Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1


magnolia
Welcome to our first of 3 days of inspiration hops for the new Gina K release!  I hope you were able to make it to the party last night – they are always jam packed full of lots of fun!!  My first card using Stately Flowers 3 is one I shared yesterday.  I wanted my big magnolia flower (Louisiana) to take center stage and pop off the cardstock so I kept my design clean & simple.  I love coloring on cardstock with my colored pencils so I stamped my image with Memento rich cocoa ink on kraft pure luxury cardstock.  I used gold lined ivory organdy ribbon and a simple pearl brad for embellishment.  You’re going to love the next 4 state’s flowers along with beautiful sentiments in this next set!  Louisiana/Mississippi (Magnolia), Montana (Bitterroot), Alaska (Forget-me-not).  Once you collect a few (including Make a State-ment), you will find yourself with endless possibilities with sentiments for the outside and insides of your cards!!
mehndi
Next up is my card using Mehndi Wishes by Rupa Shevde.  For those of you who are not familiar with the word, here is a link for you to read up about it.  Basically it is Indian Henna tattoos.  I have always been intrigued by them, I think they are so elaborate and gorgeous!  And since they are not permanent, I’m sure they would appeal to those who wish not to permanently alter their skin/bodies.  I wanted to color my fish image with colored pencils as well.  So this time since I was stamping on chocolate cardstock, I used white craft ink and colored directly on the ink with blue & red pencils. 
I used gorgeous new pure luxury pattern paper that Gina K is nowredcarpet manufacturing/printing in her shop and this one is called Red Carpet which coordinates nicely with chocolate, red hot white, wild dandelion, turquoise sea cardstock.  Isn’t it divine?  Just wait until you feel the texture – it’s just pure luxury, silky smooth. 
As you hop through the designer’s blogs, make sure you leave comments on each one for a chance to win a grab bag full of a dozen assorted stamps!! We will randomly choose two winners so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win. 


The Winners will be announced on Monday in the forum Big News  on StampTV!
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96 comments on "Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1"

catdidit on 8:09 AM CST said...

Both are so awesome Donna, I really love the coloring on kraft too! Hope you computer woes get fixed soon!

alex on 8:29 AM CST said...

What wonderful cards, love the use of kraft on the first one, and the way you have stamped the sentiment around the image on the second one is wonderful :-)

Alina on 8:31 AM CST said...

Lovely cards!

Melanie on 8:52 AM CST said...

great designs! love the technique for the fish and how it goes with the DP!

Lori on 9:01 AM CST said...

Both cards are so very pretty Donna!!

Theresa Momber on 9:13 AM CST said...

So beautiful, Donna! Love the magnolia on kraft!

Olga on 9:43 AM CST said...

Great card and nice paper.

Teri on 9:47 AM CST said...

Nice work!

Judy I on 9:48 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards. I love the magnolia.

Tami B. on 9:49 AM CST said...

That magnolia is beautiful! Both of your cards are fantastic.

Vicki Dutcher on 9:51 AM CST said...

Wonderful cards!! Great job with Mehndi!

shari on 9:53 AM CST said...

would not have thought of doing the flower on the kraft. Really like it

Nanette on 9:54 AM CST said...

Very nice...TFS!

Becky on 10:01 AM CST said...

Beautiful cards Mehndi.

Sally on 10:05 AM CST said...

love all the new stamps. Thanks

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop on 10:06 AM CST said...

awesome cards. thanks for sharing with us.

sprgstn16 on 10:07 AM CST said...

Nice job on your cards! Very creative using the sentiment stamp as an outline on your card!

glim on 10:11 AM CST said...

Great job, love both cards. The way you colored the card in the second stamp reminds me of the designs on the gift boxes of smoked salmon they sell in alaska, very cool.

Billie Dee on 10:45 AM CST said...

I really like the flower card project. The mehndi card is so colorful!

Giovana on 10:45 AM CST said...

Lovely coloring on the Magnolia flower and the Mehndi fish is super cool!!

Wide Eyed Stamper on 10:49 AM CST said...

Love both cards, can not WAIT to get these stamp sets :D

Rhonda Miller on 10:57 AM CST said...

What lovely creations. I love your coloring and layouts. TFS.

mermaid fenicia on 11:12 AM CST said...

Those are very lovely cards ^_^

Sandy (Cheesy) on 11:13 AM CST said...

Such wonderful cards with great coloring.

Dorothy E on 11:16 AM CST said...

Very pretty cards, Donna

Gvendalen on 11:27 AM CST said...

wonderful cards!

AJ on 11:32 AM CST said...

love how CAS your fist card is Donna! the colors really pop on the kraft!

Julie on 11:51 AM CST said...

Very pretty cards.

Lenoria on 12:05 PM CST said...

I love the idea of coloring on kraft paper which I would never have thought of! Both your cards are beautiful and I'm glad to be able to check out your blog.

Elizabeth on 12:10 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you colored the fish on the second card. Beautiful colors.

Margaret said...

I love the elegance of your first card and the colours you used on the Mehndi Wishes card.

Anita Braddock on 12:20 PM CST said...

Beautiful Cards love the flowers wow the new stamps are great. love the papers and the color you chose. great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Cherie on 12:30 PM CST said...

Don't use my Kraft cardstock enough, you have given me inspiration to use it more!

Kristen on 12:59 PM CST said...

Luv the take with the kraft cardstock....like your colors on the second one! Thanks for your inspiration.

Sharon on 1:22 PM CST said...

Great cards!

Kris on 1:23 PM CST said...

Love them both! So many creative ideas... so little time!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kay said...

Beautiful cards. My first thought on the magnolia was that it looked like it was a canvas painting. The mehndi designs remind me of my Zendoodles days. Henna designs were often used. Thanks for sharing!

Kay said...

Beautiful cards. My first thought on the magnolia was that it looked like it was a canvas painting. The mehndi designs remind me of my Zendoodles days. Henna designs were often used. Thanks for sharing!

Betty Neville on 1:34 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna! Love your gorgeous white magnolia, and the cool design of your Mehndi card!

Georgia on 1:41 PM CST said...

Two very beautiful and unique cards...love them.

SusanMV on 2:16 PM CST said...

The statements surrounding the Mehndi card are so unique, never thought to do something like this. I'll have to try it :)..Thanks

Jackie on 2:57 PM CST said...

Simple stamping on Kraft paper is really nice. TFS :)

Rhonda Z said...

Beautiful magnolia. Thanks for a chance to win.

Pat Jandacek on 3:22 PM CST said...

I must try that coloring on white ink, I like the effect. Since you and Cat have used white pencil against colored cardstock to such good advantage will try that, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

StaceyJeannette on 3:52 PM CST said...

I like both of the cards, love the colors on the Mehndi card1

Ravengirl on 4:04 PM CST said...

Gorgeous coloring today! Your magnolia card is breathtaking and I love the technique you used on your fish!

Miesje on 4:10 PM CST said...

I love them both Donna! Love that magnolia!

Sue D on 4:18 PM CST said...

Great cards--I really like the elegant simplicity of the magnolia card.

Susan Sieracki on 4:25 PM CST said...

I have got to try those flowers on craft cardstock...who would have thought it would look so pretty? I love it.

Kay S on 4:28 PM CST said...

Stunning! Your magnolia is perfectly colored, and I love that it is the focal point of the card. really like your bright colors and the new patterned paper on the second one.

Riette on 4:31 PM CST said...

Beautiful Donna! Who would've thought a fish could be a stunning central image ;D

KonaRose on 4:49 PM CST said...

Donna! Your coloring!!! Are you using Prisma or which ones? The colors are glowing and blended to perfection. And your Mehndi fish still reminds me of Tlingkit art in southeastern Alaska!!! I so so so love them - your faraway fan :D

Jennie on 4:55 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna!! Your magnolia is perfect and love the fab colors on the Mehndi one!!

marie on 5:54 PM CST said...

Nice work love the cards

Denise E. on 6:04 PM CST said...

Beautiful colors. I love the multi sentiment stamping on the front of the card

Jai Holland on 6:08 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards...thanks for the chance to win.

Lagene on 6:23 PM CST said...

Wonderful cards, love how beautiful the CAS magnolia is!

Lynn B. on 6:24 PM CST said...

Another great idea! I wouldn't have thought to color on the ink with colored pencils. Thanks!

Monica on 6:30 PM CST said...

Gorgeous magnolia card-love it stamped on Kraft!

Trisha on 6:51 PM CST said...

Great job on your cards. Love the stately flowers stamp. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Donna Phelan on 6:53 PM CST said...

WOW, loved your Mehndi card when I saw it last night, gorgeous!

Angie on 6:53 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards! Great job on coloring the magnolia just love it.

Verna Angerhofer on 6:59 PM CST said...

Absolutely gorgeous artwork. I love the bright and colorful Mendai fish card.

lindagrady on 7:05 PM CST said...

Love your 1st clean and simple card; just finished a C&S class and this is very similar to what we did in class. Awesome floral image.

zehra on 7:09 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards, love the mehendi card, so gorgeous

Sunny1972 on 7:33 PM CST said...

Love the blog hop and all the inspiration!! The flowers are gorgeous but I think the menhdi stamps are beautiful! Love the sentiments on the card an the bold colours!!!

Gayle on 7:38 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards, Donna. Love the colors.

wanda on 8:06 PM CST said...

I love what you have done with the new colored patterns... very nice!!

pamselinski on 8:20 PM CST said...

Love both of the cards but that magnolia is so beautiful. Looks great on the Kraft card stock.

Golda on 9:10 PM CST said...

Fantastic work! I love the way you used the sentiment around the edges on the one.

Jo4Him on 9:14 PM CST said...

Great cards; love the simple magnolia card. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

On your second card you "colored on the ink" WOW!!! That's the first time I heard of that - gotta try that one. Your coloring of the flower is wonderful.
Jean McGee

Pati on 10:05 PM CST said...

Very nice! I esp. like how you did the colored pencils on the white ink, coordinating it with the papers!

naneruth on 10:10 PM CST said...

Very pretty! Love the magnolia.

FrancineB on 10:21 PM CST said...

Fun colored pencil technique. Awesome job. They look great.

Sandy on 10:42 PM CST said...

Cool cards. Love the 'tattoo' one especially!!!

Susan on 10:51 PM CST said...

Love the cards. Great job!

calamity jane on 10:59 PM CST said...

Love the richness of your Mehndi card!!!

Donna on 11:50 PM CST said...

Lovely work Donna, so so pretty!! Thanks for sharing your so creative works!
Hugs
Donna

Jennifer on 11:54 PM CST said...

All gorgeous examples! love the tattoo! Hugs, Jennifer

ibalady on 1:13 AM CST said...

wonerful coloring on your magnolia . elegantly clean and simple

Wendy Thompson said...

Love the cards, thanks for sharing

Frances Bernal said...

Using kraft really made the magnolia stamp stand out. Beautiful!

naoompje on 7:16 AM CST said...

Using craft is very beautiful I love youre cards.

Melody (lacyquilter) on 7:43 AM CST said...

Beautiful. I really love the first one.

Debbie Rogers on 8:04 AM CST said...

So simple but oh so pretty!

Lisa K on 1:53 PM CST said...

I love the flower on the Kraft card stock. It looks beautiful.

Caryn S on 2:36 PM CST said...

Thank you for coloring with pencils instead of Copics! I always love to see coloring on stamps but I like coloring with pencils (and can't afford the Copics!) and there just aren't enough examples of this. Your cards are beautiful!

Ultimate Whirligig on 3:11 PM CST said...

Your cards are pretty. :) Michelle

Making Jesus Famous on 3:49 PM CST said...

Nice...I love the color combos...i have to get that coordinating paper pack with the turquoise and red! (Red Carpet)

Designs By Sky on 4:56 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards! TFS

Crafty Math Chick on 10:48 PM CST said...

That magnolia looks so pretty stamped on kraft cardstock and you showcase Gina's new Red Carpet patterned paper collection so beautifully!

CraftyMomFL on 6:25 AM CST said...

I like the coloring with the pencil on the magnolia - so pretty. I always forget about my colored pencils - need to bring those out and try something new. thanks for the inspiration

Susan on 9:04 AM CST said...

You've used another technique I often forget about--coloring over white ink. I really need to get in my craft stuff and play!

Cheryl Winget on 10:21 PM CST said...

Love these cards - the one that emulates Henna tattoos is so creative. TFS

CTgirl on 1:04 PM CST said...

Lovely cards! I really like the colour combo of the second card! Very striking!!

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