Monsters in the Mist: Colored Pencil Coloring with Sandy Allnock

Hello coloring pals! I’m Sandy Allnock, and I hope you had a wonderful holiday season! I for one am a little glad it’s over because I sent out almost 250 cards…a few went out on Christmas Eve, but man, beating that deadline just about crushed me!

Today I’m starting off 2018 with colored pencils in hand — this time on toned card stock. This can be done easily on a lot of colors of card stock, and if you make this card in pinks or reds it could easily be a monstrously cute Valentine! You may have heard of Gorillas in the Mist…I call this “Monsters in the Mist!”

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

I stamped the sentiment in Black Licorice but the monsters in Steel Blue. Whatever ink you pick for the monsters, let it be just a little darker than the paper so you can hide any lines you want to change up. And if you’re brave, skip the masking because as you’ll see in the video, pencil can cover it all up anyway!

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

For those who are a little nervous about “drawing” like this — feet and hands tend to be the hardest for lots of folks…thus the “mist” or “dust”! Put it over any area you don’t think you can handle and let it faaaade away into the mist…check out the video and see if you think this is something you’d try out!

I customized the monsters – just check out my crazy Elvis Costello monster! And that dude with the sunglasses is hilarious. You could make this look like your own family…or the family of your card recipient! Any stamp set can be customized this way, and it can really stretch the life of your stamps in all kinds of ways. Plus it only needs black, white, and 2 colors of pencil! I used Prismacolors, but it works with other brands too.

So there we are with the first Create in Color for 2018….I can’t wait to see what MFT has us coloring next month. Thanks so much for spending a few minutes with me — see you in February!

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

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  • Deeplaxmi

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    This is crazy awesome!!

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  • Nicole

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    This is such a fun card – love the monsters and the tone in tone style!!!

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  • Martine M.

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    Great technique (yet it seems simple). Love the result!

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  • Maria J

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    Love this! Where can we find your drawing class where you’re teaching tone on tone?

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  • Leslie

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    I love watching Sandy create and colour her cards! Such talent. They come together like a story in front of your eyes!

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  • MJ

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    Beautiful, adorable monster card! I loved watching you color the image. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Janet P. Klingaman

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    Love your colored pencil work and how you created a personality for each monster. My grandson would love these guys! Thanks so much for your inspiration. Looking forward to more in 2018.

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  • Vicki P

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    Oh wow what a brilliant coloring job with VERY few pencils! I’m so inspired!! Thank you!

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  • Henriëtte

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    Great job Sandy and that with a few pencils. I love your monsters in the mist!

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  • Marjorie DUMONTIER

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    Sandy’s card is so fun and perfectly executed !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  • Kay

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    Your talent blows me away every time I watch your videos and see your work. Maybe someday I’ll have a fraction of the talent you have..

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  • Mandy walters

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    Simply amazing. I love how you manipulate the monsters and make them leap off the page.

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  • Bev Page

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    Hi Sandy. You are truly an artist in every way – your brilliant colouring and your quirky ideas. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and I’m not really into monsters, but this is just fantastic. Many thanks for sharing your talent with us. Bev from Sydney Australia.

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  • Kim Fisher

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    I always love watching you colour! This card is particularly cute.

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  • DebbieP

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    I love your monster card. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Donna Whitten

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    Super cute card! Thanks for sharing.

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  • Anne Sturgeon

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    You are such a treat Sandy. A very talented treat. Love the video and those monsters are super cute. Nicely done.

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  • Dee Earnshaw

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    Great video – the results are so hilarious – this is a must try technique?Thanks Sandy for a great tutorial

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  • Paula Haller

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    And here I thought I couldn’t love this monster set any more!! ADORE this. Definitely will try this technique! Thanks so much.

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  • Janelle H

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    You are so imaginative! Thanks for showing us this technique. I need to try it! Love all the details you added.

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  • Jan Castle

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    Smiled all the way thru your video Sandy…..such FUN!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  • Janet

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    This is a “can’t wait to try it” technique! Thanks so much for a fun idea and a great lesson.

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  • Shirley

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    WOW! WOW! What a super great lesson on using pencils ….who knew, I certainly didn’t. Thanks so much Sandy. Great video!

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  • Sharron Gregory

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    Love this, it is so much fun! What a wonderful technique!

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  • diane

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    this is something I will try for sure love it! thanks for sharing!

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  • Julie S

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    This was so much fun watching these little guys come to life.

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  • Lagene

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    This is awesome, I always love Sandy Allnock’s videos!

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  • Sally

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    Love to watch you color!! I’m so amazed at how you can transform an image with shading and highlights!

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  • Julie

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    LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!!! OMG!!!

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  • Teresa Doyle

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    Absolutely genius Sandy, super cute images.

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  • Valerie Breingan

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    Cracking me up over here.Great card Sandy.

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  • GiniK

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    Sandy – Great, fun card – so different! The monsters really pop, and I love the way you can customize them so easily – now excuse me while I go try it for myself…!

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  • Tracy Hawkins

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    Just amazing! Love this Sandy, you make t look so simple! Oh how I wish I could create this ! I may just try, lol x77

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  • Brenda D

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    Amazing! You are so talented Sandy.

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