Thursday, December 8, 2011

I believe!! Yes, I do! Suzanne Dean's Online Copic Classes!

Hello Happy Crafters! I love, love this card I made today for it is the spirit of children who make the season!! Do you still have children at home? I'll tell ya Christmas isn't the same without them!  We are never home on Christmas for we travel to where the grandchildren are! This year we don't have to go far for my daughter, Amy moved back to Maryland and is only 2 hours away! The rest of them live in PA, Las Vegas and Orlando and it makes it very hard not to see each one on Christmas morning. Amy has the two youngest grandchildren who are Abbie 6 and Andrew 4 and they get wide eye and so excited every time they talk about Santa. What is even more special is they know Christmas is really about the birth of Christ.  We always sing happy birthday and it puts the entire day into respective! I love watching their eyes when they see what's under the tree for they dance with excitement and yes glee!!

My card is made with Mo's Digital Pencil. image.   A lot of my customers are multicultural and I struggle sometimes to find the right images for their cards and why I love Mo's Digital Pencil! Mo does a lot of her images in multicultural hair and eye shapes and so if your looking for that special card Mo will probably have an image to suit your needs!!

Do you color with Copics?  Do you want to learn different techniques and ways of coloring- like a rusty vehicle, ethnic hair coloring, animal prints or how about hot pink?!! You can learn all of these techniques and more with Suzanne Dean, Color Me Creative Classroom Copic Class 5!!  With my image today I used one of Suzanne's techniques and I love it! My image didn't have any hair lines and I used the technique Suzanne teaches in  "Ethnic Hair" and was super please with it! If you do not know how to color with Copic, Distress Inks or Prisma Pencils and want to learn how...easy peasy head on over to CMC for online classroom lessons!  

Some day I will get my pictures taken in sunlight so you can see all the sparkle and shine they have!

Suzanne shows a little more of a highlight/ gap between the front and back of the hair rows and it does look better her way but I am still happy with the way it turned out for my first time!!  
  • Copics: Hair: E49, E29, E25, E35, E31, E50. Skin: E25, 23, E13, E11. Green: G29, G28, G24, G21. Red: R29, R27, R24, R22. Blue Strips: B16, B14, B12. 
  • Ribbon: was a gift. 
  • Stickles "Diamond"
  • My edging is actually gold adhesive strips but they look silver in the photo
New goodies at SCACD where you will find all of your crafting needs!
  • Gorgeous new Kaisercraft 6x6 paper pads-HERE
  • New Gorjuss Girl Stamps- HERE
  • Fun Flower Grab Bags- HERE
  • Very cool Wood Flourishes- HERE
  • Awesome new Memory Box Dies- HERE
Do you like to do challenges with fabulous prizes? Freebies, tutorials and a very friendly community of crafters? It's all at The Outlawz!!  Some of the wide site prizes are Oozak. com $50.00 Gift certificate; SCACD $25.00 Gift Certificate, Paper Temptress: A special goodie bad with over $20.00 of paper, Gilli Stamps; awesome goodie bag.....come on and play with us! 

Tip of the Day:  How to attache fine detail dies to your paper. I started buying very thin dies from Memory Box and Cherry Lynn Designs  and some of them are very thin and it's a PIA to try and glue down from top to bottom.  After my card is created I place the die cut in place and spray lightly with Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray:  Goosebumps texture spray adds unique speckled texture with the press of a spray button and it glues your die cut into place!! I love it!!



Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
Have a fabulous, creative day, Debxx

Lorraine said...

Oh Colleen, this is gorgeous! I love your coloring of that image - especially the hair! Cool! I think I have to take Suzanne's new class!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Colleen, this is so stunning I don't know where to begin. Let me start by saying that your coloring is top-notch. It couldn't be any better. I love how you did the little guy's hair.
All of your patterns, layers and embellishments work together beautifully. I am blown away by your design sense. Gorgeous creation indeed.
Blessings & hugz,

Suzanne J Dean said...

Awesome blossom--love her hair, you did a fab job on it! And the card is be-u-ti-mous, I just love it!

Holiday hugz,

Lisa said...

wow! I love love love your card Colleen! I had to stop by and see how you are doing! We finally closed up the cabin last weekend and I am trying to get back into the swing of creating. I haven't had access to any crafting items since June! Talk about withdrawals..LOL! Now I have to relearn how to do everything! I also signed up for Suzanne's class 5 and can't wait to get back to using my Copics. I probably need to redo the first classes though before trying #5!
You did a fantastic job on the ethnic hair! It looks FABULOUS!! Your design is AWESOME as usual! I told you that you would be famous! Way to Go Girlfriend!! Big Hugs!

Anne Fenton said...

OMG I love your is beautiful and I love the image. Goosebumps spray sounds wonderful..mmmm..maybe I'll have to try it! Thank you for joining us at Art Impressions this week. Hugzz Anne

Sara I. said...

This is stunning!! I think you did an amazing job on the hair and love how he pops right off the matting!! The sampler paper is yummy!! I would LOVE to take one of Suzanne's classes - its on my list for Santa ;)

Sylvia said...

What a gorgeous card.
Love the colours and fabulous design.
Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.

Christina said...

That is a gorgeous card Colleen! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card Colleen ! I love the beautiful DP's and this image is so so sweet ! Have a lovely week-end my friend ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Crystal said...

AWWWW this is totally ADORABLE girly, LOVE LOVE this image and your coloring is FABULOUS!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! I love the papers and the darling image! You've colored him so wonderfully! Fantastic design! Have a great weekend!

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh, Colleen, your card is fabulous and your coloring is divine. Wonderful tips too. Thanks for joining in the Art Impressions Weekly challenge. Hope to see you soon

Barbara AI-DT

Country Mouse said...

Your furbabies are adorable! so is your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.

craftykitten said...

What a gorgeous card. So unmistakingly Mo Manning's image. I love the colour you used for his dressing gown, so rich looking. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons in our Traditional Christmas challenge this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx

pinky said...

Very sweet creation. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Colleen, love your stuff,came over from outlaws!
love and hugs
chris richards

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

By the way Colleen....HOLMES is my maiden name !
Maybe we're related ? lol
chris richards

Trina said...

This is a cute card!

Monica said...

How rich and vibrant and what awesome colouring... thanks for the tips. I know what you mean by Christmas and kids... my little one went for the Christmas party in our complex today and was so happy to get a gift from Santa. We are free thinkers and celebrate all festivals that we can lay our hands on. And you should have seen my little one while she was decorating the tree. She had such a happy glint in her eyes. It was worth every effort. My older one has grown to be 12 and is not into Christmas tree decoration any more. Sob, sob. Luckily, I have Aleeza who is not yet four. Thank God for that.

xxx Monica

Pryn said...

Your coloring is OUT OF THIS WORLD, Colleen!!! That hair technique really looks FABULOUS!!! LOVE it, Sistah!!!


Hi...I'm Cindy said...

ohhh wow, you should be proud of your first attempt, your card is gorgeous and your colouring is it Colleen :)

La Vikinga said...

Hi Colleen; I can see that one of your favourite chores is colouring! Your stamped image lokks VERY good!

Thanks for parcipating in this challenge at Crafty Ribbons,

La Vikinga

Dot said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, lovely colours and a sweet image.
Thanks for joining our Y for Yipee challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time and good luck. Dorte x

Mo Manning said...

Colleen, this is beautiful!! Excellent job with the hair! love your DP, ribbon and little red "berries" too! - this card feels exactly like Christmas morning! xoMo

Mina said...

stunning card Colleen, you coloured Mo's fab image just perfectly...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge hope to see you next time too
Mina xxx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous coloring, Colleen! Stunning design too!

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