Monday, March 12, 2012

Gina K Release Inspiration Hop Day 2



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 deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!!
Peace sunset
Here is my card using Theresa’s new set Wild About You, it’s a wonderful Safari set!  I wanted to make a night-time sunset photo (inspiration from this sunset at our house a few weeks ago).  I had a lot of fun sponging this sky but have to admit it was scary at first, I wasn’t sure I was going to pull it off.  Now this became one of my favorite creations I made for the release!  Pure Luxury cardstock used was green apple, black onyx and white. 
hoppy dayNext up is my card using Blooming with Blessings by Rupa Shevde, which is a sweet whimsical Spring set so we can celebrate the upcoming season!  I wanted to use this little frog in the set sitting on the lily pad, but so instead of coloring in some water for him to float on, I found this gorgeous solid blue paper in the Picadilly paper pad by Basic Grey to do the trick!  I also found a green strip of paper for the 'land'.  Then sponged in some quick clouds with a template and then made a 'sun' out of oval punches from the Red Carpet paper pack and Lemon Drop cardstock, with a gold brad keeping the 'rays' together. 
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97 comments on "Gina K Release Inspiration Hop Day 2"

Theresa Momber on 8:32 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards, Donna! Love the way you did the sky on both.

Deb on 8:35 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous sunset, Donna! And what a fun froggie! So cute!

catdidit on 8:36 AM CDT said...

So gorgeous on the sunset card Donna, LOVE it! love that cute little froggy too!

Lisa H. on 9:03 AM CDT said...

Oh Donna, your inky backgrounds are so beautiful! You're inspiring me to get out my ink pads and sponge daubers and get busy!

Marie Gamber on 9:10 AM CDT said...

Very cute cards Donna! Love the images.
Hugs
Marie XX

alex on 9:30 AM CDT said...

Love the pastel look of your first card, and the frog is just so cute. thank you for sharing :-)

Sharon on 9:36 AM CDT said...

What neat cards! Your sunset and clouds are so pretty.

Tina Gilliland on 9:42 AM CDT said...

Very nice pastel work! Love both your designs.

Elizabeth Cooper on 9:49 AM CDT said...

You're so amazing at creating an entire scene in your cards. Both of these are just lovely!

Teri on 9:52 AM CDT said...

Very pretty cards!

Casmiles on 9:54 AM CDT said...

Donna - the frog card is precious; the giraffe/peace card, absolutely beautiful!

Tami B. on 10:31 AM CDT said...

Great cards. That little frog is so cute.

Dianne Beans on 10:31 AM CDT said...

You did a great on your cards.

Bonnie on 10:43 AM CDT said...

I love that beautiful sunset. It is so inspiting, and goes perfectly with that great stamp set. The frog is just too cute. Thanks for sharing.

Paulette Still on 10:46 AM CDT said...

Experimenting is half the fun! And anything is possible in nature, especially with the sky and how the sun sets and rises. God is an artist every day. You did great. landscape cards are one of my favorite things to do.

Verna Angerhofer on 10:46 AM CDT said...

What wonderful scene cards you created. I am so inspired now. Oh, I want all the sets. Woe is me! It will be hard to curb my desires now for sure. But the budget confines me somewhat.

Marj on 10:49 AM CDT said...

What an unique sunset--love it. I'm going to have to try that sometime! Thanks for sharing.

Becky on 10:54 AM CDT said...

Beautiful sunset..

JoanL on 10:59 AM CDT said...

Oh my, what beautiful scenes you created. Love them!

scootingranny on 11:03 AM CDT said...

THe sky turned out really well! Great cards

patm on 11:07 AM CDT said...

Cute frog card,nice job.

Joni on 11:15 AM CDT said...

Great ideas.

mermaid fenicia on 11:15 AM CDT said...

Lovely cards that you made ^-^

Olga on 11:24 AM CDT said...

The cards are lovely!

Judy I, St. Louis MO on 11:47 AM CDT said...

Beautiful projects.

bridget22868 on 11:53 AM CDT said...

very nice both of them! The frog card is sooo cute!!!

Anonymous said...

You did a great job on the sunset. Great cards.
Jean McGee

Elizabeth on 11:53 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous sunset scenery and I love the puffy clouds on the froggy card.

Lilyzee on 11:54 AM CDT said...

Great cards. The froggy just makes me smile.

Unknown on 11:55 AM CDT said...

love your bold colors!
Holly

naneruth on 12:01 PM CDT said...

Lovely cards. Great ideas.

Lynn B. on 12:19 PM CDT said...

It's impossible for me to decide which of your cards I like better! I love the sunset in the first card in particular. I've seen sunsets like that! But the little froggie is tooooo adorable!

Luv 2 Create on 12:20 PM CDT said...

Donna, I loved your sunset in the first card, but your clouds in the frog card are amazing!!!
Marcie

Charlene Engel on 12:21 PM CDT said...

BEAUTIFUL cards! :)

Kay S on 12:36 PM CDT said...

Beautiful sunset and scene. Love how you created the water and sun out of paper on the second card. Vey cute!

janet33234 on 12:38 PM CDT said...

Very pretty cards. Creative use of colors.

MezzoKat on 12:41 PM CDT said...

That African sky is amazing, and I love the clouds on the froggy card.

Nanette on 12:49 PM CDT said...

Very nice cards! I like your sponging.

marose6@comcast.net on 12:51 PM CDT said...

great cards! love your night sky good job. thanks for sharing.

Wendy Thompson on 1:07 PM CDT said...

Great cards thanks for sharing

Joan said...

The sky, giraffe, and tree are amazing. I love the frog and the clouds are fabulous. Terrific job.

Arlene on 1:19 PM CDT said...

Great cards. I like the sponging job. Thanks for sharing.

Janice on 1:19 PM CDT said...

I really like the sunset affect that you got on the first card. Also, the frog is special.

carrie on 1:50 PM CDT said...

Great cards. Love the background you created for the giraffe card.

donna on 2:02 PM CDT said...

cute frog! WILD!

Joyce T. on 2:23 PM CDT said...

cool sponged layers on these cards.

Susan Sieracki on 2:38 PM CDT said...

Oh wow, your peace card is so dramatic looking. Very nice.

jazy1m on 2:45 PM CDT said...

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Iwana on 3:14 PM CDT said...

Such artistic inspirations!

Jimmi on 3:32 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards :)

Margaret said...

Nice cards! I love the sponging effect.

Krystal on 3:59 PM CDT said...

Your clouds are perfect! Love that there is a bit of a overcast as that added some great depth for me!

amyvonachen on 4:03 PM CDT said...

Your sponged sky is absolutely amazing. Beautiful work!

Sheila on 4:21 PM CDT said...

Both cards were great but especially loved the frog card. Thanks for sharing

mtscrapgal on 4:32 PM CDT said...

I like the special treatment you gave the sky. Very effective. The little frog wins the cuteness award. Thanks

ktfabian on 4:55 PM CDT said...

The background you created for the first card is absolutely stunning! Both cards are fantastic.

Aixa M. on 5:28 PM CDT said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing!

Anita Braddock on 5:46 PM CDT said...

wow what great Cards love the way you have used your colors and the shading Details are Beautiful love the sets of Stamps you have shown the Detail to the wild. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Janine on 5:47 PM CDT said...

Nice cards

janet on 5:49 PM CDT said...

Very inspiring!

Gayle on 5:56 PM CDT said...

Donna, love your skies so very different but absolutely fantastic.

Vicki Dutcher on 5:57 PM CDT said...

Such a cute frog card!!

scrappinmommom on 6:11 PM CDT said...

Really nice scene card with wonderful colors.

Golda on 6:12 PM CDT said...

Your shading on both cards is amazing! What wonderful work.

Scrapacat on 6:53 PM CDT said...

Donna that little froggie just stole my heart! The sky you created is beautiful, and relaxing. Love them both!

Designs By Sky on 6:54 PM CDT said...

Cute cards! TFS

Angie on 7:04 PM CDT said...

Beautiful cards Donna! Love your sponging! God Bless You!

NJMullins on 7:09 PM CDT said...

I love your frog card. The greens are great and the design is so sweet!

Unknown on 7:15 PM CDT said...

Your sunset is beautiful and love the frog card. TFS!

Lorraine on 7:31 PM CDT said...

Beautiful card creations! Love the sponging!

Mary Guikema said...

Beautiful cards. You do such a fantastic job.

Robin on 7:42 PM CDT said...

I will have to try some serious sponging now. Thanks so much!

Dawn B. on 7:57 PM CDT said...

I am so loving the wild about you set! Gorgeous cards!

Sharon on 8:37 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards loving the sponged back ground

Phyllis Joan on 8:44 PM CDT said...

I love all the safari stamps! I was looking for something to use on my masculine cards and this fit the bill.

crotnem on 8:50 PM CDT said...

What nice looking cards girl.

Sue D on 9:03 PM CDT said...

Cool background with the giraffe and I like your water scene for the frog.

Janice on 9:10 PM CDT said...

love the clouds on the frog card!

Marsha on 9:46 PM CDT said...

Beautiful skies.

Betty Neville on 9:48 PM CDT said...

These are beautiful Donna! Love your gorgeous scene; and love how you created the sky and water for that cute little frog!

Melody (lacyquilter) on 10:27 PM CDT said...

Great cards.

zehra on 10:32 PM CDT said...

Wow, love the red sky it is amazing, lovely cards

Kris on 12:44 AM CDT said...

Great work on your cards! Thanks for sharing!
Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sonia on 3:04 AM CDT said...

Love your African sunset and the frog is too cute! Great cards.

Riette on 6:12 AM CDT said...

There are few things as stunning as an African sunset - I should know! These cards are great.

Katherine on 7:20 AM CDT said...

Wonderful cards. I love your sponging on both of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennie on 7:40 AM CDT said...

Adorable cards Donna! The safari sunset is unbelievable!!!

Susan on 9:57 AM CDT said...

Ooh! I love doing cloud backgrounds, but I can never think of anything to use with them. Both of these sets would be good for that!

Donna Phelan on 3:14 PM CDT said...

LOVE your safari sunset!

FrancineB on 3:16 PM CDT said...

Cool cards. I like the nighttime sky you created for the giraffe card.

Pat Jandacek on 7:32 PM CDT said...

Love the specially created treatment on both cards!

Luanna on 11:13 PM CDT said...

You did a great job creating the sunset. Cute card with the frog.

Ravengirl on 1:16 AM CDT said...

Wow, you really worked some magic on the skies in these cards!

Lagene on 10:08 AM CDT said...

Cute Hoppy card and Gorgeous sunset!

Caryn S on 7:07 PM CDT said...

How did I miss these incredible cards? The one with the sunset and the giraffe is just amazing and that butterfly and the frog is adorable!

Holly AKA KopyKat on 9:57 PM CDT said...

love the scene you created.

brochure printing on 7:20 AM CDT said...

This is really great card and it colors very amazing. That little frog is so cute! Its printing style is very best.

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