Hedgehog Roundup – drawing a hedgie in Copic marker

Hedgehog Roundup – drawing a hedgie in Copic marker

I thought I’d try a little something new. Bear with me while I explain!

In my experimenting with these Wednesday posts…I’m finding that YT viewers really don’t come over here to my blog at all. (LOL) I’d like to test out a little different approach to some of these Weds videos: creating a card blog post for card people….and let the card inspire a speed drawing or painting fine art piece on YT (or vice versa!), which would also let people know there’s a card post over here.

It may turn into a convoluted way to go about things, I’m not sure. But this gives me the heart-happiness of creating a fine art piece without the pressure of ‘teaching’ it (no voiceover), and the craft-happiness of sharing some cards with some favorite stamps.

If you’re a YT-only viewer, leave a shoutout in the comments here to let me know if you followed over here. Just so I know if giving you a card peek was worth making a related fine art video!

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The video for today is a sweet little hedgehog with a spring crown of flowers….she’s ready for Easter Sunday church, don’t you think? It’s drawn on Desert Storm cardstock with Copics, and accents added in colored pencils. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

If you’re a hedgie fan….good news: you can get a print or pillow with this piece. I ordered one of the tiny mini prints on the little stand, that is just so cute!

Cards!

I also wanted to share a little hedgehog coloring with Art Impressions recent Hedgehogs stamp set – I gave them each a fun setting, of course, because – well why not?

This lil guy is lookin sharp…at himself in a dressing room!
OOPS! Poor hedgie popped his biirthday balloon!
Napping in the desert…only a hedgie would consider a cactus a pillow!

Bonus video roundup!

I’ve collected a bunch of my videos with hedgies in them….and in the supply list a ton of hedgie stamps! Collectors: I apologize to your wallet! ha!

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And I need to give you an utter silliness warning:

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Hope you enjoyed some of these older videos!

Hedgehog fans: I collected a bunch of different hedgehog stamps – some are in videos above, some just look like fun!

Ice Cream Invitation Card

Ice Cream Invitation Card

All my friends will be fighting over this card. LOL!

When I saw Ellen’s new stamp set by Julie, I immediately thought of seeing the top of an ice cream cone rather than a cup of coffee or tea. All the sneak peeks I’ve seen this week have been beverages – but man, I’m goin’ for ice cream – I don’t drink coffee so that’s never my first idea! Ha!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

By itself, the “overhead” pic may not look much like an ice cream cone, but man, when you put it with sentiments and a side view – I think it works, don’t you?

Now to figure out which friend gets this card!

Another card…this one was testing out the stripes stamp set. And ice cream dies…

Are you thinking I am obsessed with ice cream by now? This is with the doodles set…..

Inspired Coloring w/PlayJournal flipthrough

Inspired Coloring w/PlayJournal flipthrough

WHEW! We made it! Those joining in with the #playjournal challenge – I’m so proud of you for stepping out! Winners of the 12 prize boxes are listed later in this post.

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I discovered during my play time last month that sometimes…just relaxing and not thinking about anything is the most relaxing way to color….so I did. Inhale confidence…exhale worry!

If you’d like to see stills of the whole playjournal, click HERE – lots of links to the stamps and mediums used, and a little description of what was done on each panel if you need ideas to try!

Winners, winners, chicken dinners

Congrats to all these awesome peeps….click through to see all the fun things they made all month! Winners: email me using my contact form and send your address! Wheeeee!

  1. Kristin L
  2. Lorena Goodrich
  3. Sarah Phelps
  4. Sonya Badgley
  5. Shari Czerwinski
  6. Jess Pebble
  7. Brandy Moore
  8. Ruth Meder
  9. Glorie Alvarez
  10. Teri Wilson
  11. Carri Tobler
  12. Rita Spruce

Storytelling cards

Storytelling cards

Welcome to my stop on the Topflight Stamps hop! They’re a company that shares some of the stamps made all over the world with people like me here in the US…brands we don’t normally see! They’re celebrating their birthday, and sent me a couple stamp sets I wanna show you – Meerkats andFarm animals by Katzelkraft!

For my cards I’ve got some uber-silly fun with Katzelkraft stamps, all of which I’m auctioning off for charity! If you always wanted one of my crazy cards, stay tuned here on the blog for more auctions all year!

But first – a vlog with pups doing silly things. Be sure to scroll to the end to hop to the next stop so you can qualify for PRIZES!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Each card below has a funny little backstory…PLUS links to the auction page for each card! 100% of proceeds will be donated to help flood victims in Nebraska and surrounding areas.

But we can help. Bid high!

BIDDING IS OPEN THROUGH MARCH 31 at midnight pacific time.

Meerkats love to go on holiday to Hobbiton in Matamata NZ, because the LOTR is super popular in meerkat mobs. Yes, they’re called mobs. BID HERE.

Robot Dog, called “Tinker” by his friends, seeks a few replacement parts in the local hardware store under flickering flourescent light. BID HERE.

You thought your cat trashed the toilet paper roll – but this time, the cat’s innocent….don’t get mad. He’s cuddly. BID HERE.

Doug “Hoofin’ It” Blackstone finally made it out of his hotel room to the concert venue. No one was sure if he’d ever come out – he doesn’t have cable at home, and he got hooked on HeeHaw reruns. BID HERE.

Captain Nemo had his cat along when he went 20,000 leagues under the sea. He was a pretty useless feline, just watching the fish out the submarine’s window day after day. BID HERE.

On Old MacDonald’s Farm, the animals spend the late evening entertaining each other with cowmediums – they stay up even if it’s pasture bed time! BID HERE.

Tony is a collector of old jazz albums, and hangs out in local record shops sampling the kool kats – like Benny Goodkat, Jellyroll Meerkat, and the Glenn Meer Orkatstra. BID HERE.

Never hire a chicken foor an office job. They may be able to cross the road to get to the building, but they just can’t stop texting once they arrive. BID HERE.

Animals are just like us. They love a good sale on sweet pastries, too! He’s going to need a few dozen to take back to the rest of the mob, though. BID HERE.

Captain Link Hogthrob is reprogramming the computer panel on the porkdeck. (What? You don’t remember Pigs in Space??) BID HERE.

Harold read about the A-hop-alypse Coaster at the new Bunny Bay Amusement Park – and just had to buy a ticket! BID HERE.

Olivia went wild on the dance floor when Deejay Meerkat’s played her fave song: “You Should Be Diggin’, Yeah!” BID HERE.

Missed my Wednesday posts?

Instead of videos on Wednesdays, I’ve posted some tips here on the blog each midweek – catch up on what you’ve missed HERE.

Bloghop info

It is Topflight Stamps 2nd birthday!  To celebrate, they’ve teamed up with some amazing crafters – please hop along with us all and show all of the crafters some love!

Prizes: Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate, and each stop on the hop has an additional $15 Gift Certificate up for grabs.  To be in with a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by April 8th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on April 9th.  Good Luck!

Animal Tiki bar cards

Animal Tiki bar cards

A llama walked into a tiki bar….. I know there’s a joke here somewhere, right? Ha! Well the Market Stand stamp set from Avery Elle – combined with Peek-A-Boo Pets (there are several animals, it’s so cute!) and Llamazing – inspired my three cards for today! Scroll down for detail on each one. Which is your favorite?

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

I’ve put together a little graphic for your pinning pleasure – click on the image to make it bigger, but be sure to pin it from here so you can get back to the blog post.

I made three versions of this card – in three different coloring mediums! While I stamped one of them I figured I’d do it on several kinds of paper. The good thing – I could use Lawn Fawn, Jet Black Ink because it works with all three mediums I wanted to color with!

The little llama from Llamazing seems to be sneaking into the tiki bar late at night to take a sip! This is colored in Copic Markers; I added torches to the top of the stand, and white sparkly liights all around to light up the bar. Stamped on Neenah Cardstock
I added the pup from Peek-A-Boo Pets, and watercolored the pup to look like my Vienna! She’s a total servant so she’d be a great bartender! I painted the sky first in Daniel Smith Watercolors then painted the light green trees, then darker green trees. Stamped on Arches Cold Press Paper
For the beachside tiki bar, I stamped a Happy Hedgehog to serve as barkeep! I colored this in Polychromos Pencils using powdered pencil technique for the sky (more on that in Colored Pencil Jumpstart class). Stamped on Stonehenge Paper

Ps: since it’s the first day of spring, it’s also free ice cream cone day at DQ!

#justsaying

Customize Bird Stamps

Customize Bird Stamps

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I often customize stamps to be what I’d like to see – and this Songbird stamp set has been on my desk for quite a while, knowing I’d make a bunch of birds out of the one stamp!

For those familiar with Copics, figuring out colors shouldn’t be all that hard….especially if you’ve taken Copic Jumpstart and learned about Glazing! You can turn any of your markers into the right colors for any type of bird. The tough part is the markings.

Google the bird you want to draw, and you’ll get tons of images – then start scrolling to find a bird in an approximately correct position so you can see all the markings clearly.

Some birds will have a longer tail, different shaped beak, etc – you can mask off those portions when stamping, or do as I did and just draw right over those parts!

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