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Card #1

I used the feathering technique on the flower

Copics used: RV25, Y38

Card #2

I used the feathering technique on the butterfly

Copics used: RV02, B02

Card #3

Copics used: E21, E31, E33, E50, R20, R17, Y13, Y21, B93, B97, B00

Card #4

Copics used: E11, E31, E35, E33, E37, E43, R17, R20

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Hello everyone!! Well, this month the technique was feathering.  If you missed it….check out Ann’s tutorial here

I used the feather blending technique on all three cards this month.  I just love the look of this technique and the shades are amazing.  Try different colors to see what neat combinations you can come up with!!

Let us know if you have any questions!! Thanks for stopping by….happy coloring!!

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Copic Tips for August…….

Ann’s Copic Tip for August….

Things that will hurt your markers!

-White out or opaque white pens even when they are dry. They will leave residue on your marker

-Acrylic paints. They clog marker tips

-Chalks/Pastels

-Untested inks or pens. They can stain your markers. Staz On ink is bad, it’s a solvent in and will not work. Use Memento (the best IMO), Tsukineko Brilliance (if it’s heat set), Ranger distress inks (test it first, with darker colors), Memories Dye ink (heat set it too)

-Solvents or oils

-Un-fired Clay and plaster

The rule of thumb (right out of the Copic certification book): “If it is something that smears when it gets wet and is opaque, STAY AWAY or test it first. If you must color over it, Airbrush your marker on.

Things that will not hurt your marker just make the tip look yucky

-Pencil or Colored pencils

-Watercolors

Usually if you want to use another medium on your image it’s best to do the marker work first and then use the other medium (ie colored pencils) second.

Lisa’s Copic Tip for August……..

The best way to color with copics…..

Colour in small circles, keeping all your edges wet.

To give depth to an image, choose 3 markers within the same color family (B00, B02, B05 for example). Use the lightest (B00) for highlights, and start with this colour first. Add the next darker colour for the midtones (B02), then use your darkest shade for the shadows (B05).

For best results, it’s ideal to use only high quality paper, there are a number on the market and recently, Donna started a thread about a new paper revealed at this summer’s CHA. Avoid colouring over whiteout as this may discolour your nibs.
Happy coloring! 🙂

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Feathering

This is a technique that is best with colors that are very different and you want to blend them.  Long areas are needed for this (ie flower petals). 

1. You need 2 lighter colors that are very different (from different color families).  To start to learn this technique start with colors ending in 0, 1, 2.  Your colors end up dark so start light.   (no darker than a number ending in 4)

2. Layer ink in one direction using a stroking technique.  Lift your marker at the end of your stroke.  Your first color should cover about ¾ of the area with the darkest part close to the end and lightening as you go.  You may want to practice this stroking technique first.  We talked about it in the Direct to paper blending technique in June.  Make sure to work in the same direction.  (this is a little different than the other techniques where working in circles is best)

3. Add your second color starting in the opposite direction from the other end of your work.  You may want to turn your paper.  Do not worry if it looks streaky right now. 

4. Add a second layer of your second color

5. Now go back and add a light layer of your first color and just keep working back and forth between your 2 colors until you like the results.  Let the paper dry a bit b/c it changes as it dries.

6. You should not really see any of the streaks and the colors should appear to run into each other. 

7. This is a very hard technique so just keep practicing.

8. Your inks need to stay wet while you are working, so they blend.

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feel up for a little summer adventure? I sure did, how could you not with such a fun ribbon kit from Savvynsassy???

I wanted to capture summer memories  and the new WRMK  72 and Sunny paper line were my go papers.  Look how well the summer adventure ribbons co ordinate with these papers. I distressed the orange dotted twill with some black distress ink to grunge it up and to fit in with the mood of the layout. I bunched it along the corregated paper and glued it in place.

In this layout, I used the yellow sheer ribbon to add another layer that is anchoring the photos.  See the red rose in the centre of the white flower…. yes, that too is ribbon from the summer adventures kit

I used the ribbons from the kit as layers again but this time, I mimiced the colours that is in both the dotted and the lined patterned papers at the top and bottom.  More papers from WRMK. 

anyone remember the tutorial I did last month?  it was this frame. I used the beautiful yellow sheer ribbon from the kit.  Scroll back through the blog posts and you will see my tutorial on how to make this frame.  I would love to see the frames you make.  Post them in the gallery at SnS and send me a little PM.

I have had a wonderful time working with this fun ribbon kit.  I know you will too!

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Lately I have been using “seed beads” to embellish my scrapbook pages and projects. I do not “string” the beads. I adhere them! I have been asked many questions about this so I decided to make it the topic of my August Tutorial for SNS.
What are seed beads? 
Here is a Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seed_bead that gives a great explanation and a photo. I buy my beads wherever I see some that strike my fancy. Usually, they are quite low cost.
Here is a photo of some beads I have on hand:

Endless variety is available in colour and type of seed beads!

  Here is a layout I created using seed beads: 

Photo credit: Pam Sandy”]

Photo A

Papers: Reminisce and BasicGrey’s Dasher Collection  

Seed beads: Clear glass and red glass  

Beads were used to enhance paper design, accent the flowers,  and pinpoint the snowflake centres   

Close-up view:  

Detailed view of clear & red glass seed beads”]

Photo B

How- to:  

1. First gather your supplies.   

– Glossy Accents by Ranger  

– Small container for your seed beads (Here, I’ve used a tiny fast-food BBQ sauce tub that I washed out and saved.)  

– Beads of your choice  

– Your project~  I have decided to embellish a journaling tag for this tutorial.  

NOTE: You will also want something such as waxed paper to cover/protect your work area.  

Supplies needed to add seed beads to an embellishment

I use Glossy Accents by Ranger as my bead adhesive.   

Why?

I prefer Glossy Accents because it  has a fine precision- tip applicator, adheres things where I need it to, and adds a clear, hard coating  that is shiny when it dries. 

Additionally, it is ACID FREE!  

Glossy Accents by Ranger

 2.  Apply a small dab of Glossy Accents where you wish to adhere a bead to your project.  

Applying a dab or "drop" of Glossy Accents

3. Then move your applicator tip over to your little tub of beads. Dab the tip of applicator onto the bead you want, “catching it” on the tiny amt of adhesive that it already on the tip.  

"Catching" a bead with tip of applicator

 4. Move applicator, with the caught bead, over to the dab of Glossy Accents on your project. Touch the bead to the adhesive on the project. The bead will go into place:  it seems to “release” from it’s position on applicator’s tip. This works best if the applicator tip has only a tiny amount of adhesive on it- and the dab on your project is larger- effectively pulling the bead off the applicator. (Try this- you will see what I mean! LOL)     

"Caught" seed bead is moved into place.

  5.  You can also use Glossy Accents in this way to adhere  a line of beads, as seen in photo B]. Work in a 1-inch long line.  

Just work a little more quickly, being sure the line of adhesive you have applied to the area does not start to dry out.  

If it does, reapply.  Glossy Accents works on curved lines in the same way!  

Sample shows Glossy Accents used to adhere seed beads on curved lines

6. Don’t worry: the Glossy Accents adhering the beads will look “wet,” but only for a few minutes! Allow to dry flat.    

Looks "wet" but will dry quite fast to a glossy, hard finish.

 7. All dry and ready to use on  your Layout!

Ready to use on a scrapbooking project

Other ideas for using seed beads: 

1. Stickles and cardstock flower-shapes can be covered in beads, then sealed with Glossy Accents to embellish the centre of a  handmade flower, as seen here:

Note Stickles, cardstock floral center & seed beads, sealed with Glossy Accents

2. Use a rounded “pile” of seed beads sealed with Glossy Accents to enhance a flower:

Floral centers using seed beads in different types of faux flowers. Ric Rac seen here is from the SNS August 2010 "Summer Adventures" Ribbon Kit

 Light yellow ric rac from August 2010 Ribbon Kit.  Link to this  beautiful “Summer Adventures” Kit is HERE.

3. Use a fine line of beads to accent a detail on patterned paper ( in this case a fern leaf): 

Beads can accent a fine line on your patterned paper

Yellow satin-edged organza and ric rac from August 2010 Ribbon Kit.  Link to this  beautiful “Summer Adventures” Kit is HERE.

 4. Use your beads to accent an embellishment, in this case a butterfly:

Butterfly wings sparkle with the addition of clear glass beads!

5. Embellish a cardstock medallion with concentric rings of beads to accent its’ pattern:

Cardstock medallion embellished with seed beads

6. Polka-dotted patterned paper becomes a 3-D  background when beads are adhered to it to accentuate its’ visual impact:

"Astilbe: Front Garden" created with SNS August 2010 Ribbon Kit- "Summer Adventures"

 Deep melon-red satin-edged organza ribbon from August 2010 Ribbon Kit.  Link to this  beautiful “Summer Adventures” Kit is HERE.

Have fun with those seed beads and “Thanks” for visiting us here at the SNS Blog today for this scrappy “How-to” all about seed beads! Come back soon!

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Savvy n Sassy's August Ribbon Kit

The Savvy ‘n Sassy August 2010 ‘Summer Adventures” Ribbon Kit is bright, fun ,and plentiful!

 I was able to create so many pages with it.  Here is a sampling!

 

Project #1~ “Dream Daisies”  [side 1]

"Dream Daisies" Layout: Side 1

“Dream Daisies”  [side 2]

"Dream Daisies" Layout: Side 2

Detailed Views: 

Detail: Yellow satin-edged organza

Detail- Yellow mini ric-rak

Detail- Organza and yellow grosgrain ribbons

Supplies and Information:

Created with the  SNS  “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit

Butterfly: Dollarama
Glass Seed Beads (clear & coloured)~ Dollarama
Bead Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Ranger
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!); own collection
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582
White textured CS: Tantra
PP: All from the” Ooh La La Collection for Him”- My Mind’s Eye
Borders: MME
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic- Gingerbread
Organza ribbon, grosgrain ribbon and ricrac: All August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit
Ribbon adhesive: MM Ribbon Glue

Project #2~ “Astilbe: Front Garden”

Layout~ "Astilbe: Front Garden"

Detailed Views:

Detail: Satin-edged organza & stamped tags

Detail: Satin-edged organza, fussy-cut mini-flowers and beaded medallion

Supplies and Information:

Created with the “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit

Satin-edged organza ribbon : SNS August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Butterfly Punch: Regal Gifts
Lettering,  title- BasicGrey’s Perhaps collection
Subtitle: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type TT 578
Turquoise CS: Bazzill
Pp: SEI “Poppy” Collection
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama
Glass beads: Fashion Glass
“Discover” stamp: 7 gypsies
“Explore” stamp: 7 gypsies
Circular medallion: MME

Project #3~ “Lillies; Visual Delight”

Layout: "Lillies~ Visual Delight"

Detail View:

Detailed view of title & turquoise large-dot & orange mini-dotted grosgrain ribbons

Detail of corner orange grosgrain ribbon accent

Supplies and Information:

 

 
Created with the “Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Teal Beaded butterfly~ Dollarama
Buttons: Vintage; RAK from friend Helen (TY!); own collection
Flowers: MME, Prima, some made of pp w/ Sizzix Sidekick using Sizzlit die
Lettering: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type, TT 582 (cream)
Visual Delight Lettering: Basic Grey’s Stella Ruby
Textured CS: Bazzill- Yam
Peach CS: Unknown
Smooch Ink: Gold Lame and Moonlight
Pp: Pink Paislee, and 3 Bugs in a Rug
Scissors; Cutterbee
Scallop Template: Dollarama
Ink: Versamagic- Gingerbread
Adhesive for Ribbon: MM Ribbon Glue

Project #4~ “Sophie and Sam”

Layout "Sophie and Sam" (My niece & nephew, 2009 school photos)

 Detail View:

Satin-edged organza strip on left; mini-ricrac on tag & lower right

Supplies and Information:

Created with the
“Summer Adventures” August 2010 Ribbon Kit
Title Lettering- Sizzlit alpha: “Nouveau” font by Sizzix
CS: “Gumbo”- Bazzill
Pp: unkn
lge orange flower on left: from scrap of Jillibean Soup pp
Decorative corners: Archiotectural Accent #4: Sizzlit by Sizzix
Flowers:
Silk- BoBunny
3-D yellow rose- “Paper Decorations” by Dollarama
Prima: Essentials No. 9- “Shabby Chic” #539986
Prima: Essentials 5- “Space Boy” #527860
Prima: Essentials 5-“Make me Happy” #527792
Prima: Floral Embellishment- “Artful Collage” #523800
Squirrel: Riff raff Chipboard
Glass Seed Beads: Dollarama
All beads adhered w/ Ranger Glossy Accents
Brad: Recycled office item
Ink: Versamagic Chalk ink in Gingerbread
Oval Tags: Sizzlit die; scrap pp
Leaves: Sizzlit die; scrap papers
Pp: Fancy Pants 

Fine Tipped pen- Black; CM
Vintage Buttons: from friend Helen H. (TY- RAK); own collection.
Clear background nature item stickers: PC- Bitty Stickers “Nature Works” #42-0784
MM Ribbon Glue

 Be sure to pick up this gorgeous August 2010 SNS Ribbon Kit before it’s sold out:  y0u’ll find ALL your summer scrapbook & craft projects oodles more fun to complete!

Remember: Summer Adventures are the BEST kind!  

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