Monday, March 22, 2010

Don't stop believin'...Hold on to the feelin'...Streetlights, people...

Hey, friends, long time no "see!" I'm really sorry I've been absent for so long...I didn't mean to be! I thought I would feel more like crafting, and I'm starting to. But for right now, these cards are all I have done. These were created for my Copic classes at Crop Paper Scissors in Waco this past Saturday.

The first three were for the Copic 1 Class, where we learned basic blending techniques, shading, and some fun ways to create texture. We used stamps by Penny Johnson for Stampavie for these cards.

This cute little guy is Butterfly Bear. He needed to be brown, because he was brown in my head...and I love the pop of yellow in the butterfly.

Next up is Fishing Bear...I thought he would be soooo cute for a Father's Day card or a little boy's birthday. And I really enjoy using the orange & aqua combination.

The last cutie pie is Bird and Bear. I tried to make her a little softer by using more muted and pastel colors. Love her!

The next three cards were for the Copic 2 Class...and boy, we worked hard in this class! We worked on advanced blending techniques, airbrushing, and highlighting. The stamps we used are from Tina Wenke's new collection from Stampavie.

This one is Easter Parade, and just picking colors for this one was tough! It's just such a fun image...I couldn't resist using it. I love the little duck with the hat!

Next we did Rabbit in Watering Can, mixing both bold flowers and light ones into our bouquet. I love the little tiny purple ones.

The final card is my favorite of the whole group...Mouse in Hammock. Is he not the CUTEST thing you've ever seen? We really practiced dramatic shading here, learning that less is more. And had a blast!

I hope you enjoyed the class if you were there, and if not, don't worry, I'll be back! *wink* Have a fabulous day!

32 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow! I wish I lived closer, I would love to take one of your classes, these cards are beautiful! NC isn't that far away - don't you feel like a road trip? I want to be able to color as well as you when I grow up :-). I'm happy to see you back!

Carla said...

Gorgeous cards!
Don't be ashamed. Something needs more to endure. Take care of yourself.

Hugs,
Carla

Melissa said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards and coloring..I need to come to TX and take your class!! Take good care!!

Tina said...

Love all the cards - great job! I was so glad you posted, I am been thinking about you alot lately. Prayers are still coming your way. Tina (www.livelovenstamp.blogspot.com)

Mercy said...

there's my sweet girl! so glad to see some of your gorgeous work, and i'm even happier to hear that you are feeling craftier these days. love you, sweetie!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are lovely, Shannan! Fabulous coloring! Hugs!!

Danni said...

Oh it's so good to see you posting!! These are all wonderful! Thinking of you!

Basement Stamper said...

Great to see your creations Shannan!!! The Copic class looks like a major success-the cards are gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...

Shannan glad you got to craft, your work is GORGEOUS. Big Hugs to you!!!

Toni said...

So glad to see you back. PERFECT song for your return! Follow your blog, never comment, but please know that you have been in my prayers.

melissac said...

I wish I could attend one of your classes!! Your cards rock girl!! It's good to see you crafting!! I am continuing to pray for you and your boys!! HUGS!!

Chris K said...

Beautiful cards! Welcome back. You are all in my prayers. Thank you for sharing

The Wired Angel said...

It's so good to see you back again.. your work is lovely, as usual. Keep your chin up! Hugs, Peggy

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

first it is soooo wonderful to see you back creating and on your blog(hugs) Your coloring is amazing...I luv them all...I hope you have a week full of sunshine!

enjoy *~*

Melissa Cash said...

Oh Journey..one of my all time favs...dates me though. :) Glad to see you are stamping again. I look forward to seeing what you create next. If you ever come to CA, you can come and color at my house!! You and your boys will be in my continual thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you!

Dana White said...

Been thinking about you & your boys - glad to see you have found stamping again and your cards from the class are simply stunning!!

cardcrazy said...

Amazing cards! So happy to see you back! :D

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Welcome back Shannan! Your cards are wonderful and your colouring is amazing!!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh it is so good to see you back Shannan! These cards are all awesome - I need coloring lessons from you!! Wish I lived near you! Hugs to you! Harriet

Janneke said...

So happy to see you back Shannan ;0)
Glad to see creating beautiful cards again
Your cards are awesome ..

Janneke X

Whimsey said...

Too cute; love these images.

And take your time in coming back;we'll always be waiting for you...and praying.

Hugs, ~M.

Dotty said...

Holy copics girl ~ these are GORGEOUS! Glad to see you back!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

These are ALL absolutely perfect! My favorite: the red waders on the fishing bear. Beautiful job! Bet the ladies in Waco had a ball!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back -- you have been missed, but thought of a lot!

FibreJunky said...

So good to see you back!! Your colouring is gorgeous!! I still need more practice, but I'll get there. Bet it would be fun to take a class with you.

Jennifer said...

Love your cards! Your coloring is AMAZING!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Thinking of you Shannon, glad to see you back.
Beautifully coloured images!

Melissa Sauls said...

These are just GORGEOUS!! I can't believe I completely forgot about the class!! Next time, I am going FOR SURE!!! So glad to see you blogging again *HUGS*

Shannon Erskine said...

So glad to see youre back Shannan and I LOVE your cards!! Wish I lived closer to go to a class!LOL!!

Gailanne said...

Welcome back to blogland, Shannon. We've missed you and hope you're feeling better. LOVE the cards, especially the mouse-in-the-hammock! Wish I could learn that shading technique. Well done.

Nicole said...

Hi Shannan, That mouse IS the cutest thing EVAH! I have been praying for you. I don't comment often, but follow you and also have you in my FAVORITE GALS blog roll in my left column. We chatted years ago one time (I had a different blog name), but I doubt you remember.

You have such talent with copics (MY PASSION!) and visit you weekly at least!

I am glad to see you back creating! BIG HUGS, Nicole

MichelleO said...

Hello Shannon - Wonderful seeing you back, and WOW love what you have done with the Stampavie Stamps! Gorgeous!
HUGS
MichelleO

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