Hope Hedgehog

Hope Hedgehog

My Uncle George is a diehard Steelers fan – and I am too. (It’s not just because of their Y17 color….I liked them long before I fell in love with yellow!) And Uncle George could use a pick-me-up…when I saw HoneyBee’s set with Hope the Hedgehog, I had to pick it up and make old Uncle George (aka Uncle GPS coz he has always been a walking talking directions-giver!) a card to cheer up his day!

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I picked colors that work with my team’s uniforms – pick whatever will match your own school team or professional sports organization. (Or that of the recipient!) You did realize you don’t need to be a sports fan to make a card like this, right?

The background on this one is easier than you think – BLOBS! When things are distant and out of focus, just give them some general blobbies of color, and people will “see” them as a crowd at a football game anyway.

If adding confetti, know that you can cover up any coloring problems….which is a great reason to add confetti to any card!

Galactic Watercolor Powder Tutorial (and a bloghop!)

Galactic Watercolor Powder Tutorial (and a bloghop!)

Another huge release from Ellen Hutson is out today – and I’m along for the bloghop ride to share some fun cards I made using the new stamps and dies! Last month all my cards were colored with Copics – this time it’s all watercolor. In the video I’ll show you how I made the cool galaxy background – controlling the powders enough to make them do what I want!

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Wasn’t that fun to see that galaxy develop, and the fire behind the rocketship made me SO happy!

The constellation background is a lot of fun – I added a gold dot for each star at every “elbow” in the constellations.

Tonic Nuvo Shimmer Powders: Storm Cloud Catherine Wheel Golden Sparkler and Atlantis Burst

Sugar is a theme lately, eh? This time I decided to focus on the “old fashioned” and not make the candy all colorful – so maybe it wont’ make me hungry! lol!

DinoMITE! This will be a fun little set to play with – I added the wagon from the Bear that was released last month because this lil dino had a lot of stuff to haul!

One of just a few halloween cards — I don’t send many so I don’t make many but they’re fun. Here I did backlighting on the dino so he glows in the moonlight!

If you’ve got a couple of Leading Ladies, now they can all go to a halloween party decked out in costumes!

One more card – with the mondo leaf! I’ve posted an IGTV video with this pretty leaf card…you don’t need an Instagram account to watch: CLICK HERE.

Bloghop!

PRIZES: We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole September Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Sunday, September 15th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

  1. Ardyth
  2. Emily
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  6. Michele
  7. Adelina
  8. Laurel
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  14. Sandy – that’s me!
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Color a Glowing Pumpkin

Color a Glowing Pumpkin

When I saw this stamp, my lil heart went SQUEEEEEE! I knew I needed to get coloring it right away – and was blessed to have it arrive in my mailbox last week! Thank you Amy!! I tell you more of that little story in the video. I’m such a weirdo!

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

The colors I used…..

Finishing off this big card was simple with some layers – and embossing the sentiment across it. I love a halloween set that has fall types of sentiments so I don’t have to only make cards for the spooky day with them!

Jus’ look at dat face…. heehee! PeekaBOO!

Underwater Christmas Card (Lawn Fawn Christmas Fishes)

Underwater Christmas Card (Lawn Fawn Christmas Fishes)

You knew I had to make an Underwater Christmas Card with the new Lawn Fawn Christmas Fishes, right? Yep. Had to! I have been loving underwater scenes for a couple years now since the classes in Copic, Watercolor, and Colored Pencil – they’re just too much fun!

I did put a realtime version of this (with just music) in the Underwater Scenes Copic class, so if you’ve taken that and would like a realtime video to color along with, just log back in and go to the bonus lesson. (You may have to click “Mark Complete” on the lesson before it.)

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

In this video though, hopefully you caught my main tip here – if you want to do crazy scenes, sometimes you have to just not give up. Be bold and keep going even if it looks like a mess for a while! Think through the colors – what transitional colors will get you from a yellow ochre to navy blue? What’s on the color wheel between them, and how desaturated should they be? Then try something.

These are the colors I ended up with. Probably an easier way to get there but then, well…..I go round the block all the time! ha!

The extra bonus with crazy-colored cards, aside from being super fun? Flat in the mail! With mailing over 250 Christmas cards every year that means a lot. Especially since lots of mine go overseas; I send out cards to patrons throughout the year, but the most in one season are the Christmas ones, and lots of my amazing supporters live overseas. So yep I like flat cards, and I cannot lie!

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