Friday, April 1, 2011

Copic Creations DT Fav Technique Challenge & April DT Guest Sophie LaFontaine

Hi Everyone,

Today the Copic Challenge Design Team ladies are featuring our Clear Arts Stamps using their favorite technique! We also have a new DT Guest this month, Sophie LaFontaine! Many thanks to our March DT Guest Tammy Roberts for all her fabulous creations!

I'm excited to see what the Copic DT ladies have created and what stamp sets and techniques they have used. Their designers include Asela Hopkins, Heather Gilfoy Bond, Jami Bova, Jodi-Anne Lee, Karen Witter, Katie Cotton, Lillian Tan, Mary Giema, Rose Crawford and Suzanne Dean. HERE is the link to the Copic Blog! Scroll down to see samples and click on each ladies name to get all the details on their blogs. You can also enter the Copic Favorite Technique Challenge we are sponsoring on their blog and win a $50.00 gift certificate! See rules & details.

If you missed my post yesterday here is the link to the Moxie Fab Giveaway for our Farm Chicks, Artsy Banners, Photo Studio, Sew Special, Sunflower and Mini Memories Clear Art Stamp Sets!

I also have a few cards our Guest Designer this month Sophie LaFontaine colored with Copic Markers you can see below.
From Sophie: When I was very young, my parents gave me lots of paper, pens, and pencils. It started a lifelong habit of drawing and colouring.  In later years, I discovered rubber stamps to my great delight.  I greatly preferred colouring to drawing, so they were perfect for me.  I could skip the drawing and go straight to the colouring!  Fast-forward to just a couple of years ago when I discovered CLEAR stamps and eventually, Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps!  My sister and brother-in-law then changed my card-making life by having an adorable baby Luke and then a couple of years later, an adorable baby Melody!  I started making cards for them when my little niece became a little toddler.  Now my nephew is six and my niece is four, and have been joined by an adorable baby Michael!  So now I happily spend nearly all of my free time making cards for the three of them!

Sophie usually uses watercolors to color her cards and she was worried these ones she sent me she colored with Copic Markerswouldn’t be good enough for me to show. Silly lady!
She says she cheated on the sky and sponged both with blue ink because she still doesn't know how to cover large areas using Copics without streak marks.

 She used our Little Girls set and flower basket, chick and sentiment from the Easter Joy set on this card

On this card the Little Boys and Easter Joy sets

Sophie created this birthday card for her husband who loves comic book art. Clear Art Stamps used: Story of MeSweet Kids (sentiment),  Artsy Banners (music background), Office 101 ("important" clip).  Sponged antique and orange ink to distress it. Coloured the boy and his books with Copics.

Here is a link to Sophie's Gallery at Splitcoast Stampers which includes several samples using our stamp sets. I LOVE the way she mixes up the sets to create such fun combinations! As a guest she received free stamps and she has sent me so many fantastic new cards I will be showing you an inspiring variety with each post this month.

We are off to the first day of the Sewing & Craft Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford BC. If you live close by, come see us! We have packed our 10 x 20' booth full of everything including tons of samples by our talented Design Team! We even have 3D Shadow Box Kits back in stock, a Flea Market Table and a $1.00 Make & Take today and tomorrow at the Canadian Scrapbook Magazine Scrapbook Carnival Booth - plus a free gift with every first purchase over $15.00.

PS - I will be posting details soon about our 2 classes at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington Texas June that DT Leader Vicki Chrisman is teaching.

Wishing you joy & creativity!
Sandy Redburn

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Marlene (cards4u) said...

I am excited that we will be able to see Sophie's work this month! I learn so much from her creations - she is truly gifted and I am glad she is willing to share her talents with us : ) It was fun to see her gallery and all of the creations from the Copic gals. Thanks so much!

Have A Great Day !

SophieLaFontaine said...

I am sooo very honoured and excited! Thank you SO MUCH for this opportunity!!!!!!!

Su said...

Sophie is so very talented. I always love seeing her creations. She really made me fall in love with those sweet stamps.

Vicki Chrisman said...

REally Cute Cards!! WTG Sophie!

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