Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Feeling Green Around The Gills?

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!


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time hun, and isn't it fun to learn a new technique and then put in into action - your fish is amazing! Super card, really love it. Sxx

  2. The card is adorable! I think that taking a class with someone so skilled would be an amazing treat!

    Hope you're feeling better this week!

  3. Christy, your version of the card is fabulous! LOVE that paper you used to cover up that ornery-crooked sentiment! (I think the stamps were definitely at fault there, not all of us!) Your fishy looks awesome, and I still say you have no need to be taking a Copic class... you've got a great mastery of the shading and blending! Hope to see you on Wednesday for the Color Throwdown!

  4. Amazing coloring! The textured technique with the washcloth is very cool. I would love to take a copic coloring class one day. Thanks for the info on the Color Challenge, I am adding it to my list now and hopefully I can play along sometime too. I hope you are feeling better, being sick stinks! BTW you are one of my card design heroes too...three words Critters in Capes...that's all I'm saying. I still think it is brilliant! :)

  5. I think this is just the cutest thing, and I am glad you got to stamp & play with Tammy! AND I hope you feel better soon!!!!

  6. What a totally cute card!!!! Hope that you are feeling better!

  7. Wow! This card is fantastic. The way you colored that image, especially the fish.... perfection I tell ya! So glad you enjoyed the Copic class... If I were closer, I'd join you. But honestly, you don't need the class at all. I've always admired your coloring... they are amazing every. single. time. Well, maybe you could be the instructor! :o)

  8. Ok, so call me red in the face, I came to your blog this morning then got side tracked at Stamp Happy, LOL. Ok, so now I am back, your card is wonderful and of course you definitely paid attention in class because your coloring is perfect.

  9. This is so cute and fun! Love that texture on the fish! :)

  10. Christy, this is so cute!! Beautiful coloring!


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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