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  4. Goldberg Inspiration!
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Ever had one of these days? Where you just want to say "nuts"?

I have had a few of those.....

This is an adorable set that I received as a gift! Thanks Cindy :)

This is the "Cute Critters" set from MFT. I just used the acorn and immediately thought of the movie Ice Age as that poor little critter was chasing the nuts all movie!

I stamped the acorns masking them off as I went. I then colored them with my copic markers. E50,53 and 34 for the lower half and then E25,47 and 49 for the upper half. The grounding I did with my E41,43 and 44. The background was airbrushed with BG11.

Just in case you are having a "nuts" day....


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Welcome Friday! A custom background I have to show you today....

I stamped the background with the "Fine Chevron Background" and versamark ink, embossing with clear detail powder.  I colored my chevron stripes (quite quickly because I wasn't concerned with going over the lines a little) with my copic markers.....V22,BV17,E33,E27

I went over that with an iron and paper bag to remove the embossing powder. I then stamped the leaf from the "Fall Foliage" set. I love how it picked up the pattern but stamped nice and clean.

The sentiment is a Die-namics from the "Words of graditude" set. I embossed a sheet of vellum in gold embossing powder and then die cut the word.

Enjoy your weekend! Next week I am off to Portland to meet with my copic gal pals! Can't wait!


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I am back in my studio after a great weekend in Vancouver! Fun Copic Classes!

One of the many techniques that I demonstrate is direct stamp coloring with is an example of that. First up I debossed the tree branch portion with the "Out on a Limb" Die-namics and then I colored up the stamps of both the leaves and the tree with my copic markers....they dry super fast.....

To reactivate the copic ink, I simply spritzed with blender solution from a mister bottle and then quickly stamped with the "out on a limb" stamp set from MFT.  I love the imperfect, impressionistic look that this renders :)

I used YG21,25, Y15, R02,05 for the leaves. Then I airbrushed some YG01 and BG11 in the background. Simple and pretty:)

Be sure to check out when copic classes and workshops are coming to your area! You can see the details on my updated copic page HERE.....Next up for me....Portland! Yay! Hope to see you there!

Goldberg Inspiration!

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Happy Friday! Did anyone catch the new "Goldberg's" this week?

As a child of the 80's it is on our PVR "must watch" list....what a hoot! If you didn't, you really should and then you would totally get the inspiration behind this card....

First up, I airbrushed the background with my copic BG72 and my "On the Diagonal" stencil from MFT.

The cassette itself is a combo of stamps and dies. It is the Cassette Die-namics paired up with the "Playlist" stamp set from MFT. It is an 80's theme...but I made it modern with the colors.

I have been doing a lot of traveling and Copic certification and workshop teaching (which is why it has been quiet on my blog). Looking forward to more crafting time nearer to the end of October.

Are you looking for a class? The LAST CLASSES of 2014 are up on my Copic Details page and you can also find them on the COPIC site. I am heading to my stomping grounds in Vancouver next weekend! Hope to see you there :)

Fall Love

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Happy Monday! It is sure starting to feel like fall and I love it! Warm during the day and then cool nights :)

 A quick little card to share with you today in one of my favorite color palettes!

The wood stump and sentiment are from the "Wood you be mine" set from MFT and the sweet little acorns are from the "Fall Foliage" set.

The little bird is actually from a hero arts bird trio (LP169) from a few years back. I colored him up with my copics directly on kraft cardstock. Adding a little bit of pencil for the white highlight along his back. The copics are E21,23,25 YG21,95 and YR04 for the beak. 

For the finishing touch, I added the little acorns sprinkled the ground with some gold glitter too.

I am off to Calgary this weekend....for a fun FULL COPIC workshop day! Woohoo! I will say that I am relieved that their snow storm hit last week and not this week.....

There are some new venues for COPIC Workshops/Certifications that have been put up this week! Be sure to check out my updated Copic Details page


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