Color Vintage Easter Bunnies

Color Vintage Easter Bunnies

The Art Impressions Basket of Blessings set has some really pretty rabbits to color for Easter cards. Lots of ways to color them – but I chose vintage. Using watercolor pencils on drawing paper!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I’ll be in a five-day watercolor workshop all week…if you need me for anything, I’ll be slow at responding.

thanks for understanding!

Here are the Albrecht Durer pencil colors I used….

The bunny in front is darker than the one behind to create depth.

And that ribbon? Not thick! There’s no knot in the larger yellow ribbon….

…it just has some tiny twine holding it in place. With a little adhesive to assure the yellow ribbon doesn’t come undone.

New: Rainy Days Classes, Plus an Insta-hop with prizes!

New: Rainy Days Classes, Plus an Insta-hop with prizes!

Finally! I’ve been working on these Rainy Days classes for so long now – I think I have webbed toes by now!

These new classes are on sale for one week. Just so ya know. No coupon needed. Here’s a preview of the three versions of class…see more info below.

I’ve made the techniques in each of classes different from each other – some are repeated, like doing raindrops on a window in each medium, because the technique warranted it. But I kept all three as different as possible so that the students who love all the mediums (like I do!) won’t get bored if they eventually take all three. (Yes, I get bored doing the same thing!) You can certainly try a technique in a different medium after seeing how it’s done in the class!

Click on the pic to go to that class:

Rainy Days Watercolor Class
Rainy Days Colored Pencil
Rainy Days Copic

There’s also an Ellen Hutsoninstagram hop going on right now since it’s National Craft Month – be sure to hop along and follow the instructions in my post, coz you’re gonna want to enter to win! VISIT MY INSTAGRAM

Best Dog Mom Card + contest!

Best Dog Mom Card + contest!

I made some cute Comic Strip cards – with a much easier technique than the one I did HERE a few years back. And this time – it’s with the cute Puppy Parents stamps I bought by Sunny Studio!

A little treat for you today: a giveaway contest for dog mamas!

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There are six breeds on the stamp set with mamas or papas and puppies – so I made two cards with the same idea. See below the pinnable graphic for a few extra tips!

The little scene bits I used in these cards are taught in the Hex Art class – do my students recognize any of them?

The pups in the stamp set can be colored to match your own dogs:

I changed the fluffy white pup into a Bernese!!

Best dog mom contest

I want to give these two cards to two lucky winners. How do you win? Post a pic of you showing some love to your pup! That can be cookies, hugs and kisses, their favorite park…..but new pics, please! The most creative shots will win a card and some doggie goodies – I’ll be “hiring” some judges to pick so it won’t be up to just me. Where to post them, you ask? A few options:

  • Preferred: on my Facebook page, post it underneath the image of my two cards in comments there. (That way they all stay together).
  • If you don’t have Facebook, then post on your blog, instagram, flickr, wherever, and put a link in the comments on this post.

If you have no dog: go get someone you DO know with a dog to pose for you! You can keep the card yourself or give it to them.

PS I’m not anti-cat.…but this stamp set has pups in it! If they ever make a kitty parents stamp set, we’ll do this again, ok?

Mondo Gerbera Daisy in Copic

Mondo Gerbera Daisy in Copic

It’s time for another new release from Ellen Hutson – more Mondo flowers by Julie! So excited, I just love her giant flowers – they’re so easy to get into the coloring! Links to all the coffee-themed and Bearware stamps and dies are in the list at the end of this post!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The ink pad used in this project is an old tan dye ink pad by a company that no longer exists – it takes about 8 stampings to get it to show up, but I can’t seem to pitch it yet!

I kept the design simple – just popped up with a little dimensional adhesive onto a white card base!

The prizes were mailed out yesterday to the winners…congratulations!
  • Bear Ware 3 by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps
  • A Breve Note by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies
  • Bear Ware 3 by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies
  • Latte Love by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies

Winter Juniper Berries

Winter Juniper Berries

I know some people think I automatically have an idea for everything – but not always! I liked the idea of the stamp set, I love coloring little round berries. But I colored this several times, and though they came out pretty – they didn’t teach a thing. Til I turned it into a winter scene!

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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Look at all the yummy wintry blues!

A simple card design can keep a colored card panel the feature – no extra embellishing, just popping the panel and leaving a little of the white card base showing. Badaboom badabing!

National Hug Day

National Hug Day

It’s National Hug Day – so I’ve interrupted my plan for today so I can give out GROUP HUGS! First–a sale over at Ellen’s:

In the midst of the shutdown, I wanted to do something special for federal workers and contractors who are furloughed or working without pay through no fault of their own- a free class! And a sale on drawing classes for everyone else! (Scroll down for info.)

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I didn’t include the Copic colors in the video – sorry. I was rushing to get this done and slipped into the blog queue. But I did snap a pic of the colors:

This is a really cute stamp – lots of critters, and no masking needed!

FREE class for affected federal workers & contractors:

Instructions for affected workers (spouses are ok too!):

  1. Create an account at art-classes.com
  2. Send an email to administrator@art-classes.com from the email you’ve registered with (or at least tell me in the email what the account email is if you’re writing from a different address)
  3. Include a MODIFIED identification photo – government employee ID OR $0.00 pay stub, etc. Modified means to BLACK OUT personally identifying info like social security or account numbers, phone numbers, or addresses. If the email gets hijacked into outer space I don’t want your info compromised! I just need to see something that shows you’ve been affected.
  4. I’ll email back once Whimsical Sketching is added to your account, and I’ll delete the photo with your info – I don’t want to save it.

Drawing classes are on sale through 1/27/19

Note that a new intermediate class called “Casting Shadows” is coming on 2/1/19; Drawing 101 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite.

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