Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cult Challenge for January

Anita picked a new sketch challenge; she chose Mojo Monday 147. I used a MFT digi printed on copic expressit cs. This digi is also a new release this month in a clear stamp.She is paper pieced and colored with copic markers.

The paper is from MME: Lavender. I also used ribbon and cs from SU: Sage (retired) and Pretty in Pink. The darker pink is colored with a copic marker: R56. The sentiments are stamped in memento and are from MFT: All Occasion Sentiments. The "hello" is cut in half. On the inside I used MFT dies: Fishtail Flags and one of their flower dies: Layered Rose. The flower center is Distress Rock Candy dry glitter.

Markers used for her skin are E50, E00, E11 and R20. Hair is YR24, E44 and E25. Her dress is RV11, R85 and R56 and the shoes are E42 and E43. The wood on the furniture legs is Y28 and E44. Shadows are C1, C3 and BV00.


It's a beautiful day in Florida - we had brunch on the beach and walked the farmer's market this morning. I received my latest order from MFT yesterday and spent some time this afternoon coloring with my copics. I haven't done a sketch challenge for a while and decided to use the latest layout for the new Doodle Garden image: " Raptor" I love the latest MFT release.

I used paper from BoBunny: Little Miss and from Prima: Madeline. The cs is from SU: River Rock and Artichoke. The image is stamped in Memento on copic Xpress-it cardstock. Several MFT dies were used in this card: the new heart border; oval stax; designer labels stax 4; and for the inside I used green paper cut from sweet stack label and a stamped oval from the layered label die.

His face is colored with E50; E00; E11, R20, R00 and BV00. The hearts are RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29. Several combinations of these greens were used for the body: YG03, YG25; YG93, YG95, YG97. His stomach and dots on the body are from YG91, Y28 and E44. The ground is E43, E42 and 0 blended for a base under dots from the greens and stomach colors. The background is dotted with the same colors used for the body and stomach. The background is BG11, BG10, BG72 and O.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Copic Journals

The cult decided to  get together for Joye's Christmas present this year. She has been wanting to play with copics, but hasn't been sure how to start. I made a list of starter markers and we waited until Dick Blick had a good sale to order them. We were able to purchse about 30+ markers to start off her collection. I made her a Copic Journal Book. I downloaded the pages from the Copic Monkey and used a Saturated Canary image for inside. The dp is from my stash. The cover decorations are MFT die cuts. While I was at it, I made ones for gifts for Elaine and Anita also. I as going to make one for Kitty, but she would rather just go straight to coloring images.  Here is a slide show of their books. You can click on the show and go to the Picasa album to see the individual pictures.

Catching Up

Hoping you had a wonderful holiday and that the new year is off to a great start. I am facing my last day of break before going back to school tomorrow and wanted to update you since it's been so long. Christmas was quiet and restful, which was enjoyable. I had the chance to visit with each of my kids, but didn't get to see my sisters. Be sure to check out my other post today (Copic Journal) and the Friendship page for an update on the annual Cult Christmas/New Year Party.
I also want to share other items from before Christmas that I didn't find time to upload. First is the awards that I made for my students who made A's on their last test before break. They have the ribbon pull out for a Hersey bar.

Next is a picture that Elaine, Anita and I made over to MFT for their holiday "Mingle and Jingle" party. We had a lovely time and enjoyed a visit to Olivia's for tea and cake as well as shopping and a make and take at MFT. It was such a surprise to see the expanded store space. We even ran into Jane while there.

Next is a picture of my tag for the St A exchange (that I had to miss because of tornado warnings). I tried to go, but had to turn around because of the bad road conditions. I loved making this tag using the techniques from Stephanie Ackerman's class. I needed to order a black distress marker. None of the ones tht I own gave the look I wanted.
 I have also been hard at work on my December Daily Journal which I will upload as soon as I have time to finish and photograph.