It’s time to jump back and create the iconic post of “what I colored at boot camp” and show off all the things I did. These, of course, were all done using Copic markers. Jennifer’s Boot Camp is amazing and great friends too – shout out to everyone I was sitting next to during the camp and at lunch day after day: Kellie, Karen F, Wendy, Cathy T, Therese, Meenu, Taya, Cathy R, Janice W, Nan, Ginger, Charlene, Mags and Luigi. Thank you to all the helpers and it was so much fun getting to know you all: Patty, Cassandra, Ellie and Becky. Also thank you to all the sponsors. Thank you Jennifer for everything.
I think this is my favorite chipboard embellishment quote… and I always start whistling the tune to Life of Brian too! LOL This is Bright Side of Life chipboard quote from Make it Crafty and I loved how Anja did her project which is one of the store samples. I didn’t quite have all the same materials but I was able to improvise. Her’s looks amazing, by the way!
“If life seems jolly rotten, There’s something you’ve forgotten, And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing. When you’re feeling in the dumps, Don’t be silly chumps. Just purse your lips and whistle. That’s the thing.” – Always Look on the Bight Side of Life from Life of Brian.
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! For this project, I’ve used Stackers Reindeer by Art Impressions and in the background is Little Village by Make it Crafty (with some Chipboard Embellishments too). I stamped the reindeer and then used a mask to stamp the background. While the mask was still there, I used Distress Inks to do the background, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. The sentiment was covered with Liquid Pearls.
Welcome to Day 18 of my Advent! Today I don’t have a holiday card but instead a birthday card. It’s another chipboard embellishment projects that I made using Happy Birthday to You from Make it Crafty. I used the same layout that Zoe did for the Somewhere Over the Rainbow chipboard sentiment.
For the background, instead of watercolor, I thought I’d try Copic refill ink. After about 20 drops, I realized it was using as much ink as refilling a marker. Oops! So I did some splatter then called it good. Next time I’ll try something different.
My my project today, I’m using Shoot for the Moon chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty. I attempted to do some water coloring on the background with my Spectrum Aqua markers. However, the paper beaded up so badly that I don’t think it turned out well. But I used my fingers and some water to smooth it out and salvage what I could. Then the chipboard was painted and placed on top – it didn’t turn out so bad. This is in the same style as the store samples for this product.
Many of you have seen this already but now here’s all the details plus a ton of pictures. This image was inspired by the coloring challenge with Zoe and Jennifer to color a snow globe. Other than using markers, pencils and white, the challenge was open but the idea was to study the way items reflect in the globe. I decided to go with a mason jar instead of a traditional globe but the challenge was still there. Here’s the end result…
The last step is to make a card, of course. I kept it simple since the Balsa wood canvas was already very large and I didn’t want the card to be gigantic. Hope you like it and feel free to ask me any questions.
For my project I’ve used the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces clear stamps on two different stamps, Little Toadstools digital stamp from Make it Crafty and Hot Sip rubber stamp by DoveArt Studio. I have quite the mix going on! LOL
The main stamp is Little Toadstools from Make it Crafty. One of the silly faces I used on the smaller mushroom actually has three eyes on the original stamp. However, after inking it, I used a cotton swap and wiped away the two outer eyes before I stamping. I thought a cyclops would be perfect and it helped narrow the face a little to fit better on the stem. The second face didn’t have half the pupils because that counterpart is on the Polka Dot Pals. This allowed me to change the position of the eyes a little. I think it makes him cuter. 😀
Colors were a hard choice and I was going to go with red and orange, but I decided something different would be fun so I went with green and blue. I was lucky to find some yellow decorative paper which was the perfect kind of color pow it needed.
These are the Copic colors I used:
E41, 42, 43, 44
B0000, 01, 52, 14
YG21, 01, 23, 05, 07
YG21, 01, 23, 05
T0, 1, 3, 5, 9, BV23
E04, 95, R02
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Here’s my second project…
My second project uses the Add-on Faces on the Hot Sip by DoveArt Studio. I thought a little face on this cuppa would make someone’s day. I gave her puffy cheeks and a little heart. Then I set the green up against browns to help give it a real center focus.
The Copic colors I used on this are:
YG25, 13, 01, 00, G20
BG07, 32, 11
C0, 1, 3, 5, 9
R12, 8, 2, 85, 46
E18, 11, E44
I’d like to submit these projects into the following challenges:
HLS November CAS Challenge
Love to Craft Challenge #16
Mix it Up Challenge #7
Rhedds Creative Spirit November Challenge
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #27
Your Scrapbook Place November Challenge
Color Crazy Challenge #44
Creative Fingers Challenge #140
Emerald City Crafters Challenge #5
Fun Day Friday Challenge #213
Morgan’s Art World Challenge #22
Polkadoodle Craft Challenge #44
I restocked some Make it Crafty stamps in the store but I splurged and kept one for myself. This is Roses of Love colored on Gina K cardstock. I wanted to focus on using Distress Inks for the background so I kept the rest of the card simple.
I got around to coloring this stamp and decided to go for a Valentine theme. After all, ’tis the season. LOL. This is Spring Blue Birds Jena from Make it Crafty. I was also able to use a few scraps and odds ‘n ends to complete the project. The toughest one was the pink lace – it was only a 3″ strip but I was able to cut that in half. He he he
This project is all about friendship to me. The image was colored with all my friends at the Texas Copic Retreat last year. I believe this is my last image from the retreat to be put onto a card and shared – however, don’t quote me on that. LOL.
I mentioned it was cleared with all my friends, right? Well, not only with them, but by them too! This was a round robin style activity that we thought of. Everyone stamped an image to color and pass around the room. We all had a small amount of time to add something to the image before we passed it to the right. Once the images traveled around the room and back to the owner, it was completely covered.
It was such a fun project and now we all have something that was colored by each of us. I loved it!