LawnFawnatics Inaugural  Challenge: Happy Birthday

Everyone who knows me, knows my absolute favorite stamp company is, and has been for many many years: Lawn Fawn.  When I saw that Lawn Fawn had created a new challenge blog, called Lawn Fawnatics, I knew I had to play along! Their first challenge theme is: Birthday.  Since it coincided with their 7 year birthday it was a perfect match.

Here is my card I made – all supplies I used can be found at the end of post.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Happy Birthday Stamp Right Up Wendie Bee Into The Woods Party Animals

LawnFawnatics Challenge #1: Happy Birthday by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Thanks for stopping by! As always, your comments are welcome & appreciated!

Did this project inspire you? I would love to see what you made too! Comment with your project – I love to share & see other crafty projects ❤

 

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Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animals Fox Balloon Note Card

I finally got a chance to try out my new Lawn Fawn ink pad haul!!  I learned how to stamp using only Stampin Up inks, so I wasn’t sure how well I would do with them.  They worked GREAT!!  I cannot get over how beautifully the colors layered over each other!! I just love Lawn Fawn ink pads & they are great for both beginner and advanced stampers a like.  If you are completely new to stamping, check out the introduction video on Lawn Fawn`s You Tube channel showing you how these ink pads work, and what to expect.

For my card, I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the fox which was stamped in Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the red balloon first, then layered the rest over each other randomly – I love how it turned out!  Using a white gel pen I added the little shine marks to the balloons for some extra pop.

The spectrum noir marker colors I used for this was: OR 1 – 3 for the fox, FS9 for the belly & ear accent shading, IG1 for the shadow effect under the fox.

The sentiment from Starry Backdrops stamp set was perfect for this card too – but there was quite a few that I thought would have worked just as well

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Lawn Fawn Ink Pads with Party Animal Fox stamp by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

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Macro of Lawn Fawn Ink Pads Balloons by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Materials used but not listed below: Mermaid note cards

Montreal Card Workshop: Occasions Catalog Party

Hiya Stampers!!  Well, it’s still winter here in Montreal and the roads have been ridiculously icy – but thankfully not so bad that people couldn’t drive.  I held a workshop recently to celebrate the release of Stampin Up’s new Occasion catalog.

Here are two of the card projects we made at the workshop:

Backyard Basics Tulips & new Hardwood background stamp

Backyard Basics Tulips & new Hardwood background stamp

Card #1:  Country Chic

Stamps:  Backyard Basics
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Inks: Smoky Slate, Versa Mark
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Misc & embellishments: Black embossing powder, pearls, Linen thread, Backyard Basics framelits

Special thanks to Emily for the inspiration for this card!!
 
 
 
 
So Very Grateful stamp set colored with markers and blender pen

So Very Grateful stamp set colored with markers and blender pen

 

Card #2:  So Very Grateful

Stamps:  So Very Grateful
Card stock: Crumb cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky
Inks: Island Indigo, Gold
Markers:  Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Strawberry Slush, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

**sneak peak** Sale A Bration 2014 items:  Dots embossing folder, Sweet Sorbet yarn in Crisp Cantaloupe

We also did a 3D project:  a post it note holder.  This will be coming soon as a tutorial – so stay tuned for that!!

If you are in the Montreal area and would like to attend one of my classes or events, please click through to register and RSVP for the next workshop or event!

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Eureka! Alternative to Copic & Alcohol Markers!

WOOOO HOOOOO!! Party in the craft room today!! I *finally* found a method of coloring stamped images that did not require a thousand dollar investment!!

All you need: Standard pencil crayons, baby oil & blender tips (called pen or marker nibs)

Seriously. That’s it.

Thanks to Madame Wong‘s post today on how to blend colored pencils in a similar manner to Copic coloring or alcohol markers in general, I was able to create this card:

Penny Black Its Your Day Cat Balloon Card

Penny Black stamp colored & blended with Crayola Pencil Crayons

My foray into coloring with my new Prismacolor markers wasn’t NEARLY as successful – the set of 48 I got did not have enough shades of one color to allow for a proper gradient blend.

Here is the video that madame Wong posted showing a tutorial on how to blend your pencil crayon coloring:

 

Here are a few additional tips to coloring & blending your pencil crayon coloring:

  • If you want to show texture (like fur in my example), then be careful not to over blend
  • Use only a pinpoint amount of baby oil – the more oil you have on your tip, the more it will blend your work. go over your colors a few times instead. Better to have not enough, than too much blending. And yes, you can blend too much. Too much blending = smeary, smudgy looking work
  • The better quality pencils you use, the richer your colored image will turn out.
  • I used Whisper White card stock from Stampin Up, but plain old card stock from Michaels also worked when I tested it.

 

Materials for my card:

STAMP: Penny Black (clear mount) “It’s Your Day”INK: Black Memento Archival Ink
COLOR: Crayola Pencil Crayons
BLENDING: Household standard type Baby Oil & Marker / Pen Nib refills (see video for other types of blenders you can use)
PAPER: Recollections (I don’t know the colors)
EMBOSSING FOLDER: Cuttlebug Spots & Dots

**EDIT UPDATE**

After some requests, here is a picture of the blenders that I use. I am Canadian & got these at my local Michaels. (I looked for the tool that was used in the video but I couldn’t find it.)

 

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Crazy for Coloring!

Coloring.  Not just for kids anymore!  I just recently acquired a set of 48 Prismacolor markers.  These are very similar to Copic markers – they are alcohol based ink which allows for blending and non-streaking when filling in.

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Thanks to the brilliant Darlene Devires and her tutorial post showing step-by-step instructions on how to color with copics markers (or Prismacolor in my case) I was able to color this Mouse stamp that I had got to make boyfriend a Valentine’s Day card with.

And here is my first colored image using alcohol markers:

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Those penciled notes you see in the top left corner are my notes with each of the colors I used to create this image so I know for next time what the best colors are to use.

Yay!