Monday, November 9, 2009

Copic Class!!

So yesterday I joined my friend Whitney and together we attended the Copic Class at Scrappin Great Deals!!! This was my first time attending a card class there and I loved it!!! The class was lead by Kimmie and Andrea and they were great! Andrea did have to leave the class early due to a prior injury which left Kimmie to hold down the fort! Together we made four cards; two designed by Kimmie and the other two by Andrea which used the new Kraftin Kimmie Stamp Releases. There were four stations set up in which you just moved from one to another as you completed the card! Kimmie was great for helping anyone with Copic Colouring technique but I just bugged my friend and she was *happy* to help! I can't wait to go to the next class in January!

Here are two of the four cards we made! Take a look!

So this is Oliver! Isn't this card gorgeous? This is one of Kimmie's designs. I just love the colors. The ribbon is so adorable almost looks like a garter! As for the coloring....boy did this take alot of effort! Even though I don't consider myself brand new to colouring with Copic's I do feel that I am sort of an amateur with the blending! However I learned some great info during the class! We were taught to begin coloring one portion at a time rather than coloring the whole card at once. Then to do the shading, Kimmie told us that it is best to use a *swooshing* effect! Making little brush strokes on the edge of the image then following that with the first lighter color again before continuing the process with the other shades of gray, after completing this process you then take your lightest colour and in a circular motion blend the total image together! I must admit Whitney was a great teacher and motivator to keep me blending until I got it right! And in the end I am happy with my chillin' Oliver! With each card we made we were provided with a sheet that listed the copics used which I am going to share with you! For Oliver we used:
Body: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7
Beak and Feet: Y32
Hat: R43
Mug: R11, R12

Even though I already own Antoinette, I was more than thrilled to make another card with her during class! I must say my favorite part of this card is the patterned paper called Colourful Christmas! I just love the unconvetional use of colour...I am very much a girly girl along with my sister and have a soft spot for anything ~*pretty*~ and this paper is just that.....pretty =) Here is the list of Copics we used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E43
Dress: BG000, BG01, R83, R85
Scarf, Muffs, Skates: YG 23, YR12
*Kimmie's Design as well*
Of the many great benefits to attending the Copic class, attendees were able to purchase Copic markers at 20% off!!!! WOW! Can you say spend, spend, spend??? I guess that is why the digital display at the cash register reads "Don't worry, we don't tell husbands!" LOL!!! The first time I seen that I couldn't help but chuckle as I walked around the store filling my basket =)
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Samara Navi said...

April you did an amazing job on Oliver! Being from Brighton, I want to tell you about a Copic Certification in Montreal! If you get a hold of Marianne (your store where you took your class will know how) it is RARE for them to come to here. I am still debating, given it is only 2 hours away. It is 100.00...Not bad!!! Let me know if you have trouble finding the infor, if you are interested and I will forward you the info. contact for it. You look like a natural for it!!!! I LOVE THEM too. p.s. nope, not on their commission list! haha just dying to go myself lol.

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