Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day 3


Hello! It's our third day of inspiration for the Gina K Designs May release. Today we have two more stamp sets to feature, By The Sea 2, illustrated by me, and Weather or Not by Beth Silaika. This first card uses images from By The Sea 2. The step by step photos for this card are below. 

Next up is Beth's Weather or Not. The images in this set are so adorable! I love the boot and decided to paper piece two, to make a pair. I do have step out photos for this card and will post the tutorial next week. It was so fun to make!

Now, for more inspiration, be sure to check out all the links below!

Gina K
Beth Silaika - Illustrator of Weather or Not
Theresa Momber - Illustrator of By The Sea
AJ Otto
Becky Oehlers
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Sean Fetterman
Sharon Harnist
Tami Mayberry

To make my nautilus card, I started by cutting and embossing white card stock using Spellbinders™ A2 Matting Basics A. Then I stamped the nautilus shell rich cocoa ink. I used a mask to keep just a tiny portion of the shell from stamping, so that later I could try to make it look like the shell was really in the sand, not just floating above it.

To color, I started with my E53 Copic marker.  

 Then blended out with E00.

I wanted a little more contrast, so I added E35.

I stamped the nautilus shell on a piece of scratch paper and cut it out, then attached it, using re-positionable tape, to mask.

Then I began sponging using Memento Desert Sand ink for the sand.

I cut a curve into a sticky note to mask the bottom of the sand and sponged just a tiny bit more to make a ripple in the sand.

Then, from the top, I began sponging Memento Summer Sky.

Sponged Memento Bahama Blue.

Then I removed the mask and used a W3 Copic marker to add a shadow beneath the shell and also to give a bit more depth to the sand ripple.

 I deepened the shadow under the shell with W5.

Then used C3 to create the edge of the water.

And C1 to soften that water edge.

With my opaque white gel pen, I added some ripples to the water.

Then, with my Desert Sand, London Fog and Toffee Crunch Memento Markers, I added a bunch of tiny dots to give texture to the sand.

The sentiment was stamped using Memento Rich Cocoa and the card base is Pure Luxury Kraft (5 ½ by 4 ¼ inches).

Thanks for visiting. We have one more day of inspiration coming tomorrow, so be sure to stop by. Have a wonderful day!

78 comments:

Melanie said...

fave card of yours from the release!

richardbreaks said...

This is amazing in its simplicity. Love it!

Nana Griffin said...

Cool!

catdidit said...

Im with Mel, that shell card is my fav!! Your touch of the shadows on it is just pure perfection! *shadow envy!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Love the shell on the beach card....so pretty!

Sharon Underwood said...

Thank you for the tutorial--I wondered how you did that! LOVE the card! Thank you again!!!

Cheryl Wright said...

Oh Theresa! So gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your technique as well.

Julie Allen said...

Teresa,
I instantly fell in love with your shell card and your step by step directions. Please don't ever stop!

Kay S said...

Theresa, your shell card is outstanding! You always have such fabulous cards and your tutorials are so easy to follow. This set is definitely going to have to find it's way into my collection!

Sylvia said...

Awesome cards! You are so gifted, thanks for sharing through your tutorials.

Cindy Groh said...

Both cards are awesome. Love your work.

Debbie Corbari said...

LOVE your cards Theresa..you are so incredibly talented! I can't get over how much your By the Sea card looks like a photo..blows my mind!

Lisa H. said...

Theresa, your artistry is awesome. Thanks for giving us such a great tutorial, you give me confidence to try to do it myself!

Carolyn King said...

i so love that seashell card. looks so real! your set is amazing! just love it!

slw1971 said...

Love the Nautilus card. Your technique is wonderful. Canr wait to try it out.

Sharon Harnist said...

Stunning cards, Theresa, but I have to say that nautilus card is probably my favorite of all time ... it looks like a photo, so calm and relaxing!

Karen Hightower said...

Love both of your cards, I always love seeing what you create, because I know your coloring and shading, landscapes or what ever you do will be fabulous. Thanks for sharing. :)

Barbara said...

The shell card is amazing. You paint with markers! It looks like an expensive water color.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards you created. But I just love that beach one you did. I was wondering how I could use it and so glad you showed me how now.

Maria said...

great cards

Lagene said...

Great cards!!! I love your seashell card and wonderful tutorial!

Terri said...

I think I can actually hear the ocean, lol. Love both your cards.

Loretta said...

Great card.

Dianne Steele said...

Your card is beautiful!! I have copic envy!! Wonderful tutorial!! Dianne

Dana D. said...

Amazing nautilus card. Gorgeous. This is a new terrific stamp set.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful samples, and I especially love your first one!

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards the rubber boots are so cute!! I love the shell cards and the tutorial!!

Mojca said...

wwawwww you are a real artist, love your colouring.

windinstarsranch said...

You are always my inspiration. Love the shell tutorial and all you do. Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful. Truly a work of art.

Robin Clendenning said...

so fun watching your blog and Stamp TV (comes to my email).
Thanks for all the inspiration!

joy said...

You always wow me with your art! I would frame the nautilus card - it is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

the nautilus is so pretty!
thank you
Holly

Tish said...

I'm ahead of the game--I have this stamp set. It arrived today. I love it and you can bet, I will be making these cards. thank you ever so much
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Anne K Biesterfeld said...

Cute cards Love them.

Linda said...

your card are lovely great colors.

mtscrapgal said...

I love the images in your new set "By the Sea", Theresa. The chairs are my favorite. The sand in your card is very realistic. Thanks

Betty Neville said...

Awesome cards, Theresa! Your nautilus card is just amazing - I can imagine myself on the beach!

Donna Simonson said...

You are so talented! Love all of your stamp sets, especially the way you use them. What an inspiration you are!

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

Love your sand and sea with that big beautiful shell. You do such awesom wok!

Cindi said...

You are such an inspiration to me!!

Luanna said...

I love both of your cards, but my favorite is the card with the seashell. Thanks for the tutorial. I go back to them time after time.

Jean McGee said...

W O W ! ! Your shell card and tutorial are wonderful. Again, thanks for the tutorial. If only I could remember everything you teach me.
Jean McGee

Julie S. said...

These are fantastic, I especially like that first one. Your scenes are incredible.

Rita said...

WOW! Great cards.

Sharon said...

Love the nautilus card! Gorgeous coloring.

Pegmarie Dills said...

Theresa, I just love your work. Such a gift. Did you take classes to learn how to do the different levels of coloring and shading? I don't have copics but I do have spectrum noirs. But viewing your tutorials it's hard to tell what colors I would use. Any suggestions?

Lynne said...

the seashell card is lovely but I love the "boots". The way you did the composition and the clouds is outstanding.

Lee Kendel said...

Totally love your first card and the lesson you gave on how to make it

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! I can not wait to get my hands on this new set.....anyday now! Another AWEsome tutorial, keep em' coming--I have been learning sooooo much form them! Thank You!!!

Golda said...

Wow just about covers it!

nancy said...

As always you show us how to so beautifully

scrappinmommom said...

Your card is stunning. Always so appreciative of your tutorials.
Thanks for sharing all your ideas.

Kitty said...

Your cards are so beautiful

Blessings,
Kathleen

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards and gorgeous set.

~ Jo ~ said...

wow this card is fantastic! Absolutely stunning and i thank you for sharing your tutorial!

Hugs,
Jo

Rosy Newlun said...

So excited waiting for this set to arrive! Amazing sand and shadows, and the cute sponged clouds over the rain boots are just darling!!!

Beverly Perdue said...

Absolutely beautiful cards! I love your By the Sea 2. I have the first By the Sea and it is one of my favorites.

Ravengirl said...

Love the polka dotted boots and the gorgeous nautilus on the beach!

jandbspiegel said...

what an adorable idea for a get well card - I love it!!

Judy Woodland said...

Your nautilus card is exquisite Theresa. You have outdone yourself this time. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I absolutely adore the shading on this!! Amazing, gorgeous card~

Sue D said...

Wonderful beach scene and love those boots.

mandalj said...

Such beautiful colouring on the nautilus card!

Helen F. said...

LOVE your new set, Theresa! Anything to do with the sea is a winner in my book :)

Becky said...

wow, what gorgeous shading.

Andrea Beecroft said...

You are amazing Threasa I love your step by step instruction on your card making thank you

Robin said...

Gorgeous work!

Patricia L said...

Thank you for the step by step, you are incredibly inspiring and that card is gorgeous !!

Joan V said...

Love both of your cards. The beach scene is so awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

Marianne said...

I am loving this stamp set! Your card was gorgeous!

~ Connie said...

You always blow me away with your gorgeous coloring! The beach looks so real; and very clever to make a darling pair of boots!

Kay said...

Love the shell! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

Dee said...

Melanie, your tutorials are some of the best on the web! Absolutely love the sandy beach and shell, and also the cute weather card. The dotted boots are adorable!

Kris in Alaska said...

Those boots are just so darling!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Shirley Langley said...

Hi Theresa
Another winner, your Nautilus card is stunning wish I could brush shoulders with you and perhaps a little of your talent might rub off,ha ha .
Shirley
X

itzamitzi said...

Thanks for the tutorial on creating a beach. I'm going to give that a try. Two very nice cards. ;>}

Susan said...

I loved By the Sea as soon as I saw it, but your use of it makes me want it even more.