Play Along with Polka Dots & Flutterby Friends — This Month in Create in Color!

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The idea of coloring a full panel card front may seem intimidating, but one of the many great things about Sandy is that she shows you how attainable it actually is, even when you're creating the background without the aid of scene-building stamps! You're going to love her tips for focusing on nailing details on one or two of your stamped elements (hello blue hair and easy polka dots!) and using easy, bold swathes of color to create your scenery. Flutterby Friends is the perfect choice for illustrating her tips! Check out what she's created, then scroll to the end of today's post for information about a Facebook Live event happening TONIGHT. Hope to see you there!

Hi beautiful! It’s me, Sandy Allnock, here with another coloring video — a sweet little girl making friends with a winged buddy...a pileup of puffy white summer clouds in the distance!

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

In the video I’ll go through the coloring of the girl, especially that yummy hair and pretty blue dress. And don’t worry, polka dots can hide any problems we have with the fabric folds!

Wasn’t that fun? I just love how that background happened! I love the results when I feel bold enough to choose a darker-than-usual blue for the sky.

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

If you want to try this, grab all your markers to get ready to join in! Here they are:

Copic coloring from Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Did I make you a believer about putting blue underneath the black hair you color? I love adding blues and purples underneath!

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


Later this evening I’ll be on Facebook leading a color-along...these are so much fun!

Facebook Live with Sandy Allnock featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

How to participate:

  1. Download the PDF and print it on Copic-friendly paper.
  2. Gather the supplies, listed in the PDF.
  3. Invite your friends! Link them to this post so they can come download the PDF too.
  4. Join HERE at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST — jammies are perfectly appropriate attire on a Friday night!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all on Facebook this evening. If you miss it, check out the replay over the weekend!


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    I meant the little butterfly girl she is cute I step outside every morning just to see what beauty awaits the day. If we notice the flowers and the butterfly’s we smile and should remind us to smile at each other to especially in this trying time.

    Cindylynn Daniel June 19, 2021

    She is darling looks like me in the morning trying to wake up. Beautiful blue blends.

    Cindylynn Daniel June 19, 2021


    Jeannie H June 13, 2021

    Love Flutterby Freinds & Sandy Allnock!!

    Sheri Hale June 13, 2021

    So cute!! Can’t wait to get this!

    Kim B June 13, 2021

    Love the richness of the blues and blends…..really pops! Thanks

    Neen June 12, 2021

    How cute!! Such a cute image – perfect for my toddler granddaughter (well, her Mom anyway – she doesn’t care – LOL!). Sandy’s coloring tips are always so helpful. I am looking forward to the live! Thanks for the freebie download, MFT!

    Sherry Woods June 11, 2021

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