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Cats & dogs!

2017-08-20 20:20 | 0 kommentarer


For this birthday card I have once again been playing with some of the tiny cats and dogs
from the "Little cat agenda" and the "Little dog agenda" sets from Mama Elephant,
by mixing them! Often I think to make only cat cards or only dog cards, as I think
that people are cat persons or dog persons, but for
this card I just wanted to have some of each and mixed them up! 


I have colored the furry friends with Copic markers. The paw print stamp is from
the "Puppy" set from Paperie Ink.


As I wanted this card to be neutral and not too girly, I skipped the glitter on this!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!



Mermaid card!

2017-08-15 19:57 | 0 kommentarer


I have seen so many cute mermaid cards on Instagram lately, I was so inspired I had to bring out
my own mermaid stamp "Arianna" by Annie Rodrigue and Kraftin´ Kimmie Stamps
and make one too!


I colored her and the sea horses with Copic markers, the background is made using
Distress Inks and droplets of water.


I also added a few drops of Glossy Accents to make some shiny bubbles!
It is a bit hard to see but her tail is really shimmery as I added a few
layers of Wink of Stella!


Thank you for stopping by!




2017-08-12 20:07 | 0 kommentarer


After uploading my pictures of the images I colored from the pipe folds lesson for feedback from Alyce, (the sweetest and most talented coloring instructor ever!), I have taken her advice to experiment and color two dresses with the same blend, but change up how big the shadows vs. highlight ratio is in each one.


I actually have a lot of C markers, here I have used C7-C5-C4-C3-C2 and C1 and it really
is easier when you have more markers then three when it comes to blending.


I think I was stressing when coloring the one to the left (a few days ago),  coloring today on the dress on the right I went back over and over and over with my markers to really blend and I wasn´t afraid to use my darkest marker much more.


The same goes for these grey dresses, the left one was colored a few days ago and the one on the right was colored today and I really let it take time.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!



Happy Birthday, stars & kittens!

2017-08-07 19:19 | 0 kommentarer


For today´s card I have been playing with some of the kittens from the
"Little cat agenda" set from Mama Elephant. 


The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the "Big Greetings" set from Avery Elle.


I chose some kittens who seemed like they were going to a birthday party! Of course I
couldn´t help but adding some glitter to them as well! 


I also added som wooden stars from I think Studio Calico (no package left as I put them in a plastic container right after purchase), what I like about them is that they are easy to color with Copic markers in the color you prefer and they look pretty with sparkly glitter glue too!


Thanks for popping in today! Have a great week!



Pipe folds!

2017-08-03 09:04 | 0 kommentarer


Coloring pipe folds!


I am not going fast with the Clothing class I am taking with Kit and Clowder, as there are so many things to do when taking vacation. This years vacation has been a staycation (vacation staying at home!) so I have had time to do a little of everything, and one thing has been
coloring pipe folds!


I only have tree markers in most of my color familys, (except when it comes to the E´s, maybe I will try to color brown tones some day!) compared to Alyce´s five, so it is a little harder to blend perfectly and smooth sometimes, but I am happy with the result anyway!


Trying out different color combinations...


...I have only been practicing coloring the images from the class so far.


This is so much fun, but a bit scary at the same time!


Thank you for stopping by today!



Oh no...feel better!

2017-07-31 19:40 | 0 kommentarer


 I have had the "Doctor´s helpers" stamp set from Create a Smile Stamps sitting on my desk for a while now, just waiting for some great ideas to take shape! Love this cute little nurse mouse!


The background is made by heat embossing the mouse and the band aid using clear embossing powder. I then masked stripes and colored the stripes with Distress inks (spun sugar and hickory smoke). I really liked this technique but next time I will do the heat embossing in black... to make the images pop a little more together with the stripes. I think I also could have gone a bit more heavy with the Distress Inks too.


The sentiments are included in the stamp set! Image is colored with Copic markers.
Some glitter is added to the hat and the syringe!


Thank you for stopping by today!




2017-07-28 12:08 | 0 kommentarer


For this card I envisioned a line of cute "Little Cat Agenda" kitties from Mama Elephant,
dancing around in their tutu´s with their little crowns on their heads!
I also wanted to incorporate the banner from the "Woodland Wonders" set from Avery Elle.


I did some masking as I wanted the kitties to hold hands (paws)!


This time I did the background first, using Copic markers for the grass and Distress Ink to color the sky. I used my Scan N Cut to cut the kitties out, then adhered them to the background. 


Of course there had to be a little glitter on this card!


Thank you for stopping by!



Big guy golfing!

2017-07-23 22:28 | 0 kommentarer


I almost forgot to share the birthday card I made last week, if you follow me on Instagram (tina.mypop) you might recognize it from there!


The requests for this card were the colors red, blue, yellow and the stamp
"Big guy golfing" by Mo Manning.


I almost always color my stamped image first, mask it and then use a mini ink blending
tool and Distress Inks to color the background.


It is always so much fun to peel of the masking paper and see the complete scene,
image and background!


Image is colored with Copic markers!


Thanks for stopping by today!



Coloring folds!

2017-07-13 16:17 | 0 kommentarer


Practicing some coloring, as I am taking the Clothing Coloring Class by Kit And Clowder.
Today is all about folds. 


There is so much to think about and take into consideration, as shadows, cast shadows, where the lightsource comes from and outlines.


This is what it looks like when the RV69 bleeds on your practicing sheet...


Thanks for stopping by today!



Sticky notes!

2017-07-12 23:01 | 0 kommentarer

How cool and cute is the sticky note stamp from Mama Elephant?!!!


Even though the stamp set has its own cats and dogs I chose to use the kittens from the "Little Cat Agenda" set and the puppies from the "Little Dog Agenda" set, also from Mama Elephant for this card! 


They are just the cutest and makes me smile every time! 


I wanted the background matting to be colorful, so I decided to make my own "patch work"! That is using strips from scrap pieces of patterned papers, it is so quick and easy to do and it feels good to use some of those scrap pieces too, I have a full box of them!


The images and the grass are colored with Copic markers.


I added some Glossy Accents to the paper clips to get them shiny and metal like! I also added a drop or two of glitter glue to the frosting of the cake and to the pencil!


Thank you for stopping by today!



Tea time!

2017-07-06 19:56 | 0 kommentarer


The stamps I used when making this card was gifted to me by a dear friend who
purchased them on a trip to Japan! 


This is totally my cup of tea! My first idea was to color even the tea cups pink, but I decided
to color them in a brown-ish/rose color to go with the cupcakes.


To mix a couple of stamps together randomly is such an easy and
fun way to make a quick card!


The sentiment stamp is from the "Big greetings" set from Avery Elle.
The images are colored with Copic markers. I added some Stickles to the
cupcakes to make them sparkle for the birthday girl!


Thank you for stopping by today!



Puppy Parade!

2017-07-02 23:21 | 0 kommentarer


For this card I made a little Puppy Parade, using some of the puppies from the "Little Dog Agenda" stamp set from Mama Elephant.


I wanted to try something other than just arranging the puppies in a straight line this time, so I let them come together in a parade down a sloping hill!


The banner stamp, from the "Soiree" set is also from mama Elephant. I like to stamp them onto different patterned papers. I always keep a little stash in different colors at hand, as it is very convenient and so easy when they are prepared and ready, just waiting to go onto a card!


The green hill is colored with Distress Ink and the puppies and background are colored with Copic markers.


Thank you for stopping by today!



The right time is now!

2017-06-19 22:21 | 0 kommentarer


I started making cards back in 2005. I can´t remember what got me started in the first place, but I went to an arts & crafts store, where I purchased dark brown and white cardstock, red and white ribbon. I also bought two card making magazines for inspiration. Out of this stash I made my very first Christmas cards, post card style. I cut out shapes of gingerbread men from the brown cardstock. I glued everything together (little did I know that there were something called double sided tape at that time!) and my cards arrived at their recipients all warped... 

Almost all stamps available back then were wood mounted, and I remember thinking there were no idea for me to ever purchase a stamp as I didn´t know how to color.

I fell in love with the adorable Penny Black Hedgehog stamps though, every single one was cuter than the next. Luckily for me stickers were sold with these hedgehogs, cats and dogs and I was able to make cute cards using the stickers.


The first coloring medium I purchased was water color pencils, and I eventually started buying my first stamps, small, simple images that got away with a minimum amount of coloring!


The next coloring medium I came in contact with was the Polychromosos pencils. After a quick demo I decided I´d give them a try and they turned out to be perfect for me, easy to use and I liked the smooth result when blending them with gamsol. Slowly I learnt to color, by lots and lots of practice.


Of course I read and heard about the amazing Copic markers, but quickly forgot the thought of them as a) I didn´t know how to use them and b) I knew it was going to  be costly if I did learn how to use them!

A few years ago I purchased my first Copic Markers. I did know that to get a great result you need at least a light, a medium and a dark marker of the the same color group/family, but that must have totally slipped my mind as in the store I went for one pink, one red, one blue and one purple marker...  But you learn from your mistakes, right?! I had to go back and purchase several more markers to get my "groups" of color.  Before I learnt how to color skin, I used only E11 for skin and was content with that for quite a while! Now I most often color skin tones in darkers shades. My favorite skin combo is E13-E35-V17 and R83 for the cheeks!


Four years ago I took my first Copic Class, taught by the Copic Certified Åsa aka "scraphorse", a basic class, but I learnt so much and realized I wanted to know and learn more. The venue where this class was held was located a two hour car ride from my house (one way) and I thought it was too far away, especially when driving on winter roads. I started to look online for classes instead as it seemed convinient to take a class in the comfort of your own home, any time, day or night, and I found the Online Card Classes, coloring class "Copic Markers For Card Makers! I can´t recommend this class enough, and Sandy Allnock is a coloring Super Star!


For quite some time now I have had my eyes on the Kit and Clowder online coloring classes after taking the free online class Alcohol Markers 101, and I said to myself I am going to sign up for a class when "the time is right", but after reading Alyce´s blog post today about Taking a Class Even When You Don't Have Time, I have decided that the time is right, now, even though I just started a new job, I feel like I don´t have enough time, I have a thousand other things I ought to do instead. But card making and coloring is one of my favorite things to do, it satisfies me, it challenges me and it makes me happy!


Every time Kathy Raccosin announces that it is time for a new 30 day Coloring Challenge I do a little happy dance, as it encourages me to take time for me and my coloring, if only for a short amount of time every day. I don´t partcipate every day of the Challenge, as life gets in the way now and then, but every day I do participate I am so happy I did! And by signing up for one of Alyce´s classes I am taking time for me and what makes me happy! And I can´t wait to learn from her, learn new tips and tricks, challenge myself and after lots and lots of practice, hopefully I will see some improvement! I am so ready to take on the Clothing Technique Class!


I love this Uptown Girl stamp "Ava loves to celebrate" from Stampingbella, but I really struggled when coloring her dress. I am not satisfied with how it turned out and I almost decided to add polka dots to it, to take away the focus from the coloring. This is why I start by taking the Clothing Technique Class before the Hair and Skin Technique Class And I am so much looking forward to progress when coloring this dress again, later on. One of my goals is to be able to color her dress looking all fluffy with beautiful creases and pleats!


Thank you for stopping by today!



Hello, hooray, whoo hoo!

2017-06-14 22:44 | 0 kommentarer


Today I share another set of mini cards!
Perfect size (8,75 x 8,75 cm) with the cutest of mini cats and dogs!


These stamp sets from Mama Elephant are sooo much fun. The tiny cats "The little cat agenda" set and the dogs "The little dog agenda" set are incredibly cute and all of them, 20 in each set, are doing their own thing!


As they are really small, the process of coloring is quick!


They are all so, so cute but I think my favortite of the dogs is the little guitar player! And my favorite of the cats is probably the one carrying the cake, or the one wearing her crown and tutu! It is so hard to chose as they all put a smile on my face!


The grass and the sky are colored with Distress Inks and the cats and dogs are colored with Copic markers! The sentiment stamps are from the "Many Everyday Messages" stamp set from Hero Arts.


Thank you for stopping by today!



Mini cards, Hi!

2017-06-11 20:22 | 0 kommentarer



Sharing a super short post tonight!
I just had to make some mini cards using some of the cats from the "BB Cool Cat" set from My Favorite Things! Wanted to kind of shrink the big card I made a few weeks ago (May 16) down! 


The cards measure 8,75 x 8.75 cm, to fit envelopes (not shown in the picture though), measuring 9 x 9 cm, made with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board. I prefer colored envelopes but crisp white ones are perfect too! 


The cats are colored with Copic markers. The "Hi" stamp comes together with the "Penelope has a pencil" stamp from Stampingbella. Love that tiny stamp with the powerful little word!


Thanks for stopping by!



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