Hello and welcome to my stop on the Colorado Craft release partayyyy! I’m super happy to welcome you here for this little garden party today – be sure to read to the end to check out ALL the giveaways! 

My project is complex but simple….I used Olo Markers along with Prismacolors to make a 7-stamp-set-one-layer-card!



Tutorial: Olo Marker + Prismacolor on Colored Paper 

If you haven’t tried Olo yet, they’re a marker that I’ve reviewed — and made a hex chart for! While they’re missing some colors I’d loe to see, combining them with pencils really does solve that issue pretty well. 

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

A few tips

To set up a layout, just stamp everything in a light ink on desert storm cardstock – let them layer over each other! Pencil and marker will cover most if not all of the excess lines. 

Color from front to back; don’t get distracted by the cacophony of stamped lines, just tackle one bit at a time.

Try just one or two images in this technique before this many. It was a bit…overboard. LOL!


Neenah does allow some color to bleed through; but I did only a limited amount of blending so that was minimal. It was easy to add a layer of desert storm behind the card front, which also gave it a little more heft as a card to survive better in the mail.

One of my Patrons will be getting this card! In the next few weeks I need to get a new batch out. If you’d considered joining our little Patreon band now’s a great time to maybe get in for a card!

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The new little gouache class will be there in the near future; I’ve got the class videos ready and the classroom built but now I’m awaiting Apple’s approval. (Any time you sell anything through an app they get to weigh in, lol!) The class won’t be expensive – but you’ll need a few things so see the post over there with a peek and a supply list if you’d like to be ready ahead of time. 

THREE Giveaways!

Giveaway 1:
I’ll be giving away the
Veg Out  set from this release to a lucky winner that CCC will draw from all the comments left on my social media hangouts like this blog, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook – the more sites you visit, the more you increase your changes!. Leave a comment, follow or like and be sure to join my email list too.

Giveaway 2:
CCC will be giving away a complete bundle of this release to one randomly chosen winner that has placed an order using my link!

Giveaway 3:
CCC will be giving away 3 sets to 3 randomly chosen winners on their Instagram


It’s a hop of course so check out the others who’ve made beautiful creations with these stamps. Hope you get inspired!


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  1. Caro

    This is heartwarmingly cute and beautifully done.
    Sandy, I watched your video on watercoloring the duckling where you were wondering about what some of the shapes were and you were speculating that some could be rocks. They are all waterlily leaves, some seem scorched by the sun and in the background slightly to the right of the duckling behind that scorched leaf there is another duckling standing on a waterlily leaf, only the body is visible, no head and it is partially covered by that scorched, curled up leaf. All you see are leaves, some curled up, water and two ducklings. That weird whitish-bluish color on some of the leaves is the reflection of the sun rays. Like you mentioned, the photograph isn’t very good. But is the duck ever cute! And yes, it is a mallard. Your painting is gorgeous, captured the cuteness of that duckling perfectly.

  2. Julia Pohlman

    Love these techniques and Kraft!!! Yes please- thank you for a beautiful spring scene

  3. Amy Solovay

    This is really an amazing card! WOW! You included so many critters and so many unique details! Loved the tips — thanks for sharing.

  4. Valerija

    Wow, amazing coloring. Love your card.

  5. Cheri

    Sandy – this is such a wonderful & fun card! Love all those darling animals marching along together (after obviously raiding the garden)! A great Release from CCC! I want to take your alcohol marker/colored pencil classes!

  6. Jayne Hunt

    Absolutely fantastic!!! So inspiring and vivid!!

  7. Dorothy Ayotte

    Fabulous coloring! Great video, and amazing card. I think I would frame it and put it up in Spring until Fall!

  8. Sue D

    Cute scene. Love the coloring on kraft.

    • Terry Blanchard

      Lo ve love love the little duck! So beautiful it my heart swell!!!!

  9. Bonnie

    I loved watching you arrange and then sort out what in front, and color. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Shawna j Kissell

    Such lovely coloring.

  11. Marty Harris

    Such a fun card, and so colorful, too! Thanks for the great tips.

  12. Chris Courtney

    Wow! Your coloring is beautiful. I feel like it really brings the critters to life. So fun!

  13. Sue B

    Beautiful card, I love the color on kraft paper.

  14. Tami R

    These critters are the cutest!! Your color combo looks great on the Desert Storm cardstock.

  15. Sheri Kempke

    Adorable card–love how you colored the cute bunnies–and on Kraft! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Izzy Scrap

    Such a gorgeous showcase of this new adorable release ! Love your colouring so much !

  17. Carol L McCready

    Of course your project is amazing. I love your coloring. Thank you for sharing the video.

  18. Ellie

    Absolutely beautiful, Sandy. Love how this turned out on Kraft paper. What a fun garden party with all these critters!!


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