Anita Jeram has new stamps with Colorado Craft Company – and I’m here for it! I still just love her stamps; there’s a lot of the stamping industry that is just the same ol’ same ol’, but Anita never lets us down!
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I’ve got a bunch of watercolor pencil scenes to share today – it would have made the video too long to show all the coloring but see the notes above each of the cards below for ideas to use regular colored pencil techniques along with watercolor pencil techniques to add extra interest to them!
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Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.
Which is your favorite?
The card demonstrated in the video is based loosely on a watercolor pencil technique in the Autumn scenes watarecolor pencil class – with some tips based on homework I’ve seen from students. It’s hard not to make quick little blobs look like a tree and not just a series of polkadots….so try seeing if my theory of saying to connect every third leaf makes sense to you?
The other stamp in this set is so sweet, looks just like my little G, staring at birds! ha!
Snowbunnies! Oh my goodness what cuteness. For this scene, I used powdered pigment in the background and then sketched the trees on top and applied water to them, not to the sky. Worked out great!
The trees in this next card are from the Storybook Scenes Colored Pencil class – just adding water onto the trees instead of leafing them dry. Leafing. Get it? ha!
Who doesn’t love a conga line in the rain? I feel like I’d like to gather up the neighbors to do this once our rain comes back. It’s been sooo dry here! For the background on this card, I turned to the Rainy Days Colored Pencil class; the distant background was left with just that technique but I did add some baby wipe and water on a brush to the foreground to differentiate them from each other.e
Kitties in love! I immediately thought of mistletoe when I saw this stamp and turned it into a Christmas card! I did have to draw mistletoe, but just put a bow on some leafy greens and people will know just what it is supposed to be.
Last but not least – one more slimline card! This time with another storybook inspired background from the COPIC Winter Storybook class. Just had to translate the technique to change it up a little and it worked out great!
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Your artwork is not only inspiring but leaves me with a smile every time I look at the designs. I not only wish I was so talented as you, but mostly wish I had the time to develop a similar technique to making backgrounds, but my day job gets in the way! 🙁
My favorite set in today’s post is Flurries of Fun. This set is so adorable 🙂
Have a great day,
I love your coloring (and incredible artwork). My favorite stamp set that you used is Flurries of Fun.
What a beautiful set of stamps
I just love theses stamps, the little animals are such an inspiration. The cute little faces and wonderful little quotes that go with them. I have painted a few with watercolor markers and I am looking forward to learning watercolor pencil.
I just adore each and every card Sandy! I think I love the kitty hiding under the plant on a stool is my fav! Loved the video. I’m a subscriber to your channel and CCC Instagram account.
Sandy, you make each set so enticing in the way you use them. How does one choose! But if I must, FLURRIES OF FUN is so charming and the facial expressions are so dear that I must peg it as a favorite. Thank you for all your inspiration.
Such fun cards! The Conga Line set is my favorite!
All these are super adorable and would go great with my already growing collection! I love the snow bunnies! Who doe t love bunnies! Right!! Also I just love the mice and doggies. Can never have enough of them !
I love your imagination in creating cards, your methods of media, and your narration. All that and you keep your humility. Your interpretation of the congo line is what attracted me, although they all are pretty great. Final answer: Congo Line. Thanks for all you do.
You do such beautiful work. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us. I love all of her illustrations but The Birdbath is adorable. Thank you!
Flurries of fun is my favorite, I’m so ready to cooler weather. Right now I would just take some rain though. I love the autumn one with the leaves. Enjoyed watching the video.
I love everything from AJ through CCC and your coloring is beautiful! I don’t do Instagram, sorry but have been following you for a while. Love seeing your talented creations. I think I’ll go with the most in saying the Conga line is my fave but they all are too cute!
They are all special but gotta say that Conga line is my favorite…,.can be used for so many occasions !!
I always have a hard time picking a favorite Anita Jeram stamp because love all of them. This time I really love Birdbath Friends because I love the dogs that are featured, so I already purchased it. My second favorite is Flurries of Fun. Love those cuties.
Oh Sandy…. So hard to pick….hmmm… Conga Line… is for me…!
All these stamps are great but the Conga Line set makes me laugh! Thank you for your video. I enjoy using my watercolor pencils but your wonderful instructions has encouraged me to try new techniques!
I enjoyed your video, thank you.
I love the CCC Anita Jeram collection. I think Big Love would be my favorite.
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My favorite is the Bird Bath Friends.
They are all so cute!!! Hard to pick a favorite!
Thank you for this! I love them all but the Congo line slays me.
Hi, Sandy – I love the CCC Anita Jeram collection. I think Big Love is my favorite, so I ordered that first. I also like Birdbath Friends a lot. The one with the Conga line is funny, too! I got both Big Love and the conga line one already, but I would love to have Birdbath Friends or that cute one w/ the cat getting ready to pounce, sending the plant stand flying.
Your work continues to amaze and delight!
Lori S in PA
p.s. I thought I already entered but a ctrl + F search did not reveal my entry, so….maybe I was thinking about it and got distracted and never did itshare.
Whisker Kisses is my favorite.
I love little G the best…but they are all amazing!
Love CCC and Anita ‘s stamps. My fav is big love.
All of Anita’s stamps are so cute but I especially like the Birdbath Friends.
They are all so cute it’s hard to pick. I would say the Conga Line and the Flurries of Fun. Love them all though!
Whisker Kisses is adorable- I have 2 kitties one is larger than the other – they are brothers.
Love the Birdbath Friends!!
New subscriber here, thanks for the inspiration
Birdbath friends is my favorite! I am signing up for your short autumn scenes course because I love what you made. I am a dog lover and had just purchased that set. Serendipity or what! Thanks for the inspiration and instruction.
Birdbath Friends is my favorite!!
Birdbath friends is my favorite but I love them all.
Amazing card. You make it seem so easy. I am a cat person, so the 2 cats on the card ‘you make me smile’ is a favorite.
Birdbath Friends is my favorite set, I just love the dog carrying his leash! I had a dog when I was young, if you accidentally dropped her leash she’d run and grab it and runaway. She looked that happy. Your tree coloring is amazing, I’m going to subscribe right now to your YouTube, already IG follow.
Birdbath Friends is my favorite! ❤️
I love that Conga Line stamp, Sandy! Thanks for the chance to win. And for the tutorial.
Flurries of fun is my favorite because it’s so quick and easy to color! Love your cards Sandy!!
I love them all, but Birdbath Friends is probably my favorite. I can’t wait to get my watercolor pencils out to play!
The Happy Dance! Such joy!
How am I just finding you! Your YT intro video is so inspiring! My favorite set in this post is BIG Love. It’s hard to choose a favorite, I see BIG Love being able to be used for a wide variety of occasions.
The Congo line is my favorite! I would use it for graduates, retirees, birthdays, and many other celebrations!
I LOVE the Happy Dance!!!!! Really made me smile.
I love the conga line. They all look so jolly and enthusiastic.
Flurries of fun is my favorite even tho it was hard to pick. But I currently live in the south and never see snow so this makes me think of home!
Happy Dance! I just lost my dog 3 weeks ago and this stamp for the first time in 3 weeks made me smile! Thanks for showing me this beautiful stamp and your beautiful work.
Thanks, Sandy! CCC has the cutest animals I just purchased my fave – the Conga Line! Big Love just went to the top of my wish list. I’m grabbing my supplies and rewatching your video. I get so intimidated at the thought of free handing my own scene. But I really think I can do these gorgeous trees with your easy to follow instructions. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards and genius techniques! (Insta: LoveAutumn36; YT: Ditto Delphox)
I must pick up birdbath friends! Now, to decide what else I need- besides your watercolor pencil class!!
Birdbath Friends . How adorable! Fall is my favorite time of year and it seems to never last long enough!
Birdbath friends is my favourite. Thanks for sharing the goodies.
I find it hard to pick just one but the group doing a conga line brings a smile to my face and a hope that after this lockdown we can get together with friends and family.
Snow bunnies! Not looking forward to winter , but the bunnies look like they’re having so much fun!
Birdbath Friends for SURE