Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tilda and Edwin Card Class

My Copics marker class was today. I colored three cards in 3hrs, let me tell you it was hard! I would have done better doing 2 cards taking my time. I found that the color pencil technique is a lot easier to blend but do like the vibrant coloring of the markers. My hats off to you! All you Maggie lovers out there it is harder then it looks. This was my first time coloring with Copics and with a little practice I'm sure it will get easier. You can see I got tired by the third card for there is some visible mistakes.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

First Tilda Cards ( Card #2 and #3)

These are the other two cards from my color pencil Tilda class. Coloring the Tilda's were very fun and addicting. I stayed up late to finish the Third one. Thanks for taking a look!

Shopping Tilda

Celebrating Tilda

First Tilda Cards!

My First Tilda Cards

Hi everyone, I took my class Saturday to learn how to color Tilda with color pencils. This is the first time shading and blending since high school art class. I did not know you could blend color pencils with Gansol which is just mineral spirits. The Gamsol take all the lines away and smooths it out like magic. I am posting a pic of the card and then a close up of the Tilda. We were to make all three cards within this one class, I had to take the third one home to work on. I can't work that fast! I was there for three and a half hours! It was fun and I learned something new! Next week I will be taking the class to color with copic markers. I have to post the others in a new post it won't let me load more pics??

Chinese Tilda

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

I can't wait the weekend is almost here! I signed up for a class this Saturday, we will be making three Tilda Cards! I'm in love with these stamps by Magnolia
Tilda is a little girl so cute looking. My first Tilda stamp has a cute bonnet hat with a rose on it and she is sitting wearing a darling dress with Maryjane shoes and socks. 
I'm so excited to make my first Tilda card! I will be posting the cards I make from the class. The first class is being taught using color pencils and the second with Copic markers.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Cupcake Card ~ Create a Critter Cartridge (Cricut)

I made this adorable cupcake using the create a critter cartridge cut our at 3". I got a pack of blank round cards in the $1 bin at Micheal's. I did some foe stitching around the edges with a white gel pen. I stamped Hi cupcake with the distressed walnut ink from Tim Holtz and added some dots of pink stickles around the scallop that I also cut out on my cricut. Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet Me on Monday Blog Hop!

Thank you card - using create a critter cartridge (Cricut)

Hi everyone! I made this thank you card for my in-laws for coming over every day to check on my buddies, my two best doggies! I mad this card using the create a critter cartridge by cricut. I cut the two dogies out a 2". I inked around the edges with moonlight white. I used a checkered pattern paper as my base and a matching solid on top of that. I hand painted a foe stitch around the solid paper and stamped the word thank you with distressed ink by the Tim Holtz collection. I added a button brad threw the little bone for a final touch! The create a critter is one of my favorite cartridges, it has a variety of the cutest little animals and is very easy to use. Thanks for looking!