Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dragonfly Duo

 Welcome to another Gina K. Design Team blog hop. Today we're featuring cards with a Gratitude theme to them. 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. Next on the hop is Tina!

I used images from Follow Your Dreams, along with Celebrate The Season and Hope Grows on my card.

I stamped the larger dragonfly, from Follow Your Dreams, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic markers, starting with V06.

Added B04.

Added BG02.

Filled in with B00, then added some sparkle with my Startdust Glitter Pen. 

Next, I colored the smaller dragonfly, starting with R08.

Added RV23.

Filled in with Y11, then used C5 on the body. After coloring, I cut out both images.

For my background, I cut Pure Luxury White card stock to 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 inches and sponged Memento Lulu Lavender ink.

Sponged Memento Summer Sky.

I cut a sticky note to 2 1/4 by 3 inches and used it to mask the center of the background. Then I sponged more Lulu Lavender ink.

Then I used the small leafy branch, from Hope Grows and stamped around the edges of the sticky note.

Next I removed the mask and used it to mask along the bottom edge. I stamped the greenery, from Follow Your Dreams, with Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Added another sticky note mask along the left side and stamped the branch, from Celebrate the Season, using Memento Bamboo Leaves, but this time, stamped off on scratch paper first, to lighten the image.

Stamped the greeting, from Follow Your Dreams, using Memento Tuxedo black ink.

I layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Violet and used Lovely Lavender for my card base. I used my Scor-buddy to add a few score lines to accent the sentiment. I also added score lines to the card base lining them up to match the ones on the background panel. Used a corner rounder to round the bottom corners of my card base.

And here is a close up or the dragonflies so you can see the shimmer from the Stardust Glitter Pen.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful!

42 comments:

Melanie said...

ooh i love the contrast of colors and reverse masking!

catdidit said...

oh wow, wonderful reverse masking like that!! Awesome T!!

Teri said...

Beautiful as usual!

Tina Gilliland said...

Truly amazing, GF!!! So... when I grow up... I'm going to move in with you... learn your skills and become Theresa Jr.! LOL

Riette said...

*Sigh* Stunning.

Becky said...

What beautiful colors you used for the dragon flies. Just a gorgeous card.

The "Crafty Diva" said...

I love the colors and I simply love the dragonfly. Beautiful!

juelmarie said...

your attention to detail in remarkable!! and your coloring - perfection!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous dragonflies and beautiful card, Theresa!

Helen F. said...

Oh How pretty, Theresa! Love the Dragonflies and scene your created. Thanks for the details on how your did this :o)

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love the coloring of this card and the score lines around the greeting.

Kathy E. said...

Your beautiful soft colors are just wonderful on this card! I love the scoring on the bottom ...what great detail and grand total look!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautifully colored and created. Thanks again for the lovely tutorial on how you achieved this look. I am always inspired by your work.

Anita Braddock said...

Wow i love your beautiful card and the Dragonflies are great you have blended the colors perfect. love the way you have layered. love the colors and papers. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Susan said...

Your card is so lovely Theresa. You are so masterful in colouring techniques and arranging your cards.

Donna Ellis said...

This fall card is perfect for Florida! We love our dragonflies! Thanks for a great tutorial in coloring, and showcasing them as beautiful features of your card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a gorgeous design with the masking!!! Wow!!

NJMullins said...

I love your use of color. The dragonflies are exquisite!

Caity Sue said...

There are so many things I love about this card....the Stardust on the dragonflies wings has to be my favorite, though - GORGEOUS! And of course you did an amazing job coloring the dragonflies! I like the colors of the background and the way Thanks! is set into the embossing (sorry, hard to describe what I mean here). Such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing!

Ravengirl said...

Gorgeous! I love all the masking you do and you certainly have an amazing way with color!

Giovana said...

Fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I took a very close look at your card the detail is precious!!!! Hugs Alesia

scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com

Lynn B. said...

Yowza! I wish I could have a printout of your brain. Someone should study you and teach a class on how your mind works. It might provide hope to the rest of us mere mortals. GORGEOUSNESS!

Gerry said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! love the fireflies

Gerry said...

Oops; DRAGONflies not fireflies

KonaRose said...

Hi, Theresa,

Ooo, I love the shades, masking off and the Stardust pen (going to buy one now). I Love when Gina uses her Sakura clear pen a lot! Am wondering about Stardust, the difference between the two - thanks for the beautiful work!!!

Aloha,
rosy

Golda said...

How very pretty. I love how you did your panel. Thanks for sharing!

pamselinski said...

very pretty I do especially like the embossed lines around the sentiment

Carol E said...

Beautiful card, love the embossed lines, thank you for sharing it.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your "new type" framing :) Awesome as usual~

Joanne said...

Lovely, lovely card! Perfect color combo and such beautiful coloring! I really like the added Stardust Glitter Pen you use over the Copic's, awesome touch!

scrappinmommom said...

Awesome ideas, colors and love the framing with the scoring. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.

Emily said...

So beautiful. Love the sparkly dragonflies and the masked frame.

Kim said...

love everything about his card!

Jan said...

Such a creative card it's beautiful!

Nana said...

Bella te quedó la tarjeta, me encantan.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card, love how you created that frame. I ALWAYS learn something when I stop by.....thank you!

Jill said...

I love those dragonflies, and I love the way you colored them. What a beautiful card you created. Thank you so much for sharing.

Donna said...

Theresa, wonderful card, nice color choice on the card, warm coloring, makes me think of a warm summers eve with the bugs flying about the marsh.
Great job as usual!! Love all your cards.
Thanks
Donna

Marie Gamber said...

Just beautiful Theresa!
Hugs,
Marie

Barbara Bryant said...

I love your tutorial amd always learning from them

Lagene said...

WOW Theresa this is GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for the tutorial!