Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Classes By Popular Demand!

Not only is The Craft Retreat having the DreamWeaver Technique class but Stamp Works has asked to have a class taught on there side of town as well!  Sign up for your classes now as the class sizes are limited.

Class Dates are:

June 15th and June 16th, 230pm - 530pm at The Craft Retreat (602) 843-3197
July 7th 1pm - 4pm at Stamp Works  (480) 899-5958

In this Dreamweavers Stencil class we will be making about 6 or 7 samples of different products and stencils and the many ways to use them.  Stencils, pastes, glitter, mica and more, come play with us for 3 full hours of fun!!  Come learn something new!

Bring your cutter, scissors and adhesive to make one full card, and make tons of other samples to make into cards at a later time.  Come play with me!!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Just One More...

Somebody stop the madness!  I just can't quit!

I am submitting this one and the "Over the hill" into Dreamweavers challenge

Fun with Dreamweavers Paste, Stencils and More!

Its getting close to class time at The Craft Retreat and I thought I would share some of the samples I have been creating.  This class is going to be so much fun.  Learn how to use the Stencils.  Have fun using the product over glitter, add glitter to the paste, make the image look crackled, use the FX powders,  make the pearlescent paste look textured and so much more.  Call The Craft Retreat to sign up for either Friday June 15th or Saturday June 16th.  Get ready to play!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Daddy...Pull My Finger!

With Fathers Day coming I felt this was only appropriate.  Remember that little joke that all dads do...don't they?  This image is from DoodleDragons Members Only images.  Check out his blog for more peeks of the members images done by the rest of the Doodle Crew.

C1 C3 C5 C7 YR23 E31 E33 E35 E57 E79 and 3 greens....oopsy, forgot them...thinkin it was G29 and such.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Getting Krafty

Make It Crafty has a challenge for us to use Kraft paper with a MIC image.  I chose a little christmas elf.  I was actually seriously amazed how easy it was to use the Copics on the Kraft paper.  I think I will do more in the future.  It blended so easily, and look...no white background :)  Update - Kraft paper from American Craft, called Kraft smooth

Copics Used:  R35 R46 R59 E31 E33 E35 E57 E79 B99 B97 B95 E50 E93 BV04 BV20 YR23 YR24 W3 W5 W7

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Little Difference...A look back, but going forward!

A few years ago when I started coloring I was just "feeling" my way around using my pens.  With no exact instructions on how to use my pens, what paper worked best...and ink pad choice.  When I first started I was using STAZON (highly NOT recommended).  I was just days away from giving up because everything turned out like monkey poo.  Since then, with lots of experimenting, researching and coloring I have finally felt like I have "got a grip" on using my Copic Markers.  Here is something I colored a year ago.  I loved it a year ago but wanted to see how I have progressed.  Here is a comparison to show you.

The image is by Mo Manning (Digital Pencil Too)

2010 - I am quite pleased with her hair. (E31 E35 E57).  All I did was little squiggles with dark, medium, and light after coloring all over with the lightest.  I even like the outfit (r35 R46 r59).  Her wings were with YG95 but were not smooth so I added some pearl paint over them.  Here skin (God only knows what colors I used).  The skin is blotchy and I am not happy with the outcome but back then it worked for me.  So this was one of my favorite images colored "way back when".

2012 - And this is now.  I chose colors that posed more of a challenge for the skin (E25 E27 E29) and was able to accomplish smoothness.  I even added shadows using BV04.  Here outfit was with the same colors as before (R35 R46 R59)  The wings were with R35 YG11 BG10 and YG95 using tip to tip application.  Here hair...same squiggle idea but this time I went with E79 as my darkest with less blending for more contrast.  (I like both coloring styles).  The water was also using tip to tip with the BG10 YG11 and E25, tip to pallet.  I am more pleased with the overall of this rendition of the image, but even more pleased to see I have grown.

Don't give up!  Keep on practicing, playing and creating.  You don't improve by just staring at your paper with pen in hand...you improve with applying it to the paper...over and over and over again.  It is just paper and ink!  

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Little Sweet Thang!!

Make It Crafty has some adorable new images.  I had a great time coloring this one up while in Florida.  look closely and you can see drop/case shadows using BV04 or BV20.  I colored and textured the hat first as to not contaminate the rest of the image with the blender solution/rag texturing.  I did use a bunch of colors on this image but she has a lot going on.  See colors below.  It you want to color her just go HERE and get your image.  

Copics Used:  Skin E50 E51 E93 BV20, Cone YR24 E35 E37, Chocolate E31 E35 E57 E79, Hair YR24 E35 YR31 E57, Berry R35 R46 R59, Leaf G46 G43, Pink R81 R83 R85, White E40 41 42 43 44, Blues B91 93 95 97, B21 23 24

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Are We Having Fun Yet?

I think we all having Copic hangovers. But what fun we are having in Jacksonville Florida at The Enchanted Scrapbook.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


For those of you who have a mom, cherish every moment.  For those that do not, cherish the memories.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Florida Copic retreat "Copic Boot Camp"

It is that time again...the long awaited Copic Retreat (or as some call it "Copic Boot Camp").  This is last years amazingly talented attendees.  We had so much fun and learned so much in between giggling, playing jokes, coloring and learning.  This year we have over doubled the attendees at The Enchanted Scrapbook on May 4, 5 and 6th.  Their is still time for a couple more.  You DONT want to miss out on this.  Information is on the side of the blog or you can call The Enchanted Scrapbook at 904 647 6772 and get registered.  I am packing as I type and getting so excited to travel across state to hang with the gals.  See you all there!

Come Join The fun

Come join the fun at The Enchanted Scrapbook located in Jacksonville florida.  Monday, May 7th I will get to teach 2 card classes (4 cards in each).  If you want to sign up for this class (using alcohol based markers) call 904 647- 6772.   See you there! 

Images from Stampendous, Crafters Companion, Flourishes, Talkabout Impressions