Monday, February 14, 2011

Gina K Previews - Day 1

Happy Valentine's Day! I'm so excited today because it is time for the new Gina K Designs Preivews! Today we are previewing two fabulous new sets illustrated by the amazingly talented Melanie Muenchinger. Melanie has done it again, illustrating another gorgeous and versatile set that everyone will want, called Spring Basket. The set is full of Melanie's stunning flowers and a beautiful basket that you can customize in countless ways! Details for this card below.

Next up is a set that coordinates perfectly with the basket from Spring Basket, yet can also stand alone to make fabulous cards and projects. This one is called Basket Blessings. I used the bunnies and some cute eggs (part of another image in the set) to make a gable box.  I'll share the step by step and instructions on how to make this size box on my blog next week.

Ready for more inspiration? Check out what the rest of the team has created with these two beautiful sets...
To make my tulip basket card, I stamped the basket with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and began coloring with Copics, starting with E00 all over.

Added E53 almost all over, but leaving a small area lighter for a highlight.

Added shading with E33. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I stamped the tulips, with stems and petals. (Just a note: the tulips and all the flowers in the new Spring Basket set coordinate with, but are smaller than the flowers from A Year of Flowers) I started coloring the flowers with RV19.

Added RV25.

Filled in with RV21.

For the leaves and stems, I filled in with a light green (I think YG25) and added YG95 for shading. Sorry, lost a picture there. After coloring, I cut out all the flowers.

For the background I cut an oval, using Nestabilities and sponged  Memento Bamboo Leaves, while still in the die. 

Then sponged Memento Danube Blue from the top.

I adhered the basket and flowers to the background using Pop Dots.

Added a shadow under the basket using C1 and C3 Copics, and added a pink bow.

Added some little grass tufts with YG25 Copic.

The sentiment is from Basket Blessings. I cut it out using oval Nestabilities and sponged with Memento Angel Pink ink. I layered with Pure Luxury Creme De Menthe and Bubblegum Pink and used a Passionate Pink card base.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back tomorrow for two more previews. Have a great day!

188 comments:

catdidit said...

Such gorgeous coloring on the flowers, as usual..and I am so loving that box!

Julie said...

Beautiful. I am an avid reader of your blog. Love your coloring, always beautiful.

Gladys R. said...

Love your card. It is beautiful.
The box is nice,too.

Schim said...

So pretty!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The tulips are perfect in the basket! I love the springy background you created, Theresa!

Melanie said...

I am just so impressed with the box! i loves it, you must love me, happy Valentine's Day BTW!

those ltitle tulip looks so pretty with your coloring, so excited to have minis! gorgeous card!!! love the sky and grass bg!

Eleanor said...

Beautiful card.

Becky Jo said...

Beautiful card and cute box! Thanks so much for sharing how to color these images. I love your blog! Hugs!!

Tina Gilliland said...

AWESOME tulips, Theresa!! Just gorgeous coloring!! Your little box is to darn cute!!! and I love that you added the eggs!

Chris said...

Your card is beautiful and thank you for the great copics tutorial.

Diana said...

Gorgeous card and project. Thanks so much for the tutorial

Sharri said...

Theresa, Gorgeous projects! I love the colors for your flower card and can not wait to see how you made that gable box with the adorable bunnies!

Leigh M said...

Beautiful... as usual.

Joni said...

everything is beautiful. The tutorial was a thoughtful touch. Thanks.

Judy said...

Theresa, your coloring is to die for! TFS

Teri said...

So soft and pretty - and thanks for the coloring tutorial - always welcome!

JaniceAileen said...

Two more Theresa Momber classics!! GREAT job girl!

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa your card and little box are great and I love how you always share **how to do just like you** (well if I had the talent!) :) Nice!

Kary said...

Oh Theresa, your card & the basket are simply fab!! Love, love the colour combo and fantastic colouring.

Lagene said...

WOW!! I love the tulip basket on the grass, thanks for the tutorial!! Awesome box!

Joyce Thurston said...

very cheerful

Stephani said...

The tulip card is beautiful!Thanks for showing the tutorial on the copics. Love the bunny box too.

DebbieM said...

Love your basket filled with tulips card and your bunny box. Great coloring! :)
Can't wait to see your tutorial of this box.

Debbie Meijer

Bonita said...

Very nice. The big ribbon and bow really set off the basket and tulips. Thanks

Jo-Anne said...

Your card made me say "Oooo" right out loud! So lovely! thanks for doing the step by step pictures. I really like that you do that - so generous.

Sue McGuire said...

I love your birthday card!Your colouring job is amazing!
The little box will sure make a great Easter gift box. Great idea. looking for to the directions.

Jean said...

This card just takes my breath away - it's so gorgeous! Thanks for all the coloring details. I'm just beginning to use Copics and can use all the tutorials I can get.

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Mary said...

Gorgeous as usual! I follow your blog every day and these projects are so pretty and fresh!

Jill said...

I absolutely love that box, and your cards are so lovely. Thank you so much for the step by step directions on the coloring.

Cheri said...

Love that box, Theresa and the card is gorgeous. I love that you share your coloring talents with us. Thank you.

Ali said...

wow! these are so pretty! Thank you for the quick glimpse into your coloring...always fun to see how others do their thing!

--Marcy said...

You are so generous ith all your tutorials! Thank you so much. Whenever I visit your site I get the feeling I am in a high class boutique!

susies1955 said...

Geeeeeeeesh, how come I don't think to offset things like that. You're SO good.
Susie
susies@twcny.rr.com

Colleen said...

Theresa,
These are gorgeous as always! Love the way you did the tulips and those chicks are my fav.

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning Theresa!!!

mimucardartist said...

What better way to jump into spring, baskets, tulips and bunnies. wonderful cards. Love both sets.

Claudine Poch said...

Super gorgeous card and project!

Becky said...

As always, STUNNING! :)

Barb said...

Looks Like Spring is Coming!

Myrna said...

Hi, Anyone would be thrilled to receive a birthday card like this one. I love tulips,and these are beautiful. Myrna

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Marie Gamber said...

Really beautiful Theresa! I can hardly wait to get my set!

Judy McMullen said...

So gorgeous! I love your beautifully colored flowers!! Thanks for all the inspiration and information!!!

Nancy R Grimes said...

I love this card!!!!! Thanks so much for the step by step tutorial on how you colored it. You did a wonder job!

Carolyn King said...

wow....both are stunning gf!!!

Shelly said...

Wow! Your card and box are amazing! Your coloring is stunning! Thanks for the photo tut! Loved it!

Tami B. said...

The card is beautiful, and I absolutely love bunnies so naturally I want that stamp. Thanks for the great tutorial.

HandySandy41 said...

Absolutely beautiful. And think you for the lesson, it really helped. SandyT

Cheryl said...

Theresa, Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for another great copic tutorial.

Cynthia said...

Adorable projects, Theresa! Love how you've popped up the tulips in the first card.

Heather S. said...

Your cards are beautiful and your tutorial is much appreciated! Wonderful!

golightly 23 at msn dot com

Miesje said...

Perfect Theresa - again! I love that basket!

Barbara Colbert said...

GORGEOUS coloring!!!

And GREAT box!!! I'll have to remember that one!

NICE job!

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous as usual Theresa! I love your basket full of flowers. And the box is adorable.

Anonymous said...

Love that little box with bunnies...

Bev, Pine Mtn Club, CA

Crafty Math Chick said...

FANTASTIC projects! Thanks for another detailed tutorial into their creation - I always look forward to that with your blog posts Theresa. I like how your tulips and bunny ears extend beyond the panels, and your coloring skills are amazing. (Note to self - buy more of those sponge daubers - LOVE the effect they produce!). I hope you have a happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for the eye candy!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fantastic job on your cards, thanks for sharing!

Peggy said...

Such great coloring, beautiful shading.

mitch1066 said...

Thank you for the colouring instruction,i need to practice this.

mitch1066@gmail.com

dsood said...

All I can say is Wow, Your card is gorgeous. I simply love it. The colors you used makes the card and projects so elegant.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jaw-dropping creations, Theresa! You never cease to amaze! Those tulips look so real!

Toni said...

Love this card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your basket of tulips is breathtaking! Thanks for the tutorial on coloring them. Your bunny box is super cute.

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful as always.

jonim52 said...

Oh my what adorable projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie radford said...

What great cards! Thank you for wonderful details on how to use the copic markers to create them.

genquilt52-online said...

I'm blown away by your blog site! Your cards are just gorgeous and the fact that you do a tutorial with each one is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

Laraine said...

wow, this was great. what an inspiration you are

sprgstn16 said...

I love this card! Thanks for sharing how you colored it! I am new to copics, but learning along the way!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as always.

Marion said...

Beautiful card and cute basket. I love all your creations Theresa.

Amy said...

Beautiful coloring and cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

Beastybunny said...

Absolutely lovely card. The coloring is just gorgeous. I am also loving the bunnies and can't wait to see more done with this set. Good work.

Christine from FL said...

Beautiful card.

Beth said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

scalder said...

Theresa, gorgeous card! Your colouring is absolutely fab. The tutorials are great but you definitely have the 'flare".

Anne said...

Just gorgeous! Love the basket with the bow added!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Okay, tulips are my favorite flower, they are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing how you colored them, your card is beautiful. The bunny box is too sweet for words....absolutely enjoyed stopping here and seeing such delicious work.

Queen Mary said...

I know this is kinda dumb, but I keep all my email updates from your blog so I have the coloring tutorials -- it's dumb cuz I could just go back to your blog, but I love your tutorials and on this card I love the little ribbon!

Sue D said...

I really like the sponged grass on the first and the box is adorable!

Kay S said...

Stunning tulip basket card. The coloring on the tulips is beautiful! The little gift box is adorable with those sweet bunnies and eggs.

Joan said...
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Joan said...

Fabulous card...and the bow is an absolute stand out!

Deana said...

Grateful for the wonderful tutorial. I love the colors here.

Mickie said...

Oh it looks so springy, springy! Very pretty and bright.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

The bow with the beautiful coloring of the tulips makes this card a real standout!

Lynda said...

Nothing says Spring more than tulips! Great tips on coloring...thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Lovely cards

Sharon Mattingly said...

The birthday card is simply beautiful! The tulips and basket are perfect and love the dotted white background! Just perfect!
And the bunny treat box is so sweet.
Thanks, too, for showing how the card was done.

Sheahasu said...

Your coloring is, as always, just beautiful.

Terry B. said...

Love, love, love your blog! Beautiful basket of flowers and such a cute gable box! I can't wait for your step-by-step tutorial!!!

Debbie said...

Card is just beautiful! Thanks for such detailed instruction!

Anonymous said...

Your little bunny container is precious.
craftyteacher

gingerbaby said...

The card is adorable. The box is soooo cute. And thanks for the instructions on how to make the card.Love these stamps.
hugs,
Brooke

Booknplays said...

I would love to receive that basket for my birthday! And your bunnies are adorable, gossiping about the eggs inside!

Jackie B said...

You do such amazing things with copic markers, just beautiful.

Donna said...

I like the copic marker coloring. Someday, I hope to be able to achieve the same beautiful results.

Carole said...

Love the cute treat box. And I especially appreciate that you take the time to demonstrate your coloring process.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing your Copic coloring!

Marcia Bilkoski said...

Beautiful colors. Love it that you display the copic colors you do.

Donna said...

beautiful with the ribbon on the basket & FUN bunny treat box!!

Lorraine said...

Such gorgeous coloring as always! My fav is that adorable gable box!

Susan said...

Wow -- just stunning! I love the fresh basket of flowers and the Easter gable box is super-cute! I can't wait until you post the instructions next week!

Carla S. said...

Fabulous projects, Theresa! Awesome coloring and sponging on the first! I love the treat box, it's so sweet!

Pam said...

Great card and box. The passionate pink card base really sets off your copic coloring beautifully.

calamitypam said...

I love that you gave the colors of the copics...thanks so much for doing that!!! Love, love, love your card!!!

naneruth said...

Absolutely beautiful as always!

Anonymous said...

Love your card & tutorial.
Exquisite & artful!

Cibele Glazer said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the sponging behind your beautiful image! That bunny treat box IS SO CUTE!! Excellent as always~

Pat Jandacek said...

Love the out-of-the-box and dimensional looks for the tulips. Thanks for the time you take in preparing tutorials.

BarbStone4 said...

Beautiful card! Love purple tulips..they look almost real. I just love the treat box. The bunnies look like they are really having fun! Thank you.

Gailanne said...

Amazing card...those tulips look as if they are bursting right out of the basket. Thanks for the tutorial too!

Joanie said...

Beautiful card. U sure know hOw to cOlor!!!

Joanienp

Newbie said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING card!! The colors are beautiful! Thank you so much for showing us the "how' when it comes to coloring! And your little box is sooooooo cute with the bunnies! EXCELLENT job on both!

deannavanzee said...

Love the detailed instructions. I do not have an embosser and seeing the tulips with the background, I love embossers, and stampers. :)

Cheryl G said...

So beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

So stunning....a perfect Spring scene!! And the bunny treat box.....tooo cute!!!

Tamara said...

Tina you did those tulips so Lovely! I wish.. I Wish I really wish I had some of those Copic markers!

nannapat said...

I love the colors you've used for the flowers & the box is just soooo cute. ts with us, Pat x

Sharon in Arizona said...

More beautiful Theresa projects!! Your coloring on the flowers and basket is marvelous....and those little bunnies...aren't they so adorable!! I just can't say enough good things about your style, Theresa, and love the tutorials. Thanks...Hugs

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Your creations are awesome and of course, your coloring is beautiful. Love all of your daily instructions on coloring. Thank you for sharing with us.

hugs
bobbi

Linda said...

I love all of you colors layer out and the details Just lovely! maybe it will be on the way to my house lol!!!

Kim Marie said...

Drop dead gorgeous card and project and a wonderful tutorial to boot! Thanks so much Theresa for sharing your talents with us!
Kim Marie

Gayle C. said...

Theresa, You are amazing. The basket of tulips look so real and the bunnies on the box....well...so adorable. Thanks for sharing your talent.

jan farnworth said...

love it thanks for sharing

Helen said...

I appreciate the directions that you give for your cards...very appreciative....darling card!

Kate Stockman said...

Your card and project is so cute. Thanks for showing us how to do this.

Ravengirl said...

Wow! Love those beautiful tulips and the perfectly sized and placed bow! And your Easter box is too cute!

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your tulips and those sweet bunnies!

judybob3 said...

My absolute favorite! Gorgeous!

Cheryl S. said...

These are both my favorites in this month's hop. Wonderful job!

pakosko said...

those are classy artworks!

Barbara Bryant said...

So gorgious and thank you for the tutorial. I want to just pick the tulips

annieb said...

Both items are very elegant. TFS

ecpiercy said...

Theresa, these are just beautiful! You've taken the same stamps as the other design team members and given them a whole new feel. How creative!

Emily P.

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful projects!

Rema Timm said...

You always have the nicest cards. Great job....

Jennie said...

LOVE your tulip basket Theresa, such beautiful coloring and design. AND your gable box is just too cute. Looking forward to the "how to" directions :o)

Sharon said...

I love all of your work. These are very beautiful.

Darla said...

Beautiful card and fabulous box! Thanks so much for sharing!

marie said...

Theresa, thank you so much for the step-by-step instructions on the beautiful card. Can't wait for next week's blog to read about the adorable bunny box.

Kathy Harrison said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Great tutorial on the coloring as well.

lisa808 said...

Theresa, your basket of tulips is so beautiful. Awesome coloring.

The Vannoy Family said...

Wow - Theresa! Very well done! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing! Love the previews~

Saints Rule! said...

Oh my... these is just beyond amazing! Beautiful job!

Karen said...

So pretty. I feel like spring is here!

lakergirl said...

Just GORGEOUS!
The colors are so vivid & crisp they look like a photo. Tulips are my favorite flowers...

Dale Talley said...

Really love your card. Everythiing is perfect... and will be copied :-)

cgargus said...

Your tutorials are just awesome! Thanks so much for the inspiration you provide, and taking the time to show how you did it. I LOVE your blog!!

Selma said...

Theresa your basket of flowers is so gorgeous and your little box is very cute.

Donna said...

Theresa, these projects are just lovely. Melanie has really hit a home run with these sets. And you've done a wonderful job!

Betty said...

Great tutorial. Love the colors.

Giovana said...

Great cards and your coloring is awesome as always!

Sue Bridges said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!

Lynne said...

This card is a beautiful work of art.

gale.sewell said...

Gorgeous cards

Colleen said...

Beautiful card and what a neat gable box.
Thank U 4 the great tutorial. Very helpful
ColleenB.

Lindsay M. said...

Oh my goodness!! How gorgeous is this!!! Thank you for the step by step process!!! Amazing!!!! I will have to try this!!! Stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your card with us. I would love to receive this in my mailbox.

KF250 said...

What a gorgeous card. Your tutorials are the best.

Marsha said...

Very cute projects!

Nan G said...

Fabulous coloring, again! Love the box. Aren't those the cutest bunnies!

Kelly said...

Your projects are absolutely beautiful--as usual!

Sharon Jones said...

Theresa, these are great!! Love the way you used the copics on the flowers and basket (the ribbon is a beautiful touch).
The box is SO cute! The bunnys with the eggs are a perfect touch. This set is just so versatile, it amazes me!

Rita said...

Beautiful coloring!

Golda said...

Beautiful work!

Sonia said...

Love the card! Thanks for the tips. I can't wait for spring!

Terri E. said...

You coloring was stunning as always.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

ccolpoys said...

I wish I had copics-they look so beautiful!

Barbara said...

Thanks for the coloring tutorial. The dots are my favorite folder, I use it a lot. Barbara

Betty Neville said...

Totally gorgeous basket of tulips Theresa! The little gable box is adorable - perfect for Easter treats!

Janice M said...

Lovin that basket of tulips!! And those bunnies are soooo cute!!

Erica said...

Such beautiful coloring on these cards. I appreciate seeing how you did it.

Marsha said...

Your cards are always exquisite! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Ola said...

Gorgeous cards... I love the basket of tulips!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Oh Theresa, I LOVE your card so much! I really appreciate all the tutorials you do. I'm definitely bookmarking this one. I LOVE IT!

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!
Your friend,
Nancy

Kris said...

Oh thanks for sharing the step by steps! It so helps when one wants to card-lift the idea ;0) TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

joanne said...

Lovely soft colors on your card. Thanks for the instructions.

christine pethers said...

Just what I needed to make me smile - a glimpse of spring
Thank you

MaGoooo said...

Your cards are so pretty! Your coloring is AWESOME!

Maria V. said...

Love the colourig tutorial, Thanks a lot

lavenderlass said...

Love the basket of blossoms and the coloring technique.

Donna said...

GORGEOUS cards, LOVE them both!!!

Anonymous said...

How Gorgeous Are Your Shaded Tulips! Yes, I'm shouting through a snowstorm so strong that the howling wind might pick up the shout out to you. So thankful that the furnace is functioning! This stamp is an encouraging note that some tulips planted last fall may {beat the deer to} bloom, be photographed or cut for vases before being eaten. So many thank yous your way during this storming day.
Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

stampandweave from SCS said...

Beautiful card! I need to come back and study your coloring more!

Paulette said...

Theresa, Your coloring is just amazing and you are so gracious to always show us step by step. I love your style! Everything so balanced and perfect. =D