Monday, June 30, 2014

Gina K ~ Inspiration Hop!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to a fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop {and my first}! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! As you hop through the blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops. {hop links are listed below}

For my card today, I used the lovely new Fabulous Frames by 
Melanie Muenchinger and will share a tutorial on how I colored my flower.



The outline background is a huge stamp and has about a million different uses.  I decided to stamp it in black Memento Ink and then add color to the edge with my BT4 Spectrum Noir marker ~ which happens to match the Gina K Turquoise Sea cardstock perfectly.



Next, I stamped the flower image and trimmed it with scissors and added a bit of dark yellow (CT4) to the center.


Now it's time to color the flower petals.  I started with a very light blue turquoise (BT2) and added it to one entire petal.  This will help "prime" the cardstock and accept the colors I add to blend.  It is important that you work with one small area at a time {in this case, one flower petal}, so that the markers will blend.

{Note: you may notice that on my BT2 marker below, that I switched out my chisel tip for a brush nib.  This can be done on any of the new generation markers.  Brush nibs are sold separately in packages of 3.  For markers that I use a lot or when I want to use a "flicking" technique (below), I usually swap out for the brush nib.}


Next, I added a darker turquoise with BT4  and used the "flicking" technique.  I started from the center and quickly added lines toward the outer edges picking up my marker slightly as I worked.


After I completed all 3 flower petals, I started on the leaves and colored the first leaf completely with CG1.  The CG color family (Citrus Green), is probably my favorite group for greens.


For some variation on the leaf, I pulled out my CG3 marker.


However, I just wanted a hint of CG3 because there is so much black shading already stamped on the leaf. Therefore, I pulled out an old zip lock back (any slick surface will work) and added some color from my CG3 marker to the bag to use like a paint palette.


Then I took my CG1 brush nib and picked up some of the CG3 color to add to my leaf.


I again used the "flicking" motion to add my darker shades of green working from the center of the leaf out toward the edges.



For a little bit more shading, I then added some CG4 (the darkest green in that color family) on my slick surface and used the CG1 to apply it to my leaf.





Worried about your marker being "contaminated" with the darker colors?  No worries, simply scribble it off on some scratch paper and it will return to the original color.


For a bit more contrast, I decided to add a bit more shading with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.  I used the 062 for the turquoise and added it to the edges of the petals and just off the darker turquoise in the center.  Then I added some 056 for the green & 013 for the dark yellow in the center.


Here is the finished flower.


Now it's time to Hop!  Don't forget to leave some love along the way...

 Gina K
 Melanie Muenchinger - Illustrator Fabulous Frames
 Debbie Corbari - Illustrator Let's Talk
Kendra Wietstock - you are here!

And our Guests:


63 comments:

Melanie said...

Wonderful tutorial, Kendra! I love your delicate coloring on the flower, and all the other details are just perfect!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! Love that you turned the focal image....beautiful colors too!

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card Kendra. Thanks for the great tutorial. Love your coloring. :)

Teri said...

So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Killer color combo! Beautiful coloring too

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So pretty, Kendra! Great tutorial!!

Lisa Zurek said...

Beautiful coloring!!!

grandmato20 said...

Love this card in turquoise - it is awesome!

scrappinmommom said...

Love your card! Thanks for the tutorial showing your wonderful job of coloring. Beautiful.

Sharon said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Love the card and the colors you used.

Taunya Butler said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! Love this card and it's ethereal beauty! Thank you too for all the pics, how-to's and helpful tips!! You are awesome!! Have a way good day!!

Nana Griffin said...

So very gorgeous! Thanks for the great tutorial showing us everything so well.

clavell said...

Beautiful design and thank you for the step by step tutorial!!!

Debbie Corbari said...

Look at you go with your ziploc bag and nibs and all that. Beautiful card Kendra! I love the tutorial!

Carrie said...

Thanks Kendra for the inspiration and instruction. I really loved your card. The colors you chose really spoke to me.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous cards and beautiful coloring. Thanks for your inspiration

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous and I am so happy to see the tutorial on how you colored it too with the Spectrum Noir pens.

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial.

Patti J said...

Sheer perfection, Kendra! Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa K said...

Love the tutorial and the colors you chose for the flower.

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Kendra....thanks for the step by steps too! Well done for sure!!!

jules said...

Thank you for the tutorial! Love the tropical feel of the blues and greens on your card.

Barb said...

thanks for the tutorial. have never used copic markers before but I love your coloring on the flower.

Darlene4527 said...

Beautiful card...love the colours,

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful and very detailed tutorial.

Carole Renneker said...

Beautiful card Kendra. My head is buzzing with new ideas.Thanks for the great tutorial.

Rosie Guiher said...

WOW your showing the steps is awesome. Love the coloring since i am coloring challenged,lol. Beautiful card. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Nanette said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial.

Sherry said...

love, love, love your card!!!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love the cards and all the instructions on the coloring of the flowers. I printed off the instructions for future reference! Thank you for all you do for us!

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Beautiful card and colors. I like how you added a layer behind the oval

Carol said...

Love these new sets! Thanks for all the great ideas for using them!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Queen-of-Cards said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Paula Fuller said...

Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. Your card is beautiful and I love your color choices. I have a hard time choosing colors. I tend to end up with yellows and oranges.

Cammi said...

Kendra, what an informative lesson! I can tell you are a teacher. And, the card is beautiful!

Barbara Ross said...

Tutorial was great, and I loved the twist on the belly band. The scalloped layer was such a nice addition.

Sean Fetterman said...

Stunning card Kendra! Thank you for the tutorial. Hugs! Seanie

Judy Woodland said...

Absolutely stunning. Thanks for the great tutorial, and thanks also for the great inspiration!!

Robin said...

WOW so pretty!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I love the trillium stamp that goes with Melanie's frame and you've given it so glorious color.

Donna Simonson said...

Love the card and appreciate the tutorial on your techniques. Just wonderful!

Lynn said...

Really like the colors you chose for this card. I also enjoyed the embossed piece of white behind the flower, makes it pop.

Cheryl S. said...

Beautiful card and I really appreciate your Spectrum Noir tut - love my Spectrums!

Teri N said...

Wonderful tutorial.thanks for the step by steps too

Gayle said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the coloring tutorial.

ktmoore1960 said...

Kendra I just rec'd my first set of Spectrum Noir's and I can't believe how well they blend and this card is perfect for me to learn how to really use them to make something as beautiful as this card. Wonderful

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beautiful card Kendra, great tutorial!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Very pretty coloring and your butterfly looks like stained glass!

Tammie Lien said...

Thanks for the step by step...Love your card:)xo

serenity6883 said...

Love the card and the colors used. Thanks for showing how you colored the petals & leaves. TFS. Niki G.

Julie S. said...

Beautiful card, and I enjoyed the tutorial. You make it look so much easier!

Jan Castle said...

GORGEOUS project...your colors are a wonderful combo...TFS how you colored it.
Jan

Lagene said...

WOW! Gorgeous card, love how your changed up the focal just a bit, so versatile!

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous......spectacular coloring, thanks for the tips!

KT said...

Kendra, Love your step by step pics and descriptions. Your cards are beautiful.

Lee said...

What a fabulous tutorial Kendra!! I love the flicking suggestion...will be trying that!! And of course your card is just stunning!!

Kitty said...

Gorgeous cards

Blessings,
Kathleen

Oneofakind said...

Great tip on cleaning the marker tips after blending. TFS

Kathy Krug said...

The flower is so pretty in the blue. thanks again for the details of how you colored it.

catdidit said...

SOOO BEAUTIFUL! Loving all of your creations and so happy to have you on our team!

Monica Depung said...

Love it

Tracey said...

Loving the colours! Beautiful!!

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