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!!
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:
- Gina K
- Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator Basket Additions 3
- Theresa Momber - Illustrator Country Roads
- AJ Otto
- Beth Silaika
- Cathy Tidwell
- Deb Felts
- Giovana Smith
- Jimmi Mayo
- Lee Murphy
- Lori McAree
- Sharon Harnist
- Tami Mayberry
- Tina Gilliland - You are here!
- Vicki Dutcher
Come back tomorrow for another day of inspiration from the Design Team! *HUGS*