Friday, August 27, 2010

I am a Guest Designer!

Sorry I have been missing, but I just had to spend some time working on goodies for the release party over at Gina K. Designs. Melanie Muenchinger, one of the amazing designers over there, has asked me to guest design for her new set this month. It is called Wild At Heart. What a absolute honor! So, now you know my secret!

You will be seeing this set used every which way, and I hope you like what you see! My first card was done using 3 Distress Ink colors. They are Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, and Walnut. The card stock is Gina K. Designs, Pure Luxury Lemon Drop and Green Apple. I added some tiny metal and mesh butterflies as accent.
Card #2 was an experiment, but I was liking how it came out! I used Kraft Pure Luxury card stock, and went with a one layer look. I stamped my main image directly on the card front with Walnut Distress Ink, and then colored the open areas of the image with colored pencils. My third card, I stamped the image with Colorbox Blue Iris, Chalk Ink. I then cut out pieces and half popped the wildflowers for dimension. I ran a strip of Navy Pure Luxury through my Cuttlebug, using the Big Dots EF. My blue ticking paper is an unknown. I added accents of red to make the card pop. A red gingham bow, red mini brads, and some red Copic to the centers with a coat of Crystal Effects, did the trick.

You can see the complete set over on my side bar, and if you might be interested, here is a link to it at Gina K. Designs. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed your visit.

23 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

THUD! gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - Melanie made an excellent choice! love all three, especially the last one! I didnt order this one, have a feelin by the time you get done with this set - it will be a must have! beautiful job GF
and here I thought it was a wedding secret (-:

Patti P. said...

Mary Anne, all three cards are so lovely...Congrats, you deserve this honor. I love the first one on the horizontal and sectioned. The butterflies are the perfect accent. The one in blue blows me away. Love the stamp cut out and popped. Great job...looking forward to this month!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Heartfelt congratulations for your GD spot!!! A most well-deserved honor, and all of these gorgeous cards prove it! I'm so happy for you :) The last card just stole my heart with those gorgeous flowers spilling over the border with that gorgeous ribbon!! It's cooler today but I LOVE it! And I headed up route 23 this past Monday to hit L&L! I make that trek at least once a month whether I need to go or not! FUN! Have a wonderful weekend and again, congrats!!!!

Olga said...

You keep a secret soooooooooo good. Your 3 cards are absolutely gorgeous! Melanie comes out the winner with you and your wonderful talent!!! congrats my friend, she couldn't have picked a better person!

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I'm sooooo happy for you. Melanie really knew what she was doing when she chose you to be her star! I love all three cards, but my very fav is the the last one with the elegant country look. Can I call dibs on that one! Just kidding. LOL

Sue W said...

Congratulations Mary Anne Melanie has chosen well!
Your cards are wonderful I love each one. Have fun!

Kym Weber said...

Wow! All 3 cards are absolutely stunning - breathtaking! Melanie definitely picked the right guest designer to showcase her new stamp set! Congratulations! Well deserved! Your work is just amazing and spectacular!

~Hugs~Kym

Betty Benton said...

All of these are stunning, Mary Anne! I am so glad that Melanie asked you to be her guest designer because you are such a creative designer! You will showcasing her set to perfection this month -- this I know!!

Becky said...

These are gorgeous Mary Anne, love them. This really is a beautiful set. I just got my stamps a day or two before the party so only had a chance to do the one card :). I was cutting out stamps at 2 am. hehehe

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Thanks so much for all the sweet comments, friends. I have more fun ideas up my sleeve! That second card just would not photograph well for me and believe it or not, it is so pretty in person. I appreciate you all and happy crafting!

Patti said...

Yippee Hooray jump up and down... big huge cyber hug GF! Congratulations! All 3 cards are absolute gorgeous works of art! Love the last one the best... must be the little bit of red! Really makes it pop!

Theresa Momber said...

Mary Anne, I am just thrilled Melanie chose you for this set! You are so talented!!!

redwasher1 said...

Mary Anne I also am just trilled for you, she made a great choice!! All your cards just rock!! Huge congratulations!!

Myrna said...

Mary Anne
Lovely, lovely cards.
Myrna

Janice M said...

CONGRATS Mary Anne!!!! Your cards are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Melanie said...

These are all terrific Mary Ann! different and beauiful in every way! Thank you for making such a splash with it at the party! :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful designs Mary Anne and so very excited for you. You are just perfect for this set and to pick just one would be so difficult. Lovely job and BIG congrats to being Mel's GD!

Cheri said...

Mary Anne, you are so deserving of this honor! And I agree with the others....you have great talent and Melanie picked the right person for this stamp set. (I'm hoping mine will be here today so's I can CASE you!! hehehehe) Congratulations, GF. Hugs

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! No wonder Melanie chose you as guest designer for this wild flower set...your cards are awesome!! You are inspiring me!!!

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous samples with Melanie's set, Mary Anne!! I love them all!!

catdidit said...

These all are so awesome Mary Anne! Congrats to you for being Mel's guest designer!

Kerrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS...... all three are just stunning....

Betty Neville said...

Congratulations Mary Anne! Your cards are fabulous! Looking forward to seeing more!