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Stamping Vignette Images: Elephants and Giraffes

Sandy Allnock Stamping Vignette Images with Impression Obsession Giraffe Love

Stamping Vignette Images: Elephants and Giraffes

Some stamps just cry out to pull you innnnnnn to the tenderness of the scene, and both of these stamps do that. They have hard edges, and there IS a way to combat them and create a vignetted image – faded out at the edges – and accent that with vignette coloring as well! 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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Bloghop: 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Bloghop

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness

Welcome to my stop on the Autism Awareness Hop for 2018!!! I’m honored to be a participant – and a prize-provider (classes!) – and most of all, happy to be a part of a wonderful, giving community of crafters!

For my card, I’ve created a sweet little caterpillar and butterfly (2 stamp sets from Hero Arts)…they’re color layering stamps, I just picked the ones I wanted to use to create my little scene with Copics. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sweet, eh? Sorry it was so fast – I’ve been swamped recently with getting ready for Easter, and tried to limit my time on a bunch of things. Plus, I figured I wanted you to go get busy hopping along! Links are all below to go see more.

2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Bloghop

This is one huge hop…and since lots of folks may be popping over here, I’m going to do a special giveaway to The Art of Autism – isn’t that perfect for our creative proceeds to benefit autism AND the arts! For every comment left here on this blog post within one week, I’ll donate $1 to The Art of Autism. And I encourage each person to also go give to any of the Autism charities, and educate yourself about how YOU can help!

The hop starts >>>HERE!<<<

The blog after mine is>>>HERE<<<

I’m giving away THREE prizes in this hop – three winners get the class of their choice! 🙂

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TWO videos today! Copic + Pencil + Kraft: Dinosaur Stampede plus….

Dinosaurs Stampede card by Sandy Allnock

First, a stampede of dinos! Run, they’re comin’ atcha! Scroll down for the second video – watercolor!

 

Copic + Pencil + Kraft: Dinosaur Stampede

We all need cards that work for guys  – and dinosaurs are great for those! I wanted to use the “Stomping By To Say Hello” sentiment on this card, but wanted to emphasize the stomping. I did that by adding a cloud of dust, some motion lines – and changing the sentiment up a little bit! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

If you’d like to keep up with these Copic + Pencil + Kraft posts, I created a gallery HERE

Avery Elle Watercolor Mermaid: Mixing Brown

The promised video is over at Ellen Hutson today – showing you how to create brown colors for skin and hair from the Avery Elle watercolors (or any watercolors you own!) to paint this sweet Mermaid. Head over to Ellen’s blog – Go see now!

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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Copic Kraft Pencil: Tweetie

Copic Kraft Pencil: Tweetie

Here’s another card colored on the Desert Storm toned paper – which is really fun for blending on. Add a little pencil and things just POP! 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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Two posts in one! (Yikes)

Okay I feel a little silly now…..some videos went live last week before they were supposed to. Ya know, stuff happens, but ah well, right!? So today, here are the blog posts for those two  – one is Copic Airbrush Penguins, the other Zig Clean Color Hippos!

 

Penguin Valentines with Copic Airbrush Skies

I seem to end up with all the penguin stamps at one time or another….maybe it’s my lifelong affinity for these cute little guys! And I especially love, with a set like this, that the sentiments are mostly year-round ones so the set has a longer shelf life.  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This same idea works for lots of different kinds of stamps – but if you’re going to airbrush, an animal with black works great so you can use that dark color over any oopses in the airbrushing.

If you don’t have an airbrush, you can always try doing some inking in the background instead! Same masking would apply.

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.

 

Zigs, Water, and Hippos

To color this sweet hippo, I started out looking online for colors for a “real” hippo – and discovered there’s more pink or salmon color on them than I had thought! Originally I was going to just put that pink in the areas I saw in photos….but decided to just go for a full on pink hippo! And I discovered a way to make my Zigs last a tidge longer too – 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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Critter Cups for Valentines, Easter, Birthday

Critter Cups tutorial by Sandy Allnock

Critter Cups for Valentines, Easter, Birthday

I know it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day – but I wanted to get these out quick for those who need some cute treat cups for a Valentines party! They’re also great for Easter, and birthdays, and heck – who wouldn’t smile if you delivered them a coffee wrapped in a raccoon?? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

These are really cute – and you can turn them into all kinds of fun animals. And adapt them to be “larger” bands to accomodate whatever you want to put in them! My panels are 6″ x 1.5″ but make it longer and put it on a child’s bedpost, a lamp…..all kinds of fun uses!

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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Four Legged Rainbow: Leading Cat Lady and Dog Lady

Four Legged Rainbow

Instead of only focusing on the HUMAN rainbow (different ethnicities in our people-coloring)….let’s not forget the four legged critters! They also come in all sizes and shapes. I know I color lots of my dogs and cats to look like my furbabies, but I think I, too, need to branch out! By the way I didn’t mention it in the video but this was all done on Classic Cream Neenah…… Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

So much fun coloring all these critters!

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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Hamster with Mouthful of Pizza – Art Impressions

 

Hamster with Mouthful of Pizza – Art Impressions

Earlier this month I told you some stamps are in the “I JUST NEED TO COLOR THAT” category – this is one of them! (For hamster lovers, it might be a must-have.) And I stand by it – he’s cute as all heck! Especially with pizza….. 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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Better Together Bloghop – Airbrushed Heart

Better Together Bloghop – Airbrushed Heart

A collaboration between Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson birthed these tweet little birdies (haha!) – and I had to airbrush them into a sweet little heart. See the rest of the cards on the hop using the list further down in this post – many cute cards to come, I’m betting! I’ll have another card later this week on Ellen’s blog so keep an eye out! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Lots of shapes can be airbrushed behind images – and if you don’t have an airbrush, just use some inks and a blending tool! 

Bloghop

To celebrate the release, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom blog by 11:59 PST on January 28th. 

Hop starts here:The CLASSroom

 

Bible journaling video today

For those who participate in Bible Art Journaling – today’s is watercoloring God-rays!

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.