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Copic Frisket Embroidery Tutorial

What the HECK is Frisket Embroidery? Are we sewing on cards? Nope! I’m so glad you asked, because I’m really excited to show you how I made this gorgeous dress in today’s video! I used two types of masking fluids (also known as friskets) to create masked patterns to create a fabric on a stamped image that looks like embroidery! At least that’s what I think it looks like. (Do you have any idea how hard it is to name techniques? lol!)

In the video, I show you two brands of frisket, and these way cool bottles that will now be holding my Multi Matte Medium and some other liquids, since it’s got such a nice tiny nib! Love love love it. If you can’t view the video below, please click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

As a bonus, I included another card in the video…I wanted to see what a flower might look like using the frisket doodling…so I tried a couple types of lines:

Sandy Allnock Frisket Flowers
Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

If you create a dress like this with frisket, let me know – I’d love to see what you create!

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How to color vintage night scenes

 

How to color night scenes – oh my! Quite the topic to tackle.

How to color vintage night scenes

So many people want to know how to color night scenes with their Copic Markers. This stamp, From Bethlehem by Penny Black, is a perfect one for refreshing a night coloring technique I showed a while back in THIS video.

I had colored this image while on a retreat in October, and it came out so cool I was kicking myself for not filming at the time! This is my attempt to recreate it, and in a simpler way than I had done the first time. Enjoy! (If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.)

Are  you new to my blog? You’re welcome to subscribe by clicking over in the sidebar…click on the subscribe link in the video to get my YT posts sent your way….or you can follow me over on IG where I share way more than I do here on my blog. Or you can get really crazy and join Patreon as a supporter of my crazy work! Looking forward to getting to know you!

Prizes!

You can leave comments on any of the blogs in the hop until midnight CST Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Winners will be chosen randomly based on collective comments left on the designers’s blogs. So be sure to leave loads of love for everyone! You are also eligible for MANY more prizes by sending in cards for the card drive. For more information, visit HERE.

Here’s the prize list:

  • Online Card Classes – class of your choice! (THREE winners.)
  • Simon Says Stamp – $50 gift certificates
  • Inspiration emporium – $25 gift certificate
  • Verve Stamps – $30 gift certificate
  • Latina Crafter – $15 GC
  • May Arts – 2 rolls of ribbon
  • Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking – 1 year free subscription to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine

Next stop on the hop!

The blog hop contines from here by going over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to see what Shari Carroll has to offer! Woohoo! Here’s the list in case you got lost along the way though:

  1. Jennifer McGuire
  2. Kristina Werner
  3. Debby Hughes
  4. Laura Bassen
  5. Kathy Racoosin
  6. Sandy Allnock (that’s me!)
  7. Paper Crafts Connection

Are you a pro at knowing how to color night scenes? Or a newbie to the idea?

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15-Minute Coloring Challenge!

 

After last month’s crazy challenge, this month’s was a snap. At least for me! Filmed this while I was at the retreat…and kept getting interrupted. By wonderful people who somehow didn’t see the ginormous camera right by my face. LOL. So anytime you see my pen pause, it was usually to chat for a second! It’s been sped up, so it’s not 9 minutes long, but the clock timer is keeping me honest. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.

I was very glad it was only the coloring that had to fit into the 15 minutes. Because I had to:

  1. fussycut
  2. choose patterned paper
  3. find an appropriate teen sentiment
  4. stamp, restamp, and rerestamp the sentiment til I got it straight
  5. adhere it to the card
  6. find sequins to dress it up, drop them on the floor, and play 52 sequin pickup
  7. locate an AWOL bottle of the best lil adhesive ever for sequins

Go join in the Make it Crafty monthly challenges HERE (no video required….it’s on the honor system!)

HEADS UP! To those who purchased my fundraiser cards for my sister: I just sent out the next 25 cards the other day, so you should be getting them…unless you’re in this last batch of 22 that I’m still working on. I’m bound and determined to mail them before election day!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

Felicity digistamp by Make It Crafty
Mama Elephant Hustle Stamp set
VersaFine Onyx Ink Pad
“The Precious” (Double-Sided Foam Tape) 
Confetti Sequins 
Mini Multi Medium Matte 

 

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Magical Monday #1: The Fox by Gorjuss

 

I’m starting a little something new today. A whole new blog schedule.

As my regular subscribers probably know, I’ve posted daily for eons. Well, if 7 years counts as eons, at least. But that streak has finally been broken…and I’ve wanted to change things up, so now’s as good a time as any, right?

On Mondays, or at least most Mondays, I’ll post what I’m calling Magical Mondays. I get so many requests for videos on cards that I post both here and Instagram – “Just turn on the camera so we can watch.” So that’s what this is – all art, no chatter. The voiceovers tend to be the hardest part, so one day a week of skipping that will be my easy day. The first Magical Monday was shot at the retreat I was at over a week ago, along with a few upcoming videos. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock The Fox by Gorjuss2

Stay tuned later this week to find out what else will be a regular feature….hoping you’ll like the changes. 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

Text list:

The Fox Cling Stamps Gorjuss
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB
COPIC Airbrush Kit, ABS-2
Copic Air Compressor 
Copic Sketch Marker Y17 
Copic Sketch MARKER FV2 
Copic Sketch Marker V20
Copic Sketch Marker E29 
Copic Sketch Marker YG95 
Copic Sketch Marker E51 
Copic Sketch MARKER E11
Copic Sketch Marker E57 
Copic Sketch Marker YG91 
Copic Sketch Marker YG93
Copic Sketch Marker G99
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 
Copic Sketch Marker YR68 
Copic Sketch Marker YR00 
Copic Sketch Marker E09 
Uni-ball Pen Signo Gel Pen
Copic Multiliners

 

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A golden portrait

I hadn’t colored anything in a week…and thought a portrait of my girl would be a good start to get me back on that horse…I started by using this to create a light pencil sketch, then dove in with Copics.I shortened 2.5 hours of footage into a 3 minute video….click HERE if you can’t see the video below.

The flowers at the end – Agh. I should have stopped before adding the grass and flowers, but it is what it is. This was the first time i had opened the Opaque White – and was pleased to discover it does completely cover Copic ink, and you can sorta color overtop it too.

 

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Inlaid Die Cutting

Welcome to the best crafting holiday EVER! I’m especially excited because I’m helping some friends share their celebration: Ellen Hutson LLC is launching a brand new line of exclusive products, and they’re designed by the ever so amazing Julie Ebersole!! I’m using an inlaid die cutting technique with the Home and Hearth dies to make my love card, which is what OWH is doing today for our bloghop. Click on the banner at the top of this post to go to the hop!

 

Inlaid die cutting

I was excited when I saw this die set, because *immediately* I knew I had to airbrush it. I just knew it! No idea how, and this card wasn’t what I saw in my head, but I just love how this one came out! (My “test” cards yesterday afternoon were bombs – I put a bunch of stars and hearts in the sky, and it looked like sneeze. And the globe had just been blobs – until I thought of the idea I show you in the video below!). And in the video I also walk you through the whole new line at EH!! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YT.

And one of the things that I love about the card besides the inlaid die cutting – the cool colors of the sky and earth vs the warm red and yellow in the houses! It just makes the whole card sing, don’t you think?

Sandy Allnock Essentials By Ellen Hearth Home2

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

Inlaid die cutting is one of my favorite techniques lately…what’s yours?

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10 card making techniques, 1 layer – and a chicken in every pot!

How can a crafter combine 10 card making techniques into a single layer card? By following the lead of a chicken in a pot! Ha! Welcome to my stop on the Cold Hands Warm Heart bloghop!

I created a card using the chicken – one of the new dies added for the Birthday Farm Animals stamp set – and did a little something crazy. I combined it with one of these succulent stamp sets, and since I wanted to be like everyone else and make it a holiday/winter card….I did that too! Yeah, I’m all for nutty combinations…this turned out to be a 1-layer card together with 10 card making techniques, too. Now do you believe I like nutty?

 

And since I know some of my readers won’t believe that it’s 10, or know how the heck I made the cool wallpaper…I made a video late last night showing how I did it! [If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube.]

I hope the card making techniques video at least made you smile! This darling chicken is enough to brighten your day.Sandy Allnock Chicken in a pot - 10 card making techniques, 1 layer
GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Simon will be giving away a grab bag Prize Pack to 1 commenter on each blog hop hostess’s blog!! I’m so excited that one of YOU will get goodies! So be sure to comment by 1:00pm EST on Friday, October 10, and tell me:

What old-timey phrase (like “chicken in every pot”) runs in your family? Bonus points for holiday sayings!

I’ll post the winner from my blog comments on Saturday the 11th – or you can check the Simon blog on Friday to see if you won!

Without further ado, get busy hopping over to see the amazing Debby Hughes. She is so talented, I just wish I had an ounce of her ability to make light and airy cards that are spilling over with elegance! I had the privilege of meeting her last year, and she is as sweet as you’d ever think she might be!

Here’s the whole bloghop list in case you want to hop on to a spot you’ve missed!

  1. Simon Says Stamp

  2. Shari Carroll

  3. Kristina Werner 

  4. Jennifer McGuire

  5. Laura Bassen

  6. Sandy Allnock

  7. Debby Hughes

  8. Lucy Abrams

  9. Kathy Racoosin 

  10. Nichol Magouirk 

  11. Erin Schreiner 

  12. Heather Ruwe 

  13. Kim O’Connell

  14. Stephanie Klauck

  15. Heather Pulvierenti 

  16. Wanda Guess 

  17. Teri Anderson

Supplies



How many card making techniques have YOU combined into one card?

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Succulent Stamps

 

Succulent stamps

I’ve been waiting so long for today! I was priveleged to design a few more stamp sets for my friends over at Simon Says – YEAH! And this time, by special request from a crafter-who-shall-remain-nameless-unless-she-outs-herself, succulent stamps! I don’t do much with flowers, as ya know…so this one was out of my zone but worth the effort. FUN! I’ve created a video for the Greetings and Succulents set, also known as Sucker for Succulents when paired with the die – with a not-new but still-fun watercolor technique using Memento markers. [If you can’t view the video below, click HERE to watch it on YT.]

The Cups and Succulents set is a little more up my alley (it’s called Potted Succulents when paired with the dies) – so I went Copic happy! In the video, I showed a little of how to do partial diecutting using two dies together. The cup and succulent on the left with the extra blossom had a special process – I diecut just the top flower part of the blossom, then the cup, and then fussycut the rest of the plant in between. The background is just a soft airbrushing of BG01 using my compressor.Sandy Allnock Succulents Copic

A closeup of the cups – and I just ADORE the tiny little sentiments! And that tiny heart? I used one from the Heart Blooms die. Don’t overlook what a die can do to add an embellishment to a card! 🙂Sandy Allnock Succulents Copic2

Be sure to go see Shari Carroll’s sweet card using this stamp set HERE!

You can purchase these succulent stamps and dies in a variety of ways – solo, with their dies, or both sets of stamps + dies together. Links are all below…happy shopping!

PS: YouTube’s annotation feature seems to be broken right now – if you want to see those videos shown at the end: Birthday Farm Animals and Color a Spooky Spotlight.

PPS: I’m still playing with the new camera and new software. Between both of them, I’m climbing uphill without cleats lately! lol! So I beg your pardon for some fuzziness – I had a setting go wonky on the camera, and didn’t have time to refilm, so….yah. It is what it is. But on a good note, I discovered the Command-T button……ohhhhh yeah. Final Cut Pro users will know what I mean. Hubbabubba!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

Are you someone who’s been waiting for succulent stamps? I think lots of companies are coming out with them now…so trendy!

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Craftaboard techniques

Every once in a while, I do something I call “And now…for something completely different!”* Maybe eventually I won’t feel like apologizing for doing something crazy…lol! I’ve had some of this Craftaboard in my play drawer for a while and used it for one project that I can’t show you…but now I have it out in the sunshine! It’s like chipboard, but not – it’s a little thick, but not too thick; it works well with even the thin dies, it embosses like a dream, takes Copic well, and you can gesso it if you want to color with a wet medium! And my mind is reeling with things to try with it, so you might see more sometime…*grin*

*obscure Monty Python reference

So here’s the video for this week…if you can’t see it below, click HERE to watch on YouTube.

 

Another view….don’t you just love all the yummy texture and color?? I have a gajillion things I want to do now with this background die, too! Stay tuned tomorrow for a card made with one of my early/prototype background pieces. It didn’t come out quite as I wanted, but it still made a pretty nice card!

Sandy Allnock Craftaboard2

If you want to try out some of the Craftaboard to make some WAY cool embellishments, check it out in the link below – it’s not expensive, but it’ll fit PERFECTLY in your play drawer! (PS I always check out two other things at Ellen Hutson – the NEW category, which is chock full of fun stuff, and the ART SUPPLIES category – which has plenty more fun stuff to tuck into your play drawer too. I like looking in there just to see if there’s something I never thought to get before – and might ‘need.’ I give you permission to treat yourself to something fun!

 

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Spooky Coloring: Halloween Spotlight

 

Hey everyone! I might be sick as a halloween cat after a bag of chocolate, but I still have a Friday video for you!

Spooky coloring

On Instagram I was asked to do a video on a similar image where I did a spooky coloring spotlight, so I figured I could do a quick video. A little spooky music will carry you through the short video – if you can’t see it below on your device, click HERE to go watch it on YouTube.

The stamp set also has coordinating dies – I’ve linked to both below for ya.

By the way I created this video yesterday in a new version of the software I use; I’ve been using Final Cut Express for eons, and downloaded regular Final Cut recently. It’s like editing a video while wearing someone else’s sweater! Stuff isn’t in the same place, and I don’t yet know how to do transitions. But, on a really good note, it took less time to render, AND I could edit it on my laptop. Which is good news when I’m sick!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the picture or wording to go directly to the item. 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.

It’s the halloween season…plenty of spooky coloring to be done, so get to it!