Monday, February 17, 2014

Day 1: Stately Flowers 8 and Lots of Washi

 Good morning!   The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous Inspiration Blog Hop! Gina and Cast &Crew will inspire you with many beautiful ideas for the newest stamp sets from Gina K. Designs.  As you hop through our 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.

Are you as excited about the new Stately Flowers 8 set as I am?  Today I have a video for you on how to color the orange blossom on the card above.  White flowers are really enhanced when you add just a few shadows on them and a little color around them so they don't fade into an already white background.  It's simple, I promise.  Supply list for this card below.  Please enjoy!


I hope you will try this technique even if you don't have these exact markers.  Don't forget to download the free cut file if you have a Silhouette!

Supplies used:


Stately Flowers 8 stamp set and Stately Flowers 8 Studio cut file
Gina K. Moonlit Fog ink
Copics YG11, Y08, BV31, G21, YG11, YG67, BG10, B00
Black stitched ribbon, black baker twine, adhesive pearls

 Florida-Orange Blossom
South Carolina-Yellow Jessamine
Tennessee-Iris
The next set we are showcasing is Beth Silaika's Lots of Washi I decided to two-step stamp the two diamond borders to create this harlequin border using Charcoal Brown for the outline, Grass Green for the bold filler, and Dark Chocolate just to add a few diamonds in side.  I also used the Dark Chocolate for the greeting from Lots of Lines and added the single diamond to make an accent below "thanks".  Base is Warm Cocoa and I used the Color Companions Kraft button mix to pop up above the pattern.

Lots of Washi

 Now please check out more amazing designs and inspiration from our Cast and Crew.  Don't forget to leave comments for more chances to win a prize!  Have a great day!


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72 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, Melanie! Thanks for showing us how to color and shade that gorgeous image! You always make it look so easy!

Susan White said...

Beautiful cards Melanie!! I love all your beautiful Flowers.When you finish the stately flower series, maybe you could do a Provincial series for us Canadians *hint*hint*
http://members.shaw.ca/kcic1/flowers.htm

Theresa Momber said...

Beautiful cards, Mel! Your coloring is stunning. Fab new set!!!

scrappinmommom said...

Thank you Melanie! Once again I learn so much from your videos. Your cards are lovely and I want to get the new Stately Flowers set. Your videos are such an incentive.

Debbie Corbari said...

Beautiful cards Mel! Love the look and feel of your orange blossom card! And the harlequin look of your lots of washi card!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT video, BEAUTIFUL creations! Your flowers make me HAPPY! ;)

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - so beautifully colored. Love the washi tape card too.
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Judy said...

Thank you for the video. You make it look so easy! Love the flower as it is the state I'm from. The wadis tape card is a gret masculine card for any occasion!

Lisa K said...

Beautiful cards. Love the flower and the thanks card is very nice.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is always gorgeous and your videos so helpful!

lisa808 said...

Thank you for the awesome coloring video. Beautiful card!

Karen Hightower said...

Two wonderful cards. Thanks for the tutorial. So inspiring… Beautiful work.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are stunning! But I so love the floral one and how the blue background makes the white on the flower pop so well. Great inspiration indeed!

Betty said...

Thanks so much for the video and cut files. Beautiful card.

Ravengirl said...

Thank you for the video!

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catdidit said...

I just totally love how you colored this! You rock Mel!

Nancy said...

Love the video and the card is stunning! The flowers agains the yellow just pop! Well done indeed!

Lee said...

So absolutely breathtaking!!! I'm seriously going to give this a try since I really would love to have white flowers on some of my cards!!!

Kathy Berger said...

Thanks for the coloring tips. I am often at a loss on how best to handle coloring something that is white! Love your flowers! I am going to have to get them all (gradually).

Leslie said...

OMG! Gorgeous cards and thanks for sharing this video! I'm a relatively novice Copic user and it looks like I've been doing it all wrong! LOL! I'll be looking at this one again! Thanks so much! :)

Allie Gower said...

Incredible video and lovely cards. I'm really enjoying your new Stately Flowers 8 set.

Glenda Lee Nutting said...

Fabulous video! Watching makes me realize that I really can create different effects with my markers.

Adrienne said...

Thank you for the video tutorial on coloring white flowers with Copics. Very useful information. I can't wait to try this technique.

Nana Griffin said...

A beautiful job on the cards and thanks for the video!

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing your coloring tips. Very Helpful.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Oh I'm beyond excited about this awesome set. Thanks for the wonderful coloring tutorial. It makes it so easy seeing someone actually do the coloring and shading. Can't wait to give it a try when my own set arrives.

Barbara said...

Love your Orange Blossom card and really appreciate your how-to video to get the depth of color on that gorgeous flower. It's beautiful.

Barbara said...

I could sit and watch you make beautiful cards all day long. Thanks so much for the video, it makes it so much easier to learn coloring techniques.

NanW said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the coloring video.

Kelly said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful! Great cards!

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful video tutorial and beautiful watercolor look, Mel! Loving this new set!

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are lovely. The flower stamp is beautiful and I love the harlequin washi stamp. Very cool.

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous orange blossoms! Love your cut frame! Thanks for the coloring lesson!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and thanks for the coloring video.

Becky said...

What awesome cards. Thanks for the great video.

Golda said...

Beautiful work! The stamps are great, too.

Cheryl S. said...

Love the washing card and thank you for the wonderful video.

Judy Woodland said...

You were right, Melanie. I thought the iris was my favorite, but now this one might be. Thanks so much for the great tutorial - so helpful for coloring white images.

Julie S. said...

Your new flower set is gorgeous Melanie! I was so happy to see another one released. Also like your other card, I didn't really connect the dots that those two images could be used together. Thanks for the inspiration!

NJMullins said...

Awrsome cards. The video was very helpful, and I just love your flowers! I also like the double stamp on. The harlequin border. Very cool!

Lynne said...

Number 8 is the best. This video and the iris video are terrific.

Maye M.L said...

Love the Washi Tape stamps. Perfect for masculine cards as the one you made. Thanks for the very detailed video on coloring technique.

Celeste Goff said...

Such pretty cards and the floral stamp set makes me want spring to be here more than ever!

Erika said...

Awesome cards. I so enjoy watching the videos that show the coloring technique.

Christy's Simple Creations said...

I absolutely love that flower card. .. so soft and pretty. :)

MyAuntKath said...

These cards are just beautiful. I enjoy your videos so much! Thanks Kathie kdobbins194807at yahoo dot com

Robin said...

real cuties!

September Whisenant said...

I love it when you do videos because they make me feel like I could actually achieve similar results.

Tammie Lien said...

Gorgeous gorgeous and thanks for sharing:)

Annie C said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I learned so much in this short video!

Janis said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love this set and love your coloring!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

FeistyCrafter said...

Beautiful first card!! You did amazing coloring in the image! Thank you for the tutorial. The second card is cute and simple!

Gayle said...

Beautiful, Melanie, I'm so glad I ordered this set. Thanks for the coloring tutorial and the freebie cut files, too.

Luanda said...

I love both of your cards. Thanks for the tutorial on coloring white flowers. I've never known how to do that. I'm anxious to try it for myself.

Kathryn A said...

Wow! Love these orange blossoms! Sure glad to see your tutorials ;)

grandmato19 said...

Beautiful and elegant! Thanks!

Jan Castle said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial of your lovely flower composition! Great to watch you color and explain...a big help!
Jan

Rosy Newlun said...

Thank you for the coloring video Melanie. That touch of yellow on the petals really packs a punch and I love it! Can't wait for my set to arrive. And great way to use the lots of washi stamps, leaving some diamonds white, some colored green, some brown ♥

pajaropr@aol.com said...

This a simple but beautiful card, love the way the stamp is colored.

Thanks for sharing.

Lurdez

pajaropr@aol.com said...

This a simple but beautiful card, love the way the stamp is colored.

Thanks for sharing.

Lurdez

kramomma said...

Thanks for the videos you make and the images your design.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my word Melanie...the colouring on that orange blossom...just amazing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Your cards are always so pretty. I love all your cards, they really inspire me to have a go

Kitty said...

Beautiful samples

Kathleen

soccermom23 said...

I love this card! I pinned it so that I could revisit later.

Debbie said...

love this card and love the way you explain the coloring on the video
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Stephanie B. said...

Your colors are exquisite! Thank you for taking the time to share.

Stephanie B. said...

Your colors are exquisite! Thank you for taking the time to share.

Helen F. said...

Gorgeous, Melanie! Thanks for tutorial on coloring that beautiful image! Wish it was as easy as you make it look :-)

CraftyMomFL said...

I love your video - can't wait to try this technique

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