Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Garden Fresh and Whimsical Wishes Inspiration Hop

Hello! Today the Gina K Design Team have more inspiration with two more new stamp sets to share with you. First up is a set from Gina K Designs called Garden Fresh. I love the adorable images in this set. So many fun possibilities!

I stamped the water melon twice. I inked it up with Memento Pear Tart and rock-n-rolled Bamboo Leaves around the outer part of the rind. Then I used a black Memento Marker to ink up the seeds and straight edge. I colored the inside with Copic markers then then cut it out. I cut one of the images into three slices and inked up the cut edges with my black Memento marker. The background is sponged with Memento New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves and Angel Pink. the card base is Pure Luxury Passionate Pink. I added dots with a Sakura black glaze pen.

Next up is a card with the set I illustrated, Whimsical Wishes. More details on this card below, but first be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the design team...



To make the background I sponged Memento Desert Sand ink on Pure Luxury White cardstock.

Then I sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Then I sponged Memento Potter's Clay to warm it up a bit.

I stamped the silhouette branches with Memento Potter's Clay, stamping off on scratch paper to make them lighter.

Then I stamped them with Memento Rich Cocoa, again, stamping off on scratch paper first.

Stamped the dragonfly with Memento Tuxedo Black and filled in with my E00 Copic marker.

Added E53.

Added E37.

Then added E59.

I used my Stardust Glitter Pen to add some sparkle. After coloring a second dragonfly, I cut them both out.

I cut the sentiment out with Petite Oval Nestabilities and then sponged with my Memento Potter's Clay Sponge Dauber. I didn't re-ink, just used what was left on the sponge dauber, so it would be light. I get asked frequently if I have a dedicated sponge dauber for each color and the answer is I have one for the colors I use most frequently. For the colors I reached for less often, I use a similarly colored dauber.

I layered the background with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and used Pumpkin Spice for the card base. the dragonflies and sentiment were adhered using Pop Dots and I added hemp twine under the sentiment.

Thanks for visiting. I hope your day is filled with fun!

111 comments:

stampqueen said...

Awesome cards - love the second one best!!!

Jimmi said...

Gorgeous cards!!
I love what you did with the piece of melon :)

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, you are absolutely AMAZING!!! I love your cards...and I really appreciate that you have provided us with a "How-To" ~

Thank you so much for your inspiration...

Wishing you a great day,

Barb

Riette said...

So simple and clever to cut the watermelon slice and thanks again for showing your brilliant shading skills. Getting really impatient to get my new stamp sets!

Melanie said...

hee hee I love all those little seeds!!!

that brown background is amazing!!

joy said...

Your tutorials are the BEST anywhere! I've learned so much from you. I love the melon card! It looks good enough to eat!

catdidit said...

LOVE your sliced watermelon...omg on all the dots though! LOL! Your dragonfly card is just stunning as usual T!! Loving this set as always!

Tina Gilliland said...

OMGosh those dots on the background are amazing!! LOVE how you cut up AND colored the watermelon! Your dragonfly card is wonderful... GREAT colors!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun watermelon card - love the bright colors! Your 2nd card is so pretty - would make anyone feel better!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- I never get tired of seeing your cards! Beautiful!

Scrapacat said...

Oh wow! I simply adore your work, and love that you put step by step instructions out for almost every project. It really helps me feel more confident in crafting. Thank you!

Becky said...

wow Theresa, these are beautiful.

richardbreaks said...

Love them both !!!! You are a whiz with those inks and daubers!

FrancineB said...

Beautiful cards. The first one is so fun and the second has an amazing saturation of color.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Fabulous cards, Theresa.

Beastybunny said...

The dragonfly cards is just gorgeous! I love the colors. Fantastic work.

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful!! That watermelon looks good enough to eat and your second card is just gorgeous.

Shari said...

your cards are so beautiful. Love checking them out, and thankyou so much for all the time and work put into your postings so us "newbies" can learn

Gayle said...

Fantastic, Theresa, love your work and I did order your Whimsical Wishes but really should have ordered Garden Fresh, too. What was I thinking? My wish list gets longer.

Isabel Z said...

Wow, your creations are stunning.

pakosko said...

boy, what great cards, thanks for the tutorial.

Susan said...

Love your cards and great use of colour. Thanks for leaving instructions. Love your stamp designs.

Donna said...

Great cards Theresa, both terrific, love the second the best, just a personal preference.
Awesome as usual!!! Can't wait for mine to come, always love your stamp sets the most it seems!!

Thanks
Donna Przy.....

DebraM said...

Beautiful cards!! I LOVE watermelon and this card is so fun.

Lynn B. said...

Your cards are great. I appreciate all the inspiration you provide. "Whimsical Wishes" is at the very top of my wish list. I can hardly wait to get my hands on it.

Linda said...

Wonderful cards and I love the sponging on the Whimisal Wishes card. Thanks for the instructions.

Linda D.

Cheri said...

I can just smell that watermelon, Theresa. Fantastic card, and your second with so much soft light on those moths is fantastic too.

Lori said...

I always love your cards. Thank you again for sharing your technique!

Celina said...

I love the pink in the first card and the background technique you did with the second. Both cards look awesome.

Dawn Taggert said...

Reallly like all the techniques used on the the dragonfly card! This is my favorite

Jessica Y. said...

love all the sponging techniques

Anonymous said...

The butterfly card was magical. It took my breath away. Thanks for sharing

Dianne Beans said...

Beautiful as always. L always love your cards.

naneruth said...

Wonderful watermelon card and I love the other one..it's so pretty!

Joan said...

Beautiful cards- the stamp image and the coloring.

Sue D said...

Great cards--I like how the whole card looks like a melon on the first one.

Kelly said...

Love both your cards! I must say I'm partial to the watermelon card--love those colors!

lois1717 said...

These cards are beautiful. I love the step by step photos.

Sylvia said...

Love the colors on both cards.

Newbie said...

Those are beautiful cards. LOVE your sponging! You do such a beautiful job! Thank you for the tutorial!!

Celeste said...

Love the melon and the saying. Thanks for the tutorial for the second card, love that one too.

LouAnn said...

Great cards.

Stephanie C said...

theresa--love both cards !!! I have a "thing" for watermelon so it's probably my fav. Thanks for the tutorial--you explain the steps so well that even a newbie like me can grasp the concept. Thanks

Kay S said...

Yum! Your watermelon looks good enough to eat! Love how you did the background on the dragonfly card - beautiful!

Andrea Foster said...

love the way the leaves just float along like a big pillow and the melon card is just happy :)

Golda said...

Wow! Beautiful cards. I love the brightness of the melon card and the richness of the Get Well card.

Mary Siu said...

I adore your color blends. I am going to save this and try to learn from you. Thank you.

Lynette said...

I really love both of them. Thanks!!

C. Sibo said...

Love the fruit. What a variety of cards to make from one set!

Sharon Harnist said...

OMGoodness, your watermelon card is adorable, Theresa! And your dragonfly card is just stunning!

Kary said...

Amazing cards!! Love both the cards!! The watermelons look so good!!

Joni said...

How creative you are. I love both watermelon and dragonflies. Appreciate your detailed instructions.

Carol said...

These cards are great. Love how you show us how to color them. Thanks.

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

Love your cards! tfs

Sonya van Stee said...

WOWZERS! I LOVE what you have done with both of these cards! Cutting the watermelon into 3 slices was truly inspired! The second card is just divine with all the tinges of brown that you used. Love it!

Tricia said...

Both cards are absolutely wonderful. I love the summery watermelon card but amazed by the dragonflies one. Great Job.

Joan said...

Beautiful cards....love them both!

Joan V said...

These are beautiful. Always love your art. Thanks for sharing.

Jan said...

Love both cards.....dragonflies & leave are my thing.

--Marcy said...

Super pretty, Teresa! Love the set!

Vicki said...

Your cards are always so beautiful.

Sue said...

Great cards! I love them both but I think the watermelon the best..love the colors

Nancy said...

Wonderful cards and a great tutorial. Thanks.

Virginia Wingo said...

I always look forward to your cards and you didn't disappoint me again. You definitely have a way with colors. Two great cards.

Karen said...

Absolutely LOVE your dragonfly card. Gorgeous!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing two wonderful cards today -- and most of all thanks for creating another wonderful stamp set. I love those dragonflies!

Monica said...

Your cards are always so bold and beautiful! I love them both! The dragonflies are great!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! These are super wonderful and such colorful and cheery cards. Very inspiring.

Diana said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really love the watermelon one!

Susan G. said...

Thanks for sharing - love your use of glitter pens.

ricksmorgan said...

Too cute! Gotta love Whimsical Wishes! TFS!

Judy Kmiec said...

I really like your designs. They are simple yet so elegant.

Tamara said...

I love the dragon flies but that was a great Idea, slicing the mellon!!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

It will be nice to see the entire set-we all know it'll be gorgeous but I'm anxious to see all the images. Super lovely cards too!

Diane said...

Wow...these are beautiful...love all the gorgeous details!!

Diane said...

Great cards. Love the idea to cut up the watermelon into 3 pieces. Genius!

Lorraine said...

I always look forward to seeing your cards. They are always so stunning.
You are the queen of blending. Your colours are absolutely seamless. BEAUTIFUL

mjensen602 said...

Watermelons everywhere! Darling card and love the seeds. Your new set Whimsical Wishes looks like it's going to be wonderful! Thanks, Theresa for all the great ideas.

Di said...

Watermelon just in time for summer....and love those hovering dragonflies!

JessicaK said...

Awesome duo! The watermelon card cracks me up. Something about those little slices, too too cute.

Barb B. said...

Theresa I loved the dragonflies. I can just see them in all different colours.

Ina said...

Lovely cards. The watermelon one made me wishit was summer here in Australia.

Nana Donna said...

Wow awesome card, love the new sets
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Judy Boyd said...

Theresa I love how you make your own background - I have replicated several of your cards and folks love them. What an impressive technique. Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

Love, love, love this cute new set!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Beautiful monochromatic card!!! And oh how adorable are those black polka dots on the bg!!

Betty Neville said...

These are gorgeous Theresa! Love those slices of watermelon and the little embossed seeds! And your dragonfly card is amazing - love it!

Carrie said...

Great cards! Love the colors and fantastic coloring.

Anonymous said...

I love the dragonfly card, but hoping you could post sometime about how you get the twine to bend in the middle. :)

Shala C.

Lindab said...

Thank you for not only showing us your very talented work but how to to do it. this gets my creative juices flowing. Linda.

nannapat said...

Wow! the dragonfly card is awesome. Pat x

lisa808 said...

What a fun melon card--love those seeds!

Rosie said...

how original...very subtle gr8!

Jenni said...

They're both lovely! The melon pops with the colours and i love the second card in both colour and design!

Theresa Lee said...

Both of these cards are GORGEOUS! Definitely some stamps I need to get, you did a beautiful job!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards, Theresa. Love them both. The watermelon card looks all aglow!

DebbieM said...

Stunning cards! You've made another wonderful stamp set, love it. :)

Barb said...

beautiful cards but I absolutely love the whimical wishes card and the technique you used. awesome.

mitz said...

your how-to is so detailed.. ty ty ty wonderful job on both cards
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

SusieQ said...

Just beautiful...thanks for the instructions.

Jenny McGee said...

gorgeous work Theresa, as usual. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Strauser said...

both cards are great but I like the watermelon the best.

babdu said...

Thanks for sharing the details on the Get Well card. The building up of color with the Momento dabbers makes such a rich look

Brenda said...

Fabulous cards!

Giovana said...

Both cards are fantastic Theresa!!

sandi said...

Have all your stamp sets! You always create beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

mtscrapgal said...

Love the dragonfly card.Your tute was very helpful.Thanks for the terrific cards.

Susie said...

OMG, your cards are amazing! And thank you for the instructions. This is a great help! I am sooooo hooked!

Arlene said...

I love all your cards. You do a great job on coloring them.

Lagene said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

Carolina said...

The watermelon card is ADORABLE!!! Love the way you cut it up, too cute! and your second card is breathtaking!