Mittens in the snow [video hop]

Mittens in the snow [video hop]

 

Mittens in the snow

Is that anything like “Riders in the Sky”???

Okay enough silliness. Today is a huge day – a big video inspiration day! I’m part of a hop (see the big post here) to celebrate the smaller YouTubers you might not know about yet! Won’t that be fun? I joined in as one of the bigger channels in the multi-day hop, so I could shine a little light on creative folks who may not get seen much, so I hope you’ll visit them!

I’m using Catherine Pooler inks and stamps today to color some mittens in the snow. Texture for snow, texture for fuzzy warm mittens, who could want for more?? Watch my tutorial video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

My card uses a very simple palette of markers….

Finishing off the card nly needed a layer of black and a red card base….ba da boom, ba da bing!

 

A guest post I wrote…

In conjunction with my book release, I wrote a piece for the Artists Network –  HERE!  It’s quick to sign up for an account and leave a comment…please say hey, so I don’t feel alone there! lol…. #shamelessplug

Video hop!

I’m giving away three $25 gift certificates for classes, so leave comments here and on YT!! Be sure to hop along…next stop on the hop after me is Arjita – click on the first photo to see her video then you can hop along with links in descriptions or choose from thumbnails below! The hop and prize info is on Justine’s blog.

The rest of the hop:

Lesley Oman

A few videos not yet posted…you might try the links later today and see!

  1. Joanne
  2. Alexandra Stapleton Smith 

 

Supplies

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Penguin Week #7: A penguin waddled into an elevator

Penguin Week #7: A penguin waddled into an elevator

 

A penguin waddled into an elevator

I wish I had a joke for this – anyone good at writing jokes?!? Leave them in comments! I wanted to originally do an escalator. A shopping penguin. But that needs more practicing, but I figured I could do an elevator MUCH more easily! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The promised fox…..

Supplies

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Watching for Santa in Winter Skies

Watching for Santa in Winter Skies

 

Watching for Santa in Winter Skies

In which Underwater Scenes (kelp) become a wintry scene! It’s also related to a scene in Winter Wonderland…more trees, more drama, more color. You don’t have to take classes, of course, but I do like to let new subscribers know there’s more indepth teaching available, as well as letting students see a way to apply what they’ve learned. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This little bear is wearing a plaid scarf (because who wouldn’t, if they were a bear in the woods?) and sitting amid the “Misty Mountains” lesson from Autumn Scenes class. I know it’s a tough background but I haven’t seen many people posting this background! 

This is a fall-ish version of the winter card, but instead of a road, the black bears are snuggled into a clearing in the forest. And…bird watching. Because bears do that, right?

Supplies

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Fall Flowers Series 2018 #2: No-Line Copic Fall Flowers

Fall Flowers Series 2018 #2: No-Line Copic Fall Flowers

 

Fall Flowers Series 2018

I love creating a little series of videos for you sometimes….kind of like a mini public “class”! I had a bunch of flower stamps in my growing stash that I haven’t shown yet, so they’ll be collected together this week into a series. Enjoy!

#1: No-Line Copic Fall Flowers

This set is called “Friendly Bunch” – I think it’s actually cherry blossoms! But as artists we can color things any way we want, right? I turned these into a pretty little bunch of orange flowers, and made it a no-line piece as well – meaning I stamped the image with a superlight ink (it’s a near-dead tan pad that I keep around just for this purpose!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors for this card…

Since I had stamped my secondary sentiment off-center, and was too lazy to restamp it, I just added a little twine feature to one side so it looked like it was on purpose. Shhhh don’t tell on me!

I really loved how this one came out….so fresh and pretty! The card front is trimmed down to allow 3 sides to have a white border, and it’s popped up on dimensional adhesive.

Supplies

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Coloring Spooky Shadows: Frightfully Sweet

Coloring Spooky Shadows: Frightfully Sweet

 

Coloring Spooky Shadows: Frightfully Sweet

Every year I make a couple Halloween cards; I’m not a big fan of the holiday but the scenes can be lots of fun! I loved these critters from MFT….so I’m going to show you how to make a fairly simple scene. (More fall and halloween scenes can be learned in the Autumn Scenes Mini Class HERE). Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The color palette for a card like this is really simple…

And what a cute result!

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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