is the best! Both cards are great!

zehra said...

the bright yellow fits perfectly for hallloween, love the coloring on the country road card

Lynn B. said...

I particularly love the water colored image. Beautifully done, Tina! I want you to know how much I appreciate you. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. God bless!

Joni said...

nice work. Love that bright yellow and your out of the box thinking.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh the halloween card is too cute to spook.

jennifer said...

Love the cards

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH the stamping and coloring on the yellow is awesome!!! And how do you make that one layer card look anything but one layer! Awesome my friend!!

Card Crafty Club said...

Nice job! Great colors! Thanks! Sean

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so cool! But I must say I love how the Halloween images are peeking over the top of the ribbon details. That is very clever. And great ribbon I might add as well!

Kathryn Andrews said...

I love the look of watercolor--and it really suits the look of an old, covered bridge! Great cards.

lindagrady said...

Love the look of your halloween card; great ribbon choice. The watercolor look of the bridge is nicely done.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

The coloring on the covered bridge is awesome. Thanks for the great inspiration. The Halloween card is great too.

Janet said...

I am glad to see that you watercolored the bridge card. Love watercoloring and now that copics have appeared on the scene we see less watercoloring. Thanks

Giovana said...

Both cards are beautiful Tina!

elizabeth said...

Fun Halloween card.

alex said...

Gorgeous cards, love the halloween card and the country roads is beautiful :-)

Joni said...

Great job on the cards.

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful coloring on your "love" card, Tina -- great option with these cute Halloween characters! And your watercolored bridge is fabulous -- one of my favorite techniques, too!

Victoria H. said...

Oh wow love the bright and fun colors of your Halloween card and your water coloring looks amazing. Thanks for the inspiration I can't wait to be able to use these stamps!

Vicki L. said...

Hi! Very nice cards! Love them!

Diana E. said...

So much fun to be different....Neat cards! Thanks for sharing!

shelley said...

awesome cards!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Pretty cards!

windinstarsranch said...

Nice work. Liked em both.

Jan Henry said...

Cute cards. Very nice coloring on your second card. The Halloween card is a real eye grabber...just love yellow & orange.

daisystitcher said...

I really like your cards. The bright yellow on the first card really makes the stamps pop. I also love the covered bridge.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great barn card~

MyAuntKath said...

Just love these! The halloween card is so bright & cheerful! Love. I love the look of your barn, it is beautiful--excuse me bridge house!

Barbara said...

The water color technique was great on this card.

Betty Benton said...

Love your red covered bridge!! I saw a spider similar to your the other day on my porch but I stepped on it!!

Unknown said...

Great cards, bright colors and good ideas. TFS

naneruth said...

Super cool Halloween card and the other is so pretty.

lisa2d said...

great ideas, thanks for sharing

Donna Phelan said...

lol THAT'S a fun card! Well done. Hey hope you're feeling better too!

Diana Enns said...

Great cards and techs on these :)

joy said...

I love both your cards -- but the "I love you" is my favorite! Great job on both!

Kelly said...

Great cards but I'm always partial to watercolored cards. I love them so much and yours is no exception. TFS!

kathy s said...

love your take with the Halloween images on the card and the bridge is just so pretty- thanks for sharing

Rosy Newlun said...

Great work water coloring! Yes, it makes the bridge look distressed a bit more :)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Lovely card! I love the use of the ribbon. TFS AJ~

Robin said...

These are just so pretty and spooky(HA)

Sharon said...

Awww love the sentiment on the first card, it caught be unexpectedly! Great job on both

catdidit said...

Such gorgeous coloring!! Love the fun halloween one especially!

Jo4Him said...

Fabulous cards; love the colors and details on the 1st one. Thanks for sharing

RuthAnn said...

Love both of your cards and the coloring is great. Thanks for sharing.

Lainee said...

Love the water coloring and the saying on the front of the first card :)

Linda R. said...

GReat cards..love your covered bridge.

mommaladystamper said...

Both of your cards are great, but I think I am partial to the covered bridge card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration, Alice Roushia

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful cards! You did a great job with the water coloring!

Lisa H. said...

Such creativity! I love the "weathered" look of the water colored covered bride. I'm going to dig out my watercolor pencils, you are definitely inspiring me!

Melanie said...

I love your watercoloring!

Golda said...

Beautiful cards!

Unknown said...

your watercolors are lovely!
thanks
Holly

NJMullins said...

your halloween card is great! such fun images!

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