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. All opinions are my own. 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)

It’s Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

I’ll be at Photo Scraps today 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. And just to mix things up, my second card is Copic free!

Just drop in anytime between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions; Scandinavian Christmas by Taylored Expression
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Rose Gold by Lawn Fawn; Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Copics: G20, G21, G24, G28, G46, R46

Rowhouse Greetings | Cutting Edge - Trees by Taylored Expressions

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Cutting Edge – Trees by Taylored Expressions
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Versamark
Embellishments: Metallic Embossing Powder – Gilded by Brutus Monroe
Coloring: Color using the Distress Ink marker of your choice

Don’t Forget! Laurel Burch Holidays, December 11, 2018, Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD

There are still seats available for Tuesday’s Copic class at the Queen’s Ink featuring Laurel Burch holiday themed stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards and there will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. You can register online or call The Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449. Class fee is $25 and all of the details are available here. Hope to see you Tuesday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Feline Candle by Stampendous
Rowhouse Greetings | Laurel Burch Wreath Mare by Stampendous
Bonus Card!

Little Elf Finn by Mo’s Digital Pencil

THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY! Even though I’m retired, I’m still happy to see the week come to an end. No plans for the weekend so I’m looking forward to a few quiet days before the holiday rush of the coming weeks. 

So here I am! Another day, another elf! This time my card features Little Elf Fin by Mo’s Digital Pencil. Lately, I’ve been avoiding coloring images in the traditional reds and greens of the holiday, but decided it suited this cheeky elf. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Finn by Mo's DIgital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Finn by Mo’s DIgital Pencil

That’s all for today! I’m heading off for a day of catching up on errands! Hope you get to have some craft time of your own!

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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamp: Little Elf Finn by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Season’s Greetings by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Inks: Ranger Distress Inks in Festive Berries and Candied Apple
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E53, E55 (hair); R22, R24, R35, R46, R59, C1, C3, C5 (clothing); G21, G24, G28, G43, G46B21, B23, B24, B28, BV23, BV25, C1, C3, C5 (ornament)

Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m still on a roll coloring holiday images. Although I’ve only been coloring a few years, I’ve already accumulated quite a collection of stamps. Recently, I realized that like many crafters, I actually have two hobbies: one is collecting craft supplies and the other is actually using them. So last night, I decided to look through some of the images that have been waiting patiently in my stash to finally make it onto a card.

I’ve long been a fan of Maurie Manning and I have many of her digital stamps as well as those sold as rubber stamps by Penny Black Stamps. Her series of stamps featuring the elves Mim, Finn, Kin and Pippa are among my favorites. Although I’ve colored this image before, I decided to try my hand at it again with non-traditional holiday colors. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Mim by Mo's Digital Pencil

Again, I kept the card design simple so that the image could take center stage. It’s getting close to Christmas and I just might have cards ready to mail if I don’t waste time agonizing over layout!   

Rowhouse Greetings | Little Elf Mim by Mo's Digital Pencil

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. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Little Elf Mim by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Seasons Greetings by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Inks: Distress Oxides by Ranger in Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Festival of Lights Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, C1, C3 (clothing); BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13, BG15, B21, B34, C1, C3, C5, BV23 (ornament); G20, G21, G46, R56 (holly)