Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gina K Designs Design Team Inspiration Hops for December '13 -- Day 2!!

Hey y'all!! Glad to see ya here! ;)


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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

Today, we have another 2 sets to showcase for you! These sets so rock! :D Up first today is Melanie Munchinger's newest set called, Stamper's Favorites...and they truly are! Here it is:



I did a one layer card...unless you count the bird and flower, lol! I used circle nesties to cut out a mask to use, then placed that on my card and did some creative sponging with distress inks. I wet my fingers and dropped some water onto that area after sponging. I love the effect this gives with the distress inks! For the hummingbird (and he's about accurate in size!)I used distress inks and water colored him and then took versamark ink and inked it all over then poured clear embossing powder over it...I wanted him shiny! He is! :D

Here is the card I showed at the Release Party with the hummingbird too:



For this one, I used mixed medias...gesso, modeling paste, spray inks...everything but the kitchen sink! but I so loved playing with all of our mixed media stuffs we have out there. Its got stenciling and sponging and misting and copics...lol!

And here is the card with Carolyn's set, Elegant Flourishes that I showed at the release party too:



And again on this one, mixed media style one! I used paint, gesso, heat embossing, sponging with distress inks...I do so love how the Flourishes give just the right touch!! So thrilled to have these to add to my GKD stamp sets. Gonna be a well used one I do believe! :D

Ok, ready for more eye candy? Here ya go:


Thanks again for stopping by today! I so look forward to all of your comments...wish I could respond to each and everyone!! Come on back by tomorrow for our third and final day of hops for this release! :D


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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Stamper's Favorites by Melanie Munchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstock
Accessories: Distress inks, SB circle nesties, versamark ink, clear embossing powder, paper piercing tool, burlap flower, glue dots, pop dots, water color brush.
Card #2
Stamps: Stamper's Favorites by Melanie Munchinger from Gina K Designs
papers: Gina K cardstocks, Recollections dp
Accessories: gesso, acrylic paint, sponge dauber, copic markers, seam binding ribbon, TH stencils, SB oval nesties and elegant ovals (i think they are called), metal words by momento, popdots, prisma flower, gold DMC floss, burlap ribbon.
Card #3
Stamps: Elegant Flourishes by Carolyn King from Gina K Designs
Papers: Gina K cardstocks, dp by prisma
Accessories: TH chipboard letter, acrylic paint, clear embossing powder, pearl stickers, rose by prima, crocheted doily, pop dots, twine.

65 comments:

Melanie said...

You're doing great things with this bird! Your wet circles look freaking amazing, I love how this mottled look brings out his beautiful colors! Gorgeous cards, all!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous Cat! You are so rocking that hummingbird stamp!

Beth said...

the hummingbird cards were made with so much love! You can totally see it! Wonderful creations CAT!

CardsCookiesCarrotCake said...

Wonderful cards Cat. Your humming bird and mixed media are inspiring. Thanks!

Sean Fetterman said...

Elegance times 1,000,0000 Cat! These are super fantastic gorgeous my friend! Love them! Hugs! Seanie

Betty said...

You blew me away, I couldn't pick a favorite!

Penny said...

Those aren't just cards they are works of art! Beautiful keepsakes for anyone who receives them.

Sharon said...

Amazing cards! Each is just beautiful! Your design and coloring is outstanding.

Lisa K said...

Love the bird. I really like the mixed media you showcased!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are all so gorgeous but the hummingbird one really caught my eye. That is stunning!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love how you made that first card-almost a one layer-hahaha. Hope your holidays are special!

Barbara said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful Cat and your coloring of the hummingbirds is amazing. They look so real. Like the way you used the flourishes too. Beautifully done!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those cards are lovely ^_^

Becky said...

Cat, that bokeh effect in the first card is just tremendous, as are the color choices. So beautiful!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!! Love the first hummingbird cards with the sponged circles...Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Queen-of-Cards said...

oh my Gosh! so pretty

Tami Priebe said...

Beautiful and so detailed, you are so very talented, thanks for sharing your creativity.

Joce Turner said...

This Hummingbird just brings joy! Absolutely gorgeous!

Olga said...

Wow, the dark brown card with the bird is amazing!

Jan Castle said...

Your coloring is beautiful and the different techniques are wonderful!
Jan

Judy said...

I am just drooling over the hummingbirds. Love it .

Christine Macneil said...

That humming bird is so versatile. Lovely.

dskene said...

Love the first card! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous hummers, Cat -- I LOVE the circles you created, great design!

Rene said...

Cathy,
I love your cards...the best ones so far!

Debbie Corbari said...

Cat, your talent blows me away! Each and every one of these is absolutely gorgeous in its own way! Holy smokes girl!

Dee Earnshaw said...

These cards are so beautiful I am salivating:)
Complete master pieces. Keep it up

Frances Krug said...

Love how you used the hummingbird in your design.

Barbara said...

Fantastic humming bird! I love him shinny too. Your mixed media card is too sweet.

Donna Phelan said...

Such beautiful cards, love them both, but especially the story you shared with us regarding the mixed media one! Merry Merry!

Janis Siehs said...

Awesome cards, thank you for sharing.

Diane Stricker said...

Very pretty cards, love the first one with circles and bird, very original.

Julie S. said...

You really have a talent for mixed media and hummingbirds! Thank you, these were very inspirational.

Mk Johnson said...

Love the hummingbirds and the circles! You are so creative!!

Parker said...

I like the flow with the holes. Great job.

Marty Keil said...

Very elegant. Love that hummingbird.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great cards. I love the coloring you've done on the hummingbird. Thanks for the good details.

JulieAS6078 said...

My absolute favorite is the 'Thinking of You' card with the shiny hummingbird and burlap flower! I love the colors and details of the hummingbird!

kathy ness said...

Lovely cards. Wonderful ideas.

Craftyfashionista said...

The release party hummingbirds card is by far one of the most beautiful I've events seen. The neutral tones give it a soft earthly feel to it. Great job.

Anne Byerley said...

Hi,
I think these card are fantastic.
I am visiting for the first time,and following in all ways that I can.
I hope that you have a fantastic day.
Love and best wishes.
Anne

Tammie Lien said...

I sure do need a step by step from you.Each card is stunning.So amazing:)))Thanks for sharing and hugs..Love Love Love:)

Stephanie McKnight said...

Love your brown hummingbird card - absolutely stunning! Your choice of colors is simply inspiring.

Gayle said...

Wow Cat these are amazing.

Nana Griffin said...

These are great ideas!

Dee said...

Loved those gorgeous circles and the technique you used on them! The shiny hummer looks so real. I like the way the flourishes on the last card have a subdued, antique look--so elegant-looking.

Cammi said...

I LOVE your mixed media looks! Wish I could be so free! Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Beautiful birdies!

Debbie Elholm said...

Love all your designs. Thanks for sharing!

nzillingworth said...

A DIFFERENT LOOK ALL TOGETHER AND I REALLY LIKE IT. THINK THE KINGFISHER IS A FANTASTIC STAMP AN YOU HAVE USED IT SO DIFFERENTLY BRILL JOB

cairn1 said...

Beautiful card!

Sue D said...

wonderful card designs!

Helen F. said...

Stunning creations, Cat! Love the shiny hummingbird :-)

Golda said...

These are gorgeous!

Anne S. said...

Love the hummingbird stamp, and how you used it on the first card. The colour scheme and wet circles really complement it.

Cheryl Depler said...

Just lovely! Thanks!

Kitty said...

Your cards are just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration

Kathleen

Judy Woodland said...

Whoa....STUNNING. You have made such beautiful use of those stamps! Truly gorgeous, thanks for sharing!!

Stephanie McKnight said...

I love your cards! You are truly an artist - your hummingbird is so real-like. Very inspiritional!

serenity6883 said...

Love love mixed media cards. Both are so lovely and well designed. Gorgeous!

sharonv said...

Such beautiful humming birds. Love your cards.

Mrs B said...

Hi Cathy. Lovely cards, the humming bird is fab. Take care.

Luanda said...

Oh my, your cards are gorgeous! I especially loved the hummingbird cards.

Lagene said...

GREAT cards, I especially loved the hummingbird cards! They are so different and both so beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Yikes WOW yikes! These are my most favorite cards in forever!!! Totally in love with each ....have printed and will be trying to case! Don't get around to blogs much anymore but super super glad I didn't miss this post!
Hugs
Linda
Ps wishing you a blessed 2014 (-:

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