Sunday, July 31, 2011

Copic Class ~ Grass, Shrubs and Trees

Oh My Goodness what an action packed class we had! we learnt how to create a grassy effect as well as adding shrubs and colouring a tree image, as you can see by the swaps only three of us created tags to share! We had a small extended break from class because our dear teach Debra wasn't feeling too well.

Here are our tag swaps! Please let me know what you think - so i can pass it along to the girls!

I must say 'Thank You' to Debra for also putting the picture of our tags together - it makes it so easy to upload.. She adds our names and a bit of extra showmanship to the pic.. THANKS DEBRA!! mwah

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Dragonflies and Butterflies

On a roll tonight! This card is made especially for another of Zoe's Challenges! This challenge is called : Create a project using ONLY Make it Crafty Laser cut embellishments. NO IMAGES!
So here is the card - now I must admit, I have never used laser cuts before and so tried out some different effects - distress paint is on the leaves, Metallic rub ons plus some stickles on the Dragonfly just stickles on the corner adornment and last but not least on the butterflies I have used versamark and some perfect pearls..

Please tell me what you think?

Ok,now I am really going to bed! LOL

Oh, I must mention that originally I had two butterfly corners out and ready to go, but Kitty must have been exploring my desk during the day whilst I was at work and I am damned if I can find the second one! Oh well, I am sure it will turn up one of these days!
Have a lovely night and take care.

Treasure Island

After a really sad couple of weeks - I think my mojo has returned! I have had this image - Thank you to Debra for helping me navigate photoshop to merge OMG 16 images.. What was I thinking!!!!! so after a really crappy day - Thanks Zoe for making me finish this one off. I am going to enter it in one of the challenges she has set for her 1 year Birthday!

Of course the challenge is called : Merge as many Make it Crafty images roflmao.... DUH!

Now I should ask you to spotto all the images.. Spotto is like Where's Wally except there isn't a red and white striped hat anywhere to be found!

I will be back tomorrow with a tag as we had to postpone our last copic class as the lovely Debra was sick.

See you soon
Have a lovely night and take care.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Copic class - grounding your image!

So with another instalment from our fortnightly copic class - here you can see we have all learnt to ground our image! By using various techniques: a pavement, stones (sandy) type, and lines we all achieved different ways of having our images look like they have their feet firmly planted on the ground LOL..
I must admit tho - there was one technique that isn't present here and that's 'swiping' - we all had trouble with it and so perhaps one day down the track we will attempt it again and be more successful! I do recall lots of moaning and groaning when we were practicing in class!

I do so love the way the girls have put their tags together. Please leave a comment - so I can forward them on. The links to the girls blogs are on the side bar :)

Have a lovely night and take care.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thank you so Much

This post is to say Thanks to a lovely lady - Debra James - of who I post about frequently! She did me a favour last week - spending at least 40 minutes of her precious time on the phone to me. I wanted to make her a card - that said "THANK YOU".
So here it is but cheeky me - I wanted a new image and when I got the post from Zoe at Make It Crafty, she was having a special and was giving this image away to people who registered for her newsletter and its such a cute image.. I immediately wanted to colour it for Debra.

So as it goes Zoe is doing a huge giveaway and some great competitions. So I thought I would enter into her "coloured with Make it Crafty Logo colours"

Anyway one final THANKS to Debra.

Have a great weekend.

**Edit** Just a little note to say "I WON A PRIZE" on Zoe's Make it Crafty Challenge... wooohooo

Spring in the Valley

Whilst learning to use my copic's in my fortnightly class with Debra - we have homework (sigh - you should here us all groan!).

This little tag is just something that popped into my head after last fortnights class as we were learning how to ground our image (I will have another post with all our classes tags). So I thought I would show you what I put together

Now - if you don't mind I will blow my own trumpet - as the background was handmade - first i stamped the Cherry blossom branches - then masked them all up - then created the sky (Hmmm.. will I do this again - Probably Yes, but crikey it took some work!) Now I must give credit to Bev Rochester for her clouds template and I viewed her video to quickly learn how to create them.
Anyway - now I've shared the tag with my class - it was time to upload Edwin and enter him into a couple of challenges..LOL
Sooooo I would like to enter him in the following two challenges:
Magnolia-licious 8th Inspiration
Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge - Anything goes with a Shabby Chic option

I do have another card and will post in later today.

Have a great weekend.