Magical Monday: Copic Coffee and Frappe Shop

Magical Monday: Copic Coffee and Frappe Shop

 

Magical Monday is back, at least for today! I’ve had so much heavier teaching to do lately, but I decided to take this one easy and just relax with a cup of something yummy. Hope you join me with your favorite beverage while you watch – the ambient soundtrack will hopefully help you feel like you’re on a coffee break too!

Copic Coffee and Frappe Shop

Magical Monday means no voiceover….I hope that you’ll just use your taste-o-vision as I color in all the frappuccinos and get to your favorite flavor! I colored a few of the frappes on a Periscope broadcast a few weeks ago, and oh my – it blew up on Instagram! So I decided maybe I should bring it over here to share with everyone who didn’t get to see that one. The background wasn’t part of the initial plan – but it just seemed to need some soft menu boards in the background. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I just love adding scenes to stamped images – and this one went perfectly with the audio, don’t you think? And the sentiments in this set are great – I think I’ll be using the venti fairly often for cards to send to my closest girlfriends!Sandy Allnock Copic Coffee n Frappe Shop

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

Vanishing Point Lesson: Action Wobble Laundromat

Vanishing Point Lesson: Action Wobble Laundromat

While lots of folks will make what is intended from this stamp set – a darling shaker card with floating clothes inside – you know me. I had to go a different route. And made this MY washer….that shakes!

Vanishing Point Lesson: Action Wobble Laundromat

I knew I wanted the washer to bounce around, so an Action Wobble was a necessity. But then I started thinking about what the scene would be. What would be around it? Is this a washer in my home? And it hit me. No, no, no. This is that crazy laundromat I used to go to in college. With all the shaky washers! We’d have to sit on top of them while the laundry was going just to keep the noise to a minimum! hahah! So I added the flooring, black and white tile, following with the same vanishing point of the washer stamp. And figured an art lesson would be just dandy in this video! Hope you agree. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

I kept the color range fairly minimal – yellow, red, blue, with all that black and white.Sandy Allnock Vanishing Point Lesson Laundromat

And I used the same color scheme on the inside, keeping the shading in simple greys as well. Sandy Allnock Loads of Fun inside

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

Storybook Style Coloring

Storybook Style Coloring

To my new friends from over on the MFT blog – it’s so nice to have you visiting me here, thanks for stopping by! This is the third and final in my series for MFT, and it’s been so much fun – big thanks to them for sending a few stamps for me to play along with.

And now…on to my card for today!

Storybook Style Coloring

The sweet little sheep stamps totally inspired today’s card. I thought they were so darling they could be storybook illustrations! So I decided to see if I could create a soft, whimsical look with them, and thought colored pencil would be the perfect medium. The background would have been daunting – but my Copic airbrush completed the sky in the blink of an eye – nice and smoothly! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

The card is a square 4-1/4″, and the image area a simple 4×4 on Neenah Cardstock. I stamped the images in Natural Hybrid Ink, masked them off with post-it tape, and airbrushed up that sweet sky. I found a Prismacolor pencil that was the same shade so I could touch up a few tiny areas that I missed with my imperfect mask-cutting!

Sandy Allnock Storybook Coloring1

I diecut the piece with the Wonky Stitched Squares – at first I wasn’t sure of these dies, but suddenly realized – it’s only the stitching that’s wonky. The outside edge is perfectly square for the need-to-be-squared-off part of my brain!Sandy Allnock Storybook Coloring2

The sentiment was added in three parts using a MISTI to align it all; the “Ewe” on top of pencil worked since the yellow hadn’t gotten very waxy, and the rest of the sentiment was just on top of airbrushing – easy peasy to stamp on!

Bonus video

I’ve been creating some quick tips videos on my second channel (same one where the vlogs are) – just a minute long – and today’s is on the sharpener and storage for my pencils that I’ve found works best for me. Check it out below or watch HERE in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

 

Adapting Stamps – Drawing Chickadees (Inspired By #4)

Adapting Stamps – Drawing Chickadees (Inspired By #4)

This is part 2 of this card – click HERE to see part 1!

Denise’s sweet card featured birds, as I had requested for November’s cards…..and though I have a bunch of bird stamps I got excited about transforming non-chickadees into chickadees. Just to see if I could! Note that Denise doesn’t have a blog, nor shares her cards on Facebook or Instagram….so leave her some love here on this post. Maybe we can talk her into sharing more! [EDITED TO ADD: Denise said the bird stamps she used are cling stamps by Inkadinkado….I wasn’t able to find them online but maybe one of you guys will have better luck!]

DeniseE

Adapting Stamps – Drawing Chickadees

With many bird stamps – you can change them up to make them into other bird species than they were drawn to be. As we learned in the first part of this card – dye inks “move” with Copic markers; stamping second-generation birds (stamping once on scrap paper so it stamps more lightly) allows you to change up the details to match the kind of bird you want to make. The strong markings of chickadees really lend themselves to this technique well – and even though these Scribbly Birds probably aren’t chickadees, it’s pretty easy to turn them into that species.  Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

After creating and fussycutting my birds, all I had left was figuring out layouts and adding branches to the cards. I kept the Copic work very soft and loose so the birds would really pop against the sketchy lines.

Sandy Allnock Chickadee cards 4

The birds were also lined on the back with StickIt before cutting them out, so they were easy to peel off and add to the cards – or to add to dimensional adhesive.Sandy Allnock Chickadee cards 3

The more intense the Copic color on the background, the more intense the branch and leaves need to be, so amp up the color. The same idea probably applies to printed patterned paper – lighter papers with similar colors will be easier to see coloring on. Stronger contrast will make detail colored on top – as well as stamping – difficult to see. So try working with tone-on-tone for best results.

Sandy Allnock Chickadee cards 2 Sandy Allnock Chickadee cards 1

I hope you’ll get your bird stamps out and have a fresh look at them…see if they are chickadees in hiding!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

  1. Stamps: Scribbly Birds by Dina Wakley, sentiments by Wplus9
  2. Paper: Neenah
  3. Copic markers:  C3, N8, E44,  W5,  C2C00, 0 Colorless Blender YG61,  G94E59,
  4. Adhesive: Stick It Adhesive Handy Sheets, 5pk
Choosing Copic Colors ft Hex Chart, Newtons Nook

Choosing Copic Colors ft Hex Chart, Newtons Nook

Welcome to my stop on the Newton’s Nook “Deck the Halls with Inky Paws” Bloghop! I’m a big fan of foxes….so when I saw the Fox Hollow set, I knew that would be my set of choice for this hop. Thanks to Newton’s Nook for sending the stamps!

Choosing Copic Colors

Lots of Copic colorists, whether experienced or brand new, struggle with picking Copic colors. Earlier this year I posted my Hex Chart for sale – and have been amazed at the feedback from so many about it! I wasn’t expecting it to be that helpful, but I’m delighted that lots of folks are having an easier time choosing colors.

The hex chart comes with a fully colored pdf to print, and a black and white one for you to color with the markers you have. On the chart you can see colors in visual relation to each other…and sometimes you’ll suddenly see blending combos that you hadn’t thought of before. The chart puts colors next to the colors closest to them – so you want to pick markers a few steps away from each other to have enough contrast between the colors. Or, if you’re like me and don’t want to get up off the sofa to reink a pen, pick a color right next door that’s an adequate replacement! 🙂 Without further ado- let’s look at coloring the fox, as well as a new-for-me sky combo of colors. Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!

Sandy Allnock Fox Closeup

Get Hex Chart Now
Sandy Allnock Fox Hex Chart

Bonus Stamp Release! 

Newton’s Nook Designs is also having a Bonus Stamp Release Today! Make sure you check out their NEW Whispering Pines stamp set. This set is up for sale in their online shop starting today! 

ENTER to WIN! 

Newton’s Nook will be choosing two lucky winners to win a $10 store credit for Newton’s Nook Designs online shop! To enter, just leave comments on blogs on the bloghop (see list below)! Two winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. You have until Sunday, December 6th at 9 pm CST to comment  — winners will be announced on the NND blog on Monday, December 7th.

“Deck the Halls with Inky Paws” Blog Hop

  1. Newton’s Nook Designs
  2. Sandy Allnock <—-that’s me!
  3. Amy Kolling
  4. Stephanie Klauck
  5. Virgina Lu
  6. Tatiana Trafimovich
  7. Annette Allen
  8. Lydia Evans
  9. Larissa Heskett
  10. Samantha Mann
  11. Crafty Math-Chick
  12. Jess Gerstner
  13. Stephanie Muzzulin
  14. Danielle Pandeline
  15. Nina-Marie Trapani
  16. Kimberly Rendino
  17. Yukari Yoshioka

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the 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.

 

Magical Monday: Coloring Glass Ornaments

Magical Monday: Coloring Glass Ornaments

 

It’s the first Monday of the month….and you’re going to soon know what that means. “Bum rushing” (as my dad used to say) the Hero Arts website for their kit starting at noon EST! Agh! 1, 2, 3, GO!

Coloring Glass Ornaments

When I saw the stamps I knew I was going to be practicing coloring shiny glass. Of all colors and types! The open shapes are great for that….and in the video I also show some other ideas for those frightened by the open space – stamp in some other images! Check out the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

My Monthly Hero kit

Below is the kit this month, designed by my friend Kathy (they’re different each month – you can see last month’s HERE stamping a floral wreath with the MISTI that also works with other flower stamps you have). I only had the stamps to work with (the other items weren’t ready yet so I couldn’t show you)…..so I fussycut my ornaments. Which is never an issue for me, I rather enjoy it!

But the HUGE stamp set is the equivalent of two 4×6 sets – lots in there that can be used both for holiday ornaments AND for year-round stamping too. Succulents, gnome, froggie – and the sentiments are year-round ones as well! It also comes with a custom mix of Flower Soft – be sure to pick up some of THIS glue if you haven’t tried it yet; it’s the only thing I’ve successfully had Flower Soft stay in place with. MyHeroKitNovember

Bloghop

You can visit a more creations on a hop today if you’d like more ideas with the kit – enjoy these! And scroll down if you’d like photos of the individual ornaments I created.

  1. Hero Arts
  2. Kathy Racoosin
  3. Sandy Allnock <—that’s me!
  4. Lydia Fiedler
  5. Libby Hickson
  6. Amy Tsuruta
  7. Jayne Nelson

Card call for Inspiration Takeoff

This month, I’d love for a few of you to send in a sample card – I collect ideas from all over, and I’d like to use YOUR idea for an Inspiration Takeoff video! If your card is chosen, you’ll get featured in the video as my inspiration, and I’ll share your social links with everyone! For the month of November: BIRDS! I know, I know, I probably should do Christmas cards. But heck, you could make a Christmas card with a bird! Just be sure the bird is the big deal on the card, okay? I have a bunch of bird stamps and want some ideas to use them. Cards are due by Nov 30, and the video will be shown sometime in December. The address:

Sandy Allnock, PO Box 23395 , Federal Way WA 98093

Photos

Below are pics of each ornament colored in the video, in case you want to pin them to try to follow along later! I googled “glass ornaments” and found lots of great examples…if you’re new, then pick one with a few simple highlights to copy. If you’re ready to go wild, do as I did!

Sandy Allnock - glass teardrop ornament Sandy Allnock - glass round ornament

For the colored ones, I added shading along the lines that I stamped, and didn’t worry so much about “global” shading on those areas. I just had to make the bottom part look glassy.Sandy Allnock - red teardrop ornament

For this I stamped just the grasses – a tiny tiny element that adds some fun trim!

Sandy Allnock - green teardrop ornament

I included two bonus ornaments – I didn’t make videos, just sat in front of the tv doing some glass practice!Sandy Allnock - fungshuei ornament Sandy Allnock - gold ornament If you’ve got other ornament stamps, you can try some similiar things, too – pick some fun stamps to stamp inside them, check out some googled images, and create your own designs!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the 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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