Mar 27, 2013

Whimsy Inspires Challenge - Stitching

Hello everyone and thanks so much for visiting!
I have a card to share today, which was made for the current Whimsy Stamps Challenge. The theme this month is "Stitching" and there are still a couple of weeks left for you to enter. Whimsy Stamps is giving away several amazing prizes again this month, so don't miss your chance to enter. You don't even have to use a Whimsy Stamp, any make would work.

I used the new stamp" I love you slow much" from Whimsy's Sylvia Zet collection. Isn't this just adorable!!
To make my card I stamped it onto Neenah Card Stock using memento ink. Then I colored it using Faber Castell Polychromos and Derwent Coloursoft pencils, the skin on the girl was done with copics.

I have been getting more requests on doing a video tutorial on how to color, sorry but I have no idea where I would start with a tutorial, not to mention I hate hearing my voice recorded so it won't be an option. But, I can share a great you tube video, which really helped me learn how to color.
Here is the link by HeartPrints. It's been a while since I watched it, but I believe she is using prismacolor pencils and gamsol for blending. I use mostly Faber Castell Polychromos or Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, but I have heard that crayola or rose art pencils work too, and might be something to try before investing in an expensive set of pencils. I don't use gamsol for blending, although I have some, I prefer baby oil instead. I think it works just the same without any harmful fumes.

Products used:
Stamps: I love you slow much, Friendship Notables 2, Everyday Button Sentiments (all by Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: My Minds Eye (lost and found collection), neenah solar crest
Tools: Lace border 1 die, notables 2 die, button die, janome sew mini for coloring
Embellishments: glitter and twine

Here is a closeup of the cute image.


I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:
 Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

Mar 26, 2013

Daffodils for Whimsy Showcase Day 7

I'm back again with another card for Whimsy's March Rubber Stamp release showcase. I hope you had a chance to hop along with us over this last week for a few chances to win. 
Be sure to check the Whimsy Blog tomorrow to see if you are one of the lucky winners. 

Today I am sharing a card made using the stamp set " A cup of sunshine" from Whimsy's new illustrator Monika Martinson. 


I colored the image using copic markers, the background was done using distress inks.

Here is a complete list of products used:
  • Stamps: A cup of sunshine (whimsy Stamps), french script (Stampin Up- retired)
  • Papers: Neenah white, basic gray (SU)
  • Ink: Ranger Distress inks, memento tuxedo black, SU basic gray, copics for coloring
  • Tools: Lace doily border 1 die (whimsy), ink applicator, big kick
  • Embellishments: twine and glitter 
To take a peek at the rest of today's fabulous new release creations just visit the
 where you will find the list of participating designers. 
 
Don't forget to leave comments along the way as the prize days and locations are kept secret. The 3 lucky winners will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday) on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.

  Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Mar 25, 2013

Summer Pony for Whimsy Stamps March Showcase day 6

Hello and welcome to Day 6 of Whimsy Stamps March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (20 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, new Shape EZ templates and new Whimsy Prints. From then until 26 March the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guest are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop!

At the end of release week, we will draw 3 winners from the comments left on our designers' daily mini blog hop posts and each of these 3 winners will win 2 new release stamps! You have 24hrs to enter each daily mini blog hop by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. The prize locations are secret, so be sure to hop and leave comments every day to win!

For today's card I used the stamp Summer Pony illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.


It's been colored using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. Then it's been cut out. The cute bunny and the butterflies are part of this image. It's a pretty clean and simple card. I tried adding something else to it but it just didn't look right, so I just left it as is.

Products used:
Stamps: Summer Pony, Everyday Button Sentiments, Ticket Notes (all by Whimsy Stamps)
Papers: top paper - cottage garden (whimsy stamps), bottom paper - My Minds Eye?, Stampin Up, Neenah
Tools: ticket die, button die (both whimsy stamps), MS grass punch
Embellishments: prima flower, twine, sticky pearl, glitter

I would love to enter my card to the following challenges: 

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations just visit the
 where you will find the list of participating designers.


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favorites.


Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!



Mar 23, 2013

Whimsy Stamps - March Showcase Day 4



Hello and welcome to Day 4 of Whimsy Stamps March Rubber & Die Release Showcase!

On Wednesday (20 March) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs, new Shape EZ templates and new Whimsy Prints. From then until 26 March the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guest are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily mini blog hop!

At the end of release week, we will draw 3 winners from the comments left on our designers' daily mini blog hop posts and each of these 3 winners will win 2 new release stamps! You have 24hrs to enter each daily mini blog hop by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. The prize locations are secret, so be sure to hop and leave comments every day to win!

To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...


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For my card today I used the adorable stamp" Birthday Baby Boy" from Whimsy's Wee Stamps Collection. 
 
 

As usual, I used my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for coloring. 


Card Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Baby Boy, Party mini letter seals (both whimsy stamps)
Papers: Stampin Up, neenah white
Tools:  Lace border die, corner dies set (both whimsy stamps), 1 1/4 inch circle punch, circle nestabilies
Embellishments: Button, twine, glitter, brad


I am playing along in a few challenges too:
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To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations just visit the
 where you will find the list of participating designers.


Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.


If you would like to join Whimsy Stamps as our Guest Designer for our May 2013 release please go to the Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

Mar 20, 2013

Whimsy Stamps - March rubber and die release Day

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps March 2013 rubber stamp and die release!


Today, Whimsy Stamps is releasing 27 fantastic new Rubber Stamps ; Stamp Sets, 6 wonderful new Whimsy Shapeology Dies, 2 fabulous new Shape EZ by TLC templates, 2 beautiful Whimsy Designer Paper 6x6 packs, and 2 *NEW* gorgeous sets of Whimsy Prints. These new goodies are available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites.

 We are thrilled to announce that Monika Martinson has joined our talented group of stamp illustrators! Monika draws the most beautiful floral images and we are releasing 3 gorgeous rubber stamp sets illustrated by Monika for Whimsy Stamps this month.  Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps family, Monika!

 From today until 26 March, the Whimsy DT and our March Special Guest Designer, Louise Hodge, will be showcasing these new products with a daily mini blog hop. At the end of release week, we will draw 3 winners from the comments left on our designers' daily mini blog hop posts and each of these 3 winners will win 2 new release stamps! You have 24hrs to enter each daily mini blog hop by leaving a comment on every blog listed for that day. The prize locations are secret, so be sure to hop and leave comments every day to win! At the end of release week (Wednesday 27 March) a release round-up will be posted on the Whimsy blog together with a list of winners. To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...

Ellie (that would be me!)
Janette 
Melissa
Michele 
Tammy Louise

Here is what I made using one of the new stamps from Whimsy's brand new artist, Monika Martinson, from the set "A cup of Sunshine".




This is such a beautiful stamp set! I used my copics for coloring. One of the flowers was stamped twice and popped up with foam tape.
I made a CAS card with it to keep the focus on the image. The sentiment is one of the stamps from this set too. Designer paper is from Stampin up and I used some twine which is available at whimsy stamps.

Lots of flowery challenges at the moment, so I am playing along in several today.

Catered Crop Flower Power 
Crafty Sentiments Flowers Galore
Ribbon Carousel Challenge  Spring is in the air
Crafty Boots - ) Flowers
Glitter n Sparkle - Easter/Spring Colours  

If you would like to join Whimsy Stamps as our Guest Designer for our May 2013 release please go to the Guest Designer Contest page to read all about how to enter. Entries close at 12.00pm (EST) on Wednesday 27 March 2013.

For a full reveal of this month’s fabulous release, please visit the Whimsy blog. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy our new release!

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PS: There is still time to play in my monthly word play saturday challenge for a chance to win a cute Elisabeth Bell stamp from my collection. Click here to find out how to play along.