Monday, March 28, 2011

Swimmin With The Fishes

Happy first day of Spring Break - yea right. Anyway, I actually got to mess around a little and and play with my markers and some of the new stamps I got. I had the idea for this card as soon as I saw the stamp. She's soooo cute! She has a little otter friend too named "Otto" appropriately enough. It's an acrylic card, and I airbrushed the background with Copics as well as colorizing the single pearls and the little mermaid chickie. After the background colors dried, I took the colorless blender solution, put it in a Mini Mister and sprayed it, that how I got the speckled look. She does have a name - Shimmer Redkelp, she's by C.C. Designs. All of the pearls are by Kaiser Craft. I cut the flourished one in half. The shell was cut out on the Cricut. I'm thinking this card will eventually be a class. We need to get a little further along in things before we dive into airbrushes etc. It'll be another thing you'll get hooked on. Just like the markers. Sorry, I've become a marker pimp. LOL! Just wait until you see what I'm working on for May's class. I've got all sorts of ideas rolling around!
Enjoy, and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave 'em.
Until next time,
Isn't she lovely... I wanted you to be able to see that the card was acrylic, so you'll have to excuse some of the background. Colored Dew Drops would've looked nice as well as the pearls.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cute and Fluffy Bunny

Now that the daisy class is over, I can post the bunnies now. ;-) Thanks to everyone that came to class yesterday, I hope you enjoyed and learned some groovy stuff. 
So now, on to chocolate colored fluffy bunnies. Easter is coming up, so I was thinking a chocolate colored bunny would be more appropriate than gray - even though the gray bunny was awful cute. Anyway, the bunny stamp I used is by Inkadinkadoo, it's available thru Scrap "N Friends and we'll be using the "nasty rag" technique along with blending. Sorry, but there's no way to make that technique sound nice, but it works well. Markers required are E13, E17, and E19. G12, G14 and G16 are optional but recommended - if you want to have your bunny sitting in the grass. Of course the stamp and marker purchases for the class get 20% off. We'll make the cute cards below, both cards $5. As reminder, I usually have everything stamped, cute out and ready to go for you, however, as with all the classes, please make sure you bring scissors and adhesives, your basic toolkit and in the case of Copic Tech classes, the markers you need for class. Also, if you already have some or even all of the colors I've requested for class, you don't have to get them again. That's why I don't include them in the price of the class - I know some of you already have some of these colors. This is an easy way for you to slowly build your collection without breaking the bank, plus it allows me to keep the classes cheaper as well.
Remember, if you want to take a Copic Technique Class, you really need to take the beginner class - you learn several different blending techniques that are used frequently, plus you get a free marker! If you have any questions, let me know. You can post it here, email me or give me a call at Scrap 'N Friends (833-2600) I'd love to hear from you.
As everyone gets more confident in their blending, etc. we'll start doing more detailed work. Let me know work sort of pieces you're interested in doing, be it flowers, people, animals or even furniture!(LOL)
Until next time,

P.S. I know the cardstock colors kind of scream at you - that really aren't that bright.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Come On, Follow Me

I know you want to! LOL. I'm going to start this out small. When we get the followers up to 30, I'll give away some blog candy - I know it's a small goal, but reachable I think, so go click that little button! Once we reach that, I'll let everyone know and I'll randomly pick someone.

Oh! And I have some very exciting news (at least for me). I've gotten registered, on the list and come May, I will be a certified Copic instructor (yes, I already know I'm certifiable LOL). I've very excited to learn even more about the what and the hows of Copics, so it'll be fun!

So for now, remember to click that "follow me" button!


Friday, March 11, 2011

You're a Daisy if you Do!

Here's the samples of the 2 cards we'll be doing in the Copic Technique class for March using the flick/feathering technique. I'm having too much fun with these markers, they're wonderful! I'm officially addicted.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Come On Spring!

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted since Feb. I've kind of been waiting though. I wanted to get March's regular technique class done, before I posted April's - Watercolor Window. It's a watercolor stamping technique and we'll be making it into a "shadow box" card. (it's pictured below.) I'm trying to get in a Spring frame of mind, even though it's rainy and yucky out. There's a few spots left, so if you're interested, give us a call at Scrap 'N Friends and we'll sign you up!
Also, I'm adding something new for the Copic Technique Class, I'll have those pictures for you soon. You will be able to take the class in the afternoon or evening on that Tuesday, whichever is more convenient for you. Plus, I can get more folks in that want to take it. So, that said, I do have some openings for March's class in the afternoon or if you've signed up for evening and the afternoon would be better, let us know at the store - 833-2600. I'll get the cards up so you can see what we'll be doing and explain a bit, in case you didn't get the store's newsletter.
April Technique Class, using Blooming Meadow stamp by Hero Arts.
Have a great remainder of the week - and with luck, I'll have more for you very soon!