I spent a good part of last weekend in Bloomington, IL where I had the pleasure of teaching a Copic Certification and a consumer class. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures at the Certification because there were many delightful people there, but I did manage a few from the card class at The Keepsake Element. I loved Bloomington! Many large town amenities with a small town feel – 2 hours to Chicago, 2 hours to St. Louis. Just a wonderful time. The Keepsake Element was a beautiful scrapbook store, with great class room space. Thanks to Lisa and Beth for hosting me!
The top card is one of the cards from the card class using the Flourishes Cherry Blossoms set. I love how this image turned out.
- Flower Petals: R83 and Blender
- Flower Stems: G24, G28
- Background: BG000 and Blender
We made this Flourishes Poppy Patch card with blending and airbrushing. The ribbon was a plain cream that we dyed by coloring directly to the ribbon with a YR16 marker. (I use the chisel end, and it’s easy peasy.)
- Flower Petals: YR12, YR16 and YR18
- Stems: G24, G28
- Backgrounds: YR31 on the label, YR18 over the stencil and YR16 on the ribbon
Finally, we used this sweet little Bildmalarna image. She was my favorite, and seemed to be the favorite of many of the girls in the class, as well. It was the last image that we worked on, and we worked on hair, faces and woodgrain – 3 popular ‘how-to’ topics for Copic lovers. The colors used here:
- Hair: YR21, YR24, YR26
- Dress: BG000, BG01
- Skin: E00, E51 and a hint of R20 for the cheeks
- Woodgrain: E31, E33, E35
Three projects makes for a lot of ground to cover in a 2 1/2 hour class, and this beautiful bunch of ladies were wonderful on Saturday morning. They were helping each other, laughing, trying new things. So fun to visit with…wish that I had them right next door. We’d be instant friends, I’m sure. 🙂
Finally, here is a picture of Lisa McClelland and I after it was all over. We realized we needed a picture just after her store partner, sweet Beth had left for the day. <sad face> They were incredible hostesses with one of the most beautiful scrapbook stores I have ever been in. LOVED it. Thank you, Lisa and Beth for having me visit. I am so happy that our paths crossed, and I hope they do again in the future. 🙂
Thank you, Bloomington!