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Complementary Foxes (second try!)

To those who saw the earlier mis-post – hope the tease didn’t make you too upset! Lol. Blog scheduling is a crazy thing. I did add to this post, so read on….

First

… a little shout out to the grammarians in my readership!

Complementary: kämpləˈment(ə)rē/

  1. combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.
  2. relating to complementary medicine.

Complimentary: ˌkämpləˈmen(t)ərē,ˌkämpləˈmentrē/ <—two pronunciations, who’d a thunk?

  1. expressing a compliment; praising or approving.
  2. given or supplied free of charge.

Today’s video is about using complementary colors – combining colors opposite of one another on the color wheel to “enhance the qualities of each other.” I hadn’t thought about that as an explanation of why they work – but it’s pretty cool!

Complementary Foxes

I got such excited feedback on the last 3-color pencil video I made that I thought I’d try it again – this time with foxes! No orange pencils were used….can you believe it? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Isn’t it amazing to see yellow and purple turn into such a pretty combined color?

An opportunity for a compliment

While we’re talking complements, I also have a way for you to send a nonpartisan compliment. I asked a friend in the White House Correspondents Association if we could send cards and letters to the journalists there. (I saw that Tom Hanks sent an espresso machine again – cool idea!) Being a reporter is a tough job to have right now, and cards to just say thanks could help them to keep on. Funny punny cards especially! Cards and letters from kids would be much appreciated too. Please send to the address on my contact page by March 15, 2017. Know that cards will be opened and reviewed before sent in a packet together, and cards of a partisan nature will not be included. Thanks!

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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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. 🙂 (Pssst smaller stamps can be colored a little faster!)

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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Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card

 

Love Train: 3-color Pencil Card

I saw this little train set from Taylored Expressions and right away, wanted to color it with pencils. Since my technique is time consuming, backgrounds are challenging – but sweet little images are perfect for it! And I’m also showing how to make a pop-up sentiment…hope you enjoy the process! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The outside of the card is a simple one – two train cars, rolling down the track. Colors used: Spanish Orange, Pale Vermillion, Scarlet Lake.Open, the card has a fun dimensional sentiment peeking out…and a perfect spot between the train and the sign to write a little message!

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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Paper Doll Castle Card

Hello and Happy January, everyone! Can you believe it’s already 2017??

This is another of my monthly installments of “Create in Color” for MFT! (Click HERE to see the others!) Last month a number of folks asked for colored pencil – and a few asked for the “Magic Colored Pencil” Technique. Your wish is granted! I chose some really darling stamps with a true fantasy element to them. And a set of dies that you can use to build a custom castle of your own design!

The castle was fun to design – I didn’t use all the parts in the die set, but try cutting them all out and arranging them til you come up with a structure you like! Note that this project could be a card like I made it to be – or could instead be a gift for a child who loves playing with paper fantasy toys! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I used Prismacolor Pencils for my coloring, though you can color with any medium you like. If you choose pencil, you can leave it as plain pencil, or get a blending stub and some baby oil to blend the color! (The pencil numbers I used: 923, 1022, 932, 907, 1096, 1082, 947, 1002, 921, 1013, 1092)

The little princess is feeding flowers to her stable of ponies…..

And the little knight has a bedazzled helmet! His enemies won’t be able to see him during battle since the sunlight will be twinkling off all that shimmer.

A ferocious dragon will guard the castle – or perhaps draw some angry eyebrows on him so the knight has someone to fight!

To get the creatures to stand up, a second diecut is glued just at the top – I made a little score line on each one so the two pieces separate and make the figures stand on their own.

The glitter was added to Glossy Accents – you could also just let the shiny coating add to the images without using glitter, but…why not, right?

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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Adore You: Colored Pencil Flowers

Hey, pencil-lovers…here’s a treat just for you!

Adore You: Colored Pencil Flowers

The flowers in this set, released last month, are so very pretty….lots of shapes and sizes for all kinds of designs – or use them all in one design! This was a fun even if time-consuming card…but as I was originally a colored pencil artist (planned to illustrate books…ha!), the time spent makes my heart happy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I spared you from awtching the entire coloring…it took about 2 hours to complete for this one. #yourewelcome LOL!
sandy-allnock-colored-pencil-flowersThe colors used:

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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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Reindeer Vests card

I hurried to swap around some posts so I could let you know that there’s a FULL SET of Prismacolors available on a Black Friday sale – 71% off!!! Egads! Get over there (or send your hubby!) before they’re gone:  Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils, 150 set  Go NOW. #fullsetsyndrome

Reindeer Vests Card

Sometimes your brain isn’t entirely engaged when coloring. Or at least that happens to me! ha! So my deer are wearing slightly different outfits than possibly intended. 🙂 Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway!

I accidentally bought two of this stamp set….leave me a comment, and I’ll post a  winner Sunday, along with the winner of the watercolor set HERE. Don’t forget to subscribe, or to check back in….I’ve had to re-select some winners lately as some folks haven’t gotten back to me 🙂

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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24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Pencil Ice Skates

Pencil pencil pencil! I get so many comments from giddy pencil-lovers when I put together a post using my Prismacolors…so here’s a tag for you! (And check out the Pencil Gallery Mini Glossy Accents.)

Pencil Ice Skates

I originally planned a one-layer tag- using white pencil for skate highlights. Which would have worked. But then I realized that if I *only* fussycut the skates, the white could really pop! It’s adhered with just some stamp runner, or you could add dimension under it too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The tag is loosely tied by letting a few spirals of ribbon pass through the hole at the top of the tag.
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You can see all the tags from all years in the 24 Tags of Christmas Gallery!

Giveaway

Tradition is to give away the 24 tags…I’ll pick 24 winners from blog posts and YT comments, so leave some love and maybe you’ll win! Woohoo!

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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Sprinkled with Joy – interactive oven card

Sprinkled with Joy – interactive oven card

I’ve seen a bunch of videos on YouTube with these dies – and if you’re looking for ideas, definitely go do a search! There are two die sets that go with the oven stamps, and I’m using the “add on” set here in this video. And colored pencils. Watch the video below for construction tips… or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The oven itself is “inset” – since the outer panel is popped up on dimensional adhesive. That means the brad on the oven door won’t stick up like a big lump when mailed; and I find that if the whole card is evenly thick, sometimes they don’t charge the extra fee.sandy-allnock-sprinkled-with-joy-open-oven

I love adding surprise treats to the inside of a card, too!

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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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Chalkboard Balloons for Halloween

Clearly Besotted has been creating little balloon images for every major holiday – see them all HERE. And see the new halloween one in this video!

Chalkboard Balloons

I got out my pencils; at first I was going to use white paper, but realized it would be “spookier” for halloween on black paper. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Sandy Allnock Best Halloween

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.