Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blog Hop Day #2: Coloring Pumpkins with Spectrum Noir & Gina K!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to Day #2 of our fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew and Guest Designers, are excited to 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 will see a full list of winners on the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

I have TWO cards to share today.  The first one uses the set from the Stamp TV kit called The Simple Things and the set name is Bounty of Blessings.   The Stamp TV kit includes everything I used on this card (except the ink and markers).


My 2nd card uses the pumpkins from the Always Autumn stamp set.  Continue below to see how I colored them.


I selected the TN6 & TN4 markers for a rich brownish-orange look.


I started with the TN6 (my darkest tone) and added it on the edges of my first pumpkin and on the shading lines.


Next, I added the TN4, slightly overlapping.  Remember to work in small areas so the ink stays wet and blends better.


Next, I used the OR2 to get more orange in the pumpkin.


I added the TN3 for a bit of tan/gold.


Then I added some GB6 & OR1 for the center of the pumpkin.


Next I added a bit more depth of color by adding some Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils (92, 89, 22, 18) and blended the pencils with Gamsol blending solution and paper stumps.


Here's a close up of the first pumpkin.


When coloring the second pumpkin, I did the darker shades on both outside edges and worked toward the center with the lighter colors.

For the stems, I used TN4, TN7 markers and 94, 96 Blendable Colored Pencils.


And here are my finished pumpkins ~ up close. 




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61 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Kendra, your coloring is absolutely stunning! Wonderful tutorial!

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful cards Kendra. I love that little owl and your coloring on him. I also like the dark embossed paper behind the pumpkins. Love your coloring and your tutorial on the pumpkins. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Melanie said...

The blendable pencils are a really nice touch, very realistic pumpkin texture!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful coloring Kendra! My favorite is the owl card... I'm partial to cute animals!

Melissa said...

Beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the pumpkins. I love the owl!!

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the tutorial.

nzillingworth said...

I LIKE THE OWL ONE BEST. BUT I AM ADDICTED TO THEM. OWL WILL I GET BY WITHOUT THESE STAMPS (SOB SOB) FAB BLOG TODAY THANKS FOR SHARING

jeb said...

The owl card is just adorable. Love the colors and the pumpkins are beautiful. Can't get too many coloring tutorials.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful cards - lovely coloring and great designs. Love your tutorial - very clear to follow instructions. Thank you

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful cards. Love the little owl. Thanks for the great tutorial on coloring the pumpkins.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your coloring is breathtaking!

coolmommaweed said...

Love the pumpkins. Thanks for the tutorial on coloring them!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

My jaw dropped when I saw your amazingly colored pumpkins!! Thank you so much for the step by step photos! I just LOVE the the look of the pencils on the marker colored base! Wow!

Rose Hackman said...

Adding the colored pencils on top of the markers really makes those pumpkins come to life. Beautiful card!

Daylene said...

Thanks for showing how you colored the pumpkins. They look great!

Judi said...

The coloring on the cards is great! Thanks for the tutorial to go along with them. The pumpkins almost look 3-D, I feel like I could reach in and grab them.

Tami Priebe said...

Such a cute owl card and the colors on the other card are so rich and elegant. Love them

~ Connie said...

Great coloring .. love the tutorial on blending with Copics. thanks!

Sandy M said...

Love your tutorial. I'm still learning to shade with my markers.
Adorable oil card.

Loretta Rush said...

Thanks for the tutorial for coloring pumpkins! Love your cards, they are beautiful!

clavell said...

The owl is wonderful! and thanks for the tutorial!

Iris said...

Great card - love the Fall pumpkins and colors.
isoscia at aol dot com

Lisa K said...

The owl is wonderful! The tutorials are so helpful.

Helen F. said...

Kendra, your cards are so beautifully colored and the designs are inspiring...want to get started on my Autumn cards, now ;-)

Carole said...

More beautiful cards. Love the richness from adding the pencil shading to the markers.

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards. I love the owl one.

Parker said...

The owl is so darling, and you've used it well.

Nana Griffin said...

Love the owl card but that pumpkin one WOW. The pumpkin is so rich looking. Nice job coloring that and showing us how.

MsJudyC said...

Love the pumpkins and thanks for sharing your technique.

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Great cards, thanks for sharing

Heidi Mitchell-Sanchez said...

Lovely card! the sleepy little owl is gray nestled in this fall splash of colors! thank you for sharing:)

Golda said...

These are both great. I love the cute owl card.

Golda said...

These are both great. I love the cute owl card.

Kathy Krug said...

Thanks for showing us how you colored the pumpkins. I must get the pencils. Great card.

Anouk said...

nice coloring on the pumpkin, have to try it

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a darling little owl card and the coloring on your Thanksgiving pumpkins is awesome.

Sue D said...

Great coloring and card designs.

Cheryl Harms said...

Thanks for your tutorial. It makes even my coloring look more professional, and that's saying something!! Love the cards.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful coloring!

I am still trying to get the hang of SN markers.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the tute on coloring pumpkins. They are gorgeous.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

That owl is too cute for words!

Cammi said...

You always make it look so easy and as though even I could do such nice cards...thanks for the inspiration!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Your coloring is awesome Kendra, thanks for the tutorials. Your cards are beautiful too.

Gayle said...

Stunning and beautiful coloring.

Debbie Bauder said...

Both are very nice cards. I love your coloring on the owl & pumpkins (the coloring)tutorial was a bonus, thanks.

Julie S. said...

These cards are so beautiful! Thank you for showing how you colored the pumpkins.

Ann De Valk said...

Very pretty cards.

Queen-of-Cards said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Lynn said...

I thought that the OWL card was my favorite.....but the pumpkin card is pretty cool. I especially like the embossed paper behind the pumpkins, just perfect!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Kendra, think these are my favorites of the blog so far - just love the coloring! Will be trying them next week! Thank you.

Jeanne Elenbaas said...

Great cards. thanks for more new ideas.

Helena Wilde said...

Your cards are wonderful. I love the owl and pumpkins.

Rosy Newlun said...

Beautiful coloring on the owl and pumpkins. Thank you for the close up shots, too - really helps to see the strokes!!

Janice Riedel said...

The owl card is adorable.

Cheryl Depler said...

Wow. A LOT of love. Such great layouts and color! Thanks!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Love the Kraft with fall pumpkins, so pretty!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card and coloring!

Denise Bryant said...

I just love the papers in this kit, and your cards are fabulous! The owl is absolutely the sweetest, and your coloring is fabulous! Love the pumpkins too!

jandbspiegel said...

thanks for the coloring tutorial - I am so impressed with your results.

Carol said...

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

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

that owl is a cutie patotie! Thanks for the step by step on the pumpkin for us coloring impaired crafty folks!

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