Whimsical Architecture

Oh my. What goes on in my head. Supplies and blog link below.


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• Simon Says Stamp 100# Doll Pink  —— 
• Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK  —— 
• Grumbacher Watercolor Brush set  —— 
• Art Impressions Stamp Set Merry Christmas To All  —— 
• Derwent 12 INKTENSE PENCILS  —— 
• Derwent 36 INKTENSE PENCILS  —— 
• Derwent 24 INKTENSE PENCILS  —— 
• Derwent 72 INKTENSE PENCILS  —— 
• Marine Navigation Parallel Plotter  —— 
• Electric Pencil Sharpener  —— 

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  1. Laura P
    November 18, 2014

    It was very interesting to see how much color you had on the card after applying water.  I've never used watercolors, so I don't know if that's what usually happens or if it's due to the pencils.  Stunning card!  Thanks for sharing what goes on in your head!

  2. Sallee P.
    November 18, 2014

    Love the whimsical structural background!

  3. ChicFarmer59
    November 19, 2014

    should b framed!

  4. Beau DeLeon
    November 20, 2014

    I love these watercolor pencils!!  My question is how did you get such a wonderful sharpened tip?  I am afraid of just taking any old pencil sharpener to them and the just have a blunt tip right now.  Any advice?

  5. Julia Altermann
    November 23, 2014

    Love this, Sandy! One of my favorite artists is Wassily Kandisky and your "artsy" background is right along the lines (no pun intended) of his work. I so have to give this a try! Thank you for the "spontaneous" video, I loved to see how everything came together. 👍

  6. Sandra Schroeder
    February 10, 2015

    I love the look of this card…so artistic and out of the norm. I am going to try something like this, but I hope my SpectrumNoir pencils will work, because that's what I have.

  7. candycatkaty
    February 10, 2015

    I'm really enjoying your watercolour videos. This artwork reminds me of my old graphic design textbooks, I love all the shapes and lines around the main image. Great soft pastel colours too.

  8. beth ross
    February 13, 2015

    I love watching you create magic with the Inktense pencils! I would love to see more!

  9. Dot Freel
    February 13, 2015

    Watching you create that background and then color it was so fun for me!  I really want to go play with my pencils now.  You really are super talented.  

  10. Di Brown
    April 26, 2015

    Love your card and watching the way you achieved it.

  11. Jeanette Duke
    July 6, 2015

    Oh! I love, love, love this little painting! Different and whimsical!

  12. Peggy Joyce
    October 20, 2015

    I LOVE this technique on this particular image….I think I've watched this three or four times already and can't wait to try it.

  13. Jaline
    November 8, 2015

    Gorgeous, thank you

  14. Susie LaLonde
    December 24, 2015

    This is beautiful, when I first got my Inktense there were no videos at all about them only from the Derwent company and they were not really helpful to me at all. I love what you've done here. My big inktense set is I'd say by far my favorite art supply to date. Just got a set of Kuratake markers but have to wait for them to come yet I'm thinking those will be my new favorite. Ok, enough rambling, thanks for the video I've watched several of your videos this evening and now I must close my eyes and dream about color. Merry Christmas!

  15. Annette Siverson
    April 18, 2016

    Gorgeous and as always, TFS, Annette

  16. B Clark
    September 17, 2016


  17. Patricia Utley
    January 15, 2017

    love your technique…. thanks fort sharing

  18. colin huntley
    May 20, 2017

    another great video! how can anybody give these videos a 'thumbs down'?

  19. B Clark
    October 20, 2017

    I have watched this over and over and love it more each time!

  20. Elizabeth anne
    December 1, 2017

    I thought this was great. Great job

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