Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March Start to Finish Card

I'm getting March's start to finish card videos in just under the wire! I inked up CC Designs Swiss Pixie Country Lula and used Doodlebug Designs Hello Spring papers for the card.

the first video is the coloring of the hair and skin.

the second is the coloring of her dress, apron and eggs

and the final is the making of the card.

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grab the Aqua Net...

we've got some big 80's hair to tackle in today's video!
I received an email from Missy about Copic coloring and she said, " I have run into a slight problem...I have 80's Anya from The Greeting Farm and her hair KILLS ME!" Reading that made me laugh as I can just picture poor li'l Anya being charged with stampin' homocide! So here's a video on how I color 80's Anya hair, I hope it helps to get her out of jail and onto your cards. ;-)

the finished card can be seen here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Coloring up Fairy Paprika

I thought li'l Paprika with her braided hair could make a nice video. This first video covers the coloring of her skin and hair.

The second video covers the coloring of her dress and wings. The finished card can be seen on my blog tomorrow morning, March 7, along with a chance to win a Paprika stamp and card kit of your very own. Thanks for watching!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Coloring Phyllis Harris Unity Stamps!

Hi Everyone! Carisa here and I'm so excited to have the opportunity to share my love of coloring with you. I have to first tell you I'm pretty much an Amy die hard fan so when she first came to me to ask if she could post some of the coloring videos I had done here, I was so HONORED! I don't make videos often enough but I did color up a new Phyllis Harris stamp which is a new co brand with Unity Stamp Co & just am in love with these new images. I thought I'd share my video here with you as well. She has a different style hair - more whispy which is the technique I'm mostly featuring in the video as well as a tiny bit of how I add white highlights with Copic Opaque White. 

I hope you enjoy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

More Copic Storage

Hi guys!
Today I have another Copic storage share from Lisa Gobea. I don't know about you, but I really enjoy checking out all the different ways people keep their markers handy and organized.

Here's what Lisa had to say in her own words:

Unfortunately the shelving units that I use to hold my Sketches in are no longer being made, The people from Quickutz came out with them to store the little dies inside pull out boxes that could be purchased separately. I'm sure you all remember them. The units ran about $20 each. It took me about two months to finally get two units. I had ordered them from three different web stores (including only to be told a week later that they were out of stock. If memory serves me right I ended up getting both of these off of Ebay. They are somewhat heavy and I will admit that I overpaid on the shipping because I wanted them soooooo much. :O) You all know what I am talking about. lol.. Admit it.
I love that I can separate the different color families and still have more room left over for when I finally have my collection completed. The drawers on the bottom come in handy for storing my airbrush system and any extra nibs and whatnot. Overall I am quite satisfied with this set up.

When I first started to collect Copic markers I used little wooden boxes in one of my scrapbooking tool totes. It worked great, but then I ran out of room. I now use the wooden boxes to store the Various refills in. They are stored in my three drawer rolling card that I purchased at Lowe's a very long time ago. It sits right next to my desk so that it is in easy reach. lol... Are you bored yet?

When I first ran across the big Copic Bag on I of course had to order it. I don't usually go anywhere to color, but sometimes I do like to take my Copics to bed so that I can relax.
When I first got my bag I didn't really like the mesh bags that it came with, so I have been trying to come up with the perfect solution. Well, last week I was walking around our Dollar Store when I ran across these cardboard pencil holders. Needless to say for a $1 each I grabbed about ten of them and came home to make it work for me. I did have to cut some of them in half and then take them back up, but I am so so pleased with how they came out. The tote fits them all perfectly and my Copic OCD is happy as I can still keep them in their color families so that I can find the color that I want when I need it.

Thanks so much for sharing Lisa! :)