Hex Chart Video Hop & a Cute TGF Shaker Card

Sandy Allnock's Hex Chart Video Hop - www.markergeek.com

Today I am delighted to be joining in with a fun video hop for one of my favourite bloggers: Sandy Allnock. I love Sandy’s work, especially her Copic colouring which is a total inspiration and her enthusiasm is infectious. Not only is she a fantastic colourist, Sandy has some very bright ideas indeed as you will see when you read on!

The Waffle:

If you’re following my Instagram feed you will know that my crafty mojo is slowly coming back! I’ll be back tomorrow with a blog post to explain what’s going on, so look out for that.

The Hop Details:

Today’s video hop is all about showcasing a new product Sandy Allnock has come up with – the Hex Chart. If you are just joining the hop and would like to start from the beginning, hop on over to Sandy’s Blog now!

Sandy has designed a colour chart to display colours visually rather than numerically, so that you see visually similar colours grouped together rather than numerically similar colours. This is actually really helpful, particularly when looking for new marker combos to try out. It is also useful to see which colours are very similar to each other, either to make choices when purchasing new markers or to easily find alternative colours when you have a marker that needs refilling. Sandy’s video will give you a full explanation of the chart and comparisons with the other Copic colour charts that are already out there. You will see that the Hex Chart compliments the existing chart designs very nicely.

The Hex Chart Bundle comes with a blank version for colouring by hand and a colour version which would obviously be useful when selecting markers to add to your collection. You can purchase the Hex Chart Bundle from Sandy Allnock’s website. Giveaway: Five purchasers of the chart bundle (before 10th May 2015) will be selected at random to receive a hand coloured chart! Winners will be announced on 11th May 2015 on Sandy’s blog.

The Card:

The Greeting Farm Super Secret Stamp Club #10 Sage - www.markergeek.com

Copic Speed Colouring Video:

Watch the video below or in HD over on Youtube.


The Card Details:

The stamp I used is The Greeting Farm Super Secret Stamp Club #10 Sage. You can only buy the SSSC stamps direct from The Greeting Farm, either as part of the stamp club or at a later date via the main website. SSSC #10 Sage is now available on the main website.

This is my second shaker card ever. I may have a new addiction blossoming. 😉 One of my fellow hop participants today is to blame – Jennifer McGuire. Jennifer has some fantastic and easy to follow videos on creating shaker cards, so if you’ve never made one and are looking to get started make sure you check her blog.

I created the shaker card using three of the dies from the Mama Elephant “Sew Fancy” die set. Love this set with all the different details. It made putting this little card together nice and simple!

The “Hello” sentiment was die cut from black card and layered a few times to make it stand out nicely (a little trick I picked up from Jennifer McGuire). I also covered it with a clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen. Note: I used Stick It! die cut adhesive sheets when die cutting the sentiment, these make it so much easier and less messy to work with delicate die cuts.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic Markers (colour palette below).

I buy the majority of my Mama Elephant stamp sets/dies from my friend Tara at Make the Day Special here in the UK. US readers can find them direct from Mama Elephant or a number of retailers.

Copic Marker Colour Palette:

The Greeting Farm Super Secret Stamp Club #10 Sage Copic Marker Colour Palette  - www.markergeek.com

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed creating it for you. Don’t forget to go ahead and check out the full hop to see some fantastic inspiration from an amazing bunch of crafters!

Next Stop on the Hop: the fantastic Jennifer McGuire Enjoy!

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117 thoughts on “Hex Chart Video Hop & a Cute TGF Shaker Card

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  3. Carolyn Carter

    Hello Elaine, I’m new to your blog. Fantastic work coloring your little girl stamp. I know what you mean about Jennifer! She is an enabler lol. I wish I knew her, Kristina W and Sandy personally because they sound by their videos that they’d be fun to create with.

  4. Lady Fair

    Adorable shaker card, hard to believe it’s only your second one ever. Love the coloring, especially how you colored the eyes! Oh, and how you shaded the nose, it almost looks 3D!

  5. Lisa M

    I love your coloring! Especially the hair. My daughter’s hair is black so next card I make for her, I’m going to try your combo! Thanks for sharing such a fun card!

  6. conil

    Oh dear, Sage is just completely adorable and her coloring is awesome. If this is only your second shaker, I believe you’ve nailed the concept. The whole card is darling.

  7. Elaine Rico

    Hi Elaine,
    I have yet to make a shaker card, but I’m determine to make one soon. Your coloring is awesome. I just bought my Hex Chart from Sandy. Thank you, Elaine Rico

  8. Velvet Pearson

    Really cute shaker card. I enjoyed your “speed” coloring — I often reach for some other marker other than my Copics because I know how slow I’ll be, so seeing you do it more quickly inspired me to pull them out.

  9. Barb Schmidt

    love the Copic chart… Would really help to have the cooled one when I start my Copic collection….

    Cute. Shaker card and I like the way you listed the colors used.

  10. Lee

    Love, love the color combo’s here! Thanks so much for sharing it and glad to hear you are getting your mojo back!

  11. gailanne

    The shaker card virus has me in its clutches too—and this card is a darling. Great Copic coloring…thanks for the instructive video.

  12. Aileene

    This is my first visit yo your blog and am glad that I did. Loved the way that you colored the little girl stamp, amazing method, and the colors used. Will be sure to visit your blog again.

  13. Aileene

    This is my first visit to your blog and am glad that I did. Loved the way that you colored the little girl stamp, amazing method, and the colors used. Will be sure to visit your blog again.

  14. Karin Carter

    How amazing are you! 🙂 Love every little bit of your card and copic coloring. Thank you for sharing it with all of us

  15. Pam Rhoades

    So glad I found you via this hop –OMG, such beautiful coloring. I’ve subscribed to your YT channel and will be visiting it often. Thank you for the inspiration!

  16. katrine

    I really love your card. she is so sweet and I love the colors that you chose. the shaker portion is wonderful also. thanks for being in the hop. thanks for sharing with us

  17. Wendy Goundrey

    it was so much fun to watch your image come to life thanks to your brilliant Copic colouring skills!

  18. Donna Dacy

    I love shaker cards. Your card is absolutely darling. I love the little face and you did such a beautiful job of coloring. Great design…great job!! TFS

  19. Pam

    WOW! I am impressed with your Copic inventory. Thanks for sharing the color palette used to make the card. As a newbie, the color palettes are very helpful.

  20. Neena Johnson

    I have never been to your blog, I will subscribe today. You too are an awesome colorist. I loved your card

  21. Sallee P.

    Hi, Elaine! I recognize your photo from Online Card Classes 🙂 Nice to see you!

    Very cute punk rock girl on an awesome shaker card! I love the little green cylindrical sequin things that mix it up in there. And I love the way you present your color palette for us. So cool!

  22. Jane Strozewski

    I loved your picture, I wouldn’t have been able to color it if it hadn’t been for your color combination.

    Jane Strozewski

  23. Debbie English

    Love shaker cards, new grandma to a grandson can’t wait to send one to him. Thanks. Love the hex chart need one of those!

  24. Katie D.

    I so enjoyed watching you color that little girl. It’s amazing how you changed those somewhat disturbing eyes into kid-like eyes. I’m sure Sandy’s chart will be very useful to all Copic users.

  25. Danita Peck

    This is super cute! I really like your style! I’m bookmarking you for future viewing. Thanks for joining in!

  26. Carrie Brondyke

    Thanks for sharing. I loved your shaker card…….I needed some inspiration to try one!

  27. Angela Walters

    Thank you for showing the hex chart. I have most of the markers, too, so seeing how I could use other markers that are very similar in color would be helpful when my markers need a refill I don’t have. Thanks for the video of your coloring as well. The shading of the girl’s hair and eyes was amazing to watch.

  28. Tracy Lustick

    Wow ! Has this HexChart helped me see the possibilities I already had in my Copic Pallet, a real boost to your creativity

  29. Barbara Martin

    Fun shaker card! I am slowly growing my collection of Copics and want to learn everything I can about how to use them. Thanks for sharing!


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