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Hues Who: Saturated Canary April/May 2012 Vol 1 Issue 2



Designed To Color


Owner/Editor Carisa Zglobicki Creative Director/Writer Lizzie Oakely

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Cover Girls:

Suzanne Bier featuring Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps colored with Copic Markers Jane Kyle featuring Saturated Canary colored with Promarkers (see pg. 23) Britt Bass featuring Tickled Pink Stamps colored with Copic Markers (see pg. 24)


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available at your nearest scrapbook store as well as

little idea of mine would be

favorite online retailer!

received when I started and

I think you will agree that we have some

the result was 100 times incredible talent gracing the pages of this issue. more than I ever would have Some of my long time favorites, as well as some dared to hope for.

new names and faces submitted which made me

To have sold out of the

incredibly happy each time I’d receive a new email.

premiere issue in print was amazing. I only printed

I hope this issue will give you inspiration to get out

a select number of issues primarily to take with your favorite coloring medium and color! Be sure me to CHA to hand out to companies that I hoped

to check out our new call which is going on now for

would in turn advertise with us - I had no idea the

our next issue! This magazine is for you BY you!! I

demand that my readers would have to own a copy

will have nothing if not for your incredible talent.

in print as well. I am incredibly inspired by each of

I have joked with those closest to me, and now

you and do have plans to have more issues printed all of you, that this issue has my blood, sweat and in the future as well as subscriptions, both digital

tears all over the pages -- I think the overwhelming

and print. For now, this issue will only be available

postive response from everyone put the pressure on

exclusively online. As this magazine continues to

to make this issue bigger, better & fabulous! I could

evolve and grow that will definitely change. I have

not have done it again without the help of my right

big aspirations and I hope you will all remain along hand girl, Lizzie Oakly, she is always there when for the ride!

I’m discouraged to light the fire again and I have to

As for CHA, it was another dream come thank my mom for helping me open and sort all of

true!! I met so many of my crafting idols, had a

the beautiful cards we received. She gasped each

blast each night talking and laughing into the night time she opened a new envelope! Thank you both as well as drooling over tons of new products from from the bottom of my heart.

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by: Lee Murphy SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury White, Bubblegum Pink, Creme de Menthe Stamp: Gina K. Designs Stately Flowers 2 Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Embellishments: Twine (Divine Twine); Pearls (Kaisercraft); Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

COPIC MARKERS Petals: R85, R83, R81, RV000 Leaves: G20, G40 DESIGNER TIP: When stamping an image to make a background, start by stamping in the middle of the cardstock and then work outward stamping the image at varying angles but keeping the space between the images as uniform as possible.


by: Stephanie Serrano SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Ivory Prefolded card from Michaels Stamp: Making Memories clear stamps girl, the outline floral stamp in it, Single flower sentiment stamp by Stampabilities. Ink: Anna Griffin and Martha Stewart ink in different colors Other: Micro tip pen in black.

Coloring Medium: Blender pen and inks

SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific) Black (American Crafts) Yellow (The Paper Company) Paper: DCWV-Lemon Flower Stack Stamp: Spring Sketches from Our Craft Lounge Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black Embellishments: Oval Punches (Stampin’ Up!) Other: Sewing Machine, black thread

COPIC MARKERS: flower-Y35, Y13 stem-YG03

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DESIGNER TIP: Adding texture to coloring images is easy, fun and can really make your designs come to life. Add texture with just a colorless blender or add colorless blending solution to an item with texture such as fabric or felt and dab it on your image for a neat design!

by: Stephanie Serrano SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific), Green (American Crafts), Yellow(Recollections) Paper: My Minds Eye-Stella Rose Stamp: Penny Black-Scented Garden Ink: Black Memento Tuxedo Black Embellishments: Twine Other: Sewing Machine, white thread

PRISMACOLOR PENCILS with odorless mineral spirits with blending stumps. Mouse- 943,939,929 wagon-909,923 flowers-942,912,994

by: Laura Pryor SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Whisper White(Papertrey Ink) Paper: Sidewalks patterned paper(October Afternoon) Stamp: Cutie Cat (Lil’ Inker Designs with 2 Cute Ink) Ink: Tuxedo Black(Memento) Embellishments: Plum Pudding ribbon, Pure Poppy buttons(Papertrey Ink) Other: Flags & Tags Die Set(Lil’ Inker Designs)

COPIC MARKERS Skin/Fur - W1, W2, W3, R20, colorless blender Flowers - R59, R27, V12, V17, Y21, Y27, YG95, G99


April Showers

by: Alyce Keegan

by: Eulanda Silvey SUPPLY LIST:

Paper: Glitz “Vintage Blue”, Melissa Frances “vintage attic” Stamp: One of those Days by Saturated Canary; Grunge Corners Set 22 by Lili of the Valley; Banner by Magnolia Embellishments: Flowers & Rafia Ribbon (Wild Orchid Crafts), Misc Buttons & Pearl String, corrugated Cardboard, Baker’s Twine, Rub On (American Crafts), Lace (Melissa Frances), Lace Floweres (Prima)

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E000, E00, E11, RV10 Hair-B91, B95, B97, B99, T9, 100 Clothes- E50, E51, E53, E55 Shoes- E40, E42, E44 Rain- T0, T2, T4, B93, B97



Cardstock: Core’dinations Marine Blue, Kraft Paper: My Mind’s Eye ‘Portobello Road’ Stamp: Canary Love by Saturated Canary Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearls, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Kraft Butterflies from Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch, Ticket Stubs printed by myself Other: Ticket Stubs and Sentiment printed and distressed by myself

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E50, YR00, E53, E00, R11 (Blush) Hair-E53, E31, E35 Clothes- (blue) B12, B02, BG05 (pink) R11, R22, R05 Dove - B60 Swirl - Copic Spica Atyou Glitter Pen - Sand

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DESIGNER TIP: I printed out the digital image twice and by: Denice Bartucci actually colored, fussy cut and pop dotted the umbrella to give it added dimension over little Donna.

by: Linda Saxon SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Staples 110 lb. white Paper: Arches 140 lb. Hot Pressed Watercolour, Prima Sweet Fairy Collection, KAISERCRAFT La-Di-Da Collection Stamp: Flourishes ‘April Showers’ Ink: Versafine Onyx Black Other: Paintbrush, Square Spellbinders Nestabilities, Ranger Ink Blending Tool and Blending Foam

DISTRESS INKS Tim Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Black Soot

by: Amy Young

SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Paper Trey, Paper Studio, GP Paper: My Minds Eye-Dwell, JilliBeanBlossom Soup Stamps: TGF Miss Anya Rain, Snow, Shine Sentiment Stamp: Inkadinkado Friendly Advice Ink: Momento Embellishments: Spare Parts Rainbow bling Other: MS punch, Glossy Accents, Popdots, paper piercer

COPIC MARKERS Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, E31 Hair: Y0000, Y11, Y19, YR23, YR31, E31 Coat and Stockings: BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, E31 Skirt: B91, B95, B99, E31 Boots: E35, YR23 Umbrella: YG06, YG11, G20, E31


cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It paper- Doodlebug (stripe), October Afternoon (polka dot and floral) digital stamp- Tiddly Inks (Donna) stamp- Hero Arts (sentiment) ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown and Tim Holtz Iced Spruce distress embellishments- Divine Twine, Kaiser Craft gems

Copic markers: skin- E000, E00, E11, R20 hair- E50, Y21, YR24, E35 clothes/umbrella/grass/frogY13, Y15, Y17, B91, B93, T1, T3, T4, Y000, Y11, G40, G43, G46, YG67, BG000


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The project on this page is made from an empty Pringles pot, cutting a slit in the lid to take coins. The image has been paper pieced with patterned papers, shaded with Promarkers and then 3D paper pieced. It’s pretty neat when you take ordinary househould items and make them extraordinary with paper, stamps and color!

by: Lisa (Ella’s Design)

SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Pale Blue Cardstock Paper: Papermania Henbury Lane and First Edition Desert Blooms Stamp: Emily in the Rain by Pink Gem Designs Ink: - Memento Tuxedo Black Other: Marianne Creatables Doily Die LR0141, Lace Border Die LR0155, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard and Scalloped Circles.

PROMARKERS Skin- Coral, Dusky Pink, Almond. Hair- Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Vanilla. Clothes- Coat and Hearts : Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Pale Pink. Umbrella and Boots : Olive, Pear Green, Lime Zest. Gloves, Bows and Hearts : Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Tea Green. Collar and Cuffs : Cool Grey 1 and 2. Shadows : Black.


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by: Janette Garcia a.k.a. LaJanette

Supply list Cardstock: Neenah; Bazzill Paper: Thrift Shop (October Afternoon) Stamp: My Favorite Things- ; A Muse Sentiment Ink: A Muse Black Dye; Walnut Stain Distress Ink Embellishments: Felt, Button, Twine, Glossy Accents, Pearls Other: Fiskars punch; PTI flower die

SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Paper: Jillibean Soup-Blossom Soup Stamp: Saturated Canary-Let it Rain Ink: Memento Black Embellishments: Tag/Sentiment- Papertrey Ink, Bakers TwineDoodle Design Inc, Buttons are from my stash

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E000, E00, E11, E50 Hair-E 31, E33, E35 Clothes-BG10, BG70, BG72, R14, R17 (jacket); YR30, YR31, Y23, N3, N5, E39 (umbrella)

COPIC MARKERS Skin-E02,E01,E00,BV31 Blush-R20 Hair-E29,E27,E33 Clothes-G99,YG95,YG23,R85,RV52,RV000,R59 ,R46,R35

Other: BG0000, BG000 (ground)


Trending Mark Rolled Paper Flowers

By Lizzie Oakley

There is just something so fulfilling about making your own embellishment for a project. A plus, is when it’s very fun to make! Rolled flowers are an insanely popular way to do just that. You can use pretty much any type of paper, fabric, felt, ribbon, well anything that you can fold and bend really to make these. Sure, you can spend lots of money on those amazing premade flowers. Some companies actually make very amazing 3 dimensional flowers that add an amazing wow factor to any project. But what happens when you are crafting and you don’t have that special flower on hand. Unless you are a very lucky person, who happens to own your own craft store or you know of one that is open 24 hours, then chances are it will be very hard to get your inky little hands on said amazing blossoms at 2am. This is where the knowledge of making your own rolled flowers comes in handy!

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Pattern Paper with Die

Whether you are using a die for a die cut machine or cutting your own, the basics to this technique are very simple. You find the outside of your blossom and then start rolling. You can roll tight or loosely, it’s up to you and your style. As an added bonus, whenever you make your rolled flowers, you are making them to match your project! So what if you can’t find snoze berry purple flowers at your local craft store, you can sure make some with that snoze berry purple paper that you just painted up! It’s such a fantastic feeling to have the freedom to create flowers when you need them. Not to mention all the money you will be saving, which could be put to good use on something else crafty. Like new markers or paints!

Felt Hand Cut

Using Paper Bag with Die


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SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Simple Stories Baby Steps Stamp: Saturated Canary Rainy Day Embellishments: Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Baker’s Twine, Cheesecloth, Ribbon (Hero Arts) Self-Adhesive Pearls (Zva), Dymo Label Maker

by: Eulanda Silvey

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SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Die Cuts with a View Paper: Bo-Bunny Stamp: Saturated Canary “Copica” Ink: Memento Black Embellishments: Ribbon: Stampin-Up, Pearls: Viva Decor, Knob: Tim Holtz, Bling swirls: Want 2 Scrap, Letter Stamp: Inkadinkado, Glitter: Stickles “Star Dust”, Handmade Flowers: Crochet by Grandmother 9Pink) and Mom White (has been inked with Various Ink BG11), Leafs: Martha Stewart Punch


COPIC MARKERS Skin-E11,00,000, BV31 Blush-R20 Lips-R22,20 Hair-E59,57,33 Clothes-T8,6,4,2,1,0, R85, RV23,10, BG57,11, B34,52

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Rolled Flower Tutorial Using Circles Step 1: Cut or punch out a circle. The bigger the circle, the wider the flower is. It is recommended that you use a double sided paper. Book pages work amazing for this as well, as you can paint or spritz them to the color of your choosing. With your circle, cut a spiral starting from the outside working your way in. You want to start off cutting the spiral thin, and then making it thicker as you go inward.

*tutorial time!

Rolled Flowers Tutorial Using a Border Punch Step 1: Using your boarder punch, punch out a 6 inch strip of paper. It is recommended to use a doubled A special trick is to play around with your cutting, use sided paper for this. Now, trim your strip to about 1 a wavy motion or a zig zag. You can even dust off those CM from where the punches end. It is important to deco scissors! trim as much as possible ask the punched out part of the paper will be the petals. If you have too much paper under the punches, this is not going to work well.

Step 2: Start rolling! As mention before, the outside of the spiral should be a little bit thinner than the inside. This is the center of your flower. It’s always a good idea to roll up everything tightly first, just to get Step 2: Start rolling! This is really easy, just start roll the paper to be a little more on the malleable side. tightly and then loosen as you go along. Roll all the Then you can un-roll, and go back and make the inner way to the end. part of the spiral more loose, as this will turn into your outer petals.

Step 3: You will be left with a little ‘nub’ of paper from the center of your spiral, take some adhesive and apply it to your ‘nub’. Now fold it under your flower and adhere. Ta Da! You are done!

Step 3: You will be left with a funky cylinder shape. That’s totally normal. Now is the fun part! Start to mold your blossom. Take your hand or another hard, flat object (like a book or ink pad) and flatten your flower. Mold some more. Take the tail end of your Hint: If you think your flowers are too much on the dimensional side, an easy fix is to take your hand or another flat object, and flower, adhere it to the bottom. There you go! A fun flatten them. Apply just enough pressure until the blossoms start and funky rolled flower using a border punch! to give and flatten out.


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I have to say this is my favorite part of this magazine - well besides all the gorgeous coloring throught the pages becuase you know I love to color! The reason I love this feature, is that I get the honor of interviewing some of the most admired artists and manufactures in the industry. That’s so much fun! This month we’re featuring Krista Smith of Saturated Canary. I first became aquainted with her art through her Simply Sassy line available at Sugar Nellie ( I started seeing these beautiful wide eyed funky girls and HAD to HAVE them!!! I even was so lucky to be a guest designer early last year. When Krista left the most amazing comment on one of my cards using her image, I was smitten. She is absolutely the sweetest and most adorable person I’ve ever met (well, we haven’t met face to face, but you know what I mean!) She always has a kind word and writes the most thought provoking and insightful posts on her blog. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like Krista is a friend from afar with all the glimpses into her life she allows. She’s just..... authentic. Last year, she took a leap of faith and turned her art into digital stamps which you can find at Saturated Canary Digital Stamps currently on etsy (www. I am SO glad she did because they are the most fun to color as I realized I wasn’t the only one loving her stamps with the influx of submissions we had for the Saturated Canary category of our call!! It’s always fun to read through the answers when they come back as I discovered many new tidbits, like my favorite that her dream place to live is Sarasota, Florida which is where I GREW UP!!! Small world, huh? I hope you enjoy getting to know Krista Smith a bit more as much as I did!


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DTC: You mentioned awhile ago on your blog that you’ve been drawing your characters that are now part of Saturated Canary since you were a kid - how has your style of drawing evolved since?

sleeve! I will probably cover 3/4 of both arms and most of my back and ribs. I’ve decided not to touch my legs. And I do have an angel I drew for Niamh on my right forearm:).

Krista: When I was in high school, I would make posters for my sports team’s final games...draw up all of us girls...and put them up in the locker room. I think my mom still has all of them:). And if I pulled them out, you would see my characters haven’t really changed-just become more refined. I don’t think about drawing “my style” is the only way I’ve ever drawn people. I would have a hard time drawing any other way now. I’ve always loved big eyes, puffy lips, big boots, and lots of pretty layers.

DTC: What song always turns around your mood from bad to good? Krista:

Lifesong, by Casting Crowns

DTC: Early bird or night owl? Krista: Night owl. Oh boy. I am a grumpy girl in the morning!:)

DTC: I’ve seen these done on other features and DTC: You are pretty eclectic in your hair styles (which LOVE it so I’m gonna try it on you!!! I’m going to give we love) - do you have a favorite and why? you a few words and I want you to tell me the first thing that comes to mind: Krista: *Giggles* I do have some different styles;). I think I scare some people at church with Krista: Okay. I love this. And hope I don’t seem my dreads (and my dad, too), but I do love ‘em! They weird when it’s over!... are definitely the most fun style I’ve tried! But, when it comes down to it, my favorite hair style is frizzy curls! I Midnight - navy blue. feel most like myself with big, crazy, curly hair:). Pretty - Niamh. Johnny Cash - Folsom. DTC: I know you have a pretty awesome love story, Shabby Chic - Rachel Ashwell care to give our readers the scoop? Winter - ugh. Hot - beards. (okay. i crossed into weird there:) Krista: Sure! I started working at the church Ink - needles. day care Phil’s mom worked at in October, 2000. She smash - creative journaling introduced herself on my first day like this: Hi, my name trendy - temporary. is Gerri. I have a son who is a marine. He lives in dresses - Modcloth. California. And I don’t think he has a girlfriend. But. He shoes - boots. has tattoos. All I could do was laugh! (Also. I thought, he sounds hot.) I met him over the phone in November. DTC: If you could live anywhere in the world, where We talked for an hour and ten minutes the first time. He would it be and why? sounded really hot;). Then we met on a blind date on December 23. We saw each other 3 more times (April, Krista: Sarasota, FL. I’ve wanted to live there for June, and August) and then got married October 2011. years:) reason, really. It just looks so artsy fartsy. I Ten months after our first date. And yes, my parents think I’d love it! kinda thought it was crazy (but they supported me:). We both just knew this was it. I had never wanted to be DTC: What is the best part of having your own with someone so I married that hot marine;). company? & worst? I love him to death. Krista: The best by far is the fact that I am free to DTC: How many tattoos do you have and do you have make decisions based solely on what is best for my kids plans for more? Do you have any of your own artwork and family. I don’t have to worry about okaying that with on your skin? my boss...or using vacation time...It’s a schedule that I make, mess up, re-arrange, and revise. And it is always Krista: I have three...and an upcoming approved:), no questions asked! The worst. appointment this spring to *hopefully* finish my half is probably not knowing when to stop at the end of the


Hues Who! ...cont day. I always have a running list because I am a solo operation over here:) I could just keep going. It is hard to stop some days. Recently, I started closing up shop on Saturdays (per request from the hubby:), and that has been a welcomed day off each week. DTC: Did you make cards before or after you started designing stamps?

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Three Bucket List things that come to

• I would love to write and illustrate for the children’s book field. That is my artistic ‘top of the mountain’ goal in life:). Praying that I see that peek someday!! • Take the kiddos to Disney with Phil’s family. (Will cross that off this September!:) • I hope that God gives me the opportunities to truly touch others lives for Him.

Krista: I made invitations before I jumped into stamping. I would only make cards if I forgot to pick one up at the store for someone:), but mostly it was handmade invites. I sold quite a few sets on Etsy before I ever knew of this fabulous stamping/ card-making world. When I began to design rubber stamps for Sugar Nellie, I found all these (you guys!) awesome blogs filled with beautiful cards and crafts and scrapbook pages...and I was so excited and inspired! And I quickly realized that I had a long way to go before I could ever sell another invitation! LOL... I’m working on my style, though. It’s improving little by little. And please do not go search through my past sales. I’ll be embarrassed;) LOL!

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DTC: What is your favorite embellishment to use? Krista: Kellie Winnell introduced me to yo-yo’s and flat back buttons. I cannot get enough! She sent me her beautiful hand made ones and now they are popping up everywhere on everything I make! DTC: If you could be a character from any book, who would it be? Krista: The Wicked Witch of the West. Hands down. I would love to be green for one day. DTC: What is the last book you read?

Thank you so much, Krista for that amazing interview!!! Now, for some gorgeous inspiration using Saturated Canary images for the next few pages!

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DTC: Have you heard of the term bucket list? Do you have one and can you share anything on it that you still need to check off or maybe something recently that you were able to check off?


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by: Janette Garcia a.k.a. LaJanette SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Card base:Recollections Paper: Bo-Bunny Stamp: Saturated Canary “Elli’s Birthday” Ink: Memento Black Embellishments: Pearls: Queen & Co., Martha Steward leaf punch, Flowers: Prima

COPIC MARKERS Skin-E13,11,00 Blush/Lips-R22,20 Hair-T8,6,4 Clothes-T8,6,4, R85, RV25,10, BG57, 53,11

by: Suzanne Bier SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! (Melon Mambo), Core’dinations (black) Paper: Basic Grey - Lauderdale; My Mind’s Eye - Merry Little Christmas Digital Stamp: 90s Girl – Saturated Canary Sentiment Stamp: custom created from Paper Smooches stamp sets (Word Salad, Good Gab) Ink: VersaMark watermark ink Embellishments: ribbon (Creative Impressions), button, square brads (Making Memories). Other: die (Spellbinders – Curved Rectangles), embossing powder (JudiKins).

COPIC MARKERS: Skin- E00, E11, R02 Hair- E43, E44, E47 Eyes - G24, B01 (eyeshadow) DESIGNER TIP: I have colored the balloons to Clothes- C2, C3, C4, B95, B93, B97, R21, R22, be transparent. Where the two overlap the one R43, RV06, RV09 in the back will be lighter since it is being seen Other – C0, C1, 0 through the white one.

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by: Lisa (Ella’s Design) SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: A5 Smooth White Card Blank, DCWV 12x12 Christmas Cardstock Stack - Sage Green, Burnt Orange and Sunflower Yellow cardstock (from stash) Paper: Raspberry Road Rose Garden Collection Stamp: Canary Love by Saturated Canary (Krista Smith) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Embellishments: Orange polka dot Satin Ribbon, Cotton Lace, Decorative pins, Buttons and Small adhesive Pearls Other: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen, Scalloped Circles and Marianne Creatables Die LR0180


PROMARKERS Skin- Coral, Dusky Pink and Almond Hair- Walnut, Cocoa, Caramel, Sandstone, Vanilla Clothes-Jacket, Skirt and Shoes : Greens - Olive, Pear green, Lime, Lime Zest. Oranges Spice, Pumpkin, Honeycomb, Gold, Mustard. Pinks - Coral, Pastel Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Blush. Ruffle and Bird : Gold, Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Lemon. Shadow : Tea Green, Khaki, Pastel Beige.


by: Lizzie Oakley SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Bazil Paper: Sassafrass Lass, My Mind’s Eye, Girls Paperie, Paper Studio Stamp: Saturated Canary Violet Ink: Kodak Printer Ink Embellishments: Authintique Alphas Other: Found Light Blue Ribbon


by: Tracy Valure SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Bazzill Paper: My Minds Eye Stamp: Dorothy - Saturated Canary Ink: Memento Embellishments: Queen&Co (pearls), Basic Basic (ribbon) Other: Sentiment and Scallop Die - My Favorite Things

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E000, E00, E11, R11 Hair- E21, E23, E27, E29 Clothes-Y11, Y15, E33, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, C1, C3, E40, E42, R02, R05

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SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock- Neenah Solar White Paper- My Minds Eye - Mabel Stamp- Saturated Canary - Peace and Love Hipster Ink- Memento - Tuxedo Black,Rich Cocoa Embellishments- The Ribbon Girl, Wild Orchid Crafts, Doodlebug brads Other- Fiskars scallop border punch. Xcut labels die. Marianne English Rose die.

ProMarkers and FlexMarkers Skin- Blush, Soft Peach, Rose Peach. Blush- Baby Pink Hair- Satin, Sandstone, Caramel, Cinnamon Clothes- Cocoa, Henna, Walnut, Cool Grey 5. Honeycomb, Ginger, Spice. Ivory, Daffodil Bloom, Tulip Yellow. Fresh Meadow, Soft Green, Grey Green.


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by: Jane Kyle SUPPLY LIST: mage- Circus Trixie from Saturated Canary Digis paper- 6x6 My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Paper, Kraft otherRibbon from stash, Marianne Flower Die

PROMARKERS Skin- Burnt Orange/ Coral/ Sunkissed Pink/ Blush/ Baby Pink Hair- Raw Sienna/ Mustard/ Buttercup/ Ivory Clothes- Baby Pink/ Cocktail Pink/ Antique Pink/ Magenta/ Cardinal Red/ Lime Zest/ Lime Green/ Pastel Blue/ April Showers/ Blender Pen/ Black pencil for extra shading


DESIGNER TIP: To hide the prongs of a brad when using with a sheer ribbon, just cut off the prongs and adhere with glue!

by: Corry Smyrski SUPPLLY LIST: Cardstock- Olive color measures 6” X 6” Paper- Websters Pages called “Les Petit Papier” , inside & out Stamp- Whispy (digital image) by Saturated Canary Embellishments- Flowers, brown fabricy leaf stems & organza green ribbon were all RAK items, pearls including center of bow are from my stash, heart doily & cheesecloth from Dollarama, pins are from WalMart, yellow stickles are Studio G

COPIC MARKERS Skin-E00, E01, E21, E95 lips- R83 Hair-E21, E15, E19, E29 Clothes-top dress & legwarmers-YR02, YR05, YR07 dress bottom- G000,G40, YG93, YG95 layers on dress- YR21, YR23, YR24 shoesYG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 Wings- G05, G07

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by: Jane Kyle SUPPLY LIST: Papers: K&Co Journey & Garden Collage 6x6 pads Ink-Distress Ink Weathered Wood Sentiment- Paper Make Up Stamps

PROMARKERS & FLEXMARKER Promarkers- Hair: Henna, Spice, Ginger, Oatmeal Skin: Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush & Baby Pink for the cheeks Clothes: Grey Green, April Showers, Tea Green, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue Flexmarker- Raindrops: Glacier Blue

by: Britt Bass SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Recollections (Cream) Paper: We R Memory Keepers (Grandma’s Kitchen), Pink Paislee (Vintage Vogue), My Mind’s Eye (Stella and Rose) Stamp: Lil Fashionette (50s Lilith) Ink: Memento (Bamboo Leaves) Embellishments: Sentiment: DCWV (The Mod Stack), Ribbon Other: EK Success border punch (Binding Edge), Embossing Folder: The Paper Studio, Die: Memory Box (rolled flower), Zig Writer

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E000, E00, E02 Hair- Y21, Y17, Y23 Clothes- RV02, RV11, RV13, RV14, BG11, BG13, BG15


Kraft with Copics!

By Lisa McKinney

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When it comes to coloring with Copics, the paper you use plays a HUGE part in what your result is going to be. Every Copic user has their paper of choice; mine is Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey Ink…but my FIRST love is Kraft. Kraft is an earthy fibrous brown paper of variable weights. You can buy it in many forms from the rolled up brown paper you can use for wrapping gifts to a package of Kraft notecards. If you are on a budget, you can use even use a brown paper grocery bag! Paper companies have recognized the demand for Kraft paper and have added it to their cardstock lines. The main difference in Kraft is the weight and shade but it all can be used for Copic coloring. I prefer to use the Kraft by Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up. The #1 reason I like to color on Kraft is


that it softens all of your colors, making it a lot easier to blend them together. This is very good if you (like me) have holes in your color families. Another benefit is that you can use your coloring pencils for accents on top of the Copic coloring or for intense light shades. Before you color on Kraft paper, I recommend you get a scrap of paper and use it to lay out your colors because if you don’t you might be shocked at what you get! They will be 100% different from coloring on white! Another thing to keep in mind is that it takes longer to see the final result; especially coloring with the pale numbers ending in 0000 thru 10.

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You can see how the colors are blending differently and how the intensity of the Y35/38 is muted on the Kraft. I used the W’s for my mouse and the Kraft makes them a lot darker and even warmer! Compared to the Kraft, the W’s on the White look more like C’s! I don’t

To give you an example of how Kraft affects your coloring, I’m going to show you an image colored on Kraft cardstock and then the same image colored on white cardstock. I will use the same colors for each image.

I’m using cute little Mouse Under Party Hat by Whiff of Joy and am coordinating him to a piece of polka dot paper from my Echo Park pad “Summer Days”. I pulled out all the colors I am going to use and colored them on a scrap of white and then a scrap of Kraft so you can see the difference.

Now that the image is done you can see how different these colors ended up laying down!If you want to give your Copics a new life, try them on Kraft paper for your next project!

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even bother coloring “white” on Kraft with makers. I just grab my white colored pencil and use it liberally! The same is true for my shadows. The best colors for shadows on Kraft are NOT the ones ending in more than one zero (like BV0000, E000, B00, etc). They are just too light. It’s best to go with the ones that end with 1, 2 or 3. There is enough lightness that it will still shadow, but enough of the color that it will show up. Another option is to use light colored pencils. I used Grey for the Kraft image. I have found that if you use colored pencils, you can soften the lines by rubbing your finger it.

The colors are very bright on the white, but nearly translucent on the Kraft. This allows you to get an idea on how heavy you will have to lay your colors down. Because I want the hat to stand out, I’m going to use the yellow that stands out the most--Y35 and Y38. If I was just coloring on the white, I would not have chosen these colors because they are too orange and intense; therefore, I would have gone with the Y21/23 combination.

Products Used: Stamps: Mouse Under Party Hat (Whiff of Joy) Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Copics: Y35, Y38, W00, W1, W3, W5, C00, N1, RV11 Watercolor Pencils: White (Sargent Art) and Grey 230 (Faber-Castell) Paper: Kraft and Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink); Summer Dreams pad (Echo Park) Paper companies carrying Kraft Paper: Stampin Up—Crumb Cake (formerly Kraft) Papertrey Ink—Kraft Bazzill—Kraft There may be others, but I’ve just listed the 3 that I know for sure…



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In each issue, we’ll bring you a sketch to use in your card making. For me, sketches are a great jumping off point when I’m feeling like my mojo is nowhere to be found or I’m just feeling in a funk. It’s also a great place to start if you are just beginning to color and make cards! In my early days of my hobby, I almost always searched out and used a sketch when making a card. Now, I’m feeling a bit more confident or a little more strapped for time, so I don’t always look for a sketch and tend to put a card together without it. Our sketches are designed by the incredibly talented Lizzie Oakely - I hope you will love the cards submitted in this section as much as we do. Also, be sure to check out our blog because we will also be having a challenge soon using this sketch!


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DESIGNER TIP: Using a white opaque marker or pen lets you create designs or patterns. After coloring the stamped image, I add details with a white marker, like the pattern on Mae’s bandana!

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by: Amy Young by: Stephanie Serrano SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific), Brown and Orange (American Crafts) Paper: My Minds Eye -Stella Rose Stamp: Coneflowers and Butterfly from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Ink: black printer ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink- tea dye Embellishments: border punch(Stampin’up) buttons, floss Other: Sewing Machine, black thread


Copic Markers: Flowers-Y35, Y21,E25 Stem-G94 Butterfly-YR14

Copic markers: Skin- E000, E00, E11 Hair- E23, E25, E27, E29, E59 Eyes - G24 Clothes- E77, E79, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y15, Y17, B91, B93, B95, B97 Other – C0, 0, G21, YR04, E53, E55

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper: Crate Paper - Farmhouse; My Mind’s Eye - Stella & Rose/Mabel; Echo Park - Splash; Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses Digital Stamp: Garden Mae – Some Odd Girl Stamps Embellishments: butterfly accent (Jillibean Soup), chipboard flowers (Basic Grey), button brads (Making Memories), lace (KaiserCraft), twine (Whisker Graphics), rub-on sentiment (Pebbles).


cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It paper- October Afternoon (Sasparilla) stamps- The Greeting Farm (Sheriff Ian), Studio G (sentiment) ink- Memento tuxedo black and Colorbox dark brown embellishments- jute, Papertrey Ink twine, Making Memories brads EK Success silver pen

Copic markers: skin- E000, E00, E11, R02 hair- C5, C7, C9, C10 clothes- B34, B37, B39, E35, E55, E57, E59, R24, R27, R29, E09, E44, E47, E49, Y13, Y21, Y26


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by: Rosie Bridges SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: White (Georgia Pacific-Walmart)/ Pink (The Paper Studio Textured Cardstock) DP Paper: Echo Park “A Walk in the Park” 12x12 Kit Paper for image: Copic Xpress-It Blending Card Stamp: Saturated Canary Rainy Day Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink (around edges of paper) Embellishments: Large Rose, Turquoise Roses, Leaves, Butterfly, Crystal Swirls & Rhinestones, Pink Lace (RecollectionsMichaels)/White & Pink Cherry Blossoms (Wild Orchid Crafts)/ Turquoise Ruffle Edge Trim (CropStop)

COPIC MARKERS Skin-E000, E00, E11 Lips-R22 Hair- E49, E33, E25, E13, E11Clothes- BG18, BG15, BG13, BG10, N4, R85, R83, R81 Boots/Umbrella: R85, R83, R81, BG15, Y11, Y15 29

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COPIC MARKERS Skin- E000, E00, E01 Hair- Y11, Y13, Y15 Clothes- B23, B24, B28, R20, R21, R22

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DESIGNER TIP: When making hand rolled flowers, choose a designer paper from the same line as your layout for a perfectly matched embellishment.

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by: Shanna Shands SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, and More Mustard Paper: Authentique Genuine and Xpress- It Stamp: Krista Smith - Enjoy the Rain Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Embellishments: My Favorite Things Rolled Die Roses, and lace Other: Epoxy Sentiment Sticker

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E00, E21, E04, 0, R20 Hair- E79, E77, E74, E71, E70 Clothes- 0, E43, E42, E41, E40, W3, W2, B000, B39, B37, B34, B32, B41, B97, B95, C0, C3, C5, C7, Y28, Y26, Y21, Y23

SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Paper: My Minds Eye, Blink of and Eye Stamp: Babette by The Greeting Farm, Sentiment: Flutter Heart by The Greeting Farm Ink: Memento, VersaMagic Embellishments: handmade rolled flower, Queen&Co (Pearls), Basics Basics (ribbon) Other: My Favorite Things (scallop die), Martha Stewart (Leaf Punch)

COPIC MARKERS Skin- E000, E00, E11, B000 Hair- E50, E51, E53, E33 Clothes- BG10, BG11, BG13, YR000, YR01, YR02, YR04




• Skin: Copic E11, E000, E00 Primsa Colored Pencils Peach & Pink • Hair: Copic RV34, RV32 & Prisma Colored Pencil Pomegranate • Clothes: Copic R19, RV69

• Skin: Copic E11, E000, E00 Primsa Colored Pencils Peach & Pink • Hair: Copic BG15, BG11 & Prisma Colored Pencil Aquamarine • Clothes: Copic BG13, BG11 • Hearts: R22, R20

You can achieve fantastic shading and depth when you combine coloring with Copic Markers & Prisma Colored Pencils. In these adorable images, Glimmer Bean and Shimmer Bean, both available at The Greeting Farm & colored by Marie (owner/artist of The Greeting Farm) she shows how keeping the image colored monochromatically you can really get the wow factor with t his technique.



by: Marie Xiong

• Skin: Copic E11, E000, E00 Primsa Colored Pencils Peach & Pink • Hair: Copic R05, R02 & Prisma Colored Pencil Poppy Red • Clothes: Copic BG13, BG11

• Skin: Copic E11, E000, E00 Primsa Colored Pencils Peach & Pink • Hair: Copic RV25, RV23 & Prisma Colored Pencil Process Red • Clothes: Copic R13, RV14




by: Amy Young SUPPLY LIST: cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It paper- Basic Grey (Kissing Booth), Collage Press (Joyride), Making Memories (Love Struck) stamps- Sugar Nellie (Lead the Way), Hero Arts (sentiment) ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox dark brown, Tim Holtz weathered wood distress embellishments- The Girls’ Paperie flowers, copic edged ribbon, Copic Spica glitter pens

COPIC MARKERS skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20 hair- E44, E47, E49 clothes- E81, W0, BV01, BV02, BV04, RV21, RV23, R22, E57, E59, E55, E35 dog- E31, E33, E35, W7, W10 grass- G43, G46 DESIGNER TIP: Besides using my Copics to color in the image, I also used the BV02 marker to custom coordinate the seam binding ribbon to the colors in my card. Sure, you can color it all in but also just edging the ribbon on either side can give it a really pretty and unique look.


by: Corinne Reyes Mercado SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Bazzill (brown). Neenah Solar White (white). Paper: multi-colored flowers DP (American Crafts). Yellow roses DP (Crate Paper). Striped DP (Crate Paper). Stamp: Some Odd Girl’s Noveau Girl - Believe. Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black Embellishments: red border (Crate Paper). Pins (House of 3 from Pink Paislee). Quilled butterflies (Martha Stewart). Lace ribbon (Hero Arts).

COPIC MARKERS Hair: E50, E21, E23, E27 Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11. Lips: E04 Eyes: B0000, B00. Dress: YR0000, YR00, YR01, YR02, YR82

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by: Lizzie Oakley

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SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Bazzil Paper: Sassafrass Lass Stamp: Pipi Freebie - Make It Crafty Ink: Kodak Printer Ink Embellishments: Freckles and Pigtails, K&Co, American Crafts, Ki Memories Other: Found Lace, Staples


SUPPLY LIST: Cardstock: Bazzil Paper: Authentique Paper, Stamp: Make It Crafty Hot Air Balloon Ink: Kodak Printer Ink Embellishments: Authentique Splendid Bits, Freckles and Pigtails, Maya Road, Making Memories, American crafts, Ki Memories




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This past January, with the release of Designed To Color’s debut issue, I packed it up and headed to CHA - Craft & Hobby Association. It was amazing! I was nervous and excited as I flew to California for the first time. You know you’re in for a good time when you get on the shuttle bus at 11pm with half of the other people riding with you also heading to CHA the next day. My first day there, I ran into Kristy Dalman of Some Odd Girl (, that was a riot because I seriously did not recognize her - I had arrived past midnight at my hotel the night before and had a hard time sleeping in a strange city so I wasn’t quite awake, but thankfully she forgave me later and we spent nearly the whole day together with her and her DT girls Leah & Melissa. Some of my highlights from the show include hanging out with Jessica Diedrich - many of you know her from The Greeting Farm (www. - every day!!! Breakfasts just weren’t the same without her smiling face when I got home! Meeting Tracy Weinzapfel, Erika Taylor and the rest of my fellow Helmar Hotties! (www. Meeting Angela Magnuson from Unity Stamp Co. ( Meeting and hugging Mark Montano (www.markmontano. com) for Lizzie!! She has a major crush on him and that was SO MUCH FUN to meet him and get his book which totally ROCKS by the way. Big Ass Book of Crafts 2 is SOOO inspiring and he’s a sweetheart, too, because he read the premiere issue and gave major kudos!! Some of my product highlights, seeing Marianne Walker (www. ilikemarkers.blogspot. com) from Copic. I took her beginner class almost 2 years ago now and was so happy to be able to chat with her again - and beg her to come back to Colorado for the intermediate class, I’m not gonna lie. Some of the cool new products, American Crafts ( is coming out


with a new line of alcohol based markers called Chromatics that are budget friendly! I got to test them out and they are FABULOUS! Just right for anyone just starting out. They have loads of colors already with new colors being made as well. There is a brand new marker called Mepxy (www. on the scene there that I also got to try that were phenomenal! I’m really looking forward to all these new coloring mediums being put out in the craft industry! It just makes me giddy. Another fabulous medium is from Tombow (www., colored pencils called Irojiten that blend beautifully and come in some pretty cool packing - looks like books from the outside but pretty pencils when you open it up! My other love in crafting is pretty paper! A new company called Trinity Paper Arts (www. was also new on the scene and they have some GREAT ideas and designs. I got to sit down with the owners and I’m excited to see how their company grows in the industry. I actually met several fledgling companies that inspired me in so many ways- it was pretty incredible to be able to meet people with dreams of their own that are going for it! I am already planning my trip to Summer CHA in Chicago - to meet up with now old friends and hopefully some new ones! Find out the latest and greatest in products and report back to you again. That was the best part of the entire show and experience. Knowing that by my being there, I was able to take along each and every one of you! So with that, I want to leave you with some pics. I have to admit, I wasn’t the best at whipping out my camera, next time I will get better at taking pictures.

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From left to right: Carisa Zglobicki, Marianne Walker From left to right: Sparkle Smith, Jessica Diedrich, Carisa Zglobicki

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From left to right: Paula Beeten, Carisa Zglobicki, Jessica Diedrich, Suzanne J Dean

L. Grace Lauer with her phenomenal wings made of book paper! The hit of the show as designed for Charity Wings. Be sure to visit her blog:


by: Lori Boyd

In our next issue.... * Lori Boyd from By LORi Designs * Coloring Tutorials * Masculine Cards *And so much more! Now accepting submissions, please see for more information. We are looking for coloring of all types, styles & levels. Thank you for reading our 2nd issue we hope to continue to grow with your support! 37

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Designed To Color - April/May 2012  

A Magazine devoted to stamping, coloring, & paper crafting! This is our 2nd issue which is bigger than our premiere with more projects to in...

Designed To Color - April/May 2012  

A Magazine devoted to stamping, coloring, & paper crafting! This is our 2nd issue which is bigger than our premiere with more projects to in...