Sunday, October 10, 2010

Monochromatic - Halloween

Second post for today. Did I mention that I went to see the play, "Young Frankenstein" at the ASU Grammage last weekend. It is the first play hubby and I have seen in Arizona and we have been here for 6 years now. I guess we just never found the time to go, but this play with incredibly funny. I was laughing throughout the entire play, very good sense of humor.
The image with colored at my last copic class - monochromatic, taught by Jennifer Dover. I always wanted to try this technique. This image is so darling, but aren't we suppose to be scare of vampires and isn't the sentiment just scares you. We are no longer scare of vampires since cute Edward Cullen came into our imagination (lol). This stamp is from Stampendous. The copic markers I used are C1, C3, C5, C7. I need to work on my feather technique with the hair. I feel I am not getting it, but are practicing almost every weekend. I used grey cardstock, DCWV dp and creative impression black webbed ribbon. I also embossed the DCWV dp with my swiss cuttlebug embossing folder.

Challenges:
1. Simon Says Challenge: Simon says... Halloween
2. Cupcake Craft Challenge: Challenge 112 ... Scary creatures
3. Ellephantastic Challenge: Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
4. Craftalious Challenge: Challenge 10 - Anything Goes
5. Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge: Challenge 24 - Stripes

Change of Season

It's Sunday and I am watching "Desperate Housewives". I love that tv show, it is hilarious. Finally the temperature is cooling down in Arizona. I love this temperature, not too hot and definitely not cold here. I was able to play with Jennifer Dover this past Friday. She is just so talented. Check out the pair of converse shoes she colored with copic markers. I can't wait to see her at the end of October for her next copic class at Paper Vineyard.

I got around to coloring this Stampendous latern light image from my August copic coloring class, taught by Jennifer Dover. A made a Christmas card out of the latern image. I used Flower Soft for my snow on the latern top and crystal lacquer on the candle area and the holly berries.

Challenges:
3. Paper Sundaes: Challenge 39 - A Change of Season
4. Papertake Weekly: Your favorite from the past 3 yrs challenges - Four Seasons Challenge
5. Stamp Something: Something Punchy - punched snowflakes.
Card Deed:
Stamps: Stampendous latern light, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: red, brown, olive, blue, old dp from my stash
Embellishment: Martha Stewart snowflake border punch, red rhinestones from AMuse, crystal lacquer, flower soft, cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder

Friday, October 1, 2010

Hope for Cats - Candy Jars

I can't believe it is already October. Halloween is around the corner. I am working on some candy jars to help raise money for a non-kill animal shelter to pay for feed, liter, spray, neuter, and medical expenses. The charity organization is called Hope for Cats. These are what I have made for the past week.

Work has been hectic since we are short-staffed. One of the front office employee had to take personal leave for awhile. We don't know if he will be back or not. We just hired a part-time temporary to help out as she is attending the nursing program to get her RN certification until May 2011, so hopefully things will be back to normal for me to catch up on the accounting end of things.

This first jar is to celebrate Halloween. I don't celebrate Halloween, but I love all the cute children costumes. The images are from CC Designs for the little dragon, not dinosaur as there are wings. The pumpkin is from GinaK Designs and the little spider is from Craft Lounge. I don't remember the names of the set. The top of the jar is a kitty image from Stampendous.

This second jar on the left is for the University of Arizona fans. I don't know much about the Wildcats since I went to college in California, but Kris from Hope for Cats asked me to make one since there are quite a bit of U of A fans in the Phoenix area.


I am submitting my work for the following Challenges:
Stamp Something - Something to Celebrate (applies to the Halloween jar)
The Crazy Challenge - No Ribbons or Buttons (applies to the Halloween jar)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Flowers make me happy!

Tomorrow is Monday, another week of work and will be saying bye bye to August 2010. I love flowers and seeing them makes me happy. My favorite flowers are calla lilies and tiger lilies, but any flowers will bring a smile to my face. I have to say, I don't see many blue colored flowers, but I am sure there are plenty, I just don't know them.
Yesterday, I attended Jennifer Dove's copic class (the card samples are on her blog) at Paper Vineyard, my local scrapbook store. We colored three out of fourth images and made one card. The class was 4 hours. The last image is a Christmas/winter image which I will eventually get around to it. I made a birthday card out of the colored flower image. The colors are based on Jenn's card sample for the copic class. I need to practice on shadowing with my copic markers. I am extremely happy that I took the copic class because Jenn is a great teacher and I learned a lot. I will be taking Jenn's next copic class in September.
The image is from Stampendous and the sentiment is from PTI. I haven't done much distressing on my cards lately, but do love this technique. I gives a old vintage look to cards. I love this blue polka dots paper, it is georgous, there is a felt feel to the circles and the paper has a shimmery shine to it. I got this assortment of felt feel papers from Costco for probably over 2 years now and haven't use much of these papers.
Challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge: Challenge#5: Sketch
Cute Card Thursday: Challenge#127: Dieing for a Punch (No punches)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Monthly Challenge: Challenge#3: Vintage
Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge: Challenge#4: Flowers
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue
Card Deeds:
Stamps: Stampendous, PTI sentiment
Ink: Momento, copic markers, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
Paper: Gina K dark chocolate luxury paper, Spring Moss PTI, unknow paper from Costco
Accessories: tonic distresser tool, ribbon, button, ribbon

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekly Challenges

This is the last weekend for August. September is starting in a few days and hopefully there will be some cooler weather. It has been so hot over in Arizona and I just love the monsoons that brings the rain and bring some relief to this heat. I just came back from taking Jennifer Dover's copic class at Paper Vineyard, my local scrapbook store in AZ. Her class is great, love it. I learn a lot from her today on how to do texturing, bending, shadowing, and feathering. I am going to take her copic class next month. She is teaching how to do monochromatic with the copic markers. She shown some samples of her monochromatic coloring and it is awesome.
I made a card for a friend who just gave birth couple of weeks ago to a baby boy. This is her second son. I used a Whiff of Joy (WoJ) stamp. This stamp is just so darling, innocent, and soft. I have been playing with my copic markers for half a year now and I am still learning. I want to learn how to use the feathering technique and blending for the hair and shadowing. Did I mention that I am loving these markers and slowly buying a few at a time. I think I have about 120 colors. I am not very happy with this card. I am thinking I need some lace on this card, but oh well, maybe for my next card. I purchased some lace ribbons to use from Stamp n' Create last month and haven't got around to using them. I was able to use this card for the challenges listed below.
Challenges:
Paper Sundae: Challenge#32: Sketch
ABC Challenge: B is for Blue
Card deeds:
Stamps: Whiff of Joy, PTI sentiment
Ink: Momento Black, copic markers,
Paper: Gina K ivory
and baby blue, PTI simply charteuse, DCWV boy nursery, and Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: Frisker punch, nestabilities, pearls.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Blog Hop & Release


Wags 'n Whiskers is having a Blog Hop on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 and Thursday, August 19, 2010 and Release on Friday, August 20, 2010.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Look who is turning 5



It is the middle of the week, I can't wait until Friday as I am taking a Copic class at my LSS, Paper Vineyard where the talented Jennie Black will be teaching basic copic technique. I have been coloring with copics for awhile now and haven't taken a class, so I am excited to learn new things or just learning how to blend with these markers. I am SUPER excited about this class.

Ok, back to my card, I made this card for my niece, Audrey who is turning 5 this month. She is the one on the left in the picture sitting in my Mom's lap. She wasn't very happy in this picture because she was fighting with her sister over something and her Dad (my brother) gave her a talk. I am the one holding her sister, Charlotte. As you can see I am not very photogenic. I can't believe how much Audrey has grown and she is starting kindergarten this coming September. I truly miss her as I don't get to see her much these days since I move over to Arizona and she lives in California. I have to say that I got a gigantic hug last month when I came back from my Canada trip (my Mom, Dad, and I just drove back from our trip (12 hours from Portland, OR to San Leandro, CA), it sure brighten my day after the long drive, Audrey and Charlotte starting running to give me a big huge while shout "Auntie" (in Chinese). What a welcoming gift. Audrey is so into this ballerina thing, loves to watch Angelina Ballerina on tv.
As always Imy cardmaking process starts with a stamp and a sketch I work to work with. The sketch is from this week's Friday Sketch #113. This stamp is Penny Black, stamped on watercolor paper and embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with Tombow markers using watercoloring technique. The applied couple of layers of pink stickles on the number 5. I made clouds in the background which really doesn't go along with the theme unless the little ballerina are throwing stars up to the sky and not have fallen stars.
This week's challenges:
2. Penny Black Challenge #112: 1 Circle, 2 Papers, 3 Flowers
5. Colour Create Challenge 50: hot pink, warm orange, and saffron
Card deeds:
Stamp: Penny Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Summer Rise PTI, Marvy blue ink, Tombow Markers
Paper: Brazzill, Gina K Luxury ivory, watercolor paper, Cosmo Cricket
Embellishment: ribbon, prima flowers, star pin, hero art number 5, pink and yellow stickles, nestabilities label and oval