Wednesday, August 26, 2015

September 25 and Sept 26 STAMP CAMP! Copic or Watercolor

Hope you can make it to September Stamp Camp.  Chris Gallagher will be here taking orders for Stampin Up products.  It will be loads of fun.  Cost is only $20.00 per guest.  Here is a quick sneek peek.

Friday: Sept 25 6pm - 9pm

We mix and match... you have a choice of watercolor or Copic. Everyone will receive a watercolor packet unless a Copic packet is pre-requested.

Everyone will recieve a watercolor packet unless a Copic packet is requested.  Please bring, small paint brush or watercolor brush, adhesive, scissors, and a snack to share.  Ink watercolor is provided for you.

If you wish to do Copic coloring please let me know ahead of time so I can prepare a special packet for you.  Please bring your own Copics, adhesive, scissors and a snack to share. colors are w1, w3, B0000 or BG000, your favorite green combo or G20, G82, G85, Yr24. for the duck card.  flowers you can select your favorite color combos.  I used R24, R22, R20, Y32, Y35, YR24, green G20, G82, G95. blender pen.

Hope to see you there.. please friend me on facebook and I will invite you to our private group page so you can get the details and address. 

Jennie Black

Crisp Fall Leaves

Hello Everyone!
I am so happy to announce that the first class at my house went well.  We had a total of 19 ladies come to my house to play.  I hope some of you can join us next month for more fun.  I will also be holding a mini crafty garage sale at the same time..... trust me I have oodles and oodles of stuff to sale.  I need room in that craft room! If interested comment here and I will contact you.

Here is a super fun fall card.  I am totally in love with it. I have several leaf sets but think that these came out the very best!  So let's get started with the step by step instructions to create this beauty.

Stampendous Stamp crs5068 It would have also looked super cool with CRS5052 (I don't have it)
Matching Die Set DCS5068
CRH318 Greeting
Stampendous Deep Impressing Embossing enamel (bronze and silver)
Burlap shred (I shredded it from burlap fabric)
Cardstock: Kraft, Vanilla and expresso and some apricot cs (you can use any yellow or light color).
Ahesive: dry and liquid
Stayzon ink pad - I used brown but black would be great also
Tim Holtz distress pads: Peeled paint, Scattered Straw, festive berries, and antique linen.

  1. Step 1 - Stamp images with Stayzon and cut with matching dies or fussy cut each leaf.
  2. Step 2 - Sponge ink onto each leaf using dabbers or make up removing sponges (dollar store). Peeled paint, scattered straw, festive berries
  3. Step 3 - Sponge Walnut Stain ink onto the edges of each leaf.
  4. Step 4 - Lay on two damp baby wipes (or damp papertowel). then gently scrunch it up.
  5. Step 5 - Unroll the leaf and spray with any giltter spray that you have.  I didn't think that the pink would work, but it did fine. Of course I would have rather used clear - but we need to be resourceful with what we already own!
  6. Step 6 - using random background stamps lightly stamp a background with antique linen ink. 
  7. Step 7 - Sprinkle chunky embossing enamel onto vanilla cardstock.  Then heat from underneath with heat gun until melted. 
  8. Crimp a piece of kraft cardstock (great recycle of paper grocery bags). assemble card. 
  9. Stamp Greeting with Stayzon brown ink. 

    Colorful Hugs... Hope you will join us in making this card at Stamp Camp at my  home in Colton, CA on Sept 25 and Sept 26.  whoot whoot - too fun!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

stamp camp. (Copic or watercolor) aug 21 or 22

Whoot whoot. stamp camp at my house. This month we are featuring Stamping up.  (Next month maybe Stampendous or Stampin Up  come vote).

First month special price of 20.00 for five cards, small snack and instruction on Copic or ink watercolor.  I supply watercolor you bring a small paint brush and adhesive.  If you want to use copics please bring your own. I will give you a list,

Your favorite coral combo or r20, r22,r24and a darker red like r27 or r29
Favorite green combo. Ie. Ygo3, yg63, yg67. Or g20 g82 g85. (Any fav green combo,works for leaves)
Bright yellow combo ie: Y 11, Y15, y 19 or your favorite  ( I have extra yellows)
Teal combo   Ie bg 72, bg 75 or any teal combo like bg10 and bg13. Etc.
look at photos and if you don't have listed colors let me know what you have and we will figure it out.  Easy peasy.

Friday aug 21 6-9 pm very close to sell out.
sat August 22. 9 am - noon a few seats left
Saturday 2:00 I will open this slot if we get six NEW participants not already registered

Location is in Colton near loma linda/ San Bernardino. Just West of I215 south of I10.

call me or text me if you want to come. 909-222-7018

Note I would love to start doing this once a month if I have enough people to participate.  My problem is that I may have a hard time getting time off in Oct, Nov and Dec because I work retail.  I am off now for surgery.  I hope to have a class on the weekend of Sept. 12 before my surgery,  will let you know asap. 

see you all
colorful Hugs

BRING- snack to share optional. Cost 20.00 per guest (cash prefered, Check ok)

     Watercolor - just bring a small paint brush and adhesive.
      Copic - Bring listed copics or similar combinations that will go with color scheme, and adhesive

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

House Mouse Designs Challenge -

This Weeks' House Mouse Challenge theme is in the kitchen.... well my laundry is just outside my kitchen so this works for me!  Laundry is NOT my favorite chore, but I do LOVE denim.  When my son was small, he owned every pair of Osh Gosh overalls and jeans that they made along with several Guess and levi brand outfits... I love him in denim. 
The denim was colored with my favorite denim color.  B91, B93, B95 and B97 or B99.  I added a bit of texture by dampening a piece of corderoy fabric with 90% alcohol and then dabbing the image after it was colored and shaded.  It dilutes the ink and leaves a great texture.  Then of course the cute little mice are colored with Copics as well.  Brown mice are E30, E33, E35, Gray mice are W1, W3 and W5.  Face, feet and tail are done with E00, E11 and R20 for the cheeks.

Give the challenge a go.  Although the theme is in the kitchen you can always add an anything goes theme to their challenge!  Win free goodies!

Colorful Hugs,

Jennie Black.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watermelon Mice - House-Mouse Challenge #HMFMC193

Hello Everyone,

Today is time to play another House Mouse Designs Challenge.  Here is a fun image that I love.  The theme of this challenge is dots... well I am considering my seeds dots as well as my black paper has white dots.. so this is fitting!.  LOL....  Coloring the rind was fun, I wanted to have those dark green stripes so I wet the white area with blender pen then added the light green (YG13, YG03). The wet area allowed the light green ink to bleed into the area that was wet with blender soultion making it look lit it was fading into the white part of the rind.  I did the same with the dark green.  I made sure the light green area was very wet before adding the dark green allowing the two to blend together a bit for a gradual blend. I like how it turned out.  The reds were easy peasy as I love to color with reds. I used R20, R24, R29, and R59.  The seeds are even better if you leave a bit of white area for that shinny highlight.  They always look better if the area is left white rather than adding a white gel pen on top of the black. 
Let the rind colors bleed into each other

Well, that's it for today, Hop you enjoyed my post.  Stamps are available through Stampendous  The cute House Mouse Designs stamp called Watermelon Mice  is available here HMR32, the matching greeting is called Mice Greetings is available here

Join the fun and enter your own House Mouse Design creation here  - If you don't want to join take a peek anyways at all of the great entries.

Colorful Hugs

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Free Copic class with Jennie Black - Building Dimension Week 2 & 3


Well here is week two and three of my free Copic Coloring class series.  I hope that you enjoyed week one and all posted your coloring worksheets or samples on our Facebook Forum.  We learn from each other so it's always best to share even when we are not super pleased with the outcome of our work.  I can guarantee one thing in coloring....... That is you will not get better without practice, trial and error!

So Here we with a new lesson.  This week we will work on breaking down images into separate individual shapes, so that we can properly shade them. Let's jump in with our video of the week.
Here are some samples that I colored.  Note that the kitty in the hat box is copy righted so I found a similar one for you.  Thus the reasoning for two different kitties. You can purchase the pink kitty image from Crafter's Companion.

A few color combo suggestions both Copic & Spectrum Noir
Kitty in Hat Box - Step out

Flower step out and color suggestions
coloring page - Jennie Black
Ok that sums it up for my first free online class series.  I will post more based on how successful this one is!  I hope you enjoy the classes and give me feedback on what you liked most.  Again, these classes were first done for PAID classes so the format is a bit different from what the videos may say. 

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Black

Copic Classes with Jennie Black - Building Dimension Week 1


I have taught many on line courses over the years and have decided to give a few to you for free.  The difference is that I cannot send you kits for the classes.  You can try to print the images that I provide here (when possible) or you can use similar stamps that you already own.  I will also not have a forum where I guarantee free critiquing of your images.  I will however have a private Facebook page where you can post your finished projects for comments with other classmates.  I will pop in here and there for a few comments.

First Video just explains a few basics and explains the materials that you will need.
Second video - Basic blending and layering (shading).

Recap from video
Lightest color pen: color image with your lightest color pen
Darkest color pen: add shading in using your darkest color pen.
Medium color pen: blend dark and light together with a medium colored pen.
Lightest color pen: now blend the medium and light colors together using your lightest color pen.
adjust as necessary.

Blank and colored samples.


Ok.  That's it for week one.  Your homework is to practice coloring images with layers such as these butterflies.  If you can't print the above blank sheet use a rubber stamp or digital image that you already own.   

If you would like to join the rest of the participants on a private facebook page just friend me and ask for an invite.  I am Jennie Lin Black on Facebook. 

Happy Coloring!
 NOTE:  The cute butterfly that I used in the video was purchased from Crafters Companion.  I looked today on their website and could not find it... maybe it is out of stock.  Hmmmm.  You can use any butterfly or dragonfly with layered wings.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Making Art with Stampendous!

This week's theme at Stampendous is MAKING ART!.....  In my world that is something that I try to do everyday.  There are so many stamps that fit this catagory.  Starting with this one that has a cute little House Mouse stamping across the card... Isn't he just darling!  My previous post also shows those artsy mice painting a flower. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I do


House-Mouse® Making Prints by Jennie Lin Black


From Stampendous:
HMQ12 Making Prints
SSC1214 Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
White Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Glitter Paper
Ribbon from May Arts
Brad and punched flower as shown
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


Copics:  Mouse: W1,W3, W5, Skin: E000, E00, E11
Wood: E30, E33, E25
Red: R20, R24, R27, R59

Monday, March 16, 2015

Color the World Spring

Hello Everyone!

I just wanted to share a few spring cards that I have made using House Mouse-Designs. I really love this image as it reminds me of myself.   I want to color everything! Flower: I started with my lightest color then slowly added my darker colors on top, using less of each color as I got darker.  The image looks much more vibrant in person (lol).  Hope you enjoy my card as much as I do.

Flower: r24m YR04, Y15
green: YG03, YG63, YG67 (note that I put the darker colors in the deeper areas that get less sun)
mouse: w1, w3, w5, w7
skin: E00, E11, R20 for cheeks.
ground: various browns: E00, E33, E35 and W3
sky: B000 and BG00
butterflies: Martha Stewart punch

colorful Hugs,

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This Week's class projects - Distress Ink Watercolor

I hope you can join me at The Stamp Addict in San Diego, or Pages From The Heart in Monrovia this weekend for my Distress Ink Watercolor classes.  We will be playing with painting images using stamps and stencils from Stampendous!    All you need to bring is a small (ie: #4 round) paint brush and a detail pen like a pigma or Copic black marker... even a permanent black extra fine Sharpie will work.

Here are the projects we will be working on...

This one here is the bonus project of the week.... (I didn't advertise it until tonight).
I did a pastel colored one (hard for me), and a brighter version.  I thought that those who wanted could add a lake and mountain background, and others can do the simple background.  Both will be loads of fun. All are stamped with Stazon ink then colored with distress inks from a paint palette. The Watermelon is our freehand project for the month.    See you there I hope...  Call Stores for more information!

Friday, January 30, 2015

February 2015 Copic Class- The Stamp Addict


Well can you believe we are into the second month of the year already?  Wow!  Let's color up some animals for our February projects.  These adorable images are all available through Stampendous and will be available for order at The Stamp Addict on day of class along with all of the other Stampendous stamps.  So if there is a Stampendous stamp you are wanting that will be a great day to order it!  Class participants even get a discount! I always suggest that you bring ALL of your alcohol markers because you always want that one that you left home.  If you need help carrying them inside we can help you.  Class is On Sunday Feb 15  2:30 - 5:00- call Store for details and registration.  619-667-5060

Images by Stampendous: Sleepy Feline
Copics:  your favorite golden tones.  I used:
fur: YR31, YR24, YR27, E35,
ears: R20,
ground:W1, W3, blender, C7 for the nose.

I love this Lilac Bear image by Stampendous!  He is just so happy and springy.  I colored him with my Copics.  Although you could use browns or cool grays, I chose to color him with warm grays.  I also dotted the lilacs with a bit of Copic Opaque White (or you could use a good quality white gel pen)

Colors Used: W1, W3, W5, E000, E00, E11, R20
Lilacs: V01, V12, V15, V09 (or V17)
This fun Summery Flamingo is also by Stampendous and is colored with a variety of Copics.  I hope you will join us in class so I can help you color each of these fun images.

Flamingo (bring your favorite pink combo) 
I used a variety including RV55, RV00 R20
also used: YG01, YG03, YG63, YR24, B000

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

House Mouse Designs - Make it Masculine #186 take two

Ok... I just love those little House Mouse Designs images for Guy cards.. However, to tell the truth this is more like me in my office than my Boyfriend Andy.  Although it could be my dad.  I am sure you can find a man in your life that this image will work for.  Give it a try on the House Mouse Challenge!  So fun!

Stamps: House Mouse Designs -  Bearly Working HGRR03 or HGRCR03
Greeting: SSC1216
colored with Copics
Desk & chair cushion: R24, R27, R89
Bear & chair: C1, C3, C5 C7
Cups: B00, B02, Y32, Y35, Y38, G82, C7, C5
Ground: W1, W3

Stamps Available through Stampendous or your local stamp store.

Have a Great Day and find time to play with your favorite coloring medium!

Jennie Black

House Mouse Designs - Make it Masculine Challenge 186

Hey Guys!  Its been a while since I posted here and thought it was time I got back in gear!  So let's start with the House Mouse Masculine Challenge!  These images are super fun and can be used the the men in our lives.  My man is a huge golfer so I especially love this one for my Andy.

This was made using the following:
House Mouse Designs Stamp: Tee Time HMP24 available through Stampendous
Greeting: SSC1216 available through Stampendous
colored with Copics
Mouse: E30, E33, E35 & E37
Face: E000, E00, R20, E11
Ball: C1, C3, C5
Ground: E33
Tees: B91, B95, YG63, YG67 YG03, YR23, YR27, YR29
Embellishments:  just a bit of scrap burlap and a golf tee.  I actually tied a bit of frayed off burlap as a bow on the tee... perfect match!

Jump on over to the House mouse designs challenge and try to win some great prizes!  It's free to play, just make sure to enter before January 31.

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie Black