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!
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.
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:
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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