Polka Dot Pals Sally

Here’s a fun project that’s been in the making for quiet some time.  Two years ago near Valentines I found a Hallmark card that was absolutely perfect.  It was one of the motion and sound cards and when it was opened, there was a hamster bouncing on a hip-hop ball.  I had to buy it just so I could use it with Polka Dot Pals Sally… also on her hip-hop ball.

There’s loads of pictures in this post plus a little video at the end too.  Lot’s of eye-candy!  The sentiment was created using Chipboard Embellishments from Make it Crafty, colored with a black Copic marker and then some Sparkles glitter glue was added on top.

Polka Dot Pals Sally was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Copic markers.  The hair, clothes, and polka dots are with the pencils then I did the skin and ball with the markers.  I did this mainly because I wasn’t near my pencils but also because I wanted a soft looking skin.

The card opens from the left and just the grass part opens so the image can be seen when open or closed. The Hallmark card was cut apart and I kept the components together.  I then took two layers of cardboard and cut a center hole just large enough for the innards.  Here’s what it looks like after I wrapped black cardstock around the back and over the edges.

I also salvaged the pink bouncing marks from the Hallmark card and used them on the inside of the card.  Here’s what the card looks like when it’s open.

Are you ready for the video?  This is just five seconds on Polka Dot Pals Sally bouncing on her ball with mad-giggle sounds. It’s actually really funny to listen to and a lovely surprise when it’s opened.  Bounce!

Animorphia Postcard Owl

I’ve been wanting to color some images by Kerby Rosanes and found a small booklet of Animorphia Postcards that were just the right size. I started out with the owl since I didn’t have to think about the colors too much.  My daughter said she’d finish the little doodles on the back if she could mail it so I thought that was a good deal.  

Polka Dot Pals Trillian

I’ve still got my towel and colored another image.  Whereas I feel like the last one was more of a warm-up, I really liked how this one turned out.  The background is actually part of the color to a colander I had last year.  I liked the starry night feel and just couldn’t manage to toss it.  Now I’m glad I didn’t. 

This is Polka Dot Pals Trillian from the Towel Day release and colored it with Polychromos pencils.  I like how her face turned out and using the pencils was a lot easier than using the markers.  That allowed me to build up the area and take it slow.  I also used the Thanks for All the Fist Sentiment and printed that out on Kraft paper. 

I’d like to share this project into these challenges . . . 

Here’s the Story

I can’t believe this is my first My Favorite Things stamp, but it is.  This one is called Here’s the Story and was colored with my first few Polychromos Pencils.  I had purchased about a dozen and took them with me on my vacation last Thanksgiving.  I’m always inspired by Jane‘s coloring and tried to use her technique on the book by cross hatching while coloring.  I hope to continue to learn from her.  Thanks Jane!

On my projects, I’ve been using a lot of the Twinkle Goosebumps Gems from Queen & Co.  I love the way they look and the extra texture.  Those and the Make it Crafty chipboard are becoming a staple in my projects.  LOL. 

Wisteria Sprite

I hope, for those in the northern hemisphere, that you’re all enjoying your summer.  And for those in the southern hemisphere, I hope you’re winter hasn’t gotten too cold yet.  Birrr!  I’m out of town enjoying the countryside as we travel across the states.  I’m sure by now I’m hearing the nagging “are we home yet?” comment from the kids.  LOL  Anyway, I wanted to share some projects but I only had one to schedule. 

For this project, I’ve used Mitzi Sato-Wiuff’s Wisteria Sprite from Sweet Pea Stamps and colored her on watercolor paper.  Her hair was was done with Polychromos pencils and the rest was done with Copic markers.  The pencils weren’t working very well for me and cramped up my hands.  So I switched to finish the rest with markers and even tried to get the background to look like watercolors.  Not sure if this was the end goal I was hoping for but I think it turned out none the less.

The tag stamp and chipboard tag accompaniment are from Make it Crafty and is always a great embellishment.  It’s the Happy Days Tab Sentiment.

Hope you enjoy this project and have a great week!

Jr. Hatter Jocelyn

There is a fun new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps that is sure to fix one of your projects – or better yet, create a project just for us!  😀  The theme is “Spring Colors” and I’ve dragged out my colored pencils to join in on this one.

The image I used is Jr. Hatter Jocelyn from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I’ve stamped it on Balsa Wood with gray then colored it with my new Polychromos Pencils.  I also used Make it Crafty dragonflies chipboard embellishments.  The rest of the card was put together with odds and ends from around my crafting space.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you get a chance to come craft with us!