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24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Day Five

 

Today we have something just a bit different….I had a whole different tag and whole different technique shot and nearly edited for today — and lo and behold, a stamp set arrived in my mailbox that was so cute I *had* to make it into a set of tags! It’s one I designed for Simon Says Stamp a while ago and it’s releasing today. Yes RIGHT NOW! Shopping links are in the dooblie doo here and on YouTube in case you, like me, fall in love with Bruce! If you want to watch the video below in HD on YouTube, click HERE.

 

Meet Bruce! Oh my goodness. He seriously has my heart in his little hand! (These are my names for the stamps – yes, yes, I talk to my stamps….so sue me for being weird!)

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And here’s frightened little Jeremy….hiding in his mailbox.

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And this is Wendell….he’s a little afraid someone will steal the gift before he gives it to you.

Sandy Allnock 24 Tags Day Five 1And Miss Penny…who is just so shy she couldn’t tell me her name, so I named her after my little crafting buddy.

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You can use any water-based markers to do this – Memento, Tombow, Distress, Marvy….whatever you like! If you need to pick up some markers, I’ve linked to a couple different kinds in the supply list below.

And as promised in the video – here’s a quick idea for kids valentines using this set…the template for the matchbook card is from yesterday’s tag video…except on this one, I used a brad, and punched a half-circle to help it fit without running into the brad when it’s tucked in by little fingers. They don’t have to be colored nice like this with Copics, though – crayon coloring by your kids would be adorable. Fun, eh?

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Have a SUPER Friday, everyone!!

Things of note

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24 Tags of Christmas 2014: Day One

 

I’m so excited! I’ve been working hard on a series of tags to share this week…lots of fun techniques, different coloring mediums – and even one with no coloring at all. Crazy, right? There will be videos for six – count em, six – days in a row…four tags made in each set. Sometimes it’s the same tag, other times it’s variations on one design.

Today’s first set of tags are watercolored images using a brand new set called Winter Pals. So cuuuuute, isn’t it? Check out the video to see how I made them, and then scroll down to see closeups of each tag. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch it in HD on YouTube.

 

The individual photos show some closeups of the tags…I just love these lil guys!

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Thanks – and a giveaway

One of the reasons I’ve worked so hard on these is because I wanted to find a way to say thank you! To my friends…my followers, subscribers (ohmygosh over 8000 on YT now!?), and commenters….my students, my mentors, my patrons, and all my business partners. This has been such an amazing year, even with its ups and downs — and I couldn’t have made it through without support from so many people.

This series of tags is more than sharing techniques…it’s a gift to you! I’ll be choosing 24 winners from comments here on my blog and on the videos on YouTube, from shares on Facebook and Twitter and blogs, reposts on Instagram – lots of ways you can enter to win! Just tag me in that social media – or drop a link here on the blog – to let me know.

Things of note

  • I found out new cool stuff about dogs from Hank HERE. At the end of the video is a $20 off coupon code for science-y gifts!
  • Kinda sad news….Jupiter the YouTube cat passed away from cancer. 🙁
  • I am positively blown away that my jokes video hasn’t gotten any thumbs down yet!? Wha? How can people dislike an artistic video and lyet eave bad jokes untouched? LOL. Whatever. My hater must like puns.
  • Tonight I’ll be taking part in a fundraiser event for Royal Family Kids Camp – for abused and neglected kids. If you’d like to make a donation, please do! It’s a great program that I’ve participated in before – I led worship and was in the drama, playing Frolic the Sheep.  I’ll be doing a reading at the fundraiser – and I had to go out and get a Benaroya-Hall-type-fancy outfit to wear. It’s not a gown, but I was stoked to find THESE and THIS that look stunning together. Gotta do my nails and hair today! I’ll post pics from the event on Instagram.

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Whimsical Architecture, Inktense Pencils

 

And now…for something completely different.

I didn’t really know where this one was heading, but…I had been playing with THESE pencils, (which come in THIS set too, and I can’t wait to get it) on THIS paper. I tried this with a few images, and not all worked…but the snowman came out fab. If you can’t see the video below, click HERE to watch directly on YouTube.

 

A note about the linked brush set: It’s a 1, 6, and 12 – instead of the 2, 6, and 8 that I bought individually. You don’t wanna know what I paid for mine individually at the art store. Eeeep!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the wording to go directly to the item. 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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Simon Says Stamp 100# Doll Pink
Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK
Grumbacher Watercolor Brush set
Art Impressions Stamp Set Merry Christmas To All
Hero Arts LETTERPRESS PAPER WHITE
Derwent 12 INKTENSE PENCILS
Derwent 36 INKTENSE PENCILS
Derwent 24 INKTENSE PENCILS  
Derwent 72 INKTENSE PENCILS  
Marine Navigation Parallel Plotter
Electric Pencil Sharpener