Choosing Copic Colors: MFT Fall Friends

Choosing Copic Colors: MFT Fall Friends

 

Choosing Copic Colors: MFT Fall Friends

Are you ready for a card with a hot mess recovery!?!? LOL! The leaves in this one were a tragic mess til suddenly they weren’t. And through the video I’ll talk a little about choosing colors for a nice fall card…and do a little #humanrainbow while we’re at it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Colors used…

And while you’re reading…I just want to say I’m thankful for YOU. Thanks for reading my blog. For commenting. For shopping my links. It’s you that makes this all worthwhile!

And if you haven’t yet taken the Autumn Scenes Intermediate miniclass….whatcha waiting for?

Supplies

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Color Glazing with Copic Markers (Mondo Holly)

Color Glazing with Copic Markers (Mondo Holly)

If you missed the start of the auction – please do go check it out! Auction is live through the end of September. (Ignore the Jan 2018 dates, I can’t get rid of them!) Puerto Ricans are stocking up right now due to storms heading their way, and some are going through PTSD – let’s raise tons of money and send them some encouragement!

Color Glazing with Copic Markers (Mondo Holly)

It’s new release day! It’s a good one – topped off with this beautiful Mondo Holly designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole. (Have you seen her new blog by the way?) Today’s video colors the holly using glazing – since greens are the bane of my existence with Copics! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Such a pretty stamp, and when colored beautifully it makes what I think can be called a clean and simple card? Whatcha think?

This week in Bible journaling: “Baptizing” the first page of your Bible! Especially for those who are scared 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Copic Coloring Window Light – Buddies

Copic Coloring Window Light – Buddies

 

Copic Coloring Window Light – Buddies

Lots of folks see me crating nutty lighting situations, and I thought two sleeping furbabies would be a good simple exercise in creating sunlight coming in a window. What a perfect place to sleep, right!?? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I finally remembered to nab the colors I used for a photo before tucking them all away…

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Impression Obsession Cling Stamps, Buddies
Copic Markers
Neenah Cardstock

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #7: Vintage Blooms

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #7: Vintage Blooms

Fall Flowers Series 2018 – last one!

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ve been collected together this week into a series. Scroll down for the recap!

Vintage Blooms

For this card, I ended up filming playtime….messing around with colors to see what I liked for the big yellow flower. Trying colors I hadn’t normally, and even extra colors! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It’s been a fun week for me – hope you’ve enjoyed it too! Here’s all the posts in case you missed any!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

World Watercolor Month #6: Copic Sauna

World Watercolor Month #6: Copic Sauna

 

Copic Sauna

Steam filling the air is just really lightweight water, right?? That means I’m Coloring Water for this World WaterColor Month post. Heehee! I did tell you some would be a reallllll stretch! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors for this card are super simple….

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

Stamping for Families Bloghop – and a wee dog vlog!

Stamping for Families Bloghop – and a wee dog vlog!

 

Hi all! Today’s something a little different over here on the ol’ blog. There’s a video – just not a crafty one. Read on!

First- a little bloghop with some friends.

Some friends were talking on Facebook about how depressing things are at the moment…I can’t stop thinking about the thousands of kiddos separated from their moms and dads, and I’m praying that the huge-a-mongous fundraiser that went viral will help to reunite them all. You know what I love best about that fundraiser? People from all perspectives have joined in to do one thing. Together. Just to support families. We need more things that bring us together!

Anyhow…our little bunch of friends just wanted to make something…because art can heal, us, right? So if you’re feeling blue, then:

  1. hug your loved ones….
  2. and share a little of that love by making a card to send to someone you love…
  3. reach out and call your US Senators at (202) 224-3121 and ask them to support SB3036. It’s not comprehensive immigration reform that we need, but we know  it’ll take them forever to pass something big. The “Keep Families Together Act” would only deal with stopping family separation, and maybe they could all get on board with one thing at a time?
  4. then pay your love forward and donate to one of the groups helping reunite the families!

So below is what I made (sorry, no video!)…I hugged my pups since my family is far away….and I’ve made a $500 donation to RAICES, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services. (They’re the beneficiary of the Facebook fundraiser, but I don’t trust Facebook to handle my content much less my donations (ha) so I went directly to RAICES to do mine.) I hope you’ll consider giving, too. Together, we can make a difference for families!

I used Upon a Star from Lawn fawn, and used Copic airbrush for the background. The card is made of two panels glued together to make a card that opens this way (see video on Instagram today to watch it “open”…. (see it HERE)

The left panel (4-1/4 x 11, scored in half) has the little fox on it. To get the mama fox in the right spot, I held the second panel up to the light, aligning the crease, and sketched where the baby was – then stamped mama in place. I trimmed the front panel by hand so mama would have a partial panel looking out at the stars, sitting behind her pup.

The inside of the card needed a little TLC…I airbrushed just the corner and embossed the heart constellation on it. This is the inside of the panel with baby fox on it; the other half of the mama panel is glued to the back of this, so the card back has 2 layers.

If you’re interested in more airbrush info, stay tuned, I have a couple videos coming up next month with some. 🙂

Supplies:

Bloghop Links + prize

I’m going to pre-apologize because I think Inlinkz won’t show up here since I no longer subscribe, but I’m hoping that you can still click on the link. And that you’ll join in, too! I believe the link-up will be open for a week, so you can make your own family-themed card to add to the collection!

For a prize, I’m offering up two classes: one to a lucky commenter,  and one to a participant in the hop. Fresh mojo only, no linking up old cards please! Winner will be announced on July 1.


And secondly – a dog vlog

I shot a superfast little vlog the other day just chatting about some July stuff coming up, and dog footage! We’ve had some major summer weather already – unheard of here to have a week of hot weather this early! The studio gets up to the 80s by midafternoon, so we’ve been getting up early to get to work, then chilling in front of a fan. But if this weather continues all summer, we’ll be heading for this waterpark more days than not!

World Watercolor Month is in July….I’m getting together a list of prompts for anyone who’d like to join me! You’ll be able to use the prompts to stamp an image and watercolor it, create cards or Bible journaling pages, tags or bookmarks…..anything to just get a little bit of watercoloring in each day. I’m going to try to create a daily 30 second video for Instagram, so be sure to follow along – and turn on notifications so you don’t miss any!

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