Thursday, September 15, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2



Hello! It's the second day of inspiration blog hops for Gina K Designs. Today the team are featuring projects using Celebrate the Season and Home Is. First up is Celebrate the Season, illustrated by me. I started planning this set as soon as I finished The Giving Tree last year. I wanted to do a branch set, with accessories that would work with either set. Most of the smaller images in both, The Giving Tree and Celebrate the Season,will work will the other. More details about this card below.




Next is such a fun set, by Tami Mayberry, called Home Is. The cute, whimsical images in this set will be perfect for coloring or paper piecing. I used Copics to color the house and tree trunk, then paper pieced the tree boughs using GKD's Springtime Sihouettes pattern paper. After stamping on the pattern paper and cutting out, I used Copics to add some shading. I used a Pure Luxury White card base and sponged a gentle hill, then adhered the images using Pop Dots. I stamped the sentiment, then used my Scor-Pal to score two lines to border it.

For more inspiration featuring Celebrate The Season and Home Is, be sure to visit the following Design Team blogs...




I started by stamping the larger butterfly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used Copic markers to color, beginning with YR07.

I added YR04.


Then I added Y17.


Filled in with Y11.


I stamped and colored a second, smaller butterfly and cut both out with my Cutterbee Scissors.

 

I cut a rectangle, using my rectangle Nestabilities, then sponged Memento Summer Sky ink.

Sponged lightly in the center with Memento Cantaloupe ink and sponged lightly at the top with Memento Paris Dusk.  


Sponged from the bottom with Memento New Sprout ink.

I sponged at the bottom with Memento Bamboo Leaves.


I used the little berry twig, inked with Bamboo Leaves and stamped off on scratch paper, to add some foliage to the bottom of the background. I re-stamped several times, stamping off each time after inking up.

I used my Memento Bamboo Leaves stamp pad to ink up the leaves of the branch, then used a Memento Rich Cocoa marker to ink up the branch.

I huffed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink, then stamped onto my background.

I stamped the butterflies and sentiment using Memento Tuxdedo Black ink. I needed to stamp the butterflies so the antenna would show up after adhering them, since I had cut those off.


The butterflies were adhered with Pop Dots. I added a Pure Luxury Black Onyx layer, cut with Scallop Rectangle Nestabiltities and used a Creme De Menthe card base. The finished size of the card is 5.5 by 4.25 inches.

Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you tomorrow for another inspiration blog hop. Have a great day!


127 comments:

Peggy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

The Vannoy Family said...

OOOOooooh, I love butterflies! Thanks for sharing your tutorials on coloring w/copics! Great job - as always! Have a wonderful day!

Riette said...

So beautiful, Theresa. I just LOVE trees, I know I keep saying that but I do. Your sets are on my wish list :D

Becky said...

Awesome cards Theresa, gorgeous colors..

Sherry said...

Beautiful cards thanks for including the copic colors...I love the bamboo leaves

cgoggin said...

Stunning what else can you say?

Betty said...

As always, wonderful stuff!

Kary said...

So Beautiful cards, Theresa!!

Teri said...

You are the coloring QUEEN!! Awesome job on these!

jean w. said...

Theresa, love your new set! Like the other card too!

jean w. said...

Theresa, love your new set! Like the other card too!

Penne said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Thanks bunches for showing us how you did it...

Beastybunny said...

The butterflies are lovely.

naneruth said...

Very lovely!

Renee S. said...

How lovely! I love your butterfly scene!

Barbara Colbert said...

So pretty...wonderful coloring..nifty stamp sets!

Stephani said...

Always love your cards. The butterfly card is beautiful. And the tutorial is so helpful. thanks.

--Marcy said...

Wow - nice jump from winter to summer! It is a celebration of seasons! Your sponging and coloring are stupendous as usual!

Dik52 said...

Love the colors you used, such a pretty card

Judy I said...

This is a great set. I always love your step by step coloring details.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

love both of these! Can't wait to try it out. Your instructions are superb

Elvira said...

Love this. Thanks for the tutorial!

Sandy said...

I love your tutorials! And the "home" card is so cute.

Anonymous said...

I love this butterfly card because it reminds me of the Monarch migration! We had some go through our yard several years ago and they stop and rest in trees.

Shala

Tosha said...

Your butterfly card is stunning, thanks for the instructions.

Helen F. said...

GORGEOUS butterfly, Theresa! Your coloring is always so beautiful.

Jo-Anne said...

Wow! beautiful sponging for the background! So subtle yet perfect for the images used.

mermaid fenicia said...

Beautiful made card, well done. ^_^

Bertha W said...

Loved the background on your card. You make it look so easy. The butterfly coloring was also beautifully done. Thanks for designing this new set.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Lovely card! thank you for always showing such detail instructions.

glowest said...

OMG what beautiful colors

Billie Dee said...

I have come to expect such exquisite things from you and this card is no different! Thank you.

Pattyb said...

As always, your cards are Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Love those
butterflies!

GAZ said...

Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you created it and the pictures with the instructions are wonderful. I think I can try this one. Thanks for all you share! Glenda

pakosko said...

what a beautiful coloring job you've done with the butterfly card. i think that bit of scoring adds just the right touch to your card.

Softail_Baby81 said...

What a B-e-a utiful job!!! I thought it was a printed background w/ some stamping for a focal point...but I am sooo glad it wasn't!! Thanx for the tutorial on how to accomplish such and intricate project!!! I love it!!! Thanx for sharing ur gifts!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

stunning butterflies.

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous 'Celebrate' card. Congrats on your new set.

lindagrady said...

Great addition to the Living Tree set which I have. Love branches on the cards; could add a teeny bird. Butterflies are gorgeous, too.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Ooooh- love that butterfly card- so so pretty!

pamselinski said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful. I especially love the colors on the Celebrate card and thanks for the step by step directions.

Cindy said...

I'm loving Celebrate the Season and Home is! You showcased them beautifully!

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful job!!

LORRAINE p said...

Love the detail, colors are beautiful

Joan said...

Both cards are terrific. I have a weakness for butterflies so thank you so much for the great tutorial and tips on the coloring of that card. I really appreciate it. Thank you for sharing that with everyone.

Cheryl Bux said...

Love the colours you used for these cards - they really pop! Thanks for sharing!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for sharing how, they are gorgeous!

Susan said...

More beautiful cards and another helpful tutorial. Thanks so much.

alex said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning, love the tutorial and adore the new stamp set (mine is on it's way)

Nana said...

Elegante,sobria es tu tarjeta, me encanto como hiciste la mariposa, gracias por compartirlo.

Lynne said...

Fab tutorial on copics. Beautiful butterflies. You are a great designer. thanks for all you do for us mere mortals.

Cheryl Winget said...

Love both your cards. Those butterflies look so real. Love all the techniques you shared.

gingerbaby said...

Oh so lovely. stunning butterflies. Thanks for the instructions.

mmwilken said...

I so admire your ability to color your cards!! Thanks for all your inspiration and gorgeous cards!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You know i LOVE the bfly card with that stunning sponging!! I see a CASE coming on! :)

jazy1m said...

Love the butterfly card. Loved the colors on both of your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Fabulous coloring and I like the sponged hill on the second card.

Unknown said...

What a versatile set. I love butterflies and this card is something else. Great colouring!! Such beautiful cards.

Carole said...

Love love love your stamps and cards.

Pat said...

Simply awesome! I love both cards the coloring is fabulous.

Queen Mary said...

Theresa, I always love your coloring tutorials! Beautiful card, I love the scoring to highlight the sentiment!

Katherine said...

Both cards are great but I really love the butterflies.

Ashley Brianne said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors you used!

Unknown said...

Ooooh! Thank you for creating the new set! I LOVE cross-over sets. They increase possibilities exponentially!
I also love that you put the tree and house, in your second card, in the same image. To my mind, that takes it from being just a house to being part of a neighborhood. That makes it so much more precious.

Cynthia said...

Another great coloring tutorial! Thanks so much.

Sharon said...

Love the Celebrate card! Such beautiful coloring!

Carol said...

Beautiful! I love these new sets and all the inspiring projects made with them!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Miesje said...

So, so pretty! Love this set and this butterfly is wonderful!

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful scene you have created with your butterflies!

Sarita said...

Beautiful butterfly card. I really like your coloring directions.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sigh.... another stunning card and fabulous tutorial! Thanks Theresa! I REALLY like this set - especially that adorable pumpkin image! I love how your background and butterflies just GLOW!

Shari said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards, and I love this new set! Can't wait to get it!

A Touch of SOL said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing how you created the background of the Celbrate card...
Marisol
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Two awesome cards! I love these sets. Your coloring is like the real butterfly, to be sure. Thanks so much for your instructions.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

Gayle said...

Another beautiful set from you Theresa. Love the cards.

Sonya van Stee said...

Wow! I love both your cards! Great stamp set, and I really enjoy seeing your step-by-step instructions on how you make your cards. It's fun to go along and dream of all the supplies I will have one day... *dreamy sigh*

Keep up the great work!

Barb Ghig said...

Honestly, Theresa...You never cease to amaze me with your talent! I love your stamp set and your cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for always providing us with a step-by-step tutorial for re-creating your designs! And...

Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!

June Sefscik said...

I LOVE Butterflies...and love it when we are shown EXACTLY how to color them to make them look like the photo...BEAUTIFUL...Thank you!

NJMullins said...

The butterfly card is just up my alley. Beautiful!!

scrappinmommom said...

Always so thankful that you share your techniques of coloring. Love those butterflies.

Donna Phelan said...

Your butterflies are so gorgeous and delicate, love them!

Kris said...

This is my favorite set... and no wonder why... it's designed by you! Lovely card and thanks for the step by step instructions! There are some of us that need that to spark our creativity! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sylvia said...

Theresa, your butterfly card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your coloring techniques, I always get inspired.

Marion said...

Theresa, Im a huge fan of your stamps and your samples. I love your tutorials and have made a few of your cards. Thanks for sharing your beautiful artwork with us.

Linda said...

Simply beautiful

slw1971 said...

Thank you for sharing your colouring technique. The butterfly card is beautiful. Thanks for some great ideas.

Sandy said...

Lovely cards and fabulous coloring as usual! TFS

Jill said...

What a beautiful card. I love those butterflies.

Donna said...

Awesome job!! Thanks as usual. your tutuorials are so easy to follow!! And so helpful.
Thanks Theresa
Donna

tricia said...

lovely card , thanks for sharing.

Luv 2 Create said...

Beautiful card. Awesome stamp set.
Marcie

Melanie said...

great set, love these two branches and all the images to go with! :)

Elaine said...

I love the branch and have been looking for something like that

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS designs!! Love your set! Love having TWO branches with and without leaves!! Did another card with the set today... must wait until after hop to show. Hee Hee

maryc1254 said...

Both cards are beautiful.TFS

Leslie Turner said...

Absolutely gorgeous! AWESOME coloring!!

Sandy said...

Butterflies are a favorite of mine,love your techiq.ue

Monica said...

I sound like a broken record when I comment on your posts. I LOVE LOVE your cards. Inspiring, beautiful and they just make me smile!

Susan Sieracki said...

I love your cards, but I really love the stamp set and I'm anxiously waiting for mine to arrive right now. You Rock!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous!!

babdu said...

Always interesting the different looks that are created with the same stamps.

Maria said...

Light, breezy and easy. A great combination for a great card. Lovely work.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards, wonderful stamps, Thanks for the tutorial!

Sharron A. said...

Theresa-Such beautiful cards! After seeing the directions on using the copic markers, I may have to invest in a few. Very nice coloring!!

callyannc said...

Thanks for the tutorial! So pretty! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Nana Jo said...

Another winner- love it.

mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

JessicaK said...

That Home Is card is so adorable.

Honortem said...

Beautiful colors- thanks so much for the detailed lessons for us to follow

Nancy said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card! I especially like the butterfly one. :)

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards Theresa! Thank you for always taking the time to do your tutorials!

CraftyMomFL said...

i love the butterflys and what a great idea to stamp again - thanks for the tip

SueB said...

A girl can never have too manny butterflies IMHO! Thanx for the tutorial!
-ssue dot blondin at gmail dot com

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

Love them both - really love the butterflies

Elizabeth said...

Just gorgeous!

Sharon Harnist said...

Great new Celebrate set, T -- I love how versatile it is for every season!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful designs..and as always I so admire your work.

Scrapacat said...

I must have gotten convoluted around on the hop. So glad I didn't miss it! Love this card. Those butterflies look as if they could fly right off!

Sharon said...

Awesome just Awesome!

mtscrapgal said...

Love the lovely butterflies. Thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing your sequence of photos for making your great card, very inspiring!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Simply breathtaking! Your butterfly scene is just amazing! I keep trying but still can't sponge a scene like that!

Catherine Kraft said...

What a beautiful card!! I love everything about it, the shading is wonderful and adds so much to your stamped creations. This card really makes me HAPPY! Thank you for the terrific tutorial!
Blessings~

foxy said...

Beuatiful, work & instructions.

SandyK said...

Butterflies are my favorite--Love the card and all the blending tips.Thanks so much
Sandy

Carolina said...

Gorgeous cards Theresa and thanks for designing another beautiful set!

orrjj said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!