First…some housekeeping!

Hello everyone! I’m here on Tuesday instead of Monday this week because there’s a little something special for you today….CCC is doing a HUGE complete bundle giveaway to ONE lucky winner – their whole new release! To be entered you have to use MY affiliate link to shop from….which is this link!

There is no free shipping code….just use my link and free shipping will happen for ya. You’re welcome!

ALSO: I’m doing a give away of one set from the release, too— just leave a comment on this post!  The giveaway will end on the 21st at Midnight MST and CCC will pick a winner and notify you. Good luck!

 

Tutorial: Watercolor a glass ornament

I stamped the kitty inside the ornament, masking off the feet by wiping them off with a baby wipe before stamping….then the rest is painted — look Mom, no stamps! Be sure to watch the painting of the background where I lifted bokeh lights using a baby wipe – super easy way to add a little something something to a scene.

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube and leave comments over there.

Isn’t that a cute little kitty? I hope there’s an air hole for him to breathe in there! By the way I did a super popular Bokeh background tutorial in several mediums earlier this year, if you missed that, check it out HERE.

The pup didn’t make it on camera but he’s still adorable! You can stamp any image inside this glass ball – or turn it upside down and make it a snowglobe!

New Christmas Berries class

It’s both World Watercolor Month AND Christmas in July – so how about a watercolor class all about making Christmas cards? No stamps necessary here, we start with white paper! Though you might like the sentiments in the current CCC release, there’s some nice ones for making these into Christmas cards! Sign up for class here.

Don’t forget to enter to win!

The entries close on the 21st so leave a comment below – and shop with free shipping here to qualify for the giveaway of the full bundle!

One last thing for subscribers…

I’m doing a little work on the blog – and this is the first blog post written in the new theme. There may be some weird things going on; if you noticed anything different from before, let me know? I could be breaking stuff that’s sent to you by email. HA!

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163 Comments

  1. Elise Sosa

    I love your watercoloring pieces, and these are adorable!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

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  2. Nancy

    Can’t wait to try this and check out a class. Very cute!

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  3. Elaine Mauldin

    Love watching how to do the ornament~

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  4. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Your cards are so beautifully watercolored- I enjoyed your video!

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  5. Melissa S

    I’m always mesmerized by your videos! Love how you bring Anita’s creations to life!

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  6. Amy Stephenson

    I love the cards! I keep trying, but my watercolor work is SO far from yours!!

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  7. Ann R

    Oh My Gosh! Those are just so beautiful!!

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  8. Donna Shultz

    Just ordered through your link. I love this design!

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  9. Susan west

    I love these ornament cards! It’s so much fun to watch you! To answer your question… definitely a dog person here!

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  10. Cheryl Townley

    Such a darn cute idea. You make it look so easy!

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  11. Kathy Raker

    Love the ornament/snow globe idea. Stunning as always! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be watching the video too.

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  12. Theresa Petermann

    you do such an amazing job on adding extras to any stamped image. love the ornaments. thanks as always for sharing.

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  13. Marisela Delgado

    Gosh, you always blow me away!

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  14. Margery C

    This is so amazing. I love the Christmas hat stamp set. Love how the critters are in the reflective ornament.

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  15. Marjolein verleg

    I love these adorable stamps! Lovely cards you’ve made. Can’t wait to play with these myself, thanks for the inspiration. I will use your link for my goodies.

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  16. Carrie Lynn Jansen

    Really enjoyed this class and listening to you teach plus love Colorado Craft Stamps, fingers crossed I win!

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  17. Ann Ito

    Wow! Love this so much! My try at this type of watercoloring would end up being a hot mess!

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  18. Rachel Boe

    Love these cards!

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    • Beth Myers

      Thank you for the video and ideas. I’m looking forward to trying a few ornaments in watercolor!

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  19. Darci Powers

    oh my goodness the talent of your art and these adorable critters, SWOOOON!!! How I love to watch your videos and pretty excited for the release!!!

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  20. Sue D

    Love how you painted these cute ornament cards.

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  21. CONNIE

    Sandy, your cards are 100% adorable!!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  22. Cathy Thomas

    You always make it look so easy. Just so cute!!

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  23. Gail F

    I absolutely adore your ornaments using the cat and dog stamps. I just purchased a whole bunch of stamps and dies while this sale is on. Now to watch your video. I love all the videos you do and subscribe to your newsletter so I get them all. Thanks for taking the time to help us who don’t know what to do.

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  24. Carla L

    I love these! What is required to be ‘level 3’? I would love to do that class…

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    • Sandy Allnock

      It’s not for ultra beginners… You need some basic experience with watercolor and mixing colors and water management

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  25. gab

    These are amazing Sandy

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  26. Shari Czerwinski

    Gorgeous watercoloring, as usual. You are my favorite artist to follow, and love how much you have developed over the past couple of years. Keep up the hard work!

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    • Shari Czerwinski

      P.S. the share-a-sale link says it is “currently not active” Did I miss it?

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      • Sandy Allnock

        It looks like there’s a problem at the affiliate site. If you could wait and go back later, I’ve emailed to find out what’s wrong. I think the prices might be hooked to affiliate links and you don’t wanna miss out on that chance. The free shipping sale lasts tomorrow

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  27. Marjorie E.

    Your cards are so darn cute. The water coloring is beautiful. Thank you so much sharing.

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  28. Dawn

    Sandy,
    Absolutely positively love this tutorial.
    Thanks so much for sharing! Now I need ti get busy. Taa-Taa!

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  29. Dawn McElligott

    Sandy,
    Absolutely positively love your tutorials!!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Eleanor Chua

    I just love seeing your creations, always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  31. Sherry Spencer

    I just love watercolor. And Anita Jeram’s illustrations. Such a perfect pair.

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  32. Joy

    I didn’t realize it was approaching holiday time until I saw your post on IG – and now I can’t wait to get started! I’ve never done glass balls (or snow globes) before, but now I know it’s a MUST HAVE stamp for all sorts of cards. I love the effect of watercolor and really appreciate your lesson. So excited!!

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  33. Nancy Daley

    As always, I am in awe of your work! You take a simple stamp and create a masterpiece!! And then you show us how!

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  34. Denise Bryant

    I love the kitty and pup in their Christmas hats! Such awesome cards…. the glass ornaments are fabulous! Love these and the beautiful Christmas berries too!

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  35. Sherry W.

    Beautiful as always! Just when I think I have enough Christmas stamps, then you go and paint these. Thanks a lot, Sandy!

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  36. Christine E

    WOW!!!!!!!!!! Oh, Sandy… these make my heart sing! Just truly lovely! (And such a lovely rest from the world to watch you paint these on your Instagram reel!!!!)
    Thanks so much for sharing the creative inspiration!

    Blessings,
    C

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  37. Lorraine Lowe

    That’s a cool idea! Love your painting of the glass bauble.

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  38. Terrie D. (StarSpry)

    Your cards are so adorable! The glass ornaments look really cool; thanks for sharing how you painted them 🙂

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  39. Cindy Wilson

    Thank you for showing me how to achieve the look you wowed me with. Your glass bubbles are so, so beautiful. You make it look easy but for me water colour is so hard. I am now inspired.

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  40. Joan Fitzsimmons

    Oh my goodness, these are the cutest!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  41. Barbara Woodard

    Your cards are amazing works of art!!!!

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  42. Teri Smith

    Your cards are a work of art Sandy! I always feel almost mesmerized watching your watercolour videos. You truly are an inspiration. One day I hope to get brave enough to take a beginners watercolour class. This Christmas in July release has had much design & thought put into it. Too many things I’d like to be able to order…

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  43. Sandra Mullenix

    You are a water color master. I so admire your work. I love the ornament cards and especially the video. So inspiring. Thank you.

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  44. Julia

    What an inspiration! I wish I had half the talent that you have when it comes to making cards. Love all your work!

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  45. Nancee Purdum

    So cute! Thanks for sharing your process on this.

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  46. Lisa H

    Sandy, your cards are outstanding, love the ornament idea with that awesome background.

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  47. Beverly Kozlowski

    The critters in the glass ornaments are absolutely the cutest. I am bookmarking your tutorial – don’t know if I can come close to replicating your technique, but I’m going to try. Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  48. Aunt Min

    Love your Critter Ornament cards!

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  49. Sharon Gullikson

    These critter ornaments are soooooo cute! I just love the greenery on the tops of them, too. Great job!

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  50. Sandy Trantham

    The combination of Sandy Allnock’s talent, CCC’s stamps and cute pets just knock it out of the park! Just when I think I’m going to cut back on my spending, y’all release something like this and I have to have it all!

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    • Linda R

      You are so very talented…your cards are beautiful!!!

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