Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake Challenge

Today I have something a little different for art journal page! 

The majority of the materials used to create this page is Copic based.....let me explain!!!!

 I always use X-press It Blending card, however I prime it with Gesso (another X-press product) if I know I'm going to use alot of inks on the paper.  The important thing to remember is...because there is Gesso on the paper, you should not use your copic Markers directly onto the paper, as the Gesso may clog the nib!

 The next step is to add ink directly from the reinkers (B00) into a mist it spray bottle and spray the background.

 I added some purple ink by by dabbing it around the edges.

 I use the same purple dabber to create the base of my cupcake.  I then stamp the grid pattern using Texture Paste (another X-Press It product).

 I dab RV10 onto the top of the cupcake and then airbrush the heart pattern onto the cupcake using the Copic Airbrush system

 Using a dot and dabbing method I colour the cherry for the top of the cupcake.

 Using my Copic multiliners, I draw in my wording.

 Then colour it in and pattern my Word Art.

 Using my multiliners I add in some text around the base of the cupcake.

 I add some white highlights using Copic Opaque white

 ....and attached it all using X-Press It foam Tape.

 I add a little bit more doodling to the journal page....

 ...and voila... there you have it!  A journal page or you could make this into a birthday card! its your turn to create!!!!

What's the Challenge?: Create a project (card, layout, off the page) using your Copic Markers, reinkers, mulitliners etc to create a BIRTHDAY themed project!!!

Is there a Prize?: YES!!! 
                         A La La Land CRaft Stamp AND an Acrylic Block

Who can play?: This challenge is open to EVERYONE, including international!

How do you enter?: Use the inlinkz below to connect to your blog or online gallery and upload it prior to 6pm Monday 25th June 2012, Australian EST (4am USA EST)!!!

I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Happy Creating....Mandi-Lee
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Flower Challenge Winner!!!

Hello Everyone!  This month we had 23 wonderful floral entries for my Flower Challenge!!!  A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated and it was fabulous to see so many new people playing along!!

I'm sure you are all on the edge of your seats to see who is the lucky winner of a Flourishes Stamp Set and a Memento Ink Pad!  :)

The lucky winner this month is.........FIONA-KATE with this stunning red rose card that she made for her Mum!
Congratulations!!!!  Please Email Sascha with your postal details so we can send your prize to you!!!

Don't forget to pop back tomorrow for another CopicOz Challenge and another chance to win!!!

Happy Colouring!
Kathy  :)

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Deconstructing Marci

I have had so much fun deconstructing Marci.  

This is a technique I love and often use.  For those of you who know my work, you'll know that I love working in layers.

That is exactly what I have done with Marci.

First I stamped as many Marci's as I could fit onto my X-Press It Blending Card.  At this point I 'map out' what part of each image I am going to colour.

Using my Copic Markers I have coloured ONLY the 'mapped out' areas of each image.  The great thing about this technique is that you don't have to worry about staying within the lines, as each 'section' is going to be cut out!

The next step is to cut out each and every little piece of Marci, being very careful not to lose any pieces!

I also make sure I have one full image of Marci.  This becomes my 'base image'.  This is the image that I will attach all the other pieces to. 

 I work out what parts of Marci are going to be glued first, and then all the subsequent pieces that are going to be layered on top.  For example, Marci's arm is going to be glued down before her dress.  This is because, as a 2D image,  Marci's arm is BEHIND the sleeve of her dress.

I use Foam Tape to raise the watering can....

  and also play around with the visor of Marci's cute little hat....
until the layers are just right!

Then Marci is ready for her flower and to be placed in the perfect spot....on a pot!

Happy Mother's Day!

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