Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Gina K ~ Inspiration Hop Day #2

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to Day #2 of the fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop!  We are ready to inspire you with many beautiful ideas using the most recent releases! 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 hop. {see all the hop links are listed below after my tutorial...}

For my card today, I used the lovely new Vertical Greetings 2 by Theresa Momber and colored the beautiful floral image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and Blendable Colored Pencils.


Today I started coloring my flowers with basic blending techniques using 3 colors in the same Citrus (CT) color family ~ CT1, CT3, CT4.  First I colored the entire petal with the blender marker to "prime" the cardstock so the colors with blend nicely.  NOTE: Work with one flower petal at a time so the inks stay wet.  They will blend better.    Here is the first petal I completed... the next several photos will show how I did it.


On the bottom outside edge of the flower petal, I started with the CT4 marker (the darkest color) and followed the edge of the design.


Next, I added CT3 (the next darkest color) just above & slightly overlapping the CT4 color and then around the top of the petal.   Then I added the CT1 around slightly overlapping the CT3 and then used it to blend the CT4 & CT3 colors.  I left some white in the center of each petal.


You'll notice the edge of this petal has a double line, so I wanted to make that area a bit darker.  Therefore I added a bit of GB3 (Gold/Brown) to the area and then used the CT1 to blend it in.


Here are my completed flower petals... on the full flower, I left just a hint of white showing in the center of each petal.


Next I worked on the flower stems and leaves using the DG2 & DG4 markers {both of which I replaced the chisel tips with brush nibs}.   I started with the DG2 and colored everything in and then added just a bit of DG4 to the tip of the DG2 marker and used the DG2 marker to add the darker shade to the stems/leaves.


After adding a bit of brown to the center of the flower (EB6, EB8), I used my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils to shade various areas of the flowers and stems.


Here's the final look!
I also colored some clear gems with my DG2 marker to match the card.


Now it's time to HOP!  Make sure you leave some love along the way for your chance to win some fun Gina K prizes!


Theresa Momber - Illustrator Vertical Greetings 2
Beth Silaika - Illustrator Keep Calm
Kendra Wietstock ~ you are here!

And our Guests:

63 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Kendra, this is gorgeous! What a fabulous design and wonderful coloring tutorial!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Great card, Kendra! So pretty!!!

Patti J said...

Wow, Kendra - you make those markers sing and dance! Beautiful coloring, and your card is simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! I've enjoyed working with you all this month - thanks for being so welcoming to us! Hugs...

Carol said...

Wow, a colouring tutorial too...yowzers! Haha...I haven't used Spectrum Noir before, and had my doubts about them....UNTIL NOW...Oh my, you make them blend so well! Thank you!

Lee said...

Sooooo pretty! I love the yellows and thank you SO much for sharing the colors of the pencils you are using too....I'm loving that we can use both together!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and flower! Thanks for sharing how to make this beauty.

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card Kendra. I love the yellow flowers. Thanks for the tutorial, and your inspiration. :)

grandmato20 said...

Thanks for the helpful coloring tutorial - your coloring is beautiful!

Beth said...

thanks for the coloring toot! Very pretty!

Laurie Saenz said...

Beautifully done. Great job!

Kitty said...

Gorgeous card

Blessings,
Kathleen

Sharyn Polesel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the beautiful coloring!

Brooke said...

Kendra, I really enjoyed the coloring tutorial.
hugs,
Brooke

scrappinmommom said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial. You do such a good job of coloring and shading.

Taunya Butler said...

Your card is superb and that black sheer ribbon just adds so much to this great card!! THANK YOU for showing your coloring steps - I really appreciate it as one who is trying to learn that skill!! Just a really good job all around!! Have a really cool day!!

Lisa K said...

Beautiful flower and tutorial. I love that you are telling the names of the markers. I keep wondering what the alphabets like CT are referring to. Now, I know that it is Citrus.

Cammi said...

Kendra, those flowers just POP! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm new to coloring, so I really appreciate the help.

cmarie said...

loved how you mixed the markers and pencils

Carrie said...

Wow Kendra, what a beautiful card and great instructions on coloring in your flowers. Thanks.

Sherry said...

very pretty!!! love that flower!!!

Rosie Guiher said...

Beautiful!! thanks for showing the steps you took to make it that way. It always amazes me how pretty things turn out with these makers.

Joni said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for the great tutorial.

Sherry said...

gorgeous!!!!! loved your tutorial!

Carole Renneker said...

Loved the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Julie S. said...

Very beautiful! Your coloring is amazing.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed tutorial.

Sue D said...

Beautiful and thanks for all the coloring tips.

Rushd Lady said...

Pretty! I'm sure enjoying all the instructions on how to color in with alcohol markers. Have a great day! :)

Melanie Sue Jerome said...

thanks for the coloring lesson. i needed that.

Oneofakind said...

Wonderful coloring tutorial. TFS

Nancy said...

Love... Love your step by steps! Your card is simply gorgeous! Well done again!!!

Donna Simonson said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration and instructions!

jules said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial with the markers. I so appreciate the tips and techniques being a newbie with Spectrum Noir markers.
Beautiful card and coloring!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love those flowers. And, so happy you explained how you colored them. That is a beautiful card design.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Beautiful-Thanks for sharing you coloring technique with us!

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous, I love seeing the many ways to use the new products.

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nana Griffin said...

Love them all. Nice job on them.

Donna Phelan said...

OMGoodness! That is one fabulously colored flower! I am going to use your technique as a guide. THANK YOU!!!

Judy Woodland said...

Beautiful! Love how you have combined the pencils and markers. Thanks for another great tutorial!

Mama said...

The coloring is so inspiring. I can do it, I can do it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Great coloring technique. Thanks for sharing. Flowers literally pop out of the card:)

Kathy Krug said...

Thanks for the details on the coloring. Beautiful example.

KT said...

So pretty, thanks for another wonderful tutorial.

Daylene said...

Thanks for sharing how to best color with these markers. It is lovely!

Nanette said...

Wow! Gorgeous coloring...thanks for the tutorial!

clavell said...

Wonderful Tutorial on coloring!!!

catdidit said...

I so love how you did your pictorials! And your coloring rocks!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card and great colouring!

ktmoore1960 said...

Hi Kendra...great tutorial and the colors are gorgeous. Such beautiful flowers!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful and love the coloring tutorial, too.

Queen-of-Cards said...

wonderful coloring tutorial!

Rosy Newlun said...

Lovely with all the yellow shades! And I love the bling you used, too!

jandbspiegel said...

Your Spectrum Noir coloring is beautiful - love the depth. Maybe someday, I'll be able to do that.

Kristen V said...

Thanks for all the detailed steps. Would love to see a video. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Corbari said...

I absolutely love this Kendra!

Cynthia said...

I love the colors on the beautiful flowers - guess I'll have to try the Spectrum Noir markers.

Monica Depung said...

So nice. Thank you for sjowing how you volored the flowers. I havectried blend abilities and still am having trouble getting it to look right. Oh well I'll keep trying.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Great card design and beautiful coloring. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous Kendra!!

Jan Castle said...

Superb coloring!!!!
Jan

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. I really like the new paper pack, some of the bold colors are especially fun!

Ann W said...

Beautiful cards...great talent with the spectrum markers.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

The flowers look great

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