Monday, February 23, 2015

Video: Paper Piecing Tricks

 Hello! Today I’ll show you how to properly paper piece just part of an image, and add realistic shading. Today’s tips are especially helpful when putting two different stamp images together, like flowers (from Stately Flowers 1) and a container (pitcher from Stately Flowers 9, cropped differently once again for a new look).  I also do some simple Spectrum Noir coloring and sponging to ground the image. Please enjoy!

Gina K . Designs Stately Flowers 1 (violet), Stately Flowers 9 (pitcher and greeting)
Gina K. Black onyx, Wild Lilac ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Black Onyx (4” x 5 1/4” and 4” x 3 1/8”), White (3 7/8” x 3”) and Jelly Bean Green (5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4”)

Gina K. Autumn Landscape patterned paper (3 7/8” x 5 1/8” and scrap)

Spectrum Noir markers: GG2, GG3, CG3, CG4, HB3, CT2

Sponge dauber, scratch paper, scissors, Gina K. Wild Lilac Twisted Twine, hole punch, adhesive, foam adhesive squares

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Birthday Air Mail

Good morning, thanks for all the wonderful feedback on this week's video!  I couldn't help but my notice when I received my Birthday Essentials StampTV kit how nicely these two trio images lined up!  Place the greeting in the center to cover that the lines don't match up exactly, don't make yourself crazy trying.  A floating banner (popped up with foam adhesive) did the trick :)

This is colored with Spectrum Noir markers, using the blender to make the dots on the package, and simple sponging with GKD Ocean Mist ink to create a perfect sky.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Video: Torn Edges, Two Ways

Hello!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend! In today's video, I'll show you how to create a faux torn edge with sponging, ink and the script stamp from Stately Flowers 9  to create a little page reveal.  This technique is so easy and produces a wonderful illusion of layering and texture.  You can instead stamp textures or images over this sponged edge, but the script adds some romance. (With the vine running along it, it almost looks like a crumbling wall) Additionally, I tore the mat to reveal more of the flowers stamped tone on tone.  If you're going to tear mat, have something interesting to see underneath! :) All these elements create a wonderful and trendy collage feel, but no cutting and only two mats!  I also do some simple Spectrum Noir coloring, and recommend some Copic alternatives.

Isn't the Dark Sage beautiful here?  And I love this little flourish with all my "Statelys"! See all my Stately Flowers sets here

Gina K. Designs 
Stately Flowers 9 and Elegant Flourishes stamp sets
Gina K Pure Luxury White and Dark Sage cardstock
Gina K. Warm Cocoa, Black Onyx, Dark Sage ink pads
Spectrum Noir markers:EB1, BG1, DG2, DG4 (Copic alternatives: G85, YG95, G99, E31)
Scratch paper, sponge dauber

Thanks for watching today!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Video: No Line Coloring

Good morning! Today, I'll show you how to do the no line coloring technique with my Stately Flowers 9  set using a light colored ink pad and alcohol markers. (When I say in the video you can use alcohol markers as well, sorry for any confusion, Spectrum Noir are alcohol, I meant "any other alcohol markers", like Copic or Bic) This beautiful technique results in what looks like a painting and is especially lovely for floral images.  A bit of sponging and your still life is now in a windowsill. I also show how to invert the pitcher image from the same set to create a vase, doubling the versatility of this container image for all your cards and projects.  Isn't that cool?  Didn't notice it until after I received my stamps. :)  Love it when that happens.

Gina K. Stately Flowers 9
Spectrum Noir markers: OR1, OR2, GB3, CG1, CG2, CG4, PL4, HB2
Gina K. Sweet Corn, Blue Raspberry, Ocean Mist and
Black Onyx ink pads
Cardstock: Gina K. Pure Luxury White (3" x 4 1/4"), Fresh Asparagus (3 1/4" x 4 1/2") Sweet Mango (3 1/4" x 4"), Wild Orchid (4" x 5 1/4"), Turquoise Sea (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
sponge dauber, Gina K. Fresh Asparagus ribbon, slit punch, Darice Dandelion embossing folder

Thank you for watching today!  Have a terrific weekend!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Video: Can You "Pitcher" It? Stately Flowers 9

In today’s video, I'll show you how to color the Black-Eyed Susans from Stately Flowers 9 with alcohol markers, plus several tips for working with the stamp set’s pitcher image.  The pitcher works with so many other images and just a few simple tricks will make it come to life, becoming one of the most versatile images you own, especially when making floral cards.  Lots of go-to techniques here today!

Gina K Designs Stately Flowers 9
Gina K,. Dark Chocolate, Sweet Corn, and Kraft ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Little Boy Blue (4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”), Dark Chocolate (4” x 5 ¼”), and White Layering Weight  (3 ¾” x 5” mat and scrap for pitcher) cardstocks
Spectrum Noir markers: CG2, CG4,BG2, EB3, EB5, EB6, GB4, GB6, and CT3
Faber-Castell Big White Artist Pen
Scissors, adhesives, sponge dauber, and scratch paper