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

October Demo Day at Photo Scraps featuring MFT Stamps and Avery Elle

I’m at Photo Scraps today from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM for their monthly Demo Day with three cards featuring stamps and dies from My Favorite Things and Avery Elle. Stop by and join in on the fun!

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Patina (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Cakes & Candles by Avery Elle
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Diagonal Stripes Elle-Ments by Avery Elle; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B000, B00, B01, B02, BG10, B04, V04, C0, C1, C3 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Smoke (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Handwritten Happiness by MFT Stamps
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Horizontal Stripes Elle-Ments by Avery Elle; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Festival of Lights (stars & sequins) by 28 Lilac Lane; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67, Y02, Y15, Y19 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

CARD 3
Paper:
 Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Boardwalk Seaside (*) by Bo Bunny; Bazzill Basics in Admiral (*)
Stamps: Magical Dragons by MFT Stamps; Sentiment Stampler by Paper Smooches; Cakes & Candles by Avery Elle
Dies: Magical Dragons Coordinating Dies by MFT Stamps; Simple Puffy Cloud Frames by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, Y02, Y15, Y19 (dragon); B0000, B00 (clouds)

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.

September Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Come see me today at Photo Scraps where I’ll be offering two cards featuring stamps from Avery Elle and My Favorite Things. I’ll be there from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. There will also be a variety of cards and layouts available from Lisa, Traci, Karen, and Gina.

Hope to see you!

Rowhouse Greetings | Canopy by Avery Elle

Card 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Atlantic
Stamp: Canopy by Avery Elle
Copics: YG03, YG17, B000, B02, V01, V04, R21, R22, R81, R85, Y15

Rowhouse Greetings | Canopy by Avery Elle

Card 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Bazzill Basics in Atlantic
Stamps: Canopy by Avery Elle; Handwritten Happiness by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG03, YG17, B000, B02, V01, V04, R21, R22, R81, R85, Y15

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.

Graceful Still Life

Rowhouse Greetings | Graceful Still LIfe by Power PoppyTime for another digital release from Power Poppy, this time a sweet still life of dogwood and roses called (what else!) Graceful Still Life.  And who better to describe it than Marcella herself:

To me, the most relaxing scenes are composed of elements that feel familiar, with touches of nature, style, and beauty. My home is composed of little still lifes – arranged on shelves, tabletops, windowsills, and basically anything that is not moving. This springtime still life is similar to what I’d set up in my living room: a Susie Cooper teapot filled with fresh-cut roses and trimmed branches of flowering dogwood, piled on top of a stack of decorative books (the books have to have cool-looking spines with great colors or nice typography, or they will not make the cut). Completing the scene, a straw hat with a millinery rose and berries, to suggest we’ve just come inside from gardening. But who knows if we have? Maybe we’ve just been sitting here in yoga pants, coloring up this still life.

This set is really versatile – the digital download includes the still life and sentiment as show as well as a single large image of the Dogwood branches, for a variety of card making and coloring uses from a single set.

Now it’s time for the rest of the Instant Gardener team to show off their creations! And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for an added dose of inspiration.

Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Jessie Banks
Barb Walker

Supplies

Paper: Simon Says Stamp #80 cardstock in Kona Koffee and Green Leaf; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Graceful Still Life (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Dotted Dies by Avery Elle (inside)
Copics: R02, E93, E97 (dogwood); YG 01, G20. G21. G24 (dogwood leaves); R01, R20 (tea roses); yG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (rose leaves); E50, E51, E53, E55, B91 (pitcher); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (hat); E01, E02, E04 (ribbon); BG70, BG72, BG75, RV01, RV03, RV95, RV99, BG90, BG93, BG96 (books); BV20, BV23, BV25 (shading); W00, W0, W01, W02 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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