Friday, February 15, 2013

Copic Markers

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:

Good luck and have fun.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Pages

These are the pages that I got done at the carnival. I forgot, once again, to keep track of what I used for them.

My entries

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: 12x12 textured paper, Making Memories die-cut 12bx12 paper, back of gift box, Ranger Distress Clear Crackle Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Pine Needle, Stormy Sky, Tattered Rose & Forest Moss) FabScraps, Marathon Runner Adhesive, Recollections Floral Embellishments, Jolee's Boutique Dimensional Stickers, Tombo Multi Liquid Glue

Uses: coloured 12x12, edged 12x12, Rangers brushed pewter crackle ink, stick-on adhesive Velcro flowers, Julianna paper, puffy glue dots, flowers, Stampin'up markers, Pro markers, Tim Holtz distress ink, Die-cut cardmaking Pattern, sander, corrugated paper

Used: Making Memory flowers, Prima flowers (sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - harvest orange), Meadow Flower Soft, Crumpled home-made paper (sprayed with Adirondack Colour - Butterscotch, sapphire), wire, gems, Adirondack yellow and orange dabbers)

Used: Pilsner board game pieces, hot glue gun, Joylee Vegas stickers, decorative tape, Tim Holtz fabric ruler

Used: Scrabble Letters, bubble wrap, cotton balls, film die-cut, clipboard die-cut, decorative boarders, Distress Ink (Salty Ocean), Starburst Lindy's Stamp Gang (Tainted Love, teal), Adirondack Colour Was (Butterscotch), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Sapphire)
Sorry that I am forgetting some items.

More Make and Takes

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.

Make and Takes - Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival

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

Witch`s Hat

Not a card, but a pretty cool hat. I will get more cards up when I am back from my `writing vacation`.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Already

Here is the start of my Christmas cards
The stamp was done on glossy photo paper. I let it dry and then used my alcohol ink pens to colour in the areas I wanted. I put small bits of glitter on the roof, at the base and below the stamp to make it look more like fresh snow. I placed it on red foil to help bring our the colours then added a bow and bell. I used three snowflake to add more dimension in the corners and a small wooden snowman at the bottom (which I think I should have actually left off.)
I started by covering the base card with a festive paper. I cut a 12 by 12" sheet with Christmas sayings. Then I added a light green glossy paper. The stamp is once again on glossy photo paper. I didn't want to make it too busy, so I just highlighted some of the areas with the markers. I also added a small bow at the top. I lined it up with a sheet of Christmas notes (was also originally a 12 by 12") and then glued it in place. The small present on the bottom is covering up a mistake, but also adds a nice finishing touch.

I started with a plain white card, already shaped at the bottom. I used Tim Holtz blue and green distress ink, then added a hint of red. The image is stamped on glossy photo paper and placed on a red foil background. I coloured in parts of the image and then added a few extra embellishments.

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.