Fa La Llama by Neat & Tangled

Today I’m back with a new Copic coloring project featuring the adorable Fa La Llama stamp set from Neat & Tangled. Danielle Walls, from Neat & Tangled will be bringing with her a Trunk Show of her stamp images to the Queen’s Ink this Saturday. But more about that in a moment!

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp set that I had to color this image so I pulled out my Copic markers and got to work. The full list of Copic colors are listed below. After the coloring was complete, I embellished the sky to look like snow, adding dots with gel pens in white and silver as well as a little Kirarina Wink in White Pearl. I added Wink of Stella in Clear to the blanket and scarf for some shimmer. For additional sparkle, I added Ranger Stickles to the sky and the ground to give the snow some dimension.

JOIN US ON SATURDAY FOR
THE NEAT & TANGLED TRUNK SHOW!

On Saturday, The Queen’s Ink will be hosting The Coloring Challenge Road Trip featuring Kathy Racoosin, a Maryland artist (and friend of the Queen) who hosts a wonderful technique filled blog The Daily Marker. Although seats for this event are sold out, you can still get in on the fun. Danielle Walls, from Neat & Tangled will be joining Kathy and bringing with her a Trunk Show of her stamp images that are great for coloring. They will be available for purchase on the day of the event.

As a way of giving back to the community Kathy is donating her time and $30.00 of the registration fee will go to support Dan DiGennaro, Danielle’s dad who is suffering from CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). The Queen’s Ink will be donating 10% of its sales from that to support Dan and his journey toward wellness.

Stop by, check out the Trunk Show and join in on the fun!

SUPPLY LIST

Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Frosty Winter Two (*) by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Smokey
Stamp: Fa La Llama by Neat & Tangled
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink and Memento in Tuxedo Black, both by Tsukineko
Die: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Sakura Gelly Roll Pens in White and Silver (snow); Kirarina Wink in White Pearl (snow); Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder (sentiment); Ranger Stickles in Crystal (snow); Zig Wink of Stella in Clear (blanket and scarf) Festival of Light Sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.
Copics: B37, B39, C9 (sky); W00, W0, W1 E30 (llama); E00, E97 (face); BG49, BG53, BG57, V01, V05, V06, V09 (scarf); V01, V05, V06, BG59, BG53 (blanket); BG49, BG53, BG57 (gift wrap); V01, V05, V06, V09 (ribbon); BG0000, BG000, BG10, B0000, B000, BV00 (snow)

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.

New Class! Laurel Burch Holiday Cards – November 12th & 14th, 2017

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink in Savage Mills on Sunday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 14th to teach a Copic marker class featuring the Laurel Burch holiday stamps by Stampendous. In this workshop, I’ll show how to heat emboss your images after coloring. Details are below. Seats are limited, but there’s still room in both classes for you to join us, 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
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
To register, call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449.

Rowhouse Greetings | Peace Moon (Laurel Burch) by Stampendous Rowhouse Greetings | Kindred Spirit (Laurel Burch) by Stampendous

BRING TO CLASS

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. You will need a blendable selection of blues, greens, yellows, reds, and dark grays. 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.

  • R35: Coral
  • R46: Strong Red
  • R59: Cardinal
  • YR16: Apricot
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • YG09: Lettuce Green
  • G09: Veronese Green
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B05: Process Blue
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • C5*: Cool Gray No. 5
  • C7*: Cool Gray No. 7
  • C9*: Cool Gray No. 9
  • 100*: Black

* NOTE: C4, C6, C8, C10 can be substituted for the Cool Grays and Black listed above.

OTHER SUPPLIES

  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
  • Scissors

While you’re at it – check out my current teaching schedule. Lots of new Copic card classes scheduled in the coming months. Hope to see you there!

Joy to the World by Penny Black

As hard as it is to believe that summer is actually over, it’s even harder to believe that Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. I swore that I would start making holiday cards earlier in the year so that it wouldn’t feel like such a rush as the days grew near, but here I am – October – and I’m just now focusing on it. Luckily, I have a stash of stamps (from all the holiday cards I didn’t have time to make last year) to help get me started.

Living in a household of cats, it seems only natural that I gravitate towards the adorable felines from Penny Black. Although we currently have a clowder of tuxedo cats, I find that I often color the Penny Black cats as calicos. The images reminded me of a fluffy calico named Emma who adopted me many years ago. And although she’s long since passed on, I’m reminded of her good-natured, quirky spirit and outgoing personality when I color these stamps.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Devil Red by Bazzill; Vintage Christmas Four (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Joy to the World by Penny Black; Believe by Penny Black; Joyful Wishes (*) by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: E00, E02, C3, C5, RV10 (cat); R35, R46, R59, YG03, YG67 (gift); E30, E31 (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.

New Digital Release – Gingerbread Family by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! I’m back today with a holiday card featuring the new digital release from Power Poppy called Gingerbread Family. This digital stamp set has plenty of options for creating tags – note that it includes both the front AND back of the gingerbread boy and girl – but I decided that I wanted to use the gingerbread house as the focal point of my card. While shopping local at Photo Scraps, I found a fabulous design paper from Pebbles that was the perfect complement to this image. I loved the whimsical design full of baking utensils and tiny gingerbread cookies. After coloring the image, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the snow along the roof line for a hint of glitter and shine.

I didn’t want those gingerbread cookie images to go to waste, so I added them to the inside of the card along with the sentiment included in the stamp set.

Check out the gingerbread tags made by fellow Instant Gardener Elizabeth Zaffarano. And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog for additional crafty inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Baking Delights from the Merry Merry Collection by Pebbles; Scarlett Red Dot from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Bazzill Basics in Quicksand
Stamp: Gingerbread Family (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders; Lacey Circles by Spellbinders
Embellishments: Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics: E31, E34, E35, E37 (gingerbread); R35, R46, R59 (red ornaments); YG03, YG17 (green ornaments); B0000, B000, BG10 (snow); C1, C3, BV20 (shading)

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.

Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy

Welcome back to Rowhouse Greetings! Today I have another holiday card featuring the Cozy Cupfuls stamp set from Power Poppy. I’ll admit that I looked at that tree and my initial urge was to color those sprigs individually. Crazy, right? So I decided that the better course of action was to dab different shades of green following the lines of branches and the shape of the tree to achieve some depth and variation. I used my current favorite red combo (R35, R46, R59) to get a lush Christmas red for the ornaments and used the same combo (adding R32 as a highlight) for the ribbon. If you forget to leave a highlight on the ornaments, you can always add it afterwards with a white gel pen.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cozy Cupfuls by Power Poppy Rowhouse Greetings | Festive Cheer by Penny Black

The sentiment on the front of my card is included included with the Power Poppy stamp set (and look at that lovely script!), but for the inside, I decided to add one of the sentiments from the Penny Black Festive Cheer stamp set to capture the feeling I wanted for the completed card.  I used two of the designs from the Vintage Christmas Collection by Authentique because I thought that the colors and the vintage feel would be the perfect complement for this image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Vintage Christmas Three (*) and Vintage Christmas Seven (*) by Authentique
Stamps: Cozy Cupfuls (*) by Power Poppy; Festive Cheer (*) by Penny Black
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko (image); Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko (sentiment)
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders; A2 Matting Basics B by Spellbinders
Copics: R35, R46, R59 (ornaments); R32, R35, R46, R59 (ribbon); YG01, YG03, G21, G24, G28 (tree); G21, G24, R30, R32, E41, E42, E43, C1 (teacup); BV20 (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.