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Fairy Flutters #thehumanrainbow

 

Fairy Flutters

When I have a stamp set with six images that don’t really work on one card – I get six cards. LOL! And since that would be one enormously long video, I slow down for the coloring of all the skintones, then speed up a bit on the wings and tutus. But stay for the end to see how I made their little tutus and wings twinkle! 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.

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The Rule of Thirds – with Purple Onion new release

The Rule of Thirds – with Purple Onion new release

Purple Onion carries a number of background scene stamps – if you’re one who loves my made-up scenes, these might be a good way to create scenes without having to draw them on your own! I made a bunch of cards with them to illustrate the rule (ok guideline) of thirds….feel free to pin cards below if you’d like. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This first card is perfectly fine, though the Street stamp is fairly well centered….

Dropping the center of gravity lower on the card, plus anchoring it with a darker road, lightens up the atmosphere so the sentiment takes the stage. Both the horizontal and vertical versions do the same.

These beautiful and simple Mountains work alone on a card – in the bottom third, leaving a big empty sky for the sentiment…

They can also be combined with Cruiser (Hedgehog on Vespa!) dragging along a Camper! I don’t know if a vespa is strong enough to drag weight, but….it’s sure adorable.

The SS Minnow, when stamped in the center, leaves little room for anything else.

But move the boat to the left a little, and there’s not only space for a sentiment, but I added the Wagon with Shelly the Bathing Mouse as a passenger! I also changed up the horizon line from the previous card, which added a lot of atmosphere.

The dunes, water (Tide), and lighthhouse go well together, especially when managing the thirds rule.

Change up the location of the dunes, water, and add Shelly, along with Sandy (yes Sandy!) the bathing bear…..draw in your own fence, grasses, wave crests, and fancy clouds….and yeah, you have a Sandy card. lol.

And just for the sake of crazy….I used the dunes along with the beach chair, grasses, and palm tree …and did some way fancy coloring.

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.

SALE: You can purchase both complete new collections for a limited time at a discounted price of over 30% off! 

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Compilation: 26 Pet coloring videos!

One more compilation post for this week…this time it’s all about PETS! Dogs, cats, hedgehogs…I know people keep other critters, too, but this post is long enough, so I capped it at those three. Enjoy!

Copic Watercolor Hedgehugs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Chaton Artiste (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Inside-Outside Card (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Cats vs Dogs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Foreground and background coloring (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Pulled Spinner Card (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Mini Spinner Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Mini Tryfold Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Pet Adoption Card (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Dogpile Stacker and Slider Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Quick Summer Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Space Buddies (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Crazy dogs and cats (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

The Great Dog Pumpkin (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Extreme Lighting – Dressing up pets (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Happy Hedgehogs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Rainbow Kitties (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Happy Howlidays (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Shaker Dog Tag (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Spotted Puppy Slider Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Copic Coloring Cats (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Pencil Dreamers (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Doggie Kisses (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Scenic Storytelling (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Mini Try-Fold Cards (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor a dog park (watch on YouTube) (see blog postsee blog post)

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Purple Onion release today!

You’re gonna be excited….there are TWO new collections from Stacey Yacula available at Purple Onion today! “Happy Trails” has 33 adorable travel and vacation related stamps. “Once Upon A Time” is a mini collection of 4 reading-related stamps. You can purchase both complete collections for a limited time at a discounted price of over 30% off! 

Next week I’ll have a video with some of these stamps, so stay tuned – but I wanted you to know about today’s release in case you ‘need’ it. Yeah, I know you well, don’t I?

Sandy

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Compilation: Watercolor Flowers (Plus a FREE watercolor class!)

Today’s compilation post is my Watercolor Flower series “updated”! I had started an official series a while back, and stopped numbering them – as of now they’re all in the playlist and numbered up to 20, so let’s get started…..don’t miss the free class linked at the end of this post, too!

Watercolor Flowers 1: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 2: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 3: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 4: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 5: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 6: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 7: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 8: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 9: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 10: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 11: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 12: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 13: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 14: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 15: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 16: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 17: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 18: (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 19: (watch on YouTube) (see blog postsee blog post)

Watercolor Flowers 20: (watch on YouTube) (see blog postsee blog post)

Free watercolor class!

If you were part of my “Paintalong” series a few years ago, you’ve already seen the videos…I’ve compiled them along with a new pre-class video over at Art-Classes.com – feel free to take it again if you’d like a refresher!

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Compilation: 9 Fox coloring videos!

I’m out of town on vacation (ok a working vacation, but ya know. Gotta do what you gotta do!) And since my house-and-pet-sitter doesn’t make videos…I kinda needed a plan B.

One of my lovely followers had a genius idea for my vacation posts…to do some fun reprises of old posts you might have missed! Today….I collected the crazy number of videos I’ve done with foxes – can you believe this craziness?! lol! Supplies aren’t listed in this post, but click through to the blog post or YouTube page to get links if you need ’em. Note that a bunch are older, so links might be dead if they aren’t available any longer.

Complementary Foxes, Technique Tuesday (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Jump for Joy, Lawn Fawn (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Friends for All Seasons, WPlus9 (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Dreamers, Elizabeth Craft Designs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

The Fox, Gorjuss (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Cliff Climbing, Mama Elephant (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Interactive Card, Dr Ph Martins Rainbow Ride (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Choosing Copic Colors with Hex Chart – Fox Hollow, Newtons Nook (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

Soft Birch Forest, Purple Onion Designs (watch on YouTube) (see blog post)

 

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Stop belittling your creativity: a tip to change your mindset

My apologies for yesterday’s blank post – it’s something that was supposed to be scheduled as a placeholder for the future and…uh yeah, I goofed. Thanks to the 43 people who let me know 🙂

Today I’ve got a little treat – a vlog! I haven’t created any of these in forever….but I hope to get back to it. I have lots of topics rolling around in my head for them, but if you’ve got quick questions or ideas, let me know in comments. If you like little creative nudges, you can also subscribe to the blog over at Art-Classes, where each Monday I share a little creative kick in the pants for us all! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Next week will be a little different from the usual here on the blog – but I hope you’ll have fun with it!

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DIY Epoxy Puppy Stickers

 DIY Epoxy Puppy Stickers

While this idea to create your own stickers might seem like a “why would you bother?” kind of idea – watch the video to see why at least coloring the dogs separately helps in creating a scene like this dog park! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Another use for making stickers? For your grandkids! You know how much they love stickers – make some for them!

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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Garden Charmers in watercolor

Garden Charmers in watercolor

The sweet Garden Charmers stamp set from Penny Black has a pretty bird and lots of beautiful flowers – I’ve combined one of the clusters of flowers with the bird to create a 5″ x 5″ watercolored scene – with clouds! 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.