Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m still procrastinating when it comes designing cards for my April classes. Instead, we took a day trip yesterday to the Gettysburg National Military Park, visiting the museum and diorama. Afterwards, we had a fabulous candlelight lunch at the Dobbins House Tavern and visited family in town. Although the weather was cool, the day was bright and sunny and it felt good to take time to blow away all the mental cobwebs.

After we got home, I played with my stash of new stamps, which includes a few of the new releases from Newton’s Nook Designs. For this card, I used one of the images from the Woodland Spring stamp set. I was inspired by a card created by Tatiana Trafimovich, but pared the design down even more. I recently colored the lamb in the Spring Pile Up stamp set so I decided to use the same pointillism technique here, but switched to shades of gray instead of browns. I added a few crystal jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for a little bling.

Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs

I’m playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge #93 – Think Spring. Take a look at the challenge blog for information and to see the other entries.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh
Copics: T0, T1, T3, T5, RV10, RV11 (lamb); YG03 (leaves); RV10, RV11, B000, B00, Y15 (flowers)

Disclosure: The content below contains affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See Disclosures for additional information.


Neenah
Solar White 8.5 x 11
25 Pack
SB


Bazzill Basics
Date Swirl, 12 x12
SB


Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Pretty Pink Posh
Sparkling Clear Jewels
PPP


Demo Day at Photo Scraps – March 16, 2019

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Join me TODAY at Photo Scraps for Demo Day! I’ll have the two super simple cards shown below. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day. Hope to see you there!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Spring Pile Up by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass
Stencil: Square Mandela by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Heavy Metal Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C02 (lamb); C0, C1, E93 (bunny); B000, B00, Y02 (bluebird); YG03, Y02 (basket); Y11, E93, YG03 (flowers); B00, E93, Y11 (eggs)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Custom Printed Green Gingham by Photo Scraps; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamps: Peek A Boo Pets by Avery Elle
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Periwinkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E50, E53, E55, E93, C3 (lamb); E50, E53, E57, E93 (dog); C00, C0, C1, C3, E93 (cat); Y11, Y15, E93, E97 (chicken)

My Type by Newton’s Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! The sun has been shining here the past few days and I’m cautiously optimistic that spring is on its way. Although rumor has it that the temperatures are going to plunge next week. 😦

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my parents lately. At their age, it seems like there are doctor appointments every week, not to mention all the trips to the grocery store, bank, drugstore, etc. necessary to keep their household running. My crafting time has been limited and out of necessity, I’ve had to focus on either designing cards for future classes or preparing materials for upcoming classes. Although I’m already behind on preparing for next month’s classes, I decided to take time today to make a card just for the sake of making one. Not one that I plan on teaching or giving to someone for a special occasion. Just something that I could put together quickly to get the creative mojo flowing.

I looked through my stash of recent purchases and realized that I had a bit of a theme going, having recently purchased both the My Type stamp set by Newton’s Nook and the Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things. So I decided to just go with it.

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

I worked through my project as follows:

  • Stamp the typewriter image from the My Type set onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock with Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs.
  • Add the “Hello” sentiment with Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger.
  • Color the image Copic markers. Upon completion, fussy cut the image and set it aside.
  • Die cut a piece of Neenah 80# cardstock using the largest die in the Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn.
  • Place the Typewriter Text Background stamp face up on your media mat and lightly inked a small area with Amalgam Ink in Warm Glow. Place your die cut card stock on the inked stamp and lightly rubbed the area that you want to be stamped.
  • Select and arrange the desired sentiments from the Sending You stamp set from Honey Bee stamps. Stamp with Versamark ink in Onyx Black and immediately cover with Nuvo Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Heat emboss the sentiment.
  • Adhere the typewriter image to the front with foam tape.
  • Adhere the background layer to the card base with foam tape or craft foam to add dimension.
  • Embellish with sequins, enamel dots, Nuvo drops, etc. as desired. Notice my studied attempt to be random!

OK – lots of steps, but it really does come together quickly!

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110 # & 80#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: My Type by Newton’s Nook Designs; Sending You by Honey Bee Stamps; Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Black Jet and Warm Glow by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Dew Drops in Dahlia by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: BG10, BG15, BG32, C1, C3

Disclosure: The content below contains affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. See Disclosures for additional information.


Neenah
Solar White
8.5×11 – 25/pack
SB


MFT Stamps
BG Typewriter Text Background
MFT


Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad – Jet Black
GKD


Gina K. Designs
Amalgam Ink Pad -Warm Glow
GKD



Tsukineko
VersaFine
Onyx Black
SB


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz
Distress Archival Ink Pads
Mini Kit – One
SB


Lawn Fawn
Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables
SB


Nuvo
Embossing Powder
Microfine – Crystal Clear
SB

Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook

Just finished another wild, crazy and slightly chaotic class at Photo Scraps. Did we go into overtime? Well of course we did! But as one of my students noted, at least I finished before the store closed!

We covered a lot of techniques and hopefully I gave you a lot to think about. I want to pause for a moment here to talk about marker selection. When you are just starting out, the array of Copic colors is overwhelming. Before you go shopping, take a moment to get a basic understanding of the Copic color system. Then think about what you want to color. If you’re going to be coloring flowers, you’ll need at least one green or yellow/green combination for leaves and foliage as well as yellow, pink and/or red combinations for the flowers. If you going to color people, you’ll need markers for skin tones, hair color, and clothing. I started off with the intent of making Christmas cards, so my initial collection included lots of reds, greens, and yellows.

When you first start out, everyone buys all the pretty colors and if you look at your markers, I bet you have a lot of pretty pinks, blues, and greens. But if you want to have some depth in your coloring, you need to buy the muddy colors, the colors that you think that you might never use.

To get you started, I’m going to make it easy for you by telling you flat out that if you don’t own Copic markers BV20 and BV23, you need to drop everything right now and go out and buy them. These markers magically add depth and dimension to your coloring and you need to have them in your collection. If you don’t believe me, take another look at those snowman in the first card. They’re not all standing shoulder to shoulder. Some are stepped a little forward and some are stepped slightly back. To be honest, I used BV20, but I could have added BV23 for a more dramatic effect.

(P.S.: I don’t work for Copic – I just love these markers!).

Just a note: The supplies listed below reflect those used for the original class models. In class, we substituted Nuvo Glimmer paste in Moonstone in place Tacky-When-Dry Gel Medium and Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Clear Rock Candy.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. Read more.

Supplies

Frozen Fellowship by Newtons Nook Design

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Snow Flurry by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Clear Rock Candy; Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BV000, BV20, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y38, YR09, R59, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG15, BG32, C1 C3, C5, C7

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Stencil: Snow Flurry by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Ranger / Tim Holtz Distress Stickles – Clear Rock Candy; Tacky When Dry Gel Medium by The Crafters Workshop; Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BV000, BV20, RV14, RV17, RV19, Y38, YR09, R59, BG0000, BG000, BG11, BG15, BG32, C1 C3, C5, C7

Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Cardstock in Blackbird; POW Glitter Paper in Silver by American Crafts
Stamp: Frozen Fellowship by Newton’s Nook; Hand Drawn Snowflakes Bold by Hero Arts
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Versamark; Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Triple Tear Die by Spellbinders; Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: BG0000, BG000, BV000 (snow); BG11, BG32, BG15 (vest); C1, C3, C5, C7, RV14, RV17, RV19, R59 (hat); Y38, YR09 (carrot); BV20 (shadows)

New Class – Frozen Fellowship – January 17 & 27, 2019, Photo Scraps

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLASS ON JANUARY 19 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 27 DUE TO WEATHER.

Jump start your creativity in the new year with a Copic / Mixed Media class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Frozen Fellowship stamp set from Newton’s Nook Designs. Techniques include Copic coloring, stenciling, ink blending, and heat embossing techniques. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Saturday, January 19, 2019 January 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

  • BG0000: Snow Green
  • BG000: Pale Aqua
  • BV000: Iridescent Mauve
  • BV20: Dull Lavender (optional – please bring if you have it)
  • RV14: Begonia Pink
  • RV17: Deep Magenta
  • RV19: Red Violet
  • R59: Cardinal
  • Y38: Honey
  • YR09: Chinese Orange
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG32: Aqua Mint (can substitute BG23)
  • BG15: Aqua
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5
  • C7: Cool Gray No. 7
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Oxides: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
  • Wink of Stella in Clear
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

OPTIONAL: Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard

Rowhouse Greetings | Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Design
Rowhouse Greetings | Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Design
Rowhouse Greetings | Frozen Fellowship by Newton's Nook Design