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Watercoloring Coffee Cups – Right at Home ‘Cup of Joy’

Watercoloring Coffee Cups – Right at Home ‘Cup of Joy’

The cute cups in this stamp set by Right at Home are large – easy for coloring – but have thin lines; that gave me the idea to use them for some no-line watercoloring. I used a distress oxide (an ink that dissolves a little with water) to stamp it. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The colors used for painting this picture: Quinacridone Gold, Quin Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Transparent Pyrrol Orange, Permanent Yellow Deep, Sepia

And did you know what today is? Artist as Outlaw Day! How should we celebrate!??

Supplies

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Perk up! Coloring Coffee Cups (Inktense Pencil Tips)

Perk up! Coloring Coffee Cups (Inktense Pencil Tips)

I haven’t gotten out my Inktense pencils in a long while – so it was about time! And with coffee cups I thought they’d be fun to use to create highlights – this set from Technique Tuesday has a lot of different sizes, so there are lots of options. One required a pen fix – uniball to the rescue (LOL!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And if you need more sentiments, Technique Tuesday has another set with fun coffee sentiments – cute huh!

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Layered Coffee Cups – Avery Elle, Cool Beans

Thus begins a trio of coffee-related videos by a non-coffee drinker. Just to prove we can love things without drinking them, eh?

Layered Coffee Cups – Avery Elle, Cool Beans

This card will share some tips for newbies to coloring – especially that the Desert Storm cardstock is really forgiving for blending! And if you fussy cut out the images, you remove the need to worry about staying in the lines. It’ll help get you going on blending while taking out some of the worries! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Otterlicious Backgrounds: Alcohol Ink v Copic Reinker

 

Otterlicious Backgrounds: Alcohol Ink v Copic Reinker

A swimming otter is the perfect excuse to create some watery looking backgrounds! I noticed Some of the pads of Yupo are on sale in Ellen’s shop so it’d be a good time to remind you it’s out there if you’ve always wanted to try it out.

In this video I show three types of paper and compare Alcohol Inks vs Copic Reinkers. With my favorite discovery in the 3rd example, the card on the front of this pile!  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

On Yupo Paper:

On Specialty Stamping Paper:

Extra practice on Yupo:

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Hummingbird – Set of Thank You Cards, Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Hop

Hummingbird – Set of Thank You Cards

I’d like to start by wishing Paulina a happy FOURTH birthday! Yes, it’s her 4th year as Pretty Pink Posh, and I’m very happy for her – it’s not easy to keep a business afloat! #girlpower!

She sent me some of the new release, and I chose these really pretty little hummingbirds; they’re perfect for CAS cards with tiny little watercolored birds. I used Tombow markers, but you can try whatever water-based markers you have at home. (Don’t do this with alcohol markers, you’ll mess up your stamps!) Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Pretty Pink Posh Birthday Hop

Here’s the list for today’s bloghop….enjoy!

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Mole Family Portraits Card

SCHEDULE NOTE: I’ll be attending a Bible Journaling Retreat
in central Indiana in February – if you’re able to come, sign up HERE.

Mole Family Portraits Card

I waited a long while for this stamp set- I had the idea for picture frames some time ago but needed a stamp set with just the right faces for the picture frames. Then had to work out where the pics would be displayed —- in a mole tunnel! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Lots of other ideas could work here too – bird family photos in a tree, people family photos in a scrapbook, you name it! Be sure to let me know if you use this idea, I think it has legs!

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Wintry, Watery Critters – TWO videos, new Ellen Hutson Essentials

 

Hello there! I have a double treat for you today…not one but TWO videos! These are the new release sets from Ellen Hutson…and if you color, you may want to give them a look/ One technique here is advanced, the other is a beginner background that anyone with a couple blue markers can do – hope you find something here to inspire you!

Wintry Critters: A Frozen Copic Blizzard – Arctic Pals

A while back on Instagram, I colored some bears in a blizzard….and the outcry for a video was huge! I kept an eye out for more winter critters, and wouldn’t you know it – Ellen Hutson just released these! The penguins are my favorite – which is yours? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The three colors used for the snow are B41, B60, and B000.

Watery Critters: Underwater Copic Sea – S’Whale

Coloring whales can be done simply – or you can get fancy and add water reflections. The backgrounds on these are SUPER easy, so beginners – don’t get intimidated! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Colors used for the water: B99, B97, B95, B93, B91; for the whales: C5, C3, C1, 0

And if two videos weren’t enough….my Bible Journaling followers may want to check out this week’s video – where I turned my nativity set into a page! Note that I don’t blog my Bible Journaling channel right now – so if you want weekly notifications, go to YouTube and click the little bell beside the Subscribe button so you’ll get the Sunday morning notifications in your email!

Supplies

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Color a Spinning Windmill – Avery Elle

Color a Spinning Windmill – Avery Elle

Sometimes making a booboo is the start of a great idea, and this is one of them! I saw the thumbnail image of this cute windmill, and wanted to color it, right? I thought the blades were part of the building (user error, I shopped quick and didn’t really look!). I was considering going to order the dies so I could cut out the blades and make it an interactive card when the idea came to me to COLOR it like it’s interactive instead. Right!? We’re artists, we can do this! lol. Anyhow…watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The panel at the bottom is popped up on dimensional adhesive, giving the card a little more interest – and I think it worked out pretty well! This whole card makes me ache for spring….come on tulip season!

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New Best Friend: Pet Shelter Cards

New Best Friend: Pet Shelter Cards

Lots of folks ask me where to donate cards – and many of you tell me you make them for your local pet shelter. I’m going to be looking into doing the same for some of the animal shelters in my area, since I seem to have a growing collection of dog and cat stamps…but check out THIS set from MFT – it’s purrrrfect for shelters! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the version with kitties….

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