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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? ūüôā

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  Рit 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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Medicine Cabinet Card

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Happy December, coloring friends! I’m excited….check out this coolio logo that MFT created for my series!?!? Crazy beautiful, eh?

Today I’ve got a get well video with Zig Clean Color pens over on MFT’s blog and YouTube channel….enjoy!

Supplies

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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. ūüôā

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.

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24 Tags of Christmas 2016: Shaker Dog Tag

It’s Day Two of¬†24 Tags of Christmas week!!¬†This time we’ll be playing with Zig markers – and a way to make a thicker shaker card, for those larger blings we might want to use!

Shaker Dog Tag

I decided to stamp and diecut out of Ranger’s Distress Watercolor Cardstock – for one, it’s extra-white, and for two, I have a stash taking up a spot I want to use to store something else. LOL. Crafters problems, right? And the die set has beautiful pierced details…so pretty! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I stamped the tissue paper to wrap the box using some other inks – try out what you have in your stash, it seems that both pigment and dye inks work, both on the slicker and duller side of tissue paper. (If yours has two sides. I bought the cheap stuff at the drugstore to try out!)sandy-allnock-24tags16-2a

You can see all the tags from all years in the 24 Tags of Christmas Gallery!

Giveaway

Tradition is to give away the 24 tags…I’ll pick 24 winners from blog posts and YT comments, so leave some love and maybe you’ll win! Woohoo!

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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Southwest Christmas Card

 

Southwest Christmas Card

Ho ho ho – from the southwest! Or maybe TO the southwest. Some cute but prickly cactuses (cactii?) adorn the outside of this card – with a santa surprise inside! Watch the video below or click HERE to watch 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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Rainbow Christmas Kitties – Inktense Pencils

 

Rainbow Christmas Kitties – Inktense Pencils

I combined a couple sets of stamps from Poppystamps to create this cute little card – and the cool thing is that these cats are almost all year-round kitties! The holiday decor they’re wearing on my card is almost all stamped on by me – except the one with a sweater. (ha. Just try putting a sweater on MY cats. LOL!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

While the sentiment is NOT part of the set as written here, it’s easy to crate. I stamped “wishing you a” and “christmas” from the stamp set. Then added “meow” but left enough room to draw in a “y” with a pen!sandy-allnock-inktense-christmas-cats

Inktense Pencil Color Lists

See the chart below for swatches¬†of all the colors. There’s no easy answer to tell you which set to buy “first” except the 72…there’s a very common list in EACH set, so if you start with a small one, you’ll end up with duplicates. I’ve uploaded an Excel doc with the color lists HERE.

Set of 12: Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Fuchsia, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Baked Earth, Bark, and Ink Black.

Set of 24: Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Chili Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Grey, Black, Antique White and a non-soluble Inktense Outliner.

Set of 36: Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Sienna Gold, Tangerine, Poppy Red, Cherry, Chili Red, Shiraz, Fuchsia, Red Violet, Mauve, Violet, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Leaf Green, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Felt Green, Tan, Saddle Brown, Indian ink, Mustard, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Charcoal Gray, Black, Antique White and a non-soluble Inktense Outliner.

Set of 72:¬†Sherbet Lemon, Sun Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Sicilian Yellow, Golden Yellow, Sienna Gold, Tangerine, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Orange, Poppy Red, Chili Red, Cherry, Shiraz, Red Violet, Fuchsia, Mid Vermilion, Scarlet Pink, Hot Red, Carmine Pink, Crimson, Deep Rose, Mauve, Thistle, Violet, Dusky Purple, Dark Purple, Deep Violet, Lagoon, Navy Blue, Deep Blue, Peacock Blue, Iron Blue, Iris Blue, Bright Blue, Deep Indigo, Sea Blue, Teal Green, Dark Aquamarine, Green Aquamarine, Mallard Green, Vivid Green, Beech Green, Hooker’s Green, Light Olive, Spring Green, Fern, Iron Green, Ionian Green, Apple Green, Field Green, Felt Green, Leaf Green, Amber, Oak, Red Oxide, Madder Brown, Dark Oak, Mustard, Tan, Saddle Brown, Baked Earth, Willow, Bark, Indian Ink, Sepia Ink, Chinese Ink, Payne’s Gray, Neutral Gray, Charcoal Gray, Ink Black, Antique White, and a non-soluble Inktense Outliner.

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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Ballerina Recital – Stamp Anniething

Zig Clean Color Ballerina ft Stamp Anniething

I was blessed to receive some stamp sets from Ann at Stamp Anniething – she’s got some adorable people stamps if you like coloring people! I chose to color Paige the ballerina in my Zig markers – and give her a stage¬†to dance on! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway reminder

So many people wanted to enter the¬†giveaway HERE that my site crashed for a few hours the other day – eeep! It’s safe to go visit now. One at a time, please. LOL. I’ll be posting a winner on Sunday am!

Supplies

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The Great (Dog) Pumpkin – Lawn Fawn

 

I’m kind of excited fall is falling…it means my favorite Charlie Brown cartoon is coming soon! And I decided to create my own “Great Pumpkin” in today’s video. My apologies if it seems early to be making halloween cards…I have a huge backlog of stamps (apparently I did a LOT of shopping while sitting in hotels during this summer!) so I’m getting on top of it quick!

The Great Dog Pumpkin

For the scene in this video, I used the techniques in THIS video – masking tapes and my MISTI. For the little mummy dog, I forgot to add his body costume, so I just drew in lines from the stamp set! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Sandy Allnock Lawn Fawn Howloween

These little pups are so cute, and I thought I’d try dressing them up for Christmas too by combining with other Lawn Fawn sets – how darling is this!?!?

Christmas DogsStamps used to create this scene…..Dogs:¬†Happy Howloween¬†and extra flying dog¬†is from¬†Critters at the Dog Park;¬†Hats:¬†Baaah Humbug¬†and¬†Toboggan Together;¬†Trees:¬†Critters in the Forest;¬†Sentiment:¬†Winter Scripty Sayings.

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.