Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gina K. June 2017 Inspirational Blog Hop: Day Two

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

Today I am going to start with Karen Dolphin.  My oldest daughter, Karen, is a swimmer at LeMoyne college. Their mascot is the Dolphins.  You are probably wondering why does a Jesuit school in Syracuse, NY have an ocean animal as it's mascot? According to their website The dolphin is the symbol and mascot of Le Moyne College. The use of the sign of the dolphin became common among Christians of the second century A.D. It was popularly considered to be friendly toward man and represented both love and tenderness. Noted for its grace and swiftness, the dolphin also symbolizes the desire for knowledge.

We have certainly fallen in love with the school and I wanted to continue the ocean themed sets with a few more creatures that were fun to color!

I love the little fish in this set - and they are so fun to color. You can color them with any color combination. For this card, the fish and bubbles were stamped and colored with spectrum noir in pinks and purples. 

The background is watercolored and dry brushed. The plants were hand drawn with some spectrum noir markers and a white gel pen.  The fish were colored with spectrum noir markers. The jellyfish were stamped on the background and then stamped again and cut out to pop them off the card with some foam squares. 

The whale fish and bubbles were stamped with black ink on vellum.  The images dried and then I carefully colored them with spectrum noir markers.  

For Claire's set I really wanted to use some fun colors. I used a combination of blue lagoon, ocean mist and turquoise sea.  The sentiment is moonlit fog on vellum. 

The image is stamped with lemon drop, sweet corn and dandelion.  I used some stick on gems and took a little of the ink and smooshed it  on the acrylic block, picked it up with a wet watercolor brush and then flicked it on the card.  The sentiment is in black ink.

Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika  - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator

Silke Ledlow

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

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