Saturday, April 28, 2012

One Class you will not want to miss!  This fun and different technique is done with Copic or Spectrum Noir markers.  I am not giving away tips on how it is done until after I teach it in my classes... Sorry, but it is a sales tactic I am trying!  LOL.. If I give away all my secrets then no one will come to class... I will post a tutorial later!  This one is done with the new large flowers from Stampendous!  I am in love with this stamp set... it comes with both the Hibiscus as well as the Pulmeria (one of my all time favorite flowers)....

Colors:  (suggested)
Spectrum Noir: PP1, PP3, PP, CG1, CG3, CG5, CT1, CT4, GB5, TN6, or1
Copic: Y11, Y15, Y19, E49, E44, YG01, YG13, YG17, YG63, YR24, R81, R83, R85 , YR18, YR12

Hope you like it!  

Classes in May and June at

Scrapbooking Mades Simple - Santa Clarita, CA (May)
This and That - Chino Hills, CA (June)
Pages from the Heart - Monrovia - CA (May)
Jolleens Papery - Banning CA - June
Collective Journey - Redlands, CA - May

also soon
Cool Scrapbooks, Poway
Stamp Addict - San Diego

Monday, April 16, 2012

Borderless images with Alcohol Ink Markers

 Have you ever created something then said "wow" did I really do that?  Well, that is what I said when I finally created these two cards.  It's a technique that I have wanted to try for about six months and finally sat down to give it a try.  I am keeping the tutorial secret until after my classes.. hey... who wants to take a class if they already know how it is done.  I just love the outcome and this can be done with any alcohol markers.  
Visit me at Scrapbooking Made Simple on May 21st to make these fun borderless cards.  Or join me at Collective Journey or Pages from the heart soon!  Watch my calendar for updates... too fun!

colors will be posted for both Copics and Spectrum Noir.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Scrapbooking Heaven - Final Class - Be there!

I am in LOVE with this card!  We will be making a similar card using this image at Scrapbooking Heaven in Westminster MONDAY.... This will be our last class at this store as it is sadly closing it's doors.  I will miss this store tremendously!  All the regulars will be there.. Phylis, Barb, Kathy, Karen, Me, Aunt Donna - and I will bring Bugsie for a fare well!  Bring a snack to share and let's party.. we need to find a new orange county venue for classes... See you all there... (three - four projects all extremely fun).  Check out that Hair!

Image by Make it Crafty
SPECTRUM NOIR: markers used were
Jeans: TB2, TB3, TB5
Hair: TN1, TN2, TN6, TN9
Green: CG2, CG4, CT1
Skin: FS1, FS3, TN1
Eyes: CG4
Red: DR5
Paper: Pinecone express (class paper will be different as it is out of stock.. sigh)
Colorist: ME.... Jennie Black

Copic colors could be used by using the following colors
Jeans: B41, B45 or B91, B93, B95
Hair: YR21, E33, E35, E37
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17 (Maybe a bit of y11 instead of YG11)
Skin: E00, E11, R21
Eyes: YG11, YG17
Red: R27

Colorful Hugs everyone!

Penny Black Cards - Alcohol Markers

Three cards that we will be making at Cool Scrapbooking on Saturday April 21.  Call the store now for  registration.  Classes will fill quickly!  All three images are by Penny Black (no relation), We will be playing with several techniques including transparent balloons, shading, highlighting,  a bit of texture, and so much more.. I can't wait to see you there! 

Bring your alcohol markers to class.  If you don't have the right colors I will help you select the correct colors.  I will list the colors used here on this posting later today.  

See you there

Ballerina:  Pinks are done with R81, R83, R85 put your darkest color inside the deep folds of the ruffles and use you lighter colors or no color at the top of each ruffle to give it shape.  
Yellows: Y32, Y35, Bunnies: W1, W2, ear R21, greens: YG11, YG13, YG17, skin: E00, E11, sky colored with the chisel end of B000, Hair: E09, E07, E11, ground E33, E30

Penny Black Bear:  Bear E30, E33, E35, E37, Shirt: W1, W2, B00, B000, B02, butterfly YG68, Grass YG03, YG63, Balloons: B000, B01, Y11, Y15, YG11, YG15.  Tip color the lightest color balloon in the front.  the blue balloon was colored with B00 and B02 for the main portion of the balloon, the part inside the yellow balloon was colored with B000 right on top of the yellow.  It looks like is is showing through.  Love this technique.  

Penny Black bear. colored with Copics. Bear E30, E33, E35, E37, Grass: YG03, YG63 (and y11), Yellow; Y11, Y15, Blues: B91, B93, B95, Reds: R22, R24, R27,  Mouse C3, C5
Highligh on top of blue box is done with a blender pen - just touch the edge of the blue and it will soften the edges.