Hi everyone! I apologize for disappearing for a while. I was out of town for a bit then was just really busy when I got back home trying to catch up with everything. As a result, my cardmaking took a bit of a back seat for a couple of weeks.
On Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to take three classes from the amazing Sandy Allnock at my local stamp store, Stamp Fever. This is the second year she’s come to teach at the shop, so it was really nice to see her and learn from her again. I took two Copic-related classes and a watercolor pencil class. They were all absolutely wonderful! If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from Sandy, I highly recommend them.
The first class I took was the Floral Trifecta class. In this two hour class, we worked on coloring three different floral images using only three Copic markers for each (not counting the two greens used for the leaves). All of the stamps are from Hero Arts. I think everyone in the class agreed the mum was our favorite, mostly because it was the easiest technique. LOL
The next class was Sandy’s Hex Art Workshop. In this four hour class, she presented 42 different techniques in this awesome hex format. She even provided each participant with the mat so we can frame and hang our finished piece in our craft room to use as a reference tool. This piece is definitely still a work in progress for me. I’ll share a photo of my piece when I get it finished.
The final class I took was Storybook Coloring with Lawn Fawn. I was actually the most nervous about this class because it’s been YEARS since I’ve even touched a watercolor pencil, much less trying to actually create a finished product with them. I didn’t even own a set, so I splurged and picked up an Albrecht Durer 36 piece set of pencils by Faber-Castell. Thanks to Sandy’s awesome instruction, I’m really pleased with how my finished pieces turned out. I will definitely be putting my new watercolor pencils to use more in the future!
I’m not sure how much time I’ll have this week to work on cards because things are really busy at work. If I have time, I hope to at least get the little Lawn Fawn watercolor pencils finished into cards. When I do, I’ll share them here.
Until next time …