Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rain, Rain Go Away

Happy Wednesday!

I guess April didn't want us to escape without a little more rain.  It rained all day yesterday...and it is expected to rain until Saturday.  Yuck!  The good news is tomorrow I'm gong to spend my rainy day at a Copic training class!  I'll be sure to take lots of notes and bring home some great tips!

Keeping with the rain theme...

Copic used:

Dark Green: G40, G43, G46
Light Green: YG61, YG63, YG67
Purple: V20, V22, V25,  small accents with V28--not needed
Hair : E30, E31, E33, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Rain: B01
Hat: E51, E53, E55
Flower pot: E93, E95, E97
Wood- trees: E13, E15
Wood- bench: E71, E74, E77

Light source- center

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Goofy Things

Happy Monday,

What a whirlwind of a weekend!  Connor and I packed a ton into a short few days.  I had a wonderful time at the Akron Stamping Convention.  I met a handful of very talented copic artists.  They are well on there way to making some stunning works of art.  I can't wait to see where their creativity takes them.    Saturday, I was lucky enough to have some time to wander through the exhibit hall and shop.   What an experience!   One of my favorite things about going visiting the smaller stamp companies.  They always have unique stamps and ideas.  I can't wait to ink them up put my new purchases to work!

In the meantime, I have this cute couple is getting in trouble again.  What will they do next?

copics used:

Red: R14, R24, R29
Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
Grey: C1, C3
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97
Brown: E31, E33, E35
Purple: BV00, BV01, BV02
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Green: G40, G43, G46
Orange/Brown:  E93, E95, E97
I used some B00 on the lines to indicate motion
Smoke: W1, 0 to soften

Happy Coloring!  This image is large, but fairly easy to color.   Just take your time!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Life is Good

Hello friends,

Today's card is so fitting for how I feel.  "Life is Good!"  I wish I had a stamp that said "Life is Good, but Crazy".  This week has been full of last minute projects getting ready for Akron Convention this weekend.  I'm really excited to teach and meet another group of talented women.  I hope to bring back some good stories for you.

Next week, I'll get back to sharing some copic cards, but today's card is nice and simple.   This card uses the new style of ink that bleeds a little as it soaks into the paper.  That sounds like it would be horrible, but when using a solid stamp it helps give a little extra coverage.  I was really impressed with the result.  It was perfect for creating this silhouette card.

Have a wonderful day!

Copics: Just one R27

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I'd Pick You


Three years ago today, I married Connor.   I'm so lucky to have him in my life.  Each day I spend with you is a gift.  I'm looking forward to many more days... and years.  Happy Anniversary!

Today's card is about celebrating the special people in your life.    On the inside of this card it says "I'd Pick You".  

Copics used:

Grass: YG00, YG03, YG06, YG09
Pots: YR00, YR02, E93
Shorts and Blue Green Flowers: BG70 BG72, BG75
Pink: R81, R83, R85
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y38
Metal: N0, N1, N3, N5
Green plant: G43, G46
Hair: E30, E31, E35
Skin: E00, E000, E11
Purple: V12, V15

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Chicks

To all my Easter Chicks,

Just a quick project today.  I found this really cute idea and I wanted to give it a try.  I thought they would make nice little bags to put Easter treats in.   It was Connor's idea to put googly-eyes on the chick.  It really added a lot to the project.

Happy Easter Weekend!

Copics: None!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Clowning Around


I have some exciting news!  Yesterday, I signed up for the next Copic's next training class. I love getting together with other talented instructors.  The day is filled with coloring, sharing ideas, and I always leave with my head buzzing with ideas.   I can't wait!  I promise, I'll be bringing all the information home to you!  I'm sure I won't be able to stop myself from sharing it.

I'm getting the cards a little out of order, but this card is full of copic techniques.  I thought this is a perfect day to share it!   Notice the balloons are translucent.  One of my favorite techniques!

Copics used:

Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Blue: B00, B01, B02, B05
Yellow: Y00, Y02, Y08, Y18
Brown: E41, E43, E44
Orange: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR09
Green: G20, G21, G12
Ground: BV31, BV34
Grey: C3, C1
Skin: E50, E51, E41, R20- I did this different than normal. I wanted a paler look for a clown.

I put glitter on the stars on the balloons and the collar.

Monday, April 14, 2014

You're a Good Egg

Happy Monday,

I hope you had a restful weekend.  I had two wonderful classes with the Brockport crew.  We made some fun spring cards (including this one) and learned some new copic techniques.  They did a great job.  I'm so proud of their progress.

Here is one of the cards we made in the April Card Lover's Class.

Copics used:
Bunny: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Bunny tail: W3,W1
Grass: YG03, YG06, YG09
Eggs: R20, R21, R22
BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, YR04, YR07
B00, B01, B02,, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y35
G00, G02, RV11, RV13

Friday, April 11, 2014

Calla Lily Challenge

Happy Friday Friends,

April is going by so fast.  I can't believe that Easter will be here in just over a week.   I have a beautiful Calla Lily card to share with you.  I chose to color my lilies in purple.  I know that isn't common, but it is the color of Easter.   You can easily make them white or pink.

I wanted each flower to look different. It would be weird if they all looked the same. I used the same markers to color each flower, but I varied the amount on each.  Meaning one may have more dark areas and others are light.  Some have yellow at the bottom some don't.  I left areas white, but changed the amount for each flower.   It was a fun challenge.

Copics used:

Purple: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04
Yellow: Y11, Y15
Green: YG61, YG63, YG67, G85
Blue: B000, B00, 0

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The First Person

Hello copic fans,

We all have that first phone call.  The person you call when life is seems dreary.  The person you call when life is gives you great news.  The person you call when you are bored.  The person on the other end of the line always seems to know the perfect thing to say.   This card is a reminder to be thankful for the "first person" in your life.

Hope you day is filled with Sunshine,

Copics used:

Hair: 100- I wanted to darken her hair to a true black
Pink: RV10, RV11, RV13, Rv14
Flowers: Y13, YR12, YR23 YG63, YG67- glitter gel pens to add some sparkle
Skin: E000, E00, E11,
Grey: N3, N5, N7
Coffee: E31, E33
Ground: W3, W1

This card is a little challenging.  I had trouble with over saturating with pinks.  It was also tough to blend around the flowers.  There are some mistakes in this card... but as a whole I think it turned out well.  Take your time.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Only as Old as you Feel

Happy Monday,

I'm love the warmer weather and starting to look forward to spending some time at the lake.   What are you looking forward too this summer?

Here is something to make you smile today....

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E02, R1
Water: B00, B01, B02, B04
Skis: Y00, Y15, Y26
Shorts: B12, B14, B16
Grey Hair: C1, C3, C5
Pink Swim Suit: R11, R13, R14
Flowers: R19, Y15
Rope: E43
Purple: V15, V17

We took the pups for a long walk... I think we tuckered them out look at Widget.  Sometimes I think they are part cat they way they sit on the sofa.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Elegant Vines

Hello Stampers,

I had a question from one of my students about chalk.  Chalk isn't something I think to use very often and I thought this is a great excuse to get it out and play.   I love the elegant look of this card.

No copics...just chalk!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Birthday Girls

Happy Hump Day,

To help you over the hump.. I have a step card.  I love this style of card.  They sit up perfectly so the recipient can enjoy the coloring.

Copics used: 
Yellow Candles: Y11, Y13
Pink Candles: R81, R83
Purple Candles: BV00, BV01
Blue: B00, B01, B02
White Candles: C1
Flame: Y15, YR12
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R11
Icing: C1, C0
Cake: YR30, YR31, Y23
Purple: RV91, RV93, RV95
Hair 1: E70, E71, E74
Pants 1: E41, E43, E44
Hair 2: E30, E31, E33
Green: G20, G24, G43
Blue Jeans: B41, B45, B34
Ground: W3, W1, W0