Dust Bunny Card! (Mixing Colors for Fur)

Is this not THE cutest little Sweet Bunny you ever did see?? I had to order it right away – and I’m gonna be coloring it as much as I did that crazy giraffe last year, I think. Sooooo cute!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I loved this lil bunny so much I didn’t even add anything to embellish it–just added it to the card base…

And if you’re wondering why this card is called Dust Bunny….this is the sentiment on the inside. For what occasion should I send this card??? LOL!

Here’s the paint set used in this video:

Sketcher sets Includes: Hansa Yellow Medium (EH DB) Quinacridone Rose (EH DB) Ultramarine Blue (EH DB) Cerulean Blue Chromium (EH DB) Monte Amiata Natural Sienna (EH DB) Transparent Red Oxide (EH DB). My additions: Nickel Azo (EH DB) Serpentine Genuine (EH DB) Undersea Green (EH DB) Cobalt Teal Blue (EH DB) Sedona Genuine (EH DB) Bloodstone Genuine (EH DB) Moonglow (EH DB) Payne’s Gray (EH DB) Neutral Tint (EH DB) Lunar Black (EH DB)

There’s a sale going on for 25% off these Altenew goodies using code meetALTENEW- and I had these two cards made in all my practice for the upcoming rain classes using Starry Flowers, which are in the sale category. Yep you’re welcome! Classes in copic, watercolor and pencil are coming March 1, if I can get all the voiceovers done and videos uploaded over the next week…wish me luck!

And one more tidbit: for the Rainy Days classes, the Copic colors I’ll be using are these – in case you want to add one or two to an order this week. But remember you can substitute. With colored pencils I generally assume everyone has a good selection of colors since they’re much less expensive; and for watercolor, you’ll be able to mix colors, most likely, but I’ll be using my main 2019 palette (not all colors in it but if you have substitutes you’ll be just fine). A white gel pen is recommended for all the classes OR a fine brush and some acrylic white paint of some kind if you don’t find a gel pen works for you.

Best Dog Mom Card + contest!

Best Dog Mom Card + contest!

I made some cute Comic Strip cards – with a much easier technique than the one I did HERE a few years back. And this time – it’s with the cute Puppy Parents stamps I bought by Sunny Studio!

A little treat for you today: a giveaway contest for dog mamas!

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There are six breeds on the stamp set with mamas or papas and puppies – so I made two cards with the same idea. See below the pinnable graphic for a few extra tips!

The little scene bits I used in these cards are taught in the Hex Art class – do my students recognize any of them?

The pups in the stamp set can be colored to match your own dogs:

I changed the fluffy white pup into a Bernese!!

Best dog mom contest

I want to give these two cards to two lucky winners. How do you win? Post a pic of you showing some love to your pup! That can be cookies, hugs and kisses, their favorite park…..but new pics, please! The most creative shots will win a card and some doggie goodies – I’ll be “hiring” some judges to pick so it won’t be up to just me. Where to post them, you ask? A few options:

  • Preferred: on my Facebook page, post it underneath the image of my two cards in comments there. (That way they all stay together).
  • If you don’t have Facebook, then post on your blog, instagram, flickr, wherever, and put a link in the comments on this post.

If you have no dog: go get someone you DO know with a dog to pose for you! You can keep the card yourself or give it to them.

PS I’m not anti-cat.…but this stamp set has pups in it! If they ever make a kitty parents stamp set, we’ll do this again, ok?

Chubby Bunny Easter Party

Chubby Bunny Easter Party

Chubby bunny! Chubby bunny! Chubby bunny! Did any of you play that game when you were kids? We’d keep putting more marshmallows in our mouths and see how long we could keep sounding coherent. Miles of silly sugar-powered laughs!

Well this card isn’t that level of silly, but it’s pretty fun anyway. I stamped almost all the bunnies (one ended up on the envelope), and gave them a little garden to enjoy, too.

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

When stamping and masking, have a black pen on hand that works with the medium you’re coloring with…then the masks needn’t be perfect, you can just draw in little bits that didn’t get connected.

And don’t forget the envelope! That’ll definitely tell your recipient this is HAPPY mail. No bills!

Happy 3rd birthday Vienna! (Watercolor Dog Card)

Happy 3rd birthday Vienna! (Watercolor Dog Card)

Happy third birthday to my sweet Vienna! We’ll hopefully be spending a couple hours at the park – her favorite place to go run run run!

I don’t know if it’s her actual birthday today, of course; she arrived at my house in September and we could only guess at her age. Which would put her birthday around this time of year. I picked valentines day because, well, I’m single and need something else to celebrate today, ya know? So we celebrate my girl each year!

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Impression Obsession came out with a couple cute stamps – My Best Friend, and Love Language –I wasn’t sure what size they were when I ordered them, but Love Language is a little bigger than My Best Friend – so I ended up making a card with a foreground stamp and background stamp by stamping “off” the first pass of ink on the background image. That way it only stamped a little of the ink, and made it lighter in the background.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you need to see the colors from my palette, check out this post.

This is probably us today….. mud and smiles!

Watercolor palette:

  • Nickel Azo (EH DB)
  • New Gamboge (EH DB)
  • Aussie Red Gold  (EH DB)
  • Yellow Ochre (EH DB)
  • Burnt Sienna  (EH DB)
  • Burnt Umber (EH DB)
  • Perylene Maroon (EH DB)
  • Anthraquinoid Scarlet (EH DB)
  • Pyrrol Scarlet  (EH DB)
  • Quinacridone Rose (EH DB)
  • Imperial Purple (EH DB)
  • Moonglow (EH DB)
  • Cobalt Teal Blue (EH DB)
  • Iridescent Electric Blue (EH DB)
  • Cobalt Blue (EH DB)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (EH DB)
  • Phthalo Blue GS (EH DB)
  • Indanthrone Blue (EH DB)
  • Serpentine Genuine (EH DB)
  • Sap Green (EH DB)
  • Green Apatite Genuine (EH DB)
  • Perylene Green (EH DB)
  • Payne’s Blue Gray (EH DB
  • Neutral Tint (EH DB)

Customize Bird Stamps

Customize Bird Stamps

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I often customize stamps to be what I’d like to see – and this Songbird stamp set has been on my desk for quite a while, knowing I’d make a bunch of birds out of the one stamp!

For those familiar with Copics, figuring out colors shouldn’t be all that hard….especially if you’ve taken Copic Jumpstart and learned about Glazing! You can turn any of your markers into the right colors for any type of bird. The tough part is the markings.

Google the bird you want to draw, and you’ll get tons of images – then start scrolling to find a bird in an approximately correct position so you can see all the markings clearly.

Some birds will have a longer tail, different shaped beak, etc – you can mask off those portions when stamping, or do as I did and just draw right over those parts!

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