Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Gina K Previews - Day 2

Hello! It's the second day of Gina K Designs previews and today we are showing two more stamp sets. First up is a set I illustrated, called, Little Critters. I love these sweet little animals and it was such a fun set to draw. I used the hedgehog and along with some sweet bluebells and a fern for my first card. Step by step photos for this card are below.

Next is a gift bag I made using the frog and mushroom images from Little Critters. The process for making this is very much like the gable box I showed yesterday. Even the measurements are nearly the same. I'll share the instructions for both projects on my blog next week.

Next up is another of Asela Hopkins beautifully illustrated sets, Chocolate Bunnies. I just love the adorable bunnies in this set! I used the biggest bunny on my card, along with one of the sentiments. (I also sneaked in a few eggs from Basket Blessings) I'll be sharing the step by step photos for this card soon, too.

Ready for more inspiration? Check out what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you...

We will be having a release party at StampTV at 7pm Central this Thursday. There will be chatting, contests and challenges, plus Gina will show the full stamp sets. Then at 10pm Central, all the new stamps will be availble from Gina K Designs. I hope to see you at the party!

I began by stamping the hedgehog with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloring with copics, starting with E00 all over the image.

I added E31 to shade areas of the head, feet and belly. For the spines, I made quick swipes with the marker in the same directions as the stamp.

Added more shading with N1 and more swipes for the spines.

More shading and swipes, this time with N3.

I added swipes with E57.

Then more swipes with N5. I made sure to leave some lighter areas for highlights and greater depth. After coloring, I cut out the hedgehog.

I stamped the flowers with Tuxedo Black in and colored with Copics, starting with B26.

I added B23.

Then filled in most of the way with B21, leaving some highlights. I went back with B26 to deepen the shading.

For the foliage, I started with G05.

Filled in with YG05.

Then deepened the shading with G07. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I cut a sheet of Pure Luxury Base Weight White to form a 4 inch square card base, then masked a square. Then I sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves ink.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.

Then sponged lightly with Memento Grape Jelly.

I stamped the fern image twice, using Memento Bamboo Leaves, but stamping off on scratch paper first to make them lighter. Sorry about the blurry pic.

The hedgehog and flowers were adhered to the card base using Pop Dots, then I stamped the sentiment, using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

159 comments:

Becky said...

This is lovely! Beautiful flowers.

Melanie said...

love the masked scenes! terrific job on this set!! :)
I agree, the chocolate bunnies are perfect to go with the eggs, basket and other Easter stuffs!

catdidit said...

All of these so rock T! Love that little hedgehog, he is too cute! wonderful coloring on him! Love the eggs stuck in there wiht the bunny, perfect touch!

MaGoooo said...

LOVE these little critters! Thank you for showing your coloring technique!

Tina Gilliland said...

LOVE the masked square scene and the blue flowers are awesome!!! Beautiful cards... all of them!

Schim said...

Beautiful, just beautiful

Leigh M said...

I love what I have seen of your new set. Can't wait to see the rest on Thursday. Beautiful cards, as usual. Thanks for sharing.

Rae said...

WOW. I just love how you colored these cards and how cute is the hedgehog.

Stephani said...

The froggy bag is adorable and so is the bunny card!

naneruth said...

Oh my what cute ideas!

Colleen said...

Both Fantastic cards.
Thank U 4 the coloring tutorial
ColleenB.

Judy said...

Wow Theresa, you rock!!! Not only did you illustrate the little critter stamps, but you mastered the coloring also. The bunny card looks great too. It must be awful to be so talented :) have you ever done anything that doesn't look great.....maybe you could post that sometime.

Karen said...

These cards are spectacular. Thank you for sharing your coloring techniques!

JessicaK said...

You always do such an amazing job with coloring. Awesome.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wowza, Wowza!!! Your froggy and mushies are so real they could be a photograph!!! Just....wow!!! You make every stamp set look like a million bucks my friend!!

Renee said...

Love the mushroom and frog card!!!!!! I can't wait to get some new stamps!!!!!

craftynikky said...

Anytime I see copic coloring I am enjoying every little bit of it. Lovely cards as well
Nikky

debmiata2001 said...

As always your stamp set and use of them in all of these cards is amazing. I absolutely need this stamp set. Thank you for sharing and for your tutorials. I would be lost without them

Jacqueline Smith said...

I love your illustrations (stamp sets) thanks for sharing.

Giovana said...

Beautifl cards and a great tutorial!!

Darla said...

Another fantastic stamp set Theresa. That hedgehog is too cute! Can't wait to see the whole set.

LivS said...

As always, your cards are amazing! The critters look so real! I love these little critters, great idea for the stamp sets!! The bunny is ready to be eaten and the bow is so cute! Great idea for the cards and bag! Thank you so much for the tutorial, useful as usual!

Lindy said...

you are a talented designer and your tutorials are wonderful. Now if I had copics... but I use some of your hints with my old set. Great work!!

buggin2stamp said...

Fabulouse cards. I love the little hedgehog with the flowers. So cute!

Kathy said...

You are simply amazing -you are beyond creative. I love your designs --and in your cards I'm glad you used the little hedgehog he is too cute -love your tutorials too thanks for sharing

Barb said...

Stunning Cards---Another set of cute projects--and some more stamp sets that I want--need! Thanks for sharing!!

Beth said...

Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

Teri said...

adorable cards!

Shari said...

love the hedgehog. That card is beautiful. Thanks for showing how you did him, and again, just another argument for me to myself to get copics. :)

Cynthia said...

Terrific projects, Theresa! I especially like the hedgehog and bluebells.

jan farnworth said...

great coloring

Joni said...

Your coloring technique gives the hedgehog bristles a look of reality. I appreciate the detailed background technique. Lady Bird Johnson would applaud your bluebells.

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed your coloring tutorial, alwayss great to see the process you go through. great cards!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Mrs Ham said...

All I can say is "WOW". One day I'm really going to have to learn your sponging technique. I love it.

Dee in Oklahoma said...

Oh wow..thank you so much for the coloring tutorial..I love the little Critter Hedgehog...and the bluebells are perfect color combo..really nice cards.

Robin's Crafty Thing's said...

These are beautiful.
rcz28@aol.com

Mary said...

I love hedgehogs! What a cute set of critters! Really nice work as always; and thanks for being so generous and sharing details of your coloring technique!

judybob3 said...

amazing job! And thanks so much for all the detail you give on the coloring......... :)

Grammyzanne said...

Always nice to see the creator's ideas from stamp to finished product. Thinking I really like this set.

Jennie said...

Stunning designs Theresa! Love the way you did the hedgehog, so cute! Also, love the gable box, you are on a roll with these! Sweet bunny card and cool way you doing the sentiment at an angle. Great designs :o)

Linda said...

Lillies and frogs are favorites of mine. But I love all of the stamps.

mitch1066 said...

That first card has made me soooo homesick.
Bluebells and hedgehogs take me back to England while here i am in Canada looking out at piles of snow:(

mitch1066@gmail.com

Olga said...

Thank you for such wonderful stamps!!You card is great! Thanks for tutorial.

Crafty Math Chick said...

All of the images in your new set look adorable Theresa, I LOVE your meticulous attention to detail, but I LOVE this hedgehog - WHAT IS it about these little guys?!! And I think you were the only one to use him too. Thanks for another fabulous step-by-step tutorial, always look forward to those, and hedgies are tricky to color, I never know to go brown or grey. Your bunny card is pretty too - did you use an eraser tip to create those background dots? Just a guess. Suppose I will find out later. You have another winner on your hands!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing your talent and great ideas with everyone...all the little critters are so darling!!! Bev, Pine Mtn Club, CA

Debbie said...

Thank you for your "Little Critters"! They have caused so many new ideas in my head. Great job!

Valerie said...

Thank you for all your tutorials, I enjoy them all. You are so talented and I am glad you get to share your talents with us.

thomdon5 said...

The Little Critters set is awesome. The "critters" are so cute and when you place them on cards, they come alive. Liked the eggs with the bunny, too.

Anonymous said...

I always look forward to your projects and you never disappoint.

mp8tz said...

Love the hedgehog.My son gave me one a few years ago for Christmas.His or her name was Hodge.Love that you used pop dots to give them dimentions.

paperfun said...

The images are really fun. I love the off the page mushrooms.

Thanks for showing how you colored the amazing porcupine.

Claudine Poch said...

What a wonderful stamp set you have created here! I really like that sweet little hedgehog!

Marsha said...

oh, my goodness. These are wonderful. I am always in awe of your wonderful talent. Loving the previews of your new set. Great!

Gladys R. said...

Love the cards. Thanks
for taking the time to show
how you do the coloring. It
has been so helpful.

Marcia Bilkoski said...

Love these cards. Like that you show the copics you use and your style of coloring.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

LOVE the froggy box - and thank's for your visual tutorials on copic coloring.

Clare Curcio said...

Wonderful job on both cards, and your directions!

smtc_p said...

Thank you for the tutorial, so inspirational. Love your cards.

Tamara said...

I Love the way you shade!!! I just wish those pens weren't so expencive, I Would so love Even a small set!!

Die Cut Lady said...

Once again great tutorial for your wonderful cards!

alienanessa said...

Holy majoly!!! Once again you knock everything out of the park!!! And the fact that you share your techniques with us - you're just outstanding!! And your work is beyond amazing!!

TiaKeas said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the coloring information, it helps me a lot. Thank-you!!

Pam Zirbel 'One Woman Creations' said...

WOW!! Your work always makes my mouth drop open!! Crazy talented!! I love that you show 'how' to color your images!! Thank you for sharing your talent!!

Sharon Mattingly said...

Both cards - so Cute. And really appreciate that you give such great instructions with your cards.

Queen Mary said...

Beautious Theresa! Can't wait for the release!

Beastybunny said...

I love the hedgehog! And thank you for outlining your coloring technique. I'm still learning to use my Copics and appreciate any tips I can get.

lavenderlass said...

Love the lily of the valley and your coloring techniques.

Stacey said...

I love your cards - thank you very much for the step by step pics - they really help a lot!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful work! Someone else on the DT (I think it was Jennie) referred to you as the Queen of the Sponge. Holy cow, never is it more true than today!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Best of luck with your new creation, Theresa! It is so adorable! All of these cards are over the top!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, a hedgehog too.Got to have this set!
crafty teacher

argonlake said...

Your cards are totally wonderful, as is the "little critter" stamp set.

Shirley N said...

I'm so glad I found your blog! I went back and looked at all your coloring tutorials and found them so helpful and inspiring. TFS how you color your beautiful creations!

Kay S said...

Fabulously gorgeous cards once again! Love the images from your new set, especially the hedgie! My son will be so happy to see that one since we are in the pores of getting him a hedgehog as a pet.

Miesje said...

Perfect! That hedgie is so stinkin cute! And the flowers in blue are wonderful. I love them both!

Bonita said...

Thanks so much for the det on coloring. I really learned a lot from it. Beautiful card and gift bag.

Golda said...

Great projects. Love all the cutouts you did. They add so much depth.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous creations as always! Love your coloring of the beautiful images!

Bonnie said...

Your coloring is beyond belief!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love your toad and mushroom card!! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Loved both cards

HandySandy41 said...

I really love the critters, can't wait to see the rest. Great job. SandyT

Stephanie said...

Great projects! Thank you for the copic tutorial!

scalder said...

You're colouring ROCKS!!! Absolutely love the froggie gift bag!! The green paper sticking out really makes the frog pop, or should I say 'hop':)

Sandra said...

Wonderful - all the cards are pretty - but love the hedgehog
Sandra ltb

Baukje said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always,Theresa, I love your work.
Thank you for always including the tutorial.

Nana Connie said...

The hedgehog is definitely going to be my favorite Little Critter, but I love everything I've seen in the set so far! Thanks for always giving such detailed instructions on how you do your expert coloring techniques. I know that my Copic use is improving because of your directions. I want both these sets, but the Critters are on the top of the wish list! Fabulous designs, Theresa. Thanks.

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

These little critters are so cute. Thanks for sharing your coloring with us.

hugs
bobbi

Diana said...

Cute cards and again, thank you so much for the tutorial

Vicki Dutcher said...

All 3 cards are FAB.U.LOUS~ Mister Prickly is too cute~ :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Oodles of cuteness!! Love all your projects!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card and fantastic stamps.
is this where I hope to win???
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Lynne said...

The card and gift bag are adorable. Love the hedgehog and the frog. Just a darling set of stamps.

Anonymous said...

Theresa, your images for this new stamp set are fantastic. Just when I think I've seen all the images, I see something new on the next blog. Can't wait to see the whole set! Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Theresa, your images for this new stamp set are fantastic. Just when I think I've seen all the images, I see something new on the next blog. Can't wait to see the whole set! Woohoo!

ecpiercy said...

Who would imagine a hedgehog could be so cute! Lovely!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your new set is amazing and I love your little hedgehog scene.

Cheryl S. said...

Thank you for your tutorials - how helpful. All your projects are very nice.

calamitypam said...

You are so wonderful.....thank you for all you do....

Sonia said...

Thanks for showing how you brought all of the elements together- such neat cards with things popping up and off the cards!

Donna Phelan said...

Again, OMGoodness, your cards are absolutley GORGEOUS!! Beautiful work, TFS.

Gayle C. said...

Theresa, you absolutely rock! I don't know which one to exclaim about first so all I can do is say whoo-hoo.

pakosko said...

an easter hidgehog. who knew.

peggy wainman said...

Ack! I love all 3 of your projects!

Glamour said...

Thanks for the great coloring tutortial.

Beautiful

Diane

Barbara Hale said...

Love the hedgehog card - the coloring is great - thanks for the step by step coloring tutorial!

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love ALL your art work.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Master of beautiful backgrounds--love the bright colors and super cute images. So much fun!

hugz,
Suzanne

Karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial love these little critters

Carolyn King said...

wow...awesome projects/ coloring and stamps gf! Love your critters set!

Sheahasu said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous!

Marilyn C. said...

thanks for the great tutorial on coloring with copics

laura said...

Beautiful job, great illastrations

Sue D said...

Cute hedgehog and bunny card and adorable gift bag.

Kate Stockman said...

Great cards

Anonymous said...

the hedgehog is oh so cute.

Oldersis1@aol.com

Jan said...

These are great cards and I love the gift bag !

Sue Bridges said...

Awesome coloring!

Linda said...

wow what great cards these are I love them all!

luvhymns said...

I love the blue bell flowers with the hedgehog. The eyes on the frog just leap off the screen at me because of the mushroom color's set them up perfectly and the bunny with the eggs make me want to run to the store and gobble up a bunny before Easter.

Terri E. said...

As always your coloring and scene building is top knotch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lisa said...

These cards are beautiful! I love the background color on the bunny card . . .

JaniceAileen said...

Awesome as usual!!!

Lori said...

I just love your cards and am head over heels with this set Theresa!! I can't wait for it to come live with me!!!

Joanie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial.

Joanienp

Kary said...

O WOW!! Both your cards are amazing, and I love the gift bag too. Thank you for always providing tutorials along with your projects. Much, much appreciated!

Barbara said...

I can clearly see that I NEED the frog and the turtle and the hedgehog. I hope they are all in the same set. And the mushrooms, I NEED the mushrooms, and the bluebells......Yikes!!!thanks

Kim Marie said...

Terrific cards and wonderful wonderful techniques!

Bunny said...

I'd love to have some of those Copic markers to make everything pop.

Diana said...

Thanks for the close-ups!

Donna said...

Cute cards! Thanks for the tutorial. You are so generous to do these almost every time. I so appreciate the fun ideas you share.

Judy McMullen said...

Theresa, your images are just delightful and love the cards you've created with them! Your coloring is so beautiful and thanks for sharing all the steps in your creations!!

joy said...

Didn't know a hedgehog could be so cute! You have made him adorable! I enjoy your tutorials - I always learn so much!

Anonymous said...

As usual, your coloring is wonderful and your tutorials are great. Neat treat box.
Jean McGee

Pat Jandacek said...

All three are beautiful cards. TFS

Lindsay M. said...

simply stunning!!! Breath taking!!! Love all of your gorgeous work!!! Wonderful cards!!!

Kelly said...

Great cards Theresa! I love your awesome coloring skills!

Rema Timm said...

You are the queen of color!!!

Donna said...

Theresa, as usual, wonderful work, your are the best, love all your work and such a great job on the design of Little Critters, will be ordering that one for sure!!
Thanks

--Marcy said...

Thanks for the tutoiral Theresa!

Kat Gomez.. said...

I love that spiney dude tfs tu amiga Kat

Karen said...

Your hedgehog looks so realistic but the frog is my favorite, especially with the mushrooms! Your chocolate bunny looks yummy!!!

Barbara Colbert said...

Love the little critters!! Excellent job on the flowers..LOVE your coloring!

deanna said...

Love, love, love your cards! The little critters are so cute.....good job!
Deanna A.

miatagal said...

Theresa,Love your Little Critters illustrations Your cards are amazing too!

Barb

Betty Neville said...

Love these Theresa! Super coloring and design! Your new set looks awesome - so many cute images!

KF250 said...

Your projects are wonderful.

Karen Denson said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the little hedge hog. It is the first one I have seen in the blog-hop so far. The detail that you show on how to color is fantastic. Thank you for that.

sally said...

Hi, Theresa. I am new to your blog via the blog hop from GinaK. I REALLY appreciate the Copic tutorial, as I am new to Copics also. I'll be back!

Kris said...

I just love your step by step instructions! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

ntsisterz said...

You really pulled the card's design element into the stamped image!

christine pethers said...

Wow - another brilliant card . That hedgehog is amazing . I love his expression
love Chris

Booknplays said...

Thanks for the tutorials. Mine will never come out like yours, but it is nice to know what steps I should TRY!

Susan said...

These are fabulous stamps! what a wonderful design. You are such a talented artist! So happy I found your blog. I'll be following1
Thanks so much
Sue Brailey

asela said...

Beautiful! Your cards are perfect.

Corey said...

Love your work

Kari T said...

Sweet! Nice Lesson on Copic Markers!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Theresa, heggie looks so realistic showcasing your stylized coloring. So good to see some hues close to real life. Thanks.
Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

stampandweave from SCS said...

I'm really liking the Little Critters set. Thanks for sharing how you do your marvellous coloring!