Monday, February 13, 2017

Gina K Designs – February Inspiration Blog Hop – Day One



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 Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber. 

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:

I tried to really go out of my box with Melanie's Fabulous Flowers set for this little friendship project.  I've been dabbling with acrylic paint and mixed media lately, trying to get my toes wet.   And even though it's messy?  I'm really enjoying it.    



For this project, I used a small 4" x 4" canvas wrapped frame to create a little birthday gift.  I gessoed and painted the canvas.  Then used Versafine ink to stamp my flowers and vases on white tissue paper.  I tore the images out, then added them to my canvas with multi-matte medium.  When dry, I painted over the top with acrylic paints.

This card is much more my typical style.  I just think these bouquets of flowers are so adorable, and how can you resist the bright colors of red and yellow together!  I used the ombre technique of inking the large bloom with Red Hot and Cherry Red.    






Theresa Momber's new Framescape - Simply Spring set is just lovely.  It really does all the work for you!  For this card I stamped in Versafine ink on watercolor paper and just swiped little hints of color across the frame!  I used a Zig Marker to add the little dots of a field of flowers, then stamped the sentiment and the dog.  How simple is THAT?

And her "additional" images in the Framescape set are just wonderfully detailed on their own!  Look at the detail in the hot air balloons!  How simple is this for a masculine birthday card?





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!


60 comments:

  1. Your cards are stunning, as always, Chris! That canvas is amazing!

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  2. Wonderful cards and great new stamp sets!

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  3. Great cards - love your flowers - coloring is so pretty!

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  4. Great CAS designs Chris! The canvas is a neat idea as well!

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  5. Fantastic each and every one, Chris! The frame is a beautiful piece of artwork to brighten any room And your cards are so lovely especially that little puppy in the field - swoon! TFS and *blessings!*

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  6. I am loving your 4x4 canvas picture! All the cards are beautiful and I love the dog in the middle of all that wonderful spring scene! Your balloons and sky are gorgeous and tour vase full of flowers is perfect on the PP! :) <3

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  7. The canvas picture is spectacular! That is something I have never tried. Love the Framescapes examples. I can't wait to give these a try.

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  8. The canvas picture is so cute. I love the hot air balloons!

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  9. Lovely projects! I like your little piece of art!

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  10. Ohhh I now want to make a mess too and try mixed media. That little canvas is just awesome! I need to get a friend to do this with me!

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  11. Oh what a great idea using the canvas, will be giving this try!

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  12. Lovely cards. I am especially drawn to the "thanks" card with that gorgeous bouquet of flowers. TFS.

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  13. Love the bouquet of flowers card and the card with the dog. I'm dabbling in mixed media, too, and loving it. I like messy experimentation. I've come up with some of my best ideas doing that. Sometimes it works, sometimes not, but always fun.

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  14. Great cards and so many fun ideas on how to used these gorgeous stamps THANK YOU:)

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  15. Wonderful and beautiful cards. And I love your acrylic painting. You have a great imagination.

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  16. Love your use of bright colors and how you created flowers next to the dog.

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  17. Enjoyed your various ways to use these new stamp sets.

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  18. I love all your ideas! These are great stamp sets!

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  19. Your painting and cards are so sweet and adorable! I love these flowers.

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  20. Wonderful cards. I love the bouquet you've created.

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love your colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Lovely cards! I like the bright colors you used.

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  23. This are great. Never thought about canvas and using stamps.

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  24. Wonderful cards. They are all so well created.

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  25. Chris,
    Great cards, so colorful! I really liked the idea of stamping and coloring on canvas. These hops are always inspiring. Thank you!

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  26. Beautiful cards and canvas! Love them all!

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  27. The cards and picture are so pretty. Can't wait to get mine.

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  28. Really beautiful cards and I just love the canvas!

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  29. Love the simplicity yet wow factor in your cards. The hot air balloons just pop.

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  30. Gorgeous projects Chris! Love your painted canvas, good idea. Will have to try this.

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  31. Great ideas, Chris. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. I really like your mixed media canvas. I have done a few mixed media but they never look like what I hope they would. Never thought of using tissue paper to add the images. Must give it a go. Great cards and designs.

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  33. Wonderful cards! The last two could be for anyone, for many occasions just change the sentiment. Your vase card has great adds for depth. The canvas is WOW! Thank you for stating the technique of stamping on tissue then adding to the canvass with medium! I have attempted to stamp directly on canvas with poor results! So thank you for that tip! TYFS!!!

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  34. Who doesn't like flowers. How wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  35. Cute canvas and beautiful cards.

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  36. Love your canvas. No one was guess it is stamped. Beautiful!

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  37. Love your projects! My fav is the last one with those awesome balloons!

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  38. Beautiful cards, hard to decide which I like best! Love the flowers, but also love the frame card...Great job!

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  39. Chris your cards and your canvas are beautiful! I really love what you have done using the simply spring set! Would love for you to link these gorgeous cards up in my weekly challenge! I have an always anything goes challenge every Friday with lots of prizes up for grabs! Check it out through my blog link below!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Jo
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  40. You are brave to venture into acrylic paint combined with stamping ... nicely done! Like your color choices, too! Thank you for sharing.

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  41. LOVE your sweet little canvas, isn't that a pretty piece of ART!!!

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  42. All great projects!! I have to admit I'm leaning towards the flower set as my favorite!! I'm a sucker for flower stamps!!

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  43. Very nicely done. I really like the flowers.

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  44. The canvas and flower card are right up my alley, but I've never tried adding tissue to my canvas items. Thanks for a new idea.

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  45. Chris...love all your cards and your canvas! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  46. Spring is in the air with these cards! Thank you!

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  47. Think the scene and using the balloons for a masculine card are the favourites, but like them all. Thanks

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