Flower Market by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! Just a quick post today for a quick card featuring the Flower Market stamp set by AALL & Create. I love all the layers and colors that go into mixed media projects, but sometimes a simple design and a few bright colors are just as effective. As a result, the image and the coloring take center stage!

Rowhouse Greetings | #356 Flower Market - Janet Klein by AALL & Create

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Today’s project features:

You’ll see from the marker list that I kept the coloring fairly simple as well only one red and one yellow on the flowers and two greens on the foliage. I wanted more contrast in the face and the dress so that’s where I pushed the blending combination a bit. All the same, it was meant to be a quick coloring project and that’s what it turned out to be!

Hope you enjoy today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); Y35, YR24, YR27 (hair); B000 (eyes); R46 (eye flower); B24, B26, B39 (dress); BV000 (collar, stockings); R46, Y35, YG03, YG17 (flowers); BV000 (shadow)

Rowhouse Greetings | #356 Flower Market - Janet Klein by AALL & Create | Color Map

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The Gardener by AALL & Create

HEY FRIENDS! A little change of pace today – I’m currently a guest designer for AALL & Create so today I’m showing you my latest project using The Gardener stamp set. I love these quirky characters by Janet Klein and they’re a lot of fun to color.

Rowhouse Greetings | #424 The Gardener - Janet Klein by AALL and Create
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Here’s the How To!

This is another project that just evolved. I knew that I would do an ink smooshed background so I grabbed a scrap of watercolor paper. It happened that my scrap was Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper so that’s what I used, but you can use Canson XL or Canson Montval if you want a less pricy option (I’ve linked all the papers below).

I pulled out a selection of Catherine Pooler Inks to create a rainbow — Tiara, Tutti Frutti, Be Mine, Pixie Dust, Blue Fiesta, and Lime Rickey — as well as piece of acetate (I used the packaging from a stamp set). Next, I smooshed the ink on the acetate, spritzed it with water using a Distress Sprayer, and then lightly smooshed the acetate on the watercolor paper. I dried the ink with a heat tool and then moved onto the next color. Afterwards, I set aside the background to fully dry.

Once dry, I stamped the images from Breath In, Breath Out on the background using Versafine Clare in Nocturne. Be sure you allow the ink to dry thoroughly to prevent smearing.

I stamped the images from The Gardener stamp set on Hammermill 100 lb smooth cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored the images with Copic markers (see list below). After fussy cutting the images, I applied foam tape to the back of the images. The sentiment was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock using Versafine ink.

I cut the #12 Code die from a piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock. I cut a piece of Limelight cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and randomly stenciled the pattern from the #606 Reverse Pluses stencil using Lime Rickey ink and a domed foam blender.

Finally!

Once all the elements were created, I assembled the card as shown.

Rowhouse Greetings | #424 The Gardener - Janet Klein by AALL and Create

That’s all for today – thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: E00, E11, E53, R20 (skin); B000, BG10, BV00 (eye flower); B00, B02 (eye); E31, E33, E35, E37 (hair); YG03, YG17 (shirt & stockings); BG000, BG01, BG02 (apron); BG02, BG07, YG03, YG17, R46 (boots); BG01, BG02, BG05, Y17, Y35, YR04 (flower pot); YG03, YG17 (plant)

Rowhouse Greetings | #424 The Gardener - Janet Klein by AALL and Create | Color Mao

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New Class! Create with Copics: Simple Landscapes

In this workshop, I will show you how to add a simple sky and landscape to the Art Is stamp set by Colorado Craft Company that you can easily modify for the stamped images in your stash. You will complete an image that you could use for a card. However, the entire focus of this class will be on Copic coloring rather than card techniques.
PREREQUISITE: Experience coloring and blending Copic markers.
CLASS FEE: $25

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
To register, call: 410-549-5187
Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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. 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.

NOTE: Please make sure that your markers — especially the blue and green markers — are filled prior to class. You can have your markers refilled at Photo Scraps if necessary. You will not be able to successfully color the background with partially filled markers, not because you will be using a lot of ink, but because you won’t be able to put down enough ink for successful blending.

Substitutions

  • You can substitute your favorite green combination for YG01/YG03/YG17/YG67 used on the grass and foliage.
  • You can substitute your favorite pink combination for RV55/RV63/RV66 used on the rag.
  • I used two different gray combinations (C0/C1/C3/C5 and W0/W1/W3/W5) for some variety in the rabbits. You can stick with one combination or choose the comparable markers from the neutral or toner grays.

New Release – May 5th – Colorado Craft Company

Kris Lauren Perfect Blend by Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! I’m still hopping with the gang at Colorado Craft Company so I’m back today with another new project featuring the Perfect Blend stamp set and coordinating dies. Kris Lauren is a new-to-me stamp artist, but as you know, I love cute images so I’ll be coloring up more of her images in the future. So take a look at what I have for you today!

A little housekeeping first! Colorado Craft Company is offering FREE SHIPPING DAYS on May 5th & 6th, ending on the 6th at midnight mountain time. No promo code will be needed. The site will apply free shipping on all US orders and International orders will get a $6.95 discount making their shipping cost $10.00. 

Second, don’t forget the GIVEAWAY announced in Tuesday’s blog post. Entries close on the 7th at midnight mountain time. Just leave comments on the designers blogs, IG, FB, etc. (the designer list can be found in Tuesday’s post). You can enter as many times as you would like.

Now – onto the main event!

Today’s Project

Rowhouse Greetings | Perfect Blend by Colorado Craft Company
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The card design itself is pretty straight-forward although the Copic coloring is a little more complex. I probably should have turned on the camera to show you, but this one just evolved as I experimented with colors. And it’s probably just as well that the camera was off. I tell my students that Copic coloring is not paint by number. Remember when you got your first box of 64 Crayolas? Did you worry about blending groups? Did you look at the names or worry about numbers? No – you just picked a crayon and colored. So feel free to pick the colors you like, adjust the values along the way, and just have fun.

Rowhouse Greetings | Perfect Blend by Colorado Craft Company

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Thanks for stopping by!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Perfect Blend

COPICS: B0000, B000, B00, B41 (sky); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (grass & foliage); V20, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27 (teapot); BV000, BV00 (windows); R46 (shutters & flowers); R46 (rug); YG03, YG17, YG67 (curtains & door)

Rowhouse Greetings | Perfect Blend by Colorado Craft Company | Color Map

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New Release – May 4th – Colorado Craft Company

Flower Pot | Colorado Craft Company

HEY FRIENDS! Here we are on Day 2 of the new release from Colorado Craft Company and I have another card featuring the Flower Pot stamp set and coordinating dies. More about that in a moment ….

First, a reminder that each designer in yesterday’s informal blog hop will be giving away one stamp set of your choice, if you are the lucky winner. Entries close on the 7th at midnight mountain time. Just leave comments on the designers blogs, IG, FB, etc. (the designer list can be found in yesterday’s blog post). You can enter as many times as you would like. 

Now onto today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Flower Pot by Colorado Craft Company
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I’ve been loving these floral images by Kris Lauren. And honestly, they’re easy to color as well. You’ll see from the list below that I used a lot of markers, probably more than I usually would for an image this size. I just flick a few different shades on each petal, working from the center of the flower outward. I didn’t worry about blending – in fact, I want those flicks to show to add texture and interest. The result is a loose, water color effect that compliments the informal nature of the images.

Hope you are enjoying the new release! I’ll be back tomorrow with one more new release project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Flower Pot

COPICS: E11, E13, E15, E17 (terra cotta pot); YG91, YG95, YG99 (moss); R30, R32, R35, R37, G20 (strawberries); G20, G24, G46 (leaves); RV32, RV34, RV42 (azalea); BV000, R30, R32, B0000, BG10 (daffodil); BV000, RV10, RV14, Y11, Y17, YR04 (dahlia); V04, B60, B63, B66 (bluebells); BV20, BV23 (shadow)

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