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Using the Copic Hex Chart: Sunflower Baby (plus FBLive!)

Before I get rolling – Ellen Hutson asked if I’d do a Facebook Live video today on her page! It was a lot of fun….I answered some Q&A, then did three Human Rainbow colorways on the little girl in today’s video! Be sure to check out the replay – AFTER watching today’s Youtube video here on the blog.

A little caveat on today’s video: I haven’t shared a ton of hex chart type videos….partly because it feels like shameless marketing. And honestly, that makes me feel kinda icky! I love it when folks get a hex chart if it helps them with their coloring – that’s why I even have it for sale. And it’s inexpensive because I’m not looking to go to a private island with the funds. But since Ellen said she sees so many people talking about the chart, she wanted to let her customers know about it in the Facebook Live video – so here we go!

Using the Copic Hex Chart: Sunflower Baby

I chose an image with (surprise) a bright yellow sunflower! And a little person, so I could color some skin. And I picked red for her dress colors, because that’s one of the colors folks have the toughest time coloring. So this video has a little bit of everything in it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

 Get Hex Chart

Facebook live was 10am Pacific TODAY on
Ellen Hutson’s facebook page – go watch the replay!

 

Supplies

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Fairy Flutters #thehumanrainbow

 

Fairy Flutters

When I have a stamp set with six images that don’t really work on one card – I get six cards. LOL! And since that would be one enormously long video, I slow down for the coloring of all the skintones, then speed up a bit on the wings and tutus. But stay for the end to see how I made their little tutus and wings twinkle! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Compilation: 9 Fox coloring videos!

I’m out of town on vacation (ok a working vacation, but ya know. Gotta do what you gotta do!) And since my house-and-pet-sitter doesn’t make videos…I kinda needed a plan B.

One of my lovely followers had a genius idea for my vacation posts…to do some fun reprises of old posts you might have missed! Today….I collected the crazy number of videos I’ve done with foxes – can you believe this craziness?! lol! Supplies aren’t listed in this post, but click through to the blog post or YouTube page to get links if you need ’em. Note that a bunch are older, so links might be dead if they aren’t available any longer.

Complementary Foxes, Technique Tuesday (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Jump for Joy, Lawn Fawn (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Friends for All Seasons, WPlus9 (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Dreamers, Elizabeth Craft Designs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

The Fox, Gorjuss (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Cliff Climbing, Mama Elephant (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Interactive Card, Dr Ph Martins Rainbow Ride (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Choosing Copic Colors with Hex Chart – Fox Hollow, Newtons Nook (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Soft Birch Forest, Purple Onion Designs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

 

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Copic Color a Black-Eyed Susan Garden – Honey Bee Bloghop

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the 2nd Birthday Bash & SURPRISE Blog Hop! Melissa doesn’t know we’ve planned this…so hopefully it’s a good surprise!

(And before I forget to add this – there’s a Design Team call HERE for Honey Bee!) 

Copic Color a Black-Eyed Susan Garden

I’m a Maryland girl from my youth, despite living out west – so today, since a yellow-and-black card was on deck with the sweet Busy Bees set, I’m creating a garden with my home state flower – the Black Eyed Susan! I’m adapting the stamp lines a little to create the centers, and in the video you’ll see how I created this whole card without masking at all. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The tiny bees I used, I was told, are little freebies – so be sure to read up on the main Honey Bee Stamps bloghop page about the details to get that little set!

And it wouldn’t be a party without favors, right?

Next stop on the hop is Taniesa – go go go!

  1. Honey Bee Stamps
  2. Jennifer McGuire
  3. Stephanie Klauck
  4. Amy Rysavy
  5. Lisa Cisneros
  6. Sandy Allnock  <—you are here
  7. Taniesa Vlasak
  8. Yana Smakula

In case you missed it…I just launched a new website for my coloring classes:

Supplies

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Doggie kisses — and sentimental signage!

 

Hey guess what? This week Ellen Hutson is hosting Marker Week! Be sure to follow along each day to see all the different kinds of markers there are, and what makes each one different – and markers are all 10% off, too!

Doggie kisses — and sentimental signage!

Today I’m using Copic Markers – and I’m coloring puppies since it’s *also* little Giallo’s 8-month birthday today! Part of the coloring is on Patreon for supporters over there for patrons at a certain level – but the primary focus in this YouTube video is how to add interesting “signage” on cards for your sentiments. Everything from a simple square or rectangle, to wood signs and pillows! Lots of fun ways to jazz up a card and make the sentiment feel like it’s part of the scene itself. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A simple square or rectangle sign can hang simply from the top of a card – it makes it feel like an interesting element, even though it’s super simple to draw with just a pen!

Wooden signs are especially helpful to be able to add to images with animals, or anything outside. Wood is very forgiving – lines can be a little wiggly, and if it’s crooked – that’s ok, because a wooden sign can just be a bit broken down and tippy!

Here’s a bit of a complex idea – pillows! I created a whole scene for this little puppy to nest in…a fluffy bed laden with quilted blanket and pillows! Pro tip: draw with a light marker first and add your pen lines later, it’s easier to change them up a little if you need to.

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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Goats! Charity Bloghop

Welcome to the Charity Bloghop!

I’m so excited for today….as you’ll hear the story in my video, a stamp set inspired me to get some friends together to share the idea of giving to charity in the name of a loved one….it’s not “my” idea, lots of organizations do this, but not everyone has heard about it. You can give a llama, a school scholarship for a girlgifts to save animals from abusegifts for new momsadopt a wild animal, help entrepreneurs, – there’s even a sewing machine or bolts of fabric for the perfect gift for a crafter.

Today…you get to hear from a whole bloghop full of crafters who are excited by this idea too!

The hop list is later on in this post – and I encourage you to visit ALL the blogs and leave comments so you can qualify to win PRIZES! (more info on that later too!) But for now…let’s get to them goats!

Goats: the stamp set that started this idea

The stamp set that inspired this bloghop is from Art Impressions – not only is it a hilarious goat stamp set, but fun to color too. You know me, I love coloring! I colored up the goats while telling about the idea for the hop and how gifts like this work. And my love of goats. Watch the video or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Aren’t these the cutest goats!? So fun fun fun! I googled goat photos to find different interesting fur markings for my goats. 

The inside of the card – it came out so cute! I added a doodled plate, crumbs, and leftover confetti!

Start the giving!!

If you’re inspired by this bloghop to give to a charity (I suggest going through the hop and seeing all the ideas first!), then do me a solid and let me know approx how much you are donating to charity. Last year, in a variety of fundraisers, my readers gave over $6,000 to charities – and I’d love to see if we can top that together this year!


Please indicate the amount you're inspired to give:
$10 - $24$25-$49$50 - $74$75 - $99$100 - $149$150 - $200$300+


Bloghop and Prizes

Awesome companies are helping inspire you to hop along and leave comments on all the blogs – Altenew ($30), Lawn Fawn ($50), My Favorite Things ($25), and Ellen Hutson ($25)! Be sure to go say thanks to them on their social media for helping get the word out about giving…and leave comments by Wednesday March 22. Winners will be announced on Sandy’s blog on Thursday March 23, along with a total amount we’ve raised together!

Without further ado….hop on!

  1. Sandy Allnock – you’re here!
  2. Lisa Stein 
  3. Caryn Davies
  4. Carly Tee Minner
  5. May Sukyong Park 
  6. Lisa Spangler 
  7. Aimes Gray 
  8. Jessica Frost-Ballas 
  9. Ellen Hutson
  10. Julia Stainton 
  11. Emily Midgett 
  12. Taheerah Atchia 
  13. Joanne Soukup 
  14. Melissa Miller 
  15. Libby Hickson 
  16. May Flaum 
  17. Cindy Lawrence

Supplies

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Double interactive Ninja Warriors!

 

Double interactive Ninja Warriors!

If one “action” on an interactive card is nice….two has to be better, right? When I saw the cute Ninjas from MFT, I just *had* to make them able to fight on a card. One spins on a circle so can jump and kick – the other boings around on an action wobble! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Just look at that cuteness, eh!?!? 

And the addition of eyelashes to make them GIRL ninjas….yeah baby. Sometimes the last touch is the best!

Supplies

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Don’t Give Up! Work through your Copic problems

 

Don’t Give Up! Work through your Copic problems

This video goes out to those who love when I include BLOOPS! Before watching, see if you can spot the big problem….then keep an eye out for it in the video as I color it with my Copics. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Even with a big bloop – nobody but you and I will know it’s there, right? As long as you keep quiet too. 🙂

Supplies

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Forgiving Copic Technique: Brushed Hearts

Forgiving Copic Technique: Brushed Hearts

I know so many of you say the reds bleed on you – well guess what? This technique relies on that! lol. When in Rome, ya know? Check it out in the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Fun Fold Valentines (with squirrels!)

Happy Friday the 13th! I almost didn’t post a video today…since you got one over at MFT yesterday, I figured I’d let the blog relax today. But then….I didn’t wanna give a superstitious day any ‘space’ to wreak havoc! ha!

 

I noticed one of the old OWH pins was getting a heck of a lot of re-pins on Pinterest….so I’m reviving it with a new design, too!

Fun Fold Valentines – with squirrels!

This “fun fold” is a version of a z-fold kind of card, allowing more room to write a note. And for Valentine’s Day, writing a little extra note about just what that person means to you is perfect, right? This simple card fold would be a great one to use for a lot of occasions, too….and you can create ANY kind of card front with it. (Measurements are listed below) I’m using Art Impressions’ new squirrels for Valentines Day – squirrels have been an odd ‘theme’ in my life, so I just had to! ha! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Measurements:

  1. Make regular card front 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, and a back panel of the same size.
  2. The horizontal cards z fold panel is 3″ x 11″, folded at 4-1/4 and again 4-1/4 to leave a small panel leftover.
  3. The vertical cards z fold panel is 4″ x 8.5″, folded at 3″ and again 3″ to leave a small panel leftover.
  4. On both, the large panel is glued to the back, and the small panel is adhered to the back of the card front.
  5. If you’re not layering that back panel, you can make the zfold panel larger as desired. PRO TIP: try doing measurements with typing paper before whacking at cardstock. Don’t ask how many pieces I ruined trying to figure out the vertical cards. LOL

The other images in the stamp set use the same colors and tail technique.

And here’s those dang cute lil skunks from last year! See the video below if you missed it.

 

Supplies

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