Monday, April 29, 2013

By The Sea 2 Sneak Peek and Tutorial

Hello! It's sneak peek time at Gina K Designs and today she is showing little snippets from mine, Melanie's and Beth's new stamp sets, so I made a card to peek a few more images from my new set. It's called By The Sea 2 and is a follow up to one of my most popular sets ever. This and all the new stamp sets will be available from the Gina K online store starting Thursday at 7pm Central.
Here is the snippet Gina is showing on her blog. Be sure to go visit to see snippets from two more sets. And you can see a project by Melanie, on her blog and one by Beth, on her blog.

I started with a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock, cut to 4 ¼ by 3 ½ inches, then I masked off the bottom with sticky notes and sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Sponged Memento Tangelo ink.

Then I removed the mask and sponged Memento Angel Pink at the top and bottom.

Sponged Memento Lulu Lavender at the top and bottom.

Next, I masked the top, and sponged Memento Grape Jelly.

I removed the mask and stamped the pier silhouette using a brand new Gina K ink color Black Onyx! This new color is such a rich, dark black. I love it! The new black along with 7 other new colors will be available on Thursday.

Next, I added some water ripples using an opaque white gel pen.

Then I used my BV000 Copic marker to add some clouds and rough in a shadow under the pier.

Then used a BV00 Copic to deepen the shading on the clouds and the shadow under the pier.

Then C5 to make the pier shadow just a tad darker right where it meets the water.

I stamped the three seagulls using Memento Espresso Truffle.


Then adhered the scene to a Pure Luxury Smokey Slate card base (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches). The sentiment is also from By The Sea 2 and is stamped on strip of white, using Gina K Black Onyx ink. I added two brads to embellish.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to tune in to Gina's blog all week for more sneak peeks and details about the release party on Thursday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

49 comments:

Melanie said...

amazing colors, card and set!

Regina Hamilton said...

Beautiful sponging, as usual....

klarcher said...

Wow, what a wonderful set and great tutorial

Crafty Math Chick said...

AHHH! This is so gorgeous Theresa! You ARE the queen of sponging! I love your sea-themed sets, can't wait to see the whole thing! :)
~ Meredith

catdidit said...

wow.wow.wow!! T, you never cease to amaze me! I just love how you do the shadows!

Anonymous said...

That is absolutely beautiful. I thought at first it was a photograph!

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh MY WORD! What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL CARD! Love this Set and your sponging/shadowing/stamping just blows me away every.single.time!

Nana Griffin said...

Looking forward to seeing what else is in the set! Nice card.

nzillingworth said...

cRACKING CARD AND YOU MADE ME WANT A HOLIDAY NOW. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL INSPIRATION. THANKS FOR SHARING.

nzillingworth said...

cRACKING CARD AND YOU MADE ME WANT A HOLIDAY NOW. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL INSPIRATION. THANKS FOR SHARING.

Claudia N said...

Oh no! It looks like another must have!! Lol I have 6 of your stamp sets alone;) I simply love your tutorials and I try( try being the key word here) to copy your techniques with the inks in creating sunsets and sunrises. Thanks for the tutorials and the beautiful cards.

Julia Gibson said...

Please tell us how you make the reflection of the pier and house upside down in the water!! That is amazing and the card is lovely! But I want to know how to do ALL of it! :)

Peggy Wood said...

I live on Florida. Looks just like the piers here. Beautiful. Job news to add toy wish list.

Cindy Groh said...

Love to see masculine cards. Great scene you have created for this one. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

jean w. said...

Such a great set for those of us near the Jersey Shore! Always love your work and tutorials. Thanks Theresa!

Melinda said...

What a beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for the great tutorial. Will have to buy this set for sure.

cjgusloff57 said...

Oh Wow...what a great card! Just beautiful! As always, your card is a beautiful picture that should be hung on a wall for all to enjoy!

Rosy Newlun said...

Mesmerizing Theresa ♥ Looks like anyone of the piers along the California Coast. I can hear the gentle lapping of the waves. Beautiful sponging & SEA GULL stamps? Yahoooo!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous scene and card you created, T -- LOVE it!! The pier reflection you created is amazing!

Janine said...

What a gorgeous card.

quilt4fun2 said...

Your card turned out so beautiful. I like the shadow under the pier...I don't think I would have thought of doing that and it adds so much. Love it!
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Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Gorgeous card Theresa, can't wait to see the whole set!

Golda said...

What an amazing card! Love the shadow of the pier you did.

Debi said...

oh my this is a stunner! Debi x

Lee Kendel said...

Wow, now this is what I call a card!!
Beautiful, beautiful, has kind of an oriental feel to me.

Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

Blessings,
Kathleen

Donna Phelan said...

That is one long pier, what a gorgeous card (as usual!) You had me at "sea". Can't wait to see this entire set, it will be in my cart like *snap* I just had to show my Hubby some of your cards, he asked, about this one, is that a painting? I hope he doesn't end up in my craft room because of this sharing! lol

Carolyn King said...

Stunning! Fabulous T--->love your set! LOVE your card!

JoanL said...

I am SO ready for By The Sea 2. This may even top my By The Sea that I already have. Gorgeous!!!

Susan White said...

Beautiful Card and Tutorial!!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This card is so beautiful! I have to have this set. It reminds me of a vacation we took a few years ago. I hope your tutorial will be on your page for a while. I know I will have to look at it several more times. lol

Julie Allen said...

Wow! The new stamps are going to be spectacular, and I can not wait for the new color companions.
Awesome!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer shadowing!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Awesome looking set. I love how you did the shadow of the pier. Your tutorial is great as usual. Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Casmiles said...

beautiful, as usual, Theresa. I love your "reflection" in the water - wish I could even come close to doing that technique so well.

Ava Gavloski said...

Theresa, you make me crazy, when I visit and watch your tutorials with sticky notes and watch how the magic happens with your midas touch.... truly you need to take up painting..... love

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful card!!!

Judy Sander said...

Beautiful coloring, my favorite thing. I live in So.CA and the piers here look just like this at sunset. Colors, Yummy, yum!

WWW.cardmakingjourney.blogspot.com said...

Hi Theresa
Yet another stunning card, you make a simple stamp into a beautiful work of art you are so talented.
Shirley
Xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, that is so beautiful

Annalize said...

Beautiful as always!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love this one! The pier is beautiful!

Lee said...

You just KNOCKED my socks off yet again!!!! This is just incredible...so realistic it's almost like a photo!!!

Marilyn from MI said...

Your tutorials and stamp sets are the BEST!!! I wish I could make mine come out that good.

Andrea said...

Just a beautiful card I love you designs Theresa Hugs A

windinstarsranch said...

You are so talented. You make everything come to life. Beautiful card.

JoanL said...

Awesome!

Shirley Langley said...

Hi Theresa
Simply wonderful. Yet again you wow me.
Shirley
XXX

Carol Sze said...

This is truly a beautiful card. I love your technique and choice of colors.