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Storybook Style Coloring

To my new friends from over on the MFT blog – it’s so nice to have you visiting me here, thanks for stopping by! This is the third and final in my series for MFT, and it’s been so much fun – big thanks to them for sending a few stamps for me to play along with.

And now…on to my card for today!

Storybook Style Coloring

The sweet little sheep stamps totally inspired today’s card. I thought they were so darling they could be storybook illustrations! So I decided to see if I could create a soft, whimsical look with them, and thought colored pencil would be the perfect medium. The background would have been daunting – but my Copic airbrush completed the sky in the blink of an eye – nice and smoothly! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

The card is a square 4-1/4″, and the image area a simple 4×4 on Neenah Cardstock. I stamped the images in Natural Hybrid Ink, masked them off with post-it tape, and airbrushed up that sweet sky. I found a Prismacolor pencil that was the same shade so I could touch up a few tiny areas that I missed with my imperfect mask-cutting!

Sandy Allnock Storybook Coloring1

I diecut the piece with the Wonky Stitched Squares – at first I wasn’t sure of these dies, but suddenly realized – it’s only the stitching that’s wonky. The outside edge is perfectly square for the need-to-be-squared-off part of my brain!Sandy Allnock Storybook Coloring2

The sentiment was added in three parts using a MISTI to align it all; the “Ewe” on top of pencil worked since the yellow hadn’t gotten very waxy, and the rest of the sentiment was just on top of airbrushing – easy peasy to stamp on!

Bonus video

I’ve been creating some quick tips videos on my second channel (same one where the vlogs are) – just a minute long – and today’s is on the sharpener and storage for my pencils that I’ve found works best for me. Check it out below or watch HERE in HD on YouTube.


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9 thoughts on “Storybook Style Coloring

  1. Oh my goodness. Just getting my Sandy fix all caught up on and I think I have lots of videos to watch. I love looking at your work, but the videos are top notch.

  2. Cute, cute, cute. Love the storybook look. TFS

  3. Can I only tell you HOW HAPPY I am MFT has found you (I talk about you all the time when I go into the store!!!). I love this card. I gave my HUGE set of Prismacolor pencils to my mother in law because I didn’t know what to do with them – yes, PRE SANDY. We’ll just call it P.S. I’m so sad.

    1. Oh darn! Maybe you can borrow them back…. 🙂

  4. Thanks Sandy! As silly as the sounds, I never thought to mask the sentiment in a way that it could be stretched out as you have done. Thanks so much.

  5. You do some beautiful colouring. Love it.

  6. Love this idea! And thank you for the extra tips about pencils. 🙂

  7. Awesome idea to do with these stamps.I love the storybook look of it, and the soft coloring. These little sheep are so cute! I will defintely have to pick them up!

  8. I recently purchased this set and have a couple of images stamped, colored and fussy cut for a card. I love your treatment of the images!
    Thanks Sandy!

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