Category Archives: Copic

LOVE you (queen & company)

Hi everyone. I wanted to do a bit of coloring for today’s The Daily Marker 30-day color challenge, but I didn’t have a lot of time. So I colored my favorite critter from Simon Says Stamp‘s Best Friends stamp set (I’m a bit obsessed with it at the moment) and placed him inside the LOVE foam front shaker kit from Queen & Company.

Queen & Company LOVE foam front/Simon Says Stamp Best Friends

It was super quick and easy. Inside the shaker, I placed paper from the Heart Throb paper pad along with Pops and Diamonds.

Queen & Company LOVE foam front/Simon Says Stamp Best Friends

Copic markers – E30, E31, E33, E35, E37

Before adhering the card front over the assembled shaker, I removed about 1/4″ from the top and bottom edges. I adhered two thin strips of plaid paper to the acetate on each end then added the card cover over top. Lastly, I die-cut and  adhered “you” from Word Dies 1.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow.  :)

1amichele siggy

You Have a Kind Heart (simon says stamp)

Hi everyone.  I recently purchased a couple stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp‘s latest release. The other day I colored Best Friends (super-super-cute set) and posted on Instagram.  Today I colored the larger image from Kind Flowers. It’s a lovely set filled with flowers and quite a many kind sentiments.

Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers

After stamping onto X-Press It Blending Card, I colored with Copic markers then stamped the smaller sentiment using white ink on black card stock then white embossed.

Simon Says Stamp Kind Flowers (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG13, BG15, BG18, C00, C1, C2, C3, E35, G28, R39, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y21, YG03, YG06, YG09, YG17, YR23

I also added a little plop of Glossy Accents into the flower centers and surrounding dots.

Thanks for visiting today. I’ll be back soon.  :)

1amichele siggy

Squidgy Thanks (stamping bella)

Hi everyone. Today I did a bit of coloring for The Daily Marker 30-day color challenge on Instagram. (The challenge isn’t limited to Instagram.  That’s just where I choose to post. If you’d like to keep up with ALL of my work, you can find it HERE. It’s easier to see everything together rather than scroll through blog pages.)

I’ve used Daisy Squidgy from Stamping Bella. She’s my favorite of the squidgies.

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy

After coloring with markers, I paper-pieced the dress then added a bit of stitching around the panel edges. Paper is my favorite from Queen & Company, Flirty FloralsI love, love, love it.

Stamping Bella Daisy Squidgy (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, G19, G46, R000, R00, R01, R02, W00, W1, W2, Y21, Y32, YG03,YG06, YG09, YR23, YR24, YR27

If you like to color, using any medium, you should check out the 30-day color challenge. The idea is to simply color for 10 minutes each day. That’s it.  :)

Thanks for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Celebrate (with teeny stars)

Hi everyone!  Today I have a card to share using Paper Smooches‘ new Teeny Stars dies. It was super-quick and easy, and works for male or female. (Masculine cards are so hard for me.)

Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die and Teeny Stars Dies

I first die-cut the word Celebrate several times from black card stock then once from silver foil card stock. I layered all then adhered to the center of the black panel.

Paper Smooches Celebrate Word Die and Teeny Stars Dies

Copic markers – B16, BG15, G05, RV14, V17, Y17, YR04

I die-cut the stars from silver foil as well then colored most with Copic markers. When I looked closely at the foil paper, I could see very slight directional lines (grain) so I colored in the direction of the lines and that way, the added color was pretty smooth.  To create the tiny dots, I die-cut a scrap of silver foil using the Stitched Square die. The dots are the perfect little accents, I think! Once the panel was assembled, I adhered it to a silver foil panel and then to a card base.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I’ll be back tomorrow with something new and super fun from Queen & Company:)

1amichele siggy

Friends are Flowers (stamping bella)

Hello everyone.  :)  I often get caught up in using the  most recent releases, tending to forget about my older “inventory.”  But this week Stamping Bella‘s challenge was to go “vintage.”  Not to create a vintage style but to use an older image or stamp set. YAY!  The perfect push to revisit old favorites.  I have always loved the Lulu stamps so that’s the first line that entered my mind.  :)

Stamping Bella Lulu's Garden of Daisies

I have several Lulu stamps so it was actually a bit of a tough decision, which to use. I decided on Lulu’s Garden of Daisies.

Stamping Bella Lulu's Garden of Daisies (close-up)

Copic markers – E00, E01, E11, E35, E37, V01, V12, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, Y21, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, YR18, YR23

After coloring with Copic markers, I added a subtle shimmer to Lulu’s dress using a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. The sentiment, from Garden Girl Flower Sentiments was stamped using black and purple ink, then die-cut with a die from a lovely set, gifted to me by my very sweet and generous friend, Bev. ♥

Next week’s challenge

Use a stamp from the same category as this month’s Stamp of the Month which is Winter Backdrop (20% off through 1/31 by the way). So next week we’ll use any other backdrop stamp. If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for visiting today! :)

1amichele siggy

love you (stamping bella)

Hi everyone.  Today I did a bit of coloring using an image from Stamping Bella‘s latest release.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon

I just *love* the heart shaped ribbon being held by Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon.  So cute.

Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Raven Loves Ribbon (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, R05, R14, R24, R29, R32, RV42, Y21, YR21, W00, W1, W2

I colored with Copic markers on X-Press It Blending Card then added a bit of stitching as well as a few die-cut Tiny Hearts (also colored with a Copic). As an afterthought, I added a bit of pattern to the dress using a 0.3 Wine Copic Multiliner.

I’ll be back soon with Stamping Bella’s challenge for this week. :)  Thanks for visiting.

1amichele siggy

 

Stamping Bella’s January Stamp of the Month

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first Bellarific Friday of 2018! This week the team is working with Winter Backdrop, Stamping Bella‘s January Stamp of the Month, available at 20% off through January 31.

Stamping Bella Winter Backdrop and Snowman Love

I paired the background with Snowman Love from The Littles Collection and a Holiday Sentiment. The stamp is large enough to fit an A2 card horizontally but I chose to use it vertically.

Stamping Bella Winter Backdrop and Snowman Love (close-up)

Copic markers – BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18, C1, C2, C4, C5, C7, E00, E01, E11, E31, E33, E35, E37, G05, G28, R59, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, Y17. Y21, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG17, YR12, YR23; Copic Opaque White

After coloring with markers, I added tiny dots of Opaque White using a toothpick.

Next week’s challenge is to use a current Stamping Bella image that was not part of the latest release (in other words, an older but currently available stamp). If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by next Thursday to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

1amichele siggy

Love You (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! I’ve been playing a bit with Stamping Bella‘s new Uptown Zodiac Girls. Today I colored the twins, Gemini, as BFFs.

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girls - Gemini

I think this image is so sweet. (And I wish I had that hair.)

Stamping Bella Uptown Zodiac Girls - Gemini (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E000, E00, E01, E09, E11, E31, E35, E37, E49, G19, G28, R01, R02, R39, R81, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, V09, V12, V15, V17, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG06, YG07, YG09, YG17, YR14, YR18, YR23

I used the “love you” sentiment from Edna Blows a Kiss Sign, splitting with words to place each within a heart.

The super sparkly Posies embellishments are from Queen & Company.

Thanks so much for visiting today!  :)

1amichele siggy

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! Since tomorrow will be a busy day, I wanted to pop in today to wish my friends a Happy New Year! While my day may be busy, I’ll be welcoming 2018 very quietly, at home. (One of my favorite places to be.)  :)

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Opal the Optimist

Stamping Bella‘s Uptown Girl Opal the Optimist is perfect for ringing in the new year. She’s one of my faves and accompanied by the perfect sentiment. I know that sometimes it’s difficult to be positive, especially during very difficult or trying times, but even bad days have their blessings. We just need to be willing to see them.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Opal the Optimist (close-up)

Copic markers – BG10, BG70, E00, E01, E11, E13, E31, E35, E37, E50, E51, E53, G29, R01, R02, R39, R59, R83, R85, RV11, RV32, W00, W1, W2, Y21, YG17, YG97, YG99, YR14, YR23

After coloring with markers, I added subtle sparkle to Opal’s dress with a clear Wink of Stella pen then added a bit of Queen & Company bling.

Thank you so much for visiting. May your new year be filled with many blessings!  XX

1amichele siggy

Warm Wishes (stamping bella)

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I know it’s a super busy time for all so I appreciate your time and interest.  :) 

It’s another Bellarific Friday with Stamping Bella. I’ve used Tiny Townie Skylar Loves to Skate and Holiday Sentiment Set.

Stamping Bella - Tiny Townie Skylar Loves to Skate

We were to create using the photo below as inspiration.

Dec 22

After coloring my image with markers, I added a few tiny die-cut snowflakes and a strip of pompoms (which are technically flowers) to resemble the lights in the photo. The die-cut was white then also colored with markers.

Stamping Bella - Tiny Townie Skylar Loves to Skate (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), E00, E01, E11, E31, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W00, W1, W2, Y21

We’re taking a small break next week with no challenge. For January 5, create anything at all using a current Stamping Bella image.  If you’d like, email your card to emily@stampingbella.com by Thursday, January 4 to be featured on the SB blog. By doing so, you’ll also be entered to win some Bella Bucks! (All challenge details can be found HERE.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!  And if you celebrate, have a very Merry Christmas! ♥ ♥ ♥

1amichele siggy