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Magical Monday: Walter, Mary, and Holly

 

It’s time for another Magical Monday! Bet you thought I might not be showing you the love since it’s vacation week, eh? Well I couldn’t RESIST sharing these little guys with you. Oh my GOSh so cute. Two are brand new from Purple Onion, and Holly is from last year…but Walter the Penguin just melts my little heart!

In the no-chatter video below, you’ll see the process, including the sweet little background that makes Mary and Holly look like they’re taking off. The sentiment, by the way, was inked with both colors before stamping; then I used THIS to make it all line up just perfectly so Walter would sit properly on the “Merry.” (These aren’t clear stamps, so you need a tool to do any tight lining-up work.) If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it directly on  YouTube.

Hope you check out the new release of Stacey Yacula’s stamps over at Purple Onion. And don’t miss her whole collection – there are some DARLING must-haves!

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.


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Hyper Realism with Copic Markers – Autumn Acorns by Julie Ebersole

 

This week, I picked a card I made HERE, but had never made a video for….and it was time! Especially with tomorrow being turkey day. This is a one-layer card, once again, and uses the same Autumn Acorn stamp set as that original card, just with a different colors and sentiment.

Please know that this is one of those cards that’ll be hard for the average person to do; I can teach techniques for trees or hair, but trying to make an object look like it’s shaded perfectly is tough. I studied for years, went to countless extra life drawing sessions and taught some myself, and it takes tons of practice. I always encourage trying things out – but don’t be discouraged if you find this challenging! Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube.

If you scroll through my blog and see something from a while back that you wanna recommend a “refresh” on, let me know!

This Thanksgiving Eve, I would ask one small favor: think about your list of friends, and one or two who are single. Pick up the phone and invite them to your Thanksgiving feast. A tip: don’t call and ask if they have plans; it’s awkward for the one stuck having to answer “no,” or if they just lied and said “yes” then they can’t back out of that to accept your invitation. Simply invite them for dinner. It’ll be appreciated more than you know.

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.

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Magical Monday: Santa Louis

 

Gooooood Monday morning to you! I hope some of you are off work today – perhaps taking a long week for Thanksgiving?

If you look at the colored image for the stamp I’m using today on the Stamping Bella site (HERE), you might not, like me, grasp that it’s a kid on a dog. I thought it was a chubby santa on…well a grey funky reindeer. LOL. I neeeeeded to buy it and color it anyway – and as I started the coloring and the image began telling me its “story,” well….I was fully sold. Little Louis has taken the day off school, and is pretending his dog is a reindeer….though I’m not certain what dog in their right mind would let a little kiddo like this hop on his back! Ha! And since Louis isn’t wearing a coat, I “asked” him if he was inside or outside…and it’s a warmish melting-snow kind of day.

The little “shanty” house is from the Art Impressions watercolor collection – perfect little size for this scene! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it on YouTube in HD.

So now that I’ve outed myself about talking to stamps and getting a story from them….do you talk to yours? Or is it just me?

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.


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Technique Refresh: Snoopy’s Christmas Lights

Hello! And welcome to my midweek Technique Refresh post for this week. By request, I’m showing how to make Christmas lights glow…the “refresh” part is to get a Snoopy card on my YouTube channel to recover from that very first (AWFUL) video I ever posted on my channel. And no I’m not linking to it. It’s that bad! lol!

Before you watch – please know the Snoopy stamp doesn’t seem to be available online anymore. So sad! I’ve even emailed a bunch of places I’ve seen it before, and they don’t appear to be making it anymore. Watch eBay, stuff shows up there randomly, maybe you’ll find one. (Or if you have one and don’t want it, it could be worth a lot, so sell it!) If you can’t view the video below, please click HERE to watch it directly on YouTube.


I had created a practice image and didn’t do the background spray on it – I think my markers were juicier so the blending worked better the first time. I kept the design more clean and modern here:

Sandy Allnock Snoopy's Christmas Lights 2

If you’d like to nominate one of my older videos for a “refresh,” let me know in the comments section….or if there’s even a card I made a while back that never had a video, I could do something like that too. Thanks for your suggestions!

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.

**Snoopy stamp does not appear to be available at this time. Check ebay, sometimes they show up there.**


——— S U P P L I E S ———

• Savvy Merry Christmas  ——  http://goo.gl/mwyHeD
• Copic Sketch Marker R14  ——  http://goo.gl/U1tCDJ
• Copic Sketch Marker R17  ——  http://goo.gl/J6nzja
• Copic Sketch Marker R89  ——  http://goo.gl/bLF7T1
• Copic Sketch R37  ——  http://goo.gl/RmgLYr
• Copic Marker Colorless Blender  ——  http://goo.gl/mqH6cS
• Copic Sketch Marker BG13  ——  http://goo.gl/OABxqo
• Copic Sketch MARKER B06  ——  http://goo.gl/URVy09
• Copic Sketch Marker BG49  ——  http://goo.gl/D3ttvt
• Copic Colorless Blender Solution  ——  http://goo.gl/rtSIBN
• Ranger Inkssentials MINI MISTERS Set of 3 Spray Bottle Ink MIS22701  ——  http://goo.gl/rJzQoO

an InLinkz product list: http://goo.gl/eX4mtb

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Magical Monday: Cocoa Bear

 

Happy Monday! It’s time for this week’s all-art-no-chatter video…enjoy! If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

And yes, for you perceptive folks: the first stamped sentiment was crooked. When I work at an angle to not bump the camera, I don’t always notice that stuff right away! lol. So that’s why I added a sentiment…and a heart. Colored in the same reds as his little hat. 

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.

Lil’ Inker Cocoa Bear
Copic Sketch Marker E21
Copic Sketch Marker E23
Copic Sketch Marker E25
Copic Sketch Marker E27
Copic Sketch Marker E29
Copic Sketch Marker R24
Copic Sketch Marker R37
Copic Sketch Marker R89
Copic Sketch Marker YG13
Copic Sketch Marker YG17
Copic Sketch Marker N0
Copic Sketch Marker N4
Copic Sketch Marker N0
Copic Sketch Marker E84
Copic Sketch Marker E87
Copic Sketch Marker E89
Hero Arts 10 Notecards Ruby Red 
Tombow Adhesive Stamp Runner & Refill
EK Heart Punch
Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black

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

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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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.