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Magical Monday: Warm and Toasty Hello

 

Magical Monday: Warm and Toasty Hello

Everyone is crazy busy – so today, I wanted to send out just a happy QUICK hello so you can get back to your holiday festivities! It’s a stamp from Stamp Anniething – they sent me a few stamps earlier this year, and this little gal os so sweet and ready for Christmas, don’t you think? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Depending on colors used in the sky, you could make them really intense and a deep night sky – it’s a great technique for an aurora borealis! :0) Plus – I’m adding this one to #thehumanrainbow playlist with all the adaptations I did to her hair ūüôā

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Color a Blizzard

Copic Color a Blizzard

I saw this stamp set in an LSS while I was traveling this summer – and immediately I wanted to take on the challenge of coloring a blizzard so it looked like it was blowing like mad outside. Thus, I bring you the results here today! Hope you enjoy this and the rest of the Holiday Backgrounds Series! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The snow is definitely a good bit of work – and requires having enough color underneath for it to show up – but it’s so worthwhile!

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Here are two alternate ideas for creating blizzards….first one using Hero Arts’ Jingle Bells.

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And another with Cool Day  by MFT. For this one instead of focusing on the white pen dots, I used pale colors and a colorless blender in the sky.storm2

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Fairy Treat Box

THANK YOU to all of my wonderful readers who reached deep and made yesterday a real #givingtuesday! We met our goal on BOTH charities – IAVA and K.I.N.D. Fund! The matching gifts have been made….I feel all warm and fuzzy, I hope you do, too! HUGS!

 

I’ve held off on using this sweet little treat box die – because I wanted to make a scene on it. I kept trying to glue diecut images on it and it just didn’t have….well, it didn’t do it for me. But….

Fairy Treat Box

Then I realized I could take a template box apart. That opened up a world of fun! Check out the video showing how that worked – using the MISTI – to be able to make a scene across the box! Just be careful at the seams, since those are hard to match up ūüôā Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I used a whole bunch of stamp sets on this box – and there are so many more that would work. LOTS of springtime ideas come to mind too.¬†Little princesses might love getting a gift wrapped in a box like this! Or hang it on a tree with a bow….so many uses!

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Color an Ice Fishing Pond – MFT Polar Bear Pals

 

Big thanks to MFT for providing this month’s release – I {bigpuffyheartlove} these polar bears!

Color an Ice Fishing Pond – MFT Polar Bear Pals

Birdie Brown is such a talented stamp designer – and she didn’t disappoint with these bears! I had wanted to make a video with her previous bears and didn’t get to…they had sold out too fast and I didn’t find them til spring! (I hope Polar Bear Pals¬†are more available if you need ’em!)¬†Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

How’s that for a fun holiday scene? Lots of critters could be sitting around an ice pond…penguins, walruses, or¬†eskimos.¬†sandy-allnock-ice-fishing-bears

I love using ALL the stamps when I color – so I used the skating bear on the inside…and as seen above, the little polar bear made his way onto the envelope!sandy-allnock-ice-fishing-pond-inside

Hope you enjoyed the video today! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you end up trying out one of my techniques, I’d love to see what you create!

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Rudolph with a present on top: Color a cozy fireplace

Color a cozy fireplace

Since we’re good friends by now…I thought cozying up to a fireplace together would be fun this week. Rudolph with a present on top just cried out for it with that sweet sentiment. Grab a cup of something warm to drink and settle in to watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

One final giveaway is posted over on my blog – if you’d like to try coloring this cozy card, go leave a comment to qualify to win, and I’ll announce a winner on Sunday!Sandy Allnock Rudolph with a present on top

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Santa is stuck: Airbrush a glowing sky

Airbrush a glowing sky

Santa is stuck! Oh my. Poor Santa. Or even worse, poor ME! What if he ate too many cookies and can’t make it down my chimney? Gasp! In today’s video, I’ll be sharing a little airbrushed background to add behind the scene….unfortunately it’s not a solution to helping him deliver gifts, but we gotta work with what we have, right? LOL! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There’s a giveaway of this stamp set over on my blog – be sure to go leave a comment to qualify to win win win!Sandy Allnock santa is stuck

Next Wednesday is the fourth in the Stamping Bella backgrounds series – be sure to pop back in to catch it – you won’t want to miss the roaring fireplace!

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Magical Monday: Color a farm scene

Copic Coloring a Farm Scene

While there are a lot of markers involved on this card….I love being able to take a piece of paper and one stamp set, and turning it into something magical. It goes to show that we don’t need to have every craft supply out there to make a¬†lovely creation – just our favorite medium and a set of stamps! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Christmas Bug: Make glowing lights and stars

Happy Hump Day! I love when we hit the top of the week and start the slide to the weekend…let’s gear up in the car and hit the gas to get there faster!

Make glowing lights and stars

Christmas Bug is a fun stamp set from Stamping Bella that looks like I wish my car did on the day I bring home my tree – I want a sunroof for it to peek out of! Alas, I don’t have one, but it’s a lot of fun to dream while coloring! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Backgrounds collection HERE!
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Spooky Potion

 

I had a bit of fun with this background – and hope you’ll enjoy learning how I created it!

Spooky Potion

These three little images from Darcies were stamped together onto one piece of paper by masking…then I worked crazy magic on them with my Copics! Watch the video belo wor click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Christmas Tug of War: Coloring a Wood Fence

I’m joining Stamping Bella for¬†another guest month of coloring fun here….and since Christmas is coming (EEEP!), I’m launching a series all throughout the fall showing Christmas or winter backgrounds. The four Wednesdays this month, it’ll all be new releases from Stamping Bella!

Coloring a wood fence

When I open up a stamp set, I look at the images and ask the stamps to tell me what the setting is. Sometimes they do so right away – other times we “have a chat” while I’m coloring the image, then the scene takes shape. With Christmas tug of war, the critters were opening gifts outside – in the snowy yard. So I’ll show you how to make a fence! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Check out the Holiday Backgrounds collection HERE.

Sandy Allnock color a fence

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