Painting Pumpkins by Power Poppy

Power Poppy Painting PumpkinsGood morning friends! I’m back once again with the new digital release from Power Poppy – Painting Pumpkins. Painted pumpkins — whether given a coat of chalky milk paint in pastel hues, a bold dip with metallic accents, or delicate dots with a fine-tipped brush — are all the rage. Now you can paint the pumpkins in real life AND in your papercrafting process. In this digital set, Marcella has several pumpkins primed for your special creative touches. Paint pots and brushes await your artwork on the “blank canvas” version, or use one of the pre-drawn patterns or jack-o-lantern faces. A series of 4 sentiments ranging from a general Thank You through Halloween and Thanksgiving allows multiple uses for this fresh fall imagery.

Take a look at what the Instant Gardeners have for you and be sure you stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional inspiration.

Broni Holcombe
Leslie Miller
Cheryl Scrivens
Rhea Weigand

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#; Justice from the Americana Collection by Pebbles; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Painting Pumpkins (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: BV20, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR68 (pumpkins); Y32, YG91, YG95, YG97 (leaves); R32, R37, E09 (pitcher); B91, B95, B97 (ribbon); BG70, BG72, BG75, C0, E30, E35 (paint brushes); E30, E35, YG91, YG95 (acorns); BG0000, B0000, BG10, BV00, 0 (background); E30, E33, E34, E37, YG63, BV23, BV20 (foreground and shadows)

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. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. 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)

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. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. 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

New Class! Hello Autumn – Tuesday, September 18th at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, September 18th for a new Copic marker class featuring autumn themed stamps from Penny Black.  We’ll make two cards in this class, with emphasis on coloring skin tones. Details are below. This is an intermediate level class. Experience with basic Copic ink blending is required. Other techniques taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!  CLASS FEE: $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: 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. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV23: Grayish Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • YR12: Loquat
  • YR15: Pumpkin Yellow
  • YR21: Cream
  • YR68: Orange
  • Y21: Buttercup Yellow
  • G20: Wax White
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • B0000: Pale Celestine
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • E15: Dark Suntan
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E29: Burnt Umber
  • E93: Tea Rose

OTHER SUPPLIES:  Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Rowhouse Greetings | Pumpkin Ride by Penny Black

Rowhouse Greetings | Hello Autum by Penny Black

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