Connecting stamps for scenes

Connecting stamps for scenes

Connecting stamps for scenes

Lots of folks email to ask how I think through stamping a scene – so I thought I might start a little series over time to chat about design a bit. This cute set of gnomes from Sunny Studio were so cute – they took a long time to color which would make a crazy-long video, but they’re perfect for talking about setting up stamps for little vignette scenes! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This little seated gnome has a bird friend who has just alighted on the ground next to him; the bird’s presence only half on the card indicates the scene continues off to the left. The band of color on the right is on the card base, created with a technique from the Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class

This little nut-bearing gnome walks forward from his pumpkin house and mushroom ‘trees.’

A horizon line can connect disconnected stamps – the only masking here was a post it note covering the base of the mushroom.

And of course the little girl gnome’s scene was entirely transformed in the before and after!

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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.

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #4: Vintage Hydrangea

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #4: Vintage Hydrangea

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

#3: Vintage Hydrangea

It’s been so much fun to feel like I can dive into more colored pencil pieces here on the blog; they require me to speed things up since pencil takes longer, but now that I know you can get lots of education in the Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class, I don’t feel guilty for all the speed!

These hydrangeas are fall/post-season color. Different ones turn different colors but I love the ones that get golden and purple and look so vintage! 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.

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #1: Embracing Imperfections

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #1: Embracing Imperfections

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

Embracing Imperfections

While I do some fun and simple coloring….enjoy a little pep talk. Art is fun – let’s not get distracted with our oopses – or those of others! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

7 Cards this week: Poppy Fields, Friendly BunchHappy HydrangeaCherished Memories, Watercolor Truck Mini Set, Bloom :

SALE this week on all remaining United We Flourish sets!

My previous videos with some of them:

  1. Poppy Fields
  2. Better Together (birds)
  3. Love Ya Bunches (monkeys)
  4. Sending Sunshine
  5. Good Friends (dogs)
  6. Sweet Sprinkles (cupcakes)

 

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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.

What colors are gators and crocs?

What colors are gators and crocs?

What colors are gators and crocs?

While I’d normally just “go green” with them, I decided to look it up:

“…an adult alligator’s skin is usually a darker grayish black color, but the skin of adult crocodiles is usually a lighter tan/brown color. This is usually due to the type of habitats crocodiles and alligators live in. Alligators tend to live in darker water (swamps) or slow moving rivers. Crocodiles tend to live in lighter colored waters…” —The Fact Site

So guess what? My crocodile and alligator are not green! The croc is on the outside since he’s speaking TO the gator, and vice versa. Hear my chatter about why we color them green in the video. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Any stamp set with a dad joke in it also wins my heart. “See you later, alligator!” and “In a while, crocodile!” was the call and response at my house growing up. I love that this set is laid out in a way we can have it inside and outside for that call and response!,

And the promised colors:

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.

Moon men….with craters!

Moon men….with craters!

 

Moon men….with craters!

Reverse Confetti came out with this little stamp set a while back – and it’s taken me til now to get it in the queue! I thought I’d color it in pencil since there are lots of small areas that are tougher to get a Copic nib into….and I played around with SILLINESS in having one moon man tethered to the other with an altered flag. (Yes, it’s scary inside my head!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And don’t you just love a card with a story like this one? I can just imagine the conversation between these two little moon men. “Hold on little buddy! I gotcha!”

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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