Polka Dot Pals Zachary from Whimsy Stamps

HELLO friend! Are you ready for another Polka Dot Pals Zachary? This is the one I colored last night in the live session I had in Zoom. My challenge was to color the eye so it was looking up – this was my first attempt and seems to work out. However, I can now “see” some mistakes I made and ways to make it better next time. Sometimes it’s a process and the results are achieved one step at a time. For me, this was step one.

In the Polka Dot Pals Zachary set, comes the two squirrels, leaves and side tree. To stamp the images, I first stamped the squirrel on the head then masked it before stamping the boy. After that I masked those to stamp the tree. Finally I stamped the second squirrel on his foot.
To assemble the card, I used the Bold ABC Die, Wonky Stitched Rectangles, and Comic Speech Bubbles dies. The speech bubble serves as the tree leaves and a speech bubble. Then I stamped a few extra leaves from Polka Dot Pals Zachary and then the AlFaDoodles Alphabet for the HELLO. I also had a pine scented scratch and sniff sticker so I placed one on the tree. Mmmm fresh pine!

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Zachary
AlFaDoodles Alphabet
Bold ABC Die
Wonky Stitched Rectangles
Comic Speech Bubbles

Copic Markers:
100, N1, 2, W3, 5, 7
BV23, 25, 27
G28, 29, 43, 85
YG17, 21, 25, 45, 99
BG11, 13, 32, 75
YR15, 21, 31
R05, 12, 27, 59
E04, 23, 25, 30, 31, 35, 47, 49, 55, 57, 71, 74, 79

Polka Dot Pals Zachary from Whimsy Stamps

New release today from Whimsy Stamps and my favorite is Polka Dot Pals Zachary, of course! I couldn’t wait to pair him with the Fill a Wagon set to create this scene. At the time of designing these sets, I had no idea that the squirrel would prop up so perfectly on the wagon with Zachary looking perfectly into it’s eyes. That was pure luck but on the other side, I like to make all these sets interchangeable so it didn’t surprise me. (The second squirrel looks cute on Zachary’s head too. Just sayin’!)

For this card, I stamped all the elements in a no-lines color ink. This way I was able to get them on the page without having to mask anything. I haven’t colored a blonde kid for a long time so it took me a while to remember a good color combo. I like how yellow his hair is in this scene.

List of Common Supplies

Polka Dot Pals Zachary
Fill a Wagon

Copic Markers:
E08, 09, 11, 13, 19, 21, 30, 31, 23, 25, 27
C0, 3, T2, 4, 6, 8, BV31, 23
R02, 05, 46, 59
B91, 93, 95, 97
BG01, 10, 11
YG61, 21, 23, 17, 63
G20, 24, 28, 43

Bee Hive and Polka Dot Pals Faces from Whimsy Stamps

Here’s the results of the LIVE coloring session today – I enjoyed coloring the Bee Hive by DoveArt from Whimsy Stamps and then personalizing it with a face from Polka Dot Pals Faces. I also added the crown on the hive and thought that was cute message. Then for the sentiment, I used “bedazzling” from the Fill a Truck set and stamping that to say “bee-dazzling” for the theme.

The background was created on the fly (ha ha ha) and I added some extra flower and grass details in the foreground. Then I added some dimension with more flowers and Nuvo drops.

There are more coloring sessions available and I have a new sign up process – you’ll see thumbnails and details all on one page. Come check it out HERE.

List of Common Supplies

Polka Dot Pals Faces
Fill a Truck (sentiment)
Bee Hive

Polka Dot Pals Faces from Whimsy Stamps

Today I have something different to share … but kinda the same! For this project, I wanted to combine the Polka Dot Pals Faces and a non-character stamp so I chose the Tall Cactus, both from Whimsy Stamps. I started by inking up the Tall Cactus with brown and green ink; I didn’t ink the center of the pot because that’s where the face was going to go.

I colored the face and the pot first and especially wanted to contort the face through coloring so I added a lot of lines and definition. Then I colored the cacti, adding more at the bottom for hair, and then added some flowers. Finally I was able to get to the background and I had a lot of fun with that.

List of Common Supplies

Polka Dot Pals Faces
Tall Cactus
Polka Dot Pals Leland (sentiment)

Copic Markers:
BG10, 11, 57, 75
BV20, 23, 29
R02, 05, 59
G02, 05, 28, 85, 43
YG17, 13, 23
W10, C2, N3
E00, 01, 04, 08, 11, 13, 21, 34, 42, 43, 44, 57, 70, 71, 74, 77

Polka Dot Pals Delia from Whimsy Stamps

School is almost out and I can’t wait for the summer! Here’s a project I did for Kim Styles Cards who was looking for a background to color with Polka Dot Pals Delia from Whimsy Stamps. School reminds me of chalkboards, lots of books and school lockers. Emma did an amazing job with lockers so I chose to go with the chalkboards. (You can see Emma’s sample in the store.) And if you’re looking for one with books, here’s one I did with another school background.

I began with stamping Polka Dot Pals Delia and then off to the side I added the apples, earth and the ferret which are accessory stamps from Polka Dot Pals Eileen. I used one of the faces from the Polka Dot Pals Faces set.

Then when I colored, I blocked in a rectangle for the chalkboard and colored that green. The desk is a little tricky with perspective because I put it on an angle but you could easily put it straight. Then all that was left was the color the floor and everything else was the background wall.

List of Common Supplies

Polka Dot Pals Delia
Polka Dot Pals Eileen
Polka Dot Pals Faces

Polka Dot Pals Gemma from Whimsy Stamps

Here’s the result of the first coloring session class that I held today. We knew it was going to be Polka Dot Pals Gemma and that I’d be coloring in eye details but how about that background?! I like to think of it as the end of the world but we can still make it. Check out Gemma’s bravado as she strolls home with her groceries and ready for another day. LOL

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List of Common Supplies

Polka Dot Pals Gemma

Copic Markers:
Y11, 17, 21, 23
YR07, 12, 14, 15, 27, 30, 31
R08, 11, 12, 20, 32
E00, 01, 07, 18, 34, 41, 42, 43, 47, 49
W8, C1, 3, BV23
YG01, 23, 63, 67, 95, 99
BG11, 13, 32
B000, 00, 01, 23, 26, 41