Polka Dot Pals Raden

This was a fun project for me that I’ve been working on this week which uses electronics. The scene was created using Polka Dot Pals Raden and Tree Swings from Whimsy Stamps. I then used an EZ Light kit to make this an interactive card.

The character in this scene is Polka Dot Pals Raden and instead of using the elements in the same set, I decided to pair it with a DoveArt stamp, Tree Swing. I used creative color placement technique and colored in the face of Polka Dot Pals Raden myself. The faces I color in are always different as I get inspiration from my fellow colorists. On this one the nose and mouth was inspired by Faye and her awesome coloring of Polka Dot Pals Atlas and Polka Dot Pals Syeda.
I usually color the face and character first before the background but I was so excited about the idea of light up fireflies that I reversed my process and started with the background first. Once it was complete then I used my small hole punch for the lights to poke through and taped the light kit on the back. After testing it, I realized those little LEDs are b-r-i-g-h-t! Too bright! So I had to get a larger punch tool out to create yellow dots to cover the lights. Next time, I’ll need to test out the lights before punching holes to see the effect. Lesson learned.
The PUSH HERE button is a small set from Lawn Fawn set and I colored it with Copic markers then attached it to the card with foam dots. Between the two layers of cardstock there are also two layers of foam tape to give space between the layers for the light kit. With all those layers this is a sturdy card to hold.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
EZ Lights by Pear Blossom
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Raden
Tree Swing
Push Me

Copic Markers:
YG21, 23, 13, 17, 67
C1, 3, 5
E43, 44, 47, 49
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79
BG10, B000, B12, 45, 34, 91, 93, 95, 97
E000, 30, 31, 34
YR30, 31, 15, 18

Jennifer Dove’s Copic Boot Camp

It’s time to jump back and create the iconic post of “what I colored at boot camp” and show off all the things I did. These, of course, were all done using Copic markers. Jennifer’s Boot Camp is amazing and great friends too – shout out to everyone I was sitting next to during the camp and at lunch day after day: Kellie, Karen F, Wendy, Cathy T, Therese, Meenu, Taya, Cathy R, Janice W, Nan, Ginger, Charlene, Mags and Luigi. Thank you to all the helpers and it was so much fun getting to know you all: Patty, Cassandra, Ellie and Becky. Also thank you to all the sponsors. Thank you Jennifer for everything.

Elephant of Surprise by Heffy Doodle
Thankful Owl and It’s Owl Good by Technique Tuesday
Gnomey Drew by Make it Crafty
Wonder Moustache by Twistoon
Puppy Love (with my third addition above) by Picket Fence Studios
Polka Dot Pals Renata by Barbara Sproatmeyer
Vintage Artichoke by Concord & 9th (with some extra details by me)

Create A Scene – Forest

I’m using the DoveArt line of stamps Create A Scene Forest to put together a quick winter scene. Seeings how cold it is for me right now, I thought this would be fitting. The stamp was embossed in black then I used the Karin Brushmarker watercolor markers to color the background and some shadows.

The white snow was created with a Marvy Snow Marker then heat set to puff it up. The sentiment is a Make it Crafty chipboard embellishment colored with Copic Markers. The background layer of paper was also colored with Copic Markers.

You can find most of these products at Whimsy Stamps:

Stamp: Create a Scene – Forest
Sentiment: Make it Crafty Chipboard Elements

Winter Pines

It’s new release week at Whimsy Stamps and I’m excited that the DoveArt Winter Pines is included in the list. This is such a fun stamp and can be used on it’s own but also in the background with other stamps. I’ve already created two cards with it that I wanted to reshare to give some inspiration for the release.

You might be surprised how this first one was create – very quick!
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This one was my favorite using the same stamp from the archives but was stamped on craft paper and colored with pencils. See the details HERE.
These and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Christmas Tree

Somewhere I got the idea to make a gold Christmas card and this Christmas Tree stamp seemed to fit the theme. I stamped the background with the Brushed Stripes Background stamp and then built the card up from there. Both of these are fabulous rubber stamps from Whimsy Stamps. The holly leaves were from my stash and I embellished them plus the accessories on the tree with glitter Stickles.

These are the Copic Markers I used on the Christmas Tree:
YR30, 23, 24
YG21, 23, 25, 67
C7, 9, T3, BV23
I used Scattered Straw distressed ink for the background.
The Christmas Tree and other Whimsy Stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
Come join the fun!
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Mountain Song

I needed some more bookmarks around the house and thought this image would be perfect for the size. So it’s a flat bookmark and one layer of cardstock to fit in the book. The image is Mountain Song DoveArt for Whimsy Stamps and is a great scene to color. I wanted a splash of color and thought a red herring would be funny so I colored the bird red. It was a bit too much of the red so I brought in some browns and black.

These are the Copic markers I used:
BG15, 45, 49, 01, B34
W7, 110, E13, 23, R05, 27, 89
YG21, 25, E13, 23, 44
B34, 37, 39
E44, 47
YG 63, 67, 25, E23, 13
C1, 3, 5
YG91, 93, 97, 99, 63, 61
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.

Beaver

This is Beaver which is a DoveArt for Whimsy rubber stamp. In the background I used the Farmhouse Shiplap Background from a previous project that I deconstructed and recycled. I normally don’t do that but I couldn’t resit pairing it up with the Beaver.  The leaves are Make it Crafty chipboard embellishments and colored them green and helped enhance the outdoor woodsy theme.

These are the Copic markers I used on the Beaver and Leaves:
B00, BG10
YG01, 23, 63
BV23
E49, 47, 44, 35, 21
C1, 3, 5
E21, 35, 44
This and other Whimsy stamps can be found at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Zebras

I saw these Zebras and knew I wanted to go for a rainbow theme. This stamp is a DoveArt for Whimsy rubber stamp and even though you might think of zebras being black and white, this stamp is actually very versatile. You can color them any which-way!

These are the Copic markers I used on Zebras:
B23, 14
V04, 17
R05, 12
YR15, 18
YG17, 23, 25
Y11, 35
BV23
This and other Whimsy stamps are available at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.