Reminder! Hearts and Flowers Copic Class- January 30, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

Just a reminder that I’ll be at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, January 30th to teach a Copic marker class featuring stamps and sentiments from Power Poppy. In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring the beautiful images and sentiments in the Folk Heart stamp set. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class.

Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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.

  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • E35 –  Chamois (you can substitute any medium brown)
  • RV52 – Cotton Candy
  • RV63 – Begonia
  • RV66 – Raspberry
  • BG10 – Cool Shadow
  • BG11 – Moon White
  • BG13 – Mint Green
  • BG15 – Aqua
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors (we’ll be fussy cutting one image), foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard will be used for embellishment.

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power PoppyRowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

Va-Va Valentines by Power Poppy

Va Va Valentine by Power PoppyTime for another new digital release from Power Poppy and this one is so much fun. A veritable buffet of love notes suitable for Valentines, anniversary cards, thinking of you notes, or any time you want to let someone special know that you are thinking of them. ! This pack of goodness features six complete drawings: “Pretty Great”, “Rocking Blooms”, “Biggest Fan”, “Springy Step”, “Matching Socks”, “Found You” and “Heart Melt”. Each image will fit comfortably on a card front, and they are so much fun to color! Four simple sentiments for the inside. For a limited time, you can get all six images for $6 so head on over and get yours today!

When I saw all the new images, I couldn’t decide which one to do first, but finally settled on the Biggest Fan. I did my usually Copic coloring, but wanted to push it a little further. At Christmas, my husband gave me a full set of Prismacolor pencils so I’ve been experimenting with adding depth and detail to my Copic coloring with colored pencils. Here I added some shading to the blades of the fan and hearts. I’m looking forward to experimenting further with the technique to see how far I can go.

Take a look at what the rest of the team put together for you and be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Allison Cope
Barbara Walker

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.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Sweetheart Six (*) by Authentique; Vellum
Stamps: Va Va Valentine (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: BG11, BG32, BG34, BG57, C4 (fan); RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66 (hearts)
Prismacolors: PC901, PC992, PC1063 (fan); PC993, PC994 (hearts)

 

Soothing Sympathy by Power Poppy

Sympathy cards are always tough to make and not exactly a card that one keeps on hand. So here are a few ideas for cards from a class that I taught several months ago at Photo Scraps. This set of cards features the Soothing Sympathy clear stamp set from Power Poppy. The sentiments lend themselves to sympathy cards, but the images can certainly be used for other types of cards.

Rowhouse Greetings | Soothing Sympathy by Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Soothing Sympathy by Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Soothing Sympathy by Power Poppy

Supplies

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.

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Spellbound (*) from the Enchanted Garden Collection by Bo Bunnny; Bazzill Basics in Pigment (*).
Stamp: Soothing Sympathy (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Floral Ovals by Spellbinders; Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames by My Favorite Things
Copics: RV11, R43, R46, R56, YR18, Y32, Y38, G12, G14, G46, 0 (colorless blender)

Rosé All Day by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Rose All Day by Power PoppyMarcella has big plans for the Power Poppy Instant Garden and the news is exciting! Each month’s digital download will have a theme – a color story – featuring images that include groupings of plants, insects, birds, and various little “props” for a scene to challenge the colorist.

The theme for January is “Rosé All Day” — a new digital image featuring flowers that are naturally reds, pinks, and whites such as Roses, Redbud branches, and Cyclamen hederifolium. Marcella has added in a few paint brushes and a colored pencil, along with a ladybug and bumblebees.  Think of it as a way to expand your skills and push your coloring boundaries.

Here, I’m pushing my own coloring boundaries by trying some no line coloring. Still a work in progress and not quite ready for prime time, but who knows? With a little more practice ….

In the meantime, stop on over at the Power Poppy blog and take a look at what the other Instant Gardeners have in store for you. We’re celebrating the release of this image with Kathy Racoosin at The Daily Marker to help kick off the 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

Supplies

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.

Stamp: Rosé All Day (*) by Power Poppy

Power Poppy Power and Spark Challenge – Grab a Map!

I don’t know about you, but I can color images without batting an eye, but designing card layouts is my downfall. I stare blankly at the image and shuffle through cardstock hoping that I’ll be struck by inspiration. When I get really desperate, I scroll through Pinterest, but usually I just end up overwhelmed and find that after hours of browsing (and pinning crockpot recipes), I still don’t have a solution to my design dilemma.

So imagine my glee when I found out the Card Maps at Pagemaps.com! And for this month’s Power & Spark Challenge at Power Poppy, we’re asking you to “Grab A Map,” and get in on the fun! Power Poppy has teamed up with Pagemaps.com‘s CardMaps to showcase ten new sketches featuring some of Power Poppy’s fabulous stamp sets. You can find all ten sketches along with design team samples HERE! So grab a map, use it to spark a little card making creativity, and link your creation up HERE at the Power Poppy blog. If you play along, you’ll be in the running to win a $50 Shopping Spree to the Power Poppy Shop!

Want to see MY card? Well, here it is: card map and finished card featuring the Power Poppy Folk Heart clear stamp set!

PageMaps.com Card Maps - Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart Stamp Set by Power Poppy

But wait, there’s more! Becky Fleck, the fabulous Pagemaps guru, is also offering a $25 Power Poppy gift card and all you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post!

The Pagemaps contest closes January 22nd, so hop on over soon! We can’t wait to see what you create.

Supplies

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.

Stamp: Folk Heart (*) by Power Poppy