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Feeling Foxy – Zigs + Daniel Smith Watercolor

Sandy Allnock Feeling Foxy Card

 

Feeling Foxy – Zigs + Daniel Smith Watercolor

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ll know I almost always buy the cute fox stamps – I just love coloring them! This one’s no exception. I did combine my Daniel Smith watercolors with Zigs here; I wanted the intensity of the Zigs for the fox, but I like few of the greens from the Clean Color marker collection. So as I always say…use what works! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

When I combine different mediums I do get lots of comments saying, “Boy I just never thought of doing that!” So hopefully now you’ll remember the enxt time you don’t have a color available in one medium that you do in another!

Supplies

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AI Interactive Series #2: Circlet Tryfold Cards – four ways!

Circlet Tryfold cards by Sandy Allnock

This is part of a series this week with NEW interactive stamps and dies from Art Impressions…BIG thanks to them for providing them so I can show you – and you can decide which if any need to come home with you! (My apologies to your wallet!)

 

AI Interactive Series #2: Circlet Tryfold Cards – four ways!

I saw some photos from CHA showing alternate layouts for these cute circlet tryfold cards. Lots were way crazy fancy! The circle ones had patterned paper layers and more – I do hope someone does videos showing how they made them. And the “booklet” style one too – the pic I saw had paper layers and was on a normal sized card. But instead, I did the “CAS” version of what I saw, all on Canson XL paper – which works better with markers like the Zig Twin Tip ones used here. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

First, the “basic” format of a tryfold – shown in yesterday’s project.

Next is a “booklet” style card, with an extra panel inside.

Here’s a birthday card that attaches at the top to open, using a brad. Note the round sentiment is missing on this one, but it’s on the stamp set – I masked and wiped it off.

And last but not least, a chain-style round card that spins on two brads.

Supplies

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Cactus Cards – Zig Clean Color on Woodgrain Paper

Cactus Cards – Stuck on You

I bought this cactus set and tried a bunch of different things, but couldn’t find anything “teachable” right away. I like to actually have something new to show you, not just a stamp set. Then….I saw my woodgrain paper on the shelf staring at me. And decided to see if it can handle a bit of water. (I tried it with Copics HERE.) And this made me happy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Perk up! Coloring Coffee Cups (Inktense Pencil Tips)

Perk up! Coloring Coffee Cups (Inktense Pencil Tips)

I haven’t gotten out my Inktense pencils in a long while – so it was about time! And with coffee cups I thought they’d be fun to use to create highlights – this set from Technique Tuesday has a lot of different sizes, so there are lots of options. One required a pen fix – uniball to the rescue (LOL!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And if you need more sentiments, Technique Tuesday has another set with fun coffee sentiments – cute huh!

Supplies

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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.

Supplies

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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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