Stay Cool – Coloring with Sandy Allnock

We are thrilled to introduce a brand new monthly series here at the My Favorite Things blog. Coloring guru and a longtime friend of MFT Sandy Allnock will be joining us each month with educational videos to help you maximize your creative time with all of our fun-to-color images. Get ready for a fun and colorful ride with Sandy! You’ll be glad you did. Take it away, Sandy!

Sandy Allnock

Hello there! If we haven’t yet met  — my name is Sandy Allnock. I’ve guested here on the MFT blog before, but I’m excited to share that I’ll be back once a month with a coloring video! I love to #colorallthethings and with #allthemediums… I think we’re going to have lots of fun together!

In today’s video I’ll be coloring the new stamp set called Chill Wishes – it’s full of darling little dressed up penguins, elements to make scenes, and of course lots of sentiments! In the video, I’ll show you not only Copic coloring but also some tips to use the MISTI stamping tool to mask.

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These three little skiing penguins would be fun for a Christmas card or for any time of year! When I noticed one of them had skis on, I had an idea. I like to use as many of the stamps in a set as I can when I create a card, and if all three penguins were going to be in a scene together, the other two deserved skis, too, right? So I’ll show you how I added the skis from one penguin to the others using the MISTI.

Watch Comic Coloring: Chill Wishes with Sandy Allnock on YouTube or by playing the embedded video below. And be sure to head over to YouTube to give it a thumbs up and subscribe to MFTv so you don’t miss out on any fun!

For the card construction, I find I keep it pretty simple once I do a lot of stamping, masking, and coloring; so for this one, I started with a simple black A2 top fold card base. I cut down my colored panel to 4″ wide, then snugged the panel over to the left to leave a larger black strip peeking through. It’s attached using dimensional adhesive, but you can also glue it straight down to the card base for something a bit flatter.

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Thanks so much for joining me for today’s project, and be sure to leave a comment to let me know what medium I should use next month!

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Comments (76)

  • Carrie King

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    Continue with Copics. I would love to learn more. MFT images are my favorite to color.

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  • Kathy

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    Would like to see coloring using Zig Clean Color markers. Recently, invested in the largest set and namely use them as a water color medium. I have trouble making my images look blended or shaded using only the markers even when using Bristol smooth cardstock.

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  • Dori Johns

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    Welcome, Sandy! I love to watch you color and I’d be happy to see more Copic coloring as well as color pencils. Darling card! Thanks for the masking tips. 🙂

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  • Jenn B.

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    Sandy, Welcome to the MFT blog! What a beautiful match! Congratulations to both you and MFT! This penguin card is brilliant. I love all of your copic videos, but enjoy other mediums as well. Just go for it! Thanks for all of your hard work. MFT, thank you for your beautiful stamps (& die-namics, of course!).

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  • TK

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    Welcome, Sandy! What a great card – thanks for the fun!

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  • Gayle Hathaway

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    Sandy, I can’t imagine a better pairing of two of my favorite crafty things! You and MFT! I look forward to whatever you create and it’s a bonus if it is with MFT because they have such beautiful products!
    The card is awesome…..as usual!

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  • Sybrina K

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    Hi, Sandy!

    Couldn’t be happier to see you here at MFT! Woot, Woot for you!!! (Can you see my happy dance from cyberspace. LOL)

    As for mediums, I’m a colored pencil, Distress Ink gal. While I love the techniques you share in all your videos, I pay special attention to your coloring when you work in pencils or Distress Inks. 🙂

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  • BobbieBluegill

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    So glad you are going to be a regular on MFT. They have such great stamps and dies.
    Please do some not too fuzzy coloring with brush markers. I have lots of tombow markers, which I love using and would love more of your technique tips.

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  • Quietgirl

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    Those penguins rock! I absolutely love the bright colors.
    I travel a LOT and mostly on planes. I can take Inktense
    pencils with me in a small amount of space. They are so portable.
    Naturally, I would love to see you use them in your next video.

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  • Sherry W.

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    Super card! I love the vibrant colors on these cute images. I’d be interested in seeing either Inktense pencils or Distress Markers. I don’t seem to use either very much, so maybe some inspiration will help.

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  • Kathy Thisted

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    love the card- how about clean color watercolor markers

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  • Roxanne

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    Cute card and lovely technique Sandy.
    How about polar bears next?

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  • Jane

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    Congratulations on your new partnership. MFT is fortunate to have you! I love all your great videos, techniques, and coloring.

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  • Lorraine Melin

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    What a great partnership! Sandy is such a fabulous artist and I have loved her videos and tutorials for some time. Those penguins are darling, and that middle one is one cool bird! Love this card!

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  • Judy Flaska

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    I love your style. Keep your talents and ideas coming!

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  • Sharon Roselli

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    Sandy ,
    Your coloring is wonderful! I am so looking forward to seeing your videos here on MFT.

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  • Carol Doggett

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    Good to ‘ see’ you Sandy! I love MFT and I think the partnership is perfect! Love all your coloring videos…would love to see a video on pastels/chalks- pan of stick, that would be awesome!

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  • Gail Loyola

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    Hello Sandy, glad to see you at MFT. MFT is a great place to learn and I just can’t say enough about MFT-TV. A few months ago I began making my purchases from MFT and I really enjoy there products. And now with you in the mix well It just can not get any better.

    Well since you asked I have two suggestions.

    I am really bad at masking so if you have some suggestions great. I do begin with the object that will be in the front but it is downhill from there. Also my objects look as it they are floating around and not connected. (If that makes since) One time the little guy was floating and crooked so I just drew a string on his foot and made him a balloon.

    My second suggestion is skin color. I love your rainbow skin color but it is in copic’s can you please do one in colored pencils that would be great.

    Have a good one.

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  • Mary Gilmartin

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    Would like see one done with Derwent Inktense pencils. Good video.

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  • Arianna Barbara

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    Too cute!!!

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  • sue h

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    Thank you so much Sandy! I love the penguins MFT!

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  • Woendi Levitt

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    Cute cute. Love these stamps. TY for the tips using the Misti and changing/adding to the stamps. This makes for endless possibilities. The simplicity of the coloring is perfect. Sometimes less is more and this is a great example. TY for the video and I look forward to many more.

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  • Nancy Ward

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    So happy to see Sandy on the MFT blog! She is so talented and inspiring! Looking forward to all her videos!

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  • Dee Earnshaw

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    Such cute penguins and love how you colored them:)

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  • Shona Austin

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    Fantastic skiing penguins. Thanks for the coloring tips/lesson. Makes sense and your artistic talent is so wonderful. If I watch you enough times I hope to gain a wee bit of your skill. Thanks so much for sharing . With next month being the Christmas season how about an unusual xmas card. Something not thought of as xmas time. Looking forward to more of your videos.

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  • Linda S.

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    Love these penguins. Your card is adorable and just makes me smile.

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  • Michele Masarech

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    Sandy–I discovered your videos and Blog first…then I saw some MFT products you used (can’t remember what it was) but…You are the one who introduced me to MFT! Wow! Thanks! Love it!

    Your work is always amazing! I look forward to the videos.

    This Penguin card was amazing! The colors are so vibrant! Thanks!

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  • LeighP

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    I love MFT! I just bought some new stamps and dies and can’t wait to dig in and play! Can’t wait for more inspiration from you!

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  • Patty

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    Finally after taking Sandy’s JumpStart class I so love my Copics again. Love her videos and look forward to more using MFS.

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  • Joyce Owen

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    Sandy is a breath of fresh air! Love her videos and will look forward to her monthly MFT contributions. MFT knocked it out of the park with Sandy!

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  • SSF

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    Watercolor is my fav and Sandy does it so well. Congrats MFT

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  • Alma Dirpaul

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    So excited to see Sandy here on MFT. She is so talented and kind. Love her!

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  • Jackie Adair

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    I love the bold, bright colors for this card! You have great talent and are fun to watch!

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  • creatingincolors

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    Yay! Great news – MFT and Sandy Allnock – perfect together!

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    What a treat with my morning coffee! Love Sandy’s work. Great idea MFT.

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  • Shirley

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    Great addition to MFT. Love all of Sandy’s work…learn so much from her videos. Great card.

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  • Kylie

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    Yay. I love your work Sandy. Can’t wait to see what’s in store at MFT. I love watercolors. Need to start doing some more coloring with watercolor, so maybe you can use watercolor medium next month, or the month after. I’ll be sure to watch whatever you do 🙂

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  • Kristina "CraftyPaws"

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    Awesomeness! So excited for Sandy’s series! Her coloring always makes my jaw drop.

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  • Barb in kazoo

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    Love the card. I don’t have copies but I do color with zig real brush markers and distress ink . Looking forward to future posts that include those in you technique. Thanks for asking

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  • Majda

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    Great coloring! And great tips on coloring the mountains (love these two shades together) and the glasses – they look so real! 🙂

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  • patricia posk

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    Sandy you know I had to come here to see you draw and color this pic. It is adorable and so vibrant and full of contrast and a great WOW effect. Great job….love it.

    pat

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  • Margery C

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    Fabulous Copic coloring of the penguins. What a fun and bright card!

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  • Cindy Aguirre

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    Great card , Sandy! It’s fun seeing you on the MFT blog! Love all of your coloring and looking forward to see more of it here! I always enjoy watching you use copics!

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  • Rowena M.

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    This is so awesome!!! Love Sandy’s coloring:)

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  • Linda M

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    Love this card! Thanks, Sandy!

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  • Kim V

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    So sweet!

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  • BunnyD

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    Absolutely fabulous! Love how the penguins pop with the bold colours! Love your masking tricks. You’re a wizard!

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    • Sandy Allnock

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      I just heard someone on tv accidentally use “lizard” when they meant “wizard” – maybe I should be the copic lizard! 🙂

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  • Katherine

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    Lol. Those are super cute!!!! Great job!!

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