Llama llama llama llama

Happy, happy, happy! This adorable little Llama comes from the retired set Falala Llama from Whimsy Stamps and was the first image of each day that we colored at Jennifer’s Boot Camp last year. I had fun coloring with watercolors and learning to use that medium to look like Copic markers – it was a great challenge for me. When I look at these, I can see the progress from Day 1 (upper left) to Day 4 (lower left). I’ll be teaching my own retreat this year (completely different from Jennifer’s) so check out all the information about it here: Sproatmeyer’s Coloring Toolbox Retreat

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Metal Dies:
Wonky Window 3 die set
Happy Camper die set

Stamps:
Falala Llama clear set (retired)
Simple Sentiment Strips clear set
Wire Background rubber stamp

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Watercolors on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Spooky wishes

One of my favorite dies this week has been the Tree Assortment die set and I think I’ve used it on every one of my cards. There are so many trees too! For this card, I used the large trees and instead of adding dimension through layers on top of layers, I choose to give it some depth and make the inside lower with the trees above that. I think it worked out great. By the way, this project was colored using watercolors and not Copic markers. The background was the hardest part but eventually things got easier.

Remember there are chances to win, Win, WIN this week!


Metal Dies:
Notched Rectangle die set
Extreme Postage die set
Tree Assortment die set
Simple Sentiment Strips die set

Stamps:
Kitty ‘n Pumpkin clear set
Simple Sentiment Strips clear set

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Watercolors on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

There’s cake right?

I don’t work with purple very often but somehow ended up with this pink and purple frog that I needed to create a card for. This was one of those cards that I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out or what my next step was going to be. Do you ever have that happen? So I took it one step at a time and ended up with this. The final piece was adding the cheesecloth which softened the colors in the background enough for my eyes. I actually liked how it turned out. It will be a fun birthday card for someone.

Here are the Whimsy Stamps products that I used:

Froggie Hoppy Day 2 digital stamp
Simple Sentiments Strips die set
Simple Sentiments Strips clear stamps
Happy Large Word die set
Wonky Window 4 die set
Notched Rectangles
die set

Coloring medium:
watercolors 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

Let’s go to the beach

I colored this image using watercolors at Jennifer’s boot camp and we ended up coloring the whole sheet. However, because I wasn’t using watercolor paper, it was difficult to get the look that I was gong for. So when it came time to create the card, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do – I like parts of the card but the other parts didn’t look the way I wanted them. Do I cut it up? I ended up using the Atlas Mason Jar die set and created a shaker card. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but I think it turned out rather nice.

Here are the Whimsy Stamp products that I used:

Baby Sea Creatures stamp set
Atlas Mason Jar die set
Simple Sentiments Strips Clear Stamps
Shaker Maker Rectangle die set

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

Sending Mooyah Smiles

Hello my friend – this is a card that I created using the Cow Friends stamp from Whimsy Stamps along with the Quilted Rainbow Inlaid which I love using. The small sized scallop edge is perfect for a dainty feel which is what I was going for on this one. As you can see, I extended the same color pallet from the previous card with the pinks and greens. I colored this using my watercolors at Jennifer’s boot camp and I believe she drew in the tree for the bovine to lean on (but correct me if I’m wrong). At first, I wasn’t sure how it would make a good card because of all that white which stood out too much for me but I rather like it now that it’s framed and finished. What do you think?

Looking for the Whimsy Stamp supplies that I used? Here they are:

Cow Friends clear stamp
Quilted Rainbow Inlaid die set
Simple Sentiments Strips Dies
Simple Sentiments Strips Clear Stamps
Grass Frames Die Set (flowers)
Shaker Maker Rectangle die set

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