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Hovering Butterflies

Hovering Butterflies

I’ve had this stamp set for ages and just hadn’t pulled it out…well that’s a-changing! I love that these butterflies are detailed enough to be pretty but simple enough to have open space to color – and enough solid black space to add white pen! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Close-to-the-ground shadows should be nearest the object; flying butterflies should have shadows that land on the surface of the ground underneath them. The higher they are, the further from their shadow – and the lighter and softer the shadow.sandy-allnock-zig-clean-color-butterflies

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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Hare Mail: Precoloring Stamped Images

 

Hare Mail: Precoloring Stamped Images

I was doing some online shopping and stumbled onto this Hare Mail set – oh my gosh. I couldn’t click that button fast enough! They’re such cute little guys with a super simple style – they’ll be fun to color in a variety of ways with different mediums! For these, I did the watercoloring before stamping the black lines – whaaaa? Check it out and see what you think! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The envelope was pretty fun – the “To” block was simply stamped with a few colors, and the bunny was painted by scribbling some color on an acrylic block; fancy painting on an envelope is pretty impossible but a simple shaded line worked fine!

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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Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

 

Caffeine. First. (Zig Clean Color Pens)

Today’s Zig Clean Color video has a variety of tips in it – skintones  (and other colors that just don’t seem to blend); making a cup look dimensional; layering hair; and adding the shadow on the ground with a brush. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The design is a little kittywompus – because coffee makes folks a little jittery anyhow, right? Lol!

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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Creating a Pizza Scene – Watercolor Pencils

 

Before I get rolling on the video….I have to say I cracked up finding the accordion music for the background. LOL. Hope you enjoy it like I did!  ha!

Creating a Pizza Scene – Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils

This little pizza not only made me hungry…it inspired a simple little scene! Watch how I made the plate and the pizza slicer thingamabob (and weigh in on what your family calls it!)….and I dare you not to get hungry! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Albrecht Durer pencils are a lot of fun – they really do water out so nicely. I need to make sure they don’t get hidden in the bottom of the pencil drawer again. Yes, I have *gasp* a drawer full! Eeeep! So embarrassing. But…it’s my job. I’ll use that for my excuse!

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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Foxes in Love

 

Foxes in Love

This stamp set might be a winter one – with scarves and snowmen – but I love getting sets I can also use year-round! I bought this one for the foxes – these two have nothing wintry about them so they can hop into all kinds of cards all year long! I pulled out both my Inktense Pencils plus my Daniel Smith Watercolors to make this card…hope you enjoy it! 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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New Year Blessings: Faux Hand Lettering

 

Happy 2017!! Let’s all pray some blessings on each other as we get rolling on 2017, okay? 🙂

New Year Blessings: Hand Lettering

I’ve shown something similar before –  a little faux hand lettering using markers and a brush! I doodled my flowers but you can also stamp them with flowers from another set you already have. And be sure to check out the huge collection I created below of all the different script-stamp-sets that I think would be great with a technique like this! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I chose “praying for big” by using 3 little stamps from the set together – lining them up in the MISTI.sandy-allnock-new-year-faux-hand-lettering

Update

For those asking, I finally updated THIS page – with all the stuff I’ve used on Instagram lately, as well as a few sneak peeks of what’s coming soon. One resolution for 2017 is to try to update that way more often!

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.

Script Stamp Suggestions:

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Christmas Bible Journaling

 

Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to
those on whom his favor rests.
Luke 2:14

Today I have a simple treat for you…a page in my Interleaved Bible. I pray you all have a beautiful celebration with your friends and family!

Christmas Bible Journaling

While it just didn’t seem right to do a voiceover (and a 3 hour video!) for Christmas, below are a few notes regarding the creation of this page. Or…just watch this very short video, and get back to your family celebrations! See it in HD on YouTube HERE.

Process Narrative & supply links

There’s no voiceover, but I’ve included some notes about what I did as I wrote up the supply list.

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.

  1. No page prep was used here – nor do I ever prep pages. Watercolor pencil doesn’t go through the paper.
  2. This is an Interleaved Journaling Bible  – it has a blank page in between every other page on the same Bible paper. It means this Bible is double the thickness of other Bibles since it has twice the paper.
  3. I used Museum Aquarelle pencils for this page, and sorry – I didn’t write down the colors.
  4. I spread the color only with baby wipes. I had two handy, one wetter and another drier, depending on whether I wanted a watery or chalky look. This keeps moisture to a dull roar on the thin paper.
  5. I ironed the page in between different stages, both to dry it and flatten it.
  6. Layers of color build up to intensify on the page; this works with many brands of watercolor pencils.
  7. The white paint is just acrylic, and the brush is a #6 round. I used a white pencil to sketch in the lettering before starting to paint.
  8. If you want more info on Bible Journaling, there’s an inexpensive class HERE.

Have a merry Christmas!

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For my flakey friends (Honey Bee Stamps sale today only!)

This post is also up over on the Honey Bee blog…check them out for lots of inspiration,
and daily sales for the first 12 days of Christmas!

 

I’m excited to be part of Honey Bee’s “12 Designers of Christmas” series! Honey Bee has 1 spotlight designer each day for the first 12 days of December. The set each one used will be a featured sale item on the day that you are blogging.  So today only – Flakey Friends and Flakey Sentiments are 20% off! 

For my Flakey Friends

This stamp sets they picked for me, called More Flakey Friends and Flakey Sentiments, has some cute images in it – and of course the fun “paper doll” pieces I love to add to my cards! I used a MISTI to get the setup together after planning it using masks. then colored it with Museum Aquarelle pencils. Check out the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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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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Magical Monday: Soft birch background w/ Purple Onion Designs

 

In celebration of Purple Onion Designs’ sale that starts today – I thought I’d share a little Magical Monday with you! If you’re new to my blog, the Magical Monday videos don’t have any voiceovers…once in a while I treat myself to making a video without having to come up with stuff to say. LOL! It’s harder than you think. 🙂

Color a soft birch forest

I haven’t used my Caran d’Ache Museum Aquarelle pencils in a while…they’re pricey, but they’re yummy! They “feel” different when they color – softer, I guess you might say? For most papercrafters they’re probably more than you need; I generally recommend Inktense pencils for crafters. But if you have a few favorite colors from the Museum Aquarelles on your Christmas wishlist, they’d be great stocking stuffers to put on Santa’s list! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I diecut the colored image with the Double Pierced Dies from Avery Elle – then diecut another piece, and nested the colored one inside. That left me with 1) a finished clean frame around the card and 2) a nicely pierced rectangle leftover from the second diecutting, for another card!

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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.