Tuesday, January 26, 2016

House Mouse-Designs Thistle Nap (Copic Colored)

Hello Everyone,

Here is a fun image that I colored for the January 2016 Stampendous Catalog.

 This one gives a lot of practice on "flicking"  If you have taken any of my classes, you all know that I refer to an airplane doing a touchdown.  When a plane barely lands then lifts back up.  That's the motion you want to do when flicking your Copic brush.  Do not sit your brush down onto the paper before flicking.  You want to gradually touch the paper while flicking or twisting your wrist, and continue your flick as you gradually lift off the paper.  This is kinda hard to explain unless you see it in motion. Therefore, I just pulled out my camera and did a quick little video below.

I really wanted some fresh air so I pulled my camera out onto the patio and recorded out there.. (sorry about the background noise - seems all the dogs, planes and neighbors decided it was nice to be out also!).

The colors used here are:
Purples:V01, V12, V15, V09 or RV02, V12, V15, V09
Greens: YG03, YG63, YG67
Mouse: W1, W3, W5, E00, E11, E000 and R20 for a bit of cheeks.
Stamp available through Stampendous or your local Stamp store:  Thistle Nap #HMR57

Give it a try, if you have a question, please ask.  Looking forward to seeing your comments on what you thought of this card.

Colorful Hugs,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Masculine Froggy Birthday!

I like this simple card.  The image is called Birthday Toad and is available HERE or at your local stamp store!  He comes in red rubber wood mounted or cling mount. The best part is the greeting is attached!  I actually cut the greeting off and now have two stamps that can be used together or separate!  I love the flexibility of using cling red rubber stamps because I can customize them like this.

He is a great little guy to have on hand for any masculine birthday coming up.  I have more men than women in my life and it seems that I never have enough masculine cards in stock.  I need to make up a few extras of this little guy.

This actual card is done using copics.  However I have done it in watercolors which turns out just as cute (and quicker to do).

If you like to give him a try here are the colors I used.
COPICS - Browns: E 37, E35, Greens:YG67, YG63, YG17, YG03, YG01, Blue: B02, Red: R29, Gray base is W1, W3, E31.

Watercolor: Tim Holtz distress markers or ink. Vintage Photo, walnut stain, Peeled paint, candied apple,

Hope you enjoy and give it a try.

Colorful hugs, 
Jennie B

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gouda Cheese Cake!

Here is a fun card I made for the Stampendous Catalog!  I totally enjoy doing "secret" coloring that I can't share until the catalog comes out.  I get my sneek peek early and always have something new to color!  Thanks Stampendous for including me!

Little Mudpie here is blowing out the candle on his cheese cake.. ha ha ha... could not resist the chance to say that!  It's more like a cheese stack.  I hve seen this image colored a million different ways, but this is the way I chose to color it.

I used copics and think he turned out darling.  Hope you like him.

Reds; R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, R59
Cheese and crackers: dark to light: YR24, YR23, YR21, Y32, YR31.
Base. Warm grays  W1, W3
Mudpies fur: E35, E33, E30,
Mudpie skin: E000, E00, E11, and a bit of 20 for his cheeks.
I used a 3/4" hole punch to cut the holes. I didn't have a shade darker cardstock to layer under the cheese piece, so I colored it with YR24.  It worked great! (I only colored the areas under each hole).

Stamp is by House Mouse-Designs and available through Stampendous or your local stamp store.  Gouda   Item number  HMR39.  Available in red rubber wood mount or cling mount.

Posted in the House Mouse-Designs Monday Challenge #210.. check it out as they always have cute entries. HERE

Colorful Hugs,
Jennie B

Monday, January 18, 2016

Feb Class Projects

Classes at my house will be held Friday Night Feb 19 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and Saturday Feb 20th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Note these classes have a lot of flexibility and allow Copics or watercolor.
BONUS:   I added the pretty lady image for those wanting to practice coloring images with skin and hair.   I also loved the kitty stamp so I threw it in.  Hope you like it!

Watercolorists: Please bring a small watercolor brush, adhesive and optional waterbased markers such as Marvy, Tombow, Stampin Up, Distress Ink.  The markers make the projects go much quicker.  If you do not have these markers, you are more than welcome to use my ink pads.

Copic: Please bring your Copics.  Color vary. 

Hope to see you at class.  Note that I have a limit of 12 people per class so please RSVP early.  Give me a call if you plan on coming so I can make you a kit!  909-222-7018

Jennie B

Friday, January 8, 2016

Inky Watercolor Cards - Feb 27

Join us for this Super fun and easy class for all levels!  We will be at The Stamp Addict on Febuary 27th from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Instructor will show you how to use ink pads and regular markers like Distress markers, Marvy markers and even Stampin Up markers to make these beautiful cards.  Bring your own adhesive and small paint brush and use our ink pads to pain with.  OR  bring your own markers and Jennie will show you  how to get your image done even faster and with brighter intensity.   (any non alcohol markers are welcome but not required).  All Images are by Stampendous

Call store for details, reservations and price.

Thanks and see you there!

PS.. for those of you living near San Bernardino, I will be doing a similar class at home soon.  Waiting for a date.

Copic Class -The Stamp Addict Feb 27

Hi, I hope you will join me at The Stamp Addict for this educational and fun Copic coloring class.  We will be making three fun cards.  The fun techniques we will be doing are skin, hair and transparent balloons.  Note this is an Intermediate class and does require some prior practice of blending alcohol markers.   All images are by Stampendous!

Bring your own markers.  Note these are suggested colors!  You may bring your favorite combination of colors to use, however we will have no class markers. If you need to pick up a few new colors please give Roxanne a call at The Stamp Addict and she will make sure you have some before class.  619-667-5060

Here are my suggested colors:

Balloons:                               Fairy                                              Braid             

Coral: R20, R22,                  Skin: E000, E00, E11                    Skin: E000, E00, E11, R21

Blue: B000, B01,                  Cage: any gray ie: C3                    Lips: any reds or rose

Green: YG01, YG03           Greens YG03, YG17 YG67           Eyes: YG03, YG67

Yellow: Y17, Y15, Y11,       Browns: E30, E33, E35, E29         Hair: YR21, YR24, E33, E35, E29

                                                Nest: E42, E47  Egg: E41 or w1

                                                Bird: B91, B93, B95

                                                Pinks: RV01, RV02, V04, V01

PS for those of you who are local near San Bernardino area, I will be doing this class at my home in the near future.  Waiting for a date.  Please leave comment with contact info here if you are interested and I will make sure to contact you.