I hope you guys are ready to take a little ride on an interactive card today! There’s LOTS more info in the post than there is in the video, since I made it quite a while ago – so be sure to read through!

Interactive Card: Dr Ph Martin’s Rainbow Ride

The little seated characters in the Tandem Ride set (there’s THIS one with a bike as well as the one I used HERE) inspired today’s card…I love foxes and ended up only getting the “additions” set with no bike – so I made a ride for my fox! I knew I had a rainbow die in my stash, and just needed to rig up the interactive part.  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Alternate rainbow dies

There are several companies with rainbow dies – in a comparison of them, note that the MFT dies are truly “round” like the Paper Smooches, but the Lawn Fawn have a little more of an oval shape, if that makes sense? So you might need to work out a different way to adapt the interactive mechanism. If you need to, hide the ends behind more clouds if the “ride” stops short. 🙂


 A little more on the Dr Ph Martins paints

  • I filmed this video when I only had set 3. I loved the intensity of colors so much that I had to get the other two sets as well…I think I’ve developed a bad case of Full Set Syndrome, a term coined by Lydia!
  • If you want to try just one set, I think set 1 has the most “standard” variety, and set 3 has the pretty jewel tones….it’s so hard to pick that I decided I needed all three.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE! If you compare prices you may think you’ve found a steal on some sites, but be aware that there are both 1 oz and .5 oz bottles. Just saying. Be careful with anything you buy and watch stuff like that, stretch your crafty dollars! :0

Sandy Allnock - Interactive card - Dr Ph Martins Rainbow Ride

My Ph Martins Storage

I haven’t found a container that’s suitable for my 1oz bottles, but I did figure out a cool way to store them. I picked up a strip of crown moulding at my local Lowes – I screwed it into the studs along the wall above my desk, and voilá, a shelf! The moulding is 1-1/4 and the bottles are 1-5/8, so they hang over just slightly – enough to grab and go easily.



On Periscope the other day, I attempted a painting of Nemo (below) with the Ph Martins on Yupo paper – and what fun! It’s not easy on Yupo, I’ll warn you – but you can see the beginning of this painting HERE until this weekend.

Sandy Allnock Nemo on Yupo


If you’re available, I hope you’ll come join me for Open Studio on Periscope! I’ll be watercoloring  all day, and I’ll have the camera on the whole time, technology-willing. Rather than watching a many-hour replay, you might like to stop in and visit a few times during the day and say hello. Tomorrow on the blog, I’ll have a list of supplies I’m planning to use, and a link to get to the broadcast, etc. Just wanted you to mark your calendars so you remember to pop in. See you then!


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 are 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.