Sometimes a project hangs around the coloring desk only getting attention here and there and this was one of those. The background was a watercolor picture Cassandra did and I nabbed it before she tossed it into the rubbish bin out of frustration. She was convinced that nothing good would come from it. So that gave me a challenge to use it in one of my projects and this is what I came up with. I’ve combined it with Polka Dot Pals Fern and the No-See All Seasons Tree die set.
I really enjoy the stackers from Art Impressions and was happy to be able to get this Duck Stackers or ordered from Amazon last week. So I set off to use it right away and paired it with the fence from Polka Dot Pals Fern in the background. I originally was going to do a rainbow scheme but then decided I would do a rainbow of actual duck colors. After some Google research, this is what I ended up with.
I’ve been collecting a match boxes and specifically like to look for vintage or unique ones at antique stores or flea markets. There are not very many but occasionally I’ll spot one for a good price. I even found a small vintage pill box that I’m excited to use one day. I would like to create small scenes in them like a world of their own but I’m afraid I’d ruin them in the process. So I decided to buy some to practice with and spotted this interesting brand on Amazon: Swedish Three Stars Safety Matches.
I’ve had my eye on this cutie for a while and was thrilled to be able to color her up. This is Wyanet (Beautiful) from Whimsy Stamps and in the background is Path in the Woods, also by Whimsy Stamps. I thought with her sitting on the cliff ledge she would be perfect to look over all of the forest.
Ready for another Polka Dot Pals scene? This one is using Polka Dot Pals Imogen as the center piece and colored on Neenah Desert Storm paper with Copic markers. I’m really enjoying this look so I’ll be doing a lot more. Plus I might look into other colors – do you know of any to recommend?
Move over Chef, there’s a new Count in town! Here’s another example of Extreme Creative Color Placement on Polka Dot Pals Harley and this time he’s come out as Count von Count. “I am the Count. They call me the Count because I love to count things”
This was a challenge to color a Polka Dot Pals character as a Muppet – HERE is the Swedish Chef and Jennifer colored Animal HERE. We used Polka Dot Pals Harley on all these modifications.
Polka Dot Pals Harley is a hardcore character and also one that has many faces, literally! This is a challenge I did with Jennifer Dove to color a Muppets character using Polka Dot Pals Harley clear stamp. She went with Animal and I chose the Swedish Chef. This is considered extreme creative color placement.
Visit Jennifer’s Animal post HERE. (and a hug thank you to her for the inspiration, wood grain paper, and much more!)
Welcome back! Today I want to share another card I created using the Neenah Desert Storm paper with Copic Markers. This one uses the character and face from Polka Dot Pals Syeda with the fence element from Polka Dot Pals Fern. Using a non-white color for the paper options is ideal for snowy backgrounds and I was eager to give this a try.
These are the Copic Markers I used: E04, R12 (piglet) E70, 71, 74, 77 (fence) T0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 B12, 14, 06, 08 (sky) E000, 30, 31, 35, R12 (skin) V000, 04, 15, 17 R11, 13, 14 plus white gel pen and white colored pencil