Saturday, February 12, 2011

Missionary Card

It has been a busy week this week but I took time to make the following card.  A lady at my church asked me to make a special card for someone that runs our local missions.  This is what I came up with.

I googled some poems and found one I really liked so I printed it and then stamped the lighthouse next to it.  Of course it is colored with Copic Markers.  I used Chalks for all of the blue on the card.  I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  Makes a nice masculine card.  Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Toadally Awesome

I am doing a swap with some friends...what did I get myself into?  There is about eight ladies that swap cards monthly.  I have decided to join them since I'm not teaching my classes like I used to.  This month we had to do Valentine's with any color of red on the card.  Of course I am the simple bumpkin so my card is very simple.  I chose red cardstock, Hoppy Everything stamp set from TAC and of course my Copic Markers.  Added a little ribbon and there you go. 
My card was inspired from a card on Savvy Projects Blog made by Mischelle Smith.  She is the founder, owner and CEO of TAC.  She does some awesome work.  Go over and check her out.  You will have to scroll down for her cards because there are also guest designers on the blog also.
Hope you enjoy my card today.  It was quick and easy...just the way I like them.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cupcake Cuties

I am really trying to be more active with my blog and also my fellow angels.  Today Mabelle did a segment with Cupcake Cuties on the Savvy Projects Blog.  I love this set but haven't used it a lot so I thought I would make a card with it too.  Here is my version with the stamp set.  Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Coloring with Copics

I just did a demo for about 65 ladies and I focused on the Copic Markers.  I love playing with these and just wanted to share some ideas on shading with them.  I have had so many people tell me they love them but don't know how to use them.  I have given my version of that here.  Remember it is just my version on how I no means is there anything professional done here.  Above is the coloring sequence I will see it up closer in the next pictures.

The Colors of Copics I used were:  Skin  E000, E00, E02...Hair Y21, YR21, YR24....Shirt RV10, RV21, 
Pants & Bow B41, B45...Leaves, Stems and Grass YG11, YG63.....Flower Centers Y17, YR31..... Peach Flower R20, R22.....Pink Flower RV02, RV06.....Purple Flower BV02, BV13.


Step 1

I stamp the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  I used my lightest colored markers and colored the image.  The colors above are listed lightest to darkest for each segment of the image I colored.

Step 2

I now picked up the second color and added shadows.  You can see in the image where I added the color.  My rule of thumb is...if the sun doesn't shine there it needs a shadow.  HINT:  If you are going to be adding a third color for shadowing, make sure you bring the second color down a little bit to add room for the third color to go over it without hiding it.

Step 3

I now added my third color which is the darkest color value.  You can also see in the picture above where the darker colors were added.  Not all segments had a third color on them.  Remember to be careful and leave some of your second color showing.

Step 4

For my last step; I pick up my lightest color value for each of the segments and color the image again blending the shadow colors.  I start on top of the shadow colors and work away from them.  It seems to blend better for me.  I may go over the segments a couple of times to get the blending the way I want it.

I hope you have enjoyed this and go away with some hints that will help you in your coloring. 

Happy Stamping and have a Blessed Day!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Retiform Blog Hop

This is my first time participating in a blog hop with TAC.  Today's blog hop is to do the technique Retiform.  It has been a long long time since I have done this. 

I used the TAC stamp set Joy Found.  I also used Copic Markers, Palette Stamp Pads, Ivory Cardstock, Green Cardstock and the small round sponges.  Below is a bigger picture of my card.  I hope you enjoy it.  If you have the time click on over to Savvy Projects Blog and check out all the other entries.  You won't be sorry. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Design Team Call

What do I have to lose?  The Angel Company has a Design Team Call out and I have decided to post for it.  You don't know unless you try, right?  Anyway I think it would really boost my morale and creativity for stamping again.  I thought and thought about it and decided to give it a go.
With that being are my entries.  We had to do three cards and a project. The first picture shows all three projects together.
The project I decided to do is a gift snack jar.  It is just a glass jar purchased at Hobby Lobby.  I used our Emma paper collection, mini bet alphabet, Cupcake Cuties stamp set, copic marker, flowers and my Cricut to cut the letter "S".  Here it is up close:

My next one is a card done with Oh No She Didn't stamp set, copic markers and the cardstock that matches the copic markers.  I also used an embossing folder and corner punch to give dimension to the cardstock.

My next card is a masculine cards.  You can't get enough of those.  I used the All Things of Nature and Ordinary Greetings stamp sets.  The coloring is done with chalks.  I used an embossing folder on black cardstock and rubbed them with a VersaMagic Metallic ink pads.

The last card is a very simple card.  It is done with our Maggie paper collection and our Ivory Cardstock.  It is the best color of Ivory I have ever used.  I also used the Extra Jumbo Flower Punch with a leaf punch I had laying around.  The stamp set is the Savvy Sayings set which I love.

Wish me Luck.  I hope you have enjoyed my projects!  Have a blessed day!!!!!!