Friday, September 26, 2014

Copic class day 4 directional lighting and shading

This is my practice sheet playing around with directional lighting and shading. Used different blending techniques as well.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Copic online class day 3:shading with grey

This one was fun, just challenging because I don't have many grey tones. I have super dark grey and then light ones. Lighter colors worked well with the warm grey W3 but would like some cool grey tones to try as well. The last umbrella  is N7 neutral grey and BV06 which is a dark violet , has more contrast in person. I shaded so the darkest part of umbrella was on the left side.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day 2 for Copic online class, Blending techniques

I tried my hand at some different blending techniques. The birds are using tip to tip blending. 
The butterflies are a combination of tip to tip and feathering. Definitely need more practice but it is a start. 

Copic Markers for Card Makers Day1

Today was Class 1 for Copic Markers in my Online Card Class. We were instructed on different blending techniques. This is my practice sheet. I definitely need more colors I think, I got bored using the same ones over. Lots of green though. 
Here is the website for the online classes. They are a lot of fun.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SAF 2014: Time after time

This challenge was to take one of our first cards and revamp it. I started stamping about 13 years ago after going to a Stampin UP party. I was awestruck by what a few stamps could do. In the beginning I was very clumsy and did not know how to edit. I loved to embellish and putting cards together was more a "winging it" process. Over the years after reading blogs like Nicole Heady and all the designers blogs on various sites I have learned to tone down the card and to edit.

It was fun watching all the card designers in the welcome video talk about that paper crimper, as I have one also and yes it was my first card supply purchase!
We all start somewhere.

I think my second card is much improved. Cleaner lines and easy on the eye.. Way too much going on with the first card.
Stamps used were Papertrey Ink Mat Stack 4 Collection and Chocolate Bliss from Gel a tins

SAF 2014: 80's note folds

Oh the memories of passing notes. Fun note folds that we always thought were super secret, Ha ha. This card is a side fold card of Raspberry Fizz base but I added a fully functioning note fold on the front. That is where a secret message could be stamped. So fun! Love the cassette tape stamp and the sentiments that fit on it, like a handwritten note of what is taped on it. Enjoy!

SAF 2014: the 80's retro rainbow

Aahhh Rainbow Bright, Rainbow stickers, trapper keepers. We all loved the 80's right?
This card was inspired by the above mentioned memories of the 80's. I had so much fun. I used a die from Papertrey ink to make the rainbow and then the dies from the stamp a faire set for the clouds. I added some glitter to the clouds to make them stand out a bit.

In love with the small sentiments in this stamp set. Added Happy Birthday from Birthday Basics stamp set.