You Made My Day

Friday, February 26, 2010
Today I have tried a new way to mount my Tilda. It is called "Out of Bounds" which uses Spellbinder dies to cut a shape even when the colored image does not fit in the die. The "YouTube" video is here. The video was made for Paperthreads.

Once you perfect the method for doing the "Out of Bounds" technique the rest of the card uses standard methods.

You will notice on the card, two small roses. I did not have two of them that was the color I needed to match the colors of the card. What did I do?
I got out my trusty Copic ABS1 Airbrush and airbrushed the roses using and RV06 Copic marker. Here is a hint.

Copic Tidbit:
When you are using your airbrush, and not enough ink is being dispensed, take the cap off of the other end of the marker that is in the airbrush.

The rest of the card is pretty standard. The bracket in the top right and bottom left are cut with a Provocraft 2"X2" die. The brown cardstock and the saying are from"The Angel Company". Some "Liquid Pearls" were added to the point of the blossom.
And now for the card;

"You Made My Day"

The image of course was colored with Copic marker. The marker used for this card were;

Skin; E11,E13,E21,E25,R32
Rose; R22, R27
Dress; RV00, RV02, RV06
Socks; Y13, Y19
Hair; E11, E25, E35

Hope you enjoy the card, and await your comments.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

Everything is Blooming

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Before I talk about todays card, I need to answer some questions about my last posted card "Cabin is where the Heart". The card was made up of five (5) stamps from "Raisinboat". No, I did not hand draw the scene, I wish I was that good.

Todays card was made with an image from "The Angel Company". The stamp set is called "Everything is Blooming".
The image was colored with Copic Markers, then cut out with a Spellbinder die then the mat was cut once again with the same Spellbinder die, just the next size up. The mat was then embossed with a Cuddlebug Embossing Folder called Swiss Dots. One of my favorites.

I did not have any glitter brads for the center of the flower. So, I used a Marvy Glue Pen to cover the brad then dipped it in glitter.
The borders on the patterned paper was punched with a Martha Stewart border punch.

Now for the card;

"Everything is Blooming"

The colors used for this card were;

Skin; E0000,E000, E00
Dress; RV00, RV02,RV06
Belt & Boots; B0000,B02,B05
Flower; Y19
Chick; Y08, Y11
Hair; E25,E30,E35
The paper used for the image and the saying was Cryogen White. It is an interesting paper in that it has a sparkle built into it. It works very well with the Copic Markers. I got the paper from "PaperCuts".
That's all for now.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Cabin is where the heart is

Saturday, February 13, 2010
I found this company from one of the blogs that I follow. It's a little bit different. They not only sell stamps but they also RENT them. The cost for a rental membership starts at $5.95 per month and for that you get two stamp sets per month. There is no shipping charges to you or when you return the set.

The name of the company is Raisinboat. They have a very good selection of stamp sets to choose from. The card I have made today, is from a set called "Pier Happiness" #10002. It's a great set and has a lot of possiblities.

So with out further delay, here is the scenic card I made with the set;

"Cabin on the Lake"

It was colored with Copic Markers, of course. The colors used for this image were;

  • Cabin and Dock; E11,E13,E25
  • Roof; c1,c3
  • Water; BG01,BG05,BG10
  • Grass; YG17,YG67

This stamp set as I said before has many possibilities and can be arranged to you liking.
Check out the company and see how much they have to offer.
Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.

Water Mill

Monday, February 8, 2010
Last Saturday I gave a class at the "The Stamping Place" in Columbia, SC. So many people signed up for the class that the store owners and I decided to do a second class on February 27. I'll keep doing them as long as people are interested and want to learn the techniques of coloring these beautiful images.

On the Saturday, March 6th, I will present another class on Stampscapes where we will use other coloring medium to color a Stampscapes sence.

Here is one of the cards that we finished in the class;

"Water Mill"

The tools used to color this image were Dye Ink Pads, Color Box Styluses, and small stipple brushes.
They look complicated, but with a little practice, you to can create one of these images.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

The Lighthouse

Tuesday,February 2, 2009
The card I've posted today is from a stamp set I got from my Stamp'n Up friend. It is a series of lighthouse scenes that I love.
The card was colored with Copic Markers, of course. It was then embellished with Stickles in gold, and a few charms.
The image was cut out with an EK Success punch called "Grass"

I like the outcome. And, here is the card;

"The Lighthouse"

The colors used on this card were;

Lighthouse; R29 Sand; E11, E13 Water and Sky; BG10,BG02 Grass; YG11, YG13

I hope your enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!
Bob L.