Monday, August 23, 2010

Gina K Designs Previews Day 2

Hello and welcome to day two of the Gina K Designs Preview Blog Hop! Today we are showing three new stamps sets that will be released this coming Thursday. First is a new set illustrated by me, called Farm Life. These images will be perfect for late summer and fall cards! More details about this card below.

Next is a beautiful new set from Tami Mayberry, called Faithful Florals. You'll love the elegant silhouette flowers and touching sentiments & verses included in this set! I sponged a background, then stamped the silhouette images. Cardstock layers are Pure Luxury White, Black Onyx and Green Apple. I'll share the step by step photos for this card in a blog post next week.

Asela Hopkins created such a fun Halloween set called, Boo! As soon as I saw these cute images, I knew I wanted to make a Halloween treat bag! I sponged the background and colored the images with Copics. Cardstock colors are Vibrant Purple, White and Sweet Mango.

Here is a side view so you can see the little bag of candy hanging inside. I'll share the step by step photos and instructions for this project next week on my blog.

For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, please check out these participating designer's links:
You are invited to join us for our Release party this Thursday night, August 26 from 7-10 central time for contest questions, challenges, and chatter along with tons more samples!  The party leads up to the new products featured this week on our blogs being available for purchase online through GinaK Designs at 10 pm.  We hope you'll make plans now to be able to join us in all the fun!

To make my farm card, I stamped the barn, then colored with Copics, starting with R89 for the deepest shadows.

Then I added R27. Usually I color in small circles, but since the boards on this image run vertically and some vertical streaking will just enhance the image, I colored mostly in an up and down motion.

Added R24.

I filled in with R05 and also over the parts I had previously colored, to warm up those reds a bit.

I added a bit of W3 to make it look a bit more weathered and also used W3 on the roof.

Then I added some lines and blobs with E57.

Did a little more shading and blending with W3 and E59.

On the grain silo (I think that is what it is called) I filled in entirely with N1, then added some shading with N3.

Added some deeper shading with N5.

For the trees, I started with YG25.

Added YG23.

Filled in with YG21.

On the trunk I used E59 for the shadows.

Then I filled in the trunk with E35 and used my blender pen to push in some highlights.

I also used Copics to color in the foreground a bit, starting with E37.

Added E35.

Added E53.

Added E51 and carried it around the entire image.

Then added E00.

Sponged with Memento Desert Sand.

Sponged with Memento Potter's Clay.

Sponged with Memento Rich Cocoa.

I added some piercing around the edges and layered with Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown and Ivory, and used a Lipstick Red cardbase.

On the inside of the card, I sponged some Memento Desert Sand and Rich Cocoa, then stamped the wheat grass with Desert Sand. The sentiment is stamped with Rich Cocoa.

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


Suzanne J Dean said...

Beautiful cards Theresa--your projects always seem to glow from within, really fabulous! And I had a fabulous time using "Farm Life"--it's so much fun to color!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Theresa - gorgeousness! Once again you are my idol!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the farm scene is just utterly amazing!!! And just lovely floral design!!!!

Kay S said...

Totally gorgeous cards, Teresa! Can't wait to get my hands on that barn! The treat bag is adorable and gets me thinking about fall! Thanks for the great tutorial on coloring the barn -- very helpful.

Kay S said...

Oops! I do know that your name has an h in it, Theresa! Guess my fingers aren't working very well tonight! :-)

Monique said...

Love the barn image I would like to frame it and hang it up in my living room.. and what a fun treat bag..

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards & thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial!

Becky said...

Fabulous cards and wonderful tutorial.

lisa808 said...

You have designed another great set. Also, love your Halloween bag.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I always anticipate what wonderful creations you will have to share when I open your blog. Today's creations are awesome works of art. Beautiful...all of them.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome cards and treat bag, Theresa! Your new set is great! Thanks for sharing your coloring tutorial - your coloring and shading are perfection!

catdidit said...

Such awesomeness T! I am loving your rustic looking barn card, and love your glowing moon! You so rocketh!

Cheri said...

You never cease to amaze! Farm Life is going to be one of my faves.....I'm such a country girl. And I love that treat bag. What a fantastic idea.

Detra said...

Love the stamp set, you are so talented. Thanks for the step by step on the coloring with the copics. You did a beautiful job and your card is gorgeous. tfs.

Detra said...

Love the stamp set, you are so talented. Thanks for the step by step on the coloring with the copics. You did a beautiful job and your card is gorgeous. tfs.

Kurtis said...

Theresa, your barn card is absolutely gorgeous!

Sharri Seffens said...

Wow!Theresa these are breathtaking! I love your barn card and can not wait to see the rest of the set!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I always enjoy your cards, Theresa, and thank you so much for the Copic tutorials!

Melanie said...

love you new set, Theresa, esp the barn beautiufl card with it!

your treat bag rocks!!

Carolyn King said...

fabulous designs!!! love your treat holder and the great cards! Awesome new set, girl!

Janine said...

Love all the cards made with your barn image - all different and yet all great. Thank you for the tutorials you produce too.

Saints Rule! said...

Wow! I absolutely love this image. I can't wait to see the rest of the set. Your card is beautiful! Can't wait to purchase...

Cammy said...

Beautiful cards Theresa! I wanted to thank you for the Out West set I won from the JUGS challenge.

Janice H. said...

So love the barn. It reminds me of younger years and many happy vacations to my grandparents. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful work.

Nanabugaboo said...

Beautiful and thanks for the detailed Copic instructions.