Thursday, February 2, 2012

Gina K Inspiration Hop Day 2


Hello! It's day 2 of the Gina K Inspiration Blog Hops. Today the design team are featuring two more new stamp sets. First up is a new set I illustrated, called, Whimsical Spring.  more details about this card below

Next up is such a fun new set, from Tami Mayberry, called, Girl Talk. I love this sassy girl and all the fun sayings!

For more inspiration, check out the rest of the design team...




For my Whimsical Spring card, I stamped the floral branch with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics, starting with V06.

Added V04.

I used my blender pen to blend and pull the color into the highlighted areas, then added some V09 for deeper shading at the center. After coloring, I cut out the flowers.

For the background I sponged Memento New Sprout.

Sponged Memento Bamboo Leaves.

Then sponged Memento Lulu Lavender at the top.

Then sponged Memento Grape Jelly, very lightly.

Stamped the branch, from Whimsical Spring.

I began coloring the leaves with YG03.

Added YG95.

For the branch, I started with E35.

Then added E29.


I stamped the silhouette branch with Memento Bamboo Leaves, stamped off on scratch paper first, to make the image lighter. Then I adhered the flowers using Pop Dots. 


The circle for the sentiment was cut using a Lacy Circles die, then sponged while still in the die. 

I stamped the sentiment, then adhered it to the background using Pop Dots. I added self adhesive pearls to the flower centers and layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Wild Lila. The card base is Lovely Lavender and finished size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

101 comments:

Melanie said...

Nice color coordination today with both cards! :0 Your new set rocks, I love the branch going vertical, don't know why I didn't think about it that way before!

(Isn't that sentiment a hoot? love how you chose to show it!)

Rae said...

Love your new set. And your card is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

alex said...

Two stunning cards, adore your new set and the fun way you have used Tami's new set, you always inspire, thank you :-)

catdidit said...

LOVE your coloring....and the sponging as usual! These are just rocking T!! And so is your new stamps!

Elizabeth said...

Love the dimension you created with the flowers on the first card. And the Girl Talk card is adorable.

Helen Dooley said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! SO lovin' the hop.

Becky said...

Beautiful cards Theresa..Love these flowers

jennifer said...

Love the new spring stamps

StampnInkLady said...

Theresa, I am absolutely in love with your new spring set and your cards are just stunning!!! Both of them! I love your coloring!
Lori R.

Debbie Rogers said...

I can't wait to get your Whimsical Spring set Theresa. Love your designs and tutorials...Thank you!

Sharon said...

Such great cards - really like the colors you used on both! Especially like the Hugs card.

Making Jesus Famous said...

I love this Theresa...i can't wait to order these....

Judy I said...

Lovely cards. Your new set is great. Thanks for the coloring details.

dklessig said...

Very pretty cards. Like your coice of colors

Monica said...

Gorgeous job. I love the purples & greens and the 3D effect.

--Marcy said...

Delightful girl card, and, as always thanks for your tutorial for the beautiful flower card!

ShariD said...

beautiful as usual. love them both, and of course the tutorial for us. Thanks

Lori said...

You simply amaze me Theresa!! Both cards are gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

Great color combo for both cards. Your coloring is awesome. Great job.

Gvendalen said...

So pretty cards!

Mamacita Glad said...

I love the colors. Love your creativity. Adios, glad

Linda Grady said...

These 2 stamp sets are awesome. Love the purple/green color combo you used on your cards.

Die Cut Lady said...

Thank you for the great tutorial and lovely stamp set!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! Both your cards are fabulous. Thanks so much for the tutorial on your coloring.

Lisa said...

Love the blending...I'm so trying that tonight!

Chris said...

Gorgeous cards, Theresa. Love the purples and greens.

zehra said...

these are beautiful cards. i simply love teh colors. gorgeous set illustrated by you

Ravengirl said...

So pretty! I love the purples and greens together! Your shading always amazes me!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Your shading is always so wonderful! Thank you for sharing

Pati said...

Very pretty color combo and beautiful flowers!

Margaret said...

I love your cards and the way you used the green and purple together.

Tami B. said...

Both of these are beautiful! I love lavender and green together.

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! Your creations are always so AMAZING Theresa! Thank you so much for taking all that time to create such wonderful tutorials for us so we can improve our coloring and sponging skills with Gina's pretty images.

Angie said...

Gorgeous cards! love that purple it just pop's, awesome job at coloring! Thanks for the tutorial!

Caryn S said...

Thank you for the step by step on the dimensional flowers. It's nice to see a pretty card but even more so when you can see the process involved! I like how you used the thought bubble on the Girl Talk card too, very cute!

Patricia said...

Both of these cards are stand outs. You definitely have a talent for using Copic markers! Thanks for participating and sharing your talents. Your stamps are wonderful.

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT cards.....I {heart} that gossip sentiment, 2 funny!

Ultimate Whirligig said...

Love the colours you have used. I have a passion for my daubers at the moment, so thanks for the technique advice. :)
Michelle

Joyce T. said...

love your new set and the way you colored these designs.

Trisha said...

Wow, I truly love your gorgeous card. Your coloring is so amazing and thanks for the tutorial. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Wendy Thompson said...

What beautiful cards thanks so much for sharing your talents

Nanette said...

Beautiful! Such pretty, soft colors.

naneruth said...

Beautiful cards! Love those colors.

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful! So lovely in the green and lilac! Thank you for your awesome tutorials!

Evette K. said...

Wonderful colors and designs!! Thank you for always doing GREAT tutorials and listing all the products u used. Sure makes things easier for us card makers. Just love the new stamps. ekc

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness! So nice of you to ALWAYS include a tutorial!!

Pat Jandacek said...

Love the layouts and soft background sponging on these cards. Oh, and the artwork and expressions, too, of course.

pamselinski said...

Love the lavender color. That flower just pops right off the card. I like the Girl Talk card as well. Again the colors work really well together

mermaid fenicia said...

Really love those cards ^-^

Jennifer said...

Your flower is colored so beautifully! Your tutorials are very helful. Thank you!
Jennifer

Sandy said...

Theresa what a gorgeous set of stamps. Both cards are great...love the 2nd circle of girl talk:) Thanks too for sharing your colouring skills with us wanna-bes:)

RuthAnn said...

Whimsical Spring set is a real
essential to stamp collections for not only spring time. Girl talk
very cute. Take care, thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Love the purple and green combination! Thank you for showing your cards step by step! It's so helpful for a newbie!

Teri said...

Beautiful. Love the colors and the stamps!

Kay S said...

Beautiful cards as always and love your new set. Thanks for the great tutorial also.

Lenoria said...

Love the soft purple on both cards and also thanks for the tutorial.

Designs By Sky said...

Love the cards and I LOVE your stamp sets even more! TFS

Leta said...

this has been an awesome release..your stamps and colors just scream SPRING...

Susan Sieracki said...

Wow...your cards are gorgeous. I really like how you put all the products at the bottom too. Thank you.

Janet Baldwin said...

Love the card designs and the tutorial was Soooo helpful - thanks so much!

Georgia said...

Love the new stamp set and enjoy the cards and well as the copic lesson. TFS

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are gorgeous and I love the Whimsical Spring set. Tis' the season, soon we hope.

Becky Jo said...

Love the color combo on your cards! I think I'm in love with the Whimsical Spring set! Thanks for all your great coloring tutorials - I love them! Your coloring is beyond beautiful!! Hugs!!

ktfabian said...

Your stamp set is beatiful, as are your cards! They make me think of spring and wish that it were really here. Great work!

Billie Dee said...

How witty! Love it. And both cards are gorgeous. Interesting color combination.

wanda said...

this is amazing!! so beautiful.. I love the 3D effect> thank you also for the step by step.. always liked this aspect of your site

Denise E. said...

Your colors are beautiful. Thanks for the step-by-step picture directions.

Miesje said...

Love teh colors on both cards! Really like this set Theresa! Going to be running to mail box for the next week! (I need the exercise too). Love the coloring - as always!

Sharon Harnist said...

This is such a beautiful set you designed, T -- love your vertical branch and how you used the sold leaf stamp, too (along with the great sentiment)! Great Girl Talk card, too1

Luanna said...

I love your new set. Thank you for the step by step directions you give for making the card. You are so talented.

Golda said...

Beautiful cards! These new sets are really cute.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Theresa- You never fail to WOW us with your talent! Fabulous cards!

Aixa M. said...

Nice colors and coloring techniques! The cards are beautiful!

Kay said...

Love, love the cards and the step by step shots are SO helpful!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful cards. Your flowers are beautiful.

Kris said...

I love this spring set! It is so versatile! Thanks so much for the directions for making the card too!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sharon said...

Your first card like your set is beautiful. I love the thought bubble in the 2nd card, very clever

Susan said...

Love love love the cards. The color combo is outstanding. Great job!

Judy McMullen said...

Theresa, your Whimsical Spring set is just beautiful! Love your coloring and step by step card creations!! This card and the fun Girl Talk card are so beautiful! They shout Spring!

Gayle said...

Beautiful colors, cards and another beautiful stamp set. Congratulations, Theresa.

Cheryl Winget said...

Thank you for a great tutorial. For self-taught colorists like me, these tutorials are priceless. The Whimsical Spring stamps are gorgeous! And so are your cards!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty cards. I sooo enjoy your tutorials. TFS!!
Jean McGee

lisa808 said...

Beautiful coloring and colors.

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring and great color combo.

Olga said...

It's amazing! Love both cards! Nice color combo!

Terry Duncan said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! Love the Girl Talk Stamp Set!

Teresa said...

Wow..I love purple and green and you rocked it. Love these new stamps. Hugs, Teresa

KonaRose said...

Theresa, congratulations on Whimsical Spring-luv it!! And you used lavenders/limes on both cards - so peaceful (took notes on your coloring again-thanks!) very best to you!!!

Riette said...

Whimsical Spring is my favorite of this release!

Krystal said...

I don't think there's a card you can't beautify! I love your wonderful details you give, that is what inspires me, and makes me want every stamp set!

Mary K said...

Theresa, when I grow up I want to be an artist like you. You make the most beautiful cards AND you are so generous to help others try to do it too. I can't imagine how much time it takes you to take all those pics, then type out instructions step by step. I know I am very thankful that you do. I have several of your sets, they are gorgeous, just like Whimsical Spring. God bless!

Barbara Bryant said...

This is gorgious and you make us drull over your colors and talent

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Beautiful coloring! I love Whimsical Spring stamp set.. it is on it's way to me as we speak :) can not wait to get it!
hugs,
Karen

ntsisterz said...

Your set is lovely and I really appreciate how you share each step in it's creation.

naoompje said...

Nice color combo's and very beautiful cards.

Dee said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you popped the flowers on the card. Outstanding!

Susan said...

I really like how you used the same color combo for such vastly different cards.

Donna Baker said...

wow your purple flowers just jump off the card! your girl talk cracks me up since you made her talk bubble, genius!

Marsha said...

Love both of them. Like the color combo.

ddlady said...

Theresa, love the color combinations used in both of your cards. 1st card is beautiful!

CTgirl said...

Fabulous creations!! Love the colours you used.
Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial! It's great!