Friday, July 10, 2015

Creative Cards 4: Last of Pemberly

Hi, Crafters! Today I made the last of the Pemberly cards in the Creative Cards Series. I hope you enjoy. The video is below!






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Monday, March 16, 2015

Colour Solutions...Copics and Blendabilities Make Peace with a CTMH Gal

I've had SO much fun playing with my markers since my initial frustration. I found a Blendabilities Colour Chart that I filled in with the markers so I could see what they really look like, up close and personal, one layer each, dried on Whisper White Cardstock. 

Here's the link:


My amazing Stampin Up Demonstrator and dear friend, Doris Male, was so sweet, and last year gave me a ring of sample papers from SU. So I took the ones that matched up with the Blendabilities and attached them to the outside of the chart. You'll notice, as I did, that Rich Razzleberry, the one I chose to compare with Copics the other day, is the least coordinated. I find the paper quite warm, and the markers dry quite cool. Funny, of course, that I would pick THAT one to use...noticing the rest really do coordinate rather nicely with their 'actual' paper colour!

Then I got out ALLLLLLLLL my Copics, which are a lot, as it turns out, and coloured them on their colour chart as well: Copics Colour Chart. Because I didn't want to have two charts, one for my Ciao and one for my Sketch, I coloured half blocks for the smaller Copics, the Ciao markers. But at least now I know my WHOLE set. And my stepdaughter will be thrilled because I had a bunch of doubles. She is an amazing artist!

Here is the final product of my last two days of work!





Saturday, March 14, 2015

Stampin Up Blendabilities

First of all let me say a big fat OOPS that I have forgotten to post my Youtube videos to this Blog. I actually did some crafting before Christmas and forgot to add the links here. I will hopefully do that soon.

In the meantime.

I have purchased the full set of Stampin Up Blendabilities. I LOVE colouring. I LOVE Copics. So I thought I would give these a try.

I was impressed with the price point compared to Copics, as well as the nibs. I love the paintbrush nib, of course, it's like Copics. But I really wanted the smaller nib as well. That was primary reason for getting these markers.

I also appreciate how they have three colours to blend in however you choose, and the lifter.

Here are my observations:

1.) The Nibs are great. Both.

2.) The colours are luscious. I do, however, wish there was more variety in the yellow department, the only yellow, Daffodil Delight, is quite muddy for me.

3.) Here's the downside. The colours to NOT MATCH THE LIDS. AT ALL. And since I am a CTMH gal, not a Stampin Up gal, I'm not as familiar with what the colours 'should' look like paper wise, so I had no idea they were not like their pen lids. At all. Did I mention that? AT ALL. So this makes it VERY difficult to choose what colours to use, if, like me, you choose your PAPER first, then try to coordinate with the paper.

Here is an example:

Same stamped image, using Stampin Up Whisper White. On one image is the Blendabilities Rich Razzlberries, the other is an assortment of Copics as close as I could get. I wanted to match the CTMH Brushed Paper in the background. 

 I'm really sorry to say, but this is a really poor quality of these markers. I've also noticed they don't blend as well as Copics. However, I don't mind that as much as I mind the fact that these colours do NOT line up! You will notice how PURPLE the image looks with the Blendabilities, compared to the lid colour. Notice below, with the Copics, how the lid colours match exactly what was coloured. I coloured and blended the same way with both, and used the brand lifter with both. 

Somewhat disappointed. 




PS I used a Micron to doodle on the designs. 
PPS Yes, I will colour the flowers!




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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Paper Pumpkin May '13

I had a lot of fun with this mini-album. I drew from my stash and used extra tools from my scrap room to make something very special for my best friend's daughter.

Love you, BFF!!!

Here's the video: not sure why it won't upload the normal way. 








Friday, April 19, 2013

Paper Pumpkin SERIOUSLY


We received our monthly Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday and SERIOUSLY love it!!





I made four cards but had to cut a few minutes from the video - hope it still makes sense!
























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For more information on Stampin' Up, please go to my amazing friend's site here.




Paper Pumpkin Jots and Thoughts Version 2

Here's our second version, a la Gracie!

 



Gracie added hand-dyed seam binding and our own button. She placed the butterflies right where she thought she should...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Paper Pumpkin Jots and Thoughts

Gracie and I were so excited to get our new project...check out Version One below. 

If you want to order, check out my friend Doris' link: Calgary Stamper




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