19 October 2009

Stamp something - bling it somethings

Hi everyone, hope your weekend was good! I had a lovely day yesterday teaching a copic class at the Craft Barn, hello to all the lovely ladies I met, thank you for making it a great day for me and I hope you enjoyed it too. 

One of the techniques we looked at was copic marker direct to a solid stamp which gives a lovely watercolour effect. I saw this technique somewhere in blogland originally but it's one I didn't save unfortunately and I can't remember which blog, thank you anyway for sharing. I'm entering this into the Stamp Something challenge which this time is bling it somethings.

For the star I used the Kadoodle Star from the Joi de noel set and I coloured it with three different blue copic markers to cover the whole of the stamp, when I finished colouring I misted it with blending solution until if was quite wet and then stamped it onto some white textured card. The image is cut out and then edged with a gold metallic pen and raised up on foam dots over the two cut out stars also edged with gold. I've joined the two stars together with an eyelet threaded with gold raffia and it's about 4.5 inches so, big enough to be a card but I might also use this as a tag. To finish I coloured all the white areas of the stamped star with a copic clear spica glitter gel pen for some bling and added the little gold bow.


Di said...

Awesome chris really unusual! may give this technique a try!

Hugs Di xxxx

Juls said...

this is just GORGEOUS!!

Tara said...

Wow! How beautiful!!! I've decided to change my Christmas tree colours to blue and gold this year..... now all I need is for you to make another twenty or more of these gorgeous stars and send them to me in the post....... job done!!!
Not too much to ask is it? ROFL!!!!
Hugs Tara xxx

Anesha said...

Wonderful technique and beautiful card. Anesha

Dawn B. said...

Chris this is beautiful. I am so glad to hear that you are teaching. I am in awe of your talents.. I was looking for your tutorial the other day but didn't see it on your blog..Super job here...

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is beautiful Chris! Love the shimmer and that pretty blue center! What a lovely ornament this will make on the holiday tree. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)

Fiona said...

Great technique Chris, pleased you hear you have been tutoring at the C.B.
Fiona x

Jenni said...

Gorgeous Chris, I love the blue and the effect the technique has produced.
Jenni x

mckinkle said...

Beautiful Chris!
Keryn x

Julie said...

Love this Chris, so effective, I'll have to have a go.

scrappyjacky said...

It really is so effective,Chris... and would make a gorgeous tag.
Thanks so much for the class yesterday...really enjoyed it and learned so much.Now I need to .... practise.... practise...practise!!!
Have made a card with Amelia....she doesn't look too bad!!!

Giovana said...

Beautiful star card!! Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something Challenge this week.
God bless

6 wacky women said...

Wow, Chris....your star card is gorgeous. What a great technique!!

Karen x

Kathy said...

Chris this is gorgeous!!! I love the way the inner star looks like fabric!! So pretty and the colors are fabulous!!
I would love to go to your class!! How fun and I am sure I could learn alot!
Have a great day!

Karen said...


Love Karen x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Chris this is just amazing!
Love this fabulous shape and your colour is stunning!
kim x

Nannieflash said...

That effect is gorgeous I think I will have to have a try at that. The star is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

June Houck said...

Beautiful card! TFS the technique :)

strawberry fields said...

oh love the yellow spotty background!
This is such a pretty creation!
fiona xx

Larissa said...

Wwo this is really gorgeous Chris! What a great idea to stamp with your copics! It is so pretty!


Georgia said...

Stunning card Chris!!! I love seeing new techniques that people use, I'd be hopeless at something like this but I absolutely love what you've done! The colouring is fab - your Copic class sounds brilliant and I'm glad you had a great time! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Kathie said...

Hi Chris,Love your card something quite different very pretty. Hope the weekend went well with the training. Will email you soon.

Mina said...

Im so pleased your copic class was such great fun...this is just amazing Chris...love everything about and such a beatiful intense blue
Mina xxx

Jane Wetzel said...

Holy smokes Chris..I havent been here for awhile and you are AMAZING!! My goodness.. I love ALL these!!!!!

Michelle said...

Fabulous Chris, simply stunning! How do you photo your work, it always looks so well composed with great lighting and neutral background
x Michelle

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just beautiful Chris, wonderful design. I might have to case it :) Lovely Kim

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Cheeky in't she that Tara ? !! this is just gorgeous Chris, I have often wondered if you can put the pens direct on the stamps and now I know you can ! Thank's for the inspiration !


Jo xxx

Sandra said...

Beautiful!! Love the effect of using Copics and then misting. So glad your class went well :o)
Sandra x