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.


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.


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!