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Compilation: 9 Fox coloring videos!

I’m out of town on vacation (ok a working vacation, but ya know. Gotta do what you gotta do!) And since my house-and-pet-sitter doesn’t make videos…I kinda needed a plan B.

One of my lovely followers had a genius idea for my vacation posts…to do some fun reprises of old posts you might have missed! Today….I collected the crazy number of videos I’ve done with foxes – can you believe this craziness?! lol! Supplies aren’t listed in this post, but click through to the blog post or YouTube page to get links if you need ’em. Note that a bunch are older, so links might be dead if they aren’t available any longer.

Complementary Foxes, Technique Tuesday (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Jump for Joy, Lawn Fawn (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Friends for All Seasons, WPlus9 (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Dreamers, Elizabeth Craft Designs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

The Fox, Gorjuss (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Cliff Climbing, Mama Elephant (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Interactive Card, Dr Ph Martins Rainbow Ride (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Choosing Copic Colors with Hex Chart – Fox Hollow, Newtons Nook (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Soft Birch Forest, Purple Onion Designs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

 

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Floral Wreath in Colored Pencils

 

Floral Wreath in Colored Pencils

I hope today’s video shakes up your thinking a little – get this stamp set from Honey Bee or go look at your floral collection – and make a wreath of your own! I colored this with pencils but you could truly do this in so many mediums. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This may have been a time consuming card, but just LOOK at the results! You could easily take this stamped paper, a couple pencils and a sharpener, and go sit at your kids’ baseball game and make something extraordinary.

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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8 Tryfold Cards – and Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils

 

This is a bit of an epic post….go make a cup of tea and have a sit down, and we’ll get started!

8 Tryfold Cards – and Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils

Paws to Love is, out of the new TryFold stamp sets from AI, my favorite, of course! But you’ll see a whole bunch of them in this video and post. Along with some initial playing around and testing of Spectrum Noir Colourblend Pencils – comparing them with Prismacolor, and Gamsol vs Baby Oil! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The second of the three Paws to Love panels is the doghouse, peeking inside to the kitty and puppy….

And inside – the critters!

These are the supplies used for these cards….I found in this first bit of testing that, aside from wishing I had more colors (LOL), these Colourblend pencils compare favorably to Prismacolor pencils (my lifelong favorite). Gamsol vs Baby Oil: blending results seemed about the same, Baby oil seeps into the paper and leaves a little bit more of a grease spot, but the Gamsol does the same. Gamsol has a light odor, too. I think either works! But I’m totally smitten with the stump sharpener.

Sweet Wishes has a Valentine sentiment in it – but also has some other lovelies for year round. I love the extra-opening of the mailbox!

Pamper Yourshelf is so cute especially for a bookworm…

Everything wonderful – wishes for a happy birthday for kitty lovers!

And for the chefs and bakers out there…Homemade Happiness

Eastertime is almost here – so Celebrate Spring!

Seas the Day will be a stamp set for all summer – or whenever you need a vacation. Stamped on Desert Storm.

Welcome Little One…a special die creates the bars on the crib.

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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Complementary Foxes

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:

pencils

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.