Friday, October 17, 2014

Tutorial Time - Let's Make Bugs!

I had a grand time with today's Tutorial Time challenge on Speedy TV.  Lis Robson wrote a tutorial for one way to make a little critter to add to your card.  She made a dragonfly, but I made a ladybug.  I used an oval punch to cut out all the pieces, slicing the red one in half.  I added some wire for legs and a pair of googlie eyes. I adhered her to my flower using a large foam dot.  I drew in the spots on the wings.


My flower in its original size was much too small proportionately to the ladybug.  So after stamping it, I masked it with a Post-It note and stamped it again (this time up-side down) twice, so that the flower was much larger.

If you'd like to try making some bugs, have fun!  Link up your card over on Speedy TV and you might win a free stamp set.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

CCEE1442 -- Ghouls, Ghosts, Monsters

The CCEE Stampers are getting ready for Halloween.  Our theme today is:  Ghouls, Ghosts, and Monsters.  I have to admit that my card has none of these creatures, just a rather glamorous witch -- but I think she counts.  She does, after all, ride a broom!


Get in on the fun and visit the CCEE Stampers blog.  Maybe you'd even like to make a ghoulish card yourself.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

CCEE1441 International Drum Month

Liz and Lynn brought the CCEE Stampers another fun challenge this week.  In honor of International Drum Month (October) and Universal Music Day (Oct. 12), make a card or project using a drum or instrument image.  Here's mine:


Friday, October 3, 2014

Tutorial Time - Alcohol Splatter

Today's Tutorial Time challenge was a new technique for me.  Barb Klusendorf wrote a tutorial for Alcohol Splatter, which you can find here.  As Halloween is right around the corner, I made a Halloween card.  I may have strayed just a little bit from Barb's directions.  After I spread the ink with the canned air, I turned my card stock over and twisted just a bit.  I found that the coverage was a little better for me that way.


Join us for this fun challenge over on Speedy TV.  You might win a free stamp set.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Featured Stamper and More Copic Coloring

Today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers is Jacquie J, who has a wonderful gallery.  A technique she used on several of your cards was inlaid die cuts, and I chose one of them to CASE for my card.  Here is a link to her card, and her is my version.


I stenciled the burlap for my background with Ranger Tea Dye.  I cut the "happy birthday" words from the contrasting colors and laid them aside.  After I placed the dies on my stenciled piece and cut them out, I pulled the words from the dies but left the little spaces (in the a's, p's, d's, y's and the b) remain in the dies.  I taped across the openings in the panel with Scotch tape and laid the words into the open spaces.  Then I laid the dies (with the little spaces still in them) on top of the words and pushed them out with a paper piercer.  They were exactly over the empty spaced and filled them up quite easily.    To make sure my brads would match the colors, I just punched out six circles with a hand-held punch, adhered the circles to the card, and put a little Glossy Accents over top.

I also have another Copic-colored ballerina from Friday's Copic coloring class.  I wanted to try to do a darker skin tone on this one.


I found a color combination for black hair, which I really liked -- B41, C5, C7, and 100.  I'm going to have to remember that one!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

More from Day 5 Copic Class

We had two practice sheets in yesterday's Copic class -- one of just face and hair, and the second one a sweet little ballerina to give us practice on coloring clothing also.  This is my practice sheet for the ballerina.




I loved that red hair combination so much that I made a card for today's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The inspiration site was The Christmas Tree Shops.  As I was looking through the site concentrating on colors, I found this plaid tablecloth.  Here's my card:


Friday, September 26, 2014

Copic Class Day 5

Today's Copic coloring class was one of the things I was definitely looking forward to -- coloring faces and hair.  I've seen some awesome highlighting in hair that I just could not figure out.  After watching today's videos, I have a better handle on creating those highlights.  I still need lots of practice, but I'm happy with my beginnings.


We had another sheet on which to practice -- this time including clothing.  I'll get to that one tomorrow (we have the weekend off!).