Hola señora Frida Kahlo

This is not who you think it is… really, it’s not! This is Polka Dot Pals Colton clear set that I stamped in a light color of ink then colored him using creative color placement. Colton is going to be one of the images we use in the Sproatmeyer Coloring Toolbox Retreat this October and I’m excited to talk about transforming your stamps like this. If you haven’t signed up, there is still room and still time to get on the list. We’re going to go over loads of stuff for you to put in your coloring toolbox of knowledge. This will be a retreat like no other and I’m so excited to share my knowledge and talent with y’all.


Metal Dies:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Cute ABC die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Colton clear set
Paint Splatters Background rubber stamp

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes LARGE
Whimsy Blending Brushes SMALL
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

More party balloons

Here’s more party balloons and these ones have faces on them – so cute! I wanted to make a bright and cheery card using the Party Animal Balloons stamp set which also has a coordinating Party Animal Balloons Outline die set. I started out with a basic background and added some texture with the cheese cloth. Then the fun part began as I stamped and colored up those adorable party animals – I loved using bright colors! Lastly I used the sentiment from the set to finish it off.


Metal Dies:
Wavy Pierced Rectangles die set
Party Animal Balloons coordinating die set available

Stamps:
Party Animal Balloons clear set

Other:
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes LARGE
Whimsy Blending Brushes SMALL
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

The rainbow is at the end

This is the fifth and final day of my boho journey using the new boho products from the mini release this week. At first I had no clue what boho was or how to design in it so I dived right into an exploration. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the journey with me and that I’ve inspired you. Today’s card is sort of an homage to this week by choosing the traditional rainbow. It never failed that wherever I searched for boho this style of rainbow would pop up.


Metal Dies:
Boho Circles die set
Boho Moon die set
Boho Rainbows die set

Stamps:
Flower Tiles Stay Wild at Heart clear set
Boho Alphabet Sentiments clear set

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

Understanding finally arrived

This is day four of my boho journey and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. Further searching for what boho really is, I found someone that simply defined it as aspects that “embrace the natural and are handmade.” Basically I needed to have elements of nature such as flowers, feathers, water, leaves, branches, rocks, or whatever from nature. It could also be animals, trees, waterfalls, and whatnot. The other half was to make it by hand – check! That one was easy. So my goal for this card was to merge more of the boho style that I’ve learned together with my own style. I wanted it to have nature, randomness and bold shapes/color. I think I nailed it and I really like how this card turned out.


Metal Dies:
Boho Circles die set
Boho Moon die set
Boho Rainbows die set

Stamps:
Flower Tiles Stay Wild at Heart clear set
Boho Alphabet Sentiments clear set

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Expanding and merging

It’s day three of my boho art process and building from yesterday, I learned that I was mainly looking at abstract bohemian art which is just one aspect of boho. Looking more into the definition, I read that boho art is “defined by a lack of structure, opting instead for carefree layers of pattern, texture, and color.” So my challenge today was to start combining it with my normal style and using stamps to create a holiday card. I focused on “lack of structure” and “layers of texture/color.” How do you think I did?


Metal Dies:
Boho Circles die set
Boho Moon die set
Up in the Clouds die set

Stamps:
Vintage Christmas clear set
Boho Alphabet Sentiments clear set

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

That’s not what I thought

This is day two of my boho journey and today I looked up the definition and learned more about it. Oxford said it was “socially unconventional in a way regarded as characteristic of creative artists” but I have no idea how that converts to art. In fact, I’m more confused now that I started. The only thing that helped me today was knowing Boho is short for Bohemian. Well, since this is a journey that’s what I went with … today’s project build upon what I saw yesterday but then added “unconventional” and “creative.” Hmmm, ok? My interpretations might be off the mark bu here’s what I created.


Metal Dies:
Boho Circles die set
Boho Moon die set
Boho Rainbows die set

Stamps:
Make a Wish clear set
Boho Alphabet Sentiments clear set

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