Penguin Week #4: Woodland Critter Huggers Garland (stop-motion animation)

Penguin Week #4: Woodland Critter Huggers Garland (stop-motion animation)

Wheee! I’ve apparently fallen in love with penguins…because I discovered I’ve picked up a ton of penguin stamps this year! I decided to combine them in one big ol’ week full of penguin cards – I hope my penguin-loving friends will enjoy the stamps, and my technique-loving friends will enjoy learning too!

Woodland Critter Huggers Garland (stop-motion animation)

I spent an entire exhausting but FUN day making a lot of these critters – there are a few “standard” ones pictured on the packaging of the Lawn Fawn Woodland Critter Hugger dies –  but there are SO many possibilities! In Penguin Week, I just had to create a little “penny” (as a little friend of mine calls them!) See some tips below for a few things to think about! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Look at all these little cutieeeeeees!!!!

I started by diecutting both sets of dies from all the different colors I used – black, white, grey, tan, yellow, red….some I ended up cutting extra pieces of, but just having them all cut out let me start putting different combinations together.

Don’t forget you can cut pieces off…just losing the ears opened up a ton of options, especially for the penguin! There’s a triangle piece for the raccoon’s tail (sorry, it’s cut off in this pic below) and that works great for a bird beak.

I forgot to give the deer feet, dangit! Then there’s my two dogs – Giallo’s ears are made from the piece that makes the white facial section for the deer. Vienna’s eye spots are made from the deer’s tail.

I’m not sure the koala is a koala, but…his nose seemed to be koala-shaped enough to try! The bears were fun – the white one could be a polar bear or a yeti! Just cut off the pointy ears and give them the roundie shapes.

And one of my favorites – the walrus! His snout is the eye patch turned upside down, with white pen whiskers!

Which is your favorite?! These are so cute as a garland that they’re staying up in my studio – even if it’s not close enough to Christmastime to decorate yet. They make me smile! I adhered them to ribbon by gluing a rectangular panel to the back of each one with the ribbon sandwiched in between.

Supplies

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Shimmery Christmas Cards (Retiring sets on sale)

Shimmery Christmas Cards (Retiring sets on sale)

There are a bunch of Ellen Hutson sets that are going away, and before they fly off the shelves for the last time, I made some Shimmery Christmas Cards from a couple sets you might like! They’re fun and mass-produce-able cards, and are on a good deep discount, of course, so it’ll stretch your holiday card budget a little further. Note that the inks used also now come in mini ink cubes (including a set of 4!), which I didn’t have but I listed them in the supply list. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Shop the whole category of retiring products HERE. I’ve collected my tutorials using some of the retired products below:

And a last look at today’s cards using the Concord & 9th glitter paper (only a few pads of this are available, get one quick if you wanna use it!)

Supplies

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Sneak Peek at June Ellen Hutson Release! (Plus ONE of TWO new classes!)

Sneak Peek at June Ellen Hutson Release! (Plus ONE of TWO new classes!)

 

Hello friends! I’m over at the Ellen Hutson channel today with a sneak peek at Sunday’s release – with some Distress Oxide inking tips! And peeks at what’s coming up on my channel and hers on Sunday!

New Drawing Class!

I’ve made the Drawing MiniCourse live – so enjoy getting started if you’ve taken Drawing 101! It’s a fundraiser class, and each quarter I’ll be making a donation of 25% of proceeds to charities preserving these animals and their habitats! See the trailer video below, and the class over HERE at Art-Classes!

NOTE: Tomorrow is the opening day for Colored Pencil Jumpstart, the preclassroom will hopefully (gasp!) be ready by tomorrow morning. You’ll be able to sign up and start shopping for supplies and getting hex charts colored in for a while til I get all the lesson videos finished up! Hex Charts for Primacolor, Luminance, and Polychromos will be here on this blog as soon as I can get them set up – sometime during the day today!

Supplies

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Create a 6-pack of panda cards

Create a 6-pack of panda cards

Create a 6-pack of panda cards

Clean and simple…and CUTE! I saw the darling panda set from Flora and Fauna and wanted to play with it; sometimes there are sets of stamps that seem rather random but once you put different stamps together – they are so stinking cute. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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WCMD#2: Spooktacular Splatter Coloring for Halloween

WCMD#2: Spooktacular Splatter Coloring for Halloween

Are you just popping in for WCMD? I’m posting videos every three hours to celebrate “our” holiday…celebrate with me by posting your creation inspired by one of these videos, and tagging me on Instagram, Facebook, or link up your blog in a comment on one of today’s posts – I’ll be sending my halloween cards to participants!

Spooktacular Splatter Coloring for Halloween

Sometimes you just stumble on an idea…and it’s perfect for that stamp set. This one? Yep. That happened! I began thinking I was going to distress the edges and then color in the image. It’s not in the voiceover, but when I put the Antique Linen ink on in that first swoosh, I thought….oh. no. I thought I had a lighter ink picked out! Whoops! But since I had already put the ink down, I decided to plow on and see what would come of it. And Wow – this worked! More info below the video…..Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A note about this Bristol – I just now saw, as I was writing this post, that this particular bristol is retiring. Phooooooey! That’s what I get for letting it sit on the shelf. But if you’re a Distress Ink afficionado, you likely know what paper will work here. I also added the Strathmore Bristol to the list below and am ordering a pack to see if it works the same as this other Bristol that I used.

You may also have noticed a new white spray bottle peek into the frame – that’s my new Tonic Nuvo bottles. I’m playing with that vs my Distress bottle, to see which I like better….so far this Tonic gives me a really helpful fine mist, but I’ll reserve judgement to try it with more projects, and will eventually let ya know.

Giveaway!

Don’t forget the giveaway – participate by creating a card inspired in some way by one of today’s videos, and upload it using #wcmdwithsandy ! I have 18 cards to send out to random folks! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Supplies

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Everything’s Cuter in a Jar! Masking Tips

Everything’s Cuter in a Jar! Masking Tips

Can I just say I’m ecstatic to have another sized jar? I’ve been using THIS one for a while…but now more things fit in a jar since we have this cute little chubby jar!

Everything’s Cuter in a Jar! Masking Tips

Today’s video isn’t a coloring one – but so many have been asking for more info on masking that I thought I’d show a few examples. These aren’t tips with fluids (see this post for a test of liquid friskets) – but with sticky notes and masking tapes. And of course adorable Lawn Fawn images – see the supply list for all the sets shown. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The stamp set comes with a group of pre-masked jellybeans – I’ve added smileys to them:

You can also make your own bean arrangement, add labels – lots of options.

When I saw the fat jar, I checked right away to see if the sloth would fit – and it did!

And a few others – Baah Humbug (upper left), Sewn with love (upper right), Out of this World (lower left) and Meow You Doin (lower right).

These are a few of the jars I’ve created in the past – the tall jar is from Bugs and kisses, and I put the owls into the Gumball from Sweet Smiles!

And for those who read the words on my posts (there are a few of ya!)…check this out. Use the “forgot pw” link at login…then read the blog post. 🙂

Supplies

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