Wednesday, September 16

School Sports Spirit Blog Hop

I am so excited tonight to be a part of a blog hop with the GinaK Design Team. When Melanie asked me to join in the hop to feature the new stamp set she Illustrated for GinaK, I was beyond thrilled and completely honored. Tonight I will sharing 2 cards with you featuring her new set, School, Sports, Spirit. The first card I would like to share is a scene one. As a kid I used to ice skate with friends on the frozen creek behind our house. I used this memory as an inspirations for the card.
The skates were colored with copics and I added bit of glitter and shine to the blades with a silver gel pen and a glitter pen. I cut the skates out and attached them to the tag and the corner of the image with DMC thread. The sentiment is from another one of Melanie's sets called The Best Things in Life.

To create the scene, I started out by covering the top of the cs with a post-it note and brayered the water in with bashful blue, brocade blue and night of navy. Instead of brayering across the bottom of the card, I brayered along each side. Next I covered the water with a post-it note and brayered the sky with going grey, pretty in pink, almost amethyst and a touch of brocade blue. The area of grass was added next using handsome hunter and black. I completely covered the water with crystal lacquer and sprinkled snow glitter along the edges while the lacquer was still wet.
This picture show the water and it's shine better. I also added falling snow using my quickie glue pen and the snow glitter.
For this next card I wanted to use the jacket and give it a leather look. I am not sure I achieved the leather look but it sure is different and I think I like it! lol!
I took a piece of wax paper and squirted brown liquid applique on it, grabbed my brayer and rolled it through the liquid applique until the roller was completely covered. Next I rolled the brayer over a piece of cs and used my heat tool to puff it a bit. I think I should have had a thinner layer of the liquid applique on the cs and it would have turned out more like leather. Something I will definitely remember next time I use this technique. I stamped the jacket using stone gray stazon and cut it out.
The dp is from Basic Grey's Ambrosia pack and the cs is black onyx.

Here is how I decorated the inside of the card.

For even more samples of the School Sports Spirit stamp set, please visit the Illustrator of the set, Melanie Muenchinger's blog. Melanie will be offering her new stamp set as blog candy tonight too - so we hope you'll take the time to comment on her blog for your chance to win this spectacular stamp set! After visiting Melanie, hop over to her guest designer Melissa Shultz's Blog for a special card she'll be sharing with us tonight. Melanie has also asked another member from StampTV to join us in showcasing her new set, so please check out her friend's blogs here:
Mary Anne

Then, stop by these GinaK Design Team Members' blogs participating in Melanie's blog hop tonight:

GinaK's CenterStage Design Team Member's blogs:
Geri Utterback
Tina Gilliland

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!


Theresa Momber said...

Oh, total WOW! Both are beautiful. The ice skating card is absolutely stunning and so creative!

Tina Gilliland said...

GREAT job, Sharri. I especially love the skater card... just my colors. The leather jacket looks leather to me!! Like a bombers jacket even! Love them both.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow!!! I'm lovin' that icy scene!! And the leather jacket...I'll be CASEing that for sure!!

Jennie said...

WOWZERS Sharri! Your skating card is GORGEOUS! Love the detail of actually seeing the ice...eeeks, so cool! Just the perfect CB folder and excellent design... Love the leather jacket one too...nice design.

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I love, love, love it! You're brilliant!

TexasGrammy said...

Your cards are fabulous! I'm loving the frostiness you've given the figure skating version! (Not that I enjoy actual frostiness here, but it's fabboo for that card!) Great stuff!


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your ice is so real and the texture on your jacket is simply amazing! I just love them both, Sharri!

Lori said...

Both of your cards are fantastic Sharri!!!!

redwasher1 said...

Omigosh! These are wonderful!!! I love the way you did the ice and that jacket just awesome!!

Melanie said...

woweee that snow glitter is amazing!! awesome card!!

joy said...

That jacket is great and the color is perfect - it looks like one hanging in my closet now! Good job.

Teri said...

Gorgeous! Both in and out! I absolutely love the skating card. The ice looks so real. Reminds me of when I would skate on the lake I grew up on. Great job.

Patti said...

Wow!Awesome cards! Congrats on being on the blog hop! You rock girl!

Donna said...

great cards! I love the wintery scene with the skates!!

lisa808 said...

Sharri, congratulations on being asked to participate in the hop. That is an honor and says a lot about your talent.

Both cards are absolutely fab. The ice skating one though is magnificent. I can only imagine how beautiful it is IRL.

Carolyn King said...

GREAT cards----that skating card just takes my breath away!!!! FABULOUS!

buggin2stamp said...

Your cards are amazing. I love that ice scene. Very cool! :o)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

That skating pond looks so real! Great job.

Jessica said...

Sharri, you are so CREATIVE!! I LOVE that icy scene... and am jealous of your coordination with skates! lol - I can't skate at ALL!! The jersey is so cool - I love that technique and haven't done it forever... great idea! Thanks for hopping with us!

Carla said...

Well, I'm not at all surprised they asked you! You are a wonderful stamper, and the top card here is absolutely stunning!!

Sharon said...

Sharri-Your ice skating card with the background is absolutely stunning.