Friday, June 30, 2017

Tilda's Heart ---No Line

Welcome friends,

This is my favorite of the no line cards.  I just think she is the perfect image for this technique.  I love the soft look it gives her.  It adds a certain sweetness.  What do you think? Do you have any favorite from the week?   You can see me color her on the No Line DVD class.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Shoes: E55, E53, E51, E50
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Gray Multi-liner
White Gel Pen

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Elephant Bubbles-- No Line


Welcome to Day 4 of my 6 day No Line marathon (It is way easier than a real marathon!).

This next card was really hard to photograph because the bubble are so soft.  I had a lot of requests on how to do them at the Akron convention    I included them in the DVD class.  Check that out here.

Copics used:

Elephant: C5, C3, C1, C0, R00
Bubbles: RV000, B000, BV000, YR000, R000, Y000, Blender
Grass: G46, G43, G40
black multi-liner
White Gel pen

I scanned the card hoping that it did it more justice than photos, but it washed out the bubbles a little.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Party Animal-- No Line

Hello again!

Welcome to Day 3 of Coloring without borders (aka No Line Coloring).   The first two days I shared some flowers... but now I wanted to move onto animals.  I happen to pick two elephants.  They are a great to practice this technique with because the greys are fairly easy to blend.   Check out this cutie.  He is celebrating that we are half-way through the week!!

Copics used:
Gray: W7, W5, W3, W1, R00, R11
Grass: G46, G43, G40
Hat: Y15, Y11, YR04, YR02, YR00, R29, R24, RV17, RV14, RV13, B12, B14, B16, V17, V15, V12,  G02, G00
Balloon: V17, V15, V12
Black multiliner
Toes: C1, C0

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Roses- No Line

Welcome back!

This week we are celebrating a week free of lines!   For my second card I chose another flower, but the sections are a little more complicated.  I also chose a family group that is a little more difficult to blend.   I think this rose would great in reds or pinks too!

Copics used:
B000, B00, B21, B23, B24, B26, B28, C5, C9
YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99

Monday, June 26, 2017

Poppies-- with and without lines

Hello all,

I have a whole week planned of No Line coloring.  I've fallen in love with the technique.  I love the soft look of the finished images.   If you are new to this... don't get discouraged if you first few attempts don't go as you hoped.  It takes some practice.  If you want some tips check out my new
No Line DVD class.

I'm starting with the easiest of the cards....  I counted this as easy because there is no hair in this card!  The shapes are also pretty easy, so you can focus on the technique, rather than complicated flicks.

Copics used:
Red: R59, R39, R29, R24, R14, R05, R02-- You don't need to use all of these.  You could simply this to R39, R29, R24
Green: YG63, YG67

I also colored this one with lines so you can see the difference.  The photos above have a much softer look than the ones below.  They are both great... just different.

Friday, June 23, 2017

No Line DVD Copic Class

Hello all,

I'm so happy to announce that I finished another Copic tutorial.    This DVD covers No Line Coloring.  I think this is a funny name because we need lines to color the image.  It is more a process of hiding the lines in our coloring.

This class is great for any Skill level.  Cost is $20.   Order by clicking here
You can see my other DVD classes here.

This tutorial covers these techniques:
How to stamp images to achieve no the no line look
Tips for coloring no line image
Coloring Dark to Light
Adding details back into image
Adding additional shadow to elephants head
Creating grass
Coloring rainbow bubbles
Fixing mistakes
Explanation of my process
Review of Hair

Review of Skin

Here are the copics I used to color both images colored in this tutorial.   You do not need to use these exact colors or images.  You can do this technique with any image and use your favorite colors.

Tilda-No Line
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Purple: BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000
Shoes: E55, E53, E51, E50
Grounding: W3, W1, 0
Gray multi liner
White gel pen for details
Elephant-No Line
Elephant: C5, C3, C1, C0, R00
Bubbles: BV000, B000, RV0000, Y000, G000, YR000,  R000, 0
Grass: G46, G43, G40

Here is the poster for this class.  I'm sorry the print is a little small. I blew it up to the largest size permitted by the web page.  If you like email me and I can send you copy.

I will be sharing my No Line Coloring Cards all next week! 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Worth the Tassel


Tis the season for graduation parties.   My cousin is graduating from High School this year.  I'm so proud of her.  She is off to college in the fall.   We are all very proud of her.  She will do great things.

I colored this last year.  I ran out of time and never made it into a finished card. I made the boy version last year (click here).  I changed up a few details, but I copied the same design idea to make the girl version this year.   I love the heart border.

Congrats to all the 2017 Graduates!

Copics used:
black/grey:  N9, N7, N5, N3, N1
Blue: B16, B14, B12
Red: R29, R24
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Gold: Y15, Y17, Y26
Hair: E50, Y21, E31, E33

Monday, June 19, 2017


Hello friends,

I have another kitty card today.  I think my dogs might go on strike!  There are just so many cute kitty stamps/dies being released right now.   I had a request from my students to make a card using felt.   This card was a lot of fun, but it was also a challenge.  We had a hard time finding glue that would hold the felt.   We will just have to play around until we find something that works.

No copics today--- I used a dye based marker to add color to nose and ears.  I could have used a copic too.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Life is Good - makeover

Happy Father's Day,

I have a card makeover for you today.  I originally made this card back in 2012 (click here to see the old post)  It have always been one of my favorites.    I wanted to revisit and give it an update.  I changed the sentiment so I could send this one to my Dad.  I thought this would also make a great retirement card.

Copics used:
Boat: E70, E71, E74, E77
Water: B12, B14, B16
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Green: YG93, YG95, YG97
Red: R29
Brown: E31, E33, E35
Skin: E000, E00, E11

Here are some photos of the older card.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Oceans of Love


I can't take full credit for today's card.  I CASED it off of the manufacturer's webpage.  I liked the layered feel of this card.  It felt like she was in the ocean to me.  I did made some small changes.  I added the turtle.  He was too cute not to include him.  

Blue: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07,
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Pink: RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17
Yellow: Y15, Y17
Green: YG01, YG03, YG06  and YG61, YG63
Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27
Orange: YR12, YR14, YR16

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

You Rock

Hello friends,

About two months ago, I was asked to make some cards and dry erase boards to give to gifts on Administrator Appreciation day.   They wanted a "You Rock" theme.    I had a lot of fun with the challenge.  Here is some photos of the cards.

I hope everyone enjoyed their cards.

Blue: B05, B02, B01
Nose: YR14, Y17
Grey: C1

Monday, June 12, 2017

Bring on the Cake


Copics used:

Grey: N5, N3,N1 and N5, N7, N9
White: E50, E51, E53
Ground: W2, W0
Blue: BG01, BG02, BG05,
Purple: V12, V15, V17
-- some of the cards have 4 balloons instead of 5  It just has to do with spacing.  I didn't want to stamp on top of stitching.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Days that end in "Y".

Hello friends,

We all know a chocoholic.  I'm related to one.  My grandmother puts chocolate on her chocolate. Then somehow can mix in more chocolate.  She would say the more chocolate the better.  This card is dedicated to her.

Just for the record...I like chocolate.... according to the bathroom scale...sometimes I like it too much.

Copics used:
PInk: R00, R81, R83
White: E50, E51, E53
Chocolate 1: E23, E25, E27
Chocolate 2: E42, E43, E44
Chocolate 3: E31, E33, E35

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thoughtful Flowers


I'm excited to share today's card with you today.  I have been a long time fan of this little girl.  Her name is Tilda.  This image is one of my favorites.  It is just so sweet.

 Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21,R20
Hair/shoes: y21, E23, E25, E29
Blue: BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Green: G40, G43, G46
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, E13
Grey: C3,C1
Gel pen

Monday, June 5, 2017

Kitty Friend

Hello again,

I think my two puppies are getting jealous.  I've been making a lot of cat cards lately.   I'm going to have to balance this out over the next few months.  I just think there are a lot of cute kitty stamps out there!   Check out this cutie.    This cat was quick and easy to color.  I hope I captured the marking coloring right.  I tried a few color combinations to get the coloring right.

Copics used:
E30, E31, E34, W0, E43, N3, N5, YG03, YG06