Sunday, August 12, 2012

Coloring -101!

I took a Copic coloring class with Jenny Gropp at our wonderful local stamp store yesterday, Impressive Ideas.   Now I am a Googler and a Youtube Extraordinaire and I just knew I would go and be..."ho-hum, I know all of this!".  Well, I was so very wrong.  From the minute Jenny opened her mouth to speak I was learning, learning, learning.  And a lot of what I learned was that I don't know nothin' and have so much to learn!  It was a great class with wonderful information about the whole Copic system...and we ended with some blending practice. much to learn and I need to practice, practice, practice! :)  But, we all have to start somewhere don't we?

I came home and decided to practice on this flower and just totally threw out everything I had learned because I didn't have the right colors! LOL!  I think Copics are going to be like NEVER have the right color! So I didn't get great blending on this although I think my leaf looks pretty ok....but I do like the way this turned out and is sort of op-artish, perhaps.

I used Close to My Heart papers and a stamp set (given to me for my birthday by my good friend, Christine!) as well as some Papertrey ink twine and a Die-namics die for the banner.  The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo black onto Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut out. The button was from "who knows where" (do you have that same line at your house?)....just a stash I had around.

Well, I had a fun time playing with my colors and can't wait to try again!  Now why is it Copic-101?  Because I need to go back to the cellar and start all over again.  I don't think I passed 101...need to start back at -101! ;)

Happy Sunday and Happy Crafting!


  1. I like the coloring & the way the Sunflower pops off the paper. Like the realistic look and the distressed torn edges.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Susan love the torn edge and of course the fab flower

  3. Susan, looks like Jenny had a great class and you did a great job! You can definitely never have enough Copics! Love your sunflower.


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