New Class! Hearts and Flowers – January 30, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, January 30th to teach a Copic marker class featuring stamps and sentiments from Power Poppy. In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring the beautiful images and sentiments in the Folk Heart stamp set. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today!

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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.

  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • E35 –  Chamois (you can substitute any medium brown)
  • RV52 – Cotton Candy
  • RV63 – Begonia
  • RV66 – Raspberry
  • BG10 – Cool Shadow
  • BG11 – Moon White
  • BG13 – Mint Green
  • BG15 – Aqua
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors (we’ll be fussy cutting one image), foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape. Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard will be used for embellishment.

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power PoppyRowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Heart by Power Poppy

More Holiday Cards featuring Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps

Here’s a few more cards from the holiday, all featuring the Jingle All the Way stamp set by My Favorite Things. I prepared these cards for a Copic class at Photo Scraps and card kits are still available – call the store at 410-549-5187 to get yours!

Already have the stamp set but stuck on what to do with it? Here’s some inspiration to get you started!

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Papers: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Tree Festival from the Milk & Cookies Collection by Doodlebug
Stamps: Jingle All the Way (plus coordinating dies) by My Favorite Things; Hand-Lettered Christmas by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukeniko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukeniko in Onyx Black
Copics: E000, E00, E97 (skin); C0, C1 (beard & fur trim); R22, R24, R29 (suit); C2, C4, C6 (belt, gloves & boots); R22, R24, R29, Y15, Y19, YG06, YG09 G9 (gifts & tree)
Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Papers: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas One by Authentique
Stamps: Jingle All the Way (plus coordinating dies) by My Favorite Things; Hand-Lettered Christmas by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukeniko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukeniko in Onyx Black
Copics: E000, E00, E97 (skin); C0, C1 (beard & fur trim); R22, R24, R29 (suit); C2, C4, C6 (belt, gloves & boots)
Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Papers: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas Two by Authentique
Stamp: Jingle All the Way (plus coordinating dies) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukeniko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukeniko in Onyx Black
Copics: E000, E00, E97 (skin); C0, C1 (beard & fur trim); R22, R24, R29 (suit); C2, C4, C6 (belt, gloves & boots); R22, R24, R29, Y15, Y19, YG06, YG09, G9 (gifts)
Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Papers: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Jolly Christmas One by Authentique
Stamp: Jingle All the Way (plus coordinating dies) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukeniko in Tuxedo Black; Versafine by Tsukeniko in Onyx Black
Copics: E000, E00, E97 (skin); C0, C1 (beard & fur trim); R22, R24, R29 (suit); C2, C4, C6 (belt, gloves & boots); R22, R24, R29, Y15, Y19, YG06, YG09, G9 (gifts)

Artic Antics by Penny Black

Saturday was our first snowfall of the season. Not really much accumulation, but enough to remind me that winter is here. Despite a major kitchen renovation a couple of years ago, we still have issues with freezing pipes. So dipping temperatures means pulling out the space heater and letting the kitchen faucet drip to prevent any catastrophes. Although the snow is lovely, we’re also on high alert to make sure that our pipes stay intact.

We’ve started decorating the house for the holidays- lights in the flower box, candles in the windows, and a big, beautiful wreath on the door – but unlike many of our neighbors, we have yet to put up the tree. Our living room is small, but somehow we’ll fit a fully decorated tree and fourteen people in here for Christmas Eve dinner. However, some decluttering needs to happen before the tree comes up from the basement and I have to finish up coloring projects for that to happen.

In the meantime, I’ve been coloring snow and polar bears for holiday cards – part of getting into the Christmas spirit. You may have noticed that I’m teaching a class next week that features the Polar Bear Pals stamp set by My Favorite Things. Polar bears are quick and easy to color and can be done with a limited number of markers. Obviously, there’s no white Copic marker, so you “color” white by coloring the shadows, emphasizing contours and depth. I start with the lightest warm gray to map out the shadows and then add layers of the darker grays to create the contours. I completed the shadows with a light wash of E30 to make the grays even warmer. Throw in some miscellaneous colors for the packages and you have another holiday card ready to cheer someone’s day.

What’s on your craft table today?

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Holiday 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts; Scarlett Red Dot by Authentique (I used scraps of the solid red side of the paper).
Stamps: Artic Antics (*) by Penny Black; Boxed Greetings (*) by Paper Smooches; Believe by Penny Black (inside sentiment, not shown)
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: W0, W1, W3, E30, 0 (bear); C0, C1, C3, R35, R46, R56, R59 (scarf); YG03, YG05, YG09, Y02, Y15, Y19, B24, B28, R35, R46, R56 (gifts); BV000, BG0000, BG10, B000 (snow/shadow)

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.

Return of the Sassy Santas! Tuesday, December 19th, 1:00PM – 3:00 PM – Photo Scraps

The Sassy Santas are back by popular demand! I’ve redesigned the adorable Santa cards and will be teaching them one last time.  Join me for this workshop where you will complete four holiday cards featuring stamps from My Favorite Things. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $28

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

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.

  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Skin White
  • E57: Light Walnut
  • E93: Tea Rose
  • R22: Light Prawn
  • R24: Prawn
  • R29: Lipstick Red
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • YG09: Lettuce Green
  • G09: Veronese Green
  • C0: Cool Gray 0
  • C1: Cool Gray 1
  • C2: Cool Gray 3
  • C4: Cool Gray 4
  • C6: Cool Gray 6
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape and scissors.

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps)

Last Chance! Elf Grumplings Holiday Gift Tags – December 13th, 2017 at the Queen’s Ink

This is your last chance to get in on the fun making holiday gift tags featuring stamps and sentiments from Taylored Expressions. These are easy, no-stress images to color using a very limited selection of Copic markers. We’ll make six gift tags and two gift card holders featuring the Elf Grumplings. Details are below. 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 | websitehttps://queensink.com
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:30 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. You will need two blendable green markers, two blendable red markers as well as a skin tone and a blush tone (optional). 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.

  • E00 – Skin White (can substitute E50 or E51)
  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • R20 – Blush (can substitute RV10 or E93)
  • R24 – Prawn
  • R46 – Strong Red
  • 0 – Colorless Blender
OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors, foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions
Rowhouse Greetings | Elf Grumplings by Taylored Expressions