Hello and happy weekend! I have a fun Copic Drip technique to share with you today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom . . . I hope you'll join me there to see how I created this white-washed effect! ~ Sharon
Happy Saturday to you all! Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom, I am spreading sunshine and I hope you'll join me to learn how I made this custom background paper using a fabulous My Favorite Things Petal Pattern stencil, white embossing paste and the Copic Airbrush System! And a fabulous Sizzix Flip-Its die set finally makes flip-flop style cards easy-peasy!
I hope to see you there and hope you are enjoying some sunshine this weekend!
Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom I have some sweet treats for you! I hope you'll join me there, to find out how to make them. Warning: Some candy may have been harmed in the making of this project but your viewing should be calorie-free!! :)
I hope you all had a fabulous holiday! Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom, I show you how to turn your favorite holiday photos into a memory cube ornament . . . I hope you'll join me there for all the instructions!
It's time again for one of my favorite annual projects . . . Ellen's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! I hope you'll join me today over in the CLASSroom, for all the instructions on how I made this year's tag with one of my favorite Copic techniques I created last year, Double-Embossed Copic Background or Dry Emboss Alcohol Resist!
Be sure to leave a comment each day on each tag post over at the CLASSroom, for your chance to win some fabulous products from Ellen's store!
Hello and happy November! I adore all the deep, vibrant colors of Fall so today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom I have a tutorial for you, on how to create these beautiful Copic Fall leaves out of a "polished stone" custom backgrond paper. I hope you'll join me!
Today over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom, I have instructions on making this fun, interactive spinning wheel birthday card using the Tim Holtz Picture Wheel die ... I hope you'll come visit me there, to learn how to make it! I hope you are enjoying your first Fall weekend . . . it's been cool, cloudy and rainy down here in south Texas, and I'm loving it!
JustRite Stampers is previewing their Winter CHA releases this week and next week! If you missed yesterday’s preview, you can see all the samples at the JustRite Inspiration Blog! Today’s preview is this new JustRite Clear set, Just Keep Calm:
It’s a HUGE set -- 6” x 8”, with all those pretty frames that coordinate with JustRite's brand new custom Medallion Label dies manufactured by Spellbinders!
Also being featured today is this pretty JustRite Cling Shabby Music Background. It's oversized (4.50" x 5.75"), so it will fill an entire cardfront. I love the distressing already built in for you around the edges!
I combined the background with yesterday’s preview of JustRite Clear With Sympathy set -- love those roses!
For this “Thinking of You” card:
I’m loving using gray lately, and like it combined with pastels (and especially pink)! I stamped the musical background with Weathered Wood (gray) Distress Ink onto Copic’s X-Press It Blending Card (it is super smooth and great for regular stamping as well as coloring) and then airbrushed the background with Copic YR20:
Next, I stamped and colored the roses with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic’s X-Press It Blending Card and colored with the Copic markers shown below, to resemble peace roses (the markers with the dots on the caps are the new 2012 colors coming next month!). I did a comparison of the new Copic colors earlier this week, showing you where they fit in with the existing Copic color spectrum -- you can find that post HERE.
The B0000 was used to airbrush the background behind the roses. I usually don’t bother masking off something like these roses -- I just carefully spray around them. With a color this light (B0000), it usually doesn’t affect the other colors very much, if you happen to get a little overspray on them!
The roses were then carefully die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities die, and then the extended leaf hand cut out and adhered back onto the image, for a faux "out-of-the-box" technique look!
The N4 Copic marker (neutral gray) was used to color white seam binding. Then I placed the colored seam binding into a baggie and dropped Copic Colorless Blender Solution inside the bag, onto the ribbon, then squished the ribbon around to distribute the Blender Solution. This will “bleach out” parts of the ribbon color, giving it that variegated shabby hand-dyed look!
I cut apart the original long sentiment and stacked it so it would fit on the small tag. It’s also airbrushed with Copic YR20.
These JustRite designers also have previews to share with you today:
I had a new calendar idea for 2012 and decided to utilize my 7 Gypsies Photo Tray for it. I'll be showing you these quarterly next year over in Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom, showcasing different stamping techniques each time! The first quarter for 2012 highlights watercoloring two different ways -- one using Copic Various Ink Refills and the other utilizes the more traditional dye ink pads.
I hope you'll join me HERE for all the details of this quarter. You'll be able to follow along and create your own calendars each quarter -- I'll post them at least one full month (4-6 weeks) in advance!
Happy Hump Day, everyone! We're on the downhill side of a long holiday weekend here in the U.S. (Good Friday & Easter). Today over in the CLASSroom I'm sharing my new Spring/Summer girly photo tray. I hope you'll join me there to see all the fun things I used in it . . . I had a blast making this!
I also wanted to let you all know that I've updated my Copic Certification Classes page. Charlotte NC, Las Vegas, Columbus OH Regular/Standard & Intermediate, San Diego, Minneapolis, and Pensacola FL are all now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so anyone can sign up/apply for them.
Newly opened this week are Certification Classes for Coos Bay, Oregon Standard (taught by Marianne Walker) and Calgary Intermediate (Sherrie Siemens) for June 18th. Also opening this week will be Lexington KY Standard (Colleen Schaan), Wichita KS Standard (Lori Craig) and Wichita KS Intermediate (Debbie Olson) all for June 23rd. Remember, the Intermediate Certification Classes will be limited this year. You can find a list of TENTATIVE Certification Class locations (both Standard and Intermediate) for this year on my Copic Certification Classes page and can sign up to be notified of new Certification Classes in your area by visiting this page.
I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of the April Gina K Designs stamp release, so I hope you'll join me AND visit Stamp TV tomorrow night for the Release Party!
Just a quick note to let you know that today over in the CLASSroom, I have this Valentine Chandelier project to share! I hope you'll join me there to find out all the details on how to create one for yourself, I had tons of fun creating it!
I'll be back a little later today with the winner of my 4th Blogoversary grand prize giveaway!
All content (including text, photographs and design work) is the copyright of Sharon Harnist. My original artwork is for personal inspiration only and may not be copied for sale, submission to contests or publication without permission.