Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Online Card Class Copics Day 8

Day 8 and Jennifer did some unique cutting of her image to have it go off the page.  Her background page was also colored with copics.  I colored all the balloons like we were doing in class, for most of them I used a W2 to help with the shading.  I loved adding this dimension to all the balloons.  A uni-ball Signo white pen was used for the reflection on the balloons.
I colored the bunny from Mama elephant exactly how we were shown to do it in class.
I figured this sentiment was good for a birthday card...or even a baby card!  And I colored the balloons all different colors this time instead of all blues or all pinks!
My background was stamped with PTI Background Basics:  tin Type.

Copics class and Tag You're It!

Day 8 of the Online Copics Card Class
Today we are using the images we colored and putting them on a card.
I love, love, love how this dog turned out...this was following along with how Debbie Hughes colors with her copics.
I fussy cut him out, then added him to a tag. 
The background was watercolored with reinkers as was the background card.
I will be entering this card in the Tag You're It! Challenge #7

Tag you're it! # 7

is up over at the blog, here is the inspiration photo:
I am still making some fall/Thanksgiving cards, I pulled out an old Verve stamp set called Abundant Blessings.
Hope you all have a great day,
Heart Hugs!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Merry Monday Dots and Stripes

Polka Dot and/or stripes for Merry Monday
I decided to go with lots of dots!
I used the SSS Snowfall stencil with embossing paste to start out with lots of snowballs in the sky.
The trees have white dots and I was debating about a striped paper or a dotted paper and decided to go with more dots!
Paper:  PTI white, bitty dot
Stamp:  Lawn Fawn Snow day
Ink:  PTI new leaf, pure poppy
copics:  warm grays and R20
Thanks for taking a look,
I have been taking the Online Card Class for Copics, so I have been busy coloring and not making many cards, it felt super great to get back to stamping!
Although I am loving the much information and fantastic teachers!
Heart Hugs Friends!!

Day 7 robot

Turned out I did have some of the colors suggested for this little "bat robot".
My black is almost dry, so it was a little difficult to get a good blend and to highlight.
I have only colored one of him so far...
Thanks for taking a look and watching my progress.
Three more days, and I think we will be making cards.
Heart Hugs friends!

Copics Day 7

Today we are coloring a robot and this flower.  Sandy was the instructor.
Now the robot, I am not sure about.  She used some "C" colors and I have two, but not enough to do any blending...I may give it a try with some "w's", but I did have fun with the flower.
I think I am getting the knack of blending!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

More copics practice Girls

Practicing with face, hair and clothes, trying to get the folds and pleats looking better.
I guess there is a reason why we practice anything, right?  to get I will just keep on practicing...sure wish one of these talented ladies lived next door...*wink!

Day 6 copic Online Card Class

Okay, my critters need a LOT of work.  I had the most fun with the puppy, the second to the left I dabbed a dry wash cloth with a drop of colorless blender, it gives a mottled look to the fur.
As for the fox, I do NOT have a light hand when it comes to making hair more practice for me!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Copic Day 5 a WHOLE person!!

Kathy Racoosin colored such a cute ballerina girl that was actually drawn by Kristina.
I can see I need to go back and use my colorless blender to get rid of some "out of the lines" colors!
And do you see her eyes?  A little (LOT) of wink of stella!over the eye shadow!

Okay, Sandy Allnock showed us this girl...oh my...she even had us shade for a nose!  My husband was impressed at least!  At first I had not colored in her she was an "old, white haired ballerina!"  but then I noticed I had a W7, C7 and a black (sorry, just noticed I didn't enter those numbers on the picture).  so I tried coloring her hair with what I had...this young chick certainly needed darker hair to be doing the twirling that she is doing!  *wink
I love that her eyes match her dress!
Okay, I think I have errands to run and things to do around here, so I better get busy!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Copic Online Card Class Day 5 Skin, hair, clothes

First up is practicing with hair and faces.

Kristina does more of the feathering for hair, which makes it look like each strand of hair is visible.
Kelly Marie Alvarez (Lawn Fawn) colors faces and hair like she colors her "critters".
I showed my husband the results of my coloring and he thought the top right (orange) was kind of a strange color!  HA HA...I told him I didn't have the colors she used, so I improvised with a series of colors from the same family that I did have!  It actually reminds me of a wig my daughter got when she had chemo and lost all her hair...however the point was more of the "coloring" not the color!
And to see the shading etc...I know you all "get it"!!
I need lots more practice, so I am glad to have this weekend to do just that!
Okay I am off to try my hand at some clothing!!
Wish me luck!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Copic Online Card Class Day 4

Todays lesson was about directional and non-directional shading. 
If you are interested at all in copic coloring, then you MUST take this class, the instructors are fabulous and give easy to follow directions...they break it down for you and now I feel I can make progress with coloring something that actually has shading...
Of course I still need lots and lots of practice, but I am loving this class.
You know you can sign up anytime and have access to the videos and instructions FOREVER!!

PTI September Blog Hop

Here is the inspiration photo for this month's Blog Hop:
Inspiration photo
and Nichole gave us some samples of colors and sketches to use.  Here is what I selected:
Simple and CAS, which I like. 
 I used the wood grain Impression Plate for added texture!
The flowers and leaves are from the 1940's SAF collection
Now I am off to see all the other entries!
Heart Hugs!

Seize the Birthday ~ Banners

Happy BANNER Birthday!
The Challenge over at Seize the Birthday is all about
Hi All! 
Welcome to another Seize the Birthday Challenge!
As always you can make "ANYTHING GOES" kind of card,
you can make one with Banners or Pennants!
The topping this time is Banners or Pennants

stamps:  PTI Note Niblets, think big # 12
                      We hope you will go check out the inspiration from the design team and play along with us!                     

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Copic Online Class Day 3

Still practicing which is just what I need!
Today was the best day so far, or maybe I am just getting it!
I do NOT own any "C" copic pens!
I used W2 or W4, I discovered W2 works better for lighter color pens than W4.
Who knew you could use C's or W's for is awesome!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Make It Monday meets Merry Monday!

WOW, what a fun Make it Monday!
Danielle really knocked it out of the park with this video.
And I am teaming up with a
You will have to check out the video because we used toilet paper to make our paper cast with the stamp!  So cool!
And Merry Monday bingo is going from the top right to the bottom left...twine, embossing, red!
I have it covered!
My striped sides where embossed with an Impression Obsession thin stripe stamp and then red inked applied with a dauber.
the sentiment is embossed with Rangers Black Sparkle EP.
Heart Hugs!

Copic Online Card Class More Practice!

I think...I hope I am getting the hang of it now..
I enjoyed the videos and enjoyed coloring these birds and butterflies!
I even went back and colored all the balloons in random colors and those are looking better the second time around!
I just need to keep coloring for practice...
like riding a bicycle, right?...or a horse..or playing the piano (which I never did!)
and the bicycle...well, let's just say I have a reputation for finding the ditches!  ha!
Oh and the one time I took a horse riding lesson, I guess I gave the horse the wrong cue because he started to go up a huge pile of sawdust that was in the arena...that was too funny, but scary too!
Let's hope I am better at coloring than those other activities!!
Heart Hugs!

Christmas Bingo @ Merry Monday Challenge!

We are playing Christmas Bingo
I followed the first row going down.  A lot of sparkle...can you see all the glitter around the edges and then the balls on the tree all have glitter too!
I have two die cuts from Li'l Inkers Stitched rectangle Mats
and then of course RED!
This was really fun, I hope you will go check it out, the DT have an awesome collection of cards for your inspiration!
Heart Hugs!