Purr-maids by Newton’s Nook

Today I’ll be finishing up this month’s classes at Photo Scraps featuring the Purr-maid stamp set from Newton’s Nook. If you weren’t there, you missed out on another fun class. Be sure you check out my teaching schedule to see what’s in store in the coming months.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Bubbly (*) by Taylored Expressions
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane; white and gold gel pens
Copics: R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencils: Tropical Fish Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: White and gold gel pens
Copics:

  • Left Purrmaid:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
  • Right Purrmaid: C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook; Vitamin Sea (*) by Newton’s Nook
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Stencils: Seashells Stencil (*) by Newton’s Nook
Embellishments: Ranger Distress Paint in Picket Fence; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  R20, Y11, Y15, Y19, Y38 (cat); B00, B02, B04, B06 (mermaid tail)
Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Purr-maid Newton (*) by Newton’s Nook
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Inks (*) in Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Purr-maid Coordinating Dies (*) by Newton’s Nook
Stencil: Mini Microbial by The Crafter’s Workshop
Embellishments: Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; white and gold gel pens
Copics:  C00, C1, C3, R20 (cat);  BG11, BG23, BG15 (mermaid tail)

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

New Class! Merry Mermaids – Tuesday, August 28th at The Queen’s Ink

Join me at the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, August 28th for a new Copic marker class featuring a variety of fun mermaid themed stamps from Impression Obsession.  We’ll make three cards in this class, with emphasis on creating simple mixed media backgrounds to compliment your Copic coloring. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. 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 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Tail by Impression Obsession Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Jessie by Impression Obsession Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid JB by Impression Obsession

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.

  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y38: Honey
  • R22: Light Prawn *
  • R24: Prawn *
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • BG13: Mint Green
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B05: Process Blue
  • B18: Lapis Lazuli
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E93: Tea Rose
  • 0: Colorless Blender

* NOTE: R32 (Peach) and R35 (Coral) can be substituted for the R22/R24 combination.

OTHER SUPPLIES:  Please bring

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills)
  • Distress Oxide ink pads in Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Tail by Impression Obsession

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid Jessie by Impression Obsession

Rowhouse Greetings | Mermaid JB by Impression Obsession

Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish by Stampendous

I’m following up today with the supply list from the second card that I taught at Tuesday’s Copic class at The Queen’s Ink. This one features another Laurel Burch image – the Mermaid Fish stamp set from Stampendous. This is one of those iconic Laurel Burch images that you could probably do in just about any color combination as long as it’s bright. Stampendous provides a coloring guide for the Laurel Burch images which I usually look at as a starting point to select a few colors to help get me started.

Once again, I used Dylusions mixed media card as my base, blending from dark to light with Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed the paper with water and then blotted it with paper towel to add a little texture. Once the background was dry, I used the waves stamp included in the set for the background, stamping with Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Detail Embossing Powder from Ranger. I stamped the mermaid and fish images onto X-Press It Blending Card and colored with the Copic markers listed below. When complete, I used the coordinating dies to cut the mermaid and fish and adhered them to the base with foam squares. I added a few dew drop embellishments from Honey Bee Stamps to add a little dimension and sparkle.

I’ll be back at the Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, July 31st to color some of the fabulous Laurel Burch horses. Come join us! You can register online or call the store at (301) 497-9449.

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#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Laurel Burch Mermaid Fish  by Stampendous
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch; Versamark by Tsukineko
Dies: Mermaid Fish Coordinating Dies by Stampendous; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Ranger Embossing Powder in Gold Detail; Water Lily Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics:  E000, E00, E21 (skin); E00, E07, E21, E23, Y32 (hair); B01, B02, B04, B66 (mermaid fin); Y02, Y15, Y19, BG13, V04, YG06 (flowers and fish)

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)