Friday, October 2, 2015

Gina K Inspiration Blog Hop Day #3

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to third day of our Inspiration Blog Hop! As you've seen over the last few days, the September Release is fabulous and once again we have more treats to share today!  As you hop along, we hope to inspire you with more wonderful creations.  But don't forget to leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win an awesome grab bag of GKD goodies!!   To see who won,  check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Today I'm using the lovely Wild Blooms stamp set by Gina K.
  There are such gorgeous images and sentiments this set!  Below is a tutorial I put together using this awesome set with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and Spectrum Watercolor Paper.  I know this is a really odd color combination, but it seems to work... kind of still wondering about it.  



Step 1: Select a variety of Spectrum Aqua Markers for the stems and flowers.  Using the brush tip of the Moss marker, color directly on the stamp.

NOTE: Make sure you only do this with water based markers NOT alcohol ink markers.


Step 2: Add Terracotta to the large flowers.

TIP: When coloring a detailed image on a clear stamp like this one, it is super handy to have a picture of the image you are coloring to refer to while coloring.  If your stamp doesn't have a good image that came with it, simply stamp it on a piece of scrap paper.


Step 3: Use the Jasmine marker to color the sprigs of wild flowers.

NOTE: You don't need to be too picky on your coloring, the beautiful Spectrum Aqua Markers with water will spread and blend.



Step 4: Finish the flowers with the Aquamarine marker.

NOTE: The ink may pool on the clear stamps, don't worry about it.  Once you hit it with a bit of water, it will blend.


Step 5: Spritz the watercolor paper with water once with a fine mist.


Step 6: Add a fine mist to your stamp from about 10" away, and then immediately stamp the image on the damp watercolor paper.



Step 7: Use a heat embossing tool to dry the ink and paper.  Here's a close up of my image.



Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from the Illustrators and Design Team!!
Gina K – Illustrator of Wild Blossoms and You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Kendra Wietstock - You are HERE!

40 comments:

Karen Hightower said...

Thanks for the Tutorial Kendra! I love this technique, and your card is Gorgeous! :) <3

Melanie said...

Love, love this!! :)

Kathy M said...

For months I have been saying I will try this technique, but.... Now with your tutorial, I think I really will! Thanks.

Nikki C said...

That is so kewl thanks for the tutorial

Becky said...

Beautiful. I can see a purchase of the watercolor pens in my future...thanks for sharing a fabulous tutorial.

Lisa K said...

Great tutorial. Thank you so much.

jeb said...

This is a very pretty card. I like how you did it in water colore. Thank you.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

I love the watercolor look and the color combo is fantastic!

Bonnie said...

Never get tired of seeing your take on using stamps and markers. Thanks for the lesson.

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Awesome card! And the tutorial is very much appreciated. Love the colors you used. Thanks for all you do!

Nikki said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Great card.

Deborah Vasel said...

Beautiful look! Love it when you come across a new technique.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Nana Griffin said...

Very nicely done.

Zelda C said...

This is so pretty and I love watercolors! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome watercolor look with that card. I just ordered the last two sets of the aqua watercolor markers so I am going to have to try a direct to stamp look myself. I love that look. Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Retta Lutte said...

I just love this stamp!!!!! I just got all the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. After seeing this tutorial, I want to get some Aqua markers too!! Just beautiful!!!!!!!

Paula Kysilka said...

Card is a beauty. I don't have much luck with water colors but I will continue. Just striking

Gloria Magdaleno said...

I'm running out of words to describe the beautiful cards, all of you have come up with some awesome designs. Love your "watercolor" technique, thank you for the tutorial.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love how you made this 'water colored' card and how easy you made it look with your wonderful tutorial:)

Rosie Guiher said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful card. Have never tried this but just might some day. Thanks for the info on how.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Lovely watercolor look. Thanks for another great tutorial.

L.A. De Valk said...

Very pretty card.

Cammi said...

Woo Hoo! The water color card is Gorgeous! I must have the Wild Blossom stamp set!

Marianne said...

Wow! Beautiful design with the Aqua Markers! Thanks for tutorial!!

Robin said...

Wonderful card and tutorial.

Betty Neville said...

Lovely card! I like the water-colour effect on the flowers - will have to try that sometime! Thanks for the tutorial!

sinnamon crunch said...

What a lovely card, thanks for the tutorial it is very helpful.
You make it so clear.

Dawn S. said...

Thanks for the tutorial and I think this colour combination is great!

quilt4fun2 said...

This is such a beautiful stamp set. Love your tutorial on the technique. I think the colors are perfect. Fabulous job.

kittykat3308 said...

Another gorgeous card. Thank you for the tutorial

Kathleen

Golda said...

Great tutorial on how you did a wonderful card! Love the texture you added with the trim and button, too.

Heidi Mitchell-Sanchez said...

I have never tried this technique but it is beautiful, I can't wait to try it! Thank you!

Allie Gower said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you walk us through your creative process.

Cheryl Depler said...

Love the watercolor effect. You are so good at that. Thanks!

Sue D said...

Very pretty color combo.

Detra said...

Wow, I only mildly liked the wild blossoms stamp set until I saw all of the beautiful projects. Your card is gorgeous.

Joyce Erb said...

The watercolor looks great!

Tami Priebe said...

Awesome, can't wait to try this technique!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial absolutely love when you share these :)

Linda said...

I love this card and thanks for the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is stunning!

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