By request: more Underwater Mini Classes!

By request: more Underwater Mini Classes!

I’ve been asked again and again if I’d ever put together Underwater Scenes in Colored Pencil or Watercolor….and I finally made time to get both assembled! They’re the mini classes, and intermediate level – it’s recommended to take the Jumpstart class for that medium, but if you have equivalent experience, rock on!

Watch the trailer below or click HERE to see it on YouTube:

To get to the classes, click HERE for all three….or individually on their photos below!

Color a Lemon Tree

Color a Lemon Tree

It’s time for a new release from Ellen Hutson – and the stamp set I decided to use for the video is Squeeze The Day! I created a little cascade of lemons so it looks like the branch of a lemon tree; change it to greens and it can be a lime tree!

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

Some of the leaves are stamped – the rest drawn in. But if the pen work scares you, then instead draw them with markers, and do the pen work after the coloring is all done.

Colors I used for my lemon tree…

The dots of BV00 really add to the lemon skin texture!

You have got to check out the Voices In My Head Stamp Set– and see if the sentiments are things you say in YOUR head, too! I combined the stamp set with one of the Speech Bubbles Dies, and airbrushed it and stamped some images from Good Times.

Good Times is a collection of a bunch of seemingly random images – until you see the dog riding the scooter. I stamped him with a little leeeeeean so he looks like he was made just to drive the scooter and drag balloons around town! (I’m picturing him with velcro on his feet, riding a self-driving scooter!)

There are two dies I didn’t show in the video – Big City Dies and Landscapes Dies will be coming next week. Who doesn’t need versatile dies that will be great for years to come? Here’s a little peek….

Guest Video at MFT!

And over on MFT’s blog and YT channel is this cutie from Hey Sunshine – poolside!

One card, two scenes

One card, two scenes

Wheeee! Do you like new and happy things?? Well today I have a video for you AND some good news! First…the video……I used Doodle Bug’s “Oh Boy” stamp set with my Copics to create a scene with two vignettes within it. It’s a great way to handle a stamp set that has items in it that aren’t in proportion to each other for one scene – make part look close and part look far away!

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

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Here are the marker colors used….

This is a fun stamp set to color, especially for newbies. As a matter of fact it’s a perfect set to use in Copic Jumpstart class – lots of the kinds of shapes we learn to color!

And now the news!

For those who’ve been missing my Wednesday videos….Ellen’s asked me to do a monthly coloring video over on her YT channel. So yay for more coloring right? Pop on over there and enjoy another Doodle Bug set – with a girl and her truck!

Supplies for video over on Ellen’s channel:

Adding Graphite Accents (Mama Elephant – Flying with Friends)

Adding Graphite Accents (Mama Elephant – Flying with Friends)

Sometimes a Copic nib is just too fat and clunky for teeny tiny stamps. Especially with no-line coloring. There’s nothing wrong with going to a tool we all have in our stash: a regular old graphite pencil!

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

Simple colorways…..even shading the colors with grays!

The sharp pencil really does serve to add back in much of the detail that was lost early in the coloring!

I still love that when we put effort in our coloring, cards can stay nice and simple – I save a fortune on embellishments!

Clean and Simple Lilies plus “Glassy” text

Clean and Simple Lilies plus “Glassy” text

The Darling Lily stamp by Altenew is so pretty, and so ready for Easter – and yet has no Easter sentiments. But it makes for a lovely thank you card or any theme throughout the year – pretty flowers are always in season.

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

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Just a few colors to use on this pretty lily….

I kept the deisng super simple – just a layer of white paper, and a Desert Storm card base to match the coloring panel.

I love how white pencil shows up, yet remains soft!

The Bible journaling page was created first by making a cross from 2 strips of washi tape; I stamped the flowers and leaves on the right half with the tape in place. I removed it, then stamped the upper left flower while masking off the horizontal bar only with a sticky note. The rest were stamped on top, though I wished after that I had masked the tail end of the stem of the flower!

The demo of the text was created in one of my books – the workbook, printed on Bible paper. It’s a great place to practice art and techniques before putting them in your Bible. Or, like me, a way to go backward and teach something I did in my Bible, but since that page is taken – I can still create it on Bible paper in the workbook!

The only place you can get signed books and workbooks is at Ellen Hutson (links below) – be sure to order one for your Mom for an Easter gift!

How to experiment with the human rainbow

How to experiment with the human rainbow

It’s been a while since I’ve covered the Human Rainbow…and thought the new release from Art Impressions would be the perfect time!

Bonnie Krebs, owner and designer, is one hilarious lady. Just look at the sentiments on her stamp sets!! I picked out five of the stamps to show you today from the new release, and did a quickie coloring on video of parts of them, but mostly the purpose in today’s post is to get folks back to experimenting with their colors to create a human rainbow of skintones!

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

The Cowgirls are such fun– three ladies having a hoedown all their own! I added a crowd to enjoy their performance.

The Yoga Set cracked. me. up! Exercising and eating cake TOGETHER? Heck yes, sign me up for that gym!

I combined Birthday Laugh Lineswith Never Too Old Laugh Lines to create a card with the old couple making their way to – or from – a birthday party.

The Housework set is very much like my style of housekeeping. Little to none! Having pups around always mucking things up isn’t much incentive…lol!

Last but not least Loads of Fun makes me think I might need a new ironing board, so as an old lady I can also go surfing!

Those free Human Rainbow charts!

I’ve moved the free charts over to Art-Classes! I also added to it and called it the Rainbow Chart Collection – but the main chart is still the same as the one you may have gotten over here.

If you hadn’t noticed I’ve been slowly moving stuff over there – because this blog is going to be overhauled in coming months, and I want everything to still be available for ya! (Note that any charts or digis you bought on this site are only accessible here, I am not able to move everything over.)

Here are the charts – click HERE or on the photo:

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