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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- Colorado Craft Company stamps
- Arches Cold Press Pads: BLICK • Amazon
- House of Hoffman Palette
- Koh-i-noor lead holder
- Spray bottle
- White artist tape, 3/4”
- Baby wipes (Costco’s Kirkland brand)
I love learning from you! Always fun, always informative, always beautiful!
I am such a fan! Your use of all mediums is fascinating to me. Watching you create and see your vision come to life leaves me literally spellbound. I also loved your galactic series. I have seen your other glass bauble images and am captivated by your techniques. I hope some day to be able to recreate some of your works and to try out your approach to some of your works of art. I also appreciate your humility. It’s so refreshing and keeps me coming back! I am totally interested in your classes.
Great looking ornaments. Will be watching the video.
You are too wonderful for words by showing us a video. This is incredibly fantastic and unique.
Thank you for sharing.
So amazing and creative cards. Love them all. Thanks for sharing.
Love these glass ornament cards. As always, CCC stamps are adorable. Thanks for the inspiration.
Puppy person here and I love it! So inspiring and cheerful. I do like the kitty too, but don’t tell the dog lol
will definitely be watching the video – serene beautiful work. thank you
These are cute and elegant both. Thanks for the inspiration!
Both of them are so cute!
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Love love love them both!❤❤
Your coloring never seizes to amaze me!!!
Love these, can’t wait to try, they would make such cute
Christmas cards, Love you imagination and that you share
with us all
I always bookmark your amazing videos to try later but let’s be serious…I’m totally intimidated! These glass balls are so realistic that I want to flick them and make them ring!
This is absolutely fantastic! Now I am so excited to try this!
We had glass balls on the tree as a child and so many years we would make a new one. These remind me of the special ones mom would somehow frost and were usually the most treasured.
Love the ornaments! I’ve saved the video to watch later.
I just love these ornament cards!! You are so creative and talented!!
Sandy your cards are always my favorite! These are no exception! The ornaments are just amazing! Thanks for making me smile!!
These are so beautiful. I love how adorable the critters are with those hats covering their eyes. I can’t wait to make time for your video and see how you painted those glass ornaments.
The globe’s are wonderfully water colored.
The cards look like paintings; beautiful pieces of art! Beautiful!
Your work is beautiful! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial. So inspirational!
These cards are adorable. They put me in a happy place!
These are amazing love the idea
I really like the Colorado Craft Company and this is first time I’m trying their product . . . I’m a kitty / cat lover and they’ve got bunches!! Thank you for the free shipping!! I’m so glad I used YOUR LINK … and made sure I got my order in today before 21st!! And, one of the (sets “Kitty Watering Can” the mini dies I bought had your discount – I only paid $3.74!! Woop Woop!! Your winter berries watercolor I hope to check out more — but for now I opted for the “summer” blueberries and leaves stamp set — the Berry Much … I can only buy “most sensible” for my budget at time, so I know I’ll get good use with this one has 9 stamps and includes 7 different sentiments for variety different cards … Thank you, again!! I’m sure I’ll be more in “holiday” mood in few months — can we expect more “links” for good deals?? LOL 😉
I love these. Perfect for my Christmas cards this year.
I love watching your videos and must remember to read your blogs (I always forget about blogs). I have learned so much from you. You make things look so simple, and you teach in very easy to understand lessons. Thank you for sharing your creativity with the crafting world.
Wow! Both of those cards are beyond amazing.
Wonderful, as always!
Absolutely beautiful cards. Your water coloring is amazing!
Thank you for such a great tutorial!! Snow globe cards are amazing!
these ornaments are so darn cute – thanks for the eye candy
Your card is amazing! What a unique idea!
LOVE IT!! There’s something so special how you combine magical critters with your watercolor talents!! Win Win Win (CCC + Sandy Allnock + Us) 😉 Sandy, you’re amazing …. and this one, oh yeah, all starts with the simplicity of tracing around a roll of tape!!?! WOW!! PS: I think the thing above the globe (or bobble) is called the “finial”?? From my furniture back ground — I know it’s called that on a lamp?! hmmm … hugs to you and all!
I love the ornament card. I ordered the stamp and I’m going to try it. As always, your paintings bring a smile to my heart.
Hi Sandy, Thank you for sharing your techniques for these cards. I am looking forward to your next card. I am so happy I learned about you through Daniel West and CCC. I am starting to learn how to water color and I really appreciate you sharing your talent with others on YouTube. I can’t wait to do a night scene. Have a great day.
i am always amazed by your cards. I think it is so cool that they look like glass ornaments.
Love having the pooch and the kitty inside the globes
Sandy, you always impress us with your unique designs that you break down into easy sections. These cards are the best and showcase the stamps wonderfully ❤️
Your cards are fabulous as is all your work. Love the ornaments.
Absolutely gorgeous cards. Love your watercoloring ❤️
Thanks for sharing.
Gorgeous cards! Love how you put the cat and the dog in a glass ornament!
Sandy- you truly do the most inspiring creative work. I had pretty much decided that I own enough Christmas stamps (including probably the entire Anita Jeram holiday set from last year), but now I guess I just have to own this set as well:) You are a goddess!
These cards are the best..your art speaks LOVE. One day I’ll own one of your masterpieces and proudly display it in my home. Thank you for the joy your videos bring to my days.
Beautiful cards. Loving all the new Christmas ideas.❤️
Love these cards! I’m a dog lover so you know which I like best. Not much of a watercolorist…just getting started. Your painting inspires me.
such pretty cards!!
You do such beautiful work and these glass ornaments are totally amazing!
So cute..enjoyable to watch..I will check on this class..it would be my first with you…
These ornaments are amazing! You are the Queen of my art heart! I love everything your brush touches!
Hi Karel Hamilton! I LOVE your comment — and, IMO, this couldn’t be said any better!! <3