Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gina K Designs Illustator Blog Hop Featuring Melanie Muenchinger

I am so excited tonight to be a part of a Blog Hop featuring sets illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger.  Last week when I received the email from Melanie asking me to be apart of this hop I squealed with delight.I have been a long time fan of Melanie's work. I have more than my share of her sets.  for those of you who are not familiar with Melanie she is one of the illustrators for Gina K Designs.  For my card I picked my very favorite set of Melanie's A Year Of Flowers.  A Year of Flowers is such a wonderful stamp set to work with and there are so many way to use it.  I never get tried of it.  For my card I started by stamping a bunch of flowers and leaves from the set enough to fill more than half a sheet of card stock.  then I set about coloring them, I wasn't careful at all about staying in the lines and when I was done you may have thought a five year old had colored them!  I planned on cutting them out so the lines didn't matter much.  So after cutting them out I played around with arranging them in a pattern until I was happy, and a card was born.  Here it is.....

Tonight Melanie Muenchinger has several designing friends sharing samples they created using some of their favorite sets from Melanie, take a look!

Brenda Turner
Carla Suto
Carolina  Buchting
Geri Utterback
Karen Knegten
Libby Hickson
Linda Payne
Melissa Shultz
Selma Stevenson
Sharri Seffens
Sue Van DeVusse
Tina Gilliland

Thank you Melanie for asking me to be apart of this special hop.

Card Details
Stamps: A Year of Flowers, Eclectic Summer Saying- Gina K Designs
Paper: Pure Luxury white, sweet mango, DCWV Cirtrus
Ink: memento tuxedo black
Copics: BV08, BV11, E25, G99, R20, R24, R27, R29, Y11, Y13, Y15, YG17, YG63, YG67, YG95, YR02, YR04, YR07
Other: nestaibilites, pearls


  1. hee hee, fun to hear about your scribbling if you're going to cut anyway1(hmm, maybe I need to do that too!) this arrangmeent is OTT gorgeous! and the orange just sizzles!

  2. Beautiful flowers! Great composition.

  3. LOVE how the layout ended for you... gorgeous flowers. LOVE that DP as well. Very pretty!

  4. Beautiful!!! Love all the layering of the bouquet!!

  5. Beautiful arrangement Brenda - lovely card!

  6. What a darlin' card Brenda! Love the color combo you went with an the row of pearls is a nice touch! Hugs & Smiles!!!

  7. your flowers are gorgeous! look fresh cut and your arrangement is wonderful - lovin that orange! just beautiful (-:

  8. WOW! This is just beautiful!!!!!!!

  9. This is gorgeous, Brenda! I love the arrangement of the vibrant flowers! Wonderful way to showcase the set!

  10. Brenda, Gorgeous card! I love the bright flowers and you colored them beautifully!

  11. Gorgeous Brenda! I love the vibrant colors and the way you arranged them.

  12. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous! The layout is perfect, I just love everything about this.

  13. Another gorgeous card Brenda. Your arrangement is beautiful and I love how you color when you are going to cut out -- I do it too!

  14. Beautiful layering of the flowers! Nothing like getting to the blog hop really late.... I just saw the first one of Geri's blog - but I am glad I did!!


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