Monday, October 20, 2014

October Anniversaries

This sure is a popular month for our friends to have anniversaries! I'm so behind, have no idea if I can catch up. But here are two:

First one is Always and Forever, a stamp duo from Gina K. Designs. I use the technique of embossing with a Spellbinder die on both these cards. Both pattern papers by Anna Griffin. Here is a link to Gina's video tutorial:

How to emboss with a Spellbinder Die

(This was card #300 uploaded to STV :)

And this is very similar, but using Because of You, another stamp set duo by Gina K. Designs.

Sparkles over both dresses, hair and flowers by Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. 

Thank you very much for taking a look!!! ♥

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Over and Under the Sea Flip Card

Hi there,

StampTV is having a challenge this week to use water in a creation. This took me a while to complete.

Stamp sets: Oh, Boy; Quite a Catch; Under the Sea - all by Gina K. Designs
Copic Markers
3D Crystal Lacquer
MS glitters; Gina K. diamonds glitter
Aileen's Clear Tacky Glue
WOW embossing powders
Sizzix / SU label flip it die, with words "hi" and "I♥U" and labels from same die set
SU label punch
Marvy large vase punch
White Gel Pen Signo
Sakura glitter pens
Stickles Diamond
Googly eyes
Paper and cardstock Gina K. Designs

The front of the card has images from the Oh Boy stamp set. I colored them, fussy cut, dipped in covered with clear glue, then glittered, dried and covered with 3D Crystal Lacquer over all of that, let dry again. Even the ocean is colored, covered with 3D Crystal Lacquer and edged with Stickles diamonds. It's hard to tell but that is a whale on the left side with 2 googly eyes. I just cut out the 3 fish and covered them with glitter then Crystal Lacquer.

The back of the card has images from both Quite a Catch and Under the Sea sets. I blended Copic colors onto the three main fishes, then heat embossed the yellow fish and green sea weed. The three bigger fish (includes the star fish) all are covered with 3D Crystal Lacquer. They are pop dotted up.

I loved the sentiment from Quite a Catch set but didn't know where to put it. So I cut it out with a Marvy large vase punch, turned it upside down and trimmed it into a large drop of water. I drew the fish hook with a worm wrapped around it, covered those with Sakura glitter pens, and covered it all with more 3D Crystal Laquer (am running low on this now :)

Some of the little bubbles on the paper also have Crystal Laquer for dimension and texture.


This is the back side:

Close Up:

I hope you enjoyed this and thank you so much for stopping by ♥

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness at StampTV

First time for a FLIP card. I purchased the circle and the label flip it dies from SU. This is the circle. I will say that when I make anymore of these, I will just pre-adhere the pattern papers to the card base because cutting out each custom layers is TOOOOO hard (slaps forehead)!

Cardstock, pattern papers and stamp set by Gina K. Designs, "Strength and Hope, designed by Theresa Momber.

It was a very fun card in that I combined different techniques that I don't use all the time --  RECIPE is a bit complex, but will explain the details and how to's:

The focal butterfly was stamped in VersaMark then brushed Perfect Pearls in Pink, Blue (which combined to purples), and gold for the ribbon in the middle of the butterfly. The colors are iridescent and change as you move the card!!! I covered the ribbon with 3D Crystal Lacquer for soft, epoxy like finish. There's a pink rhinestone hidden in the center of the lacquer ribbon.

Below the focal image is a Quilled Butterfly :) with 2 mini pink rhinestones for antennae.

In the top right of the front card you will see a pink glitter ribbon. That started out stamped in Tuxedo Black ink - the large ribbon stamp from the set, then fussy cut it out. I used a paint brush and covered the top with Mod Podge, sprinkled pink glitter and dried. Then I took a black marker and covered the edges of the ribbon to really pop the pink glitter up. I covered the entire pink glitter ribbon with 3D Crystal Lacquer so it's clear, shiny and raised up. It's EASY to make your own embellishments.

The sentiments are stamped in Delicatta Gold Ink. They stay gold and glittery. The back of the card has 3 pink rhinestones in the upper left corner and the word "HOPE", and another 3 tiny pink rhinestones beneath it.

I added white gel pen stitching and dots all around the margins.

Another difficult part of this card was to line the pattern papers up the right way because there is a right side up on both papers. I messed that up the first time - we can't have upside hearts or mis-matched patterns, can we?

I do love this card. When you pull or push the sides, the center circle with the butterfly and word "Hope" flip around. You can have up to four different scenes depending on how you fold and set the card down!!!

I don't want to lose any more friends to cancer, and this month we highlight and encourage everyone to keep checking - you never know when you might feel or see something not quite right. GET IT CHECKED! This includes MEN.

Front of card, with crease to stand up tall --

Close up of Perfect Pearl Shimmer on butterfly, and 3D Crystal Effects on ribbon --

Close up of BACK of card (the circle flips around) --

Final look at the front of the card :)

Many thanks for stopping by and leaving your ever sweet comments ♥

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pheasant, Thinking of You

This is a card for a dear friend's husband who is up against serious illness. I didn't know what kind of a card to make other than it being masculine.

I used Stampin' Up "Walk In the Wild" pheasant image, and some B and B tree stamps. I cut out a mask for the mountains, then sponged Memento inks for the sky, mountains, land. I drew in some grass and highlights with Memento markers. There is a faint touch of Wink of Stella on the pheasant neck and breast for iridescence. Inside says "Thinking of You" part of the same Stampin' Up set, with a larger fir tree stamped in Cocoa Brown. The envelope has oak leaves and acorns, the back has faint pine trees as a small forest.

Thank you very much for stopping by and taking a look! With aloha ♥

Friday, October 3, 2014

Copic Class Day 10 - Creating Backgrounds

Hi friends,

Today's try went better than yesterday's. I stayed away from the grays which I am still waiting for refills to arrive.  The colors are mostly within one family group - the browns. Even the pinks you see are from the E group in Copic markers (Earth tones). For the background, I used BG10, the lightest I have in that group. I then used the Blender or "0" pen to soften the outer edges. No bling, no Wink of Stella. The birds are only here because a deep smudge turned up. My hands are very clean, so it must have been from a marker tube or its lid.

It's a lovely stamp set, similar to yesterday's, both by Phyllis Harris. This one is called " ...and for a moment" -- I love it!!! It reminds me of when I was a teenager, taking care of horses at summer camp. I would get up very early each morning, and with another girlfriend, we would care for our horses, saddle up, and take off freely through the woods and pine trees of the Pacific Northwest. Ahhh, another lifetime ago.

GKD Ivory 80# cardstock, no layers. Signo Gel pen white -- dots on her little dress.

I am going to cry when this class is over. I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed each day. Highly recommend you take it, even if you want independent study because it's overflowing with video tutorials, overflowing!

Link to Online Card Classes

Again, thank you so VERY much for taking the
time to visit, to comment ♥

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Copic Class Day 9, Creating Backgrounds

Hi, sweet friends,

You can probably tell by now which Copic markers I am still waiting eagerly to receive refills for. This class will take you through every drop of ink in your markers, so if you plan on taking it, and it's THE best coloring class ever :) then make sure you already have all of your refills and your markers are almost but not quite dripping good and ready.

Today's class was even better than yesterday. However, you won't be able to see that my looking at the background I made LOL. It was the first time I ever used the chisel tip end of a Copic marker. Definitely a long learning curve... I ran out of C5 while creating the shadow, tried to add C3 and made more of a mess rather than shadows.

To plug up some empty space, I added 3 butterflies and some squiggily flowers, their vines drawn by a marker. Wink of Stella clear covers the butterflies and flowers. The sweet little girl is wearing a pink stud earring and has a clear stud on the pocket of her overalls.

But I LOVE LOVE LOVE the class, and this stamp image by Phyllis Harris and this "First Love" set. It's available at Unity Stamp Company. Today's obstacle for me was 1) create a background using Copics, and 2) This will be a one layer card (thud), mistakes and all.

Thank you very much for stopping by to take a look at what we are doing in class (kisses).

Kisses to each of you ♥

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Copic Day 7, Working with Difficult Colors!

Red. Just the thought of coloring with red means my work is going to bleed and bleed badly. Why? It's just how I roll, or, how the markers roll. But this time, I confronted my RED  markers head on and told them, "YOU DON'T SCARE ME." {gulp} and started coloring.

I used swift, light flicking motion with the markers and didn't soak the colors in, plus I tried to stay a micrometer (grin) away from the image's lines to make sure no red touched the image outline. Also, I used the deepest, darkest red I had - R59 - because if you are going to confront your fears, you may as well pick the fears you dread the most, right?

So here is the boldest, deepest, darkest red flower I've ever colored in my life. And look Ma, no bleeding. I didn't even need my blender pen!!!! Cause you know what happens when you touch blending fluid with red, right? Yup, let's not go there.

Thank you so much for looking --- wish you were here to fist pump with me, cause RED, 

Copic Coloring Day 5, Shading my Tealarina (what?)

Hi, there dear friends,

This is a ballerina that I colored teal, so that's where the Teal-a-rina came from :) I am getting loopy from coloring and coloring and coloring, not to mention repairing both our printers, reinstalling software, dealing with health insurance and other details of daily life... Just like you must be coping with, too, so I REALLY thank you for taking the time to looky at what I am doing in class.

I used chalks as the background to create a kind of floor with shadow and a horizon line so she isn't spinning in air.

I also used to Signo gel pen to create tons of polka dots - remember in the good old days when we ladies wore a crepe type organza that had polka dots on them? Or was it crinoline? I remembered that from when I was little so I wanted her tutu to be like that.

Thank you dear friends, for coming by to see me and my Tealarina!

Copic Class Day 6 - Using the Copic Blender Pen on Animals?

Yup, you heard that correctly. In this class our assignment is to color, then use the blender pen in creative ways to add design and texture to the critters. :D On some, I poured some blender pen refill onto an old cloth and pressed that onto the dog or foxes to create some of that kind of texture. Other times I used the blender pen to create intricate designs. Yes, I'm still out of my comfort zone.

Thank you very much for taking a look at my crazy animals!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Copic Coloring Day 5 - Creating Hair and Skin colors

We watched examples of some of the instructors. Each has her own way of coloring, color choices, coloring styles. It was very interesting to see them all. But in the end, I chose to create my own color combinations for both hair and for skin.

You can tell by the last one, I was really beyond tired, so had to create ghetto girl, aka inner city girl. Maybe the meanings of those names have changed over the decades since we used to use them. I don't know, we don't see that over here - I live on a Hawai'ian island. Anyway, here is my homework for today. Hair colors are vertically listed on the left of the photos, skin colors are listed in the boxes below the images.

As always, thank you dear lovely friends who take the time to come over, check out what is happening, glean what you may like, avoid what you don't :) and remember, I APPRECIATE YOU!!!

Aloha, can you tell I am exhausted in a happy way? My brain is mush and I'm ready 
to brush my teeth and slither into bed now. 
Much aloha my dear friends :*

This IS a VERY GOOD WAY to create your very own hair and skin combo's for whatever markers you are using. Then keep it as a resource!

The rest of this weekend will be dedicated to coloring ballerinas (thrill) -- aloha!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Copic Class Day 4 - The Light Source

Today we are studying and applying light sources in our coloring of a floral image. Look for the "sunshine" in each segment to see where the light starts, and where the shadows should fall (opposite side of light source).

I also experimented with intensities of color depending on the season of the year. Winter failed and autumn is just too dramatic. Good thing we are working with practice sheets! But spring and summer look nice :D I used some Liquid Pearls in the centers.

Thank you for looking!!! Hugs to you ♥

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Copic Class Day 3 - Shading with Grays

Hi friends,

How was your day? I can say 'was' because we live in one of the very last time zones on the planet. Everyone is ahead of us. But look at it this way - we are super laid back over here because it's almost yesterday for you and tomorrow for us.

Today we are asked by our inspiring instructors to leave behind our usual darker shades of the main color we use in coloring our images. Whaaa? Yes! Use a gray. Since I only own Copic cool grays x 5 pens, I stuck with C1 and C3. I am kinda terrified to go any more deeper in color than that. So here is my homework for today.

PS  Doodling not required. Hopefully it does earn extra credit (?) nahhhh.

Thank you dear friends - I appreciate you stopping by and commenting despite
your very busy lives ♥

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Copic Class Day 2-Blending Contrasting Colors

Hi everyone,

Today's class already took me out of my comfy zone! We are blending colors we typically do not blend together, like a red with a blue, or a green with a yellow. I made up some birds and butterflies but a few of the birds are colored after real ones. I also added some doodles onto the butterflies.

One thing is for sure, I NEED LOTS OF REFILLS!!! And it's only Day 2 LOL.

Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate your comments because
they KEEP ME GOING :* thank you!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Copic Coloring, the practice sheet - Flip Flops

AKA "Slippahs" here in Hawai'i. I need to post it separately so that I can link it to class. Two of them should look 'used' since I colored the toes and feet into the bottoms.

Thank you for coming by - loves you lots!!!

With aloha ~ Rosy

Copic Class Day 1, Practicing Shading

Hi there friends,

How are you doing today? I signed up for Copic Coloring Class online. Today we are practicing shading with two or three colors of a color group. I tried coloring most of the balloons with a transparent kind of appearance. It was fun, took me most of the day, and I added Signo White Gel Pen as little decorative accents, and Wink of Stella Clear all over some of the balloons or package parts. I'm worn plum out LOL.

Thank you for looking :*