They're thankful that you're a vegetarian.
I'm thankful that you're just so wonderful!"
The papers are from Teresa Collin's Journal it Girl kit!
If you're lookin for some sublime inspiration
and/or challenges to try...
my Caardvarks peeps are on a roll this week here!
(Circle of Friends Challenge sponsored by Clear and Simple)
went live at midnight Thurs! :o)
...Mo's Challege DT is always making some gorgeousness here
challenge should be up in the morn :o)
1...BIG news at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
2...Embossing Copics (or other markers)
3...Today's Challenge: Be Inspired Wednesday #56
guest designers on the Cuttlebug blog starting today!!!
and if that wasn't enough,
Cuttlebug Challenge University. With detailed tutorials.
Cindy is starting it out with a bang--Fabulous pictorials on a red-hot topic:
- Copics and Digital Images: The Basics--Part 1 here.
- and Part 2 here.
- and you won't want to miss the stunning details of Cindy's finished card here.
Here's a digital Copic trick, that I discovered the other day--to add to the mix:
You can emboss Copics!
Nope, I'm not some crazy turkey... (well, ya I am) but that doesn't change the fact that you can emboss Copics. See the embossed dots & stripes on this turkey's feathers?
Click the photo, if you'd like to see it closer up.
This turkey is This turkey is a Pink Cat digital image from here. He's printed on Vellum cardstock, and he is mostly coloured from the back of the vellum (to prevent ink smudging & give a soft look.) BUT I wanted to try & add some interest to the front of the vellum too, so here's how that went...
How to emboss Copics:
(works with other markers too)
The key is a cardstock that will resist the ink. I used Vellum cardstock here, but you could experiment with some other quite 'waterproof' cardstocks.
- Vellum cardstock
- Well-inked Copics (or other markers)
- Image to colour (digital/stamped)
- Clear embossing powder
- Heat gun
- Anti static bag (or an old fabric softener sheet)
Step 2) Print your image (or stamp one)
Step 3) Colour sections: Working on the vellum--in sections so the ink doesn't dry on you--stipple (add Copic marker dots) or add lines of Copic colour.)
Step 4) Sprinkle on clear embossing powder while the inked section is wet (you should see a shine to the Copic colouring, if not simply go back & add more ink) :o)
Step 5) Heat gun the embossing powder, gently, to melt it.
Step 6) Move onto the next section, embossing until you have the effect you want.
Copic colouring covered with the clear embossing:
pink dots-- Dark pink RV34& Crimson RV29)
and turquoise stripes--Aqua BG-15 & Duck blue BG49)
His feathery tummy was done by just picking up Copic colour on a colourless blender & using feathery strokes on the vellum (the vellum lets you go back & fix areas, since it's rather non-porous & doesn't hold the ink fast.)
To emboss the Teresa Collins Journal it Girl paper,
I used this homemade embossing plate:
Please click if you'd like to see how it (and
other varieties of DIY plates) were made.
P.s. The Cuttlebug Challenge blog is also giving away the new Provocraft folders--Hope you win 'em!
E.T.A. again Sorry gals n guys, Cleaning was really hard on my lungs, so I gots ta take an eensy blog break--longer than the one day I thought it'd be. Be back really soon & thank you in advance for your patience. xox mel
E.T.A. Just a quick note, to let ya know I'll be posting late today (Thursday)--maybe in the evening...It's been a beautiful week but it's been a busy one! (Can't thank You enough for the copious amounts of way-too-kind kindness!!! You made my week a blissful one!)
I hafta clean house for out-of-province company.
(Our local company knows we aren't exactly neat freaks. heehee)
Here's a purse pictorial & template
that I made with "Journal it Girl"
back in September (in case
you missed it.) ;o)