greetings from computer hell! i am VERY excited because my Colored Pencil 2 Class is launching. HOWEVER, the process of loading up the videos is enough to make me toss this computer right out the window! it clearly wasn’t made for what i would like for it to do. the slowness is pure agony! i could very well die of old age before it finishes one video! there is a dell i would looooooooovvveee to possess. unfortunately a new one is not likely so i will just have to try some patience – patience is not one of MY virtues :P
in the meantime i decided i should head over here and get a post up for today!
there are still items left in the store and it is ALL still 40% off!!!
i hope you all had a great 3 day weekend. mine was spent working BUT hubby watched pezza for me and working WITHOUT a helper was bliss i tell ya! love her to pieces but she is usually less than helpful when it comes to me getting work done.
the best part about the working – i love my work!!! despite it being *WORK* which can be a little stress inducing no matter what you do because of the introduction of DEADLINES i do love it! and this weekend it was all about colored pencils for the launch of my second pencil class on Color Me Creative – my buddy Suzanne’s online classroom site. now everyone knows it is the BEST place to learn Copics but not everyone uses (or can even afford) copics. so we thought colored pencil classes might be a good addition and the response so far to class 1 has been fantastic! so what will class 2 have?This class builds on what we learned in Class 1 covering additional, more advanced topics using Prisma Colored Pencils. Topics include African American hair, white objects, metal, wood, grounding an object, using colored paper bases, using grays to accurately shade complicated patterned areas & more. We will also go over other pencil brands and options. The following stamps will be used in the lessons:
- Mo Manning – Baby Fairy Ayana, Bday Fairy Dee
- Lala Land – Chef Marci, Dress Up Marci
- SCACD – IBFS Calla Lilly Corner
- Whipper Snapper – Sophia
- Pixie Dust Studios – Flower Cart, Making Lemonade
- The Greeting Farm – Wild Sprout Ruby
- Pixie Dust Studios – Making Lemonade, Flower Cart
- Pink Cat Studio – Garden Plate 1, Tea & Coffee Plate
- Free digis – Lilly & Cupcake
To sign up simply click here: Colored Pencil 2 Class. as part of the class i will go over colored pencils OTHER than Prismas and I wanted to share a card today that uses Lyra Polycolor oil based pencils – these pencils are heavenly! remember if you want to go shopping for some pencils (or anything else) head to dick blick via the link in the upper left hand corner – i will get credit for sending you over!
here are some charts to color in if anyone has been looking for some:
Prismacolor – i think i might re-do this one to look more like the others…
and here is my card:
I kept the card fairly simple – i think of this as being a CAS style card but according to folks on SCS it is not but – pretty simple none the less. the lemonade paper is from K&Co i believe – love their pads! Joanns had them all 40% awhile back so i got several! the border punch is EK Success.
The image is from Pixie Dust Studios and it is a digi image printed on PTI stamper’s select paper. I love this paper because i can use it for pencils OR copics. The wooden stand is colored with Prismas and is one of the lessons in Class 2. The rest is colored with the Polycolor pencils and oh how i love them! being oil based instead of wax based means they are creamier and highly blendable. i can’t wait to experiment more with them. (Thanks susana for the wonderful birthday gift – a gift certificate to Dick Blick!) i have NOT tried them with OMS yet so i can’t report on that! stay tuned…
and of course what could be more perfect as an embellishment other than a lemon slice. this i what i love about owning a cricut – custom embellies no matter WHAT my theme is! this one is from the Preserves cartridge. i inked all of the edges and then a couple are popped up with foam tape for dimension. i finished by covering the little lemon segments with Scattered Straw distress stickles – regular stickles would have been a bit much in this particular case i think….
so what do you think??? aren’t pencils fabulous!!??!?! and now off to check my video upload! have a great monday!