Wednesday, June 1, 2011

By The Sea and Elegant Elements Inspiration Hop

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team are featuring two more new stamp sets, By The Sea and Elegant Elements. My first card is made with By The Sea, illustrated by me. More details below...

Next is the new Free With Three stamp set, Elegant Elements. I made this tag using two of the images from Elegant Elements, one of the corner flourishes and the circle medallion. I love the images in this set! So perfect for decorative accents, beautiful backgrounds and even focal images.


For more inspiration from the design team, check out these blog links...


I stamped the seagull, from By The Sea and colored with Copics, starting with E53.

Added W1 and cut out the image.

Sponged the background with Memento Angel Pink.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.


Sponged Memento Summer Sky.

Spongedjust a tiny pit of Memento Cantaloupe.

Sponge Memento Grape Jelly along the top,

I masked the top portion and then sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

Removed the mask and sponged Memento Paris Dusk.

I stamped the seagull trio and sea grass using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I added some waves with an opaque white gel pen and BV11 Copic marker, and added the sentiment.

I used my Scor-Pal to added some detail to the card base.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Baby Boy Blue card base.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

77 comments:

Jennie said...

Absolutely stunning Theresa! Love the By the Sea design and your tag is just perfect.

--Marcy said...

The blending of your colors is always so amazing, and you are so kind of share the step by step! Love your Elegant Elements tag - great inspiration, as always!

Teri said...

So soft and pretty! Love the color blending!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous! Your creations are always such works of art.

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa you scene is fabulous and I REALLY Like how you used the stamps in the background on the tag!! Great idea!!!

catdidit said...

What an awesome scene, it always makes me feel like im sitting right there!! Love what you have done with the elements too, way cool!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are fabulous and you always do such a great job of showing how it's done.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Theresa..As always :)

Jill said...

Beautiful cards love the purple hues

Vicki Dutcher said...

BEAUTIFUL beach card. I love the way your cards glow

Dottie Watson said...

OMG! what a georgeous thinking of you card.. I must learn these shading techniques. You are so good at it. Thnx for sharing.
Hugz, Dottie

Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful cards. Thanks for the tutorial.

Linda D.

Janeen said...

so lovely, thanks again for the tutorial, i am just starting to use my copics a bit more (all six of them) :) I need to use my scor-buddy more too, to get this wonderful added detail. thx.

JaniceAileen said...

Both are so beautiful, Theresa!

Carol said...

Beautiful cards, I love the colors and the design.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous as always and love your step-by-step as always.
Marcie

Riette said...

Once again you blow me away with your shading (ink & copics). amazing.

Marsha said...

Love your new set, Theresa. So many beautiful images.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

woo hoo- love the scene with the gull- fabulous cards Theresa!

Sue Bridges said...

Absolutely stunning!

Scrapacat said...

You are the absolute QUEEN of sponged backgrounds. I adore your work and appreciate your tutorials. You are amazing.
♥ky

Melanie said...

ooh, I love this scene! congrats on this set!!

super gorgeous tag!!

Donna said...

Superb cards, both are so rich and elegant looking, I have yet to see a card of yours I don't like. Great job!! That seagull looks like it is going to fly right off that card.

Donna Przy....

Sandy said...

Love the color blending.

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful Theresa. Your sponging is alway so stunning. Thanks for the tutorial.

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa you always make EVERYTHING look so easy! Love that scoring detail. Will have to remember that one! And I LOVE your new stamp set, By The Sea!!!!!

Debbie Rogers said...

Theresa, your coloring and shading is always to die for! Your cards are just stunning!

Charlene said...

Love your seagull card! What stunning colors you used! I just ordered this stamp set and can't wait to play! Thanks for the inspiration!
Southernmrs
at verizon dot net

Ravengirl said...

It never ceases to amaze me when I stop by. You produce such beauty in the scenes that you create!

Chris Springsteen said...

Beautiful card,you didn't say what kind of fold or size of paper you used for this? On the Thinking of You Thanks.Chris

Debbie Bradford said...

Your inking and coloring is gorgeous. I could have sworn you air brushed them. So so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Both are just stunning!!You are amazing!!
Debbie D.

Payne Holler Cards said...

both are amazing!! crazy over your special style (-:

Sharon said...

Great cards! Beautiful coloring on the sea gull card and really like the look of the scoring. And your instructions are always so helpful!

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for the tutorial on the seagull card. Awesome! And I love the way you made the medallions look so dainty and feminine. Sweet!
Your stamp set is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Katy Kirwan said...

Love this! What a technique!!!

Jenny McGee said...

As always, beautiful coloring on both cards. Love them.

Chris said...

Beautiful cards, Theresa. Thanks for designing yet another gorgeous set that is a must have!

Lillian Child said...

Your cards are so lovely, Theresa, and I do so appreciate tutorials when it comes to coloring! Thanks so much!

I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

sandi said...

As always. The cards are beautiful. I also learn alot from your step by step tutorials. Thank you for sharing,

Diane N said...

Beautiful cards! In you very helpful step-by-step pictures the caption in the picture where you masked the top half of the card should say Danube Blue, not Grape Jelly.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Very nice cards, thanks for sharing the process too!

Designs By Sky said...

Love your cards and I LOVE all your stamp sets!! TFS

Sue D said...

Very pretty birthday tag and I like the coloring and score lines on the first card.

strac1 said...

this tag makes my heart warm and relaxed at the same time -- the colors and design are just so beautiful.

Sandy said...

Beautiful sea gull card...thanks for the tutorial!

Pattyb said...

WOW is all I can say. How gorgeous. Love both the cards!
Thanks for the great tutorials.
I love each and every one of them.
Blessings,
Pat

Susan said...

You are so amazingly talented in doing background colouring. The sea and sky in the first card is so stunning. I love your colour choices and the elegant elements of the second card.

naneruth said...

Such a beautiful scene card! Love what you did to make the background on the other too.

Kate Palmer said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I love and admire your cards - you do the most amazingly beautiful work and I'm constantly amazed by how beautiful you make things look. THanks so much for sharing your art.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Your sponging tutorials never cease to amaze me Theresa - they are so stunning. How you come up with the color combinations you do... I will always wonder, but thank you for sharing all of them with us. Just spectacular! I love the scoring on your first card too - adds such an elegance!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards. Like the scoring detail in the second card. There is a "lightness" to your coloring, it's dimensional. Hope I can learn to color that way.

Miesje said...

Another creative wonder by Theresa! You inspire me to try to get better!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Your cards are amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration, the tutorial for the beach scene, and for a chance to win some goodies!!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

Barbara Hale said...

I hope I don't ever have to decide which one of these two cards I like the best. I am going to get out my sponge daubers and try to do the backgrounds like you do. Maybe after 50 or 100 tries I can get it to look like yours - just beautiful.

jean w. said...

Love the By the Sea stamp set! As always your tutorial is so helpful! Thanks!

Kary said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! Love how you coloured them.

AJ said...

amazing coloring- as usual Theresa! :)

66anna66 said...

Beautiful technique building the sky and sea!

Gayle said...

Theresa, beautiful beautiful beautiful.....

LindaS said...

Gorgeous cards and amazing techniques. Thanks for cool tut.

JessicaK said...

OMG - your sponging techniques are off the hook! I've seen sunset photos less beautiful and realistic than that card.

Betty Neville said...

Gorgeous scene Theresa - so beautifully serene. And love the fabulous design of your second card!

Golda said...

Oh, Wow! That's it, I'm speechless. Wow!

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Theresa!! I love the first one, very peaceful!

Valerie said...

Your cards are always amazing and I am so thankful for all your amazing tutorials.

Neesey said...

Beautiful cards. I love the way you shade your cards. I just found your blog and am catching up on all your tutorials. I am learning so much. Thank you.

Kris said...

I knew yours would be one of my favs! Splendidly done! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Carolina said...

Lovely card and tag Theresa! That scene you created on your card is just breathtaking and thanks for the step-by-step tutorial!

bbryant said...

Love this so peaceful thank you for the tutorial they are a inspiration to all of us.

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely divine what you created!

richardbreaks said...

Terrific as always, Theresa! Love the scor-buddy detail!

Giovana said...

So pretty Theresa!!

scrapalajen said...

Love the masking Theresa!

Sally said...

Your talents using copics are fantastic

thekolbes said...

Love them
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com