Thursday, 9 September 2021

Pop up Flowerpot Surprise card tutorial with instructions

Hi everyone, Nikky here - today I have this lovely Surprise card tutorial for you to create...


Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Creating a slimline card with the Let It Snow Stamps and Matchables dies

 It's SNOWING GLITTER!  

Eulanda here today and I'm sharing a winter mini slimline scene using a wonderful Christmas release!  ⛄️

Sunday, 29 August 2021

Monday, 23 August 2021

Video tutorial - how to Create a Shaker Birthday card

 Good day! Eulanda here today and I am sharing a video and an A2 sized shaker card with you...

Saturday, 21 August 2021

Playing with watercolors and stencils to create amazing backgrounds...

Hi - Kassi here! Let's play with watercolors... I mean really play. 

Let's let the colors dance across the page however they want...Let's have some colorful fun!

Thursday, 5 August 2021

No Lines coloring using Daniel Smith Watercolors and Honeypie Just Lovely digital stamp collection

Hi everyone! 

Kassi here today and I'm sharing a Watercolored image using this digital stamp: Honeypie Sweetheart Balloons (Just Lovely Collection)...

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Coloring No Lines with Daniel Smith watercolors and Honeypie Grow digital stamp...

 Hello Crafters! Kassi here with a new coloring to share with you all today featuring this lovely image from the new Polkadoodles Honeypie collection...

Polkadoodles Honeypie - Grow

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Sunday, 13 June 2021

No Lines Coloring - Winnie Let's Hang Out collection

 Hi everyone! This is Kassi and today I'm back with another 'no lines' coloring using the latest Winnie Collection called Let's Hang Out... 


Saturday, 12 June 2021

No Lines Coloring Tutorial using Winnie Let's Hang Out Fluffy friends digital stamp, colored with Daniel Smith watercolor dot cards

 Hi! This is KASSI and today I'm back with some NO LINES watercoloring - you know how a week can't go by without me opening up my Watercolor paints! 

Today I'm using one of the new images from the Winnie Let's Hang Out collection which is called FLUFFY FRIENDS - eeek! So Cute!

Friday, 11 June 2021

Coloring with alcohol inks and Copic markers - Holly

 Hi! This is Sharon and today I'm sharing a new project which uses this Holly digital download - I've colored her with Copic markers and alcohol inks...

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Coloring with Copic markers - Winnie Let's Hang Out Cuddles image

 Hello, Kassi here with another cute coloring project for you using this lovely Winnie image...

Sunday, 6 June 2021

Video alert! Creating a festive card with acetate details!

 Good day, it's Eulanda here with you again and I'm going to share a video on how to create this cute interactive Christmas card using acetate.

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Dreaming of Summer! Colouring up the new Winnie digital stamps!

Kassi here with another copic coloured image! I'm dreaming of Summer days after colouring up this little Winnie digital stamp! 

 

Friday, 28 May 2021

All about Watercolor dot cards!

Hello - Kassi here with more tips and tricks to use when using the Daniel Smith watercolor dot cards! 

Thursday, 27 May 2021

BIG HUGS! Colouring the most adorable friendship image with Copics!

Hello everyone! It's Kassi here today with the most adorable digital stamp! Read below to see how I coloured it!


Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Create a summery card with your copics!

How cute is this little bunny stamp? Find out how to colour him like a copic instructor!


Friday, 21 May 2021

Using water to create perfect colour blends and water effects!

Hello Kassi here, how Toadally cute is this little guy? I've been busy using my Daniel Smith dot cards on the BRAND NEW release - here is what I came up with!


Thursday, 6 May 2021

All about the amazing Daniel Smith Watercolor Confetti Dots

Want to learn more about the amazing Daniel Smith Watercolour Confetti cards? Then look no further! Expert watercolourist Kassi Shows us how amazing these paints and what a little gem this tiny pack really is...

Saturday, 1 May 2021

How crafters can own a million colors (almost) of Daniel Smith watercolor paint for under $30

Hello! This is Kassi and today I am sharing an insight into using Daniel Smith watercolor paints in my craft coloring! This is one of my favourite mediums to use when I color my cards - I think I may be a little addicted and you will see why below!

You can find the products I'm using here at Polkadoodles (see at the end for links) - and I think when you see the swatches etc I was able to create from this tiny little pack below you will be astounded.

Nikky and I both ADORE these Watercolor Dots which are produced by Daniel Smith, so we talked about how we could really show you, as crafters, how simple and easy, but most of all how AFFORDABLE this system is for a crafter to use - no more spending an arm and a leg trying to buy a million colors of paint!

I hope you find this little journey with me interesting and will give these stunning paints a try out soon...


Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Mixing Pink and Green Daniel Smith Watercolors

Happy Monday everyone! Kassi here and today I'm using my lovely Daniel Smith Watercolors with this beautiful stamp called Brighter With You...and today I am sharing some useful paint techniques....


Monday, 26 April 2021

Going at a Snails pace - coloring Gnome digital stamp with Copics

Hello, this is Carolyn and today I'm sharing a card I colored with Copics and made using the latest Gnome download collection in the store. This super cute image is called Gnome-tastic Snails pace.


Sunday, 25 April 2021

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Colouring with copics - bringing this adorable digital stamp to life!

 Video tutorial alert! Colour along to create the most beautiful Spring scene!


Isn't this just the most adorable Spring themed digital stamp you have ever seen? You can download the stamp here: https://bit.ly/3tBgwZK

Why not take some time for yourself today, grab your pens and colour along to this video made by our very talented colourist, Delphine? Watch the video below!



Thursday, 15 April 2021

Watercoloring the brand new gnome digital stamp with Kassi!

 It's Kassi here today and I've been playing with my water colours again but this time with Polkadoodles NEW gnome digital stamps!




*Confetti Dot Card Friendly*
skin- Quin Gold., Quin Lilac
hair- Jane's Grey, Permanent Orange
frosting- Jane's Grey
yellow- Quin. Gold
teal- Amazonite Genuine, Jane's Grey, Moonglow
red- Anthraquinoid Red, Sap Green, Jane's Grey
brown- Anthraquinoid Red, Quin. Gold, French Ultramarine
ground- Moonglow, Amazonite Genuine



My printer doesn't like thick paper, so I use a lightbox to transfer my printed digi stamps onto cold press watercolor paper. I use very light pencil lines so the lines will disappear when painted.



I wanted to use just the Daniel Smith Confetti Dot cards to paint this, however there aren't really great skin tones... So I mix my own!


It's very simple, and you can adjust the color to fit your needs. 

For light skin, I mix Quinacridone Gold and Quinacridone Lilac. More of the gold and it will lean to a more orange skin, while more of the lilac gives it a rosier color. You can make the color lighter by adding more water, and darker by using less water.

For darker skin I mix Quinacridone Gold, Anthraquinoid Red, and a SMALL amount of French Ultramarine.  Again, you can adjust the color by playing with the ratios, and adjust the intensity by using more or less water. 

Are you going to give it a go?

Until next time,
Kassi x


Sunday, 11 April 2021

Creating a Spring card with the most adorable furry friends!

Eulanda here today and I've brought you a cute outdoor birthday scene starring Horace & Boo!


This Horace & Boo - Surprise polymer stamp is also available in digi form.  As you can tell by the image, I've added a whole outdoors landscape using my Prismacolor pencil crayons. I think I'm living vicariously through my scenes.  🤣🤣


I popped up the image on the Squarey Swirly Hearts die and used papers from the the Hearts & Happiness 6" x 6" paper pack.  This pack contains such pretty subtle peaches and blues and just perfect for those spring and summer projects.


I created the the saying using the Super Sentiments collection that comes with 49 clear polymer stamps.  So easy to make up any saying for every day and occasion cards!  I added a few wooden stars that I painted with some gesso to create more of a shabby look.


Thought I would add a layer of lace topped by some peach rhinestone lace to just finish off the card.


Are you starting to creating those spring/summer/ cards now too?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Eulanda x

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Get splashing around with watercolours and this adorable digital stamp!

 Hello everyone! It's Kassi here with another adorable watercolouring guide!



To get started, the stamp I used is the Polkadoodle's Too Cute Eli splashing.  The water colours I have used are by Daniel Smith:
Elephant- Lunar Black, Quinacridone Gold, Moonglow, Rhodonite Genuine
Yellow- Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Gold, Moonglow
Water- Phthalo Green (BS), Imperial Purple

This is also a Confetti Dot Card friendly project!


A great way to color shadows is by adding a little bit of the complimentary color.
 Complimentary colors sit directly across from each other on the color wheel, and when mixed together they neutralize each other... however if you just add a little, you get a desaturated shadow color! Purple is the complimentary color for yellow, so I used a little Moonglow in the darkest shadow areas.



You can also get some surprising results.. like this blue I've used for the puddle color... 
It's made from purple and green as shown in the image below!


Both the purple and the green have have a good amount of blue in them, so when mixed together the blue becomes the main color. The remaining red (from the purple) and yellow (from the green) make orange (blue's complimentary color) so they desaturate the blue. 

Aren't colors amazing?!? 

I hope this inspires you to get creative with your watercoloring!

Until next time,

Kassi x
 

Monday, 5 April 2021

A little bit of Christmas in April! How to bring digital stamps to life with Liz!

 Hi everyone! It's Liz here again and today marks the day for my final post on the Polkadoodles DT.

For today's card I've made a Christmas card as a reminder that it's a good idea to make them all year around so that when December comes around again you don't have to spend lots of time that you don't really have to make more cards than you thought you needed. At least that's how my Decembers tend to be. Too many cards to make and not enough time!

The stamp I have used is called Feeding the Birds and is a digital stamp. I've positioned it to the very side of the panel made sure it was big enough to get all the details to show properly. 

The card itself is super easy. I've taken a matching piece of scrap paper I had laying around and made a border at the top, which was added with foam tape for dimension. The same goes for the sentiment. A handful of matching sequins around the text finished off the card.



Copics used: B0000, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV20, BV23, BG000, N0, N1, N3, W5, W7, W10, E00, E02, E08, E13, E15, E18, E19, E42, E43, E44, E71, E74, E77, E79, R22, R24, R29, R89, G21, G24, G94, G99

It's been a fun experience, so thanks for having me. I hope you've all had a wonderful Easter and that you had some time to be creative as well :)


Liz

09 10