Saturday, October 29, 2011

Flower, Flowers, Flowers

Hi Everyone,
I had a great night last night creating some cards using my copics.
The current challenge at The Emerald Faerie Garden is .........
Flowers, Flowers, Flowers.

This is great considering I love using flowers & have bought ALOT of them recently.

I decided for this creation to not make a card, but rather a wall plaque.
Here it is:
Image: Isabelle (Emerald Faerie)

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, RV00
Clothing: YR02, YR04, YR07
Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67
Hair: E41, E42, E43, E44
Butterfly: B01, B02

Metal Corners (Wild Orchid Crafts)
Chipboard (Collections)
Off White Paint (Jo Sonya)
Distress Crackle Paint - Rock Candy (Scraptivate)

Until next time

Prismacolor meets Copic

Hi Everyone,
As you may well know that I absolutely LOVE my Copic Markers. After seeing many cards done with Prismacolour Pencils & Gamsol, I decided to give this a go.
I found Gamsol & another product called 'Zest-it". I gave them both a try & found that I liked the Zest better.

Anyway, I decided I would try & colour the wonderful Teddybo bears with it & I must admit that I love the texture that it gives the bears.

So my copics didn't feel left out, I created this card & used them to colour the orange card stock. I found that the Copics & Prismacolor Pencils work really well together.

I have decided to enter this card into the current Teddybo Challenge ......
CAS - Clean & Simple.
Image: Teddybobea_tabs_002 (teddybo)

Prismacolor Pencils
Copic: YR07

Until next time

Baby Boom

Hi Everyone,
Over at the Creative CAS blog the current challenge is ...........

I finally got a card done for this challenge, the last challenge I had one done & by the time I loaded it, the collection was 'closed'. Oops!!

Anyway here is what I have created for this month
Copics used:
BG11, BG13, BG15
E0000, E000, E00, RV00
Cardstock: BG13

Image: Ashee Emerald Faerie

Quote - Rub on

Until next time

Friday, October 21, 2011

Susan's Sketch - Mad for Markers

Hi Everyone,
Over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog, the new challenge is............
Susan's Sketch.

I love using sketch's to create, so here is my inspiration for you on the wonderful sunny day here in the Blue Mountains.

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00,, RV00
Clothes: B91, B93, B95, YG61, YG63, YG67
Hearts: R29
Shoes: E41, E42, E43, E44
Cardstock strips: B99

Here is a copy of the sketch:

Until next time

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mad for Markers - Favourite Copic Colour Combo

Hi Everyone,
The current challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog is ........
Favourite Colour Combo.

So I am here today to (hopefully) bring you some inspiration.

Copics Used:
Skin:E25, E23, E11, E21, R32
Hair: E25, E47, E49
Clothes: RV000, RV32, RV34
B91, B93, B95

Stamp: Nahla (The Greeting Farm)

Chipboard (Collections)
Printed Tissue (Collections)
Swarovski Crystals
Metal Corners (Wild Orchid Crafts)
Flowers & Leaves (Green Tara)
Beaded Trim

Until next time

Monday, October 3, 2011

Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone

Here is a tag that I made for my Copic 'spray' Tutorial (the post below).
I thought I would share the Copic Colours I have used.

I was sooo lucky to have won 3 of the Christmas images from Make it Crafty.
I have used one of these images on this tag & hope that I can get some more done today, so I will share when finished.

Copics Used:
R46, R59
B91, B93, B95
BG000, BG01
E43, E44, E47
E0000, E000, E00, RV00
Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28

Reinkers: 0, R46, R59

Image: Floppy (Make it Crafty)

Making Memories Slice Machine
Letter Stickers

Until next time

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Copic 'Spray' Tutorial

Hi Everyone,
The weather here is cold & wet, so what a wonderful day to sit & 'play'.

I have been asked by several people what I mean when I say 'Copic Sprays' so I thought I would put together some instructions just in case you want to have a play too.

I use these sprays for just about everything, to colour cardstock, flowers, chipboard etc.
I must admit that I like everything to match!!

What you will need:
Mini Mister
Copic '0' blender
Copic Reinkers
Heat Gun
Covered workspace
Well ventilated area

Step 1:
Gather '0', reinkers & mini mister

Step 2:
Filling the 'spray' bottle
I start with filling the mister with 1/3 of '0' blender.
On the reinker bottle you will find small line markers.
I then add 2 or 3 of these markers of each colour to the mister.

Step 3:
The filled 'spray'
Replace the cap & you are ready to spray

Step 4:
Using the 'spray' cover the entire piece of cardstock

Step 5:
Saturate the cardstock with the 'spray'

Step 6:
Heat cardstock using the Heat Gun
(Make sure you are in a well ventilated area)
Allow the puddle of ink to move around & make 'runs'.
Continue adding more 'spray' until you are happy
Step 7:
Finished cardstock

Step 8:
Use the cardstock as you wish
Finished Creation using 'Sprayed cardstock'

I hope you have found this tutorial useful & please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
I would love to see your creations using this 'spray' technique.

Until next time