Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Stampendous Skulls.....

Hello!  Well this week at Stampendous they are sharing loads of projects made with SKULLS.... although this is not my style, I had loads of fun coloring the image and playing with tulle.  I started by coloring my images with my copics.  You can see that these are all quick to color as I didn't color much.  Just a bit of shading with V12 around the edge of the skull and then colored the flower/leaves/eyes with V01, V12, V15, YG03, YG63, I also did the eyes in the amazing background with YG03. I LOVED adding the tulle and then heating it with the heat gun for that crinkled look, ya never know what shape it will be until you are done...... Nothing is finished without some of my favorite Stampendous Chunky White Embossing enamel and glitter!

The tulle is soooo fun to play with.  Just add a more tulle than you think you will need to your card and then heat it up with the heat gun.  Note that it will shrink and parts may fall off.  That's okay because it's always unique... Stamps can be found at your local retailer or here.....
Skull Rose CR300, background Skull Stack R207, and H309 Halloween Wish. All the embossing enamels and glitter can also be found here
Halloween is still a month or so away, but it's time to get those scary cards done!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Halloween House Mouse!

It's time to be starting those Halloween projects.  Here is one of my very favorite Halloween cards I made using House Mouse images available through Stampendous! People keep asking me about the bricks.  I colored the bricks using a combination of E30 & E31.  I then shaded around each brick using W1 & W3.  Then I randomly added specks of W1, W3, E31 and the blender.  It was loads of fun.  I wanted the mortar to look a different shade of gray so I used the cool grays C1, C3 and the blender.  For the Pumpkin be sure to put your darkest colors/shades in the valleys and the lighter colors or your highlights on the hills... Pumpkins have lots of hills and valleys. You can get the stamp here
Here is another fun image also by Housemouse.  This little mousie is wearing a carrot costume.. is he darling or what? (stamp available at your local scrapbook store or here) Again I studied my image before I started to color.  I determined where my hills and valleys were.  I added my darkest colors in the valleys and my lightest colors on the top of each hill.  This gave depth and volume to my image.  I hope you will give it a try... and all those yummie embossing enamels by Stampendous are always loads of fun for added texture on your projects (available here).  Thanks for reading my blog, I hope you enjoy the projects!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Copic Coloring Class with Jennie Black October 2014

Join us for a Copic Coloring class at The Stamp Addict on Saturday October 25 or at Collective Journey tba.  Bring your own Copic or similar markers to class.  Note that Jennie will work with each student as a group and individually.  Some students may not finish all the projects, but you can take them home to finish them.  We always have fun and learn new things at each class. Suggested colors:
Gray: w1, w3, w5 or your favorite gray combo
Brown: E30, E33, E35, optional E37 or your favorite brown combo
Green: YG03, YG63, YG67 or G20, G82, G85 or your favorite green combo
Red: R20, R24, R27, R59 or R89
Flesh: E000, E00, E11
Black: C1,  C3, C5, C7 (or your favorite cool gray)
Lavender: V01, V12, V15
Blender Pen

Distress Ink Watercolor Class - with Jennie Black

Join one of these fun and easy Distress Watercolor Classes taught by Jennie Black.  All you need is a pair of scissors and a #3 round paint brush (or similar brush or watercolor brush). Its fun for all levels. Hope to see you there.

The Stamp Addict - San Diego - Sat October 25th
Collective Journey - TBA in October

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Watercolor & Copic Classes at Collective Journey - Redlands, CA


Well here are a few more classes that I will be teaching in September.  It's soooo good to be back in the classroom, but it is taking me a bit of time to get this ball rolling.  I can't wait to see you guys in the classroom again!  Whoot Whoot!

Collective Journey - Redlands, CA
Saturday Sept 20, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bring Copics or other brand of alcohol markers. (bring your whole collection!)
Suggested colors: YELLOWS, BLUES, ORANGES, BROWNS, PURPLES, GRAYS, SKIN TONES, PINKS.  (or Y32, Y35, YR24, E47, R24, R27, R59,  YG01 (or Y11)YG03, YG63, YG67, YR16, YR18, YR12, B000, B00, B02, C1, C3, C5 or W1, W3, W5, V15, Y12, V01,

Copic Coloring class

Distress Ink Watercolor - Saturday Sept 13
10:00 am - 12;30 pm
Bring a #3 round paint brush or watercolor brush & adhesive
all other supplies are provided.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Tiddly Inks

Hello Everyone!

I have been wanting to be on a design team, but the problem is that I am sooooo super picky on the company I want to represent.  I was super excited to hear that Tiddly Inks is having a Design Team call, as I absolutely LOVE their images. So, I thought I would share a few of my favorite cards I have made using their darling images.  Of course the first up is one of my very favorite images called Anna Belle Flying High, available HERE.
I just love this image because you can customize a card to have as many doggies in the picture as you wish.  Since I have two sweet little doges, I used two dogs to represent my Bugsie and Roxie.  Are they cute or what?

Colored with Copics: R20, R22, R24, YR30, YR21, YR24,  B00, B01, Y11, Y15, Y17, blender pen and the doggies I colored up with C00, C1, C3, C5.  I flicked the grass at the bottom of the page using YG03, and YG63.  Hope you love her and her pups as much as I do,  and give her a try!

Here is another favorite as I am always wanting guy cards and my son is a fix it man.  So without further ado... here is Carpenter Joe available by Tiddly Inks HERE.    I colored him with Copics and didn't put too many embellishments because I was sending it to my son who likes clean and simple cards. Colors used are as follows:  Face: E11, E00, E000 and R20 for the cheeks. Wood, Shoes, Tool Belt and Hair: E30, E33, E35, E37, Overalls: B91, B93, B95, B97, Shirt/tool box: YG01, YG03, YG17,  Hammer C1, C3, Ground E30, E33, W3, W1. and the Blender pen to correct mistakes.
So wish me luck in my venture of trying to become one of the newest Tiddly Ink design team members.

Colorful Hugs, 
Jennie B

Copic Coloring Class at The Stamp Addict

The second class I will be teaching is a Alcohol Marker coloring class.  Any brand of alcohol markers are welcome, suggested colors are listed below.

Day Saturday Sept 6, 2:00 - 4:30 Call The Stamp Addict to reserve your spot.  All images are by Stampendous - if you want one of these awesome stamps you may want to reserve one of those too!

Bring your markers, scissors, and adhesive.  See you there!  All images are by Stampendous!

Copic Colors: R81, R83, R85, W1, W3, W5, YG01, YG63, YG67, E000, E00, E11 
(your colors may vary)  Image item #HMCP10

Y32, Y35, Y38 (optional YR24), any dark browns like E47, E79, E33, R22, R24, R29, R59, B00, B02.  Stampendous Image: Bowl Boquet W123

Y32, Y35, Y35 optional YR24, and your favorite dark brown and green combo. 

see you there!  whoot whoot!

Colorful Hugs, 
Jennie B