Join us for April Art du Jour at The Queens Ink featuring Dylusions, Ranger, and Lawn Fawn Stamps

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

Here’s what I’m offering this month! Both cards feature stamps by Ranger with sentiments by Dina Wakely and Lawn Fawn. 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: Y32, Y35, Y38, B11, B13, B15. Just be sure you mark them with washi tape or some other identification.

Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions

Rowhouse Greetings | How Does Your Garden Grow by Dylusions

Look at What You Missed! Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn

On Sunday, we had a TOADALLY awesome class at Photo Scraps – lots of fun, laughter, and scrappy good times! We crafted three fun cards with minimal Copic coloring, but lots of great techniques and die cuts. Look at what you missed!

Check my teaching schedule for upcoming classes and events. I’ll be at Photo Scraps on Saturday, April 21st for Demo Day and on Sunday, April 22nd for another Copic card class. More details on both of these dates coming shortly.

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 | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Easter Floral (*) from the Hello Easter Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Toadally Awesome (*) by Lawn Fawn; Simply Celebrate (*) by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Toadally Awesome (*) Coordinating Dies by Lawn Fawn; Simply Celebrate Coordinating Dies (*) by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Box Card Pop Up (*) by Lawn Fawn; Meadow Borders by Lawn Fawn;
Copics: YG11, Y00, G00 (frogs); assorted colors for the flowers, log & lily pad.
Additional Supplies: Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape; Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares
Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Lily of the Valley (*) from the Perfectly Plaid Spring Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Toadally Awesome (*) by Lawn Fawn; So Much to Say (*) by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Toadally Awesome (*) Coordinating Dies by Lawn Fawn; Mini Picture Frames (*) by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics: YG11, Y00, G00 (frogs)
Additional Supplies: Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape; Ranger Multi Medium Matte; Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares
Rowhouse Greetings | Toadally Awesome by Lawn Fawn Paper: X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; April Showers (*) from the Celebrate Spring Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.
Stamps: Toadally Awesome (*) by Lawn Fawn
Dies: Toadally Awesome (*) Coordinating Dies by Lawn Fawn; Meadow Borders by Lawn Fawn; Sentiment Label Strip (*) by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG11, Y00, G00 (frogs); assorted colors for the cattails
Additional Supplies: Copic X-Press It High Tack Tape; Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares

New Release! Cup of Columbine by Power Poppy

Time for another new digital release from Power Poppy and this one is another winner. Cup of Columbine features Columbine (Aquilegia) flowers intermingle with ruffled miniature Hosta leaves for a bouquet that will tickle your coloring fancy all the way through summer. You get two designs — one with the flowers and teacup only, and a second, more challenging composition with a baby robin snapping up a few of the Columbine seeds. Both images have a lighter “no line” version included.

Rowhouse Greetings | Cup of Columbine by Power Poppy

Marcella challenged us to create a color story of blues and purples which is easy to do because Columbines bloom naturally in so many different colors. Even hostas can be found in shades of vibrant blue and blue-green. My vision for this image gravitated towards vivid blues mixed with varying shades of aqua. After A LOT of experimenting with different marker combinations, I settled on two — B12, B16, B66 and BG00, BG02, BG34 – which I mixed and matched throughout the flowers. Since this digital set does not include a sentiment, I added one from the Daliah XL clear stamp set to complete my card.

Need some additional inspiration? Be sure to check out the Power Poppy blog.

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 Copic; Sky Blue Dot by American Crafts
Stamp: Cup of Columbine (*) by Power Poppy; Daliah XL Stamp Set (sentiment) (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangle by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: B12, B16, B66 (flower combination 1); BG00, BG02, BG34 (flower combination 2); Y32, Y38, YR68 (flower centers); YG05, YG09, G9 (Columbine leaves); YG21, YG23, YG25 (Hosta leaves)

Heart Abloom by Power Poppy

Heart Abloom By Power PoppyTake a look at the latest digital release from Power Poppy! Heart Abloom is a tapestry of spring flowers fill a large, lush heart shape in this Color Story adventure! The flowers for this heart were expressly chosen for this scene to celebrate yellows, greens, blues and purples. We have Daffodils and Narcissus, a myriad of single and double Hellebores, Trout Lilies, and then the surprise guest: Blueberries! Now, here’s the thing. Blueberries ripening on the vine start out a very pale greenish-white. The same stem can have a multitude of shades in white, pink, chartreuse, light and dark blue. Hellebores also are cross-pollinated to create loads of color combinations. So, whether you take this Color Story into cool territory with green, blue, deep purple, and white, or something warmer with blushes, yellows, and peachy tones, you are pretty much going to end up with a masterpiece!

Lately, I’ve been designing cards for Copic classes where I try to use a limited number of markers so that my students don’t have to buy a lot of markers in order to take a class. However, this time I got to color just for me and could pull out lots of markers and experiment with color and blends. I’ll try to break down the various combinations here and in the supply list below I’ll simply post the list of markers.

  • Daffodils
    • Flower Combo 1: Y00, Y02, YG11, BV0000, BV00
    • Flower Combo 2: Y00, Y02, YG11, BV00
    • Flower Combo 3: R00, R30, R32, Y00, Y02, BV00
    • All leaves & stems: YG03, YG17, YG67, BV23
  • Hellebore
    • Flower Combo 1: R00, R30, R32, Y00, Y02, BV000, BV00
    • Flower Combo 2: R30, R32, Y00, Y02, BV000
    • Flower Combo 3: Y00, Y02, YG03, BV000
    • Flower Combo 4: YG11, YG21, Y00, Y02
    • All leaves & stems: G40, G43, G46, BV23
  • Trout Lily
    • Petals: E000, E00, E02, E04
    • Stems: E23, E27
  • Blueberries
    • Berry Combo 1: B000, B02, B06, B18
    • Berry Combo 2: RV52, RV55, RV66
    • Berry Combo 3: RV52, YG11
  • Banner: E000, E00, E02, YG11, YG13, YG17, BV00
  • Snail: E21, E23, E27

Take a look at what the rest of the Instant Gardener team has for you! And be sure to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Cheryl Scrivens
Stacy Morgan

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: X-Press It Blending Card
Stamp: Heart Abloom (*) by Power Poppy
Copics: BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV23, RV52, RV55, RV66, R00, R30, R32, Y00, Y02, YG11, YG03, YG17, YG21, YG67, G40, G43, G46, B000, B02, B06, B18, E000, E00, E02, E04, E21, E23, E27

 

New Class! Everyday Greetings – February 27, 2018 at the Queen’s Ink

I’m returning to the The Queen’s Ink on Tuesday, February 27th to teach a Copic marker card class.  In this workshop, we’ll make three cards featuring stamps from RubberMoon and sentiments from Penny Black. The images are colored using a very limited set of Copic markers. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, 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
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

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.

  • Y02 – Canary Yellow
  • Y15 – Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19 – Napoli Yellow
  • YG06 – Yellowish Green
  • YG09 – Lettuce Green
  • B32 – Pale Blue
  • B34 – Manganese Blue
  • B37 – Antwerp Blue
  • R35 – Coral
  • R37 – Carmine
  • R59 – Cardinal
  • C4 – Cool Gray No. 4
  • 0 – Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES: Please bring scissors, foam adhesive squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Thin Foam Squares), and a tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Birdie by RubberMoon Stamps