Saturday, June 26, 2010

Canadian Nickel Scrap'n Blog Hop!!!

This is Shelley and I want to welcome you to Heartstring-Designs and the fantastic Canadian Nickel Scrap’n Blog Hop! If you just found this hop via me, you are in for a treat, because there are nine of us with some helpful and creative techniques to share with you. If you are already on the hop then you probably arrived from Melanie’s blog and were thinking this was the end of the hop. But, you would be wrong…hop back over to Nicole’s blog (after you check me out of course) for some exciting blog candy and more information!


Today I thought I would share a Copic marker technique on blending colors and something special at the end that will amaze and thrill you. (or at least make you think, “aha…kinda cool”) Please watch my video tutorial for all the info:





And here is the finished product after I made it into a polka-dot inspired card.




Do you like this stamp? Well, I am hoping you do! This is one of my brand new designs that I have for sale over at my brand spankin’ new stamp store! Please check out Shelley Bean Stamps for this and other stamps now ready for purchase. (with free shipping-always!) And, if you leave a comment here (on this post) after visiting my store and checking it all out and become a follower of this site and the stamp store you are automatically entered into a super blog candy prize of 1 free stamp of your choosing.

Now, please hop back to Canadian Nickel Scrap’n to finish off this fun-filled blog hop!

Here is the list of blogs in case you've lost your way:

1. Nicole
2. Alex
3. Eulanda
4. Jessica
5. Liz
6. Mari
7. Meighen
8. Melanie
9. Shelley (that’s me!)

61 comments:

Beth said...

Shelley...how exciting to be apart of this blog hop. The card is beautiful. I love the colors (pink is my favorite) and I love all the detail in the stamp. she is stunning. You are one amazing artist!

GiGi said...

That is really cool! I still don't have any Copics, but I might have to pick some up to try this. TFS!
booger1@tds.net

Upsy Daisy said...

Love the card! I am new to the Copic world so any and all tips I can learn is great! I only have 6 but look forward to adding more! I can't wait to check out your store(I am following now!) and am wondering if the free shipping is for us Canadians also!

mmd_lod@hotmail.com

rhonda said...

I have never tried copic markers but want to give it a go. You make it look like I could do it. Thanks for sharing!

Nicole said...

YAY you made it:) Your blending tutorial really helped me:) And thanks for saying yes and joining the HOP:)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Great technique - I am not one who uses Copics for a few reasons but I am in awe of folks that do.

tfs

liz said...

Shelley,
Love your card! You're an amazing artist! I hop you had as much fun as I did preparing for this blog hop!
liz :o)

My name is Debbie said...

Shelly I am so happy I got to finally see your video I never tried coloring on the stamp images thanks for sharing and great on teaching this

g.loiselle3 said...

Very inspiring technique..tks for sharing...do you do free shipping to Canada ?

cardstockaholic said...

I love the polka dot effect!!!!
Nikki

ScrappingStephanie said...

Shelley this card is beautiful. Thank you so much for saying that the blender actually removes color...because that is what it does! It has always drove me crazy that they call it a blender. Copics are awesome and I believe that anyone can use them. Hobby Lobby has them on sale every other week, and the week that they are not on sale people can use a 40% coupon! TFS and have a great weekend!:)

Stephanie
sar342@aol.com
http://stephanieandthebug.blogspot.com

Stephenie said...

Thanks for showing how to use copics. I have seen all of the beautiful details on cards using them and did not think I would be able to use them, but now I will check them out! Beautiful card!! I am now a follower and will check out your store. You are a very talented artist!! Thanks for being a bounce on the blog hop!

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Wow wow wow. Turned out so beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your technique.

Eulanda said...

I am in love with my Copics!!! Nice to share the blog hop with you!!
Hugs!

Scrappining Mom said...

I am always up for learning on how to use Copic markers. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Love the colors you chose for your stamp. Thanks!!!
(thenumbertwo)marlaatmsndotcom.

Hey Jude said...

love your blog and your store, great tips on the copics. the card is awesome. JSharer417@aol.com

Cathy said...

Loved your card Shelley. I am in awe of 'Copic users' and am getting closer to taking the plunge.
seashore@telus.net

Ann Marie said...

I have yet to try copic markers but you are the first one I've watched on how to do it! Thank you!!!
annmarielee (at) gmail (dot) com

Bev E said...

What a great idea to give some extra punch! Love your polka dots.

creative patti said...

I love Copic markers!!! Great stamp, would love to own it!!! Loved your store and your blog, Great Job!! This was sooo much fun, learned sooo much!!!! pattig161@yahoo.com

Lolis said...

Great techniques, thank you for sharing. floresrg4@aol.com

debbieb said...

What a great idea, never used Copic Markers, but will be trying them now.
thanks

milo8212@hotmail.com

Indira said...

Great tips and techniques, thanks.

txscrapper said...

I have quite a few copic markers but I am still not very good at using them. I haven't given up yet. Thanks for the video.

Vanessa
vkcarter1@att.net

felkatz said...

wow.. very nice.. went to your shop very nice and detailed images ..

Thanks!!

kathy

felkatz at gmail dot com

Bonnie said...

Very cool this has been a great hop sorry it had to come to an end

jennyplace2 said...

Wonderful card and love the stamp you used. Thanks for being part of the blog hop, it was so much fun!!!

gabyangel said...

Great job Shelly!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Patti said...

I've not used the blender pen, thanks for the great video and techniques!

ArchivingAngel said...

Hello Shelley~ this technique was great. I love the polka dots- nice job.
I have a few copics I received as a gift & have been afraid to try but now that I have seen your video I think I am going to give it a whirl.
TFS!
I am on the last blog hop stop which is back to step one...NICOLE.
Thanks again.
Sonia
archivingangel@yahoo.com

Penny Sy said...

You made that look so easy. Thanks great video.
pennys@iowatelecom.net

slasew said...

You have made this look so easy!!! I love the look and would love to see a tutural on doing the faces sometime. Thank you for sharing!!!!

slasew said...

I forgot to leave my email --- again, thank you so much for the tuturial. slasew@verizon.net

GiGi said...

Thanks for sharing your coloring technique with Copic markers - cool! I looked at your stamps over at your site and they are beautiful - great detail. I'm now a follower of both your blog and stamp site. TFS and the opportunity to win!

GiGi

gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

Donna said...

I have not used the copic markers yet as I have been afraid of them. I have signed up for a class in 3 weeks. I was glad to hear you recommend a class!
Nice project and love the idea of removing some of the ink for effect.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy

rebatw@ yahoo dot com

DoubleClick Connections said...

Thanks for the video! What a fun blog hop! thanks!

The Cropping Canuck said...

You are the first stop on my hop!

My Scrap Diary said...

I didnt know that copics can be worked that way; Using the light color to soften the darker one. I have prisma colors but I havent used them in years. My coloring techniques have become subpar. lol.
Thanks for sharing.
And I went over to check out your store & my fav is the sentiment stamp.
Jess
myscrapdiary(at)gmail(dot)com

Monique Barr said...

love this very much. ~victory-n-christ@hotmail.com

scrappinmomma said...

love your card i can't wait to try your idea.thanks for sharing

iko.linda@yahoo.com

Gina at Gigi's Creative Designs said...

WOW! This is my favorite thing to do lately is coloring with my copics and watching your videos on how to use them. thank you so much for filming this. I love love love your new creative stamps and looking forward to purchasing some. I love how you color!!! thanks for sharing and your card is adorable, love the polka dots too, very pretty.
thanks again for finishing off the hop with a great tech. I really learn alot from you :) looking forward to more that you do.
Gina

Lynlee said...

So cool! Someday I will have Copic!
Lynda
paperchase@hotmail.com

joeygirl86 said...

Wow I love this! I really need some copics now! tfs
stylistchick86@hotmail.com

Mad Crafter said...

Shelley, This is so pretty. I love your stamps and I can see why you are Copic certified! Your technique is awesome! Thanks for sharing today!
~Madison

Lynn Fox said...

I have never used marker. I will have to try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Great job coloring the stamp. Your stamps are lovely. I am now a follower. Thanks so much for sharing this technique with us.

sandyh50 said...

Congrats on your new stamps! I love the vintage girls. Your tuturial was great. I am a follower on the blog and on facebook. Thanks for the chance.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for explaining the shadow and blend tech, that is a weak point for me and I need all the help.

scrapperbecka said...

Thank you for the techinque, do not have these pins but what a great idea!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I haven't yet taking the plunge into Copic Markers but may do it soon after seeing all the tutorials. Your card is awesome. TFS!!

Katsews at Gmail dot com

loyaz said...

Congratulations on the new line and store - great stamps. I loved your video and appreciate the 'tip'. TFS
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Patti said...

I love this. I am new to copic markers and love seeing them in use. I am going to order me the blender pen.

Patti B.
bbitster@windstream.net

te_sha said...

Wow like the color blending especailly the last part you did. Great work!
letisia.chubbuck@yahoo.com

PJ said...

Shelley, your card is beautiful, love the Copic touch and the lovely stamp
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

MJR said...

I love this! I don't have Copics but I love the look. Thanks for sharing. The card is too cute. I will look at your stamps for sale as I follow your blog.

girlia said...

thanks for sharing how to use the copics I must admit to feeling a little intimidated by them

wiglo@sbcglobal.net

Linda said...

Great video. I have used this technique and love it. Another one is to spray denim and press into your coloring to make a cool texture.
This has been a fun hop. I loved your video and your blog is great.
Hugs,
Linda

Got2BCrafting said...

I love love the look of Copics, but just not in the budget. You did a fantastic job... TFS.
Lori
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dot com

sucor said...

I love your card! Such a sweet image. I don't have Copics yet,but I I learned enough to know that I really want them. Thanks for sharing card and video.

sucor_2@hotmail.com

Jennifer said...

Shelley,

Those Copic markers are getting harder & harder to resist! ;)

Thank you so much for sharing! Your card is amazing!!! :)

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com