Create in Color with Sandy Allnock

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Sandy is back! Today she’s brought her trusty colored pencils to imbue the gorgeous new Fluttering Friends with vivid color. You’ll fall in love with her rainbow of dragonflies and her quick tip for creating a stunning coordinating border detail.

It’s that time again — let’s get coloring!

I’m Sandy Allnock and I am *in love* with this release! I really don’t say that often but this time, wowsers! Watch my YouTube channel for some others but for today, let’s make a rainbow spray of dragonflies with the Fluttering Friends set.

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

I chose to use my Prismacolor pencils this time — just looking at the color charts for all three, I think the best rainbow collection can be pulled out of that brand, but if you have a different set, just grab one of each of the rainbow of colors. It’s helpful to put them in order on your table…mine got out of order and I had to think harder than I needed to. Check out the video for more!

If you have any “old” dried out stamp pads in a light color, I recommend keeping one of them for no-line coloring — it makes it super helpful for stamping lightly. I did stamp once lightly on scrap paper before stamping on my project paper so it got even lighter, which means those lines disappear even more. And that little trick to make the rainbow stripe on the side? I’ll be using that one again…look how pretty it is!

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

These are the colors I used on my card:

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

You might also note I used a wide brush for the background — this is a Cosmo Spin 30, and it does a nice job of releasing pigment. Other flat brushes can do a similar thing but I also like that I can make a thin line with it sometimes as well. My other brushes are Silver Black Velvet Round brushes and I most often reach for an #8 and #12.

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I’ll bet you have lots of stamp sets in your stash that would look simply amazing colored in rainbow order. Dragonflies provide a great starting point but no matter which MFT set you use to create your rainbow, we want to see them! Tag #mftstamps to make sure we can admire them. Happy coloring!

 

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  • Carole D

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    This was so relaxing to watch and I feel very inspired to use my pencils!

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  • Barbara Armstrong

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    What a sweet and simple card that would make anyone getting this very special. Thanks for sharing your art!

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  • Liz J

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    Super ideas here, loved the video!

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  • Sally

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    Beautiful card! You make it look so easy! (But it’s NOT for me!) I’m inspired though – back to my craft room!

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  • Jan Castle

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    WOW….love what you did with this stamp set Sandy!!!! TFS
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  • Sheri K

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    This is so pretty Sandy–love those fireflies and the edge idea is pure genius!

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  • Anne D

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    Absolutely love this card! The colors, the movement, and of course learning from you each and every time! Thanks!

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  • Betty Sue

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    Love this rainbow card! Thanks Sandy!

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  • Lagene

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    Awesome card, I love the added strip of rainbow colors on the side! Thanks for the video!

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  • Sybrina K

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    It’s always a treat when Sandy is guesting at MFT…. but a colored pencil post is the absolute best! Thanks, Sandy!

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  • Crystal

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    LOVE this idea– I am inspired to try this with other stamps as well! Thank you!!

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  • Marilyn

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    Sandy, I love your rainbow dragon flies. The strip down the side really sets the scene. Lovely!

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  • Trudie

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    How delightful. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Janet N

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    Beautiful ????

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    • Janet N

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      I meant that to be “ beautiful” with hearts after it not question marks!! Love this card, Sandy!!

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      • Sandy Allnock

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        Don’t you love when phones do their own thing? lol 🙂
        Thanks!

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  • Peg

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    What charming images Sandy! You come up with the greatest ideas! Thank you for sharing.

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