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Don’t Give Up! Work through your Copic problems

 

Don’t Give Up! Work through your Copic problems

This video goes out to those who love when I include BLOOPS! Before watching, see if you can spot the big problem….then keep an eye out for it in the video as I color it with my Copics. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Even with a big bloop – nobody but you and I will know it’s there, right? As long as you keep quiet too. ūüôā

Supplies

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Hare Mail: Precoloring Stamped Images

 

Hare Mail: Precoloring Stamped Images

I was doing some online shopping and stumbled onto this Hare Mail set – oh my gosh. I couldn’t click that button fast enough! They’re such cute little guys with a super simple style – they’ll be fun to color in a variety of ways with different mediums! For these, I did the watercoloring before stamping the black lines – whaaaa? Check it out and see what you think! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The envelope was pretty fun – the “To” block was simply stamped with a few colors, and the bunny was painted by scribbling some color on an acrylic block; fancy painting on an envelope is pretty impossible but a simple shaded line worked fine!

Supplies

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Watercolor a Coastal Scene

 

Watercolor a Coastal Scene

The technique on today’s card using Shine Bright is similar to one I shared at a make-and-take at CHA2017 a few weeks ago. I’ve added quite a bit – the sky, primarily! I wasn’t sure it was going to work and am delighted to report that it did! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

ICYMI

The video mentioned at the end of this was part of a paint-along series I created a while back – ICYMI (in case you missed it):

Supplies

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Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

 

Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

Today’s Zig Clean Color video has a variety of tips in it – skintones ¬†(and other colors that just don’t seem to blend); making a cup look dimensional; layering hair; and adding the shadow on the ground with a brush. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The design is a little kittywompus – because coffee makes folks a little jittery anyhow, right? Lol!

Supplies

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Brusho Flowers: Concord & 9th Pretty Petals

Brusho Flowers: Concord & 9th Pretty Petals

If you want to paint pretty flowers, but need a little nudge – this stamp set has some perfect images to get you rolling along. I’m using Brusho, though you can use other paints – but it’s easier, from my experience, to loosen up with Brusho. Note that though I wasn’t sure in the voiceover, I was using a 12 to get huge petals like this. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The second card uses the other stamp – but basically the same painting technique.

The surface I work on with Brusho is the Craft Assistant – very easy to clean up, and that’s important with watercolor powders! The three colors I used on these cards are Turquoise, Purple, and a little Gamboge. See supply links below.

Supplies

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Puppies wrestling in the snow! (and a freebie with a purchase!)

Puppies!

We had a surprise snowstorm Sunday and Monday – and the puppies went wild! I could hardly get them to come back in the house…they just wanted to run and wrestle! I captured a little footage – since I know some of you have been enjoying the peeks at their little paws! Watch below or click HERE to see them play in the snow.

And…I just noticed a freebie over at Ellen Hutson…if you’re in need of a MISTI (or another MISTI)…you get a free stamp set! While supplies last, ends Feb 12th. ¬†Click HERE for MISTIs! They were closed for the storm yesterday (might be again today) but get your order in anyhow – they’ll be doing the stamp giveaways in order of purchases.¬†#yourewelcome

 

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Superbowl, BHM, and coming up…

An oops – Friday¬†you got TWO posts – both the pencil card with the two little kids, and the rainbow rose. One was supposed to happen Monday, but….yeah. Stuff happens, right? So don’t be disappointed if you have nothing on Monday morning! I had a chat just this past week with my Patrons, and after they heard about my crazy process, I’m pretty sure they understand how the boo boo happened!

Happy Superbowl!

I saw this and thought some of my non-football-watching friends might enjoy. I’ll be watching the game, but just barely. LOL.

Black History Month

This month I’m trying something on Instagram – sharing a coloring of some kind, every day, with people of diversity. Sometimes it’ll be Copic, watercolor, pencil….sometimes a card, a painting, etc. I’m encouraging others to join in too – so if you do, use #dailydiversity all during the month of February, or at least tag me to come see!

Coming soon

For those who like lettering, the 30 Days of Bible Lettering folks are going to host another challenge in March, so stay tuned on Instagram! I’ve got a guest day, so keep your eyes peeled ūüôā

A note to Instagrammers

For those who share creations¬†on Instagram – there’s a site that I only just learned of (maybe I’ve been under a rock!) that links more easily to the product used on the card you post. In the past we’ve had to change the link in our profile for a day – big pain. This works great – here’s my page…I just started using it a few days ago.

The way it works: the site pull images from your Instagram account, and if you add a link (on their site) to the stamp or whatever that’s used, that image will show up on your LinkedInProfile page. If you provide no link, it won’t show up. You can use this to link directly to your blog post, or if it’s just a single product or something (I link to the stamp), you can link directly to a shop where folks can buy it. Sure saves a lot of questions or explanations in captions! They do have a free trial period so you can test it out. Click¬†here to see more: LinkInProfile.

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Adding White Pen Details on Colored Pencil

 

Adding White Pen Details on Colored Pencil

When coloring on Desert Storm or any colored cardstock, white pencil definitely shows up nicely. But add some white PEN to it and watch the magic happen! In today’s video I’ll show you how to make that cute fuzzy hat and make a so-so image sparkle with texture! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I bought the cling set (in red rubber) at TGF – there’s also a clear set over at SSS, and it’s got slightly different stamps in it, and I think the characters are a different size. Both are linked in the supply list. ūüôā (Pssst smaller stamps can be colored a little faster!)

Supplies

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Rainbow Rose in Copic Marker

 

Rainbow Rose

Who doesn’t love a beautiful rose? While I’m not sure how they make these – I have seen a bouquet of them in real life. AND lots on the internet (just Google it!¬†Beautiful!) When we’re in control of the markers we choose to color with, well….we can make our roses look like anything we want, right? How about a rainbow! Watch the video below or click HERE¬†to see it in HD on YouTube.

Adding Xtreme Tabs to pop an extra layer added nice dimension to the card without being over the top.

Supplies

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