When it come to buying and using markers, I have tried so many brands. I have now, mostly settled on two brands: promarker and copic. I also have spectrum, which are good, and stampin' up, which to be honest I am not that fond of. I have heard really good things about the Tim Holtz distress markers though I have yet to try them.
Copic colours are created with codes to help the user pick colours for blending. However, not many people understand the codes.
The letter is to tell you what colour family it belongs to:
B: blue E: earth G: green R: red V: violet Y: yellow
BG: blue/green BV: blue violet RV: red/violet YG: yellow/green YR: yellow/red
The first number tells us the saturation of the colour (0-9); the higher the number the greater amount of grey that has been mixed in.
The second number tell us the brightness/shade (0-9); the higher the number the darker the tone.
Link to Copic Colour Wheel: http://www.copicmarker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/color_wheel_2011.pdf
Good luck and have fun.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
For $2 (again money went to Children's Hospital) you had the opportunity to enter layouts for publication in the magazine. I of course did not win. I was told that I need to do more journaling. I've never been one for that. I don't like my handwriting and I think some pictures speak for themselves.
|Used: Pilsner board game pieces, hot glue gun, Joylee Vegas stickers, decorative tape, Tim Holtz fabric ruler|
|This was a slightly different make and take. It was $5 and worked as a store credit. You buy a kit from Monday Night Class and sit and the both to make it. I am not normally one for pre-made templates, but it is a great way to get pages done quickly. They also offer pre-made pages.|
These are the Make-and-Takes that I made at the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival. For $1/$2 we had the opportunity to learn some techniques and bring home some great it's. The money went to the Children's Hospital.
|Great little tags, most of them using distress inks or sookwang tape. It comes in a variety or sizes. There was anther tag that I didn't have time to make, so I took it to go.|
|These are the great cards. The one with the snowman has an inside flap and a photo box. The white one, isn't really my style, so I will likely add some colour.|
|This is a great little mini-book. It is so easy to make. Great for those silly scrap pieces of paper.|
|A Creative Memories page border.|
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Here is the start of my Christmas cards
|This is based on the photo card from the Scrapbook Carnival. The only reason it has stuff on the side is because I messed up when trying to make the item look further back.|
|I would likely redo this one and colour it differently.|
|To show you how far I've come, this is one from last year.|