Peekaboo Critter Card – Gopher

Peekaboo Critter Card – Gopher

 

Today’s card isn’t a genius new idea – but I wanted to play with this Gerda Steiner gopher, and my inktense pencils came along for the ride!

Peekaboo Critter Card – Gopher

Any kind of critter works in a fun little card like this. It’s not a rocket science idea, but sure does pack a smile with it for whoever opens up the envelope! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s a view of the inside….I didn’t know gophers liked coffee, did you?Sandy Allnock Peekaboo Critter Greeting Card

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.

Watercolor Pencil Comparison

Watercolor Pencil Comparison

Here we go with more testing! I’m the canary in your coal mine 🙂

And PS, apologies to those who saw the peek at the Bible Journaling page – that video posted by accident and I had to remove it. For now. Stay tuned.

Watercolor Pencil Comparison

I’ve had lots of questions asking me about the various brands of watercolor pencils – there are so many! I’ve bought a few of a lot of different kinds, and tried comparing them apples-to-apples just to see. Know that you can get amazing results from whatever pencils you have; but there are a few that stand out from the crowd. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

When testing – make it fun. Create a stamped project that’ll make you smile while you test out colors, brands, or techniques. What better than fun animals!Sandy Allnock Smooches

Here’s the chart I created…Sandy Allnock Watercolor Pencil Comparison

Interested in seeing individual color charts by brand?
I’ve collected them all on a page HERE for easy pinning. You’re welcome. 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

Clean Color Pens on Letterpress Paper

Clean Color Pens on Letterpress Paper

I needed a little Stamping Bella on my desk…and Tiny Townie loves Balloons is one of my favorites. I would love to be carried away like she is!

Clean Color Real Brush Markers on Letterpress Paper

I haven’t used my Zigs in a while, and figured I’d get them out again…and try out letterpress paper with them.  They did work nicely, hooray! The card is nice and simple – I love when the coloring comes out well and embellishing isn’t needed. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Oh and a tip for getting her stamped to look right? Make sure the strings are vertical. Let her hang crooked. Honestly, it may seem counterintuitive but it works when her feet kick out to the side. 🙂

Sandy Allnock Clean Color Letterpress

And I’m using my favorite Hero Arts sentiment set called Everyday Messages – they do have it in stock at their shop even though it keeps selling out all over. I guess it’s not only my favorite!

Zig marker labels

For those who want nice big viewable numbers on their zigs (I just can’t see that tiny print!), there’s a free PDF in my store you can print on labels. I ended up putting scotch tape on top of that to make them stick better. Not pretty but it works 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

Pet Adoption Card, Distress Marker Hex Chart, and winners!

Pet Adoption Card, Distress Marker Hex Chart, and winners!

I had so many of you asking me for tips on watercoloring with Distress Markers….it was time. I saw Tim at CHA this year and we got to talking – uh yeah, had to admit I wasn’t FSS. So thanks to Tim for fixing that for me!

Pet Adoption Card

I saw these cat and dog sets from MFT…ohmygoshcute. I had to color them. All of them. Every last little one. So they ended up all inside one card – a huge group of happy-to-be-adopted babies! And colored them in my new Distress Markers. In the video I share a few tips, but there will of course be more to come in the future. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Measurements on this card – left panel 5-1/4; center 5-1/2; flap 1″.Sandy Allnock Pet Adoption Card

And for those wondering – no new dog here until 1) the fence is replaced, it’s crumbling! and 2) teaching season is over. So I am hopeful for September or October for a puppy! 🙂

Sandy Allnock - Distress Marker - Hex Chart

Annnnnnd…a Distress Marker Color Chart!

Many of you have been asking for a chart for these…and if you look at it you’ll start to know why it was so hard. There are some of the browns that lean green, so they’re over with the greens instead of browns – and a few color families that don’t have good ‘transition’ colors like you get when you have a larger collection of colors. However…this does help you see which colors are somewhat close to each other. Feel free to pin it as a resource if you like, and pick out a marker or two you might want to add to  your own collection! 🙂

Sandy Allnock - Distress Marker Hex Chart

Winners!

Last week’s MISTI post reached epic record proportions – wow! I let random.org pick a winner….who is Tory E! Congratulations! Plus, I did some fun online shopping last night to order the goodies to some folks who were commented about as needing some TLC. It’s kinda like secret santa time! Winners:

  1. Gretchen Sheridan – this treat will help her recover from all that laundry!
  2. Maria Durfee – that dad of 5 is going to LOVE what I got him. And a little something he can send to his deployed wife too.
  3. Mandy Salazar – baby #4! oh my. Extra love to her.
  4. Mary Prasad – crafting over skype? What a sweet way to maintain your friendship!
  5. Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com – I’ll tuck a little get up and go in for her. Oh how I understand the HRT battle!

If you ladies will email me the addresses to send the goodies, I’ll get them mailed out as soon as stuff arrives here! Thanks to everyone for nominating YOUR friends and family….it’s your turn to go send them an anonymous surprise to make THEIR day! 🙂

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. 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.

Out of this World: Red Nose Day Auction Fundraiser

Out of this World: Red Nose Day Auction Fundraiser

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I feel quite passionate about giving to charities; I ran one for a number of  years, and I know the impact that even small gifts can make. So….Red Nose Day? Yeah, let’s raise some money, shall we?

Red Nose Day, sponsored by Walgreens, raises monies for kids – there’s a tv fundraiser on tonight so be sure to check it out. And pop by your local Walgreens, too, and nab a nose to wear through the day! See if you can make someone smile! And be sure to jump in on the auction later in this post!

Out of this World

I created today’s piece of art to auction off – since we’re not used to doing auctions here on the ol’ blog, I’m leaving it open for the whole weekend so we can all go get the word out. If you know someone with a young person who loves rocketships and aliens – let them know this auction is available, okay? Share it over to Fb and Twitter and Instagram and wherever else you share things…I’ll have posts up on those three that you can go share if you’d like! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I wore my red nose while drawing – but you wouldn’t have wanted to hear the voiceover with that on the whole time. LOL! Watch out on Periscope or Facebook Live…there might be more coming today!rednoseme

Please be generous on Red Nose Day…and all year!

Sandy Allnock Out of this world

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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