Polka Dot Pals Ophelia from Whimsy Stamps

For this project, I used the cake, an accessory stamp from Polka Dot Pals Ophelia, and created a birthday card with a patriotic theme. I kept with red, white and blue to color and then added a little yellow in the stars and confetti background. I hoped that I could use it any time during the summer and not just for the 4th of July.

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Ophelia

Copic Markers:
R02, 05, 29
Y13, 26
C1, 3, 4
B91, 95, 24, 26, 29

Polka Dot Pals Imogen in Mason Jar from Whimsy Stamps

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.

List of 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

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