Friday, May 16, 2008

Gina K. Sneak Peak!

OK -- T minus three days until FIVE brand new stamp sets and FOUR single stamps from Gina K. Designs will be unveiled! This release rocks. There is literally something for everyone! I can't say too much you know - you just need to block off some time to stop by the release party on Splitcoast on Tuesday... stay tuned... details later in this post!

My sneak peek is of a new set called Many Happy Re-turns by Rupa Shevde. Wait until you see the other images in this set -FUN!

I really thought about all the elements in this card - from the typed style decorative paper to the screw brads (Gina K. Bling) to the coffee stained paper to the black satin ribbon that reminded me of typewriter ribbon. I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities to create my circle and then left the die on my paper to use as a mask as I sponged on some Distress Ink (Antique Linen). See how the rim of my circle is still ivory? The "paper" in my typewriter is also ivory. I actually colored this with a clear crayon before I sponged on my ink so that I would have a resist effect and leave my paper ivory colored. I used watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color my image. I wanted it to look old and worn and thought coloring it solid black might be too harsh. I like the way it turned out! I added some silver leaf to areas - knobs, labels etc. just to give it a metal feel in spots. I also outlined the left side and bottom of my typewriter with a light beige Tombow marker just to create a slight shadow.

The tag was created thanks to a Marvy punch and I stamped a portion of the saying - on the tag. The full saying is - " You're Just My Type!" but it wouldn't fit all on my tag! So, I only inked up a part of it. I think it works! I also antiqued the tag too.

Here's a close up!
This image actually brought back some memories for me! I was a journalism major in college and-- it's funny how all my professors would chat about their days at either the Detroit Free Press or Chicago Tribune working on these old typewriters - "There was no such thing as a computer!" - they would say! I, of course, have used a typewriter like this - just can't imagine using one under a deadline!

Hope you make time to join us for the preview party! It is always so much fun with challenges, games, giveaways, and more previews!! So mark your calendar for Tuesday - May 20th from 7 to 10 central time on Splitcoast in the Gina. K. Forum! Five new sets, four new single stamps and some of the most fun Bling! Check out Gina's Blog --She'll have daily sneak peaks!

Wanna see some of the other sneak peaks? Check out these ladies!



Until tomorrow!

16 comments:

Barb Schram said...

Julie! Wow, this is fabulous...I love every detail. The typewriter is perfect!

Linsey said...

Oh my goodnes, Julie! This card is just wonderful, coffee stains and all, lol! I love the creativity and thought that went into the great details! I am in awe of your coloring of that typewriter--awesome is an understatement! What a card-can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Melanie said...

ooh cool, love the coffee stain that's may fave, but all the elements are perfedct thanks for all the ideas! great preview! :)

PS I really like your peek a boo owl card below, too :)

Maria Gurnsey said...

Wow, this is a stunning card. i love the way you colored the typewriter. LOVE IT!!!!

Lesli said...

It's a fabulous card - I just love Gina K and her designs! You do such a fantastic job with her stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by our blog and playing with our new sketch - your support is so appreciated!
{{{HUGS}}}

Flourishes said...

Julie, this card is WONDERFUL!!!!

Annapurna said...

niiiiice! Love the paper you created on the bottom.

2stampis2b said...

I love what you've done with this card! Rupa's designs are becoming some of my favorite images!

Tangerine Dream said...

I love this! Can't wait for the release!!

Jennifer Buck said...

This is absolutely adorable! Wow Girl! You rocked it out! I'm looking forward to this release! TFS :)

Curt in Carmel said...

Simply AWESOME. What amazing detail. Wow!

Curt

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Julie, this card is absolutely stunning. I love all of the details. It is truly a piece of art.

Janine said...

JULIE!!!Oh my goodness, your cards are absolutely gorgeous.
I returned home from New York late last night... Had a blast!!
Love your card for Sharon's challenge and the round scalloped one is just beautiful.
Talk to you soon.
Have a great Sunday!!!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a great card, the coloring is awesome. Who would have thought a typewriter would make such a focal point for a card. Great. MOM

kat said...

This card is great! Love the circle focal point and all your elements that tie back to the old fashioned typewritter... Gotta love it! Great job!

denise g. said...

This is REALLY cool! Great job, even if there's no pink!