Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Birthday Toast For Gina!

Hello, everyone, and a very Happy Birthday to Gina! Today the Gina K Design Team is having a virtual birthday party to celebrate Gina's birthday and you're all invited. If  you came from Tina's blog, then you are at the right place.  If you are joining in part way through the hop, you can find the beginning at Cammie's blog.

I brought wine to the party! My card for Gina uses the wine glass from Melanie's A Charmed Life and the grapes from Asela's, Fruitful Harvest. Now lets head over to Michelle's blog to see what she is bringing to the party! After you finish hopping, please visit Gina's blog to leave a birthday wish on her blog and we will draw for two lucky names to receive a FREE stamp set!

 
First, I stamped the glass, from A Charmed Life, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic markers, starting with R24.

Shaded with R29. 

Deepened the shading with R89. 

Then I used C1 on the clear parts of the glass. 

Added C3. 

Then added just a touch of C5. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I stamped the grapes, from Fruitful Harvest, also with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with R24, leaving a highlight. Then I added some shading with R89 and used the blender pen to soften the look of the highlight.  I colored all the remaining grapes the same way.

For the leaves, I started by filling in with YG93. 

Added YG97. 

Then added YG95. After coloring, I cut out the image. 

I wanted to make my grape cluster a little smaller, so I cut the grapes as shown. 

Then I adhered the cut out portion on top of the ones still attached to the leaves, making a smaller image. 

For the background, I sponged Memento Desert Sand on Pure Luxury White card stock. 

Then sponged lightly with Memento Rich Cocoa. 

I masked off the top portion with sticky notes and sponged more Memento Rich Cocoa. 

This is what it looked like after I removed the mask. 

I adhered my cut out images to the background, using Pop Dots on the top of the images and adhering directly to the background at the bottoms. Then I added a shadow from the grapes with R22 and R20. 

Used N1 and N3 to add a shadow for the glass and leaves and also used it to go over the pink shadow to grey it up a bit. 

I stamped the sentiment, from The Giving Tree, with Memento Tuxedo Black. I layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used a Lipstick Red card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the party. I hope you have a wonderful day!

114 comments:

Vivi Casale said...

really great card and awesome tutorial!
Vivi

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous T! LOVE those grapes...lets stomp some! haha!

Renee said...

This is beautiful! great coloring and tutorial. I am not yet blessed with copics but it is at the top of my wish lits :D hugs n blessings.

Laurie said...

Love the bold colors and thanks for the step by step instructions!

BAHGL said...

Your card is STUNNING!
Thanks for all the copic directions! I am just learning copics and need all the visual help I can get.

Tina Gilliland said...

AMAZINGLY colored, as always!!! Theresa, these look just perfect!!! SOOO love how the grapes look!!

connie said...

beautiful card! love your coloring.

Misti said...

Theresa, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Awesome card...perfect coloring, shading...the works!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, I knew you would do a fantastic job, you are my favorite in the gallery , just love your work!!! And such a festive card, lovely to bring the wine!!!!

Sharon Lynn said...

As usual, beautiful card and a fabulous tutorial for us to follow along. I love the Fruitful Harvest set and hope to be able to color as well.

Anonymous said...

Envy your talent for coloring, just beautiful, the wine and grapes look so real. Thank you for sharing your work and tutorial. jman4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Envy your talent for coloring, just beautiful, the wine and grapes look so real. Thank you for sharing your work and tutorial. jman4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Envy your talent for coloring, just beautiful, the wine and grapes look so real. Thank you for sharing your work and tutorial. jman4@comcast.net

Carole Miller said...

Beautiful still life card. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Carole Miller

Deb said...

How stunning, Theresa! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the combination of these two images and how you adapted them to fit together! Clinking my glass to yours (although it is too early for wine yet for me this morning, ha...coffeeeee)! ;)

Chrisd said...

Great tutorial on the steps in creating your special card for Gina K!Thanks a bunch for sharing your technique tips.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh T.....this is just so rich and deep I swear I can taste the flavor!!! I'm gonna attempt this tutorial and see if I can get this affect....fabulous and a gorgeous birthday toast for sure!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! Fantastic coloring! Thanks for another great tutorial! Cheers!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Ahh, yes! You brought the wine! Fabulous card Theresa! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

Estelle from Hernando, MS said...

Great card! Thanks for the tutorial....and the glass of wine. LOL

Miesje said...

A toast - wow - this is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and the way you colored them is perfect. I always learn so much from you!

Terri E. said...

your detail is amazing!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Carolyn King said...

what a gorgeously colored/designed card! amazing!

Melanie said...

gorgeous card, your tablescape and shadowing is amazing! greta tip about croppinghte base, and I heart the Lipstick Red base! salut!

Gina K. said...

Theresa, that card is gorgeous! You are so unbelievably talented and every time I click on your blog, I get chills when I look at your projects. I have learned so much from you, about coloring and sponging for sure but also about friendship and loyalty. Love you! XOXOXO

KareS said...

Theresa your work is always stunning.. this is no exception. Thanks for the tutorial!

debmiata2001 said...

As always your card is gorgeous, just like the lady it is intended for. I love your tutorials. You keep me inspired to keep learning.

lisa808 said...

Fab birthday card.

Lynne said...

Your copic coloring is beautiful as always. The wine and grapes look so real.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Card and Thank U 4 the tutorial as well.
Gina; A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip.

ColleenB.

naneruth said...

Lovely card! I am just finally getting the nerve to buy some copics and appreciate that you show us how you color your cards. With your help I'm giving them a try. Thanks so much.

Gen said...

Teresa,
Maybe you have told us before and I just missed it but ... do you have digital images and if so, where can I get them?

Carmen O. said...

What a Gorgeous card! I love the tutorial you gave us too. Beautifully done!

Sherry said...

What a fantastic card..thanks for the directions especially the copic colors

Stephanie said...

Great card and I love your tutorial!

Grace said...

So rich and warm and awesome coloring! Thanks for sharing your coloring tips! A big happy birthday to Gina!

coloradoleen said...

Wow! Such a great card!!

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Oh..what a gorgeous card...your coloring is perfection.
Thanks for the tutorial..
Gina will love the card.

Paula Laird said...

Wow, your grapes look real!!! Thanks for the coloring tutorial!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

LOVE the card and your coloring too!

rosalien said...

this is stunning! The grapes look so real the way you coulered them Fantastic card.

Janeen said...

it looks realistic and thanks for the tutorial.

Lindy said...

you have done a gorgeous job as usual!! Love the simplicity of your card, it is perfect!

Jenn said...

Stunning card, as always your coloring and sponging is just beautiful!!

Barb said...

beautiful job of coloring on your card. they look so real.

terrie said...

The coloring is awesome ...thanks for sharing your tutorial..well done
zullu26@aol.com

Mary said...

wow...what a beautiful card and a wonderful tutorial.... thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Just love the coloring job done on Gina's card. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Your work is truly amazing!! I want to be just like you when I grow up :) TFS

Ann said...

Beautiful card xxx

Rita said...

Awesome card & so unique, I love it! I'll toast to Gina & wish her a happy birthday...heres to you Gina!!!

Linda said...

What a absolutely gorgeous card, you are amazing. Thanks so much for taking the time to show how you colored the image.

amy said...

Love, love, love the time & talent it took for this beautiful card!!! Such details, wow! Thanks for such a great party!

Jana said...

Those grapes are amazing. They look good enough to eat!
Thanks for the tutorial.

Giovana said...

Wow!! This is fantastic Theresa!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful coloring. So impressive. Love it!

Nana Crys said...

These designs look so real. Nice job with the Copic Tutorials. I have some and they have intimated me - until this tutorial. I will play with them now. Great Job.

Sandra said...

what a classy card!
Sandra ltb

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Let's raise our glasses in a toast to the Birthday Girl! Great card, love the addition of the gorgeous grapes.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally STUNNING!! Beautiful rich, deep colors!

Crafty Math Chick said...

This is gorgeous Theresa! Those grapes look spectacular!! Thank you for another fabulous tutorial - you are like a magician giving away all your secrets! I know Gina will love this too for her special day!

Billie Dee said...

Lovely. The card has a lot of depth.

Sue said...

A great card and wonderful tutorial.

By Shawna Rae said...

Super!!! Love the instructions as well. The card is beautiful!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card!! Love your coloring!

Golda said...

Hmmmm, I wouldn't have thought of wine for a birthday party, but that is a beautiful card. Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for the "how to".

Bette said...

Neat card and the coloring is awesome! Great tutorial too. Thanks!

Connie C said...

Once again - fabulous card and awesome tutorial on how you did it. I am convinced that my coloring is getting better because I visit your blog so often! Thanks to all of you on the DT for throwing this party for Gina. Terrific idea!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love how you colored the grapes and wine. Looks so refreshing and perfect for a birthday party toast.

Carrie K said...

Wow! This card is awesome! Fabulous job!!

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa, your card is so rich looking. Who doesn't LOVE wine! Cheers!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a delish, rich card! Just the right additon to this birthday party. Happy Birthday, Gina!!!

Cindy Lou said...

What a card! What an awesome coloring job! Those grapes look luscious and I don't even like grapes! The Tut is great as well. Thank you so much for sharing!

PatS said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial on coloring. This card's colors are so rich..I want to drink the wine now!

Anita said...

Amazing card!

Lori said...

Your cards are always the prettiest! Such a great job coloring. I so appreciate the steps you provide with each card. I hope someday I can color as well as you!! Thanks!

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous card .... your colouring is stunning! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Debbie said...

The colors are brilliant! Beautiful card!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Salute'! Lucky you got to bring the vino! The colors are so rich and beautiful, Theresa! Love it!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness Theresa! Your card is so well executed that it looks 3D on my computer screen. Those grapes just look ready to be plucked! I'm sure Gina will enjoy her glass of red wine!

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

That is such a great and real looking glass of wine I am a little tipsy.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is GORGEOUS! I love the look the the grapes!

Gayle C. said...

Super Wow! I wanted to reach out and have a sip of the wine but that's for Gina.

Cheri said...

Raising a glass for Gina! Gorgeous card, Theresa! Love how you combined these stamp sets. I'll be back for this tutorial. Thank you so much.

Nana Donna said...

I love your card. Thanks so much for sharing your coloring technique, I am just learning and have trouble with shading
http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/

joy said...

You have made the grapes look like they are ready to be picked and eaten! Amazing coloring! Cheers to Gina.

sandyh said...

i'll lift a glass of that nice looking wine!
you are the best at coloring and shading! i am in awe!
sandyh
sandyha at comcast dot net

Pat Jandacek said...

You girls have certainly thought of everything for a fantastic party. The wine looks good enough to drink. A beautiful card...TFS

Elena said...

BEAUTIFUL coloring..WOW..looks like a painting.

Janet S said...

What a fabulous card! Thank you SO much for the coloring tutorial. It's always nice to learn a little something new every day. I am sure that Gina would agree. :D

Becky Jo said...

You did a great job! I can almost smell and taste the wine and grapes! T4S Hugs!!

Theresa said...

What a great wine! May I have another glass. Lovely card! Great way to celebrate Gina's birthday

Suzanne J Dean said...

So elegant and gorgeous Theresa--love the dimension and relaxing scene you've created!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--fabulous coloring.

Luv 2 Create said...

This is just a fabulous way to top off Gina's wonderful day. Who wouldn't enjoy this vintage. After all it was a very good year!!!
Marcie

scalder said...

Theresa, your colouring rocks!!! The card is absolutely stunning!! Those grapes look like I could reach in and pick them off the plate!

Darla said...

Great colouring. Fabulous. Happy Birthday Gina

Donna said...

What a wonderful card, Theresa! Birthday's should always be celebrated with a little bubbly. Happy Birthday to Gina!

Bluemoon said...

A very beautiful card indeed.

cdjcape521 said...

Ooooooh! Thanks for that awesome tutorial!

Neesey said...

What a lovely card. The coloring is beautiful. Come teach me please! Gina will love kickin back at the beach house with these snackies. Party on.....

Ravengirl said...

Ah wine, a welcome addition to any party and once again you have set a fabulous scene!

JessicaK said...

A little vino is required for a birthday party and you've definitely brought it. Fantastic coloring, thank you for sharing the tutorial.

Paulette said...

Theresa, AMAZING coloring and scenery layout. Love your blog! Happy Bday GinaK!! =D

GrammaR said...

Wow! What a 'bunch' of beautful coloring! Thank you for the tutorial.

Irish Cream said...

This is beautiful!

Kris said...

Wowsers! The glass of wine and grapes look REAL! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Judi said...

You do such an amazing job! Thanks for always taking the time to give instructions. Beautiful card!

Cathy said...

Such a classy card! Beautiful coloring!

Deebi27 said...

Lush looking and that wine coud put me over the edge...(Lol)! Like your little trick for making a stamped image smaller...way cool. Your leaves are soo real looking...I can almost feel them through the image...great work Theresa!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful coloring on this fabby card, Theresa!!! Thx for the tutorial!

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning! I don't drink wine but you did an amazing job on the wine and the glass. The grapes and the rest of the card were just as great. Thank you for the tutorial.

Gerry said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Your coloring is fantastic.