Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Color of The Day 224

***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Copic Must Haves - X-Press It Glue Pen

You know the moment when you have something all planned and it goes wrong in an instant?  Yes, I had that moment.  I bet you can't tell by the outcome of this card, right?

I was working on this card and was just finishing off the coloring stages when my little one grabbed my chipboard frame.  Before I could utter the word "!NO!" it was torn in two pieces.  Looking down at that cute face with those little round curious eyes looking up at me.  She was so pleased that she had just made two pieces from one object?  How could I be mad?  To her it was cool!  Ok, time to think quick, no time to come up with another idea.  AHA!!  I bet my medium tip X-press It Glue pen would work I tried it and it DID!   It produced just the right amount of glue without "gooshing" out and making a mess.  When all glued back together I just quickly colored over it with a blue marker to bring the colors all together.  

Project rescued!

I will make sure I have one on hand for all emergencies!  It comes in 2 different nib styles (medium and wide).  To use all you need to do is push the tip and the glue will start to flow.  When you need more in the nib just squeeze while pushing the tip down and it will fill the tip up again.  This is great for so many projects!  I also glued the coffee cut embellishment together using this glue.  It worked perfect because it allows a little movement once the pieces were placed together giving me time to position just right.  I love the end is all back to normal and so is my frame!

Acid-free / Xylene-free
Clear drying
Dual application
Permanent / temporary
4mm Medium Tip or 8mm Wide tip

Other Items used:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Copic Must Haves - Shadows & Shading

Sometimes you come across a book or place online that has some invaluable information.  If you are struggling with the light source, shading and shadows within your coloring I would highly recommend this book by Marianne Walker called "Shadows & Shading".  
In this 52 page bound book you will receive information on:

1.  Understanding different kinds of light source
2.  The differences between shading and cast shadows
3.  How to properly color a variety of objects from simple to complex
4.  Shadow color theory

The great thing is it in in a language you can understand.  Meaning, it is not all techy and hard to understand.  The pictures even make it easier.  This is perfect for a beginner or anyone that just doesn't quite "get it".  For $14.95 you get to look smarter and feel a lot more knowledgable!  I have one...DO YOU?

You can find this book now HERE

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Floral Delight

Another beauty from the wonderful Marcy with Power Poppy.  Things don't have to be complicated when coloring.  Sometimes simple really stands out.  Here are the newly released digital "Black-Eyed Susan" with  plethora of sentiments to go with it.  How fun is that!

Black-Eyed Susan

Y06 Y15 Y17 Y38
V95 V99
YG01 YG03 YG63

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Copic Beta Testers Wanted

Want to test out a new App before the public can start using it?  Trying to find a great way to track your Copic marker and refill purchases?  Now is your chance get the first glance, try it and give good feedback to make this app even more amazing! 

 If you are interested in becoming a beta tester for the NEW Studio click HERE and answer a few questions to get started.  YOU are going to make this App great!!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Local Arizona Card Class

Come color along with me in this Copic Coloring class at The Paper Collage.  All information in under Class Schedule HERE.

Stamps by Stampendous!

Copics Used:
BG45 BG49
Y15 Y26
YR07 YR09
C3 100
E50 E51
E31 E35 E47
YG99 (or G99 or YG97)
Blender Marker
Blender solution