Purr-maids by Newton’s Nook

Today I’ll be finishing up this month’s classes at Photo Scraps featuring the Purr-maid stamp set from Newton’s Nook. If you weren’t there, you missed out on another fun class. Be sure you check out my teaching schedule to see what’s in store in the coming months.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Bubbly (*) by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane; white and gold gel pens
Copics: R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Tropical Fish Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: White and gold gel pens
Copics:

  • Left Purrmaid:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
  • Right Purrmaid: C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook; Vitamin Sea (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Stencils: Seashells Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencil: Mini Microbial by The Crafter’s Workshop
Embellishments: Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)

Hello Autumn! Featuring Penny Black

We had another great class at Queen’s Ink today. This was an intermediate level class and the class projects featured two Maurie Manning images from Penny Black. Supplies are shown below. Of course, I didn’t finish in the allotted time, but then, I never do!

Stay tuned for information on the next month’s Copic class at Queen’s Ink. We’ll have two cards featuring the Laurel Burch celestial themed stamps from Stampendous.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Pumpkin Ride by Penny Black; Hello Autumn by Penny Black (sentiment)
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20, YR21 (skin); Y21, YR12, YR15, E15 (hair); YR21, YR15, YR68 (pumpkin); G20, G21, G46, YR21 (leaves); E15, E29 (stems); B0000, V20 (background)
Rowhouse Greetings | Hello Autum by Penny Black Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Pleasant Six by Authentique
Stamp: Hello Autumn by Penny Black
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black
Dies: Curved Stitched Die by Penny Black
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20, YR21 (skin); Y21, YR15, E15 (hair); G20, G21, G46, BV23 (coat); B63, B66 (pants); V20 (shirt); G20, G21, G46 (grass); Y21, YR15, E15 (leaf); E15, Y21, YR21, YR15 (rake); B0000, V20 (background)

Join Me TOMORROW for Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Geometric Stars by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: N5, R00, R01, R02
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R00, R01, R02

September Art Du Jour Project Details

Yesterday was my last Art du Jour at Queen’s Ink for this year. I’m away next month and the store has a different format for this event in November and December. So I wanted to take time today share the details on yesterday’s cards.

For my first card, I used the Skeleton Lady stamp by Stampendous. Unfortunately, it’s a retired image, but it’s an oldy but goody that’s perfect for a Halloween card. The stamp includes the entire scene so you can pull the card top together with just a little stamping and coloring. Initially, I stamped the image with Memento but the result wasn’t as crisp as I wanted. For my second attempt, I stamped with Versafine. Since Versafine is not Copic safe, I quickly covered the wet ink with clear embossing powder and heat set it. This gave a glossy appearance that enhanced the overall appearance. I scribbled (literally!) some color on the image with my markers as a color wash. I used the Antique Frames die set from Penny Black to create the deckled appearance on the edges and paired it with a paper from Authentique.

For my second card, I used the simple, but lovely Grateful stamp set by Avery Elle. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The acorns were stamped with Memento. Of course, even though there were only two acorns to color, I still managed to use six markers. The E markers were used for the acorn cap; the Y markers for the body.

Hope you enjoyed these projects. Thank you to everyone who joined me for Art du Jour this year. It’s been fun getting to know everyone and I’ve learned a lot from each and every one of you!

Although I won’t be participating in Art du Jour until January, I will still be offering monthly Copic classes at Queen’s Ink. Be sure to check my teaching schedule to stay informed on upcoming classes.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | Skeleton Lady by Stampendous Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Nightfall Five (*) by Authentique
Stamp: Skeleton Lady by Stampendous
Ink: Versafine in Onyx Black
Die: Antique Frames by Penny Black
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: RV63, RV66, B63, B66, Y35, E30, E33, BG000, BG01
Rowhouse Greetings | Grateful by Avery Elle Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Penny’s Paper Doll Family (*) by Graphic 45
Stamp: Grateful (*) by Avery Elle
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versafine in Onyx Black
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: Y21, Y26, Y28, E33, E35, E39

September Art du Jour at The Queen’s Ink – Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, September 11th for Art du Jour! Kate, Kim and I will have a variety of make and take cards, tags, and ATCs to help you build up your stash at this open house style event. We’ll be on hand from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM so stop by on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or stay all day! Work at your own pace and relax! Projects are $3.00 each and new projects are available each month.

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone(301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

This will be my last month at Art du Jour for the rest of the year. I’ll be away most of October and Queen’s Ink has special workshops planned for November and December in place of the usual Art du Jour format. So here are my last two Art du Jour cards for this year, featuring images from Stampendous and Avery Elle.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Skeleton Lady by Stampendous

Rowhouse Greetings | Grateful by Avery Elle