Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sandpiper

 Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team are having a blog hop featuring projects with a masculine theme. I used the sandpiper from By The Sea, to make this Father's Day card.

If you came from Sharon's blog, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV  where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop, or head on over to Tina's blog to see what she's sharing with you today!

Did you know StampTV has a Facebook page? You can check it out here.While you're there, be sure to check out a fun challenge Lee is hosting, with a chance to win a free stamp set! 

 I stamped the sandpiper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers, starting with E15.

 Added E53.

 Added E31.

 Added N1.

 Added some extra shading with E57 and E19.

 I used N5 on the legs and beak.  After coloring, I heat embossed the bird with clear embossing powder.

 Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky.

 Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

 I added a mask to the top using sticky notes and sponged Memento Danube Blue.

 I removed the mask and sponged a little more Danube Blue around the top edge for the sky and then stamped the grass several times, using Bamboo Leaves ink.

 I added some shadows and ripples to the water using my C3 Copic marker.

 Then added more with C5.

 Stamped the sentiment directly on the background using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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

Thanks for hopping along with us. I hope your day is fantastic!

50 comments:

Giovana said...

WOW Theresa! This is fantastic!! Love it very much!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- Your card is wonderful-love how you colored the sandpiper!

Carolina said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the scene, the addition of the sandpaper, and of course your wonderful tutorial!

catdidit said...

I swear every card you make is a piece of art that needs to be framed! LOVE this T!

Edith said...

Theresa, this looks great! Love the colors and the relaxed mood!
Edith

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful Theresa!! Lovely sponging and coloring.

joy said...

I am always amazed at the art work you create! Lovely, lovely card!

Donna said...

beautiful scene as always! love that bird & must ink him up soon!

Shari said...

Absolutely super for a man

Lagene said...

Wonderful scene card! Thank you for the tutorial!

Kary said...

Hi Theresa, this card is AWESOME!! Love, LOVE it!! You really amaze me everytime with the sponging and creating such beautiful scenes. Thank you..so much for inspiring me. {hugs}

Jeanette R. Burke said...

WOW that is so pretty. Great job coloring.

Becky said...

Awesome card and another great tutorial.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! This is so beautiful. I love the way you used the Copics to color the bird and I even love better the instructions on how to do it too. Doing the sky and water in a scene is sometimes difficult but you make it look so super easy. I hope I can put the technique to use in my scene work too.

jazy1m said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce Thurston said...

perfect. great job and thanks for the directions!

alex said...

As usual a beautiful card, you are so talented, and thank you for your tutorials I have learned heaps

Vickie said...

LOVE this beautiful card! Especially love your attention to details in describing how you made it!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous Father's Day card, Theresa -- such vibrant colors and wonderful coloring!

naneruth said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Corina said...

Theresa as always your creations are just perfect, completely in awe of you art

mamalea said...

Not only a wonderful masculine card, but step by step directions for all the cards on the page. I will find your information invaluable so have subscribed. Thanks so much.

Donna Phelan said...

Theresa, I know I can say this as we are all among friends......I have Copic Coloring Envy! You are AMAZING!!!!!

richardbreaks said...

WOW, as usual. Wow, I say.

JaniceAileen said...

You're such a rockstar! Fabulous card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the big bird focal image!! Well done~~

Sandy said...

Amazing card. Wonderful coloring.

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

This is gorgeous. What a beautiful work, love it very much. Even as your last card. In one word Amazing.
greet Marja

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Totally such a REAL scene captured here!! LOVE that wading bird....stunning!!

pamselinski said...

I love this image and your card is inspiring me to try out copic markers. Thanks so much for a beautiful idea.

Ina said...

Lovely card and such beautifull colours.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! Great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Susan said...

You always do a superb job in colouring your images. How kind of you to provide a tutorial. I don't own any copics (due to expense), but appreciate the work you go to in order to allow us to view your beautiful work. This sandpiper card should be framed.

Shoreline Stampers said...

I just LOVE what you have done here. You are just one of VERY favorite blogs to look at. Can you share how you clear embossed the bird! Do you just use versamark over the bird, then clear powder. I would love to try this. Thank you for sharing. :)

Ravengirl said...

This is just so well done! I am never less than amazed when I visit!

Nancy said...

Just beautiful and thanks for the tutorial!

Joanna McDonald said...

This sandpiper is so serene and
done beautifully. I love all of
your tutorials and always look forward to the next one. You are so
creative and a unique artist. Such
an inspiration...thank you

Barb Ghig said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card...and thanks so much for the tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card here. I love the sandpiper and I love your awesome design.

Joan
MN

mjnix said...

Absolutely stunning...

Susie said...

I love your card. I have done a similar technique so I appreciate your tutorial. It's beautiful!

Tina Gilliland said...

Gorgeous!!!

Helena said...

I always am in awe at the way you put your ink pads to use- I don't even *remember* to use them that way, let alone be able to!!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So serene and beautiful!

Payne Holler Cards said...

always eye candy over here!

Sue said...

I just can't believe you can do what you do. I'm amazed every morning.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sandpiper, Theresa!!! I tried to e-mail you with a question but it came back to me .. can you help me as I still want to send this to you as soon as possible. Thank you so much!
~Amy S.~
chocolateroseswine@gmail.com

SueB said...

GREAT card - thanx for the inspiration!

Marie Gamber said...

BeUtiful card Theresa.
Hugs
Marie

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Theresa, your beach scene is gorgeous. I love how you sponged the background instead of using a brayer.