9 March 2017

Colouring with Copics is such a hoot!!

Oh I have been having fun with the new release at My Favorite Things and here is a little owl for you.

There are never any mistakes in crafting, merely happy accidents!  So if your initial colouring idea does not work out - don't panic, take a deep breath because you can usually figure out a way to save your colouring from diving into the depths of your waste paper basket.  In my case I merely fussy cut both the tree stump and owl.........ta da, saved the day and managed to add dimension to my card - win, win!!

I also did a little bit of experimenting.  How many of you have MFT background stamps, with good intentions to use them, but don't know quite how to go about it?  Well, I took a piece of Copic card and stamped the Hessian background on to it using MFT Natural Hybrid ink - enabling me to colour my free-hand background over the top - if you opt for one of their paler hybrid inks you can easily add your own design with the delicate texture still showing through.  It just adds another dimension to your Copic colouring.

Talking of dimension, the tree stump was simply glued on to the background image, with the addition of shadows to give the impression of depth.  Then I stuck the little owl to the card with thin foam pads.....just enough to make the owl take centre stage!

Stamps: MFT - Critter Clan, Happy Hedgehogs, Hessian Background
Colouring Medium: Copics (see list above)
Tools: Misti, MFT Hybrid ink - Natural, Foam pads

I am really chuffed that I managed to save this little guy from the "blooper bin" and that it inspired me to try something a little different with my background stamp!

Happy Colouring

8 March 2017

Martini anyone?

I'm more of a Pimms girl myself, but this little bee seems to be enjoying himself!

Stamps: Birthday Buzz by Whipper Snapper
Paper: LOTV Country Meadow
Colouring Medium: Copics
Tools: MFT Bubblegum Hybrid ink, MFT Wonky Stitch Rectangles, MFT Stitched Rectangles, Glossy accents

Happy Colouring

7 March 2017

Have you heard the news........I'm going to be teaching Copics!

I am travelling to the USA in April and will be teaching Copic classes at the
My Favorite Things Boutique in Eustis, Florida.

During the morning I will take you through some basic Copic skills, moving on to a really fun no-lines colouring technique.....something I've been asked to teach multiple times!
Then in the afternoon, you get to put all the things you have learnt in to practice, culminating in you creating your own version of the card below!!

I will take you through it in manageable stages - building your proficiency and confidence!


My Favorite Things Boutique
Eustis, Florida

22nd - 23rd April 2017

The schedule for each class day:

Morning Session 
9am - 12 pm

Lunch Break
12pm - 2pm

Afternoon Session
2pm - 5pm

Each day of class will result in three finished cards and will be identical in content.

The class fee is
It covers all supplies with the exception of the Copic markers listed below and your favourite stamp tools and adhesives.

Please bring the following colours with you to the class:

                                     GREEN:            G40, YG61, YG63, YG67, YG17, G94
                                     GREY:               W1, C0, C1, C2, C4, C6, C8
                                     YELLOW:         YR000, YR000, Y15, YR15
                                     BROWN:           E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
                                     BLUE:               B000
                                     COLOURLESS BLENDER: 0

We will have a limited supply of the colours that I am using available for purchase

Each class will accommodate a maximum of 30 students and we expect both classes to sell out quickly.
Classes must be pre-paid.
Due to the limited seating availability and special nature of this event, no refunds will be given if you are not able to attend.

Register for Saturday, 22nd April HERE SOLD OUT

Register for Sunday, 23rd April HERE

I am really looking forward to teaching these classes - hope you can join me

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