Making a Splash...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Have you ever come across a new collection and just known in an instant what you were going to do and what pics you were going to use... As soon as I laid eyes on the brand new summer collection 'Splash Dance' from  Imaginisce I knew it was going to become my newest 'favourite' product range and I had been saving a few photos for this very moment.
This pic is of my very athletic niece (gymnast) who decided to do a 'Toyota' leap on the beach for me over the Christmas holidays, great pose! I had been dying to do the layout and knew just how I wanted to put it together, so when I was priviledge to receive a wonderful bundle of Core'dinations card packs the splashes fell in to place.
Now, I will be the first to admit, I haven't really had the opportunity to use Core'dinations before but I am seriously hooked now... it is amazing! The different textures, and effects you can achieve are wonderful for enhancing any layout as cardstock doesn't always have to be in the background as your backing sheet. I've used it for the main centrepiece of the layout and it made the perfect statement! And can you believe it, I even quilled some of the mini splashes with 'cardstock'!

Now this little beach baby is my precious daugter who is now 10... gotta love the pink frilly suit with her QuickSilver cap to which I added a flower from the Splash Dance Rub-ons (just to make it match LOL)! Again I have dabbled in a paper rolling technique and my daughter said "gee Mum, that's clever, you've put me on a beach towel"... didn't quite see it like that!
Core'dinations have a very classy new range of cardstock called 'gemstones - The Crown Jewels of Cardstock' to which I will become a very loyal follower. It has a satin like sheen to one side and comes in a beautiful range of colours that were perfectly matched to 'Splash Dance'. It was also great to roll and kept its shape.
Now who can resist those little sea creatures. Just wait until you see the 'Snag Em' stamps for this line... awwww! I've given them pearl bubbles to blend in with the coral that I fussy-cut from the Core'dinations 'Gemstones', the pic above shows off the sheen which is really pretty!
To celebrate the Splash Dance product launch, Imaginisce are having another 'Release Party' on their blog and they are giving away... you guessed it! Splash Dance!
And be sure to stay tuned for next weeks product swap with Imaginisce and Core'dinations where you will get to see some amazing creativity using each other's products by the DT teams. You might even get to see my finished layout using the 'yellow rose'!
From farm to you...

33 comments:

  1. omg they are gorgeous layouts, love them, and love love what you did with the carsetock on both layouts

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  2. Both of these layouts are OUTSTANDING! I am especially drawn to the first one because of those darling waves you created! But, the 2nd one is just as adorable!

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  3. Oh my gosh....adorable beach pages! :)

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  4. Beautifull pages!!!

    Love your blog, alread folling

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  5. gorgeous layouts!! love how you used the Core'dinations!! :)

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  6. Wow Min.. you are a star.. really.. you should be getting paid a fortune for these..they are incredible...

    and thanks for swinging by too

    =]

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  7. Oh my goodness!! What gorgeous layouts!! That range looks fabulous.

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  8. Very nice scrap pages!!! Good ideas!!!

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  9. Как красиво! ОЧень нравится!:) Безумно красивые странички!

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  10. I am lost for words Melinda....really, really fabulous.....wow, gracious me...wow!

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  11. Once again my jaw is open agape with amazement!!! where do you get your ideas you clever chick!!! absolutely both stunning. Big hugs Clare xxx

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  12. AS always, fabulous layouts Melinda! Love all that Core'dinations too. :)

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Melinda!! The photos and splashes on the 1st LO are awesome and the colours and coral on the 2nd one just gorgeous!!! :)

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  14. Hi Melinda! I loved this layouts, specially the first! You give movement in the LO! It's very nice!!!
    kiss!

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  15. Those sea papers are awesome!
    I love your Layouts!
    It is delightful to see your creations!
    Congrats!
    Hugs from Brazil!
    Aline Fonseca
    http://lilikafonseca.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh my goodness....these are over the top fabulous...just incredible layouts! All the details...my oh my...you are incredibly talented! Fabulous work!

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  17. Melinda these layouts are so inspirational.. I love the curled up paper... what great ideas you have... TFS

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  18. Oh my Miss Melinda I somehow missed this post!!
    Awesome awesome work as always and I too love all the detail.. Just beautiful..luv marg xxx

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  19. Absolutely fabulous layouts!!!!!
    I loved!!!!!
    Kisses

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  20. Stunning beach layouts Melinda! Loving all your great ideas. :)

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  21. These pages are gorgeous! I love the splash! It's fab! I love your LO's.
    Hugs
    Kim M
    x

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  22. Gorgeous projects Melinda! Love the rolled paper.

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  23. Melinda - these LO are just divine!! You are such a talented lady. Just love the rolled paper and the quilling. Well done!

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  24. WOW!!! Your LOs are amazing! I love all the details you put on them. Every time I look I see something else! And you have even inspired me to try paper quilling!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  25. Your layouts are gorgeous and so is that collection~~

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  26. Oh my I have never seen anything quite like this before..such beautiful playfulness and added dimensions shapes textures..really springboards the design off the page..such fun and eye pleaseingness

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  27. Well I just love what I see Mel. Gorgeous work and totally inspiring as always! You're making me want to dust off my decade old quilling tools now!!!
    :)

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  28. Your attention to detail is amazing! I'm just in awe of your gorgeous style :) I love, love, love what you did with the Splash Dance range, those layouts are stunning!!!

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  29. Wow! Those are amazing LOs!!! I love how you played with the Coredinations paper, love the splashes and 'beach towel' especially :)

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  30. I love the attention to detail and dimension! So much fun in these layouts! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

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  31. That first picture with the water splash if
    fantastic! WOW..... I can feel the fun.

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  32. You are so inanely talented. I love your vision & flair. You really make this collection come to life. :)

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