Tagg: Gina K. Designs

Singing in the spring

2013-04-07

So here comes my card for this biweekly challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge which is themed Spring. I chose this lovely image because it make my think of all the spring-feeling that is starting to bubbling up inside me.

The coloring is of coarse made with copics. The flowers was from the beginning colored to match another paper but i think it looks pretty good anyway. But i Just love how the birdies turned out, it just love the warmth and the depth that happened.

All the papers are from Bo Bunny’s collection Kitchen Spice. The brownish paper had the same pattern as the pink/peach one so I stamped two different background-stamps in desert stamp to get some more definition. The doilie looked better when it wasn’t glued down – it showed more.

I colored some white yarn with E59 to match the cardstock and used as a twine to hold my sentiment. The sentiment is from The Craft’s Meow’s collection Get well soon and the tag from Tim Holtz’s Tiny tabs and tags which I distress with some desert Ink. The dots that is added is just made with a brown pen.

material

Stamp: House Mouse – Feathered Friends – Sing your heart out. Hero Arts -Envelope Pattern. Gina K – Timeless Textures. The Craft’s Meow – Get well soon.

Paper: Bo Bunny – Kitchen Spice

Copic: E11, E21, E51, E50, R20, R000, G21, G24, Y21, Y26, E43, E41, E40, E49, E55, E53, E51, E50, N1, N3, N5, 0

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Rectangle. Tim Holtz – Tiny tabs and tags.

Ink: Memento – Rich  Cocoa, Desert sand, Tumbled Glass.

Challenges

CAS Anniversary-card

This weeks challenge for Sweet Stampin’ is Anniversary/wedding. I have never done a anniversary-card before so I wanted to try one. Sponosors for this challenge is Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher and Whimsy Stamps.

On the Gina K’s Mix it up Monday they have a photo inspiration.challenge and I really got inspired to make a light CAS-card from it. As said before CAS-cards ain’t in my comfort zone so I looked through my inspiration-library some more and found this card this card which I wanted to copy. I really like how it turned out and I’m thinking of using a similar one as a Thank-You-card for my wedding-guests.

Gina K's Inspiration Image
Gina K’s Inspiration Image

I have no idea were the paper is from, but I can tell you that was one of the first papers I ever bought.

Stamp: Gina K Design – Fanciful Tags

Flower Power Challenge

This weeks challenge over at the Sweet Stampin’ is Flower Power and our lovely sponsors for this week is My Favourite Things that will give a $25 gift certificate for a lucky winner. Our monthly sponsors is Joanna Sheen with a £10 voucher.

So I have to admit that this card is made in a hast. I have had a full week and the next wont be better from what i can see.

So i wanted to use this adorable stamp from Lili of the valley that I got the other day. I did have a really nice time color it, the only think I’m a bit annoyed with it the Pansies, especially the leaves but hopefully I will do it better next time. I bought this stamp with my mom in mind and i have to make a card for her soon but this ons is actually for my grandmother as a thank-you for the wedding-gift me and Bjorn received a few days ago.

The papers are from Basic Gray’s collection Hello luscious, the yellow button is also from that collection, and the flowers are a punch from EK success.

I have to say that I’m not very happy with the card, there is something off but I’m to tiered to see or fix it and the good thing with Grandparents is that they love all you do!

I have probably forgot something so ask if there is something you wonder about…

Stamp: Lili of the Valley – The Potting Shed. Gina K Design – Fancy Tags

Paper: Basic Gray – Hello Luscious

Copic: E99, E97, E95, R37, BG72, BG75, E93, N3, N1, E31, E33, E50, YG67, G29, YR16, YR18, Y15, Y19, R35, R37, R39, E40, E41, E43, W3, BG11, E57, GB 11, BG13, BG72, N3, N5, E40, E41

Dies/punches: Spellbinders – Nestabilities, Large normal and scalloped rectangles, Large and small Circle. My Favourite Things – File Tab. EK Success – Daisy small.

Other: Distress ink – Tumbled glass, vintage photo

Vintage Kitchen-mice

So today I actually made time to sit down and just play around with all my toys. The plan was, from the beginning, that I might color some and try out the new colors I got the other week. But I found a House Mouse image laying on my desk that i colored a while back that I just need to use somehow. I realized I haven’t made a House Mouse for like months! And of course I had to change that. So i looked through my calendar and found out that my aunt has her birthday next Tuesday so i decided to make this one for her.

She is bit more modern then this card but the image just gives me a feeling of old country kitchen in Italy (for some reason) and i hope she will love it anyway. So I looked through my stash of paper and found these nice papers from Pion Design which inspired me to do the card even more vintage so everything have been distressed with Vintage Photo. I also added a layer of vintage photo over the entire image so it would match better with the colors and have the same warmth to it. The doily is also covered with ink. The inside is made in the same fashion.

 The Image is cut out using my new and fabulous rectangle nestabilities, bot the regular and the scallop one. I could only afford the large or the small one when i made that order so I chose the Large one in hope that it would work with the big stamps from House Mouse.. and look they fit perfectly! I couldn’t be happier. The image is as usual colored with copics.

I used this weeks Sketch Saturday Sketch for the layout and I did keep fairly true to it. The sentiments tab is a die from MFT and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Garden Silhouettes. The sentiment is stamped with Memento Rich Cacao.

I used some cream pearls so make the card a bit softer and to give it a more embellished look. Unfortunately I were out of the smaller ones so I used the big size. I still wish that I had the smaller ones but it turned out ok anyway.

Stamp: House Mouse – Autumn Berry.

Paper: Pion Design – Fairytale of Spring

Copic: 0, E13, E11, E21, E31, E33, E40, E41, E43, W3, G82, G85, BV04, BV13, BV02,  E39, E37, E35, W7, W5, W3, W1, N1, N3, N5

Dies: Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Large Scallop rectangle, Large rectangle. My Favorite Things – File tab

Other: Distress ink – Vintage Photo. Memento – Rich Cacao

Marine birdy

So tonight i wanted to make a card for my mother in laws boyfriend. His birthday is in a couple og week, but he gave me the perfect reason to use my new stampset By the sea from Gina K and this beutiful papers for Maja Design.

I Wanted to make a scene for this card, i have been very inspired by Theresa Momber and her scenes lately and i just have to get some more sets to make better and more naturescenes.

Anyway. This card is made with the though of Gothenburg’s seaside, and thats why I bought this papers from the beginning. The layout is from this weeks Gina K challenge.

I have to admitt that im not happy with the sky at all. The darker part is made with faded jeans but on the sky it only came of as gray wish made my spring sky to a bit more stormy but it will have to be for this time. I do like the sea but next time i think i will make a less straight horizon.

20/3-2012
I just saw that i won Anything goes challenge for this week. I’m just bubbling of happiness!

Paper: Maja Design – Life by the sea

Stamp: Gina K – By the sea, Garden Silhouette

Copic: YR14, YR23, YR21, B93, E40, E43, N9, N7, N5, N3, E35, E57, 0

Ink: Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Dies: Spellbinders – oval and scalloped oval, . Provocraft – Vintage

Other: Gelly Roll Pen – White

A Brown Forestdragon

So this weekend is my dear friend Martin’s birthday so i wanted to make him a card. He, as I, love dragons and this cute one landed in my mailbox a week or so ago. His name is Autumn Happiness and are from Wee stamps.

The dragon is as usual colored with copics and i cut him out using the Large deckled rectangles nestabilities. I didn’t want to make him the regular green dragon but i still wanted to get him a feeling of wood and nature sense that is what Martin is all about, so he became brown. I inked the inside lightly with the Dandelion memento ink. I backed him onto some Basic Gray paper, from the Origins collection. The sentiment is from Gina K’s Garden Silhouettes. The ribbon I used was from the beginning a white satin-ribbon but i colored it with E37 to make it match the dragon. The stars I used are from a die-cut-sheet and i cut them out and colored the white backside with the Rich Cocoa memento ink. All the edged have been inked with memento to make the transition smoother.

26/2-2012
I Just saw that this card was the spotlight card for Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week! I’m just so happy!

 

 

 

 

Stamp: Wee stamps – Autumn Happiness. Gina K – Garden Silhouettes

Copic: E31, E33, E35, E37, B93, YG17, YG13, YG11, YG67, G29, Y17, Y15, Y13, R39, R59

Paper: Basic Gray – Origins

Ink: Memento – Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Rich Cocoa

Other: Spellbinders – nestabilities – Deckled Rectangles Large

Summer Hello Luscious

I’m just so stupid, i have been doing this card all evening with the thought that the Kraftin’ Kimmie recipe was: a bow, a button and a chipboard. Sigh. Well fortunate i seem to have everything everyday if you count the flowers on the paper, which i do.

Well anyway… The card is made based on Basic Gray’s collection Hello Luscious and both paper and buttons are from that collection. To get some dimension i did run the brown paper through my paper crimper and i used a piece of thick chipboard that i glued the blueish paper to. I did sand the paper on the chipboard to get the white of the paper and the chipboard to blend together. The sides, on the outside and on the inside is painted black with a magic marker just so the gray won’t show.

The stamp that is used is Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Florence and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Fanciful Tags. I did paper pieced Florence dress with the same paper I used in the top border. Otherwise she is colored and shadowed with copics. I’m not happy with the lower part of the face. Stupidly enough i did the glasses last so i spilled some black onto the face and when i tried to save it the colors got separated and bad, and it felt like it got worse the more i tried to save it so i gave up.

The black twine and the brown ribbon is some generic kind that i just had laying around. It was the same with the chipboard, i got it in a free sample pack a long time ago and i don’t remember from were i got it.

The colors of the card ain’t that true in this picture. It’s stormy outside so i had a hard time to get a good light to take the picture in so the colors are a bit brighter then in real life. The card also look very much more dimensional then on the picture, it might be the colors that makes it look flat but i also had to take the photo of the card laying down which probably doesn’t help…

An inside will probably come tomorrow, I’m just to tired now and will get something to eat…

Copic: E00, E11, E13, E39, E35, Y21, 0, C0, C2, C10, C8, C6

Stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Florence, Gina K.’s Fanciful tags

Paper: Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious

Other: Basic Gray’s Hello Luscious Buttons, MFT’s Jumbo scallop border die, Paper Crimper

 

House Mouse with lots of buttons

Among all the buttons i got in the bag from grandma and grandpa’s old store there were some with a pearlshine and some with stars is them that i just loved so i decided to make a card with them, and luckily for me this weeks House Mouse challenge is one featuring buttons.

The stamp is House Mouse’s Brithday Cupcake that i have in my Birthday: Ice Cream-set. I have colored i with Copic and i just fell in love with this very light green combination. I used Glossy Accent on the frosting to make it more shiny (se the picture to the right). The sentiment is from Gina K’s Fanciful tags i just stamped in black.

The paper is from an unknown brand as decoration i used a doilie, lots of buttons and pearls  and a ribbon. I used this week Mojo Monday again for my layout.

Copic: E00, E11, E13, YG11, G12, YG41, B00, N7, N5, N3, N1, E41, E40, E04, E13, E35, E39 and 0.

House Mouse & Friends – Buttons, bows and Bling

Mojo Monday – #200

Cards of the day 3 – Springflowers

So i found myself with more time so i did yet another card, this time not meant for a kid, but everything works.

I wanted to try the technique were you stamp the image twice, cut out one and put it over the first for a more dimensional look. The main image here is made by three different stamps (see the details on the first picture to the right). The scripted background is from Gina K.’s Timeless textures, the sentiment is from Vilda Stamps and the butterfly that is Inkido’s small summer butterfly. The Script has been stamped with Antique Linen distress ink and the butterflies with memento black. The butterfly on the paper was first stamped on another paper so i got a lighter colors as “shadow”, but the cutout one is stamped as normal. The butterflies have then been colored with Promarkers Gold and Pastel yellow, then blended out to the edges. The butterflies have been put to the paper with half a glue dot, but i think i have to come up with a new way when it was very hard on such a small contact-surface, on the body of the butterflies and the wings have been bent up a bit.

The paper is from Echo Park’s 6×6″ paperpack A Walk in the Park and the lace is a self-adhesive paperlace from Panduro. The Flowers are made by EK Success punches flower power and retro flower medium. In the center of every flower there is a pearl, both white and soft yellow. (realized half way through that I’m out of white ones).

I tried to keep the inside on the same theme by using the same papers and stamps, the greeting is the only one that ain’t there. On the inside I only stamped the butterflies once, on the paper. I stamped the scripted background here also when i think that i just gove a softer look and won’t disturb the writing the gifter will put in.

I got inspired but this weeks Mix it up Monday challenge from Gina K: Wear your white.

 

Green and yellow Sleeping in the Crocus

This card is for mu aunt that will lend me her house during my mini vacation this week. As a thanks you she and her family will get this card and a small surprise.

The card is inspired by this weeks House Mouse Monday Challenge no 96 – Love for the game and the theme is either football or green and yellow so i choose to make a card in the theme of Green and Yellow.  The paper is Basic Grey’s Origins and the image is House Mouse’s Sleeping in the Crocus. The picture is colored with promarkers. I have hand-stitched the image to the frame with a light brown embroiderythread.

The inside is made by using the same paper and the same idea as the front. The greeting on the frame is from Gina K’s fanciful tags.