Monday, August 13, 2012

Gina K New Release Blog Hop - Day 1


The Design Team for Gina K. Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!!! Gina and the Design Team will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of deeply etched, pre-cut Gina K. Designs stamps! To see the full list of winners check the Big News forum at Stamp TV a couple of days after the hops!
Hey there! Today the GKD Design Team are blog hopping with inspiration from our newest stamp release. First up is a set I illustrated, called Country Roads. I was in the mood for a little mixed media, so I created this card using wood veneer paper, layered with a small piece of  Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, cut with Spellbinders™Fancy Lattice. I threaded some raffia in wire mesh ribbon and tied it off with a bow, before adhering in the corner. The focal layer is Pure Luxury Ivory, cut with Spellbinders Labels 26 and sponged with Memento Peanut Brittle and Rich Cocoa inks. All the images are from Country Roads and that beautiful autumn pattern paper is from the new Sun Kissed Autumn patterned paper pack.

Next up is Melanie Muenchinger's Basket Additions 3. There are some really fun images in this set that will be perfect for so many occasions. I'm crazy for the fun Halloween ghoulish friends. Melanie designed this set to go with her basket sets, making them so versatile and expanding all the wonderful ways to use those sets. I wanted to show you that you can use the images on their own, too. On this card, I stamped the Halloween image twice to make a fun, spooky border. I think this would make a great border scrapbooking Halloween photos.

 
Using the same image, I created another look, this time separating the images into their own frames. I have some coloring photos below, but first, be sure to check out the following designer links for more inspiration...

Gina K
Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator Basket Additions 3
Theresa Momber - Illustrator Country Roads
AJ Otto
Beth Silaika
Cathy Tidwell
Deb Felts
Giovana Smith
Jimmi Mayo
Lee Murphy
Lori McAree
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry
Tina Gilliland
Vicki Dutcher

To color the skeleton, I use W3 and my blender pen.

Oh his hat, I started with YR07.

Added YR04.

Then filled in with Y17. For the stem, I used YG95.

Then filled in with YG91. After coloring, I cut out the skeleton.

For the pumpkin hat, I started with BV00.

Then added N3.

Add N5.

Added N7.

I used YG23 for the band on the hat.

Then 100 on the buckle. For the pumpkin, I started with YG07.

Added YG04.

Then filled in with Y17. For the eyes, I used Y13 and W3 to add a bit more shading under the hat. After coloring, I cut it out.

 I cut circles using Spellbinders Standard Circles, layering with Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx. The sentiment was stamped on white and layered with Pure Luxury Vibrant Purple. The 5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches is Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender. I embossed a frame using the second largest of the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics B and added some bling. 

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

101 comments:

Melanie said...

bwahhhh! love these peekaboos, so cute and clever!!
your set is gorgeous, love this card and that cool textured ribbon stuff at the corner!

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards, I especially like the first one.

Lori said...

Absolutely stunning cards Theresa, WOW!!!

Katherine said...

You are so talented! I love all 3 cards - but have to admit those halloween basket additions caught my eye as well! Love your new country roads stamps set.
Thanks for the inspirations,
Katherine

Margie said...

I've yet to try copics, due to cost and fear that I don't understand how they work, but your step-by-step is so helpful...makes me want to go buy some fall colored copics and get coloring!

Joyce T. said...

I love your new set Theresa!

Liz Lumsden said...

Love ALL the cards! Your autumn colored one is awesome...thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Great cards love the windmill one. Thanks for sharing the copic colors and directions that is so helpful

Janeen said...

Too cute how the pumpkin guy is peeking out...I love windmills, great cards

Betty Benton said...

Love this windmill stamp on your new set! Terrific paper to go along with the windmill -- the leaves seem to swirling in the wind that it turning the windmill!

Doris W. said...

I love how you used the basket additions without the basket. Love how they peek! Your country roads set is my favorite. Thanks for your tutorials.

Lagene said...

Your autumn card is wonderful!

mommaladystamper said...

This set is beautiful. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I am always amazed at everyone's coloring and that way, I can pick up some tips when I color. Alice Roushia

D Wiles-dwilsew@aol.com said...

Absolutely love, love, love the country roads set. The card is beautiful.

Lynne said...

Super great fall cards. Like how you used the basket additions Halloween stamp at the bottom of the card without a basket.

Victoria H. said...

What gorgeous creations! I love your new stamp set and so happy to say it one I now proudly own. Thank you the beautiful and inspiring creations.

Anonymous said...

Your coloring is awesome and I love your stamps.

Blessings,
Kat

Martha Shiflet said...

Neat cards. Thanks for the tutorials.

Deana Carpenter said...

I really like how you used the basket addition without the basket. Halloween happens to be one of my favs :-)

alex said...

Gorgeous cards, love the country roads card, and the spooky cards are just so much fun, and a great tutorial, thank you so much :-)

Lindsay M. said...

i am in love with these cards!!!! Halloween is my all time favorite!!!!! awesome cards!

Sue D said...

Beautiful fall card and cute Halloween cards!

Cortney said...

Very cute cards. Thank you for sharing your coloring with copics. Very detailed and helpful.

Sharon said...

The windmill card is just gorgeous!
And the Halloween cards are so cute - fun to see the basket additions used just on their own.

Olga said...

This is awesome!Great work!

jean w. said...

Such great cards Theresa!

Marianne said...

Love the new set!

Tami B. said...

Mercy, these are all 3 great, (but when are your cards not?!)

mermaid fenicia said...

Those are very nicely made cards ^_^

Sharon Harnist said...

Darling cards, T -- love the goblins stamped twice across your cute card!

Kwright said...

Great Cards!! They are so inspiring. Love the coloring and cutting instructions. What great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. Blessings!

granmaknit said...

Theresa, thank you for country roads, love that set. Of course your cards are always amazing

Kathy E. said...

Just to cool! Love all the cards and great use of the stamps in such striking ways!! thanks!

Anita Braddock said...

Super cute cards so ready for Halloween with them. the Card with the Windmill is Beautiful love the layering and the added Ribbon and Raffia. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win

Helen Dooley said...

Fall is my most fav time of year and its is mostly because of Halloween. I like spooky. lol These cards gave me ideas, thanks!:)

AJ said...

LOVE your halloween cards Theresa! I have such a thing for halloween!! and fabulous coloring!

Judy Averill said...

Love your fall card..lots on interest and texture. The Halloween ones are fun and thanks for including great pics as to the coloring of them.

Debbie Bradford said...

Such a cute Halloween card! Different and fun. I love your stamp set and since my birthday is next weekend, I fully intend to treat myself with that set. Thank you for supplying a birthday idea!

zehra said...

great cards, love the fall card too

Joni said...

Your cards are fabulous.I wish I could buy all the sets. Thank you for the great coloring tutorial.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Oh my you've caught my eye. The windmill is gorgeous and so manly. An of course it's almost that time again for spooks and goblins. Can't wait till fall. Do hope it a long one this year.

jennifer said...

Beautiful cards

Card Crafty Club said...

Absolutely, positively GORGEOUS! Great work!!!! Thanks for all that you do! Sean

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and I must tell you that Country Roads is on my Wish List for sure.

JoanL said...

Love your Country Roads set. I made a card with the covered bridge and it was a big hit. Your Halloween card makes me happy!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!!!! Your almost sepia design is just stunning my friend!!

Linda Grady said...

Darling halloween card; great images.

Elizabeth said...

Such adorable Halloween cards.

Carol W said...

Great idea to have a couple of the basket fillers peeking out of their own frames! Gorgeous work as always on the coloring, and the step-outs are much appreciated.

Bea Connor said...

Love the cards. I especiallly like the fall card-beautiful combinations.

Janet S said...

I just LOVE your Country Roads set. Every card I have seen is just gorgeous, I don't think you can make a bad card using that set. Thanks

Giovana said...

Fantastic cards T!!! Love your set very much :)

Kathryn Andrews said...

Gorgeous cards and your tutorials are always appreciated. I can't wait for my Country Roads stamp set to arrive...maybe today?

Angela Shields said...

Love your first card! It really gets me in the mood for fall...the texture and colors you used are fantastic!

Tina said...

LOVE the windmill and almost used it as well... reminded me of all the ones we saw on our trip to see Lee!! Your Halloween cards are sooo cute!! Love the circles and the images peeking through!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Your cards are wonderful as always. I love your new set.

meemee48 said...

Such versatile sets and you used them so well!

Vicki L. said...

Hi! Love,Love & Love the cards! Can't wait to Stamp!
Thanks for Sharing,
Vicki

Diana E. said...

I have never sent Halloween cards, but you certainly have inspired me to do so this year. So-0-0 cute !!

shelley said...

Awesome cards!

windinstarsranch said...

The halloween card is just perfect. I so like it. I'm an Okie and the Love You card just feels like home..Thanks.

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my goodness! Love your first card!!

Jan Henry said...

The basket toppers are so versatile.

Jan Henry said...

P.S. As always, thanks for your step by step instructions. J

daisystitcher said...

I can't wait to get the covered bridge and the windmill set. I love them!

Far North said...

The eyes have it all! What terrific techniques. Thanks for sharing.

MyAuntKath said...

Love these cards--so nice!

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO I do like your country roads stamp set and this card is a wonderful example - very simple but great. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Jean McGee

Anonymous said...

all the layers add such depth!
thanks
Holly

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the use of JUST the images! WTG!!

lisa2d said...

It's so nice to see how each one does a great job and creating fun cards. Thanks for the ideas and also showing us how you colored with your copics.

Donna Phelan said...

lol love that peeking pumpkin! :)

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow I love your cards! The Basket Additions 3 is so cute. TFS AJ~

Kelly said...

What a wonderful coloring tutorial and all your cards are amazing! TFS!

Vicki said...

Beautiful projects. LOVE your artwork!

Robin said...

SOOOO Cute!

Rosy Newlun said...

Theresa - incredible artwork, as always! I <3 your set!!! Thanks so much for your hard work!

Sharon said...

Love your new set Theresa I think it works with anyone's taste and style. Great cards but lol at the second one!

scrappinmommom said...

Really like your new set and the windmill reminds me of my youth. Second card is so cute....

MitBem said...

Way to inspire one - thank you - love the cards.

naneruth said...

Love your cards. They are so cool.

Mom M said...

I love the Country Roads set:))))))

Betty Neville said...

Fabulous cards, Theress! Love your layouts and your beautiful coloring!

Jo4Him said...

What fun cards; love the last one with the cut-out images. Thanks for sharing

catdidit said...

Oh so loving this new set, fits me to a tee! :D And the little critters peeking, soo cute!!

MitBem said...

I love working with the basket additions and am looking forward to working with #3. Thanks for the great ideas.

RuthAnn said...

Great cards, this stamp set is so
great, thanks for sharing.

Sylvia said...

Love your Country Roads card and stampset. All the elements you chose for your card work so beautifully. Your Halloween card is cute. Thanks for inspiring.

Lainee said...

Once again the Country Road card does it for me, but I do love the way you have added pictures to show how to color in the Halloween card :)

Valerie said...

Love your new stampset. Your cards are always so well done. You are very talanted.

Karen Roth said...

I love the I Love You card! It is just my style!

I like the Halloween cards,too. Too Cute!

Linda R. said...

Great cards and thanks for showing us the copics you use!

Angela Crafty Spot said...

Very cute!!

Plastic Card said...

These are so nice. Best collection of so beautiful cards. I appreciate these all.

lisa808 said...

Love the Fall feel of your first card and the Halloween fun of the other two.

Lisa H. said...

Your Country Roads set reminds me of growing up in the midwest. I just love that first card. Thanks for sharing your coloring techniques - awesome! You make me believe that I could do it, too!

Golda said...

The first card is such a lovely one and the others are so fun! Great work!

gobluektb said...

Thanks for all the tutorials! It's very helpful for newbies like me. :)

sunnydots said...

Love the Owl card!

NJMullins said...

the skeleton outside the box look is great! Wonderful colors, as always!

Jennipher said...

Your card with the country roads set is absolutely stunning! WOW. You ladies are so talented.