Welcome to the 24 tags of Christmas series for 2015! I love putting this together each year. Well two years in a row at least! If you’d like to see last year’s day five tag, click HERE.

Pencil Bears

I promised you more pencil tutorials – well here we go! This sweet little image from Wplus9 just cried out for some fun colored pencil. The variations in this tag set are 1) different bears (black, white, brown, and bokeh! bokeh bear!) and 2) distress ink backgrounds. Check out the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I love when my not-so-great inking resulting in circle shapes turns into a fabulous bokeh idea. The distress inks and round blender made that my favorite tag of the set! 🙂

Prismacolor pencils used: 927 Lt Peach, 1078 Black Cherry, 939 Peach, 919 NonPhoto Blue, 1027 Peacock, 932 Violet, 1082 Chocolate, 1056 Warm Grey 70, 943 Burnt Ochre, 947 Dk Umber

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Pencil Bears




Handmade is the best kind of giveaway! Each year I give away all of the tags made in the series – so there will be 24 winners! To sweeten the pot, I am giving a financial donation to 24 charities in the name of each of the winners – so they’re going to get to pick which charity they love most.  To qualify to win, leave a comment on this post with YOUR favorite charity, and a comment on the YT video each day all week. I’ll pick 12 from blog comments and 12 from YouTube comments, and announce them all on Sunday the 15th!


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