Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tilda with a Bee

Tilda with a Bee
Tilda with a Bee
I have had this "bee" in my head since I first ordered and received this Magnolia stamp.  Finally I had time to stamp the images.
1. Stamp Tilda on Copic paper.
2. Make mask of Tilda using masking tape wide roll used for water coloring.
3. Cover the stamped image of Tilda with mask.
4. Stamp Jar using a stamp positioner then remove mask.
5. Emboss edge of mat paper using embossing folder.
6. Color leaves and flowers using a stipple brush and ink.
7. Finish matting and embellishing.
8. Draw in squares using a ruler and color squares with B23.

After completing  the front of the card I went looking in my stamp collection for an appropriate inside verse. I sure was surprised when I found this stamp I had purchased years ago and it fit the image perfectly. Don't you think so?  Now to list all the "stuff" I used...

Stamps:  Magnolia Tilda with a Bee, Magnolia Jam Jar, Inkadinkado 93320-X Sue Dreamer "How I love the little Bee..."
Ink:  Momento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Archival Ink Black, Adirondack Dye Butterscotch, Lettuce
Embossing folder:  Sizzix Textured Impressions set, Flower Vine Border, 656509
Punch:  Martha Stewart "Drippy Goo" Edge Punch M284108W
Copic Markers:  Skin-E000, E01, R11; Hair, Shirt, Jar-Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26; Floor-B23; Shirt-W00, W1, W5; Jar top, Bee Wings-B0000
Thank you for looking at my "Bee" card. I will "Bee" thankful for any comments or critics.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sweet Tilda

Everyone I know (almost) has been raving and talking about the Magnolia stamps, nick named "Maggies".  I finally made the plunge and purchased my first ones and guess what.....I Love Them! I received my first order and Sweet Tilda was one of them.  I will be posting more as I get them made into cards.
Magnolia stamp "Sweet Tilda"
Martha Stewart punch
Copic Markers:  E000, E01, R11 (skin) YR04, YR09, E09, E18 (hair), E11, E13, E18 (shoes) BG10, BG72, BG75, BG78, YR14 (clothes) W0 (shadow) E11, E13 (floor)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Copic marker colors

I finally got out of the house today and stamped at the church with the brave souls that ventured out with me.It was cold outside but warm and friendly inside.  Micki and I worked on tag samples for the Tim Holtz tag class (free) at the church on Saturday.  I am so looking forward to Saturday, being with friends and the weather is suppose to melt all the ice and snow AWAY!  Get ready to GRUNGE!

We will start out with a refresher course on adding color to tags, then we will make a Valentine tag using distressing techniques.  Lastly we will learn how to make our own stamp using fun foam and a die, which we will then make into a tag.  There are at least 16 signed up for this class which we hope to continue every month on the 3rd Saturday.

If you didn't get my email on the supplies for this class post a comment or email me at

Have you seen the new Copic colors that have been introduced and will start shipping in March? I highly recommend as they have a special pricing on these new markers. I have already put my name on their waiting list to be notified when they become available. There are now 346 colors! Yahooo!!

NEW for 2011! COMING SOON!
Colors included -

These swatches are approximate.  Your monitor may vary the color shown.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chapel Window

I hope 2011 has started well for everyone.  I have been busy finishing my samples for Art Impressions.  My assignment this month was the "Windows on the World" stamps with an Easter theme.  I love these miniature pieces of art. They were colored with copic markers.  The sentiment around the Chapel window says "May Hope fill your days, joy fill your lives and love fill your heart".
Stamp:  Art Impressions M-3191 Chapel Window
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Martha Stewart Punch "Cherish"
Copic Markers:  G21, G24, G28, YG11, YG21, E31, E35, E39, W00, W1, B000, BG0000, BV02, R0000, Y19, Multiliner Black 0.03
Chapel Window on the World
Version 2
This next card is called Bunny in the Tulips.  In order to use the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page this card is 5" square.  The sentiment says "May your basket over flow with joy and sunshine this Easter season".
Stamp:  Art Impressions Windows on the World "Bunny in the Tulips" M-3311.
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Copic Markers:  BV00, BV0000, BV02, BV04, E11, E13, E15, G0000, G21, G24, B21, B24, R11, R37, Y17, YG21, W2

Bunny in the Tulips

This is the last Windows on the World card that I did this month. I like this one especially because of the perspective from a close up peak in the nest to the fields and trees in the distance and it is framed with pansies. Who doesn't like pansies? Not me. I love pansies.  This was fun to color and I got to decorate the eggs!
Stamp:  Art Impressions Easter Egg Nest Windows on the World M-3313
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Martha Stewart Punch
Copics:  E11, E13, E15, R37, BV00, BV04, Y11, Y17, B21, B24, BG0000, YG01, YG21, G21, G24, W2, W0, RV00
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Scroll Work"

Easter Egg Nest

I saved the best (I think) for last.  Mainly because with the weather we are experiencing now who wouldn't want to "think Spring!"  Can't you just picture the buds coming out, the leaves opening up and turning everything "Spring Green"! That's what I thought about as I colored these images.  I hope you enjoyed my "taste of spring".  I have a favorite rubber stamp, you know, the ones you just Have to Have?  It says, " No winter lasts forever....every spring must take it's turn".  
Stamp:  Art Impressions "Bunny Girl" 1779
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Punch:  Martha Stewart "spring"
Copics:  Y13, Y18, YG21, R81, R83, R85, RV00, BV00, BV02, W00, W2, G21