Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 1

Hello! It's time for a new release and the Gina K Design Team  has put together a blog hop featuring two of our new sets from this release, Holiday Basket and Under The Weather. All the new stamp sets are now available at the store.

My first card uses images from Holiday Basket, a fabulous new set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. These gorgeous images all coordinate with the ever popular A Year of Flowers and her Basket series of sets.





Next is a super sweet set from Rupa Shevde called, Under The Weather. These adorable images are perfect for any kind of get well or pick-me-up card. Love that sad little bear. I will post the tutorial for this card next week.

And now, for more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has to show you...

 To start, I stamped the sunflower basket filler with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Next I filled in the center of the sunflower with my E19 Copic marker, then used the blender pen to push in a highlight.

I used Y17 to fill in the highlight. 


For the petals, I started with YR07.

Added Y17.


Then filled in with Y11. 


I colored the remaining flowers the same way, then started with YG99 on the leaves.


 Added YG95, leaving some highlights. After coloring with YG95, I used my blender pen to soften the highlights, but didn't get that step photographed.

 
 I colored a second set of sunflowers and then cut out the images, also cutting between the flowers to get them into smaller segments.

I cut an oval using Nestabilities, then sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink. I stamped the sentiment, also from Holiday Basket, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiment is a long one and I wanted to fit it in the oval, so I carefully snipped it between "you" & "and."  I made the cut into a "V" so the two pieces would easily fit right back together for when I to use it longer.

 Sorry for the blurry photo. I stamped the single sunflower using Memento Desert Sand to create a subtle look in the oval.

I cut a piece of Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown to 5.25 by 3.75 inches and then used the bleaching technique to create the pattern on the background. I folded up a paper towel, placed it on an old plastic lit and poured a small amount of bleach on it.  Then I "inked up" my stamp with the bleach, stamping it in a random pattern and "re-inking" each time. You can see a video here ,by Gina, using this technique.

I layered my sunflower segments along the bottom of the oval and adhered using Pop Dots. I layered with a Pure Luxury Tan Leather scallop oval. I also layered with Pure Luxury Sweet Corn and used a Tan Leather card base. I used self adhesive nail heads in the corners.

Thanks for stopping by. We'll be back tomorrow with another fun inspiration hop. Have a wonderful day!


98 comments:

Riette said...

Just stunning. and thanks for sharing your talents with us!

Sharon Harnist said...

Love the bleaching and vibrant sunflowers, T -- beautiful!

Sherry said...

Love both cards but the garland is striking...thanks for sharing the copic colors with us

catdidit said...

Gorgeous as usual! LOVE the bleached background paper! perfect touch with this!

Melanie said...

love the curve you made with it, the bleaching and coloring are terrific! :)

Eli said...

Fabulous tutorial for a stunning project. Gotta try some of that bleaching.

Teri said...

Gorgeous and flawless coloring!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh that bleaching is FAB on the sunflower card!!!! And I LOVE the way you sponged the background of the bear!!! Beautiful!

alex said...

As usual two stunning cards, and a tutorial, thank you, can not wait for my new stamp sets to arrive

foxy said...

Beautiful work once again! Love your step by steps!

Sonya van Stee said...

LOVE your work! I didn't even notice the soft sunflowers on the sentiment circle at first, but they are lovely! I did notice the ones on the background paper, and I really like them, too :) An all-around BEAUTIFUL card!

Wendi K said...

Love your work.. Thanks for sharing your ideas with me..

Wendy K
Chicago

Catherine Kraft said...

Love, love, love your sunflower card. The first thing that caught my eye was your background paper and until I read your tutorial I didn't know how it was done, it's so pretty. I love everything about this card - the colors, the design - whoever receives this card is in for a treat!! Your little bear is shaded so wonderful and the background adds so much to your design. Wonderful job on both of these. Thank you for the tutorial! Blessings~
catherinesangels@yahoo.com

Lynne said...

The simplicity of the bear card with the line embossing is lovely. Thank you for the tutorials you always include for copic coloring.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- gorgeous cards, as always!!!! I am so partial to the teddy bear one!

Shannon said...

Such a beautiful card.

Sharron A. said...

Theresa, I loved both of your cards! The technique used for your background on the sunflower card is interesting! That may be the next new idea I try! Thank you for sharing and explaining everything.

mescartes said...

Fabulous cards ! Thanks for sharing !

Katherine said...

Beautiful as always Theresa!

Dianne Beans said...

I always love looking at your cards and the details you give. Thanks.

stamper said...

Love the colors & design of the Basket card. The UTW card is simple yet elegant.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card! And your wonderful instructions - so very helpful - thank you!

lisa2d said...

I love the colors so much with the sunflowers, and lesson on how you did it. Your bear card was adorable. Thanks for sharing

DebbieM said...

Stunning cards, love them. :)

Bertha W said...

Beautiful sunflower card! Thanks for the coloring tutorial

Crafty Math Chick said...

Spectacular as usual Theresa! I thought you created that sunflower background with bleach - shame on me! This looks FAB and your images are beautifully colored as always. Thanks so much for taking so much time and effort to put together these amazing tutorials for us to help improve our skills. Man I have to invest in some of those daubers one of these days!

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring on both cards.

Nancy said...

Both of your cards are amazing. I especially like the one with Melanie's new set. Love your techniques!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

the sunflowers are stunning. thanks for sharing both cards.

Billie Dee said...

Those are gorgeous!

naneruth said...

Great cards and thanks for the tip on snipping the greeting.

Donna Phelan said...

WOW your first card is so rich looking, FAB U LOUS!!!

Leslie Turner said...

Love your cards, Theresa! The coloring is spectacular!

Susan said...

Absolutely stunning sunflowers and I love the little dog card. Thank you so much for providing your coloring tutorials. They are always so helpful.

Cheri said...

Gorgeousness everywhere, Theresa! I love the sunflowers....they look so bright against the darker bg, and the cute, cute, cute little bear is so adorable.

Shari said...

love them both Theresa. Thanks so much . Your work is always so beautiful.

RuthAnn said...

Both cards are so cute, love the coloring. I'm still struggling with my Copics. Thanks for sharing, take care. RuthAnn

Ruby Taylor said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the bleaching technique you used!

Kris said...

Lovely job and lovely instructions! I just love your site! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Oooo. Pretty! I especially love the rich colors of the first card. Wonderous!

The Vannoy Family said...

Love, love, LOVE StampTV bloghops - this design crew is so talented - including you, Theresa! Love your shading technique - your whole style is AWESOME! Thank you for sharing!

Sarita said...

Beautiful card, and thanks for the detailed coloring. This is great for us who are not experts with copics.

pakosko said...

the sunflower card really seems to glow and the get well is precious.

scrappinmommom said...

Both of them are wonderful. So thankful for you always showing us how to get the beautiful images. Thanks for sharing, it really helps.

Rosie Guiher said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

lisa808 said...

Your sunflower card is stunning and your get well card so pretty.

maryanns said...

Thanks for sharing your process of creating your basket card. This card is awesome. I can't wait to see your tutorial for the second card. These cards are stunning.

vsturm@ec.rr.com

Parker said...

Thanks for the coloring instructions. I appreciate that. I love the bear with pink. Both your cards seem to be floating. :)

sandi said...

BEAUTIFUL!

pqueenie said...

Love your cards.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Fantastic coloring. I am learning to use copics and your site is my favorite for learning. I love the step by step details. You do beautiful work

Penne said...

Love the bleaching, Theresa! The colors on the basket card are just so warm and so fit the stamp! TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful cards my friend!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, that bleached background looks awesome!!!

Donna said...

wonderful shares as usual friend!

Sue Bridges said...

Fabulous as usual! Always look forward to seeing your designs

Miesje said...

Incredible as always. I really like the sunflower card and tqhe bear looks so real. Love them Theresa.

jazy1m said...

Love the cards. Thanks for sharing.

Pattyb said...

Theresa, your cards are gorgeous with a capital G! And your tutorials are so helpful. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

jazy1m said...

Loved both of your cards. Both are a favorite for me. Thanks for sharing.

Gayle said...

Very beautiful basket card, Theresa.
Your style and sense of color is awesome. Thanks for sharing your talents.

wanda said...

Wow...love your work..just started making cards.. I get a lot of inspiration from sites like this from Stamp TV creators thanks Wanda

Irish Eyes said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful. I love the sunflowers. Thank you for the copic instruction.

Dee said...

Your sunflower card is absolutely stunning! Love the way you used it on the oval for a different look. The teddy bear card is delightful. Always look forward to your work and enjoy the tutorials. Beautiful!

Rita Kegg said...

beautiful cards ... you did a gret job with the coloring!!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks for showing how you did them!

Judy I said...

I love sunflowers and you've colored them so beautifully. Thanks for the great details.

craftymom205 said...

Your card is gorgeous.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Nana said...

Hermosa la tarjeta. Definitivamente necesito comprar los copics.

NJMullins said...

Sunflower card is awesome!

Carol said...

Beautiful projects, I love the colors and design.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

St. Petersburg Cricut CutUp (Veronika) said...

great job..leaves me speechless...thanks for sharing!

Arlene said...

Love both of your cards. The coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

Just gorgeous! Love how you create so much texture.

Jean said...

I just loved the way you used the different colors and showed how you did it with the Copic markers.

richardbreaks said...

Awesome work, as always, Theresa!! Thanks for sharing!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa. Your coloring is just amazing. love how you did the bear and background. Wow!

jean w. said...

Thanks so much for the details in the cafd you made with Melanie's newest set! I've got to try the bleach technique and the use of the Desert Sand ink pad for that greeting is just such a great touch! Thanks Theresa!

Beastybunny said...

I love how you give the details ont he copic coloring. I am trying to learn and this is so helpful!

Paulette Still said...

I love how you cut the sunflower image apart and layered it, what a great idea. Beautiful work and tut.

pamselinski said...

I think your creations are stunning

A Touch of SOL said...

Love the bleaching technique..The Get Well card is BEARY cute!
Marisol
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

Wonderful work Theresa, love the cards, nothing I have not said before. I guess the best thing I could say is, when I see you do a card with a stamp set that I don't like or had said to myself, ah, don't like that set wont bother, and then I see you do a card with that set and it is Gorgeous, and now I want that set!! You make me want them all!!!

Thanks for sharing you talents
Donna

Monica said...

Stunning creations as usual! Love the bear card.. he is the cutest!

Annie C said...

Love the sunflowers! Great card.

Betty Neville said...

Love both of these! Beautiful coloring and layouts!

Laura's New Place said...

The bleaching effect, your coloring is great. Love bothe cards.

Helen F. said...

BEAUTIFUL technique, Theresa with an amazing outcome! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Scrapacat said...

I'm a sucker for sunflowers. Beautiful bleach work!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards you made and thanks for showing the way to color them so beautifully too. Love the bleach work.

Sharon said...

You are such an amazing artist, your little bear looks real enough to hug! Thanks for more great tutorials on all your cool techniques!

mtscrapgal said...

Your cards are masterpieces, Theresa. Thanks

Anonymous said...

beautiful sunflowers card! love your work!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Gorgeous frame with the sunflowers! And that pink get well....what a cutie!

Pink Stamper Girl said...

Wow this one has left me speechless! Stunning work and stunning images!
Hugs,
Briana

SandyK said...

Thankful for you card is lovely and how you put it together techniques --great.
Sandy

Carolina said...

Such a brilliant idea to use the bleaching technique to create a background for the sunflower card and your get well card is sweet as sweet can be!

orrjj said...

I love the sunflower card and the teddy bear get well one. Awesome!