Chubby Bunny Easter Party

Chubby Bunny Easter Party

Chubby bunny! Chubby bunny! Chubby bunny! Did any of you play that game when you were kids? We’d keep putting more marshmallows in our mouths and see how long we could keep sounding coherent. Miles of silly sugar-powered laughs!

Well this card isn’t that level of silly, but it’s pretty fun anyway. I stamped almost all the bunnies (one ended up on the envelope), and gave them a little garden to enjoy, too.

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

When stamping and masking, have a black pen on hand that works with the medium you’re coloring with…then the masks needn’t be perfect, you can just draw in little bits that didn’t get connected.

And don’t forget the envelope! That’ll definitely tell your recipient this is HAPPY mail. No bills!

Coloring with a  limited color palette

Coloring with a limited color palette

I wanted to make a clean and simple colored card – with a limited palette. Not limited markers, but the number of visible colors being really streamlined. I think I accomplished the goal, whatcha think?

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

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

Colors used – with an overall effect being a clean and simple palette.

Masking only involved masking the big bear’s arm, and masking away the dog leash entirely and drawing it back in so it led to the little bear’s paw.

Awesome Owl Card: shading map

Awesome Owl Card: shading map

It’s been a while since I’ve shared any shading maps! These are quick step-by-step sketches to map out the shading…dark, mid tone, light.

The little scripty background in this one was fun – to fade out the “you you you” in the background, I just lightly erased after getting all the pencil in place!

Click on the image to make it larger—but pin it from here to keep it Clickable to this post. 👍🏻

Since we’re experimenting with Wednesdays I thought it could be a good time to try them out again and see what feedback is. Remember, I’m watching comments/shares/pins on Wednesday posts this year, so as you see helpful things, you’ll be helping me decide what to do more of by sharing it!

Note: Supplies are linked in the supply list at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used  – that means if you make a purchase using my links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work on this blog!  Read more.

Copic Glazing: Monsters in Living Coral

Copic Glazing: Monsters in Living Coral

Oooooh lookee, first coloring video of 2019! W00t! And it’s monsters. And the new Pantone color for the year: Living Coral.

A heads up: Facebook live chat tonight 5-6pm Pacific, talking color—in the Art Classes student group!

Pantone color of the year: Living Coral

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When coloring a “single” color like Living Coral, build a set of colors around it – darker and lighter. And be prepared to adjust a little, like I did by adding a tidge of R22 to the R0 family to make it a little pink-er.

I’ve kept my cards really simple – just glued them onto card bases and rounded the bottom two corners.

Play with the position of stamps – sometimes having them slide off the card front entirely makes for a super playful card!

I stamped the heart and words above the little blue monster before stamping him – and just had to draw in little arms. The other monster needed just a triangle of paper to wrap his little bouquet!

Candy Wobblers for Valentine Treat Favors

Candy Wobblers for Valentine Treat Favors

My little project today is so cute I decided to post it today….partly so I had an excuse to write a blog post and pass on a little heads up too! (See that after the video and pics!) These were treats I gave out at a Christmas luncheon but made them so they’d also work for a Valentine’s project, since I’m pretty sure you’re done with holiday projects by now. And iif not…well, you’re done. Let’s just say that. Heehee! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Whatever little critters you decide to put on the wobblers, they can be stamps or diecuts, or just pretty hearts. Whatever you want on yours! But these birds are just CUTE!

Colors used on my little birdies….
Best little bird army ever!

For my bonus card – I’ve turned the birds into chickadees and put them all among the snowy branches, singing their little hearts out!

Heads up!

In case you don’t remember – tomorrow starts a 2 day sale on classes! That way if you’re giving (or receiving) a gift card for a present, the money goes a little further! Buy a gift card now.

Easy Stamped Gift Bags + MFT guest post!

Easy Stamped Gift Bags + MFT guest post!

 

Easy Christmas Stamped Bags

It’s getting late to show any more Christmas cards (scroll back through my blog if you still need ideas, I’ve shared a gajillion!) – so how about some simple stamped kraft bags? I picked these up at my dollar store – and can easily make the 20 needed! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And I’m also guesting on the MFT blog today using the same stamp set and my Albrecht Durer pencils….go see!

 

Supplies

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