Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Technique - Black Magic

Here's my November technique club sample, showcasing the Black Magic technique.  This technique has been around for quite awhile.  It's fun and a little different to stamp on black card stock instead of white, and see the colors pop.  This can be quite stunning with a bold floral stamp, but I decided on something a bit more in keeping with the season.

The technique is simple:  stamp a solid image with white ink on black card stock, and color the image when the ink is completely dry.  Watercolor pencils are often used as the coloring medium, but I've used regular colored pencils here.  After coloring, embellish a bit with a white gel pen, and it's ready to make into a card.

 I masked the pumpkin and the "hello" before stamping the leaf, to make it appear the leaf was behind the other images.
 Be sure the image is completely dry.  You can use a heat tool to dry it and set the white ink.
 I colored the image with some Crayola colored pencils I picked up for 50¢ at a thrift store!
 And finally, I doodled a bit with a white gel pen to make the images stand out a little more.

Scrapbooking in Loveland

It's good to be back!  Seems like all kinds of busy-ness has kept me away from my blog lately.  One of those things was preparing for and attending the "Scrapbook All Day" event in Loveland, CO.  This was a full day and a half of scrapbooking held as a fund-raiser for the Greeley Transitional House.  Deb and Kris, the organizers, hold these weekend events four times a year to raise money for various groups.  Scrapbookers rent table space and come with friends, photos, and lots of supplies and tools to spend a weekend relaxing and working on their creations with other like-minded crafters.  Meals and snacks are provided, and there are lots of silent auctions, door prizes, and fun.

I went with my Fun Stampers Journey up-line, Nanette Mueller, from Colorado Springs, and we had a PACKED van!!

We set up a booth to showcase and introduce FSJ products and specials, and offered tables where participants could make and sign cards to be sent to veterans in Colorado nursing homes, or make cards for cancer patients and survivors.  It was an enjoyable weekend, but I came back a bit tired after having been gone every weekend for a month!!

Here are some photos of our booth and the crowd.  If you are interested in attending an event like this, Deb and Kris have a Facebook page you can follow:  Scrapbook All Day - Scrapbooking Events with Deb and Kris.