Love You to the Core: Watercolor Pencil Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Hello, coloring friends! It’s Sandy Allnock, here again to hopefully inspire you to go do some coloring. If we haven’t yet met – I’m a coloring fanatic, and you can see all my guest posts here at MFT by clicking HERE. LOTS of you who are fans of MFT do love to color, and that’s because of all the darling stamps they make each month!

This month is no different of course. The second I saw this little Pure Innocence girl snacking on an apple from her little basket, I had to color her right up – and add a fall scene behind her!

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

I’ve been obsessed with fall scenes lately — you can check my Instagram feed for lots more scene ideas for your fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving cards. (And I’m moving into Christmas now, too, so ya best run and catch up! lol!) But first – enjoy the watercolor pencil video:

Lots of fun — and easy, too. That’s the great thing about trees…they’re just blobs of color!

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

Glossy Accents is one of my favorite embellishments on an image – adding just a little shine to her apples and shoes!

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

Hope you enjoyed this little project – get out there and get busy coloring, too!

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  • Kelly Horn

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    I feel like I’m ready for fall after watching you create this card !!

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  • Pat

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    Very cute card and you make it look so easy, can’t wait to try it myself.

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  • Denise

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    Please, please, please continue to share your advice on quality products. That is why some of us enjoy the look of your projects. Providing advice is what a good teacher like you will do. Thanks for taking the time to do this cute project, and I look forward to seeing more.

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  • Denise

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    You are the best! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  • Rosy Newlun

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    Hi Sandy! I just watched this yesterday 🙂 I LOVE love love to see you color and paint! And I do the same thing – add Glossy Accents on shoes and shiny objects to step it up just a little! ♥

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  • Rochelle Mathis Crawford

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    Sandy always shar s colorful, whimsical scenes. I just love this card!

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  • Mary Lee

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    Love this card! The glossy accents add just the right touch!

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  • Deepa Lakshman

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    I loved watching every bit of this video. This was fabulous and I learned a lot from this,

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  • vicki

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    What a good teacher you are! Thank you for such an educational video.

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  • Kim Sharabba

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    As always, your scenes are amazing. And as always your definitions and descriptions of the products helpful. Watercolor pencils are confusing to me and you always help. I have the paper you used (yes, because of you) and I do find that not all pencils behave the same way and it’s good have to some point of reference as to why. I love the Pure Innocence line and I love this card.

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  • Kathy

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    Is there a supply list for this card please.

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  • Yvonne

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    What a sweet scene, and a lovely card! I love the baackground, and may give it a go. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  • diggy

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    WOW! you are one amazing artist. You make this card look so life like and easy to do with just watercolor pencils. It is so enjoyable watching your videos and how you create and explain.

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  • Marlene Kling

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    Absolutely adorable. It’s great being able to watch you put the colors on the w/c paper and let it do it’s job. I’m learning patience, among other things when I watch you paint. Your designs, your paint choices…all of it is just perfection. TFS your God given talent.

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  • Teresa Doyle

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    I so love the Pure Innocence sets, they are adorable and this one is no exception. Wonderful work as always Sandy!

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  • Chris S.

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    Cute card. I really enjoy watching you make backgrounds.

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  • Maureen

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    I love this card and especially how you made it so easy for us to re-create the scene. I struggle with those and you are such a master at them. Thanks for explaining that just giving the suggestion of those trees is really why I need. I think I try to go to “realistic” which isn’t good with watercolor and makes my scenes less pleasing.

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  • Trudie

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    So cute. You make it look so effortless. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Victoria Banaszak

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    This is such a cute card. I need to get my water colored pencils out and give them a go.

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  • Kathy S

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    Sandy, your talent always leaves me in awe. I’ve picked up a lot of tips from you on coloring and have a list of your videos to go back to when I’m working on a particular type of project. Thank you for sharing; I really appreciate and value it!

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  • Martha R

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    Enjoyed the video very much and your learned so much about water coloring w/ pencils!
    Thank you

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  • Sherry W

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    Cute. I always enjoy watching Sandy’s videos – her scenes put so much life into the images. This one looks quite “do-able” – I’ll try it!

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  • Theresa

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    Sandy ,
    I so enjoy watching your videos, this one especially. Thank you for your inspiring videos.
    Theresa Pope

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  • Donna Shelton

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    Sandy, I always love to watch you color. It inspires me to breakout my watercolor pencils. What ink do you use when you watercolor an image?

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  • Susan W.

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    Thanks Sandy for the great tips on watercolor pencils and watercolor paper!! Seems so easy when you do it and comes out perfect. I will have to dust off my set of watercolor pencils and try it on my Arches paper. I do enjoy your tutorials! 🙂

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  • Laurie Pickerel

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    So cute and looks so fun to color. You just inspired me to get out my watercolor pencils.

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  • Robin Ridpath

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    Wow! What a wonderful card and a wonderful lesson. I feel like I learned a ton and I’m going to give watercolor pencils another try . Thanks!

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  • GrammyP

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    This is a beautiful card and I really liked watching the video! I learned a lot from your technique. However, may I suggest that in referencing the pencils you suggest using that you tell people to buy the best they can afford, and make a recommendation. rather than saying that “in essence–you get what you pay for.” I’m sorry, but I found your language somewhat offensive when you were talking about your choice of pencils and it gave me a negative feeling towards the video. Please be careful in your language in the future when making your videos–you are most talented and have a lot to share!

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    • Joyce

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      I say don’t scrimp! This is your art. Use the best product you can lay your hands on because it matters. That’s all. Thank you so much for the video. I’m going to try it today. Peace to all!

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    • Marlene

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      I find your critique of Sandy offensive, and feel the need to come to her defense. One should never “be careful in your language” when speaking the TRUTH. Watercolor is one area where prices truly reflect quality based on the pigments used in making the medium. You would find Sandys video on “watercolor pencil comparison” very enlightening.
      Sandy, your card is absolutely adorable. Thanks for all you do!

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    • Kim

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      I absolutely agree with Marlene. I’ve been watching Sandy for a long time and I consider her a teacher. I’ve learned more from her about product and technique BECAUSE of the way she presents her videos. Her commentary is instructional (and sometimes really funny). You can obviously purchase whatever you want – or can afford. But know that the quality of the product you use will determine the outcome of your project. LOTS of people think they can buy Crayola brushes and watercolor pencils and expect the same results. Sandy is simply telling you that isn’t going to happy and WHY it isn’t. I loved this video.

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  • Sally

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    Love to watch you pull this together! I am inspired! 🙂 Thank you!

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  • Marilyn Falcone

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    Sandy, you wow me every time. Thanks for sharing your tslents!

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  • Melvin Nieves

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    I love your coloring techniques.

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