Polka Dot Pals Khadija

This is a new release at Whimsy Stamps for this month and she is named Polka Dot Pals Khadija. I added the face that was included and used the wings and fireflies together to create this little scene. In addition to using those elements from the set, I added pointy ears through creative color placement and made her more fairy like.

She was colored as a fairy ladybug with the bright red wings. From the top photo, you can see how much this Polka Dot Pal was transformed from the original uncolored state to the finished colored image. I love the Polka Dot Pals, even with those annoying beady eyes, because there are so many possibilities. And once colored (even without a face) they’re still adorable. So pick up your sets at Whimsy Stamps and let’s see what you can color!

Polka Dot Pals Imogen and Mason Jar

Here’s another version of Polka Dot Pals Imogen clear clear stamped inside the Mason Jar rubber stamp, both available at Whimsy Stamps. This time I went with pink fairy dust in the snow globe and also added some extra features. Can you spot them without me pointing them out?

This image was stamped in a very light beige color ink which allowed me to use something other than blue for the jar coloration. It worked well with the pink.
The Polka Dot Pals stamp line are so fun to color and so versatile as well – you can change the look of the whole image just by giving it different elements and or faces. Here are some of the ones I’ve already colored using the four release from last month and this month. I haven’t even begun to start with the elements yet.
Ok, times up! I added extra twine to create a bow under the bells and then, of course, added a face to this cutie pie and the fairy dust in the jar. Did you get those three? You could probably count the ladybugs as additions too or you can use the ones from the stamp set.
Mason Jar rubber stamp

Galaxy Galore Background

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!

These are the Copic Markers that I used:
W10, E49, 47, 33
E31, 33, 35, 23, 27
W5, 7, 9, C3, 5
E04, 02, R05, 12
BG49, 45, 53, 10
Here are Prismacolor Pencils used:
1027, 1015, 992, 938, 105
Distressed Ink: Tumbled Glass

This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Reindeer Kitty

I have a Christmas project this week using Reindeer Kitty from Whimsy Stamps. I wanted to work on fur texture so I pulled up some pictures of cats and settled on a common tabby. I started with the lightest color and worked towards the dark. Then without blending, I tried to pull in some of the lighter colors where it was needed.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Reindeer Kitty:
YG01, 23, 63
Y21, 26, 28, YR23
E04, 42, 43, 44, W5, 9
R12, 05, 46, 59
BV23, C3
This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Fantail Goldfish

For my project, I’ve used Fantail Goldfish a DoveArt for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamp. I wanted to try something different and stumbled across Nicoletta‘s amazing water project. She was following a tutorial on the Copic Italia blog and I knew that was something I should try. So this is my first attempt on the Faintail Goldfish. It was about step three that I decided I didn’t like it, however, I pushed through to finish so I could learn from my mistakes. I think the next time will be a little easier.

Here are the Copic markers I used on Fantail Goldfish:
Y11, 23, 26, YR02, 04, 21, E21
B00, 12, 23, 32, 95, 97
G00, V01, V12, BV00, R05
This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Merry Moose-mas

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:
B21, 95, 39
BG11, 13, 23, 18
C1, 3
E42, 43, 44, 47
W1, 4, 6, 8, 9
E51, 53, 55, 31, 53
This and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
 

Flower Fairy

I thought this little fairy would be perfect as a little bee so I dug out my yellow and black papers from the back and colored her up.  This is Flower Fairy from Whimsy Stamps and I also used the Card Builders Window Die set from Whimsy Stamps too. I colored her outfit first and wasn’t sure where to go with the hair color but thought a little green with be refreshing.

These are the Copic markers I used on Flower Fiary:
YG21, 17, 23
W3, 4, 5, 6
YR30, 31, Y32, 35, 38, Y26
B0000, 000, 01, 02
E00, 30, 31, 29, 49, C3, R12
B97, 93, 05, 01
YG63, C1, 3, BV23

Emma and Aime

It’s release week at Whimsy Stamps and I have some new products to show off. For my project I’ve used Emma and Aime as well as the new Card Builder Windows die released this month too. I fussy cut around the image and used just one of the fairy girls.

These are the Copic markers I used on Emma and Aime:
E30, 31, 35, R12
C2, B97, 93, W8
R83, 85
RV23, 20
B91, 95, 97
YG17, 23
YR30, 31, 23

Fairy and Her Bunny

This is Fairy and Her Bunny from Whimsy Stamps and I have a picture tutorial on how I colored her face. This fairy has been colored wonderfully in so many ways that I had a little trepidation starting. But I thought some pink hair would help me out and decided to get started nonetheless. The tutorial shows how I colored this fairy and I use the same techniques on all the faces that I color in this way. Hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for those asking for a tutorial. It’s nice to know what is helpful to show and what isn’t. 😀 So this is how I color a face when I give it larger eyes. I first define the features with the skin tones, then add the pupil, shading and finish up with a white gel pen. The face doesn’t really sparkle until the white is added so keep pressing forward to the end.
(Click on the photo for a larger view.)

These are the Copic markers I used on Fairy and Her Bunny:
E30, 31, 35, 0000, R12, B01, 69, 05, C3, C1, E49, W8, BV23
E04, RV14, R21
BG93, YG11, G21
YR30, 23, Y35
B52, 01, 00, 000
YG63, 17, 99

For the wings, I didn’t color them and made sure to color the clothes and hair under them. Then I used a glitter pen to color the wings and the white gel pen to make some highlights. I also used the glitter pen on the “Hello” sentiment, which is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment.

Polly

For my project today, I’ve used Polly rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps.  I did a little creative color placement on her face to define it more and give her larger eyes.  The paper I selected only had yellow so I tried not to pull in too many other colors.  Making her outfit black and white helps draw attention to her head, rose and envelope.  Then I also kept the accessories and paper toned down.

These are the Copic markers I used on Polly:
E0000, 000, 21, 33, 35, BV20, R11
YG01, 23, 97
C1, 3, W8
E47, 08, 19, YR14
YR24, 23, 31, 30, Y23, E23
W9, 6, 5, 3
BV23
This and other Whimsy Stamps are also available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I’ve added details to the face and gave her larger eyes. 
As a comparison you can see the before and after of her face. 
These characters are adorable and I love the added color in the eyes.