Saturday, November 19, 2011

{TAC} November Blog Hop: Nina B

Today we have a {TAC} hop!  We LOVE Nina B.

I have a card created with a Nina B image called "Dotted Peony".  It is available again thru Layers of Color!  The dots are from the hostess set "Circles of Love".

The line of dots were stamped using Belle Rose Palette ink on Bazzill Raspberry Splash cardstock.
I used Nestabilities Oval and Label 18, stamped the image using Memento tuxedo black ink.  The green cardstock is Bazzill Kiwi Crush.  The image was colored using Copic Markers: R32, R35, R37, YG63, YG67.

This card was for the last class I taught as an Angel Company demo. {Sigh}  When I taught Copic coloring techniques, I learned that step by step coloring keys work really will.  This was a "shoe box gathering" set up, my open house, so I did the instruction all on one sheet to go with the shoebox of supplies to create the card.  If it were a sit down party atmosphere where we were creating the card together, I would create a key for each color.  That way everyone could start coloring with one color family then trade colors with their neighbor.  This also worked very well.

This is the step by step coloring instruction for this card... 
This teaching technique was something I shared during my seminar presentation.  I have several examples from classes I had done over the last couple years.  Other {former} angels taught in a similar way, maybe you do too. 

I show every step in my color key, where I add the colors and also the blending steps.  This way anyone can follow it even someone who had never picked up a Copic marker before.

One of the questions I was asked at seminar is if I let people use my markers - yes I do.  (I let children use my markers too)  Life is short - share the joy.  The tips are replaceable if there is a mishap.

We would love it if you joined our {TAC} blog hop!  Entries must use a Nina B set which appeared in the 2011 TAC catalog.  To join our hop, link in using the button below and the full address to your blog post. 

One lucky hopper will win the Nina B set “Katy”!  {Thanks SO much Nina!}  The winner will be chosen at random; design team members are not eligible to win.  This challenge is open until 11:54 pm (CST) Tuesday, November 22nd, so please join us!  

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  1. Gorgeous card Deb. I don't have this set but will try and study your step by step coloring - I think it's a brilliant idea!

  2. Just gorgeous is right! Great tutorial, too!!!!

  3. Beautiful card, it is great to have the tutorials that you post!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Beautiful CAS card! Your coloring is perfect!

  6. Beautiful and thanks so much for the color tutorial - loved this set.

  7. Gorgeous coloring, love this stamp! Thanks for the info!

  8. Stunning indeed! Thanks for tutorial again. I feel the is way too short to hoard things to ourselves. I just have to watch my 10 year as she will mix back forth with colored pencils. After learning at classes, use the copics first, go to other coloring mediums..but never go back to copics as it could ruin your marker. ;o)

  9. Thank you so much for blessing me this way, Debra. What a beautiful card! Your coloring is fantastic.

  10. love your card!!! your coloring as always fantastic and I love to see your tutorial as well!! you rock my friend!!

  11. This is GORGEOUS Deb! Thank you for sharing your teaching tech. for copics... I let my girls use mine also and this step by step would be really helpful.