Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Gina K Designs Design Team Inspiration Hop April 2014 Day 2

Good morning, and welcome to day 2 of the Gina K Designs Inspirational Hop for the April Stamp Release.


The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, 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 Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the BigNews Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.


Today we have 2 wonderful stamp sets for you. Out West 2, illustrated by the super talented Theresa Momber, and Flowers Bloom, illustrated by the wonderfully creative Rupa Shevde.


Just look at these beautiful stamp sets!!!



I have 2 cards for you from Theresa's Out West 2 set. Here's the first one:

I had so much fun coloring this cowboy with my Copics on GKD Pure Luxury White Card Stock, and cutting him out with the Die-namics Stitched Circle die. I used a GKD Dark Chocolate Pure Luxury Card Stock base, then layered it with GKD Red Hot Card Stock, and GKD Kraft Card Stock that was embossed with a Darice Crackle Embossing Folder. A little hemp cord to look like rope and some brass embellishments, and I had a card that I loved.

Here's my second card from that set:

With this card, first I cut a circle with my Die-namics Stitched Circle die. I stamped the cactus image, masked it, and then stamped the foliage with one of the stamps from Rupa's Flowers Bloom stamp set.Then, leaving the mask on the cactus,  I began in the middle, sponging GKD Sweet Corn Ink in a circular motion. Next I added Sweet Mango ink, expanding the circle, and finally I sponged Faded Brick on the outside edge. After I was done sponging, I colored the cactus with my Copics. I love how it turned out. I stamped the road runner from the Out West 2 set, fussy cut him out, and adhered him to the bottom of the circle. The whole thing was mounted on the GKD Pure Luxury White card stock which was embossed with a Darice folder. Then I just adhered it to Black Onyx, and then a white card base. I embellished with Judy Dots and a few leaves punched with a Martha Stewart punch out of Fresh Asparagus Card Stock.

Now for Rupa's wonderful stamp set, Flowers Bloom. I love all the vases and floral elements in this set. So many possibilities with this one. Here is my first card:

Here I stamped the vase and then the sprig on GKD white card stock with Moonlit Fog ink, and colored it with my Copics. Then it was just a matter of layering all the various patterned papers together. I used GKD Moonlit Fog, Red Hot, and Black Onyx Card Stock, and patterned papers are from the GKD Poppy Prints collection. The greeting is also from Flowers Bloom, and I stamped that with Moonlit Fog as well. I added some Judy Dots and red Stickles for embellishments.

Here's my last card:

This card was a blast. I took some watercolor paper, got it really wet, and then swiped an acrylic block over it that has been inked up with GKD ink. I used Bubblegum Pink and then Faded Brick. Had to do it over a few times until I got the effect I wanted. Then I cut the watercolor paper into a circle and stamped the flower images with GKD Black Ink. I added dots of Enamel Accents by Ranger to pop up the image a bit. Papers are GKD Black Onyx and Ivory. Patterned Papers are from the DCWV Haute Pink stack. A little ribbon from my stash, and of course some Judy Dots.

Check out all the amazing cards and inspiration that the Design Team has come up with the Out West 2 and Flowers Bloom sets:

The Design Team:
Gina K
Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Out West 2
Beth Silaika
Cat Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Sean Fetterman

The Guest Designers:
Judy Woodland - so happy to see you here!!!
Karen Hightower
Nancy Leppek

Well that's it for me today. Hope you liked my cards. Don't forget to tune in again tomorrow for the third day of our hop, when we will have even more creations from two more beautiful stamp sets for you to enjoy. And head on over to StampTV to play along with my MIUM Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by - and happy stamping!!







49 comments:

  1. Wow! Judy, these are just amazing! Fabulous scene work and coloring!!!

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  2. Your coloring really pops and the shading for the vase with the hole is just perfect. Well done!

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  3. Great collection of cards - especially lovin' the 2 made with the Flowers Bloom set!

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  4. Beautiful colors and card designs on all.

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  5. I love your bold coloring and color choices! My favorite of the blog hop (so far) is your Cactus card!

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  6. OMG… You GO!!! How fabulous. Your coloring on the cowboy & horse and that cactus w/ roadrunner scene is so Awesome. Then you have that Gorgeous vase. You nailed the vase. Both of your cards are gorgeous… Thanks for sharing.. Love them :)

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  7. Judy, every single one of your cards is FANTASTIC!!! I don't know which one is my favorite. They are all so beautifullly colored. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  8. These are all super duper cards. I love the coloring on the horse and rider. Your sunset cactus is awesome.

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  9. WOW, these cards are amazing. The color combinations you have used for these cards are striking and the way you have colored them is simply gorgeous. THANK YOU

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  10. Judy, beautiful cards, all of them. I especially love the roadrunner, that is so sweet! I am from Arizona, so I know them. In fact, I think that one is Fred. Oh yeah, they have names. LOL
    I love each card, what fun. I am always grateful for the descriptions, and you are good at those.
    TFS, and, congrats on the Guest Designer job! Or play! LOL

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  11. Oh, how lucky you were on the design team when these sets were released. I am loving every one of those designs you made with them. And, I bet you were having a blast working with them too. I got word mine are on the way so hopefully, I can get mine and play with them soon too.

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  12. all of the cards are beautiful, I loved the tip about using the acrylic block to add color, thanks

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  13. Judy, Your coloring is beautiful!!!!!

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  14. My cat was sitting on my desk and was staring at the cat on your page blinking away and was mesmerized by the movement! So cute

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  15. Ok these cards are just jaw dropping spectacular! The first cowboy looks like a picture! Stunning!

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  16. Wonderful! I love the road runner.

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  17. Judy your cards are amazing. I love your coloring! They should keep you on the team;-)

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  18. Wow, great cards! I love your coloring and shading with the Copics.

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  19. Holy Smokes Judy! You have got some serious skills! Your coloring is amazing!!!

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  20. Your coloring and shading are so professional.

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  21. Love, love, love the Copic coloring you did!

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  22. Very lovely. I got great ideas here.

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Such beautiful coloring and sponging! Can't begin to pick a favorite.

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  24. Yeehaw, stunning cards and that last one is amazing, love it love it love it!!!!

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  25. You totally have the copic coloring down. How vibrant and beautiful these are. I've got to try this. Hope you don't mind if I copy somewhat.

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  26. WOWZA! Your coloring and design are AWESOME! Absolutely beautiful creations!

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  27. Awesome cards! The coloring on the first card is amazing, Judy!

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  28. These cards are beautiful. I would say that about flowers anytime but the Out West 2 cards are amazing. I loved how you used background designer paper to complete your designs as well.

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  29. Holy Smokes! I need to find a cowboy and buy this set! lol Judy, your talent amazes me.....every time!!! Your coloring and shading and designs are so FABULOUS....I am kind of speechless....I know, riiiiight? FANTASTIC creations my friend, you have done so well....I hope you are enjoying this, looks like you are from your creations!!! xo~ (oh and your kitty is back, yesterday I noticed the bunny huffing and puffing trying to catch it's breath--bahahaha!)

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  30. Fabulous coloring on the cowboy and love the cactus against that sponged background. The bird (what is that called) is perfect on the corner.

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  31. These cards are just beautiful. Your coloring is amazing. I love the placement of the roadrunner and foliage; and your choices of d.p.and layouts in the last two cards. TFS your talents.

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  32. Your cards are down right magnificent !!! ALL of them, just inspiring Judy!!

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  33. Ok, Where should I start? The coloring is suburb! The cowboy, the cactus, the vase, amazing coloring Love your Judy Dots, Lol
    All of the layouts are so well done. You have worked so hard, now it is time to enjoy the comments. You earned it sweetie. A talented lady you are!

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  35. Wow, Judy, amazing cards and coloring.

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  36. I love everything you make Judy! You have such creativity and fun ideas - I get totally inspired by seeing each of your cards, so please, keep 'em coming!

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  37. Lovely cards, the layering of the patterned paper is wonderful. Nice to see the road runner in a card. Very nice. TFS Niki

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  38. Love your cards with the vibrant colors. Really liked how you did the layout for the western card.

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  39. I like ALL of your cards, but since pink & orange are my most favorite combo, my fave is your last card where you used Rupa's new set.

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  40. Wow, you had me with that cowboy! Your coloring is so beautiful! All of your cards are amazing! You have really been shining this week....well deserved praise from everyone! Great job!

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  41. Your copic coloring is amazing.

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  42. Love all of your cards here! I'm glad you used the road runner. Love the red in the first one and the coloring is beautiful. Nice touch with the buds/berries at the bottom of the vase (must remember that). The colors on the last one are eye-popping beautiful.

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  43. Woweeee!!!! I tell you truly....I gasped when I saw these!! You are super amazing and I need lessons!!!

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