Thursday, December 18, 2014

Colour Your World

Welcome to my Thursday post for One Crazy Stamper, and today I have a quick and simple tutorial to share with you using your Copic Markers.  Back when I first started my Copic addiction I remember someone telling me that you could use the markers to add color to photographs, so today I played and LOVE the finished result.  Amazingly easy to do and the results are gorgeous.  Here's the before and after photos.
 
 
The photos were printed on pearl (matt) paper.  Start with lighter colors - you can always add a darker color after.  The colors do not blend so just start light.

 
Adding more colors.

 
The above photo is the finished product, while the below photo shows the original with no retouches.

 
Below is the same photo printed in full color.

 

Now that I have tried this technique I think I can see more black and white photos in my future!  Love the finished look that highlights just the items that are important in a photo and it was so quick and easy to achieve.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Countdown has begun

So today I have something a little different to show you for my One Crazy Stamper blog post - this is one of three advent calendars that I completed last month for friends and family.  I apologize for the poor quality photo, but I needed to get this one delivered before the end of November so that it could be mailed out, and as usual I didn't finish it until the last moment.


The base of the calendar is an older Kaisercraft kit, that you assemble and then decorate with your choice of paper, ink and embellishments.  After painting all of the pieces I choose dp from Simple Stories Cozy Christmas collection to decorate all of the boxes and the sides of the calendar.  All of the edges were inked with  Versafine Vintage Sepia, then the fun began.  I used a mix of embellishments to decorate the individual boxes including ribbon, brads, charms, buttons, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Countdown Charms, while the center scene was built with Tim Holtz bottle brush trees, and a bird bath ornament.
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Let It Snow Greetings

Hard to believe but there are only 20 days left before Christmas arrives, and I don't know about you but I am not even close to being prepared.  Somewhere I need to find more time in the days!  I did finally get the chance to color and today's card is the final result.

 
My card features another adorable image from High Hopes stamps entitled Hope For Peace Snowy that I have colored with Copics.  Lately I have been seeing cards on Pinterest and blogs that show the image with white lines, so after I finished coloring the image, I took a Sakura white glaze pen and traced over all of the black lines - the finished result really gives a different look to the image.  The image was fussy cut, then adhered to the card front along with the sentiment that is a beautiful Tattered Lace die Liquid applique adds detail to the snow around the snowman base, and glitter added to the snowflakes of the sentiment add another element.  Dp is from Simple Stories.
 
Card Recipe
Snowman - BG0000, Y0000, R0000, Colorless Blender
Reds - R27, R29, R39
Greens - G21, G24, G28
Nose - YR04, YR07
Blues - B21, B24, B26
Hat - T6, T8, T10
Scarf - YR23, YR24, YR27
 
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Snowlady Greetings

Welcome to the first day of the last month of 2014, and to welcome in the new month it is time to show a card for this month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  The theme this month is ANYTHING GOES and I have stamped up a cute High Hopes image entitled Snow Sweet Snowlady.

 
The image is colored with Copics and then I have added Judikins Diamond Glaze to the candy buttons for dimension, as well as added gold pearls with a Viva D├ęcor pearl pen.  After fussy cutting the image I popped it up using 3D foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesive on the card front made from dp and ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes.
 
Card Recipe
Snowlady - BG000, E40, BG000
Nose - YR04, YR09
Hat - E30, E31, E34
Greens - G40, G43, G46
Reds - R29, R59
Bird - BG000, BG10, BG11
Beak, Feet - Y19, YR09
 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Jolly Santa Hugs

Well, the weather outside is frightful, so the time to craft is delightful, and create I did - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!!!  We are in the middle of a major blizzard here in Alberta ( and I do mean all of Alberta!!!! ), major snowfalls, extreme winds and sooooooo cold ( with the wind chill it has been hovering around -36C all day ).  Brrrrrrr!!! Time for an adorable card to warm us up.


This is a delightful image from Penny Black that I stamped on watercolor paper and then painted with inks from Tim Holtz distress reinkers.  The die is from Memory Box, and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Very Busy Guy


What - no Christmas card today!!  Nope, I decided to showcase a non holiday card today for One Crazy Stamper.


 
My cards today showcase a great image for that special guy in your life - it's Stamping Bella's Uptown Guy Calvin Loves Computers.  I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copics.  The sentiment comes with the image, and the dp is from my stash.
 
Card Recipe
Skin - E01, E11, E13
Book Pages - E40, E42
Clock Face - B0000, 000 /Trim - C7
Blues - B24, B26, B28
Reds - R29
Yellows - Y13, Y19
Greens - G07, G28
Desk - E44, E47, E49
Hair - E07, E09, E19
Computer - C2, C5, C7
Shirt - B21, B23, B24

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Jingle Bell Pup


 Okay it seems that this month I am on a jingle bell theme, so in keeping with that theme here is my card.  Today I have colored the High Hopes image Jingle Pup with my Copics, then fussy cut it and mounted it on dp from Simple Stories Cozy Christmas  Basics collection.  The jingle bell die is from Memory Box and the sentiment is from my stash.  
 
 
Card Recipe
Greens - BG93, BG96, BG99
Face - E40, E42, E43
Body - E44, E47, E49
Golds - Y21, Y23, Y26
Reds - R56, R59, RV99
Boots - W6, W8, W10
Silver Sakura Metallic pen

 
Here's the same image and paper, just moved the die and sentiment.
 


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