Wednesday, March 16, 2011

La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!  Irina is here today :-)  I was super excited when Jacquie and Mandi invited me to be a Guest Designer for a day on Copic Oz blog!!  I think this is a great chance for us to tell you all first hand how excited we are at La-La Land Crafts to be represented in your country by X-Press Graph-X!!

Irina Blount (me) and Eric Berry are the owners of La-La Land Crafts AND the artists of Marci and Luka line of stamps.  This line of stamps was introduced in August of 2010 and received an amazing response from the crafters from all over the world.  Our images are adorable and sweet.  Our stamps are designed to be colored!!  There are a lot of open areas in all of our images to showcase your Copic coloring skills.  From the novice to the Copic coloring expert, everyone can enjoy coloring these images!!   Our stamps are made of red rubber and are deeply etched, they come to you mounted on a cling and ready to be used with acrylic blocks.

Today I would like to share my card with our Marci with Rose.  This stamp along with other Marci and Luka images is available through X-Press Graph-X.

I colored Marci in Black & White with a hint of pink, kind of like a photo tinting effect.  A few tips on coloring images in Black & White:

- I find Warm Greys to be the best choice for coloring images in Black & White.  Other option is Toner Greys.
- Color in small areas to keep the ink wet to avoid overblending.  I always start coloring the face and the rest of the skin on the image first to set the tone for the rest of the image.
- If desired, add some color to your image to tie it in with your project.  If doing so, color those areas with your greys first to give it a grey undertone.

I also colored this pretty silk ivory ribbon with Copic R85 to match the paper.

This card measures 6" x 6".

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Marci with Rose by La-La Land Crafts
Papers: Cardstock - Bazzill,  Designer Paper - Teresa Collins
Tools: EK Success Border punches, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilites, Cricut Eiffel Tower (from Paris in Summer Cartridge)
Embellishments: Crystal Stickles, Button from Buttons Galore, May Arts ribbon (colored to match with Copic in R85)

Copics Used:
W00, W2, W4
R83, R85
YG03, YG63

I hope you enjoyed my post :-) 

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  1. Irina, I love both the image of Marci and your project! Thank you so much for posting on Copic Oz. Mandi xxx

  2. Love the colours on this card Irina!! Marci has an old world charm in the warm greys and the hot pink and black background looks fantastic!! These adorable stamps are taking the craft world by storm!!! :)

  3. Beautiful card ... and your images are adorable. I'm very excited that that are now available here!

  4. I love your stamps (plus the owners-smile!)and truly enjoyed hanging around at your booth during the CHA ... LOVELY card!

  5. So pretty! Love the black and white look! Just like the photos where they pull out a flower or something in color... as always your coloring is amazing!