New: Rainy Days Classes, Plus an Insta-hop with prizes!

New: Rainy Days Classes, Plus an Insta-hop with prizes!

Finally! I’ve been working on these Rainy Days classes for so long now – I think I have webbed toes by now!

These new classes are on sale for one week. Just so ya know. No coupon needed. Here’s a preview of the three versions of class…see more info below.

I’ve made the techniques in each of classes different from each other – some are repeated, like doing raindrops on a window in each medium, because the technique warranted it. But I kept all three as different as possible so that the students who love all the mediums (like I do!) won’t get bored if they eventually take all three. (Yes, I get bored doing the same thing!) You can certainly try a technique in a different medium after seeing how it’s done in the class!

Click on the pic to go to that class:

Rainy Days Watercolor Class
Rainy Days Colored Pencil
Rainy Days Copic

There’s also an Ellen Hutsoninstagram hop going on right now since it’s National Craft Month – be sure to hop along and follow the instructions in my post, coz you’re gonna want to enter to win! VISIT MY INSTAGRAM

Rainy Get Well Cards in Zig Clean Color Markers

Rainy Get Well Cards in Zig Clean Color Markers

I thought the cute little clouds would be perfect for coloring rain…the weather has been inspiring for this kind of thing lately, don’t you think? Right now I’m in San Francisco at the Periscope Summit and it’s a rainy dreary forecast for the whole time we’re here! Clean Color pens are a great medium to use for things that are all wishywashy like clouds and rain, too – so be sure to get yours out and color along. 

Video

Watch the video below or watch HERE in HD on YouTube.

The angry little cloud face is perfect for a rainy cloud – we usually put smiley faces on everything but I kinda like his sad face in this case!

The little shaker card, made with the Fuse to seal in those tiny stars, is a shiny little card – and the frame dies? Oh boy. Just think of all the tiny images in your stamp collection that can be peeking through! The whole set of dies gets smaller and smaller, so tiny photo frames are gonna be so much fun! 

And lastly, an odd-sized card to use up some odd-sized envelopes in my stash. I used the same rain technique on this one, but upside down!

Supplies

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7 Watercolor Pencil Scene Cards with regular pencil techniques

7 Watercolor Pencil Scene Cards with regular pencil techniques

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!

NOTE: GIVEAWAY AND SALE ARE OVER.

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!

Supplies for this project are linked at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Video

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?

  • Birdbath Friends by Anita Jeram EHCCC
  • 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!

  • Flurries of Fun by Anita Jeram EHCCC
  • 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!

  • Keep Growing by Anita Jeram EHCCC
  • 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

    • Conga Line by Anita Jeram EHCCC

    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.

  • Whisker Kisses by Anita Jeram EHCCC
  • 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!

  • BIG Love by Anita Jeram EHCCC
  • Need more watercolor pencil inspiration?

    I have 27 tutorials assembled for your viewing pleasure!

    Supplies

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    • Colorado Craft Company Clear Stamps
      • Birdbath Friends by Anita Jeram EHCCC
      • Conga Line by Anita Jeram EHCCC
      • BIG Love by Anita Jeram EHCCC
      • Flurries of Fun by Anita Jeram EHCCC
      • Whisker Kisses by Anita Jeram EHCCC
      • Keep Growing by Anita Jeram EHCCC
    • Caran d’Ache Supracolor Watercolor pencils: BLICKAMZ
    • Stonehenge Drawing Paper: AMZBLICK
    DIY Card Sketches

    DIY Card Sketches

    For something a little different – today I show you how I made some DIY Card Sketches – and Crazy Antics Anteater Cards! The fun anteater stamp set from AI inspired me to create them as masculine ones too – the colors and humor really lent to that. (Links in the supply list at the end of this post.)

    Watch the video below or click HERE to watch it on YouTube.

    Sketch 1

    Most of the sentiments are birthdayish….and a couple of the images didn’t have ants already IN them so I added them to the background panels to create my own designer paper!

    Sketch 2

    For this one, I used a bunch of scrap strips behind the circle – and the sentiment cracks me UP! That little ant on his nose is just hilarious! Note that the scalloped circle die is from Lawn Fawn but it’s old – they have ones now that I just added to my cart with stitching; I’m not sure I like how frilly the scallop feels here.

    Sketch 3

    This little happy guy is doing a big old dance to try to reach the ants in the border, I think – lol!

    Sketch Challenge!

    Use one of the sketches I created on a card – it can be any stamps, any theme, whatever you’d like. You can even use actual patterned paper! LOL!! One winner will be chosen at random for a flat rate envelope stuffed with fabulous lightly-used stamps and dies….and another winner will win their choice of one beginner/intermediate class at Art-Classes.com! Then – in one of the following ways, enter:

    1. Post it on Instagram and tag me using the tag BUTTON (not just in text…it’s the little one in the lower left when creating your post.)
    2. Post it on Facebook on my business Facebook page HERE.
    3. Post it on Twitter and tag me with @sandyallnock
    4. Post it anywhere else and drop me a link in a comment on this post.

    I’ll post the winner on my blog post Monday.

    Speaking of my post Monday – stay TUNED! I have an insane number of videos coming; I’m trying to front-load the creativity to give you lots of time to get your cards started, since my crazy scene cards take extra time. So it’ll be Holiday Scene Week – with more videos than my peabrain can stand! lol.

    MORE cardmaking?

    Hekk yes! I’ll be sharing some speeeeedcoloring over on Instagram today – so check in over there. First I’ve posted this pretty colored pencil floral card:

    Supplies for floral card: Retro Holiday GreetingsFloral FocusPrismacolorHot Press Watercolor PaperMy Favorite Things Kraft Ink

    Go see my Copic AutumnScenesClass + RainyDaysClass card HERE:

    Supplies List: Puddle Jumpers and Rainy Days Together, Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock MFT Kraft Ink Pad

    Supplies

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    How to color rain in Copic Marker

    How to color rain in Copic Marker

     

    Stormy looking scenes need not be ominous and scary – color just part of the rainstorm and let some light shine through, and it’ll give the impression it’s a ray of sunshine on a rainy day!

    RAINY DAYS CLASSES, DIFFERENT MEDIUMS

    RAINY DAYS CLASSES, DIFFERENT MEDIUMS: https://bit.ly/3jl5DbV

    Video

    Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

    Supplies

    Some product may be provided by manufacturers for review and use. Compensated affiliate links are here at no cost to you. If you choose to shop using my EH (Ellen Hutson) links, please accept cookies on that site in order to retain the link to my blog, or that compensation does not happen for me. I appreciate your support of my work with your purchases! Full affiliate and product disclosure | My trusted partners in art