Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Inspiration Mosaic Blog Hop - 3 Cheers for Melanie!
I am sooo excited to have been invited to join the Inspiration Mosaic Blog Hop! I just love this set! It has so many possibilities. I hope that my cards will inspire you to think of unexpected stamps that can be used with this mosaic. At the bottom of this post, I will link previous cards I've made with this awesome set.
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This mosaic is so cool for hanging the spider webs from the Bug Me Anytime set. This card was so easy. At the last minute, I decided to add some ribbon. But it even looked great without it.
I paired the stamps with some very old patterned paper that has gone unused in my scrapbooks. It turned out so amazing! The jack-o-lanterns look like they're looking at the spiders. Yeah for old paper. LOL! If you have this set or plan on getting it (They're in stock again.), look through your patterned paper. You will probably be amazed at what will look great with the mosaic.
Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Bug Me Anytime (Nina Brackett/Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, black, unknown patterned paper
Accessories: circle punch, eyelets, ribbon, brads
While I was cruising through my old paper, I came across this water design. I have 2 sea creature sets from Gina K. Designs. I chose Best Fishes. I did a lot of cutting for this card, but it was well worth it! The gold fish and seahorse are popped up on dimensionals.
Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muechinger/Gina K. Designs), Best Fishes (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, apricot appeal, unknown patterned paper
Ink: black, Copic markers (YR16, Y38, Y35, Y21, G24)
Accessories: eyelets, brads, dimensionals, SU modern label punch
I was so excited when the Stamps for A Cause: Autism "Love You to Pieces" set came out. But I haven't used it in a very long time. I was looking through my Gina K. Designs stamp binder looking for something else to "speak to me". And it worked today! LOL! Aren't these puzzle pieces perfect for the mosaic?!?
Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Love You to Pieces (Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, gable green
Ink: black, regal rose, pumpkin pie, ballet blue, Copic marker: YG11 - Mignonette
Accessories: ribbon, eyelet, brads, SU large oval & modern label punches
Warm & Fuzzy is such an adorable set! It was the hearts & swirl that grabbed my attention for use with the mosaic. I masked the square and stamped the swirl and then the bird. I stamped the bird again on scrap carsstock, colored, and paper pieced. I also paper pieced 3 sections with DCWV designer paper. It's from either the spring or summer mat stack. Then I colored 3 sections with Copic G24 Willow. It's such a great match with wild wasabi. The sentiment is from the set, Bug Me Anytime.
Stamps: Inspiration Mosaic (Melanie Muenchinger/Gina K. Designs), Warm & Fuzzy (Asela/Gina K. Designs), sentiment from Bug Me Anytime (Nina Brackett/Gina K. Designs)
Paper: white, cool caribbean, wild wasabi
Ink: black, Copic markers: G24 Willow, BG01 Aqua Blue, B00 Frost Blue, RV13 Tender Pink, Y38 Honey, C-1 Cool Gray #1, E0000 Floral White
Accessories: brads, SU small oval & modern label punches
For even more inspiration, be sure to check out Melanie's blog.
Melanie also has several guest designers joining in on the hop tonight:
Jennie Harper, Tina Gilliland, Linda Payne, and Jenny Charboneau (me :)
These GinaK's Senior DT members have Inspiration Mosaic projects on their blogs as well: Cathy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Lee, Gina K, Donna, and Theresa
and finally, don't forget to check out our CenterStage DT members:
Shannon Bracken and Brenda Turner
To see previous cards I've made with Melanie's Inspiration Mosaic, click here.
Inspiration Mosaic on the Gina K. Designs site
Bug Me Anytime on the Gina K. Designs site
Best Fishes on the Gina K. Designs site
Stamps for A Cause: Autism - Love You to Pieces on the Gina K. Designs site
Warm & Fuzzy on the Gina K. Designs site