Polka Dot Pals Syeda

Welcome back! Today I want to share another card I created using the Neenah Desert Storm paper with Copic Markers. This one uses the character and face from Polka Dot Pals Syeda with the fence element from Polka Dot Pals Fern. Using a non-white color for the paper options is ideal for snowy backgrounds and I was eager to give this a try.

I had colored this image before so I started with my favorite part and colored the piglet. After that I thought I’d get started on the snow which meant I needed to color the fence. Not stopping there, I added the blue background and then jumped right into adding the snowflakes. I’d normally leave the background until last but I was eager to define the snow on the fence – that meant I had to color both of those areas. Then it was just too tempting not to add the snow.
I contemplated on what colors to do Syeda’s clothes and settled on pinks and purples. However, in hindsight I wish I had done blues and greens or just blues with neutral colors. I think it would have fit the snowy theme better and allow the piglet and background features to stand out more.
I kept the card simple and used a blue to coordinate with the background. I think because I had snow, I could have added a white card base but the black helped bring out Syeda’s hair and boot features so I stuck with that.

These are the Copic Markers I used:
E04, R12 (piglet)
E70, 71, 74, 77 (fence)
T0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
B12, 14, 06, 08 (sky)
E000, 30, 31, 35, R12 (skin)
V000, 04, 15, 17
R11, 13, 14
plus white gel pen and white colored pencil

Paper:
Neenah Desert Storm 80# Cardstock

These are the stamps which are available at Whimsy Stamps:

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