Joy Clair - God's Masterpiece

Friday, July 20, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair, I hope you have enjoyed and have been inspired by the design team projects using the Leisure Art products.  All month we have been using the Leisure Arts premium colored pencils and water color pencils.  Today I am using the premium colored pencils.  They are so nice and blend really well.  I love how they go down on the paper, the pencils are so smooth.

Here is my card:


Another view of the card:


Here is how I put my card together:

1.  1.  My card is an A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2,

2.  The next two layers measures 4 x 5 1/4 and 3 7/8 x 5,

3.  For my background, I stamped the splotches from the stamp set with versamark ink, I then added some clear embossing powder and heat set it,

4.  I took several inks and added it to my paper using a blending tool,

5.  I then took the blending tool and added some back ink over the layer (called heat resist)

6.  I stamped and cut the images out on my card with the scan and cut,

7.  I colored the images using the Premium Colored Pencils and added them to the card. 

If you have not joined the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes but our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here.  One lucky winner will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

I hope you enjoyed my card as much as I enjoyed making it!  Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

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Gina K. Designs Hot Summer Release Party - Part 2!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Hello everyone!

If you missed the release party tonight, here are the cards that I showed.  All the stamp sets, wreath builder dies and paper to go with the wreath builder, and ALL the stencils are available now!  The links to the new release are at the bottom of this post!!!!  Happy shopping!

Come back Monday and Tuesday for a two day blog hop to get more inspiration on the new summer release!

Here are my cards:

Just a Little 
Illustrated by  Lisa McClelland Hetrick

This card is made with the stamp set Just a Little, I stamped and fuzzy cut the flowers and colored them with copics.  I added some leave in the background and popped my flowers up.  I finished the card off by adding the sentiment.


My second card make with the Just a Little set I used some distressed inks in the background, I used the new stencil (links are below for all the new stencils) Nature's Elegance.  I stamped the flower image with black ink.  This card is clean and simple, but I think very elegant!


Grand Garden 
Illustrated by Alicia Krupsky 
This card is from the Grand Garden Illustrated by Alicia Krupsky, I love the font in this stamp set.  The font in this set goes so well with the Gina K. Stitched Leaves stamp set and dies.  I used another newly released stencil called Square Mandela.  I used ink daubers with the stencil.  I used Gina K. Designs inks Wild Dandelion and Tangerine Twist.  The friend is a die that is in the GKD store, I stamped the image with black ink and finished the card off by adding some black enamel dots.




I think this flower is my favorite of all the Gina K. Design flowers!  (I know, I think I say this about each new flower).  The background I used a paint brush and added the stripes to the card panel (Lisa's set gave me the idea to do the stripes in the background).  I then splattered some black ink on the background and added my sentiment.  This flower is so versatile you can do all types of techniques with this.  I stamped the flower with versamark and used the Gina K. Designs clear embossing powder, I then used a sponge dauber and added ink to the flowers and leaves, the technique is emboss resist.  I fuzzy cut these out, painted some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss to the flower, then added foam tape and added them to my card.  The shimmer is so pretty on the flowers, I could not get a good pic to show you.


Autumn Wreath Builder by Gina K.

I am using the Autumn Wreath Stamp set for this card.  I used the 4" template stencil that is now available separately to create the wreath.  I fuzzy cut some of the pumpkins out and popped them up on my card.  Love the sayings and the script in this stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment and added the acorn, I then die cut it out with circle dies. 


I used the Autumn Wreath Stamp set and the 4" stencil for this card too.  This card is clean and simple.  I stamped the images, added the circle and sentiment in the middle of the wreath.





Peaceful Roses- New Incentive


My last card is made with the new incentive stamp set called Peaceful Roses, you can earn this set FREE with any $75.00 order.  I stamped the rose with versamark and used Gina K.'s rose gold embossing powder.  I then colored it with colored pencils. 


Closer look, see the sparkle...I used Nuvo Aqua Shimmer - Glitter Gloss


Here are the pics and links to the new stencils

Lovely Lace

Making Waves

Mega Flowers 

Nature's Elegance

 Square Mandela

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Retro Rubber Challenge #91 - Sketch

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge blog and we have a new challenge, which is a sketch! Thank you Claire for such a cute sketch! I love it.

If you have not joined our challenges before, the rules are very simple, just use a stamp older than a year and you must include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post. Here is the sketch for you to use. I cannot wait to see you take on it.
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Here is my take on the challenge. My card is an A2 card, it's clean and simple. The sentiment I used on my card is an oldie but goody stamp set that I love from Hero Arts called Year Round Sentiments. This stamp set was released sometime in December 2014.  This set is so versatile, it has many sentiments for anytime of the year.


Are you ready to play along? Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get some more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations! Thank you for stopping by, you have until July 27th to join the fun!


Gina K. Designs 2018 Hot Summer Release - Part 2

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hello everyone!

Welcome to day two of the Gina K. Designs Hot Summer 2018 Release Part One blog hop! I hope you were able to join us yesterday, if not, here is the link to day 1!  The release is available now and can be found over at Gina K. Designs.

Tropical Tidings
(Illustrated by Theresa Momber)
http://shrsl.com/11awa


My first card I am using the Tropical Tidings stamp set illustrated by Theresa Momber. I kept this card pretty clean and simple, I stamped the leaves in the background from the Layered Daisies Stamp Set set and then stamped the butterflies and finished the card off with the sentiment from the same set. Links to the Gina K. Designs supplies are below.



Inspiring Poppies Incentive Set
(FREE with any $75 order)
http://shrsl.com/11awa

My second card I am using the NEW Inspiring Poppies stamp set from Part 1 of the Gina K. Designs Summer Release. It is the newest incentive set and is FREE with any $75.00 order. I love this set! I stamped and masked the set three times, I colored the flowers with copics, in the center I used black wink of stella to give it some shine. I finished the card off by stamping the sentiment from the Inspiring Poppies set.



Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of the TWO $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificates! The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after this hop concludes.

Theresa Momber - Illustrator of Tropical Tidings
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

Thank you for stopping by and good luck on the hop!

Gina K. Designs 2018 Hot Summer Release - Part 1

Monday, July 9, 2018

Hello everyone!

Today the Gina K. Design team are showcasing the new 2018 Summer Release! We are having a blog hop today and tomorrow. Today we are featuring This Girl Is illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger and Unicorn Wishes Illustrated by Beth Silaika.  


This Girl Is
(Illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger)



I am in love with this stamp set, there are so many possibilities!  This is a wonderful set for bible journaling and of course making cards for almost any occasion.  I have created the girl in water being baptized.  She is holding the worked "blessed" which I used from Melanie Muenchinger stamp set called Women of Faith.  This is another stamp set that you can use together with this set and great for bible journaling.  All the Gina K. design supplies I used are below.


Unicorn Wishes
(Illustrated by Beth Silaika) 

My next card is using this cute set called Unicorn Wishes, I love this set, I love how you can use several colors on the unicorn and rainbow to brighten any card.  There are so many sentiments that can also be used for many occasions.  I colored the unicorn, sun and rainbow with copics.  I created some clouds for my background and added the elements on the card. All the Gina K. design supplies I used are below.


Enjoy all the fabulous inspiration as you hop and make sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win one of the TWO $50.00 Gina K. Designs gift certificates! The winner will be announced in the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops conclude.

Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

Listed below are the products I used. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I have used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


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