Hello and happy Wednesday friends! Today I am sharing another new January release from Whimsy Stamps with you called Polka Dot Pals: Syeda. The Polka Dot Pals collection is illustrated by Barbara Sproatmeyer for Whimsy Stamps. The Polka Dots Pals Collection are clear stamp sets with characters and various elements including scenery, facial expressions, animals, and more. Each is designed to coordinate as well as interchange pieces from one set to another. You can create your own characters by changing out faces or adding glasses. Pair characters together with cute animals or create different scenes each time you use these fun sets. You can see more of this collection here.
Perhaps you are already thinking, "Wow, this really isn't her style" and I'll be completely honest, you are correct! This is not the type of stamp I would choose to purchase, as it is not my particular personal style. This stamp set was gifted to me as part of being a Whimsy Stamps DT member. Per the DT contract I signed (more about that next week!), it is required that I use and promote all gifted items. I have always believed we can look at life two ways - the good or the bad. How lucky am I that I was given this stamp set? And, more importantly, what can I learn from using this product? I will learn how to color. . . better!
Many of you have been commenting that my coloring is "so good" and "amazing", but I'm here to tell you that it's a daily struggle! I'm also very critical of my own work. I was doing good . . . at first. I saved her hair (the scary part!) for last! I've watched all the YouTube hair coloring tutorials, I've taken online classes with Kit and Clowder, I've done ALL the things. But, coloring is an art form and I am not an artist. No amount of training is going to change this. But, in time, I am slowly learning the tips and tricks. As for hair, we're still working on that part!
Here is the Polka Dot Pals Syeda stamp set that I used to create today's card:
I look forward to continue practicing my coloring skills, especially hair and skin, which I feel is one of the most difficult techniques to learn. This Polka Dot Pals stamp set has been great to practice with. I'm learning to embrace the scary things (like coloring) and hope you will try to do the same too!
Thanks for visiting and happy creating!
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