Friday, September 30, 2011

Cards Are Us

Its time for a little Christmas Inspiration.  These Copic colored cards are for Saturdays card class at The Craft Retreat.  There might be a spot left and the class will be repeated at the end of the month and has a spot left...literally a spot :)

Image - Stampendous

Image - Stampendous

Image - Stampendous

Non-Traditional Colors Used : R81 R83 R85, E31 E35 E57, C1 C3 C5 C7, YG17 YG25

Image - Stampendous
(card open)

Image - Stampendous

Traditional Colors used: R35 R46 R59, E31 E35 E57, YG25 G24 G29
All Ribbons and Brads are Creative Impressions

Happy Coloring!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Make Us Laugh

Its Challenge time over on Dustins Blog and this weeks challenge is "make us laugh"!  As I have been so crazy busy with classes and retreat prep I though i would post some older cards again in case you missed them.  You can find these images HERE in his store (207 images for just $40.00)

Here are a few but the images don't appear to still be available (if you want them I can talk to him about it, just let me know )

look on the side bar under Dustin Pike and you can go see all the details.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pike Challenge

For all you Dustin Pike fans (and you know i am one of them!)  Its challenge time again.  You can go to his blog HERE and get the details...but lets just say "Stars and Stripes".   You can get the image in his halloween set 109 images for just 13 dollars.  He must be off his rocker lately!

I had a blast doing this quick card.  I have been working on doing "power" coloring where the card assembly takes longer then the coloring...what a concept!  I am training myself to just "get the ink down and not be so picky...geesh, hard one for me but fantastic practice.

Here is what I made for the Challenge inspiration using "power coloring". 

Copics Used:  Clothing - BV08 V17 V15, YR18 YR04 Y38
Frog - YG67 YG63 YG25    
Wand - C7 C5 C3 C1 Y38 E31 E35 E57

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spooky Time!!

One week away from the Florida Copic Retreat so their is still time to sign up.  I just finished refining the worksheets and they are fabulous images to color from Stampendous, Dustin Pike, Beccys Place Blog, DoveArt Studios and Talkabout Images.  Details are on the side bar.  I look forward to hanging out at The Enchanted Scrapbook!

Last weeks Spooky class was a huge success at The Craft Retreat here in Arizona and we all got to color some fun Stampendous images.

 Copics used are:  V12 V15 V17, Y38 YR68 YR04, YG67 YG03, W1 W3 W5 W7, E31 E35 E57

Make your own background by using a Copic Wide Marker and covering the whole background.  Take your blending solution and a piece of burlap to texture it when done.

Coloring on Glitter Ritz is a fun technique, color fast as the ink will travel quickly!

Stampendous spooky images are:

Pumpkin Fence
Batty Owls