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Bird week: Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

If you’ve arrived from Lydia Evans’ blog, you’re on the right track here on the Altenew bloghop! See details including amazing giveaways later in this post.

Altenew Bloghop: Watercolor Parrot Paradise

Welcome to my stop on the hop!  I decided to take a vacation in paradise on a card, since I don’t have a tropical vacation on my calendar….and took my watercolors with me! I figured out how to paint an easy background on a card like this – you’ll facepalm when you realize how simple it is to do this on cards! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Parrot Paradise stamp set can be used in tons of other ways too – check out all the shapes of the leaves that can layer beautifully, too:

The ease of painting right over the image really makes painting a card front like this easy!

And the parrot can also be used with your own painting in the background…this video was privately shared with my patrons earlier this week:

And now….those bloghop details!

Altenew Stamp/Die/Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway  

  • Giveaway on Altenew blogs: Fie $50 gift certificates! Leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win.  
  • Giveaway on my blog: $30 gift certificate *just* from my blog commenters by July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT!

Next on the bloghop:  Eunyoung Lee!

 

Supplies

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Happy birthday, G! And a guest feature to check out

I’m featured over HERE for World Watercolor Month – some not-before-posted paintings are there, so go over and leave a comment to say hey!

It’s hard to believe….my little man is a year old tomorrow! I picked out some pics from the year to make your puppy ovaries ache a little. *grin* If you’d like to give him a birthday present, scroll on down.

If you’d like to help the little man continue his journeys in parks – please make a $5 birthday gift in his honor to SODA, Park Pals, or Grandview! He needs his parks…all the pups do!

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No Prob-llama – Dot Card Watercoloring

No Prob-llama – Dot Card Watercoloring

You can get an awful lot of painting done with just dots of color! I barely scratched the surface of the dots on this whole card, and there’s plenty left for future projects. But be careful, shipping is crazy for *just* a dot card…add it to another order when you have other stuff you need! Like these Darcie’s stamps, because, unicorns, llamas, and foxes, right?? Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I stamped the same image on Neenah cardstock too, and colored it with my Copics as well…

And I promised unicorns – both watercolor and copic!

Supplies

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Watercolor a Nautical Bear Card

 

Watercolor a Nautical Bear

Pink Ink came out with this sweet little teddy bear set – he has SO many things to hold, and dressup parts! You could mask them together like I did, or fussycut them to layer together – or use the dies (see all links at the end of the post.) Birthday cards, love you cards – anything for kids, both girls and boys. I chose to give him a little nautical collar and cap, and he’s holding a little heart….and his ducky buddy is floating out to sea! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Prehistoric Circus – Neat & Tangled card

Prehistoric Circus – Neat & Tangled card

I know you guys laugh at me sometimes for my silly brain….but when I saw the positioning of the two little cave people in Prehistoric by Neat & Tangled, I kinda had to go there – and make them a little prehistoric circus to take part in. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Since I had stamped two of them, I was able to make a second colorway in brighter colors…..

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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World Watercolor Month: Scenic Postcard

 

Scenic Postcard

Hope you’re ready to enjoy World Watercolor Month! I’m celebrating with a little postcard playtime. These Canson cards can be painted quickly with a sketch while you’re on vacation – and sent off in the mail right away! If you’re just a bit taken aback by yet another group of supplies to buy to try out some painting –  let me show you an easy way to try it out. All you need is a Dot Card, a pack of Postcards or Blank Cards, 5 X 7 (with envelopes) and a brush, Short Round 12 or Short Round 8 .  Easy peasy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I’ll be posting more postcards and greeting cards on Instagram – keep your eyes peeled!

Facebook Live

Sometime today I’ll be doing another Facebook Live – this time on the ArtClasses page so go turn on notifications! (Yesterday’s was on my Sandy Allnock LLC page HERE.) I’m going to see if I can do a quick sketch live each day all month long, alternating accounts….let’s see how that plan goes!

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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World Watercolor Month: 2 new classes

NOTE! I’ve discovered an occasional hiccup on the new site, in which for a few accounts, clicking on their class ends in an error code. That requires a little manual work from me – which I’m happy to do for you – however, I’ll be out for a few hours today (Sat afternoon Pacific time). I’ll get to any requests as soon as I return. Thanks!

I’m excited to be sharing…finally….two new classes I worked on very hard for you! In celebration of World Watercolor Month, I’m also giving you a couple presents….sales!

All watercolor classes on sale

15% off for the entire month, using coupon code WWCM at checkout! Old classes as well as new. All classes are HERE.

Watercolor supplies

10% off at Ellen Hutson using coupon code worldwatercolors (all lowercase and one word). It’s good on everything in the store except the BCRF Fundraiser and is valid through July 31st.

Watercolor Backgrounds for Cardmakers

This class is for people who don’t care to learn how to paint an object, but want to make cards with pretty backgrounds. Lots of fun and easy techniques, and you can try them with whatever watercolors you have. Watch the trailer below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Fresh Florals Watercolor Class

This intermediate class teaches you how to create lots of different kinds of beautiful loose flowers – along with vases to put them in! Watch the trailer below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Guest video

And because Ellen’s a dear friend, she asked if I could kick off the month on her company’s blog. I couldn’t resist! And this Fairy Happy stamp set from MFT didn’t fit in my schedule here on this blog, so it was a great time to share it over on her blog instead! Check it out today over HERE.

 

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Silly Blue Footed Booby Card

Silly Blue Footed Booby Card

I don’t often keep a card I make just for me. But this guy? I might not be sending him out anywhere. First, coz he’s a Booby! That was my favorite bird in school – I was so excited some scientist would even think of calling a bird a Booby. But those sentiments – they’re HILARIOUS. Expect to see more of this guy on instagram over the coming months, I wuv him. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

So simple. So silly. So….yeah. He’s staying with me.

Supplies

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What to do with practice watercolor paintings?

 

What to do with practice watercolor paintings

If you practice watercoloring a lot (and you should!), you may have a lot of poor or so-so paintings hanging around. Not worthy of framing, or gifting…but you just can’t part with all that paper. What to do? Make something out of it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I made a bunch of bookmarks that can be used for a fundraiser at church…with nice heavy layers of paper, they can charge a decent amount for them too – just add ribbons before the sale!

Supplies

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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.

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.