Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gina K Preview - Hope is Faith and Hang In There


Hope is Faith
- illustrated by Gina Krupsky

Hello! Today is the first day of previews for the Gina K Designs February release. I'm so excited to share this first project with you, featuring a new stamp set designed to help Haiti. This mini set is comprised of this gorgeous butterfly and a wonderful sentiment. I designed a coordinating digital paper pack, called Wings of Hope, also to help Haiti.

My card uses the some of the new digital paper, a brand new Pure Luxury cardstock color, Lovely Lavender, and the gorgeous butterfly, that I colored with Copics and cut out. I inked up the word "hope" only, from the sentiment. I also used Vibrant Violet (works beautifully with the new Lovely Lavender) and that pretty purple ribbon which is from the new Spring Ribbon Assortment.

The Hope is Faith mini stamp set retails for $9.95. $2.00 of every purchase of this stamp set will be sent directly to the Red Cross, to help Haiti, throughout the month of February.

As the first responders to disasters around the world, the Red Cross is there to help with the basic needs of these people who have suffered so much. By purchasing this mini set, you will help to make a difference to people who are desperate by supporting an organization that works tirelessly to feed, clothe, comfort and care for those in need.


Hang in There - illustrated by me

Now I have a card using the new stamp set I illustrated, called Hang in There. These images were so fun to draw. All four of the animal images are in various poses, hanging in trees, with sentiments that offer words of support. More details about my card below, but for now, you can see more inspiration from these designers...



To make my card, I started by stamping the koala with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I colored with Copic markers, starting with YR000 in the areas I wanted the lightest on the koala.

Filled in the rest of the koala with E31.

Added W3.

Added N5.

Used C3 and N5 to add texture to the fur, with short, choppy lines.

For the branch, I started with E49.

Added E57.

Added E55.

Filled in with E53 and then used my blender pen to push some highlights back in.

I stamped the koala again on scratch paper and cut it out to use as a mask. I adhered it with re-positionable tape, over the first image, and then sponged with Memento Cantaloupe.

Sponged with Memento New Sprout.

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

I stamped the grass, another image from Hang in There. I inked with Bamboo Leaves, then stamped off once on scratch paper, then stamped on the background. Then repeated to fill in the entire bottom.

The branch, also from Hang in There, was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black, stamped off once, then stamped on the background. I did that several times to frame the focal image.

I removed the mask and layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx, Sweet Corn, Basic Grey Origins DP, then used a Fresh Asparagus cardbase.

More previews tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

32 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the butterfly card just showcases the purple so beautifully!!! And caaauuuuteness!!! I LOVE this set of yours Theresa!!!! You are amazing!!!

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa! Great butterfly card and I love how you have framed the little koala with foliage!
This looks to be a super cute set!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is gorgeous.....I love the color purple.....awesome job....and I think I'm going to love this set too.....

Payne Holler Cards said...

love that new lavendar cs and ribbon! your cards are fabulous! no surprise there {{{hugs}} that little bear so needs a hug!

joy said...

Your lavender card is gorgeous! The koala is so sweet! Both are wonderful cards.

CraftieConnie said...

Love your work, your coloring never ceases to amaze me. Your layouts are gorgeous as well as your embellishments.

Tina Gilliland said...

BEAUTIFUL butterfly Theresa!!! Love the Koala as well... he's so cute!!!!

Joan said...

So many shades of purple on that butterfly card - it's fabulous!!!! And that koala card is so cute with all the different papers.

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful butterfly card. love it with the lavender!
I love your adorable set. Your illustrations just come to life...amazing job again! You rock girlie!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful cards Theresa--love the soft colors on the butterfly, so pretty! Cute koala!

hugz,
Suzanne

Janice M said...

Theresa your cards are Gorgous as always!!

TexasGrammy said...

Such a gorgeous butterfly presentation! And that koala card ... Wow! Theresa, I always look forward to seeing your wonderful style of creating the perfect scene with sponging & a perfect stamps!

~Bev

Lagene said...

Gorgeous Lavender butterfly card!!!!
And your cuddly koala is wonderful!!! THANK You for such a wonderful set & THANK you for the tutorial!!!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful cards Theresa.
I am enjoying the sneaks of your set .... Looks like a winner!
Sandra

NinaB said...

These are beautiful, Theresa. That butterfly is truly stunning. I just coloring your critter images.

mochamama said...

That butterfly is so realistic it honestly looks like it just landed there!!! Beautiful card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'll tell you girl...your sponging rivals anyone's airbrush techniques. You are the MASTER of Sponging! These are truly fabulous cards...but you can't create anything BUT fabulous cards! Well done this time as well!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, You rock girl!! I am loving your new set and digi papers! Both your cards are gorgeous as always!

Melanie said...

terrific cards! Love your new set, gf! Your papers rock, too, I am enjoying them!

Jessica said...

Very cute Theresa! And I love that butterfly!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Two really beautiful cards, Theresa! Love your new papers and stamp set! Awesome coloring and design, as always!

naneruth said...

Lovely cards! I am anxiously awaiting for the full reveal of these sets.

Beth S said...

The butterfly card is just beautiful and the koala is so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, just gorgeous, Theresa!

Lori said...

Love these! Can't wait to see more!

liannallama said...

LOVE your new set and your cards are fab! Thanks for the coloring lessons!

Jessica said...

Gorgeous, Theresa!! I LOVE both of your cards! Your coloring tutorial for that Koala bear is perfect!

Donna said...

Beautiful purple butterfly and love your koala coloring, fun card!

Gloria Westerman said...

I can't wait for this to come out....I really want this one.....thank you so much....

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! I can't wait to see your whole set.

dee marie said...

Theresa! OMGosh!! I LOVE your new set! I can't wait till this release! Beautiful cards :)

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - Theresa!!! Your butterfly card is STUNNING!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! You second card is super cute and once again I love all your sponging, coloring and design!!! Hugs ~S~