Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gina K March Challenge Hop!

Hello! Welcome the Gina K Designs Illustrator Blog Hop! This month Gina challenged us to use our new stamps sets and create a card or project inspired by a favorite childrens' book. Gina is opening this challenge up to everyone and will choose a winner from all the submissions to be our guest designer for the month of April!


I wanted to use one of my favorite books from when my daughter was little, Miss Spider's Tea Party. I just love the beautiful, vibrant illustrations in this book. I chose the photo on the right as the source of my inspiration. Since my new set doesn't have a spider, I mainly focused on using the same colors in my card. I used the daffodils from Sending Sunshine as the main focal image, and added the butterflies, also from that set. The bees are from Melanie's new stamp set, A Beautiful Life.

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To make my card, I stamped the daffodils with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then used Copics to color, starting with YR07.

I added Y17.


I filled in with Y000, also using it to blend. Then I added more Y17 and YR07, to intensify the color.

For the foliage, I used G05 all over and added G28 for shading. Then I cut out the image.

For the background, I started by sponging some Memento Cantaloupe ink on Pure Luxury White layering weight cardstock.

Then I sponged Memento Tangelo, starting around the edges and working my way in.

Sponged Memento Lady Bud.

Sponged SU Real Red, just around the very edges.

The bees and butterflies were colored with Copics and cut out. For the yellow layer, I stamped the butterfly with Memento Cantaloupe on Pure Luxury Sweet Corn cardstcok and added some dots with a Memento marker. Additional layers are Black Onyx and the cardbase is Pure Luxury Red Hot.

Thanks for hopping by. I hope your day is fabulous!

23 comments:

catdidit said...

this is so gorgeous T! Love those bright colors!

Lagene said...

WOW!!! This is so vibrant & gorgeous!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS Theresa!!! Very bright and cheery.

Betty Neville said...

WOW Theresa! This is stunning! Love those rich colors and how you've positioned the butterflies and bees!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowza is this ever major EYE CANDY!!!! Gorgeous colors and what adorable stories too!!!!

NinaB said...

We love this book, too. I love your take on it. That background is amazing!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Theresa! I love the vibrant colors and the wonderfully colored images!

Jennie said...

Your card is beautiful and matches up with the vibrant colors of the books so nicely! Gorgeous design :o)

Linda said...

We are big fans of Miss Spider!! BA BA BA Buttterfly.... LA LA LA Ladybug... LOL I just had to do it. Lovely card... beautiful colors!

Elena said...

What a stunning card, Theresa! Really love the colors of it! Amazing take on this challenge! :)
Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Tami Mayberry said...

I love those bright colors!!! Gorgeous card!

Ree Donnelly said...

LOVE the coloring job on those daffodils! Beautiful card...

Janice M said...

Love your card! So bright it pops right of the screen!

Becky said...

I love the rich colors-so gorgeous.

Lori said...

Yep, love the bright colors from this book! Maybe my DD doesn't like spiders because this book was in the peds waiting room...

Maria L. (Canada) said...

I totally love those bright colors.

What a work of art is this, and the one from yesterday and the one from the day before, and the one from the day before that ....and so on.
Thanks for sharing

Deb Neerman said...

Omigosh, this is just beautiful, Theresa!

lynn said...

i do not comment enough to you-i always come to peek at your goodies, though!

this tutorial is just wonderful, and your card is awesome, theresa!

Linda L said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love Miss Spider's books. I read them to my first grade class in October when we have a spider party and the spring when we do earth day.
Theresa I am having a celebration at my blog and I would love to have you join in.
Thanks for all you do. I love the tutorial you do.
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

joy said...

Incredible fabulous colors on a absolutely beautiful card!!

Melanie said...

lovin this bright orange background, terrific interp. of the cover!

Crafty Creations said...

This is gorgeous! I am a subscriber to your blog feed and I normally don't visit to leave comments (please forgive me) but I do love your work and SO appreciate that you show how you make your cards. Even though I don't use copics, I have definitely learned A LOT by seeing what you do! Keep up the beautiful work!!
Maria

stephanie said...

This card is stunning.