24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Distressed Coffee Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Distressed Coffee Tags

Happy Saturday! Time to wakey wakey and rise and shine – have some coffee and catch up on the 24 tags of Christmas from this week if you’ve missed any! Be sure to comment on the blog posts to qualify to win one! The tags in this video are distressed – but with colored pencil. Don’t believe me? Check it out!

Video

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The distressing technique works on cards too!

I might be the first person to distress with colored pencils – if you know someone else doing this, let me know!

24 Tags of Christmas 2018

Each year I make 24 tags – and give them away in a random drawing! This year I’ll be trying things a little differently; in the past I picked 2 people from YT comments and 2 from blog comments….but I found a lot of the YT folks never came to find out they won, and I had no idea how to reach them in many cases. So…this year, it’s all about blog comments where I can at least reach out to winners! So leave comments on each blog post this week for the opportunity to be in the drawing!

 

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24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Snowy Window Tags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Snowy Window Tags

Snowy Window Tags

I love the window die Ellen Hutson released last month – apparently all of you did too because they were sold out for a while! I used it along with the new snowman in this month’s release – he’s so cute! And he’s got a couple different facial expressions, and carrots facing to the left and right – so  you can totally customize what he’s up to.

This simple little card is colored with pencil – and snow was added with a white pen!

Cheerful little tags will brighten up every package this Christmas, so be sure to put a little effort into them! They’ll be saved as keepsake ornaments too!

I’m taking part in this year’s 25 days of Christmas tags too – and it happened to coincide with today! Go see Tracey’s blog when you’re done leaving a comment here – there are gobs of prizes up for grabs over there! 

24 Tags of Christmas 2018

Each year I make 24 tags – and give them away in a random drawing! This year I’ll be trying things a little differently; in the past I picked 2 people from YT comments and 2 from blog comments….but I found a lot of the YT folks never came to find out they won, and I had no idea how to reach them in many cases. So…this year, it’s all about blog comments where I can at least reach out to winners! So leave comments on each blog post this week for the opportunity to be in the drawing!

View prior years’ tags by clicking HERE!

 

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Creating Motion in colored pencil

Creating Motion in colored pencil

 When I saw this little skating snowman, I wanted to make the lights really fly as he soared across the ice, and found a super easy way to create the motion.

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The colors, as promised (Prismacolor):

Another of the image stamps, colored as a no-line picture…with gobs of snow:

And this was colored earlier in the season, but with the same set….background sky uses the powdered pencil technique from Colored Pencil Jumpstart Class:

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Colored Pencil Christmas Tree Farm

Colored Pencil Christmas 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.

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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.

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Purple Penguin Pair in Prismacolor Pencil

Purple Penguin Pair in Prismacolor Pencil

Wheee! I’ve apparently fallen in love with penguins…because I discovered I’ve picked up a ton of penguin stamps this year! I decided to combine them in one big ol’ week full of penguin cards – I hope my penguin-loving friends will enjoy the stamps, and my technique-loving friends will enjoy learning too!

This little pair of penguins are good for SO many seasons of cards. Of course for Christmas. But how about a loveydovey card for Valentine’s Day too? Put a balloon in a flipper and it’s a birthday card! Especially if you color with crazy fun colors like I did here!

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The colors used…..though I encourage you to play with all sorts of fun colors! Students in Colored Pencil Jumpstart should pull out a testing chart and see what might work!

Don’t forget that putting down pencil THEN erasing can have some interesting effects!

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Alpaca Pile-On card

Alpaca Pile-On card

Happy birthday to Sunny Studio Stamps! Wheeee! These little alpacas were so excited they decided to pile-on and get the whole gang together – ha! And as I look at it now – this could be a birthday OR a Christmas card, eh? Double duty!

Video

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Prismacolor pencils used:

Finishing the card meant adding strips of black behind the left and right sides, popping that whole panel on dimensional adhesive, then stamping “wishes” on the white, and “warm and cozy” on black with Versarmark then adding white embossing powder.

Just for fun, a more traditional Christmas colorway….but same design! Once you stamp something like this, you may want to scan it and save it to print again. (Use this only for yourself, you can’t share something like that without violating copyright.)

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