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Playing with Color – Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

Playing with Color – Ellen Hutson Bloghop!

It’s Ellen Hutson’s release day – so I’m playing with color while I share the new goodies! That way you might learn something along with getting a peek at the release. I’m all about learning new stuff….and today’s little video explores what happens when mixing Aussie Red Gold with French Ultramarine Blue! That’s a warm red and cool blue, so don’t let anyone tell you that you have to stick with warms or cools.

NEWS FLASH! Ellen now has a line of….FELT! GAH! So excited. It just popped into the store so I haven’t got my hands on it but I just ordered a bunch and will show you soon! Wheeee!
The Snowman Collection of Felt and Floss
The Bear Collection of Felt and Floss
The Ornament Collection of Felt and Floss
The Arctic Collection of Felt and Floss
The Flannel Collection of Felt and Floss
The Color Pop Collection of Felt and Floss
I attempted to make an animation with pics…let’s see if it works:

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

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

With Mondo Chrysanthemum….I painted the flower and leaves on flat paper, then cut them out. I just slathered on color – it was so easy to just plop the color down and let it do its thing! (The fussy cutting wasn’t nearly as easy!) The background is just stamped flowers, and the color layer under the stamped panel is also painted with the same colors. Sentiment is from another of the Totally Random Sayings sets (Vol 3) – I love that there are generic sentiments and some fun specifics in them.

I diecut a ton of leaves and painted them in the same colors, just to play with color mixing….then did the same on a background piece. I put some plastic wrap over the top and let it dry maybe an hour or two, and got the cool texture! Then I added sentiments from Totally Random Sayings, and added my leaves. On cream cardstock these look especially fall-like!

This one was using up some bits – the splashy fun background was a piece of paper I had splattered on by accident (whoops!) so added more paint. Then added extra leaves….and when I saw “Hello my name is awesome” in the “Voices in my head” set – I decided I’m going to make nametags for everyone in my Toastmasters club and hand them out at a meeting sometime! Wouldn’t it be fun to run around with that nametag on all day?

And then…ornaments! I haven’t ever made one – I know, I know, I live under a rock! But I have no felt til today’s order. I’ve seen pics of craft rooms overrun with it since collecting ALL the colors and brands seems to be a thing, so hopefully I can stop at one line! But for my video, I painted some watercolor diecuts and sewed those together with Namo Yarn (which I bought all the colors of, thinking it was yarn, and it’s more like thread, and now I gotta figure out how to store it – LOL!)

I also made Sew Cute Snowman – same painted paper technique!

And then there’s Lil Squatch, whose camouflage beards will help them hide in the fall colors! On Friday I have a video going up at Ellen’s blog – and I could use YOUR suggestions for what scene to make. Leave your ideas in the comments on this post or out in social media, I’d love to get some other thoughts on where to create a scene for these lil buddies!

Bloghop!

We’ve got fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole October 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, October 13th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.

World Cardmaking Day 2019 – DIY Card Sketches + sale

World Cardmaking Day 2019 – DIY Card Sketches + sale

For something a little different – today I show you how I made some DIY Card Sketches – and Crazy Antics Anteater Cards! The fun anteater stamp set from AI inspired me to create them as masculine ones too – the colors and humor really lent to that. (Links in the supply list at the end of this post.)

For World Cardmaking Day I’m also making this a challenge – read on below to see how you can enter for a chance to WIN this weekend!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

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

Sketch 1

Most of the sentiments are birthdayish….and a couple of the images didn’t have ants already IN them so I added them to the background panels to create my own designer paper!

Sketch 2

For this one, I used a bunch of scrap strips behind the circle – and the sentiment cracks me UP! That little ant on his nose is just hilarious! Note that the scalloped circle die is from Lawn Fawn but it’s old – they have ones now that I just added to my cart with stitching; I’m not sure I like how frilly the scallop feels here.

Sketch 3

This little happy guy is doing a big old dance to try to reach the ants in the border, I think – lol!

Sale!

Click HERE to shop using code WCMD19

Sketch Challenge!

Use one of the sketches I created on a card – it can be any stamps, any theme, whatever you’d like. You can even use actual patterned paper! LOL!! One winner will be chosen at random for a flat rate envelope stuffed with fabulous lightly-used stamps and dies….and another winner will win their choice of one beginner/intermediate class at Art-Classes.com! Then – in one of the following ways, enter:

  1. Post it on Instagram and tag me using the tag BUTTON (not just in text…it’s the little one in the lower left when creating your post.)
  2. Post it on Facebook on my business Facebook page HERE.
  3. Post it on Twitter and tag me with @sandyallnock
  4. Post it anywhere else and drop me a link in a comment on this post.

I’ll post the winner on my blog post Monday.

Speaking of my post Monday – stay TUNED! I have an insane number of videos coming; I’m trying to front-load the creativity to give you lots of time to get your cards started, since my crazy scene cards take extra time. So it’ll be Holiday Scene Week – with more videos than my peabrain can stand! lol.

MORE cardmaking?

Hekk yes! I’ll be sharing some speeeeedcoloring over on Instagram today – so check in over there. First I’ve posted this pretty colored pencil floral card:

Supplies for floral card: Retro Holiday GreetingsFloral FocusPrismacolorHot Press Watercolor PaperMy Favorite Things Kraft Ink

Go see my Copic AutumnScenesClass + RainyDaysClass card HERE:

Supplies List: Puddle Jumpers and Rainy Days Together, Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock MFT Kraft Ink Pad

January 2020: Watercolor Workshop at Daniel Smith

January 2020: Watercolor Workshop at Daniel Smith

After a successful workshop in September, I’ve been invited back again – and I’m thrilled to announce I have a 2 day workshop on Friday/Saturday, January 10-11, 2020! It’ll run 10:30 am – 4:30 pm and cost $200.

There will also be a free demo the week before on January 4th, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

More info is over on the DS blog here:

Coming Saturday:

Inktober: Drawing a Baby Ringed Seal

Inktober: Drawing a Baby Ringed Seal

Happy Inktober – where I’m starting the month by drawing a baby ringed seal! The prompt for today is RING….so I took a bit of a detour. I considered adding a nose ring once I discovered they’re named ringed seals for the ringed spots on their backs – which babies don’t have. But I thought better of it. LOL!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Inktober is a celebration of drawing daily….each year they put out a list of prompts which you can decide to follow or not; just draw something every day! I’ve even seen people do a few days on one progressive drawing, so you don’t have to finish either.

This lil baby guy is just so cute. He reminds me of a certain Star Wars character….dontcha think?

Look at dat lil face…. NOSE BOOP!

Watch my Instagram and Facebook for daily drawings!

  • RENDR Sketchbook – BlickAMZ
  • Pentel Energel .5 Pen – AMZ
Tips for Blending Stumps (Sunny Studio – Cruisin Critters)

Tips for Blending Stumps (Sunny Studio – Cruisin Critters)

In answer to reader questions: I wanted to supply a few tips for Blending Stumps – using the Sunny Studio Cruisin Critters stamp set. The question is a basic that, I guess I just assumed people knew: Is there a correct way to hold a blending stump?

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

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

A variety of uses of stumps provides a variety of effects – smooth, textured, or somewhere in between.

I swatch two ways – the hex chart uses heavy pressure and blending solution, and the square swatches are light pressure. That way I know readily what effects I get with different uses.

Three (count em 3!) new classes!

Three (count em 3!) new classes!

I know, I know. Three new classes at once is a lot! However I know that not everyone is into Watercolor Pencil……but lots of you are starting your Christmas cards, and I didn’t want to wait too long to get a Copic and Watercolor Christmas class out there for ya!

PS They’re on sale for a week, as always upon launch. Just sayin’.

I’m including each of the preview videos – but if you’re in a hurry and just want to go see the class asap, click on the class graphic and you can jet right over there and watch it on the class page!