Wednesday, April 27, 2011

One of those days....!

I taught at The Mercantile Store in Pendleton, SC this morning.  It was another Art Impressions water color class and we focused on sky, ocean and sand and then they picked how they wanted to finish the picture using different stamps. Everyone did something different and it was a lot of fun to see the variety and creativity and also talent at work.  We had a good time together.  A big thank you to Cindy and Terry for making it so.  Love this store. Also I need to state here that this coming Saturday I will be at The Mercantile doing Copic make and take.  If you missed this during the Spring Fling the first of April here is your chance.  If you were there for the first event...then come on back and you can have a second go!
While at The Mercantile they got in May's shipment and board of the stamp of the month by Great Impressions. It won't show up on Great Impressions website until after the 1st of May but let me tell you these are CUTE! They let me purchase two of the stamps early and I had to make them up into a card right away...besides tomorrow is the workshop at Powdersville Community church from 10:00-3:00 and there are some cat lovers there who will love this stamp(s). Enjoy! And if you can, stop by the church or come play and stamp some images. By the way inside the card it says, "Sorry, I haven't been in touch. I've really been in it up to my neck!"

One of those days!
Stamps:  Great Impressions D420 One of those days
               Great Impressions E715 Cat bath
               Art Impressions H-1920 To My Neck
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
        Ranger Distress Faded Jeans
        Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade
Spellbinder Curved rectangles
Punch Martha Stewart Ribbon Loop 42-60053
Paper:  KC&Co Sweet Necter
Copic Markers:
B21, B23, B24
E07, E09, E11
C00, C1, C3
R01, R11, R14

Monday, April 25, 2011

Have a Wonderful Day

This is a stamp I did last week for our Laughing Stampers group at Powersville Community Church. I brought it home to post last Thursday and then surprise there.  Well I am catching up today!
I just love these little hedgehogs from Penny Black and this is a really nice clear set.
I am sure Lynn Scott at The Paper Rabbit in Greenwood, SC could get you one...give her a (864)223-6969  or The Mercantile Store  (864)646-9431 in Pendleton, SC.  Please support your local stamp store...they are getting harder and harder to find.

Stamp:  Penny Black clear set “Wonderful Day” 30-045
            Stampendous K086 “Bee Message”
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo black
        Ranger Distress Wild Honey
Copic Markers:
     Skin:  E0000, E02, R02
     Fur:  E25, E29, E31
     Flower pot:  YR12, YR14, YR18, BG72
     Bee:  Y15, Y17, B0000
     Grass:  G20, G24
     Snail: Y15, Y17, BG72. YR18
Punch:  Martha Stewart Hydrangeas

Tilda on a stack of Books

As you can tell I had some extra time over the weekend and got some images colored that I have intended to do for awhile.  This one is two Magnolia stamps.  I stamped Tilda first, made a mask, and then placed the mask over the stamped image of Tilda. I then stamped the stack of books and she then appears to be sitting on the stack of books.  If you have any questions about masking just leave a comment and I will respond.

Tilda sitting on a stack of books
Stamps:  Magnolia "Books with wrappers"
              Magnolia "Tilda writing diary"
Copic Markers:
Books: B0000, B21, B24, B60, B63, B66,
             Y11, Y13,Y17, W3
Skin:  E0000, E01,R02
Hair:  E31, E25, E29
Dress:  R81, R83, R85

Pansy Bunny

This is a Penny Black "slapstick" stamp that I worked on last Thursday at our Laughing Stampers group. Finished it up this past weekend.
Stamp:  Penny Black "pansy bunny" 40-066
Flower Pot: YR12, YR14, YR18
Pansy:  BV13, BV12, BV17, Y13, Y17
Leaves:  G20, G24, G28
Bunny:  W00, W1, W3, W4, R20

When doing this image I had one of my gray markers spring a leak and made a gray circle over the bunny's face.  In case this ever happens to you this is what needs to be done.  You remove both caps from the markers, holding it horizontal for a few seconds, and let it repressurize (balance out) between the two tips.  Then I took my colorless blender (remember this is a color remover...not so much a blender) and I removed as much of the "gray blob" as I could.
 I also made another mistake....I colored the bunny's paw on the because I thought it was a leaf. Goofy out came my colorless blender AGAIN, removed the green and then colored the paw gray.  Now take a good look (click on image to enlarge) and tell me if you can see my mistakes?

Enjoy Life!

I am hoping everyone had a glorious Easter and was able to spend time with family, friends and worshiping our Risen Lord! Our service at Powdersville Community Church was wonderful.
Here is my first card of the week.  I hope you like it.

Penny Black 30-032 Enjoy
American Art Stamp 7031G
            Momento Tuxedo Black
Ranger Distress Forest Moss
Ranger Distress Broken China
Spellbinders:  Framabilities Classic Frame
Copic Atyou Spica Butterscotch
Copic Markers:
B21, B24
R46, R81,R85
Y11, Y17
G20, G24, G28

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Spring

Good morning bloggers and good morning spring! Had some sprinkles of rain this morning and threats of more but the flowers need to grow so bring it on...just nothing like the tornadoes that were experienced by North Carolina this week, please?
First I wanted to announce that I will be teaching a copic marker class at the Paper Rabbit in Greenwood, SC. It will be a make and take consisting of 3 images. and will be held on May 24th from 2pm to 4pm. Contact The Paper Rabbit if you would like to attend.(864) 223-6969.
My next class at The Mercantile in Pendleton will be on April 27th.  The morning class will be Art Impressions watercolor class working on ocean views from Art Impressions Work Book 3.  After lunch starting at 2pm to 4pm I will teach a copic class.  Contact The Mercantile to sign up  (864)-646-9431.
I am getting packed up to head to Powdersville Community Church this morning for our Thursday workshop and I will be adding these newest postings to the samples. Come join us!

And before I forget here is the recipe for the Happy Spring card::

Stamps:  Penny Black, “Pansy Party”, 3601J
                  Inkadinkado, “Happy Spring”, 95347.MM
                  Penny Black, “Friendship Eternal”, 2828H
Copic Markers:
BV17, BV13, BV11, V04 , Y13, Y19, G07, YG06
Momento Ink Pad
Punch:  Martha Stewart, Corner Punch, Bird Branch 42-50019
                MS Edge Punch, Woodland Branch, 42-40049

By the Sea

Back w/receipe

Paper fold card

This is my version of a paper fold card from the magazine "Fabulous Folds for Card Making" published by House of White Birches and edited by Tanya Fox.found on page 26 called Happy Day! card.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Whipper Snapper

Well where did the time go?  I have been very busy demoing Copics at the Mercantile, posting to the Art Impressions blog, completing my 20 watercolor samples of A Stroll Down Main Street (part of my Design Team responsibilities), teaching a watercolor and also a copic marker class at The Mercantile, and then today our usual Thursday card workshop at Powdersville Community Church.  My week isn't over yet as my friend Micki and I will be leading a class on Saturday at the church on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2010 (tag #3).
After the workshop today I went with friends to visit The Paper Rabbit in Greenwood, SC.  What a nice shop with a large classroom.  They want to learn about Copic Markers so they have asked me to start with a make and take on the second Saturday of June.  I would of started in May but as they are only open on the second Saturday of each month, in May I will be in Columbus, Ohio getting my Intermediate certification in Copics. I am really excited about both opportunities along with the classes at The Mercantile in Pendleton, SC.  Can you believe it!
So here is my posting today.  This is a stamp I purchased at The Paper Rabbit.  Hope you like it!

Happy Birthday Dotted Present
Stamp:  Whipper Snapper Designs “Little Girl and Dotted Presents” CY861
              Happy Birthday, Endless Creations, Inc. A21tw
Ink:        Momento Tuxedo Black
                Distress Ink Stormy Sky
Copic Markers:
                E0000, E00, R02 (skin)
                E11, E13, E18 (hair)
                R81, R83,R85 (dress, shoes)
                B41 (blouse, socks)
                YR20, E97, R81, R85, (present, bow)
Atyou Spica   00 clear glitter pen
Punch:  Martha Stewart Bubble Bath Corner punch 42-60052
Spellbinder Die:  Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Quartz, Marigold, June Berry

Friday, April 1, 2011

For You

Good morning bloggers! Boy do I have a busy day ahead but had to share this card with you.  I had to have this stamp as soon as I saw it.  Reminds me of my youngest grandson, Micah.  This is For Micah! (get it, formica)  Tee hee... He is a sweetie and so is this stamp from Penny Black. Hope you like it too!

Stamp:  Penny Black Slapstick “For You”  40-042
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black
Spellbinders : Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large
Copic Markers:
Skin:  E0000, E01, R02
Hair:  YR15, YR23
Sweater:  E30, YR24
Slingshot:  E19, E13
Overalls:  B24, B23, B21
Hat, Shoes, etc.:  R24, R29
Patches: YR24, YR23
Flowers:  YR24, YR20, YR24, YR15, R24, R20, G21