Monday, May 18, 2009

Tilda Make-and-Take plus the list of my favorite Copic Combinations

These card toppers were my Make-and-Take projects at the Stamp in the Hand show in Sacramento, California on Saturday, May 9th.. This time we decided to give ladies a choice of the Tilda and Edwin images. I will be doing the same project for the Make-and-Take in July when we go the stamp show in Los Angeles..

Both scalloped and plain circles were cut and embossed with Nestabilites. The sentiment was created with the JustRite, I used the large 3 1/4" stamper and the Brayton font. Since there were not enough smaller size letters, I had to combine with the medium size. To create the "hill" for the images to sit on, I punched out the circle and then trimmed the bottom of it to make the "hill" shape. All of these Magnolia stamps are available for purchase at Cranberry Hill Mercantile. You can even place your order online, here is the link. Or call the store at 408-736-9151 to place your order. The shipping is FREE with the purchase of two or more Magnolia stamps.

Now.. I wanted to talk a little bit about the Copic Markers. First of, I want to start with my paper preference.. I know that this paper is not listed anywhere and you will not hear about it from Copic.. But the only reason is because this paper is kind of new and not so many people know about it.. The only paper that I use with my Copic Markers is the Coconut Swirl color by Bazzill cardstock. This cardstock DOES NOT have any texture, it is from Bazzill Smoothies Collection. This paper works wonderfully with the Copics!! You definitely have to try it!! If this cardstock is not sold in your local craft store, you can order some from Cranberry Hill Mercantile. Just give them a call during the business hours at 408-736-9151..

So many people ask me about my favorite color combinations and I decided to post this on my blog..

Skin Tone:
R11, R20 - for Tilda images
E21, R20 - other

Light Blond - Y21, YR24
Dark Blond - Y21, YR21, YR24
Light Brunette - E53, E35, E37
Dark Brunette - E13, E37

RV13, RV14
R20, R32

R05, R29
R35, R37, R39

B41, B34 - this is my absolute favorite combination to color the jeans
B00, B02, B05
BG15, BG13

YG03, YG67
G82, YG17

Y11, Y06, Y13

Y38, YR16, YR07

E13, E35, E37, E29

V15, V17

I hope this information is helpful..

:) Irina


Barb Hardeman said...

These are way too adorable! Your coloring and shading are beautiful. What a sweet idea to make them for pail lids.

Pam Sparks said...

Thanks Irina! gonna compare to what I've been using! I do have the Bazzill coconut swirl....I've been using different card-stocks and liking most....I do notice the colors can change from paper to paper!
Pam Going Postal

Sheri said...

How fun is that! Too cute and I love the blonde hair!

Candy said...

Hi Irina,

These are just the cutest!! Of course they are perfect in everyway.

Sure appreciate you giving us the information on the colours you use.
Big thanks for that!!

Hugs, Candy

Christine said...

These are wonderful. Your coloring is awesome. About the paper.... does it bleed at all. Do you have to wait for it to dry or heat set it? I am looking for an alternative paper to use and would love to find one.
xoxo, Christine

Cynde said...

Your make and takes are just too darn cute! Leave it up to you to figure out to use both size letters to make it work..your so clever! Sorry I missed you at the show...Sacramento is just a hop skip and an hour and half away, but I had other things I had to do that weekend. Maybe next year! Anyway love your art! Thanks again for the inspiration and for always showing us your beautiful work... hugs, Cynde

Susan said...

Gosh, I love your cards and projects! I've been so busy I haven't had much of a chance to stop by but it's always such a treat. Love the colors and thanks for the tip on the paper and for the color combinations. I'm going to remember them!

Diamond Doll said...

Lovely Toppers Irina and thanx for the copic combinations.I am eagerly awaiting my 1st set of copics so need all the help i can get.
Trish (-:

Cherie said...

These are just too, too precious! Hope to make a few one day when I'm not so busy! TFS!

Laurel said...

Just too cute! What darling make & takes; sure wish I lived nearby! Thank you for your list of color combinations. Your shading and coloring is so pretty! Hugs

Chrissy's Creations said...

Adorable! Your coloring is just fabulous.

June said...

I just love these little cards they are ever so cute xxxx

Carla said...

These are absolutely adorable! Free shipping on two or more Magnolias? That's a terrific deal!!

Anonymous said...

they are so cute !

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow... you are great at coloring with copics!! Those images are beautifully colored!

Anonymous said...

These are very cute. Thank you fo rsharing your knowledge about copics and paper. I also just recently discovered Just rite so thanks for the ideas.