Saturday, September 25, 2010

Memory Works

I am now a Memory Works Consultant and you can find my website to order at: http://shannonwhite.memory-works.com

They sell popular brands of scrapbooking stuff.  Please give it a look. If you're like me and you can't find popular brands near you, this is the company to get the stuff you want!

I will also be selling card kits very soon so stay tuned for details!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blending with the lighter of the two...

Coloring with Copics can be quite intimidating to a beginner. I find what is most intimidating is the neutral color palette (the browns and skin tones) Here are my tips when color with Copics:

I'm starting with a Stampin Up image. I stamped my paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Here I'm using neutral colors. I choose E11, E33 and E57.  Start by putting down your lightest color first (E11) all over the image you want to shade. I'm imagining the light coming from the top right of the page so I want my highlight to be on the top right side of the image. Next the middle color where you want your middle tone shading (E33) and lastly your very darkest color in a small amount where you want your darkest shadow (E57) on the left and bottom edges.




Now we're gonna start to blend. Using the lighter of the two darkest shades blend (in small circles) the shadowed area only with your middle color (E33) and blend between the two. You always want to use the lighter of the two shades to blend.





Next you'll want to use the lighter of your lightest shades (your highlight color - E11) and blend out your middle shade so that is it smooth. This will allow your image to still have highlight tones as well as shadows. Your image won't be as light as it originally was just because your paper will soak up more of your highlight color. The more saturated the paper is the darker the ink will appear.



Remember to press lightly when using these markers. you don't need to soak the paper to get good color results. You only want to see a little bit of color coming thru the back (depending on the paper you are using.) Over soaking your paper will result in bleeding outside your stamped image. 

Remember to practice with your copics! Practice makes perfect!

Monday, September 13, 2010

my blog hop winner!

My blog hop winner is!!!

Mary #5509

Congrats Mary!

 Let me know if you already have an USX! if so, i will pick another winner but send you the stickers! if not, its all yours!
shannonmarie123@gmail.com

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fiskateer Blog Hop! and extra goodie!

Welcome to the Fiskateer Blog Hop! If you came here from Groovy Deb's (#2644) blog, you're in the right spot!! If you have stumbled upon the blog hop you can start at the beginning at http://fiskateers.com/blog/


Thanks for stopping by!  Monday I was lucky enough to take a Copic Certification Class in Pittsburgh where I was officially made a Copic Certified Designer.  Here is the project I made to share with you:

I started with a white cardstock base, and ran a piece of Prima patterned paper (orange and pink) thru the cuttlebug with a tim holtz embossing folder and glued that down to my card base.





Here is my image (i've been using this alot lately!) its a C.C. Designs Stamp from the Sugarplums collection and its called "Spring Couple".  They're just so cute! anyways, here are the copic colors i used: C1, C3, E44, E57, YR07, R02, R24,Y08, Y04, B23, B26, V12, V15.  Stamped with memento ink.







I cut out my stamped image with my Fiskars craft mat, finger tip craft knife and of course my orange handled scissors!













I cut out a piece of light lavender using a nestabilities label die. and put my stamped image on top of that.









I decided my diecut was boring so i used an copic multiliner and a copic marker (V09) to edge and decorate.









I added ribbon and glued down my stamped image and diecut over top. I tied a bow with the ribbon seperate and attached it to the card after.








Here is my finished card! I hope you like it!!











Alrighty and I have an extra special prize to give away for the blog hop! A little giveaway just for stopping by on my blog!

So leave a comment and I'll enter you into a drawing for an Ultra ShapeXpress and some stickers!!!

To continue in the blog hop, you need to hop over to Julie Overby's # 725 Blog!  


Here is the list of bloggers in our hop!
 
Fiskateer Blog   http://fiskateers.com/blog/
Debby Lewis   2852     http://debbysdares.blogspot.com
Kelly Starsky   6446   www.kellystarsallthingscrafty.blogspot.com
Colleen Flathers   2970   www.cleancreate.blogspot.com
Donna  6036    http://donnawoods.typepad.com/my-crazy-crafty-life/
Genevieve Rodriguez    839    www.GensDen.com
Gretchen   51      http://gscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Tifany DeGough  5942    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
Peg Rounds  3675    http://www.pegscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
Angela Daniels  009   http://angeladaniels.squarespace.com/
Robin Stewart   6505    www.robinisstamping.blogspot.com
Sudie Alexander   97    http://unkit.com
Jennie Kaderabek  414   www.jenniekader.blogspot.com
Jen Macknick    3213       http://www.jenmacknick.blogspot.com
Divinity     6688     http://www.scrap-n-patch.blogspot.com
Lyn Dwyer  1110    www.lynd.typepad.com
Kelly Jo Massicotte   936    http://kellyjom.wordpress.com/
Debbie Buckland  352     http://artycrafty.wordpress.com
Connie M.  627    http://craftygoodies.blogspot.com/
Johanna Peterson  2812    http://ifjohannahadablog.blogspot.com/
Groovy Deb   2644   http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
Shannon White  6394     http://scraplady324.blogspot.com
Julie Overby   725    http://joverby.blogspot.com
Mary Gibson  1121    http://crazymarynsc.blogspot.com/
Judy in Huntsville-AL   5798   www.bepresentbereal.blogspot.com
Rachel H.   667   http://rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/
Tami Bayer   804   http://dappledesigns.blogspot.com
Kate Blue   4529    http://www.kateblue.blogspot.com/
Regena   6124   http://randrcrafts.blogspot.com/
Katherine Schmitt  6847     http://katherinestamps.blogspot.com
Amy Sotolongo  2568   www.amysoto.blogspot.com
Lisa Simpson    5095   http://lisascrapsite.blogspot.com/
Betsy Burnett  2572   http://aimhappy.blogspot.com
Marianne   6701   http://number1aunt.blogspot.com/
CraftySuz  6135   http://craftysuz.com
Jennifer Priest  2074    http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com
Lisa Falduto    1983    http://www.lisafalduto.blogspot.com/
Keely Yowler  6398    http://www.keelyy.blogspot.com
Laura Bray   1150   http://www.katydiddys.blogspot.com
Jan J/Far North  7263   http://farnorthdesigns.blogspot.com/
Patti Behan  3651     http://www.pattibehan.blogspot.com
Stayce Dewid   2985    www.staycedewid.com
doverdi  1329  http://www.craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 3, 2010

Don't miss the Fiskateer Blog Hop

Join me and many other fiskateers in the fiskateer blog hop september 10th and 11th.  I will be giving away some stickers and an Ultra Shape Xpress! So make sure when you stop by on the 10th and 11th and post whether or not you already own one of these awesome crafty tools!

I'll also be showing you come crafty projects!

See you then!!