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Light Source Focal Points in Scenes – Sunny Studios Bloghop

 

Happy Birthday to Sunny Studio Stamps! Their official holiday release date is next week, on September 29th, but in honor of their birthday, the new products are available as a Pre-order the morning of the hop.  All the products are in their store HERE or individually at the links at the end of this post. 

PSA: Don’t forget to go to my new Bible Journaling channel
on Sunday mornings…no blog posts, so sign up for notifications from YT!

Light Source Focal Points in Scenes – Sunny Studios Bloghop

I’ve done a few of these design-related videos from time to time and you guys seem to like them….so today I’ll talk a little about focal points – but this time with *light*….yes your lighting can direct the eye to where you want it to! Light can make your scene more interesting, and doesn’t always require that the rest of the image be shaded “properly” – it can be just the way you set up the background. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Hope that was helpful – and especially my students in the Autumn Scenes, City Sidewalks, and Winter Wonderland classes will recognize some of the scenes and be able to use these ideas to expand on their own scenes on cards!

Retailers:

For 15% off on all retail orders use code “CELEBRATE” through October 1st.

Bloghop and giveaway

As always, there’s lots of fun to be had on bloghops – prizes and inspiration galore! I’m giving away $25 gift certificate to Sunny Studios (total of $300 in prizes throughout the hop!). The contest runs through Monday 11:59 pm PDT so get busy commenting! Winners will be announced on the Sunny Studio blog on Friday, the 29th.  

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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Backlighting: Halloween Costume Party

Backlighting: Halloween Costume Party

When I saw the Costume Party stamp set – I knew exactly what I was going to do. And it was that sentiment sign! ha. I know, I know, I’m weird! But in today’s video you get a lot more – mostly about coloring a backlit image. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Even if you just colored all the flat-color, single layer parts, including the sky – this would be amazing.  Hope you try it out!

This card, as many, brings me to constantly ask myself, HOW MANY MARKERS do I use on one piece!? Lol!

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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MFT Guest post + New Copic Class + Hero Kits

There’s  a sweet Copic video over on the MFT blog today…run, don’t walk, and check it out!

 

Supplies

  • Magical Day stamp set
  • Smooth White cardstock
  • Copic Markers
  • Black licorice cardstock
  • Daffodil cardstock
  • Glossy accents

Colors used in the background:

NEW CLASS coming Saturday!

NOTE: there’ll be no blog post emailed on Saturday to remind you – I’m trying to be a good steward of your email inbox! So check in at Art Classes and check out the class when you get up Saturday morning. Or if you’re a YT subscriber, you’ll see a video preview of it on Saturday!


Hero Arts Kits

You may have noticed the August My Monthly Hero kit sold out after only a couple days! If you keep missing ut, guess what? You can get rolling now – early – for the September kit! Deets below as well as on the Hero site HERE.

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Custom Patterned Paper + Plant Lady #thehumanrainbow

 

Custom Patterned Paper + Plant Lady

The Leading Ladies collection at Ellen Hutson is growing! This sweet plant lady has a green thumb…even though I don’t. (Hey at least I can on a card, right??) I’ll show you how I colored here in my #humanrainbow style, as well as creating my own patterned paper with some NEW papers from Ellen, too! (Colorable! woohoo!) Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A few more color combos, courtesy of Crafty Lady stamp set!

And one more share…last night I was playing around coloring a garden for the plant lady. This is as good as my gardening gets – MARKERS! lol.

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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Penny Black guest week: Sharing a Song & 3 other shading maps

Happy Monday! I have a treat for you this week…..I’m guest-designing with Christmas cards all week over on the Penny Black blog! There’s a video on my channel today, of course, but the posts and pics will be over on their blog. (There will only be a video today – the rest of the week will be stills but lots of shading maps!) I’ll be back here for my regular Wednesday and Friday videos.

Today’s video shows this Sharing a Song card………and here are peeks at the rest of the week!

 

Supplies used all week:

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Bird week: MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE! (Seaside Seagulls Card)

Welcome to Accidental Bird Week! There’s no international holiday celebrating our feathered friends, no reason to celebrate birds except that…well….I noticed I had three bird cards scheduled. So we’re gonna call it a holiday week!

MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE! (Seaside Seagulls Card)

These MFT seagulls crack me UP. I can totally “hear” them gathering on the dock and yelling “MINE” over each other, everyone wanting that one chip. Can you hear them too??? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There’s a “MINE” word in one of the sentiments if you want to stamp it instead of writing it, but it was quick to just write the word. (And then no one has a heart attack watching me cut a sentiment stamp. LOL)

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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Magical Monday: 9 Mermazing Ocean Scenes

3 scenes are in today’s new video – the others are from last year’s mermaid week series! See the end of the post for links to all the mermaid stamps…lots of them would work in place of some of the ones shown in these videos!

Magical Monday: 3 Mermazing Ocean Scenes

Magical Monday doesn’t happen often…but when it does, it’s time to kick back with your morning coffee and just watch! I came up with three ways to create ocean scenes using two new stamp sets from My Favorite Things….hope you like them! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

For the supply list please scrolllllll to the end of the post – lots of mermaids in the list!

UPDATES:

CLASSES! There’ve been a few scattered tech glitches on Art-Classes.com. Please be patient as I work through some solutions and get to your emails; I had one solution for the weekend but will be implementing an alternate plan today and tomorrow. Geesh, the internet hates me, ya know? 🙂

LIVE WATERCOLOR: I’ll be doing Facebook Live videos each day during July! I’ll alternate between my Sandy Allnock LLC page and my Art-Classes.com page. Turn on notifications so you can join in the fun! 

And happy 4th of July!

Interested in more mermaids?

A little mermaid told me it’s mermaid week at Ellen Hutson. So I thought I’d reup these – last year I shared a full week of mermaids!

Around the Ocean blog post – video on YT

Underwater Wreath blog postvideo on YT

Watery Glass Dome blog post – video on YT

Making Mermaid Paper blog post – video on YT

Swinging Mermaid blog post video on YT

No Line Watercolor Mermaid blog post video on YT

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.

Just look at all the mermaid stamps you have to choose from now!

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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

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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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

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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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)