Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things

Had another fun Saturday at Photo Scraps for Demo Day. I was surprised (and pleased) to see so many turn out for the day’s event, especially since the weather was so bad. But a good time was had by all and I actually ran out of card kits for the first card featured below.  The crab was a big hit. After all, this is Maryland!

You’re probably tired of hearing me say this, but these cards really are quick and easy to put together. I relied on die cuts and a stencil to create the backgrounds and added a couple of images from the Just BeClaws stamp set by My Favorite Things.

As I write this on Monday night, it’s still pouring rain – over 4 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, flash flood warnings, and more rain to come – so a couple of sunshine themed cards are hopefully predictors of sunny days ahead.

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 | Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Stamps: Just BeClaws (*) by My Favorite Things; Full of Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Dies: Just BeClaws Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine Shaker (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black
Embellishments: Ranger Glossy Accents (eyes)
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, B01, B01, B05 (umbrella); R22, R24 (crab)
Rowhouse Greetings | Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Stamps: Just BeClaws (*) by My Favorite Things; Full of Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Dies: Just BeClaws Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things; Cloud Shaker Window & Frame by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Sun Ray by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: B000, Y35

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

New Class! Gnome Mail – July 18, 2018 & July 22, 2018- Photo Scraps

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps where we’ll create a little Gnome mail perfect for any occasion! In this class, we’ll make three cards featuring the You Gnome Me stamp set from My Favorite Things and products from Penny Black and Tim Holtz. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $26

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Wednesday, July 18th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 22nd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) 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.

  • V20: Wisteria
  • R32: Peach
  • R35: Coral
  • R46: Strong Red
  • YG07: Acid Green
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • B05: Process Blue
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E93: Tea Rose
  • C00: Cool Gray No. 00
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • C7: Cool Gray No. 7
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Tape runner adhesive
  • Liquid glue (I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

 

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

 

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)

Marcy’s Tying the Knot!

Marcy & Doug are Tying the Knot!Have you heard the news? Power Poppy’s Peep in Chief Marcella Hawley is getting married! TOMORROW! So we’re having a special Power Poppy wedding hop today to celebrate her special day. We know that she’s just agog with all the last minute preparations so we’re giving her a moment to put up her feet, give Power Puppy Tibbs an ear scritch, and take a deep breath before the big day. Come along and take a look at the special cards that we’ve put together today in her honor.

Somehow, I suspect that Marcy won’t be a traditional bride. While I’m sure there will be lots of flowers and lots of love on her big day, designing a traditional wedding card with hearts and lace just didn’t seem the way to go. So I decided to use the Aster’s Abuzz Digital Stamp – its explosion of wild flowers and bees just seemed to capture what I think will be the mood of the day – eclectic, electric, and just bursting with energy.

Rowhouse Greetings | Asters Abuzz by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Asters Abuzz by Power Poppy

Rowhouse Greetings | Asters Abuzz by Power Poppy

So Marcy – all the best to you and Douglas on your wedding day! We can’t wait to hear all about it and see all the photos. In the meantime, take a look at what Team Power Poppy has in store for you!

Bloom Brigade
Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Instant Gardeners
Jennifer Dove
Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads (that’s me!)
Jessie Banks
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Be sure to stop by the Power Poppy Blog and leave a congratulatory note for the bride and groom!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics; Sweetie Six from Authentic; Bazzill Basics in African Daisy
Stamps: Asters Abuzz Digital Stamp Set, Dahlia XL (*) (front sentiment) and Gladioli Digital Stamp Set (inside sentiment) all by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp
Copics: BV02, BV13, BV17, V04; G20, G21, G24, G28 (thyme); Y02, Y15, Y19 E23, R05 (asters centers); B0000, BG10, BV000, RV10 (asters petals); YG21, YG23, Y02 (bee body); B000, BG10, BV000, RV10 (bee wings); RV10, RV13, RV17, RV19 (clover flowers); YG21, YG23, YG25, G28 (stems and clover); B0000, B000, B00, Y02 (background)

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.