September Art du Jour at The Queen’s Ink – Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, September 11th for Art du Jour! Kate, Kim and I will have a variety of make and take cards, tags, and ATCs to help you build up your stash at this open house style event. We’ll be on hand from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM so stop by on your lunch hour, on your way home from work, or stay all day! Work at your own pace and relax! Projects are $3.00 each and new projects are available each month.

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone(301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

This will be my last month at Art du Jour for the rest of the year. I’ll be away most of October and Queen’s Ink has special workshops planned for November and December in place of the usual Art du Jour format. So here are my last two Art du Jour cards for this year, featuring images from Stampendous and Avery Elle.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Skeleton Lady by Stampendous

Rowhouse Greetings | Grateful by Avery Elle

New Class! Purr-Maids featuring Newton’s Nook – September 16 & September 20, 2018 – Photo Scraps

Join me for end of summer dose of Vitamin Sea at Photo Scraps. In this class, we’ll make FOUR cards featuring the Purr-Maids stamp set from Newton’s Nook and products from Tim Holtz, Taylored Expressions, and The Crafters Workshop. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $32

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

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 you need.

  • R20: Blush
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • Y38: Honey
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG23: Coral Sea (can substituted BG32)
  • BG15: Aqua
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin Egg’s Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • C00: Cool Gray No. 00
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio
  • Uniball Gel Pens in White and Gold
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.
  • We will be using the following stencils in class. Please bring if you have them:
    • MiniMicrobial by The Crafters Workshop
    • Seashells Stencil by Newton’s Nook
    • Tropical Fish Stencil by Newton’s Nook
    • Bubbly by Taylored Expressions

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

You Add Color to My World Featuring Neat & Tangled

I spent yesterday at the Creative Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention at the Lancaster Convention Center helping out Tracy in the Photo Scraps booth. It was great to see so many people stop by the booth where Tracy was selling her custom scrapbook papers. When things slowed down a bit, I had some time to walk around and check out the other vendors. I couldn’t avoid the temptation to shop, so a few new stamp sets, stencils, and embossing mediums made the trip home with me.

One of my purchases was this Paint Night stamp set from Neat & Tangled. Being a colorist myself, I couldn’t resist both the cuteness of this stamp set and the endless possibilities for its use. I mixed various stamps from the set to create this scene and colored it with Copic markers (see colors below). I wanted to keep the design fairly simple, so I used texture instead of color to add interest to the card. I embossed the background layer using one of the Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folders from Sizzix, adding texture to the background without competing with the colored image.

So that’s it for today! What’s waiting for you on your craft table?

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 by Copic; Borders from the Simply Spring collection by Bella Blvd.
Stamp: Paint Night by Neat & Tangled
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embossing Folder: Texture Fades by Sizzix Tim Holtz
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E41, E43, E44, E47 (hair); B21, B24, B28 (dress); C00, C01 (apron); C0, C5, C7 (shoes); E23 (easle); R32, R35, R46, B24, B28, Y02, Y15, Y19, YG05, YG09, RV55, RV63 (lettering); B21, B24, YG03, YG05, YG09, Y02, Y15, Y19, R32 (landscape)

Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things

Had another fun Saturday at Photo Scraps for Demo Day. I was surprised (and pleased) to see so many turn out for the day’s event, especially since the weather was so bad. But a good time was had by all and I actually ran out of card kits for the first card featured below.  The crab was a big hit. After all, this is Maryland!

You’re probably tired of hearing me say this, but these cards really are quick and easy to put together. I relied on die cuts and a stencil to create the backgrounds and added a couple of images from the Just BeClaws stamp set by My Favorite Things.

As I write this on Monday night, it’s still pouring rain – over 4 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, flash flood warnings, and more rain to come – so a couple of sunshine themed cards are hopefully predictors of sunny days ahead.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Stamps: Just BeClaws (*) by My Favorite Things; Full of Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Dies: Just BeClaws Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine Shaker (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black
Embellishments: Ranger Glossy Accents (eyes)
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, B01, B01, B05 (umbrella); R22, R24 (crab)
Rowhouse Greetings | Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Stamps: Just BeClaws (*) by My Favorite Things; Full of Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Dies: Just BeClaws Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things; Cloud Shaker Window & Frame by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Sun Ray by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: B000, Y35

Kiss Kiss featuring Gill Friend by My Favorite Things

Recently, I spent the day designing cards for my August Copic class at Photo Scraps. I was on a roll so I made one more featuring these adorable fish from the Gill Friends stamps set by My Favorite Things. After coloring the fish with Copic markers, I made a quick background using the Full of Heart stencil (also by MFT Stamps) with Distress Inks. Add a little Glossy Accents to make the bubbles shine and a few dew drops for bling and you have a card full of summer love!

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 110# Solar White; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Gill Friend (*) by My Favorite Things Stamps
Dies: Gill Friend Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Small Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Ranger Glossy Accents; Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear, Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glaze
Copics: Y11, Y15, Y19, R32, B000, B00, B02, B04