AI Watercolor: Changing seasons of stamps

AI Watercolor: Changing seasons of stamps

AI Watercolor: Changing seasons of stamps

I’m pretty sure nobody’s too worried about doing this, but….I’m so much in Christmas mode that I wanted to turn the summery boys and girls stamps into wintry ones, so they could play with the snowman! It’s slightly complex – try it with just one image before making a full scene….but it sure is fun to customize it like this! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Today is the first day of my November challenge….I could use a more thankful attitude, so if you do too, please join me!

You can select something not on this list that you’re thankful for, too.

Only one rule: Be thankful!

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.

Mass Production for the easily bored

Mass Production for the easily bored

Mass Production for the easily bored

Maybe it’s just me. But once I do something one time, it’s really hard to make another identical one! I’m ready to move on, so mass production is especially hard for me. But I need a LOT of Christmas cards – I send out about 200 each year, 50 or so to family, and the rest to Patrons, random subscribers here on the blog, and students. So I need to learn how to make a bunh, and found a way that at least won’t bore me to tears! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Kinda fun eh? Mix up the papers and mediums and stamps and at least there’s some difference for you to enjoy, too!

One day flash sale!

If you need any goodies to keep from being bored…..there’s a sale for ya HERE! The little grid below shows some of the stamps coming up if you need ideas, in addition to the actual supplies for this card below that!

 

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.

Christmas Wishes: No-line coloring tips

Christmas Wishes: No-line coloring tips

 

Christmas Wishes

No-line coloring on white is one thing. On Desert Storm, it’s another entirely! I colored this by keeping the stamp and paper in the MISTI as I colored so I could keep re-stamping as lines faded away. And used a little pencil to add some details too small for my Copics! 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.

 

Coming soon – a few heads up!

Coming soon – a few heads up!

 

Hello everyone – and happy Sunday! I have a few update-y things today….just for my blog readers.You all are so special, did you know that? Folks who only subscribe on YouTube miss out on stuff when it doesn’t end up in a video!

but first….thanks!

A huge thank you for all the comments, excitement, and sharing of my book release this past week! Many who received it already sent in sweet comments about what they thought of it, and I’ve been so blessed!! Wow. It’s like God’s been answering my prayers or something, ya know? Lots of pictures too – some even with happy faces, like sweet Lori below, who special ordered through her local independent bookstore and then showed the books to the buyer to ask them to carry them!  (Note; the actual release date for the workbook is Nov 8 but some are going out early. I have no idea why but yay!)

wait…more thanks!

The relaunch of art-classes.com went really well, and students are doing an amazing job with the homework! The requests for help have slowed so I think we’ve stabilized things…and it’s exciting to see so many students tackling their lessons. If you haven’t joined or visited the Student Facebook Group, you really ought to. And post some homework there too – each month there are prizes given out to randomly selected uploaders, to encourage sharing your work!

heads up: November thankfulness challenge

In the spirit of November and leading us toward Thanksgiving, I am offering up a challenge to anyone wishing to take it – posting gratitude daily. It can be photos, drawings, cards, scrapbook pages, typography or calligraphy – whatever you want. It can follow the prompts or just be whatever! I’d love to see everyone out on social media posting beautiful thankful posts, and fill up our feeds with that. With all that’s gone on this past week, so very much hatred and frightening news, we need something positive, and I invite you to join me in being part of the solution!

I posted a whole page of the details of the challenge over HERE – feel free to share that page, or copy the images to post yourself on your social media to invite everyone to come join in too!

heads up: 24 tags of Christmas series 2018

On November 12, it begins! My yearly series of tag videos, in which I give away all the tags! You can see past years’ tags in the full gallery HERE if you want to get started without waiting for the 2018 ideas.

heads up: December respite (crying uncle!)

It’s early to share this but if I write it, maybe I’ll stick to it? I’m already dreaming of a quasi-sabbatical in December! I’ve needed a respite, so this year, I plan to post….

  1. a weekly cardmaking video
  2. a fine art video with just music
  3. a Christmas card a day on social media

I may have a few extras to throw in, as I’m part of some online events and releases that aren’t fully nailed down yet. But…a respite will hopefully recharge my batteries and give me time to try things I don’t normally have time to work on – and come back in full swing in January with new inspiration, classes, and lots more fun.

heads up for my Bible journaling friends

  1. I’ve begun blogging weekly Bible journaling article about a variety of Bible journaling topics. Sometimes it’s general, sometimes I tell the story behind a page created in the past. Sometimes I even use a page that had a video for it and told an additional story!
  2. This past week, the Artists Network posted a Bible journaling article I wrote!
  3. My Bible Journaling Facebook Group is growing SO fast. Oh my. But what a blessing! Come join us.
  4. I have a Bible Journaling YT channel, didja know? Each Sunday I post a video over there, even if I don’t post about it here….This week’s video is below, and you can click on the Subscribe at the end if you’re not already on board.

That’s about it for today….as you can see I had a few things bouncing around in my brain that I wanted to at least write down. Whether or not anyone reads them. Ha! Thanks again for being wonderful subscribers, students, and friends!

Mittens in the snow [video hop]

Mittens in the snow [video hop]

 

Mittens in the snow

Is that anything like “Riders in the Sky”???

Okay enough silliness. Today is a huge day – a big video inspiration day! I’m part of a hop (see the big post here) to celebrate the smaller YouTubers you might not know about yet! Won’t that be fun? I joined in as one of the bigger channels in the multi-day hop, so I could shine a little light on creative folks who may not get seen much, so I hope you’ll visit them!

I’m using Catherine Pooler inks and stamps today to color some mittens in the snow. Texture for snow, texture for fuzzy warm mittens, who could want for more?? Watch my tutorial video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

My card uses a very simple palette of markers….

Finishing off the card nly needed a layer of black and a red card base….ba da boom, ba da bing!

 

A guest post I wrote…

In conjunction with my book release, I wrote a piece for the Artists Network –  HERE!  It’s quick to sign up for an account and leave a comment…please say hey, so I don’t feel alone there! lol…. #shamelessplug

Video hop!

I’m giving away three $25 gift certificates for classes, so leave comments here and on YT!! Be sure to hop along…next stop on the hop after me is Arjita – click on the first photo to see her video then you can hop along with links in descriptions or choose from thumbnails below! The hop and prize info is on Justine’s blog.

The rest of the hop:

Lesley Oman

A few videos not yet posted…you might try the links later today and see!

  1. Joanne
  2. Alexandra Stapleton Smith 

 

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.

Painting Snow Spray

Painting Snow Spray

 

Painting Snow Spray

There are so many stamps that could use a bit of a spray of snow – skiiers, sledders, santa on his sleigh. So let’s paint a little spray in watercolor, and add a few trees and a sky to make a simple scene out of it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I did decorate the trees with some adhesive gems (very old ones, I don’t have even a package with the brand!) and added a few on the border as well. 

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.

Book Release Day!

Book Release Day!

 

SO EXCITED!

I’m pleased as punch that today is The. Big. Day. My books should be in-store! The only ones I am guessing have it instantly are Hobby Lobby and Barnes and Noble…I’ll be heading out to my local stores to see. If you find them in YOUR local shops, pleeeeeeease send me pics! Even if you don’t buy it I would love to see them out there….it will make this less like a dream! Here’s a sneak peek of the book from over on my Bible Journaling channel:

NOTE: The covers, titles, and descriptions changed as time passed – not all the websites have updated photos and book titles. But what I showed in today’s video are the printed books, so that’s what you’ll get when ordering!

  1. Bigger Books :: Book | WorkBook
  2. Christian Book Distributors :: Book | WorkBook
  3. Barnes & Noble :: Book | WorkBook
  4. Books a Million :: Book | WorkBook
  5. Amazon :: Book | WorkBook
  6. Powells :: Book | (WorkBook not yet there)
  7. Indiebound :: Book | Book
  8. ThriftBooks :: Book | WorkBook
Coloring Tree Farms (New Purple Onion release!)

Coloring Tree Farms (New Purple Onion release!)

Before I get started – today is the last day of the sale on classes AND to enter the giveaway- more info HERE!

A visit to the tree farm

I’ve always bought my tree at the local boy’s club lot…mostly because, well, those trees have already been killed, and going to a farm seems like maybe I’d be picking a tree that might still be breathing come next Christmas. But….the idea of going to cut down my own tree is a romantic dream nonetheless! I thought it might be fun to show you how to draw a freshly cut Christmas tree using these little stamps from Purple Onion in the new release. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

POLYCHROMOS PENCIL COLORS: 283, 223, 174, 180, 275, 146

The sentiment is inside because this is so sweet I wanted to leave it as is!

Note that bunny had to lean down to drive the tractor – and his butt hangs off the back of the seat. LOL.

Supplies

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Penguin Week #7: A penguin waddled into an elevator

Penguin Week #7: A penguin waddled into an elevator

 

A penguin waddled into an elevator

I wish I had a joke for this – anyone good at writing jokes?!? Leave them in comments! I wanted to originally do an escalator. A shopping penguin. But that needs more practicing, but I figured I could do an elevator MUCH more easily! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The promised fox…..

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.

Penguin Week #6: [too many] watercolor fix it tips

Penguin Week #6: [too many] watercolor fix it tips

 

Too many watercolor fix it tips

Maybe there aren’t too many. I don’t know. But it sure felt like I had a bunch of repairs to make! Knowing how much some of you love seeing me fix things, though, I kept the footage to post. Enjoy! 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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