Hello everyone & Happy Wednesday to you all! Sorry I didn't get around to posting yesterday but I am super tight on time this week. I leave Friday morning for Michigan to teach my first "CMC On the Road" classes---yay! And I have lots more prep-work to finish up before I go along with the usual design team work, housework and kid-work, lol. My hubby and son leave Friday morning as well for the NY Catskills for an RC Plane flying weekend show. They'll be camping out over the weekend and Riley is super excited so I hope the weather cooperates and they have a great time. I'm looking forward to the classes--there isn't much that I enjoy more than teaching coloring with copics but the prep work will KILL ME, LOL! I can't wait to meet everyone and a few I have known for awhile cyber-ly so it will be nice to catch up in person! So my blog pickings this week might be a little slim but I'll be back in full force next week for you!!
-Have you seen the locations I'll be teaching my CMC Copic Classes? I'll be in Long Island NY, Wilimington DE and Greensboro NC this fall and I'd love to meet you! Visit my website at www.cmcroad.com for details!
-Have you see the NEW Epiphany Crafts Button Makers that SCACD is carrying--they are SA-WEETTTTTTTT! I just got mine in the mail from SCACD and I cannot wait to use them on my project for tomorrow. I'm going to do a short video as well for you to show you how easy and fun they are to use! You will want one trust me, lol! She's also got new holiday 6x6 paper pads in as well HERE! Also a never before seen NEW STAMP by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD HERE!
-Winners of Blog Candy will get posted tomorrow---stay tuned!!
And it's also a new challenge day for the Copic Creations Challenge Blog! Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and our challenge is shading! Easy peasy--I love to shade my images while I'm coloring, that's what makes them realistic!
Kraftin' Kimmie stamps in stock HERE for you! I adore this "Witchy Poo" by Kraftin Kimmie--doesn't it look like she's having a flying good time, LOL? I used some My Mind's Eye papers from last year on my card and I let the main dp be the sentiment as well! The bow and some of the other web-looking mesh behind the image is Magic Mesh--really fun to use (its great for Halloween and distressed projects)! To make the bow I just cut some mesh off and twisted it in the middle--then used a strip of black ribbon in the center to secure it. I also added a fun black feather behind her too--maybe a friendly crow's feather, lol! The bats are from a MS punch and I sponged the edges with white ink and put stickles on their bodies for sparkle.
My image is colored with copics (duh, lol) and I used C9 thru C1 for my blacks, and YR18,YR12 & YR01 for the oranges and E29,E25,E31 & E50 for the browns. I also have her some fun shadows using W3,W1,Y00 and inked all my edges with my Inkssentials Blending Tool. To make parts of my image pop off the circle, I traced my nestabilities circle around my image and then hand cut it out making sure to cut out the areas that poke out the edges--a fun and easy thing to do! Her dress bodice got stickles as did the skulls---her boots, bow and eyes got diamond glaze on them for shine.
Now make sure and hop over to both challenge blogs---7 Kids Challenge Blog and the Copic Creations Challenge Blog! Hope you'll try to participate in both!