Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my Blog. 😊❤️

This month I am hosting the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K. Designs Blog.

I thought it would be fun to do some ink smooshing and share two ways to do it. The Challenge is to do some ink smooshing and make it a fall themed card. I used my Gina K. Designs Mini Ink Cubes for this technique and some inexpensive watercolor paper.

I gathered my materials: ( I will have a link down below the cards so you can see all the times used for these cards. )

Stamp Sets, Ink Cubes, Dies, Card Stock and Watercolor paper, Glue and Tape Runner and Bling.

Here is how I put it all together.

I started out smooshing my ink cubes on my TH glass mat (you can use many different surfaces to do this on. Like a piece of acetate, glass, mix media mat, or anything that you would use to do watercolor on that is waterproof.) Then I smooshed my ink cubes in a area that was near the size of my piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ watercolor paper.

Smooshed 4 different colors on my mat.

Spritzed with water so the colors would spread out some.

Then placed my watercolor paper over the wet ink. Rubbed my fingers over the paper and let it set for several seconds.

Then I lifted the paper…… and I am always surprised at the results. No two are ever alike! 😍

Giving it time to dry while I work on the second piece.

On This panel I used a stamping block I have had in my stash a long time. You can used any block you have. A round would one would be cool. I may have to try that one myself. ❤️ I smooshed the lights color first. This is Prickly Pear.

Then I added the Tangerine Twist sprinkled around.

Finished it off with smooshing the Fired Brick and the Coral Reef ink cubes.

Spritzed with a bit of water.

Once I got the ink wet I flipped my block over and placed it on the watercolor panel.

Gave them both plenty of time too dry.

Then Cut out with the Master Layouts Dies 2

Used the Skeleton Leaves Mini Stamp set & the Forever stamp set for the greeting on the first card. Then stamped the word Forever on the second one and used the Grateful Die.

Here are all the items used for these two cards!

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Gina K. Designs Facebook Challenge # 3

Hi Everyone! This is week 3 of Gina K. Designs Facebook Challenge. We are doing some color challenges and they have been really fun to do. I share a inspiration picture and then you can enter over in the Gina K. Designs Stamp Tv & Friends Group over on Facebook. Here is this weeks inspiration photo. You do not have to make a scene. You can just be inspired by the colors. I see some beautiful turquoise, orange, golden yellow, dark brown or black. A few other colors too. This is a for fun challenge in the group and hope you can join in the fun. Youi can find all the details over in the Gina K. Designs Friends group on Facebook. ❤️

Here is the card I made for this challenge! I decide to do some ink blending and create a scene.

The products I used are listed below:

Thank You all for looking! I Hope you all have a wonderful day and take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs) Karen ❤️

Gina K. Designs First Facebook Color Challenge

Hi Everyone and Welcome!

We are starting something new and fun over at Gina K. Designs Facebook Friends Group.

Each week we will have a challenge in the group just for fun.

This weeks challenge is:

The challenge is to use as many colors in the photo as possible and you can use Black or White as well. More info will be over in the Gina K. Designs Friends and Stamp Tv Group on Facebook. We hope you will come join in the fun! ❤️

Here is my card for the challenge:

Here is the list of supplies I used:

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Gina K. Designs Forever Flowers – No Line Watercoloring Video

Hi everyone and Thank you for stopping by!

I am sharing a video made with Gina K. Designs Forever Flowers stamp set. I love doing no-line coloring and watercoloring is no exception.

Forever Flowers No Line Watercoloring

Here are the items used for this card project:

Thank you again for stopping by and I hope you all will take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs) Karen ❤️

Gina K. Designs Flowers For You – No Line Watercoloring Card

Hi Friends! Welcome to my blog. 😊 I am glad you have stopped by.

I am sharing a card I made with an image I did in a up coming video. This one is made with the second half of my watercolor panel. It took me a while to watercolor this beautiful stamped image but I got it done then decided to cut it in half… Eeeek…. That was a little freighting but I did it. Haha🤣 I used the other half is used on the card in the video. I will have it posted soon. It was 2 hours and I had to trim it down a bunch. Anyway I hope you like the card and Thank you for stopping by!

Here are the items used for this card:

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I also used Daniel Smith Watercolors to paint the image.

Thank you again for stopping by and hope you take a little time to get inky! ❤️

Gina K. Designs Card Kit Release Feb. 2021

Hi Everyone! What a wonderful release Gina K. Designs had! Today I am share two card made with the New Forever Flowers Card Kit. Here is a look at the kit and the New Incentive set Watt’s Up!

I am going to have to order so I can get the cool incentive. It is free with a $75.00 purchase.

For my cards, I used Copic Markers to color the first one and I did a little ink smooshing on a ink block to get the background of the second card.

First card made with Forever Flowers stamp set from the kit

Here are the items used:

My second card I used the Laced Flowers set from the kit and just randomly smooshed the different colors of ink on my block and spritzed with water. Flipped it over and placed in the center of the watercolor paper panel. let it dry and stamped around it and added the die cut Birthday greeting and stamped the Wishes.

Thats all from me today and I hope yoiu all have a great day and Happy Creating!

HUGS, Karen

Gina K. Designs Illustrator Release February 2021

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog! I am so glad you have stopped by today. I am celebrating the New Gina K. Designs Release and let me tell you, there are so many fun and fabulous goodies I didn’t know where to start! ❤

Here are the New Items:

I told you there were lots of Fabulous goodies! WOW!!! 🤩

Here are the cards I want to share made with these sets!

First up is Beautiful Birds by Melanie Muenchinger:

I can’t wait to use the Beautiful Birds in this set, but I was drawn to that Big Bird Nest with those beautiful eggs all nestled in, so that is where I started. After stamping the nest and coloring the eggs with copics, I used a few colored pencils to add more color to the nest. Ink Blending the sky and stamped the branch and flowers in Whisper then colored everything with copics.

Beautiful Birds

For this card I colored in Copic stamped the Nest in two colors and finished it with PrismaColor Pencils. Did a little Ink Blending on the background too. Here is a list of items used:

Next I couldn’t wait to make an Easter card for my Grandkids. The Some Bunny stamp set from Beth Silaika was just what I needed. I did a little ink blending for the sky and grass. The fence is one I have had in my stash that I did a little ink dragging and die cut then layered them up for a sturdy fence. I added a little flower from Lisa Hetrick’s Fearless Joy set.

Here are the items used for this card:

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Next up I have a card made with the beautiful set by Lisa Hetrick and I Love the name of this set. “Fearless Joy!”

I purposely stamped the flowers and their outline offset. I like that fun look and I cant wait to spend a little more time creating with this set. So many ideas so little time! 😊

Here is a list of items used for this card:

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Next I will share a Birthday card made with the Birth-flower set Peaceful Violets by Hannah Drapinski. I love that she is doing the Birth Month flowers. What a wonderful collection to have so yoiu always have the flower for someones birthday! 🥳

Products used are listed below:

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The next card is a 5 x 7 as the Image is Huge!!! I am so loving this set “Flowers For You” by Arjita Singh. I just had too watercolor this Gorgeous set of Flowers. It took a while but it is something I really enjoy watercoloring because it gives my mind a rest. ❤️ The Greetings and sentiments are perfect and this one is special as it is a Great reminder!

The products used are list here other than the Daniel Smith Watercolors used to paint with. You can use any watercolors you have or Check out the Facebook group Daniel Smith Watercolor Split Group.

I will have a blog post in a bit featuring the cards made with the New Forever Flowers Card Kit. This post was a bit long so I figure I will feature that separately!

Thank Yoiu so Much for stopping by and looking around!

I hope you have a great day and take a little time to get Inky!

Hugs, Karen

Gina K. Designs Beautiful Wings Stamp Set

I have really Enjoyed coloring these two Big and Beautiful Moths that are in this set Beautiful Wings set by Melanie Muenchinger. Here is a look at the set and Coordinating Dies

Both of these cards were colored with Faber Castell Polycromo Colored Pencils

I am new to these pencils and they have been looking at me from across my crafty room for a while, so I thought what a better time to pull them out and play. I have found with these I need to build more layers and that is what I will practice on going forward with these pencils. ❤

The first one, I checked out images on the net to get a good idea how it was colored. This is my version.

This Moth is HUGE! Here are the items used to make this card:

This is the second card using the Polycromo Color Pencils. It is a Fantasy Moth! I just wanted to do some blending with Blues Turquoise and Greens for this one. Then it was easy to make a ink blended background using my Gina K. Designs Inks for this card. I also wanted to lever the front clean and so I aded the greeting and sentiment all on the inside with a little decorating. 🙂

Here is a list of items used:

Thank you so much for stopping by and Have a Great Day! I hope you take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs), Karen

Gina K. Designs January 2021 Release

Hi Friends! These cards are from Gina K. Designs January 2021 Release. What a fun release it was and so many beautiful sets!

All these fabulous sets and a New Master Layout #4 Dies Set

First up is the Beautiful set “Love at All Times” I did a little watercoloring using ZigClean Color Markers and Bristol Smooth Paper. Stamped in Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink – Obsidian Below is a list of the products used.

Supplies used for this card:

My second card uses the Beautiful Wings stamp set. Those moths and dragon flies are gorgeous and have been fun to color!

On this card and Envelope I used the following items:

Love this next set “Sweet” Those cookies can be used just a fabulous letters or decorated like the cookies they are! I fussy cut the heart cookie out with scissors. 🙂

The first card I used the new Master Layout Dies #4 and the background stamp in the Love at All Time stamp set. I had fun making this cookie image with the glossy top and all the bling added. The second card I did some heat embossing and watercoloring. The supplies below are for both cards. For the watercolor card I used Arches Cold press watercolor paper and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

Here is a List of supplies used!

Next card up is from the Heartfelt Bouquet stamp set:

Love these flowers! First one is watercolored using Arches Cold Press and Daniel Smith Watercolors. After coloring I had to add some splatters and black gems. The second card I Heat Embossed and did some ink blending. Well not really blending but used a blending brush to add color. ❤

Items used for both cards:

and for the second card:

For the last card on this release I used the “I Admire You” stamp set. Such Beautiful carnations.

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I appreciate you taking the time to look and hope you have a wonderful day and take a little time to get inky!

(Hugs), Karen Hightower

Gina K. Designs December 2020 Monthly Mix Challenge

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are enjoying the Season and good cheer!

This month I am hosting the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K. Designs.

I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do for your challenge then I remembered the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Some of you have done this type before but if you haven’t here is how it works.

Just like in tic tac toe you want to have three in a row.

Horizontal, Vertical or Diagonal and then those will be the three elements you use for your card.

You can use ribbon or bling as they aren’t in one of the rows.

Which row will you pick? Have fun and I cant wait to see what you chose to create.

Here is the chart:

For my first example I used the Diagonal (Emboss Resist – Square – Velum )

Stamped and Heat Embossed and Emboss Resist with the Red Velvet Ink, Die Cut into a Square, and Used Vellum for my greeting.

Items used are listed near the bottom.

My second sample I used the ( Circle – Square – Tag ) Diagonal

I used the Mini Wreath Builder and made a wreath for my circle, Cut in a square and layered with a square foiled background. On Top of a Tag.

Here are the items used other than the Vellum, Twine, & The foil – Mate Greeting on the tag.

To play along you can click > Monthly Mix Challenge Have a great day and I hope you take a little time to get inky! ❤