Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gina K Designs – StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2

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 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:



I chose to use several images from the Happy Spring set in slightly non-traditional ways.  I stamped the balloon to by panel and colored it with Copic Markers.  The rabbit with stamped and colored on a small scrap paper and fussy cut  (the dies were not here yet!)  I added some grass with a Copic marker and the balloon string with a Copic Multiliner pen.  I thin added the rabbit.  For my sentimet, I mixed and matched portions of two different sentiments to create a new combo.  I love to stretch my stamps that way!  Once in awhile I will even carefully cut the words  apart to give the more possible options available!  



This cute little scene is created with several of the new images from Happy Spring.  The branch and birdie are stamped on Gina K white heavy weight yardstick and  colored with Copic markers.  I hand cut a small hill from the polka dot paper  and adhered and used a double stitched rectangle die to cut the smaller panel.  I stamped the clouds and sun on a separate piece of heavyweight white, and also colored with Copics then cut out.  I used a panel of the black floral patterned paper, and some Turquoise Sea card stock to assemble my card, adding the sun and clouds overlapping the foal panel and the background paper.   


Here is the inside of my card.  Look how fun these flowers are in this garden of polka dots!  The polka dots another of the fabulous paper patterns included in the Kit paper pack!





This single layer card was created on Kraft cardstock using the new incentive set, Through Thick and Thin.  I stamped the flowers with Kraft ink, then colored with white and gray pencils to make the petals pop!

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!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Growing in Unity Week Prize Winners

I had so much fun with my Growing In Unity week.  Thank you Unity Stamp Company for the opportunity and the challenge!

And thank you to all of you, who stopped by to take a look at my projects and took time out of your busy lives to leave such generous and supportive comments.  I really appreciate your encouragement and appreciation.

Thanks to Unity Stamps as well for offering two prize packs of 25 random stamps to the winners from my blog.  I have added all the commenters to a pile and the two winners drawn from my week are:

Helen Mazengarb and Louise W.  

Helen and Louise, I will need your address to pass on to Unity Stamps so they can ship out your prize pack.  Please email me at candedayton@aol.com.

Congratulations to you both!

Have a fabulous day!  
I'll be back tomorrow with Day 2 of the Stamp TV Inspiration Blog Hop.  I hope you'll stop back too!


Gina K Designs – StampTV Kit Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new StampTV Kit, Bold and Blooming.  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:




Aren't these patterned papers awesome?  I love the chevrons!  I used the two henna inspired images as a frame for the bold sentiment here.  I stamped in Black Onyx ink then added color with Prismacolor pencils.



For this card, I turned one of the images sideways to create a border.  Again, colored with Prismacolor pencils.



I used the bold flower image here as a border.  I stamped my images with Red Hot, Turquoise Sea and Jellybean Green and added a bit of detail with my pencils.  I used strips of patterned papers to carry the colors through as a book binding.

Here is the beautiful new Incentive set, Through Thick and Thin.  I love how big it is!  It's so fun to color!  This set is free with your $75 order right now!







For this watercolor card, I masked and stamped several flowers together, heat embossing them in white onto Bristol paper.  I painted with some bright spring-y colors using Dr. P.H. Martins Radiant watercolors.  My sentiment was stamped with Black Onyx and heat embossed in clear.


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!  Come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day Five

Well this is it!  My last day as a GIU girl.

I'm thankful for the opportunity and grateful for all of you that have taken time out of your day to visit and comment.  I really appreciate your encouragement.

For my final post, I chose to use some of the latest release kits.  My mailbox was full of some new goodies on Tuesday, so I needed to ink them up!

I received the new peony kit by Angie Blom and Lisa Arana, Rebuild Your Life, so of course I inked that immediately!




I inked this peony up with Memento Summer Sky ink and stamped on a piece of XPress It blending card.  I colored with RV 81, 83, and 85, then added the deepest petal cast shadows with W5 before adding RV69 over the top of the W5.  I used E55, and 77 to add the flower center, and highlighted a few areas and petal edges with a white Signo pen.  The stem and leaf are G21, 24, 29, and the shadow was added last with B60.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.


And lastly, I inked up a handful of these cute owl images for graduation cards.  I belong to a cardmaking group at my church, and we donate our handmade cards for sale as a fundraiser to support various programs and needs within the congregation and community.  I love being able to help in ways that I enjoy so much.  Graduation cards are huge sellers, so I wanted to get started on a pile of them.  The new Stamp Kit, Owl Graduate, also designed by Lisa Arana, was perfect to make a set of cards.  



I stamped several on the images on and colored them with Copic markers.  I added Clear Wink of Stella pen over the cap base and stole to make them look like satin.  The sentiments were stamped separately and layered with the matching layering paper.  


And that's it for my GIU week!  I have enjoyed this week very much, and have been honored to share my love of Unity Stamps with you.  Thank you for visiting, and I hope you'll stop by again soon.

Don't forget to comment if you'd like to be entered for the prize pack from Unity Stamps!  Today's your last day, too!

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day Four!

Today I am sharing another project made with another of Angie Blom's Angie Girl, Beach Girl.


My husband says even a bad day at the beach is better than a good day at the office.  It's true!  I finally believe it, after spending time at "real" beaches in Mexico and Georgia.  Those are fabulous places.  Beaches here in Minnesota aren't quite that amazing without the salty ocean breezes!  

Now I'll never ever be this tan myself.  So don't think even for a second that this is me.  I don't even think it's remotely physically possible for my scandinavian skin.   Seriously, even throughout a good long summer?  The most I can hope for is a pale shade of beige.  But I can dream...




I inked up this sassy bikini girl with Summer Sky Memento ink, onto an Xpress It blending card.  I colored her suntanned skin with E21, E13, 15 and 27.  And her hat and skirt with the C markers 0-10.

Her bikini top was added last with a Copic Multiliner.  I hand cut out the image and adhered with to my background which I sponged  Tumbled Glass Distress, and Distress Oxide inks to.  I used a paintbrush to both remove some color as well as add more color to create the waves.  Then I added some Copic Opaque White with a brush for the waves and spray.

I then masked off a small area and inked more Distress Oxide ink to create the hint of a shadow before adhering my colored image.

My sentiment was added last with Versafine Onyx Black.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow is my final GIU post, so please stop back.

Don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize pack of 20 random Unity stamps!  

Have a sunny day!  See you tomorrow!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day Three!

Welcome to Day 3 of my Growing In Unity Week!

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments.  I really do appreciate that you take the time to send a comment.

Today I am sharing two cards that I made with the stamp kit, Another Name for Love.

This is a recent release that was designed by Gina Krupsky from Gina K Designs, especially for Unity Stamps.  Gina is a very good friend of mine, and I was thrilled to go visit her just two weeks ago at her store in Wisconsin!

I love peonies.  And I love this new set.  The sentiments are gorgeous and the peonies and that butterfly are amazing.




I used the peony image and my Zig Clean Color brush markers to watercolor two similar but very different cards.  



One  is a very pale white and pink peony with a light watercolor washed background.  I wanted to paint loosely, but honestly loose just never seems to work well for me.  I have such a hard time letting go of the control!


And the second is a brighter pink flower with a white background.  This one makes me happier because it feels and looks (to me) to be more under control!  LOL

Someday, I want to learn to just paint freely, and let the water flow where it wants to go...  but not today.  LOL


Thanks for stopping by again today.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for one of two prize packs of 20 random Unity Stamps!  

Have a great day!
I'll be back again tomorrow for Day 4!



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Growing in Unity: Day Two!

Today I am sharing my projects for Day Two of my Growing in Unity week.  What a fun experience!

I fell in love with Unity Stamp Company last summer after receiving an Angie Girl stamp kit as a gift, and have ordered regularly ever since.  I featured that gift stamp set in yesterday's post.

Today I am sharing a set of four watercolored cards made with some of the stamps designed for Unity Stamps by Phyllis Harris.  These stamp kits are all beautiful scenes that are so fun to watercolor and I have added quite a few to my collection.  The ones I chose to use for today's post are ones I selected because they seemed to cover the four seasons.

Here is the foursome all together.



Each card was stamped on Canson Montval watercolor paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink, then watercolored using Sennelier watercolors.  



For my Spring card, I used the set Let Love Fly.  I love painting hair, and these little girls have beautiful hair to paint!



My Summer scene was created with the image from Brandy & Emma Goodbye, but I used the sentiment from Sense of Wonder.




For the Fall card, the image and sentiment are from Felt With The Heart.  Isn't that horse beautifully drawn?  I love it.  It's just such a touching image.




And finally for my Winter card, I used the image from A Beauty All It's Own, paired with a sentiment  from the Special Wishes sentiment set (designed by Lisa Arana for Unity.)

I'll continue to be a GIU Girl for three more days, and will be sharing a new project each weekday this week.  Please stop back tomorrow for more! 

And...  if you choose to leave me a comment each day?  You have a chance to be one of two winners of a gift of 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company!  So please do so!
Thank you for your sweet comments on yesterday's post.  I read and appreciated each and every one!

Have a lovely day, and I'll see you tomorrow!




This week I am challenging you to use white pencil to highlight your images stamped on Kraft card stock. Here is the example I made up using the beautiful Vintage Roses stamp set. I lightly stamped my image using white ink. Once it was dry, I added white and gray pencil to color the jar and flowers, and colored the leaves in greens.
I cut my tag shape and black mat. Then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Scripty Love, then added it to another black matted panel stamped with the Music Background stamp and adhered everything to my Kraft card base.

(My photo)

Now it's your turn! I can't wait to see what you do!

Here's the fine print:

(Rules here)


Be sure and have your creation uploaded to our gallery with the tag "STV17MON10" no later than March 12th , 8PM CST for your chance to win an awesome $20 gift certificate from Gina K Designs!!
(Just a reminder too...no 'back tagging' which means, you can't take a card you uploaded before my challenge was up and tag it with the challenge tag. The time and date have to be later than my time and date for this challenge being posted!)
Here is the gallery for this challenge:
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