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It's a bittersweet day. It's always such a treat to have Sandy join us on the blog each month, and today's trio of cards featuring the Sweet Skunks stamp set is an absolute delight. But, all good things must come to an end and today is Sandy's last regular Create in Color feature with us. We'll be friends forever, though, and look forward to having her back on occasion to share a new vision and more fantastic tips and techniques. Until then, though, we wish her the very best in all her future endeavors!
Hello there! It’s Sandy Allnock, back with another episode of Create in Color and this time, an idea got into my head that I couldn’t dispel until I tried it!
Have you ever looked quickly at a stamp and thought you saw something that wasn’t there? I looked at a skunk (the darned cutest skunk ever!) and thought I saw a chipmunk. And no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get the idea out of my head! So today I’ll be showing you two ways to color a skunk, and a third showing how to make it a chipmunk!
I began by looking up skunks — I had no idea how many varieties exist! Striped ones, albino ones, and they’re all sooooo fuzzy! The first one I tried putting the dark color in the eye section, which I saw in a number of breeds. For the black areas, I used C5, C7, and 100 black to create the black areas, and C4 and C2 for shading in the white areas.
For the the second one, I swapped colors and simplified a bit — removing some extra stripes to make it more of a Pepe Le Pew type of skunk. He had white around his eyes and that makes it a lot easier to see the eyes when colored. The flowers, by the way, are Y08, V04, and Y17.
And then the crazy one — the chipmunk! It rhymes with skunk, but it was seeing all the striped lines that I think sent me in that direction. I started with a light yellow and covered anything that’s not white, then used warm greys and a few reddish browns to layer up the fur to make it look like the picture.
And with that…I bid you a VERY fond farewell. This is my final Create in Color post here at MFT — oh my GOODNESS has this been a fun couple years! It’s time to clear the path for some new blood though, and to clear my calendar for some projects that have been awaiting my attention, too. I’ll still be out there coloring, teaching classes, and teaching on my Youtube channel and Instagram so I’ll see you out there. With more MFT stamps too! (In January, I’ll host a roundup on my blog, so don’t miss out on that!)
Big, big hugs to everyone in the MFT family!
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Gorgeous, all of them. Love that little chipmunk. Hugz
What a great idea. I like to change the look of my images, too, but I have never gone this far. Thank you for opening my eyes!
I will miss your creativity with MFT. I love these little critters.
I will really miss you here as I do not do any social media. I totally understand your move though and wish you much joy in all your coming endeavors. You are my artist of choice. God Bless.