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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Guest Designer for Melanie!!!

I have been sitting on some news that has me about to pop with sheer excitement... Oh, my goodness, would you believe.... Melanie Muenchinger asked me a couple of weeks ago to be her Guest Designer for her new stamp set Inspiration Mosaic.  Oh course, I squealed (hubby thought I was crazy!), did a little dancing jig (not a pretty sight!), and jumped at the opportunity! 

When she showed me this set, I was AMAZED.  There is nothing like it anywhere that I have seen and I was so excited to get the chance to design with this very unique stamp set.  
I have two projects to share today, the first card is using exclusively the stamp set Inspiration Mosaic.

I created this card using the masking technique and wanted to use all of the larger shapes included in this set.  For the sentiments (which how meaningful are they??) I used the Memories Autumn Rainbow ink pad (just a spectrum ink pad I bought years ago).  I wanted to keep with those colors as much as possible so used various Earth Elements classic ink to to mask all of these shapes.   A couple of simple layers and I was done....  

This card I created using the masking technique as well as the large dauber sponges to sponge on the color in the various blocks.  I wanted to keep it more CAS so tried not to make it too busy with images.  I used the smaller dandelion from Many Wishes and added just a bit of Black Gingham ribbon. 

This stamp set is so versatile.  This set is the perfect complement to my stamp collection and is one I know I will use a LOT!  Today I have focused mainly on masking, but the techniques you can use with this stamp set are limitless.   I want to thank Melanie for choosing me to Guest Design for her this month and giving me this most creative opportunity.  I am having a blast!!! Now I have more ideas I want to try, hhhhmmm, hope the little one takes a good nap today! :o)
Have a great day!

26 comments:

craftieodamae said...

Congratulations!!! You deserve it! You always make the most gorgeous cards! I'm happy for you and can't wait to see what else you come up with. These cards are gorgeous!! Now go dance somemore LOL!

Patti J. said...

Congratulations! I always look foreward to seeing what you post - you are very talented! Cute cards! I love that new set of Melanie's!

Patti said...

Congratulations! How awesome is that! Your cards are wonderful! I think I need that set, you have me all excited!! LOL!

catdidit said...

Congrats to you Jennie! You so deserve it! I love both of these! LOVE the colors and how you used the little stamps in the set and how you inked the sentiments to match even and awesome sponging on that 2nd one! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Tonya said...

Congratulations Jennie!!

Your cards are great!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Congratulations Jennie! Melanie has a good eye for talent! Your cards are great!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so happy for you Jennie! You are gettin around, girlie! You're work always makes me smile so the more I see of it the better. Have a fun month!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they are both darling!masking is so nice and the mosaic one is perfect for anytime also... love them both and will be trying them out as soon as my stamp arrives :(, looking forward to seeing more from you LOL

Selma said...

CONGRATULATIONS JENNIE. I am so happy to see Melanie choose you to be her guest designer. I love all your work. All three cards today are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing more creations from you.

Becky said...

Congratulations.... These are just gorgeous.

Melanie said...

hip hip hurray for Jennie! woderful projects! I esp love this dandelion one it has "Jennie" written all over it :)

Tina Gilliland said...

Jennie, these are both just GORGEOUS! I cannot wait to get my set!! Should be there today... woohoo!!! I LOVE the on you have on Melanie's page too! Great job!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Great stuff, Jennie! I saw this set and wondered how it could be used. Congrats!

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redwasher1 said...

Congratulations!!!!! Way to GOOOOOO! Geri

Alyssa said...

Congrats Jennie! These are great ;o)

Jaspere said...

Congrats!! You totally deserve it. Love your stuff.

Paige said...

These are two amazing cards! I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for us!

Angie Williams said...

Congrats Jennie! These are great cards!!

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JazzyH said...

Congrats and well deserved. Great card!

shellpole said...

Congratulations Jennie!

Love both of these cards. They are so different and I love the sketch.

Cheryl Walker said...

OMGosh Congratulations hun!! yOu lucky gal, have fun designing:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Michelle Forrest said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am thrilled for you!

Kirstin said...

Congratulations!!! What an honor and you did her proud - these are both beautiful cards!!

Kristin said...

love that you are a guest designer!! this is a neat way to use the masking technique!!