Join Me TOMORROW for Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Geometric Stars by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: N5, R00, R01, R02
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R00, R01, R02

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

Winter 2018: Garland Pixie by Penny Black

Rowhouse Greetings | Garland Pixie by Penny BlackOn a hot summer day, it’s hard to believe that it’s time to start thinking about holiday cards, but here I am with my first of the season! A few years ago, I didn’t make enough and my husband secretly bought a box of cards at Hallmark to send to everyone on his list. Last year, I made sure that he had enough cards to send to his family and friends, but mine got shortchanged. It’s time to get rolling so that we have enough to send out this year.

I’ve loved this image ever since I first saw it as a digital stamp by Maurie Manning. It’s now available as a rubber stamp from Penny Black and that’s the version shown here.

I really experimented here with coloring her skin, layering a lot of different tones to create highlights as well as depth. After watching Sandy Allnock, I started adding violet to my skin tones (usually V20, BV00, or BV01). While Sandy starts with the violet tones, I added them a little further on in the layering because I found that works best for me.

The background combination of BG70, G20, G21 and V20 was mostly a happy accident. I started with BG70 and G20, but as I colored, I found that I needed to deepen the background in order to push it further behind the pixie. I also dabbed it with a piece of terry cloth dampened with colorless blender to add some texture and blend the colors further.

OK – one down. I don’t want to think about how many I have left to go!

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 Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Garland Pixie by Penny Black
Ink: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20, V20, Y21 (skin); R35, R46 (garland); G20, G21, G46 (clothing); C1, C7 (sash); C1, C3, BG70, G20, V20 (fur) BG10, BG70, V20 (wings); G20, G21, G46 (leaves); BG70, G20, G21, V20, 0 (background)

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)