Thursday, December 1, 2011

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2

Hello! It's the second day of inspiration from the Gina K Design Team. Today we are featuring three new stamp sets. First is Dogwood and Butterfly, illustrated by me. I just love Dogwood trees and luckily they are plentiful where I live, so I had a lot of inspiration when illustrating this set. More about my card below.

On my next card I combined two sets, Tami Mayberry's Label Borders and another fun duo set, called Friends Are Flowers. Tami's Labels set is going to be so great to use in a variety of ways! I had fun using it in place of a ribbon on this card, but wouldn't it be fabulous for 3-d projects? And I just love this whimsical flower, from the Friends Are Flowers duo. I colored the image with Copics, sponged the background with Memento Cantaloupe while still in the die and used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder to emboss the lower layer. I also used my Scor-Buddy to score a line on either side of the border image. I layered with Pure Luxury Bubblegum Pink and used Pear Tart for the card base.

For more fun ideas, check out what the rest of the team has to show you...

To color the dogwood branch, I started with Y17 in the centers and then filled in the petals with E00.

Added W1.

Added W3.


Added BV11.

For the stem and leaves, I started by filling in with G03.

Added YG93.

Added YG95. After coloring, I cut out the image.

For the background, I cut a piece of Pure Luxury White with my rectangle Nestabiltities and then sponged Memento Lulu Lavender while still in the die.

Then sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

I stamped the silhouette dogwood branch with Grape Jelly, stamping off on scratch paper first, to make a lighter impression. The sticky note is to mask  the bottom edge that was still un-inked.

For the small butterfly, I started with V06.

Added V04.

AddedRV23.

Then filled in with RV21.

I added RV25 to the bottom and used N3 for the body. After coloring, I cut out the image.

I adhered the images to the background using Pop Dots and layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple and Lovely Lavender. The sentiment is also from Dogwood and Butterfly and I again used my Scor-Buddy to add some score lines.

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


80 comments:

Melanie said...

WOW!!! I love how you've layered all these images!! it's fantastic!!!


!!!!!!

Joan L said...

Beautiful work of art.

Riette said...

I agree - Beautiful art. Thank you for showing 'how to'

Teri said...

Wow! These are GORGEOUS!!

alex said...

The first card is simply stunning, I just adore your new set, and as for the duo so pretty :-)

Angelic Creations said...

Love the layers--especially the butterfly!

catdidit said...

Love how you have colored and layered that first one and wonderful design on that 2nd one with the sets!! Awesome T!

Becky said...

Both of these are gorgeous Theresa..Awesome color combos.

Melissa Cash said...

As always Theresa, your creations are beautiful. You never cease to amaze me!

Luv 2 Create said...

Super gorgeous. Love your layered dogwood and butterfly card. Jaw dropping for sure.
Marcie

Susan said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the cards you do!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! Love your dogwoods set!!!

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love your new set!

Tami B. said...

2 absolutely beautiful cards and a beautiful stamp set too!

Nanette said...

Beautiful cards! I absolutely LOVE the butterfly card!!!

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are realy nice cards. ^_^ Now I realy wish I had the money to buy those stamps.

Giovana said...

Beautiful layering Theresa!!

Oneofakind said...

You are so truly creative and I always love the tutorials on how to get the look.

Emily said...

Gorgeous!

--Marcy said...

Your cards are stunning! Thanks for the tutorial!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty cards! Thanks you for the tutorial on coloring the dogwood!

naneruth said...

Love both cards!

Sharon said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

The T-Shirt & Tole Shop said...

love your cards and your stamp set too. can't wait til mine arrives.

Else49 said...

Thank you so much for this stamp. I love the way you used it. ALso a thank you for the short workshop on how you created your card.

Kathy N. said...

Lovely cards, I really like each of them. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ooo la la!!! Your Dogwood set is drool-worthy and I love your purple design!!!

Bertha W said...

Your cards are beautiful and I just love the tutorials. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Linda Palmer said...

Gorgeous stamp set and gorgeous card. Love the new stamps.

Mary Ann said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and I love how detailed your instructions were....WOW

Mullamy said...

Very nice tutorial on the coloring. Like Your card

lisa808 said...

They are both beautiful, but the first one is my favorite (I love purple).

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Beautiful love the colors and the papers love the way you layered it and made it pop out thanks for sharing and foe the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

KonaRose said...

Incredible. Amazing. Brilliant.

Payne Holler Cards said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!
i did say...gorgeous, right? LOL

Lynn B. said...

Loving your new stamp set. All the butterfly stamps had begun to look alike to me but this one is definitely different and different is good!!! Love the dogwood flowers too!

Rae said...

Another great stamp set from you. As always, love the cards you make.Your coloring is fantastic.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE the 3D effect you achieved on your Dogwood card, GORGEOUS!

Angie said...

Truly Stunning work!!! Your work is INCREDIBLE!

Pam~ said...

Awesome and gorgeous! Your new set is stunning! Not only are you the best artist, but a magnificent snipper! I'm always amazed at your cutting details!

terrie said...

All I can say is wow, wow, wow!!
beautiful cards...tfs
sincerely, terrie

zullu26@aol.com

Pauline said...

Stunning creations! I fell in love with the dogwood living in BC, Canada years ago... they are just beautiful in flower! Thank so for sharing today!
Pauline

Golda said...

Gorgeous work!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS!!! Gorgeous cards and thank you so much for the dogwood tutorial!

Sylvia said...

I love all the dimensions you created with the layers. Thanks for sharing your coloring techniques.

jazy1m said...

Awesome. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

Your dogwood card is absolutely gorgeous! You have a definite artistic eye in your applications of color and color combinations.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous projects.

Gayle said...

Beautiful new set, Theresa, as always spectacular cards.

Linda K said...

Beautiful set and the card you made is over the top.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Great coloring and layering. Thanks for the tutorials.
Jean McGee

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing your tute for the excellent copic coloring. Beautiful cards

sharon g said...

WOW you should frame that!

Mary D said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing with us your process.

janey said...

I really like the Dogwood and Butterfly set and I agree with you that Tami's label borders set is very verstile. I always enjoy good coloring - thanks

Marie said...

Loves the coloring, nice work.thanks

Mama said...

Love your designs. Inspiration abounds!

mitz said...

...wonderful job.. way to WOW us..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Anne said...

Can't get enough of your cards!!!

Kelly said...

Beautiful new set! Absolutely love both of your stunning cards!

Susan said...

Very pretty cards. Love them!!!

NJMullins said...

They are both lovely but the top one is breathtaking!

pamselinski said...

Fantastic work on these cards. Thanks for the step by step instructions and the awesome inspiration

Betty Neville said...

Stunning cards Theresa! Love all the beautiful dimension of your first card; and what a great idea to use the border in place of ribbon!

littlestamper said...

I love your beautiful cards!

Kay S said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always! Love the dogwood set and you've done such a great job of showcasing it here.

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards! Wishing to someday be half as creative as you!

Sheahasu said...

Love the layered images on the butterfly card. Beautiful!

Carol said...

Such beautiful images in these sets! I love the versatility of them and really enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects that are possible!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Ravengirl said...

Just beautiful! You do amazing work!

Judy I said...

Your new set is awesome. I love the dogwood.

TrinaM said...

Gorgeous cards and love the layers and coloring on the first one.

Teresa said...

Love the purple card....Awesome. Thanks for the coloring tutorial. Hugs, Teresa E

Kris said...

I always love your tutorials! Someday I hope to color like you! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Pati said...

very pretty cards and flowers! Cool how you used the labels set as part of the background on the second card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Purple is my fav! What an extraordinary card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! That first thinking of you card is just amazing! Such amazing coloring!

Anonymous said...

These are so striking and gorgeous! Wow! I love all the extra elements. 2nd card has great ideas for inspiraton on layout. Thanks!

JanLM said...

I hit a button too fast and forgot to leave my name.

So sorry!