This is Fairy and Her Bunny from Whimsy Stamps and I have a picture tutorial on how I colored her face. This fairy has been colored wonderfully in so many ways that I had a little trepidation starting. But I thought some pink hair would help me out and decided to get started nonetheless. The tutorial shows how I colored this fairy and I use the same techniques on all the faces that I color in this way. Hope you enjoy it.
Welcome to Day 7 of my Advent calendar! Today I’m joining with Ute at Bastel-Traum on their Advent calendar. I’m sharing a tutorial on how to add snow to an every-day image. For this project, I’ve used Little Houses clear stamp by Little Miss Muffet Stamps.
Many of you have seen this already but now here’s all the details plus a ton of pictures. This image was inspired by the coloring challenge with Zoe and Jennifer to color a snow globe. Other than using markers, pencils and white, the challenge was open but the idea was to study the way items reflect in the globe. I decided to go with a mason jar instead of a traditional globe but the challenge was still there. Here’s the end result…
The last step is to make a card, of course. I kept it simple since the Balsa wood canvas was already very large and I didn’t want the card to be gigantic. Hope you like it and feel free to ask me any questions.
Marika Gewalli (Honored Guest)
For my project, I’ve used Polka Dot Pals Quoba.
I added one of the Add-on Faces and colored her in light colors. The markers weren’t working well on this paper as you can see on the face and right arm. It has started to get gunky so I did the best I could to cover it up and then moved on.
These are the Copic colors that I used:
E0000, 00, 30, 31, 34, R11
YR24, 31, E30, 51, 53
R02, 14, 29
YG21, 17, 23
BG02, 10, 11
B31, 23, 39
T1, 3, 9, BV23
YG17, 21, 23, 67, 99
I kept the card simple. I found some green gingham paper which worked well with the watermelon theme. Why is that? I don’t know but they seemed to fit. Then added a little red and black for the base of the card. I sewed the edges and added a couple gems. Done!
The Polka Dot Pals Add-On Faces clear stamps can also be used with the digital Polka Dot Pals. Digital and rubber – how’s that possible? No, that doesn’t mean you stamp your monitor. LOL
This is for those who know how to resize and manipulate your digital stamp. The process is simple – you’ll resize your digital stamp, print it, then stamp it with the clear stamp. The measurements you’ll need to resize are listed below. Remember there are two different sizes of Add-on Faces so you can choose which one fits your project the best.
(Both images can be clicked on to make them larger.)
As you can see, the figures given are for the Polka Dot Pals pupils and measure from outside edge to outside edge. I like to rotate my digital Pal (if needed) so the pupils are level with each other. Then I’ll use the ruler bar and place guidelines where needed. For the large size, the dimensions of 0.79 worked out to be just over 20.1 millimeters. So I’ve set my guidelines just larger at 40 and 60 millimeters. These guidelines make it super easy to size the pupils within the box.
As a tip, keep your project opened or saved so you can make minor adjustments if needed. After printing, the clear Add-on Faces are then easy to stamp on like normal. Done!
Stay tuned for one more day of festivities – and tomorrow you’ll see how versatile these Add-on Faces are with other stamps – it’s just the beginning of possibilities!
I’d like to share this project in the following challenges:
AAA Cards Challenge #102
Stamped Blessings heARTful Challenge
Archi-scraps November Challenge
Card Mania Challenge #98
Classic Design Team Challenge #19
Copic Spain November Challenge
Crafty Girls Challenge #41
Cute as a Button Challenge #38
Tina Pavlovic (Honored Guest)
If you’re just tuning in, check out the previous post on all the release details and then pop into the LMMS Facebook group to catch up on everything. Today you’ll find tips on a second way to use the Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces in case alignment is a bit jittery.
For my project, I used Polka Dot Pals Lirienne and stamped her on Balsa Wood. However, before I did that, I wiped the ink away from the pupil of her eyes. This truly gave her a blank face! LOL I wanted to do that so when I used the vampire face, the eyes would have an eerie glow to them.
This is also a technique you could use if you had trouble aligning the eyes or if you wanted to use them on another type of image. The easiest way to do this is to use a cotton swap.
I then colored my image using Prismacolor Pencils. The skin tones were more grayish and white colors for a nice vampire glow. The eyes and lips I did in red because I really wanted it to stand out and the white highlights help give it a finished look. Coloring on Balsa Wood is my favorite way to use my pencils as the texture is very soft.
The rest of the card was put together with a bunch of odds and ends. Gesso was used on the back decorative paper and Make it Crafty Chipboard are some of the embellishments. I also used the metal dies Just Saying and Mini Alpha & Numbers Cutters from CC Designs. Lastly for a bit of a fun element, I suspended the sentiment with an Action Wobbles Spring.
I’d like to share this into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenge #30
Artistic Inspiration Challenge #189
Aurora Wings Challenge #59
My Creative Scoop Color Inspiration Link Up #27
Crafting from the Heart #181
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge 1744
Use Your Stuff Challenge #286
Here’s Swings ‘n Slides Fairy from Little Miss Muffet Stamps that I used on this project. I also used this one for a step-by-step tutorial, which I added below so you can pin or bookmark it if you’d like.
The Snowflakes Chipboard are from Make it Crafty and are always fun to add to a project. I tried to color these white with the Faber-Castell Gelatos Double Scoop stick but that stuff smeared and got all over. I don’t know what that is actually used for but not what I was expecting.
Here’s the side-by-side that you can see the colored version and non-colored version. I stamped it in gray and then I was able to change the eye a little so I could add more color. This also shows the fur vest and shoes, which has a how-to down below.
This is Polka Dot Pals Chrissie from Little Miss Muffet Stamps which is the one that I used for the face tutorial. I included that at the bottom so you can pin or bookmark it if you’d like.
For this image I tried to change the light source to come from the lantern. The clothing was essay to manage but the face was the most difficult. I pulled up a few images in Google and then tried my best to go against habit and change the way I colored the nose. It isn’t perfect but I like how it turned out.
Come enter in one of your projects into the Anything Goes challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Any stamp, any theme, any project!
Coloring the faces is the best part about these Polka Dot Pals for me and it give me an opportunity to experiment. Here you can see the side-by-side of the before and after. The Polka Dot Pals also have ready-made faces that you can add if coloring the whole face is a bit scary. (the Add-On Faces come in both rubber and digital too!)