Flower Garden by Stampers Anonymous

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! As you know, I slipped off to the Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival on Friday. Had a great time there. Spent some time with Tracy Beck, owner of Photo Scraps, and saw a few of my students there (hey Kathy & Diane!). Came home with some new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and new stamps from Penny Black and Altenew. I splurged and bought a set of the 32 pan Altenew Watercolors so that I can give watercoloring another try. I’m spending today trying to get everything labeled, organized, and put away so that I can find the top of my desk and start coloring again.

I’m leaving you today with a card that I actually created last year for a class at The Queen’s Ink, but for some reason never posted after class. This is the card that got me started on making my own backgrounds and playing with mixed media. Still clean and simple, but includes stenciling with Distress Inks, stamping, heat embossing, Copic coloring, fussy cutting (this was in my pre-Scan N Cut days), and die cuts for the background layers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Flower Garden

Hope this inspires you to color today! Until next time ….

Disclosure: 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.

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Flower Garden Stamp Set CM215 by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz; Papillion CMS105 by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Bubble by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger; Wink of Stella in Clear by ZIG
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, Y05, YG17, E21, R32, R35, B32, B34, BG000

Coloring With Copics: Faux Watercoloring with Copic Various Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring three new floral stamps sets from Stampendous. In this class, you will make three cards using Copic ink and a water brush filled with colorless blender to create a faux watercolor effect. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. 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, April 30, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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.

  • RV52: Cotton Candy
  • R37: Carmine
  • YR04: Chrome Orange
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG67: Moss
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • 0: Colorless Blender

Other Required Supplies

Please bring:

  • Water brush – must either be new and unused or only ever filled with alcohol or colorless blender. If the brush has ever contained water, this technique will not work.
  • Bottle of Copic Various Ink Colorless Blender – at minimum, the 25cc bottle, but preferably the larger bottle. You may need to fill your water brush more than once during class.
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double sided tape

Optional Supplies

Please bring IF you have the following:

  • 12×12 glass media mat such as the one by Tonic Studios or We R Memory Keepers.
  • Copic Various Ink Refills in the colors listed above.

Class Cards

Blooming Wonderful by Power Poppy

Just finished another class at The Queen’s Ink. This month we featured Bloomin’ Wonderful, another of the beautiful floral stamp sets by Power Poppy. Had a large class this time — 12 students plus me — but I think everyone had a good time and came away with some good techniques to practice.

Hope that you’ll join us next month at The Queen’s Ink. I’ll be offering a class on March 26 featuring three House Mouse Designs stamp sets. I’ll be posting the class announcement shortly so stayed tuned! Hope to see you there.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Diagonal Stripes Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Honeycomb Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Versamark
Dies: Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear; Ranger Embossing Powder in Marigold; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: B60, B63, W1 (pussy willows); Y02, YG03 (flowers); YG03, YG21, G24, G28 (moss); YG03 (leaves); YG03, G24 (inside nest); B60, B63, B66 (eggs); E31, E37 (nest)

Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#
Stamp: Bloomin’ Wonderful by Power Poppy; Gingham Background by Whimsy Stamps
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Delicata in Sapphire Blue; Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear
Copics: W1, W3, YG21, BV20, BV23 (pussy willows); YG03, YG21, Y02, BV20, BV23 (snow drops); B60, B63, B66, BV23 (crocus); G21, G24, G28 (leaves)

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)

New Class – Wonderful Blooms – February 26, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring the Bloomin’ Wonderful stamp set from Power Poppy. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. 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, February 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • BV23: Grayish Lavender
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG21: Anise
  • G21: Lime Green
  • G24: Willow
  • G28: Ocean Green
  • B60: Pale Blue Gray
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis
  • E31: Brick Beige
  • E37: Sepia
  • W1: Warm Gray No. 1
  • W3: Warm Gray No. 3
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES – Please bring:

  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
  • Scissors
Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy
Rowhouse Greetings | Bloomin' Wonderful by Power Poppy