Monday, January 19, 2015

Gina K Blog Hop Day #1: Stately Flowers!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina, along with the Cast and Crew, will inspire you with many beautiful ideas! And as you hop through their 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! To see the full list of winners check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hops.

For my project today, I am using the beautiful new set from Melanie Muenchinger called Stately Flowers 9.  Below is a tutorial on how I colored my pretty Black-eyed Susan flowers.


Step 1: Stamp the image on the Kraft cardbase and then again on white cardstock.   Color the stems of the flowers with Spectrum Noir Marker DG2.



Step 2: For some variation of color to the stem, add Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils (058, 059).



Step 3: For the dark brown centers of the flowers, start with EB3 and color the entire area.  Next, add EB5 on the top and side of each.

** Notice the tips of my pens ~ one is the bullet tip and the other I replaced the chisel tip for a brush nib ~ both tips are great ways to color, but I think it is a personal preference.  If you are used to coloring with brush tips, then you may want to switch some of them out on the colors you use the most.  I tend to like using the bullet tips better, but I have changed out a few here and there.



Step 4: Add a bit of TN8 (which is very dark brown) on the very top of each flower center.



Step 5: Working on one flower at a time, use GB7 and add color working from the center of the flower outward.



Step 6: Next, add GB4 overlapping the GB7 so they start to blend.



Step 7: Add GB1 over the entire flower to blend the colors.


Step 8: Add GB6 from the center outward, so there is a bit more contrast.


Here are both flowers finished.



And the Spectrum Noir Colors I used.


Step 9: Trim the colored flowers with detail cutting scissors.


Step 10: Using GB4 marker and color the flowers on the Kraft cardstock.   



Step 11: Attach the flowers with foam dots.  TIP: I like to color the flowers underneath because when I attach the flowers with foam dots, you can see the stamped petals under it.



The view up close...



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!

Melanie MuenchingerIllustrator of Stately Flowers 9
Debbie CorbariIllustrator of Knit Wit Diva
Tricia Traxler

73 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Such pretty coloring and what a great tutorial, Kendra!!

Melanie said...

Colors are perfect, card is perfect! Love the dp and lace!

Beth said...

Very pretty - sometimes i have trouble coloring on Kraft - but this looks so pretty!

Karen Hightower said...

Beautiful card & wonderful coloring on that flower! I think the Black-eyed Susan is one of my favorites! I love your card & tutorial. I will hop back over here and really take notes on this tutorial… Thanks :)

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the tutorial, very helpful. I so appreciate your coloring but with this card, I especially enjoy the lace. So guns and roses with the Kraft paper.

scrappinmommom said...

Love, Love, Love this card. Thanks so much for the tutorial on coloring. Just beautiful.

SofiaS said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the step by step photos, I am going to give it a try.

Brandi R said...

Beautiful card! Just love those flowers ♥

Becky said...

Loved the tutorial. Thanks for sharing. This is a very elegant card.

Melinda said...

Great coloring tutorial, Kendra! And I just love the mix of yellow and kraft in your card--really pretty. :)

claudia said...

Lovely card! Such a delicate and beautiful design and the coloring is so awesome, thanks for the tutorial and blog hop!

Debbie Corbari said...

WOW! Love your new blog-do girlfriend! Your card is beautiful!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Super card. I love the way you popped up the flower. Thanks for the great tutorial.

Ro Donner said...

Love your card and the tutorial! Those flowers are stunning!

Colleen Howell said...

Gorgeous card and love the tutorial to go with it!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love your tutorial - very clear instructions; flowers colored in beautifully - I can see myself casing this card soon:)

BeLinda Andrews said...

Love the card! I like how u used the faded words in the back ground on the Kraft paper love that look. Thanks for sharing how u colored the black eyed Susan too .

Macimbalo said...

Wow, thanks for the tutorial on how you colored the flowers. They are all so beautiful.

Marty Keil said...

Lovely card and great tutorial. Thanks

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty colors. I love the yellow and kraft. Thanks for the great coloring tutorial.

Lisa K said...

Great tutorial. I downloaded it bright and early after you posted this on STV. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration.

KT said...

What a pretty card! Thank you for all your illustrations and step by step pics. I have very little experience, so guides really help me get going. Kathy S

Sharon said...

Love this card! And thanks for the great tutorial!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous flowers and love that you showed us how you colored them. All the images on this set are fantastic. Another great look from Melanie.

Kathy E. said...

Very lovely card...I really liked the yellow patterned border at the top...just did something special to the card!!

Kelly said...

Great tutorial, and great card!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Lovely card, thanks for the tutorial.

Mama said...

Beautiful card. I love purple shades.

ET said...

Enjoyed the nice coloring tutorial .

clavell said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials you do! Beautiful card.

Kathy Krug said...

Great design and tutorial.

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral card. I like the dimension, lace and use of kraft.

Tami Priebe said...

Thank you for sharing the colors you use. I am still learning with copics and love all the help I get from this site. Beautiful card :)

lindarhea said...

Thanks for the great tut I have so much to learn about the pens. I love the results of the pens.
I love both stamp sets

Donna Phelan said...

I get a rustic flavor and feel from your card, which I LOVE! It's gorgeous! Great tutorial! TFS!!!

Deena Sheranko said...

Lovely! Thanks for the tutorial. I like the idea of keeping a color swatch record for each card - great!

Lee Kendel said...

great cards and a tutorial that I appreciate.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome cards - and love the tutorial - I save all of your coloring tutorials for future reference! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tracy McBee said...

Hi, Kendra
A real petal perfect card! Looks like you just picked right out of the garden! Love the lace too, have so much from my granny and this card shows a perfect way to use it! Thanks

Sheila said...

I appreciate the work that went into creating the cards, as well as providing the step-by-step photos.
Great job all the way around!

Linda said...

Your coloring is absolutely beautiful and thanks for the tutorial. This is a must have stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

sally said...

Great coloring tutorial. I need that.

jules said...

Gorgeous card and coloring. Thanks for the tutorial, too!

Helen F. said...

Oh what beautiful coloring, Kendra! Thanks for the step by step tutorial

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Pretty card with Kraft.

Sharon Fontenot said...

Thank you for the coloring tutorial. There always seems to be another way to go about things. These new stamp sets sure do allow for beaucoups of innovative ways to doll up the cards.

Jim Burton said...

Kendra,

Since I have never been much of a "pink girl" I am much more likely to make your card with the Black-eyed Susans than the cards with the apple blossoms (as pretty as they are).

Linda

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

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The popped up dimension is great!

Iris said...

Pretty card and great stamps.
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Judy Woodland said...

GORGEOUS flowers, and great tutorial. Thanks for the great inspiration!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful card and thanks so much for the tutorial.

Sandra Schroeder said...

This black-eyed susan card is so very pretty and would make a lovely valentine card with that sentiment.

cjgusloff57 said...

Very pretty!

Debbie said...

thanks for showing us a tutorial for this lovely card
upnurse at aol dot com

Dawn S. said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for the step by step tutorial.

Jan Castle said...

Great card and tutorial....wonderful coloring!

Julie S. said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial.

Brooke said...

I love the 3 dimensional flowers and the tutorial was great.

Loretta Rush said...

Love your beautiful cards. They are all fantastic. Also enjoyed your tutorial! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Bonnie Strebe said...

This is my favorite card. I love the your use of colors and the way you have made the flowers pop. Your step-by-step instructions are very easy to understand and I appreciate your taking the time to do the instructions. Love love, love this card.

Cheryl Depler said...

Yeah, another hop and shop! Great stamp sets, wish I could get all of them! Thanks! I love your step-by-step tutorials.

Nana Griffin said...

So very lovely! I just love Black Eyed Susan flowers and this is a great tutorial on coloring them.

Debbie Lou said...

Thank you for the coloring tutorial! Your end result is smashing and I LOVE your fussy-cut flowers!

Joann6274 said...

Wow this card is gorgeous! I absolutely love this stamp set... I really love it and thank you for the awesome tutorial!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Robin said...

Great coloring and thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

terrie said...

Thanks for the tutorial of your coloring...I'm still learning to color flowers so your tutorial was very helpful..
Well done on your card

Lagene said...

Beautiful card, I love your "popped" daisies! Thanks for the tutorial!

Ann Nethercutt Powell said...

Love the tutorial on the flower card. So beautiful.

Devy Collins said...

I love your beautiful crochet ribbon! Sweet!

serenity6883 said...

Gorgeous cards - great inspirations and I love your coloring. Thank you.

Judy Shuck said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for the tutorial.

Loster said...

Beautifyl coloring on the flowers - great card idea.

Tanya said...

Your coloring is gorgeous!! LOVE the tutorial!! I may need to invest in some markers!!

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