Dare 2B Artzy Big Bloom Stamp

September 21, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics, Tutorials  |  No Comments

I have a second take with the D2BA Big Bloom stamp set featured over at the D2BA blog today. I created another Copic background to base the image, here is how I did that part first:

Start by squirting hand sanitizer on a craft matte – 

Spread it out evenly using a craft stick or similar tool – 

Drip Copic Various Inks onto the hand sanitizer – 

If you want marble the colors together with the end of your stick – 

Lay your paper face down onto the ink – 

Carefully peel the paper up from one corner – 

I wanted a more subtle color wash so I used a second piece of paper, then dried the paper with my heat gun – 

Next I gathered supplies to add my image – 

I stamped, sprinkled embossing powder and used my heat gun to set the embossing powder. I love how the image turned out even with the extra flakes of embossing powder scattered throughout – 

To finish it gets trimmed up, layered with yardstick, patterned paper, and a card base. A sprinkling of sequins is the final touch – 

I love that Dare 2B Artzy has me creating art regularly right now it is so good for my soul! Through the business of life it brings me peace! The products from Dare 2B Artzy that I used today are the Big Bloom Set and Artzy Doodled Paper Pack.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

 

 

 

All New Copic Class Deputes at Creativation 2018

September 11, 2017 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  No Comments

Today is the day we are opening our classes for January 2018 Creativation. The event in Phoenix is being held January 19-22 and we are holding all of our classes January 17th -20th.  The full line up includes

  • Standard Certification taught by Jennifer Dove January 17th
  • Brand New Copic Coloring Flowers taught by Jennifer Dove January 17th
  • Intermediate Certification taught By Jennifer Dove January 18th
  • Copic Coloring Animals taught by Cindy Lawrence January 19th
  • Copic Coloring Landscapes taught by Cindy Lawrence January 19th
  • Hand lettering taught by Debbie Olson January 20th

We are super excited to get these classes open and ready for registration so you can make plans to attend while you are in the area for Creativation AND you do not need to be a member of CHA to come! ANYONE can come take our Certifications and Workshop classes! So come join the fun with 1,2,3 or all 4 days of Copic Coloring Fun!

Here is a peek at some of the new Copic Flower images!

Make sure to come over to Imagination International, Inc. to see all the details and get registered to attend! All of the remaining 2017 classes are now open for registration as well so check out the remaining Workshop and Certification weekends and see if you can come color and play!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

 

Bible Journal Page with D2BA

September 7, 2017 |  by  |  Bible Journnaling, Doodling  |  No Comments

This week I am in overwhelmed mode. Projects left and right all stacked up, all good, but overwhelming. So when the devotional that I received via e-mail seemed to speak directly to me to slow down, take a breath and start fresh, I figured I better pay attention. So to start re-freshing my devotional/worship time I slowed down to create a Bible Journaling page. I used a stamp set and ink from Dare 2B Artzy.

I used both the Be Yourself stamp set and the Totally Black Premium Ink. Then SHHHH! I did not use Copics this time I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens for this particular entry.

I stamped one birdie, some music notes and a phrase in the margin of my page:

Then I added color. I used my pens and also a water brush for a beautiful water color effect. The ink sat tight with no smearing! Gotta love a good ink!

I added my journaling and also a few small do-dads. The page needed very little added around the beautiful stamps.

I am truly enjoying being part o the design team over at Dare 2B Artzy, even though I am busy right now this has been such a wonderful infusion of fresh inspiration and time for art. Here is one last peek at the sweet birdie:

Thank you for stopping by! Make sure to check out more of the inspiration and beautiful supplies over at Dare 2B Artzy when you can!

Have a Happy Colorful Day! 

D2BA September Challenge!

September 4, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Challenges, Copics  |  No Comments

Ship Shape is the name of game this month at D2BA. So I am off to create a “shaped” card. I was a little at a los here as I do not have many die cuts and in fact only have 5 or so total. None of them are base shapes so I was really unsure where to go with this challenge. I happened to be playing fo
r the weekend with crafty friends and Amanda encouraged me to look through her wonderful stash. As I was looking through though I just was not seeing something that I wanted. I figured I could start with a shaped die cut and then add my flowers or stamped image hanging off the edges, and when I described this to the amazing Amanda she said why not just make the shape of the stamp the card?

Hmm…now why didn’t I think of that. I am a fussy cutter extraordinaire!  So I started with one of my larger stamps from Dare 2B Artzy out of the Big Bloom set and used my stamp platform to get it onto my paper.
 

Next I did A LOT of masking and stamping:

I did about 4 rounds of stamping total with masking in between to coverup the edges of the already stamped areas. I used post-its to do my masking. Then I added a sentiment and since this is black just added this layer right on top!

On to coloring, yay! Here come the Copics!

All the doodled images at D2BA work great for Copic and very little shading goes along way. Next I fussy cut my image and adhered it to a yardstick base and fussy cut again!

I cut one more layer using this last step as a guide. I cut out a piece of patterned paper from the Fields of Joy set since I used those colors for my inspiration. I trimmed this piece down further so it will be able to sit inside the card. Don’t adhere it yet though!

I folded a piece of white cardstock and placed the fold just below the top edge of the flowers then traced and trimmed my card base.

 

Next trimmed down the patterned paper and added it to the inside.

 

Woosh! all done! Lots of trimming, masking and coloring but boy do I love how it turned out! Thank you D2BA and Amanda for the inspiration!!

Thanks for checking out the whole process, and make sure to head over to D2BA for all the details of this mount’s challenge!

Have a Happy Colorful Week!

 

 

 

 

Air Brush Copic Style

August 31, 2017 |  by  |  Cards, Copics  |  No Comments

Today I am playing with my ABS or Air Brush System. I decided to air brush everything! So I started with the standard crafter use for the air brush. I colored my simple image:

This is a stamp set by My Favorite Things. I used C1, C3, C5, 0, Y21, Y21 and E31, E25, V99, those last 3 are only on the wood. Then I masked off the seagulls by fussy cutting a second stamped page and then used post its to mask the bottom half of the image. I also have this new stencil by My Favorite Things that is perfect for these little guys.

Background layer gets air brushed I used the same stencil for the clouds with the scallop shape pointed up and then turned the image over, pointed the scallops down and created waves.

Then I needed to create a card so I pulled out a lot of white and clear do dads. 

One of the great things about Copic ink is that it works on any surface so I can use it on plastics, cloth, wood and yes even feathers. I used similar colors to the card and colored up several things.

**Here is an air brushing tip: when trying to airbrush light items like fibers or feathers, considering taping them to your work surface with re-positionable tape to hold them down instead of getting inky fingers.**

My personal favorite is the plastic tags. I can airbrush them smooth, but this time I started smooth and then switched colors and sprayed really close to the plastic to create the blotchy appearance.

Next pull it all together. I added some of my airbrushed embellishments to my image and created this fun card.

My favorite spot is in the lower left corner where all that airbrush loveliness gathers.

The Copic ABS system is crazy versatile and I have just touched on some of the basics with this card. If you have questions about how to choose which system please ask or trouble shoot your airbrush work let me know! There is also a lot of great information at the III web site and also we have several videos featuring the ABS system over at the Copic In the Craft Room YouTube channel.

Have a Happy Colorful Week!