What can you do in an hour? Such a magical weekend and today I’m sharing with you the card I colored for the DigiMojo Facebook event using
Polka Dot Pals Imogen in a Mason Jar from Whimsy Stamps. This is a digital coloring scene so everything is already merged together and you just print and color. I love how simple that process is and how quickly I can get into coloring. This specific card took me about an hour to color and you can watch the video of that on YouTube HERE.
I had colored this image a few times so I set out to color her differently. That started out with choosing different colors for her hair and clothes which then lead me to a nighttime sky. This specific Polka Dot Pal character is available in as shown as a Digital Coloring Scene HERE. But you can also pick up this gal as a clear rubber stamp set HERE to coordinate with all the other Polka Dot Pals and accessories.
For this card, you can watch the video for insights on how she was colored. You can also visit some of my other blog posts for variations how how this digital coloring scene and/or the clear stamp sets have been used. THIS ONE features no lines coloring and extra twine colored in. THIS ONE features stamping and coloring on Neenah Desert Storm paper. THIS ONE features a blue and yellow color pallet. THIS ONE features an experiment in coloring a sunset with dots. THIS ONE features extra attention to the jar reflection and details with white. Finally THIS ONE features the use of a DoveArt background.
Common Supplies Polka Dot Pals Imogen in a Mason Jar from Whimsy Stamps Hammermill Premium Color 60# cardstock Copic Markers: B02, 16, 23, 91, 97 BG11, 23, 57, 72, 75, 93 C00, 1, 3, 4 E23, 30, 31 R21, 83, 85 YG17, 21, 25, 28 V04, 12, 15, 17, 28 BV23
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 Imogen 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.
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb Liquid Pearls Nuvo Crystal Drops Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen Whimsy Stamps: Polka Dot Pals Imogen 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
Could this be pink lemonade or watermelon juice? Either way, it looks refreshing. This is yet another project done with the Mason Atlas Jar die set – I really need to put it away but it’s so fun to use! For this one, I just used the die and colored the diecut. The inspiration came directly from my new toy in the office – an ice maker.
For coloring, I started at the bottom and tried to focus on the various shapes and colors. I colored a little at a time and sometime changing between the gray and pink if I had one spot figured out over another. Once that was done, my confidence increased and I was able to do the rest rather quickly. The lemon was actually the fun part.
This is a work in progress photo with the inspiration photo in the background.
I didn’t think there was much to this card so for added measure, I mounted the jar on a Wobble Action spring. This is the largest piece I’ve had on a wobble so it was surprising how much it actually wobbled.
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen Hampton Art Action Wobble Distressed Inks – Salty Ocean, Squeezed Lemonade Whimsy Stamps: Mason Atlas Jar Die Farmhouse Basket stencil Copic Markers: BV20, T1, 2, 4 YR30, 31, Y11, 15, 26 RV10, 21, 23, 14 YG17, 23, 01
I absolutely love homemade strawberry jam. I usually make the no-freezer kind because we go through it so fast. It’s a cherished childhood memory so whenever I make it, I usually share it with my family too. A bit on the chunky side is best.
The idea started with the fabric and the Mason Atlas Jar die set. When I saw it, I thought of the jam and then the rest of it came together naturally. I colored the jar red with darker shadows on the edges. Then I added the chunks and then the seeds. The highlight was added last but I wish I had planned that beforehand because adding the white after wasn’t as bright.
From the die set, I cut out the jar, lid and tag. I took the fabric and draped it around the lid and taped it down. I then placed that on the jar with foam tape and then added twine and the tag.
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black Tsukineko Memento Ink London Fog Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen Sharpie Black Pen Fine fabric, flowers and gems baker’s twine, mesh ribbon and linen thread balsa wood Whimsy Stamps: Mason Atlas Jar Die Set Atlas Jar clear set Copic Markers: R21, 24, 35, 46, 39, W8 E34, 25
How about a tall cup of chilled lemonade? This was one of those projects that pulled me away from the middle of another project just to see how the idea would work. It all started with the Mason Atlas Jar die set and some frosty ice cubes.
These jar shaker cards are easy and fun to make with the Mason Atlas Jar die set. For this project I used a paper straw and cut it in half down the shaft. When putting it in, I cut a part of the foam out of the top part to stick it in. Then I filled in the gap with smaller foam so there were no holes in the foam wall. The shaker elements are large enough that I didn’t have to worry too much.
I was inspired by Anita‘s recent card for the scalloped border and layered stitched edge. Thanks!
Whimsy Stamps: Mason Atlas Jar die set Atlas Jar clear set Miscellaneous: border dies shaker fillers self-stick gems paper straw My Favorite Things Frosty Ice Cubes Sharpie Black Pen Fine Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black baker’s twine Copic Markers: E34, E25
One great set from Whimsy Stamps to coordinate with the
Mason Atlas Jar die set are the Baby Sea Creatures. So cute!! These adorable creatures work well in the larger Mason Jar rubber stamp too and it’s so much fun to play around with. I used a few other things and made this interactive card.
My objective was to create an interactive die with a pull tab and saw that the Atlas Jar would be perfect to hold that element between the layers of the lid and the jar. I think there would be a way to make this a window jar with a clear sheet but I needed to tackle one thing at a time.
I haven’t done many interactive cards so this was awkward and slow going for me. I started with the center elements then tried to plan around and behind it as I went. Yes, there were a few oopsies and I had to disassemble and try again. However, in the end it worked out and made for a fun card. Now the seahorse can bob around in the jar.
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black Tsukineko Memento Ink Bahama Blue Darcie self stick gems white mesh ribbon Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace Push Here by Lawn Fawn Whimsy Stuff: Baby Sea Creatures clear set Atlas Jar clear set Mason Atlas Jar die set No-See Kinetic Basics die set Giraffe Designer Paper Copic Markers: BV23, C3, 5 B000, 12 YG35, 67