Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gina K Release Hop Day 1

Hello! It's that time again. The Gina K Design Team are hopping with inspiration ideas for the new stamp sets released just last night. First up is such a wonderful set from Melanie Muenchinger, called Stately Flowers. This is filled with stunning floral images of state flowers and the best part is it is just the first in a series of sets featuring state flowers. Since I'm from California, I had to use this beautiful California Poppy on my card.

And next is a set that is the perfect compliment to Stately Flowers, called Make a Statement. I love the gorgeous butterfly in this set! The sentiments are so fun and will go so well with all the up coming state flower stamp sets. 

 Next up is a cute little mini set, or Duo, called Close Knit Friends. What perfect stocking stuffers these little Duos will make.

Now let's see what the rest of the team has to show you...

To make the first card, I started by stamping the poppy with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, starting with YR07. 

Added YR04. 

Added YR12.

Added Y17. 

I filled in with Y000, then deepened the shading a tiny bit with R08.

For the flower center, I filled in with Y21, then shaded with E49 and E19. 

Used G05 on the stems and foliage. 

Then added YG95.

Then added some shading around the image with BV00 and BV11.

I sponged around the edges with Memento Cantaloupe ink. 

Then sponged with Memento Desert Sand. 

Stamped "California Poppy" with Memento Bamboo Leaves. 

For the sentiment layer I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the decorative line with Memento Bamboo Leaves. I sponged the edges the same way as the focal image.

 I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Fresh Asparagus card base. I used a corner rounder to round the corners.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

87 comments:

Melanie said...

Your coloring on the poppy is the bomb!! love those yellow highlights! love what you did with the butterfly and silhouettes, too, looking forward to putting him with all the flowers!

Becky said...

Your colors and coloring is always stunning Theresa.

Vicki Dutcher said...

BEAUTIFUL - All of them! I especially love the layout of Close Knit!!

Teri said...

Super job! SOOO pretty!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful!
Thank you very much for all your wonderful step by step Tutorials!

xxx Susi

Pam~ said...

Perfectly colored and highlighted! Your cards are always a exquisite and I so enjoy looking at them. Thanks for the all the tutorials. I'm learning so much from you!

jazy1m said...

Loved all your cards. My favorite was the flower card and the butterfly card. Awesome colors. Thanks for sharing.

jazy1m said...

So loved this card. The colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Gilliland said...

Theresa your coloring just POPS on that poppie and butterfly!!! GREAT job as always!!!!!

Retta said...

Beautiful work and great instructions!

Angie said...

Gorgeous, Stunning! I have run out of adjectives!!! Amazing artistry!!! Thanks for showing the step by step copic coloring!!!

alex said...

Beautiful all of the projects are so beautiful, thank you for sharing, and yet another great tutorial : )

Tami B. said...

What I wouldn't give to be able to color just a fraction like you do. Beautiful!

Sharon said...

The coloring on the poppy is awesome! And colors used on each card - just beautiful. Great cards!

Susan said...

Love your cards. As always I truly appreciate the time you take to do the coloring tutorials. It really helps to see the progression of the flower from start to finish. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards & Thank you so much for the poppy tutorial!

Joan said...

Your copic coloring on the flowers is amazing. And the butterfly seems like it's flying off the page-gorgeous!

Emily said...

Wow! You almost make me want to learn how to use these copics.

Marcia said...

Beautiful cards - I love all the tutorials you so - I learn so much!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! I love your tutorial on the CA Poppy, you nailed the colors perfectly. You are a CA gem my friend!

Barbra said...

such beautiful samples you have created. And the coloring. It's breath taking. Thank you for the tute on how to color that poppy. I am new to Copics and need all the help I can get. :)

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are really beautiful cards. ^_^ I wish I have the money to buy those stamps.

Barbara Colbert said...

Stunning coloring!!!

Else49 said...

Wow! and thank you for the tutorial.

Giovana said...

Fantastic creations as always Miss T. Love them!!

Elvira said...

Spectacular! Love the color tutorial

grammasue said...

Your cards are simply elegant!! I soooo much appreciate the copic coloring tutorial. Thanks.

Luv 2 Create said...

Stunning cards and fabulous coloring. Thanks once again for all your tutorials. Can't tell you how much I have improved by following your tutorials.
Marcie

Lori said...

You are absolutely amazing Theresa!!! Your cards are stunning!!

Diana Queen said...

All gorgeous, Theresa... and your coloring is divine! ;D

Anita Braddock said...

How Awesome is this. love the colors and the papers. the Details are just beautiful. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbrddock@msn.com

--Marcy said...

Always a treasure to see what you did! Again, your tutorials are so wonderful - thanks so much for the extra work!

Lynn B. said...

Growing faint just looking at the gorgeousness of your coloring!!!

Brenda Lee said...

What SWEET cards!!! Love them all. Thanks for the tutorial too. :)

littlestamper said...

I love the coloring, and your cards are SOOO pretty!

Rae said...

As always, your coloring is superb, and I love the new sets. Already have the State stamp set and the Close knit Friends on my wish list.

Anonymous said...

Very, very well done, you useage if the Copics are just awesome, thanks for showing us the details, lynn

margaret said...

I am leaving posts but they are not published,, I love all the cards and responses.

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your poppy coloring...
p.s. thanks for the copic tutorial!

scraplizard said...

Pretty cards and I love the vibrant colours

Elizabeth said...

As always your coloring is amazing! My favorite is the knitting basket. I think it's because of how the image pops on that great rich red card stock base.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Your coloring is always beautiful.. and on that poppy it is GORGEOUS!!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa. It's always so awe inspiring to see what you create! THanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

Amazing! Your poppies are gorgeous!

Pauline said...

Such fantastic creations! I really am in awe of crafters who colour with copics ... it looks awesome ... I'm still dreaming of having them. Thank you for showing how you've created that gorgeous card... you've really breathed life into my favourite flower!
hugs and blessings, from Australia,
Pauline

peggy wainman said...

I love how your coloring takes center stage on your cards!

Lorraine said...

Beautiful creations! Your coloring and sponging are always so awesome!

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for the details on coloring.

Gayle said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Theresa, I love your work...it really is art.

TrinaM said...

Really quite exquisite cards and thanks heaps for showing how you colored your fabulous Poppy.

Robin K said...

Your details are amazing. I love the shading you achieved!

Donna Phelan said...

Your Poppy is GORGEOUS (of course!) love that little bamboo stamp to accent your sentiment, it's really lovely!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Your coloring of the poppies is amazing! There are exactly as I remember my state flower! Breathtaking!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Golda said...

Nicely done! Love the bold colors.

Gwen said...

Beautiful coloring and beautiful cards!!

lisa808 said...

Your coloring always amazing.

Mary D said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing how to color shade the poppy flower.

Mary D said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing how to color shade the poppy flower.

Riette said...

Gasp. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Your cards are always inspirations for me. Your tutorials are wonderfully informative. TFS!!
Jean McGee

MyAuntKath said...

Oh, Theresa! I love your style and the coloring is phenomenal! Love your color choices.

Lucy said...

LOVE that green cardstock and the CAS styles are among my favorites. Great coloring techniques, too. Someday I'll get something I color to look that nice. Practice, practice, practice.

Gladys R. said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love
the coloring and really appreciate
the step by step tutorial.

Kris said...

Wow! You're coloring makes the poppies look so real! Love them all! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Marie said...

Wow... the coloring is great...loved it. thanks for sharing.

Bertha W said...

Loved the colors you used on the poppy card, thanks for sharing!

Heather S. said...

I follow several "crafty" blogs and I have to say, yours is the most inspiring. I am in awe of your skill and abilities. You really do inspire the mind. Thanks :)

Debbie Rogers said...

I can only hope that someday I can even get close to your coloring skills Theresa. The bow really sets off the Poppy card!

Nancyk said...

This is stunning - probably one of the best drawn poppy stamps I've seen.

Susan said...

Love all these cards. Thanks for showing us how you make these beautiful cards.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the coloring tutorial too!!!

donna said...

I just love that you let us know the colors that you use and in what order! The cards are gorgeous!! I am inspired

Nanette said...

Very pretty...TFS!

naneruth said...

Beautiful cards!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You set the perfect stage for allowing the images to just shine!!! Soooo pretty!!!

Betty Neville said...

So beautiful Theresa! Thank you for all your detailed tutorials!

Payne Holler Cards said...

always eye candy and lessons learned!
thanks so much for the time it takes to post your coloring steps, hugs!

Sylvia said...

As always, beautiful coloring. These stamp sets are great.

sharon g said...

Your coloring in unbelievable!

Sheahasu said...

One of these days I need to sit down and try copying all your copic tutorials. Maybe I'll actually figure out shading, etc!

Carol said...

Super versatile sets with lovely images! It is so fun to see all the different projects they can make. Thanks for the inspiration!]



Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy I said...

Your coloring on the poppy is wonderful. I always appreciate your very detailed coloring instructions.

Pati said...

Very pretty cards! I love your coloring and the colors you used on each card!

Sue D said...

Fabulous cards and great coloring.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Really like how you did the sentiment. Very unusal. The coloring of that poppy is beautiful.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! I just love that set with the knitting. Great coloring!

JanLM said...

Such beautiful work, which I know from receiving your blog in my inbox. Thx. for the inspiration.