My trip is over and I’m heading to the airport as this post goes live….I’ll be missing my family and my students both! It was a great time of rejuvenation, laughter, food, creativity – and now it’s time to get back to regular crazy life! So I figured a stamp designed by the amazing Birdie Brown would be just perfect.
In college, I cut my illustration teeth on colored pencil..and I don’t seem to get them out very often anymore. Mostly because it takes me so much longer to color with them than with my other mediums – thus no magical background on my image today! lol. I honestly did consider it….but I shot this before leaving for my trip, and was a little frantic, so that wasn’t going to fit into the #ohmygoshihaventstartedpackingyet schedule.
Enjoy the video below anyway – or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube!
The bunny in the stamp set is separate from the girl – so I had to do a little masking to put his ear in her hand so she could drag him to the airport with her.
And as you can also see, this stamped image can be added to #thehumanrainbow campaign on Instagram, wahoo! No need to limit ourselves to only Copics to shine a light on the diversity of the human race…it can be created with any medium!
Edited to add: I did find the perfect pencil sharpener! It’s a behemoth but well worth the space it takes on your desk: the Quietsharp Pencil Sharpener is available at both AMAZON and BLICK.
And I know lots of you have been waiting for a good pencil tutorial – stay tuned. I did just purchase the entire collection of 150 pencils (wheeeeeeeeeeeee!) so I’ll get to do some playing. (I had bought my previous collection in college, and wanted to be certain the colors I have are current when I use them.)
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- Adventure Is Calling is no longer available but MFT has tons of sweet Birdie Brown stamps – a favorite: Bring out the sunshine
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
- Neenah Cardstock, Solar White: 25pk – 250pk
- Prismacolor pencils EH – BLICK
- Quietsharp Pencil Sharpener AMZ – BLICK
Love your card.
I Love It! I recently purchased a bigger set of the Prismcolor Pencils. How do you make any sense of what the system is they use to number the colors? I opened them up and they were all mixed up! Any ideas?
Sandy! Love to watch you color! The songs that accompanied your vid today were sooooooo inspiring! You have no idea how you made my day.
I love to watch you use any medium but when I saw you do this and make it flawless, no marks and lines…wow. Thanks for sharing.
This is a beautiful card. I have the 150 pencils collection so I’m waiting for your tutorial. Love the music.
Beautiful card – love seeing something besides caucasian skin.
I just LOVE your work!! Yout talent is beyond encouraging for lots of us…THANKS, Sandy!!! 🙂
It’s never too soon to miss your family especially when you live miles apart.
Why do I watch your videos before work – now all I want to do is play! I love the color combos you used overall and enjoyed watching each layer build up into the final project. 🙂
I look forward to seeing additional colored pencil techniques and definitely hearing about good sharpeners! I used to have an electric sharpener that I stupidly sold at a garage sale. It might have even been a panasonic (kicking myself now).
Watching you color/paint/create is so inspiring & soothing to me. Whether narrated or not, there’s so much to learn & absorb. Thank you so much for sharing.
I really love your coloring Sandy…you inspire me!!! One question the music from the vídeo who was singing and the title please… Thank you