Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! This post is going to be short and sweet. I’m running errands before I head off to my parents’ house this afternoon. If it’s Tuesday, then it must be pizza day and we can’t miss that! When I’m not there, I have to pre-order their Tuesday pizza for delivery, but today, we’ll go out for our pizza fix.

I’m still playing around with some digital images from Mo Manning. Today’s project features the Spring Fairy Puddle digital stamp because who can resist coloring a fairy riding a frog? Obviously I can’t so I’ll just drop this here for your enjoyment!

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo's Digital Pencil

I toyed with the idea of creating some sort of water splash for the background. As many of you know, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler so creating something free hand is definitely a bad idea. I often use pointillism to create backgrounds and decided that I could mimic water with shades of blue and blue green. So my frog got a watery background with no drawing required on my part.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo's Digital Pencil

And on that note, I’m off! Can’t be late for pizza!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Prestige Cardstock in Cornflower by My Favorite Things
Stamps: Spring Fairy Puddle by Mo’s Digital Pencil; Grateful Heart by Penny Black
Ink: Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackable by Lawn Fawn
Copics: V20, E50, E51, E11, E93 (skin); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (hair); BV00, B000, B00, B01, BG10 (clothing); BV20, BV23, YG01, YG03, YG63, YG67 (frog); BV00, BV01 (frog’s eye); BV00, B000, B00, B01 (ribbon); V20, BG000, BG10, BG11, B000, B41, B45 (background)

Baby Fairy Amanita by Mo’s Digital Pencil

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! It’s been awhile since I posted anything new (outside of class announcements) so I made a point of sitting down this morning and coloring just for fun.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Mo Manning’s digital images. Today’s image – Baby Fairy Arminata – is also available as a clear stamp from Penny Black (see links below). I’ve been eyeing this image for awhile and it gave me an opportunity to try out some new Copic combinations.

I also made a few mistakes along the way. In class, my students seem determined to color perfectly on the first try, so I remind them that you learn from mistakes, not from perfection. And that was certainly the case with the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Armanita by Mo's Digital Pencil

For the skin, I started with a combination used by Sandy Allnock – YR30, YR000, YR26. It looked great on her sample sheet, but didn’t blend as well for me. So I substituted E93 for YR000 and had better results. Which just goes to show that all those Copic combinations you see on Pinterest are really just suggestions – you have to modify and substitute as necessary to make them work for you.

I knew that I wanted a rosy color for the dress and flower petals. I also didn’t want either to get too dark. I started by underpainting the deepest areas with B32 followed by a blend of R43, R81, and RV00 (a beautiful rosy blend used by Debbie Olson). I ended up adding a little R46 to add more definition to the folds and the deepest areas of the flower petals.

Rowhouse Greetings | Armanita by Mo's Digital Pencil

I underpainted the mushroom cap with C1, C3, and C5 and then added R46 and R24. Underpainting with the cool grays helped me get some depth without relying on really dark reds.

I had intended on stamping the sentiment on the image directly, but when I was putting the card together, the top right corner picked up some ink from a previous project. I couldn’t remove it remove with a sand eraser so I extended the background a little further to cover some of the damaged spot. I added a small sentiment from the Summer Berries clear stamp set by Power Poppy.

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Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It by Copics; Simple Vintage Botanicals 6×8 paper pad by Simple Stories
Stamps: Baby Fairy Aminita by Mo’s Digital Pencil (image also available on Missing You clear stamp set by Penny Black; Summer Berries (*) by Power Poppy [sentiment]
Ink: Versafine Clair in Nocturne by Tsukineko
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YR30, E93, Y26, BV00 (skin); C1, C3, C5, C7 (hair); B32, RV00, R81, R43, R46 (dress); C1, C3, C5, R24, R46 (mushroom cap); BV00, YR20, YR30, YR31 (mushroom gills); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves & stem); B32, RV00, R81, R43, R46 (flower petals); B0000, BG0000, BG10, RV00, BV00 (background)

New Class! Strike Up the Band!

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Strike Up the Band stamp from My Favorite Things. This class is pared down to just Copics — no stenciling, heat embossing, foiling, etc. — so that we can concentrate on the basics. Details are below. Class size is limited so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscrapsclasses.blogspot.com/
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 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. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

  • V20: Wisteria
  • R35: Coral
  • R37: Carmine
  • R59: Cardinal
  • YR23: Yellow Ochre
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • B26: Cobalt Blue (*)
  • B39: Prussian Blue (*)
  • E30: Bisque
  • E33: Sand
  • E37: Sepia
  • FB2: Fluourescent Blue (*)
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Substitutions

  • You can substitute your favorite blue combination for B26/B39/FB2 used on the band uniforms.

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors
  • Foam tape or foam squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Strike Up the Band by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Strike Up the Band by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Strike Up the Band by My Favorite Things

Breathe in Life by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Breathe In Life by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m over on the Power Poppy blog today for Inspire Me Monday with a new card and a new coloring video featuring the Breathe In Life Digital Stamp Set by Power Poppy. So hop on over to Power Poppy to see the video. Full supply list for today’s project is shown below. See you back here soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. In addition to the affiliates listed in my disclosure, Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Digital 100#
Stamp: Breathe In Life Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy; sentiment from the Lavender Clear Stamp Set by Power Poppy
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Black Onyx by Tsukineko; Distress Oxide Ink in Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Die: Nordic Frames Die by The Greetery
Embellishment: Nuvo Microfine Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: BV20, BV23, BV25 (can); V01, V04, V09 (flowers); YG00, YG03, G46 (leaves); E21, E25 (shadow)

Coloring with Copics: Powerful Queen – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a Copic marker workshop featuring the new Mary Englebreit images from RubberMoon Stamps. In this class, you will make two whimsical cards featuring Copic blending techniques as well as heat embossing and ink blending. All necessary techniques are taught in class, but experience with basic Copic blending is helpful. 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, March 24, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Copic Markers to Bring to Class

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 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.

  • V20: Wisteria
  • R14: Light Rouge
  • R27: Cadmium Red
  • R46: Strong Red
  • YR23: Yellow Ochre
  • YR27: Tuscan Orange
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y35: Maize
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E09: Burnt Sienna
  • E11: Barley Beige
  • C6: Cool Gray No. 6 (or any dark gray marker)
  • 0: Colorless blender

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Barn Door
  • 3 ink blenders
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Complete Sentence by RubberMoon Stamps for Mary Englebreit
Rowhouse Greetings | Powerful Queen by RubberMoon Stamps for Mary Englebreit