Polka Dot Pals Brooke Reflecting DCS

Two new digital coloring scenes were release today and I’m pleased to tempt you with this one – Polka Dot Pals Brook Reflecting Digital Coloring Scene. You know you want one now, right?! I printed it on Hammermill paper in a light gray so I could have the no-lines look. As I was coloring the purple flowers (which are called Alliums) I thought I would make that my focal point so I decided to add a few more in the background.

Quick List:
Polka Dot Pals Brook Reflecting Digital Coloring Scene
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set

To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would enjoy these digital coloring scenes. I’m a skeptical kinda person but I’ve come to really like them. Now when I craft with family or friends, (or out camping) I don’t have to pack a trunk full. And at my Mom’s where I can use her markers, I just have to take the printed scene. It’s been soooo nice!
I always have a hard time including purple in my projects because I don’t see that I’m coordinating colors very well. It’s a me thing, totally. For some reason, that color really stands out like a sore thumb. However, I’m getting better and finding combinations that are easier on the eyes.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Stickles Glitter Glue
Nuvo Crystal Drops

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Brook Reflecting Digital Coloring Scene
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set

Copic Markers:
RV32, V04, 06, 09, V28
Y11, 26, YR27, V000, BV08, 04, 13
YG11, 41, 61, 45
YG23, 01, 17, 67, G29
E0000, 30, 31, 34, R12, E04
E23, 25, 27, 29
B00, 14, 16, 18
N1, 3, 5, 7, 8
B18, 16, 14, 00
B91, 95, 97, 99
Y11, 15, 17, 26, YR21, 82
BG10, 11, 32
0, V12, BV25, 29

Polka Dot Pals Kezia

I couldn’t resist another cotton candy transformation and swapped the ice cream cone for some fluffy cotton candy. This is Polka Dot Pals Kezia and she’s a new release. The set comes with lots of fun accessories including a cute little dog. I then used the face from Polka Dot Pals Khadija and added some background details through creative color placement.

I colored this project on Desert Storm paper and stared out with my Copic markers. Then I came back in with some pencils to refine a few areas on her face, shirt and skirt. The background was penciled in. Then the black was colored with Copics and the rest with colored pencils, The shine was added with a white Posca pen.
The cotton ball for candy floss is the best part and it sticks out from the card and looks so fluffy. I used two cotton balls and glued it to my project in small sections to create the swirl. I thin this one turned out better than the last one but I think that’s mostly contributed to the cone – the last one had a stick and I like the cone shape better.

Supplies Used:
Neenah Desert Storm 80# Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Jellyfish Ink
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Posca Paint Markers – White
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Liquid Pearls
Prismacolor Pencils
cotton balls

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Kezia (character)
Polka Dot Pals Khadija (face)
Rainbow Designer Paper

Copic Markers:
E30, 31, 35, E04, R02, E23, 25, 29, T8
T3, 4, 6, 7, 8, BV23
BG11, 13, 34, 57
Y11, 32, YR24
YG 21, 23, 17, 67

Polka Dot Pals Kezia

Welcome to the neighborhood – it’s time for a jog! Catch up with this musical van to get your scrumptious treats today. If you miss it, however, head on over to Whimsy Stamps and order this adorable set, Polka Dot Pals Kezia, which was released today. I’ve also used the house from Polka Dot Pals Vera to create this fun summer scene.

After stamping the truck and houses, I used a black multi-liner pen and ruler to draw in the sidewalk. From there it was about coloring the scene. I start with what I knew – the greenery, sidewalk and roadway. Then I colored the truck and then the houses. Not sure if the colors work the best.
These stamps, the truck, ice cream, houses and sentiments, are accessory stamps in the Polka Dot Pals sets. They’re just as much fun to use as the characters.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Copic Multiliner SP Black 0.3

Whimsy Stamps:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Polka Dot Pals Kezia
Polka Dot Pals Vera

Copic Used:
YG21, 23, 17, 67
YG61, G82, 24
YR30, 31
C1, 3, 5, 6, 7
T1, 2, 3, 4, 6
E23, 25, 27, 21
BG11, 13, 34
B12, 14
R30, 32, 35
E13, 19, 71, 74, 41, 42, 43
BV25

The Mailbox

I liked the full size background of this stamp so much that I needed to make a second card. This is The Mailbox rubber stamp by DoveArt Studios and available at Whimsy Stamps. The color scheme on this one was so that the flowers, Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea), would stand out the most.

I colored the bird as Northern Parulas which matched well with the letter in the mailbox and the house. Another thing I did was to extend the stamp size in height and width. So the extra set of windows on the house and the top part of the trees were added through creative color placement. It might have been easier to add to the other side but I wanted more of the house so I took the time on that side.
The sentiment is a chipboard embellishment from Make it Crafty and I happily have a stash that I can pull from. However, there are some chipboard embellishments available at Whimsy Stamps. This one comes in two layers which Make it Crafty was the trend setter of this style. I colored the top layer with my Copic markers in the same color as the flowers.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tsukineko Memento Ink Rich Cocoa
Tsukineko Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves

Whimsy Stamps:
The Mailbox
chipboard embellishments

Copic Markers:
Y11, 21, YR24, R05
B00, 12, 23, 06, 95
BG10, 11
E42, 43, 44
T2, 4, 6
YG21, 23, 67, 99
Y21, R05, 29

Polka Dot Pals Fern Grassland Ponder DCS

I had the chance to color up another digital coloring scene from Whimsy Stamps. This is Polka Dot Pals Fern Grassland Ponder. I started with creative color placement and changed the style of the hair. Then I colored the face and moved to the background. I wasn’t sure what color to do her clothes yet so I waited to see what was needed. This is how she turned out.

I cut the scene out with the Wonky Stitches Rectangle die and then layered it on black then white cardstock. As finishing touches, I added some Liquid Pearls and white dots to represent flowers in the foreground.
I don’t work with purple very often so I was worried this wouldn’t work well. But I blended the sunset with peaches and warm yellows which worked out better than the last time I tried.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Liquid Pearls

Whimsy Stamp:
Polka Dot Pals Fern Grassland Ponder DCS
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set

Copic Markers:
E30, 31, 34, 35, RV93, E04
E23, 25, 27, 29
T2, 4, 6, 8
Y32, YR02, R11, RV32, 34, V05, 06, 09
Y11, 32, YR12, 07, 24
YG91, 93, 95
YG03, 45, G43, Y11
Y21, 03, 45, G43, 46, 29, BG78
YG21, 13, 41, BG34, 45, 57
C0, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, BG37, 09, 79
Y11, 15, 38, YR24
BG23, 25
RV55, 66

Polka Dot Pals and Paper Doll Marci

This project combines the Paper Doll Marci Sweetheart character with a new face from Polka Dot Pals Mason and fun background elements from Polka Dot Pals Vera – plus a whole lot of creative color placement makes this one unique card.

I stamped the character in black but before I did that, I wiped away the face with a cotton swab. This allowed me to use an Add-on Face from one of the Polka Dot Pals sets and I chose the one from Polka Dot Pals Mason. When I stamped that face, I also wiped away the mouth so I could color my own in.
This little girl has bubble powers so she’s have a bright cheery day in the backyard. Wouldn’t that be fun to be able to produce bubbles from your hands? The sentiment is a light chipboard and easy to color with the Copic markers so I colored it similar to the bubbles and tied it in with the theme that way. To help it stand out, I did the second layer with black.
The hat is actually part of the doll’s hair. That was a lot of hair so I decide she’d be perfect with a little beanie hat. Because I wanted to go with something bright, and I recently learned about Nooglers at Google, I went with a propeller beanie. Other creative color placement includes the mouth, extra hair, bubbles, pool and pool toys.
This is what the character looked like before the transformation using creative color placement.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Chipboard Embellishments

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Mason (face)
Polka Dot Pals Vera (houses)
Paper Doll Marci Sweetheart (character)

Copic Markers:
T1, 2, 4, 6, 8, BV25
E23, 25, 27, 29, E30, 31, 35
YR21, 04, 09, 18
R32, 35, 37, 39
Y11, 15, 32, YR24
V000, 01, 12
BG11, 32
B01, 14, 16
YG21, 23, 25, 17, 67

Polka Dot Pals Vera

It’s a release day at Whimsy Stamps and you’ll want to head on over there to grab your newest Polka Dot Pals clear set! This is Polka Dot Pals Vera and I can’t wait to see how everyone colors her up or color up the houses in the background too. For my card, I stuck within the set and created this scene…

Old fans may recognize this character from Little Miss Muffet Stamps – she was one of my favorites so I fixed a few things and also added a face to this set. Now she’s even better and I know will be one that I use over and over again.
I first colored the background and took inspiration from the first card I made last autumn when the Polka Dot Pals were newly released at Whimsy Stamps. That particular card has been hanging on my wall and … displayed proudly kinda like the first dollar earned at a small shop. LOL And it’s a quick but detailed background to do as well

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Stickles Glitter Glue – Frosted Lace
Liquid Pearls – Bisque and Coral
chipboard embellishments

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Vera

Copic Markers:
E00, 21, 34, 17, R11
100, C1, 3, BV25
E43, 47, 49
T2, 4, 5, 7
R30, 32, 37, 39
YG21, 23, 17

Polka Dot Pals Mason and The Mailbox

For this project, I’ve mashed up a Polka Dot Pal with a DoveArt stamp and created this scene. These combination is always fun to work on and they make great scenes. This one features The Mailbox in the background and Polka Dot Pals Mason as the character. I’d swoon too if someone put a friendly note in my mailbox with flowers. Sigh

The red and yellow flowers are colored like Indian Blankets which are pentifiul this season around Texas. I think the yellow tips are stunning and pulls this flower over from the weed category into the desirable category. I’m so glad there are fields and fields of these to enjoy.
The character is Polka Dot Pals Mason and I’ve added elements from the Polka Dot Pals Fern set – her glasses and the sentiment. On the glasses, and the center of the flowers, I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops to give it a little more texture and shine. It’s a subtle effect but looks great when see in real life.
The background was stamped in green and brown ink. To do this, I inked up the entire stamp in green then dabbed the brown in sections such as the mailbox and the house. I didn’t worry about getting some on the green trees/grassy area and thought that would add extra dimension when I colored it. The character was stamped in black.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tsukineko Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Memento Ink Rich Cocoa
Tsukineko Memento Ink Bamboo Leaves

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Mason (character)
Polka Dot Pals Fern (face and sentiment)
The Mailbox

Copic Markers:
E30, 31, 35, 79, T1, 3, 8
YG21, 23, 67
Y11, 21, YR24, R05
BG11, 13, 49
B00, 12, 23, 06, 95
BG10, 11
E42, 43, 44
T2, 4, 6
YG21, 23, 67, 99
Y21, R05, 29

Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break DCS

Sometimes not knowing what to color next, I look to my desk for inspiration. Or rather, I’m too lazy to look elsewhere and grab the closest thing… in this case, it was my second printing of the digital scene Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break. I thought, sure why not! And this time I was going to do it different.

Update: This event is over but you still have time to enter the challenges with your creativity and coloring. Good luck! If you haven’t already heard, Whimsy Stamps is having their Virtual Weekend Retreat and this is one of the talk about images – there is a video, inspiration by others, and more. So come on over and play along in the games, challenges, chit-chat and prizes.

Whenever I think of farms, I gravitate towards animals and food crops – so I often forget about all the gorgeous and colorful flower farms out there. So this farm is dedicated to tulips and lavender. I can only imagine what it would be like to visit here. Blissful and aromatic for sure.
I really enjoyed how the mouth turned out on this gal. They don’t always turn out to be my favorites so it’s a happy result when it does. I also like the vine that I added to the silo. I do wish, however, I made the back row of trees into clouds instead. But that’ll just be something I can do next time.
While traveling, I enjoying spotting the barn quilt squares so I decided to add one to this barn. I went with a flying geese pattern. The fields I tried to color are orange tulips and lush lavender. I added dimension to these crops with Liquid Pearls.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Nuvo Crystal Drops
Liquid Pearls
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen

Whimsy Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die cuts

Copic Markers:
E30, 31, 34, 35
BV23, T1, 3, 5, R02, RV95
E21, 23, 27, 29
T2, 4, 6, 8
R32, 35, 37, 39
Y13, 21, YR24
YG21, 23, 67, G28
G21, YG61, 93
YR04, 18, 27
V04, 05, 06, 09
BV14, 16
BV23, 25
G21, 24, 28, 46

Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break DCS

This is the image I’ve colored during the Whimsy Stamp’s Virtual Weekend Event – if you haven’t popped on over to join the festivities then now is the time. I showed how I colored this card from start to almost finish in a speed coloring that was 28 minutes long. Yes that seems long and being on the editing side then I defiantly agree with you. However, this was a special event and there are videos, tutorials, games, freebies, prizes and more so we have all been putting extra effort into have a great weekend.

The image is Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break. Update: The event is over but you still have time to add your creative projects and coloring into the challenges this week. Good luck!

I had created this scene a few weeks ago on another image and thought it was cute enough that I paired her with a Polka Dot Pal to create this digital coloring scene.
Today I’ll be coloring this image again and will choose a different color scheme. Instead of hay, perhaps I’ll choose corn or sunflowers. Instead of a sunset, maybe I’ll go for a light blue sky. It’ll be fun to see how different it turns out.

Supplies Used:
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100lb
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Liquid Pearls

Whimsy Stamp:
Polka Dot Pals Jayden Farm Break

Copic Markers:
E21, 23, 25, 29 (tilled dirt, trunk and shoe)
YG03, 61, G24 (background shrubs)
YG01, 23, 25, 17, 67, G99 (side tree/shrubs, front grass)
R05, 27, 37, 39, C3, 5, BG78 (barn and apple)
YR30, 31, Y21, 26, E31, 35 (right field)
T2, 4, 6 (road)
0, Y00, 11, 21, YR31 (sky)
B32, 34, 37, 39 (overalls)
BG11, 13, 49 (shirt)
E70, 71, 74, 77, 79 (hair)
YG21, 93, 97, T8, C3, 1 (eyes)
E0000, 000, 00, 30, 31, 34, R11, RV93, 95, C1, 3 (face/skin)
BV23, 25 (shadows)