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

Christine You Got This

It’s Easter this weekend and I thought I should at least get one bunny, chick or lamb project done before it passes. So I settled on a lamb and transformed Christine You Got This from Stamp Anniething. Special thank you to Ann for the stamp! The sentiment is from a Polka Dot Pals set.

At first I wasn’t sure how to color this cutie but then found inspiration in my daughter’s latest drawing and took it from there.
I stamped the character without the original face and wiped off the ink before stamping it. This gave me a blank canvas to play with. I started out with W1 and started to sketch out the face and lay down my shadows. Then I built upon that with W3 and finally jumping to W8 before working my way back blending as I go.
With the face and hair done, it was time to think about the clothing. However, I wasn’t sure what color so I skipped this and went on to the background. This part stumped me and I wasn’t sure what to do. I stewed about it for a few hours and came back later in the evening with the farm idea and a bright yellow sunset.
As you can see, I really did leave the clothing until last and it wasn’t until this point that I decided I should bring in some blue. I first had to fix my little mistake with her hair clip and then pressed on. After all was done, I placed it on a card, stamped the sentiment then used Liquid Pearls and a white gel pen to add some flowers.
“Baa-ram-ewe, baa-ram-ewe. To your breed, your fleece, your clan be true. Sheep be true. Baa-ram-ewe.” Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Liquid Pearls – Baby Blue, Ocean Blue, Cantaloupe, Buttercup
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Stamps:
Christine You Got This
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (sentiment)

Copic Markers:
0, BV20, 23
W00, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, R00, 02
Y11, 21, 26, YR24
B00, 01, 02, 16
Y11, 13, 32, 26, R02, 05, YR02, 61
E42, 43, 44
N0, 3, 4, 6, 8
C1, 3, 5, 7
YG91, 63
YG61, 63, G43, 24
YG21, 13, 17, 67, G29

Victoria Here’s The Dirt

We have a special collaboration post today and coloring challenge to share. Special thanks to Ann from Stamp Anniething for sponsoring this event and to Denise from Whimsy Stamp for supplying the other images to make it complete.

A few of us got together to challenge ourselves in coloring and we hope this inspires you to join along too. The rules were basic… (1) use a Stamp Anniething character, (2) the jar from Atlas Jar, and (3) to incorporate coloring water using Creative Color Placement techniques. Then (4), I added a personal objective onto myself to see how a Polka Dot Pals add-on face would work on these characters.

Following are details on my project but also make sure to visit everyone else and see their amazing projects. Everyone’s project is unique and totally fantastic!!

JENNIFERANNSTEPHENMINDY

I started off by stamping the character and the elements on my card. I used a light no-lines color ink so I didn’t worry about masking anything except for the face area which is described further on. There were even a few things I stamped on there that I never colored too – but I don’t think you’ll spot them. Once everything was stamped, then the Creative Color Placement began.
I sketched out the hippo beanie hat on scratch paper to figure out how I wanted it to look. Some stamp companies don’t like it when stampers add pencil marks or black fine-line marker to their images. But I already knew that Ann, and Denise for that matter, was completely ok with this so I lightly sketched the hippo hat onto my project. Otherwise, I would have to start coloring in the hippo without any pencil guides to satisfy the other company’s criteria. Which is what I did for the water puddle, grumpy cloud’s mouth and the rainbow since they didn’t have a lot of detail. I also gave this character a new hair dew (patterned after another Stamp Anniething character) and did this so the hat would “fit” better.
My original concept to incorporate water was to have a giant storm contained in the jar with lightning, thunder and lots of rain. Then the sky outside the jar would have a somber look after a heavy rain storm but with tidbits of a rainbow poking through with sunshine. Yea, that didn’t happen. What resulted was something a lot less dramatic so I felt I had to add another water element and colored in the puddle of water. My overall idea is still there but you’ll have to imagine the stormy ambiance yourself.
The face is a stamp element from the Polka Dot Pals Syeda set. Before stamping the character, I used a cotton swab and wiped off the ink on the original face. This gave me a blank canvas and I chose to use this Polka Dot Pals add-on face stamp. It’s a nice fit so I think any of the add-on faces would look great. If you read this much, then thank you and I hope this project inspires you to color some today. Thank you to Ann, Jennifer, Mindy and Stephen for playing along. Cheers!

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Ranger Stickles Glitter – Diamond
Post-It Cover Up Tape 1-Line

Stamps:
Victoria Here’s the Dirt (character, watering can, flower pot)
Polka Dot Pals Syeda (face, flowers, clouds)
Polka Dot Pals Atlas (rain, grumpy face, cloud)
Atlas Jar (jar)

Copic Colors:
N1, 3, 4, 5
R02, 05, E07, 08, 09
E00, 01, 21, 31, R02
E23, 25, 29
E70, 71, 74, 77
Y11, 15, 26, YR31
YG11, 13, 21, 23, 17, 67
B000, 01, 02
BV20, 23, W8
C1, 3, 5
R30, 21, 43
R02, YR21, Y11, G12, B12, V12
YG11, BG10, BG11, B000, B01, B02, V000