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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 eskimossandy-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!

Supplies

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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

If you’re interested in seeing more Holiday Backgrounds, be sure to follow my blog or YouTube to have them delivered to your inbox throughout the fall!

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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.

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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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!
Sandy Allnock stars lights glow

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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.

Sandy Allnock Sweet Halloween

Supplies

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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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Tips for Masking Complex Scenes

 

Masking Complex Scenes

One of the questions I see a lot is about masking – which image gets stamped first? How do you know? Is there even an easy way to set up a scene? In today’s video I show you how to do these things with four different cards, and while there’s no coloring of them – you can see the scenes develop in the stamping phase! I filmed the stamping before leaving on my recent trip, then added the colored cards while I was hotel-bloggin’! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The coloring on my cards is, well, a bit over the top. You certainly don’t NEED to do full backgrounds if you stamp complex scenes! Lots of these would be great as CAS images – simply centered on the card with the images colored. But….yeah, I kinda needed to get a little crazy with these 🙂

Sandy Allnock Masking Ogre Scenes

Sandy Allnock Masking Viking Scenes

Sandy Allnock Masking Witch Scenes

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Color your friends! #thehumanrainbow

Please scroll down to read about my fundraiser for Baton Rouge.

Color your friends! #thehumanrainbow

You know I love varying skintones and hair on stamps, right? I saw this darling little stamp set from The Greeting Farm and thought it’d be a perfect card to try a bunch of them on one card. They were masked out using my MISTI first – dog and cat first, then blondie and the gal with the hat, then the other two….adding masks to cover each one after it was stamped. Then the coloring ensued! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the promised shading map….feel free to pin it or print it for future reference! There are more shading maps HERE for other stamps.
Sandy Allnock TGF shadingmap

And my patrons got to see the clothing portion of the coloring, in real time….each month the $10+ patrons get to see a video that is only available to them. 🙂 I’m so grateful to have that team of supporters standing with me! Love you guys!

Supplies

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Baton Rouge Fundraiser

Even though I’ve been traveling, I’ve kept up a little on news – and the flooding in Louisiana has just broken my heart. So much so that I want to do something to help. And I’d like to partner with YOU to do so.

I’m going to donate ALL proceeds through this weekend on the “Ciara’s Friends” digistamps to the Red Cross to assist the victims. PLUS I will personally match dollar for dollar every bit of it.

That includes sales all week on these same digital stamps – so far that’s $219.oo. And I’m matching that. Please consider helping out too, and get a few digistamps to practice your own coloring. Please share with your coloring-loving friends…let’s help out our fellow citizens who are going through so much right now! Here are the stamps:

  1. Ciara and Sandy (this one set is not new – it was in the store for a while.)
  2. Ciara and Penny
  3. Trig and Skyler
  4. Tai and Lisa
  5. Snoopy and Steve
  6. Skyedog and Kari
  7. Oliver and Shayla
  8. Cupcake and her toys
  9. Mr Fuzz and Jack
  10. Alvin and Julie
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Coloring a glass honey jar – Honey Bee Stamps

 

This is an often-requested tutorial- showing how to make that shiny glass. Enjoy!

Coloring a glass honey jar

Who better to give us a honey jar stamp than Honey Bee Stamps? I like this stamp set lots, coz…well…it’s got a hex stamp in it! ha! Yeah, I’m just a bit obsessed, I know. But it fits with the whole bee and honey theme too. And, YELLOW. Yep! Watch the video below, or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube.

The patterned paper is verrrrry old – but you could use whatever suits  you from your stash. Lots of ways to customize this jar with lots of pretty paper “fabrics!”Sandy Allnock Coloring a glass honey jar

If you’re also interested in more on this stamp set, you can watch the Facebook Live video from a while back too!

Supplies

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