Monday, January 20, 2014

Registration Now Open: Copic Card Class Feb. 12, 2014 6-8pm

Join me, Shelly Maxwell, for class on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6-8pm at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL Cost $20 Register by calling 309-736-7242.
 We will create five gorgeous cards using Graphic 45's line of papers "Sweet Sentiments" paired with tons of bloom, butterfly, and fairy stamps we will be coloring in class using Copic Markers. We will be reviewing basic color techniques during class.
 You will need to bring sharp pointy scissors, adhesive, pop dots, glue dots, Chestnut Roan brown cat eye ink pad to class.
 We will also be inking using Distress Ink in Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers. I will have mine available to use in class. You may also use my Copic Markers if you would like.
The cards also feature wonderful ribbons and Prima flowers!
We will use the following markers in class: B32, B34, B00, B02, E01, E31, E33, BG32, BG34, BG72, BG75, G20 (this one is used a lot), G21, G24, Y32, Y35, Y38, BV02, BV04, V000, V01, V04, V09 (used just a littl bit), and clear blending pen. We will use Clear, Baby Blue, and Turquoise Spica glitter pens, and also Pearlized Top Coat from Smooch (you may use mine in class).

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Valentine Projects with Echo Park's "Head Over Heels" Collection by Shelly Maxwell

 You will be able to create to your heart's content with this versatile line of double sided papers. The collection is HUGE and offers great inspiration including journaling size cards that can be used to embellish both the fronts and insides of cards.
The adorable 12x12 Element sticker sheet that accompanies this line of papers leaves the card possibilities really diverse-allowing you to go masculine, feminine, young and old with the card themes. 

 Your imagination will spark as it creates layouts with this "Head over Heels" collection. I want to share a non-traditional Valentine themed layout-but the papers seemed to fit the occasion here because my children do love to ride horses. I used a Tim Holtz Alterations Word Play die to help create the title on this layout and a Tim Holtz Alterations Vintage Lace border die to create the small border. 
 I also used the Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosette die to create this embellishment:
 I LOVED the "I love you to the moon" title from the Elements sheet and I was able to use it on my second layout celebrating the 60th Anniversary of my in-laws. This layout is a bit more masculine because it uses the arrow and fringed notebook border stickers paired with Tim Holtz Alteratons Mini Gears and Gears set along with Ranger Inkssentials Foil tape sheets (gears).
 I pop dotted a few of the gears to add a bit more dimension to the layout.

 The final Valentine project I would like to share with you is a wooden tray I assembled using a Kaiser product I glued together with Zip Dry and then painted with Art Anthology Sorbe Dimensional Gel Pain in Red Velvet. The gel paint creates a textured glittery surface and dries really fast. 
 I measured the sides of the tray both inside and out and covered with paper from the "Head over Heels" collection. I used my Xyron to place adhesive on papers and make the project come together really fast.
 I cut a few flourishes using the Ranger Inkssentials Foil tape sheets and Tim Holtz Alterations die "Mini Flourish" to place on the handles and around two of the corners. I also wrapped the base with a narrow black ribbon and added a bit of twine and one Maya Road Vintage posie to the handle.
Thanks for checking out my Valentine projects. You can purchase this line of papers, several of the dies and other products I've mentioned her by shopping online or at the store: The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL