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.
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.
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