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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!


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.


19 thoughts on “Wintry, Watery Critters – TWO videos, new Ellen Hutson Essentials

  1. Hi Sandy, I think the pinguins are great, but I love the whales more. Probably because I love the die you used there. Thanks for 2 great video’s!

  2. Hi Sandy
    probably dumb question but are there any other water colors that have the glitter that might be a little more affordable? Love your work and am always inspired to at least try
    thank you

    1. Are you replying to the mole card with theDaniel Smith paints? I’ve seen some with a little shimmer but not the actual glitter of DS.

  3. These cards and your videos are AWESOME! Thanks!

  4. I so loved watching the blizzard come to life!!! Awesome!!!!

  5. Both cards styles are great; but, I absolutely love the animals in the snow. As always, thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us to try new things.

  6. Awesome videos! Love all these amazing effects!

  7. Thank you Sandy, I love watching your videos, you make it look so easy! Wonderful cards!

  8. Fun videos. I love the penguin card! Before I watched the video I thought the snow must have been created with a white sparkly product, but, no, you created it by leaving it white. Genius. That strand die is going on my wish list—really cool.

  9. You have so many cool coloring techniques! Thank you for sharing with us. Plus it’s a fab break from Drawing 101 ♥ ☺

  10. I just love watching you color and create and teach. Thank you!

  11. Awesome cards, love the water critters. Thank you for the topics technique. Gorgeous bible page…tfs

  12. Such great cards and Copic tips and your bible page is fantastic.

  13. Such fun videos.

  14. What fun! I’d almost forgotten that Ellen was doing a release today. Love the critters in the snow and the water – especially that blizzard stuff – can’t wait to try it!

  15. I love your cards. Thank you for sharing your great technique with us.

  16. I love how you made the snowy sen es. They look so real. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Hi Sandy, Gorgeous cards as usual. have you had time to read my e-mail? Thanks!

    María Alba

  18. Oh my gosh–love the effects you’re created here! Thanks so much, Sandy! They are “too cool for school”! 😉

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