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

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

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

Mermaids by Penny Black

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaids by Penny BlackI’ve been on a mermaid kick lately. I’m teaching a class next month at The Queen’s Ink that features the Laurel Burch Mermaid stamp set by Stampendous. But I’ve had my eye on this set of mermaids by Penny Black for awhile now and decided that it was time to pull them out and start coloring.

If you’ve been following my posts lately, you know that I’ve started mixing other media into my cards along with Copic coloring. I stamped the image on Spectrum Noir’s Ultra Smooth Cardstock and colored the image with the Copic markers noted below. I pulled out some gel pens and (patiently) embellished the mermaid and fish with layers of dots in white, gold, and silver to add texture and hints of glimmer and shine. After the gel ink dried, I taped down my card and the Burlap Layering Stencil to my work surface and applied layers of Distress Ink in Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, and Scattered Straw to create the background.

In retrospect, shades of aqua and blue might have been more appropriate, but I wanted the stenciled background to complement the gold tones that I had added with the gel pen and stand out from the aqua design paper background. When I was finished stenciling, I scattered a few Dew Drops from Honey Bee Stamps across the card and called it a day!

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaids by Penny Black

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; Sea-Maiden Two (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Mermaids by Penny Black
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, and Scattered Straw
Dies: Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Burlap Layering Stencil by Stamper’s Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Uniball Gell Pens in White and Gold; Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Silver; Dew Drops in Oceanside by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E93, V20, Y21 (skin); E50, E42, E43, E44, Y21, V20 (hair); Y02, Y15, Y19, YR04, V20 (starfish); B21, B23, B18, V20, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR04 (tail & fin)

Look At What You Missed! April Copics Class at Photo Scraps featuring Dare 2B Artzy

We had another fun class at Photo Scraps yesterday. Card supplies are listed below. Contact Photo Scraps if you are interested in any of the Dare 2B Artzy stamps, dies, or paper as well as the remaining class card kits.

My next Copic class at Photo Scraps will be held on Saturday, May 12th and features stamps by Newton’s Nook. We’ve just added a second date for the Newton’s Nook class on Wednesday, May 23rd. Check out the class announcement for details.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Berry Botanical (*) from Honey Bloomz Collection by Dare 2B Artzy; Buds & Bloomz (*)from Honey Bloomz Collection by Dare 2B Artzy
Stamps: Shine (*) by Dare 2B Artzy; Bee-utiful (*) by Dare 2b Artzy
Dies: Shine Coordinating Dies (*) by Dare 2B Artzy; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Glitter Drops (*) in Honey Gold; Wink of Stella (clear) by Zig
Copics: BG15, BG18, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR04, B20, BV23
Rowhouse Greetings | Bee-utiful by Dare 2B Artzy Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Bizzy Blooms by Dare 2B Artzy
Stamps: Bee-utiful by Dare 2B Artzy
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn
Copics: BG11, BG15, BG18, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR04, C0, C10
Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Art Bloomz (*) from Honey Bloomz Collection by Dare 2B Artzy; Bazzill Basics in Blue Calypso (*) and Lemonade (*)
Stamps: Shine (*) by Dare 2B Artzy
Dies: Shine Coordinating Dies (*) by Dare 2B Artzy
Embellishments: Wink of Stella (clear) by Zig
Copics: BG11, BG15, BG18, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR04, C1
Rowhouse Greetings | Shine by Dare 2B Artzy Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; English Garden (*) from Honey Bloomz Collection by Dare 2B Artzy; Bazzill Basics in Flintstone (*)
Stamps: Shine (*) by Dare 2B Artzy
Dies: Shine Coordinating Dies (*) by Dare 2B Artzy; Small Stitched Rectangle Frames by Lawn Fawn
Copics: BG11, BG15, BG18, Y11, Y15, Y19, C3