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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gina K Release Party Begins!

Hop on over to Splitcoaststampers (SCS) for Gina K's August release party and check out all the new stamp sets, join the contests, challenges, and chatter going on right now (7:00-10:00 p.m. CST)!

This is a card I made for my great uncle who turned 90 years old today!! He still golfs and keeps very active. Woo-hoo! Way to go Uncle Russ!

I used the mailbox image from Theresa Momber's newest release called Autumn Beauty. You are going to love and want this stamp set! I stamped the mailbox in Tuxedo Memento Black Ink and colored it with Copic markers. The flourished image is also a part of this set and is stamped on the Moonlit Fog cardstock, which is a new Pure Luxury cardstock color Gina is also releasing this month! The Moonlit Fog cardstock is a grayish color with what I see as a bit of a greenish hue and others see a bluish hue. However, if you pair it with navy blue, as I did, it picks up the blue color. Very cool, if you ask me!


I used a photo corner punch in the Moonlit Fog and layered the smaller version of this punch with the navy over it and then paper pierced around the photocorners. I like the dimension it gives.

This next card is the third one I promised in my earlier blog post today. I wanted to show you how good the turquoise looks with Gina's new Pure Luxury cardstock she is also releasing this month called Pumpkin Spice. I stamped one of the other flourishy images from the Tropical Blooms set onto the Pumpkin Spice. It looks so rich with the chocolate and turquoise. Tropical Blooms is Gina's free with the purchase of three set.


I stamped the Tropical Bloom images in white craft ink onto chocolate cardstock and let the white craft ink dry before I colored the blooms with colored pencils. This is called a pencil over technique. I used various shades of yellow, pumpkin, and rust to blend the blooms and three shades of greens for the stems and leaves. I left a little of the white craft ink outline for dimension and then I added some extra white highlighting with a white gel pen. I then cut out the oval slightly smaller than my images so I could do the out-of-the-box technique with this floral array. I love how the turquoise brads in the center of the flowers just make it all pop!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll join us at the release party! As my friend and I always teasingly say to each other "Be there or be square!"


16 comments:

StampOwl said...

love your cards Charlene

Silke said...

Charlene - both cards are just gorgeous!!! I think I'm gonna hop over to see what you all are up to :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Charlene love both cards!

Dawn B. said...

Charlene these are both great cards. The firs one has a super image. Being away from family makes me LOVE my mailbox. Especially when there is mail from home. I really like the technique you used on the second one. The color combo is super. Great job.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love your coloring on that mailbox! AWESOME!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...now I can see why YOU have been busy, my friend....what beauties you have here...fab coloring on the mailbox card and so much detail work too...and the other....well....LOVE how you did the coloring over the white ink...very dramatic and gorgeous...wow, wow. wowza

redwasher1 said...

Love your card Charlene! I just saw it and amazing how our minds think alike right? Might be we are using the same paper and same stamps. Ya think?

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful designs, Charlene!! Great colors and details!! Lovely cards!!!

Melanie said...

i owuld nothave guessed that was Moonlit fog last nigth, it looks like sucha beautiful sage when paired with the navy! beautiful card!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular! I just placed an order for the Autumn Beauty set as well as lots of other goodies. Thanks so much for sharing your card! I absolutely love the way you colored the image and your lovely design. Thanks for inspiring me. Now I wished I ordered the paper too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your mailbox card is totally cute! I like the soft coloring and your flourished corners are wonderful. The flowers look beauitful on your second card!

Joanne Travis said...

I am loving your sneak peek samples. Some really pretty new stuff here!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my is your mailbox card ever charming Charlene!! Your coloring is exquisite!! And your flowers with the sweet little brads are just darling!! WOW!!

Francie G. said...

WaaaaaaaaaHoooooooooo, Charlene, awesome job on all these cards! Fabulous!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow Charlene, these two cards are awesome. I really love them both, but tend to favor the second one. The blue on it just pops and I love the placement of the floral design. Gorgeous!!!

Mothermark said...

I must say that you simply rocked your time with Gina K! You made so many wonderful cards....you did them proud girlfriend! Congrats on that!