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)

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)

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

May Art du Jour at Queen’s Ink featuring Stampendous Laurel Burch stamps

Join me at The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, May 8th 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, May 8, 2018, 10:30 AM – 4:30PM

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature Laurel Burch stamps by Stampendous. 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: RV29, YG06, YG07, Y15, Y19, BG11, BG13, B00, B04, B66. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Flutterbye by Stampendous! Laurel Burch

Rowhouse Greetings | Indigo Cats by Stampendous! Laurel Burch