Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Touch of Spring

It's cold and snowy--but a little bit of spring blew through my craft room today, with this sunny black-eyed susan! What a fun, fun image to color! It took a lot of markers, and I'll have them listed at the end of this post.
After I colored the image, I went in with a B0000 Copic marker and lightly colored the background behind the flower. Then, I die-cut it with my largest Labels One (Nestabilities) die, and left it in the die while I airbrushed a bit more of the B0000 around the outside. When I put it up to my paper (BoBunny), it didn't quite match--so I air-brushed some BG10 in the corners, and VOILA! A great match!
The outside mat around the die-cut was made by holding the die in place and cutting around it with my X-Acto knife--although a pencil and scissors would have worked as well.
The corners are from Spare Parts, and the ribbon is from Michaels. I'm not sure where I got the lace doily.
REMINDER: My Copic Marker class in Archbold at Scrapbook Korner will be this Saturday, 1/29/11, at 10 a.m. There are still a few spots left--join us!
I hope you enjoy this card, and thanks for stopping by!
Copic Markers used: Y13/15/17; YR23/24; E25/27/29/99; G21/24/28/29; B0000; BV00; C9; and BG10.
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Copic Class Scheduled!

If you're in NW Ohio and are interested in Copic Marker Classes, I will be teaching at The Scrapbook Korner, in Archbold, OH, on January 29! Whether you've had your Copics for a while, or are just getting your first ones, this class, Copic Markers 101--What, Why How, will give you the basics of blending, care and refilling, and answer lots of questions about how to take your skills to the next level! Details can be found here, on The Scrapbook Korner's class schedule. Don't delay--class size is limited!
While I was at the store getting the class set up, I found this GORGEOUS paper called 'Sweet Love', by Best Creation Inc. So beautiful and sparkly! And the little heart stamp was just begging to go home with me--it's by Imaginisce. After playing around with it a bit, coloring it on Candlelight paper (Beckett Expression), a very light ivory, it matched up so nicely to the background paper.

Now, I will admit, I 'might' have gone a teensy bit overboard on the pearls--but I love the look. Other supplies I used: Kraft cardstock (Bazzill), Nestabilities (see below), the pearls by Crystal Stickers, Chantilly 1/2" crochet trim (Stampin' Up!), pop dots to raise the center panel, and Copic Markers (as shown below).

That's all for today. I'd love to know what you think! Posted by Picasa