Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thinking of You

Welcome and happy Thursday!     Today I want to share a card I created for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge that just started today.    The Theme is: Brads, Designer Paper and Embossing.   Wow!   There is a lot we can do with that menu!    

·      Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
·      High Contrast
·      Copic Faux Watercolor Background

Stamp:  Stately Flowers 5 (GKD)

Memento Tuxsedo Black (Tsukineko)
Copic Alcohol Ink Sketch Markers (.too Inc.)

Cryogen (Curious Metallic)
Pure Luxury White (GKD)
Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus (GKD)
Parisian Garden Designer Paper (GKD)

Musical Flourish Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Violet Brads (Recollections - I think))

Copics Used:
Flower: V99, V95,V91, V04, V06, V000, V0000
YG 99, GY97, YG21, YG03

Background:  BG0000, BG000, B000, C0, C1, V91, Colorless Blender

I am linking this card with the following challenges:  
·      The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday:  Brads, Designer Paper and Embossing
·      Make It Monday – Anything Goes
·      The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes
·      Through The Craftroom Door – Anything Goes

Tip of the Day:
Try using the complement of your shadow color to provide high contrast shadows.   Make a sandwich by Adding  your darkest color, applying the compliment on top and then your dark shadow color on top again.   Make sure to blend out with your midtones to make it smooth. . 

Astro, by Jane Carter
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I am spending a couple days at Yosemite for a little R&R.   It is raining really heavy outside but I guess it doesn't stop the stores from being open for a little shopping and there is a casino near by!   I am a lucky woman!   
Have a wonderful and safe day, my friends!   Come back soon! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CMC Challenge: My Favorite Color Combos!

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Hello to all my friends.     Welcome!    Today I am sharing my Design Team card for Color Me Creative Classroom.   Our new callenge is to use your favorite color combos and images!   I think this is exciting because I can hardly wait to see what all my crafty buddies are selecting for their fav!   Yep... My favorite combos are geen and blue.    

Stamp:  (Saturated Canary)
  • Copic Alcohol Ink Markers
  • Copic Various Ink and Alcohol background
  • New Copic Skin Tone Combo!
  • Getting "Whimsy" with Hair

Check out the whimsy hair and NEW Skin Tones I learned at my Copic Inking Class!   

Dress:   G40, G82, G85
Hair:   C3, C5, C7, C9, B00, B000
Eyes B37, B02
New Skin Tone (Drum Roll) - E50, E21, E34, Cast BV00, R20, R37

I am linking this card with the following challenges:

Thank you for spending some time!   Come back soon!  

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Masculine Sympathy Card

Welcome my friends!    I am excited to post my card I created the The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday challenge.   Our new challenge is to create a "masculine card".    This theme just came in time.   I have have a friend who just lost his mom and I hope this brings him some comfort!

I used Nature's Greetings Stamp Kit (GKD) for my card and used a monochromatic theme.   Vintage Photo Distress ink was applied to the corners.   I used a new techndique for the background paper.  I sprinkled Copic Various Ink in a shallow container of water (different colors) and allowed the ink to float on top.   I slid my cardstock under the color and gently lifted it up and out of the water.   This produced a very delicate marblelized appearance.    

I am linking this card in the following challenges

I hope you like this and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fun With Various Ink: Faux Stone Technique


Hello  and I hope you are having a great weekend!     It has been one chilly day here in Calaveras!    Brrrrrrr!

  I just returned from a wonderful Copic Workshop at Anaheim.   I had the priveldge of meeting Collen Schaan and Debbie Olson.   The workshop was fabulous and well worth the time and money.  I had ink from head to toe.... Yes, it was very messy.   We learned many different uses for Copic ink and practiced different skin tones.   We learned some wonderful ethnic skin combos and also age specific.    I hope to share some projects over the next few weeks from techniques I have learned.

Today, I want to share one of the techniques I learned  in my Copic Inking class called "Copic Faux Stone".  The card was "cased" from one of the samples that Colleen showed us during our class.   I changed the colors of Ink and stamp.   I used a ribbon and different paper but I could not resist using the mosaic layout!     

Image:  Crushin Gwen  (Some Odd Girl)
Glossy Paper (I didn't have any Yupo paper so I used glossy photography paper)
Wood block with felt
Coordinating or complementary Copic Various Ink
I didn't have any Metallic Mixative so I used Gold Leaf
Colorless Blender Solution
Copic Fauz Stone Technique
Isn't it pretty?!!!
I used Copic Various Ink
R58, R20, G40, G45, Colorless Blender Solution
Metallic Gold Leaf

A few drops of each solution were applied to the felt and dabbed on glossy paper.   I did not have any Yupo so I used glossy photography paper.
The paper was set aside to dry.

I used the heart stamp from Crushin Gwen (Some Odd Girl).   I wanted a small image that would fit in a 1 1/2 inch square.   The sentiment and heart were the perfect size!   The stamped image is bright red (Lady Bug by Memento) in the acutal card but it appears pink in my picture!    I cut (3) 1 1/2inch squares from my Copic Faux Stone paper and matted each square on red paper with 1/16th inch margin.     I made several different background papers and they each had a very different appearance.  I selected this sheet because it had a gorgeous red with a great complimentary green.    That is part of what makes this technique so much fun.   You never know what the outcome will be until you view the finished product.


The layers were adheared and a big red bow tied to the left side to balance the sentiment in the upper right hand corner.

I am linking this card with the follower challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and spending some time.   I hope you enjoyed this technique and will want to try it on your own creative projects.   I must warn you - playing with the ink that is available on the market is very addictive!
  Take care, be safe and happy crafting!


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter Wings

Welcome!   I want to share one of my favorite images with you.   This is a stamp called Wintr Wings illustrated by Theresa Momber (Gina K Designs).     This is one of my "go to" stamps.   I hae three little feather babies and I love the opportunity to color a feather friend.

The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday's new challenge is "My Favorite Thing". We have two exclusive sponsors for TT challenge...Anne's Digital Art: 3 images of your choice and MarkerPop : $10.00 G.C.
 Our theme is alwyas "anything goes" but if you choose to color up your favorite thing.... your name goes in the pot for an extra chance to win!

R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R58, C3, C5, C7, C9, G20, G24, YG63, B00 B000, Colorless Blender.

 am linking this card wth the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week.  

CMC: Fairy Captain In Pastel

Welcome!   Today  am a little late positing this card. I am I just returned from Anaheim.  I  had a wonderful opportunity to take a class on "inking" with Debbie Olson and Colleen Scheen.   It was fabulous!    We learned some fun Copic backgrounds and practiced ethnic skin tones and understanding how skin tones for a baby would be different from those of middle years or senior years.   I has a fabulous time.   My only regret is that I did not get to stay for CHA.

I want to share a card I created for our latest CMC Challenge.

Theme: Pastels!
Digital Image:  Fairy Captain (paper Makeup Stamps)
  • Copic on paper blending
  • Copic Tip to Tip Blending
  • Copic Faux Watercolor effect
  • Copic Pastel Technique 

Copics Used
Clothing: B000, B02, B08,  B18, B32, B62,
Wings: BV000, BV01, BV24
Skin Tones: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair C7
Barrel:  C5, C3, C1. C0,  E40, e02, E15, E14
Telescope: C00, C1, B000
Floor: C3, C1, C0
Background:  C00, B000, B00, BV000, Colorless Blender

I am linking this card wth the following challenges:

That's all for today.   Stop back soon to see a new Winter card I created for The Outlawz!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Frosty Winter

Welcome!   Today I have a  card I created for The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday Challenge!   Snow People is our theme for this week.  It is always "Anything goes.... but if you want to use our theme - your name will be entered twice!   Our wonderful sponsors  want you too to be one of our winners!  

I used a cute little snowman clear stamp from GKD.   I love the size.  It was small enough that I could create a shaker card and still have room for embellishments!

The Copic Markers I used are:
Hat:  C3, C5, C7, C9
Snowman: BG00, BG00, RV00,
Scarf: R22, R24, R27, R29
Arms:  E15, E18,  E35
Background Opaque White
I used  Martha Stewart Micro Beads for the snow.

I am linking this card with the following challenges
The Outlawz: Twisted Thursday
Make It Monday
Inspire Me Friday's

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Come back soon!