Copic Marker Class Day 8 – Card 3

Summer was non-stop crazy, and I always look forward to the slow-down that comes with Autumn.  It has been nice to find a little time this past week to be creative.  It is a welcome distraction from some of the things that have been occupying my mind and life lately.

I’m still busy enough that I haven’t been able to accomplish all that I’d like to with this Copic marker class, but I hope to catch up in my practice time soon.

For the time being, I have one more card to share that displays one of my practice images.

BDAY-040-01This card reminds me of Pepto Bismol, with all this pink and red.  But after spending way too much time considering other layouts and color combinations, I finally ran out of time and just quickly finished it off with my ‘easy way out’ combo – white, embossing folder, and gems.

BDAY-040-4in1I think this will be a good card for my Princess M on her birthday next month.

Thanks for stopping by today. ;-)
-Ally

Supplies Used:
* Sentiment (Friendly Flowers – PTI)
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Embossing folder (Stampin’ Up)
* Stitched rectangle die (Lil Inker Designs)
* Banner die (PTI)
* Twine (The Twinery)
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Copic Marker Class Day 8 – Card 2

Here is the next card I created using a practice image from class:

BDAY-039-01The image – from Clearly Besotted Stamps’ Happy Everything set – is spritzed with a little glitter spray.  The sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps’ Fanciful Flowers set.

BDAY-039-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. ;-)
-Ally

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Copic Marker Class Day 8

It is officially time to put our practice images from class onto a card.

My card contains an image that I colored using one of the difficult color combinations from Day 7.   I was initially hesitant to use the bold red markers.  It just felt like there was way too much color there for me to use without making a huge mess of it!  But after practicing a bit, I can see myself using these types of bold color again.

Here is the card I created with my practice image:

BDAY-038-01The embossing is from the Cuttlebug Modern Wallpaper folder, the banner die is by My Favorite Things, and I used a couple of my new PTI Shakers & Sprinkles dies for the circle frame.  The sentiment is from PTI’s Gracious Vases stamp set.

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Pretty simple.

Thanks for visiting today.  Hope you all have a great week ahead! ;-)
-Ally

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Online Copic Class – Day 2

Wow.  I haven’t done this blog thing in a long time!  It feels a little weird. ;-)

Coming out of the ashes here to participate in the Online Copic Markers class – just need a place to post my assignments and get them into the gallery.  Today’s assignment is to do some blending with 3 alternative techniques.  I used the feathering technique to color a few butterflies in between a bit of a hectic schedule.

Here are the butterflies I colored:

???????? ????????And then I decided to actually turn one of them into a card:

ENCG-011-01A little out of practice, but it felt so comforting to be creative.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope this finds you all well and happy.  ;-)
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Butterfly from class practice sheets; Kind Words (Verve)
Paper/Cardstock:  White (Michaels brand); Soft Stone (PTI)
Inks:  Smoky Slate (SU!); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); Glitter Spray
Tools:  Mehndi Impression Plate (PTI); Fancy Flourish Die (MFT

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Wplus9 Birthday – Week 4 – Stretch It

Here’s a simple little something for the Wplus9 Birthday Week 4 Challenge, to ‘Stretch It’ by trying something out of our comfort zones.  A very, very simple card here, as I’m short on time again this week.

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I don’t step out of my comfort zone often, even outside of card making – I’m definitely a creature of habit!  But I wanted to participate in all the Wplus9 challenges this month.  So I thought of a few techniques and such that I’ve been wanting to try lately, deciding on the chalkboard technique.

I suppose it wasn’t much of a stretch, especially after completing my project and realizing how easy it was to accomplish this technique!  Knowing how I love to sit in a good rut, though, this was definitely a stretch for me.  I’ve wanted to try it for a long, long, loooooong time, and now I can finally check it off my long list of things to try.

LOVE-002-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. ;-)
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Valentine Wishes (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Smokey Shadow, True Black Cardstocks (PTI)
Inks:  Versamark; White Pigment Ink (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Recollections); White and Pink Embossing Powders

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Wplus9 Birthday – Trend Challenge – Take 2

Here is another card I created for the Wplus9 Birthday Trend Watch Challenge, still using stripes and sequins:

TY-009-01I tried out my new Coming Up Roses stamp and dies sets for this one.  They’re fun supplies to use.  Not sure it’s very trendy, still, but I will enjoy sending this little card on to someone.

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Thanks for stopping by today. ;-)
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Coming Up Roses, Very Vintage Greetings (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Soft Stone Cardstock, True Black Patterned Paper (PTI)
Inks:  Regal Rose (SU!); Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush (PTI)
Embellishments:  Sequins
Tools:  Banner Trio Die, Coming Up Roses Dies (Wplus9); Tin Types Impression Plate (PTI)

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Wplus9 Birthday – Trend Challenge

Here with something for the Wplus9 Birthday Trend Watch Challenge.

Okay, so I’ll just confess it right now, first thing – I am probably THE least trendy person around.  I’m clueless about trendy things, and by the time I embrace a trendy thing, it is likely to have not been trendy any more for the last 5-10 years.  So, I’m grateful that Dawn gave us a selection of trends, to help clue me in!

I went with diagonal stripes & sequins for this card:

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Pulled out my Onesie Twosie stamps and die sets for this, in addition to the Heartfelt Mix stamps and dies.

BABY-010-4in1Thanks for stopping by today. ;-)
-Ally

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Mix, Onesie Twosie (Wplus9)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Winter Wisteria Cardstock and Patterned Papers, Soft Stone Patterned Papers (PTI)
Inks:  Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria (PTI); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Sequins
Tools:  Heart Dies, Onesie Die (Wplus9); Stitched Mat Rectangle Die (Lil Inker)

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