Friday, July 30, 2010

Zenn and Sun ... nice combo ... I am in Florida

I am in Florida visiting with my daughter but wanted to have some new postings pop up now and then. So hopefully I have figured out Blogger's scheduling and you will see new things from time to time even though my computer is alone on a table in Michigan while I am enjoying watching the tide.

I have started playing with Zentangles ( Juliet got me hooked. You may remember Juliet from the series of Zindorf tutorials we did a few months back ... HI JULIET .... ) and found a great site.  Plus this notebook is perfect for dragging to the beach.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

some Copic links

While I am in Florida, I have some blog entries date marked to pop up.

My friend Elaine sent me these links ...

  • The Creative Closet:  Love this video, and especially like that the colors she used are in the written post.
  • Zest Blog:  The link goes to the "Marker Monday" posts which have lots and lots of tutorials, remember to click on the previous entries link at the bottom to get all of the posts.  The "Marker Monday" link is also listed on the left sidebar. 
  • Heather's Heavinly Stampations:  Lots and lots of tutorials here, from various hair colors to skin types, and all are easy to follow. 
  • Thinking Inking:  GREAT tutorial on coloring a car, loved the result, and I hope you do too.
  • Icopic:  Lots and lots of tutorials at this link, and I guess you could also consider this a resource (actually all of these links are a type of resource : )
  • Debbie Design's YouTube Channel:  A couple of great videos here for you to view and pick up some nice tips.
  • Distinctive Touches:  The link takes you to a great tutorial on how to blend colors using a feather type of stroke with your pen, very well done and helpful. 

    • I Like Markers:  This is the "Cadillac" of resources, here you will find posts like this one, and just about everything you can image related to Copic markers.  In addition you are also exposed to color theory, composition and more are related topics, just a wonderful overall resource. 
    • Copic Creations Blog:  Wow!  Just amazing information here, everything you need to know and more, and there is always something new to discover as well. 
    • PaperFections:  Tons of information here, an amazing resource on all things Copic. 
    • Suzanne Dean:  Amazing videos, tutorials and templates to keep are resources. 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Warm gray cool gray

It's never to early to think Christmas!  I was having a good time playing with warm and cool gray copic markers. The image is from Firecracker -- and is on sale this month as a part of the Christmas in July sale.

I hope this post goes up as scheduled because I am M I A and visiting with my daughter in Florida.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Teapot Tuesday

What a cute teapot. We are making cards this week for kids with cancer. Sigh ... it is bad enough when grown-ups get cancer!

Usually my birds are good for tons of feathers but I just really cleaned them and vacuumed up every feather in sight .... so I could only come up with 3 little feathers which accounts for the one card hiding behind the other 3.

What a nice way to sit on the beach

I got this really peachy notebook and can go sit on the beach and play Zenn ... zentangles that is! My friend Juliet got me going on these and they are very restful and non-demanding. Perfect way to watch the summer go by.

Monday, July 26, 2010

A Round Tuit 3

I have the beach on my mind because tomorrow I am going to Florida-- something tells me it will be even hotter than sultry Michigan, but it is a chance to hang out with my daughter and you gotta grab those chances when they come along.

I have a few things scheduled to pop up on my blog now and then, and I will be back and posting soon.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Round Tuit 2

Guess I should have used papers with a bit more contrast. But I am liking this technique. The bumps on the outside are 3/4 inch circles, and then I fold a piece of white cardstock in half and cut almost a circle on the fold to make the card. Easy Peasy Pudding and Pie!  Or should I say Pi ... ha ha ... sometimes I laugh at my own jokes!