Polka Dot Pals Syeda with Gnome Marci

I had some fun over the winter break while the kids were out of school and wanted to play around with the faces from the Polka Dot Pals sets (clear stamps from Whimsy Stamps) to see how they would work with other stamps. In the past, I’ve stamped a face on a Magnolia Tilda stamp, Make it Crafty Mushrooms and a DoveArt Hot Sip mug. Now I’ve stamped a face on La-La Land Crafts Gnome Marci and I think she’s adorable.

To get this look, I first stamped Gnome Marci with a light color ink using a stamp press. Then I stamped the face on top using the same color but stamping it one more time to make it darker. This allowed me to do a no-line color while still seeing both faces – however, with the Polka Dot Pals face darker, I was able to ignore the Gnome Marci face when coloring.

It was interesting to me to see that the faces were generally the same size. Seeing this tells me that the Polka Dot Pals faces could be used on all the La-La Land Marci and Luka stamps, perhaps more. Tip: In looking at the above image, you can see that the pupil from Marci doesn’t match up with the eyes from Syeda. So when coloring, completely color the iris from Syeda with your color choice before coloring in the pupil. This will help you get the pupil centered.

I also stamped the head bow accessory from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda set and then penciled in some knitting guidelines on her hat which would be erased prior to coloring.

I usually start coloring the face first then work on the larger sections. For this girl, I wanted to go with a Swedish Tomte which is a mischievous domestic creature responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings. They are usually dressed in gray with a bright red hat and have gray or white hair.

When finished coloring Gnome Marci, I thought the eyes stood out more than I wanted so I needed to introduce more turquoise to the image. The Polka Dot Pals Syeda set came with flowers too so I added those and began to color but it just wasn’t enough. Plus with Gnome Marci’s hands out like that, I quickly thought of Iron Man and with two and two together, that’s how she got her flower powers.

I hope this was inspiring for you to experiment with the Polka Dot Pal faces – what can you add them to?

Copic Markers:
R12, E0000, 30, 31, 33, 35, 47
N0, 2, 4, 6, 8
B00, 02, 49, 57
C1, 3, 5, 7
R12, 14, 24, 29, 39, 27
Y11, YR23, 24
YG17, 21, 23, 25

Stamps Used:
Polka Dot Pals Syeda clear stamp
Gnome Marci rubber stamp

Polka Dot Pals Syeda

Today I’m going to share with you an image I colored using the Polka Dot Pals Syeda stamp set available at Whimsy Stamps. When creating the scene, I used the glasses and clouds from the same set but also grabbed a few flowers from Polka Dot Pals Fern.

I like to see a comparison of the image before and after it was colored. I don’t have any progressive coloring photos to add but this will give you an idea on what I started with and how she ended up. The stamps was stamped in a light color for a no-lines coloring look.

She was a fun image to draw as well as the pig. The ears were especially hard to get them the way I wanted them to look – funny it would the the simple ears to cause problems. When coloring this project, I colored the pig with a pink band similar to a Hampshire Pig. For the face of the girl, I stamped the glasses and then colored in my own face instead this time around.

Colored with Copic markers

Polka Dot Pals Syeda
Polka Dot Pals Fern

Polka Dot Pals Fern

Great news! I’m back to drawing and coloring… and the Polka Dot Pals are back too and now available at Whimsy Stamps.

The new Polka Dot Pal clear stamps (in general) come with a character, sentiment, elements and sometimes a face or face accessory. They’re going to be great for building scenes and changing up the looks with all the accessories. I’m loving these and I think you’re going to love them too.

These accessories and faces can be used with these newer Polka Dot Pals from Whimsy Stamps as well as your older Polka Dot Pals from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. I’d love to see your beautiful creations too using any of your Polka Dot Pals – be sure to tag #PolkaDotPals or @PolkaDotPals

For this coloring, I used both of the characters released this month: Polka Dot Pals Fern and Polka Dot Pals Syeda.

After stamping the Polka Dot Pals Fern girl, I added the face from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda set. I used a clear block and aligned the black pupils of eyes on the girl stamp with the center of iris on the face stamp. It took me a couple times to get them just center but you can use the stamp platform if needed otherwise the faces can sometimes look crazy-eyed. If you still want to use it freehand, the eyes that come in the set are on a face-shaped base which can be aligned up with the image’s ears in order to get proper placement.

Between coloring the girl and the background, I had taken a break and was out and about when I noticed an oil painting of flowers and was inspired to create something similar on this.

These are the Copic Markers used:
Reds: R20, 22, 24, 29, 39
Greens: G40, 21, 24, 94, 99
Greys: W4, 5, 7, 9
Oranges: YR20, 04, 07, 09
Yellows: YR21, 23, 24
Browns: E47, 44, 43, 42
Skins: R12, E000, 30, 31, 34, 35, 47
Blacks/Whites/Shadows: BV23, 25, W9, C1, C3

Polka Dot Pals Fern clear stamp
Polka Dot Pals Syeda clear stamp

Polka Dot Pals Jane

Here’s the project I’ve been working and showing sneak peeks in the LMMS Facebook group. I’ve used Polka Dot Pals Jane rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and stamped it on Balsa wood.  Then I used my Prismacolor pencils and and worked on the kitting and linen textures I’ve seen Annabel use on her project.  She’s been an inspiration!

I’m entering this into the Make it Crafty challenge for “adding extra details” to a stamp and I’ve used the Rainbow Clouds chipboard embellishments.  I’m also showing this for the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, of course.

This is what Polka Dot Pals Jane looked like before the knitting…


 Now after knitting, (and a face) here’s what she looks like…

This is a face that I added myself.  However, if you’re not that confident or want to add a face quickly, then you can try the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces which make it a cinch.

Polka Dot Pals Brianna

Merry Christmas!  I’d like to share a card I’ve made using Polka Dot Pals Brianna and Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The card base is the Window Shaker Card Kit from Queen and Co and the snowflakes are Chipboard Embellishment from Make it Crafty.  Then I used things from around the desk to finish it off.

Here are the Copic markers that I used on Polka Dot Pals Brianna:
E04, R02
R11, E0000, 00, 02, 21, 41, 42, 43
C3, T9, 6, 5, 4, 3, C1, BV23
YG67, 63, 61
R46, 05, 12, 02
B91, 93, 95
E77, 74, 71


Girl Sitting

I’ve been wanting to try out the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces with other stamps and so for this project I pulled out some stamps by hÄnglar and stÄnglar.  I don’t know the name of their stamp and they are rare on the internet that I wasn’t able to Google it.  It might be called “Friendship” or simply “Girl Sitting” but I have no clue.  (If you do, leave a comment and I can update the name.)

Here’s a close up of the face.  To get the face stamped, I inked up the hAnglar girl then used a cotton swab to remove ink from the eye dots.  Then I selected a Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces stamp that I thought would work best.  Some looked too large but this one fit nicely.

The sentiment I used is a Kid’s Quote by Inkadinkado.  I thought the “smile” worked to draw attention to the face.  😀  Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by today.

Easy Mini Albums

A new linking challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps today – hop on over and link up one of your projects from today in the Anything Goes Challenge!

My project uses the Easy Mini Albums booklet to create this envelope gift. This is the outside which features a pocket on the side for a personal note. The image I used is From Me To You by Whimsy.

When it opens from the back, this is what it looks like… and another envelope to follow.  On the bottom panel I used the Party Banner metal die from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the words are chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty that have been painted black then covered with Sparkles glitter gel.

Looking at the center part of this panel, the nested envelope part, I’ve used Polka Dot Pals Tanzen rubber stamp with the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces. The cupcake are Cupcakes ‘n Books from Little Miss Muffet Stamps as well.

This last envelop reveals the inside.  In the center, I also used the Party Banner metal die plus the Needle and Thread from DoveArt Studios.  The sentiment is more chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty.

When I cut around the needle, I cut off the thread part instead of fussy cutting around it.  Then I actually threaded the needle with Baker’s twine and glued it artistically to the background.  I thought that added a fun element.  I suppose I should have added a shadows with the marker as well so I’ll go back and do that before I give it away. 😀

On the bottom panel, I also used the Cupcakes ‘n Books stamp to replace one of the strawberries in the wagon. The girl is Sunbonnet Strawberry Wagon and I had stamped two wagons to create a train instead of one.  Now this project is nearly complete – I just need to write a letter to tuck into the front then I’m done.  Yay!