Monday, April 18, 2016

Gina K ~ Inspiration Blog Hop & Spectrum Noir Tutorial!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new Sending Love StampTV Kit. We hope to inspire you with a variety of different techniques and styles used by our Design Team featuring the stamp sets and patterned paper pack from this new kit.  Enjoy the beautiful projects as you hop along with us today. 

The first set is called, Art from the Heart and it features an eclectic variety of images and greetings depicting crafts, art, shopping and the new Gina K headquarters called Village Paper & Ink Shop!  Here's the project I put together using that image along with my Spectrum Aqua Markers and the envelopes that come with the Stamp TV Kit this month.



Step #1: Stamp the image with White Pigment Ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Step #2: Select 3 coordinating groups of Spectrum Aqua Markers (one for each building).

Spectrum Aqua Markers: Listed darkest to lightest

  • Group 1: Scarlet, Gold, Sunset, Sunflower
  • Group 2: Teal, Aquamarine, Bud Green
  • Group 3: Orchid, Wildflower, Purple


Step #3: Using one group of colors at a time begin with the first building and start dabbing on color directly from the marker to the image.  Start with the darkest color and apply color to random spots along the left edge.  Then continue with the next darkest color to the lightest.  Don't forget to leave some white space (my mistake on the red/orange/yellow building).



Step #4: Using a waterbrush, begin blending the colors.  You will want a very wet brush for this step.

Step #5: For the background, continue spreading color outside stamped image.  YES ~ you have permission to color outside the lines!  LOL.  If you need to add more color to the background, add color directly from the Spectrum Aqua Marker to a palette along with a few drops of water and then apply the color to the artwork.  By adding water, the background won't be too dark.


Step #6:  Once the artwork is dry, stamp the sentiment.  FYI ~ you can speed up the drying process by using a heat embossing tool; however, it will curl the paper.  Here's a close up of my colored image.


Next, I made some inserts for the inside pockets and used the same coloring technique as above (dab on color with marker and then blend with waterbrush), but this time the images and sentiment are stamped with Staz-On Black Ink.

Spectrum Aqua Colors: Scarlet, Gold, Sunset, Sunflower, Bud Green



Here is the finished note card insert...



Next, I made a gift card insert...



To connect the envelopes, just slip one flap inside a second envelope and secure the two with adhesive.


Here is the fun Art from the Heart Stamp Set


The second set in the Stamp TV Kit is called Sending Love.  It features spring flowers and butterflies, perfect for coloring with watercoloring, markers, colored pencils and more!



And, a photo of the brand new Incentive Set called Hello Friend.
This set is available FREE with a $75 purchase (details on the website)

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team today and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV on Thursday, April 21st.You can find the new Sending Love StampTV Kit now in the “What’s New” section of the Gina K. Designs store.

  
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:



Thank you for stopping by & happy hopping!

64 comments:

Allie Gower said...

I love this fun idea and your tutorials are always amazing. I have to try that technique, I'm loving all things watercolor as of late. Gorgeous!

Karen Hightower said...

Oh So Pretty! Wonderful Tutorial as well! I love your watercoloring and how you created this gift card and note holder! Beautifully done! <3 :)

Cindy M said...

Amazing work and very inspirational! Thanks

Bonnie said...

These sets are going to be so fun to color, and yours are perfect to learn from!

Melanie said...

Now those are shops I want to to visit! Just fantastic!!!

catdidit said...

I totally love how you have watercolored this! it rocks!

Lisa K said...

I like your tutorials. I am eagerly awaiting my kit to try your watercolor ideas.

Beth said...

Fun - love your watercoloring cards - and the card that "goes on forever"

Heidi Stamps said...

What a great tutorial, the watercoloring looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

Daylene said...

Great cards! Love the techniques you used. Thanks for sharing!

Bevb said...

Such talent. I love your tutorials. Thank you can't wait to get started when my kit arrives.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful cards and great tutorial too. Thanks for the inspiration!

MsJudyC said...

Beautiful and love the tutorial also.

Becky said...

Love the colorful artwork. Beautiful cards and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn S. said...

Love the watercoloring! Thanks for the tutorial.

Sissyc said...

Love the artwork and thanks for the great tutorial!

Johanna said...

You make it look easy but I never get the results that you get. I'm probably too impatient - my biggest fault except for talking too much LOl. Thanks for the lovely designs and tutorials.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Very pretty .....thanks so much for sharing...hugs

Patty said...

Well all your cards are awesome, but your village card is my favorite!! I would have never thought to use those water colors on a village and it looks just fantastic!!

Diana-Chuck Scott said...

Very nice, love your tutorials. And the envelope technique is very unique. Thanks for sharing!

Irene S. said...

Wonderful tutorial and awesome cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

Caroline Pollard said...

Lovely cards

ShelleyV said...

Beautiful coloring and clever design! Thanks for the inspiration.

Deb said...

Lovely projects! I'm just getting into water coloring myself, so hopefully can do some with this new kit! :-))

Rettarae said...

Your cards always have that special little ump! I always look forward to see what unique spin you are going to have and you didn't disappoint today, for sure!

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful card & tutorial, Kendra! So excited to be joining such a talented DT!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow this tutorial for this stunning card is so inspirational. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us, Kendra

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Lovely cards, Kenra. I like your tutorial on the first one.

Macimbalo said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Talitha Wright said...

Beautiful card Kendra. Thanks for the coloring tips.

Sabrina said...

Oh so pretty and lovely!!!! I love the colors on the houses!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Lovely Kendra! I have not seen a technique like that for you gift card. The watercoloring looks like such fun to go out of the lines lol. Thank you for the tutorials and explanations ♥

Golda said...

Love the "how to" make a beautifully colored card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors on your projects.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Love your use of colors!

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

I love your coloring skills.

Tami Priebe said...

Thank you so very much for including tutorials, they are very helpful. Love your cards, thanks for sharing your creativity and inspiring me!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The buildings are beautiful.
thanks for the idea on the gift card
holder. it's different and so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

KT said...

Hi Kendra, I am always so glad to see your coloring tips and great designs. thanks for sharing you art with us.

Mary Kay Werry said...

What great ideas and lovely cards. Thank you.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

I love your fun and colorful cards Kendra, thanks for the tutorial.

Zelda C said...

Beautiful cards - love the colors! And thanks for the great tutorial.

Beverly Perdue said...

Oh my goodness! The gift card holder and note card combo is brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

Gayle said...

Kendra, you are the best always sharing your beautiful coloring techniques. I love the village. I really need that stamp.

Linda S said...

Kendra: Thank you very much for this "Pocket Card" project. I remember, as a teen (many, many years ago), doodling with some envelopes but was never able to "do anything" useful with the idea -- but this is so cute, and should be quite useful too.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful take on the new kit! I really like how you combined the envelopes to make the gift inserts!

Kelly said...

What a fun project! Thanks for sharing!

L.A. De Valk said...

Very creative cards.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

You have certainly colored our world with your cards. Thanks for the tutorial.

CraftyMomFL said...

Kendra, thank you for using the Spectrum Aqua markers. Your cards are inspiring and give me lots of ideas to try out as I work to improve my talents with the Aqua markers.

Sharon said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and beautiful inspiration. I love the village shop it is so versatile imagine all covered in snow on a Christmas card, it will be stunning

Angie said...

Oh! I love your technique!!! Love the way you spread the colors outside the lines! I have colored with water color markers before but I have always stayed in the lines, I can't wait to try your technique next time!!! Gorgeous set of cards!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susie Moore said...

You are so creative! Your projects for this hop are out of this world!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards

Kahleen

Cheryl Depler said...

Now that's a totally cool idea with the envelopes. Your tutorials are awesome, too! Thanks!

Devy Collins said...

Such pretty watercoloring! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous coloring on these beautiful cards!

quilt4fun2 said...

Wonderful tutorial and beautiful art on your cards. I had not seen this connect the envelopes before...cool idea! Great job!
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Sue Bouch said...

Nice idea to check out sometime... Thank you!

Joyce Pritts said...

Beautiful use of color. I need to practice more with water colors. Thank you for the inspiration,

Mitzi Manthey said...

I like your watercolor suggestions. I always seem to get the color too dark, probably cause I'm afraid to go "outside the lines"... years of "training" not to do so! I also know now that I should leave some "white space". I've never seen an envelope card as you did it, but like the idea. Thank you!

kathy ness said...

That store front seen is so cute. Love the way you water colored it.

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for the great projects and tutes. Love the idea for giving a gift card. Very clever.

Kari Mano said...

love the ideas and that you used the spectrum aqua pens. Thanks for sharing

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