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


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! 🙂


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