Monday, December 12, 2016

Gina K Inspiration Hop ~ Day #1

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp release for December by our illustrator team! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? 

Here's the project I made with Theresa's set called Winter Trees.  I also included a tutorial for coloring my image with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.



Step 1: Stamp image with white pigment ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder on watercolor paper.

Step 2: Using the Zig marker in Haze Blue, apply ink from the marker to the sky.


Step 3: Using a waterbrush, blend the ink color.


Here's what mine looked like after I did the blending.



Step 4: Add a darker blue (Shadow Mauve) to the corners and edges of the trees.


Step 5: Once again, blend with a water brush.  Add more ink if needed.


Step 6: Add Emerald Green and Green ink to a palette, and use a waterbrush to apply to the trees and ground.


Step 7: Using a water brush, add just a little bit of English Lavender to the sky.


Here's a close up of the watercoloring and I added a touch of Stickles to it.



The colors I used and a close up.



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


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section.


Thank you for stopping by!

40 comments:

Theresa said...

Love that subtle background, Kendra! Fabulous tutorial.

Cathy Tidwell said...

Awesome tutorial! LOVE the creation!

Anna Adkins said...

Love the watercolor effect

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! I've bookmarked this so I can come back later and try this technique - thanks so much for showing us how!

Melanie said...

Love the snow glitter!

Lisa K said...

Love your tutorials! Love the trees.

Karen Hightower said...

Wonderful tutorial Kendra and what a beautiful card you created! :) <3

Becky said...

Wow! Love the softness of the card. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and the colors you used. I will be trying this one, for sure. :-)

Kay S said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the step by step tutorial on how you did the coloring.

Cindy M said...

I love the step by step on your stunning card!

Bonnie said...

Always something to learn from you and so manageable to try. THanks!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh how I love watercolor! Lovely tutorial and such a beautiful card!!!
Happy Holidays!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Psychomak said...

Thank you for the step by step. The card is eautiful and the directions help increase our use of stamps and tools.

Lynn Atchley said...

Beautiful and thank you for showing how you did it!

Beth said...

the soft pastel background with the trees in white is so beautiful!

Donna Idlet said...

Kendra, love your card, thanks so much for the tutorial I'm going to have to try this.

Phyllis Rodriguez said...

GREAT JOB . THANKS FOR THE INFO FOR MAKING THE CARD

Golda said...

Wow! Gorgeous example with such soft, pretty colors.

Mary Kay Werry said...

Wonderful tutorial and beautiful card.

Johanna said...

Great tutorial and such a lovely card.

El Ivens said...

Great tutorial. Love the card, will try this when my set arrives.

Dee Earnshaw said...

thanks for the tutorial on how you made this pretty card:)

Retta Lutte said...

I always learn so much from your tutorials. The card is gorgeous!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous scene and I love the soft water colors.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Very pretty. Thanks for another great tutorial.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial. Love that scenery image.

Angelique Vela said...

Your card is lovely and soft.

Sharon Mesdag said...

I would like to thank you for the tutorial, sometimes I just don't know where to start and this helps so much.

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card and great tutorial!

Nana Griffin said...

Nice soft water color background.

Sissyc said...

I love the water color background with the white embossing!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome watercoloring and the card is adorable.
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Deb said...

Great tutorial and beautiful card! Thanks!!

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the step by step instructions!

Mitzi Manthey said...

Thanks for sharing how you created the scene. I have Zigs and love them. Will need to try your technique for a sky.

melissa kompkoff said...

always so helpful and easy to follow. Thanks for all your inspiring tutorials

Ladyj711 said...

Wow Kendra that is more than beautiful. I don't have that stamp set yet but I have all the zig markers used to create that beautiful sky I cannot wait to try and copy that! I just can't believe I could even do anything that pretty even copying you.... I certainly am going to try though that is for sure so far that's the prettiest card I've seen in the blog, just say my favorite so far.... ldyjs@outlook.com

Rema said...

Stunning!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

Beautiful background for your framescape.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful card - Thank you

Kathleen

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