I love these super fun Christmas stockings:
You can see all the details and gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here. Or stop by their blogs and give them some love:
Katie Melhus (you're here!)
and our Featured Designer for September:
I can't wait to see everyone's entries in the gallery this week, I'm always so impressed with all of the creations.
And NOW...some homework catchup. I joined the Copics for Cardmakers class a week late and have been working to catch up on all my practice assignments! It's hard to post some of these, being funky and all but here goes!
Day 1 - Simple 2 and 3-color blending.
On this sheet I used my SU Blendabilities for the first time, and they worked great. They blend well and don't bleed like I find my Spectrum Noir markers can. My only gripe is I wish there was a tad bit more difference between the 3 colors in the family for a bit more contrast, but I'll definitely be getting some more!
Day 2 - Blending tricks - I wasn't feeling these birds and butterflies and still struggle with tip-to-tip blending, I'm pretty sure it was my color choices. I don't have very many copics so my pairs got a bit funky. I love the acetate blending technique though, that worked great! Definitely needing more practice on all of these.
Day3 - Shading with Gray - what a cool technique I never knew about! I struggled a bit because I have no gray copic markers, only spectrum noirs and the two brands were a bit hard to blend together. Love this technique though!
Day 4 - Light sources and shading - I love these flowers and will be coloring more of them! Thanks for looking and bearing with my practice images!
Stamps: Snow Day (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Real Red (SU)
Ink: Pool Party, Real Red, Gumball Green (SU)
Patterned Paper: Snow Day 6x6 (LF)
Misc: Label Die, Ticket Corner Punch, Spectrum Noir Markers, Candy Dots, Twine, Stickles