Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Out of the Box Copic Coloring

I want to share a couple of cards from a recent Copic class I taught at 
Scrapmania in Cedar Rapids
The images were printed on Watercolor paper so that I could get a blending effect resembling the succulents.  Also, using unexpected marker colors help to achieve the effect that I wanted.  

Ken Oliver - Poppy Flower  KN-0025

Art Gone Wild - Succulents Bracket Frame AGC3-2829

The Copic Markers used on these cards were:

I hope these will encourage you to step out of the box and use Copic Markers that you normally would'nt think of putting together.

Hope you have a Great Day!!
I'm off to teach a class.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy To Be Back and Sharing

I've taken some time away from the Blog world the past year and have realized how much I missed being out of the loop.  Although I have not been blogging that doesn't mean I've been laying around eating bonbons.  I have a new grandson, my daughter is engaged and getting married this August and I have been teaching classes at my local scrapbook store here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Scrapmania is a fantastic store and Stacy keeps her inventory current with all the latest products, if she doesn't have what you want she will order it.

I teach Copic classes and lots and lots of card classes.  I absolutely love what I get to do and all the fantastic people I get to meet.

Today I'm starting a new series of beginning Copic classes that will run June through December.   Tomorrow I have 2 classes using tulle for shaker cards.  There is still space available if anyone is interested in attending, all you have to do is call the store to reserve your space.

Tulle shaker card, June 27th
Scrapmania 319-377-9999

Thanks for stopping by, more to come!


Monday, July 11, 2016

With Sympathy

I had to put together a couple of Sympathy cards today for a family at my church.
These are my least favorite cards to make and I need to get better at building up my stash.

Two basic cards, now to get them in the mail.

Thanks for stopping by...

Blessings, Nancy

Monday, July 4, 2016


I know I've been absent for awhile, but I wanted to wish you a very
Happy 4th of July

I'll be back again soon!



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Where Does The Time Go????

Sorry for the absence, but I have been getting ready for several classes that I am teaching and preparing for everything next month.  I have 1 class down and 4 to go yet this month.
Today I want to share a card that I made using a tag that I'm using for one of my classes.
This month in my Copic Class I will be teaching techniques with colored papers.  We will focus  mostly on krafts and neutral colors, but I may throw a little something, something into the mix.

The paper I used for the tag is Neena Desert Storm and the embossing powder I used is "Wow" Gold Pearl.  I love this Poppy stamp from Hero Arts, as its a fabulous staple in my collection.
If you've never colored on a kraft paper you should give it a try.  You can achieve some unique and beautiful colored images.  A note though, you will need to use darker more saturated colors to get the proper effect.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Blessings, Nancy

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Copic Exploration

The past couple of weeks I've been on a journey of trying new techniques, papers and most of all COLORS.

I have gradually added more depth of color along with shadows on my images.  I also have been working with a few different papers.  Wanting to see if by some chance I could like Neenah paper, well that's a negative.  Working with Copic Xpress It paper for all the years I've been coloring, I just can't get the feel of Neenah.  (sorry Neenah fans)

Well today's card was just for fun and testing colors and paper.  I think my grandson will like it no matter what.
Card Front


I don't get the blend of color with this paper that I usually can achieve, so it's back to Copic Xpress It for me.  

Thanks for stopping by today.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Acetate Card Class

I wanted to do a quick post to show all my followers here in Iowa this fun card class I'm teaching at Scrapmania.  These cards all have acetate panels of some kind on the front of the card and are so easy to put together.  You will be using a great summer time paper pack and will get to take the remaining paper home.  Yeepee!!!!  (there's so much left to take home)

I will be teaching the class two times June 15th.  We have a 2-4pm class and a 6-8pm class
I understand the class space is filling up fast, so call today and reserve your spot.
Scrapmania 319-377-9999

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today.