So, Sunday evening at 6:00, I had the
great pleasure of attending another Copic marker class
with the amazing Tammy Hershberger.
She came to my local scrapbooking store last year
and I was able to take her Copic 101 class,
so I was really excited to hear that she was coming back
so I could take her Copic 102 class.
Tammy's got some mad coloring skillz,
which you can check out yourself at her blog: Stamp Happy.
One of the techniques Tammy shared with us
was this cool textured effect made by soaking a bit
of old washcloth with Copic blender solution
and touching it briefly to your colored image.
You can see it on the fish I colored below.
Tammy brought along this adorable image,
the Somethin's Fishy ala' mode by My Favorite Things.
It came with a variety of sentiments, but considering how sick
I've been lately, I just had to go with this one.
Tammy also generously provided the white die-cut element,
the green folded cardstock, and the strip of plaid paper
from Basic Grey's Marjolaine collection.
Unfortunately, I stamped my sentiment crooked,
so I ended up just taking my card pieces home and redoing it.
You can see that I also added the background patterned paper,
which is from the October Afternoon Campfire collection (love!),
some ribbon, and a button, and accented my focal piece
with brown faux stitching and a little Antique Linen distressing.
If you ever get a chance to take a class with Tammy, do it!
Besides being a wonderful teacher, she's also
very sweet and encouraging. A lovely and fun lady.
I also recommend following her blog for all sorts of inspiration
as well as participating in the Color Throwdown Challenge
where Tammy heads up the Design Team.
She encouraged me to participate, and I'm going to
make an effort to do so. I'd love it if you join me!
Have a great day!