Last Chance! Little Monsters Copic Coloring Class – Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This is your last chance to join in on the fun in the Little Monsters Copic Coloring Class at the Queen’s Ink. We’ll make three cards featuring stamps by Paper Artsy with sentiments from Penny Black. Basic understanding of Copic shading is helpful, however I will cover all necessary techniques in class. Supply list provided below. Seats are limited, but there’s still room for you to join us, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763

To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449.

Rowhouse Greetings | ZA02 by Paper Artsy Rowhouse Greetings | ZA09 by Paper Artsy

BRING TO CLASS

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. You will need a blendable selection of yellows, greens, and blues. 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 you with your selections.

  • R20: Blush
  • R22: Light Prawn
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG05: Salad
  • YG09: Lettuce Green
  • BG0000: Snow Green
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B01: Mint Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Skin White
  • E02: Fruit Pink
  • 0: Colorless blender
  • Copic Colorless Blender refill (the smaller 25cc bottle is sufficient).

OTHER SUPPLIES. Please bring the following to class:

  • Uniball Gel Pen or Sakura Gel Pen in White
  • Tape runner adhesive or double sided tape
  • Scissors

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!

Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I have another holiday card featuring the Cozy Cupfuls stamp set from Power Poppy. I’ll admit that I looked at that tree and my initial urge was to color those sprigs individually. Crazy, right? So I decided that the better course of action was to dab different shades of green following the lines of branches and the shape of the tree to achieve some depth and variation. I used my current favorite red combo (R35, R46, R59) to get a lush Christmas red for the ornaments and used the same combo (adding R32 as a highlight) for the ribbon. If you forget to leave a highlight on the ornaments, you can always add it afterwards with a white gel pen.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Cheer by Penny Black

The sentiment on the front of my card is included included with the Power Poppy stamp set (and look at that lovely script!), but for the inside, I decided to add one of the sentiments from the Penny Black Festive Cheer stamp set to capture the feeling I wanted for the completed card.  I used two of the designs from the Vintage Christmas Collection by Authentique because I thought that the colors and the vintage feel would be the perfect complement for this image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three and Vintage Christmas Seven by Authentique
Stamps: Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Festive Cheer by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko (image); Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: R35, R46, R59 (ornaments); R32, R35, R46, R59 (ribbon); YG01, YG03, G21, G24, G28 (tree); G21, G24, R30, R32, E41, E42, E43, C1 (teacup); BV20 (shadow)

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.

New class! Little Monsters

I’ll be at The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mills this Sunday, September 10th, teaching a new Copic card class featuring stamps from Paper Artsy with sentiments from Penny Black. Can’t come Sunday – don’t despair! I’m offering this class again on Tuesday, September 19th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Seats are limited, but there’s still room in Sunday’s class for you to join us, so sign up today!

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | ZA09 by Paper Artsy Rowhouse Greetings | ZA02 by Paper Artsy

 

August Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Come see me today at Photo Scraps where I’ll be offering two cards featuring stamps from Penny Black and My Favorite Things. In both cases, I took my inspiration from the Penny Black blog, more or less CASEing two cards by Vicky Papaioannou and Francine Vuillème. I loved the designs of both cards, reproducing them here with minor modifications.

Rowhouse Greetings |Awaken by Penny Black

Card 1
Inspiration Card: Awaken to Sunshine by Vicky Papaioannou.
Paper
: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Deepest Sympathy by My Favorite Things
Copics: R30, R32, R35, R39, YG03, YG17, YG01, T6

Rowhouse Greetings | Awaken by Penny Black

Card 2
Inspiration Card: Simply Awaken by Francine Vuillème
Paper: Boardwalk Seaside (reverse) (*) from the Boardwalk Collection by Bo Bunny; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Awaken by Penny Black; Snippets by Penny Black; Heartfelt Thanks by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Circles Die Set (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, E27, YG03, YG17, T6

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

Friend

Yesterday, I retired from a job that I’ve held for the past thirty-seven years. Like any job, there were days when it just drove me crazy — the commute, the hours, the seemingly endless workload, the stress — you name it! But it was also a place where I worked with a special group of people and made many lasting friendships that I will always hold dear even though I’m not with them every day.

I decided to make a few cards to give to some of my co-workers (because when you’re a card maker that’s what you do!). This is one of the last that I made, but I hope that the message is clear no matter how simple the design.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Dot Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Hugs! by Penny Black; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: C1, C4, C6, E30, RV10 (cat) YG06, YG17 (grass)

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

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