Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Versatility! Penny Black

I posted this card last week, but wanted to share the different color combinations that I came up with to show the versatility of this Image... I just love her! What is your favorite color combination!

Check out the blog challenge on the Penny Black Blog HERE

Here are those amazing color combos..... This image is great for any holiday or season! Whew Hew.

check out the other images on the Penny Black Blog. HERE

Penny Black Challenge! Versatility!

Today I am show casing an image that I love to use for several different occasions... By changing the color scheme or embellishments on the card, you can make an Easter Image a Christmas Image, or Birthday Image etc.... This is a way to stretch the usability of each stamp! Love that!

I have colored this same image in several different color Schemes to show you the versatility of an image I would normally consider an Easter image.
Check out several other awesome Penny Black Cards on the Penny Black Challenge.. HERE

Hot Pink & Lime Green, Fall colors, and rose/denim color combinations! Too Fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Penny Black - Challenge - Garden Kitty!

My favorite type of cat is a paper cat... they don't shed... well maybe they shed scraps all over my floor! Yep! Guess they shed too! LOL...

Anyways here is my second kitty card in one day, it's usually dogs or turtles if I do animal cards.... This one is for my kitty loving friends and the Penny Black Gift Tag Challenge and the Penny Black Allsorts challenge. Figure if I join a few challenges it will get me in gear to post more often...... thus the reason for so many in one day..... today is creation day!

I love to give tags as birthday cards. This one could be used as a tag on a gift bag or as a gift pouch! LOVE it!

I could not decide if I liked the photo with the money or without (silly money is always better!) so I put both here for you to see.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Penny Black 4134k - Garden Treats
Copic Markers:
Kitty: W1, W3, W5
nose, hat, apron: R21, R22, R24, R27
Shoes, Shovel Head: C1, C3, C7
Grass: G20, G82, G85, Y11
yellows: Y32, Y35
Die Cuts: Tim Holtz Sizzix
other: beads
sky: airbrushed with B21
Money: Hard Earned.... LOL.
Tag finished size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

challenge! ideas for classes

Hello everyone!

I am now creating for my December, January and even February classes... I need your ideas and wish list for great classes... here are a few I plan on doing but I need your "I wants" each entry will be considered for a prize of 10 Card kits - all ready to be colored and put together! .... (winner chosen by random number).

valentines (duh... what brands/styles/stamps)
ruffles - again what images!
holiday tags
Airbrush - sunsets, backgrounds etc....

please place your idea under comments for this posting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Love Bug! Penny Black Gem Challenge & Allsorts challenge

I am loving these challenges....

Penny Black Blog Gem Challenge

It really makes me think about the different things I already own and never use on my cards. Is this LOVE BUG cute or what! Love her.... she is by Penny Black and named LOVE ANTENNAE . But I like the name LOVE BUG because that's my Bugsies name.

Stamp: Love Antennae 4119j by Penny Black
Butterflies: Prima
Dec. Paper: Pinecone Press
Dies: Spellbinders
other: Rhinestones, scallop punch

an old favorite pic of my little LOVE BUG Bugsie can you believe she is almost 7 months old now.... and a whopping three pounds... Looks like she will max out at about 3.5 lbs.... she is soooo tiny and loveable (but full of vinegar). Her new trick is to hold the doggie door closed from the inside when Jazzie (other Yorkie) wants in. Jazz usually gives up and says "whatever" and trys again later!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Class Calendar Updated through end of 2011

Impression Obsession Challenge - Snowball Fight

This is not just another snowman stamp. This is pure fun! I absolutely rolled on the floor laughing my buns off when I saw this image. I knew I just had to have it!. I mean, duh.... if there is snow we have to throw it at each other.... right? I don't know why we have not seen more snowball fight images! LOVE it! I wish you could see the nose. I added orange stickles and it pokes up just like a carrot! Too fun!!

I had a lot of fun making this card this morning all bundled up in my flannel jammies, drinking my hot chocolate! Winter is coming! Whew Hew!

Check out the other fun winter fun cards on The Impression Obsession Blog! Enter the challenge yourself for a chance at free stamps.... Oh Yeah! Here is the link.... IMPRESSION OBSESSION

Ingredients to make this card are.....
Stamp: Impression Obsession - Snowball Fight F8155
Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart
Colored with Copic Markers: YG01, YG03, YG67, W1, R22, R27, R59, YG68
Printed Paper is all by Bo Bunny
Letters: Sizzix sizzlits die
a bit of ribbon, stickles, glitter and red rhinestones finish it off.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Penny Black - Tweet Christmas & Kitty

Here is one image that is being considered for next month's Christmas coloring card classes. I will be posting several different cards over the next few days for stores to select their favorites for their class.

I am a small dog person, preferring pets that don't shed.... that leaves only room in my house for Paper Cats... this is my favorite type of cat. However, many of my creative class guests love their kitty's so this is for them... especially, Karen, Kathy, Krista and Debbie... Love you guys!

check out the blog challenge at: Penny Black Allsorts

Image: Penny Black 4199k - Tweet Christmas
Colored with Copics:
kitty: Y21, Y32, Y35, YR24
reds: r22, r24, r27, r59
greens: G20, G82, G85
yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38
White gel pen
ground: E40, E43, E44
background - airbrushed with E43 & E44
Spelbinders and Sizzix dies

Gotta Love Penny Black!
Ask at your local Stamp or Scrapbook Store for this cute little guy! Keep the local stores in business by shopping there whenever possible!


Penny Black Challenge - Trees & Green

The challenge for the Penny Black Blog is Green and trees.. Here are two cards that were projects in this month's classes... Very fitting so I thought I would post them here... Be sure to check out the challenge for more exciting card ideas! HERE

Hugs Everyone!

More Versatility! Penny Black

Did you check out those Spider Web Eggs.... What a kick! This image is totally fun and extremely versatile... I mean, cupcakes are great for any celebration ... right? Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Graduation, Bday, thank you, new baby, oh my can't think of any day that a cupcake is not welcome! Here is the original card!

I printed the greeting onto printed paper in my printer (pre-cut the paper to 8 1/2 x 11). I think Sweet wishes will also work for many occasions. Have fun being versatile and coming up with new ideas for your stamps! Use them more than once!

November classes -

YIKES.. it's past time to update my calendar! My goodness.. but I have been busy creating creating and creating....... Amazingly, I have had lots of time to create this month and just color "Extra" things! (surprising how much you can accomplish when you give up house cleaning! LOL)

Here are a few images that we will be doing in a few stores next month! I am trying to expand your stamp collection by making each stamp more versatile! Here are a few images that are not "Holiday" images, but by using "holiday" colors - I made them into Holiday cards... Easy Peasy.

All Images by Penny Black (lately I am addicted to her images). Check out the Penny Black Challenge here

The first two are my favorite (next two in a separate post). I love the vintage colors and the muted background that I airbrushed with my Copic Air Brush System. The sky in the aviation scene is also airbrushed using a piece of scrap paper cut with scissors for a cloud mask.

Colors used are:
R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R59
G20, G82, G85
E000, E01, E11
E40, E43, E44 (eggs & base)
choc: E21, E27
golds Y32, Y35
hair: Y32, E33, E35
bunnies: W1, W3

Flyin' by with a Holiday Hi

Since my son, Austin is a pilot, I always need to come up with a cute holiday card with an Airplane. Here is this years. The image is by Penny Black, computer made image, and a paper pieced tree with scraps. Too fun! Another card we will be doing in class in November -- great airbrush practice!

Check out this Penny Black Challenge - Here

Colors used:
green: G20, G82, G85
Reds: R22, R24, R29, R59
Hedgehog: W1, W3, W5
Sky - airbrushed with scrap paper and B95

November Class Project

Another Penny Black image! I just love these images and can't get enough of them lately... I might have to dedicate another drawer to Penny Black images!

This little kitty is a fun one to color. I used a variety of yellows and browns to get the tabby look. So many of my friends are kitty people (I prefer paper kitty's).


Here are the colors I used:
Kitty: Y32, Y38, YR24
Tree: G20, G82, G85 (feather motion without blending)
reds: R22, R24, R29, R59
ears: R22
Birdie: Y32, YR24
Background Airbrushed Y32
ground: E40, E43
white dots - Copic Opaque White (sat my hand in it when it was wet... oops)
Words are computer generated!

Apples Galore... a

This is a repost from last fall... I am thinking of doing this card at SMS next month for a quiet break from the holiday buzz.... what do you think? (and maybe roses). This time of year I love Carmel Apple Cider... and apple pie so thought it would be fitting.

I LOVE this image. It was so fun to color. I was sitting at the car dealer waiting for my car to get fixed (something in the steering column) and had plenty of time to color. I didnt have the right colors for the inside of my apple and ended up redoing them after I got home (cut and paste) I love the E50's for my apple centers and cant wait to do it again without cut and pasting... isn't paper crafting perfect... if ya boo boo you just cover it up! In this image, I used more gray rather than a brighter colors to shade and shadow.

At the Intermediate Certification we talked about shading with grays or colors with more gray in them. Here I used more gray rather than a more intense color as I had previously used. This way of shading makes more sense to me than just using a more intense color. IE: when shading use the same color Plus 10 in grayness (first number) and 2 in brightness (second number). For Example for R27 I would shade with R39. If you don't have a color that is darker then try adding a bit of gray to your image. Note I also added some Yellow in both my red and green apples. I took a look at a real apple and it had green and yellow in the red so I thought i would give it a try. It worked - it is so amazing what ya can do with Copic Markers....

Stamp: Peddler's Pack
Illustrator: by Karen Medler
Colored by: Jennie Black
stamp available here: Peddler's Pack