Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party DCS

Remember that fun party image from two days ago? I couldn’t wait to color her again. This time I went with a fancy fiesta theme. This is Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party and is a digital coloring scene that is ready to go.

I have a video of this one showing the floor, check it out on YouTube or below:
Coloring Wood Flooring

You may recognize her pose from the COVID-19 freebie (still available HERE) so this is when the restrictions are lifted and we get to party again. I can image some sort of interactive card with the COVID-19 quarantine image on the front then pull it up to reveal our true desires and the party image. You see it, right? Maybe someone will and if you do then make sure to tag me.
This image has so much potential and I know it will be one that I color again and again. Aside from the colors I can use, the balloons themselves will make sure of that. This time I went with opaque but next time I might go with a full transparent.

YouTube Video:
Coloring Wood Flooring

Supplies Used:
Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party

Copic Colors:
YG01, 21, 23, 25
Y11, 13, 15, 19
YR20, 21, 65, 68
E42, 43, 44, 47, 49
R11, E30, 31, 34
E71, 74, 77, 79
T2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
B41, 34, 45
C1, 3
BG11, 34, 57
R21, RV14, 21
BV23, 25
R00, 30

Polka Dot Pals Fern in Mason Jar DCS

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 Fern 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.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Liquid Pearls
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Fern 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

Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party DCS

It’s June, it’s June! I’ve been excited for this day as it is release day at Whimsy Stamps and if you enjoy the Polka Dot Pals then you’re going to want the two new digital coloring scenes. The one I’m featuring today is Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party. I even have a short video on how to color balloons like these.

YouTube Video:
Coloring Yellow Balloons

Figuring out a color scheme on this one was half the fun – so many bright choices and so many fitting themes. As you can see, for this one I went with all yellow balloons – which reminded me of the simple smiley balloons. So I went with that and added emoji various emoji faces to them all.
I thought this would make a bright graduation card so I colored all the party elements in black, yellow or white. To add some color, I added blue and green for an outdoor scene. After that, the remaining colors were chosen to not stand out as much. After it was finished, I added some Glitter Glue and Liquid Pearls.

YouTube Video:
Coloring Balloons

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Liquid Pearls
Stickles Glitter Glue
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Copic Multiliner SP Black 0.3

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Gemma Let’s Party

Copic Colors:
Y11, 15, 19, 26
R05, 29
C2, 3
B34, 69
T1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
B01, 04
R30, 32, 43, RV14
BG11, 23, 13, 49
E0000, 30, 31, E04, R02
B91, 93, 95, 97
YG21, 25, 17, 63, G29

Polka Dot Pals Trillian Towel Day DCS

It’s one of those galactic sort of days today and day you’ll want to make sure you have your towel with you. There are many important reasons to have a towel – you can read them HERE. To help celebrate, I thought it would be fun to come up with two new digital scenes. The one featured in this post is Polka Dot Pals Trillian Towel Day.

YouTube Video:
Coloring a Galactic Sky

In the video, I show how I colored the galactic sky. It’s really a fun technique and can be done in a variety of colors and patterns.
I wanted to go for non-traditional colors and started with coloring the Polka Dot Pals’ hair green, From there I mainly stuck with a cool color pallet with the greens, blues, teals, purples and grays. But to add some added pop and contrast, I added some pink and yellow into the mix.
I’ve been playing around with lights lately and took this as another opportunity to add more. The lights I used on this one are the mini fairy lights that are practically a dime a dozen on Amazon. Not quite that inexpensive but certainly easy on the budget. I built up a frame to hold the battery/switch housing then wrapped and taped the lights around the outside. The remainders I taped on the inside because I was afraid of what would happen if I cut them. Didn’t want to do that and I had plenty of room inside to stuff the extras.

YouTube Video:
Coloring a Galactic Sky

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Shaker Maker Foam Tape – Black
Polka Dot Pals Trillian Towel Day digital coloring scene

Copic Markers:
YG01, 23, 17, 67
E0000, 21, 34, R11, E04
C1, 3, 5, BV25, W8
BG11, 13, 23, 49
B12, 18, 24, 39
BV11, 13, 14, 17
V06, 09, 28, BV25, C9, 10
Y11, 21, 26, YR14
YG61, 63, 17

You’ll find both Polka Dot Pals Trillian Towel Day and Polka Dot Pals Douglas Don’t Panic as freebies for today only over at Whimsy Stamps. After today, they’ll be available to purchase. Please respect the artist’s copyright and send your friends and followers to Whimsy Stamps to download the images themselves and don’t distribute the images even after they are no longer freebies. Thank you.

Polka Dot Pals Khadija

I’ve grabbed a handful of the Polka Dot Pals sets to create this scene featuring Polka Dot Pals Khadija. I’ve actually used six different Polka Dot Pals set! They’re all listed at the bottom of this post.

Two videos were recorded showing how I colored the hair and the face – one is posted to my YouTube channel and the other on the Whimsy Stamps channel. Hope you’ll come view them both.

Watch the YouTube Videos here:
Changing Hair Texture
Coloring a Polka Dot Pals Face

This project was colored on Neenah Desert Storm paper. I love the look and it’s so fun to color on. You’ll see in the videos, that the ink is much darker when it’s wet and first applied. It takes a short bit to dry so that’s something to get used to.
The hair on this character is a short pixie style but I’ve colored it with thick twisted locs instead. Changing the looks like this is called creative color placement, which is a technique that can be done on any stamp and in any spot. It’s even easier to do when stamping or printing the image in a light color. Here, I used a light gray ink.
I have all the Polka Dot Pal sets, of course, which makes it a lot of fun to mix and match all the elements. I usually mask the character but when stamping in such a light color, I don’t bother to mask any of the other stamps. After coloring, it’s difficult to see the lines that should have been omitted and make building the scene that much easier.

YouTube Videos:
Changing Hair Texture
Coloring a Polka Dot Pals Face

Supplies Used:
Neenah Desert Storm 80# Cardstock
Tsukineko Memento Ink London Fog
Stickles Glitter – Frosted Lace
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Morning Dew
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (character)
Polka Dot Pals Raden (fox)
Polka Dot Pals Harley (sentiment)
Polka Dot Pals Fern (fence)
Polka Dot Pals Mason (face, flowers)
Polka Dot Pals Imogen (ladybug)

Copic Markers:
R02, 05, 21, 29, 39
E11, 13, 18, 07, 08
E41, 42, 43, 44, R11
N3, 5, 7, C1, 3, W8
YR31, 21, 04, 09
B01, 02
Y11, 21, 26, YR14
YG01, 23, 17, 67, 99
E21, 23, 27
BV25

Cheshire Chibi Girl

The project I have to share today is a mixture of three different stamps plus some doodling on the side. The character is Cheshire Chibi Girl from Stamp Anything. She is part of the Down the Rabbit Hole kit and Ann was kind enough to share the digital version for me to color. The face was replaced with the one from Polka Dot Pals Syeda from Whimsy Stamps. Then the background is a freebie from Sandy Allnock called Stay Home Stay Safe. Lastly, I doodled some flying geese in the background to finish off the scene.

Check out the YouTube video where I show how I colored the face:
Coloring Polka Dot Pal Add-on Faces

I started this project by coloring the sky. I knew I wanted to go with something non-blue and that would help me set the color pallet for the rest of the project. Unfortunately, it sort of threw me off and so I don’t think the colors coordinate as well as I would liked them to have. But it’s all good and still fun.
After coloring the background and buildings, I jumped into coloring the beanie hat. The original character has a cat but I really wanted to add some extra coloring details and went with a knitted hat instead. Since I printed the image out in a light gray, I just used creative color placement and colored right over the cat hat.
The face and hair was colored while recording so you can watch the video for those details. In the foreground, I added a sidewalk with some grass details. Lastly, I added some flying geese silhouettes in the background to help break up the skyline.

YouTube Video:
Speed Coloring on the Face

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Stamps:
Cheshire Chibi Girl from Stamp Anniething
Stay Home Stay Safe from Sandy Allnock
Polka Dot Pals Syeda (face) from Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers:
YG01, 17, 23
YR30, 31, 12, 07, 14
R05, 29, 39
T0, 1, 2, 3, 5
W3, 5, 7, 8
Y11, YR12, 31
Y21, 26, YR30
BG11, 13, 45, 57, 75, 78
B12, 16, 18
0, BV23, C1, 3
E000, 30, 13, R30, E27

Polka Dot Pals Mason’s Unicorn

A while back I had stamped an extra unicorn from the Polka Dot Pals Mason set. I’m not sure if it was a good stamp or not enough room around it but I didn’t need it and set it aside. I figured I could use the back to re-stamp something. But a better idea came along and I ended up using it for this bookmark.

The sentiments that come with the Polka Dot Pals sets are longer but sometimes I can find shorter words to use when needed. So for this project, I found “ABLE” within “HUGGABLE” to use on the bookmark.
No sooner did I have this bookmark done than it was claimed by an avid reader in the house. Sigh, I will have to make another one. I needed one too but I’m more glad that she’ll enjoy using it.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Tsukineko Memento Ink Paris Dusk
Liquid Pearls – Lavender Lace, Orchid, Blackberry
Stickles – Frosted Lace

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Mason (unicorn)
Polka Dot Pals Atlas (sentiment)
Fabulous Florals Designer Papers

Copic Markers:
RV11, 14
BV20, 23, 29
V04, 05, 06, 09

Polka Dot Pals Syeda Prairie Piglet DCS

I’m excited to share that I have TWO new YouTube videos uploaded and they both feature this project. This is a digital coloring scene from Whimsy Stamps named Polka Dot Pals Syeda Prairie Piglet. It’s a complete scene that is ready to color so there is no merging or cropping.

Check out my YouTube videos:
Clothing with No-Lines
Adding Grass Details

The first video I created shows the coloring on the clothing. This image was printed out in a light gray color for a no-lines effect. The second video shows how I added the grassy details in the foreground.
I kept the card simple. I trimmed up the scene by using a large border die with stitching then adhered it to my card base. I then added some glitter glue to her headband and boots plus some clear glaze to the frog’s eyes.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Morning Dew

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Syeda Prairie Piglet Digital Coloring Scene

Copic Markers:
Y11, 21, 15, 26
YG11, 61, 63
B000, 01, 02
YG01, 23, 17, 99, G29
E0000, 30, 31, R11, RV95, E04
0, C3, 5, BV20, 23
E70, 71, 74, 77, W8
E41, 43, 44, 47, 49
E21, 23, 25, 27, 29
YR30, 04, 07, 14
B41, 34, 45, 97

Polka Dot Pals Mason and Campsite

I want to go camping! So coloring this project was therapeutic for my stay-at-home office blues. It started with the DoveArt Campsite rubber stamp. I was originally going to pair it with another Pal (where I decided to get the sentiment from) but chose to go with Polka Dot Pals Mason. I think it turned out awesome.

To make these, I stamped the background with multiple colors by using the ink pad directly to the stamps and inking just portions – Blue for the water, green for the trees and brown for the tent, ground and trunks. To help the character standout, I stamped her in black.
The “adventure” sentiment was from the Polka Dot Pals Raden set and I used Distressed Ink to stamp it in various colors. I had done this on a previous card and liked the outcome so it was fun to be able to do it again.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Memento Ink – London Fog, Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves, Bahama Blue, Rich Cocoa
Distressed Ink – Forest Moss, Mowed Lawn, Old Paper
self-stick gems

Whimsy Stamps:
DoveArt Campsite
Polka Dot Pals Mason
Polka Dot Pals Raden

Copic Markers:
B12, 45, 97, BG10, 11
YG61, 63, 67
YG01, 23, 17
G03, 07, 17
E41, 43, 44, 47
BV20, 23, T4, 6, C1, 3
E000, 30, 31, 47, R12
E23, 25, 27, 29
R30, 05, 37, 39
G21, 29, 46
R12, 05, 37, 39

Polka Dot Pals Raden and Polka Dot Pals Atlas

It’s not much of a secret to know that my kids inspire my drawings of the Polka Dot Pals and I think Polka Dot Pals Atlas is inspired most by my Amelia. Everyone she meets becomes her best friend and so is this happy girl ready to share her love. This is Polka Dot Pals Raden and Polka Dot Pals Atlas together.

I’ve been working up the courage to do more adventurous backgrounds. However, I seem to default to the simply sky with grass and hills. It feels like such a big jump but I’ll take it slow and easy and a little at a time.
Here’s a progression photo. I stamped the characters in a light ink so I didn’t have to worry about masking. These two fit together but I need to be careful of the arm placement. When they were colored up it looked like they shared an arm. So next time I’ll stamp Polka Dot Pals Atlas a bit higher. For this one, I did some doctoring and tried to fix my mistake.
The flowers are from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda stamp which makes for a nice ground. I added some “magic” with the white gel pen and also some smaller red dots for flowers on the background hills with Liquid Pearls.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
Liquid Pearls – Ruby Red
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Raden
Polka Dot Pals Atlas
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (face)
Polka Dot Pals Syeda (face)

Copic Markers:
E000, 30, 31, E04, R12
YR30, 31, 23, 24, E31, 23
B91, 93, 12, 97
BV31, 23, W8
E40, 30, 31, 34, 35
E30, 34, 21, 23, 27, 26
C0, 2, 3, BV20, 23
YR21, 04, 07, 18
R32, 35, 37, 39
YG21, 23, 25, 67, G29
YG211, 61, 63
C0, 1, 2, 3
BG10, 11, 32