Thursday, June 23, 2011

Butterfly card

Here is a butterfly card that I made recently. The stamp is Lovely Butterflies from Loralie Designs. The package includes 2 different butterflies and 3 small flowers and 4 small embellishment stamps. The patterned  paper is from the Chanteuse Collection by Kaisercraft. The nice thing about the Loralie Designs stamps is that I found out that they can be resized to use them. That is unusual for a rubber stamp.

Copic markers used: RV11,RV32,RV34,RV55(opt.),YG01,YG03,YG17

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Granddaughter's Christening Gown

Last weekend my husband and I traveled to Memphis for our newest granddaughter's baptism. I crocheted her dress and I finished it the night before we left for Memphis. I was very excited to crochet her dress, but I will admit that the yarn was very difficult to work with.

Olivia and her Daddy

Grandma and Grandpa with Olivia

Our daughters & their husbands and our granddaughters

It was great to have all our children and grandchildren together for the weekend. I wish it happened more often.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Intermediate Copic Certification

Last Friday I attended the Intermediate Copic Certification class in Columbus, OH. It was the most awesome class. And Colleen Schann, the instructor, was amazing. My friend Rebecca and I traveled to Ohio to attend the class and had so much fun and learned so much. I can't wait until I have time to practice all I learned. If you have an opportunity, take this class.

Rebecca and I are traveling to Indianapolis for Colleen's Copic/Mixed Media class. I can't wait.

Myself, Colleen, Rebecca

Copic Mixed Media Ink and Art Class

My friend Rebecca and I were fortunate to be able to attend the Copic Mixed Media Ink and  Art Class class in Indianapolis yesterday that was taught by Colleen Schaan and Bianca Mandity. It was awesome. Although I never considered myself an artist, it certainly did open the possibilites of other things to do with my Copic markers and ink. I has the most fun with the air brush. I had gotten an air brush system a year ago and was pretty much afraid to try it. I figured I would get ink all over everything. Not really. I was surprised how easy it was to control and how easy it was to attain different effects. I'm anxious to do more airbrushing now.

The most fun was probably the canvas that we made. Some of the ladies made some gorgeous canvases. Never having done something like this before, mine was a little weak. I still have some things I want to add to it and some things I want to fix. Never the less, I was happy with my first attempt and that it took less than 2 hours to do. It won't be my last I am sure.
We were also happy to see Marianne Walker there as well. We were excited to get to have both Marianne and Colleen there and to get them to autograph their new book The Copic Coloring Guide   that just came out this week.
 Myself, Marianne Walker, Rebecca Weztel

An update to my Copic storage box. Diana Matthews who we met at the Intermediate Copic Certification class in Columbus, OH made a Copic storage box like mine. But she made what I felt was a big improvement. Her husband had used dowel rods to hold up the four corners. The dowel rods fit tight and don't require and glue dots to hold the grids in place. The hold grid apparatus can be removed at once if necessary. She cut the top grid 20 holes by 19 holes and the bottom grid 19 by 19 holes. (The bottom is smaller because the sides slope in.) Diana did a great job and I like the improvement.