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Tropical Christmas Card

 

Tropical Christmas Card

If you live in a tropical place – or would just love to spend the holidays on a beach – this might be just the stamp set for you! I show you in the video how to color the images, and then add just a little beachy background. Hope you enjoy – watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

sandy-allnock-tropical-christmas

Don’t forget the envelope!

envelope

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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Coloring Vintage Teacups – Altenew Bloghop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew Bloghop! I was so honored to be invited and sent some stamps…I hope you’ll enjoy this pretty card! (Details on the hop, giveaway, and next link are below in this post!)

Vintage Teacups

When Altenew invited me to be part of this hop – and I saw the Vintage Teacups set – I wanted to color a set of pretty teacups right away, so I chose that one! (Big thanks for sharing stamps with me so I could join in!) I got out my masking tape from Judikins to create the stack of teacups and nested them into each other. See the video for how that worked with positive and negative masks. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

And now…the Bloghop!altenewbloghop_nov152016

To celebrate this release, Altenew is offering some prizes….

  1. A $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.
  2. A $30 gift certificate to one of MY readers! The winner announced here on my blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.

 

And Altenew is also running a special promotionPlace an order with Altenew and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm ET.

Previous stop on the hop: Joni Nina Andaya

Next stop on the hop: Svitlana Shayevich

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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Happy Howlidays – Holiday Background

 

Happy Howlidays

You might have guessed I couldn’t resist a stamp set with a dog AND a cat in it, right? Happy Howlidays is a cute little set with sweet little sentiments for dog and cat cards. And I’m adding another to my Holiday Backgrounds series, I hope you enjoy it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I trimmed the colored panel to 4″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall, and popped it using foam tape. I tied a piece of ribbon around it and added a sentiment on a circle. Done! Supplies below.sandy-allnock-happy-howlidays-christmas-card

Heads up!

Some fun things are coming up in November, so be sure to pop by to get inspired:

  1. Exploring Watercolor class signupregistration open!!!! More info here too.
  2. 30 Days of Bible Lettering is hosting another 30-day challenge; this time they’re working with YouVersion, a Bible app, to provide devotionals along with the Scriptures for each day. Read more HERE. I’ll be playing along and sharing my lettering on Instagram.
  3. 24 tags of Christmas videos are coming up! I give away the tags so there’ll be 24 chances to win…. I’ve scheduled it for election week, so we all have something to look forward to that week!
  4. Art Gift Kits for Christmas…something new! Lots of questions I get are about what supplies a person needs to start out with a medium, and I’m going to aim this project at a collection of supplies you might want to give others to help encourage them to dive into art or a new medium. I plan to have it posted before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales so you can have a checklist ready, so be thinking of who’s on your list needing creative encouragement!

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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Color a Tree Trunk – Wplus9 Forest Friends

Color a tree trunk

Today I’m using two stamp sets I purchased – they go together extremely well. The animals are same-but-different, you can swap out heads (using masking or pasting another head on), the critters fit inside the tree trunk, and there are lots of other small elements for making scenes. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

sandy-allnock-bear-card

Don’t forget the envelopes!

envelopes

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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Extreme Lighting – and dressing up your pets!

 

Okay I just cracked up when I saw these stamps. Art Impressions really has a sense of humor!

Extreme Lighting – and dressing up your pets!

I’m treating you to the coloring of three images separately…I wanted to use different sentiments for the felines and canines, so one combined card didn’t make sense this time, like I usually try to do. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I kept these cards light and simple – cut the colored panels to 4 x 5-1/8, aligned the top of the panel with the top of the folded card so the border is on 3 sides. Just to be different. And popped them all with foam tape.Sandy Allnock AI Dress up pets Sandy Allnock AI Howloween

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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Simple Silhouetted Background – and mini action wobbles!

When Art Impressions sent me a package of stamps from their latest releases – this had to be the first one inked up. That pig! LOL! Love that he’s a little yellow bee!

Silhouetted Background – and mini action wobbles!

This is one of those grouped stamps that doesn’t need to be masked – the three little images are all in one stamp. The “wobbly” sections – torsos and heads of the pig and duck – are separate stamps, and there are matching dies to go with them! I’ve been wanting to make a card with a really really simple background that everyone can handle – and this complex image seemed a good time to do it. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Sandy Allnock Mini Action Wobbles

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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Ciara’s Friends – in DigiStamp form!

While on my current business trip, I’ve been doing what many of you have asked for….creating digital files to put my “Ciara’s Friends” stamp sets into the webstore!

This was a stamp series once available for purchase as red rubber stamps; that season ended, and I kept meaning to put them in the store, and well – you know how to-do lists go. Things slide. But this one kept me busy during evenings after my teaching sessions, and now the stamp sets are in the store! Each listing has a card image in the photos section so you can see how they color up.

SALE!

I’m putting the new digistamps all on sale this week only – so from now til next Sunday you can snag them for $3 each! No coupon code necessary, they’re priced lower in the shop. Stamp sets are:

  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

Videos

Below are a couple videos that I did eeeeoonns ago….enjoy! (Click to watch on YT: Ciara and Trig

I’ll be back tomorrow with two new videos – and a bloghop!

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Limited color palette – Sunny Studio Stamps

 

I’m here to blow your diet. I know, I know. Companies keep making tasty stamp sets that make us hungry!

Coloring with a limited color palette

While I’m calling this a limited palette, it’s not a limited number of markers; I’m just sticking to browns and reds with just a little pop of green. It’s a good challenge to give yourself sometime – see just how many variations on one or two colors you can create on a card! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And if you want to learn more about color combos, the Copic Jumpstart Class is a great place to learn and practice.

Sandy Allnock Sunny Studio Stamps

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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Mermaid Week #5: Swinging Mermaid

 

You knew there would be an interactive card in this series, didn’t you? 🙂

Swinging Mermaid

When I saw this cute stamp set with a mermaid hanging on an anchor – I knew she had to swing on the card! A brad is a really simple way to add some movement, and hiding the sentiment behind the image makes for a cute surprise! Enjoy the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock Anchor and Lounging Mermaid Inky Antics

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for all the mermaid cards (just so they’re easy to find); supplies for today’s card are in bold. 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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Mermaid Week #2: Underwater wreath

Underwater Wreath

Who says wreaths can’t be made with fish and seaweed? 🙂 In today’s video, I’ll show you how I colored the mermaid from Reverse Confetti…and the delicate stamped wreath behind it. Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock Mermaid Kisses Reverse Confetti

Color-alongs this weekend!

On Sunday I’ll be online live, coloring the Greeting Farm mermaids below – you can download the digis and get them printed out, and be ready to color! I’ll be using Copics but you can use whatever medium you want, of course.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for all the mermaid cards (just so they’re easy to find); supplies for today’s card are in bold. 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.