Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gina K Inspiration Hop ~ Day 2

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 Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

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?

I made this colorful card using the adorable Xavier Zebra set by Beth Silaika ~ as you can see, it also has this fabulous toucan.



Step 1: Stamp the image in black ink on watercolor paper.
Step 2: Color the majority of the bird's body with the Light Blue Zig Clean Color Waterbrush marker.


Step 3: Add streaks of Cobalt Blue directly from the marker.


Step 4: Use a waterbrush to blend the colors.  Add more ink from the marker as desired.


Step 5: Add Yellow Green ink to the top of the bird.


Step 6: Add streaks of Light Green to the bird & blend with a waterbrush.


Step 7: Add Yellow ink to the eye & bottom of the beak.


Step 8: Add Orange & Bright Yellow to the top of the beak.  Blend with a waterbrush & add more ink as desired.


Step 9: Next color the leaves on the vine with Yellow Green & Light Green markers.  Blend with a waterbrush.



Step 10: Repeat with the same colors on the leaves.



Finished close up ~ I kind of like the messy watercolor look of this.



and a chart of the colors I used




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!

28 comments:

Melanie said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Your bright colors are fab!

Macimbalo said...

So colorful and really appreciate the picture tutorial....love to learn more about Zigs!

Lisa K said...

Such a cute colorful bird! Thanks for the watercolor tutorial.

Beth said...

Love all the beautiful colors together - that tutorial was awesome! Thanks for bringing the Toucan to life!

Becky said...

I love your card. It's so bright and cheerful. I don't think it's messy at all, I think it's beautiful. :-)

El Ivens said...

So pretty, I love the water coloring. Thanks for the tutorial.

Pennie Glasser said...

Super cute

Bonnie said...

So much talent and what a beautiful scene.

Cindy M said...

I'm thinking I really need to invest in the zigg markers, there color is so vibrant and perfect for these adorable images!!

Retta Lutte said...

Beautiful colors! Thanks for the tutorial, once again. Love them!

Dawn S. said...

Love the bright colors on this beautiful card!

Rema said...

Cute card and awesome coloring!

Mitzi Manthey said...

Cute, cheery card.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely card. Thanks for your fun tutorial - they are always so inspiring:)

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a cheery card. And another great tutorial.

Mary Kay Werry said...

These sets open up for so many great colorful cards - love what you have done.

Johanna said...

Great card and tutorial. Thanks for sharing how you did it. You do beautiful work.

Golda said...

Oh, I love your card! Fantastic coloring.

Susan said...

Such a happy card! Lovely.

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Gorgeous watercoloring!!!! LOve that card!
Hugs,
Jo

Ladyj711 said...

Love, love your coloring. I have to warm up my zigs. Every time I see that Toucan I want Him....

Angelique Vela said...

Love the card!

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

I love your bright coloring! Thanks for the tutorial.

Nana Griffin said...

I love the colors you used and the tutorial was great. A lovely card.

Nana Griffin said...

I love the colors you used and a great tutorial.

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful cards - Thank you

Kathleen

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Cute card. Great tutorial.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin
 
Blogger Template By Designer Blogs