For my project, I’ve used Annabel Haines’ fur tutorial and colored up this raccoon. I’m always impressed with her textures and would love to color like that someday. So I’m learning, practicing and learning more. I’m getting there. The stamp is Great Catch, a retired set from SugarPea Designs.
I’ve been studying Annabel Haines‘ style on fur because she does an incredible job. In fact, she does amazing on all her projects with added textures and details. So over the years, I’ve been working up the courage to give it a try. I practice here and there but this was the first time I’ve gone full furry on an image. It was good first attempt but I still have more to learn. The image I used was a retired Scaredy Cat rubber stamp which is now available in the Going Catty clear set by Whimsy Stamps.
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.
Polka Dot Pals Harley is a hardcore character and also one that has many faces, literally! This is a challenge I did with Jennifer Dove to color a Muppets character using Polka Dot Pals Harley clear stamp. She went with Animal and I chose the Swedish Chef. This is considered extreme creative color placement.
Visit Jennifer’s Animal post HERE. (and a hug thank you to her for the inspiration, wood grain paper, and much more!)
I wanted to show some of my past watercolor attempts which were from a few weeks ago. This one features Dragon Pull My Finger rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps. I love the images by Dustin Pike and his dragons are so easy to color…even if it is with watercolors.
I would say I had some difficulty with the watercolors, paper, brush or something. As you can see on the hand and the lamp, I tried to blend too much on the paper and scrubbed the paper away. Overall, it was somewhat frustrating and I wanted it to be more defined. So I pulled out the colored pencils and did some touch up work.
I like this result much better and felt that I salvaged the image. I can still see where the blue brush marker was used to color the sky in the background so I’ve been watching out for that to avoid. In the before and after, I can definitely see a difference on the eyes, tummy and lamp.
It’s a new release at Whimsy Stamps and I’ve created a card using the new Galaxy Galore Background along with the Bundled Up stamp in the foreground. There are loads of other inspiration from the Whimsy DT this week.
I started with embossing the background in white then used my sponge to ink on the blue and faded it towards the bottom. For the girl, I colored her with markers first and then used the pencils to create the knitting. I’ll be forever grateful to Annabel for enlightening my world with this texture. I love it!
There’s a fun new release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and you can see more inspiration on the LMMS Challenge blog. For my project I’ve merged a scene using the Polka Dot Pals Joshua series release which includes all the following digital stamps:
I used my Prismacolor Pencils and colored on a taupe or krafty color. I actually don’t know what color it is but I thought it would work well with a desert theme. Then I colored the sky mostly blues and greys so I’m glad I had a little bit of the taupe color showing.
It’s new releases at Whimsy Stamps and I have a project showcasing the Sunflower DoveArt rubber stamp. This one was stamped on Balsa wood then colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. I also used some glitter and transparent paper from Whimsy Stamps for a sparkled finish. Finally, some butterflies and a ladybug embellishment were added for a friendly touch.
My project was inspired again by Annabel and her awesome knitting pattern which I colored again on this Moose. This is Merry Moose-mas from Whimsy Stamps. I colored the scarf and hat originally in Copic markers but wasn’t able to get the details I was looking for. So I then went over it with Prismascolor pencils and brought back in the details.
These are the Copic markers I used on Merry Moose-mas:
Welcome to Day 3 of the Whimsy Stamps March release week countdown. We have some more adorable images to share with you today, ones that are perfect for spring and Easter. Today I have a project that shows Bunny Found One and Farmhouse Shiplap Background.
Although, it’s difficult to see the background stamp – I thought the color I chose would show up more then I ended up covering most of that paper anyway. I goofed when I stamped the Bunny Found One and didn’t press evenly to get a full impression so that’s why the daffodil flower is missing – but waste not want not and I strategically placed a gem and movement lines where it showed up the most. Lost of mistakes but I pressed on and you wouldn’t have really noticed if I didn’t spill the beans.
I then colored it using my Prismacolor pencils on soft Balsa wood. I colored it in rainbow colors similar to the Ty plush toys that we have so many of around the house. Then since the bunny was so colorful, I changed the egg to be a chocolate egg. The sentiment is Make it Crafty a chipboard embellishment.