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24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Pencil Bears

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!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.


72 thoughts on “24 Tags of Christmas 2015: Pencil Bears

  1. Such cut bears and children. I can’t wait to try this technique.

  2. Great video Sandy. Like some of the other comments above I too was wondering where to purchase the pencil case you are using. You did not post the link here or on Youtube. Can you please respond and let me know where to purchase? thanks!

  3. I just love these tags… this stamp set is just wonderful seasonal stamp. My favorite charity is St Jude Children’s Hospital.

  4. Oh My!!! I love this bear and those backgrounds are amazing. Love your coloring pencil technique. I’m definitely putting that pencil case and sharpener on my Christmas list. My favorite charity is the National Down Syndrome Society.

  5. Really cute. I really like the aurora background.

  6. So cute! I love Mr Polka Bokeh Bear! The White Feather Foundation is my charity this year.

  7. Love these sweet bears!
    Make A Wish Foundation is my charity I would choose!

  8. Love the polka dots, too cute…

  9. Love these colorful cute tags. Sandy you have really hit it out of the park this year with your tags! It is one of my favorite series of yours every year. I cant believe I have been watching you for over a year and a half! My Charity is Angels Among us Pet Rescue!

  10. Beautiful tags! Where do you get your case for the pencils?

  11. The colors you used on these tags are beautiful!!! My fave charity is Mission Arlington.

  12. Love, love, love these tags. So colorful and beautiful. Thanks Sandy!

  13. So difficult but I think these are my favorite. The National MS society… Capital chapter.

  14. These are so adorable! I love your coloring techniques! My charity is Preemptive Love Coalition.

  15. Wow fabulous colors ! Love your tags

  16. Cute tags, My charity is Children, Inc. TFS

  17. Awww. I love the spotted bear. So sweet. My charity is

  18. I am loving your bokeh bears and am off to watch your always entertaining video. Thanks for a chance to contribute to another one of my favorite charities, the local Humane Society of Omaha, NE.

  19. Your tags are AMAZING! I love animals and these bears are so cute! I was so happy to see you pencil colouring again! Thank you for the wonderful video! Oh yes, my favourite charity is the local SPCA!

  20. LOVE the softness of the colored pencils, and that bokeh dot bear is super cute! My fave charity is Mobile Loaves and Fishes

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