Copic Connect The Dots

Thursday, May 21, 2015

 Hey guys!
Still loving these colors. 
For this card, I started by stamping the small dot border from PTI Polka Dot Basics.  I drew the crosses, connecting the dots, in all of the same Copic colors I used on yesterday's card 
{T1, T4, T6, YR31, Y15, Y35, B00}.
I kept the design simple by just cutting out space for the sentiment and attaching it to a black card base.

Nice to see you again!
Have a great day.

Cardstock: PTI Black, Recollections White
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, Stylish Sentiments Birthday
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangles
Other: Copic Markers


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Hump Day!  
I created this Copic background in a color combination that I love;  mostly grey and yellow with a little bit of blue.  I pretty much love grey with anything.
I'm looking forward to this Memorial Day weekend.  I have a half day on Friday and no school on Monday!  There are so many great festivals going on: craft, food, antiques, music.  Hopefully we'll get to one.  I'd love to do a little hiking with Piper, too.  The weather is supposed to be beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by.
Any good weekend plans?

Cardstock: WP9 Dove Grey, Coal Mine
Stamps: PTI Flipping Out
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Flipping Out, WP9 Love Mom Layers Dies, SSS Stitched Rectangles
Other: Copic Markers, Wink Of Stella

Carried Away

Sunday, May 17, 2015

 Happy Sunday!
I needed a few staples from WPlus9 like black cardstock and my favorite red cardstock, Cupids Bow.  While I was adding these to my cart I decided to throw in a few stamp sets and dies that have been on my wish list {and then I'd get the added bonus of free shipping ;)}  One of those stamp sets was this great basic,
I stamped the star border twice with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I sponged on some Ocean Drive dye ink to create my starry sky.  I started heavy with the color at the top and faded the color out towards the bottom.  I die cut the circle from this sponged panel and inserted it into a white piece with the same die cut opening.  I also die cut the elephant from the sponged panel.  I positioned the die so that the elephant was cut from a portion of the paper that shows the subtle color transition from darker to lighter.
Hope you're having a great day!

Cardstock: WP9 White, Black, PTI Tropical Teal
Stamps: WP9 Unforgettable, Borders and Backgrounds 3
Ink: WP9 Ocean Drive, Versamark, Versafine Onyx
Dies: WP9 Unforgettable, Love Mom Layers Dies
Other: Clear Embossing Powder

Masked Stacks

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I think I've used more markers on this project than any other!  I wanted to create a rainbow mountain of books using this image from Smart Kitty.  I'm definitely more of a dog person, but this set is just so cute.  I created two masks from a post it note and repositioned them as necessary to create these stacks. 
I kind of had the WPlus9 Sketch Challenge in mind when I started.
We are having some beautiful weather and it's still light at 8pm. 
It makes me so HAPPY, hope you are too!
See you later ;)


Cardstock: WP9 Black, Recollections White
Stamps: WP9 Smart Kitty
Ink: Memento Black, Versamark
Dies: WP9 Love Showers Tag Die, WP9 Smart Kitty, SSS Stitched Rectangle Die,
PTI DE Banner Die
Other: Copic Markers, White Embossing Powder

Masked Floral Highlight

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I had some time before dinner last night to work on an idea.  I wanted to use this WP9 Botanical Bunch stamp.  I wanted the whole image to be visible, but with the flowers highlighted and parts blending into the background.  I created a mask with the small circle die from WP9 Love Mom Layers.  I started by applying Nautical Navy ink with a sponge tool.  I also added a bit of Black Soot distress ink towards the edges to darken it a bit.
When I was happy with the saturation of color, I removed the mask and added Ocean Drive ink to the circle.  I blended the light into the dark to lighten up the area around the circle.  I stamped the floral image so that the large flowers were inside the highlighted circle.  I die cut the panel with the WP9 Sunshine Layers die centering the floral image rather than the circle.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment from WP9 A New Day. 

Hope you're having a great week so far.
Thanks so much for visiting!

Cardstock: WP9 White, Black
Stamps: WP9 A New Day, Botanical Bunch
Ink: WP9 Nautical Navy, Ocean Drive, Versafine Onyx, Black Soot
Dies: WP9 Sunshine Layers, Love Mom Layers

WPlus9 Sketch Challenge #1

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!
WPlus9 now has a sketch challenge
 Have you heard? 
I thought I'd join Joni by making a card using her sketch and some fun WPlus9 supplies.  I stamped by background, using the new Love Mom Stamp Set, in Little Piggy, Sweet Gelato, and Mojito.  I did a lot of layering using dies from the Love Mom Layers die and the Love Showers Layers dies.

I hope you'll play along!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day
with your moms, grandmas, and children!

Cardstock: WP9 White, Sweet Gelato
Stamps:  WP9 Love Mom
Ink: WP9 Mojito, Sweet Gelato, Little Piggy, Versafine Onyx
Dies: WP9 Love Mom Layers, Love Showers Layers, PTI DE Ended Banner Die
Other: Enamel Dots

Hand Drawn Geometric Designs

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Good Morning!
The weekend is here and I couldn't be happier.  The weather has been so warm, sunny, and beautiful that I am actually looking forward to washing my car.  I've barely been in my craft room the last two weeks and I haven't really cared. 
Then inspiration strikes and I can't wait to get my ideas out.  Just like my last card, I drew my geometric shapes with a pen and then colored in select sections.  This time I only used Copics.  I chose pinks and oranges for a vibrant color combination, but softened it a bit with some vellum.  the vellum also hides some imperfections in my drawing ;)
I chose this beautiful, script sentiment from Waltzing Mouse to contrast the hard lines of the drawing.  I stamped it in Versafine Onyx ink and clear heat embossed it.  Both panels are cut with the large stitched rectangle die from Simon Says Stamp. 
 Thanks so much for stopping by.  Next, I'll share a card I made for the new WPlus9 Sketch Challenge.  You should play along for a chance to win a $20 GC to the WPlus9 store!


Cardstock: PTI Black, White
Stamps: WMS Big Day Today
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangles
Other: Copic Markers
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