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World Watercolor Month #10: Colored Pencil Fuchsia with dew drops

 

Colored Pencil Fuchsia with dew drops

This video is another *slight* stretch for World Watercolor Month….coloring water drops in pencil! I know, I know. But sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do, right? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors for this image….all Prismacolor.

The glossy accents makes the drops really look wet….

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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Whimsical Town Thanks Card

 

Whimsical Town Thanks Card

Sometimes I buy a stamp set *just* because I neeeeeeeeed to color it – this is one of those sets! Fortunately I stamped several so I can play with this arrangement on a card several times. (Thank you MISTI!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

For the road I opted to use a strip of black cardstock to match the layer under the town…and used a white pen to make the dotted line rather than the stamp. (because I was lazy! LOL)

Hex Charts!

In case you’ve missed it….there are now four hex charts available! Copic chart has been around a while but now there are 3 brands of colored pencil. (Note that there won’t be watercolor or watercolor pencil charts – we can’t run watercolor paper through our home printers or use waterproof ink.) All charts are HERE.

And the Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class content is available!  (You can join in class ANYtime, there’s nothing live that you need to be there for.)

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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Color a Horse in a Barn – Polychromos Pencils

 

 Color a Horse in a Barn – Polychromos Pencils

Hello friends! This is a special little post for my horse fans out there….a few asked if I’d color this stamp, so I bought it to do so! I tried out the Ink on 3 No Line ink as well….pleased with my first stamping of it but will hold off on a final verdict til I play with it more – you guys know me, I want to see if things work with lots of mediums! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The card turned into an easel card; I had done just the diecutting with the MFT stitched dies, and it just screamed out to be a special presentation after spending so long coloring it! The scores on the base are at 5.5″ and 2.75″ – and I cut the base so it was narrower than the front panel.

And yes…the colors!

Here’s the top view of the inside of the card….

I had first colored this scene in Copics while at my stamping group….

 

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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Enabler alert!!! 30 videos (and a screaming sale!)

 

Hi folks! I was scrolling through Ellen Hutson’s “oops” Category at that’s all on sale – and aside from all the goodies landing in MY cart, I thought I’d collect the items I have videos for. And guess what? Everything in that”oops” Category  is an ADDITIONAL 30% off with coupon code YAY- and there are lots of things that are already heavily discounted. That’s crazy on the discounts!!! But first….World Watercolor Month is in July!! I’ll be putting watercolor classes on sale, and doing some other fun things, so in case you need some supplies…here you go (and check OUT the prices on some of these, holy guacamole!)

 

Setting up a watercolor palette shows how to set up a palette if you haven’t as yet….  (Blog Post)

 

29 more videos

I’ve put the sale items above each video as links; if you need the full list of products, there’s blog post links to get you the rest of that information.

Holiday Words Dies,, Leaping Deer Die (Blog Post)

Essentials by Ellen, Tree Farm (Blog Post)

Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps, Thistle (Blog Post)

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set 1, Set 2, Set 3 (Blog Post)

 

 

Lawn Cuts Dies Shut The Front Door (Blog Post)

Avery Elle Dies, Petal Plate (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Four-Legged Friends (Blog Post)

Crazy Cats (Blog Post)

Lawn Fawn Clear Stamps, Wild For You (Blog Post)

Lawn Fawn Stamps, Costume Party (Blog Post)

Art Impressions, Window Dies (Blog Post)

Art Impressions, Nuts About You (Blog Post)

Avery Elle Clear Stamps, Brring On The Joy (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Ninja Warrior stamps (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps, Sweet Sloths (Blog Post)

Hero Arts Angel Stamp set (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things stamps: Mermazing, Ocean Pals (Blog Post)

My Favorite Things Clear Stamps: Polar Pals, Dashing Deer (Blog Post)

Paper Smooches, Courteous Cuties (Blog Post)

Penny Black, Red Blush Stamp (Blog Post)

Concord & 9th Stamps, Stuck On You (Blog Post)

Flora and Fauna, Adventure (Blog Post)

Flora and Fauna Life is Lovely (Blog Post)

Reverse Confetti Clear Stamps, Berry Sweet (Blog Post)

Reverse Confetti Clear Stamps, No Tomorrow (Blog Post)

Impression Obsession Clear Stamps, Beary Sweet (Blog Post)

Reverse Confetti, Puppy Love (Blog Post)

Art Impressions, Sheep Flutter (Blog Post)

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Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class – ready for you!

 

Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class

It’s time! If you’ve missed the early registration, no worries – class was open for those who wanted to get a jump on ordering supplies and coloring their hex charts. Watch the trailer below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube. Then read on for more class details!

Notes

  1. About supplies:
    1. To get started: If you have some colored pencils and some paper, any brand, you have enough to get started. I use a couple different kinds of pencils and paper throughout class just to prove you don’t have to have the fancy paper that I love – but you can see what results I get on different papers and decide what you’d like.
    2. Stamps: I asked Purple Onion to partner with me in having stamps for you in class; I think we scared her with wiping out stock so fast! So please be patient. Michele ordered more and they’ll go out in the mail as soon as possible. She’s created bundles of the Recommended and the Recommended + Optional – at a discount. If you only need a couple stamps though, she can’t accomodate handling discounts by the onesies. If you buy the whole group of stamps to get the discount you might be able to trade a friend, or save them for secret santa gifts this Christmas!
    3. Using other stamps: You can totally use other stamps you have. No need to use exactly what I’ve got! And you can also draw your own pictures, especially if you’ve been in my drawing classes. Wink wink!
    4. Digital downloads: Throughout class, especially the first 5 lessons, there are a bunch of downloads for practicing. So if your stamp order will be a while, there’s plenty for you to start with in the meantime!
  2. About signups:
    1. You can sign up ANY time. There’s no live content that requires you be there on a day or time to get content. It’s all accessible as soon as you purchase.
    2. There’s a funky Paypal-returning-to-Art-Classes thing in which it shows you a spinning yellow square. While it can be mesmerizing, just click out of it and go to your account. The payment should have gone through and class will be in your account.
    3. Some of you have bought enough classes that you have a “page 2” in your classes list. You can also just navigate to the class once you’re logged in, as if you’re going to go buy that class, and access the Curriculum from there; you don’t HAVE to go through your account page.

That’s about it from me….go get out your pencils and let’s have some fun in Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class!!

Sandy

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Beach Buds – Guest Video at MFT!

 

Hey everyone – it’s MFT day in my world! I made this darling little card using my Polychromos pencils…check it out on their blog HERE!

(Polychromos Hex Chart is HERE – as well as Prismacolor HERE and Luminance HERE) – and if you want to check out the new Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class it’s HERE!

Here’s the song I sang in the video…total flashback to the 80s!

 

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Colored Pencil Hex Charts + Jumpstart Class Prep

I’m so excited to share today’s post with all my colored pencil followers! You all have been so patient with me; I was waiting til I had all 3 main sets of pencils to do any of the hex charts, because I knew how much email would be generated asking for the other brands (LOL!)….so today I have all three for you. Plus – a class! First, lets’s do the get-ready-for-class video…

Pencil Supply Tags

I now have so many pencil sets and cases, I thought maybe tags will help me grab the right pencils for the right project. (A girl can hope, right?) Since it’s also new-release day at Purple Onion, I used the new Stacey Yacula stamps to make the tags. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I made cards with some of the new release stamps too, so you can see them a tidge better. Little sleeping mouse under the stars has a pillow I drew so he’d be comfy while napping under the stars.

Second, the bunny is saving a hug for you inside his little wreath…

And of course – a puppy had to look like my dogs, right? I decided the floppy ears suited Vienna best; she’s been voluntarily sitting “up” with her paw reaching out on her own lately – even without a cookie dangled to entice her!

At long last…the colored pencil hex charts! And Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class is open for pre-registration – preclass videos are there, supply lists are there…and I’m madly working on shooting and editing all the videos for class. It’ll all be done and ready soon, but I figured you guys could get busy prepping for class, getting charts colored, etc. Enjoy! And be sure to share with your friends – I know a lot of pencil folks haven’t been following me, since they figured I’d never get into pencil at this level. LOL.

 

NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO WATERCOLOR OR WATERCOLOR PENCIL CHARTS.

(Sorry for the all-caps but this post has generated repeat questions in both comments here as well as all over social media.) Watercolor and watercolor pencils need WATER. Printers usually can’t deal with watercolor paper – ink flakes off. And it’s not waterproof. Please understand that if I find a way around it I will. But for now – no.

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.

  • Purple Onion/Stacey Yacula new release stamps used (full release HERE)
  • Colored Pencils: Choose one brand, or try the class with another you own. RYB are listed in case you wish to try out a brand.
      • Full set  DB | AMZ
      • Singles  DB
      • If buying just a couple colors to try, get a Red Yellow Blue White
    • Polychromos   (buy a HEX CHART if desired -this is on a separate site)
      • Full set  DB | AMZ
      • Singles  DB
      • If buying just a couple colors to try, get a Red Yellow Blue White
  • Papers: 
    • Neenah or any cardstock that runs through your printer
      • Classic Crest Solar White EH
    • Stonehenge DB | AMZ HIGHLY recommend trying this paper.
    • Bristol (choose 1, or get the Stonehenge above)
  • Pencil Storage
    • 150 pencil case AMZ
    • pencil cases (canvas) DB
    • pencil cases (faux leather) DB
    • PDF download for tags 
    • Pencil Sharpener – recommend both:
      • Electric QuietSharp  DB | AMZ
      • Handheld  EH | DB | AMZ  many other brands work fine
    • Gamsol EH | DB | AMZ  or  other Odorless Mineral Spirits, or Baby Oil  AMZ
    • Solvent jars AMZ
    • Blending Stumps EH | DB | AMZ
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Colored Pencil Tutorial: Layered Succulents

Colored Pencil Tutorial: Layered Succulents

In today’s video – I show you how to layer up these cute succulent stamps and make a cute CAS (Clean and Simple) card with Prismaocolor pencils! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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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Copic + Pencil + Kraft Series: Ballerina Cards

Sandy Allnock Tutu Cute Ballerina card

 

Copic + Pencil + Kraft Series: Ballerina Cards

Here’s another in my series – playing with Copics and highlighting and adding details with pencil. These little ballerinas are ADORABLE! I was going to show coloring of both cards but the ballet studio took, well, way too long! Oh my. My love for coloring ALL the stamps doesn’t always leave me with time on my hands, does it? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you’d like to keep up with these Copic + Pencil + Kraft posts, I created a gallery HERE!

And a bonus image – so you can see all the cute positions these little ballerinas are holding!

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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Stamp a Floral Patterned Vellum Card

 

Stamp a Floral Patterned Vellum Card

There are lots of floral “clump” stamps out there….and I’ve wanted to do a video like this for a while, with a way to make a pattern of flowers that will be an overall pattern without having to constantly clean the stamp and line it up etc. It hit me – vellum, and the MISTI! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

It’s a clean and simple card with LOTS of love poured into it….fully ready for the next sad occasion in need of a card.

And one pencil. Yep, just one color!

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.