Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Toonie Tuesday - Gina K!

As promised yesterday, I inked up my new set from Gina K, A Year of Flowers. It's always fun to do something new, and I'm a newbie to Gina K stamps. This set has TONS of flowers from poinsettia to spring and summer flowers, all beautifully illustrated by the talented Melanie Muenchinger.


Lotus Blooms




For this card I used the lotus looking stamp and gave it a water scene. I watercolored the flowers on watercolor paper and then cut them out. I cut a Top Note with my Big Shot and then masked and brayered the sky with Baja Breeze and then then water with Baja, Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss, then added white gel pen highight. I also went back and sponged some Baja in the sky too. I've seen Ms. Amy pickletree do some great things with layering the Top Note so I thought I'd try it.



Bouquet With Love




The 200th Color Challenge! Can you believe it? Of course Emily gives us a doozie! :) Brilliant Blue, Garden Green and Pumpkin Pie. Actually...I don't reach out for Brilliant Blue often, but paired right, it really is pretty. Here I stamped a bouquet of flowers also using masking with the lily stamp and the pretty petal stamp, stems and leaves. Watercolor with SW Markers and a out of the box design. I also created the "background paper" by stamping the leaves, and a ladybug from the set all over the garden green, sponging and then coming back and stamping Linen background on it too. I was going for a crisp clean design here.


Ok...off to do some errands!


Recipes:


Lotus: Stamps: GinaK A Year of Flowers; Ink: Black Stazon, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Muirfield DSP, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Watercolor; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note, Reinkers, Silver Brads, Oval Punch, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Wide Stroped Baja Grosgrain, Piercer, Dimensionals


Bouquet: Stamps: GinaK A Year of Flowers, Linen; Ink: Black Stazon, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie; Paper: Brilliant Blue, Garden Green, Watercolor, DSP, Vanilla; Accessories: Piercer, Sponge, SW Markers, Silver Hodgepodge, Dimesionals.

13 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Wow...these are STUNNING creations that you've made with Melanie's flowers!! You are a watercolor genius, girl!!

Melanie said...

wow, beautiful Christine! these are both awesome! those contrastig blue and roange are so brilliant like looking at the sun, just fabulous!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Well, "gorgeous" doesn't seem to have enough ummppph to describe your cards, but they ARE just that...GORGEOUS! Love how you layered the nestabilities and your coloring, as always, ROCKS!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

These are just stunning Christine! Your watercolouring and designs are just gorgeous!

Amy Sheffer said...

Both are beautiful, Christine! I wish I could make a sky look as beautiful as you do!! The layered dies look great! And only you could create such a masterpiece with those tough CC colors - awesome!!

leenda said...

I'd give you a 10 on these beauties.....PERFECT!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I knew you would work wonders with this set and I was SO right!! These are both gorgeous creations, Christine!!

Julie Koerber said...

GASP, gasp... and gasp again! Woman -- you have a way with color like no one else! Both of those cards are just over the top!!!! Love them!

Erika H. said...

Both cards are amazing! I LOVE how you used the colors for the color challenge. BEAUTIFUL!

Norine said...

very pretty love the colors that blue & green is great together
Hugs
Norine

Jerri Kay said...

Christine, both of these cards are fabulous, I love your bright colors, wonderful designs, and the stamps are pretty awesome!

Joan Ervin said...

Both of these cards are jaw dropping gorgeous!!! Everytime I see one of you fabulous creations, I think that it is the most gorgeous design ever and then you make another one and I am just blown away again!!! You are one amazing talent, gf!!!

Julia Stainton said...

Gorgeous samples! Love your coloring!