Polka Dot Pals and Paper Doll Marci

This project combines the Paper Doll Marci Sweetheart character with a new face from Polka Dot Pals Mason and fun background elements from Polka Dot Pals Vera – plus a whole lot of creative color placement makes this one unique card.

I stamped the character in black but before I did that, I wiped away the face with a cotton swab. This allowed me to use an Add-on Face from one of the Polka Dot Pals sets and I chose the one from Polka Dot Pals Mason. When I stamped that face, I also wiped away the mouth so I could color my own in.
This little girl has bubble powers so she’s have a bright cheery day in the backyard. Wouldn’t that be fun to be able to produce bubbles from your hands? The sentiment is a light chipboard and easy to color with the Copic markers so I colored it similar to the bubbles and tied it in with the theme that way. To help it stand out, I did the second layer with black.
The hat is actually part of the doll’s hair. That was a lot of hair so I decide she’d be perfect with a little beanie hat. Because I wanted to go with something bright, and I recently learned about Nooglers at Google, I went with a propeller beanie. Other creative color placement includes the mouth, extra hair, bubbles, pool and pool toys.
This is what the character looked like before the transformation using creative color placement.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Chipboard Embellishments

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Mason (face)
Polka Dot Pals Vera (houses)
Paper Doll Marci Sweetheart (character)

Copic Markers:
T1, 2, 4, 6, 8, BV25
E23, 25, 27, 29, E30, 31, 35
YR21, 04, 09, 18
R32, 35, 37, 39
Y11, 15, 32, YR24
V000, 01, 12
BG11, 32
B01, 14, 16
YG21, 23, 25, 17, 67

Polka Dot Pals Vera

It’s a release day at Whimsy Stamps and you’ll want to head on over there to grab your newest Polka Dot Pals clear set! This is Polka Dot Pals Vera and I can’t wait to see how everyone colors her up or color up the houses in the background too. For my card, I stuck within the set and created this scene…

Old fans may recognize this character from Little Miss Muffet Stamps – she was one of my favorites so I fixed a few things and also added a face to this set. Now she’s even better and I know will be one that I use over and over again.
I first colored the background and took inspiration from the first card I made last autumn when the Polka Dot Pals were newly released at Whimsy Stamps. That particular card has been hanging on my wall and … displayed proudly kinda like the first dollar earned at a small shop. LOL And it’s a quick but detailed background to do as well

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace
Liquid Pearls – Bisque and Coral
chipboard embellishments

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Vera

Copic Markers:
E00, 21, 34, 17, R11
100, C1, 3, BV25
E43, 47, 49
T2, 4, 5, 7
R30, 32, 37, 39
YG21, 23, 17

Polka Dot Pals Mason and The Mailbox

For this project, I’ve mashed up a Polka Dot Pal with a DoveArt stamp and created this scene. These combination is always fun to work on and they make great scenes. This one features The Mailbox in the background and Polka Dot Pals Mason as the character. I’d swoon too if someone put a friendly note in my mailbox with flowers. Sigh

The red and yellow flowers are colored like Indian Blankets which are pentifiul this season around Texas. I think the yellow tips are stunning and pulls this flower over from the weed category into the desirable category. I’m so glad there are fields and fields of these to enjoy.
The character is Polka Dot Pals Mason and I’ve added elements from the Polka Dot Pals Fern set – her glasses and the sentiment. On the glasses, and the center of the flowers, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to give it a little more texture and shine. It’s a subtle effect but looks great when see in real life.
The background was stamped in green and brown ink. To do this, I inked up the entire stamp in green then dabbed the brown in sections such as the mailbox and the house. I didn’t worry about getting some on the green trees/grassy area and thought that would add extra dimension when I colored it. The character was stamped in black.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Memento Ink Rich Cocoa
Tsukineko Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Mason (character)
Polka Dot Pals Fern (face and sentiment)
The Mailbox

Copic Markers:
E30, 31, 35, 79, T1, 3, 8
YG21, 23, 67
Y11, 21, YR24, R05
BG11, 13, 49
B00, 12, 23, 06, 95
BG10, 11
E42, 43, 44
T2, 4, 6
YG21, 23, 67, 99
Y21, R05, 29

You’re Just My Type

These literary mice are at it again, typing poems for those they care about. Last week I had bookmarks to share and from that I expanded and also created a card using the same theme. However, with the card being larger, I was able to include more of the accessory stamps.

I used the same colors and supplies as the bookmarks so I only had to grab a few extra things to complete this. The poem itself, is very long. In addition to not rhyming, I thought that would be humorous when pulling it out, and out and out even more.
I didn’t want to add so many new colors so when I did the background, I kept with the brown from the mice and the gray/white from the paper.
I didn’t show the whole poem, but there are three more segments. The pull tab goes all the way down to the bottom of the card when it’s inserted all the way. To do this allusion, I assembled it with two layers of foam in between and then cut the slit all the way down to the 2nd to last layer (but not the base)

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
My Mind’s Eye 6×6″ Paper – Follow Your Heart
Nuvo Crystal Drops
self-sticking gems, tickets

Lawn Fawn Stamps:
You’re Just My Type
Love Poems

Copic Markers:
BG11, 13, 49
T2, 4, 8
E000, 21, 23, 13, R11
E71, 74, 77
Y11, BV25, T1

Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break DCS

Sometimes not knowing what to color next, I look to my desk for inspiration. Or rather, I’m too lazy to look elsewhere and grab the closest thing… in this case, it was my second printing of the digital scene Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break. I thought, sure why not! And this time I was going to do it different.

Update: This event is over but you still have time to enter the challenges with your creativity and coloring. Good luck! If you haven’t already heard, Whimsy Stamps is having their Virtual Weekend Retreat and this is one of the talk about images – there is a video, inspiration by others, and more. So come on over and play along in the games, challenges, chit-chat and prizes.

Whenever I think of farms, I gravitate towards animals and food crops – so I often forget about all the gorgeous and colorful flower farms out there. So this farm is dedicated to tulips and lavender. I can only imagine what it would be like to visit here. Blissful and aromatic for sure.
I really enjoyed how the mouth turned out on this gal. They don’t always turn out to be my favorites so it’s a happy result when it does. I also like the vine that I added to the silo. I do wish, however, I made the back row of trees into clouds instead. But that’ll just be something I can do next time.
While traveling, I enjoying spotting the barn quilt squares so I decided to add one to this barn. I went with a flying geese pattern. The fields I tried to color are orange tulips and lush lavender. I added dimension to these crops with Liquid Pearls.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Liquid Pearls
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die cuts

Copic Markers:
E30, 31, 34, 35
BV23, T1, 3, 5, R02, RV95
E21, 23, 27, 29
T2, 4, 6, 8
R32, 35, 37, 39
Y13, 21, YR24
YG21, 23, 67, G28
G21, YG61, 93
YR04, 18, 27
V04, 05, 06, 09
BV14, 16
BV23, 25
G21, 24, 28, 46

Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break DCS

This is the image I’ve colored during the Whimsy Stamp’s Virtual Weekend Event – if you haven’t popped on over to join the festivities then now is the time. I showed how I colored this card from start to almost finish in a speed coloring that was 28 minutes long. Yes that seems long and being on the editing side then I defiantly agree with you. However, this was a special event and there are videos, tutorials, games, freebies, prizes and more so we have all been putting extra effort into have a great weekend.

The image is Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break. Update: The event is over but you still have time to add your creative projects and coloring into the challenges this week. Good luck!

I had created this scene a few weeks ago on another image and thought it was cute enough that I paired her with a Polka Dot Pal to create this digital coloring scene.
Today I’ll be coloring this image again and will choose a different color scheme. Instead of hay, perhaps I’ll choose corn or sunflowers. Instead of a sunset, maybe I’ll go for a light blue sky. It’ll be fun to see how different it turns out.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Liquid Pearls

Whimsy Stamp:
Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break

Copic Markers:
E21, 23, 25, 29 (tilled dirt, trunk and shoe)
YG03, 61, G24 (background shrubs)
YG01, 23, 25, 17, 67, G99 (side tree/shrubs, front grass)
R05, 27, 37, 39, C3, 5, BG78 (barn and apple)
YR30, 31, Y21, 26, E31, 35 (right field)
T2, 4, 6 (road)
0, Y00, 11, 21, YR31 (sky)
B32, 34, 37, 39 (overalls)
BG11, 13, 49 (shirt)
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79 (hair)
YG21, 93, 97, T8, C3, 1 (eyes)
E0000, 000, 00, 30, 31, 34, R11, RV93, 95, C1, 3 (face/skin)
BV23, 25 (shadows)

Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party DCS

Remember that fun party image from two days ago? I couldn’t wait to color her again. This time I went with a fancy fiesta theme. This is Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party and is a digital coloring scene that is ready to go.

I have a video of this one showing the floor, check it out on YouTube or below:
Coloring Wood Flooring

You may recognize her pose from the COVID-19 freebie (still available HERE) so this is when the restrictions are lifted and we get to party again. I can image some sort of interactive card with the COVID-19 quarantine image on the front then pull it up to reveal our true desires and the party image. You see it, right? Maybe someone will and if you do then make sure to tag me.
This image has so much potential and I know it will be one that I color again and again. Aside from the colors I can use, the balloons themselves will make sure of that. This time I went with opaque but next time I might go with a full transparent.

YouTube Video:
Coloring Wood Flooring

Supplies Used:
Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party

Copic Colors:
YG01, 21, 23, 25
Y11, 13, 15, 19
YR20, 21, 65, 68
E42, 43, 44, 47, 49
R11, E30, 31, 34
E71, 74, 77, 79
T2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
B41, 34, 45
C1, 3
BG11, 34, 57
R21, RV14, 21
BV23, 25
R00, 30

Polka Dot Pals Fern in Mason Jar DCS

Yesterday was a release day at Whimsy Stamps and there are some adorably fun images to play with… including two new Polka Dot Pals digital coloring scenes! For my post today, I’ve featured the second image, Polka Dot Pals Fern in Mason Jar. These digital coloring scene are da’bomb! (If I may say so. LOL)

This scene is ready to color so there is no merging or cropping involved – they all come complete with adorable characters and faces too. I like to think of them as quick and easy to down to business – the coloring – which is the fun part. They’re even large enough that simply making a one-layer card looks stunning. So when you’re at a loss for what to color, browse the digital coloring scenes and pick out your favorite!
I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to use on this so I started out with the obvious ones… green for grass, then I choose green for bushes and went on to a blue sky. This is where my creativity jumped in and I added some purple. I mirrored that purple at the bottom with Liquid Pearl drops. Next I chose red/orange/yellow and then tried to stick with those colors for the rest of the image. Once coloring was done, I added Crystal Drops and Liquid Pearls for some dimension.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Liquid Pearls
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Fern in Mason Jar

Copic Markers:
YG00, 21, 23, 17, 67, 99
E71, 74, 77, 79
B12, 14, 18
R12, 05, 46, 39
E42, 43, 44, 47
Y11, 15, 26
YR21, 18, 04, 08
E30, 31, 35, R11
B000, 01, V91, 93
C1, 3, BV25
T1, 3, 5, 8

Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party DCS

It’s June, it’s June! I’ve been excited for this day as it is release day at Whimsy Stamps and if you enjoy the Polka Dot Pals then you’re going to want the two new digital coloring scenes. The one I’m featuring today is Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party. I even have a short video on how to color balloons like these.

YouTube Video:
Coloring Yellow Balloons

Figuring out a color scheme on this one was half the fun – so many bright choices and so many fitting themes. As you can see, for this one I went with all yellow balloons – which reminded me of the simple smiley balloons. So I went with that and added emoji various emoji faces to them all.
I thought this would make a bright graduation card so I colored all the party elements in black, yellow or white. To add some color, I added blue and green for an outdoor scene. After that, the remaining colors were chosen to not stand out as much. After it was finished, I added some Glitter Glue and Liquid Pearls.

YouTube Video:
Coloring Balloons

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Liquid Pearls
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Copic Multiliner SP Black 0.3

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party

Copic Colors:
Y11, 15, 19, 26
R05, 29
C2, 3
B34, 69
T1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
B01, 04
R30, 32, 43, RV14
BG11, 23, 13, 49
E0000, 30, 31, E04, R02
B91, 93, 95, 97
YG21, 25, 17, 63, G29

Mason Atlas Jar – Die Set and Clear Stamps

This is an easy pairing and if you don’t have them both, I’m sure this will temp you. For this project I’ve used the Atlas Jar clear stamps with the Mason Atlas Jar die set. It was a must have in my stash and I’ve so much enjoyed using both the die set and clear stamps. This jar is just the right size if you find the larger one too big. Of course, I love and have that one too. Just sayin’.

To assemble the jar, I used foam tape to build up layers and used scrap pieces of die cuts that I had laying around – the grass and flowers were just long enough to squeeze in there. I colored them all up with Copic markers and added some Crystal Drops and Glitter Glue for texture.
The lid was also cut using the Mason Atlas Jar die set. I used the jar stamp and inked up just the top part to stamp the lid. Instead of putting it on top of the jar, I thought it would be different and fun to have it leaning against the jar. I used white foam tape behind white elements and the black foam tape behind the black layer. I’m really liking the black!

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
grass, flowers and puzzle die set
self-sticking gems
wood banner and twine
white foam tape
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Stickles Glitter Glue

Whimsy Stamps:
Mason Atlas Jar die set
Atlas Jar clear set
Polka Dot Pals Mason (butterflies)
Fabulous Florals 6×6″ Decorative Paper
Shaker Maker Foam Tape – Black

Colors Used:
Y11, 19
YR61, 65, 68
B000, 01
YG21, 25, 17
T2, 4, 6