June Art du Jour at The Queen’s Ink – Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, June 5th 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, June 5, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature stamps by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz. I will have markers on hand for you to share, but if you would like to bring your own, here’s the list of colors: E000, E00, E21, E50, E53, R00, R01, BG000. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nautical Blueprints by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz

Rowhouse Greetings | Nautical Blueprints by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz

See What You Missed! May Copics Class at Photo Scraps

We had a lot of fun this month at Photo Scraps creating these three cards featuring images from Newton’s Nook and mixed media backgrounds. I know I threw everyone for a loop by setting out a variety of Distress Ink pads and letting everyone choose their own colors rather than sticking to the exact colors that I used when I made the store models. However, it was really great to see everyone experiment with color and make the cards an expression of their own creativity.

I have no idea yet what we’ll be doing in the next Copic class, but hopefully more of the same. So watch this space and we’ll see what I can cook up for next month.

In the meantime, all the supplies and Copic colors for this month’s class are listed below.  Hope you have as much fun with these backgrounds and images as we had in class.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for the class projects. 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: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock (*) by Ranger
Stamps: Cosmic Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook; Tiny Star Background Stamp by Hero Arts
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks by Tim Holtz in Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron
Dies: Cosmic Newton Coordinating Dies (*) by Cosmic Newton; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Diezyne Stitched Flags by C.C. Designs (retired)
Stencil: Bubbles Small (*) by Ranger Dylusions
Embellishments: Gold Detail Embossing Powder by Ranger; Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pure Platinum; Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold
Copics:  BG0000, B000, B02, B04, B06, R30, R32, YG03, YG17, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
Rowhouse Greetings | Cosmic Newton by Newton's Nook Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock (*) by Ranger
Stamps: Cosmic Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz in Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves
Dies: Cosmic Newton Coordinating Dies (*) by Cosmic Newton; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Meadow Borders by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Starfield Stencil by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: White Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous; Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pure Platinum; Nuvo Glitter Drops in Golden Sunset
Copics:  BG0000, B000, B02, B04, B06, R30, R32, YG03, YG17, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38
Rowhouse Greetings | Cosmic Newton by Newton's Nook Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock (*) by Ranger
Stamps: Cosmic Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black; Distress Oxides by Tim Holtz in Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Blueprint Sketch
Dies: Cosmic Newton Coordinating Dies (*) by Cosmic Newton; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn; Cloudy Days and Waves (*) by Creative Basics
Stencil: Starfield Stencil by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Pure Platinum; Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane in Festival of Lights (*)
Copics:  BG0000, B000, B02, B04, B06, R30, R32, YG03, YG17, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38, N6 (or any dark gray)

Happy Together by Penny Black

I woke up this morning with all sorts of good intentions of the things that I was going to get done today. I got up early, got a load of laundry in the washer, and settled in at my desk to organized all of my recent craft purchases (new stamps and dies!). Then it happened – my laptop crashed. To be honest, my laptop was at least 6 years old and had been showing signs of failure for several weeks, but I’d been putting off the expense of a new one. My computer backup is continuous and automatic — at worse, I’d lose a few minutes of work — so I danced pretty close to the edge with this laptop knowing that my files were safe.

However, I forgot how long it takes to reinstate the backup and get all of my software reinstalled.  So it’s now 5PM and while my files are slowly reloading from the backup — 17 hours to go — I’m just now getting back to where I was at 8AM when the day was young and I was giddy with good intentions.

Today, I’m featuring a simple, but serene card featuring one of the images from the Happy Together stamp set by Penny Black. You might remember that a few weeks ago, I posted a card featuring the cacti image included in this set. I kept this card super simple – I didn’t want the background to overwhelm the image – but I couldn’t help but add a touch of whimsy with some polka dot design paper leftover from a previous project.

Hope your day has been more productive than mine!

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#; Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Happy Together (*) by Penny Black
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: RV00, RV02, RV29, V20 (flowers); YG01, YG06, YG09 (leaves); Y32, Y35, Y38 (butterfly); W2, W4 (shadow)

Meet Gertie & Garth! – May Demo Day at Photo Scraps

I’m up early to watch the Royal Wedding so I’m quickly typing out the details to today’s Demo Day cards at Photo Scraps! I’ve got two card featuring the fun Gertie & Garth stamp set by Technique Tuesday.

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com

Join us for new cards and scrapbook pages at just $2 each. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many Demos you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Now back to watching the wedding! The bride has arrived!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for yesterday’s projects. 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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gertie & Garth by Technique Tuesday Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Hydrangea by Lawn Fawn
Stamp: Gertie & Garth (*) by Technique Tuesday
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Copics: YG11, BG32, BG45 (face); BV23, C3 (undereye bags!); E93 (ears); C1, C3, C5 (body); YG11, BG32, BG45, C1, C3, C5 (can)
Rowhouse Greetings | Gertie & Garth by Technique Tuesday Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Gertie & Garth (*) by Technique Tuesday
Ink: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Copics: Y21, Y23,Y32 (body); E23 (hooves); YG03, YG17 (grass); 0 + terrycloth (texture)

Butterflies and More Butterflies!

Today I’m back with the details on two cards that were available yesterday at Queen’s Ink Art du Jour. We had a great group throughout the day yesterday and I ran out of card kits before the end of the event. Next Art du Jour will be held on Tuesday, June 5th. I haven’t decided yet what I’ll make, but I suspect that it will have a summer beach theme.

Yesterday’s cards were all about the butterflies. For the first card, I created with a colorful version of Laurel Burch’s Flutterbye using a few non traditional colors for butterflies and Laurel Burch! At one point, I was asked how I decide on what colors to use. In the case of Laurel Burch images, Stampendous provides a coloring guide so I usually pick one or two colors from the guide and go from there. For the second card, I pulled out all of the butterfly stamps included in the Indigo Cats stamp set to create a cheery and colorful scene. The sentiments for both cards are from Penny Black.

So with no further ado – here the supply list for the projects. And stay tuned – my next Copic class at The Queen’s Ink will be on Tuesday, June 26th. Card models are on display in the store and the details will be announced shortly!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for yesterday’s projects. 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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Flutterbye by Stampendous! Laurel Burch Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Laurel Burch Flutterbye by Stampendous; Choose Happy (*) by Penny Black
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y19, RV29, BG11, BG13
Rowhouse Greetings | Indigo Cats by Stampendous! Laurel Burch Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Deluxe (*) from Infused Collection by Authentique
Stamps: Laurel Burch Indigo Cats (butterfly stamps only) by Stampendous; Happy Thoughts (*) by Penny Black
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: RV29, Y15, YG06, G09, B02, B04, B66