Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop and an Up and Away Tutorial


Hello! Today the Gina K Designs Team are blog hopping with inspiration from some of the new release stamp sets. Today we are featuring Up and Away, a set I illustrated, and Beth Silaika's newest set, Lots of Dots Alphabet.

For more inspiration be sure to visit all the Gina K Desigers' blogs...

Gina K
Theresa Momber-Illustrator Up, Up and Away ---you are here
Beth Silaika-Illustrator Lots Of Dots Alphabet
AJ Otto
Carolina Buchting
Cathy Tidwell
Debbie Corbari
Latisha Yoast
Laurie Schmidlin
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Michelle Woerner
Sean Fetterman
Valerie Stangle



To begin I cut a piece of ivory cardstock to 4 1/4 by 3 1/2 inches, then sponged with Memento Cantaloupe ink.

Then I sponged Memento Desert Sand ink.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Sponged Memento Potter's Clay.

I stamped the tree with Memento Espresso Truffle ink.

I began coloring the tree trunk with my E57 Copic marker.

Filled in the trunk with E53.

For the foliage, I started with YG95.

Added YG93.

Filled in with YG91.

I added some shading under the tree with W3.

I inked the clouds with Memento Espresso Truffl and stamped off once on scratch paper before stamping on my background. 

Added some shading to the clouds with W3.

Then a little W1.

Then I stamped the sentiment with Memento Espresso Truffle.

For the larger hot air balloon. I stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle, then began coloring with YR14.

Added YR12, then used my blender pen to smooth in some highlights.

Added E35 to the other stripes.

Then blended in with E53.

For the horizontal bands, I used E59 and then my blender pen to smooth in some highlights.

For the smaller hot air balloon. I started with E97.

Then filled in with E95. After coloring, I cut out both hot air balloons and adhered to the background with 3D foam squares.

My card base is Pure Luxury Dark Chocolate (4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches).

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!


75 comments:

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Great card. Thanks for the great tutorial, especially coloring for the tree. Can't wait for my set to arrive. Thanks for your wonderful tutorials.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card and another great tutorial!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely! Great coloring on the air balloons.

Riette said...

Ooh clouds + trees = LOVE

Karen Hightower said...

Oh MY, I so love your work and your tutorials. I'm patiently wait for this set to come in... I love hot air balloons and your work is fabulous... I may have to CASE this one.. Gorgeous. :)

Melanie said...

Love love this scene!!

Julie S. said...

Beautiful cards. I've always been drawn to hot air balloons.

Lee said...

This card just looks so peaceful!! It makes feel like it's a calm, summer day...just beautiful!!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

This is so beautiful, Theresa!

Lynda Jeffs said...

Love the card - have got to start picking up some Copics... :)

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring!

klarcher said...

another gorgeous card and wonderful tutorial, thanks

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my what a lovely card you made and I really love that set of images too. Thanks for sharing how you did it as well.

Golda said...

I love how you do shading and the beautiful looks you can get just by coloring in different ways. Gorgeous work, as always! Thanks for the "how to"s.

catdidit said...

This is so gorgeous T! Loving this set, so fun with the balloons! Makes me want to ride in one, lol!

Jean Bullock said...

Awesome tutorial. Your balloon illustration made a great stamp. I love it.

weechi2 said...

I love balloons Your tutorials are awesome

Marge said...

Awesome card!

mermaid fenicia said...

Love that card ^_^

windinstarsranch said...

Tiz beautiful. I love your work.

~ Jo ~ said...

Theresa this card is gorgeous! Totally love the new set too! Great tutorial, always look forward to your tutorials. TFS!
Hugs,
Jo

thestampingbug said...

What a great set. The earthy colors enhance the scene so much.

Billie Dee said...

Gorgeous card!

Connie Ludgate said...

I like the color scheme of the hot air balloon card. Could be masculine card.

Cynthia Murray said...

You're coloring is awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card! I always enjoy your tutorials. Thanks so much.

itzamitzi said...

Interesting card. I like the darker tones.

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the tutorial!!

Oneofakind said...

Super cute and as always a great step by step tutorial.

Joni said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Also, thank you for the great tutorial.

Rosy Newlun said...

Dreamy goodness Theresa! Thank you for such beauty, your stamps, and the trick about using the blender pen. I don't use mine enough and now will try to for highlights more. ♥

Barbara said...

Beautiful outdoor scene to "pop" the balloons in. Wonderful coloring and thanks for the instructions.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial! thanks so much for sharing!

Queen-of-Cards said...

Thanks for the great tutorial!

Wendy said...

That is so awesome. I love it.

. said...

Love how you filled in the stamped areas with the other. That was a great idea. I'll have to keep that one mind for future cards. :)

Beverly Perdue said...

Love the new Up and Away stamp set. The balloons are sentiments are wonderful. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Rosie Guiher said...

Beautifully done Gina. Love the little cloud, so cute. Thanks for a great tutorial.....lol but i still don't color that good.

Gabi said...

Super gorgeous card! Love those warm umber color tones. Just beautiful!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card! You make it look oh so simple! When I get my set (tomorrow??? fingers crossed!) I will give your tutorial a try. Thanks so much!

Louise H. said...

Theresa, this card is lovely. Hot air balloons rock!

Carol said...

Super fun new stamp sets!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Christine Macneil said...

Another lovely scene! Great card.

aussie scrap said...

what a lovely technique

Jayem said...

The seamless blending of colours in the background is just beautiful.

sarah said...

THANK YOU- for the step by step tutorial. It is incredibly encouraging for beginners like myself. Copics are expensive and scary to the inexperienced, and I have been getting one here and one there and with these sorts of tutorials it really encourages me (: Thank you!

Gayle said...

wonderful new set and gorgeous card, too.

Jill Cantell said...

I am just amazed at how easily you manage to make your tutorials. They are so great to follow

Pat Kenoyer said...

It is very interesting and very pretty how you have used the colors with this card. Such a fun
stampset!

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh my goodness this card is fantastic...and your set is SO MUCH FUN!

Linda Mc said...

Great stamps! Great card!

ajax said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the nature scene. Thanks for the tutorial on coloring.

dskene said...

Beautiful colours on a beautiful card.

fuzzylover said...

I like the look of the pop-dotted balloons - nice card

RitaR said...

Like the way the balloon appears to fly off and away.

Kitty said...

WOW, Beautiful card Thank you

Blessings,
Kathleen

ddlady said...

Theresa, I absolutely love your Up, Up and Away card. The coloring & shading is fantastic.

Lagene said...

Love your card, thanks so much for your wonderful tutorial!

Valerie said...

I admire your talent and appreciate how you share your work with all of us. Thank you!

shopgirlstudioB said...

wow. that is very pretty. thanks

Kristen V said...

How Nice!

Ea Christiansen said...

What a gorgeous card - love how the big balloon is a little of the mittle section.
Hugz
Ea

Mrs B said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the tree stamp, and your colouring is great. Take care.

Kathy Berger said...

That is such a fun card. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions!

Dolores said...

I really love the hot air balloons and the tutorials. Thank you so much. I try to imitate the Copic coloring with Marvy and other coloring tools because I can't afford all the Copic colors and still get pretty good results. Your artistry is beautiful!!!

Rita C Jackson said...

Your attention to detail paid off in spades. Your card is absolutely beautiful!

pio4lfe said...

Being a newbie to blog-hopping, this step by step was great...loved the tree and the clouds

Luanna said...

Theresa, I am always so impressed by your stamp sets and your tutorials. I love the Up, Up, and Away set. It can be used for so many occasions.

Ruth G said...

I love the balloons and the clouds and the sentiment! All wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your process! Maybe I can learn how to color yet!

Caryn S said...

Your tutorials are always so enjoyable and informative! Really helped to see how you did the clouds on this one.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, love those clouds!

Barb McLeod said...

I love this card! All that shading really adds depth and texture.

Robin said...

Great cards. Thanks for the tips!

bjescalan said...

The coloring is fabulous on the card.

Judy Woodland said...

Gorgeous coloring Theresa, love your card!! Thanks for the inspiration.