Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gina K Designs March Inspiration Blog Hop, StampTV kit Bold and Blooming, Day 2!

Hey Y'all!!  Welcome!




The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

Today, we are featuring the second stamp set called Happy Spring. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring! We are also showcasing the incentive set available this month called Through Thick and Thin. You will be able to create amazing card projects using these beautiful stamp sets! Have fun and be creative!





Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your
chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop


First up is the new Happy Spring set from the new kit.  For my first card, I used the flowers and layered them and then put those over some hand stitching I did:


I really am loving this paper pack too...with the soft pink and gray...just gorgeous together!  And my next card, I made a little sunny day scene!  Sponged the background with the distress oxide inks (did I mention I love these, lol!)  and then colored everything else with prisma premiere pencils:


 And another sponged background with those inks (sorry!  LOL)  

I used the dies to do a cut out and had it peak through there a little bit with the polka dotted designer paper in the pack in the kit.  Super easy to make and will be easy to mail!  

And last but not least is a card that uses the new incentive:

That big ole flower is so much fun to color.  I used the Kuretake water colors and then colored pencils over that after drying.  I love how the white pencil especially gives that look it does for highlights.  

And also, I'm hosting the challenge this week on StampTV, and this is the card I have for my example:


The name of the challenge is 'What's That You Say?' and for the challenge you are to use a quote, any quote, to inspire your card.  For mine, I used the quote, 'Good things come in small packages'  and made a mini card of the large one I made!  All are welcome to play along!  Here is the link to that challenge too: (you have to be a member of StampTV to post and comment! it's free to join!  Everything is  free! :D)


 
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

All of your comments mean the world to me1  They truly inspire me!  

-cat



Monday, March 13, 2017

Gina K Designs March Inspiration Blog Hop, StampTV kit Bold and Blooming, Day 1!




The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! 



Today, we are featuring the first stamp set called Bold and Blooming. These stamps are so much fun and versatile! These are perfect for spring! You will be able to create amazing card projects using this beautiful stamp set! Have fun and be creative!

This month, please welcome Carolyn King as a special guest designer to our blog hop! You may remember that Carolyn has been a member of our team in the past so we are all very excited that she is joining us in March to showcase her talents once again! Also, please welcome our new team member Rema DeLeeuw. Rema has a fun and clean style and loves to work in watercolors and ink blending. You will instantly fall in love with her projects!



Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

First up is one I have made that is bright and festive!  


 I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to watercolor the flowers on this...so fun to color!  And then here is another card that I didnt color the flowers at all, just heat embossing on them!

I first Stamped the image with versamark and then heat embossed it with some black glitter embossing powders...its sooo sparkly IRL!  Close up:

And another with the background created with the new Distress Oxide inks too:


 I colored this one with some white gel pens and Faber Castell Big Brush Pen.  A little tip...if you have the Misti...I stamp my image using that and leave the stamp in place on it, then after finishing coloring, restamp the image so make you ink crisp and clean looking...( cause I color out of the lines so much it covers that up, lol!)  And one more:



 And on this one I used heat embossing in gold glitter and then my Kuretake watercolors on this one.  Like I said, this images are sooo fun to color in sooo many ways!



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!  And come on back by tomorrow too!  We will show case the other stamp set in the kit!

--cat


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Gina K Designs February 2017 Release Inspiration Blog Hop--Day 2!!

Hey Y'all!! Welcome to day 2 of our hop!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for February by our illustrator team! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika, Claire Brennan and our new Incentive set Vintage Rose.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!


Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects
I have created for today’s hop:


First up today is Beth's set, Spring Fling:

 
How cute are these little guys??  Here is my first card with this set:

Well, this card kinda took its own direction, lol!  I stamped the little guys all out onto water color papers then masked them off with full intentions of water coloring them too.  But after creating the background and rubbing of the masking stuff I thought it looked pretty neat with them in just white!  LOL!  Kinda looks like an easter egg exploded though on the background now that I look at it more, haha!  And notice my ribbon slipped a bit there over the word 'spring'  *sighs*  we are our worst critics arent we?  Ok, here is another:

This was a quick little card with matching envelope and I used that adorable bunny on it!  I just love him!  Him and the duck are my favorite!  :D 

Next is Claire's set, Springtime Baskets.

  This set is just packed FULL of so many awesome images and will having you stamping these baskets well past Springtime!  :D  Here is my first card I made with this set:

I used the planter and stuck some daffodils in it!  I decided to hang the sentiment like a sign from the main image...I used a broken piece of jewelry to make the little chain.  I colored the flowers with copic markers.  (by the way...we call these Jonquils around here, even have a festival just a bit away from me every year about the time they start blooming...which I just noticed today that they are!)

Here is another card I made and I combined the two sets:


That background is the 2nd pull off my gelli plate from the card I showed yesterday using Theresa's set and didnt want to waste it.  I took one of the egg patterns (the one that reminds me of Charlie Brown!)  and made the little chick a cracked egg 'suit'.  The eggs in the basket are colored with Tonic Studios Nuvo drops...they are so neat looking IRL, love the effect it gave the eggs, just couldnt capture it on the camera darn it! 

And next is the new Incentive stamp Vintage Rose.
 
How gorgeous are these roses?  Here is what I have done for today with this set:

I stamped the image onto toner paper and then colored it with Prism Premier pencils, trying for a sketchy look, as I call it.  I used my coffee cup and versamark ink to make the circle cup stains and a big ole tulle bow.   And one more, this one in memory of my Mama, who's favorite song was 'Yellow Rose of Texas' because that is what my Daddy called, her...His Yellow Rose from Texas...Thought I'd share that bit of their 'love story' today on Valentine's Day with you!  Sadly, they are not here on this old earth with me now, but I know they are celebrating this day of love in the best place ever!

and again, I stamped this image onto toner paper and also colored with the pencils.  I added a gold bee  and bow charm from my box of metal stuffs. 

Ok, Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika - Illustrator for Spring Fling
Claire Brennan - Illustrator for Springtime Baskets
Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

And one more I wanted to show you!  Almost forgot!  This also combines Claires set but this time with one of the coloring panel pages  that you can foil too.  I foiled it then just cut the butterfly out:


and close up of the shiny butterfly!

OK!  now, that IS all for today!  :D  Thanks so very much for hopping with us for this release!   I am so thrilled to read all of your comments!  They mean the world to me!
Thank you for stopping by!

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