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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!

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Vintage Christmas Kitsch

Vintage Christmas Kitsch

I was inspired to look at some vintage postcards to figure out a layout for this card…I stamped the deer, added the circle in pencil, then stamped the greens (masking where needed), then drawing in the banner and circle with a black sharpie (waterproof pen). I had some challenges with the purple background, but it was sure a fun experiment – and this is one of my fave cards lately! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

sandy-allnock-christmas-kitsch

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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.

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Don’t forget the envelope!

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Color an Ice Fishing Pond – MFT Polar Bear Pals

 

Big thanks to MFT for providing this month’s release – I {bigpuffyheartlove} these polar bears!

Color an Ice Fishing Pond – MFT Polar Bear Pals

Birdie Brown is such a talented stamp designer – and she didn’t disappoint with these bears! I had wanted to make a video with her previous bears and didn’t get to…they had sold out too fast and I didn’t find them til spring! (I hope Polar Bear Pals are more available if you need ’em!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

How’s that for a fun holiday scene? Lots of critters could be sitting around an ice pond…penguins, walruses, or eskimossandy-allnock-ice-fishing-bears

I love using ALL the stamps when I color – so I used the skating bear on the inside…and as seen above, the little polar bear made his way onto the envelope!sandy-allnock-ice-fishing-pond-inside

Hope you enjoyed the video today! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you end up trying out one of my techniques, I’d love to see what you create!

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Painting Rich Watercolor – Caroling Critters

 

Paint rich watercolor

While watercolors can be soft and lovely, they also can have a lot of punch! Layering washes over each other to build up rich color can be well worth the patience of waiting in between. Check out how I created the fun background as well as the painted stamped images! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

sandy-allnock-painting-rich-watercolor

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Rudolph with a present on top: Color a cozy fireplace

Color a cozy fireplace

Since we’re good friends by now…I thought cozying up to a fireplace together would be fun this week. Rudolph with a present on top just cried out for it with that sweet sentiment. Grab a cup of something warm to drink and settle in to watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

One final giveaway is posted over on my blog – if you’d like to try coloring this cozy card, go leave a comment to qualify to win, and I’ll announce a winner on Sunday!Sandy Allnock Rudolph with a present on top

If you’re interested in seeing more Holiday Backgrounds, be sure to follow my blog or YouTube to have them delivered to your inbox throughout the fall!

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Diecut a round window card

I’m launching some watercolor videos (as well as Copic!) for the Holiday Backgrounds Series – see them all HERE.

Diecut a Round Window Card

If you’ve tuned in to my YouTube channel much, you’ll know how much I love Clearly Besotted stamps…and Stephanie, the owner, blesses me with the new releases to feed my addiction. (Thank you, Stephanie!) These adorable little mice had to go to an ice skating party – and I’ve been wanting to do a little partial-diecutting anyway, so let’s get to it without further ado! (Mistake included in the video…along with puppies!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There are lots of stamps you can do this partial die-cutting technique with – but these skaters are so cute, you might not be able to resist, eh?

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Santa is stuck: Airbrush a glowing sky

Airbrush a glowing sky

Santa is stuck! Oh my. Poor Santa. Or even worse, poor ME! What if he ate too many cookies and can’t make it down my chimney? Gasp! In today’s video, I’ll be sharing a little airbrushed background to add behind the scene….unfortunately it’s not a solution to helping him deliver gifts, but we gotta work with what we have, right? LOL! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

There’s a giveaway of this stamp set over on my blog – be sure to go leave a comment to qualify to win win win!Sandy Allnock santa is stuck

Next Wednesday is the fourth in the Stamping Bella backgrounds series – be sure to pop back in to catch it – you won’t want to miss the roaring fireplace!

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Christmas Bug: Make glowing lights and stars

Happy Hump Day! I love when we hit the top of the week and start the slide to the weekend…let’s gear up in the car and hit the gas to get there faster!

Make glowing lights and stars

Christmas Bug is a fun stamp set from Stamping Bella that looks like I wish my car did on the day I bring home my tree – I want a sunroof for it to peek out of! Alas, I don’t have one, but it’s a lot of fun to dream while coloring! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Backgrounds collection HERE!
Sandy Allnock stars lights glow

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Christmas Tug of War: Coloring a Wood Fence

I’m joining Stamping Bella for another guest month of coloring fun here….and since Christmas is coming (EEEP!), I’m launching a series all throughout the fall showing Christmas or winter backgrounds. The four Wednesdays this month, it’ll all be new releases from Stamping Bella!

Coloring a wood fence

When I open up a stamp set, I look at the images and ask the stamps to tell me what the setting is. Sometimes they do so right away – other times we “have a chat” while I’m coloring the image, then the scene takes shape. With Christmas tug of war, the critters were opening gifts outside – in the snowy yard. So I’ll show you how to make a fence! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Check out the Holiday Backgrounds collection HERE.

Sandy Allnock color a fence

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