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Monday, June 25, 2012

Scrappigators Flower of the Month

Hiding behind their Copic project cards, Elaine G and Carolyn S are holding up the Copic Card Project we did last Wednesday. Two of the cards are mind, the orangy/pink one Elaine did, the lavendar one was Carolyn's creation, and the third blue one came from Sharon G's pens. We started by creating our own backgrounds using the same markers we used to color one single flower. We then stamped the floral images on our background paper, colored one whole flower on Copic cardstock, punched circles in the colored one and strategically placed them on the design. This is definitely a class I will teach again and again.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Copic 101 Revised

After almost a year of teaching my Inkadinkado Copic Floral Class, I decided it was time to refresh my Copic 101 class and start to work on Copic 102 -- Birds and Bugs OR Birds, Butterflies and Bugs. While the cornerstone of the class is working with these IN-CRED-BLE Copic markers, I'm also integrating some primo products from SparkleNSprinkle. In this case, I used the Celestial Glitter to set off the floral centers. I also used SparkleN Sprinkles Blossoms Stamp set to create this WONderful card bouquet. My papers came from Bazzill, Paper Cuts, Melissa Frances and Recollections. I'm also redirecting my color blending pallete embrace the balance of threes. in this case, my "threes" are pink and blue -- selected to embrace Copic Blending rules. Best of all, I got to use my Sizzix Vagabond (brand new happy dance for major progress on decluttering my craft room) to cut out the Spellbinders Nestibilities. That's when I discovered what I ddin't have but is now on order to maximize the awesomeness of my Sizzix. Another big bonus lies with my newly revamped website ( -- a continuing work in progress. I've streamlined the site a bit and am excited to see what the changes will bring.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Copic Flower of the Month Test Drive

I'm  revisiting, revamping, and reworking our Copic program. At the recommendation of one of my students, I'll be offering a 3-5 tiered teaching program with each having its own monthly club offering. I'm totally excited about my Copic Florals class. I cardlifted the circle call-out element from the Annie's Attic Copic 2 book but scaled it down to a 4.25" x 5.5" card. After watching a Copic Sketch DVD from Imagination International, I decided to create my own background. I also decided to use At You Spica pens for the center of the flowers which are from the Gina K "A Year of Flowers" stamp set. So you see, it's totally a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a cool techniques. You can't really tell on this photo, but the center flower's call-out element is backed with foam dots to give it some extra dimension.

I used the following markers to complete this project:
* B000- Pale Porcelain Blue
* BOO - Frost Blue
* B02 – Robins Egg Blue
* BG05 – Holiday Blue
* At You Spica 02 - Pink
* At You Spica 10 -  Black
* At You Spica 14 – Blossom