Meet Sweet William the frog:
Wild Thing Giraffe:
Finally, Happy Cat:
These are all ATC size, which is 2.5" x 3.5", and created on Bristol paper. I rolled paint for the background, dabbed paint through stencils, tore vintage book pages, and colored in each image. I also used stamps, found words in print, and sticker words for the phrases. Lastly, as I always do, I used my ink pads to create a soft border around each one.
My final point is this: Don't be afraid to try something new and uncomfortable. You can't succeed if you never try.