Medicine Cabinet – Coloring with Sandy Allnock

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Happy December, coloring friends! I’m Sandy Allnock, and I’m especially excited to catch up with you this month because just look at that swanky, beautiful logo that MFT created for this series! Eye-popping, isn’t it? I feel all official now, and so grateful for MFT’s partnership in helping all of us learn to color well!

Sandy Allnock

This month’s release has a few stamp sets centered around a theme — get well. That means it’s time to also consider flu shots, have you gotten yours yet? I just did! I never seem to have a get well card when I need one, and with me being slow at getting to my to-do list, having a few special get well cards on hand will be helpful as my friends and family are taken out by a bug!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring Feel Better stamp set and Die-namics and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Last month I asked readers to weigh in on which medium to use this month, and Zig Clean Color Markers won out! They have an actual brush for a nib — not the usual foam nibs on other water-based markers. That means they’ve got some special properties, including blending well without water. They also have really strong color! Bonus Freebie: readable labels for your zigs! They make the text too tiny for my old eyes. Check out how I colored the bottles and made a darling little medicine cabinet with the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics!

I love to include the decorating of an envelope, too. The Zigs work relatively well on envelope paper. And announcing it’s a happy get well card on the outside? That’s medicine for the soul!

Handmade card from Sandy Allnock featuring Feel Better stamp set and Die-namics and Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Let me know in the comments if you have a preferred medium for next month’s video… and I’ll see you again in January when we Create in Color together!

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  • creatingincolors

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    Wow! I can’t wait to try this when my stamp set arrives. I’m thrilled to see this MFT / Sandy partnership , and yes the logo is so eye-catching!

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    So sweet. I would love to see you use distress inks with a water brush. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Annette Hovestol

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    How adorable! Anyone who is not feeling good would love to get this in the mail. So super creative!

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  • Mirella ROGAN

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    I love this! Such a fantastic and clever design! And great colouring, as always! 🙂

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  • Katie

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    Absolutely loved this card!!! Phenomenal as always! Any medium for next month. I always learn something new.

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  • Lisa Silver

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    How seriously cute is that!? I love it!

    My daughter is studying to be a pharmacist, so I bought the set with her in mind for the pill bottles! I think a counter or a cabinet will be in future cards for her.

    Any medium is fine, as I love Sandy’s tutorials. Thank you!

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  • Gail B

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    How cute and creative. I want to make one NOW!!! Problem is, I have to order the stamps first. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea!

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  • Pat McCleary

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    The most perfect get well card EVER! I feel so much better, Sandy. Thank you.

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  • rose

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    Am I understand this correctly? If water hits the card it could run? Even after it is thoroughly dry. So if a stamped image is on the outside of the envelopes how might it fare in the US Postal Service? Is there some sort of sealant that can be used to assure our artwork is protected

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    • Diana Dersley

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      A strip of packing tape?? Or maybe heat emboss with clear powder.?

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      • Rose

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        Grand idea! for the outside! along with a disclaimer “don’t touch card with wet hands” LOL.

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    • Sandy Allnock

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      You could try some distress glaze too? Just be careful when rubbing it on.

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  • Gayle Reinhard

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    I love this card Sandy. I have many coloring mediums but I’m not great in any of them so I find your tutorials fantastic. A video on using and blending w/ Prismacolor pencils would be great. Thank you ?

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  • Georgia Hruska

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    Love this card. Perfect for get well. I just bought the stamps and dies. Thanks Sandy..

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  • Robyn

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    Love the look with the vellum window. I’d like to see something with Inktense pencils or Prismacolor pencils.

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  • Sabrina Radican

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    OH my goodness…. I absolutely am in love and adore your card!!!!! It is so stinkin’ adorable!!!!
    What a fabulous pick me up, feel better really fast card!!! Sure to warm anyone’s heart who receives it!!
    I would love to some Inktense pencil coloring.

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  • Stefanie

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    Great card!

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  • Mary W

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    LOVE this card! and your new logo!

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  • Janet

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    Adorable card, Sandy! It would definitely make the recipient feel better!! Thanks for the Zig lesson and your examples on how to make bottles look rounded…you make it look so easy!! I would love to see a video using Lyra watercolor crayons ?

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  • Donna Whitten

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    Love your cute card, so creative! Enjoyed your video, thanks!

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  • Lindar C

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    just adorable!

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  • Gini K

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    Great card, Sandy! I will definitely add this to my stash of Get Well cards – I actually have a stamp from what back that says ” S{ick}! ” I’m not sure I’ve ever used it, but it’s gonna get a workout today.
    I enjoy watercolor and Comics, but feel I need to learn more about watercolor pencils…
    Thanks for all you do!

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  • Marianella Villanueva

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    Oh, this is such a cute idea. Whoever the recipient, will surely bring a smile to their faces.
    I have these markers so I surely will try something similar.
    I just got the touch markers, which are the “equivalent” of Copics but not as expensive. Have you tried them? I am new to marker mediums and I did not want to invest too much while starting.

    Thanks,

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  • Melissa T

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    Wonderful coloring with the Zigs and I am loving that stamp set. 🙂

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  • Hope Mitchell

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    Such a unique card…I’d like to see watercolor pencil techniques.

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  • Danielle Dietz

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    Fabulous card! Watercoloring with dye inks would be great to watch.

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  • Susi

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    It never ceases to amaze me how brilliant the crafting community is – this card looks so REAL! It’s fabulous.

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  • Vivian Nguyen

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    I love this card so much! And much needed something like this card the house. We’re being sick on and off these few weeks. Thanks Sandy for reminding to get flu shot.

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  • Chris S.

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    Love the card! Very clever. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • Heather Graff

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    What a great card, love it.

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  • Beverly Parkison

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    Cute card and great coloring as always. But ,just say “No” to the flu shot. Even the CDC says it doesn’t work .

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  • Pam B

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    Thank you for another great video!

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  • Nancy Ward

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    This card is just adorable! Love it!

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  • Magee

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    Great card, as always, you are so creative!
    I am confuse with all the pastes and mediums.
    Could you please use them and explain their differences in card making?
    Thank you.

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  • Annette Hindes

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    Awesome Looking Card!
    Like to see how to better use my Distress Markers

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  • Kathy Stacy

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    You are remarkable Sandy.

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  • Sue H

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    Too cute… always love watching Sandy create! Love the logo too!

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  • Katie Margolis

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    I love this clean card! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  • Dori Johns

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    Adorable card, Sandy! So clever. Your video is awesome. I’m a fan of Copics and Prismacolor pencils because that’s what I have. 🙂

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  • Leanne S

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    This is brilliant!!! Really enjoyed the video and would love to see watercolor pencils being used.

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  • SusanME

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    This is wonderful! I love watching you create… As for next month – I’m with Marianne – colored pencils or water coloring with dye inks. thanks!

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  • Genevieve

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    so so cool!

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  • Paula

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    Love it. Has me thinking about other items that might be found in cabinet or even a window.

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  • Marianne

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    Your medicine cabinet is looking fabulous, Sandy! Wish I had more Zigs. My sister in the Netherlands (who has recently been infected by my hobby/addiction) recently bought a full set at an unbeatable price. I’m so jealous, but also chuffed she is enjoying colouring so much! How about using coloured pencils next time? Or maybe watercolouring using some of the dye inks we all have?

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  • Nives K

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    Great card!

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  • janicedawson

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    Love this card…just placed an order and didn’t order the stamp set, but now I want it…what a difference a video makes in wanting stamps!

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  • Ellen Berkson

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    Love the card! The zig tutorial was just what I needed to see. Please keep showing how to get the best looks from them. So creative.

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  • Shona Austin

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    Really great card. Thanks for showing the Zigs and some issues we need to be aware of.

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  • Susan Pezza

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    How about colored pencils? You are very good with colored pencils 🙂

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  • Geri G

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    This is soooooooo cool…and so creative! Love it! As for a preferred medium for your next post…I’m game for anything you can think of sharing cuz if it’s even half as cool as this…then we’re in for another great idea!

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  • BunnyD

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    What a great idea for a card! Love it! Zigs and water next time?

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  • Katherine

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    That is so dog gone cute!!!? This nurse loves it!!!

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