Critter Clan – Doodle Coloring with Sandy Allnock

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Happy March, friends! I’m Sandy Allnock, coloring addict…back with another video for you this month!

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Before I get started – I want to address what you might be thinking: I don’t see color in this picture. It’s not coloring! Well, technically, black is the absence of color, and white is ALL colors of the spectrum. So even though I’m coloring by doodling – there’s more color here than you might have guessed!

Handmade cards from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

These cards are also clean and simple – they make for a quick card but really cute, and still have your love poured into them. Check out the video for tips on how I created these sweet cards using Critter Clan!

Doesn’t that make you want to get out a pen and start doodling? It’s so relaxing to just mindlessly fill in patterns. Think of all the cute MFT stamps you can use to apply this technique!

Handmade cards from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

I think the horse is my favorite – he’s got the most spaces to fill in with the doodling. You could do his entire body and leave his mane and tail white, or just use different textures and intensities to create a difference between them.

Handmade cards from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

And then…there’s the little fox. I have a special place in my heart for any fox, know what I mean? This little guy is so sweet, and I’ll be getting out my Copics to color him over on Instagram today – so be sure to pop over and see him!

Handmade cards from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

One of the best parts of this kind of a technique – you can get your stamping done, then take any black pen and hit the road to doodle at baseball practice, or while waiting in the card- any time you have a few minutes to just doodle! I hope you try playing with simple sketching skills, and add a little fun to some of your stamps!

See you next month – or over on my blog! (psssst I’m going to be having a ninja battle over there soon. #justsaying LOL!)

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Comments (26)

  • kim

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    Can’t wait to try this

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  • Sandy Ramirez

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    All I can really say is WOW! I wasn’t sure what “black and white coloring” could be. But I do know I always enjoy Sandy’s videos. My hands shake too much for this technique, but I certainly will try it for my own enjoyment! But then, isn’t that what arts and crafts is really all about?? Thank you for the inspiration Sandy!!

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  • Tammy B

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    Love these cards!! The black and white is a refreshing change!

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  • Gayle

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    Sandy, I thought this was going to be ho hum black and white. Oh how wrong I was. It’s awesome. I love this video. Another technique on my “to try” list. You really are amazing 👩‍🎨
    Gayle

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  • Martha

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    I like to doodle. I’ll be trying this soon. What an adorable stamp set

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  • Siobhann B

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    So simply stunning! What a brilliant idea!!

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  • Cynthia Johnson

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    I love all these animals but the horse is my favorite! The doodling looks so good.

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  • Billie A

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    Wow Sandy those precious animals with just black pen work makes for an awesome looking animal. I love doodling but never thought to do to stamps.

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  • Kara S

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    What an awesome idea

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  • Nora

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    This is so COOL!! I LOVE the fun doodling and yes, you make me want to try!!

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  • Marianne

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    Love these! What a great way to ‘colour’ these adorable critters! Thanks for the inspiration, Sandy!

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  • DenaAnn Schaufele

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    So cute. Love the black and white.

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  • Mary W

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    Unique B/W cards but very effective and oh, so cute! Nice change to use “marks” for coloring. I loved how you colored the foxes nose and haven’t tried that before but certainly will next time.

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  • Kimb

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    Oh my gosh, I just love this look and so much fun to create!!!
    Thanks Sandy!!!!

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  • bev p

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    I have had so much fun since Christmas filling in some more open areas in my coloring book with doodling like that instead of filling the whole area with color, especially since I had pens that didn’t work too well to fill in the spaces. These are really fun, because the recipient can add color if they want to. Or…. you could color a small portion and gift the recipient some markers or other coloring medium to complete the image! What a great and fun way to play. Thanks.

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  • STACY SCHNETTLER

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    Brilliant! Love hoe the lines change the texture and look of teh stamp.

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  • Lisa Lara

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    Oh my gosh, Sandy, I absolutely love these cards! Love them. Thank you for your inspiration.

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  • Lindar C

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    These are adorable!

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  • jackie s

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    I really like the simple colors. To me they are more dramatic.

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  • Carol Held

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    I love the look of these cards Sandy. Thanks for sharing, and caring.

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  • Jan Elmore

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    I just love Sandy’s art and tutorials! Cute, cute & cute.

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  • Gini K

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    Sandy – I love the clean and simple FUN going on here. You always look at things in new and different ways. I’m glad the horse got included with the other “critters” on this set – they may be big, but they’re just so stinkin’ cute! Thanks for another great idea!

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  • Kristina "CraftyPaws"

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    What a wonderful way to use critter stamps! Anyone could do this and make super personalized cards–fun craft to do with kids! Sandy is so creative!

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  • Tracy Hawkins

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    Love this simply wonderful idea ! So inspiring thanks , Will have to give this a try , love it x

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  • Sandra

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    Hi Sandy. All your projects you show will become fantastic. Thanks for inspiring ..with my little favourite horse🤗

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