Sunday, 17 October 2010

A whole day...

...of colouring-in **bliss**

Saturday was Andy's (Pinnacle Crafts) "Copic & Promarker" workshop. Andy had a group of 8 ladies with various levels of experience in using these pens so we started with a printed image that folk could 'play' with. I love Andy's classes because he has a very easy teaching style and there is always something new to learn or a new tip to share.

This was our 'play' image...not really the sort of thing I would use but it allowed the chance to play with light sources to achieve dimension on a flat surface. It is surprising how one gets used to the way ones own pens are stored - on more than one occasion I reached for a colour and I couldn't find it 'cos the pens were arranged in a different order - I think next time I will take my own pens, which should make things a little easier. I was quite pleased with the urn but the flowers are not really my thing.
Another thing I love about the workshops at Pinnacles is the fact that you get to play with items that you don't have or would be reluctant to buy unless you can see whether you would actually make use of them. During the course of the day we made two cards using stamped images from the "Flower Soft" Christmas/Winter stamp range and we got to play with a couple of the newer Martha Stewart punches.
The 'side-stepper' card was made using 290 weight white card as the base, some silver miri, Kanban winter scene card, blue miri and one of the new Basic Grey embossing folders. The stamped image was coloured using both Copic & Promarker pens then the figures were glazed using Glossy Accents and the snow was Ice Stickled.
The easel card was again made out of 290 weight white card. The inside of the card was lined with some snowflake PP and the 'bar' was cut from the blue miri (two layers to give depth) using the new snowflake trim punch - blue flatback gems decorate the centre of the snowflakes. The front of the card was covered in another Kanban winter card design.
The stamped image on this card was coloured just using Copics and once cut out it was glazed all over with Glossy Accents. Once dry, I used normal Stickles (diamond) to bling up the furry bits on the figure's outfit...think I was a little heavy-handed with the stickles as it is almost impossible to see the colour/design underneath...oops, LOL.

Andy said it was one of the quietest classes he had taken - everyone was so engrossed in their colouring.

I had a lovely day and am so pleased that I have a few more of his classes booked...the November 'Tim' day is going to involve inking, embossing and grunge all to create something for Christmas in the Tim Holtz style...with an Andy twist. Hurry up November LOL..............................


Jules said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic day, love the cards you've made. Have fun at the Tim workshop too! :D

Scrappy~Sarah said...

beautiful work

our shabby cottage said...

These look fantastic. It sounds like a really fun workshop.

Court said...

These are so sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by the Passionately Artistic blog and leaving us some love and encouragement on Wednesday. We really appreciate it! :)

And I totally agree with you about the ATG. I was a professional blob maker for a while until I got the trigger action under control! :)

Allison said...

they are all lovely and great colouring