Hola señora Frida Kahlo

This is not who you think it is… really, it’s not! This is Polka Dot Pals Colton clear set that I stamped in a light color of ink then colored him using creative color placement. Colton is going to be one of the images we use in the Sproatmeyer Coloring Toolbox Retreat this October and I’m excited to talk about transforming your stamps like this. If you haven’t signed up, there is still room and still time to get on the list. We’re going to go over loads of stuff for you to put in your coloring toolbox of knowledge. This will be a retreat like no other and I’m so excited to share my knowledge and talent with y’all.


Metal Dies:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Cute ABC die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Colton clear set
Paint Splatters Background rubber stamp

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes LARGE
Whimsy Blending Brushes SMALL
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Shake y’er bootie

Shake, shake! It’s time to celebrate and if you haven’t noticed, I’m on a celebration and birthday card kick. Those are the types of cards that I send out the most so I’m always in need of one – especially any kind of boy card. This one was created using the other half of the Wonky Frame that I used two days ago. It’s always a nice feeling when I can use the scraps and leftovers from a project to create something new. (And it helps keep the desk just a little bit cleaner.) I don’t think I’m the only one who does this. Do you have a pile of scraps on your desk that you use up?


Metal Dies:
Wonky Window 1 die set
Slimline Bunting Borders die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Tobias clear set
Chippy Paint Background rubber stamp
Sentiment Assortment Celebrate clear set

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

A sweet 3rd attempt

I’m excited to showcase my 3rd attempt at coloring Polka Dot Pals Iona‘s hair. When I set out, I had the idea that I wanted to color detailed hair and make it look like Merida from the movie Brave. I thought having individual strands and super curly hair would be quiet the challenge and it was. I wasn’t able to accomplish exactly what I wanted but this was as close as I could get.

Metal Dies::
Wavy Pierced Rectangles die set
Sweet Word and Shadow die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Iona Woodland Friends digital set

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Hello there!

This card was initiated from a hair challenge. When I drew this image, I had Pinkie Pie in mind from My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. I love that show! Anyway, I drew the girl’s hair not considering how it could be colored and since Pinkie’s hair is a bit wild, I realized it would take a bit of a wild marker to color it. LOL This was my first attempt at coloring the hair. I wanted it to look like she had big curls so I followed the outside hair shape as well as the inside hair shape to create the bumps. The rest of the card was fun to color and create – and since the image was inspired by MLP Friendship is Magic – I decided to go with a friendly hello.

Staps:
Polka Dot Pals Iona Woodland Friends digital scamp

Metal Dies:
Zig Zag Stitched Rectangles die set
Comic Speech Bubbles die set
Hello Word and Shadow die set

Other
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Hay Sunshine

This girl is Polka Dot Pals Atlas and she is hot on sale! You’ll want to grab her before she’s gone because she’s one of my favorite characters. Her arms are out ready to give anyone a hug or to hold up something to share. With summer being so hot, I thought this would be the perfect June card to make. I colored her with watercolors and added lots of yellow sunshine glowing on her arms, face and clothes to give that warm sunny look. If you missed out on the clear set, you can also find her chasing butterflies in digital form: Polka Dot Pals Atlas Chasing Butterflies

Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used:

Comic Speech Bubbles die set
Polka Dot Pals Atlas clear set
Animal Tiles – Desert Unexpected Wonder clear set
Shaker Maker Rectangle die set

Coloring medium:
watercolors on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Polka Dot Pals Kezia

This is a repost of my project I created for the 31 Night of Halloween at Whimsy Stamps. I shared this on Night 3 on the Whimsy blog where you can pick up and continue for the rest of the month. For this project, I used Polka Dot Pals Kezia and gave her a Halloween flair with cobwebs and spider friends.

For those who have been following me for a while might recognize some of the elements on this card. That’s because I revisited a challenge from long ago and you can see that card and details HERE.
Not having any decorative paper handy at the moment, I decided to color in the background to look like paper. Instead of using orange (from the project you can see HERE), I decided to go for green. Then the final touches were the cobwebs. I think that parts makes this card shine!

List of Common Supplies

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Kezia

Copic Markers:
C3, N1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
V09, 06, 17, BV11, 13, 20, 23
YG17, 21, 23, 25