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Hummingbird – Set of Thank You Cards, Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Hop

Hummingbird – Set of Thank You Cards

I’d like to start by wishing Paulina a happy FOURTH birthday! Yes, it’s her 4th year as Pretty Pink Posh, and I’m very happy for her – it’s not easy to keep a business afloat! #girlpower!

She sent me some of the new release, and I chose these really pretty little hummingbirds; they’re perfect for CAS cards with tiny little watercolored birds. I used Tombow markers, but you can try whatever water-based markers you have at home. (Don’t do this with alcohol markers, you’ll mess up your stamps!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Hop

Here’s the list for today’s bloghop….enjoy!

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R2C Day10: Peekaboo Shaker Cards (with puppies)

Peekaboo Shaker Cards (with puppies)

Peekaboo windows. Shaker cards. And puppies. All in one! Okay technically all in four cards. These are lots of fun to make, and keep the coloring limited – some easy diecutting and fashioning of a shaker….badaboom badabing! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s peeks at each one of the cards…..so darned cute!

Today’s charity

I’m sending some money to the Humane Society today. Why? Because the data on animal welfare was removed from the USDA website in February 2017 – which has bothered me since I read that. The Humane Society has been watchdogs and need information to monitor what’s going on out there….which uses the federal records, as well as state inspection reports, to publish its annual “Horrible Hundred” dog breeding operations that have been cited for welfare violations. They have had a Stop Puppy Mills campaign going on since September.

We can’t go restore all that data that was lost, but at least we can give, and promote adoption of pets! There are a ton of charities that help pets….go give a little to your local shelter or a national charity!

Supplies

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Reindeer Under a Pine Tree – Gerda Steiner Designs

 

Reindeer Under a Pine Tree

Lots of you have expressed an interest in creating scenes….but wanting something quicker and easier to do when making multiple cards for Christmas. Well, I have a tree idea for ya! This cute little reindeer sits happily under his tree, and could be colored with any medium – but I’m using watercolors today. Enjoy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Watercolor Flowers Series #22: Sketchy Flowers, Zig Twin Tip Markers

 

Watercolor Flowers Series #22: Sketchy Flowers Twin Tip Markers

This beautiful Sketchy Florals stamp set from Altenew is a lot of stamps in one set- lots of florals! You can turn it any number of ways to use a few flowers or a lot of flowers….and I used a lot! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A Copic version, trying to create a similar stone-looking background in reds…

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MFT Guest Post: Love you to the core

Hello coloring friends!! I’ve been doing guest posts over at MFT and this month is no different of course! The second I saw this little Pure Innocence girl snacking on an apple from her little basket, I had to color her right up – and add a fall scene behind her! I’ve been obsessed with fall scenes lately – and you can check my Instagram feed for lots more scene ideas for your fall, halloween, and Thanksgiving cards. (And I’m moving into Christmas now, too, so ya best run and catch up! lol!) But first – enjoy the watercolor pencil video:

Lots of fun – and easy, too. That’s the great thing about trees…they’re just blobs of color!

Glossy Accents is one of my favorite embellishments on an image – adding just a little shine to her apples and shoes!

 

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Coloring Realistic Strawberries – Zig Twin Tip Markers

Coloring Realistic Strawberries – Zig Twin Tip Markers

After watercoloring a strawberry in my sketchbook, I added strawberries to my YouTube to-do list after lots of requests….once I saw a stamp set that I could buy and use…here you go! ❤️Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Honey Bee’s Swimming By – with Zig Clean Color Pen Tips

Swimming by:Blending Tips with Zig Clean Color Pens

I haven’t gotten out my Clean Color markers in a while, so I though tit was about time! In the video I’ll give you a few tips on getting them to blend on watercolor paper – and balancing color across the image too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

She looks so happy, doesn’t she? 

Moremaids? Yes!

(Didja see what I did there? A moremaid pun!) (groan!) Just look at them all! Mermaid lovers, go wild! lol.

 

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Watercolor Flowers Series #21: Wet on wet stamping

Recently I was reminded of my watercolor flowers series – and after going back and numbering the ones that didn’t make it in…we’re back on track – with #21!

Watercolor Flowers Series #21: Wet on wet stamping

These watercolor flowers are easy, but look so loose and artsy – stamping with watercolor markers onto wet paper gives the flowers a washy look that can be challenging to create with just a brush! I used Zig clean color markers but you could try other brands and papers too. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And the soft purple flowers too…yum!

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A shell in your pocket: Nicole Tamarin Seashells

 

A shell in your pocket

Sometimes a really beautiful stamp set just leaps into your cart, right? (Ok more than sometimes!) But this one – the sentiments blew me away as much as the pretty shells! I debated what to color these with – landed on Inktense Pencils –  and I know I’ll be playing with them and my Copics too. Because, beautiful, right? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Cats Pajamas: This Could be…a Sauna!

Cats Pajamas: This Could be…a Sauna!

Recently, my friend Alma at the Cats Pajamas sent me some stamps – and when I saw these cuties (set is called “This could be vodka!”) in cups, I just had to get them inked up! I colored them with my Inktense pencils – and had fun deliberately letting the pencil and water look jaggedy in particular spots for effect. I love that you have so many options for edges with watercolor! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on  YouTube.

The sentiments in this set are pretty hilarious – you gotta see em to believe em. (Check out other sets while you’re there – they’ve got quite the sense of humor at TCP!)

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