Stained Glass: Circumferential Coloring

Stained Glass: Circumferential Coloring

Quickly before starting with today’s post: a big sale over at Ellen Hutson! Don’t want you to miss out on some steals in the sale category! Unfortunately as of last night, the stamp set used today was already sold out, darn!

Okay. Now let’s get busy coloring!

It’s beginning to look even MORE like Christmas! And this beautiful stamp set from Taylored Expressions is so lovely – and easy to color.

Stained Glass: Circumferential Coloring

Circumferential coloring sounds fancy – but it’s what I believe a lot of people do. Shading on the outside, along the edges of an item. It’s super easy – Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There are many stamps in your collection already that you could draw some extra lines in – and make something that looks like stained glass. Wouldn’t that be fun? For the second stamp in this set, I added more “breaks” in the circle around the candle to keep with the stained glass look.sandy-allnock-holy-night-circumferential-coloring

Copic Blending Groups

Visit THIS page to see a chart of suggestions for blending. And if you’re interested in more Copic coloring, try the Copic Jumpstart Class! (Can you keep a secret? A new Copic class is underway for early 2017….you’ll definitely want to have Jumpstart ‘under your belt’ before then, as many of the concepts will rely on that knowledge!)

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated 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.

Vintage Christmas Kitsch

Vintage Christmas Kitsch

Vintage Christmas Kitsch

I was inspired to look at some vintage postcards to figure out a layout for this card…I stamped the deer, added the circle in pencil, then stamped the greens (masking where needed), then drawing in the banner and circle with a black sharpie (waterproof pen). I had some challenges with the purple background, but it was sure a fun experiment – and this is one of my fave cards lately! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated 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.

For my flakey friends (Honey Bee Stamps sale today only!)

For my flakey friends (Honey Bee Stamps sale today only!)

This post is also up over on the Honey Bee blog…check them out for lots of inspiration,
and daily sales for the first 12 days of Christmas!

 

I’m excited to be part of Honey Bee’s “12 Designers of Christmas” series! Honey Bee has 1 spotlight designer each day for the first 12 days of December. The set each one used will be a featured sale item on the day that you are blogging.  So today only – Flakey Friends and Flakey Sentiments are 20% off! 

For my Flakey Friends

This stamp sets they picked for me, called More Flakey Friends and Flakey Sentiments, has some cute images in it – and of course the fun “paper doll” pieces I love to add to my cards! I used a MISTI to get the setup together after planning it using masks. then colored it with Museum Aquarelle pencils. Check out the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated 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.

Feminizing a tag (12 tags of Christmas w/a feminine twist!)

Feminizing a tag (12 tags of Christmas w/a feminine twist!)

12 Tags of Christmas with a feminine twist!

It’s that time of year again – Ellen Hutson gathers a group of designers together to create tags to inspire you! (To see previous years’ tags, click HERE…keep scrolling and scrolling for years of fun!) I’ve been paired up with Laurel Beard for today’s tag…..and we’ve been challenged to combine a few things:

  1. a feminine tag
  2. mix-it-up challenge with Art Impressions + Ellen Hutson Essentials
  3. colors: teal, green, pink, and grey

You can join in the tag fiesta over on their blog by uploading YOUR creation (see the guidelines, they’re not as strict as mine! ha!) and qualify to win a prize! (And if you need more tag ideas, check out my gallery HERE.)

Feminizing a tag: Merry Chrismouse

There are a number of things you can do to any image or tag to make it more girly….color, texture, bling, dimension….anything “fussy” turns most anything into a project that’ll appeal to us girls! I chose to add color and texture to this cute little mouse – as well as adding a little bow on her head! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

My Detail Scissors adventure mentioned in the video – no worries, the sheath was on, I forgot to mention it – but the scissors did a good job holding up to puppy teeth on this one!

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated 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.

Fairy Treat Box

Fairy Treat Box

THANK YOU to all of my wonderful readers who reached deep and made yesterday a real #givingtuesday! We met our goal on BOTH charities – IAVA and K.I.N.D. Fund! The matching gifts have been made….I feel all warm and fuzzy, I hope you do, too! HUGS!

 

I’ve held off on using this sweet little treat box die – because I wanted to make a scene on it. I kept trying to glue diecut images on it and it just didn’t have….well, it didn’t do it for me. But….

Fairy Treat Box

Then I realized I could take a template box apart. That opened up a world of fun! Check out the video showing how that worked – using the MISTI – to be able to make a scene across the box! Just be careful at the seams, since those are hard to match up 🙂 Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I used a whole bunch of stamp sets on this box – and there are so many more that would work. LOTS of springtime ideas come to mind too. Little princesses might love getting a gift wrapped in a box like this! Or hang it on a tree with a bow….so many uses!

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Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated 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.

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