Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's Day

I started this card eons ago....well the image anyway. Thanks to Mel of Mel Stampz fame, I printed out script paper and gesso'd it and let that dry. I then printed a digi from sweet'n'sassy images on it and embossed it (note to self, use antistatic sheet next time) My printer didn't like that, but the results are Fantastic, Super fragalistically so. The texture is amazing!!!! and it looks cool and copics love it!! The red paper is the ruched paper from Paper Temptress and I used nesties to cut it out.

I framed the inside with the leftover TJ, Pearl Ex something technique, cuz I couldn't resist using every last scrap. That image is sweet'n'sassy too and done the same way. Sentiment is CTMH.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Challenge for Copic Junkies (photo to follow)

am so scatterbrained lately.......but somehow realized that I was due for a challenge. So welcome all this week to the challenge of woodgrains with copics. Here's a link I found helpful

and a quick run down of how
1. Start with your lightest brown (likely E33 in my case) and just colour in straight lines, leaving it kinda streaky
2. Using your middle brown (E37) streak in the direction of the wood grain, leaving lots of lighter brown showing
3 Using your darkest marker (E39) or E47 for me :) add in very little, quick streaks for the cracks in the boards
4. Go over it streakily with the lightest marker again.
Get brave and add in knotholes and cracks.

I have a pic coloured, but can't seem to get around to mounting it. I keep colouring instead, help.....I have a stack of coloured images that I haven't finished, lol.....I need a quiet day at home, no kids!

Happy colouring,
Connie Willis

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Look:-) my favourite stamp site is going rubber with another Canadian company! Check both of em out!

Have a Happy Day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Clips n Cuts perpetual blog hop

--how FUN! Found this on Mel McCarthy's site...They are aiming for a 1000 blogs.

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Designed to Delight

I discovered this little blog Designed to Delight somewhere along the line and try to play when I can. Unfortunately I never get my cards posted in time. Hopefully this week......
I coloured with copics and popped the petals on dimensional tape I curled the leaves and glued them on top too...I loved the simplicity so mounted it on an ATC sized card and left it alone!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Gesso Resist- Who hid the EAster bunny?

I loved this image (from a colouring book)and couldnt' wait to use it. Then forgot to send it. Figures! I used the gesso resist TEchnique from Technique Junkies ( a long time ago ) and filed it for easter. See the hidden eggs stamped in the gesso??? I coloured with copics and cut out, trying the out of the box technique....need more practice! lol.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Magic Mosaic (and an awe inspiring way to use up scraps!)

This card was created for the Try that Technique on the yahoo group for technique junkies. The Technique is Magic Mosaic and I twisted it a little, lol. I decided to use scraps off my desktop and came across this little duck I had stamped and cut out and coloured with copics, so I added him to the mosaic. I also came across scraps of the Frog in a Blender technique and punched out little frogs from those pieces and tucked them in. Some of the scraps are Antiqued Glimmers, too. The rest are miscellaneous papers. Come join us at ;-)It's great fun and inspiration!