Find Out If You’re a $100 MFT Shopping Spree Winner Then Create in Color with Sandy Allnock!

Before we get to today's post, we have our randomly selected New Product Launch winners. Both of these lucky winners will receive a $100 Shopping Spree in the MFT boutique.

from Jodi’s blog: McCoko

from Anna’s blog: Cynthia Cole

Congratulations to you both! McCoko and Cynthia, please send an email to to claim your prize. Thank you to everyone that commented on our Design Team blogs — we appreciate every comment!

The June Release is a water lover's dream. From ocean dwellers to beach bums, you'll find it all. This month's Create in Color feature from Sandy provides the perfect technique for accentuating those beachy scenes and poolside parties.

Hey everyone, it's Sandy Allnock, and I need a pool for my nap today. Anyone else need to join me??

The Hey, Sunshine stamp set from this month's release inspired me to float away in my dreams at least.

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

I got out my Copic markers to create a scene for this little girl, and sketched in the water — I deliberately kept it really loose, to show you it needn't be perfect to look like water. The sun is constantly changing the lines and making them don't tell yourself you can't do this — just try it out and see!

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it over on YouTube.

I picked good strong colors for the girl and her float and ball — that allows the water to be a secondary, supporting element since people will look at her. Here are the colors I used:

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

The little white highlights on the tops (centers!) of the plastic items make them look plastic; putting those strong white highlights on her skin will make her look shiny, but maybe if she's all lathered up properly with oil, she really could be shiny!

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

I'm excited to be heading out to MFT in a few days to color along with lots of students; it'll be such fun to meet everyone! If you're coming, and you've bought my Bible journaling book, please feel free to bring it for signing — I'd be happy to do that during breaks!

Happy summer!


Sandy mentioned her upcoming trip to Eustis — we have a couple of spots available in the June 21 and June 23 classes, so register now to pick up some invaluable tips, tricks, and techniques from the master herself! Find all of the information on our upcoming events page.


That water. I saw the colored image with the stamp set and immediately mentally moved on because I knew I couldn’t do that water. Weeeeell, I’ve decided I might be able to do my version of pool water now! Thanks for enabling me, Sandy!

Kelly June 08, 2019

So adorable! I love watching you color. I can’t wait to play with my stamps – they just arrived today!

Barbara R. June 07, 2019

I’m definitely loving this stamp set and Sandy’s card! Thank You so much for this generous prize and for making my day so bright! Congrats to McCoco as well.

Cynthia Cole June 07, 2019

WOW What an awesome job of coloring the water in the pool! It’s looks like I could just jump in for a cool swim💦💦 Now I just need a pool🤣
Great job!

Krystal Huchingson June 07, 2019

Fantastic coloring! The scene looks so real! :)
Congratulations to the winners! :)

Karthikha Uday June 07, 2019

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