This is a blast from the past as my daughter and I color up Rosa the Rattlesnake from a retired set named Forest Friends Stuart & Rosa from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. We colored this one in Prismacolor Pencils and decided to color on dark blue paper to create a night sky scene. She also decided we should color a Scarlet Kingsnake instead of a rattler.
Not every day can be sunshine and rainbows – but for those blue days, sometimes it helps to have a bottle of sunshine nearby. And Polka Dot Pals Atlas here has a large jar to share!
I’m excited to announce today is a new release at Whimsy Stamps and there are two new sets that I’m using today – Polka Dot Pals Atlas and the Atlas Jar. To create this scene, I used the sun and character from Polka Dot Pals Atlas set then the jar, tag and twine from the Atlas Jar set. This was a challenge for me to color sunshine in a jar but I think it worked out alright.
This is Toilet Paper Dudley by Dustin Pike which is a freebie at Whimsy Stamps and was one that I had to join in coloring him. I think the hardest part was to decide what color scheme. I’ve been inspired to use yellow so that seemed to be the natural choice.
Just playing around with some scraps and some how came up with this pipe works bookmark. Lydia started with a pipe spilling out a rainbow of colors which reminded me of the Water Works card game I used to play as a kid. That idea blossomed and I ended up with this sketch filled with leaky pipes and red valves. It’ll be a great bookmark to use.
Here are some of my latest crochet patterns that I’ve been working on. They were all from Amigurumi Today – Raspberry Bear, Blackberry Bear and Pineapple Panda. I made a few alterations including a cat instead of a panda and a few things on the clothing to make it fit better. There’s not much else to say but here are a bunch of picture. Enjoy!
Here are a few projects that I’ve been working on with my daughters as we learn how to watercolor together. These are kits from Let’s Make Art and we selected the Floral Truck to start with and shared the ink between us. There was still plenty left if we wanted to do it again.
I made some more matchboxes and was able to herd my other two daughters in the room to make them too. These are fun little projects and not as intimidating as a full size image for them to tackle. We used several Lawn Fawn sets including Upon A Star, Mom + Me, and Chameleon to make these.
Sometimes a project hangs around the coloring desk only getting attention here and there and this was one of those. The background was a watercolor picture Cassandra did and I nabbed it before she tossed it into the rubbish bin out of frustration. She was convinced that nothing good would come from it. So that gave me a challenge to use it in one of my projects and this is what I came up with. I’ve combined it with Polka Dot Pals Fern and the No-See All Seasons Tree die set.
I was watching mandala rock painting on YouTube and thought that would be a fun idea to incorporate into a card somehow. I didn’t have any acrylic paint handy (can you believe that?!) but I did have a stack of Lawn Fawn stamps on my desk. So I thought the smaller stamps in those sets would be perfect to make one and this is what I ended up with. Except for the planning phase, this was a fun no-brain card to work on.
This felting kit is by Hamanaka and it found it’s way into my Amazon cart easily enough. I don’t know the name but I think it’s Good Friend Sheep H441-288. I really liked the texture and and though this lamb was cute for a weekend project.