Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Blog Hop Day #1: Watercolor Background Tutorial with Gina K & Spectrum Noir!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through our blogs, make sure to leave a comment on each of them because we will choose a few random comments and those stampers will each win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! You'll see the list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

For my card today, I used one of the new images from the new Stamp TV Kit ~ The Simple Things.  The set I used is called the same...The Simple Things.  Here's what I came up with... and keep scrolling down to see how I made it.



First I selected a piece of water color paper and trimmed it 3.5" x 4.5".  Then I selected several colors of Gold/Brown GB markers ~ starting with the darkest one (GB9).  Using the chisel tip, I simply started coloring a few strokes across the width of the paper.



Next, I took the GB8 marker and overlapped the GB9 and then went above that a little bit more.


I continued on with the GB7 marker...


Then added GB6, GB4, GB3, GB2, GB1 (in that order.  Then I used the GB1 marker and went over the entire colored area.


Next I took the IB1 marker and colored the entire bottom of the card and added a bit of IB2 in a few spots.    Then I used the GB1 & IB1 markers to go over the areas again to blend them.


Using Dark Chocolate ink, I stamped the grass.  I also made a frame and stamped a sentiment from the set with the same ink.  This is such an easy technique... but I promise, you won't get the same results twice.  Try different color combinations and if you have the Yellows 6-pack of Spectrum Noir Markers, try blending those... they are designed to work perfectly together.



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59 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a great look, Kendra! Thanks for sharing how you did it!

Tricia

Melanie said...

The result does not look like it's just markers. great job!

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card Kendra. I love the colors and Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Joyce Casaldi said...

Stunningly beautiful is just gorgeous!

Tami Priebe said...

awesome, I don't have the spectrum markers however I do have copics can't wait to get to my scrappin room and give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Dorothy De Simone said...

I love the way you used a simple stroking effect with your markers for a background. This has inspired me to do more of this type card, thanks for a beautiful card.

Beth said...

so pretty - thanks for sharing the step by step!

D'Bee said...

Wow! I love it!

jeb said...

I love how you did the back ground. Thanks for sharing how it was done and what colors you used.

ET said...

Awesome coloring technique. I have to try it.

Cheryl Harms said...

What a beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial!

Teri said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for providing the wonderful tutorial and the great inspiration.

Doodlepie said...

That is fantastical. I am so going home and trying that. WOW!!!!

Lisa K said...

Awesome card! Thanks for the tutorial.

Nana Griffin said...

I too was very surprised that it was just markers. Great look putting it into a frame cut out.

Verna Angerhofer said...

An awesome card design and love that you showed us how you did it with your wonderful tutorial!

Laurie Pickerel said...

What a beautiful card! I would never have guessed you used markers on this. While I'm waiting for my kit to arrive, I may have to try this technique with another stamp. Thank you for the inspiration!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Love this card - going to try the background today - then will be ready when I get my order to finish up! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Kay S said...

Oh my! This is lovely! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Thank you for your inspirational card and tutorial. I would never have guessed that the background was done with markers - it looks like water colors -
Love finishing touch with the hemp cord bow.

Carole said...

Gorgeous card. Comments are correct--your background looks more like watercolors than alcohol markers. Nice job!

MsJudyC said...

Your card is beautiful and thanks for sharing the technique.

Anouk said...

Must try that with my spectrum noirs

clavell said...

Love the fall colors! Thanks for the tutorial.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--love how you created the background.

Leta said...

Awesome tutorial. Would have not guessed you used markers...Love it!

Donna said...

What a beautiful sunset you have managed to create! Very clever, Kendra. I love it. :-)

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Beautiful card and cool technique

Ann De Valk said...

Beautiful card. Nice tutorial.

Iris said...

Great card - love the marker technique.
isoscia at aol dot com

lisa808 said...

Stunning background. Thanks for the tutorial.

Golda said...

What a fun way to do a background that really makes your card stand out.

Pat Jandacek said...

I can smell the salt air! Lovely card
and I like how it looks like a matted, framed piece.

Rose Hackman said...

I love that background! Especially since it is so easy to create.

Melissa Moro said...

Love this! Can't wait to try it.

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing your technique, very informative!

jandbspiegel said...

That does not look like markers!! What a pretty card.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Great card Kendra, it's a little work of art! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful background. thanks for telling us how you did it.

Cammi said...

Kendra, your instructions are so easy to follow, but even more importantly, you made a beautiful card from the simple pleasures stamp. It made me want to buy the stamp set....

Dawn S. said...

What a great technique! Thanks for sharing.

Irene Grau said...

So pretty! I'm going to have to give this a try.

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

I like how you made the marker coloring to look like watercolor paints.

Cindy Horvath said...

Thanks for always sharing - learn something new every time. :)

Robin said...

Just beautiful. Great tutorial.

Julie S. said...

Your card is beautiful! I really like that background, seems like a fairly easy way to get a stunning result.

Gayle said...

Beautiful, serene card. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Janice Riedel said...

What a fabulous idea/technique. I will try it. Thanks

lindarhea said...

Spectrum Noir Markers,seem to be the best. Love the look of the sunset. Great technique.

Mary Ann said...

WOW!!!Beautiful card!!!Thanks for sharing!!!

Sandy M said...

The background on your card is absolutely stunning. Really made the other elements stand out. thanks for sharing the steps used to accomplish this background.

Helen F. said...

Oh My Gosh, Kendra, I love this look. Your card is vivid and so very beautiful~thank you for the great tutorial :-)

Parker said...

Thanks for the picture of the process of using the markers to make the varied colored sky. Looks like it was done with brush.

mtscrapgal said...

The frame really sets of the masterpiece focal point scene. Great job. Thanks

~ Connie said...

Great technique; can't wait to try it. TFS

Cheryl Depler said...

That coloring is so much fun. What a great way to use the ink blends.
Thanks again!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Fabulous background!

Carol said...

Love the new stamp sets and the collection colors! Thanks for all the inspiring crafting ideas!

Carol B
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