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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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Medicine Cabinet Card

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This month’s MFT release has a few of the stamp sets around a theme – get well. (That means it’s time to also consider flu shots, have you gotten yours yet? I just did!) I never seem to have a get well card when I need one…and with me being slow at getting to my “to do list,” having a few special get well cards on hand will be helpful as my friends and family are taken out by a bug!

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Last month I asked readers to weigh in on which medium to use this month, and Zig Clean Color Markers won out! They have an actual brush for a nib – not the usual foam nibs on other water-based markers. That means they’ve got some special properties, including blending well without water. They also have really strong color! (Bonus Freebie: readable labels for your zigs! They make the text too tiny for my old eyes.) Check out how I colored the bottles and made a darling little medicine cabinet with the Rounded Rectangle Stitched Frame dies! Watch below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I love to include the decorating of an envelope….The zigs work relatively well on envelope paper. And announcing it’s a happy get well card on the outside? That’s medicine for the soul!mft_sandyallnockcic_medicinecabinet2

 

 

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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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.

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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.