Monday, October 24, 2011

Wishing You Joy Inspiration Hop

Hello and welcome to day two of the Gina K inspiration hops! Today the design team are featuring the new StampTV kit, Wishing You Joy. This new kit is so fun and full of great images you can use this holiday season. I love his adorable little snowman. More details about my card below.

For more inspiration, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has to show you...


I stamped the snowman with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used Copics to color, starting with E00.

I added E51.

Then deepened the shading with E53.

I started wtih BV00 on the scarf and also used it to add a tiny bit of shading to the snowman body.

Added BV13.

For the nose I used YR07, for the hearts I used R24 and for the stars, Y17. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I stamped the trees on a small scrap of paper. The trees have long trunks, but I only planned to use the top portion, so I didn't bother stamping the complete image. I began coloring with G21. 

Added G24.

Then added G28. After coloring, I cut out the trees.

I cut the background to 4 1/4 by 3 inches and masked off the bottom portion with sticky notes that I had trimmed some curves into. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue.

I used the same sticky notes, positioned differently and masked lower on the background, then sponged more Memento Summer Sky.

Removed the sticky notes and sponged Memento Danube Blue around the edges.

I adhered the trees to the background, then used Pop Dots to adhere the snowman.

Used C1 and C3 to add some shadows in the snow.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and stamped the sentiment on Pure Luxury White. I formed the card base to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches using Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue. I added the score lines with my Scor-Buddy.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!


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86 comments:

richardbreaks said...

I don't think I've EVER seen warm colors used to color snow before...I LOVE this!!!

Melanie said...

ooh i love this little scene your coloring on the trees i fabulous and I love the tan shading on the snowman and shadows cast from the trees, looks so real!

Kary said...

Wow, such a beautiful card!! Love your awesome colouring, it's a gorgeous scene. Love this!!

Riette said...

Just amazing coloring! How do you get it that the sponge doesn't show its round shape on the sponging!?

Deanna C said...

Stunning card. Thanks for sharing how you used the Copics. Aren't they just wonderful for coloring?

Kathy said...

Love how you created the wintery scene. I think we need a video!

Olga said...

Lovely card! Thank you for the tutorial

Angie said...

Wow!!!! Not only is your card STUNNING...but I LOVE the step by step photos. I am new to stamping so this is EXTRA helpful! I don't have a any copics yet except a blender pen....(right now using the bic markers Gina showed on a video recently.) Thanks so much for showing how you colored in the images!!!!

Teri said...

Your coloring skills are phenomenal! I actually shivered when I saw this card - you can just feel the cold night! LOL

lipton|TEE said...

Love the way you did the scenery! Just beautiful!

Charlene Engel said...

BEAUTIFUL!! :)

alex said...

Theresa, what can I say, I just love everything you do, and have learned so much from you, thank you for another fab tutorial, you are my Guru!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card - such great stamping and coloring!

Krissy said...

great card! thanks for the coloring tutorial!

Karen R (ON/CA) said...

OMG WOW Love this! Who would have thunk to use such a soft colour on a snowman! You rock!
Karen

Tina Gilliland said...

Beautiful, beautiful scene!!!

--Marcy said...

There isn't a stamp, or layout that you can't make look like a professional illustration! Always marvel at your work, and sure appreciate your tutorials!

Maryu said...

Gorgeous coloring--so atmospheric! And a lovely, elegant card.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Sigh... (I seriously DO sigh every time I see one of your cards Theresa - they are all SO LUMINOUS! Your shading and use of light is magnificent!) Thanks so much for taking the time to create these tutorials for us so we can improve our coloring skills as well, though I know I will never be even half as good as you (hey, half as good as you would STILL be PHENOMENAL!!) I love this peaceful winter scene with blue & purple hues and the dots on the trees.

Bonnie said...

Such a beautiful card! The ribbon, the coloring, wow ... just wow!

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Sharon Caudle said...

OH OH OH!!!! I LOOOOOOVE this card!!!! Your use of color on this is breathtaking, Theresa!!! Such talent!!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Sherry said...

Fantastic card love the satin ribbon..thanks for the directions

Donna Phelan said...

Ooooh your card is all aglow, like the moon casting shadows all around the snow & trees. And I know you show us how to do it....but somethings just get lost in the translation here. :) TFS!!!

Dawn-Marie said...

Wow is all I can say! I am now a follower of your blog and will come back to "lift" this idea. You did an amazing job on your card!

Oneofakind said...

Great technique tutorial. Love the snowman in the new set.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a sweet scene with that cute snowman. And, until you showed me this, I would never have picked that color to shade the snowman in either. But what you did really looks wonderful and works great. Thanks for the tutorial again. Love them.

Gerry said...

Love the card. Wow, your coloring w/the copics is fantastic.

Becky said...

Adorable card Theresa and awesome tutorial.

CraftyJo said...

Great colouring tutorial and a lovely end result, really cute card.

Giovana said...

Love it T!!! Your tutorials are so fun and you are so creative!!

Kathy N said...

this card is so cute and beautiful. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial too!

mema said...

Beautiful card. Love how you created the wintery scene.
mema
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Maureen said...

Lovely card great tutorial

nannasuep said...

Not only a sweet card BUT a lesson too!! That's great. I've been watching so my tutorials trying to learn new things. Thank you for the unexpected lesson!

Kim said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Bradford said...

Thank you for showing details how you coloed this terrific card. I would have never figured it out and you made it look gorgeous!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a wonderful creation. Thanks for showing how you made it and listing the copic colors!

Anita Braddock said...

Omg how beautiful your card is you have done lots on this card and its great love the way you made the backgrown paper and the shadding is perfect. adding that Beautiful ribbon adds that extra pop. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
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Lorraine said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring, Theresa!

Sharon in Arizona said...

What a beautiful scene, Theresa!!! As always, a simply gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration! Hugs, Sharon :o)

lindagrady said...

As a scenic stamper, I always love seeing your cards and your tuts are so easy to follow. Beautiful card - great images.

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful card, as usual! Love your creativity and talent!

pamselinski said...

Your choice in colors is exciting. It produced a warm and welcoming card. Love it

Susan said...

Super cute card and as always I love your coloring tutorial. Thanks so much for continuing to do them.

ash said...

Absolutely Adorable!

Gayle said...

Theresa, you take the simplest image and make it very special...gorgeous.

Helen F. said...

LOVE your coloring here, Theresa! That snowman scene is like a postcard!

naneruth said...

Lovely! Your shading is superb. It looks so real.

Sue D said...

Very pretty snowman scene!

Baukje said...

I always love your work Theresa and this is no exception, love the little scene

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

really gorgeous, thanks for sharing the tips on colouring also!

Marsha said...

You are number one when it comes to coloring and shading. I am always amazed. Such a great card.

Ravengirl said...

How fun! I love the wonderful score lines you have added too!

shari said...

absolutely beautiful as usual. Love your cards and this one is no exception.

Susan Sieracki said...

Theresa, your snowman scene is just incredible looking. I love all the details and that bow is WOW.

Madeleen said...

Beautiful colours! Thanks for the tutorial on how to colour!

Sheila said...

Just loved this card. You did a beautiful job coloring it also. Thanks for showing how you did it.

stamper said...

Beautiful card! You are such an artist!

Kwright said...

Great idea on using the same paper for sponging the sky and the snow. I will have to use that soon!

joanieg said...

Your card is really cute! Thanks so much for the demo! You do great with your coloring!

Ann R. said...

Stunning. I wish I could sit next to you and watch you color! :)

Elizabeth said...

Once again I am amazed by your talent. I love how you created the snow on your background. I would've never guessed.

kim.scrapper said...

Beautiful card, love the background and that snowman is adorable, amazing coloring, tfs

Golda said...

Very cute scene on your card!

Carol said...

Such a cute, fun project!

Carol B
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The Vannoy Family said...

Finally got to sit down and enjoy the HOP tonight - wow! Glad I did - loved your projects! Counting down until I get my StampTv kit in the mail! Thanks for sharing - you are awesome!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful scenery!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a cute snow card! Love the way you added the sentiment!

Pat R said...

Such a cute scene! I never would have thought to colors a snowman in light browns....love it...

Kay S said...

This is such a gorgeous winter scene! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Neesey said...

This is such a cute card. I do always look forward to seeing how you color your cards. I learn so much from you. TFS

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

Wow! I have always imagined a snowman with blues added on edges to relate to the cold, but what you done with the tan colors really puts that snowman in a different light.
Hazel
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Bose said...

Simple superb!
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Betty Neville said...

WOW Theresa! Super gorgeous scene - looks like your snowman is basking in the winter sun!

nasir said...

simple and good looking ... best way of expressing emotions.
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Kris said...

Wow! I love it and your instructions! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Donna said...

Precious card Theresam just love it, and yes that snowman is so cute, I can't wait to get this set of stamps, so many are just adorable.
Thanks for sharing
Donna

Honortem said...

How beautiful!!! Your coloring is outstanding!! Thank you so much for the tutorial and showing us how you did it.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

oww Beautiful! Thanks for adding the how you did the sky this will come in hand.

Donna said...

OMG - as if your coloring could have gotten any more perfect---it did!! Your shadowing on this card is out of this world! I love how you broke up the trees, at first I was trying to figure out what set they came from-duh! You can reserve this card in my name for Christmas, that's all I want... ha! you rock, gf!!

Cheryl S. said...

Totally adorable - this little snowman is sooooo cute!!

Luv 2 Create said...

Amazing coloring, fabulous stamped border you came up with, and just over all - awesome!!!! I wish I had even a quarter of your talent.
Marcie

KonaRose said...

Hi, Theresa,

You are such a fab teacher! It helps you are an awesome artist, too!

thank you for helping us struggling, lost newbies :*


aloha,
rosy

Carolina said...

THUD - what a gorgeous winter scene you created here...LOVE it!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Squeeeee!!!!! I ADORE that little snowman scene....you've captured winter on my mountain most beautifully!!

JessicaK said...

OMG awesome staging of this scene.