Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gina K April Release Hop Day 3

 Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team is spotlighting another new set, What's The Dirt. This set has a wonderful variety of spring images and fun sentiments!

For more inspiration be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has to show you...


I used Copic markers to colors the flower pots. I started with Y17 for the flower centers, then added YR07.

Filled in the petals with Y21.

Then used YR12 to blend the orange and yellow. I used YG23 for the leaves.

For the pots, I started with E31 and used my blender pen to soften the edges of the highlights.

Added E15.

Then added E19. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I cut a scallop circle using Nestabilites and sponged very lightly with Memento Bamboo Leaves while still in the die.

I cut a layer of the new Pure Luxury color, Key Lime using Spellbinders Fleur De Lis pendant die. The sentiment is from Garden Silhouettes and is layered with Pure Luxury Wild Dandelion. The background layer is Lemon Drop which I embossed with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.

Thanks for coming by. I hope your day is filled with stamping fun!

165 comments:

catdidit said...

When I grow up Im going to color like T!! :D LOVE this!!

Diane K. said...

I was wondering how I was going to color this stamp set that I purchased and your tutorial is such a gift! I really don't know how to thank you!

Teri said...

This card would brighten anyone's day!

Marsha said...

What a really cute card, love your coloring.

AJ said...

great card Theresa- I am the anti-colorer, and you are amazing!! :)

Helen said...

Very cute card!

Angie Blom said...

Stunning, I just love your colouring.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Theresa, this blows me away! Your flowers and pots look so real.

Melanie said...

beautiful coloring on those pots!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Would make anyone feel better!!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Theresa.. Gorgeous coloring.

mommaladystamper said...

This card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creation. Alice Roushia

Rita said...

Very cute! Love the how-to photos, too. :)

Marilyn said...

As usual your coloring is outstanding -- I am still at the Kindergarten level of coloring and you are in high school. Thank you.

Penne said...

I love your coloring, Theresa. Love that you add instructions too!!!

tgtboswell said...

Theresa as always, THANK YOU for your copic tutorials! This card is very beautiful.

Lori said...

As always Theresa, absolutely gorgeous!!!

Golda said...

That is really pretty. Thanks for the info on how you colored.

lakergirl said...

So cheerful & lovely- I have to get that Nestie! I see alot being done with that one- just beautiful!
Kim

--Marcy said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Sue said...

Gorgeous card.

pqueenie said...

Lovely card!

DebraM said...

Oh my goodness....this is so gorgeous. your coloring is always so fantastic...I am with Cat, I want to color like this too when I grow up...lol

Beastybunny said...

Oh how pretty! And I always love seeing how folks use their Copics since I am just learning how to use them myself.

imastampin said...

Oh how cute. I love your coloring on the pots and thanks for your tips.

Bootybella Designs Inc. said...

Beautiful shading on these flowers and pots!!! They look so real! Great job!!

Beth said...

Lovely as usual!

Jo said...

What beautiful colors!! I love this card.

Rae said...

A great rendering of this stamp set. Love the green scheme. As always the coloring makes it beautiful.

Debby said...

'this card would make me feel better instantly. Love the flowers....

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful.

Jo-Anne said...

Lovely card. Oh to be able to colour like that . . . I do so appreciate the tutourials - am trying to learn. :)

JessicaK said...

Beautiful! And as a beginning copic-er, I really appreciate the visual tutorials here.

Barb said...

Lovely get well card! I don't have copic markers but you make it look fun and easy.

Margaret said...

So beautiful. Thanks for your tutorial on how you colored the image.

Sheila said...

Truly appreciate the tutorial on using the Copic markers. Love the card and use of the Spellbinder die...

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely card!

Nana Connie said...

Love the colors you chose for this card! What a great set this will be. So versatile! Excellent tutorial.

Shari said...

Love it, You talented people are making my wish list for her and nesties etc sooooo long. Gotta love it.

Thanks again for sharing.

Debi said...

Spectacular coloring. Thank you

Karen said...

Thanks for the tutorial cards are lovely Karen TB Ontario

Kary said...

Hi Theresa, your card is Beautiful!! Gorgeous colours and really lovely design. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Breath-taking Theresa, simply breath-taking. Thanks for another FABULOUS tutorial, your coloring skills are truly amazing!

jonim52 said...

Love the tutorial on coloring the pots. That key lime cs is yummy!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So sweet and I love your Copic coloring of the images.

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous card! :)

mp8tz said...

Thanks for copic instructions.It helps to see your choice of colors.

Sue Alger said...

What a great card. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Susan said...

Your card is beautiful as always. Some day I'm going to color just like you.

Mrs Ham said...

This is a wonderful get well soon card. You are making me fall in love with that pendant again.

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

Beverly said...

LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card... your samples are making me want each and every one of these sets!!
crafty teacher

Dottie Watson said...

What a bright and cheerful card. I like all the demensions.. I feel better already.
Hugs,
Dottie

Lynn B. said...

Would you please adopt me? I want to sit at your feet for a few years and learn from you!

Anonymous said...

Love how you use all kinds of tools, you make it look easy

Patti J said...

How could someone ever get this card and NOT feel better?!? What a beauty, Theresa! Thanks for sharing, and for the great toot!!!

TiaKeas said...

Love your cards! Thank-you!!

gramig05 said...

Beautiful coloring!Someday i will get there,lol.

Barbara said...

Beautifully colored using copics. Your flowers and flower pots have so much life. Another fabulous card sample!

nannapat said...

Your coloring is just fab & I love the card. tfs with us. Pat x

Debbie Bradford said...

This is so pretty and I think the colors you used are fantastic.

Carol said...

Amazing project! Love the colors!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

terri d said...

great tutorial and I love all the different things you added to it. I love the large spellbinders fleur de lis.

Joni said...

So beautiful. Love the Swiss dots and your coloring skills. I feel better just admiring your card.

Colorado Crafter said...

Beautiful!!! I always love your work!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! I love the "semi Monotone SPOTLIGHT"!!!

Gerry said...

Beautiful! This would make anyone feel better

Carol said...

Feeling tired today, your card just hit the spot, feeling better already. Love your tutorials on coloring.

JoAnnG said...

These stamps are just too cute for words. Thanks for showing us.

Sarita said...

Beautiful card. You saved the best set for last.

Sue D said...

Great card--the pendant die in the key lime really makes the card shine.

Fay Chave said...

Just beautiful, I love springy cards. Thanks!

annieb said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the copic tutorial.

Dianne Beans said...

I am always inspired by your cards

Sharon Harnist said...

Love the flower pots on the scalloped and Fleur de Lis die cut pretty Spring colors, Theresa -- so cheery!

bernietom47 said...

What a cheerful card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial.
Blessings Bernie

jean w. said...

Beautiful card Theresa!

patski said...

love the earth tones

Toni said...

You always do such fabulous work! Your sponging and coloring is amazing!

Sue said...

Theresa your colouring is sublime & I love how well the scalloped circles suit the Fleur De Lis Nestie, all finished off so well with the Swiss Dots. That Key Lime colour would be enough to make anyone better, it's such a bright perky colour.
TFS

cjgusloff57 said...

A lovely get well card! Your Copic coloring is always so special too. Wish I could do one quarter that well with my coloring.

bluemoon said...

I love all the elements you put together on this card!

Sharri said...

Gorgeous Theresa!!! I love the colors and how you colored the pots!

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa your coloring is GREEEEEEEAT! I love how you show us how to *just like you*. (don't I wish!)

Mary said...

very nice

Mary R

Anne said...

What beautiful coloring with the copics. Love your card.
http://createacardbyanne.blogspot.
com

Kathryn said...

Love your card and I appreciate the colors you used. I am new at coloring with Copics.

Janeen said...

pretty with the green and yellow together.

Jill said...

what great coloring--you are a master beautiful card

Teresa said...

Wow all these beautiful flowers and gardening references makes me want to go home and plant!!! Your card is truly beautiful. Hugs, Teresa E.

Sharon Mattingly said...

such a nice card - great coloring

Sandy said...

Spring has arrived!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so bright and cheerful! It should really help cheer up someone under the weather.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Kay S said...

Gorgeous! Love the lemon drop and key lime combo.

Jenny McGee said...

Great colored flowers and texture on your card.

stamper said...

Lovely card!

Laura's New Place said...

Looks so great with the new Spellbinder die. Another one for my list of wants.

lisa808 said...

The pretty colors and card would make anyone feel better.

Marie Gamber said...

Very beautiful Theresa!
Hugs,
Marie

Lynne said...

Cheerful color scheme. Love the Nesties you used.

Marsha said...

Gorgeous.

Georgei said...

what a pretty card and the color wow beautiful
thank for showing

Carolyn King said...

beautiful as always. love your framing and coloring of the image!!!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hi Theresa, I knew I could count on you for an all out georgeous card!!! This is beautiful, and the green die just sets it off. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Sharon :o)

Di said...

Those bright colors would make me feel better!

Marilyn L. said...

great coloring tutorial

Linda said...

That swiss dots folder is just so versatile! Love the colors...they make me feel good so I'm sure that the recipient of the card would have to feel better, too. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Y. said...

How cute. thanks for sharing.

crotnem said...

super card! love what you did!

Linda Peterson said...

You are so very talented. Love your card!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Just started buying my copics, a little at time, thanks for the how to, love your card!!

Donna said...

Very warm and pretty card Theresa, such a wonderful pick me up it would be to receive such a card!!

Thanks
Donna Przy...

jazy1m said...

I love your card so much. Everything about it is great. Thanks for sharing.

Kris said...

Oh good! I just got some Copics off Ebay and can't wait to use your tutorials! Lovely card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Barbara Burgess said...

Theresa, you really do beautiful color work and I love the stamp set!

Ronda C. said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial.

scrappinmommom said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing your tips on using the copic markers. Very nice job.

Janet L. said...

Your card would surely make me feel better!

Darla said...

Love the colouring and the sponging.

Bertha W said...

Very nice card - thanks for sharing.

b5d9c8a6-7013-11e0-b14c-000f20980440 said...

Thank you for the directions.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! The recipient will surely Feel Better!

Traci said...

I can't waite to learn to use my Copics. ;0) Just lovely. Thank you for sharing. ;0)

Linda E said...

Theresa thanks for the recipe to repeat the fabulous coloring you did on your sample

Sharon Jones said...

Theresa, you da bomb!! Beautiful card! Looks great in Key Lime!
Hugs,
Sharon

Kelly said...

Beautiful card Theresa! Oh, to have your coloring talent! :)

Laraine R said...

Love your card!! Great coloring!! Love the colors!!

scalder said...

Fabulous!! Your colouring ROCKS!

Gayle said...

Another gorgeous and unique card from you, Theresa.

Anonymous said...

I like your coloring and the tutorial. I also like your use of the scalloped circle on the Fleur - very pretty.
Jean McGee

Linda said...

I love the way your colored the flower pots, and what a gorgeous card it makes. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent. Thanks Gina K for a chance to win one of your amazing stamp sets.

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful card! Love the tatorial on coloring, thanks for sharing!

Barbara said...

I love how you blended the Copics ~ Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful work! LOVE that fleur de lis die!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial. I love to see how you put together your lovely projects!

Sharon said...

Wow! these look real enough to smell! Love the colours and colouring!

ecpiercy said...

Wonderful colors and card! THanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Simply beautiful!

Shirley B said...

I love your cards and your step by step tutorials.

Laurie M. said...

Cute card and great colouring!Almost makes me wish I was sick just so I could receive one of these, lol!

Diana said...

Beautiful card and thanks so much for the tutorial

Glitter Fantasies said...

Love the colors you chose!! And the card was FAB!!!
Jackie
jmpresearch@gmail.com

Jan Castle said...

Great card! Thanks for the great tutorials...I always enjoyu them!!!
Jan Castle

Lisa said...

A beautiful card - such lovely colors!

Swr4him said...

This is my first opportunity to thank you for the coloring tuts that you provide with your layouts. Love them! Great card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - lovely coloring!!!

Betty Neville said...

Such a cheerful card! Awesome coloring as usual!

RedGem said...

So beautiful... cheerful & lovely- I have to get that die-cut I see alot being done with that one- just great...tks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful! Love the color combo, the textures and your fab coloring!

Susan said...

Another card with the wow factor! Thanks for the tutorial too.

Debbie said...

Beautiful bright colors sure to brighten anyone's day!

Bonnie said...

Love the card. wonderful coloring.

Valerie said...

I love all your tutorials and your cards are all wonderful, this makes me want to get this stamp set.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so fabulous! Every day I look forward to finding your next brilliance in my email. LOVE IT!

Neesey said...

Thanx for the coloring instructions. This card turned out really pretty.

Crabtree Creations said...

I am always inspired by your work, and your excellent step-by-step Copic instruction. Copic Markers are great if you know how to use them properly. Your how-to's help us novices to improve upon our skills! thanks!

Joan V said...

Oh, what a pretty card. I love the flower pots and how you colored them. This set looks like it would be well used in my house. I love to garden and know that to receive a card like this, is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

luvhymns said...

WOW, the coloring is breath taking!

naneruth said...

So pretty and your coloring is superb as usual.

Scrap Happy said...

So pretty!

irishgalkelly said...

Love this card! All the coloring and embossing, just so beautiful and a breath of fresh air! Such a cute stamp set.

Jenny Hall said...

Thanks for showing the colors and how you shaded with the Copics !
This is such a pretty card !

Bloomin Rose said...

What a pretty, pretty card. Love how you colored in the pots, etc. beautiful.

Cindy Lou said...

Love your depth and texture! the colors are bright and happy, coloring is fabulous. Thanks for sharing :)