Thursday, October 15, 2009
Today, I ventured out to my own crafting blog - "Pamie-K's Creative Korner". After months and months of looking at other blogs, I decided that today would be the day to post my first creation - good, bad, or ugly. I have to begin somewhere, right?
Painting was my first love, then came scrapbooking which included photography, now rubber stamping. The wonder of it all is that I can incorporate all of my interests into one. Creating something gives me such pleasure.
I was first introduced to Copic markers while we were living in Anchorage, Alaska, over the summer. I took a stamp class at The Stamp Attic and fell in love with the way the markers blended on the paper. I slowly began collecting the markers and will continue to collect them for a very long time, especially since there are so many colors! A Copic Certified Designer class will be offered in Miami in January which I am hoping to be able to attend.
Since we moved back to Florida in September, I have begun to create again (it has been a very long time since I have actually had the extra time to do this). It has been so much fun and I am learning something new every day. Of course, there are numerous items that I will add to my collection of tools, stamps, and Copics.
For my first post, I have designed a "goodie bag" for some friends that I will see tomorrow night at a scrapbooking crop. I watched a video on Jennifer McGuire's blog (called, "Stamped Candy Bag") that she created for Hero Arts. I have been a fan of Jennifer for years and hope to actually meet her in person one day - but until then...her blog is the closest I can get to learning from her. If you watch Jennifer's video, you will see how the candy bag will fit into the card.
I stamped the image on the white Bee Paper then added a bit of Tea Dye Distress Ink around the image. I then began to color in the image using my Copic Markers. After cropping the image to a square, I adhered it to the background paper.
Card Stock: Craft card stock; BoBunny - Kitchen Spice Sesame and Rust Dot; Bee Paper Aquabee (White - Specifically for Copic Markers)
Stamp: Great Impressions (I purchased this one from Michael's Arts and Crafts in Anchorage, Alaska)
Stamp Ink: Memento Black; Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Color Box - Chestnut Roan
Copic Markers: YR04, YR68, R08, E13, E37, YR14, YR21, BG000, B02, B04, YG23, G07; Colorless Blender; Spica-Gold
Colored Pencil: Faber-Castell 130 (for inside of mouse ears and cheeks)
Misc. Materials: Glue Dots; Fall Leaf Buttons; DMC Floss; Crop-A-Dile; Snaps; Ribbon
Please post a comment and let me know what you think! Thank You! ~Pamela~
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