Saturday, January 5, 2013

Birds and Blossoms Sneak Peek and Tutorial

Hello! Today Gina is sharing two more sneak peeks of the new release stamp sets on Gina's blog. Today's peeks are of my new set, Birds and Blossoms and Beth Silaika's new Lovely Ladybug set. My card today features Birds and Blossoms (tutorial below). For a sample using images from Lovely Ladybug, be sure to check out Beth's blog.

I used Copic markers to color the image (stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink), beginning with B24.

Added B23.

 Then filled in the back with B21.

 To deepen the shading, I added some B26.

Then some C3 around the face, shoulder, belly and on the wooden post.

I added YR61 to the belly and YR14 to the shoulder.

Then on the post E57.

Filled in with E31.

Then a bit more contrast with E59.

Added a shadow under the tail with N7.

For the flowers I started with YR07.

Added Y17.

Then filled in with Y000.

And finally, YG25 on the stems.

Using Spellbinders™Classic Ovals Nestabilities®, I cut and oval from Pure Luxury White card stock and began sponging, while still in the die template, using Memento New Sprout ink.

Then sponged Memento Lulu Lavender.

I removed the oval from the die template and stamped some foliage using Memento New Sprout. I masked the edges with sticky notes, to keep the frame clean. I could have left it in the die template while stamping, but I find the thickness of the die templates can prevent getting a good impression right up against the edge, so I tend to remove and use sticky notes to mask.

I cut another oval, this time with the smallest die template from Grand Decorative Ovals One. I sponged with Memento New Sprout.

I formed a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch card base using Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender card stock, then embossed a frame using Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, then adhered the ovals using Pop Dots. The sentiment was cut using Fancy Tags 2 and sponged with Memento Lulu Lavender. 

Birds and Blossoms, along with all the new release stamp sets will become available from Gina K Designs starting this Thursday. More sneak peeks from Gina tomorrow! 

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

40 comments:

CASTOWNE said...

Such a gorgeous card! Your tutorials are so thorough that even a non-artist would attempt to create this beauty. TFS

Melanie said...

it's exactly as I imagined! outstanding coloring on the bird!

Pam Zirbel said...

Fantastic image!!! And love the color combo!! Great design...thank you!!

Kay S said...

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful bird. I can't wait to use this set!

Donna Phelan said...

Oooh I see a Spring stamp set in my VERY near future! Gorgeous bird, wonderful coloring of course! Happy New year!

Ava Gavloski said...

lovely card featuring the new stamp

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous coloring on the bird. I can't wait to see the rest of the set. Thanks for the great tutorial, as always!

Sharon Christian said...

Lovely card and I lilke the tutorial for coloring.

Judy Woodland said...

Your card is exquisite. I am so partial to bluebirds. My husband used to have a bluebird trail where he looked after 100 bluebird houses. Your coloring is spot on, exactly what bluebirds look like. Can't wait to see this new stamp set!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card and lovely coloring. I can see I may be wanting this set.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card. Great coloring.

BeverlyBL said...

Wow! Great stamps and beautiful coloring. Nice job.

Shari M said...

Am on your mailing list and every one of them is in an instruction file., Cannot believe what you do with these cards. They are all absolutely beautiful. Thanks.

Shawna said...

WOW! Gorgeous!

NJMullins said...

Love this!

Kathryn A said...

Love this! I'm excited as I have been wanting some realistic bird stamps! Yay!

Lori said...

T this card is absolutely stunning!!!

Kay M said...

Oh WOW, can't wait to see the rest of the set. Birds and Blossoms are 2 of my favorite stamps.

jean w. said...

Happy New Year Theresa! Beautiful card and tutorial as always!

Becky said...

wow, this is just gorgeous Theresa.

JoanL said...

AWESOME!!!

Carolyn King said...

What a stunning tutorial, fabulous card and awesome new set! Love it Theresa!

Paula said...

Beautiful coloring! Thanks for doing a tutorial!

Ravengirl said...

Goodness! You layer the colors in the most gorgeous way!

Rosy Newlun said...

Love this new stamp - and more eye candy goodness to see - thank you Theresa! Your bird and coloring leave me in awe!

Anonymous said...

I am always so envious whenever I see how beautifully someone colors with copics or other coloring materials. I think I am going to give this a try because you make it seem possible, even for someone like me! Thank you!

Ann T said...

Thus card is stunning Theresa! Your tutorial is so clear and thorough - if I leave your blog open while I attempt to colour, I may achieve something like this one day! TFS

Kelly said...

Theresa, great card and I look forward to the stamp set. My neighbor is an ornithologist and I know he would say you painted the bluebird perfectly. I love your tutorials. I have many cards from them. Thank you for hard work.

~ Connie said...

THANK YOU so very much for your amazing designs and your awesome Copic coloring instructions!!! Each time I check your blog, it just seems to get better and better. Blessings to you.

DJreflections said...

Absolutely lovely. Love the grand decorative oval. Another one on my wish list.

DJreflections said...

Absolutely lovely. Love the grand decorative oval. Another one on my wish list.

DJreflections said...

Absolutely lovely. Love the grand decorative oval. Another one on my wish list.

DJreflections said...

Absolutely lovely. Love the grand decorative oval. Another one on my wish list.

Lagene said...

Amazing card, gorgeous coloring, Thanks for the tutorial!

Sharon Harnist said...

Absolutely outstanding!

Kitty said...

Just gorgeous. I think your new set will have to come to Florida. I can hardly wait till thursday.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Anonymous said...

Eileen said...

Beautiful coloring on a gorgeous stamp. Ive been inspired to create cards using your tutorials, they are so informative each step. Thank you for sharing your techniques and colors.

Cynthia Clark said...

One can never have too many birds or birdhouses. That card was done by a true artist, gorgeous.

naneruth said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for stating the finished card size as I would not have guessed that size. Another wonderful job showing us all how you put this together.

Connie Ludgate said...

These cards are absolutely stunning. My favorites are the bluebirds.